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Outrageous.

This is just absolutely outrageous.  The media and the GOP are joined together to stop America’s greatest (and possibly last) chance to save America from losing all her freedoms.

I’m talking, of course, about Ron Paul.  And if your knee-jerk reaction to hearing that name is “he’s crazy” or “he’s dangerous” or “he’s unelectable”, then you need to stop letting the media indoctrinate you and start thinking for yourself.  Start with this link, if you think he’s ‘dangerous’.

If you think he’s unelectable, consider this: There is no ‘front-runner’ in the presidential primary so far.  The top four are fighting for position, and while the media doesn’t want you to know this, Paul is the ONLY candidate who is consistently gaining ground…every one else is slipping in the polls.

Maine just held their caucus, and it’s a perfect example of how the media and the GOP are working together to promote a wrong image of Paul.  The last thing they want is real change for this county.  The media is saying that Romney has won Maine…no he hasn’t.  Paul is less than TWO HUNDRED votes behind, and Washington Co (which is Paul’s stronghold in Maine) hasn’t been allowed to hold their caucus.  It has been postponed because of a projected snowfall of 1 – 3″ of snow.  This is MAINE.  It snows in Maine all the time.  The girl scouts were out holding their events during this time, completely unfazed by this projected snowfall (which didn’t happen, btw.)  But here’s the kicker: not only did the Maine GOP postpone the caucus among Paul’s biggest Maine supporters, but they had this to say:

“Maine GOP Executive Director Michael Quatrano announced that the OFFICIAL RESULTS ARE PERMANENT AND WILL NOT BE CHANGED WHEN THE NEW RESULTS COME IN.

“Washington County GOP Chairman Chris Gardner objected, saying he had known his county’s tally wouldn’t be included in Saturday’s announcement but didn’t realize it wouldn’t be counted at all. He said he had called state party leaders and “expressed my complete and utter dismay.”

Excuse me?  Maine isn’t even going to announce the real winner of the Maine caucus?  They are going to continue to let Romney say he won, even when he’s officially de-throned?

This is wrong, people.  And more than wrong, this is a flagrant and obscene attempt to sway voters.

Even if I hadn’t studied out Paul’s stance on the issues, I’d be inclined to vote for him after this.  Anyone the establishment is trying so desperately hard to throw out of the race must have real change in mind.

Ron Paul will:

Cut 1 trillion in spending his first year in office.

Take a presidential salary of only $39,336 – the median salary of any worker.

Throw out the IRS and their unfair taxation.

Cut five departments of the government.

Bring all our soldiers home and stop policing the world.  (Remember when Obama said he was going to do this? Suddenly he’s about to start another war.  And Guantanamo Bay? Not only did Obama break his promise to close it, but he’s adding on to it.)

Support Israel the way Israel wants and needs to be supported, by stopping aid to her enemies, allowing her to defend herself, and set her own policies and rules without us forcing her to give concessions to those who want to wipe her off the map.  Paul is NOT anti-Israel.  Here’s Israel’s Prime Minister endorsing Paul’s ideas:

Ron Paul is not like any candidate you have ever voted for.  His voting record is %100 consistent.  He does not flip-flop, and he understands how our constitution is supposed to work, and why America is currently slipping into another Great Depression.  Most of the great-sounding things you’ve heard the other candidates saying?  They are parroting what Paul has always said, and what they themselves snickered at in the previous election.  The difference is, while they are merely mouthing what they know America wants to hear, Paul has been saying it all his life…and voting for it.

I’m voting for Paul, in the primary, and beyond.  I will not write any other person’s name down on my ballot to become my president.  There is no one else who can do the job.

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I’m Ashamed.

I don’t want this to devolve into “But he said this and that justifies everything!” so I’m going to leave names out of it, and tell you a story instead.

There once was a small city.  The mayor of that city decided to use private funds to bring a certain political talk show host to the city.  The host had been born in the city, you see, and was a semi-minor celebrity.  But because a good number of the citizens of this city had different political views than the host, these citizens decided to attempt to flout free speech and force the mayor to rescind his invitation.

