more than his monetary policy, the things i don't like about Paul are what i see on his pamphlets. given the small space he has to declare his priorities in easy-to-read bullet points, i'm a bit depressed about some of his choices:
i'm not exactly sure what he means by this statement. my hope is that it's a denouncement of overspending that forces the gubmint to borrow too heavily. my fear is that it may mean he doesn't want to deal with these countries at all. i seriously doubt he would swing that way, though. i can't help but wonder if his word choice is a tool for drawing in the anti-foreign element.
- stop the financial dependency on China, Saudi Arabia, and other foreign governments.
more anti-foreign rhetoric? i'm always wary of any talk against immigrants (being 53% foreign myself): most of it smells like racism couched in jingoism. my take on immigration leans toward letting more people in legally, giving us a measure of regulation. a wall along the border is not a policy. taking advantage of legal, cheap labor that we need is just good sense. the wall simply keeps immigrants from leaving once they get here.
- secure our borders and end illegal immigration.
- end "birthright" citizenship for illegal aliens.
ending birthright citizenship seems a drastic step to me, one i hope we won't have to take. again, i hope his intent is to lessen the burden on our welfare infrastructure. perhaps the issue is the infrastructure itself, though. i can't say i'm surprised if people don't try to take advantage of free money.