The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
I shudder when I think of "Chicago style Socialism" and the brutal union thuggery that such represents.
Well, one politician has told and continues to tell the truth and not want the electorate thinks it wants: Ron Paul. But even you Kevin don't want to hear the truth, and a lot of other people didn't either. So he gets neglected or tarnished, and people will continue to whine that there are no honest politicians, no politicians that stand up for the truth and the constitution, no politicians that actually fight against liberalism in all its forms. And instead of fighting for the one that will give them what the need, they whine about Obama.
Yes, I am terrified what Obama might deliver, but I know I actually did something about it- voted for Ron Paul.
But even you Kevin don't want to hear the truth, and a lot of other people didn't either.
I heard all of what Paul had to say.
Most of it was utter rubbish. It wasn't honest, it wasn't even viable.
I liked Paul until he listened to the Paulites and started believing he was the 2nd coming - rather than Obama.
And instead of fighting for the one that will give them what the need, they whine about Obama.
Practicality fits in there, too. It's part and parcel of the system. Paul wasn't going to win the nomination. He wasn't going to win the election.
Wishful fantasies aside, there was obviously no point in "fighting for Paul", he was too busy making sure he didn't win by pandering his own self.
Had he been running for the Libertarian nomination he'd have been a better fit. But when he pandered to the Troothers, well, he wasn't going to get my support.
The man's been on Capitol Hill for how many years? And he doesn't know that the President just can't abolish agencies with hundreds of thousands of employees?
Don't get me wrong - I'd love to see the IRS go away. But it's blatantly UnConstitutional to claim the president - by himself - can do away with it, and promise to do so.
No one questions Ron Paul's sincerity, only his sanity. There's a difference between telling the truth and believing your own BS.
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats."
-H. L. Mencken
Folks, being near Chitown, I'm getting close to that quote.
I am reminded of the immortal words of Will Rogers: "I thank God we don't get all the government we pay for."
And I'm more than a little scared that with President Obama, we will.
And yes, I listened to Ron Paul. I even liked him at first. But even at his most 'on the money', none of his ideas are stuff we can *actually make happen*. The IRS, the court system, and Congress, NONE of them abide by the Constitution in ANY of their dealings. So in a practical sense, getting rid of, or even crippling, the power of any of the above *by constitutional means* is something that simply cannot happen. Sorry, I wish it could. But it can't.
Reality sucks sometimes, doesn't it?