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The Failing Empire by Patrick J. Buchanan

January 3, 2008 Leave a comment

The Failing Empire

by Patrick J. Buchanan
by Patrick J. Buchanan


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“Things are in the saddle, and ride mankind.”

Emerson’s couplet comes to mind as the New Year opens with Pakistan, the second largest Muslim country on Earth, in social and political chaos, trending toward a failed state with nuclear weapons.

Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, whom the White House pressed to return home from exile to form an anti-Islamist alliance with President Pervez Musharraf, is dead, assassinated on the second try in two months.

Her 19-year-old son, who has spent most of his life outside the country, is now the declared leader of her Pakistan Peoples Party but is remaining at Oxford. Her husband, widely regarded as the bag man of the Bhutto family, is playing regent, denouncing the Pakistan Muslim League with which Musharraf is affiliated as a “murderers’ league.”

As riots ravage the country, the PPP is demanding that the Jan. 8 elections go forward and calling on the nation to repudiate Musharraf and bring the PPP to power – in her memory.

Nawaz Sharif, a two-time prime minister like Bhutto who presided over Pakistan’s test of an atom bomb, who is close to the Islamists, who was also ousted for corruption, and who is detested by Musharraf, had declared an election boycott. Now his party, too, is urging that the elections go forward. Sharif wants Musharraf out and himself in.

If Musharraf postpones the elections, or they are not regarded as free and fair, the whole nation could erupt. If he does not postpone the elections, he will almost surely be repudiated.

Revealed by all this is the inability, if not the impotence, of America to assure a desired outcome in a nation whose support is indispensable if we are not to lose the war in Afghanistan, now in its seventh year.

Moreover, the reactions of some U.S. presidential candidates suggest they are not ready to run this country, let alone Pakistan. After Bhutto’s assassination, Bill Richardson called on Musharraf to resign. Hillary Clinton has suggested that Musharraf could be toppled and demanded that he submit to an outside investigation of the murder of Benazir Bhutto.

Nancy Pelosi is suggesting a cutoff in U.S. aid if there is no outside investigation and demanding the White House ensure that Pakistan’s elections are “free and fair.” Perhaps the Pakistanis will demand observers this year in Florida and Ohio.

But if Musharraf stands down, who steps in? Do we know? And if elections go forward, are we ready to accept any outcome?

After all, this is a country whose provinces bordering on Afghanistan, the Northwest Frontier and Baluchistan, are ruled by a coalition of Muslim parties sympathetic to the Taliban. Tribal regions along the border play host to the Taliban and perhaps Osama himself. Elements of Pakistan’s military and intelligence services are Islamist. The nuclear proliferator A.Q. Khan and Osama are far more popular than Musharraf or Bush. Lose Pakistan in the war against al-Qaeda and the Taliban and you lose the Afghan war.

In recent elections in the Near and Middle East, many of them called at the insistence of President Bush, the winners were Hamas, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood, Moqtada al-Sadr and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

What are the primary U.S. interests today in Pakistan? That its nuclear weapons remain in secure and friendly hands and that Pakistan remains an ally in the war against al-Qaeda.

Whatever happens in the elections Jan. 8, or later, the United States should retain close ties to Pakistan’s military. As Rome’s emperor Septimus Severus counseled his sons on his deathbed, “Pay the soldiers. The rest do not matter.”

But the United States must begin now to look at the longer term.

It seems clear that we are so hated in that country that any leader like Bhutto, seen as a friend and ally to the United States, is ever at mortal risk. Musharraf has himself been a repeated target of assassins.

Second, our ability to influence events is severely limited. What does democracy mean in a country where 60 percent of the people are illiterate and parties are fiefdoms of families and political instruments of religious radicals?

As Burke reminded us, “It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.”

We need to ask ourselves hard questions. Has the blood we have shed in Afghanistan and Iraq, the hundreds of billions we have plunged into these wars, and into foreign aid, made us safer? Has it made us more friends than enemies? Perhaps, as is seen today in Anbar, locals are better at dealing with al-Qaeda than even our American soldiers.

Russia, China, India, and Japan are closer to Pakistan than we. Yet, none of them feels the need we apparently do to be so deeply enmeshed in her internal affairs.

January 2, 2008

Patrick J. Buchanan [send him mail] is co-founder and editor of The American Conservative. He is also the author of seven books, including Where the Right Went Wrong, and A Republic Not An Empire.

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Fox News Guard Decks Ron Paul Supporter

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Fox News Guard Decks Ron Paul Supporter

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

This Video was taken a few minutes after a Fox News Guard Decks a guy just for holding a Ron Paul Sign during the “Hannity and Colmes” show in Des Moines Jan 2, 2008. This video is taken outside of the “Racoon Brewery” where Fox News was broadcasting live from.



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ABC Now Considering Banning Ron Paul from Debates

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ABC Now Considering Banning Ron Paul from Debates

Anthony Wade
Op Ed News
Thursday, January 3, 2008

The last article I did produced some stir, as it dealt with the decision by Faux News to ban Ron Paul from the upcoming presidential debate in New Hampshire. Most of the responses were supportive as this is a travesty. That any news agency, let alone a fake one, would purposefully try and influence the outcome of a presidential election has to be unacceptable for all Americans.

But toward the end of the comments I was attacked for “sloppy reporting” by a Mr. Westmiller, who claimed that Paul was not being excluded from the debates at all! Well, all is fair in propaganda I guess. Not only is Paul being excluded, as I correctly reported, but ABC may also be blacklisting him as well. Here is a link for those who ought to check their sources before accusing anyone of sloppy reporting:

http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/12/31/…

ABC seems to be applying fairer standards but why can’t the American people hear all the opinions? Paul is still leading in fundraising, so why exclude him? Fox’s lame excuse is they do not have enough room in their trailer…I kid you not. An alleged media giant can only afford a trailer that fits five candidates comfortably. They have enough room for Fred “I don’t really want to be here” Thompson, who has been in for a month and has done NOTHING, but not for the top fundraiser in the pack.

We all know why there is such bias against Dr. Paul. It is because he represents something other than the script the other guys will be reading off of. He would have been the only GOP hopeful talking about NOT blowing up the world, true fiscal discipline, and restoring civil liberties. Can’t have that on Fox where they pretend to report, but they have already decided. Instead now we will be regaled with tales from the five would be tyrants who all believe they can more efficiently bomb Iran. They will spin yarns about how we need them to protect us and how the democrats are all spineless wimps because they do not lockstep to the war drumbeats and thrashing of our civil liberties. Most important to Fox News of course, is that they get to present their view of the Republican Party unblemished. They get to present the neocon vision as the only articulated platform for the GOP. No more uncomfortable post-debate polls showing how Ron Paul handily defeated their host of war-mongering candidates. Sean Hannity will not have to exclaim how Paul backers somehow rigged a poll. Fox gets to draw the sharp delineation they have been seeking. It is either the big brave republicans or the wimpy ole democrats. Nothing in the middle folks, nope, nothing to see here. Move along and cast your vote for one of our pre-selected candidates.

I guess some might be confused as to why ABC has hopped along the un-American express? I mean, everyone knows Fox is biased but ABC is “mainstream”, right? WRONG. The corporate media is the corporate media. The true damage Fox does is to make other corporate media appear more central, when they are in fact just as in bed with the machine as Fox. ABC might cave quicker to pressure though.

I suggest a call for a boycott of all advertisers for Fox and ABC unless they rethink their decision to subvert the democratic process. If someone could link how we could do that, it would be very helpful. Maybe hitting them where it hurts will help. Ron Paul is not Duncan Hunter. He has the largest support base and has raised the most money than any candidate in the GOP field. His appeal has now crossed party lines and his message is starting to resonate with the public. They have tried to ignore him. They have tried to scoff him off the stage. Now they are just getting desperate. It is time we rose up and spoke against the rigging of our presidential electoral system.


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New Interactive Ron Paul Revolution Blog Site Launches

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New Interactive Ron Paul Revolution Blog Site Launches
Ron Paul War Room goes live

Steve Watson
Prison Planet
Thursday, January 3, 2008

A brand new interactive blog website has been launched today by Alex Jones and the Infowars team at www.RonPaulWarRoom.com.

The site will act as a clearing house of information concerning Ron Paul’s ongoing presidential campaign.

Totally user driven, this state of the art central hub for everything Ron Paul is currently skeletal and awaiting content from web users everywhere.

Ad links to Ron Paul news stories, post your own articles, audio links, video links, youtube clips, ad comments to other articles and start discussions.

When the site goes into full operation next week, users will also be able to register their own individual blog on the site and attract their own readers.

(Article continues below)

This dynamic information center is the perfect accompaniment to Ron Paul’s message of free expression as revolution.

Users can create their own accounts, completely free of any charge, by heading over to www.RonPaulWarRoom.com and clicking on the “SIGN-IN or CREATE AN ACCOUNT”`tab in the top right corner.

The site then walks the user through the registration process and the user has immediate full access to all features of the blog.

Aside from the obvious, the site is, as always, free from any censorship. The aim of the Ron Paul War Room is to spread the word about the Congressman’s campaign and promote open discussion and debate over his policies, a role the corporate mainstream media has clearly severed from its own endeavors.

The site also features detailed maps and links to where the latest battle grounds on the campaign trail are, as well as links to a wide and varied range of other Ron Paul websites, fundraising activities and forums.

Webmaster and site creator Kurt Nimmo describes the site as “An info-bunker for the Ron Paul Revolution”.

Check out www.RonPaulWarRoom.com and become a part of the Ron Paul rEVOLution today!

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How to Participate in Watch the Vote Iowa Caucus!

January 3, 2008 Leave a comment
 “Jim Condit Jr.” <votefraud@fuse.net>
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January 03, 2008 NA (Network America) e-wire

How to Participate in Watch the Vote Iowa Caucus!

