Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Ron Paul: Going the Distance

Please be sure to watch this to the end; important info.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Is McCain electable?

Along the lines of my previous post, comes this:

Does no one else in the Republican party see how easily we are handing over the elections?

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Catching Wild Pigs

There was a Chemistry professor in a large college that had some Exchange Students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab the Prof noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt.
The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country's government and install a new communist government.

In the midst of his story he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked, "Do you know how to catch wild pigs?"

The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line.
The young man said this was no joke. "You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a Fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. The pigs, who are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat, you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.

Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity."

The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees
happening to America. The government keeps pushing us toward
Communism/socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc. While we continually lose our freedoms - just a little at a time.

One should always remember, "There is no such thing as a free lunch!" Also, "You can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

Also, I hope you can see that all of this wonderful government "help" is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America. If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life then you will probably ignore this message, but God help you when the gate slams shut!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

HSLDA Pushes Constitutional Amendment

Mike Farris, of the HSLDA, is now pushing for a Constitutional Amendment to protect parental rights. This is a wolf in sheep's clothing and I'd like to briefly explain to you why we should NOT support this act.

1. Our constitution already protects our parental rights. Why the need to spell it out? Yes, our rights have come under attack but the real problem is not the Constitution but the myriad of politicians ignoring the Constitution. What our first goal should be is to protect our rights by protecting our Constitution.

2. When you demand an amendment, any amendment, you are inviting government into your homes, giving them too much information and too much say. Then you have to fight to force them out again. Our constitution states that while not all rights are not listed in the Constitution that does not negate them. But by allowing government to come in and rule on such a matter, gives them the right to turn the amendment down, which forces us all to acknowledge that the federal government has jurisdiction over our children.

3. Approximately 30 states have already called for a Constitution Convention (Con Con). Once such a convention is called, the Constitution is wide open for debate and changes, in every area. This is a very real and very scary possibility that can lead to some serious problems. It is important that we understand the possible implications of any amendment.

Please remind other homeschoolers and parents that our parental rights are already protected and that we do not need to invite the government into our personal lives to tell us so!

Do you want a Republican in office?

Of everyone I've spoken to, I can say that the majority of us want a Republican in office. In fact, most people's primary goal is to get a Republican in office, even if the chosen nominee wasn't their first choice. Now with three Republicans left, I think it's time we start putting serious thought into our strategy.

According to The Pew Research Center(1), The Republican party has decreased in size, shrinking from 43% in 2002 to a low 35% in 2007. The Democratic party which was similar in size to "The Grand Ol' Party" in 2002 has increased to 50% of the population. Long story short: We're outnumbered, folks!

And now for the strategy: Out of the remaining Republican candidates - Huckabee, McCain and Paul - who is going to best represent the majority of the nation to win enough votes in November to secure the White House?

To understand this, we have to look to the key issues. Besides what the Onion News Network(2) comically refers to as the most important issue, I think it's obvious to say that for most Americans, their primary concerns are the Iraq war and the economy.

According to numerous polls(3), 57% of the nation say that going into Iraq was a mistake, while 64% currently oppose the war in Iraq, and 63% say that we should withdraw within a year or less. Will such a large disapproving majority of the nation vote for a candidate that supports the war in Iraq?

And considering the enormous cost of the war, I can unequivocally say a candidate's stance on the war is directly tied to a candidates stance on the economy. How can a person be strong on economic issues yet support the war when our nation is 9 trillion dollars in debt(11), our dollar's value is free-falling(12) and we are virtually bankrupt? Will the majority of the nation support a candidate who doesn't see we are falling into the trap of Bin Laden(4)?

So if getting a Republican in office is truly our first goal, shouldn't we look at who is most likely to receive the votes of the majority of American people, not just the Republicans (because remember, we're outnumbered)?

Huckabee and McCain both state their support for the war; McCain even going so far as to state he would stay there for "one hundred years or one million years" if he thought it necessary. Now whether or not we agree with this, it's obvious that the majority of the nation does not. So when these two candidates are put up against a Democrat that promises to bring the troops home, which of these do you think the majority of the nation is going to vote for?

Which leaves Paul. He voted against the war in Iraq, something that even anti-war/anti-Republican Clinton can't claim(5) and something that the inexperienced Obama admits to not being sure(6) of how he would have voted as he shared the same political views as Bush at the time.

Paul wants to bring the troops home in the fastest and safest way possible, something that both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have stated they can't promise to do for several years(7) and possibly not within their first term(8), a full five years from now. Again, we may not agree with this stance, but the overwhelming majority of the nation does.

So when placed against either inconsistent Democrats, Paul starts to look really good to voters in all parties. He represents true economic conservatism, the core beliefs of the Republican party and a foreign policy that resonates with the majority of the nation. There are no issues that he has flip-flopped on that can be drudged up, like with the other candidates. There is no dirty laundry that can be paraded through public. Just a solid, consistent and constitutional voting record and a message that can reach across party lines and secure us a shot at putting a Republican in office in 2009.

