I get made fun of a lot for sometimes really liking Ron Paul. (Emphasis on the “sometimes.”)
I really wish he was better at stuff I really care about, like abortion (he thinks it should be up to the states to decide…which sort of pisses me off, but then again, it’s not like Colorado is going to go bat-shit crazy and pass any sort of “moment of conception” law any time soon, so I probably don’t have to emigrate yet). Again, I personally wouldn’t consider abortion but I’m so in love with birth control (which means I’ll never need an abortion because I don’t have to worry about accidental pregnancy because I’ve got smart plans in place – not that I’m having sex, of course), and my IUD, and my freedom to take the morning after pill if I need to that I refuse to let that pro-life/pro-choice issue go. My body does not belong to the dude I’m sleeping next to and it most certainly doesn’t belong to any of the concerned right-wingers determined to re-instill their own brand of family values all over America. (Side note: all I can think of when I think of the fact that some people want to ban birth control is the thought of having to feed like 7 kids on my current salary and then the eventual prolapse of my woman parts. Sounds like misery and welfare.)
I will be pro-choice until the day that I die.
Also, I don’t know that you can really deny people health care. I mean, we do a really good job of that anyway. I agree that the system is broken, but I don’t know that free-marketing (totally a word now, right?) the healthcare system is the best choice. Meh. However, considering how much time I spend fighting with my own health insurance….
Whatever. For all his crazy, Ron Paul is one consistent man. And right now, we sort of need that. Either that, or Obama should grow a pair and start doing some serious asserting, which I fully support. Be the man, Obama! Tell everyone to shut up and start doing some work!
The yellow highlighting in the story below is all mine. Because that’s why I wanted to post this to my blog anyway. Why the hell do more people not agree with this sentiment?
Seriously, America, wtf? You freak out on Iran for developing nuclear weapons, you invade Iraq under that same pretense, but it’s totally cool if we have tons of them stockpiled? Because, wait, the “sole purpose of U.S. nuclear weapons is providing deterrence for itself and its allies.” Oh, my bad. I totally forgot how awesome at being hypocrites we are.
But I digress….