Moderate politics are just a DeLorean ride away
Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 01:10
Standing next to each other, Mitt Romney’s competency looks like Lennie Small’s while Ron Paul is George Milton from Of Mice And Men. “Tell me again about the rabbits, George.” In office, Romney would only be bothered with being the strong dumb American, while Ron Paul would get the job done.
Despite the fact that Paul is old enough to be Gandalf’s older brother—and strangely resembles Sir Ian McKellan—he would still be a stronger candidate for the Republican Party, even though the heaviest thing he’s picked up is a pen.
Paul’s physical strength does not represent his mental strength. Paul has a stronger understanding of government than any other Republican candidate that has stepped up to the plate this year. His honesty also doesn’t cater to the political games that so many politicians play on Capitol Hill, which get in the way of successfully running this country.
I think hardcore Republican and Democrat politicians make it harder for our government and our society to move forward. This type of political affiliation tries to force the world into black and white when we all know most social issues sit in gray areas. This kind of politicking forces us into an inflexible corner of extremism, and divides everything into right versus wrong, good versus evil, yes versus no, and always and never when our government’s issues just aren’t as simple as that.
Moderate politics should play a bigger part in our future if we want to be a highly functional society that gets things done faster than a kid cleaning his room. A person like Ron Paul is a great representation of how our politics should symbolize each political party from now on. Paul is the poster boy for Libertarians and a number of his views are completely different from other Republicans’.
Ron Paul thinks the United States shouldn’t have its military peppered all over the world because it just ends up causing animosity toward Americans in other parts of the world, and spends taxpayer money that can be better used elsewhere. We don’t need another George Bush military supremacy agenda, pushing people around like Back To The Future’s Biff Tannen. “Hello? Hello? Anybody home, huh, think, McFly! Think! I gotta have time to recopy it. Do you realize what what would happen if I handed in my homework in your handwriting? I’ll get kicked out of school. You wouldn’t want that to happen would ya?”
Paul isn’t completely against same-sex marriage either. During the Republican primary debates Ron Paul said he thinks the government shouldn’t be involved in marriage. “I have my own standards, but I shouldn’t have to impose my standards upon others,” he said. In an ABC News interview on the subject of gay marriage he said, “Sure. They can do whatever they want and call it whatever they want.” Paul also thinks if the government had to control this decision it should be decided by the state and not the federal government.
One reason Ron Paul didn’t win the Republican primary is because he was ignored by a media that only condones right wing or left wing politics. If the media were birds they wouldn’t be able to get up off the ground, since they need two wings to fly. Completely robotic politicians like Mitt Romney need to leave politics. Elections in the future should allow for people like Ron Paul to make a difference.