Paul supports real change

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I have been reading The Augusta Chronicle for a long time, and I have noticed that just about every other day the editorials have some complaint about the “mainstream” media.

I find this rather funny, as your editors have joined with the “mainstream” you profess to spurn, in claiming Ron Paul’s ideas to be “extreme.” His ideas are “extreme” because they do not fit within the two-inch political spectrum from Barack Obama to Newt Gingrich.

We have not erected a cult of personality around him. It’s not his personality that is compelling. Americans such as me like Ron Paul because he is the only candidate willing to tell us what we need to hear, not the platitudes that people like to hear. He happens to be the only candidate that represents real change.

Both parties in essence advocate the same ideas; they differ only in degrees. Practically all of the Republican candidates, save Paul, are equally clueless on the economic causes of this depression, and supported disastrous government intervention; are against big government only when they are not in charge; are agreed on a policy of war first and diplomacy last; are agreed that we should maintain an empire to “make the world safe for democracy”; are agreeable to accepting an elected dictator who can extra-judicially order the killing of any individual – even an American citizen; profess support for the 10th Amendment, except when a state would do something they don’t like; don’t find problematic the notion that this supposedly “Christian nation” should use torture, doing “evil, that good may come”; and only want to increase government spending at a slower rate rather than actually shrink it.

If this newspaper wants to buck the establishment media, it should actually consider real alternative views of what the federal government’s role should be, rather than minute variations of the same status-quo philosophy.

Jarrod Murdock

North Augusta, S.C.

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Haki
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Haki 11/22/11 - 10:24 pm
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Republicans are desperate.

Republicans are desperate. Cain, Newt, Paul? Lol!

Black Mamba
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Black Mamba 11/22/11 - 11:55 pm
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Ron Paul is so caught up with
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Ron Paul is so caught up with the way America used to be that he completely disregards the changes that have gradually taken place the last 200+ years.

Ron Paul wants to abolish Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Welfare, public education, the post office, public parks, public streets 7 HIGHWAYS, the EPA, OSHA, USDA, FDA, etc. He wants the government to ONLY do the military. He wants all else privatized, so it would all cost you more, and deregulation of all industries.. He is against government regulation of any kind. Paul has said more than once he believes the Civil Rights Act is unconstitutional. The USA would quickly become a third world country if he had his way.

From transcript of Ron Paul with Mike Wallace of Fox News:

“You talk a lot about the Constitution,” Fox News’ Chris Wallace noted Sunday. “You say Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid are all unconstitutional.”

“Technically they are,” Paul insisted. “There is no authority. Article 1, Section 8 doesn’t say I can set up an insurance program for people. What part of the Constitution — liberals are the ones that use this general welfare clause.”

“The Constitution and the court said slavery was legal, too. We had to reverse that. So, I tell you. Just because a court in ’37 went very liberal on us and expanded the role of government, no, I think the original intent is not a bad idea,” Paul opined.

Congressman Ron Paul does not believe that the issue of gay marriage is a matter to be decided at the federal level. He has said that the effort of a federal official to change the definition of marriage is "an act of social engineering profoundly hostile to liberty." He stated further, "Americans understandably fear that if gay marriage is legalized in one state, all other states will be forced to accept such marriages." The issue of gay marriage is one to be decided at the state-level by the citizens of the state, as the people of California did when they passed Proposition 8. Ron Paul supported the Defense of Marriage Act to ensure that the US Constitution's Full Faith and Credit Clause continued to allow one state to refuse to recognize the same-sex marriages of another state.

Paul also co-sponsored the Marriage Protection Act, which would have barred federal judges from hearing cases pertaining to the constitutionality of same-sex marriages. Had this legislation passed, today's headlines might have been different.

Small government my rear end!

Black Mamba
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Black Mamba 11/22/11 - 11:56 pm
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The man is a strong believer
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The man is a strong believer of prayer in school. Never mind that church and state [filtered word]. Funding same-sex adoption? Nope. Gay Marriage? Ron Paul won't stand for that. He supports the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, because as long as he doesn't know you are gay, he'll let you fight and die for a country that won't even let you adopt a kid. For some reason he's against birth citizenship, because he hates the fact that once someone is born here they become a citizen. I mean a baby doesn't even speak the language yet, and he certainly can't vote for Ron Paul in the upcoming election. That baby is worthless to him. He strongly believes that building a giant fence will keep Mexicans out of his yard. The modern era of the 21st century has no way of bypassing walls.

He supports overturning Roe v. Wade, his reasoning being that the Federal government is not authorized to decide such controversies. So in order words, Ron Paul hates the fact that the government allows people to get abortions. Instead, he's now going to use the government to disallow people from getting abortions. Irony is not in Ron Paul's dictionary.

If you thought George Bush hated black people, you've never heard what Ron Paul has to say about them.

"If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be."

Nearly every black person is a criminal.

"Given the inefficiencies of what DC laughingly calls the criminal justice system, I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal."

If you don't agree with Ron Paul 100%, you aren't sensible.

"Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty and the end of welfare and affirmative action."

He supports lowering the age to prosecute black youths as adults too.

"black males age 13 who have been raised on the streets and who have joined criminal gangs are as big, strong, tough, scary and culpable as any adult and should be treated as such."

