Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

Why doesn't Ron Paul appeal to social conservative?

The social conservative voting block is key to winning the Republican presedential nominee, why doesn't Ron Paul appeal to these types of voters?

It seems as though he is losing this voting block to Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, why is this? I see Ron Paul as a pretty socially conservative man, so why isn't he getting more votes from them?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Ron Paul doesn't appeal to anyone that are able to think. Mostly because of his beliefs:

    There is a "coming race war in our big cities" and of a "federal-homosexual cover-up" to play down the impact of AIDS.

    The U.S. government's redesign of currency (started in 1993) to include different colors - a move aimed at thwarting counterfeiters - actually was part of a plot to allow the government to track Americans using the "new money."

    Martin Luther King Jr Day is a "Hate Whitey Day."

    "Today, gangs of young blacks bust into a bank lobby firing rounds at the ceiling.” also that “We don’t think a child of 13 should be held as responsible as a man of 23. That’s true for most people, but black males age 13 who have been raised on the streets and who have joined criminal gangs are as big, strong, tough, scary and culpable as any adult, and should be treated as such.”

    He defended Marge Schott the former Cincinnati Reds owner, who was “being crucified” after she referred to her own players as “million dollar ni***rs,” said that “sneaky goddamn Jews are all alike” and “only fruits wear earrings,” and claimed that Hitler was an initially positive force for Germany.

    Ron Paul advocated a separate state for whites in South Africa, writing, “If everyone accepts the notion that a homeland can be created for the Palestinians, I wonder why no consideration is given by world opinion leaders to a similar situation for the whites in South Africa, as they have requested.”

    On the Oklahoma City bombing: “Were there, as some people now say, two bombs that went off in the building? And might the government have the wrong man? Who doubts the possibility that the government – which lied about Waco and Ruby Ridge – may also be covering up true information and planting false information about the Oklahoma bombing?” The newsletter then cited “a courageous cover story” from The New American, the official magazine of the John Birch Society, as evidence.

    Citing a tape recording of a 911 call made by Branch Davidian leader David Koresh. “Far from revealing a crazy madman, the tapes show him to be a reasonable person, despite his alleged religious views, with a traditional American request: to be left alone.” he also asserted that “What happened at Waco was a human rights violation as serious as any that occurred in the waning days of the Soviet Union.” It further referred to “the martyrs at Waco” and said, “Lesser crimes in the past have led to the overthrow of whole governments.” In later newsletter issues, Waco was referred to as a “holocaust.”

    Warned about a provision of the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, which encouraged the recruitment of police officers from Hong Kong, saying that it “reminds me of King George’s Hessian mercenaries used against our Founding Fathers.”

    That AIDS sufferers "enjoy the attention and pity that comes with being sick."

    A "plot for world government, world money and world central banking."

    The plan by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to "suspend the Constitution" in a falsely declared national emergency.

    Alleged that a female terrorist who bombed a disco in Berlin frequented by American servicemen (an operation backed by the Libyan government) “was in cahoots with Syria, or Israel’s Mossad, which always seeks to stir up anti-Arab feeling here.”

    Revived conspiracy theories about the U.S.S. Liberty, namely that Israel deliberately attacked an American warship in the Mediterranean (investigations by both the U.S. and Israeli governments concluded that the attack was a mistake).

    Referred to the Americans With Disabilities Act as a “totalitarian law” because “dentists can no longer refuse to work on the bloody mouths of AIDS carriers.” The piece referred to then-Assistant Attorney General and future Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (inaccurately called “Patrick Deval”) as “evil.”

    Another newsletter headline said: “AIDS – the Government Lies Again.” It attributes to a mysterious “Dr. Arnold” the claim that “AIDS can be transmitted through means other than sexual intercourse and blood transfusion, specifically saliva, tears, sweat, feces and urine.” The newsletter also advocated that “federal laws which force schools to accept students known to carry a fatal, communicable disease, and businesses to employ adult victims as ‘handicapped’” should be repealed.

    Claimed AIDS was being transmitted via the U.S Postal Service. The allegations were sourced to Robert Mendelsohn, a self-proclaimed “medical heretic,

    Obama is pro-business, North Korea and Iran are harmless, and Israel is the new Nazi Empire. 9/11 was an inside job committed by Bush and Cheney. Hitler was misunderstood, Truman was a war criminal, and Lincoln is the anti-Christ. Plus, the Joos run everything. You should read this book called The Protocols. Have you ever heard of John Birch?

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  • Matt
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    As a fiscal and social conservative, a Roman Catholic, a family man and a patriot - I would vote for Obama before I could even look at Ron Paul.

    Here is why-

    Ron Paul thinks Bush and Cheney pulled off 9/11 and killed Americans as part of a vast conspiracy.

    Ron Paul has said repeatedly we should not have fought the Germans in WWII. It was not our fight according to Dr. Demento.

    Ron Paul is in favor of states legalizing methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, LSD and marijuana.

    Ron Paul would cause massive worldwide instability by withdrawing all US troops and naval forces from all deployed locations. This would save us some money in the short term, but wars would break out all over. Our existence keeps the peace in regions all over the globe.

    Ron Paul does not understand law enforcement or counterterrorism and thinks the PATRIOT Act is wrong. All the PATRIOT Act does is allow the same tools that feds use to go after the mafia and drug dealers for finding terrorists. No new powers to the police are granted.

    Ron Paul hates Jews and Israel by his own words and has stated Iran should be able to get a nuke if they want one. Ron Paul does not see any danger in Iran at all.

    Ron Paul does not see China, North Korea or any other country as a threat to the US in any way.

    Ron Paul is far too old for the job.

    Ron Paul does not understand the Constitution and thinks the government has no authority to do anything without a vote of the people.

    Ron Paul does not understand history.

    Ron Paul seems ashamed of America and black people through his own racist writings and newsletters.

    Ron Paul profitted to the tune of millions over the years via writing racist rants about blacks in DC. There is no way 95% are criminals.

    Not all Ron Paul supporters are neo-nazis, 9/11 Truthers and white supremacists, but all neo-nazis, 9/11 Truthers and white supremacists support Ron Paul 100%. That would be a CLUE.

    Ron Paul thinks widespread legal prostitution would be great for society. As a father and a Roman Catholic - I disagree again with Dr. Demento.

    This is just a short list of reasons that the good Dr. Demento should stumble off into obscurity and stop making Republicans look so freaking insane.

  • Jay
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Because social conservatives do not believe in personal freedom, whereas Paul does (or at least claims to).

    For example: social conservatives don't want drugs legalized (they are perfectly happy with a nanny state).

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Because social conservatives are really Liberals who are ashamed to call themselves Liberals.

    they believe that the government shouldn't spend money on war that instead could be used to "take care of the poor".

    I personally think the best way to take care of the poor is to let them succeed on their own with less taxation. My way also happens to be the only fair way.

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  • 9 years ago

    That's easy, because he isn't a war machine advocate. He would do away with preemptive wars, and oil wars.

  • 9 years ago

    Social conservatives, the religious right, are wrong. They believe you can "save" people by using force to change their behavior. As a Christian, I find this stance completely illogical. Only those who choose Christ of their own free will can be saved. Changing behavior doesn't change hearts, and it is also highly ineffective.

    Source(s): Ron Paul 2012
  • Romeo
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Some of his ideas are a little too radical for almost everyone.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    He needs to say something dynamic.

  • 9 years ago

    Ron's really not THAT "social" !! ;)

    Source(s): Ron Paul. -He doesn't get any Respect.
  • 9 years ago

    He doesn't appeal to almost anyone.

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