This diagram really explains it all
First lets understand what makes Ron Paul so great. Why do 18 year old college kids, 29 year old bloggers, and educated economist with doctorate degrees all love him?
The answer is simple, He incorporates the best part of each of the two major political parties into his political philosophy while throwing out the trash. He then replaces the trash by adding the best parts of Jeffersonian Libertarianism to his political repotoir while throwing out the fringe anarchy-like believes of the Libertarian party that keep it from ever gaining a major foothold in conventional politics.
What do I love about the Republican Party?
And Anti Illegal Immigration.
-Ron Paul loves that also.
What do I hate about the Republican Party?
The neo con movement
The patriot act
Interventionist foreign policy's
getting involved in unprovoked wars
Nafta shipping off American jobs to foreign countries
The pandering to the bible thumpers
-Ron Paul hates that also and calls his own party out for losing its way.
What do I love about the Democratic Party?
Anti Patriot act
What do I hate about the Deomcratic party?
Everything else basically :) but to be more specific:
Welfare and nanny state
Pro illegal immigration
-Ron Paul feels the same way.
OK... So Ron Paul has taken the best parts of the Republican and Democratic party and got rid of the rest of the garbage... How does he tie it all together???
Simple... He takes the best part of the libertarian party and makes it happen.
Anti Government and Anti Intervention.
The term "anti government" is used to scare old people and house wifes but the reality is that the USA functioned like this from about 1776 to the early 1900's.
The constitutional role of government is to provide a strong military and police force to protect the citizenry and to handle diplomacy, trade etc
THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT TO TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE WITH HANDOUTS OF MONEY.
Ron Paul is the only one who gets it!
and thats why I love everything he stands for.