A 3 minute breather: Learn about SwitzerlandSubmitted by emptyeternity on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 11:47
I saw this over on the RPFs,
It shows the Swiss side of things with regard to arming the whole populace as a militia, what kind of values promote such a citizenry.
Also below is Ron Paul's admiration on G4's interview about the Swiss.
Interestingly enough there are 4 major parties in their direct democracy (kinda like how Senator Gravel wants it).
Social Democrats (Progressives)
Liberal Democrats (Eco-Liberals)
Swiss People's Party (Libertarians)
Christian Democrats (Neocon Republicans)
Interestingly, their Libertarian Party is peaking like ours, in response to the loss of sovereignty, progressive taxation, and unconservative foreign and domestic policy (even though they have the richest per capita)
How rich are they, from Wikipedia:
In nominal terms, Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world by per capita gross domestic product, with a nominal per capita GDP of $75,835. In 2010, Switzerland had the highest wealth per adult of any country in the world (with $372,692 for each person). Switzerland also has one of the world's largest account balances as a percentage of GDP. Zurich and Geneva have respectively been ranked as the cities with the second and third highest quality of life in the world. In 2010 the World Economic Forum ranked Switzerland as the most competitive country in the world, while ranked by the European Union as Europe's most innovative country by far.
Also from Wikipedia:
Switzerland (German: die Schweiz[note 3] [ˈʃvaɪts]; French: Suisse [sɥis(ə)]; Italian: Svizzera [ˈzviːtːsɛra]; Romansh: Svizra [ˈʒviːtsrɐ] or [ˈʒviːtsʁːɐ]), in its full name the Swiss Confederation (Latin: Confoederatio Helvetica, hence its abbreviation CH), is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in western Europe,[note 4] where it is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.
HAVE A FUN DAY CAMPAIGNING FOR DR. PAUL!!!