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What Would A Real Conservative Do?

May 29, 2012 by  

What Would A Real Conservative Do?
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Mitt Romney is outpolling Obama with increasing regularity

Those of you who frequent Personal Liberty Digest™ already know that I have never really been sold on the idea of Mitt Romney as President of the United States. In fact, some of my more old guard Republican friends have expressed some significant displeasure with my tendency to refer to him as the “Republi-Ken Doll.” I happen to think that’s spectacularly witty; they think it’s — well — less so.

My issue with Romney is not about his come-and-go conservatism. I have learned to accept that very few of the Republicans who make it to the top of the heap in the GOP are likely to deliver to me the sort of inspiration that President Barack Obama evidently offers people like Chris Matthews. Of course, for me to feel that inspired about a candidate, Uma Thurman would have to run for President; and that is a different column entirely.

Romney isn’t a bad guy; he’s just not my guy. Judging by some of the remarks I see here at Personal Liberty Digest™, the same can be — and often is — said by many of you. I view Romney in much the same way I viewed 2008 GOP nominee Senator John McCain. Like the “maverick,” Romney strikes me as a placeholder. He’s someone who can believably fill the role of nominee without:

  • Scaring the pants off the Republican establishment in the manner of Representative Ron Paul.
  • Scaring the pants off white liberals in the manner of Herman Cain.
  • Scaring the pants off small children in the manner of former Speaker Newt Gingrich.

I suppose Romney is conservative enough to be the Republican standard-bearer. But he is not so conservative that the current incarnation of the Republican Party might feel the need to explain itself to the corporate media (that are as likely to call it down the middle as Rachel Maddow is to win the next Miss Universe pageant).

If you accept my premise that Romney is little more than a slightly updated version of McCain, then you have to wonder how his recent performance makes Obama feel. Obama, who cleaned McCain’s clock four years ago, is struggling not only to keep pace with Romney but with his own hype.

Beyond the usual menu of scandals and failures that have defined Obama’s occupation of the Oval Office, his recent travails are beginning to make Romney look like a rock star by comparison. In the past two weeks, Obama has found himself fighting off challenges by a convicted felon in West Virginia (Keith Judd, who is actually serving time in a federal prison in Texas), a no-name Democrat in Arkansas (he does have a name; I just don’t care enough to bother remembering it) and an actual nobody in Kentucky (Obama 58, “Uncommitted” 42).

While Obama has failed to get a grasp on his own duties, his campaign flunkies apparently can’t get a grasp on much else. Their attacks on Romney have varied as wildly — and lasted about as long — as a Lady Gaga costume. Depending on the date, they have described Romney as a soulless corporate raider who delights in making a pile of money while crushing poor working folk, a shallow political marionette whose ideology changes with the tide (a description which isn’t necessarily far off — and also befits their own beloved leader) and/or a scheming partisan cretin who would gladly step on the electorate’s neck for his own gratification (ironically, a dead-on description of their own beloved leader).

I have identified myself as a Republican for most of my life. Romney hardly embodies my concept of the Republican archetype. I’m willing to admit that may have more to do with my personal evolution than the GOP’s coming coronation of Romney. But if Romney — who is outpolling Obama with increasing regularity — can drop the electoral hammer on Obama, consider what a real Republican — a real conservative — could do.

–Ben Crystal

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • Mike Richins

    Another attempt by a closet liberal to divide and conquer.. Get a life!!!

    • Average Joe

      The GOP is doing a fine job dividing the party…all by themselves…trust me they don’t need any help at all.
      I’m voting for Ron Paul 2012 and I approved this message!

      • Mimi

        Average,
        If you vote for Ron Paul, just face the fact that you are voting for Obama. Thanks a lot.

        • Tom Gunn

          Mimi, if you vote for Romney, just face the fact that you are voting for Obama, in a more expensive suit.

      • Average Joe

        Mimi,
        Keep telling yourself that.
        I’ll keep this simple (just for you)

        A vote for Ron Paul…is a vote for …Ron Paul….See, isn’t that simple?

        ( if you’re still not convinced…read it over and over …until you are).

        Obviously, Logic is not your strong suit…so asking you do much critical thinking would be moot. If you followed directions…you got it…or… we won’t be hearing back from you for months….just saying.

