posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 04:32 PM
reply to post by DrEugeneFixer
In your supplied video Paul prefaces his narrative of the Civil War by acknowledging slavery was a big issue concerning it. He goes on to say that
slavery was not the only
issue but the one that drew attention away from other matters. He then goes on to describe the bigger picture, i.e.,
Hamiltonian vs Jeffersonian models of government - centralized federal powers vs states. There was no dispute that the Civil War concerned slavery but
that it was not the only
matter concerned. It was Lincoln and the Civil War that locked-in the expansion of federal powers we have been
Some folks have conveniently put aside the matter of a growing federal power until it has now become a troublesome issue. It is the matter that most
importantly needs to be addressed at this time. The slavery issue has been resolved now for some time and perhaps does not merit extensive discussion
Many of you Non-Pauls perhaps fail to look at the larger and more timely picture of what is going on in the US, things we should be addressing. That
really is not your fault as you likely look to the MSM for your information and only concern yourself to matters within its narrow view. You see what
you are told to look at.
Who do you advocate as being the best person to have in the Oval Office and what reasons do you offer?
You are like so many others that come to these forums and can only speak about Ron Paul. Many people consider him a longshot for making it to
Pennsylvania Avenue and we owe it to ourselves and our nation to not narrow our focus only on this man. The majority here consider him our best
solution for addressing our current ills. If you believe there is a much better choice is it not in all of our interests to be highlighting them? And
you can speak of no one other than Paul though in a negative context. I don't know that Ron Paul has taken over the GOP but he does dominate the
discussions. Is it driving you insane the reason that you need to come here to talk about him?
Please offer us something constructive.
edit on 17-2-2012 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)