reply to post by ChaoticOrder
And now we come to this recent election... again, all us outside observers could see that which was obvious... that there was only one man in the race
who represented sustainable small government, who represented an end to the illegal wars, who represented the constitution... who represented liberty
The policies and beliefs held by this one man are the closest to any of the founding fathers... I don't need to state who this man is because it's
clearly obvious there is only one man who stands for the principles which I have just listed. Anyone with their eyes open could see the world was
cheering for this man.
With respect to your most thoughtful and excellent thread, this thought right here is perhaps the heart of what is truly wrong with Americans, not
that they didn't support this candidate, and plenty in this site have supported Dr. Paul, the problem is that everyone is looking for an American
Messiah to save them from themselves.
Electing Dr. Paul wouldn't amount to a hill of beans if after the election people slapped each other on the backs, high fived each other and then went
right back to their dismal lives, doing business with banks that refuse to offer them a reasonable interest rate on their savings, would never ever
give them a loan without some sort of collateral, like their homes, but insist that they need to do business with these banks anyway because the banks
wouldn't honor the paychecks their employers pay them with - instead of cold hard cash - and would refuse to cash these checks without proof of a bank
American's apparently love to be extorted and Dear Dr. Paul could not save such sick people from that kind of illness.
I have long said that the only people who truly understand the American Dream are people from other countries. The American Dream was once predicated
on that great American Spirit of non-acquiescence, but the last time Americans collectively engaged in non-acquiescence was during prohibition, and
the 18th Amendment that prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcohol was the last example of this non-acquiescence that forced the repeal of the
18th Amendment nearly 13 year later because American juries refused to convict their suppliers. Then the Great Depression, an economic disaster
manufactured by the goddamned banks, followed. This gave rise to the great white father who stood up from his wheel chair and promised Americans a
hand-out, and hands up were suddenly less attractive as the great white father not only began doling out financial assistance for the destitute, but
began doling out "free" money for education to institutions that began indoctrinating the recipients of this "free" money that it was their "civil
rights" that mattered. Unalienable rights? What's that? I dunno but it ain't on the test so don't worry about it.
Public schools started offering up "business economics" classes where tax supported teachers would "teach" their students how to file a valid tax
return and not a single word was ever mentioned about liability. Liability? What's that? I dunno, but it ain't on the test so don't worry about
Yep, Americans love to be extorted and not just from banks but from their elected officials who demand they obtain a license to drive so they can tax
them for exchanging their bill of sale for a title of registration - bill of sale? What's that? I dunno but it ain't on the test so don't worry
about it - so that they could then ticket them for having the audacity of parking their cars.
Yep, Americans love to be extorted so they conceive of an idea for a new business and they rush to city hall to get their business license so they can
be "legitimate" only to discover that city hall will not grant them a business license until they obtain a federal tax I.D. number, and not a soul
stops to question this illegal collusion between a municipality and the federal government, hell not a soul even stops to wonder why they would have
to have a tax I.D. number for business they haven't even started yet let alone make a profit at, because Americans love to be extorted, and because
they have learned to file a valid tax return and hand over 25 to 50% of their income to the federal government, nations across the world have
discovered just how much Americans love to be extorted so they stick out their hands and ask for some of that "free" money, of which the federal
government is only too happy to oblige, and this is, in a large part, why the rest of the world hates Americans...
...not because of their crass hillbilly ways, but because they love to be extorted and it's hard to like such unseemliness.
edit on 6-6-2012 by Jean Paul Zodeaux because: (no reason given)