      • http://Walker Richard

        Joe, you miss the point of what Mimi is saying. If you vote for Ron Paul, this is great for your conscience, but it is also a vote that Romney doesn’t get. Ron Paul, no matter how much you love him or his views, does not stand a snowball’s chance in Hell of winning the Presidency. Zero. None. Nada. Nil. Not going to happen. Mitt Romney, on the other hand does have a pretty good (and growing) shot at winning. Unless you want another four years of Mr. Obama in the oval office, which in my estimation would mark the end of America as a country of laws, capitalism and rugged indivualists and the completion of the slide to a socialist morass of sheeple and elitists, I suggest you forego your idealism and vote for the candidate that has a good chance of defeating Barack Obama. That would be Mitt Romney, however distasteful you think he is as a candidate.

        • Tom Gunn

          OK Sheeple….I”m tired of the stupidity being revealed on this exchange….so LISTEN UP, and LISTEN GOOD.

          NONE OF US, who are talking about VOTING FOR RON PAUL, are referring to the GENERAL ELECTION VOTE. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY. REPEAT ….. REPUBLICAN PRIMARY….. WHICH TAKES PLACE IN AUGUST……. NOT NOVEMBER………

          VOTING FOR RON PAUL, for the REPUBLICAN NOMINATION, IS NOT…. A DEFACTO VOTE….FOR OBAMA, as so many of you mis-guided pinheads assert. Obama is NOT RUNNING FOR THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION….. RON PAUL, and MITT ROMNEY ARE.

          My 4-year old little boy understands this…..so what is so difficult about this for you so-called adults ?

          IN THE PRIMARY……..A VOTE FOR RON PAUL……IS A VOTE….FOR RON PAUL……..

          RON PAUL HAS STATED OVER and OVER AGAIN…..that if he is NOT the Republican Nominee, that he will NOT run in the General election as a 3rd party candidate…. SO OBAMA DOES NOT ENTER INTO THIS DISCUSSION, AT ALL……. !!!!!!!!

          FURTHERMORE……THE PRIMARY RACE IS NOT OVER….UNTIL THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION, WHICH IS IN AUGUST.

          THE MEDIA IS, AND WILL CONTINUE, TO BOMBARD EVERYONE, WITH A LOT OF FALSE REPORTING…AND PROPAGANDA, DESIGNED TO CONVINCE EVERYONE, that Romney is their ONLY CHOICE…….. THAT IS THE SAME SCAM, that has been perpetrated on the voting public, in EVERY ELECTION since the advent of Television…….

          The MEDIA ONLY DELIVERS “WHITE LIES”….. ………such as:

          “Ron Paul has dropped out”…. WHICH WAS, and IS … A LIE.

          “Mitt Romney has clinched the nomination”…… WHICH IS A LIE.

          Even when a “primary election” in a State has finished, it DOES NOT MEAN that those DELEGATES MUST go to the stated “winner” of that primary, the process is far more complicated than that…………. THE WINNER OF THE NOMINATION IS NOT DETERMINED, UNTIL THE CONVENTION IN AUGUST.

          Over the past 3 weeks, Ron Paul has WON landslides in primary votes in Minnesota, Maine, and Nevada; yet NONE of this has been reported on ANY main-stream media.

          Doesn’t this reveal everything that you need to know about the CORRUPT relationship between Romney, the RULING CLASS that already controls Obama, and the Main Stream Media…. WHICH IS OWNED by that SAME RULING CLASS…….???

          Do you REALLY want the media to tell you WHO TO VOTE FOR IN THE PRIMARY….>REPEAT….. IN THE PRIMARY ?????

          LISTEN PEOPLE…. STOP TRYING TO “BE RIGHT” just to satisfy your ego in some meaningless on-line ‘blog argument’ like this…. AND START BEING DEVOTED TO FINDING THE TRUTH.

          DOING SO MEANS YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING TO LET GO OF THE BIASES, that have been indoctrinated into you BY THE MEDIA, and finally admit that YOU ARE WRONG. YOU ARE WRONG about Mitt Romney. He is NOT YET the NOMINEE, and HE IS NOT going to do ANYTHING, to RESTORE CONSTITUTIONAL LIBERTY for ANY OF US.

          Here’s a idea for you……instead of whining back and forth on this comment page……how about you do this: ….If you live in a State, whose primary voting process took place BEFORE Santorum and Gingrich dropped out……and IF you want LIBERTY and a RESPECT FOR THE CONSTITUTION RESTORED in this country…. THEN WRITE LETTERS…. .HUNDREDS OF THEM….EVERY DAY…..FROM NOW UNTIL THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION…… write those letters TO THE HEAD OF THE RNC….. That you DO NOT SUPPORT THE STATUS QUO…..THAT YOU WANT YOUR PRESIDENT TO RESOTORE CONSTITUTIONAL FREEDOM, LIBERTY, and PROPERTY RIGHTS TO EVERY InDIVIDUAL CITIZEN IN THIS COUNTRY….. TELL THEM YOU SUPPORT RON PAUL….. and then SEE WHAT HAPPENS in AUGUST….. .NOT NOVEMBER….. BUT AUGUST….. NOT THE GENERAL ELECTION….. BUT THE PRIMARY……. DO YOU SHEEPLE GET IT YET, OR ARE YOU GOING TO CONTINUE BLATHERING ABOUT IRRELEVANT NONSENSE ?????

