Radio Host Michael Medved thinks that our national security would be in peril if we didn't have bases around the world. However, he cannot explain why other countries national security is not in peril, even though they do not have bases around the world. In order to defend this position he says Russia does not have international interests... to the level of United States. I think the Russians would beg to differ. Obviously, all countries have international interests. It is arrogant and slanderous to claim that other countries don't have international interests. It is a huge double standard that irks the rest of the world.
Furthermore, Medved's propensity to insult people that disagree with him is one of the principal problems with political debate today. He says Ron Paul is off his rocker and then when you investigate his reasoning to support this absurd claim it turns out it is simply a disagreement on defense policy; a disagreement which he can't even support.
As I sit here, honestly questioning giving up, I thought to myself:
I wear my passion for Ron Paul on my sleeve, literally, everywhere I go. This is going to hurt today. This is going to hurt tomorrow, and if anyone tries to rub it in, I will emotionally crush them and put their ignorance of every issue and every process on display for all to see so that none will DARE do it again. That's right, we Paul fans know our stuff.
On that point, my mind turns to apathy. "If these ignorant people don't see the truth, that's their problem, I have shown them the way." I know in my heart this is over, the Paul push for the White House is done.
My wife and I have argued the past several days, just because of the Paul race. I'm WAY more worked up over this race than she is, I am after all a soldier, and I do put my life on the line for this country, whether that is for Obama, Romney, or Paul. THINK ABOUT THAT. For Romney's policies? For Obama's Policies? SANTORUM'S POLICIES??? It's INFINITELY frustrating when I have sworn an oath to the Constitution, to then turn my back on it and enforce a tyrannical policy or else suffer the penalty of prison or death. I digress. While speaking to my wife, she gave me the ole, "everyone online is saying to not give up hope!!" I simply told her that, "They only say don't give up because they are cheerleaders. But we can't give up, we have no choice."
Me, personally, I hate cheer leading...False motivation.
However, my response actually gave me hope...not because there may or may not be a chance, but because there is no other option. Paul supporters KNOW THAT. What happens when Paul doesn't win? Simply...HORRIBLE THINGS.
We can't give up. WE CAN'T! Ron Paul writes about a story in his book Liberty Defined. Here is the brief summary:
Jack Hunter the official blogger for Ron Paul 2012 campaign and commentator at Daily Caller joins Daily Paul Radio with Kurt Wallace for ‘Exclusive Post Super Tuesday Ron Paul Campaign Update with Jack Hunter’ to discuss the results and reactions from Super Tuesday results as well as the fight for liberty and the establishment efforts to stop the message in the Republican party and the mainstream media.
Thanks for the youtube link, Shawker
"Reality Check: You've been hearing a lot of "official" delegate counts over the last 24 hours, the truth behind those numbers tonight at 10"
From his Facebook:
From his Twitter:
Still Winning (Video)
My thoughts on moving forward after 'Super Tuesday' by Jack Hunter
In an effort to legalize treasonous actions against U.S. citizens, our Congress and the Barack Obama Administration has acted on multiple anti-American bills to nullify the Constitution. So far, the government is winning the war to destroy our civil liberties.
In roll call fashion, after September, 11, 2001, the government has effectively repealed the Fourth Amendment (protection against illegal search and seizures), the Fifth Amendment (the right to due process of the law), and the Sixth Amendment (the right to a speedy public trial), under the guise of increased security for all American citizens.
Last week, a bill quickly worked its way through the House and Senate, repealing the First Amendment (freedom of speech and right to peacefully assemble), under the guise of increased security for the government.
Finally, Congress is working on a bill that will revoke your citizenship if your actions are deemed hostile against the U.S. or in support of hostilities against the country. This is an effort to repeal the Fourteenth Amendment (right to citizenship and the regulation of Congress to make no laws deemed unconstitutional) for the protection of the government.
Ten states vote on Super Tuesday:
- Alaska (caucus) - Google - Politico - CNN - MSNBC - Fox News
- Georgia (primary) - Google - Politico - CNN - MSNBC - Fox News
- Idaho (caucus)- Google - Politico - CNN - MSNBC - Fox News
- Massachusetts (primary) - Google - Politico - CNN - MSNBC - Fox News
- North Dakota (caucus) - Google - Politico - CNN - MSNBC - Fox News
- Ohio (primary) - Google - Politico - CNN - MSNBC - Fox News
- Oklahoma (primary)- Google - Politico - CNN - MSNBC - Fox News
- Tennessee (primary) - Google - Politico - CNN - MSNBC - Fox News
- Vermont (primary) - Google - Politico - CNN - MSNBC - Fox News
- Virginia (primary) - Google - Politico - CNN - MSNBC - Fox News
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Thanks Henry, for the YouTube!
