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I have yet to see a Ron Paul supporter convincingly make the case for how his policies will address the fundamental problem we have in this country, concentration of wealth and power directly attributable to corporate person-hood and the anti-democratic influence of that concentration of power. The government did not just suddenly turn on the people simply because "big government" is the problem. That view has it backwards, the government was stolen from us precisely because of corporate power, big corporations are the problem.

As I understand Dr. Paul's approach to address this issue, he will completely deregulate industry so the small folk can jump into the fray. Whoa, that sounds like snake oil to me. After the corporations have taken off with most all the loot, and saddled us with immense debt, how on earth is that going to solve anything.

The country may well run into serious financial turmoil in the coming year, it seems disingenuous in the extreme to say "OK, now we're going to unleash all you little folk, go out and get them." All this will accomplish is to give large corporations free reign to dump on the country. And, how pray tell does the small business man compete with corporations so large that they now swallow up each other in both the vertical (same industry) and the horizontal (unrelated industry). The current corporate model is fundamentally flawed. Unless this is addressed, we shall only trade "public" boondoggles and scandals for an even larger share of private scandal.

Ron Paul's stance is appealing in an emotional sense, but we can't afford such total regression with population and resource constraints that didn't exist in a serious way in previous decades and centuries. I suspect such regression would take us back to feudal society.

So, by all means I support restoration of The Constitution, no more illegal preemptive foreign adventures, elimination of the constructs of empire, restoration of our civil rights and a return to the rule of law. I just don't see how all this can be accomplished without acknowledging the bear in the room, the military-medical-media industrial complex. It is not possible.

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I have yet to see a Ron Paul supporter convincingl... by fuzzy wzhe on Thursday, Dec 27, 2007 at 4:43:22 PM
And how about the new law passed just recently by ... by jumper34 on Thursday, Dec 27, 2007 at 5:04:23 PM
Thanks for driving my point home, Ron Paul would o... by Dan Lion on Thursday, Dec 27, 2007 at 5:58:29 PM
As I stated, the concentration in power came direc... by Dan Lion on Thursday, Dec 27, 2007 at 5:46:31 PM
The Centralization of power in the Federal Governm... by Brad Evans on Thursday, Dec 27, 2007 at 7:00:58 PM
It is one of those "did the chicken or the eg... by Dan Lion on Thursday, Dec 27, 2007 at 7:21:59 PM
Enforce anti-trust laws.  They're on the ... by Justin Green on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 12:43:59 PM
Indeed much smaller government would be wonderful,... by Dan Lion on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 4:23:35 AM
This may be a bit long winded, but i have to ... by jumper34 on Thursday, Dec 27, 2007 at 4:53:53 PM
How else are we going to turn this ship around? I... by Bob A. on Thursday, Dec 27, 2007 at 6:20:26 PM
You need to remove yourself from your profound del... by Dan Lion on Thursday, Dec 27, 2007 at 6:21:44 PM
Ron Paul is not an anarchist.  There are laws... by Justin Green on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 12:47:06 PM
"I have yet to see a Ron Paul supporter convi... by Tom deSabla on Thursday, Dec 27, 2007 at 10:16:38 PM
Once again people are attempting to put words in m... by Dan Lion on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 12:25:40 AM
Whenver a politician produces a cult for their fol... by Joel S. Hirschhorn on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 11:07:41 AM
I agree wholeheartedly. I actually supported Ron P... by Dan Lion on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 6:10:58 PM
I agree wholeheartedly. I actually supported Ron P... by Dan Lion on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 6:12:16 PM
The current U.S. monetary system contributes to th... by reasonableperson on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 3:18:30 AM
Thanks for your contribution. Why is this basic fa... by Dan Lion on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 5:10:32 AM
Problem: "Concentration of wealth and power d... by Helena Handbasket on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 1:38:15 PM
Re: "Big corporations are the problem .... Th... by Helena Handbasket on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 1:55:52 PM
Thanks for your contribution. I don't see how ... by Dan Lion on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 6:04:35 PM
For whomever may glean therefrom:1. States can reg... by Helena Handbasket on Monday, Dec 31, 2007 at 9:54:03 AM
I agree with the author. I'd also like to poin... by Ty on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 9:18:12 PM
"I have yet to see a Ron Paul supporter convi... by Jeremy R. Hammond on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 10:04:38 PM
Well then let expound a bit and attempt to more cl... by Dan Lion on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 1:31:54 AM
"I have yet to see a Ron Paul supporter convi... by Leon Kassab on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 2:32:18 AM
Thanks for contributing your perception of things,... by Dan Lion on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 3:19:26 AM
Okay, I have read every post here and have somethi... by Dale Craig on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 4:14:46 PM
Great, thanks for your participation in the discus... by Dan Lion on Monday, Dec 31, 2007 at 7:22:32 AM
The arguments, presented here, that leaving it up ... by evan davis on Wednesday, Jan 2, 2008 at 8:40:41 AM