reply to post by swoopaloop
I agree with you to some extent.
Actually I almost completely agree with you. The only thing we disagree on is the fact that if Ron Paul gets elected there will be change. I haven't
witnessed as many broken promises from Presidents as you have so it could just be personal naivety, but I honestly believe that there will be changes
made by Paul if he was President.
I don't know what to tell you. Two questions, maybe. If Ron Paul is legit, do you think that Congress is going to work with him? ... and ... If he is
elected, and Congress does work with him, how would you interpret that?
Let's say he did become President, and decided not to end the fed. If that happened, I think I would never actually believe another Presidential
Candidate ever again. I just feel that there would be realistic and somewhat drastic change with him as President. I also feel that the drastic change
is necessary and is a step in the right direction. Not only for American, but for the World.
Well, you better get used to presidential candidates not fulfilling their promises ...
Reagan ... Smaller Government ... Taxpayer Revolution ... Result? Larger Government ... Trickle Down Taxes ... Gutting of finalcial industry
regulations .... A behemouth of a military (800 ship navy) ... multiple military excursions ... Iran Contra ... Service Sector economy ... etc, etc,
Bush I ... Read my lips, no new taxes ... New World Order ... A kindler and gentler Nation ... Result? New Taxes ... Gulf War ... continued gutting of
financial regulations ... continue Reagans(?) policies ... etc, etc, etc.
Clinton ... Don't stop thinking about tommorrow (LOL) ... Result? the guy actually administered over THE economic boom, unbelievable ... by continuing
to gut financial regulations and maintaining those trickle down policies ... Somalia (Black Hawk Down) ... Rawanda (Genocide)
Bush II, Obama .... you probably know whats happened under those two ... and these things started before Reagan, I suspect.
Not one of them have ever fulfilled their duty as president as far as I am concerned. And they will lie all the way to the office.
I was a kid during the 1973 oil embargo, but I don't forget it. Gas rationing, odd days and even days depending on your license plate number. Do you
realize that since that time, there has not been any major change in our energy policies?
Deregulation of the financial sector? S&L crisis, Tech bubble, Housing bubble, Financial collapse, couple of recessions, and then the big one. And
that's not all ... and they continue to deregulate or fail to enforce existing regulations.
Taxation? The righ get richer and the poor get poorer.
Maybe Ron Paul is the real deal, I don't know. But I don't believe it.
An example is that apparently, Obama has signed a law that took away Free Speech rights around Secret Service protected individuals. That's a genuine
contradiction to the American Constitution. I don't think Paul, as President, would sign such a document. That's the change I hope for in Paul as
President. Going from a man that does not care about personal American liberties and would sign such document, to going to a man that would not sign
All I can tell you is that since 911, there has been an erosion of civil liberties and I don't like it. This is not the country I was born into or the
country where I was raised.
My original post was not designed to sway someone to 'not' vote for Ron Paul. I just did some looking around and gave an opinion to what I found. I
would never try and convince someone to vote or not vote for someone. It's not my place. It's just everyones 'duty' to vote.
I like his strategic vision, I just don't like that budget ... ergo, the policies he will try to enact to get us there. That's all. My opinion.
If I am trying to convince anyone of anything, it would be to stop listening to the radical party leaders, they have divided this nation and wreaked
havoc on the government. I want to find moderates and associate with them. As I said before, we have a diverse society/culture ... we have to make
accomodations ... we have to compromise. And I would like to see those regulations brought back and imposed on the financial sector. What they have
done is criminal. Bastards should be in jail.
I don't like the word conspiracy. To me in cannotes a group of people working in secret for 'evil' intent. I really don't know whether or not there is
a conspiracy. I more like the word collusion. Although synonymous, to me it cannotes a group of people working in secret for 'financial' gain ... and
that's probably where I am at this point.
Anyway, thanks again for responding and reading my rants.
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