by Katherine Hollyday
I’ve said it before, and I’m gonna say it again, because it seems to be coming up A LOT suddenly–even more than usual. Both Kucinich and Paul supporters keep suggesting it, and they keep pestering Dennis with questions about it…and I’ve seen tons and tons of posts about it all over the internet for months now… Enough is enough!
A Kucinich/Paul ticket is a HORRIBLE idea.
Yes, they do agree on some points, but their basic philosophy is DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSITE.
Ron Paul is a LIBERTARIAN in republican clothing. Libertarians are basically SELFISH, GREEDY people who fundamentally ONLY care about preserving THEIR OWN rights and freedoms, EVERYONE ELSE BE DAMNED. The only reason they support constitutionalist thinking is that it preserves THEIR OWN rights, not because it really protects anyone else.
Libertarians don’t want to pay taxes because they don’t want to be forced to support social programs, because they don’t want to part with what they believe to be their “hard-earned” money, and then have it given to people they don’t like, or feel are unworthy.
Libertarians don’t understand, or won’t admit, that a civil society is what enables them to be prosperous. Maintaining a civil society is a group effort, and is a necessary prerequisite to personal prosperity, and required to live in peace. We must lift up the ENTIRE SOCIETY, and we must ALL contribute–BECAUSE WE ALL BENEFIT FROM IT. Desperation caused by poverty is what causes violence and crimes, and results in the oppression and violence we see in countries like Rwanda and Darfur. Heck, its what causes most crimes and violence. We have relative peace in the United States BECAUSE WE DO TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN with all the social programs that Libertarians hate so much, and want to abolish. The Canadians have dramatically less violence BECAUSE THEY DO IT BETTER–THEY HAVE UNIVERSAL NOT FOR PROFIT HEALTH CARE.
The Libertarian point of view that social programs should be privatized under the umbrella of private charities, is a SCAM. Most social programs are run by religious groups. This very fact UNDERMINES FREEDOM OF RELIGION, because that forces the poor to grovel before these churches, and have religious dogma shoved down their throats, for fear of being denied access to aid, or having their benefits reduced.
Privatized charities are NEVER going to offer the needy any form of AUTONOMY. The services they provide will be very limited to things like basic meals (Forget about getting things like organic food, or high quality meals. Charities are always trying to stretch a buck, and generally opt for the cheapest, lowest quality foods, and probably won’t offer quality food options for special dietary needs like vegetarians, vegans, food sensitivities, life-threatening food allergies, diabetics, cancer, macrobiotics, etc.), very basic second hand clothing, used and abused household goods, and slums and flop houses for shelter.
It’s very doubtful that they would provide a cash stipend the way Welfare programs do to pay basic bills, and provide any kind of choice, autonomy or dignity. A privatized system wouldn’t allow people to live where they wanted to live. A privatized charity system would make the poor feel like they are constantly under siege, and at the mercy of the whims of the organization that they get help from, and it’s just plain WRONG.
Furthermore, the average person probably wouldn’t donate very much. It’s the ULTRA RICH OLIGARCHY that would be really funding these programs–THE SAME FOLKS WHO BRING US THINGS LIKE FAUX NEWS, BIASED REPORTING, AND WAR-MONGERING MEDIA, so if a particular charity organization or program opposed their policies, or belief system, they could readily withdraw their support, so these private charity organizations would be forced to comply with the agenda of the elites who give them funds.
The ECONOMIC POLICIES of Libertarians are diametrically opposite to the liberal/progressive philosophy. Libertarians are laissez-faire capitalists, and don’t really believe in things like government regulation. They probably LOVE NAFTA and the WTO. They aren’t for WORKERS RIGHTS…they want to be FREE to rape and pillage our economy and take advantage of consumers as best they can, without inteference from the government. Let the market decide… after it’s too late, mind you, and millions have already been harmed.
We’ll NEVER get universal, not-for-profit healthcare with Libertarians in power. They don’t believe healthcare is a fundamental right. It’s everyone for themselves in their view.
So, strictly from the differences in policy RON PAUL IS ONE OF THE WORST CHOICES DENNIS COULD MAKE AS A RUNNING MATE.
FURTHERMORE, with a Kucinich/Paul administration, Dennis would be under the constant threat of ASSASSINATION.
What more motive could there be for the corporatist oligarachy to assassinate the President, if not to get back in control so they can gut our social programs, and make the work force so desperate and maliable that they will work for nothing, and sell their souls for a basic subsistance wage.
DENNIS, IF YOU’RE LISTENING, PLEASE DON’T DO IT. DON’T EVEN CONSIDER RON PAUL AS A RUNNING MATE. He may seem like a nice guy, but your core policies and personal values are in serious conflict, and it won’t be good for America. AND, you will be putting your life in danger.
DENNIS, YOU’VE NEVER COMPROMISED ON ANYTHING. YOU’VE STUCK TO WHAT IS RIGHT, AND ALWAYS VOTED FOR THE RIGHT THING FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. DON’T BE SEDUCED INTO COMPROMISING NOW IN YOUR CHOICE OF RUNNING MATES JUST BECAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE AN EXPEDIENT STRATEGY TO GATHER MORE VOTES.
DENNIS, YOU’VE ALREADY GOT GOD ON YOUR SIDE, DON’T START MAKING DEALS WITH THE DEVIL BECAUSE OF A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF FAITH IN YOURSELF.
P.S. Don’t forget, you will also be setting Ron Paul up as the next president after you, assuming you do survive two terms in office. And he will likely UNDO EVERYTHING YOU WILL HAVE ACCOMPLISHED IN PUTTING SOCIAL PROGRAMS IN PLACE.