Indecision 2012 - Corn Polled Edition - Ron Paul & the Top TierEven when the media does remember Ron Paul, it's only to reassure themselves that there's no need to remember Ron Paul...
Watch the first 50 seconds of the following video and you will notice that one particular person (Ron Paul) is ignored even though he came within 200 votes of winning the straw poll...
The media consistently treats Ron Paul like 'he is the thirteenth floor in a hotel', yet he is the one that planted the grassroots that the establishment republicans are benefiting from now. Why is that? [Note: The media anchors all following a similar script has been dubbed 'echo chamber' and is written about here and here. ]
Later Ron Paul did an interview on The Daily Show;
[Note: Ron Paul has been consistent over many many years!]
[Note: Ron Paul believes the War on Drugs is NOT working. This view has historical precedent, see below the PBS show on Prohibition]
[Note: Ron Paul believes in 'free markets' yet there are strong views on regulations that protect property - i.e. this isn't the pure market economy as envisioned in the economic models of perfect competition, market economy and Laissez-Faire Capitalism. Ron Paul has also mentioned, in other interviews, that there would need to be a transition. In other words, a model has to be discussed and implemented to help the country move to the way the constitution originally envisioned it 'according to Ron Paul'. Also note that the constitution provides for 3 branches of government and all the States with the freedom to move around in its own internal regulatory structure would create a unique market structure that would approach the ideas of free markets as long as the rest of the economic structures remain the same (i.e. across the world). Plus, avoiding empire/nation biulding seems to be written into the constitution, and that would save allot of money!]
Historical precedent for "War on Drugs" type law creating more druggies;
More information (and videos) about PBS's Prohibition:
PROHIBITION is a three-part, five-and-a-half-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed.
Prohibition was intended to improve, even to ennoble, the lives of all Americans, to protect individuals, families, and society at large from the devastating effects of alcohol abuse. But the enshrining of a faith-driven moral code in the Constitution paradoxically caused millions of Americans to rethink their definition of morality.
Note: The Eighteenth amendment was an example of an amendment to the constitution that didn't work properly. The first 10 amendments are part of the Bill of Rights which can be considered to be part and parcel of the original constitution (at least, I haven't heard any arguments that would explain - with evidence - otherwise).
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