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Your Favorite Patriot - Your Most Despised American Traitor

This post started out as "Your Favorite Patriot" but has morphed, in my mind, to "Your Favorite Pariot - Your Most Despised American Traitor".

I've asked this for a reason, and I appreciate your input. Thank you so much for posting a response. I have a motivation for doing this and would like your opinions, thoughts, and ideas.

In a day filled with super-hero's and role models that leave much to be desired, I'd like to create a new set of modern-day 'Super-Hero' trading cards - Patriotic or Patriot Trading Cards filled with America's defenders of liberty and freedom from the past...and present. My idea just expanded to include on one side, the Patriot, and on the other side, an American Traitor.

Think of it - what a great gift for your youngster - they can trade them with their friends, collect them, take them to school and show them to their teachers (what a blast that would be). Add to that lunch boxes, back-packs, and other truly patriot gear to outfit the young up and coming freedom fighters of America.

So, what do you think DP? Am I crazy? Are you in? I'd not really care about the profits; they could be donated to organizations like DP, CFL, RTR, and to support candidates that line up with our founders.

My thought is that we've got to get creative on funding here in tough times.

I've got some of your suggestions to date on who to elect to the 'Patriots Hall of Fame' (of which I'm looking for a web designer to help me put up the site, www.PatriotHallofFame.com). Keep em coming. Why don't we pick the top 100 patriots of our country to start.



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I second the Traitor vote for Alexander Hamilton!

He was NWO scum before there was an NWO! A money master to the very core.

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"The consolidation of the states into one vast republic, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of the ruin which has overwhelmed all those that have preceded it."

- Robert E. Lee, 1866

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RON PAUL 2012

most despised traitor,

alexander hamilton. he talked the people into the constitution by guaranteeing them the rights that he turned around and helped destroy.

Very simple...

Favorite: Dr. Ron Paul
Despised: Nancy Pelosi, Bawney Fwank, Dodd, Schumer, Waters, and especially Charlie Rangel, R. Emmanuel, Bill/Hillary Clinton, Both Bushs', O. Snowe, Spector, Bill Bradley, and so many more.

SMEDLEY BUTLER > NEEDS A MONUMENT

THIS DUDE NEEDS A MONUMENT

IF IT WEREN'T FOR SMEDLEY, USA WOULD HAVE ENTERED WW2 ON HITLERS SIDE.

WHY DO I SAY SUCH A DARNED THING?

WELL IT WAS SMEDLEY BUTLER WHO SINGLE HANDEDLY BLEW THE WHISTLE ON THE BUSINESS PLOT.

A PLOT CONTRIVED BY BIG BUSINESS TO RUN A COUP AGAISNT FDR - IT WAS A FASCIST PLOT.

HENCE IF THE PLOT WOULD HAVE SUCCEEDED, WE WOULD HAVE ENTERED THE WAR ON HITLERS SIDE.

TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS MAN NAMED SMEDLEY BUTLER .

PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO > The "Business Plot" (also the Plot Against FDR and the White House Putsch) was an alleged political conspiracy in 1933 wherein wealthy businessmen and corporations plotted a coup détat to overthrow United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1934, the Business Plot was publicly revealed by retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler testifying to the McCormack-Dickstein Congressional Committee. In his testimony, Butler claimed that a group of men had approached him as part of a plot to overthrow Roosevelt in a military coup. One of the alleged plotters, Gerald MacGuire, vehemently denied any such plot. In their final report, the Congressional committee supported Butler's allegations of the existence of the plot, but no prosecutions or further investigations followed, and the matter was mostly forgotten. On July 17, 1932, thousands of World War I veterans converged on Washington, D.C., set up tent camps, and demanded immediate payment of bonuses due them according to the Adjusted Service Certificate Law of 1924. This "Bonus Army" was led by Walter W. Waters, a former Army sergeant. The Army was encouraged by an appearance from retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler, who had considerable influence over the veterans, being one of the most popular military figures of the time. A few days after Butler's arrival, President Herbert Hoover ordered the marchers removed, and their camps were destroyed by US Army cavalry troops under the command of General Douglas MacArthur. Butler, although a self-described Republican, responded by supporting Roosevelt in that year's election. In a 1995 History Today article Clayton Cramer argued that the devastation of the Great Depression had caused many Americans to question the foundations of liberal democracy. "Many traditionalists, here and in Europe, toyed with the ideas of Fascism and National Socialism; many liberals dallied with Socialism and Communism." Cramer argues that this explains why some American business leaders viewed fascism as a viable system to both preserve their interests and end the economic woes of the Depression.

