It’s time for us, as Paul supporters, to stop pretending his ideological flaws do not exist. We are ignoring his extreme and illogical views because we’re so smitten by his good ones. This is a problem. Our ability and/or willingness to logically evaluate him as a complete candidate is being overridden by our surprise and appreciation for his views on foreign policy and personal freedom.
In short, we’re so in love with him that we’re focusing only on his positives while ignoring the negatives.
This list is pointed out with the question asked of those who are the liberal supporters of Ron Paul if they really accept these core beliefs of his:
1. He Doesn’t Believe in the Separation of Church and State
2. He’s Not For Federally Supported Public Education
3. Yeah, That Means No College Loans
4. He’s Not For National Health Care
5. He’s Against Abortion and Would Like to See Roe vs. Wade Overturned
6. He Doesn’t Believe The Evidence for Man-Made Global Warming Is Convincing
From a libertarian standpoint I have a hard time with 5. While I as a catholic have my own position on abortion, to me one of the major reasons why I lean libertarian on many issues is the freedom aspect. I can totally understand not allowing the federal government to pay for abortions but that should be an individual freedom of the mother to decide. I'm also not really clear on 1, as again, freedom to worship should not be a basic function or involvement with religion.