Ron Paul Rally

Went to a Ron Paul rally in Charleston, South Carolina on November 27th.  It was very intersting.  There is a wide cross section of people that support him.  I heard a couple of new ideas from him that I hadn’t heard before.  Basically, he thinks that we should use more contracts in the private sector to get things done that haven’t been looked at before.  he mentioned telling Ross Perot he could make a billion bringing in Osama.  It sounds like a lot of money, but you compare it to the cost of the war and it gets small very quickly.  I still am very happy with the platform that Paul is running on.

I have to be honest though.  He was not the smoothest speaker ever.  I think this is in large part because he had already given two speeches that day as was pretty much tired.  His speaking performance was still solid, but he does not have the speaking ability of some of the other candidates.  His ideas, however, blow them out of the water.  He did stay for pictures and to shake everyone’s hand if they wanted to, but you could tell he was in a hurry.  I can’t blame him.  The day before the presidential debates I am sure that he wanted to get some sleep.

This was my first time at a political rally, and it was fun to feel the energy of the crowd.  There were many parents with their teenage children.  I was very happy with the experience, and will continue to support him.  Here are a couple of pictures from the rally.

One big problem I see with politics is that it is very hard to prove theories.  The circumstances change so fast and the consequences are so huge that one can’t test theories.  You can’t try 1000 years of non interventionist foreign policy with a control group of nations, and 1000 years of interventionist policy with a test group.  The big fact is that we don’t know what really works.  I find that the non interventionist method has worked very well while it was used, and coincides with my belief of the right of other nations to have the same self determination that we wish for ourselves.  I guess we will have to see how things pan out. Ron Paul and Brian Durtschi


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