Archive for July, 2007

Virginia passed “Bad Driver Fees” despite warnings.

July 24th, 2007 2:44 am  |  by  |  Published in Activism, Liberty, Politics, Taxes  |  Comments Off

Nothing I can say about this recently enacted legislation in my home state of Virginia that isn’t said in this article in the Washington Post.

Horrible law.  Yet another example of unintended consequences not recognized.

Ron Paul: Wacko Isolationist or Modest Revolutionist?

July 23rd, 2007 11:37 pm  |  by  |  Published in Activism, Constitution, Debate, Election, Foreign Policy, History, Individual Responsibility, Liberty, Maven Commentary, Politics, Ron Paul  |  2 Responses

Let’s make the case for Ron Paul being a wacko isolationist first…

First let’s define what an isolationist is:

isolationist: one who practices a foreign policy which combines a non-interventionist military policy and a political policy of economic nationalism (protectionism). More specifically, a non-interventionist foreign policy is where heads of state avoid entangling alliances with other nations and avoid all wars not related to direct territorial self-defense. Protectionism is the belief that there should be legal barriers to prevent trade and cultural exchange with people in other states. (According to Wikipedia)

So is Ron Paul both a non-interventionist and a protectionist? Let’s do some research…

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Rudy Giuliani says “Me Too” to Ron Paul

July 20th, 2007 11:26 pm  |  by  |  Published in Blowback, Debate, Election, Foreign Policy, Maven Commentary, Neo-con, Politics, Ron Paul, War  |  Comments Off

Ron Paul has said several times in the debates and in interviews that the US should be focusing on Pakistan and going after Bin Laden rather than spending an endless amount of money in Iraq. Now Rudy Giuliani says the following: Read More »

Comprehensive Ron Paul article to appear in Sunday’s New York Times

July 19th, 2007 9:42 pm  |  by  |  Published in Constitution, Economics, Election, Federal Reserve, Foreign Policy, History, Immigration, Libertarianism, Liberty, Media, Neo-con, Philosophy, Politics, Polling, Ron Paul, War  |  Comments Off

That’s right, the newspaper with well over 1 million readers will be reading a nice, long, and most importantly fair and positive article about Ron Paul this weekend.

Follow this link to read the full text of the article that will appear.  It’s a must read.

John Stossel vs. Michael Moore on health care

July 18th, 2007 9:49 pm  |  by  |  Published in Individual Responsibility, Liberty, Philosophy, Politics, Socialism, Taxes  |  Comments Off

The last 2 columns by John Stossel have mentioned/criticized Michael Moore’s stance on US health care reform based on an upcoming interview Stossel has taped for his show 20/20. He now has written a third. Read More »

Ron Paul in the Houston Chronicle

July 18th, 2007 9:32 pm  |  by  |  Published in Philosophy, Politics, Ron Paul, War  |  Comments Off

Good article about one of the “things you probably don’t know about Ron Paul”.

This article is about an event where Ron Paul presented overdue medals to 24 veterans.  He didn’t even mention he is running for President because “it didn’t seem appropriate.”

Read the full article here.

Life After Ron Paul

July 17th, 2007 9:26 pm  |  by  |  Published in Constitution, Election, Libertarianism, Liberty, Maven Commentary, Neo-con, Philosophy, Politics, Ron Paul, Socialism  |  Comments Off

Chances are pretty slim for Ron Paul to gain the GOP nomination. Because of this I often ask myself what happens next? What will be the lasting legacy of his campaign?

What if he wins a primary or two? What if he wins more? The “what ifs” build up in my head to a deafening crescendo and then I come back down to earth and start facing facts.

Here is what I believe we’ll see in Life After Ron Paul… Read More »

Ron Paul on Tucker Carlson – 7/17/2007

July 17th, 2007 8:36 pm  |  by  |  Published in Election, Foreign Policy, Politics, Polling, Ron Paul, Television, War  |  Comments Off

Once again Ron Paul appears on Tucker Carlson’s show.  Nothing new here really, but it’s another chance for Ron to get noticed.

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Ron Paul leads GOP candidates in Military donations

July 16th, 2007 8:17 pm  |  by  |  Published in Election, Politics, Ron Paul  |  Comments Off

According to the statistics in reports filed with the Federal Election Commision Ron Paul leads all other GOP candidates in donations from the Military.

As an anti-war candidate this tells us a lot.

From this blog you can see the statistics for each branch of the armed services.

The original source data is available at this link.

Ron Paul Article in the Las Vegas Sun

July 15th, 2007 8:34 pm  |  by  |  Published in Ron Paul  |  Comments Off

A nice long article about Ron Paul in the Las Vegas SUN.  This is another good article to point someone to who hasn’t heard of or knows Ron Paul.

Article is here.