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Don't mistake me for a hippie because I support Ron Paul, I'm a combat veteran! - Video

My speech at the rally before the Ron Paul is the Choice of the Troops March on the White House...


Enjoy my quick and to the point "I am Not a Hippie" speech:)

And Thank You so much Everyone that made it there, and Everyone that had a part in spreading the word to help make what we did a success! I'll see you in Tampa when we march on the RNC!

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Some of us combat veterans

Some of us combat veterans got out of the military only because we realized that what we were doing was wrong after the fact that we had already been there. There's no need to be a dick about it. You can hate us or disrespect us if you wish, but we are many in support of the good doc.

(This was meant to be posted as a reply to RS)

Now that I've seen this....

Zak Carter is a personal hero of mine.

Zak worked his ass off for the march...

and for that we thank you!

'Cause there's a monster on the loose

Thanks BugMan!

I have to admit I miss lazy days on the rigs with you though!:)

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...and for his service,

to his country. He was given wayward missions, but put himself in harms way trying to execute those missions. Now, he comes home and tries to exercise his civic responsibility to restore the freedoms for which he thought he was always fighting - and in a sense always was - and that's outstanding!

Awesome speech Zak

you seemed a little nervous, that is ok, just remember when you stand up for all that have died before you when you speak, it will help, I have had to do that before. You are standing for all who have died for freedom, that will give you nuts like a bull!!!! Keep up the great work Zak, I love you like a brother, eventhough I have never met you. Stand tall, stand strong, and stand proud!!!!!

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

Combat vet?

No thanks. I don't worship the military.

When was the last time some military type thanked you for a job of murdering people in a foreign country because he had no marketable skills after getting out of a government school?

easy big fella

Dr. Paul gets much love from military folk for a reason, and theres nothing wrong with being military minded as long as you go to war justly. Plus, as you're aware.... the government has basically destroyed our currency to the point where it is extremely difficult to get a job, therefore, many folk (whether they truly want to or not) go join the military.

This whole thread is about people ostracizing people who support Ron Paul!!?? What is that?? Freedom is about tolerance to differences, and if we cant support differences among Paul supporters then we're hypocrites!! The hippies had it right with peace and love, folks like this aren't to be fucked with so its the best of both worlds!! All i see here is that we are ALL different and coming together to support the man who is changing the world. Like he says "Freedom brings us together..."

Their motto is "Dont Tread On Me"...

Protecting and serving is a marketable skill!

If you LISTEN you will hear that he wanted to be on our border protecting OUR country - his, yours, and mine - and was told that his country would leave him defenseless against drug cartels on our border, but would arm him in a foreign land. It's not his fault that arcane rules prevent him from protecting us against bandits on our border, but that poor quality commanders-in-chief send him hither and yon!

It is not right to equate soldiers performing a service to our country with welfare recipients just because the citizens and the politicians are guiding them poorly. They're the agent, we are the principal!

Oh, and I don't worship "the military" - but I appreciate those who step forward to serve: the soldier. Without militaries, the soldier would still exist. In a world without organized militaries, the soldier steps on to life's battlefield when s/he sees an injustice for those unable to do so themselves. Think of the knights, who weren't exactly part of an "army" in the sense of a modern military.

@ RS ...

Hopefully, at some further point in your life, you will realize a lot more than you do now, concerning what I see as a disrespectful remark to someone who has experienced something you might not have, or survived, had you.

Labels used in a negative way will not serve the greater purpose of gaining liberty for us all, IMO.

