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Ron Paul, Running For President Of Your Mind

Another fantasy league GOP candidate announced he's running for President today, good ol' Ron Paul. As you may recall, the Texas Representative from Ayn Randville has done this a few times before already. Since there's so much "Hey, hey, the gang's all here" going on with the Republican ticket, surely Alan Keyes will be announcing his return to the mainstream any day now with Herman Cain stealing all his righteous conservative black man thunder. (Although Cain doesn't suffer from nearly the same degree of debilitating pure crazy that Keyes is afflicted with.)

Other "Hey, it's you again" GOP-ers include: The Return of Newt, that one delusional boring guy and My Fair Mittens Romney. But this Republican Party won't be a "par-taaay" if a few more of the old 2008 bunch doesn't hop in. I'm holding out on some Rudy Guiliani action. No one has shouted "a noun, a verb and 9/11" enough this go-round.

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No comment. Just a link to the below article titled: Ron Paul's Racist Newsletters

May 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTanya

He's delusional and what an incredible week he had! He first implied that victims of natural disasters were 'dumb' and that FEMA was unconstitutional. He then continued on his war against the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Here's my write up about it:

May 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLe Chele

What is the law?

What does it allow?

It's a slippery slope to seemingly not understand the Constitution, yet deride someone who does for wanting to enforce it.

What Article in the U.S. Constitution provides that we shall have FEMA? Dept of Energy? An Air Force? A standing Army? Dept of Education? Social Security? Medicare? Medicaid? Look for it. Better yet, don't look for it and trust me when I say that it's not there. You won't find it. What you will find is a group of congressmen and a long line of presidents who have taken it upon themselves to interpret the document as they will and pass laws that are explicitly counter to the intent of the document because they knew that voters were too busy working toward the American dream, too busy arguing over petty issues or watching TV, too fixated on Hollywood and sports, and too spineless to speak up for fear of being called un-Patriotic to take the time to say 'WTF?'. Even worse, how many people have actually READ the U.S. Constitution? Worse than worse, how many people have bothered to read their STATE (or Commonwealth or whatever Louisiana is called) Constitution? Don't bother, it's rhetorical, but I believe that you see my point.

It takes little effort to go with the crowd. It takes even less effort to remain ignorant of the prevailing circumstances and conditions that have a very real impact on the issues that persist from generation to generation. In this case, blacks put forth precious little effort in understanding economics and politics (until they're 45 years old, broke, and burdened with insufficient credit) and go with the default answer: Pray, vote Democrat, and hope for the best. This has obviously NOT worked. Some time soon, folks (and I specifically mean black folks) have to come to the realization that the Democrat(ic) party is NOT the answer. They never have been; they never will be.

Ron Paul may not be the answer, either. While I agree with much of what he is saying, I don't believe his program to be practical because it's based on the assumption that people WANT to follow the Constitution. Imagine, telling all of those Masters degree and PhD welding bureaucrats in the Department of Education who have never done a productive day of work that their 'double or triple the national median income' salary is being revoked and they actually have to go out and earn a living that is not funded by tax payers. Imagine telling the DoD contractors who congregate around DC that their long-standing govt contracts which have enriched their families for generations will be cut off immediately because the Air Force and the standing Army are un-Constitutional. There would be riots and a backlash that would make the anti-Barack backlash seem as mild as bridge tournament.

So what is the answer? Among other things, accountability. Maybe I'm one of the silly ones (albeit accountable to the fullest) who insures their properties without the assistance of the govt (except for flood insurance which isn't available anywhere else, but is required for where I live). I think that it is the ultimate sign of immaturity and selfishness to not plan for something and then to expect others to cover for your lack of judgment. Is it harsh? Absolutely, but life isn't all about iPods, tulips, and reality TV. Life is dangerous and unpredictable. People should act to preemptively mitigate those dangers. People who live in dangerous areas generally know the risks and, outside of assistance that is freely and voluntarily provided and that provided by the state in which they live, they should not expect anything.

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSailor
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