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Ron Paul’s Challenge to the Left

http://dissidentvoice.org/2011/07/a-question-of-morality-ron...

On the question of war and empire, the Republican presidential candidates from Romney to Bachmann are clones of Obama, just as surely as Obama is a clone of Bush.

There is, however, one exception, Rep. Ron Paul (R, TX) the only contender who is a consistent, principled anti-interventionist, opposed to overseas Empire, and a staunch defender of our civil liberties so imperiled since 9/11. These are not newfound positions for Paul, come upon along the campaign trail or via a focus group, but long standing convictions, rooted in libertarian principles and verified by countless votes in the House and speeches on the Floor. You can take them to the proverbial bank. Nothing approaching this phenomenon has been seen in a major party since George McGovern. And even McGovern did not identify, let alone oppose, the U.S. as an Empire.

Paul must be taken seriously; he is not a candidate without real prospects. In New Hampshire, he is running third in the Republican race behind the chameleonic Romney and the looney Bachmann. And in the latest national Rasmussen poll, Dr. Paul runs 37% to 41% against Obama, clearly within striking distance of victory. Interestingly when Paul is put up against Obama, as opposed to others, the percentage choosing Obama drops. Paul has money from his grass roots “money bomb” fundraising and he has an enthusiastic base, especially among the under 30 set.

The question must be asked, what is to be done by the antiwar Left?

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Democrats

Democrats should switch parties for the Primaries and vote in Dr Paul

Thanks for posting

I guess it will remain to be seen if the left is willing to step up to their convictions or be shown in history as hypocrites. Since the Democrats don't have a primary this time, they have an option to vote for RP in the Republican primary. If they truly believe in the civil rights they have espoused and the anti war position they trumped when Bush was president, they will come out en mass for RP. If not it will be clearly evident these issues were just a front for their socialistic desire to take from others to support a failed system for their own economic benefit. Time will tell.

listen

it's all about freedom.

All crap Status Quo says via their controlled media is just pure garbage...

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Not a fair assessment

While I changed my registration to vote for Dr. Paul in the primary, I did so after carefully and thoughtfully thinking about our local and state elections. We happen to have our gubernatorial during the mid-term years and the Democratic local and state representative/senate primaries are not particularly competitive. And our federal elections are a joke.

Not every state or local area can say that, however. Some states will be voting for their governors. And, as a proponent of increased state (little s) power, Dr. Paul should certainly understand how important state and local elections are. Everyone elects their representatives and 1/3 of the Senate. In some areas, these Democratic primaries will be of vital importance to ending war and preserving civil liberties.

To categorize such individuals as "socialistic" is unfair.

in Jesus name

,)

please...
I beg you...

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Mr. Walsh Leaves His Contact Email

after the article. Here it is:

john.endwar@gmail.com

Why don't we all send him a thank you note? Keep it civil and non-preachy, just a congratulations for his honesty and insight.

looked for other articles on Dr.Paul on that site.

not nearly as friendly

this one actually is very negative, urging it's readers not to fall for RP

http://dissidentvoice.org/2011/05/don%E2%80%99t-fall-for-ron...

another one that bashes the whole idea of "lesser evil"
http://dissidentvoice.org/2011/07/evilism-there-is-no-lesser/

Imperialism

Let's not whitewash the current wars by calling them military interventions or bringing democracy or fighting terror. Let's call them what they are--an extension of American power and hegemony by modern-day imperialist tactics. And the danger of the imperialist mindset is that it always comes home to roost--what is approved and done abroad is going to be done at home as well.
Unfortunately, that exercise of power breeds more desire for power and that will ultimately rest in the hands of the elite. The State retains its power by convincing us that there is an ever-present possibility of war. Without some kind of collective spirit, we feed the machine when we name call and fight amongst ourselves. That's why I like this Blue Republican movement so much--it's a way of coming together on an issue even when some of our politics may disagree. If we can work together, we can rise above the partisanship that the government and the MSM use to keep us separate in order to continue their domestic imperial agendas.

well said

all those wars are part of the way we are being kept as slaves here...

wars are perfect tools for the machine...

the machine does not need our money!
the machine only wants to keep us in chains...forever.

