Actually, uh, Ron Paul has stances on most of those issues.
He wants to get rid of the IRS and
the Federal Reserve and have the govt issue metal backed money.
While a gold/silver based system certainly has many drawbacks, the main advantages outweight them by alot
1. Your money won't devalue nearly as fast as fiat money, it could even rise in value of the supply of gold/silver was reduced...
2. The government wouldn't have endless spending potential by simply printing money. <-- This is by far the most important issue ever. If the government hadn't been printing money all these years we wouldn't have been capable
of ******* off terrorists....
While I understand most terrorists are crazy insane people, their leaders are not. (You don't see Osama blowing himself up do you? That's because he knows it would be stupid.) Terrorist leaders know well that without U.S. foreign intervention, they wouldn't be able to unite the already warring tribes to fight against the U.S. It's a case of us doing exactly what the enemy wants. If you don't believe this I can show you tons of documents written by members of the CIA even.... And even Osama says this if you were to read what he writes.
All other issues are moot. A majority of our problems today come from fiat money. Paul understands this issue infinitely more than any other candidate. Infinitely, because the other candidates don't even think about it ever. I only hope Paul has a chance to explain his monetary stance to the general public, as it's currently not even being discussed anywhere.
In short, fiscal policy makes are breaks a country. It is the end-all issue. Every other issue stems from fiscal policy. Our government is large, bureaucratic, corrupt, and constantly going to war simply because they can print money behind the scenes and delay the cost to the citizens... (or simply hide it from the ignorant ones.... inflation sucks)
Also, if security of our country is so important to politicians, why are we spending much, much more money in Iraq than for securing our own country?