      • Average Joe

        Richard,
        I didn’t miss a thing. While she is saying that …if I don’t vote for Romney…then it is one less vote for Romney…thereby risking Romney losing.
        On the other hand, I can argue that by her voting for Romney…then she is taking a vote away from Ron Paul….thereby causing Ron Paul to lose…..

        Ron Paul is my candidate of choice…I vote my conscience and not what the party tells me to vote. It is after all…MY VOTE…..just because she has no morals and sell out for “the lessor of two evils”…does not in any translate into…I should follow suit…..

        A vote for Ron Paul…is a vote for Ron paul…..
        It also shows my distain for Romney….and my distain for Obama…Got it?
        I won’t vote for someone that I don’t agree with….if you wish to sell out your morals…so be it…I will not….The party has lost it’s way….I won’t be attending this year….Deal with the fact that some of us are tired of the “business as usual” crowd….and whether you decide to get on board with us or not….we intend to make a difference in this election…and make changes in the direction of our country.

        Ron Paul / Andrew Napolitano 2012!

        • lola1652

          The more I read the Paul’ies arguments the more I belive just how dumb they are really are politically.

      • Capitalist at Birth

        Fool.

    • Tom Gunn

      As any intelligent observer surveys the world’s economic and political landscape today, he has to be disturbed – even dismayed and frightened – by the gravity and number of problems that mark the horizon. We’re confronted by economic depression, looming financial chaos, serious currency inflation, onerous taxation, crippling regulation, developing police states and, worst of all, the prospect of yet another major war. It seems almost unbelievable that we are talking about the US – which historically had been “the land of the free”.

      How did we get here? An argument can be made that miscalculation, accident, inattention and the like are why things have gone bad. Those elements do have a role, but it is minor. Potential catastrophe across the board can’t be the result of happenstance. When things go wrong on a grand scale such as we are witnessing in the US and the world today, it’s not just bad luck or inadvertence. It is by design; and it’s because of serious character flaws in one or many – or even all – of the players. So is there a root cause of all the problems I’ve cited? If we can find it, it may tell us how we personally can best respond to those problems.

      In the following commentary, I’m going to argue that the US government, in particular, is being overrun by the wrong kind of person. It’s a trend that’s been in motion for many decades but has now reached a point of no return. In other words, a type of moral rot has become so prevalent that it’s institutional in nature. There is not going to be, therefore, any serious change in the direction in which the US is headed until a genuine crisis topples the existing order. Until then, the trend will accelerate.

      The reason is that a certain class of people – sociopaths – are now fully in control of major American institutions. Their beliefs and attitudes are insinuated throughout the economic, political, intellectual and psychological/spiritual fabric of the US. What does this mean to the individual?

      It depends on your character. Are you the kind of person who supports “my country right or wrong,” as did most Germans in the 1930s and 1940s, or the kind who dodges the “duty” to be a helpmate to murderers and thieves ? The type of passenger who goes down with the ship or the type who puts on his life-jacket and looks for a life boat to save himself and his family ? The type of individual who supports the merchants who offer the fairest deal or the type who is gulled by splashy TV commercials?

      What the ascendancy of sociopaths means isn’t an academic question. Throughout history, the question has been a matter of life and death. That’s one reason America grew; every American (or any ex-colonial) has forebears who confronted the issue and decided to uproot themselves to go somewhere with better prospects. The losers were those who delayed thinking about the question until the last minute. I have often described myself, and those I prefer to associate with, as a “gamma” male. You may recall the ethologist’s characterization of the social interaction of rats as being between a few alpha rats and many beta rats, the alpha rats being dominant and the beta rats submissive. In addition, a small percentage are gamma rats that stake out prime territory and mates, like the alphas, but are not interested in dominating the betas. Gammas are more “individualist” in nature. The people most inclined to leave for the wide world outside and seek fortune elsewhere are typically gamma personalities.

      You may be thinking that what happened in places like Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Mao’s China, Pol Pot’s Cambodia and scores of other countries in recent history could not, for some reason, happen in the US. Actually, there’s no reason it won’t at this point. All the institutions that made America exceptional – including a belief in free-market (laissez-faire) capitalism, individualism, self-reliance and the restraints of the Constitution – are now only historical artifacts.