Hope this article goes viral...

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Civil Liberties

Civil liberties are the universal rights and freedoms that protect individuals from abuse by government power..

Ironically

Those same civil liberties, philosophically founded in several sources, including the Declaration of Rights of Man, are only as good as the government that guarantees them. They are, then unenforceable without a strong government to assure them. Our fundamental right is the right to even have rights--and we are only able to express that within the body politic.
The paradox is that we want to have freedom from abuse by government power but that freedom can only be guaranteed by a government that has enough power to abuse us.

country is dying

WAKE UP AMERICA:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxaUg2Q4tvg

& we have too many "passengers"
non-activists...

Thank you Michael Nystrom for front paging this article.
I can always count on you brother.
here is a song for you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S66GVTuEfew&feature=related

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

"Civil Liberties"

What, exactly, does "civil liberties" mean?

Everybody has the same rights, liberties, and responsibilities as everyone else. (or is supposed to, as the Founding Fathers intended.)

Do some groups of people think they're entitled to some kind of special treatment or something, just based on some sort of group identity?

Freedom is my Worship Word!

The biggest battle of our lives....

I was born for this...
with massive vote from dems & independents Ron Paul can win every state.

song for you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4QKuy1MS1E&feature=related

Peace
Onward!

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Wonderful reasoning by a

Wonderful reasoning by a progressive. A must read for all those who want to spend energy trying to convert those that are on the left but still using their brain. John Walsh makes some very viable arguments. One point was so obvious I never have thought to connect the dots..

"Under Paul I do not have to worry about being locked up for my views. I am confident of that under Paul; I am not with any other candidate. Certainly not with Barack Obama."

Now that our civil liberties are even more strangled than before, this alone should be able to sway "thinking" Dems. Thanks LL for another excellent article.

Krmaya sweet friend from the west coast

...as Thank you
here is a song for you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S66GVTuEfew&feature=related

...Onward!

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Not being locked up

I think many people who have never spend more than one night in an iron cage against their will really can't fully appreciate the divine sweetness of the Freedom to walk out my own front door whenever I feel like it, and safely go anywhere in the country that I choose to go.

But, of course, to really be sure there's minimal crime in the streets, everybody should have the power of self-defense, as guaranteed by Article 2 of the Bill of Rights.

Freedom is my Worship Word!

times are changin...

Freedom!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S66GVTuEfew&feature=related

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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

cyber hug

cyber hug beautiful soul...

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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

ecorob's picture

democrats + republicans = failure!

more and more Americans every day are accepting this truth...

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

F- the bird

the bird with two wings!

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

God Bless you Michael & your family

Thank you my friend for front paging this
song for you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xyGOeG8vdo&feature=relmfu

another song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxaUg2Q4tvg

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

ytc's picture

John W Walsh is a principled pro-peace, pro-civil liberty,

one heck of a writer!

(He zeros in the core-difference between Ron Paul's liberty-centric limited government and Obm's totalitarian big-government.)
" I am confident that under those conditions, where the discussion is open and free, my views on these social democratic programs will prevail. I am sure that my Libertarian friends feel the same way. And what more can we ask for in a democracy? Under Paul I do not have to worry about being locked up for my views. I am confident of that under Paul; I am not with any other candidate. Certainly not with Barack Obama."

SO, all those for peace & civil liberties, come over and register as Blue Republicans and help us win the primary!!!

one of many posts

where we have exposed at least one zionist agent nick:
Jefferson

pretends to be an activist
and always attacks new DP members...

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Joη's picture

stop calling people names

as you just told that same "freedom fighter": "Peace brother".

Would you like it if people did this to you?

We've had enough personal attacks for a day (and a week, month, and year).

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

agreed

Joη
I agree with you.
I am sorry.
Emotions boiling over...spilling...

Peace

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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Let's re-post the article for all of our

"Left" friends and associates.

+ 1

Thank you.

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Victory is in our hands

...All we need to do is to send this article to millions of Americans.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Great Article!

I'm seeing more and more of these, people facing up to the hopeless corruption of Obama and the Democratic party.