January 25th, 2012 11:31 am |
by Marc Gallagher
There was little hope and change in Obama’s State of Union speech last night. In fact, he demonstrated how far America has fallen away from the principles of our Founders. When Obama suggested that states require high school students stay in school until they reach age 18 or graduate, I nearly lost it. If you have school-aged children you may know why. There is no denying indoctrination is happening in our schools. We now home school our children, but there was a time when we did not. I recall my daughter coming home from school and refusing to throw anything in the trash because no matter what it was, she learned, could be recycled! So the choice was clear… end up on the show “Hoarders” or start home schooling. This was not the only occurrence that lead us down the home schooling road, but it is representative.
Obama didn’t directly attack Congress, but he strongly implied it with his rhetoric, continually saying things like, “send me the bill and I’ll sign it”. He seemed to take zero responsibility for the state of the country, blaming everyone else. It seemed the main area of agreement in the room was over the war-mongering words he used when discussing foreign policy and Iran. When it comes to foreign policy these days, there is no Left or Right there is only “Bomb them, if they get in our way!” How does this attitude foster an appreciation of America all over the world? That appreciation stems from fear. America is the fear-inducing tyrant in the world. Uh-oh… am I blaming America?
Yes. I am.
Of course, I’m not blaming the people of America. Just the status-quo “bomb them” policy of the Republicans and Democrats today and the recent past.
There is hope in the candidacy of Ron Paul. I firmly believe that just as many agree here in 2012 that Ron Paul was right on the economy in 2002 when he predicted the housing bubble collapse he will be seen as similarly prophetic on foreign policy when we look back at his words today from the year 2020 (or maybe before that, hopefully).
Ron Paul is an old dude and he won’t be around forever. Luckily, his son Rand Paul, is already in the Senate and has taken up the fight for liberty like his father. In fact, he is poised to be the standard-bearer for the message of liberty in the future. He is young, charismatic, and energetic.
America can show the world we are ready to lead by example rather than lead by the bomb by nominating Ron Paul as the Republican candidate to take on Obama. This is unlikely to happen, but we can still show the world we are on the right path by ensuring Ron Paul gets the highest number of possible votes and delegates toward that nomination.
While the state of the union may seem bleak right now, Ron Paul and son could pave the way for a game-changing resurgence of the libertarian message of America’s founding. The success of his 2012 campaign thus far is already proving this to be true.
This is the hope you are voting for when you vote for Ron Paul today.
January 10th, 2012 1:56 am |
by Jim O'Neill
Activism, Commentary, Constitution, Election, Foreign Policy, Liberty, Politics, Ron Paul |
Call out the instigators
Because there’s something in the air
We’ve got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution’s here, and you know it’s right
And you know that it’s right
-Thunderclap Newman “Something in the Air“
“A neo-con is a former Marxist turned conservative who is in reality now a Fabian socialist.”
I confess I am puzzled by the folks who say “I like Ron Paul’s domestic agenda, but I do not like his foreign policy stance.” Well isn’t that special. They like Dr. Paul’s positions regarding liberty, the economy, and the US Constitution, but…but they oppose his positions on waging unconstitutional wars, giving away billions of our hard-earned tax dollars to foreign governments (many of them reprehensible, and some who hate us), and throwing our military men and women into unwinnable meat-grinder wars. I suppose that they must just love big government.
Hmm, perhaps someday they will explain their nonsensical flip-flopping to me. In any event, I am sure that the Power Elites and “merchants of death” welcome their myopic tunnel-visioned “patriotism,” their feeble grasp of the US Constitution, and their total failure to understand what liberty is all about. Go get ‘em tigers and tigerettes!
Me — I smell freedom in the air. I sense that even though the GOP elites, Democratic elites, MSM elites, entertainment elites, the Military/industrial complex elites, and all of The Powers That Be — that is, the establishment — are arrayed against the Ron Paul revolution, they are on the losing side of history. ”An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by any army or any government.”
Voting for Obama, who has shown himself to be in the pocket of the banksters and military/industrial complex is no longer an option for anyone who values freedom — nor is voting for any of the GOP-approved “Obama Lite” candidates. ”We the people” must see through the web of lies, disinformation, and slander — whether they come from simple ignorance of the truth, or from Power Elite shills. This is our last shot at saving America as a free republic, and if Ron Paul loses it all goes down the drain, on our watch.
