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If Ron Paul wins 5 states he automatically is invited to the National Convention, and his name is in the RUNNING for the nomination!
http://youtu.be/5kf1WLyn2IkIf Ron Paul wins 5 states he automatically is invited to the National Convention,... more
Over the weekend, Republicans in the 37th Legislative District gathered to choose delegates to the state GOP convention.
The caucus started out Saturday morning inside Dimmitt Middle School. But it didn’t end inside the building.
After supporters of Texas Congressman Ron Paul elected one of their own to chair of the meeting, the gathering was booted to an outside basketball court by King County Republican Party Chairman Lori Sotelo.
The move came after attendees irritated Sotelo by rejecting her choice to run the caucus - King County Councilman David Irons.
Instead, the group voted for Tamara Smilanich, a Paul supporter.
That prompted Sotelo to declare the meeting was no longer a Republican Party event. Even though the GOP had reserved the room until 2 p.m., the meeting was pushed outside to the basketball court at about 12:30 p.m. The caucus finished its business outside in the sun, and elected 11 Ron Paul supporters to the state convention, which begins May 31 in Tacoma.Over the weekend, Republicans in the 37th Legislative District gathered to choose... more
On Earth Day (which was Sunday – keep up) the inchoately titled Free Market America … er, foundation, released a video entitled, “If I wanted America to fail” in which they tackle the knotty subject of climate change and carbon pricing through the medium of a patronising preppie grossly oversimplifying a complex problem.
So we responded.On Earth Day (which was Sunday – keep up) the inchoately titled Free Market... more
How familiar are people nowadays with the current political system?
Bills are being signed into law such as NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) with zero coverage from media. How important is it to become aware of the political world?
Continue reading on Examiner.com Where Do You Stand? - Jersey City Urban Art | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/urban-art-in-jersey-city/political-awareness#ixzz1rHSeuWyjHow familiar are people nowadays with the current political system? Bills are being... more
Adam Kokesh of AVTM exposes the Ron Paul campaign staff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgXpftpWwds&feature=colikeAdam Kokesh of AVTM exposes the Ron Paul campaign staff... more
This video is to help others understand that both the left and the right are aggressionists that lead to their own demise, and that the left/right arguments/discussions are actually a distraction from the true battle, the battle of aggressionist/non-aggressionist.
http://peacefreedomprosperity.com/6188/left-vs-right-the-distraction-from-voluntaryism/This video is to help others understand that both the left and the right are... more
By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, January 30, 2012 17:08 EST
Former New Mexico governor and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson called for the Patriot Act to be repealed Sunday night during a national American Civil Liberties Union conference.
The controversial counter-terrorism legislation was approved by Congress following the September 11 terrorist attacks.
“Ten years ago, we learned that the fastest way to pass a bad law is to call it the ‘Patriot Act’ and force Congress to vote on it in the immediate wake of a horrible attack on the United States,” Johnson said. “The irony is that there is really very little about the Patriot Act that is patriotic. Instead, it has turned out to be yet another tool the government is using to erode privacy, individual freedom and the Constitution itself.”
Civil liberties advocates have condemned the law because it allows authorities to conduct surveillance without identifying the person or location to be wiretapped, permits surveillance of non-U.S. persons who are not affiliated with a terrorist group, and allows law enforcement to gain access to “any tangible thing” during terrorism investigations.
“Benjamin Franklin had it right,” Johnson continued. “‘Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.’”
“Absolutely, protecting the American people from those who would do us harm is the federal government’s most basic duty. Everyone gets that. But when harm is done, as on 9-11, it is the nature of government to ask for more power and more authority in order to protect us. That’s how we get laws like the Patriot Act.”
In May of 2011, Obama signed into law a four-year extension of the Patriot Act.
“In fact, we now know that intelligence ‘failures’ of the sort that perhaps allowed 9-11 to happen were not due to a lack of authority, but were most likely the result of dysfunction,” Johnson said. “We can and should fix the dysfunction, but that can be done without granting the government broad new powers to dig in to American’s lives, demand financial records from banks and businesses, and monitor your cell phone because your kid goes to school with a kid whose father might be associated with what might be a terrorist-supporting organization.