Before the exciting news flash, the first thing to know is that, if all else fails, or even as a first option, there is a “perpetual” Conference call tonight from 4 PM (CST) to midnight at this number:

641-715-3200; 1064662#

Call in for how to report the vote if you are at home, and how to report the vote if you are in Iowa at a caucus. Call in if you have not been assigned, or want to help.

******  First: NEWS FLASH! – encouragement that OUR EFFORTS ARE HAVING A NATIONAL EFFECT! If you go to www.iowagop.net – the official website of the Republican Party of Iowa – you will see a news item put on up January 2, 2008 – YESTERDAY – 1 day before the Caucus – that the Iowa GOP is now devoted to TOTAL TRANSPARENCY for the Iowa Caucus. Quite a CHANGE — Ten days ago Iowa GOP HQ told investigator Bev Harris (the star of the HBO documentary, Hacking Democracy) that they would NOT publish the results precinct by precinct and caucus by Caucus to the internet, and they never have! But . . . now . . .

Now they have been suddenly teamed with Google (that must have taken some power-phone calls from some powerful people!) in the last ten days to do exactly what Liberty Broadcasting is trying to do: publish the results real time to the internet on Iowa Caucus night!

This can only mean one thing: all of our efforts were costing them their very credibility as more and more people understood the mechanism by which they cheated Pat Buchanan in 1996, — and they had to suddenly become the “foremost advocates of transparency” (read the story at IowaGOP.net !), even though they completely hid the ballots behind Police Guard at the Iowa Straw Poll 4 months ago! All of you who have emailed, called, YouTubed, etc. take a big bow – we all succeeded in forcing this concession to at least lip service to transparency in the vote count!

We welcome the Iowa GOP’s two-minutes till midnight conversion to transparency regarding the Iowa Caucus – but, full speed ahead on our Watch the Vote effort – as with such rascals we must take Reagan’s advice and, “trust but verify.”  END OF NEWS FLASH! *****

So sorry for all of you who have been waiting for instructions to help watch the vote in the Iowa Caucus. The programming is running behind what we had hoped, but we is up so we can operate tonight.

I am just one person and could only call so many people – and we didn’t have everything ready to go, some of it just up ready to today. Please don’t be offended if no one got back to you, or if you weren’t assigned yet. Please be on the conference call going from 4 PM to Midnight tonight (CST).

DO SOMETHING IN THE RIGHT NOW!

If you want to do something now (between 2 PM CST and caucus time at 7 PM CST , pick a county, other than Polk and Story, off of the map on iowagop.net, and follow the instructions at the bottom of the home page at LibertyBroadcastNetwork.com to find a source from that county that would be willing to share the results in their county tonight with us.  - One good idea is to use www.inanews.com to find the local WEEKLY community newspaper in that county and see if we can find a LOCAL reporter for the community paper who is covering the caucus in that county, and see if they will share results with a you, a correspondent for LibertyBroadcastNetwork.org, so that we can post what happened in their community to the internet. Remember, we are looking for LOCAL sources, as opposed to national sources, which have warped the results in the past.

And no matter how things go tonight, help us make the operation better for New Hampshire next Tuesday, but watching for the conference calls and joining them, as we can now place you on the spot.

Skip past this next section if you are in a hurry, and go to the next section called: “GO TO LIBERTYBROADCASTNETWORK.ORG” –

WHAT DREW IVERS HAS THE RP CAMPAIGN DOING IN IOWA REGARDING THE VOTE WATCH

Part of the difficulty in getting the Watch the Vote effort really flying, is that Drew Ivers, the head of the Iowa Ron Paul paid Campaign Staff, and his band of merry men in Des Moines, have been refusing for months to cooperate with our effort, the only effort afoot until yesterday, to publish the real results to the internet, to keep the Iowa GOP and the news media honest in tonight’s count.

Ivers has directed all Iowans working with the Ron Paul campaign to go to the caucus, watch the vote (good), make sure the Caucus leader calls in the vote properly (good), call Ron Paul HQ in Iowa with the real results of their caucus (good), but then he is refusing to publish the real results up on the internet (very, very bad.) So what good is that? Why have 1000 people call in results and sit on them? That sounds like something the Iowa GOP would want, but not something real Ron Paul supporters would want, or any other person who wants a transparent vote count. I personally delivered the message to Drew Ivers via phone that he has to go to the last step and publish the results to the internet. But, so far, he is planning to sit on the results.

So we must continue, even being absurdly opposed and smeared by the Iowa GOP (which is now trying to save face), by the RP campaign paid upper staff in Iowa and NH, and by the largest meetup group leaders in Iowa and NH. What all these brain-boxes are doing is against the expressed wishes of talk show host Matt Pyeatt, Ron Paul’s oldest grandson, as expressed on his radio program several times in the last week, against the admonition of Dr. Rand Paul, Ron Paul’s son, who has urged transparency in the vote count in Iowa and NH, and against the stated wishes of Ron Paul himself for transparency in government.  — Just wanted you all to know the senseless obstacles we are facing, and why we need your help, as clearly, the efforts of all of us pushing for transparency are the ONLY pressures having a beneficial effect on the effort for an open and honest tally tonight.

GO TO LIBERTYBROADCASTNETWORK.ORG

Here are the relevant points on this website:

AT THE TOP YOU SEE A LINK to the reporting mechanism tonight. If you have trouble getting this to work for you, either from Iowa or from home, call the conference call number!

**** Next, also at a top position of the home page, you see a blue box with the three conference call numbers going tonight. The first number is going from 4 PM EST to midnight. So is the second number listed. The third number (beginning in 605) is the Steve Harris national Ron Paul Meetup Call, starting at 9 PM EST, and that will be for discussion and overflow. *****

1. Under “ACTION ITEMS”, the first link is to sign up as a Field Correspondent. If we don’t get to you tonight, you can participate in NH next Tueday.

2. # 2 in action items is the “Tally Work Sheet” which listed the GOP candidates. Print this out if you are in Iowa or at home. But if you are at the computer, the preferable course is to type your results directly in the computer.

3. #3 in action items is the resource tool box:
a) is the most current list of at-home correspondents assigned to each county and each precinct.
b)  is the list of the caucuses in each county, right off the iowagop.net website. This is useful to see the actual caucus locations and addresses of each.
c) is how to find local SMALL media, normal Iowans, NOT the big media, who might be willing to share what they found out tonight or tomorrow. This list can even be useful tomorrow. The important thing is to get LOCAL sources of normal Iowans.
d) & e) for now, ignore #4 and #5 in the Media tools box, they will be clearer for NH. They have to do with finding local people via community newspapers, etc. to share results with our effort. Just use www.inanews.com for this for now.

Item 4 under “Action Items” is reporting the vote, also linked at the top of the home page.

—- So click the links, try out the home page, and be on the conference call from 4 PM on if you need any help.

We want to be first to report, but the important thing is that we get real numbers from real people from the Iowa Caucuses, and can produce an eye-witness chain of evidence if push comes to shove.

End of this Network America ewire.

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Bill O’Reilly Admits He Is “Frightened” By Ron Paul

January 3, 2008 Leave a comment

Bill O’Reilly Admits He Is “Frightened” By Ron Paul
Fox News talking head says he agrees with decision to ban Congressman from presidential forum

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Thursday, January 3, 2008

Talking head blowhard Bill O’Reilly admitted on Fox News last night that Ron Paul frightens him and that he completely agrees with the decision to exclude him from a Fox presidential forum this weekend.

“Ron Paul, when you look at the totality of his positions, is a pretty frightening guy,” barks O’Reilly.

O’Reilly then proceeds to play a clip that proves the Congressman completely right and makes Billo look ridiculous.  The clip is from O’Reilly’s September 2007 interview with Paul in which he dismisses the Iranian threat and voices his opposition to the Neo-Cons spreading the war further throughout the middle east.

The fact that the CIA’s National Intelligence Estimate, which was released less than three months later, concluded that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003, is lost on Bill, who claims that Paul’s desire to bring American troops home puts the country in danger.

Reason Magazine’s Nick Gillespie ably puts Bill in his place.

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St. Abraham’s War and Current Foreign Policy

January 3, 2008 Leave a comment

By Walter Block

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A century and a half after the war against Southern secession, the foreign policy of our country is still hampered by this tragic event. That is, had the war of federal aggression not taken place, had the South been allowed to leave peacefully, America would be in a far better position to exert a positive direction on several events which trouble the globe at the present time.

This does not imply that a libertarian US foreign policy would include the role of world policeman; organizing non-constitutional standing armies; stationing soldiers abroad in, literally, hundred of other countries; posting battle ships in every sea and ocean known to man.

No. A proper foreign policy would be informed by George Washington’s “Farewell Address” advice: to aim for friendly commercial relations with all nations, but political relations with none; to wish for the safety and happiness of all counties, but to fight to protect only our own.

But this is not to deny that Americans can play a mediating and conciliatory role in foreign affairs. Yes, politicians, bureaucrats and other hirelings of the state would be precluded from any such activities. And this should go for weekends too. After all, they already have full time jobs that ought to prevent them from gadding about the globe, mixing into other people’s business. Executives in private firms are typically contractually prevented from doing anything on their free time incompatible with their full time commitments, and the same ought to apply to government “diplomats.”

However, there is nothing in the principles of libertarianism to prevent private citizens from being arbitrators and mediators on the world stage. Surely members of the American Arbitration Association, ex-judges, marriage counselors, etc., could make an important contribution in the direction of putting out some of the many conflagrations now besetting this sorry world.

Except for one thing.

