it makes me really uncomfortable when white men call each other “brother”
It makes me uncomfortable when you think that calling someone brother is racially exclusive
last thing i want is a bunch of white dudes in a brotherhood. we’ve seen what happens when y’all get together and i’m not having it.
But to put that another way, the ground was so solidly packed with the interlocked skeletons of 17th-century victims of the Great Plague that the Tube’s 19th-century excavation teams couldn’t even hack their way through them all. The Tube thus had to swerve to the side along a subterranean detour in order to avoid this huge congested knot of skulls, ribs, legs, and arms tangled in the soil—an artificial geology made of people, caught in the throat of greater London.
Liberal: I don’t like Ron Paul; he’s pro-life.
Me: Well that’s just his personal view on the issue; he doesn’t force it on other people. In fact he’s actually voted against bills that were to outlaw abortion on a federal le-
Liberal: Yeah, but he’s pro-life & I don’t like that.
Actually it’s more: I don’t like Ron Paul. He may be politically pro choice, but I can’t get behind his position of cutting funding to already underfunded area’s like the CDC, the FDA, the NIH, the EPA and Mental health and substance abuse programs, as I believe these area’s are extremely important.
I also can’t get behind eliminating medicaid or ALL foreign aid or extending the Bush tax cuts because it applies only to the wealthiest 1% who can, in fact, afford more taxes than the rest of us, as they make so much money they can use it as toilet paper and do not need tax cuts.
I certainly can’t get behind repealing Obamacare, which has so far helped many people with many things and means the average person can go to a doctor on occasion.
Considering his plan to eliminate income tax, I find unbelievable and unrealistic, and forsee only a broken promise. Nice as that would be a ‘small government’ simply isn’t something that can manage a country the size and with the population of the USA and no income tax means no money to run anything. (No matter how much you slash spending, some income is needed, this lack of understanding how this basic concept works worries me greatly.)
Considering my own family is on a National Do Not Call List, I can’t condone his desire to get rid of it because it ‘prohibit’s the market’ nor this apparent notion that my right to privacy in my own home should come after this. I also am for national health systems, so why would I vote for someone with the intent to defederalize the health care system? The same system that’s already trying to charge inflated prices for everything? Additionally I support federal restrictions on the market for many aspects.
Monopolies, for one, were proven to be disastrous for consumers, as one could control the amount of produce and demand increased and prices went up. He’d make it so a monopoly is once more possible. Try to imagine someone currently having a monopoly on say, oil in this day and age.
Now with all this he’s also against crime units dedicated to catching online predators… because ‘that’s the parents responsibility’. Apparently children aren’t that important at all to him then, huh? Because who cares if that child is sexually abused by a grown adult! That’s the PARENT’s responsibility, despite that parent likely having to work a job on account of they can’t afford jack shit thanks to his other policies coming into play.
He’s also pro the personhood status of corporations. A corporation IS NOT a person and I am firmly against this.
He’s also so anti-gun-control that he wants to let guns on airplanes. You picture the resultant scenario there. (FYI even one small hole in an airplane at high altitude is super bad news. Not the explosive decompression you see in movies, no, but it could hurt a lot of people, especially if there are children or infants on board. Or disabled people. Or anyone who doesn’t want to get fucking shot.)
Considering the evidence, gun control DOES in fact reduce mass shooting rates, murder rates, and assault with a deadly weapon rates. The USA: Little to no gun control. Mass shootings every other week.
Canada: Moderate gun control. Last mass shooting was 1999, there is maybe one school shooting per year.
Australia: Lots of gun control. Last mass shooting 2002. Only 5 school shootings in it’s history.
Evidence does show that gun control = less school shootings. Imagine that.
He also, as if none of this was already bad enough, thinks that is someone is being sexually harassed in their job the VICTIM should be punished, not the PERPETRATOR. He thinks the VICTIM should have to find a new job. (In this economy??). He even went so far as to say that if the victim did NOT quit their job then they partially responsible for what was happening to them. (EXCUSE ME???).
He also voted against legistation that prevents descriminatory hiring practices, saying that people should ‘be allowed to associate with anyone they please’. Well, that makes getting a job as a very queer person next to impossible, so if I face sexual harassment now, because it could take months to find a new job I am now apparently at fault and ‘asking for it’ if sexual harassment continues even after I very clearly state that I have no interest and am uncomfortable with the situation. Thanks Ron Paul! Good to know I’m not a complete person in your eyes, even if a corporation is!
He also says ‘rights are individual’ but then supports a ban on queer people adopting unless they are in a ‘perceived as straight’ relationship? Right. That’s not hypocritical (/sarcasm)
He claims to say that people should be allowed to marry anyone and call it anything… yet voted against redefining marriage from ‘one man and one woman’ to ‘two persons’. And he voted against legalizing equal marriage in California. Oh, and he’s also stated he supported the ‘defence of marriage’ act. Again, hypocritical… that or he’s just telling a bold-faced lie with the first sentence.
He also supports the ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy which was a ridiculous policy that allowed for dishonerable discharge based on… loving someone that someone else didn’t agree with.
He also supported the sodomy laws because he thinks there should be no right to privacy… (what??? So small government and stay out of lives… but stay in the bedroom because god forbid people enjoy anal???)
And finally on to your claim that he ‘doesn’t push pro life on to anyone’??? Blatantly false. He introduced the Sanctity of Life Act which would have prohibited abortion except in cases concerning maternal health (that’s forcing it on to everyone… just fyi. In case you were confused by that).
Liberal’s aren’t against him because he’s ‘pro life’. Liberals are against him because he holds clearly opposite views to us, and does, in fact, force those pro life views onto others. I mean the list goes on but this is pretty long and I think you get the idea.
Annnd boom. <3