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=THE+CORPORATION&emb=0&...

Yes

and you would think he would be taught in the schools history books.

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

They don't even teach General Smedley D. Butler in the Marines !

The Marine Corps mentions his name with a pointed finger before its mouth with a Shhh...

In all my 5 years in the Corps, I heard his name once in boot camp, and USMC Camp Smedley Butler, in Okinawa, Japan.

I was out of the Marine Corps 30 years before I found about General Butler on the Internet !

Great idea!

Ad the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. bump

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

The Unknown Minot Soldier

One year ago, six nuclear weapons left the Minot Air Force Base without proper clearance. Five were recovered. I am nominating whomever tipped off the news resulting in the recovery of five of these weapons. Maybe this person isn't alive anymore. Air Force personel associated with loading the wapons have been having fatal accicents as recently as one week ago. Whomever tipped off the press may have saved lives.
http://www.legitgov.org/minot_afb_nukes_oddities.html
http://groups.google.com/group/misc.activism.progressive/msg...

Benjamin Rush - was the

Benjamin Rush - was the Founder who's discussions with Thomas Paine prompted Paine to write "Common Sense". Rush also secured in secret the publisher for Paine-- no small task since it was an act of treason. That single book helped dramatically to convert a mere rebellion into a move towards independence. Before the "Revolution" it was well known in "Philadelphia" that Rush usually had his hands in any local political activism if not personally, then indirectly. He was a doctor by trade and in 1777 became the surgeon-general of the middle department of the Continental Army-- which he resigned from in 1778 due to personal disagreements with the Army Medical service (namely Dr. William Shippen, Jr). He signed the Declaration of Independence and and also attended the Continental Congress. He was the appointed treasurer of the U.S. Mint from 1797-1813. In 1803, Thomas Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis to study under Rush in preparation for the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

He was also one of the earliest abolitionists whom wrote many pamphlets one in 1773 entitled "An Address to the Inhabitants of the British Settlements in America, upon Slave-Keeping." Unlike most of the early calls to end the slave trade-- he called for an end for slavery in general. He was also unique in that he publicly stated that African's, nor any person of color, was inherently inferior in intellect or moral capacity.

Other accomplishments include: Produced the first American textbook on chemistry. Educated over 3,000 medical students. Disregarded personal safety and stayed in Philadelphia during the yellow fever breakout of 1793 treating over 100 patients a day. Founded the Dickinson College (a private liberal arts college within Carlisle, Pennsylvania). Is known as the "Father of American Psychiatry". Was instrumental in reconciling the friendship of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams.

Here is a comment from him on equal education for women: " I know that the elevation of the female mind, by means of moral, physical and religious truth, is considered by some men as unfriendly to the domestic character of a woman. But this is the prejudice of little minds, and springs from the same spirit which opposes the general diffusion of knowledge among the citizens of our republics."

His friends included : Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine and many other patriots and Founders.

Despite his flaws-- for everyone has some-- I am very proud to say that I am a direct descendant of this man.

Sorry for my long winded explanation. However you did ask for reasons, so I felt obliged to give them.
Sincerely,
Benjamin Alan Rush

Keep this bumped

mel gibson

when he freed his son from the british, with his two younger sons as snipers in the woods.

