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Blowback is nothing new.

Does this sound like what we have done in Iraq and Afghanistan? A letter of complaint and explanation you might recognize:

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He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

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He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

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Troop Deployment

Dr. Paul has been answering many questions on what happens if you pull all the troops out. Won't there be a major civil war in Iraq?
This article does not necessarily mean that all parts of Iraq will follow the same percentages; however it is interesting to see that attacks are down 90% in the Basra area since the Brits have left.
Occupation has resulted in brutal defiance by the occupied people, whether it was Vietnam or Algeria. One situation does not make a trend but it is a nice start.
http://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/world-news/middle-ea...

You go, tz

keep stokin the fire!

I was thinking of Sam Adams myself when I was reading the cautionary comments.

Pakistan Entangling Alliances

Fresh article from Dr. Paul on the Pakistant situation.

http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2007/tst111107.htm

Wow...

Sweet post...

Definitely puts it into perspective..

This should be national news.

The very thing that defines who we are as a nation, we are now denying by force of death to others.

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"Resistance need not be violent, but the civil disobedience that might be required involves confrontation with the state and invites possible imprisonment." - Ron Paul

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"Resistance need not be violent, but the civil disobedience that might be required involves confrontation with the state and invites possible imprisonment." - Ron Paul

Daily Rant or Daily Paul

I've been reading this website about 6-months, and it seems you guys are losing your focus. I think I see a worrying trend, it seems like things are going a little negative and sometimes tipping into the doomsday scenario.

Let's keep the info positive and on Ron Paul. That's a great way to keep people motivated. I heard in one of the CBS interviews linked from this site yesterday where the Ron Paul turned all of the negatives (against IRS, against Federal Reserve, against Iraq etc...) into positives. Pro liberty, pro personal choice, pro strong national defense... that is the kinda stuff that will keep people motivated. That is the kind of stuff people will get out and march for.

JOhn

I saw that interview

Ron Paul did a beautiful job of turning that around. The guy tried to make it look like Ron Paul was against everything. Ron Paul gently pointed out the ploy the interviewer was using and then restated his positions in positives. Very nicely done.

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Ron Paul 2008

You do know those are not my words.

I will admit a fine line, but the author of those words might be the president Ron Paul is most likely to emulate, and even more to the point, those words are "fighting words" intentionally. And the fact they were directed against the leader of a country named "George".

If you want a calm, positive, apathetic, kumbayah approach, we aren't going to win. Even Ron Paul managed to get indignant after a few uninformed insults.

It is not about persons. It is not about Ron Paul, though he is at the vertex of the movement and personifies the citizen politician. He is only one man, but a righteous one and one who can start and lead the revolution. And it is a revolution, not a wonkish policy tome.

If we cannot even cheer far less exuberantly than most fans for their sports teams, then why bother cheering at all? And when the other team cheats or does a foul we should not challenge it?

And what is at stake? The final destruction of America as a republic. The end of liberty.

If you cannot get heated at having your children and grandchildren living short lives in abject poverty and slavery, at the thought of the USA turning into Zimbabwe - then you have far greater problems than any rants or perceived negativity here.

If a doctor said you had cancer, you would probably be very active in the defense of your body. Our body politic is near terminal. Perhaps chemotherapy is a bit strong, but it is the only thing that will kill the cancer.

Does it matter Ron Paul is honest? Then it matters when his integrity is attacked.

Are his views on issues important? Then it matters when they are distorted.

Does the rule of law matter? Then it matters when the party machine cheats and breaks their own rules to exclude Ron Paul.

This is a revolution, and as many have pointed out revolutions are not civil. I may be overboard, but I would prefer to justify my fire in front of the bema seat than lukewarmness.

Let Ron Paul be Ron Paul, but we are all part of his support. And it is rare to hear the passion criticized so much as the policies. We are called "moonbats" not because we are on fire for liberty, but because we want to eliminate the IRS, Federal Reserve, and DHS. Not even the "conspiracy theories", but a simple return to what the constitution actually says.

Should I ask for a refund for the "5th of november" which is Guy Fawkes day who attempted to blow up parliament? Or the movie V which has other problems? How could Ron Paul possibly want to be associated with it. Yet V is passionate about liberty. And the next major one which commemorates an act of theft and vandalism against the British whose lack of perception resulted in the document I quoted above.

Please go ahead and tell people NOT to contribute to Ron Paul on days commemorating terrorism if you are going to complain that some ways of supporting him are too passionate. I'd rather remember the outrage which led to action and to follow up with my own action.

Revolutions require the utterly diplomatic like Ben Franklin (diplomatic to the point of being a gigolo), the philosophical like John Adams, the perseverance of a Washington, but also the fire and passion of a Thomas Paine and Sam Adams.

It would be nice if the passion could only be positive. But "nice" has gotten us 20 years of betrayal. "Nice" is too often mistaken for weakness.

I would also point out that my pieces - for all their fire - also make strong points. I'm not insulting someone's mother, I'm trying my best to use their arguments and principles against them. Perhaps you didn't read what I was responding to. Reason is fine, but a boring scholarly work is likely to be ignored. And they usually have passion on their side. I try to have both passion and reason.

And even Dr. Paul says we should have fun. Not that we should be quiet and nice and calm. And I probably enjoy to the point of vice to return a cheap shot with a fireball. Are you having fun with your calm approach? Or are you just worrying?

If we lose our focus we will be slightly less effective. If we lose our passion we will lose everything.

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get that jerk!

-Phil Hemingway III

you missed one

He has erected a large number of offices and has sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

"Free government is founded in jealousy, and not in confidence; it is jealousy and not confidence which prescribes limited constitutions." Thomas Jefferson, Kentucky Resolutions of 1798

I didn't want it to be too obvious

But we aren't really doing that in the form of direct taxation harassment in Iran or Afghanistan