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Reblogged from chaotic-neutrality  8 notes

iseultisdead:

calvin-and-blank:

iseultisdead:

So I heard some rumors about Ron Paul tonight. My opinion of him has dropped off ever since hearing that he accepts Social Security money, and if this latest development is true, then he’s a sell-out and nothing more in my opinion. I want to look further in to it and make a post here once I’ve fully read up on it, but I think I’m all Internetted out for tonight, so I’ll do it tomorrow.

What is this latest development?

And what’s wrong with him accepting SocSec? He paid for it, he deserves to get it.

 imaurel replied to your post: So I heard some rumors about Ron Paul tonight. My…

Social security is merely money taken form you and put into a “savings” (so they say if they didnt keep stealing it) Accepting money back that’s yours isnt an issue. Look how he said no to congressional pension.
Ahh, I see. I keep confusing Social Security and the way it works with SSI and junk like that, which I see abused a lot, especially now that I’ve been working in inner-city Dayton all summer.
But still, you would think Ron Paul would rather go for a private retirement fund, though I do understand his position on it upon further though; the people who paid into it deserve to get it, even if we are opposed to the program and seek to remove it or whatever.
But still. The guy’s got plenty of money. And privatization is what we’re aiming for. But whatever. Moving on.
I heard (as I said, I haven’t confirmed this yet, so don’t quote me on it) that Ron Paul has been confirmed as Mitt Romney’s campaing running-mate / likely VP. Which just screams no bueno to me.

Also wrong, Paul Ryan has been chosen as Mitts VP. And he is no bueno, but that’s been well-known for some time. Paul Ryan being VP is no smack to the face.
I understand his name is awfully close, though. All these Pauls, but Pauls the other guys first name, and Ron Pauls last name.

Although, I’d say the congressional Pension is the biggest sign that he’s not quite a sell-out (that thing where congressmen basically get paid for life, which he called “immoral”, because it freaking is) We also have to take into account how he’s worked to dissolve social security. Not by taking away the money who have paid for it, and further helping people to simply be ‘stolen from’, but by working to help the rest of us ‘opt out’. It was a no-go, as any real move to get rid of the ponzi schemes is, but I liked the plan.

Reblogged from enemyofthestatist  140 notes

enemyofthestatist:

Where the fuck do these people come from? Here we go.

tharkun:

stephenburnsred:

self-ownership:

Why I’m in:

  • Drone strikes
  • NDAA
  • Deportation of “illegal” immigrants
  • Guantanamo Bay
  • Anwar al-Awlaki
  • Raids on medical marijuana dispensaries
  • Military force in Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, …

But don’t worry guys. Obama has swag.

It’s almost amazing. These people are so bored with their lives that they have actually deluded themselves into living out a V for Vendetta fantasy.

Let’s answer this systematically 

1. Works, and I don’t care

Works in what way? In the way that it kills who it’s supposed to kill? Because it certainly doesn’t do that. If you mean we kill some people that are bad sometimes, sure. Does that excuse killing innocent human beings? No ma’am it does not.

2. Does less than you think

Right, it just gives the president the power to turn off the bill of rights at will. Not a big deal.

3. Paranoia on your part

Paranoia? What kind of shitty excuse is that? He’s deported more than a million “illegals” That’s just fact.

4. Don’t care

You don’t care that he broke a campaign promise that was pretty key to his election? Never mind the fact that he made that promise in a year where he had a re-election campaign to consider four years later that might call back to his track record. I can’t imagine the amount of promise breaking a lame duck Obama will do.

5. There’s no way I could care less about this then I already do

You don’t care that American citizens can be assassinated extra-judicially? Actually…I’ll let this one go. If you don’t mind that citizens can be killed without trial, maybe we can arrange you being next.

6. Not the President’s fault i.e. you don’t understand how government works

The president may not have issued the order himself, but he sure as hell could have put policy in to place that would have stopped it. Barney Frank seems to think it’s a problem. I’m sure he just doesn’t understand how government works too.

7. All those countries are borderline insane, so again….wait for it….I don’t care

What does this even mean? How can an entire country be insane? Some how I feel like that’s an incredibly extreme generalization. I would assume you mean the governments, but the governments aren’t the ones being attacked in all but one of those cases.

Do you actually live in the real world?

Yes, we do, we just understand it slightly better than you seem to.

Liberals, formerly of the tolerant and anti-war crowd, have now become the giant racists? Good to know.
I couldn’t care less about those brown people over there or their innocent children because man their Governments are insane while ours clearly isn’t even though we’ve been ten times more aggressive than most of them? Verbally? Maybe not, depending on the country. Through action? ‘Ten times more’ might not cover it.
With all this person ‘doesn’t care’ about I imagine they must support Bush, too. Unless we’re saying taxes and abortion issues are more important than lives.

Reblogged from laliberty  122 notes

Last week, President Obama made some rather shocking comments at a press conference regarding the Supreme Court’s deliberation on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. His comments belie a grasp of constitutional concepts so lacking that perhaps the University of Chicago Law School should offer a refund to any students “taught” constitutional law by then-Professor Obama. By Ron Paul (via laliberty)

logicallypositive:

thecheekylibertarian:

neightkelly:

theantistatist:

Ron Paul would obliterate that war mongering statist in a debate.

Any question on foreign or economic policy would result in endless amounts of tears. Joyous tears.

YES.

It’d be a debate actually worth watching. Ron Paul would tear Obama a new one

I thought he’d already debated Romney.I kid.I’d want to see it, because it would be shameful for Obama.Obama, the peace candidate, now the warmonger having to debate the next peace candidate. He’d have to focus on things like healthcare to avoid that but you know, foreign policy would have to be brought up.

logicallypositive:

thecheekylibertarian:

neightkelly:

theantistatist:

Ron Paul would obliterate that war mongering statist in a debate.

Any question on foreign or economic policy would result in endless amounts of tears. Joyous tears.

YES.

It’d be a debate actually worth watching. Ron Paul would tear Obama a new one

I thought he’d already debated Romney.
I kid.
I’d want to see it, because it would be shameful for Obama.
Obama, the peace candidate, now the warmonger having to debate the next peace candidate. He’d have to focus on things like healthcare to avoid that but you know, foreign policy would have to be brought up.

Reblogged from anarcho-americana  52 notes

I’ll tell you what: I don’t criticize Lysander (Spooner). His point is very well taken, and someday maybe we will mature to that point. His claim was that if he himself didn’t agree to the Constitution, why should somebody in a remote body agree to the Constitution and he be pushed under it? It is a good idea, but under today’s circumstances, I have to work with the best that we have. Because who knows, I might have been an anti-Federalist at the time the Constitution was being written. But fortunately we ended up with a good Constitution, and our problem is more that we don’t obey the good parts about it. I think it’s a very interesting philosophic issue, and I hope that someday we mature enough to have that argument. By Ron Paul (via a-petro-manifesto)

Ron Paul and the Congressional gold medal

thought-provoking-url:

Ron Paul voted against a Congressional gold medal for Ronald and Nancy Reagan.

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2000/roll097.xml

Ron Paul voted against a Congressional gold medal for Pope John Paul II.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2000-219

Ron Paul voted against a Congressional gold medal for Arnold Palmer.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2009-210

Ron Paul voted against a Congressional gold medal for Charles Schulz.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2000-19

The only conclusion to draw from this is that Ron Paul hates white people.

Arnold Palmer gave me a new favorite drink in the world.

Ron and I can’t be friends anymore.