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58 votes

Oklahoma Convention Challenge Fund Now Active!

After the tremendous outpouring of support show nationally by supporters of the cause of Liberty, the Oklahoma Conservative Values Delegates - also known as the Parking Lot Patriots - have formed a "Legal Defense Fund". I prefer to call it the "Convention Challenge Fund". Specifically, the purpose of this fund is to pay for the attorneys involved and offset travel and lodging expenses of those making the complaint. A website - www.okliberty.com - has been set up to coordinate fundraising and share information, including Rules, laws, and evidence.

18 votes

Pamphleteers of the Revolution

What do we mean by the Revolution? The War? That was no part of the Revolution; it was only an effect and a consequence of it. The Revolution was in the minds of the people, and this was effected, from 1760 to 1775, in the course of fifteen years before a drop of blood was shed at Lexington. The records of thirteen legislatures, the pamphlets, newspapers in all the colonies, ought to be consulted during that period to ascertain the steps by which the public opinion was enlightened and informed concerning the authority of Parliament over the colonies. John Adams to Jefferson, 1815

15 votes

UPDATE: WIN in CA! Bloated Bureaucracy is No Life Raft for California’s Sinking Ship

The so-called California Cancer Research Act up for a vote is a misnomer. According to the measure, funds collected from California taxpayers are allowed to be spent researching elsewhere, including other countries. In an already bankrupt state, the $735 million projected to be raised yearly by this new tax will not help balance the budget or do a thing to pay down the $10 billion deficit.

56 votes

Watch Out for the Hole!

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters,
by Portia Nelson.

From her book, There's a Hole in My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self-Discovery. Spotted on p.32 of the The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

Chapter One

I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost. . .
I am helpless.
It is not my fault.
It takes forever to find my way out.

Chapter Two

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it.
I fall in.
I can’t believe I am in the same place.
But it isn’t my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter Three

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it there.
I still fall in . . . It’s a habit.
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

Chapter Four

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

Chapter Five

I walk down another street.







64 votes

Blue Republican or Red Democrat? The rEVOLution Crosses Party Lines

The newest and fastest growing political grouping in the USA is driven by the idea that the problems that are facing the nation today have been caused not just by the Left wing or the Right wing, but by the mainstream of both parties, which have for years been eliminating our civil rights, sponsoring and benefiting from a crony corporatist economic system, and operating a militaristic foreign policy, seemingly to the benefit of a military industrial complex more than that to the benefit of the nation.

This growing group of anti-Republicrats are mostly young people who’ve been educating themselves about their nation and its workings – rather than relying on the typically dull mainstream media that continue to filter events through the mistaken ideas that the Democrats and Republicans have fundamentally different political perspectives, and that on any particular issue, one of the parties will know the best political direction for the nation.

In 2012, most of these post-partisan Americans who say to America’s political duopoly, “Pox on both your houses”, are supporting Ron Paul for president, even though very many of them have never before identified Republican.

17 votes

Ron Paul Stock or secede and join China

I joke privately with my Liberty friends that Georgia should secede from the U.S. and join China to cap off the support for Government control. Every day there are new cameras going up at intersections all over Atlanta. On July 1st our state will succumb to the 2005 Real ID Act http://www.dds.ga.gov/sec.... Ben Swann reported on the GOP support for the NDAA this week. And every Republican congressman from Georgia voted for CISPA.

55 votes

Oklahoma: Time to follow the Rules

There comes a point where a stand must be taken. Organizations are governed by Rules just as society is ruled by Laws. As a Republican, I hold the Rules of the Republican Party in high regard. When they are violated it must be addressed, or else we have anarchy and chaos. These are not small things. They are the very structural foundation of our political party. Without these Rules, we are a mob.

88 votes

If You Meet The Buddha On The Road, Kill Him

A parable, in which you may (or may not) find meaning.

Question:

I have heard the phrase,"If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him!," many times. Can you explain this?

Answer:

It actually comes from an old koan attributed to Zen Master Linji, (the founder of the Rinzai sect). It’s a simple one:

"If you meet the Buddha, kill him."

I’m sure you already realize that it’s not literal. The road, the killing, and even the Buddha are all symbolic.

195 votes

It’s Romney’s to Lose: Here’s How He Does It

Many of Ron Paul's supporters are currently abuzz with a letter that was written by Jennifer Sheehan, the RNC's legal council in 2008, which appears to state that no state delegate to the GOP convention is bound by his state to vote for a particular candidate. The excitement derives from the fact that if it were true, an outright Romney victory in the first round of voting at the convention in Tampa would be rather unlikely. But if it is not true - and I am sure the GOP will change rules if necessary to make it untrue - there may be just as much excitement to be had in the possibility of something that is rather more in the control of Paul's supporters.

It's the big "What if?" question that the letter begs but that few have asked.

What if Paul's supporters just ignore the binding rules and vote their consciences? What if, in Tampa, all those Paul supporters who are bound by state rules to vote for Romney put the ball firmly back in the GOP's court, and say, "Your move"?

One's first reaction might be to point out that if that were possible, it would have happened before.

But that would be a mistake. The GOP is now in uncharted territory.

302 votes

Doug Wead “We are not out, We are Up!” The fight has just begun!

Doug Wead Senior advisor to the Ron Paul 2012 campaign joins Daily Paul Radio with Kurt Wallace for ‘Doug Wead ‘We are not out, We are Up!’ The fight has just begun!’ to discuss today’s email from the Ron Paul campaign and the media spin that Ron Paul has ended his campaign. Doug also explains the reasons for the campaign allocating resources to win this primary election with the delegate strategy and the need for help to fight the corruption state by state.

Listen Here!

12 votes

Ron Paul Has Not Quit: It’s the Delegates, Dummy

For at least a year, Ron Paul has been ignored by the media and has been dealing with that resoundingly well. In a move that will give him a little attention in the media – since it fits the message that is often echoed of Mitt Romney being the GOP nominee – Ron Paul announced today in a letter to supporters that he will not campaign for the popular vote in states that have yet to held their primaries.

In his under-reported IDD strategy (“It’s the Delegates, Dummy”), Paul has focused on the fact that presidential nominees are chosen by delegates, not by popular vote. Paul’s campaign has focused to date especially on states that allow committed Republican Party members to have a greater voice in the process. States like Iowa, Nevada, Maine, Louisiana, Washington, and Colorado have been states where Paul supporters have made tremendous inroads in winning party leadership positions and being influential in the national delegate selection process. While many states have yet to finish the delegate selection process, it increasingly looks like Paul could dominate the nationwide delegate process called long ago in Romney’s favor.

4 votes

The Best of Alex Castellanos

Alex Castellanos, TV commentator for CNN gives his views on redistribution of wealth. Castellanos says that if politicians had to take the money from the citizens personally, they would not be so enthusiastic about redistributing wealth. He thinks that if we let people keep their own money and decide how to spend it, they will do a better job than the government. He explained that the government is far away from the decision-making and therefore, can not make efficient decisions. Finally, he is in favor doing anything we can to reduce and mitigate redistribution of wealth.

14 votes

Gold: A Most Civilized Investment

The week before last, Warren Buffett's right-hand man and Berkshire Hathaway's vice chairman, Charles Munger, told CNBC, "Gold is a great thing to sew into your garments if you're a Jewish family in Vienna in 1939... but I think civilized people don't buy gold; they invest in productive businesses."

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