The tired schtick of “meet the new boss; same as the old boss” is no longer playing in Peoria these days. ”We the people” are increasing hip to how we have been played and gamed by the Power Elites — under whatever label they hide behind. Time for a revolution, a real revolution, the Ron Paul Revolution.
January 5th, 2012 9:13 pm |
by Marc Gallagher
Election, Gary Johnson, Liberty, Maven Commentary, Politics, Polling, Ron Paul, War |
With Ron Paul still pushing for the GOP nomination and Gary Johnson running as a Libertarian it begs a question. I’ve written at length about how I firmly believe that Ron Paul would beat Obama in a general election; however, what about Gary Johnson? No, I don’t think he’d win, but there are likely many Ron Paul supporters who would vote for Johnson over Obama or the GOP nominee. So if that is true it suggests another reason why, if you want nothing more than to defeat Obama, Ron Paul should be your choice for the GOP nomination.
But is it true? What percentage could Gary Johnson receive should Paul not get the GOP nomination and would it be enough to help re-elect Barack Obama? I suspect it is. To add more fuel to this fire Obama is starting to campaign as an anti-war president to difference himself from the GOP field of likely nominees. This “Campaigner-In-Chief” move could be completely stymied by Republicans making Ron Paul their nominee. Who would be the real anti-war candidate if it were a Ron “non-interventionist” Paul vs Barack “drone bomber” Obama contest? This is yet another reason to make Paul the nominee.
Let’s see what you think about the Ron Paul and Gary Johnson factor.
January 3rd, 2012 1:18 am |
by Marc Gallagher
Activism, Caucus, Election, Liberty, Politics, Polling, Ron Paul |
Iowans, there is no need for you to caucus tonight. It seems that new information has come out that suggests your effort to support the candidate of your choice does not matter at all. The Iowa GOP leaders will decide the winner, not you. So, go ahead and snuggle up in front of your TV’s and wait for your almighty GOP leaders to tell you the winner. And since it would be so embarrassing for a candidate to win that actually believes in and follows his oath to the Constitution unlike any of the other candidates… you don’t have to fret about Ron Paul winning. They won’t let him.
The only question is will the party bosses side with Willard “Sideburns” Romney or will they be eating a giant plate of frothy Santorum Salad on caucus night? Or will they even conspire to have Ron Paul finish in 3rd behind both or worse?
For evidence of this effort, please see this video.
What do you think?
January 2nd, 2012 12:52 am |
by Marc Gallagher
Caucus, Election, Liberty, Maven Commentary, Obama, Politics, Polling, Ron Paul |
The final Public Policy Polling Iowa Caucus poll has just come out. The final tally is: Ron Paul 20%, Mitt Romney 19%, Rick Santorum 18%, and the rest further back. Even after being attacked incessantly for over a week about his newsletters, Ron Paul is still in the lead though the attacks seemed to have had an affect. His overall poll numbers are down 4%. This poll is likely the most accurate because it doesn’t exclude itself to Republicans. In Iowa, no matter your party you can show up and register as a Republican then vote/caucus for the candidate of your choice.
It seems to me that this process is more open and most like a general election. To win the general you need independents and party-switchers. This is why Ron Paul is in the best position to beat Obama. He wins in those segments in poll after poll. Something that should negate any question of “electability”.
Following the results, something the PPP folks noted on Twitter was the following:
Young voters and indys unusual winning formula for GOP caucus but if Paul really gets them out he can win.
This comment is specific to Iowa, but Iowa is probably the best microcosm we have at this time of a general election. Paul is rather notorious for getting supporters out to vote for him. He wins or places in just about every straw poll in the country, including a very close 2nd in this summer’s Iowa Ames Straw Poll. So that is truly the bottom line, if Paul’s unusual strategy works then he can win Iowa. And that unusual strategy happens to be the exact strategy to take votes away from Obama in the general election.
Some of Paul’s detractors make the claim he’d be “dangerous for America”. Well, okay, that depends upon how you define America. If by America you mean the statist-status-quo in Washington DC and Obama’s re-election chances then yes, he’s extremely dangerous for America.
If by America you mean the country of “peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none” and if by America you mean a country that places individual liberty as its highest value then Ron Paul would be the best friend America ever had.
So yes, if you want to beat Obama, Ron Paul is your choice, but he’s also so much more than that.