      On the other hand, the distribution of sociopaths is completely uniform across both space and time. Per capita, there were no more evil people in Stalin’s Russia, Hitler’s Germany, Mao’s China, Amin’s Uganda, Ceausescu’s Romania or Pol Pot’s Cambodia than there are today right here in the US. All you need is favorable conditions for them to bloom, much as mushrooms do after a rainstorm.

      Conditions for them in the US have become quite favorable. Have you ever wondered where the 50,000 people employed by the TSA to inspect, degrade, and humiliate you came from? Most of them are middle-aged. Did they have jobs before they started doing something that any normal person would consider demeaning? Most did, but they were attracted to – not repulsed by – a job where they wear a costume and abuse their fellow citizens all day long.

      Few of them (the TSA) can imagine that they’re shepherding in a police state as they play their roles in security theater. A reinforced door on the pilots’ cabin, and a two armed pilots is probably all that’s actually needed, although the most effective solution would be to hold each airline responsible for its own security and for the harm done if it fails to protect passengers and third parties. But the 50,000 newly employed are exactly the same type of people who joined the Gestapo – eager to help in the project of controlling everyone. Nobody was drafted into the Gestapo, it was a purely voluntary organization.

      Indeed, though we all know the old saying “power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”; what is more important to understand, is that the access to power, attracts the corruptible. As such, powerfully structured institutions will always become fundamentally corrupt, it is just a matter of time. The founders knew this, and for this reason, constructed the original US Government with LIMITED, and SEPARATED powers. Unfortunately, the sociopaths who have slowly and incrementally infiltrated our government over the past century; have successfully expanded, and consolidated their power. One of the best examples being Franklin Roosevelt, who during his 12 years in office, managed to appoint 8 of the 9 supreme court justices; ensuring that subsequently every socialist agenda passed through and signed into law; would remain forever on the books unchallenged.

      What’s going on here is an instance of Pareto’s Law. That’s the 80-20 rule that tells us, for example, that 80% of your sales come from 20% of your salesmen or that 20% of the population are responsible for 80% of the crime.

      As I see it, 80% of people are basically decent; their basic instincts are to live by the Boy Scout virtues, and the golden rule. 20% of people, however, are what you might call potential trouble sources, inclined toward doing the wrong thing when the opportunity presents itself. They might now be shoe clerks, mailmen or waitresses – they seem perfectly benign, living during normal times in a kind of “holding pattern”. They play baseball on weekends and pet the family dog. However, given the opportunity, they will sign up for the Gestapo, the Stasi, the KGB, the TSA, Homeland Security or whatever. Many are well intentioned but likely to favor force as the solution to any problem, particularly if they are charged with the authority to wield it.

      But it doesn’t end there, because 20% of that 20% are really bad actors. They are drawn to government and other positions where they can impose their will on other people and, because they’re enthusiastic about government, they rise to leadership positions. They remake the culture of the organizations they run in their own image. Gradually, non-sociopaths can no longer stand being there. They leave. Soon the whole barrel is full of bad apples. That’s exactly what’s happening today in the US.

      It’s a pity that Bush, when he was in office, made such a big deal of evil. He discredited the concept, and desensitized the American public to its existence right here in our own ranks. He made Boobus americanus think it only existed in a distant axis, in places like North Korea, Iraq and Iran – which were and still are irrelevant backwaters and arbitrarily chosen enemies. Bush trivialized the concept of evil and made it seem banal because he was such a fool. All the while real evil, very immediate and powerful, was growing right around him, and he lacked the awareness to see that he was fertilizing it by turning the US into a national security state after 9/11.

      Now, it is clearly out of control. The US is already in a truly major depression and on the brink of complete financial chaos and a currency meltdown. The sociopaths in government will react by redoubling the pace toward a police state domestically and starting yet another major war abroad, probably against Iran or North Korea. Since they are economically illiterate, they will just continue with what they know, quantitative easing, printing money, and bailouts for their corrupt Wall Street friends, eventually (soon actually) leading to hyperinflation. This is not a possibility, but an inevitability. To me, this is completely predictable. It’s what sociopaths do.

