The Ron Paul Legion Featured in USA TODAY

September 1, 2007

    Well, they get points for creativity.   I’d be willing to bet none of  Hillary’s fans were laying around in a drunken stupor one day and thought, “hey, lets write dudes name on the roof.”  It’s actually a wonderful idea if you wish to reach disgruntled airlines passengers who have their noses pressed to the window to try to block the smell of the filthy plane.

   The contest rocks, too.  Check it out, if you guys give me a whole lot of your money, and you work your butts off to organize an event, then lord Ron shall deem you worthy of his personal visit.   Don’t throw 10’s and 20’s.  you need $11,500 to qualify.  It’s still pretty cool.  Raffle the candidate.  Kind of hillbillly, but still fun.

   I’m not sure what to make of the rest of this article.  I mean, I get that his supporters are rabid about the guy, but isn’t it true that crack makes a small percentage of the population rabid, and yet it affects society as a whole very little?  A few rabid Pauliacs does not a good campaign make, and the article again mentions those words we’ve been hearing for months “2% in national polls.”  You can’t ignore that forever.  You also can’t win an election with a total of 30,000 meetup members, and an unknown number of people wandering the internet trying to brainwash the rest of the herd.

    this quote says it all:

“They forge their own intellectual world to find the obscure, unusual sources of information that lead them to obscure, unusual candidates like Ron Paul,” said Brian Doherty, a columnist for the libertarian magazine Reason

   You can say all the nice things you want, but tossing that quote in the middle is another mainstream media compulsion.  Remind people over and over how unusual(wierd) and obscure(trivial) the little fella is.

   I am also kind of fond of the duct tape and spray paint theory.   While I anxiously await the boxcar “tagging” competitions artwork, the duct tape a homo for Dr. Ron marathon is bound to be the fundraising event of the year.

   Anyway, another useless article inspiring another useless blog piece about another useless candidate in the 2008 race.  Can’t wait for Fred to get in…the only thing better than a bunch of worthless turds is a bunch of worthless turds…+ 1.

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Students for Ron Paul

July 28, 2007

 irony – an objectively or humorously sardonic utterance, disposition, quality etc.

 It’s pretty much a well done theory that Ron Paul is making massive inroads into a core group of young voters, namely college students.  From U.C. Irvine to Coastal Carolina Community College they are packing the cyberworld with their incredibly insightful attitudes toward selflessness and politics.  I find it invigorating actually to see all these young people supporting the only candidate in the field that would end all student loans, grants, and scholarships upon being elected.  You see, none of these are in the constitution, and therefore are not the federal governments issue. Believe it or not, your mom and dad probably can’t afford to pay for your education without them.  I guess it’s not really selfless for you to support a candidate that would allow your parents to raid their retirement funds to send you to college, but if you were my son or daughter and you voted for him you would rapidly be flipping burgers down at mickey D’s to fund your own damn education.


Ron Paul’s issues…from his campaign site, in his own words

July 25, 2007

I’ll do these by the numbers.  So many have no real idea what he stands for, and one of my commenters wondered if knowing would change anything.  let me know if this changes your opinion of Ron Paul

1.  debt and taxes –  I think my issue here is that someone who wants free trade shouldn’t complain because other nations “buy a piece of the rock” so to speak.  I have read where he supports a consumption tax, but from my own reading, I have never seen him support that without constitutional strings attached.  He does want lower taxes…remember that for later.

2.  American Independence and sovereignty-  he is against U.S. troops being tried for war crimes by an International Criminal Court, he is against GATT NAFTA the WTO, and Cafta…so what free trade is he for?

in this one he also talks down the NAFTA superhighway which is planned along current I-69.  He also is trying to get funding to extend I-69 through Houston.  What the hey, if there is a NAFTA Superhighway he might as well be in on it.

this one is mystifying.  I don’t understand his stance on free trade at all?  Is he talking free international trade with no guidelines or restrictions? what about regulations determining the viability of the products being imported?  He is thin on this one.  He says this as a closing line:

“We must withdraw from any organizations and trade deals that infringe upon the freedom and independence of the United States of America”_Ron Paul (name added by author)

well, you have to give up something in any trade deal Ron.  What is allowed.  He is very vague on his webpage.