Any American who tried to do so would be engaging in this task with one hand, not to say two, tied behind his back. This is because the clear, obvious, and just (partial) solution to most if not all of the problems of humanity is secession, and this country has a history of repudiating just that sort of occurrence. Nor have we as a society apologized for this moral outrage. Instead, Abraham Lincoln is still seen by most as a sort of secular saint. With the exception of Tom DiLorenzo, Jeff Hummel, David Gordon, Clyde Wilson – and just a very few others – our historians, political scientists and other intellectuals are still defending the actions of the monster Lincoln. Consider a few examples indicating how such a stance would undermine any efforts at being honest brokers in curing the trouble spots of the earth.

  1. Chechnya

Russia is in the midst of fighting a bloody war with this group of individuals, and has been for almost a decade. Tens of thousands of people have been killed. One of them might have invented the cure for cancer.

Is there any reason why the Chechens cannot be allowed to go their separate way? To deny this is especially problematic in view of the fact that some dozens of other former jurisdictions of the former Soviet Union have already been allowed to set up separate countries. What is the relevant difference between Chechnya, on the one hand, and Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikstan, to say nothing of East Germany, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Croatia, Albania, Poland, Romania, Armenia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, on the other, such that the latter should be allowed to secede and not the former?

One would be hard put to offer any justification for this different treatment. And yet, so deeply embedded is the notion that every country is perfectly constituted, just as it is, at any given time, that maniacal opposition to the departure of this little sliver of land has caused the needless death of thousands of precious human beings.

But could an American advocate the secession of Chechnya? Such a position would be undercut due to our own history with regard to the similar demand on the part of the Confederacy, which was squelched.

  1. Kashmir

India and Pakistan have been at each other’s throats for decades over the fate of Kashmir. They have already fought three inconclusive wars to settle this issue. Thousands of precious human beings have perished in these skirmishes. One of them might have composed a symphony, the equal of any of Mozart’s. If a nuclear war between these two powers comes about as a result of this dispute, the estimates are that 12 million more will be murdered.

When England left this troubled subcontinent in 1947 the plan that was taken up was that the majority Hindu areas would go to India, and that similarly populated Muslim regions would be amalgamated into Pakistan. As a recipe for peace based on vast and in many cases forced migration, what can be said in behalf of this plan is that there were probably worse alternatives.

But Kashmir was ruled by a Hindu prince. He decided to “give” it to India, despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of residents were Muslim. Pakistan has been trying, ever since, to incorporate this territory on the ground that it is the rightful owner, and India has been struggling, with equal fervor, to uphold the doctrine that no political separation may ever take place, for any reason.

Now the obvious and just solution is to allow the Kashmiris to secede from India. Then, it could either join Pakistan, or remain as a separate political entity, along the Bangladesh model. But would such a course of action be recommended by any American with a straight face? To ask this question is to answer it.

  1. Palestine

Jews and Arabs have been slaughtering each other for years in this troubled part of the world. One of these dead, conceivably, might have invented a travel machine or technique that could have allowed us to explore and colonize not only additional planets in this solar system, but in other galaxies as well.

One simple answer to this firestorm is a geographical and political separation of these two peoples. (This would not entirely solve the crisis; there would still remain the issue of which pieces of land would be controlled by which countries, an issue outside our present focus. But such partition would at least be a step in the right direction).

However, no American, not even a private citizen, could recommend any such plan with clean hands while the Confederate states are still held by the US Colossus. First we have to set straight our own house, before any of us can recommend separation to other jurisdictions, without fear of the justified charge of hypocrisy.

How far should secession go for the libertarian? To ask this is to ask: What is the optimal number of countries in the world? The bottom line answer is, one for each person, or six billion different nations. In the just society, we are each sovereign individuals.

The reigning ideology, of course, makes no such course of action practicable in the present day. But this principle still illuminates the issue, however politically infeasible. It at least establishes a presumption in world affairs: whenever a minority wishes to secede from a majority, they should be allowed to do so. Other things equal, the more countries the better. But more. Minorities should be encouraged to break into smaller political entities, if only this will bring us closer to the libertarian ideal number of countries. Further, voluntary separation is part and parcel of freedom of association. The extent to which a person is not free to associate with others of his choosing is the extent to which is he not free but rather a slave.

This principle has no logical, coherent or ethical stopping point (short, of course, of the libertarian ultimate goal of one person per nation). That is, the seceding country may be, in turn, seceded from. If it is just for the Confederate States to leave the US, then it is equally licit for, say, Louisiana to depart from the Confederacy. And if this is legitimate, then it is also proper for Shreveport, for example, to get out from under the control of the Cajun State.

Applied to the Middle East, the result might well be a political archipelago, along the lines of a country comprised of parts of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, or what is now Pakistan plus Bangladesh, but if this is the will of the people, down to the neighborhood, or, even to the individual level, well then so be it, at least if we want to cleave to any notion of morality. Certainly, it should be applied to Ireland, to Quebec, to Somalia, and even to the suburbs of the city of Los Angeles.

Secession will not cure all the world’s ills, but it will bring us a step closer to this goal. When and if the US ceases to imprison the Confederacy, we will be in a far better position to bring about world peace; or, at least, to help put out many local conflagrations.

June 20, 2002

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The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes of 2007

January 3, 2008 Leave a comment

January 02, 2008

‘The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes of 2007′

Rick Moran
Conservative blogger John Hawkins has compiled a list of “The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes of 2007″ and there are some real doozies in the mix.

Some examples:

31) “I don’t know what it’s going to take for people to really wake up and understand that they [the Bush administration] are liars and they are murderers.” — Joy Behar from The View

25) “When I see a stroller now, I see it as someone who evicted a person with AIDS, right or wrong.” — Brian Basinger, president of the Harvey Milk Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transsexual Democratic Club on the horror of having to live near heterosexual families in San Francisco.

19) “I propose a limitation be put on how many sqares [sic] of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting. Now, I don’t want to rob any law-abiding American of his or her God-given rights, but I think we are an industrious enough people that we can make it work with only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where 2 to 3 could be required.” — Sheryl Crow at the Huffington Post

9) “I hear about Tony Snow and say to myself, well, stand up every day, lie to the American people at the behest of your dictator-esque boss and well, how could a cancer NOT grow in you. Work for Fox News, spinning the truth in to a billion knots and how can your gut not rot? I know, it’s terrible. I admit it. I don’t wish anyone harm, even Tony Snow. And I do hope he recovers or at least does what he feels is best and surrounds himself with friends and family for his journey. But in the back of my head there’s Justin Timberlake’s “What goes around, goes around, comes around, comes all the way back around, ya.” — Charles Karel Bouley at The Huffington Post

“3) A friend of ours said if the same laws were applied to U.S. Presidents as were applied to the Nazis after WWII, that every single one of them, every last rich white one of them, from Truman on would be hung to death and shot. And this current administration is no exception. They should be hung and tried and shot as war criminals.” — Zack de la Rocha, Rage Against The Machine

Follow the link to discover the #1 most obnoxious quote of the year.

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Marines Put Bell Helicopter’s Osprey To Test In Iraq

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Dallas Morning News
January 3, 2008

Marines Put Bell Helicopter’s Osprey To Test In Iraq

Marines put criticized aircraft to test in Iraq; Fort Worth maker could gain

By Richard Whittle, Special Correspondent
ANBAR PROVINCE, Iraq – On a clear, cool December morning, two odd-looking military aircraft zip along 8,000 feet above the empty desert of western Iraq, preparing to perform a feat worthy of science fiction.
As the V-22 Ospreys approach their dusty destination, a lonely Marine Corps outpost near the Syrian border, each craft’s huge wingtip rotors, now serving as propellers, will steadily tilt upward – and in effect turn the two airplanes into helicopters to land.
Over the past three months, the Osprey’s trick of transforming itself has become an everyday sight over Anbar province, where 10 of the Texas-built tiltrotor transports have been flying in a combat zone for the first time in the V-22′s tumultuous 24-year history.
So far, the Osprey has defied the dire predictions of its most severe critics. Citing the V-22′s record of four crashes and 30 deaths in test flights prior to 2001, some foes of the tiltrotor forecast more crashes and deaths in Iraq.
As of Dec. 28, three months through a scheduled seven-month deployment, the 23 pilots of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, known as VMM-263, had logged 1,639 hours of flight time in Iraq, carried 6,826 passengers and delivered 631,837 pounds of cargo without a mishap or even a close call.
That’s good news not only for the Marines but also for Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. of Fort Worth and Boeing Co.’s helicopter division, near Philadelphia, which make the Osprey in a 50-50 partnership. About 2,500 Bell employees work on the Osprey in Fort Worth and Amarillo, where V-22s are assembled.
The Marines plan to buy 360 Ospreys in all. The Air Force is set to purchase 50 and may buy more, for special operations. The companies hope to sell dozens more to the Navy and potential foreign customers as well. An unsuccessful first V-22 deployment could torpedo those sales.
Headquartered at Asad, an isolated air base in the desert about 110 miles west of Baghdad, VMM-263′s Ospreys spent their first two months in Iraq largely flying “general support” missions – hauling troops and supplies to and from forward operating bases.
“As long as they keep using it like a truck, I think they’ll probably be OK,” said Philip Coyle, a former Pentagon weapons testing director and a longtime Osprey critic.
In December, VMM-263 began to take on riskier tasks.
On Dec. 6, two of the Ospreys carried 24 combat-loaded Marines and 24 Iraqi troops on a raid near Lake Tharthar, 150 miles north of Baghdad, to look for suspected insurgents.
“It turned out to be a dry hole, there was nothing there,” said Capt. Drew Norris, 30, of Dallas, a graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory School and Texas A&M University who was one of the pilots on the raid. As for the flight, he said, “It went off without a hitch.”
Two days later, two Ospreys were included for the first time in a well-established mission called “aeroscout,” a sort of roving raid in which troops aboard helicopters search for insurgents by air. The ground troops commander scrubbed the mission when one Osprey needed to turn back to base because one of its four generators failed.
The generator failure is symptomatic of one big question hanging over the Osprey in Iraq: Is the $70 million aircraft reliable enough, or does it break too often?
One of the squadron’s 10 Ospreys had to land in Jordan on the way into Iraq in October and spend a couple of days there being fixed after a wiring problem led the pilots to make a precautionary landing. Others have been grounded for days at a time for similar problems in Iraq.
“That’s the kind of thing that has plagued the Osprey, reliability failures of one kind or another,” Mr. Coyle said.
VMM-263 brought 14 contractor technicians with them to help deal with such problems, and the Marine Corps and contractors have taken pains to make sure the squadron gets all the parts it needs.
The squadron’s readiness rate in Iraq – how many aircraft are ready to fly – has varied from as low as 50 percent to 100 percent on a given day, said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Carlos Rios, maintenance material control chief. But the key question is whether enough aircraft are available for the missions that the squadron is assigned, he said.
Lt. Col. Paul Rock, commander of VMM-263, said his squadron had been forced to turn down taskings for lack of aircraft only “one or two days” during its first two months in Iraq.
In addition to flying troops and supplies, meanwhile, the Ospreys have become a favorite way to fly for VIPs, such as generals who need a fast way to get to the Marines’ forward operating bases, which have no runways. Anbar is roughly the size of South Carolina.
The Osprey can take off and land like a helicopter but tilts its rotors all the way forward to fly like an airplane. That lets it fly more than twice as fast and far as the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters that the Marines are looking to replace. It cruises thousands of feet higher than helicopters.
The debate over the V-22 is far from over, though, in part because while the Osprey is flying in a combat zone, there isn’t much actual combat in that zone these days.
When the Marines decided to send the Osprey to Iraq, Anbar was the hotbed of the Sunni Muslim insurgency that racked Iraq after the U.S.-led invasion of 2003. By the time the squadron arrived in October, Sunni rebels had turned against the jihadists affiliated with al-Qaeda and have been helping rather than attacking U.S. forces.
Through mid-December, none of VMM-263′s pilots had reported any evidence of being shot at, though some had seen tracer rounds well below them while flying at night.
Under the circumstances, some critics might say that the Osprey isn’t really being tested, but “people are too impatient,” said V-22 advocate Loren Thompson, a defense analyst with the Lexington Institute, a Washington think tank with close ties to the defense industry.
“The kind of harrowing operations that people anticipated haven’t occurred so far, but what we’re learning about the V-22 in Iraq is that it can operate every day, it can perform a wide range of missions, and – at least so far – it does not have deficient reliability,” he said. “However, there’s a long way to go before we grasp the potential of this aircraft. This is just the beginning.”
Richard Whittle is a freelance journalist based in Chevy Chase, Md., who covers military affairs for The Dallas Morning News. He is writing a book about the V-22 Osprey for Simon & Schuster.

