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"We Agree" Coalition - 2008

This was released in a joint press conference headed by Ron Paul, following his 2008 presidential campaign, along with Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney, and Chuck Baldwin. Instead of Endorsing McCain, like the GOP wanted, he formed this coalition with Progressives and constitutionalists. Sadly, things have gotten worse and we need to add things like 'NDAA', 'SOPA' etc.

We Agree

Foreign Policy: The Iraq War must end as quickly as possible with removal of all our soldiers from the region. We must initiate the return of our soldiers from around the world, including Korea, Japan, Europe and the entire Middle East. We must cease the war propaganda, threats of a blockade and plans for attacks on Iran, nor should we re-ignite the cold war with Russia over Georgia. We must be willing to talk to all countries and offer friendship and trade and travel to all who are willing. We must take off the table the threat of a nuclear first strike against all nations.

Privacy: We must protect the privacy and civil liberties of all persons under US jurisdiction. We must repeal or radically change the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, and the FISA legislation. We must reject the notion and practice of torture, eliminations of habeas corpus, secret tribunals, and secret prisons. We must deny immunity for corporations that spy willingly on the people for the benefit of the government. We must reject the unitary presidency, the illegal use of signing statements and excessive use of executive orders.

The National Debt: We believe that there should be no increase in the national debt. The burden of debt placed on the next generation is unjust and already threatening our economy and the value of our dollar. We must pay our bills as we go along and not unfairly place this burden on a future generation.

The Federal Reserve: We seek a thorough investigation, evaluation and audit of the Federal Reserve System and its cozy relationships with the banking, corporate, and other financial institutions. The arbitrary power to create money and credit out of thin air behind closed doors for the benefit of commercial interests must be ended. There should be no taxpayer bailouts of corporations and no corporate subsidies. Corporations should be aggressively prosecuted for their crimes and frauds.

(I tried to simply bump this thread from 2008, but apparently comments are disabled?)

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After reading ausscyn's

thread from the other day, followed by watching Doug Wead's interview today. I feel the time for mourning the hope of RP becoming president is now over. Some have been saying that me and others have been delusional for holding out hope this long, while others continue to dream.

Now its time to move forward. We have exhausted all the Republican super-voters and establishment GOP; while we've had historic victories, and future success is inevitable - its not enough. We must build grassroots level coalitions with democrats, progressives, green party, OWS, and any other group who needs support.

This is the blueprint for growing our movement. They are points which are easy to understand. Doug Wead said in the interview: its not about left and right, rich or poor, its about insiders and outsiders... we are all out....

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thank you

thank you

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain