This isn't about Ron Paul specifically, but about libertarians in general. These are just some off hand observations, but I find they are far closer to the liberal ideology than to traditional conservatism. They'll never admit to thinking alike, but liberals and libertarians both want unregulated drug use, won't fight to preserve traditional marriage, view America as the cause of the world's problems, want to gut our military, despise Israel with an inhuman passion, have legions of acolytes who will target and (character) assassinate anyone who disagrees with them (such as traditional conservatives), and revere their leaders with a messiah-like devotion. Does anyone else find it odd that such supposed political opposites can take different roads but arrive at the same destination on so many issues?
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