“Thoughtful review and actual experience over the past ten years under the Patriot Act have given us the wisdom of hindsight. That hindsight leads me to the firm conclusion that it is a law that we do not need in order to protect ourselves, and that is itself a threat to the very constitutional guarantees of freedom it purports to preserve.”
Johnson, a long-time libertarian, had begun his 2012 presidential campaign as a Republican candidate. But after being barred from participating in GOP debates, he announced his intention to become the nominee of the Libertarian Party in late December.
"I don't care what Party he chooses to represent, I Totally Agree with this gentleman!!!!"By Eric W. Dolan Monday, January 30, 2012 17:08 EST Former New Mexico governor and... more
Obama's State of the Union speech sounded so amazing, that he would fight the feed-the-rich Republicans and protect the real people of America; the middle class! Wow did it sound like he was trying to grab a sound bite from Ron Paul or something... Pathetic I still remember the TARP bailouts and that his biggest 3 contributors for his campaign were Big Unions who work tirelessly to abolish the privileges of workers in Right to Works states (the real middle class).
Not to drag anything on but when Obama says "Every American should pay their fair share in taxes" doesn't he realize there's millionaires, billionaires and top 500 companies receiving huge tax breaks or how GE did not pay a single dime in taxes in his term or Mitt Romney having a 15% tax while teaches making $29,000/year are slapped with over 30% tax.
This is not the America our ancestors envisioned we must become the change we want to see.Obama's State of the Union speech sounded so amazing, that he would fight the... more
In yet another attempt to ‘ensure our liberties’, congress is currently debating Stop Online Piracy Act – aka SOPA. The very fact that their current laws are unenforceable due to a lack of personnel and funding, congress apparently feels that more laws are the answer…again. In their twisted heads, they seem to believe that by denying a dns (domain name service) entry onto the web via its ISP (Internet Service Provider), they can somehow save money. Just a few minor holes into this thing that I would like to shoot down right now.
1 – Smaller ISP’s are to be more impacted by this than the larger ones – small wonder as to why the big dogs in the major Companies support this nonsense (for a list of supporting companies, go t......
http://peacefreedomprosperity.com/6151/12-reasons-why-sopa-is-worse-than-you-think/In yet another attempt to ‘ensure our liberties’, congress is currently... more
Lots of mainstream media outlets are using an unsubstanciated claim from a former Ron Paul staffer who hates Muslims and believes in Sharia Law conspiracy theories.
Shout it from the mountaintops!
Eric Dondero, the former Ron Paul aid who has been calling the Texas Congressman and Presidential candidate everything from a racist (at least he’s implied that he is) to a lunatic is—in fact—a racist and a lunatic!
In a January 3 posting on Loonwatch, a blogger who goes by the name of Danios writes, “Indeed, Dondero is a rabid Islamophobe and Sharia conspiracy theory nut. He runs a blog LibertarianRepublican, which is replete with anti-Muslim postings.”
Here are a few of Dondero’s posts: (expletives modified by me)
•NO YOU STUPID F***ING A**HOLE. MUSLIM IMMIGRANTS ARE THE PROBLEM.
•Are you an American or some f***ing Communist/Fascist piece of s**t sent to destroy us from within?
•Why do you defend the very people who KILLED 3,000 AMERICANS AND CHEERED ALL ACROSS THE MUSLIM WORLD AS IT HAPPENED?
Danios writes, “In the same thread, he argues to deport Muslims as “his solution” to “the problem.””
Here’s a couple more jems:
•Call me a dickhead if you wish. But I’m a DICKHEAD FOR LIBERTY.
•This is about an alien culture, coming into our AMERICA AND WESTERN EUROPE and invading us from within.Dondero is also quoted in a December 21, 2011 article for Philadelphia Weekly. He’s upset that some Jewish leaders have sided with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to decry a Pennsylvania bill prohibiting “the application of foreign law which would impair constitutional rights.”Lots of mainstream media outlets are using an unsubstanciated claim from a former Ron... more
It's a seemingly absurd idea on the surface: Why would democrats and liberals want to vote for Ron Paul (a Republican) over President Obama? Maybe because they want freedom instead of tyranny, it turns out. Because if you're a total slave to the police state, it doesn't really matter whether you're on the left or the right, does it?
