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Originally posted by NewWorldOver
Originally posted by LwSiX
The total lack of common sense displayed here is why my hope for this country dwindles on a daily basis.
People are cowards man, what can I say. Ron Paul came out with nothing but integrity for himself and for the constitution. Look how people talk about him. "He think's he's scaring the government he think's he's a revolutionary BLAH I'm not even going to give him a chance."
People are afraid to reason that the revolutionaries are right in almost every situation in history. They're afraid to admit that doing the right thing itself is a revolutionary act. The result? A nation of cowards. They will happily submit to the televisions mockery of Ron Paul if it means they have an excuse to avoid changing themself or their world for the better.
As far as hope for this country: all hope is NOT lost. We only need 10% of this country to wake up and start battling the other 10% which is misleading everyone. If 10% of us can manage to pull the 80% of undecided people in the right direction, we win. Even if Ron Paul doesn't get elected president, the number of people fighting for him are IN on this 10% idea . If the 80% doesn't catch on soon... it'll be too late for them.
The 10% of us need to stick together, and if it comes to it, let's just openly say it: the rest of them are hopeless. I believe God himself said that's how it was going to be.
Originally posted by BlueTriangle
I guess the media must be getting through to me. A month or so ago I was considering a vote for Ron Paul. After hearing him constantly cry that there's some conspiracy against him and making comments like "they're scared of me" no way would I cast a vote for him. I agree with many of his policies, but the man himself isn't Presidential and frankly, seeing the way he acts in public, I don't think he's fit for the job.
Sorry folks, I don't know who's getting my Primary vote yet but it won't be Mr. Paul.
Originally posted by kozmo
WOW! Sounds VERY carefully thought out. "I agree with many of his policies, but the man himself isn't Presidential and frankly, seeing the way he acts in public, I don't think he's fit for the job."
So, I need to try to wrap my head around this - Please define what is "Presidential" and how a president should act in public? Should they be more New World Orderly and act more like a CFR mouthpiece like the other candidates? Are you saying that you are foresaking a candidate with whom you agree due to the way he acts in order to select a candidate with whom you do NOT agree but acts more "Presidential?"
So, yeah I guess the media did get through to you - and accomplished EXACTLY what they had hoped to accomplish - by getting you to sell out on your principles for a candidate more in tune with their liking. Congratulations - you have brainwashed by the MSM!
Originally posted by inferno
on abolishing taxes.........
if you have an issue with taxes, you must also have an issue with social and infrastructural services, being available to all citizens, as well as government-run overseeing bodies, such as the FDA. and as i'm sure you will agree, there are a number of services that the government provides that are for the greater good of society that cannot be mooched off of.
for example, compulsory K-12 public education. if there were no taxes, how would public schools be funded, if they were to exist at all? even if no one in the united states had to pay taxes, there would still be a substantial amount of individuals in the united states who could not afford to send their children to a private school, which would not necessarily be held to any sort of educational standard. assuming these individuals would decide to send their children to school in the first place.
Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson is in third place in the Republican race at 11 percent and Arizona Sen. John McCain slipped two points to 10 percent. Texas Rep. Ron Paul also registered 10 percent.