3. war and foreign policy.  No war without congressional declaration.  No foreign aid. no isolationism.  Open trade, travel, communication, and diplomacy that pretty well sums it up.  What it doesn’t say is often times diplomacy hinges on foreign aid.  In other words, sometimes governments buy friends in the interest of the greater good.  I agree with the only declared wars line, but the rest of it is  simply from lollipops, gumdrops, and rainbow land.  do not isolate but do not intervene.  Do not give aid or intervene, but use diplomacy. open trade in a nation that heavily regulates its industry with nations that don’t? can you say burgeoning trade deficits, bunkie?  I’m sorry, other than declared wars, this whole block is irrational.  They really need to keep him on his meds.

4. life and liberty _this is the abortion one, folks.  He is against abortion.  No question.  He wants life to be considered to begin at conception.  He has authored legislation that will stop the federal government from intervening in state decisions to defend life…limiting Roe v. Wade.  He does not obfuscate like the pauliacs.  He comes right out and says what he wants , with utter clarity.  In a related issue there is also a lot of bold speak using clipped excerpts that show he supports stem cell research.  This is false.  He supports SOME stem cell research.  He does not and has never supported in any of his speeches embryonic stem cell research, the type scientists and medical experts believe to be the most valuable.  He is against federal funding for any of them.  Here’s a link before you go telling me how dumb I am.

http://www.vote-smart.org/speech_detail.php?sc_id=178619&keyword=&phrase=&contain=

5.  Border security and immigration reform –  he has six bullet points…the most important thing, paying for it isn’t mentioned.  They include (I’ll give a link to the full text at the bottom of this article)  Physically secure our borders and coastlines (and I assume ports), enforce visa rules, no amnesty, no welfare for illegal aliens, end birthright citizenship, pass true immigration reform.  ok  Can we say huge Federal Government Bureaucracy? I’m talking massive expenditures just to secure the perimeter. then we need enough law enforcement types to deport 10 to 20 million people,  We need screeners everywhere to ensure sick illegal immigrants don’t get treated at hospitals or receive government services,  we need to change the constitution for our constitutional conservative, (I believe thats a 2/3rds vote which is never going to happen on this issue), and then we need to establish what I can only assume is a draconian immigration policy, because he complains about there being to many.  This would make the iraq war funding look like someone broke into a piggy bank.

6. privacy and personal liberty – self explanatory.  He wants utmost privacy, and no federal ID card.  He seems to want to abolish SSN as well, or at least curtail there usage.  My problem here is quite simply since the constitution does not gaurantee privacy, why is this one of his issues?

7.  Property rights and eminent domain –  This is one that everybody likes i’m sure, but think of what our highway system would be like if when interstates were being built in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s  eminent domain were not part of law?  Here is the fifth amendment…read the last line carefully

Main Index > Cases and Codes > U.S. Constitution > Fifth Amendment

U.S. Constitution: Fifth Amendment

Fifth Amendment – Rights of Persons

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No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation

I’m sorry…thats twice on his own campaign blog where the strongest voice for freedom and the only true constitutional government supporter bucks the constitution.  I didn’t write any of this stuff.  He did, or his staff did with his consent.  I’m not for the NAFTA superhighway, but understand that eminent domain and regulations to protect wetlands etc are crucial to the viability of our nation and our planet.

Ok, that’s all of it…now here is the link in case you think I’m lying.

http://www.ronpaul2008.com/issues/

now you know what Ron Paul is about on the issues he found to be important enough to post on his campaign webpage…go read it, and let me know how you feel about him.  I’ll even delete your comment without posting it if you ask.   My curiousity is killing me.