Ron Paul is at it again. Blaming America for 9/11, making hot-headed remarks to those who dare disagree with him, and allows his over-inflated opinion of himself to continue ballooning nurtured by his undying supporters who have turned him into God since 2008.
In 2008, I had respect for Ron Paul. Even after his radical first-statement in the 2008 debates which blamed America for September 11th, Ron Paul knew he was un underdog and came across in a very humble way. Since 2008, he’s become a little more pompous and intolerant of differing views.
In his latest interview with Chris Wallace, the hot-headed Congressman snickered when the Fox News host asked him why he thought it was “wrong” to go into Pakistan to kill Bin Laden without the Pakistani government’s knowledge. At first he snickered and told Wallace he never said it was “wrong,” but then moved on to say what they “should have done.” If you’re offering up advice to proclaim what some “should have done,” you are proclaiming that something was wrong. Yet, Paul embarrassingly continued to deny the charge of what was obvious. Why not just answer it? Or better yet, why not just say that suggesting tipping off Pakistan before going in to kill Bin Laden was crazy as most sane Americans would agree?
After moving on to the topic of social security, Ron Paul began calling it welfare and begins suggesting that we abolish the program altogether. Wallace challenged him reading Article One-Section Eight of the Constitution pointing out that Congress shall collect taxes for the general welfare of society. Then Wallace went on to affirm that the Supreme Court upheld that it applied to social security in 1938. In lieu of offering an explanation of difference which inspires Americans to explore, Ron Paul condescendingly snickered and wrote the Supreme Court decision off as a “liberal decision.”
Ron Paul should stick to his fan club territory, continue to criticize our elected officials, and enjoy his untouchable status anointed on him by his legions of followers. He has been in Congress for decades and has not inspired yet one fellow member of Congress to do anything differently. As President, he’d have even less influence on a Congress who is generally afraid to align themselves with the radicalized thinking of a sitting President when they are the ones up for re-election every two years.
The right direction for America is a renowned sense of appreciation for business, free markets combined with responsible citizenship. We need a positive turnaround which approaches to undo years of a messy tax system in ways that won’t immediately abolish the IRS and take social security and medicare away from Americans who have been conditioned for 50+ years to rely on it.
As Thatcher found out with public healthcare in 1979-1990, once public funds are set up they are very hard to get rid of. This is why we work with what we have while reforming the current tax code to provide for fairer rates, closing loopholes for large corporations and giant oil companies, and fighting proposed nightmares-in-progress like Obamacare before they take effect.
You know, all the same policies Sarah Palin advocates. 😉 Common sense.