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Inside The United States

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In early April, Rick Santorum announced that he was "suspending" his bid to become the Republican presidential nominee. In the wake of the five primary votes contested on April 24, Newt Gingrich let it be known that he is seriously contemplating doing likewise. Most US mainstream media are predicting that Mr Gingrich will drop out of the race sometime during the first week of May. If that proves to be the case, there will be only two contenders left - Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.

Needless to say, both the departing Republicans have endorsed Mitt Romney as their "preferred" candidate. The mainstream media in the US, and most of the rest of the world, have now happily taken it for given and granted that Mr Romney will be going up against Mr Obama in November. At best, they grudgingly admit that he does not yet have the number of delegates required to secure the nomination. But that is just a formality, they say, and will be settled by the end of May when a sufficient number of primaries have been run. In this scenario, Ron Paul will be consigned back to the obscurity from which he never should have emerged. This exhibition of intellectual cowardice continues unabated.

You Don't Actually Take This Stuff Seriously, Do You?!!:

Here are two typical headlines from the US mainstream media in the wake of the five primary votes held on April 24. Officially, Mr Romney won all five contests, thereby further swelling his "delegates" to the late August Republican convention:

"Ron Paul Supporters Need to Sober Up"
"Supporting Ron Paul is Naive: Small Governments are for Small Countries"

And here is a quote from each of the stories behind these headlines:

"...for some completely unapparent reason, Ron Paul and his campaign have refused to acknowledge what should be common and logical sense. Instead, they march onward with their futile and meaningless campaign while continuing to immorally solicit donations from their similarly blinded supporters."

"Young people with little experience in the real world are drawn to Ron Paul's small government championship. ...Yes, size matters in government services as it does in business. Too many customers without enough servers drives folks elsewhere in search of better customer service in the real business world. A large population requires a large government service organization to effectively manage. So, if Ron Paul supporters want a smaller government, they might try going to a smaller country."

The first quote is merely puerile and unappetising nonsense. The second quote is far more brazen. It is an exhibit of an extremely befuddled reporter doing his or her best to rabbit the party line and making rather a hash of it. The equating of business and government is as old as the hills. The implication that one is a "customer" of government is equally hoary. And as for the suggestion of establishment America - love it or leave it - the level of historical ignorance is breathtaking. What turned the US from a wilderness to the most free and prosperous nation in history was the smallest government ever seen.

A Warrior In The Battle Of Ideas:

The level of the political debate which the US establishment wants to preserve is very well illustrated by the quotes given above. Anyone who has any familiarity with Dr Paul's platforms and ideas can hardly be surprised at the concentrated venom being spewed out by the US "mainstream" against him. And yet, he remains unbowed. His goal is to give the American people something they have not had for generations, a CHOICE in November. But to do that he has to get past the Republicans, a HUGE task.

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From the second paragraph Too many customers without...

"Too many customers without enough servers drives folks elsewhere in search of better customer service in the real business world."

This line is actually true, and is an argument for allowing businesses more freedom to compete, as with airport security, if at all, as with the Post Office, a total Government Monopoly. That the line made it into center of this sandwich of lies shows that it was rushed to print just a little too quickly...

Just adding the word 'Although' at the beginning would have been a better setup for a lie but that's the editor in me talking :).

The Has-Been Media is panicking based on what they are putting out there, if anything, on Ron Paul. The real story is most often in the comments.

Should we have an 'Occupy the Comments' Infobomb Day?

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

The Government is not a business

Thanks for blogging this, so I can rant about it. Lol.

I guess I take it seriously. We seriously need to get the Government out of business!

The Government is not a business, should not be treated as a business, and should not be in business... especially the money business! #EndTheFed

The Government is only supposed to uphold contracts, not be into nearly every aspect of running nearly every business. Sarbanes-Oxely, Dodd-Frank, the ultimate examples of fasict Too Big To Fail anti-free market regulations that I know of. We wouldn't even need anything like, The Volcker Rule, if banks were actually, gasp, allowed to fail. There is no such thing as TBTF. In a Free Market, once the marketplace has determined something is not desired or is no longer needed and fails, a new market structure appears almost overnight, as if, by an invisible hand.

"Too many customers without enough servers drives folks elsewhere in search of better customer service in the real business world."

The above quote is a good example... it is a business, not a government.

"If we lose freedom here there's no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth." -Ronald Reagan

When they took us off the Gold Standard they took away our money... in order to make it theirs. -OneTinSoldier