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A Letter From Ron Paul

September 24, 2008

I have a small voice, but I cannot, in good conscience, support the Federal Reserve’s bail out of the mess they created.  I will be contacting all of my representatives (house and senate) and informing them of my disdain of this.  We should not be burdened with the irresponsibility of the fatcats in Wall Street (and the Fed).

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Dear Friends,

Whenever a Great Bipartisan Consensus is announced, and a compliant media assures everyone that the wondrous actions of our wise leaders are being taken for our own good, you can know with absolute certainty that disaster is about to strike.

The events of the past week are no exception.

The bailout package that is about to be rammed down Congress’ throat is not just economically foolish.  It is downright sinister.  It makes a mockery of our Constitution, which our leaders should never again bother pretending is still in effect.  It promises the American people a never-ending nightmare of ever-greater debt liabilities they will have to shoulder.  Two weeks ago, financial analyst Jim Rogers said the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac made America more communist than China!  “This is welfare for the rich,” he said. “This is socialism for the rich. It’s bailing out the financiers, the banks, the Wall Streeters.”

That describes the current bailout package to a T.  And we’re being told it’s unavoidable.

The claim that the market caused all this is so staggeringly foolish that only politicians and the media could pretend to believe it.  But that has become the conventional wisdom, with the desired result that those responsible for the credit bubble and its predictable consequences – predictable, that is, to those who understand sound, Austrian economics – are being let off the hook.  The Federal Reserve System is actually positioning itself as the savior, rather than the culprit, in this mess!

•    The Treasury Secretary is authorized to purchase up to $700 billion in mortgage-related assets at any one time.  That means $700 billion is only the very beginning of what will hit us.

•    Financial institutions are “designated as financial agents of the Government.”  This is the New Deal to end all New Deals.

•    Then there’s this: “Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.”  Translation: the Secretary can buy up whatever junk debt he wants to, burden the American people with it, and be subject to no one in the process.

There goes your country.

Even some so-called free-market economists are calling all this “sadly necessary.”  Sad, yes.  Necessary?  Don’t make me laugh.

Our one-party system is complicit in yet another crime against the American people.  The two major party candidates for president themselves initially indicated their strong support for bailouts of this kind – another example of the big choice we’re supposedly presented with this November: yes or yes.  Now, with a backlash brewing, they’re not quite sure what their views are.  A sad display, really.

Although the present bailout package is almost certainly not the end of the political atrocities we’ll witness in connection with the crisis, time is short.  Congress may vote as soon as tomorrow.  With a Rasmussen poll finding support for the bailout at an anemic seven percent, some members of Congress are afraid to vote for it.  Call them!  Let them hear from you!  Tell them you will never vote for anyone who supports this atrocity.

The issue boils down to this: do we care about freedom?  Do we care about responsibility and accountability?  Do we care that our government and media have been bought and paid for?  Do we care that average Americans are about to be looted in order to subsidize the fattest of cats on Wall Street and in government?  Do we care?

When the chips are down, will we stand up and fight, even if it means standing up against every stripe of fashionable opinion in politics and the media?

Times like these have a way of telling us what kind of a people we are, and what kind of country we shall be.

In liberty,

Ron Paul


I’m All For Gun Rights, But…

September 22, 2008

So I read an article about a 2 year old who got his hands on his dad’s .40 and accidentally killed himself.  His father was asleep, the gun was lying on the night stand.  Mother comes in screaming to this horrible tragedy.

This leaves me wondering.  Why would someone leave a loaded weapon within reach of a 2 year old?  A 2 year old boy is always going to be attracted to a gun.  Always.  This pisses me off.  It is irresponsible parents like this who give gun owners a bad name.

We don’t have guns (or do we?).  I wouldn’t let my kids know about them until they are old enough to handle them with responsibility.

Puppets vs. Masters

September 19, 2008

Just a quick observation.  It seems people are easily influenced by people and perspectives they appreciate.  Especially bloggers on the internet.  If one person brings up a point, whether it is factual or not, it creates a firestorm of copycats repeating the same phrase almost verbatim.

Just look at the election race today.  We have bloggers posting “truths” about certain politicians, and in some cases those “truths” turn out to be false.  Because these faux-journalists were quick to break a story, or spread a rumor, they in turn damaged their own reputation (not that bloggers have much of a reputation).

I’ve noticed a bit of the lemming syndrome too.  Even on sites I like.  A blogger will make a statement, and instead of arguing with some amount of intelligence, plenty of people will just easily accept the point and make it their own without seriously considering other arguments.

This is not just limited to politico bloggers.  You can definitely deem many sports bloggers just as guilty.  When the spygate scandal broke out, I think Belicheat and Cheatriots became the most popular search terms during that month.

In conclusion, I believe the internet to be full of information, but it can be a tough task of deciphering whether or not that information is of any value.

Idol Worshippers…

August 21, 2008

Meet your “God”.

I’m just saying…

Barack Obama

Free Speech?? Not the Fairness Doctrine. It gets worse…

August 14, 2008

This is the latest Drudge flash:

FLASH: RASMUSSEN Poll release at Noon Eastern:

47% Favor Fairness Doctrine for Radio, TV...

31% Want Government Requirement for Bloggers to Abide by Guidelines...

Do these 47% realize that the Fairness Doctrine would serve to undermine the U.S. Constitution by forcing radio and TV to present opposing sides to their perspective?  So if you as a bed-wetting Satanist have your own radio show, the Fairness Doctrine will require you to present in equal time, the opposing argument.

Plus, they want to expand it to bloggers!

