I believe the reason that Dr. Paul says if you cannot protect life you cannot protect liberty [rough quote] is along the lines of Martin Niemoller's quote https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came...
First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.
Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.
i.e. if we cannot protect the first lead off to slaughter we will not be able to protect the next and finally there will be no one to protect us. It is no wonder that the ptb support pain, suffering and death around the world as well as torture when we have such a low view of life starting with inception. It is all linked if I understand Dr. Paul correctly.
Additionally one may also link "pro-choice" with pro-democracy where the 2 wolves and a 1 lamb take a vote on what to have for dinner. Sadly, the unborn have no voice in the matter and are over-powered by the right of choice.
It is no wonder that the public arena now includes talk of "death panels" under Obamacare, after birth abortion for 2 year olds, and death by drone for untried US Citizens.
How are we going to protect Liberty and Justice for all if we do not start at the beginning of life?
I am additionally concerned that the Libertarian Party has been co-opted by the GOP ptb:
This clip is from the host of long time Daily Paul recommended viewing "The Money Masters"
with attached video http://www.you tube.com/watch?v=0Y1egV2Q2FE&feature=youtu.be
Someone is not telling the truth and I would like to know who it is."
That point is a major concern to me as there is resident power in this Liberty Movement that the ptb would like to squelch or lead. When I saw that video it gave me great concern and no one seems to want to talk about it except that I did have someone tell me that Bill Still is "fringe." Ron Paul people are supposedly "fringe" too, so that information does not settle the issue in my mind.
I only want to have discussion on the issues. I have a ballot to cast in November and I want to vote my conscience. If Gary Johnson supporters do not know that there are people who disagree with his fair tax and life stance then how will they ever know better? Maybe Gary Johnson would take another look at those issues.
If his supporters do not know that there is talk that he is or has been co-opted then how will they know better? How will Friends of Liberty be sure that they are on the right page with Liberty if we do not openly discuss the issues?
Additionally, his peace sign t-shirt imo is a little too "market friendly," like he as been "dressed" for his audience. It is concerning to me.
IMO the future of Liberty is dependent upon people recognizing Liberty, and if I am wrong I want to know it so I can know better. I will not know I am wrong if people chooose to brush aside the issues and call names.
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