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Originally posted by jjf3rd77
While Conservative talking heads and television pundits are worried about whatever is going on inside crazy Obama's head, not one person in the MSM (as pointed out here on ATS) is worried about what is going on with the Young People here in America. Oh, of course the Democrats would say they have young people's best interests at heart, but really they just want to control them and gain their support. What really is going on with young people is that they are fed up with the right and the left and our seeking out other ways, to manipulate the government weather through anti-anything protests like OWS or libertarian king Ron Paul. People are pissed!
Originally posted by Duamutef9
reply to post by jjf3rd77
The idea that you are driving at in your post suffers from one flaw in your understanding. The way that our government is set up, the only way that any one person could make any sweeping changes IS to become a dictator. This is why the notion of separation of powers exists in the framework of our government, ie: to keep presidents from becoming dictators. The staggering of elections between the members of government and their various terms ensures that one administration cannot sweep in and stack every seat in every branch with sympathetic voices, and the division of power in the process of drafting and approving legislation makes it explicitly and deliberately difficult for policies to change. Now, this is not to say that every President since Bill Clinton hasn't been trying to gain more power for the Presidency. Everything from executive orders, to signing statements, to line-item vetos, to military actions without explicit declarations of war have been pressed into service to this end. However, Congress is not blind to such antics, and it is ultimately up to the electorate who sits in the House and Senate. If Ron Paul became President, he would face the same machinery that has (thankfully, in my opinion) prevented Obama from fully implementing his policy plans. This is as it should be. We elect a President, not an Emperor. He's supposed to be stoppable.edit on 11-5-2012 by Duamutef9 because: correction of typographical error
“I’m not just trying to win or get elected. I am trying to change the course of history.”
Originally posted by MaryStillToe
reply to post by jjf3rd77
Their foremost concern is self. If Ron Paul could negotiate a deal to sell an entire state to China for personal profit or power, he would.
He is trying to weaken the federal government so that individuals, corporations, and foreign entities can be allowed to buy and run entire states without federal restrictions.
He and his friends would like to own a state and return to the days of feudalism. The ultimate goal of all libertarians is endless power and control. They believe in exploiting anyone weaker than themselves and trying to conquer anyone who is more powerful.
He doesn't want to be a dictator of the USA. He wants to weaken the federal government enough to set up his own dictatorship at the state level. An individual or group of individuals could start with one state and slowly build up the capital and man power to expand into other states. Eventually, if you control all the states and its people or a majority of states, then you control the federal government too.
That's what he means when he talks about "States Rights".edit on 11-5-2012 by MaryStillToe because: (no reason given)