I've personally liked and respected Ron Paul ever since I interviewed him in my college dorm room. But I don't support his political movement. It reminds me too much of the evangelical Christianity I once embraced.
Consider the ways that many of Ron Paul's core supporters are like religious fundamentalists:
These similarities to religious fundamentalism are extremely ironic of course, given Ron Paul's belief in individual liberty and independent thinking.
When I was an evangelical Christian I believed I had all the answers. Anyone who thought otherwise was simply wrong. Eventually -- and painfully -- I realized I was wrong.
That's why I'm so skeptical of any single-minded movement brandishing absolute truths and promising simple solutions to complex problems.
And that's why -- very respectfully -- I don't support Ron Paul.
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