Month: January 2012

Who Needs Congress when we have Obama?

“With or without this Congress, I will keep taking actions that help the economy grow,” Obama said in his State of the Union speech. Of course, liberals applaud this. Who needs the checks and balances carefully crafted by the founding fathers anyway? If Congress doesn’t want to do what the president wants, the president will just do whatever he wants without Congress, right? Awesome; best president ever, for sure. That guy gets stuff done! F**k Congress! Continue reading

Understanding Liberty

Here’s a great video that explains what Liberty is all about. This is really the source of most of our problems; the lack of understanding of Liberty.

When you understand Liberty you understand that unless your right to your life, liberty or property is being violated, you shouldn’t be asking the government to get involved. When you understand Liberty you understand that the government is made up of individuals, and as individuals, they do not have any special rights to violate the rights of your fellow citizens. If you agree that you do not have the right to steal, you must agree that you do not have the right to have the government do the stealing for you.

Why Do People Vote Against their Own Beliefs?

Small government, free markets, no bailouts, no mandates, balanced budgets, cutting spending, all things Republican voters claim to believe in. But what do they vote for? Candidates that supported bailouts, mandates, big government, and with no plans to balance the budget. Many Democrats were protesting illegal wars and the Patriot Act not too long ago. Now, they are mostly silent on these issues. How can we explain this? Continue reading

The Big Deal About the SOPA/PIPA Bill

In case you are wondering why so many are making a big deal about the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) bills, here’s a brief introduction.

The SOPA bill originated in the House of Representatives and has been tabled, meaning it will not be voted on for now. The PIPA bill is the Senate version of the SOPA bill and is very much alive. There are some differences between the two, but the differences are minor.

The purpose of the bills, they say, is to protect intellectual property from theft by foreign websites. What it does, however, is open the door for censorship of the web.

It isn’t just the owners of the websites being accused of copyright infringement that suffer, but anyone that is indirectly associated with those sites. Continue reading

The Most Dangerous Answer of the Debate Goes to….Romney

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was signed into law by Obama this year. It allows the military to indefinitely detain American citizens without a trial if they are suspected of being involved in terrorism. When Romney was asked if he would have signed this bill into law, Romney said yes and explained that although he understands that this power could be abused, he said he doesn’t think Obama would abuse this power, and he wouldn’t abuse this power as president.

This should really be the story of the debate, but you won’t get to hear much about this, of course. The whole point of having a Constitution is that you don’t give the president and the federal government power just because you trust them. That stupid answer by Romney should disqualify this man in the mind of the voters, if they were really paying attention. It shows how little Romney understands or cares about following the Constitution.

Why not throw out the law and give a president that we trust, the power to literally do anything? Would that be OK with Romney? Let’s establish an official dictatorship and just make sure that it is someone that we trust that is running things. How about that?

Ron Paul Never Got Any Bills Passed? Good.

Here’s an interesting attack that some have been using against Ron Paul lately: Ron Paul was only able to get 1 out of 600+ bills passed in the thirty years he’s been in congress. This shows, they say, that while some of Ron Paul’s ideas are good, the man cannot get people to work with him and get behind those ideas. He just wouldn’t be able to get anything done.

Hmmm. Let’s take a look at some of the ideas that congress has been able to get behind: The Patriot Act, bailouts, the continual raising of the debt ceiling, No Child Left Behind, illegal wars, the NDAA (indefinite detention of Americans without a trial), etc. With this kind of people in congress, I think I would be suspicious of Paul’s bills if congress had gotten behind them. Continue reading

Is Ron Paul Racist?

Ron Paul

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Ever since a week or two before the Iowa caucuses, when it became clear that Ron Paul wasn’t going away and that his support was continuing to increase, numerous stories have come out about some twenty-year-old newsletters that were sent out under Ron Paul’s name, that contained some racist comments. The media has been showing some quotes from these newsletters in their attempt to convince people that Ron Paul is a racist.

Here is Ron Paul’s side of the story. He did not write the letters that contained those racist comments. He was practicing medicine at the time and had about eight people working for him on those newsletters. He was the publisher and not the editor or author of everything that went out, which means he did not read every single letter. Out of the hundreds of letters that were sent out, a few did contain some racist comments, but he did not read those until years later, when it was brought to his attention.

How many letters were sent out? Monthly editions were sent out for twenty years, for a total of about two hundred and forty editions. How many of them contained racist comments? Nine. And those nine letters were sent out during a two year period between 1991 and 1993, at a time when Ron Paul was practicing medicine. Continue reading

Ron Paul’s Strategy

For those that haven’t realized it yet, Ron Paul’s campaign strategy is to be the last anti-Romney candidate standing. The media propped up Santorum in Iowa to prevent a second or first place finish for Paul, and it looks like in New Hampshire it is a possibility that Huntsman could take second, and Paul third.

A third place finish for Paul might be depressing for many of his supporters, but they wouldn’t be looking at the big picture. Something like 70% of Republicans do not want Mitt Romney to be the nominee. They’ve been looking for someone else for a long time. They went to Bachmann, Perry, Cain, Gingrich and now Santorum.

Cain is out, due to the sexual harassment stories that came to light. Bachmann is now out despite her claims that she was witnessing thousands of supporters leaving Paul to come support her campaign in Iowa. Gingrich has been going down after a very disappointing finish in the Iowa caucuses, partly as a result of Paul’s devastating attacks on him. Ron Paul’s campaign has already started to do the same to Santorum in South Carolina, and he is not expected to do well in the New Hampshire primary tomorrow. Continue reading