Letters and Politics, for January 3, 2012 - 10:00am
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I am so glad to hear Ron Paul is being covered on KPFA- there was another show last week on Guns and Butter with Webster Tarpley -(http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/76422) that covered Paul's economic plan in great detail- if there have been other shows covering this guy, I would love to hear them- so many people have been deluded by the hype about this guy.
thanks Mitch, for a good show
My constant feeling about Ron Paul is that he is half a libertarian, and one of the clips on this program illustrates this beautifully. So he has pulled his support of the federal death penalty. Splendid. But who has the federal government executed since the Rosenbergs? I'm not trying to be facetious, perhaps Timothy McVeigh? The point is that the vast majority of executions, the vast majority of death row inmates, are under state jurisdiction. I've heard Paul fulminate about "the guns of government", but it is only with regard to the feds; the guns of state and local government are evidently quite fine as far as he's concerned. I've heard him issue the line that "what Michael Moore is targeting for criticism is not capitalism but corporatism." So does anyone know whether this means that Paul has any intention of altering or abolishing incorporation, which is a government special favor to a company? Or is that, again, just fine, because a state government is doing it?
Thanks. I look forward now, to listening to the broadcast. I am glad to see your comments.
Ron Paul's call for peace is pretty safe - insubstantial; capitalism (imperialism) requires war. Paul's positions require capitalism and imperialism - the latter in particular over our ability whether to birth a pregnancy or not.
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