Actually, no. You started this by claiming that Obama/Romney are extremists and Paul is a moderate. I posted a video showing him wanting pretty much every facet of modern day government eliminated because they are unconstitutional. These are positions well outside the mainstream.
You then objected because the video didn't allow Ron Paul to explain WHY he thought all those things are unconstitutional.
I'm giving you, a Paul supporter, a chance to fill in the blanks. It's not my fault that that when challenged you can't back up your talk.
And TC: I'm well aware that you posted this thread just to rile up the Paulbots. I shall have my vengeance. In this life or the next.nocoolnamejim
Considering how out of context and brief those video clips are, it's difficult to tell what he's even saying. For example, at one point he says "It's clearly unconstitutional to issue these executive orders", and then a little sign appears stating that Ron Paul thinks executive orders are unconstitutional, even though it appears he was talking about specific executive orders rather than executive orders in general. We can't tell for sure though, since that entire clip lasts about 3 seconds.
Concerning paper money: Article 1, section 10No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.
Though the allegation against Ron Paul is still misleading, because he has no problem with using paper as long as they're backed up by gold/silver.
If you find something that's more than a collection of 3-5 second video clips that are devoid of any context (so basically if you find something that has any meaning) then maybe it will be possible to form a response to it.I'm sorry that I quoted Ron Paul in his own words claiming virtually everything that modern society is based on is unconstitutional. That was really unfair of me. :lol: It's not up to me to explain why Ron Paul finds all those things unconstitutional and is calling for the abolition of pretty much every government department that exists. I'm not a Ron Paul supporter. Why are you asking me to tell YOU why he finds these things unconstitutional and wants them eliminated? Shouldn't you be more familiar with his positions than I am? Though, I acknowledge the point about paper money. He does advocate a return to the gold standard, which is also a lunatic position...but you're right that overall Paul has no problem with paper money in and of itself. But here's the thing: As Abbeten mentioned, the Supreme Court (which, contrary to Ron Paul supporters' belief is the ultimate authority over issues of constitutionality, not Ron Paul) has ruled on pretty much everything on that list. Which means that Ron Paul is really nothing more than a demented old nutcase who does happen to have a few good ideas here and there. Once again, that video does not accurately represent what Ron Paul's positions are, because it is nothing more than a collection of 3-5 second video clips. And most of the stuff he is saying is unconstitutional are things that aren't even mentioned in the constitution. You can't say that something is constitutional if it's not even in the constitution. Have you even read the constitution?