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A: it is not the federal government's job to "fix up schools" it is the state governments' job.
B: economically, ron paul and I would probably agree on a lot, the US needs radical tax cuts and reform, as well as radical spending cuts.
C: no matter what you do domestically, it doesn't matter after some muslim comes in and kills a couple thousand people. It all counts for nothing if Iran gets nukes and starts threatening the world. It doesn't matter how nice your roads and bridges are if another country can attack you without devastating consequences.
D: there is one key function of the federal government and that is security. There is very little else that the federal government is supposed to be doing.
E: muslims don't hate us because we have been at war with them for the last decade, they hate us because we are not under control. They hate us because we support Israel, which we have every right to. Ron Paul's ideology is one of appeasement to savages who's belief system is incompatible with freedom in this shrinking world.
America is the world's superpower for a very limited time, we owe it to humanity to do all we can to foster freedom and fight the savagery of fundamentalist islam while we still can. I consider that to be an ideology of helping people, Ron Paul's isolationist ideals seem more like greed and dishonor.