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New Doug Wead Blog: Another Media Lie About Ron Paul

"So once again, here I am, a humble an amateur blogger, offering the real story for those who love truth and enjoy these waning moments of liberty where we can still spread it around. (Enjoy this season while it lasts, the internet is a loop hole that the elitists in this country are trying desperately to plug.)"

Read all of the story here: http://dougwead.wordpress.com/




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Great article. But Doug has made a larger point.

Doug Wead always comes through.
The charge that Ron Paul is a hypocrite for cashing his Social Security check is a contemptible distortion of the truth.
(This is similar to charges that he should not use earmarks to capture some of the federal money for his constituents.)

"In the first place, the money Ron Paul put into the social security fund over the years is HIS money. Just as the money you put into the account is your money." (And, I might add, the money that we have paid in income tax.)

And, as Doug points out, the money he is getting back has been diluted by inflation and is only a fraction of what he could have earned if he had been allowed to invest it for himself.

But the same defense for Ron Paul in this instance could also be used to answer charges of hypocrisy I have read here on the DP leveled at other libertarians.

A libertarian who accepts Medicaid, welfare checks, unemployment, or even farm subsidies is NOT necessarily doing anything wrong or even being a hypocrite. Given all of the money that has been stolen from most of us over the years, we have a right to every cent we can squeeze out of every government program we can and then some.

Even the young person who hasn't suffered years of legalized theft at the hands of government looters can claim to have been deprived of the opportunities of a thriving free market economy. They also suffer from the destruction of a robust private charity-based social safety net that could have existed except for the corrupt political system.

What DOES deprive such a person from the moral high ground however, is DEFENDING the current socialistic SYSTEM. Ron Paul acknowledges the injustice and has CONSISTENTLY worked to rectify it.

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The Virtual Conspiracy

What Doug

fails to realize is that his audience is not just the 40 and under crowd that he can patronize and giggle about. He is being watched by the wise patriots over 40 who can smell his BS a mile away. Sorry. If he has a good message then fine but his vague talks and self-aggrandizement doesn't go over very big with me. I can't be brain washed. He's in it for the perks.

Keepin' it real.

Huh?

Erm, reading comprehension issues?

Eric Hoffer

Did you even read the blog

Did you even read the blog post? Are you accidentally commenting on the wrong article maybe?

Nothing you said has anything at all to do with the topic at hand

If you don't like Doug Wead that's fine, to each his own. But at least read the article before commenting on it.

What a

miserably depressing series of comments.

Here is my counter and response to Doug,

Who will take up the mantle of Liberty once Paul steps down? Will it be you, reader? How will we call upon each other honestly without the freedom of the internet. We need to storm that swirling beehive of corruption in Washington. Take back what our founders gave us, because if we lose America the only place to go is outer space.

I will help carry the burden. tell one person today about one of the facts listed above. Bumper Sticker it up. Our Nation is in Jeapordy. And Freedom is facing extinction.

And

Ron Paul should collect his pension too. He earned it. He spent over 30 years as a government worker. It's not like he is collecting for one or 2 terms of service. He needs to collect soc sec because it belongs to him. It's not a government handout. If the youth of today wish to opt out that's their perogative. He wants everyone to have FREE choice.

So Doung is out of ideas and has nothing but old news to blog. I do not trust him. Sorry.

Keepin' it real.

Old news

Nobody can legitimately criticize Dr. Paul for collecting SS. He's paid into it. They may try but do nothing but expose their ignorance.
Come on Doug, give us something we can sink our teeth into. It's time to fire up the grill.

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Doug is only letting us know where the media is headed with this and places the correct prospective, thats all. Many Reaganers, read Doug.
His job is to challenge the media in the Paul campaign.
Thats what he does well and he has the right temperment to make them look stupid. He is quick on his feet with them also.
Doug is doing his job, he wont budge. He already has his marching orders!

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016