Here, I give you ten solid reasons why even liberals and progressives are supporting Ron Paul. And by the way, I don't worship Ron Paul or any individual. What I honor is the principles that Ron Paul stands for -- the very same principles President Obama has outright abandoned in his broken promises and disturbing reversals against the American people. Out of all the candidates, only Ron Paul has the ethical and moral strength to carry out his office from a place of principle rather than betrayal.
#1) Ron Paul supports decriminalizing marijuana and ending the War on Drugs. Obama does not.
Remember when Obama promised he would decriminalize marijuana, but now his own administration continues to raid legal drug dispensaries in California? That's a classic Obama lie: Say one thing to get elected, then turn around and do the exact opposite.
Ron Paul, on the other hand, openly supports decriminalizing marijuana and ending the failed War on Drugs. Although he doesn't promote recreational drug use (and neither do I), he understands that treating weed smokers as hard-core criminals is ethical, morally and economically wrong. See my related article on Snoop Dogg and his recent drug bust in Texas: http://www.naturalnews.com/034612_S...
#2) Ron Paul supports the freedom to choose what you eat and drink, including raw milk, but the Obama administration continues to run armed raids on raw milk farmers
Under Ron Paul, the FDA would be forced to end its vicious armed raids on Amish farmers and raw dairy producers. Obama has openly allowed such armed raids to continue under his watch, refusing to even take a stand for food freedom in America.
Ron Paul understands that liberty is the most important component of abundance. If you are not free to choose what you want to eat, smoke what you want to smoke, and choose your own type of medicine and health care, then you are a slave, not a citizen. Ron Paul seeks to get Big Government out of your life, away from your kitchen, out of your medicine cabinet and away from your children.
#3) Ron Paul would seek to eliminate FDA censorship of the scientifically-validated health claims for herbs, nutritional supplements and natural remedies
Under Bush and Obama, the FDA's continued censorship of truthful statements about medicinal herbs, homeopathy and nutritional supplements has been fully supported by the White House. Obama is just a corporate puppet, of course, and that means he does whatever the powerful corporations tell him to do -- especially the Wall Street and Big Pharma corporations. So it's no surprise he hasn't taken a stand to support health freedom for foods and supplements.
But Ron Paul has pushed the Health Freedom Protection Act year after year (http://www.naturalnews.com/019382_H...), tirelessly working to legalize nutrition in America and restore Free Speech for Chinese Medicine herbs, Western medicine herbs and dietary supplements. Where Obama wants people to remain ignorant and malnourished, Ron Paul wants to restore your right to know the truth about supplements and natural medicine. As Ron Paul said in late 2005:
"The Health Freedom Protection Act will force the FDA to at last comply with the commands of Congress, the First Amendment, and the American people by codifying the First Amendment standards adopted by the federal courts. Specifically, the Health Freedom Protection Act stops the FDA from censoring truthful claims about the curative, mitigative, or preventative effects of dietary supplements, and adopts the federal court's suggested use of disclaimers as an alternative to censorship. The Health Freedom Protection Act also stops the FDA from prohibiting the distribution of scientific articles and publications regarding the role of nutrients in protecting against disease."
#4) Ron Paul would shut down secret military prisons like Gitmo, but Obama wants to expand those prisons and fill them with Americans!
It is now common knowledge that Obama lied when he said he would shut down Guantanamo Bay. As it turns out, Obama actually signed the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) on New Year's Eve (when no one would notice). The NDAA grants the U.S. government the claimed "legal" right to "indefinitely detain" U.S. citizens, throw them in secret military prisons, interrogate them and even kill them with no due process. All this can now take place without a person even being charged with a crime, much less given their day in court. (http://www.naturalnews.com/034537_N...)
Obama quietly signed this bill on New Year's Eve, hoping no one would notice. This is how low his morals have stooped, by the way -- to signing traitorous bills in the dark of night, on the evening before a major holiday where half the nation is hung over from alcohol. Why no signing ceremony with full coverage by CNN, huh? Maybe it's because national traitors don't want their crimes against the United States Constitution to be filmed on camera.
In signing this, Obama violated his own oath of office, nullified the U.S. Bill of Rights, and essentially committed an act of mass civil rights violations against the People of America. Rep. Ron Paul, on the other hand, is one of the very few people who has openly and sternly opposed this unlawful NDAA which blatantly and arrogantly violates the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights.
