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Below is a four paragraph excerpt from this morning's “Early June Issue”  ©2012 - The Privateer (reproduced with permission)


The US establishment is happy in their work. We know this because President Obama called Mitt Romney personally on May 30 to congratulate him on winning the Republican nomination. On May 29, Mr Romney had won the Texas primary vote, thereby gaining on paper the required 1440 delegates for nomination. Mr Obama's campaign spokesman told the eager mainstream press that Mr Obama had told Mr Romney that: "He looked forward to an important and healthy debate about America's future."

There are many inside and outside the US who have been looking forward to an important and healthy debate about America's future for a long time. Sadly, they all know that this is NOT going to happen in a contest between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney for the presidency. So does the US establishment and both the major political parties. The only "loose cannon" in their political roadmap was Ron Paul. On June 6, Dr Paul personally acknowledged that he will not be the Republican nominee.

Dr Paul has never made any secret of his goal, which was not so much to gain the Republican nomination but to: "Grow our movement and shape the future of the GOP" (Grand Old Party - aka Republican party). He talks about hundreds of his supporters who will be at the Tampa Republican convention: "...ready and willing to push the Republican Party back to its limited government, liberty roots". The problem here is that the Republican Party is one of the entrenched political fronts (the other is the Democratic Party) of the US establishment. To push ANY establishment party towards liberty is impossible without pushing the political and financial establishment off their perch as those who hold POWER in the US.

That takes more than a political "movement", it takes a political REVOLUTION. Revolutions do not have to be violent but they are not spawned from WITHIN the establishment they are trying to overthrow. The best faint hope for the Republican party is that Mr Romney goes down to defeat at the hands of Mr Obama in November. That would at least highlight the folly of continuing to avoid a debate on political principles in favour of a popularity contest as to which candidate is the most politically presentable.