Don't worry though, Ron Paul hates all minorities equally, including Jews.

"by far the most powerful lobby in Washington of the bad sort is the Israeli government."

To sum it up, Ron Paul puts Strom Thurmond to shame.

Ron Paul supports quiting NATO. You see, Ron Paul actually believes in the following:

"Under no circumstances should the U.S. again go to war as the result of a resolution that comes from an unelected, foreign body, such as the United Nations."

The United Nations was uhh, pretty against the war actually. That's why half of Europe didn't stupidly jump into Iraq. In fact, Donald Rumsfeld said he hated most of 'old' Europe for not supporting us blindly.

"You're thinking of Europe as Germany and France. I don't," he said. "I think that's old Europe."

New Europe was mostly made of small, insignificant countries, that supported us during the war. Too bad they didn't have much soldiers or supplies to send, but thanks for the moral support. Ron Paul didn't support invading Iraq though. He instead decided we would be better off using Letters of Marque and Reprisal because the terrorists committed "air piracy." That just screams "jackass." It's the equivalent of a poster that says, "Wanted Dead or Alive." I know the man is conservative, but christ, there are more effective methods than relying on the criminal justice system of the old west.

If you saw Sicko recently, you may have felt that the United States needs universal health care. Ron Paul is so against that idea, that he supports 100% free trade of the health market. They can even charge more to profit off of people's health, because they aren't already making enough money. Have fun trying to pay medical bills and the 23% sales tax, while Ron Paul laughs his way to the bank. If nothing convinces you that Ron Paul is the spawn of Satan, explain this:

Do you have a philosophical belief that every American should have health insurance? Have access to health coverage?

Ron Paul's response:
I think you've stated it correctly and they should, but I don't see it as a right.

He suggests that poor people save up if they want to afford to see a doctor. Screw you, Ron Paul. You're a worthless, hate mongering, SOB, and you didn't have a chance at being elected anyways.

Black Mamba
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Black Mamba 11/22/11 - 11:56 pm
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The man is a strong believer
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The man is a strong believer of prayer in school. Never mind that church and state [filtered word]. Funding same-sex adoption? Nope. Gay Marriage? Ron Paul won't stand for that. He supports the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, because as long as he doesn't know you are gay, he'll let you fight and die for a country that won't even let you adopt a kid. For some reason he's against birth citizenship, because he hates the fact that once someone is born here they become a citizen. I mean a baby doesn't even speak the language yet, and he certainly can't vote for Ron Paul in the upcoming election. That baby is worthless to him. He strongly believes that building a giant fence will keep Mexicans out of his yard. The modern era of the 21st century has no way of bypassing walls.

He supports overturning Roe v. Wade, his reasoning being that the Federal government is not authorized to decide such controversies. So in order words, Ron Paul hates the fact that the government allows people to get abortions. Instead, he's now going to use the government to disallow people from getting abortions. Irony is not in Ron Paul's dictionary.

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Vito45 11/23/11 - 12:24 am
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Mamba, I'm not a Paul

Mamba, I'm not a Paul disciple, so I won't agree or disagree with your comment. However, I will say that if what you say is true, it is why I disagree with purist Libertarians. There needs to be a degree of regulation by the federal government to protect citizens from those who will take advantage and harm the public interests. Can the individual states do this? Sure they can, but there is no assurance that all Americans will receive equal protections. We don't want a nanny government protecting us from ourselves, but it is unreasonable to expect every citizen to be sophisticated enough to avoid the charlatans who would be as thick as fleas on a dog's back without regulations.

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TParty 11/23/11 - 08:13 am
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Black Mamba- Ron Paul wants

Black Mamba-

Ron Paul wants to return power to the states, instead of giving it all the Federal Government. Those things you talk about, getting rid of regulations, SS, Medicare, Welfare, etc... those are all things the right wants. They say they want it, not sure if they really do.

States are already allowing gays to get married, some states like California voted against it. It's just giving power back to the states.

You're right he would have voted against the civil rights act, but he would have abolished the Jim Crow laws. Ron Paul believes that if a business has poor ethics, no one will support them with their money, and they will go out of business. I know the arguments of it's not right for a business to not serve certain people, but it's happening today. There are gyms I can't join because I am male, there are apartment areas I can't move into because I'm not a senior.

Overall he believes federal government should stay out of our lives. Last night he talked about if a state wants to allow their citizens to use medial marijuana to help with their cancer and ills, they should be allowed to do so. Instead, the Federal government with their war on drugs use a lot of no knock warrants to enter people's home, and put people in jail for non-violent crimes.

I understand and respect your opinion, Black Mamba. What I'll never understand though is why the right doesn't support Paul 100%, because he'll actually follow through on what he says, and all the talking points of the right line up with Ron Paul.

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prov227 11/24/11 - 12:24 am
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Does anyone really believe

Does anyone really believe this country doesn't have enough laws and regulations to protect us from ourselves. Does anyone believe that all the bureaus set up by these laws and regulations really protect us ... or do they create bureaus to grow government and protect government contractors, handouts and jobs? When you have over half the people living in the U.S. receiving government checks, it will be too late and we will bear the fate of all empires; we will die from within. The economic and monetary systems will be destroyed. I give Paul credit for trying to save us from ourselves. A centralized government will surely not save you.

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