This single point alone outweighs everything else you might think about Ron Paul. Even if you disagree with Ron Paul on other issues, none of that really matters if you're rotting away in a secret military prison for daring to protest in a public park, for example. Without the Bill of Rights, nothing else really matters because tyranny takes over. The Bill of Rights must be defended first and at all costs. It is the only thing limiting the power of government and protecting the People from tyranny. Without it, we are all little more than slaves to a military dictatorship.
#5) Ron Paul is anti-war, Obama is pro-war.
Remember when Bush was the President, and everybody on the left was screaming about getting us out of all those wars in the Middle East? Funny how they suddenly fell silent when Obama took over the reins from Bush and continued running those same wars, isn't it?
Ron Paul is solidly anti-war. Although he agrees with the need to "defend our shores," he also believes that the United States has no moral authority (nor financial stability) from which to engage in running around the world as some sort of global police force, intervening in the business of nations, especially in the Middle East.
He is solidly against a war with Iran even as all the other candidates seem to be almost desperate to throw other people's sons and daughters onto the front lines of violent conflict. Only Ron Paul truly honors the troops by bringing them home. All the other war-mongers who say "support our troops" are really screaming, "Let our troops get killed overseas!" And unlike Gingrich, Ron Paul actually served his country as a military man, even with a child to care for:
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http://www.naturalnews.com/034630_Ron_Paul_democrats_liberals.htmlIt's a seemingly absurd idea on the surface: Why would democrats and liberals... more
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For all our Libertarians!
by William K. Wolfrum 11/26/2011 - 11:22 am | Humor & Satire Politics
There are no great libertarian thinkers. Libertarianism is the absence of thought.
Lately, libertarianism has gained some weird popularity in the U.S. Sort of like Garbage Pail Kids did, but more offensive and less intellectual. Somehow, a growing group of maniacs has decided that things like paying taxes and making sure their handicapped grandma doesn’t die is an affront to their personal liberty.
I used to go by the theory that there are no homeless libertarians, but now I realize that was in error. The homeless are the quintessential libertarians, with no freedom-sapping things like shelter or clothing taking away from their personal freedom of licking the cheese off a three-day-old McDonald’s wrapper.
Libertarianism is like Scientology in that it’s a huge scam with a cult following of people who have completely lost the ability to think for themselves. Also, both libertarians and Scientologists believe in space aliens and that “Battlefield Earth” was Barry Pepper’s best work.
In the U.S., libertarians are under some bizarre fantasy that State governments somehow are better than the federal government. This fantasy is formed by being utterly ignorant to the current plight of states and the stupidity of state laws. Hell, why stop at States. How about we just live under City laws. Or better yet, let your neighborhood make all the rules. That way, you can have neighborhoods that have legalized dog fights and pedophilia. You know, Liberty.
And don't even start with the, "Well, the Founding Fathers said ... " stuff. As soon as you have writings of the Founding Fathers talking about a nation of 300 million people with 50 states and run by mega-corporations, we'll talk.
Libertarianism is a lot like the movie “Human Centipede” in that everyone involved is completely full of shit and it’s never actually been done in real life
Libertarianism was originally known as Anarchist Communism, because it essentially takes the worst of two hideous and failed ideologies, smooshes them together and calls it a philosophy. Human civilization has never tried libertarianism as a ruling ideology because humans aren’t, by and large, selfish and soulless monsters. Also, because it’s the type of ideology a 13-year-old comes up with when they’re angry that their parents make them mow the lawn.
Libertarians believe that masturbating in front of a mirror is the purest form of sex because it’s all you, baby.
Libertarians essentially believe that those who fall through the cracks of capitalism will be taken care of by charities. Because God knows, the majority of Americans who work 18-hour days for $2 an hour will spend their off hours working at soup kitchens and giving free appendix surgery to those who need it but can’t afford it. A libertarian regime would just mean we’d need to get used to wading through dead bodies to get to work. Because it would infringe upon our liberties to bury anyone who’s not you.
Libertarians believe the purest form of death is putting a bullet in your own head. Because you were free to own a gun and eat a bullet to get away from the nightmare of libertarianism.
