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Rep. John Duncan Jr, Pays Tribute to Ron Paul on House Floor


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He scored 100

on the most recent Freedom Index of the 112th Congress along with Dr. Paul and Jones from North Carolina.

Tears just ran down my

Tears just ran down my cheeks....

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...


Believe the best of Paul is yet to come..

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no doubt

no doubt

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It may be pandering and self-embellishing, but....

It is still helpful!

I expect many more to come from others in the near future.

And so it begins; and the beat goes on.

There is no stopping this R3volution.

better late then never?

Sincere or not, that was a nice speech about Dr Paul.

Even if this guy backed the wrong people in the past, should we still not encourage him to vote liberty in congress? If what he says is true about his voting record, he will certainly have my attention. We shall see how long he can keep it. I got the time to spare...

Sure, the past, 2011 when he

Sure, the past, 2011 when he backed scumbag romney.

Some of you people only need a smile or a kind word to support these dirtbags .

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

The Title of This Post Should Be

Duncan pays tribute to himself while mentioning Ron Paul.

a romney supporter

Duncan, Roe Back Romney; Rest of TN Republicans in Congress Mum

U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. and U.S. Rep. Phil Roe have endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination, reports Michael Collins, but other Republicans in the state's congressional delegation are staying out of the fray.

"I've been very, very impressed with Gov. Romney as a person," the Knoxville Republican (Duncan) said. "I've met with him personally three or four times, and each time I've been impressed. He seems to me to be a good man, a good family man, and just a really nice man.

"He has good business experience, and I think with the economy and jobs and so forth being among the top considerations in the election this year, I think it would be a good thing to have a successful businessman as our nominee."

,,,(Roe) said he was drawn to the former governor because of his business background and his experience in dealing with an onerous legislature.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

Look up "Romney Exposed" on youtube..

All the documentation and the contacts, secret bank accounts all suggest Bain Capital was the main source of capital exchange ( laundering) for George HW Bush's South American cocaine
business during the 80's..Remember Mena Arkansas, "The Clinton Chronicles" (incidentally Clinton became president after he made those bones) all fit together very nicely. Face it folks ALL THESE BIG PLAYERS ARE BASICALLY MOB.

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow


I'm not sure I remember Mr Duncan campaigning for Dr Paul or defending Dr Paul when he was being dissed, attacked and slandered by the rest of the gop and press. If I'm wrong I am so sorry but am I wrong?

Talk is talk. 26 years of talk John. What is and has been your position on having troops in over 130 countries?

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

Are you sure about what you

Are you sure about what you posted?

Someone wants to get re elected

Either he's being honest OR he's pandering to the liberty movement. He's a politician so I lean heavily towards PANDERING.

Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws - Mayer Amschel Rothschild

I acutally remember him

I acutally remember him voting with the doc on a couple everyone vs 2 votes.


Love This

BRAVO, Mr. Duncan !

Is it possible that of all the 435 Congress critters, Ron Paul is the only "Living" one that takes Jefferson's words literally:

Quote: "We {the signers of the Declaration of Independence} hold these truths to be self evident, that 'ALL' men {and women} are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these {Rights} are Life, LIBERTY, and the pursuit of Happiness, etc. etc."

Are all Americans happy?????

My wife says when she goes shopping locally, lately, nobody looks happy!

Ron Paul IS my President !



Beesting your post bothers me. You add in brackets '' and women '' to the Declaration. By doing so you are editing history. Women were not given the vote until 1920 so were obviously at the time of the founders not considered equal, neither were the slaves that Jefferson owned at the time. The Declaration is a beautifully written piece of prose and something everyone should aspire to but at the time was a complete contradiction. Also, Americans have a right to the pursuit of happiness and not happiness as a natural right.

An Addition.

Did you know Jake, that the "All men are created equal" phrase means no nobility or class differences shall exist, in our new country, and really has nothing to do with slavery or women's rights .

Reinforced by Article 1:

"No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States, etc. etc."

And please remember this document was written as a letter to the King of England.


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I find it interesting

I find it interesting to read your reference to the Constitution, specifically regarding the "No title of nobility" portion, and a bit further down the page I read in someone else's post "Governor Romney".

It was my position throughout the campaign that he is "former governor", that it is confusing to term him a current governor, and that lending credence to the concept of nobility is harming our nation.

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So... slavery is nothing to

So... slavery is nothing to do with class? Were women also not considered second class citizens?

You are now saying ignore the modern interpretation of it as it doesn't really mean real equality? I mean... really???

Here Is my source:

Dear Jake, Thanks For Your Comment.

Please remember 1776 was/is not 2012.
Jefferson was said to be an abolitionist:


Woman now are Prime Ministers in several countries.

As a Ron Paul supporter in 2012, I feel historical documents should be updated for all the readers who have never, and may never, read the whole 1776 Declaration of Independence, since I feel Dr. Paul was an educator {Because of his knowledge of history.} along with being a Doctor and a 12 term American Congressman.

Have you ever heard the expression, "reading between the lines?"


You've got to be careful not

You've got to be careful not to give a propaganda version of history to suit your own argument. The facts as I stated in my post above are the facts. Yep I've heard about reading inbetween the lines but not in altering the lines to suit your idea of history. If Jefferson was in favour of abolishing slavery, then why did he own slaves at the time of writing his beautiful tome. That is a bit odd don't you think?

Your point about women Prime Ministers completely missed my point that you cannot add in women at your whim to a historical document just to make it look more politically correct when it was clearly NOT the case. By all means use the document for today but don't make out the Declaration was purer than pure, it was in words but NOT in deeds.

stranger still

from the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence:

he has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating

it's most sacred rights of life & liberty in the persons of

a distant people who never offended him, captivating & carrying

them to slavery in another hemisphere,


"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

I Don't Have Time To Debate You, Jake !

You're right, I gave my version of Mr. Jefferson's words, but it's not propaganda.

I think you sir, completely missed my point.

We all live in the year 2012!

You're trying to put the modern 2012 world we live in into the 1776 perspective. That in my opinion, is an impossible feet!

Should we make fun of 1776 clothes styles? 1776 horse and buggy travel?

Here is something I think is important, written in 1752 by Roger Sherman { A signer of the Constitution} See if his English looks like todays:



No I was actually pointing

No I was actually pointing out that in the Declaration Jefferson's words did not mean to him we are 'all' including women and slaves 'equal', you altered the text to suit you. He could certainly have chosen not to reflect the status quo of the times but unfortunately he did not, which is not judging him by today's standards but by anyone's standards. No one is perfect even if their words have purity and resonance.

I find your comments of 'I have no time to debate this with you' very sad as without debate where do we go from here? Oh I know, let's accept the status quo. Where would the DP be with that attitude?

Bur RP's voice was "stilled" censored, twisted, ripped off

I really enjoyed the speach by Duncan Jr very much, and agree with the comment, "50 somethings love RP too". Indeed. Boomer are an elephant in the MSM living room.



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Did this guy support him

while he was running?

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