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Originally posted by Odessy
my favorite part is the idea of "Republicats"
The Story of Mouseland was a story told first by Clarence Gillis, and later and most famously by Tommy Douglas, leader of the Saskatchewan Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and, later, the New Democratic Party of Canada, both social democratic parties. It was a political fable expressing the CCF's view that the Canadian political system was flawed in offering voters a false dilemma: the choice of two parties, neither of which represented their interests.
The mice voted in black cats, which represented the Progressive Conservative Party, and then they found out how hard life was. Then they voted in the white cats, which symbolized the Liberal Party. The story goes on, and a mouse gets an idea that mice should run their government, not the cats. This mouse was accused of being a Bolshevik, and imprisoned. However, the speech concludes by saying you can lock up a mouse or a person, but you can't lock up an idea.
The story is almost exactly repeated in Douglas Adams' novel So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, representing a similar situation in a human world ruled by lizards.
Originally posted by Odessy
I truly hope that his word spreads through this next 4 years, enough so that he has a shot at the next presidency after this one...
The Texas congressman wrote on his Web site Friday that he is making cuts to his national campaign staff and that he must also stay focused on not losing the primary for his House seat.
Despite single digit showings in the Wisconsin and Washington State primaries Tuesday night, Ron Paul told CNN Wednesday he has no plans to drop his presidential bid.
"I will stay in as long as my supporters want me to," the Texas congressman said on American Morning Wednesday. "I was very reluctant to enter the race, didn't think it would last more than a month or two, but to my amazement, we literally got hundreds of thousands of supporters and millions of dollars, and they are still very enthusiastic. And I say as long as the number of volunteers continues to grow, and the money comes in, and there are primaries out there, and they want me to be involved, I am going to stay involved."
Originally posted by hotbakedtater
Please don't laugh at me for this question, but I thought Ron Paul had dropped out??
Originally posted by TKainZero
He has deeply effected me... my eyes have opened to the anals of history, and the founding documents.
Originally posted by BlackOps719
Think democracy still works, even for the little guy?