Libertarianism is the belief that the poor of the United States aren’t suffering enough.
That so many people have seen how capitalism and unfettered free markets affect the common person and yet still consider it a perfect economic system can only mean one thing – that libertarians are just Republicans that have grown embarrassed in calling themselves Republicans. It’s not an ideology. It’s a way for rich people to sit back, feel superior and enjoy watching poor people fight to the death over a scrap of gristle.
Libertarians don’t have any idea what in the hell liberty or freedom mean. They are just a bunch of assholes who don’t want to pay taxes and want to get stoned and watch people who earn less than them wither and die.For all our Libertarians! by William K. Wolfrum 11/26/2011 - 11:22 am | Humor... more
Racist newsletters dubunked...again.
Sure they were published under Ron Paul, but as you can see, the authorship is attributed to James B. Powell, allegedly.
At the time of the publication of the newsletters, Ron Paul was actually practicing medicine, as well as giving away free medical care to minorities (Google: "The Compassion of Dr. Ron Paul).https://rpnewsletter.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/1993-the-ron-paul-strategy-guide/... more
Probably the most boring reality TV show this season is the Republican debates. After the first three episodes, there wasn’t much new information, instead everyone listened for nuances or changed positions. I’m sure Rick Perry would love to remember them but he may have forgotten the third one. They have really been exercises in patience for the vast majority of the electorate because they have not focused on the real issues. Let’s have an honest debate between candidates not coached for soundbites and ridiculous policies designed to excite a base fed with a strictly red meat diet.
I propose that the candidates for Americans Elect hold a debate with the Buddy Roemer, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, and Rocky Anderson. Let’s get the different parties and their views out there to enlighten the electorate and present valid choices. None of us should be afraid of putting our policies out in the open and getting people to judge them. I even have a proposed forum, TYT/Current TV.
Former VP Al Gore needs to build audience participation in his new venture and a debate hosted by Cenk Ugyer, Keith Olbermann, and a few other worthy parties could really present an informative moment for everyone as well as real entertainment. It might be nice listening to people who did not think US territory extended across the Mediterranean into Israel or that the only way to solve our deficit problems was through tax cuts.
I propose that we hold a webcast between the South Carolina primary and the one in Florida, another mid-February, and then one in mid-March after Super Tuesday. To further broaden the appeal, one of them could be held on the Real News and another on C-Span. Instead of soundbite answers, respondents could be held to a two-minute rule.
This is a year when we need to get a broader picture of whom the electorate can choose from and with the flexibility that the Internet offers, the debaters could simply skype into the event instead of traveling because in the end it is the substance that we want, not the entertainment.
Mike Ballantine is a Green Party candidate for US President on Americans Elect.Probably the most boring reality TV show this season is the Republican debates. After... more
This blog tries to present stories that fly under the radar of mainstream media but in this case I will make an exception. This will be the only time I will write an article about the 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates because I feel that none of these people will win the presidency- no matter how hard they try. To make my point – here is a quick summary on the candidates so far.This blog tries to present stories that fly under the radar of mainstream media but in... more
A "c u r r e n t" - see in circulation (sorry )
[ Cenk comments on a recent PEW research report that revealed 31 percent of people in the U.S. have a positive view of socialism. Even more surprising, among 18-29 year-olds who participated in the poll, 49 percent view socialism as a positive word. Cenk says, “After all this indoctrination, after all this conservative propaganda, it didn’t work! The young said ‘Hey, you know what? Socialism? Not so bad!’” ]
[ ‘I didn’t see that coming’: Cenk on capitalism losing its cool with young people ]
Some well minted opinion provides "value added" !
Yavo pens -
[ Cenk is correct to point out that the United States demonizes all ideologies other than Capitalism.]
[ The Capitalist class wants to monopolize both the private and public sectors. The Capitalist class wants full monopoly over labor and consumers. The Capitalist class wants to monopolize the administration. ]
p.s. - apparently,....it IS now "kewl" to be " Progressive " .
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http://current.com/shows/the-young-turks/videos/i-didnt-see-that-coming-cenk-on-capitalism-losing-its-cool-with-young-peopleA "c u r r e n t" - see in circulation (sorry ) [ Cenk comments on... more