Ron Paul wants to remove the Incorporation Doctrine. That's the law that makes the Bill of Rights applicable to each state, meaning you'd be at risk of losing the basic liberties you now take for granted in any circumstance that doesn't reach federal jurisdiction. (And remember - he's openly against federal jurisdiction, too, as his "states' rights" argument repeatedly demonstrates.)
He swears he's no racist, but takes donations from openly racist organizations and accepts endorsements from openly racist kooks.
He swears he'll steer the country to isolationism and withdraw our troops, but has had military contractors and even CIA agents working his campaign, and has taken big donations from military privatization proponents of the caliber of Blackwater/Xe. (Small army, big mercenary!)
He claims we don't need the Affordable Health Care Act, and that everyone can find the medical care they need without any such implementation ... but also says "you don't have a right to health care."
He says he's no typical politician and doesn't pull any negativity against opponents in his campaign, but last October spent $2 million in attack ads.
No American has a right to education, Paul says.
We all know about the newsletters that carried his name, and we've all heard Ron Paul change his mind over the years about who wrote them and how much he knew about them (yes, I wrote them - no, I didn't, but I knew about their content, and you folks are just twisting it out of context - no I didn't write them, and never knew about them). Now his own staff are saying he wrote most of them, and was well aware of all content in those newsletters that issued blatantly racist statements.
Many of his bills are worded in a very misleading style; Paul claims they're for one subject, but when you read them in full you learn his goal was very different. He's written bills that would take surplus Social Security funds (over a billion dollars in reserves) and hand them over to Wall Street. His HR 190, Paul said, was to keep illegal aliens from collecting Social Security. But they can't receive it to begin with; read the bill in full, and it removed laws against companies hiring illegal aliens. Another bill of Paul's he claimed was in favor of stem cell research; that bill, however, was just for show - it didn't change any of the current terms for that research, and even reads that it restricts any further development in the field.
That "end the fed" slogan he milks is misleading, too. He complains that our economy is ruled by this group, which is a governmental board that includes private industry. While so many applaud the concept of having greedy Wall Street executives removed from control of our economy, they fail to recognize that Paul's only goal is to remove the government from oversight. He wants those private companies - which we all know is chiefly responsible for our current economic woes - to hold the keys all by themselves.
And as for that "states' rights" mantra, go look up the bills he wrote trying to get the federal government to remove the Occupational Safety and Health Act, restrict the Clean Air Act and Water Pollution Control Act, completely remove the Soil and Water Preservation Act, repeal Davis-Bacon, repeal Roe v. Wade (tried that one four times) ... and making them illegal on the federal level could mean no state can introduce the same on its own state level (states can't overrule the federal government, after all).
Just read the individual subjects on his site's issues page; he's against women's rights, against individual labor rights, favors offshore drilling, wants to get rid of the Environmental Protection Agency and thinks millionaires should pay no taxes on their unearned income from stock sales.
And you can read a little more of that here:
End the Fudd!