So ask yourself what is most important; nominating your favorite candidate at the risk of losing in November, or nominating a Republican that stands a good chance of siphoning votes from all parties?

You owe it to your party to think these things over. And you owe it to yourself to open-mindedly educate yourself on Ron Paul. Here's a great and easy way to start: Ron Paul Intro(9) and for those with some uncertainties, check out The Spins(10) page on that site.

For the future of the Republican party and ultimately our nation, I ask you to consider Ron Paul.

Please continue to send this forward to other Republicans. Information is golden and we deserve all of it before we make an educated opinion.


1 http://www.pollingreport.com/iraq.htm
2 http://youtube.com/watch?v=_9AH-ufAkCU
3 http://www.pollingreport.com/iraq.htm
4 http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/11/01/binladen.tape/index.html
5 http://harpers.org/archive/2007/05/hbi-90000033
6 http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/blogs/politicalticker/2007/03/clinton-obama-aides-spar-over-iraq.html
7 http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/12/15/519023.aspx
8 http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/stuck_in_iraq.html
9 http://ronpaulintro.com
10 http://ronpaulintro.com/thespins.phtml
11 http://brillig.com/debt_clock/
12 http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001519.html

"If you are lucky enough to find a way of live you love, you have to find the courage to live it." - John Irving

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it." - Thomas Paine

"The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks." - Samuel Adams

"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it Almighty God! I know not wht course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" - Patrick Henry

"History convinces me that most bad government is the result of too much government." - Thomas Jefferson

"Liberty, when it begins to take root, its a plant of rapid growth." - George Washington

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Romney to drop out!!

Romney to drop out of race today!

Now the question remains, will Romney supporters support the true Constitutionalist or will they swallow their grudge against liberal McCain or liberal Huckabee and jump on the front-runner bandwagon?

Time will tell!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Paul Beats McCain in Maine and rakes in 35% of delegates!

In the race for delegates, Ron Paul appears to closely trail Romney for first place.

February 4, 2008

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – While most reports about this past weekend’s Maine Caucus focused on the purely symbolic presidential preference poll, in the meaningful race to secure delegates to the state convention Ron Paul is primed to finish second with likely 35 percent of the total delegates.

Delegates to the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis are elected by the state delegates. Internal results from 10 of 16 counties, including the largest cities of Portland, South Portland, Lewiston, Auburn, Augusta, Waterville, Bangor, and Brewer, show Ron Paul picking up 215 of 608 State Convention delegates so far reported, or 35%.

“Ron Paul’s strong second place finish in Maine, in which he beat John McCain, is proof that this race is far from over,” said Ron Paul campaign manager Lew Moore. “We’ll continue to battle for every delegate in this wide-open race for the Republican nomination.”

In the presidential preference poll, with 70 percent reporting, Ron Paul is in third place just two percentage points behind John McCain. However, the Maine preference poll is purely a beauty contest, and in the actual election of state delegates the so-called “frontrunner” McCain is far behind Ron Paul.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Clinton health plan may mean tapping pay

WASHINGTON - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday she might be willing to have workers' wages garnisheed if they refuse to buy health insurance to achieve coverage for all Americans.

The New York senator has criticized presidential rival Barack Obama for pushing a health plan that would not require universal coverage. Clinton has not always specified the enforcement measures she would embrace, but when pressed during a television interview, she said: "I think there are a number of mechanisms" that are possible, including "going after people's wages, automatic enrollment."

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How can you waste your voice?

I'd like to take a moment to speak to all parties here - not just Paul supporters, not just Republicans. This is a message we all need to hear and absord and truly understand.

I've heard so much lately about "electibility".

"I like this person or that person, but I just don't think they are electible."

"I really agree with so-and-so but I don't think they stand a chance at winning so I'm going to vote for this other candidate."

I'm here to tell you that is the most errant believe pervasive in our nation today. Millions of people, dating back to the conception of our nation, have faught and died to give you your vote. Your vote is your voice and it is your vote that tells Washington what you believe and what you want. Your vote is not suppose to tell anyone what they think but what you think.

There is no such thing as a wasted vote. Let me repeat that, there is no such thing as a wasted vote.

Too many of this nation's citizens will look to the top-tier candidates and assume that any other vote is not worth being cast. But who decides who the top-tier candidates are? The mainstream media. That's right. At the beginning of this political process, bets were cast on who would be most liked. They guessed who might win! And we followed suit but voting for their guess.

This is not a beauty contest; we are not voting on who "looks like a president". This is not a popularity contest; the question on the ballot is not "Who do you think most other people will vote for?".

The question is "Who best represents your beliefs?" and that should be the only question you consider before marking that ballot.

We vote how we perceive our neighbors or the rest of the nation votes, while our neighbors and the rest of the nation are voting based on what they believe we think. Truly the blind leading the blind. If we are choosing how we think others will choose, we have already lost our voice in Washington. The mainstream media and the political powers-that-be have already won.

Here's a question: If the other candidate is "going to win anyway", why feel the need to jump on the bandwagon? Just so you can say you were part of the winning team?

