The story is a little over a year old, now.
Peel away the rhetoric, and one can see that Obama’s reelection will result in the same Progressive-neocon policies that he’s been enacting since 2008. Buy land and gold and silver to protect yourself, and if you need some sort of political outlet, then focus on state politics. Elect state representatives who will stand up to the FedGov; that’s really the only realistic hope the liberty movement ever had.
It should be quite obvious that the best thing to happen would be for the country to split up into regional nations, and get rid of the Federal Government. Most people are too scared of liberty to ever consider this possibility, unfortunately.
Too bad the GOP didn’t nominate Ron Paul; he could have won the election by hitting Obama where he was truly weak: foreign policy. Most Americans are really tired of the whole “perpetual war” policy that Bush started and Obama embraced. Oh, well; at least I got to write his name in (that’s right; there was a space for write-ins on the MS ballot, after all. They just don’t count a write-in vote unless one of the candidates on the ballot are in some way incapacitated).
In addition to being given nosebleed seats at the convention center, many of Paul’s supporters and other delegates were left stranded at various locations around the city while others were purposely driven around for hours in buses, unable to attend the convention for lengthy periods of time. Some were even taken back to their hotels as late as 3 AM, leaving delegates exhausted.
Once there, while a virtual police state formed outside, delegates from Oklahoma, Louisiana, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts watched themselves unseated as delegates in favor of Romney delegates, despite overwhelming objections from the floor. Obvious points of order were outright ignored as if no Paul delegates were even there. Individuals recording the proceedings from the floor were able to catch those running the teleprompter purposely skipping over portions of the proceedings (teleprompter part 2) that would have allowed for a fair fight. Delegates were unseated and rules changes were unfairly adopted in front of the nation. If that wasn’t bad enough, because of the fact that Ron Paul had garnered at least a six state delegate plurality (the majority of delegates from any given state) and the GOP establishment was ultimately unable to rid themselves of that problem, they even decided against the wishes of the attendees to change the rules at the last minute to state that potential nominees must now have an eight state delegate plurality in order to be added to the first ballot, immediately eliminating Paul from a spot on the first ballot.
Seriously, this guy had the nomination pretty well sewed up for a long time, yet still felt the need to change the rules in the middle of the game, just to make sure that no one else got nominated. This election is all about him, you understand. What sort of president does a guy so insecure that he can’t brook any opposition whatsoever? Considering that he’s just fine with the NDAA of 2012, such an attitude is chilling.
In an attempt to find someone who will defeat Obama and roll back Obama’s policies, they nominate the one candidate who is nearly identical to Obama.
So, I’m considering my options for voting in the upcoming Presidential Election. My intent was to write in Ron Paul’s name, but apparently the State of Mississippi doesn’t allow write-in votes. My options, then, are: 1. Vote Romney, 2. Vote Obama, 3. Vote some other party’s candidate. Options 1 and 2 are right out, so I decided to see what the third-party options were. I don’t have any intention of voting for left-leaning parties, so that leaves me with Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate, and Virgil Goode, the Constitution Party candidate. I oppose abortion (so I don’t like the LP’s stance on abortion) and I support Free Trade (so I don’t like the Constitution Party’s stance on trade). However, my opposition to abortion outweighs my support for Free Trade, so the CP looks like my choice.
Only, the wretches in the GOP are working hard to pull the same tricks on the LP and the CP that they did with Ron Paul’s candidacy: they are actively working to get those parties thrown off the ballot in at least one state.
You’ve just lost my vote not only for President, but for any down-ballot candidates as well: Nunnelee, Wicker, etc.
I called the MS Constitution Party, and inquired if there were a CP candidate for MS District 1, and was told that one Jim Boreland was the candidate. I’m looking for a website or something to get more information.
So “Dave_A” thinks that the Federal Reserve is “A-Okay!”, that Ron Paul is attempting a “political ambush”, and that the “Audit the Fed” bill should be killed in the Senate. Why? Because Dave_A thinks that debtors being able to legally cheat their creditors is a good thing.
Well, Dave_A, when you’re standing in the dairy aisle, and staring at the $48 price tag for a gallon of milk, perhaps you’ll understand why your socialist “government managed money supply” is so vehemently opposed by people who really understand and love liberty, unlike posers like you. And spare me the nonsense that the Federal Reserve “is as Federal as Federal Express”; the delivery company does not have a government-granted monopoly on overnight deliveries, nor does the U.S. President appoint the FedEx CEO. So shut your festering pie hole, you contemptible buffoon, and begin your real education in economics right here.