FOX News Corp Stock Taking a Beating for Slighting Ron Paul?

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FOX News Corp Stock Taking a Beating for Slighting Ron Paul

“I predict that the numbers will continue in their current downward trend in the days and weeks ahead as the Ron Paul campaign with its huge grass roots engine rolling along will in the end steam roll the parent company of Fox news in stock value with their efforts. This will be in addition to the thousands of faxes, emails, phone calls and other such activist efforts on the part of the grass roots for Ron Paul.”

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The Essence of Liberty #214, Judging the judges

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The Essence of Liberty: Part 214  

Compiled by 

Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume 

A Summary of Gutzman, Kevin R.C. The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Constitution 

(The book is available from the Ludwig von Mises Institute at http://www.mises.org) 

Chapter 4: Judges: Power-Hungry from the Beginning

Judging the judges

Washington offered John Jay any position he wanted in the new government. Jay chose to be the first chief justice. Furthermore, his associates on the court also brought outstanding qualifications as statesmen.

The Court’s first steps

The first significant case decided by the Supreme Court was Ware v. Hylton (1796). At issue was a Virginia law that prevented British creditors from collecting from Virginia debtors. Virginia ‘s attorney, John Marshall, argued that Virginia was an independent nation and, therefore, had the right to confiscate property of the enemy during wartime. However, the Supreme Court disagreed and held that the Supremacy Clause of Article VI says that the federal government’s treaties are the supreme law of the land. Therefore, the debt had been resuscitated by the treaty. So, in other words, the Court nullified a state statute.

Also in 1796, Hylton v. United States addressed the constitutionality of the carriage tax. The Court held that, since the tax was not a direct tax, it did not have to be apportioned equally among the states. In short, the Court gave Congress greater discretion in taxation than the ratifiers had intended.

In Calder v. Bull (1798) the case itself is not as important as the opinions of Justices Samuel Chase and James Iredell. According to Chase, state laws that violate the “principles” of “free republican government” were not law at all but were counter to “the general principles of law and reason.” Thus, the precedent was set for federal judges to substitute their individual understanding of “principles” of “free republican government” for the judgments of state legislatures.

But Justice Iredell responded that it was written state and federal constitutions that were the guard against untrammeled legislative power, not natural law. If Congress or a state legislature passes a law consistent with the power granted by their Constitutions, then no court can rule it “unconstitutional.” Apparently Iredell was unaware of the constitutional corrective offered by the American system—legislative elections.

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Today is the Iowa Causus! Here is a link to information regarding the event:

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Today is the Iowa Causus!  Here is a link to information regarding the event:

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NEWS

Petition:  Barring Ron Paul Violates Free Speech and the Electoral Process

http://www.petitiononline.com/r0npau1/petition.html

VIDEOS

Ron Paul on CNN with Wolf Blitzer  1-02-2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7N4z61QHlM

Ron Paul on MSNBC’s Countdown to Iowa  1-02-2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtNY4jaNW6w

Nick Gillespie (Ron Paul Supporter and Editor-in-Chief of Reason Magazine) on O’Reilly Factor Debating  Ron Paul  1-02-2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNXkNl4sJ4s

Shepherd Smith of Fox News Covers Ron Paul in Iowa  1-02-2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehpL14HlPqQ

Pat Buchanan and Tucker Carlson on MSNBC Discussing Ron Paul’s Chances in Iowa  1-02-2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk7ZrfjjHeI

CNN Roundtable Discussing Ron Paul’s Chances in Iowa  1-02-2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh1oKtMS-LE

NBC News in San Diego, CA Covers Ron Paul Supporter Mini Blimp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtgKOvVSBf4

AUDIO

Ron Paul on Sean Hannity’s Radio Show  1-02-2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQIlNVbttuM

Ron Paul Interviewed by Ed Schultz  1-02-2008

http://69.65.26.137/~ronpaula/RonPaulEdSchultzShow010208.mp3

ARTICLES

Ron Paul 2008 Presidential Campaign Committee:  Dozens of Veterans to Join Ron Paul for “Stronger America” Rally

http://ronpaul2008.typepad.com/ron_paul_2008/2008/01/dozens-of-veter.html

Ron Paul’s Texas Straight Talk:  On Foreign Entanglements:  The Ties that Strangle

http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2007/tst123007.htm

Libertarian Party:  Paul Snub Exposes Censorship of Competitive Voices

http://www.lp.org/media/article_552.shtml

YAHOO:  Ron Paul Addresses Packed House of Over 600 Iowans, 100 Veterans at “Veterans for Ron Paul” Rally

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/080102/20080102005964.html?.v=1

BBC News:  Voters’ Views – Zarmun Duke “The only candidate who truly stands for rights, freedom and me is Ron Paul.”

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7163402.stm

CBS News:  Ron Paul’s Loyal Student Surrogates

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/01/02/opinion/main3666726.shtml

AOL News:  Ron Paul Cut from Debates

http://news.aol.com/political-machine/2008/01/02/ron-paul-cut-from-debates/

Concord, NH Monitor:  I’m for Paul

http://www.cmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080102/NEWS01/801020344/1029/OPINION03

Houston Chronicle:  Ron Paul’s Drive in Iowa Runs on Volunteer Energy

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5417833.html

Delaware Online:  Ron Paul Wins Delaware Virtual Caucus

http://php.delawareonline.com/caucus/results.php

Maryland’s WBAL:  Choosing Sides

http://new.wbal.com/stories/templates/smith_show.aspx?articleid=39&zoneid=13

Accuracy In Media:  The Secret of Ron Paul’s Success

http://www.aim.org/aim_column/6011_0_3_0_C/

Apolistic Conference of Messianic Jews:  Bishop Caleb Kinley Endorses Ron Paul

http://www.acmj.org/acmj_ron_paul.html

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Where Do We Find These People? by Col. Bob Pappas, USMC, Ret.

January 3, 2008 Leave a comment

Where Do We Find These People? by Col. Bob Pappas, USMC, Ret.

I have yet to decide for whom I will vote much less who I will support in
the process. I might have supported John McCain, but he shot himself in the
foot with his openly pro-illegal immigration stance then had the temerity to
badmouth those of us who oppose illegal, (repeat for those who need to have
it pointed out to them), ILLEGAL immigration; then, I might just vote for
Ron Paul, but he’s so far right, he’s left. Then there’s Romney or Biden,
they certainly have the distinguished looks for the role, but there’s
something about Biden on the left and Romney being a hypocritical political
opportunist that bugs me.

Obama is an empty suit, long on oratory and short on experience and
knowledge. Check out the website of Obama’s church,
http://www.tucc.org/about.htm and while you are there check out the church’s
“ten point” vision. It is both racist and segregationist; whatever happened
to integration? Does Obama’s church have any interest in the land that has
given African Americans (oh, that they would join the country and be
Americans) hope, promise, Affirmative Action and trillions of dollars in
assistance? Evidently not. Does anyone believe blacks would have had those
opportunities in Africa? Check this one element of the church’s vision: “A
congregation committed to the HISTORICAL EDUCATION OF AFRICAN PEOPLE IN
DIASPORA.” (Humm. Diaspora means to be “scattered.”) Where did the rest of
America come from, that is, except for those of us who are Native American?
How about a little inclusiveness?