Many of us who support Ron Paul are assuredly frustrated and concerned regarding any chance of him winning the 2012 election. However, the delegate count espoused is not really the reality until the fat lady sings. This fact coupled with the voting rivalry between Romney and Santorum (as well as Newt, who leads in the South) could well promote a situation where Romney simply will not have enough delegates for the final countdown - Thus, leading us to the very real possibility of a brokered convention! This should give us some peace of mind and hope for a possible win for Ron Paul. Remember, as his supporters, we are a dedicated bunch and dedication is the key to a slow and steady win! Here is a good article that outlines why a brokered convention might actually be a reality!
Now it is time for us to move forward in our delegate strategy!
Whitney Houston's death, while a sad thing, was the direct result of very unwise life choices. It dominates the news.
Charlie Sheen is 45 and his story is all over the news because he is a substance abuser, an adulterer, sexually promiscuous and obnoxious.
Lindsay Lohan is 24 and her story is all over the news because she is a celebrity drug addict and thief.
Something as frivolous as Kim Kardashian’s stupid wedding [and short-lived marriage] was shoved down our throats. Meanwhile,
Justin Allen 23, Brett Linley 29, Matthew Weikert 29, Justus Bartett 27, Dave Santos 21, Jesse Reed 26, Matthew Johnson 21, Zachary Fisher 24, Brandon King 23, Christopher Goeke 23 and Sheldon Tate 27...
Are all Marines that gave their lives last month for you. There is no media for them; not even a mention of their names.
There’s been lots of hemming and hawing in the media about the caucuses. I suspect a lot of that comes from people who have not taken the time to learn the process. After campaigning in a dozen or so states over the last two election cycles and seeing the different ways caucuses are run, I’ve concluded that concerned voters should want a caucus. Here’s why:
1. Caucuses are Fun
Seriously – Roberts Rules of order. Tricks. Intrigue. What could be more fun than that? For two hours every four years, we, the average voters have a really meaningful excuse to behave like someone out of West Wing.
2. Caucuses are Transparent
In Chicago, you vote in the primaries and there’s no guarantee that anyone will ever count your ballot. It will be machine counted. A machine miscount, therefore, will not be caught. In contrast, in a caucus state...
Ron Paul is receiving 41 percent of the vote statewide. That is by far the largest percentage of the vote he has won in any state since he began running for president in 2008. Paul’s previous high was 35 percent in the Maine caucuses last month.
Paul almost certainly benefited from the fact that he was the only non-Romney on the ballot in Virginia. People who support former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Rick Santorum likely cast their vote for Paul not because they support the Texas libertarian but because they want to weaken Romney.
And, Paul’s showing — though it exceeded expectations — won’t help him much in the delegate chase. Paul looks likely to win just three of the state’s 46 delegates with Romney netting the other 43.
To all of the Ron Paul supporters around the country, other than taking each state with a 1st place, all the pieces are falling in place for a brokered convention.
It is looking as if there will not be enough first round votes to take the GOP nomination, so then all of you Ron Paul supporters that have clawed your way to those delegate spots in place of Romney, Santorum and Gingrich supporters, you will be free to vote.
This is Paul's strategy and it's falling perfectly into place.
Keep it up, keep pushing, we will do this.
For all of you detractors on the Paul and all the detractors on the MSM.
Paul has the most second place finishes to date, and as the primaries move on, Paul is getting stronger.
So Far Paul has 9 second place finishes. More than likely we have gotten the majority of delegates in these states: NH, MN, WA, VA, VT, ND, Maine, Idaho, and Alaska.
Paul has four - 3rd place finishes, more than likely the most delegates in 2 of those states:
IA, NV, MO (no caucus yet) and MA (caucus still to come).
This is like a NASCAR championship, let's just keep getting delegates.
A win will come.
the fact that Santorum did so well tonight means.....all four will remain in the race. Gingrich won't leave....not yet. Santorum has no reason to leave with this success. The golden boy won't leave. Therefore, the delegates continue to be divided making it impossible for any candidate to reach 1144. Tonight just increases the prospects of a brokered convention and that was always our best chance.
Romney did horrible tonight considering his front runner stamp and Santorum has no organization. Remember a few weeks ago when the guy from Dr. Paul's campaign in 2008 said even if Santorum runs the board, he can't hit 1144. Stay strong!!!
We cannot get downhearted. So so so so many things can happen between now and Tampa. All tonight means is we just keep going forward, continue to organize and get to the convention.