      There are seven characteristics I can think of that define a sociopath, although I’m sure the list could be extended.
      Sociopaths completely lack a conscience or any capacity for real regret about hurting people. Although they pretend the opposite.
      Sociopaths put their own desires and wants on a totally different level from those of other people. Their wants are incommensurate. They truly believe their ends justify their means. Although they pretend the opposite.
      Sociopaths consider themselves superior to everyone else, because they aren’t burdened by the emotions and ethics others have – they’re above all that. They’re arrogant. Although they pretend the opposite.
      Sociopaths never accept the slightest responsibility for anything that goes wrong, even though they’re responsible for almost everything that goes wrong. You’ll never hear a sincere apology from them.
      Sociopaths have a lopsided notion of property rights. What’s theirs is theirs, and what’s yours is theirs to “re-distribute”, or keep as they see fit. They therefore defend currency inflation and taxation as good things for you, while protecting themselves and their own assets from it.
      Sociopaths usually pick the wrong target to attack. If they lose their wallet, they kick the dog. If 16 Saudis fly planes into buildings, they attack Afghanistan.
      Sociopaths traffic in disturbing news, they love to pass on destructive rumors and they’ll falsify information to damage others.
      The fact that they’re chronic, extremely convincing and even enthusiastic liars, who often believe their own lies, means they aren’t easy to spot, because normal people naturally suffer from “normalcy bias”, and assume another person is telling the truth. They rarely have handlebar mustaches or chortle like Snidely Whiplash. Instead, they cultivate a social veneer or a mask of sanity that diverts suspicion. You can rely on them to be “politically correct” in public. How could a congressman or senator who avidly supports charities possibly be a bad guy? They’re expert at using facades to disguise reality, and they feel no guilt about it.

      Political elites are primarily, and sometimes exclusively, composed of sociopaths. It’s not just that they aren’t normal human beings. They’re barely even human, a separate subspecies, differentiated by their psychological qualities. A normal human can mate with them spiritually and psychologically about as fruitfully as a modern human could mate physically with a Neanderthal; it can be done, but the results won’t be good.

      It’s a serious problem when a society becomes highly politicized, as is now the case in the US and Europe. In normal times, a sociopath stays under the radar. Perhaps he’ll commit a common crime when he thinks he can get away with it, but social mores keep him reined in. However, once the government changes its emphasis away from protecting its citizens from force being used against them (the only proper role of government); to itself initiating force against its own citizens with onerous laws, taxes, and confiscation of their property; those social mores break down. Peer pressure, social approbation and moral opprobrium, the forces that keep a healthy society orderly, are replaced by regulations enforced by cops and funded by taxes. Sociopaths sense this, start coming out of the woodwork and are drawn to the State and its bureaucracies and regulatory agencies, where they can get licensed and paid to do what they’ve always wanted to do: gain power over their fellow citizen and then abuse it.

      It’s very simple, really. There are two ways people can relate to each other: voluntarily or coercively. The government is pure coercion, and sociopaths are drawn to its power and authority to use force.

      The majority of Americans will accept the situation for two reasons:

      One, they have no philosophical anchor to keep them from being washed up onto the rocks. They no longer have any real core beliefs, and most of their opinions – e.g., “We need national health care,” “Our brave troops should fight evil over there so we don’t have to fight it over here,” “The rich should pay their fair share” – are reactive, comforting, and emanate from the daily bombardment of propaganda media. The whole point of spin doctors is to produce comforting sound bites that elude testing against reality.

      And, two, they’ve become too pampered and comfortable, a nation of overfed losers, mooches and coasters who like the status quo without wondering or caring how long it can possibly last. They prefer to hide comfortably behind the lie, rather than to deal with the uncomfortable truth; or are simply oblivious to it due to their normalcy bias.

      It’s nonsensical to blather about the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave when reality TV and Walmart riots are much closer to the truth. The majority of Americans are, of course, where the rot originates – the presidential candidates are spending millions taking their pulse in surveys and polls and then simply regurgitating back to them from a teleprompter, what they all want to hear. Once a country buys into the idea that an above-average, privileged lifestyle is everyone’s minimum due, when the fortunate few can lobby for special deals to rake something off the table as they squeeze wealth out of others by force, that country is on the decline. Lobbying and taxation rather than production and innovation have never been able to sustain prosperity.

      The wealth being squeezed took centuries to produce, but it is not inexhaustible.

      In that light, it was interesting to hear Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, speak about the lower, middle and upper classes recently. Romney is an empty suit, only marginally better than the last Republican nominee, the hostile and mildly demented John McCain. In any event, Romney is right about the poor, in a way – there is a “safety net,” now holding 50 million people on Medicaid and 46 million on food stamps, among many other supposed benefits. And he’s right about the rich; there’s no need to worry about them at the moment – at least until the revolution starts. He claims to worry about the middle class, not that his worries will do anything to help them. But he’s right that the middle class is where the problem lies. It’s just a different kind of problem than he thinks.