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

Trading Cards?

Perhaps they might stoke some curiosity and provoke a wikipedia search. But, if I'm not mistaken, kids usually see an athlete or movie character, and either identify or idolize them, then think its cool to have a card with their hero on it.

A bunch of cards with people they know little or nothing about probably won't (IMHO) inspire great enthusiasm or interest.

Although, I'd love to have a bunch of cards with "Who is John Galt" or "Who is Ron Paul" or "A is A" to leave around ;-D

Or a deck of cards with all the Neocon kleptocrats - Bernanke, Paulson, Bush, Cheney, et...

Thats an excellet idea!!

Maybe we should actually pursue that one! They may inspire interest if they were done in a way that is flashy such as a well drawn picture on the front- with achievements and beliefs on the back. There could also be cards which show moments of great valor or patriotism- then on its back would have a description of the event and people involved. These could definitely be marketed as an educational aide in private schools and home schooling. You could draw in those who were not exactly educated outside the box by advertising using those famous heroes (TRUE patriots) like Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Thomas Paine, etc., as your examples on on the box or package. Of course inside would be other patriots who don't have the name value but are also EXTREMELY important to the cause of liberty!!
Just some more of my ramblings. :-D

Great Idea - Educate Americans about those bringing tyranny...

One could almost include every congressperson over the last 30 years in Washingon - but how about a the Americas Greatest Villains - those who've done the greatest damage to destroy our nation...

I got it - a double-sided trading card - on one side put Ron Paul, and the other side put Ben Bernanke. On one side put Smedley Butler, and on the other side put David Rockefeller.

The Political Patriot
Putting Principle Above Party
1-888-NO-AMERO

Restore the Foundations - "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?"

What a great question and idea for website!!!

Lets see, mmmm, there are a few.....

All Founders of the U.S.(of course)
Dr. Ron Paul
G.Edward Griffin
Marc Emery
Eustace Mullins
Ludwig Von Mises
Adam Kokesh
Ayn Rand
Jesse Ventura
Baron de Montesquieu, Charles-Louis de Secondat
Swinburne Clymer
Claude Frederic Bastiat
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Henry David Thoreau
Voltaire
And....all of us plebes who have the greatest responsibility to ensure freedom!

RP, walk the talk.

RP, walk the talk.

Frederic Bastiat - The law

Frederic Bastiat - The law perverted! He is pure inspiration.

G. Edward Griffin For his interviews, books, and his life long didication to liberty.

Roger Serman; Advocate for honest money; Author of the 10th Amendment; Spoke out against Bills of Credit & Paper money scams.

Ludwig von Mises: For standing by the truth.

Walter Reddy

For having the balls to start up the Committees of Safety and Edwin Vieira for his intellectual prowess.
I am proud to call both of them friends and Patriots of the second American Revolution.

In the Modern day

1. Ron Paul
2. John F. Kennedy- died exposing what we are battling today Fed & NWO
3. Larry McDonald
4. All Paulites

Past & True Patriots :
1. George Washington
2. Thomas Jefferson
3. George Patton
4. American people- WAKE UP !

New Patriot's :
1. Adam Kokesh
2. Jesse Ventura
3. Peter Schiff
4. Andrew Neopolitano

"Ask not what your country can do
for you, Ask what you can do for
your country."
John F. Kennedy 1961

"Freedom is a right that can never be won in war,only by each individual "

Steve Hassan!

Helping to deprogram cult victims for over 30 years!

Adam Kokesh

Bravery for your countries principles not the government's agenda.
A patriot in the highest order, to serve in a war and come back to protest it with the people and inform when in these times that can be dangerous is indeed worthy of a super patriot. Do not forget We are Change, they are making the corrupt nervous and that is the real revolution.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_gcwVcqCcc

Enjoy

Also agree on all the daily paulers as a strong second in the patriot best of category.

