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MSM: Ron Paul and Libertarians were right all along

If you have a friend or family member on the fence about our movement, share this article from Politico:

"In 2007, Ron Paul warned that an economy based on debt and cheap money from the Federal Reserve was not sustainable, but the economy was booming and nobody wanted to listen. After the crash of 2008, they started listening.

In 2007, Paul criticized excessive federal spending, but with a Republican in the White House Republicans weren’t much interested. When Obama opened taxpayers’ wallets, they listened.

In 2007, Paul criticized endless military intervention, but most Republicans were content to repeat, “The surge is working.” By 2012, even Republicans were getting weary of 10 years of war. They listened.

In 2007, Ron Paul said that Congress and the president should not act outside their powers under the Constitution, but Republicans didn’t want to hear about unconstitutional acts by a Republican president. After the bailouts and the health care takeover and Obama’s unauthorized war in Libya, they listened."

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Not Really

David Boaz is a long-time libertarian. When I see the same thing writen by a statist (or former statist), I'll be more impressed.

But I'm glad Politico published it. And I'm really glad Ron Paul is still around to see it.

What do you think?

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“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Too little too late....but

Too little too late....but I'll take what I can get.

"He's catchin' on, I'm tellin' ya."

What matters to me is who reads Politico. This great piece reads like something normally seen on Reason. Nice every time the message exceeds the reach of the echo chamber.

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.

I disagree with this sentence:

The only disagreement I have is with this sentence:

"And we can date the birth of the tea party movement to that very week."

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!

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Written by a libertarian, so it may be dismissed

It's not written by someone who saw the light. It's written by one of the lights. Everything Boaz wrote was true...but is it going to be read by the typical political junkie?

Interesting that he mentions "1984" as a new best-seller. I picked it out from my personal collection of dead tree books about a month ago as something to read while on a 4 day trip. I'd read it years and years ago and thought I knew it well enough to be a simple romp through memory-land. It turned out to be a mind bender.

One Party
Continuous War
Deleted records/manipulated history
Changing alliances: fighting Al Quaeda, allies with Al Quaeda
Constant surveillance
TSA body-language/face-expression interpreters
Militarized police
FBI stings to create terrorists
Indefinite detention, disappearing people
Michelle Obama's lunch program
Obsesssion with sports
Manipulated emotions toward other countries
Computer screens that watch you

The things above were predicted by Orwell. Still to happen are show trials, general alcoholism, Day of Hate.

I read "1984" as an easy walk through memories of college. It became a general survey of the present, and a foreboding of the future.

Politico is read by most hard core political junkies

And well respected in political circles. It is also read by most of the Senate and Congress. Hell, even George Bush admits he reads it.

Very influential venue, and also a seemingly moderate site to link to for potential members of our movement.

Speaking of 1984, check out this quote from 1975, it will blow your mind:

"If this government ever became a tyrant, if a dictator ever took charge in this country, the technological capacity that the intelligence community has given the government could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back because the most careful effort to combine together in resistance to the government, no matter how privately it was done, is within the reach of the government to know. Such is the capability of this technology.

I don't want to see this country ever go across the bridge. I know the capacity that is there to make tyranny total in America, and we must see to it that this agency and all agencies that possess this technology operate within the law and under proper supervision so that we never cross over that abyss. That is the abyss from which there is no return."

Senator Frank Church, August 17, 1975

link to article

Jungle - the link directs to page 2, can you or a mod replace it?

Maybe I'm just an idiot - I thought the the article began oddly but didn't realize until I got to the bottom and saw page "2"

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

Done, thanks

For picking that up

from the establishment's point of view, would be great if there was a libertarian president in the white house to blame when the ship goes down, wouldn't it?

water is wet


"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

He's been right about a lot more than that,

going back to when his political career began.

they listened

yea right and still ain't heard SHIT !!!!!!

Dr. Paul's persistence, dedication and determination

Is a force to be reckoned with. He has almost single-handedly upended the entire American political system.

I think his perseverance has paid off, and is coming to fruition. As long as we focus on spreading Dr. Paul's message we will win. I think it's inevitable.