      People generally fall into an economic class because of their psychology and their values. Each of the three classes has a characteristic psychological profile. For the lower class, it’s apathy. They have nothing, they’re ground down, devoid of hope, and so they don’t really care. They’re not in the game, and they aren’t going to do anything; they’re resigned to their fate, of accepting whatever scraps are thrown to them. For the upper class, it’s greed and arrogance. They have everything, and they think they deserve it – whether they do or not. The middle class – at least in today’s world – is run by fear. Fear that they’re only a paycheck away from falling into the lower class. Fear that they can’t pay their debts or borrow more. Fear that they don’t have a realistic prospect of improving their quality of life, while they are constantly bombarded by the media with false hope, their lot will improrve and their future will eventually be secured; both of which are a lie.

      The problem is that fear is a negative, dangerous and potentially explosive emotion. It can easily morph into anger and violence. Exactly where it will lead is unpredictable, but it’s not a good place. One thing that exacerbates the situation is that all three classes now rely on the government, albeit in different ways. Bankruptcy of the government will affect them all drastically.

      With sociopaths in charge, we could very well see the Milgram experiment reenacted on a national scale. In the experiment, you may recall, researchers asked members of the public to torture subjects (who, unbeknownst to the people being recruited, were paid actors) with electric shocks, all the way up to what they believed were lethal doses. Most of them did as asked, after being assured that it was “alright” and “necessary” by men in authority. The men in authority today are mostly sociopaths.

      WHAT TO DO

      One practical issue worth thinking about is how you (assuming that you are someone with TRADITIONAL AMERICAN – qua – libertarian – values), will manage in a future increasingly controlled by sociopaths. My guess is poorly, unless you take action to insulate yourself. That’s because of the way almost all creatures are programmed by nature. There’s one imperative common to all of them: Survive! People obviously want to do that as individuals. And as families. In fact, they want all the groups that they’re members of to survive, simply because (everything else being equal) it should help them to survive as individuals. So individual Marines want the Marine Corps to survive. Individual Rotarians want the Rotary Club to prosper. Individual Catholics leap to the defense of the Church of Rome.

      That’s why individual Germans during World War II were, as has been asserted, “willing executioners” – they were supporting the Nazis for the same reasons the Marines, the Rotarians and the Catholics support their groups. Except more so, because the Reich was under attack from all sides. So of course they followed orders and turned in their neighbors who seemed less than enthusiastic. Failing to support the Reich – even if they knew it had some rather unsavory aspects – seemed an invitation to invading armies to come and rape their daughters, steal their property and probably kill them. So of course the Germans closed ranks around their leaders, even though everyone at the top was a sociopath. You can expect Americans to do the same.

      Americans have done so before, when the country was far less degraded. During the War Between the States, even saying something against the war was a criminal offense. The same was true during World War I. In World War II, the Japanese-Americans were all put in concentration camps on groundless, racially based suspicions of disloyalty. The examples are legion among humans, and the US was never an exception. It’s even true among chickens. If a bird has a feather out of place, the others will peck at it, eventually killing it. That out-of-place feather is deemed a badge of otherness announcing that its owner isn’t part of the group. Chicken Autre must die.

      True Conservatives (not RINOS or Neo-Cons), Individualists, and Libertarians, who tend to be more intelligent, better informed and very definitely more independent than average, are going to be in a touchy situation as the crisis deepens. Most aren’t going to buy into the groupthink that inevitably accompanies war and other major crises. As such, they’ll be seen as unreliable, even traitors. As Bush said, “If you’re not with us, you’re against us.” And, he might have added, “the Constitution be damned.” But of course that document is no longer even given lip service; it’s now a completely dead letter.

      It’s very hard for an individualist to keep his mouth shut when he sees these things going on. But he’d better keep quiet, as even HL Mencken wisely did during both world wars. In today’s world, just keeping quiet won’t be enough; the national security state has an extensive, and growing, file on everybody. They believe they know exactly what your beliefs, desires, fears and associations are, or may be. What we’re now facing is likely to be more dangerous than past crises. If you’re wise, you’ll relocate someplace where you’re something of an outsider and, by virtue of that fact, are allowed a measure of eccentric opinion. In truth, however, security is going to be hard to find anywhere in the years to come. The most you can hope for is to tilt the odds in your favor.

      The best way to do that is by diversifying your assets internationally. Allocating your wealth into real assets (gold and silver). Linking up with sound, like-minded people who share your values. And staying alert for the high-potential speculations that inevitably arise during chaotic times.

