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Thank you for a great ride, and for 8 years of support!
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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:


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:

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On a lighter, more positive note,

There are plenty of reasons to vote for the other republican candidates, and things to laud in their record. I'll think of more, but look at all the good they have done and will do:

Medicare Part D will diffuse the demographic time-bomb - just after they restrict coverage to drugs imported from China.

Illegal immigration is a serious domestic problem. How else could you afford a live-in housekeeper?

There should be no complaints any more about long lines at Customs, as long as you come back via Mexico.

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RINOs should be extinct!

They mentioned the Daily Paul, so I will post an excerpt, but he is bothered by all that money coming in from people who believe in smaller government, lower taxes, and generally what the democrats came over to vote for Ronald Reagan when he campaigned.

(Please post comments about my Civility to the earlier thread).

He doesn't mention that Reagan won BECAUSE of all the CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRATIC support - because the Democrats left their roots.

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My Response to the Call of "The Loft" at to be Civil.

I am tired of being told to be "civil". Until about a decade ago I would try to support the GOP. I'd work hard to get a conservative elected only to have a well funded RINO go against them (shall we forget Spectre v. Toomey in PA?), and then if we succeeded the RINOs would tell everyone "vote your conscience if you don't like the conservatism of our candidate".

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Remember, remember the 5th of November.

when liberty rekindled it's flame.
There will be no reason
in this campaign season
for patriots to act like they're tame.

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A Nonsupporter who should be

One market technician who gets it is at:

But he seems to consider Ron Paul and his supporters "Moon Bats".

He has a petition to fix the fallout of the mortgage mess:

I think Rep. Paul would support it, and could introduce it as an Act, but I don't have any way of contacting the campaign. I think supporters of this petition and supporters of Ron Paul should be on the same page.

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Valueless Voter's Debate if Huckabee Doesn't Clarify.

A son named Saul, an impressive young man without equal among the Israelites—a head taller than any of the others. - 1 Samuel 9:2

Saul didn't work out so well, David was after God's own heart.

But Janet Folger and others take the straw poll (who picked the delegates) to mean Huckabee is anointed as candidate.

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A forgotten verse from America the Beautiful

O beautiful, for Pilgrim feet, - whose stern impassioned stress, / a thoroughfare for freedom beat - across the wilderness! / America! America! God mend thine every flaw / Confirm they soul in self control, thy liberty in law!

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Crisis, Levithan, and the 4th Turning

Our host has reviewed the book The Fourth Turning on his site and I would suggest everyone read it.

It is one reason, that except it might be slightly early, that a Ron Paul presidency is a certainty.

The part of the cycle we are about to encounter is the Kondratieff winter, or what the authors of the 4th turning call "Crisis". It happens every 4th generation, and was the origin of our revolutionary war (tax and regulation), the civil war, the great depression through WW2, and now.

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Blast from the past - 1981 Libertarians for life has the text of something Ron Paul wrote back in 1981. Ron Paul hasn't grown in office or rediscovered or flip-flopped (noting "flipper" was one of those we encountered in Iowa who was there to explain Romney's positions, maybe he was of the class of 7474 (EEs will understand the reference)).

A realignment is taking place. Anti-war, Anti-state (as far as it is utterly stupid), Anti micromanagement, Anti-theft - er, I mean tax (if A and B vote to rob C, why is it called taxation and not theft?).

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Keyes in the 2000 Iowa caucuses, Paul in 2008

I can't find the article, but a google search of "Keyes Iowa Caucus" returns quite a few entries. If I remember right he came in second with 14%. I would note that it was mainly the work of one man who cajoled as many delegates to get to the caucuses and vote.

I was an Alan Keyes supporter in 2000, and he had a fraction of the exposure, name recognition, much less the supporters then as Ron Paul has now. Nor was the internet as integral to the process as it is now.

Paul and Keyes do share the philosophy of the founding fathers.

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The next CRITICAL hurdle - Iowa 8/11 Straw Poll

Friday, Pat Buchanan wrote an article,

about Rudy and John not wanting to be in Iowa's 8/11 straw poll. Two months from now. What if Ron Paul had a strong showing? What will it take? If he gets strong support here, I think he will just build on the momentum. And there should be enough Iowans annoyed at the GrinOP to help. Any suggestions?


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Wouldn't it be nice to carry clean water for the GOP?

Vox Day asks Rush to endorse Paul

Vox puts it better than I. Maybe Rush will listen and act instead of complaining about how bad his "friends" are.

Put simply, ought you endorse someone who says they agree with you but is also agreeable with the enemy every time it matters, or someone who you agree with 90% but has principles and has never violated them? In the former, we've been lucky to get 20% on the stuff we agree on.

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Ronaldus Magnus II

Come on Rush, you know you want to endorse him. You must be tired of the big spending mushy liberals (no, !'m a moderate!) you have to grudgingly defend. If you want someone you can be support without compromise, simply endorse someone who has never compromised.

Remembering back to the FIRST debate at the Ronald Reagan Library, who is the most Reagan like? Someone with the same first name. Who believes in America first. Who believes in smaller government and less taxes.

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More buzz

1. Where's the mass of cyber-puffer-fish for Tancredo, Thompson, Hunter, whomever. Paul is well on the radar like a thunderhead.

2. Where it will matter will be in Iowa, Arizona, and New Hampshire. The Bushbots will show up at the polls and caucuses, but they are visible and part of the party machine. Paul's supporters are grass-roots. They haven't figured out they are fighting an insurgency. A distributed system. Something hard to count. There's plenty of time to get organized to do a surprise in the early races.

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