I have come to the conclusion, as many of you have, that we are a Republic, a Constitutional one, at that.
Being a Republic of this sort, with Article 1, Section 8, delegating the powers to the States not inferred upon the Federal gvt., we have to assume the States hold individually more power than the length of this sentence or the Federal gvt. (note I use "gvt." as opposed to the full spelling as I feel grossed-out whenever that spelling appears).
I have gotten myself into a debate with a few folks over Ron Paul and the 2012 election. I have always sucked @ debating. One of em calling me a CT and that I cannot go back in history and manipulate the data to make RP look good.
Here is one of his statements: "In regards to Ron Paul, he's never going to be the United States President. He failed to get even half as many votes as Obama, or Mitt Romney (2012) and John McCain (2008) in the previous two elections. He's the 21st Century Ross Perot. He has more potential of being a successful business man, than running the country.
...ABOLISH THE IRS!!!
So extrapolating from his statement about that I assume he would END THE FEDERAL INCOME TAX in the process.
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Just a quick observation on the reactions/comments about Ted Cruz.
When people hammer Cruz for being too moderate or off track with the constitution, theres no back lash from folks saying, "He's just playing politics."
I'm happy to see folks hold him accountable but why does Rand get the pass? Why is he just playing politics and Cruz is just an establishment stooge to some folks? I think the Paul brand has clouded the vision of people and are looking for a reason to excuse baby Paul for falling short of being a real principled liberty mind.
Name calling is weak at best. It happens during arguments and in a drive-by format. In the drive-by format the offender is soliciting a response. When you give the offender the desired response, a word is given power. This power is used against us. Thus revealing a weakness in the offended. When name calling is used during an argument it reveals the loser. If you have to resort to name calling, you obviously have nothing left to argue. Remember that sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.
I stroll and scroll onto the Daily Paul, and find that abortion has resurfaced once again.
I tear my hair in despair! For there is always conflict on whether abortion is right or wrong, or evil or justified, or something along those lines.
So at the risk of contradicting myself, I'll weigh in a bit on this issue.
The biggest problem with these debates is that they always obscure the real problem of this issue: that the government has decreed authority to legislate, subsidise and even enforce abortion. Few have ever brought this into focus.
As long as debates on abortion do not address THAT particular problem, participants will be wasting time and energy that is better spent on other things. Free-minded individuals will all have their own views about abortion, and nothing you'll say shall change their minds. But I think we can all agree that governments should stay out, yah?
Spelling words the so called proper way...
it will mean nothing when we ALL arrive at our sudden removal of the veil that covered our earthly bodies.
Created with her Father's
Trillions of planets
And some still claim
Love does not exist
Trillions of shades of Love
And some still refuse to believe
It does not need your helping hands
Created with her Father's
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I am looking for a video from a few years back that was an ode to the movers and shakers. Ron Paul was in it. I wanted to send it to someone. Thanks.
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Seems like in the last few days the US is trying to blame some other country for something to get the US into a war. This country is doing this or this country is doing that. That is a national security issue we need to deal with, Oh that is breaking international law.
From what I understand war is the last step for a failing economy. Countries are avoiding the dollar, the Fed keeps printing money and buying the paper , Investors are taking their money from the U.S. and the US dollar.
How long will it be before the U.S. is third world country?
Recently the site owner posted a thread: "The Daily Paul Is Mostly About Love." I am glad he feels loved here. I once did, it was nice.
I have been coming here for years, doing my best to learn, to teach, and to love. I have tried to open my heart and life, and help "liberty lovers" see the world through my eyes, for the sake of truth. There are things in my past that are incredibly painful to talk about, and I have tried to get over my fear of rejection or shame or whatever it is, and just be honest.