What these dear people haven’t come to grips with is that they are
infinitely better off in the United States of 2008 than they would ever have
been in their respective lands of origin. It’s time for our black brothers
and sisters to join the country that they are blessed to live in, and get
the chip off their shoulders about how they got here. If Obama’s church is
an indication of his social philosophy, there is no way he can be the
“unifier” that he professes he wants to be.

The campaign’s most hilarious statement so far is: “I risked my life while
traveling on White House missions.” Listen Ms. Clinton, you don’t have a
clue about risking your life, ask any member of the Armed Forces, or the
Secret Service that protects your arrogant, unworthy behind. It is
increasingly clear that Ms. Clinton has sold her soul for the Office. The
sheep that follow her are a pathetic lot, tails wagging behind them while
with typical nose in the air arrogance, at the head of the gaggle Clinton
refuses to talk to the press on substantive issues so she doesn’t make a
mistake. What an “act!” But, she isn’t nearly as good at acting as her
erstwhile husband, remember the Ron Brown Funeral! Incidentally, would the
Clinton who is actually running for office please stand up?

Bloomberg is a rich, socially liberal, political opportunist who bought the
Mayoralty of New York and evidently believes he can do the same of the
Presidency. If he wants to be President why doesn’t he resign as Mayor of
New York City and run for it, not try to do both? The same goes for “Stay
home and bake cookies” Clinton, Biden, Richardson, Paul, Tancrado, McCain,
Obama and the entire group of elected candidates who are so self-serving
that it calls into question their real motives. Forget service, it’s all
about the acquisition and exercise of power.

Richardson can’t work hard enough to move as far left as possible. In fact
the entire slate of Democrat candidates are trying so hard to “out left”
each other that they will soon eclipse Hitler [yes, Hitler was a socialist]
and Stalin.

Thompson, the one who really “doesn’t particular want to be President” is no
Ronald Reagan except for the falling asleep part. He’s toast.

Edwards is a proven lying leftist loser and if Ralph Nader’s support means
anything, Edwards is so far left he, along with the entire Democrat field
they might as well admit themselves the socialists that they are.

Guliani can’t manage his personal life much less the nation and is so
socially liberal he gives Hillary a run for the money.

So far, the only benefit the campaigns have to offer is the entertainment
value. Hopefully a real leader will emerge from the pack that will lead the
nation aright. Non-Candidate Newt Gingrich makes more sense than the entire
field, both left and right, put together.

What got me started on this was the mental cacophony about “Huck,” readers’
posts, [following a NYT article, ("Huckabee's Remarkable Play," 31 December
2007, by Katharine Q. Seelye)], make the Republican “attack machine” seem
like a Sunday School picnic: talk about a huckster, talk about wearing his
religion on his sleeve, talk about cunning, talk about hypocritical, talk
about immoral, talk about some one not playing with a full deck, talk about
a fraud, talk about making one sick, talk about a complete lack of decency,
talk about sneak punches, talk about an unethical bigoted liar, talk about
deceptive, talk about running a country the same way that he runs his
campaign, etc. etc.

If these are the best the left has to offer, they prove themselves to be a
bunch of high school level imbecilic morons who should wise up, because
without realizing it they are talking about Bill Clinton and had best knock
it off.or Hillary will get “pissed.”

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The Secret of Ron Paul’s Success

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The Secret of Ron Paul’s Success

By Cliff Kincaid

January 3, 2008
NewsWithViews.com

Many in the media are intrigued by Rep. Ron Paul’s success in the presidential campaign but usually focus on how much money he is raising. In terms of issues, some think he is rising in the polls because of his opposition to the Iraq War. That may be a factor, but my research convinces me that he is doing well primarily because he has a traditional Republican message of returning to smaller and less expensive government. More than that, however, he is talking about the threat posed by global institutions.

The media, which adore the U.N. and believe it is the last best hope of mankind, do not recognize the appeal of Ron Paul’s no-global-government message. Most reporters probably think it is rather silly. But it is becoming a major issue among the conservative Republican grassroots. It is so big that it could sink Senator John McCain, who is on record in support of U.S. participation in the U.N.’s notorious International Criminal Court (ICC).

The ICC could become a major issue, regardless of what happens in the presidential campaign, as the $6.4 billion left-wing MacArthur Foundation has indicated that it will spend tens or perhaps even hundreds of millions of dollars in a campaign to force U.S. acceptance of the ICC and “raise the profile of international justice issues during 2008.”

In a speech entitled, “The Case for an International System of Justice,” MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton declared that the ICC has jurisdiction over “hate speech,” a comment suggesting that this U.N.-backed tribunal could even be given the go-ahead to prosecute talk-radio hosts like Michael Savage for being critical of radical Islam. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been trying to force Savage off the air by threatening his advertisers.

It just so happens that the main author of the ICC is a Muslim associated with CAIR by the name of M. Cherif Bassiouni, a Professor of Law at DePaul University.

While the ICC looms as a major issue, conservative activists have been currently trying to defeat the U.N.’s Law of the Sea Treaty, which is now pending in the U.S. Senate. They found that Ron Paul had come out against it many years ago. He was way ahead of his time in confronting the dangers posed by international arrangements, treaties and institutions that sap U.S. sovereignty. He introduced a bill to get us out of the U.N., which not only would have saved some of our sovereignty but billions of American tax dollars that ended up in the coffers of corrupt bureaucrats.

Mike Huckabee has tapped into conservative sentiment on this issue as well, such as when he told the “Values Voters” summit in Washington that he not only opposed the Law of the Sea Treaty but wanted to see federal judges impeached for using foreign law in their judicial decisions. The comments drew strong applause. After that speech, most of the Republican candidates started falling in line against the Law of the Sea Treaty. McCain, who once supported it, now suggested he was opposed but would have to study it.

Paul goes much further. His website includes an issues category labeled “American independence and Sovereignty.” Among other things, it declares, “So called free trade deals and world governmental organizations like the International Criminal Court (ICC), NAFTA, GATT, WTO, and CAFTA are a threat to our independence as a nation. They transfer power from our government to unelected foreign elites. The ICC wants to try our soldiers as war criminals. Both the WTO and CAFTA could force Americans to get a doctor’s prescription to take herbs and vitamins. Alternative treatments could be banned.”


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Paul also denounces the U.N. for promoting a global tax on America, saying, “…if we are going to stop ongoing attempts of this world government body to tax us, we will need leadership from the White House.” Such a tax was proposed at the recent U.N. climate change conference, where the Bush Administration promised to help draft a new global warming treaty tougher and potentially more damaging to our economy than the first one that it rejected.

A fascinating article has just appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on where the candidates stand on the U.N.’s International Criminal Court. In looking at Democrats and Republicans, it notes, “At one end of the spectrum is Mike Gravel, a former senator from Alaska and one of the Democrats who backs U.S. membership in the court. In a recent San Francisco appearance, he said he considers himself a ‘globalist’ and ‘a citizen of the human race, first and foremost. Only secondly do I consider myself an American.’ At the other end is Ron Paul, a Republican congressman from Texas, who said in 2002 that both the court and the United Nations ‘are inherently incompatible with national sovereignty. America must either remain a constitutional republic or submit to international law because it cannot do both.’”

“Unlike the rest of the Republican field,” reporter Bob Egelko said, “Sen. John McCain has said he would like to see the United States join the international court, although he would first require more protections for U.S. personnel.” The ICC would strip Americans of Bill of Rights protections if they were apprehended and put on trial for alleged international crimes. The article did not explain how McCain would change the institution, which is now in existence, in order to require those protections. Most of the rest of the world, led by the European Union, rejected any safeguards for U.S. citizens.

One of the most critical constitutional protections rejected by the ICC is trial by jury. Foreign judges preside over ICC cases. So it really cannot be “fixed” to accommodate American concerns.

The fact of McCain’s support for the anti-American ICC could prove fatal to his campaign, if it is widely publicized. It has gotten very little attention until now. However, I discovered a press release from the Citizens for Global Solutions (CGS) back in January of 2005 hailing McCain for his support of the ICC. While McCain was quoted as saying about the ICC, “I’m not satisfied that there are enough safeguards” for U.S. citizens, the CGS said that “his declaration at the World Economic Forum was the strongest indication to date that he would be in favor of the United States joining the ICC in the near future.”

One can understand why McCain wouldn’t want these comments publicized, as he seems to be gathering momentum in the presidential race, and why he wouldn’t want the CGS “endorsement” of his views given any publicity. The CGS is the new name of the World Federalist Association, a group that openly favors world government financed by global taxes. Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton endorsed the group’s activities when she was First Lady.

That was on the occasion of the organization giving former CBS Evening News anchorman Walter Cronkite its global governance award. Cronkite used the event to promote the Law of the Sea Treaty, the International Criminal Court, and several other U.N.-backed measures.

It is interesting to note that Cronkite’s agenda is the same as that of Hillary and most national Democratic candidates. Will any of the national Republican presidential candidates other than Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee make a big issue out of it? By doing so, they will have to endure the ridicule of the national press. But it could help them capture the White House in the end.

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Wish List For Saving America From Its Problems In 2008

By Frosty Wooldridge
January 3, 2008
NewsWithViews.com

Millions of Americans made New Year’s resolutions at the stroke of midnight this week. They decided to improve themselves for a better future for their health, wealth and well being. They decided to lose weight, spend less, save more, stop smoking, give up drinking or be kinder to their spouses.

Did anyone formulate any resolutions for making our country a better place for its citizens? I’ll bet you did! Yours may prove more articulate than mine. If so, by all means, send them to me so I can make a better wish list.

