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|Congressman Ron Paul is an unelectable crank because he’s obcessed with the crazy notion that increasing the national debt is tantamount to devaluing the currency. To view a larger image, click on it.|
In my previous post, I pointed out the way the mainstream media is attempting to ignore Ron Paul or when they do mention his polling numbers, the polls themselves become suspect. In this post, I will point out that the only thing worse than the mainstream media ignoring Ron Paul is when it decides not to ignore him but instead attempts to denegrate, or ridicule his views. What’s interesting is that the rivalry that exists between Fox and CNN is put aside as they find the most contraversial Ron Paul statements made during an interview by their competitors and attempt to put him in the position of either defending what’s presented as an outrageous statement, denying it, or admitting that he didn’t mean it.
The first two videos below illustrate one example of the above tag team strategy used by Fox and CNN. The last three videos illustrate that Ron Paul knew what he was talking about in the first two videos.
Chris Wallace (Fox News) interviewing Ron Paul on FEMA in conjunction with hurricane Irene on the Eastern Seaboard asks a series of questions predicated on the premise that Ron Paul’s views are radical, extreme and certainly not mainstream.
IN 2012 IT’S RON PAUL
NOBODY AT ALL
Message to the GOP leadership and to their willing accomplices in the media:
In 2012, it’s RON PAUL or NOBODY AT ALL.
If the GOP thinks the Republican Party can regain the White House, it had better start recognizing and supporting the candidacy of Congressman, Doctor Ron Paul right now and start to honestly present the history and voting records of his big government, mainstream, media favorite opponents for what they are… regardless of the fact that some of them will come off looking like idiots, corporate shills, socialists and uninformed Tea Party imposters.
The following videos are presented for the simple purpose of illustrating that Ron Paul has been right for AT LEAST 23 years. The first two videos were recorded in 1988 when Ron Paul ran for the office of president as the Libertarian Party candidate. Notice that he explains what was going on back then and predicted EXACTLY what the result would be.
Part 1 – 1988 Libertarian Party Presidential Nominee Ron Paul interview.
Part 2 – 1988 Libertarian Party Presidential Nominee Ron Paul interview.
In this video we see that a mainstream media network isn’t happy that it inadvertently allowed Ron Paul’s accurate message to be aired and potentially heard by the American public.
John Stewart hosts a show on the comedy channel. Even so, it’s possibly the least biased news outlet around. In the following video, he exposes the blatent bias that exists on a variety of the so-called “legitimate” news channels.
If you don’t want to see Obama re-elected… All Independents including libertarian Party, Green Party, Constitution Party members as well as freedom loving Republicans and Democrats need to register as Republicans to insure that Ron Paul becomes the GOP nominee and INSURE that either Ron Paul or Barack Obama will be the next president.
Personally; If Ron Paul doesn’t win in 2012, I don’t think it matters who wins.
For some time now I’ve been thinking about all the revelations that the internet provides and how it’s ubiquitous communications capability has fundamentally altered the way everyone does business. Especially government business. Along those lines, it occurred to me the other day that our traditional economic policy of constantly inflating the currency in order to allow banks to securely service debt with only fractional reserves was dependent on the fact that the common, ordinary citizen bank customer never before realized that without the FED’s printing presses, all banks are insolvent because the only legal tender happens to be Federal Reserve Notes… which is inherently counterfeit.
At about the same time, I heard about Congressman Ron Paul’s “Free Competition in Currency Act.” I connected the dots with the following letter to my legislative representatives. Needless to say, I hope a lot of citizens learn about and support the benefits of having a legitimate currency.
Subject: Free Competition in Currency Act
Please co-sponsor and do all you can to help pass Ron Paul’s “Free Competition in Currency Act” (HR 1098).
Unless you are afraid of exposing the FED’s counterfeiting Federal Reserve Notes that have less and less value, you will want to co-sponsor and support HR 1098.
The only reason to oppose HR1098 is to hide the fact that counterfeiting is illegal for good reason and an admission that you don’t understand that Keynesian consumer stimulus schemes depend on a level of secrecy that the internet and worldwide communications technology have forever rendered obsolete.
