Two of the MOST important issues I think ALL of the other candidates seriously fail to address are America’s destructive foreign and monetary policy. Those are two issues that the President could have direct and immediate impact on. Often people like to argue about what I call “surface differences” between the Republican and Democratic parties. Highlighting differences when it comes to civil liberties and human rights. In the end, both parties are essentially the same when it comes to their support for big business and the policing of other nations. Remember both Republican and Democrats are guilty of taking away American’s liberties in recent history (Patriot Act, NDAA) and if not from protest from the people it is highly likely that the internet would also be restricted today (SOPA). Both parties are parties of overspending and debt.
Even the years of the Clinton administration when the budget was “balanced” were only balanced because they used BILLIONS of dollars from the social security fund – OUR retirement. Real change is addressing our foreign policy, spending, civil liberties, and monetary policy. I feel that Ron Paul has been consistent and consistently right on each of those issues for decades.