I hope the American public votes a new president into office who maintains the highest levels of integrity, honesty and character. We need a president, unlike the current one, to be free from past or present alcoholic addictions, and one with a three digit IQ somewhere over 130. We need a man or woman intelligent enough to lead us out of the major problems facing our nation. Anyone can readily observe President Bush made this nation worse with every day in office for the past seven years. He’s done nothing to raise up the quality of life or standard of living for Americans. Bush made America worse for most Americans.
I hope no one votes for the regular group of presidential candidates because they are the same people who created our current national dilemma. Instead, vote for Ron Paul or Duncan Hunger as men with common sense who talk straight and bring honor to our nation. If we vote Hillary, Obama, Romney, McCain, Huckaboo, Biden, Dodd, Edwards and/or any of the rest of that crew—we’ll get more of the same because all of them spout the same rhetoric and actions of the past.
I hope the next president stops formulating wars on lies and forcing democracy on third world countries that haven’t evolved enough to manifest such governance. You should no more force democracy on a tribe of Zulu warriors than force it on an Islamic nation like Iraq. We need to stop sticking our noses into more than 120 countries in the world.
I hope the next president deletes E.O. 13166 and mandates English as our national language. Schools, documents, media and your phones will all be directed in English. Why? Language is THE most important aspect of critical national cohesion.
I hope this country’s citizens force the next president and Congress to vacate Iraq and Afghanistan within six months of office. Additionally, I hope the nest administration will pull 572,000 military personnel from around the world on 700 bases and 120 countries—and bring those soldiers home to protect America. Take 35,000 troops on the Korean border and bring them home to guard our borders.
Multiculturalism fails around the world. It fails in France, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Great Britain, Switzerland and Germany. It fails most of all in the United States. It’s a dead and deadly concept. It creates intolerance, violence and inequality. We must stop forcing incompatible people and cultures onto one another. On January 1, 2008, Oprah reported, “Over 800,000 U.S. student suffered harassment because of their race.” Why would we continue injecting our country with people from incompatible cultures into our country to create greater intolerance and violence than we already suffer?
I hope we enact a 10 year moratorium on all immigration into our country. We cannot survive the sheer population explosion created by two to three million immigrants annually. We cannot save the world, but we can destroy our country.
We must, and this is our gravest issue, we must discover an alternative energy source to power the cars and engines of the world in a non-polluting and renewable manner.

We must move away from One World Government that proves as distasteful and illogical as multiculturalism or communism. We must find out and correct why 2.2 million of our citizens sit in prisons. We must rebuild our bridges and roads in our country instead of spending $2 billion a week building Iraq. We must enhance our educational system instead of stealing brain power and students from other countries. That in turn, steals leaders and future advancements from other countries. We must address our $8.7 trillion debt and pay it off. We must stop our $700 billion annual trade deficit. We must stop H-1B, H-2B and

L-1 visas that allow millions of our jobs outsourced, insourced and offshored. We must stop Congress from destroying our manufacturing base which destroys our quality of life, jobs and standard of living. We must address why and change the family crisis in America’s Hispanic and African-Americans whereby 50 to 60 percent of them birth children out of wedlock and 50 to 60 percent of them fail to graduate from high school. If we fail to find the answers to educating our citizens of every race, creed and color—we will not survive a new, exploding underclass of ubiquitous poor. We must elect leaders who return to the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law. Finally, whether you like it or not, believe it or not, or think it’s man-made or not, we must address climate change as the greatest threat to humanity and all living creatures on this planet. What’s pushing climate change to its ultimate extremes? We must deal with our own human numbers adding over 77 million people to the planet annually.

We cannot suffer another George Bush-type presidency nor a Congress mired in scandal and ongoing paralysis while our kids die in a fruitless, immoral and pathetically useless war in Iraq.

I hope we vote every incumbent out of Congress because most of them prove more worthless than productive. In the movie Charlie Wilson’s War, Julie Robert’s asked, “How come all you people in Congress mostly don’t get anything done most of the time?” Tom Hanks playing Charlie Wilson replied, “Tradition my dear.” We need fresh, new minds that respond to 21st century challenges with 21st century ideas.

Finally, I hope average, lazy, 50 percent of non-voting and apathetic Americans get off their fat rear ends and vote for a president that leads and Congressional representatives who show courage, intelligence and passion toward this country, our challenges and ideas for a positive American future.

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AMERICA HAS LOST HER MIND

January 3, 2008 Leave a comment

AMERICA HAS LOST HER MIND

Coach Dave Daubenmire
January 3, 2008
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As the old United Negro College Fund commercial used to tell us, “the mind is a terrible thing to waste.” Losing one’s mind is even worse.

America has lost her mind.

What is the mind? It is “the element, part, substance, or process that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges, etc.” In most Americans this part of the brain no longer functions. For many the loss of our mind is a result of the “mind blowing” experience of the sixties, or from sitting at the feet of the radical Humanists who permeate our nation’s universities, or perhaps from a life filled with Oprah, Dr. Phil, Jerry Springer and the Cable News outlets.

The average American no longer thinks. Years in the public-fool system has sucked all ability to use logic and reason out of our populace. Americans have been systematically dumbed-down. “No Tax Dollar Left Behind” had as its goal a slick transformation in educational method. Measure, measure, measure…test, test, test. This is the only way, we were told, to determine whether or not our children are learning.

Testing measures rote memory. In other words, for those of you who never learned that word, it means a measurement of WHAT YOU HAVE MEMORIZED.

“Jack Spratt could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean.” Today’s “testing” measures whether you can recite the poem, not your ability to analyze the dietary principles enunciated therein. (I used those fancy words so that you would know I still have my mind.)

Logic is the ability to frame an argument based on knowledge. Knowledge is “acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation” and reason requires the application of logic in order to determine the validity of a particular theory.

Ultimately, wisdom is the goal. Wisdom is “the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting.”

Proverbs 4:7 says “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”

“What is true, right, or lasting……” sort of puts you in mind of the knowledge we are pumping into America’s young “skulls full of mush,” doesn’t it?

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. What is a fool? Why, a fool is “a person who lacks judgment or sense.” Americans and American schools are producing trained-fools. Not just fools, “a stupid person,” but trained fools, fools who have been “coached in or accustomed to a mode of behavior or performance.” All wrong thinking leads to wrong action. The thief thought he would get away with it. The rapist never thought he would get caught. The teenager never thought she would get pregnant.

Just because you believe something, anything, does not make it true.

We no longer teach our children HOW to think. Instead, we “coach” them on WHAT to think and then test to measure if the indoctrination has worked. Ooops, “indoctrination,” that is probably another word many are not familiar with. Indoctrination is “teaching someone to accept doctrines without proof.” Everywhere you look we are being indoctrinated. Our news is indoctrination. “They decide, we report.” “We have to stop Hillary.” “Who are you to judge?” “Global warming is destroying the planet.” “Top-tier candidates.”

American-adults have lost their minds. Look at the garbage we are teaching our kids:

  • A child doesn’t need a mother and a father. Two moms or two dads are fine, because men and women are really no different.
  • Anal sex between men is normal, but those who speak out against it are not.
  • Killing a wanted unborn child is homicide; an unwanted unborn child is choice.
  • Global warming kills more people than abortion.
  • “Choice” is good for unborn children, but bad for born school children.
  • A young woman can have an abortion and yet never have regrets about it.

We have lost our minds!

  • A child must say no to cigarettes, but it is ok to say yes to sex.
  • Abortion is good and the death penalty is bad.
  • Divorce is best for the children if it makes the parents happier.
  • Spanking your children will cause them to be violent.
  • Famous people are better than “regular” people.
  • Love is sex and sex is love.
  • Condoms will prevent disease.

We have lost our minds!

  • Creating more laws will lower crime.
  • Gun control makes law-abiding citizens safer.
  • Being sick is an excuse for breaking the law.
  • Government needs to spy on us to keep us safe from terrorism.
  • “Experts” know what is best for the rest of us.
  • Our rights are granted by government.
  • We need more money for education.

We have lost our minds!

  • Paying people not to work will make them more productive.
  • We have no right to judge the actions of another person.
  • The government is the answer to everyone’s problems. .
  • There is a big difference between Democrats and Republicans.
  • President Bush is a Christian-conservative.
  • The National Education Association cares about kids than teachers.

We have lost our minds!

  • Jesus has forgiven our sins so stop talking about sin.
  • An hour of Sunday school will undue 7 hours a day in public schools.
  • God is not to be included in public ceremonies, government, or education.
  • Remove the teachings of Christianity and people will naturally be good.
  • The US Supreme Court over-rides the law of God.
  • Jesus is most concerned with making us happy.
  • Those who believe the Bible are not very well educated.

We have lost our minds!

I could go on. Let me leave you with a few Scriptures to chew on. Perhaps they can help explain the mess we are in.

Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of God is the beginning of knowledge.”

Philippians 2:5 “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:”

Psalm 14:1 “The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God.”

America has become a “ship of fools” captained by fools. The ship has lost her moral rudder. The blind are leading the blind.

Psalm 2 “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh….

God is probably laughing to keep from crying.

America has lost her mind.

