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Justin Raimondo: Ron Paul’s Revenge!

by Justin Raimondo, November 07, 2012

What’s particularly nervy — galling, really — about the idea that the US ought to be spreading our democratic system across the globe is the fact that we don’t have anything close to democracy in this country. Nor do we have what the Founders intended to create: a republic, where the power of the state is limited by the Constitution. This is underscored every time Americans go to the polls, where they are confronted with “choices” determined by lawmakers whose chief interest in life is getting reelected with as little opposition as possible. These guardians of the polity have made it virtually impossible for so-called third parties — i.e. parties not controlled by corporate interests and foreign lobbyists — to even get on the ballot.

And if you don’t like this state of affairs, and take action, the State will smack you right in the face. Take the case of Richard Winger, the third party expert and political analyst, editor of Ballot Access News, who, together with other interested parties, sued the state of California so that all candidates would have an equal right to show their party label on the ballot. With the passage of an “open primary” law, which effectively abolished third parties, California’s third party candidates couldn’t even identify themselves on the ballot. The lawsuit failed, however, and the judge ruled that the plaintiffs had to pay the court costs of the big corporate moneybags who had sponsored the “open primary” legislation to being with. Winger and his fellow third partiers got a bill for $243,279.50.

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Republic"S" with a Limited Republic COMPACT. James Madison.

Virginia Resolution 1798;

In Full: http://www.pacificwestcom.com/candidates

James Madison: "...That the General Assembly doth also express its DEEP REGRET, that a spirit has in sundry instances, been manifested by the federal government, to "enlarge its powers by FORCED constructions" of the constitutional charter "which DEFINES them"; and that implications have appeared of a "design" to "EXPOUND" certain >>>"GENERAL "PHRASES"

(which having been copied from the very limited grant of power, in the former articles of confederation were the less liable to be misconstrued)

so as to "destroy the meaning and effect", of the particular "ENUMERATION" which NECESSARILY EXPLAINS AND LIMITS THE GENERAL PHRASES;

and so as to "consolidate the states by degrees", into "ONE sovereignty" (APP: i.e. ONE NATION), the obvious tendency and inevitable consequence of which would be, to >>>"TRANSFORM" the "present" (1798) "republican" "SYSTEM" of the United States,

into "an absolute", or "at best" a mixed "MONARCHY". ..."

Remember, the "One Nation" phrase was the creation of a Christian "SOCIALIST" around 1883 who wanted it placed as part of a blind "pledge of allegiance" adopted in the 1930's;

It has no place in the intent of the founders. NONE.

There is a big difference between a very limited "COMPACT" between independent states which we are, and a single nation, which we are not.

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John Locke #201, 202, 212 to 232; Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 1798; Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788; Rights of the Colonists 1772.

We don't have a Republic, we

We don't have a Republic, we don't have a Democracy, we have an Idiocracy!

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And Justin R wrote & posted this BEFORE the election result was

in! Kudos to him & the entire AntiWar.com staff for great journalism & opinion pieces.

Excellent!! Heres a giggle to

Excellent!!

Heres a giggle to add to this article.

http://zeninthecar.com/2012/11/07/romney-defeated-republican...

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Thanks my friends for bumping this great article

I am depressed and this article lifted me up a little bit.

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