Why not Ron Paul?9:51 AM
Note: I am very politically active and that spills over onto my blog sometimes. However, I will try not to do to many posts on politics.
First of all let me say that I like some of Paul's ideas. Getting the government out of our lives, balancing the budget, and protecting life are all things I am for. Once again, we used to live in Ron Paul's district, and my parents voted for him with pride. So why haven't I chosen him as the man I would vote for? For one simple reason: his foreign policy.
Please let me explain, because I didn't jump to this conclusion. Ron Paul has made a great congressman, and if I lived in his district, I would vote for him for congress. However, his ideas on foreign affairs seem to me very simple. Our army has no business outside our borders, we shouldn't be helping anyone with our money, and generally shouldn't be involved in the rest of the worlds affairs. Although I believe in these ideas in part, I think they are disturbing as a whole. His idea in response to 9/11 (if I understand correctly form my research) was to find the people who planned it, deal with them and then come home again, leaving the rest of the Al-Qaeda alone.
It would be nice if we still lived in a world where the enemies were as well defined as the goose-stepping Germans, but they aren't. I fear that Ron Paul's ideas on how to deal with the rest of the world could cause us grief in the end. I do think we should balance the budget, and foreign aid should be some of the first things to go, but is it wrong to send some of our wealth to countries in Africa where the people are starving? Should we keep ourselves safe and watch as innocent people are slaughtered? I know that there is a limit to what we can do, and we might not be able to send aid or armies everywhere they are needed, but to say it isn't an option is not in our best interest.
So, I will vote for Rick Santorum. I think he has a better idea on how to handle foreign policy; I like that he has not only written a book of the importance of marriage but has worked to protect it; he is staunchly pro-life; he has defended the intelligent design; and he is a man of character. It is my personal belief that Santorum would be a much better president. If you haven't made up your mind, I encourage you to do your own research and take a closer look at Santorum.
Please note the these are my political views that I have researched carefully and wanted to share. If you disagree, that is fine, but know that overly negative comments will be deleted.