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.
Our Hidden History of Corporations in the United Stateshttp://reclaimdemocracy.org/corporate_accountability/history_corporations_us.html