The Last Patriot that saved the Republic in 1934 !

U.S. Marine General Smedley Darlington Butler (The Fighting Quaker)

General Smedley Darlington Butler, in secret--but leaked--testimony, tied together the Liberty League, the American Legion, and a coterie of native fascists in a bizarre plot to march on Washington and make a puppet out of Roosevelt.

In 1934 Marine General Smedley D. Butler went public after he was approached by Wall Street and offered up to 300 million dollars to lead an army of 500,000 WW I veterans equipped with munitions from Remington Arms Company to Washington D.C., in order to overthrow the U.S. Government by force, declare himself [Butler] the, "American Mussolini", and hold President Franklin D. Roosevelt prisoner, and get rid of him if he refused to serve as their puppet in a Fascist dictatorship they planned to impose and control.

Instead he chose to uncover the plot, afraid if he reused that they would get Army General Douglas MacArthur to carry out the plot.

The plotters selected him because he was a war hero who was popular with the troops. The plotters felt his good reputation was important to make the troops feel confident that they were doing the right thing by overthrowing a democratically elected president. However, this was a mistake: Butler was popular with the troops because he identified with them. That is, he was a man of the people, not the elite. When the plotters approached General Butler with their proposal to lead the coup, he pretended to go along with the plan at first, secretly deciding to betray it to Congress at the right moment.

General Butler said that The backing of the revolution reportedly came from the American Liberty League which was headed by Morgan and DuPont. Heavy contributors, included, "the Pitcairn family (Pittsburgh Plate Glass), Andrew W. Mellon Associates, Rockefeller Associates, E. F. Hutton Associates, William S. Knudsen (General Motors), leaders of U.S. Steel, Standard Oil, Chase National Bank, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and the Pew family (Sun Oil Associates)."

At the time of General Butlers death he was the most decorated U.S. Marine in history. General Butler received the Congressional Medal of Honor twice. The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor against an enemy force.

General Butler could of been a wealthy man, but chose to be a man of the people not the elite and left an estate valued at $2,000.

As a Lieutenant, General Butler had a large U.S. Marine Corps Globe Eagle and Anchor tattooed on his torso. Part of that tattoo (Central America) was shot off during the 1900 Chinese Boxer Rebellion at San Tan Pating.

http://www.huppi.com/kangaroo/Coup.htm

Gotta love General Butler

My husband was in the Marine Corps. When I had learned of Gen. Butler I told my husband, he told me that he had learned of him in basic training (or maybe it was in his specialty school following basic) and that he was very highly regarded. Definitely a hero!

When I was in the Corps '60-65

The only two times I heard of General Butlers name in five years (only mentioned) once in boot-camp and, "Camp Smedley Butler", Okinawa, Japan. Because he was "Truther", even though he had two Medals of Honor, the U.S. Postal Service chose not to honor him with a postage stamp, but four other Marines, and only one with two Medals of Honor like Butler. http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/four-marines-stamps-usps.jpg

The Marines never taught us about Butler, and if they did, I may of not went to Cuba and Vietnam and they would still be looking for me.

I have a 4th cousin (same surname) who just joined the Marines delayed entry program, I just sent him General Butler's, "War is a Racket", book along with, "Maverick Marine: General Smedley D. Butler and the Contradictions of American Military History", and "The Plot to Sieze the White House". After reading those books, I hope he changes his mind and goes to college instead.

Jules Archer in The Plot to Seize the White House (1973) notes that Butler told reporters:

"All we soldiers are asking is that the nation give us the same break that is being given the manufacturers, the bankers, the industrialists. . . . Jimmie [VFW leader James Van Zandt] and I are going around the country (Butler, and his trusted friend and ally, Van Zandt, visited 20 towns in 21 days) trying to educate the soldiers out of the sucker class." p. 129

More >> http://coat.ncf.ca/our_magazine/links/53/vfw.html

Here's one more...Timothy Geithner

Because apparently he doesn't believe in paying the IMMORAL federal income tax.

