No Choice Between Political Parties: Ron Paul
There is practially no difference between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to the main issues facing America, US presidential candidate Ron Paul said during a Sunday television interview.
During a Sunday interview on Meet The Press, host David Gregory quoted from Paul’s book, Liberty Defined, where the Texas congressman wrote, “When it comes to any significant differences on foreign policy, economic intervention, the Federal Reserve, a strong executive branch, a welfarism mixed with corporatism, both parties are very much alike. The major arguments in hotly contested presidential races are mostly for public consumption to convince the people they actually have a choice.”
Gregory then asked Paul if Mitt Romney, should he become the Republican nominee, offer any difference or change from US President Barack Obama.
“Well, you could probably figure out some choices, but you have to figure out which position that we’re looking at with Mitt Romney,” Paul replied. “You know, it changes.”
The conservative-libertarian went on to say that, on the major issues of foreign policy, addressing monetary policy and the entitlement system, or making significant changes to federal spending to stop the economic crisis, there is no difference between the two candidates.
“Although, on the edges, maybe,” Paul added, conceeding that he felt Romney was “probably very sincere” on the right-to-life issue.
Showing how Obama was no different from the foreign policy of the previous Republican administration, Paul then noted that Obama “was elected as a peace candidate and he expanded the war. And he goes into war without any congressional approval.” During the two terms of President Bush, Republcians “give you No Child Left Behind, prescription drug programs, and Sarbanes-Oxley,” Paul added.
“So, no. The regulatory system, the spending, the deficits, the printing of money, they stay the same,” Paul said.
“And that’s what the streets are telling us. Whether it’s the occupiers or whether it’s the tea party people, they’re saying, “Enough is enough.” They want some changes, and that’s what they’re looking for.”