So far, thank God, the mayor has held firm.

I’ve read the letters in the local paper, and yesterday and today had the disquiet of watching a (thankfully small) group of people protesting outside City Hall.  And honestly?  I’m furious.

If someone is invited to your city to practice his right of free speech and you don’t approve of his politics, you have the right to stand up and say: “I don’t agree with you.”  You can even give your reasons why.  But you don’t have the right to attempt to shut down his freedom of speech, which is exactly what I see happening in my city, right now.  I read the signs those protesters were waving; they weren’t “I don’t agree with you” signs, they were “We don’t like you, and we’re going to force you to not speak” signs.

Those who wave banners in the name of free speech while completely failing to understand what free speech is, infuriate me.  They don’t comprehend what  it will cost us, if people like those protesters get their way.  They don’t understand their own history.

And what a truly stupid thing to waste time protesting, anyway.  The best way to make someone like a talk show host go away, is to stop feeding him publicity.  And there are so many other things going on that should be protested.  For instance, the use of public money to fund useless purely ornamental projects while people are losing their jobs and homes.

If you don’t like a speaker’s politics, don’t attend his lecture (and hope, if you want, that everyone else shares your opinion and the hall is empty).  Forcing a person to not speak is no different, and every bit as despicable as a public book-burning.

Update:

Apparently the theater where this event is going to happen, local businesses, and the local spring festival organizers are all being harassed by those opposed to the speaker.  That’s hilarious.  For one thing, this event is put on solely at the Mayor’s choice, and with private money.  It has absolutely NOTHING to do with local businesses or the festival.  They have no power whatsoever to change anything…so those callers are really wasting their time.  And in the case of the theater itself, the owners are legally bound not to discriminate.  They can’t refuse to book an event like this because they don’t believe in the speaker’s politics.

But here’s the kicker:  the calls have been logged (as to where they are coming from).  The vast majority are coming from people who aren’t only NOT in the city, but not even in the same state!  As if someone in a different state should have any say whatsoever in what happens here!

But in good news, the same day the event tickets went on sale, they were completely sold out by noon.  So I guess there’s still plenty of people IN the city who actually believe in free speech…and common sense.

Friends and Enemies

I received a letter and an autographed photograph from my ‘dear friend’ John McCain today. He says my help is urgently needed, and he hopes I will accept this photograph as a ‘lasting symbol’ of our working together to win this crucial contest.

Well, I do agree with Friend John that it’s a critical contest this year, but I haven’t high hopes his photograph will last all that long in my recycling bin. I do, however, appreciate his sending me the postage-paid envelope. I’m returning it to him with a photograph of the only man running in this race who actually IS a conservative, who actually DOES have a workable plan to save our economy, our sovereignty, and our hard-won values. I’m sending a brief note as well, and here’s what it will say:

Dear ‘Friend’:

For too long I have supported the “lesser of two evils”, but with your nomination it has become clear that there is no “lesser evil” when it comes to a choice between the Republican and Democratic Parties. I have sent my donation to Chuck Baldwin of the Constitution Party, a man who actually believes in returning America to the great nation she once was.

And I’ll include a brochure, containing Baldwin’s photograph. And I know for a fact I’m not the only one of McCain’s “friends” who’s doing this, so hopefully those wasted stamps will add up and cause his staff at least a little consternation.

For those of you who have never heard of the Constitution Party, check them out:

http://www.constitutionparty.com/

They were established in 1992, and they’re already the third largest and most rapidly growing party in existence. According the their website, they’re also:

“…the only party which is completely pro-life, pro-gun, pro-American sovereignty and independence, and in favor of a strong national defense. It is also the only party that is anti-globalist, anti-free trade, anti-deindustrialization, and anti-unchecked immigration. We also oppose special rights for homosexuals, the constantly increasing expansion of unlawful police laws,and both foreign aid and military interventionism.”

America was purposely built by our founding fathers on the foundations of Ancient Rome, following its style of rule and governmental values. Rome lasted for approximately 500 years before she fell to the exact same ills that are currently plaguing America. How long will America last unless something changes? Time is rapidly running out.