Maybe he'll abolish the IRS!!!

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

You may want to read-up on his story a bit

It's not quite as noble as you think.

That was a little joke I was attempting...

Did you really think I was sincere???

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Ludwig von Mises

After all, he DID move to America.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Ayn Rand

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayn_Rand

Perhaps not my favorite patriot, but this novelist, philosopher and patriot did more to wake me up that anyone else.

It seems Ron Paul was impressed enough with her to name his son Rand Paul.

Excellent choice.

Now I have to think of someone else!

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

John Wilkes Booth

Favorite patriot is John Wilkes Booth.

Clint Eastwood ..

Not the actor who I dont know but the Hollywood roles that he played.
Why cant I pick fictional charactors? Isnt most history embelished fiction anyhow?

well, in that case...

...i'll throw in V, from V for Vendetta. oh, and william wallace from braveheart. i know he really existed, but i dont know that he was the man that ws portrayed as him in the movie, so i choose mel's version.

"The state is the great myth where everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else." - Frederic Bastiat

Oh, I Would Be Remiss

Illinois Governor-- John Altgeld ("The Forgotten Eagle) and Frederick Douglas (The Great Emancipator).

Sheldon Waxman
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www.thelawyer.info
www.independentcontractor.info

Sorry, Just Not To Look Like A Chauvinist

Janis Joplin and Pat Benatar. Hit me with your best shot. The results should be added and posted.

Sheldon Waxman
sheldonw72@gmail.com
www.thelawyer.info
www.independentcontractor.info

Aimee Allen- the R3volution Song Rocks!

Patrick Henry- my favorite political quote comes from him
Aaron Russo- For the courage to make Freedom to Fascisml
Ron Paul - for inspiring us all by his Presidential run

Libera me, let the truth break, what my fears make--Leslie Phillips

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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Me

Read my book. "In The Teeth of The Wind--A Study of Power and How to Fight It".

I like Thomas Jefferson but don't like him as a person. His jihad against Aaron Burr was shameful. Aaron Burr is a hero to me. Thomas Paine also a favorite, Bastiat and John Stuart Mill and Milton Friedman too.

Sheldon Waxman
sheldonw72@gmail.com
www.thelawyer.info
www.independentcontractor.info

Stonewall Jackson

greatest military commander ever.....

for our time, michael badnarik.

The king of the wild frontier!

Because he reminds me of Ron Paul:

Like Ron Paul, Davy Crockett was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Also like Ron Paul, he changed his mind on only one vote while in office.

"You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas."

Murray Rothbard

"Free-market capitalism is a network of free and voluntary exchanges in which producers work, produce, and exchange their products for the products of others through prices voluntarily arrived at." Capitalism versus Statism, 1972

Andrew Jackson

He destroyed the central bank and paid off the national debt.

Gotta add Hunter S. Thompson, George Carlin, Ayn Rand, and Nigel Farage to the list.

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The United States is a nation of laws, badly written and randomly enforced. - Frank Zappa

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Smedley Butler, a TRUE Patriot

He exposed the planned 'coup' in the US in 1933.

He also was the most decorated Marine.

He wrote, 'War is a Racket'

Word

Go Smedley!!

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Favorite Patriot

Gen. Patrick Roynan Cleburne CSA, a lowly 2 star general who had enough common sense to call for the freeing of slaves if they agreed to fight in order to gain the freedom of a nation. He was able to gain the agreement of almost 80% of slave holders to his proposal, which would have put almost a million men at arms & undermined the North's political advantage on the world stage. He was shot down by politicians. One notable politician the CSA Sec of State felt it was a poor economic decision. How poor an idea can it be to give up an asset in one form in order to gain freedom & elevate a people to loyal neighbors?

Good one!

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All of you are my favorite Patriots because you speak the Truth!

"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you."
Thomas Jefferson

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