God Bless The Vets...

and I PRAY that the turnout at the RNC is closer to 10,000! MSM BE DAMNED. Its time the Dr. Paul BLACKOUT BANDITS get a BLACLEYE!! And I cant think of anyone eles to deliver that punch then our Vets for Dr. Ron Paul!!! GO GET EM ZAK! (oh and by the way..I AM A HIPPIE and I will vote for no one else other then Ron Paul!) The good Dr. will have the most important plant that grows on this planet growing in America once again..The Cannabis Hemp Plant. You want GREEN ENERGY?? we got it. Clean Burning fuels/ Awesome Food Fiber and most important for its MEDICINE. I think of the suffering that has been allowed to go on in this country BECAUSE our Feds have outlawed a NON TOXIC FLOWER that CURES many diseases..may they all rott in hell for this. Look up this Patent # once 6630507 look who filed for and received the patent for all medicinal use of the Cannabis Plant..OUR FED. Gov. ! You know..the very same criminals that have the NON TOXIC CANNABIS HEMP PLANT as a SCHUDULE 1 DRUG..highly addictive / no medicinal use / more evil the HEROIN...all this time we could have been using this God Send for what He intended us to use it for..FUEL/FOOD/FIBER & MEDICINE! Its time to plant our seeds!! God Bless Dr. Ron Paul our Nation needs this man NOW.

Cannabis Hemp Oil CURES DISEASE


Great speech!

Am forwarding it on to my friends.

Thank God for soldiers like yourself who have been on the battlefield and are now speaking out for the truth.

These are BANKER'S wars.
Only for their continued profits.
NOT about defending the U.S.A.

Keep spreading the truth.

Education is our ONLY HOPE of keeping what little sovereignty we have left.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Just because I'm not a hippie..

Doesn't mean I don't love hippies ~ I love everybody!

(I was named after Ringo Starr's son after all..so yeah...my parents were hippies, my dad may wear a suit now, but he still thinks like a hippie:)

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I was a hippie

... before hippy was cool. I appreciate your post because I was somewhat offended by both your words in that speech and by the general "I'd love to kill someone" vibe I got when I listened to the Ron Paul 2012 podcast recording of it ...

It's good to let the brainwashed neo-con "followers" know that Ron Paul supporters are not trembling weak-kneed pacifists ... on the other hand it's evil to be so "pro-killing".

Eccentric wellness is the key to compassion.

How can you care about your fellow child, woman, or man if you yourself are slowly dying from crypto-eugenics assault?

Compassion is the key to transcendence.

Do to others as you would have them do unto you.

Transcendence is the key to the universe.




I think most people .....

on this blog are a little too young to remember the " VVAW ". That stands for Vietnam Veterans Against the War. They were instrumental in changing popular opinion against the war in Vietnam.
They also had hair down to their a$$ and beards. Many of them were former Rangers and Special Forces vets. They saw more action in a month of service than most combat vets now will see in a whole tour.
You should never let the Chicken Hawks intimidate you. Period.

I was at the mall

... back in the day, with hair down to my ass, smoking cannabis all up in their faces...


The largest protests in DC history were a dizzying bitch-slap upside The Man's face! I was there as a youngster and all I can say is ...

"WTF happened to all those anti-war Democrats ????????????"

{ I'm thinking they were co-opted with a new religion: . . . .recycling to save the earth !!! }

Now their "savior" Obaa-aa-aa-ma is fully engaged in NINE WARS. Their "anti-racism" faux-vote has lead to drone attacks in Africa ( which the devil W could never have gotten away with )

What a frickin' JOKE

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Please don't...

...mistake me for a "hippie" because I resemble Ron Paul and all he stands for, we are all combat veterans doing war here now in the trenches of truth.


Don't mistake me for a combat veteran because I support Ron Paul

I'm a ...insert label here...

Just having some fun here... it takes all kinds to win an election.


I'm not a stupid redneck.

Labels only serve to divide us. Trying to appeal to a certain section of society by disavowing another (hippies), you risk loosing the support of the other section. We need all the support we can get.

By the way, whats wrong with being anti-war and pro-peace? Just because I abhor war (because of all the destruction and suffering involved) and long for a peaceful world, does not mean I will not fight to defend my family and my property. I am not naively idealistic to believe in the possibility of world peace. I have difficulty keeping the peace in my own house, but I am definitely pro-peace and will fight for as much of it that I can attain in my lifetime.