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Gays And The Military Part 2

January 3, 2008 1 comment
Washington Times
January 3, 2008
Pg. 15

Gays And The Military

Democrats prefer San Francisco-style

By Elaine Donnelly
The last of two installments.
Democratic presidential candidates want to impose the full weight of San Francisco-style liberal ideology upon the armed forces. You would never know it, however, given the silence or equivocation of Republicans on military social issues.
As noted in this space yesterday, the Center for Military Readiness has been conducting a non-partisan survey to determine where the presidential candidates stand on military issues affecting discipline and morale. Candidates who did not respond to survey questions, including all the Democrats, missed an opportunity to proclaim sound, responsible priorities for the military. Previous statements, however, indicate that any Democrat winning the White House would turn the Pentagon into a laboratory for social experimentation by civilian ideologues. These include feminists and homosexualists — determined activists who demand government power to impose the homosexual agenda on all institutions of American life.
Democrats condone the pure feminism of New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, defined by the issue of women in land combat. In 2005, then-House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter, California Republican, spearheaded legislation to restore Army compliance with Defense Department regulations exempting female soldiers from placement in or near direct ground combat (infantry) battalions. Mrs. Clinton and feminist colleagues countered with a resolution framing this as a feminist issue, which encouraged the Pentagon to continue violating regulations and laws requiring congressional notice and oversight.
Unauthorized, incremental repeal of women’s exemptions from land combat will eventually affect the Marine Corps and Special Operations Forces, forcing them to cope with predictable consequences: gender-normed training standards to create the illusion of equality, higher injury rates, pregnancies, and disciplinary issues that hurt readiness and morale. Eventually, ACLU lawyers will file another lawsuit challenging young women’s exemption from Selective Service registration.
With women in land combat, the ACLU will win.
Parents whose daughters are denied college loans for failure to register will wonder why these issues were not debated in 2008. They should know that Mrs. Clinton, Sens. Barack Obama of Illinois and Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina favor Selective Service registration for young women, or participation in mandatory national service.
Mr. Obama is being advised by former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig, an outspoken advocate of women serving on submarines. If an Obama administration mandates “career opportunities” for female sailors on cramped submarines, which operate with constantly recycled air that elevates risks of birth defects, submarine commanders may have to disrupt undersea missions by conducting hazardous mid-ocean evacuations of pregnant sailors.
Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware strongly supports the Convention to Eliminate Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), an international treaty that would surrender sovereignty to international bureaucrats on all issues involving women — meaning, just about everything. Mr. Biden and other senators have demanded hearings on military sexual misconduct and “violence against women,” as defined by anti-male feminists.
None has recognized an underlying problem: policies pretending that servicemen and women are interchangeable, “ungendered” beings actually encourage scandals and violence against women, provided that the enemy inflicts the violence in close combat.
All of the Democratic candidates want to repeal the 1993 law stating that homosexuals are not eligible to serve in the military, which is frequently mislabeled “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Congress rejected “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” then-President Clinton’s proposal to accommodate discreet homosexuals, as unworkable. Mr. Clinton imposed it on the military anyway with administrative regulations inconsistent with the law.
In a June 2007 debate, Mrs. Clinton admitted that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was supposed to be a “transitional policy” toward full acceptance of professed homosexuals in uniform. To avoid political consequences for colleagues in Congress, any Democratic president would likely push for quick repeal of the 1993 law, without public hearings or debate.
That would force the military to follow the “civil rights” model, mandating equal housing and social status for homosexual military couples. “Sensitivity training” programs would enforce acceptance of known homosexuals in the ranks. There will be no “national security” benefits, since numbers of homosexual discharges have been small in comparison with separations for other reasons, such as pregnancy, weight standard violations, or drug offenses.
Add to this scenario public resistance that would hurt recruiting, potential abuse of subordinates living in close quarters, plus higher risks of HIV infection, which increase the numbers of non-deployable personnel. The result will be unprecedented disciplinary problems that detract from morale and readiness.
We cannot afford a San Francisco military.
In 1992, Republicans helped Mr. Clinton to win by not debating this issue — in the same way that some Republicans are avoiding the issue today. Will a presidential leader emerge who is prepared to defend the culture of the only military we have? The one who does so first could become president of the United States.
Elaine Donnelly is president of the Center for Military Readiness. The CMR 2008 Presidential Candidate Survey is posted at www.cmrlink.org.

Use the FCC Club!

January 3, 2008 Leave a comment
Subject: Use the FCC Club!
I’m actually surprised that I haven’t seen this tactic posted yet. Along with advertisers, this is the other major weakness of broadcasters/networks.

The other critical items we can influence directly are the FCC broadcast license for each affiliate, and FCC approval for station purchases/mergers/trades. By specifically targeting FCC approvals, your comments will have a LOT more long-term weight. Endangering the local affiliate’s license with enough negative comments in the right way will change their attitude from “It’s the network, nothing we can do” and largely ignoring you to actually calling the NewsCorp on your behalf saying “OMG, fix this NOW!”

Remember, the FCC threatened to hit EACH broadcast station with a 6-figure fine for the half-second “wardrobe malfunction” at the SuperBowl*.

Key trigger phrases:

“FCC Public File”
“Not acting in the public interest”

1) At the beginning of EACH email or FAX to an affiliate (actual broadcaster, not the network) ask that the comment be placed in their “FCC Public File.” They are required to comply with your request.

This “Public File” is reviewed by the FCC each time that station’s license is up for renewal. Not getting a license renewed means the station is worthless.

Give your opinion that the broadcaster is “Not acting in the public interest” and give detailed reasoning.

We can specifically start slamming each affiliate under the FCC “Equal Time Rule.”

http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/E/…qualtimeru.htm
http://www.fcc.gov/eb/broadcast/pif.html

2) Comment to the FCC directly on media ownership:

http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/ecfs/Upload/

Check next to “Media Ownership Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – Docket 06-121 “

1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322)
1-866-418-0232 FAX: toll-free

Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554

Chairman Kevin J. Martin: KJMWEB@fcc.gov
Commissioner Michael J. Copps: Michael.Copps@fcc.gov
Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein: Jonathan.Adelstein@fcc.gov
Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate: dtaylortateweb@fcc.gov
Commissioner Robert McDowell: Robert.McDowell@fcc.gov

…and make sure to comment how NewsCorp is “acting against the public interest.”

-TomTX

*This was later reduced to only hitting the direct-owned stations. Other events such as the “Without a Trace” teen orgy did fine affiliates directly at 5 figures.

I left TomTX as the author so I wouldn’t plagiarize his ideas. This is a beautiful way to slam stations that only give half-truths or support administration policies that are plainly against the interest or constitution of the nation.

This is the club we have been looking for, use it!

The following is an example of a message to an affiliate broadcasting station;

Request this communication be placed in your station “Public File.”

It is inconceivable that a major political “debate” include Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, John McCain, Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson but exclude the true frontrunner Dr. Ron Paul.

Every one of those “gentlemen” are bankrupt, either monetarily or morally with the shining exception of Dr. Paul. It is impossible to poll high numbers when the polls are rigged and exclude the one person leading the pack in contributions raised, meet-up groups and volunteers on the ground.

Omission of Dr. Paul is definitely  against the public interest, right to know and any semblance of fair play.

I sent the above to the Fox channel in Dallas. These stations don’t have direct email addresses so use their “Contact Us” online form. If enough of us submit this type message, it puts their license in jeopardy and they will be screaming at the network to straighten it out.

Believe me, their screaming outweighs ours 100 to 1.

Since ABC is in bed with Fox on this “debate,” their affiliate stations should receive the same treatment.

Dennis Joyce


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The Ron Paul Problem

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The Ron Paul Problem

by Per Bylund

EXCERPT…
The Ron Paul effect is thus not only advertising a libertarian view, it also seems to claim it is possible to make libertarianism a part of the two-party system – and that it should be. And it preaches that the powers of the state can be tamed and even used as a tool to reintroduce liberty in America , and that the Constitution once again can serve as a leash on government’s powers.
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RON PAUL: RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE By: Devvy

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Ron Paul: Rage against the machine
Today is the Iowa caucus. In five days the New Hampshire primary will take place. Candidates from the Republican and Democrat parties are attempting to get the vote, no matter how many lies and false promises they have to make. The exception is Congressman Ron Paul, whose voting record for 22 years and his absolute consistent stand on constitutional government cannot be disputed. No flip-flopping, no tarts in the back ground, no scandals and this man will never sell us out to any special interest group in this country or globally, i.e., the Bilderberg group of world totalitarian monsters……..
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RON PAUL: RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

By: Devvy
January 3, 2008

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“One man with courage makes a majority.” –President Andrew Jackson

Today is the Iowa caucus. In five days the New Hampshire primary will take place. Candidates from the Republican and Democrat parties are attempting to get the vote, no matter how many lies and false promises they have to make. The exception is Congressman Ron Paul, whose voting record for 22 years and his absolute consistent stand on constitutional government cannot be disputed. No flip-flopping, no tarts in the back ground, no scandals and this man will never sell us out to any special interest group in this country or globally, i.e., the Bilderberg group of world totalitarian monsters.

Duncan Hunter, Tom Tancredo, Sam Brownack and Tommy Thompson, all pro war mongers and players for the machine have been treated with respect. The media, print and electronic, have called Dr. Paul undignified names, ridiculed and made fun of his supporters calling us kooks. Nothing even close has been heaped on the Democrat candidates.

However, according the all the network news political correspondents as well as print publications, whoever wins Iowa and New Hampshire, well, it’s all over. Even Patrick Buchanan has thrown out this propaganda: “With the New Hampshire primary on Jan. 8, and the Iowa caucuses dead ahead, the nominees of both parties may be known in two weeks. Surely, after Feb. 5, when a slew of primaries are held, both races will be all but over.” Additionally, the machine has decided that based on the outcome of the Iowa caucus, ABC and FAUX News will decide which candidates they will cut from their upcoming GOP debate. Before a single vote is cast today, ABC and FAUX have already decided to bar Congressman Ron Paul from that debate. In other words, close to 45 MILLION Republican voters will get only the candidates deemed worthy by about 125,000 votes from Iowa.

Who is behind all these Machiavellian tactics? I’ll tell you: The machine that runs Washington, DC and your life. The machine that shoves their globalist candidates down your throat election after election after election. Then, playing right into their hands, Americans go to the polls in November, hold their nose and vote, election after election after election. Make no mistake about it: The Republican and Democrat national cesspool of power hungry jackals are well oiled, well greased machines that decide for you. They make the rules that lord over the sheep instead of we the people making the rules for those we choose to represent us.