      And finally, the last and most important puzzle piece that sadly fits in place for the fall of the US is its astounding debt crisis. Real property rights and homes will be further confiscated through more onerous property taxation. This will eventually be extended to any other REAL assets individuals might hold, such as gold and silver; as FDR did in the 1930′s declaring gold ownership as illegal. More controls over the labor market will be instituted through high unemployment (with concurrent propaganda claims to the contrary, as we already see false reporting of declining enemployment numbers). The inevitable hyperinflation that is to come, will NOT affect the value of your property assets (they won’t appreciate — and those will by and large already have been confiscated). The hyperinflation will NOT be accompanied by a proportional incurease in your earnings to compensate; since the semi-controlled labor market always lags inflation by several years; and hyperinflation is a far more rapid degeneration in direct buying power, than any possible consequent increase in salary or wage that you can expect, which will be off-set by skyrocketing tax increases anyway. Instead, the inevitable hyperinflation to come will render the basic cost-of-living in America as unaffordable to most of the middle class. The cost of food, water, transportation, and communications will skyrocket. Low-wage earners will find that the cost of just getting to and from work, will make it counerproductive to even have a job. Thanks to “Obamacare” (which is not a law about providing REAL health CARE, but is about forcing individuals to purchase health INSURANCE……. administered by financial bureaucrats rather than doctors), REAL medical care will be rationed or difficult to obtain if at all, but EVERYONE will pay for and have an insurance policy whether they want it or not.

      The globalist model has ensured that there is no safe haven, even for those with the knowledge and skill to identify and find one. All fiat currencies, the US$, the Euro, the Yen, are disintegrating in value and yet the printing presses are run with reckless abandon. To some of us, it is becoming obvious that this process in accelerating, rapidly. On the eve of electing (– qua — validating); yet another corrupt presidential administration; the propaganda ministry is in over-drive with false-hope reporting. On May 23rd, a CNN celebrity actually claimed before millions of viewers, that “recent signs of a housing recovery could lead to a restoration of America’s AAA credit rating”, ignoring fundamental ecnomic principals that the latter is entirely unrelated to the former and such an assertion is therefore utter nonsense. Just hours later it was reported by the London Finanicial Times; that another increase in the US debt ceiling would lead directly to yet another downgrade in the US rating. Meanwhile, the US media hype spends most of its valuable air-time on subjects such as, gay marriage, Tiger Woods’ ex-wife’s new love interest, the Trayvon Martin shooting, free contraception for Georgeown University students, and the next American Idol.

      Once again, be advised….neither Obama, nor Romney, both sociopathic narcissits, has the skill, the knowledge, the capability, or the will to change the self-destructive trajectory that this country has been on for decades. On the contrary, they are both charged with the same responsibility; to destroy the dollar, eradicate individual property rights, enslave the middle-class to an unescapable system of debt servitude, and bring the US another step closer to being a subservient lackey to the United Nations and their vision for “Global Governance”. Only those with the foresight to prepare for the shifting trends that this triggers have a shot at survival during the challenging times ahead.

      Are we past the point of no return ? It appears so, but that doesn’t mean we should give up trying to recapture this country from the usurpers.

      Therefore……..In the mean-time…. VOTE RON PAUL ……….Good Luck….and keep your powder dry.

      • lola1652

        Ron Paul votes are not looking at the big picture I’m afraid. If he is not on the ticket then you lose any chance of winning, that’s called a lost vote or even a vote for the other guy. If believe in Ron Paul you must belive in stopping the never ending flow of our taxes going out the door unabated. It’s for sure Obama will not stop it and Rommey can make a difference in the right direction if elected. At least there is a better chance. So, Ron Paul’ers, think about it, even though you like Ron Paul you must NOT like Obama either, so vote for Rommey to bring back from the edge of the cliff.

        • Tom Gunn

          You miss the point entirely. The point is the Ron Paul REMAINS, and WILL REMAIN a candidate for the REPULICAN NOMINATION, thorugh the Republican Convention. The point is to encourage people to re-consider and support Ron Paul as the republican nominee; because it is not too late to do so. Ron Paul himself, has stated that he will not run as an independent 3rd party candidate. He fully understands the consequences of that to this country, and he cares too much about this country to do that. That in itself, should reveal what kind of man he is, as compared to the other charlatans (Romney and Obama — both of whom work for the same handlers).

