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The Mark of a True Statesman



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Here I go again.

Statesman ? We the People are not the final authority until all is lost . We have set in motion by agreement that which has been adopted . Therefore that which has been adopted trumps We the people.

It's called LAW. The TRUE Statesman sees to it that the Law is applied FAIRLY and equally. This is to be the role of your Government. Your States men at work.

When the States men have no respect for application of the LAW, or the bounderies and limits, WE the people end up with LAWLESSNESS. The very thing we see happening to our Government TODAY.

Ron Paul is a rare Statesman in Today's Government.

no, he doesn't

FAIRNESS is for games... everyone plays by the exact same rules...

JUSTICE needs to be applied in the case of Law. Justice considers circumstances and motivations while fairness applies the exact same rules to everyone playing the game.

Fairness can easily be defeated by liars and cheats. However, Justice is a universal principle which abides with Truth, Wisdom and Liberty...

Bureaucrats often make the mistake of attempting to apply blanket regulations in the name of "fairness" which opens the door for manipulation and fraud because simple rules absolutely cannot be applied to everyone due to unique circumstances.

While it is true that the Law must apply equally to everyone, Justice sees to it that the law is correctly interpreted and that the 'spirit of the law' is not violated by some unforseen circumstance. Thus the need for representatives, juries, advocates, etc...

Liberty and Justice are supreme, universal Principles which contain their own laws and no man-made law can be written against them ("against such there is no law"). They can certainly be violated but the violators will answer to a higher authority. They cannot be abdicated because even though they apply to individuals, they are not possessed by individuals.

A true statesman knows the difference between fairness and Justice. He also knows the difference between "equality" and "sameness".

You argue the same

This is WHY you need a Statesman. To be sure rules are followed and applied equally. If statesmen disagree you have the Courts to take up the Application.

which is the very reason you need a Court that has been been trained by the same institution of understanding and application is not of private interpritation.

Given that South Carolina...

o finally dashed the hopes of the 2008 Ron Paul campaign
o elected Lindsey Graham over a "Ron Paul" Democrat
o now subjects us to Lindsey Graham "anti-Ron Paul rants"

It seems appropriate that this article kick off the 2010 "Draft Ron Paul for President" movement.

Lindsey Graham

is the Republican poster boy for why America desperately needs Ron Paul...

why can't i

submit this to digg?

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

that's a good point

I just noticed it myself. Examiner has gone to a new format, it may not be Digg friendly...

hmmm... I've reposted this article on my site and still can't Digg it... must be Digg that has changed.

consistency to principle . . .

matters.

Unfortunately, I can't measure up to that.

Though I was questioning, I held different political beliefs in 1970--

:/

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

LOL...

70 hell... I barely squeaked out a vote for RP in 2008.. was a total neo-con prior to that... Dr. Paul deserves some kind of award for perserverence.

Circulate

while it's hot.

Bump

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thanks quilt...

can always count on you :)