All of the candidates running are ballot qualified. They have completed all the paperwork, they are raising money, they are all entitled to run for the office of the president of these united States of America for as long as they feel they can. However, the machine doesn’t want you to have that choice. Let me give a little example here of how the shadow government works. Brother Huckabee is an obscure governor from the State of Arkansas who emerged on the scene about the time ultra- liberal Rudy Julie Annie and Flip Romney were taking the lead in the pack. As more information became available about Rudy Julie-Annie and his support of sodomy and abortion, the Christian Right began to say, no thanks.

Flip Romney’s religion, Mormon, became an instant issue with Christians with all kinds of claims being made about his religion. A straight forward explanation of Mormonism can be read here. I asked a friend of mine who is Mormon if this is an accurate portrayal of his religion and he said yes. As the article points out, there are some profound differences between Christianity and Mormonism and this is where the Christian Right if not outright rejected Flip, they were/are wary. Contrary to some of the hate mail I’ve received from Mormons over one of my columns, this isn’t a condemnation by me towards the Mormon religion, it’s simply a documented fact.

Congressman Ron Paul represents a clear and extreme danger to the agenda of the globalists and shadow government who have gone into hyper drive to once and for all destroy this republic and turn America into a world region, so he was to be marginalized at all costs. In their arrogance, the henchmen pulling the strings for the machine decided no one would support Dr. Paul and so he was ignored until December 16, 2007, the day he raised more money than any political candidate in history in a 24-hour period. There is another Ron Paul money bomb planned on February 3, 2008, for the anniversary of the fraudulent ratification of the so-called income tax amendment. The IRS and DOJ and buffoons in Congress will tell you the Sixteenth Amendment was ratified, but they are lying through their teeth. Court certified historical documents prove otherwise, i.e.:

The 4 states listed below are among the 38 states that Philander Knox claimed ratification from:

The Kentucky Senate voted upon the resolution, but rejected it by a vote of 9 in favor and 22 opposed.
The Oklahoma Senate amended the language of the 16th Amendment to have a precisely opposite meaning.
The California legislative assembly never recorded any vote upon any proposal to adopt the amendment proposed by Congress.
The State of Minnesota sent nothing to the Secretary of State in Washington.

Ron Paul has pledged as one of his first, major goals as president is to get rid of the terrorist operation called the IRS. There is no need for a direct tax and beware of these alternative taxing schemes proposed by constitutionally stupid, Brother Huckaee, because they will only continue to fund our destruction. Dr. Paul has promised to get us out of these destructive trade treaties, stop the hemorrhaging of American jobs and stop the NAU; see here.

Because of the unrest in the Republican base, the Christian Right, “ Not particularly interested in running” candidate, Fred Thompson entered the race, bringing not only a sloth like attitude, his message is the same worn out one used by his fellow candidates. That plan has fizzled. In order to counter the drums of “we’ll stay home on election day” from the Christian Right, our obscure governor, Brother Huck, suddenly begins to emerge as the holier-than-thou candidate for the right. He convinces tough guy, Chuck Norris, who really has done so many wonderful things, that he’s the next coming of Christ. Oddly, this doesn’t seem to swell Brother Huck’s campaign coffers. And, then….


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And, then, Brother Huckabee speaks to the treasonous Council on Foreign Relations – the hat trick that wins the brass ring. Here’s a malleable, pro-war, pro-illegals boy who does the folksy God-talk to perfection and can deliver the Christian Right or a large percentage of that voting block. We have our boy! Suddenly, the media is fawning all over Brother Huck, while at the same time conducting the most transparent, despicable and well orchestrated black out of any presidential candidate in my lifetime. Somehow along the way, pro-war monger, pro-illegal aliens invasion, John McCain suddenly leaps up in the polls when scant weeks ago he was written off as the has been candidate. Can you believe it? Why, yesterday morning, the political huckstlers for FAUX News were practically peeing their pants: McCain has now taken the lead nationwide! Who are they polling? Mexico City, LA, Phoenix, El Paso and Guadalajara?

This is the machine at work and this machine is trying to do everything in their power to deny you the right to vote for the candidate you feel is best suited as our next president. The same applies to the Democrat candidates, Marxist Hillary Clinton, Obama, Edwards, Richardson, Biden – although there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between any of them. All big tax and spend liars who pretend to have your best interests at heart. All of them making promises they know they can’t keep. Obama’s well greased PR machine continues to grind out his “change you can believe in” hustle which is just more of the same failed policies. However, Democrats have the right to support the candidate of their choice, but the machine is going to take that away based based on Iowa and New Hampshire. This rancid process is aided and abetted by a corrupt media who no longer make any pretense of impartiality or fair and balanced.

Here’s how this rip off works. About 125,000 voters for each party are expected to participate today in something called a caucus, roughly 250,000 votes is a good turn out for the numbers I could find. The 2006 general election for the entire state turned out 1,071,509 votes. So, we’re to swallow that this small number of votes cast today are the barometer for a presidential candidate for the whole country?

In a few days the New Hampshire primary will take place. The live free or die state has about 700,000 registered voters; no telling how many will actually vote. In November 2008, about 100 MILLION Americans will go to the voting booth, yet the machine is telling us that if Ron Paul doesn’t win Iowa and New Hampshire, it’s all but over? While I respect my fellow Americans casting their vote in Iowa and New Hampshire, I resent that those voters – according to the machine – are to decide for the rest of us 100 MILLION voters. The whole process is a slick sham.

February 5, 2008, dubbed “Super Tuesday,” is the next batch of primaries and by then the same machine masquerading as one party will decide who they’re going to shove down your throat. The machines and the media will decide which of the “top tier” candidates will best serve the agenda for totalitarian government and jam it right down your throat. I say no more! No more rigged machines, no more candidates for the highest office in this country who serve their global masters and have no intention of upholding the Constitution of the United States.


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Congressman Ron Paul has said he’s in this for the long run. He continues to raise top dollars to run a viable campaign, but FAUX News Network or some strangers who run the Republican Party (the same goes for the Democrats) are going to tell we the people that Dr. Paul can’t run any longer because X number of votes cast in a couple of states disqualifies him? The machine is going to once again manipulate the numbers and crank up their propaganda machine with “Ron Paul can’t win” or the party has made it’s choice and take that! Who the hell do these people think they are? I know who they are and so should you: They represent the down fall of this republic and more endless wars based on mountains of lies.

Here’s a news flash for FAUX “News” Network, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, David Rockefeller, Angela Merkel, Chancellor Germany, Sean Hannity, the globalist water boys at the National Review, Limbaugh, the whole rotten bunch of Bilderbergers and what passes for the “mainstream media” in this country: Americans feel raw rage at what’s going on with our elections and our country. We number in the millions, we know who you are, your agenda and every day, more Americans are finding out the truth.

We aren’t going to take it one more time. This republic is in melt down. We are as close to annihilation as it gets with this push for a North American Union/SPP.

We refuse to allow your machine to dictate our lives and choices anymore – and that is going to extend to the congressional races, too.

No matter how dirty you play, we will fight back. The Timid Tommy’s can step to the back of the room and assume their place in line as so eloquently expressed by Samuel Adams, revolutionary war hero: “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”

We will be in your face over vote fraud. No more stolen elections via rigged machines. We the people believe in fair and impartial elections even if our candidate doesn’t win. Stealing the elections is shamelessly un-American and we will not put up with it any more. If you haven’t read The Battle of Athens, you should. This brave, courageous group of Americans back in 1946 refused to put up with any more crooked elections.

Ron Paul supporters: Tell your state convention delegates to the Republican National Convention we demand Ron Paul be the next president of this country. The Republican Party needs you, but you don’t need the Republican Party that is taking this country to straight to Hell, right along with he Democrats. Ron Paul can turn the direction as president. If for some tragic reason Ron Paul isn’t the Republican nomination, I will NOT vote for the machine’s choice because I know what Romney, Huckabee, McCain and all the rest stand for and it’s bad for America. I will NOT vote for the continued destruction of my country even under the threat of stopping a true menace named Hillary Clinton. I am sick of being threatened by the forces of evil of who don’t care which party “wins,” because the machine controls both of them. If you doubt that, remember these words from sleezy, serial adulterer, Bill Clinton, who sold our most sensitive defense secrets to the commie Chinese, late August 1998, speaking over in Ireland in response to a question as to what would he do if removed from office through impeachment: “…..You know, by the time you become the leader of a country, someone else makes all the decisions.”

Americans are taking a stand against the machine because we’re not going to take it anymore.

Important links:

1 - Poll: Nation tired of Iowa-New Hampshire 1st
2 - Iowa caucuses discourage participation by many voters
3 - Romney: President does not need foreign policy experience
4 - Aide admits that Huckabee has “no foreign policy credentials
5 - Veterans Testimonials to Ron Paul
6 - See $100,000 ad for Ron Paul paid for by private citizen, USA Today, 11.27.07
7 - Another full page ad paid for by Larry Lepard (New Hampshire & NY Times)
8 - Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano on Ron Paul (short video)
9 - Huckabee broke, Romney borrows, Giuliani ducks terrorist ties

Vote fraud:

1 - I encourage you to BlackBoxVoting.org and read the new problems as of December 30, 2007 regarding the counting of votes in Iowa
2 - Report: Magnet and PDA Sufficient to Change Votes on Voting Machine
3 - Vote machine flaws force scramble back to paper
4 - Diebold Now Also Under DoJ Investigation
5 - Ohio voting machines have ‘critical flaws,’ could undermine ’08 election
6 - Voting Rights Activists Win Big Cases in Florida and Arizona
7 - Voting Machines Don’t Measure Up in Colorado
8 - Ohio Will Likely Face Big Vote-Counting Problems
9 - N.Y. fights U.S. suit on voting machines
10 - Voting machines fail state tests
11 - OH Secty. Of State Recommends Touch-Screen Ban

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