In the wake of the FED’s expansion of it’s balance sheet, consumers in a bygone era consumed irresponsibly only because they had no reason to know that the influx of currency didn’t occur naturally because of an expansion in production. Now days everyone knows that these influx’s are temporary, fraudulent monetary perversions, and for that reason even banks aren’t pushing their ill-gotten gains into the marketplace.
Enter the 21st century and stop pretending that FED counterfeiting can be done in secret. Publicly and intellectually acknowledge that FED counterfeiting will never, ever again be able to trick citizens into believing that it isn’t fraud on a massive, worldwide scale.
Horror! Tremble in fear for the possibility of (another) currency default.
Cower in terror at the thought of Moody’s downgrading US currency.
What we really ought to do is reflect on past defaults and try to imagine the really horrible consequence of failing to stop this counterfeiting FED enterprise in it’s tracks right now before it’s too late to prevent our winding up like the Weimar Republic.
In it’s customary fashion, Mises.Org describes US currency default history.
They say that I missed 3 questions, but I’m going to argue with them about one answer. The other two though, I blew fair and square.
Try it yourself — American Civic Knowledge Survey
My results are below:
|I’m going to argue that I only missed TWO.
The one in RED below is NOT WRONG – dammit.
My comments are in BLUE*
I need to do some more studying. How about you?
Most of us US citizens have heard the rhetoric about Muslims and how disgraceful their Islamic religion is, but I recently watched a YouTube video which had a visceral impact on me like none other.
It was a presentation by Ms Wafa Sultan, who was born and spent the first three decades of her life as a Syrian citizen. Her short story is both moving and unnerving.
I spend a lot of time complaining about what I believe is evidence that the USA is sliding down a slippery slope toward more ignorance, less freedom and bankruptcy, but because I listened to Sultan’s history, I had to remind myself that we’ve got a lot of sliding to go before we slide back into the seventh century.
At the same time, her story makes me even more committed to championing our countries founding principles that have made the United States of American the most unique experiment in freedom in the history of the planet.
See if you don’t agree.
When Colonel William Barrett Travis drew a line in the sand prior to the Texicans stand at the Alamo, it was meant to convey that even when faced with certain defeat and certain death, there would be no turning back. The current state governor, Rick Perry, doesn’t deserve to be in the same category with Travis.
When presented with a warning by the US Justice Department that Texas would be declared a no-fly zone in the event that the TSA Anti-Groping Bill passed and was signed into state law, Perry couldn’t back peddle fast enough.
In the following video, you see him lying through his teeth saying that he wasn’t aware that the Texas House & Senate already had votes committed to support the acts passage. Don’t be fooled by this lying, cowardly, big statist clown. He’s nothing more than a typical mainstream Republican.
Ron Paul Predictions
Recently a friend of mine who knows that I’m an anal libertarian sent me an email in which he was complaining about the news orgy that Sarah Palin generates no matter what she says or does. He knew I held a low opinion of the Forth Estate, and probably wanted someone to agree with his analysis of it’s paparazzi work ethic. It’s just a symptom.
It would take an astronomically modest libertarian to refrain from saying, “I’ve been complaining about politicians dishonoring their oaths to the constitution and a news media that tries to sensationalize the trivial for 30 years.” I wish I could be that modest.
The limits that the constitution imposes on the federal government still aren’t respected by the general public. Until they do, the politicians aren’t going to either. They continue to beg for “rights” bought with other peoples money, not realizing that every individual right they receive is actually putting money in the pocket of the government’s business partners – but only AFTER it’s been pulled out of theirs.
When I was just a wee lad (70 years ago), this dependency ethic was still being perfected and almost none of the above examples of that ethic were implemented. Back then about the same number of people starved in the streets, failed at business and developed newer, more efficient methods as they do now. The big difference between then and now, is that back then you couldn’t know ahead of time whether you’d succeed or fail and then learn through experience the things that went in to success and failure. Now days, you don’t have to work to get food, shelter, healthcare, or to start a business without concern for its ROI. No wonder poor people thought they could get rich by simply buying houses in every waking hour.
Only the most immodest libertarian would ever say, “I told you so.” It’s a pity, but that’s more like me.
I ask myself – “Could Palin be any worse?” I answer myself, “Only with extreme difficulty.”