Ron Paul Is Dangerous? Americans Must Start Thinking for Themselves

American politics in the 21st century is about soundbytes, image, and spin. That’s the only way for candidates to try to reach 300 million people in the time that they will likely be in front of them on any given day. For some candidates, the soundbyte is the length and breadth of their views on the issue. For others, that is not necessarily true. In any case, the issues that they speak to are issues of substance and there is no way to form an opinion about them unless you think them through.  That might seem like stating the obvious, but here’s the rub: almost no one is thinkingabout issues that could profoundly affect all of us for the rest of our lives.

What most Americans are doing is repeating the soundbytes and buzz words that they hear from talking heads as if they were indisputable fact. Maybe some of them are. Maybe some are not. What is crucial is that every individual think about them critically. That means challenging the veracity of those statements and determining for yourself if they stand up to the most vigorous intellectual attack that you can mount against them.

Ron Paul’s opponents use soundbytes to discredit him and Ron Paul does likewise. He has accused Newt Gingrich of “serial hypocrisy” and accused all of his opponents collectively of being “shitzus” on cutting spending. No one should accept those allegations as true without looking into the evidence for and against them and determining for himself whether or not they are true. Part of that process must be the intellectual exercise of taking the position that they are not true and saying to Ron Paul, “Prove it. Newt Gingrich is not a hypocrite just because you said he was in a 30-second TV ad. Where is your proof? I’ll consider it and get back to you.”

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  • enough is enough

    People don’t think for themselves, most don’t.  They go with the flow. Unbelievable, they would jump in  line not knowing where they are going.
    Maybe the young people can push for more of Ron Paul.

     RON PAUL NEEDS AIR TIME TO TALK.  

  • Dfwfreeman

    Ron Paul Is bringing new members and young people back to the republican party.
    The ones who support him are the ones who really do increadibal amounts of reserch and if it were not true the one thing we know is the media and the institutions hate him
    THIS ARTICOL WAS WRITEN BY A NEWS STATION THAT NEVER BROUGHT UP THE NDAA BILL. Ron has brought it up no other canadets have even dared CAUSE THERE GETTING FUNDED BY THE SAME QUE
    OBAMA AND MITT ROMNEY ARE BOTH FUNDED BY GOLDMANSACKS
    RON AULS TOP TIER IS THE US AIR FORSE
    RON PAUL STARTED FROM THE PEOPLE EVERYONE ELS WAS BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY THE ONES WHO ARE ROBBING YOU
    ITS LIKE TRYING TO SAVE A BEAR FROM A TRAP
    COUSE I THINK AMERICA IS GOING DOWN
    SO PLEAS EDUCATE AND DON’T FALL AGAIN FOR A CORPORIT LOBYIST

  • Cindy

    I read Tom Mullen’s book it should be required reading for anyone in the liberty movement! Anyway I am discouraged by the amount of stupidity in the country right now. I just don’t believe that most people have the ability to think.

  • Ron Paul the teacher

    Ron Paul is virtually teaching the entire country to thinking critically. He is challenging people (including the media) to take a look at why they think the way they do.

  • 2012 for Thinkers

    Great article, every American should read this and learn to think!

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