What are these so called “Government Requirements” that we should abide by?  What is the point of the 1st Amendment?  Shall I use my 2nd Amendment rights to protect my 1st Amendment Rights?  Will I be able to use my 5th Amendment rights because my 1st Amendment rights were infringed upon?

I am convinced that Americans are growing stupid to liberty.

UPDATE:  I’ll add that like the previous legislation, the Fairness Doctrine (or whatever name the latest incarnation of FD will have) will likely be largely ignored by broadcasters.

Christians and War

August 7, 2008

Is it permissable according to the Word of God for Christians to engage in acts of war?

You know, I seriously haven’t considered this before, but as a country that founded itself on Judeo-Christian principles, there were surely some Christians whether in leadership or in the lower ranks who fought against the British so that they could have independence.

On the other hand, Christ wasn’t the most violent guy to walk around.  Sure, he showed some righteous anger when clearing out the temple, but I don’t know that he actually killed any of them.

Then again, the Old Testament records plenty of wars that were condoned and commanded by God the Father.

Does this mean that we as Christians are allowed to go to war?  Or, following the example of Jesus and the Apostles, is worldly war a thing of the past for Christians?

And so it continues…

August 4, 2008

The world is convinced that Iran is the bad guy and we should all run in terror if they were ever to get their hands on nuclear missiles:,2933,396921,00.html

The Neocon ride is just beginning.  Don’t stand up, otherwise your head will get chopped off.

Animal Rights Terrorists

July 30, 2008

A young Alabama boy gains internet fame a year ago after shooting a prize wild pig, which weighed in over a 1,000 lbs.

Since then, his family has been hassled by a group of radical animal rights activists intent on causing both civil and physical harm to him and his family.

“You should see some of the emails and hear some of the calls we have received,” Jamison’s father said. “They are explicit. They tell how they are going to kill my son, like cutting his head off.”  Click here for the rest of the article.

I am not surprised.  The animal rights groups have long been hypocritical.  While claiming to love animals, they will stop at nothing to injure a fellow human being.  A fellow human being doing what is only natural.

Now, was this kid advocating the harm of other human beings when he legally badged that hog?  Was he bombing other nations for oil?  Nope.  He was out having a good time with his father, his father properly mentoring him, and he now faces death threats from people who claim to love animals.

I guess these people feel some wild hog is more important than a normal American kid.

Hitler Christian?!?

July 11, 2008

A commenter recently stated:

Hitler was a devout Xian. He’s one of yours, not ours. You can deny it all you want, but head over to your favorite quotation web page and look him up. Stalin you say? Stalin’s problem with religion was about removing a rival powerbase. The gunmen were all Xian. Saddam and bin Laden had Allah on their side. Bush thinks Jesus told him to invade Iraq. Even if the wars were territorial, each side vehemently proclaimed that their god was on their side.

What?  This is news to me.  Did he follow Jesus’ example by loving their neighbor?  Did he turn the other cheek?  Was Hitler really a Christian?

No.  The truth is, Hitler was a secular atheist who used religion to promote his socialist government.  The national socialist.  Hitler’s buddy, Raushning stated, “You’re either a Christian or a German, you can’t be both.”

After all, I don’t recall God stating Mein Kempf as his Holy Word.  Well, evil old Hitler replaced the Holy Bible with his book in schools, and Nazism (not Christianity) was declared the state religion.  Besides, he massacred 1000s of Christians who either opposed the government, or helped their Jewish brothers.

Does this sound like someone who claims to be a Christian?

“‘It is through the peasantry that we shall really be able to destroy Christianity because there is in them a true religion rooted in nature and blood”.

Yeah, the neo-pagan himself, Adolph Hitler said that in reply to his disdain towards.  Hitler intended and is quoted as saying he is going to stamp out Christianity.  Hmm…that sure doesn’t sound like someone who abides by the Gospels.

No kiddos.  Hitler was a war mongering envious dictator who used religion to gain power, and once power was obtained, threw out his rhetoric and embraced his secular longings.

The point is, many claim to be Christians, but we all know we will know them by their fruit.  His fruit was rotten to the core.  No love for Christ there.

The Green Fad

June 24, 2008

Why can’t I read about technology without stumbling upon articles about “going green” these days?  A site I have enjoyed for some time has gone from technological informant to greenvangelist in the last year or so.  It is to the point of total irritation.

I want to geek about the latest CPU developments, or how MS Vista is a resource hog.  I don’t care if a PC distributor is now using recycled cardboard boxes to offset their C02 footprint.  Because the underlying message from these sites (and one in particular) is that those who disagree with global warming and drive SUVs are idiots.

Well, I mostly ride a bicycle to work.  If I cared about “environmentalism” I’d frequent sites that were dedicated to environmentalism.  And I wouldn’t expect them to spend a majority of time spitting out articles related to upload speeds and piracy issues.

Yes, I understand those that write the tech. articles tend to be young and “hip”.  It is indeed “hip” to go green right now.  Stupid fads fade, but this one seems to be hanging on a little too long.  And the amount of ignorant statements postulating global warming as man-made are out of control.  Simply put, these “authors” (puppets) are the modern day equivelant to the ancient flat earth society members.  Throwing science out the door, they simply rely on a gore and a wink of theories to prove their point.

Tiring.  Very tiring.  I have been arguing against the man-made global warming theory for years.  We have credible meteorologists and climatologists decrying it, yet the naysayers simply cover their ears singing “lalala…lalala…lalala”.

Please, give it a rest.  Let us discuss the issue of Apple’s ongoing assault on open source technology, or how Novell is no longer a playmaker in the industry.