I'd phrase it as "Ron Paul introduced a constitutional amendment allowing people to seize portions of state-sponsored events just for their own particular religious practices without regard to other citizens."
For another "religious liberty" example, off the top of my head, he thinks that "separation of church and state" means things like "the federal government is not allowed to tell state governments that they can't outlaw sodomy, because that would be the federal government interfering in a religious matter".
For some reason I always find it weird when article-based sites take their comments seriously (or even notice them at all), whether it's Time or The AV Club. I know that the idea of the comments section is to create dialogue between the readers and the site's writers, but whenever that happens it seems to break some kind of fourth wall for me. I have no idea why.
It's remarkable how many people want to vote for Ron Paul that think he is some kind of Third-Party type. He's a Republican, simple as that. Why go further afield from that simple fact?
Honestly, Ron Paul's movement is not all that different from the modern hardline conservative moment. Both view the world in strongly Manichean terms, both view compromise with one's opposition as toxic, both frame the state of America in very distinct US VERSUS THEM manners. Control of American society, law, prosperity and wealth rightfully belongs to US but THEY took it away and THEY get everything handed to them on a silver platter and THEY need to be stopped.
One of my friends removed anything made of plastic from her home and replaced it with wood because she didn't want to expose her kids to volitile organic compounds. I thought her head was going to explode when I told her that VOC like benzene, formaldehyde, and MTBE can be derived from wood and it's no coincidence that the name "terpine" and "turpentine" sound alike. The lack of thinking all the way through an issue is not restricted to the Pauloids.
Here's an even shorter summary: my friend essentially believed wood (painted or not) to be devoid of VOCs and plastics to be the sole offenders.
I'm not so much anti-woo as pro-reading falsifiable studies before making major lifestyle choices based on conjecture.
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