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Comment: ProudAmericanFirst: We're not so different you and I

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ProudAmericanFirst: We're not so different you and I

I currently work full time and go to college :-), I do what I can to be active with my spare time. I am a neophyte in this thing but I believe this was the road chosen for me. I believe this is why I was born and why I am where I am today. I may be disrespectful on the internet with a pseudonym but I assure you I'm much more pleasant in the real world.

I disagree that people learn nothing when you compromise to their position. I've had a very different experience with compromise. When I'm dropping truth bombs I am much more effective when I find common ground, ignore my stubbornness, and compromise ideas when sharing them. It's when I refuse to compromise small irrelevant points that people roll their eyes and refuse to hear anything I say. Maybe it's demographics, maybe it's personal differences, idk but I couldn't disagree with you more on that one.

I don't agree with 90% of what the Government does mainly because the Constitution says no. I oppose the income tax and think the 16th Amendment is unconstitutional but I still pay taxes. I like that you don't want to back down but can't you see that you're already compromising your principles by participating in a corrupt system? You've already compromised your principles, no I do not have the answer to how we can stop compromising our principles but I would love to work with you to figure it out.

I'm working to integrate Libertarian principles into mainstream conservative conversation in order to help me spread the message to ears that don't really care what I have to say. I feel that if I do as you say and go in guns blazing refusing to back down that my credibility with local conservatives will be destroyed and I'll never be able to teach them anything because they will never listen to me. This is why I compromise the message and hold back when you say I shouldn't. That's just how it works in Tennessee, without compromise I won't be able to take the message anywhere important. Compromise is necessary in my neck of the woods, I hope you can understand that.

I also would like to point out that this movement wouldn't even exist had Ron Paul not compromised his principles coming back to the Republican Party. Ron Paul believes deeply in conspiracies but he tones it down in the spotlight. Ron plays chess too, Rand is just better at it.

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson