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Newt Gingrich sorry but Moon base is illegal violates the space treaty of 1967

Now my personal opinion is that Newt was just pandering to the people of NASA that recently lost their jobs, he had no intentions of opening a moon base, he is just a great liar. But even if he meant his statements, they are illegal.

Not only is Newt's plan for lunar statehood completely insane—it's also against the law! Not just any law, but space law, the most powerful of all laws, because it comes from the sky. Sorry, Newt.

BuzzFeed points out that Gingrich's plan for an emphatically American moon colony and resultant 51st Moon State violates the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, which was pitched by the USSR, UK, and USA. Back then, the worry was putting nukes on the moon pointed at Moscow and/or Washington. Fast forward several decades, and it's spoiling Candidate Gingrich's low-gravity wet dream.

The treaty states, among other things, that:

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no Soviet Union, no treaty.

no Soviet Union, no treaty.

The sad thing is...

We could have a colony on the moon, and probably one on Mars as well, for the amount of money they've wasted on these illegal wars and fed bailouts.

At least then we'd have some place we could escape to if the neocons cause WWIII by bombing Iran.

Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy. -Ron Paul 7/10/03

It's "lunacy".

Is Gingrich's moon base plan considered "lunacy"?
Are the proponents called "lunatics"?

The average Newt supporter: It attracted one voter I know

he has never worked a job, is literally insane, paranoid, off his meds and displays signs of potentially becoming a sociopath due to a overwhelming fear of death. He's been in and out of mental hospitals, at one point he thought MENSA was controlling his thoughts and had to be hospitalized when he ran naked through the streets and started hurting him self. He's so afraid of communicable disease that he's never had sex (@ 27) and won't ride in a car with another person.

I'm really not joking this is a real person and here's why he wants to vote for Newt:

"You know, I hate to say this, but I might actually vote for Gingrich if he becomes the candidate. First off, I'm somewhat indifferent towards Obama, and secondly, Gingrich's moon base alpha centauri is a great idea if he pulls it off, we could mine so much Helium 3 that our economy will revitalize and we might just form a monopoly on the substance the entire world wants. After all as they, say he who controls space rules the world. (As a side note, my childhood dream was weaponizing space cruisers with laser bombardment capabilities, so no one may threaten the people. Think about it, if you can strike anywhere in the world from space who can challenge you and your massive payloads.)"

and the media calls us crazy.

Man,you get up early

Yep silly lunacy. I just can't even believe anyone would fall for this crap.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Wouldn't this be basically

Wouldn't this be basically the most expensive government project EVER? Like in the hundreds of billions or even trillion-dollar range?

I hate Newt Gingrch. He has NO PRINCIPLES and NO UNDERSTANDING. How could he even propose something like that at a time like this. Now I understand why that one guy grabbed his hand and nearly spit in his face.


No, this would be the cheapest govt program ever

Colonizing moons and planets is cheap IF you plan

with the sale of moonrocks, Helium 3, vactions to Hotel-Casino Gingrich (etc.), this the project would pay for itself within Predident Gingrich's first term.

By the end of President Gingrich's second term he could have half the solar system colonized AND paid for AND keep you safe from Al Queda, because he's a conservative, smart, experienced, and not Obama

It's completely undo-able and silly

I can't believe people would fall for this idea. He should be ridiculed and laughed off the stage for even mentioning it.It is silly.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

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Actually I had a rather crazy speculation/realization, too

What if The Grinch was actually proceeding, via these statements, with a scientific experiment he is performing, RIGHT NOW, down here ON EARTH?

I'm thinking of this one :

the large scale TESTING, in the context of his own campaign and "live", of the MSM and of the public opinion to determine THE THRESHOLD MAXIMUM of B.S. he can feed people with


"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

I don't think planet earth has enough cows

(or all the alien cows throughout the galaxies) to match the about of bovine matter that has been coming from this man's mouth lately.

The amazing thing to me is that there are really people out that that take him seriously, and do vote for him

The USSR doesn't exsist any more....

...therefore said treaty is null and void. Right?

The new world order needs it...

The new world order needs it as a safe place to dictate from.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Stop living in the past, that's old hat

we're talking new solar system order now, or new Milkey Way order, or Newt Gingrich Order

LOL, The Federation?

I am old Trekie,lol.

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Great, a government housing project on the moon...

Will it be used to house prisoners for slave labor mining and construction. (Sarc off, now)


and if the moon is really made of green cheese, then there'd be plenty of government cheese to feed the colony

...if the USDA approves the moon cheese first, of course

Wrong, not if Gingrich builds it for China.

Isn't that the way these things usually work out with this creep.


Just the fact that he would

Just the fact that he would even think of putting more money into another big government program shows he has no clue what being 15tr. in debt means.

Why stop with the moon?

Why not put colonies on all the planets? I hear space colony construction jobs pay well.

And why not throw space worm-holes holes in the mix?

Then commander-in-chief Gingrich can send the space army division to distant galaxies that might be plotting to install the world caliphate...you need to be proactive when it comes to security.


... if there is a joint international effort similar to the ISS, unless you can get private companies and enough private funds together to fund such an effort. Either way, it's going to take a huge joint effort!

Silence Dogood IX

Illegal? Insane? No, no, none of those

"Not only is Newt's plan for lunar statehood completely insane—it's also against the law"

You don't understand me Neverquit, I Gingrich, get to cross the border of sanity and law when engaged in political pandering.

Before the end of my second or third term, my young "scientists" and I are going to run "experiments" on viagra, cocaine and, ooops, I mean Helium 3 and moonrocks for the betterment of "humanity". I need your vote.

Some reporter asked Newt about a bold idea

so he blurted out the moon idea. No big deal. And yeah, he may have been pandering to NASA folks.

I seriously doubt that a President Newt would make colonizing the moon a high priority.

If any body complains

We'll just start a trillion dollar war to beat the crap out of them, or we could take them out covertly, would be his answer.

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

Backyard Space Program Foiled

I thought I had it all figured out... I was preparing to fly to the moon to escape Newt's reign as king but he has foiled my plan... all hope is lost.

Where Is The Media?

This is not what our founders had in mind for freedom of the press.

Of course, of Paul had suggested this nonsense (who cares if China beats us to the moon?) they would have found the treaty and it would be all over the place.

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

I agree they would have been

I agree they would have been all over it nonstop.

Seemed like when I was a kid

We did beat Everybody to the Moon and found that there were Rocks there! Maybe they're saying it was just a movie after all? Wow.

I've had a treaty

with my puke gland since 1980. Newt has violated it regularly.

That's a good one.

That's a good one made me laugh.