I can relate to hippie culture, in fact I was raised within it on a hippie commune, yet I can find nowhere that I disagree with Dr. Paul after six years of research into his positions. I am a conservative republican but could easily be labeled as a hippie based upon my social interactions, occupation and appearance.

Hippies are the most tolerant and kind subsection of our society that I have encountered. Why are they hated so much? I think it's because they have found a personal freedom in their own minds that others feel threatened by because they don't understand it. Also, there are a few bad apples that have poor personal hygiene and freeload, and some are extremely self-righteous, but they are the minority. Hating on hippies because of these drainbows is the equivalent of disregarding all Christians because of a few hate filled, bigoted fundamentalists.

This movement is bigger than many realize. The Freedom Philosophy is a an all encompassing big tent and we must unify in order to be successful.

I implore you military dudes, no more divisive talk. Learn to be tolerant and less judgmental. Always look to the best in a man, you may be surprised what he is capable of. You may find there is more to the picture than meets the eye.

Peace and 3VOL.

"The world is a dynamic mess of jiggling things, if you look at it right." - Richard Feynman

I don't think he was doing that.

He was accepting that an assumption is out there - if you oppose these wars, you must be a pacifist that thinks if we're just nice to everyone, no evil will come our way - and rejecting it, acknowledging that sometimes (like when Japan lobs bombs on Pearl Harbor) war is "necessary and proper". In distancing himself from a stereotype, he wasn't validating its underlying premise (...and hippies are pacifist that would all sing kumbaya at Tojo). That is a discussion for another day, but rather on this day he was just saying, basically, "I don't fit into the neat box into which some would place me, and I've earned the right to say so!"

Since the OP

changed the title my subject line looks out of place. The original title was 'I'm not a hippie'. That's why I replied 'I'm not a stupid redneck'.

I don't mean to imply that all rednecks are stupid because I've actually met a few who were quite sharp and impressive. I just reacted to the divisiveness of his statement; "Don't confuse me for a hippie because I support Ron Paul, I am not a hippie. I am not an anti-war pro-peace guy. I don't have a problem with war..." and this sentiment in general and now DP won't let me edit it.

"The world is a dynamic mess of jiggling things, if you look at it right." - Richard Feynman

Bamboooodmad nailed it.

I am an Infantry Marine vet retired in 06. Division is the root of hate. We must be mindful of divisive talk. I'm a dude that was pulling triggers in the second Fallujah in '04. I embrace peace and infact deplore war. There is nothing wrong with being anti-war! Especially since these wars have all ended up being exactly what Lysander stated.

The greatest of all crimes are the wars that are carried on by governments, to plunder, enslave, and destroy mankind.

Yeah, I AM anti-war!

aint no time to hate...

barely time to wait....


Their motto is "Dont Tread On Me"...

I'm a long haired Veteran...

and Pro-Peace, when asked why I have long hair, well...
"It keeps the red off my neck!"

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."


There is no duration defined in the Oath

my hero is...

... my cousin Nick who wasted a year of his life in jail rather than fight in some stupid fucking worthless meat-grinder war based on lies. ALL WARS ARE BASED ON LIES.

The natural "human condition" is ...

compassion for all life and NO KILLING.

Transcendence is the key to the universe, people . . .

Cant Wait...

To see yall march on the RNC, lets see the media ignore that! I hope yall march right in the middle of their cameras chanting President Paul

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Hold the vision...

...9,000,000 "hippies" show up in suits and ties to commence the Ron Paul nomination!


lmao, Adam's attire. Awesome.

lmao, Adam's attire. Awesome.

Thank you Zak...that was a momentous day in our lives seeing

our military speak up about the reality of what is going on with these undeclared and unconstitutional wars. It is madness to see this going on while often losing some of our good people.

I am so proud of you guys and your support of Our President Ron Paul. You all are appreciated.

fearless brave joyful peaceful loving grateful, compassionate

Great job, Zak. Great speech.

Posted it for you last night: http://www.dailypaul.com/216926/our-own-zak-carter-awesome-s...

p.s. I'm a bit of a hippie myself - ouch!