It doesn't matter who you support, the idea is that you should support them. Not because they may or may not win. But because regardless of who does win, your opinion will show that person where the rest of the nation stands. Your opinion, saying this other person best represents me, will help to influence everyone who should be listening.

You think you'll waste your vote? You think they won't be listening? Then you might as well not vote at all, because it seems as if your neighbor already has it covered for you.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

IMPORTANT: Help call CO supporters!

If you would like to help call Colorado supporters, please email robert@ronpaul2008.com for details on how to help.

There is a website set up that gives you one person at a time, a personalized script and an easy way to confirm their support. All it requires is your computer (with internet obviously, a cell phone with free long distance and a nice speaking voice.

Email Robert now!

Prayer Bomb February 3-5th

Grassroots activists are asking for a "Prayer Bomb" February 3-5 (Sunday thru Tuesday).

I don't usually Fwd stuff of a spiritual or religious nature, mainly because so many of my friends and acquaintances are so diverse in their beliefs. But I do believe that whether you believe in the Law of Attraction or the bible, whether your an athiest or a Christian or a Buddhist, everyone believes to some extent the power of prayer, meditation, or positive thought.

"Prayer" may not apply directly to your beliefs but the message certainly does. I for one believe it's time for us to start doing more of these kinda things, instead of focusing on the negativity we perceive to be given RP in the media and the debates. Negativity begets negativity. Let's stay on track with the positive!

Please spend time in prayer, meditation and positive thought this February 3-5th for Ron Paul's success, as well as his health, energy, motivation, determination and hope.

Bin Laden: Goal is to bankrupt U.S.


Al-Jazeera releases full transcript of al Qaeda leader's tape

Tuesday, November 2, 2004 Posted: 0107 GMT (0907 HKT)

(CNN) -- The Arabic-language network Al-Jazeera released a full transcript Monday of the most recent videotape from Osama bin Laden in which the head of al Qaeda said his group's goal is to force America into bankruptcy.

Al-Jazeera aired portions of the videotape Friday but released the full transcript of the entire tape on its Web site Monday.

"We are continuing this policy in bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy. Allah willing, and nothing is too great for Allah," bin Laden said in the transcript.

He said the mujahedeen fighters did the same thing to the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s, "using guerrilla warfare and the war of attrition to fight tyrannical superpowers."
"We, alongside the mujahedeen, bled Russia for 10 years until it went bankrupt and was forced to withdraw in defeat," bin Laden said.

He also said al Qaeda has found it "easy for us to provoke and bait this administration."
"All that we have to do is to send two mujahedeen to the furthest point east to raise a piece of cloth on which is written al Qaeda, in order to make generals race there to cause America to suffer human, economic and political losses without their achieving anything of note other than some benefits for their private corporations," bin Laden said.

Al-Jazeera executives said they decided to post the entire speech because rumors were circulating that the network omitted parts that "had direct threats toward specific states, which was totally untrue."

"We chose the most newsworthy parts of the address and aired them. The rest was used in lower thirds in graphics format," said one official.

U.S. intelligence officials Monday confirmed that the transcript made public Monday by Al-Jazeera was a complete one.

As part of the "bleed-until-bankruptcy plan," bin Laden cited a British estimate that it cost al Qaeda about $500,000 to carry out the attacks of September 11, 2001, an amount that he said paled in comparison with the costs incurred by the United States.

"Every dollar of al Qaeda defeated a million dollars, by the permission of Allah, besides the loss of a huge number of jobs," he said. "As for the economic deficit, it has reached record astronomical numbers estimated to total more than a trillion dollars.

The total U.S. national debt is more than $7 trillion. The U.S. federal deficit was $413 billion in 2004, according to the Treasury Department.

"It is true that this shows that al Qaeda has gained, but on the other hand it shows that the Bush administration has also gained, something that anyone who looks at the size of the contracts acquired by the shady Bush administration-linked mega-corporations, like Halliburton and its kind, will be convinced.

"And it all shows that the real loser is you," he said. "It is the American people and their economy."

As for President Bush's Iraq policy, Bin Laden said, "the darkness of black gold blurred his vision and insight, and he gave priority to private interests over the public interests of America.
"So the war went ahead, the death toll rose, the American economy bled, and Bush became embroiled in the swamps of Iraq that threaten his future," bin Laden said.

U.S. government officials said Friday that the tape appeared to be authentic and recently made. It was the first videotaped message from the al Qaeda leader in nearly three years.

Friday, February 1, 2008


Need some Romney facts? Good luck.


Get his quotes on many issues and see why it's not where he stands that bothers people, but how many places he seems to stand at once or how quickly he seems to jump from one side to the next, depending on who he is speaking with or to.

Want a sample?

Desire To Serve in Vietnam

Boston Herald, 5/2/94 in running for U.S. Senate in liberal Massachusetts:
"I was not planning on signing up for the military. It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam..."

Boston Globe, 6/24/07 in running for Republican Presidential nominee:
"I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there and in some ways it was frustrating not to feel like I was there as part of the troops that were fighting in Vietnam."

Check out more here: http://romneyfacts.com/