      • Nancy in Nebraska

        Wow! I RARELY read loooonnnggg posts and your is the longest I’ve ever seen. But I read every word. You captivated me with your knowledge and understanding. There really isn’t anything I can add but I will say that those who say that voting for Ron Paul will be throwing away their vote are WRONG! You are correct when you say that both romney and obummer (I refuse to speak his name) are sociopaths. Either one of them will take us down the same path. Those who refuse to see this will be the ones who will be responsible. I will vote for Ron Paul! If everyone who says “Ron Paul can’t win” would vote for him, he WOULD win! He is our ONLY chance of turning things around! Thanks for your enlightening comments.

        • Tom Gunn

          Thank You Nancy for your open minded, and thoughtful comments

      • Nadzieja Batki

        Thanks Tom Gunn.

      • Mimi

        Mr. Gunn et. al,

        Though Mr. Romney wasn’t my original choice, that you consider him to be the same narcissistic, sociopath as Obama, gives me a strong sense that you are not the conservative you make yourself out to be. I think your agenda, is to vote in Obama again. Mitt Romney, while not as conservative as I would like, is nowhere in the same category as Obama. He is definitely not narcissistic or sociopathic, and if you really knew his past, you’d know that. So I think your premise is false, your motive, suspect and so, go to it, vote for Obama. You deserve him.

      • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Dave

        Ladies and Gentlemen: While I agree with much that has been said in the columns above, it is absolutely imperative that we do not divide the forces. We cannot afford to vote for anyone other than Romney. Taking votes from this man guarantees four more years of Obama, and that my friends is very dangerous. In my opinion, more Obama will be the end of America as we have known and loved her. Please reconsider your vote and the importance of not splitting it, I implore you!

        • Tom Gunn

          Once again Dave…..since you too don’t get it. Read my other recent post. NO ONE is talking about the GENERAL ELECTION. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY. OBAMA IS NOT COMPETING FOR THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION the last time I checked. STOP REGURGITATING OTHER DELUDED and MIS-GUIDED NONSENSE, from OTHER IDIOTS.

      • ChristyK

        Mimi, I have been watching the primary elections in all of the states. I was also a delegate to my state convention. There has been obvious fraud in most of the states (probably some in all states) that always seems to benefit Romney. If one state did fraudulent activies, it might just be an overzealous supporter, but going on in most of the states, Romney must be involved. Anyone willing to lie and cheat to get elected will do much worse once in office. I will never vote for Romney anymore than I will vote for Obama.

        I have, however, come to the conclusion that Obama would actually be better for our country than Romney. I think Obama will destroy our country faster, but Romney will destroy our country, too. If Obama destroys our country, then socialism, bailouts, and debt will be blamed. If Romney destroys our country, then capitalism, liberty, and the constitution will be blamed. If Obama destroys our country, then we can rebuild (although with unbelievable agony and hardship), but if Romeny destroys our country there is nothing on which to rebuild. He will have destroyed the foundations of our economy, our liberty, and our nation.

      • truesoy

        Tom Gunn;
        Boy, was that a mouthful, or what?.
        I don’t know what you are hight on, but put it down, and stay away from it for the rest of your life. And..
        Talk to your therapist. Save yourself.

        Sincerely,
        Truesoy

      • Void1972

        Forward comrade Tom Gunn!!!!

        Forward with your dividing rhetoric!!!!

        Forward all of you so called patriots to your own demise!!!!

        Forward you fool followers to the awaiting crematories!!!!

        Forward children of the corn side by side with the demon ‘sociopath” named obama!!!!

        Forward communism and the end of “Gods” nation!!!!

        Forward obama to the extinction of America!!!!

        Forward you fools!!!!

        God bless America and those who fight for her!!!!

        God help you fools!!!!

        Divide and conquer!!!!

    • Average Joe

      lola1652,
      “The more I read the Paul’ies arguments the more I belive just how dumb they are really are politically.”

      Isn’t that a bit like the pot calling the kettle black?
      You come on here and proceed to tell us that we “must” vote for Romney…yet you give us no reason (other that,”we need to beat Obama”),,,to vote for the man. What are his qualities, morals..positions….please offer us something.
      You won’t, because you have nothing to offer…since Romney is no different than Obama ( unless you are insinuating that you are rascist and that’s the reason we need to beat Obama) as far as their policies : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lUs17azUFs&feature=share
      You come here to tear down your opponent…but can’t seem to support your own candidate other than to say we must beat Obama…that’s pretty LAME reasoning for electing the POTUS….
      As for Romneybots……your ignorance is showing…
      ewww…that’s nasty…..

      • lola1652

        Hey jackass..I’m not telling anyone who to vote for…I’m saying if you vote for Ron Paul is a lost vote just like if don’t vote at all is a lost vote…I will vote for the only one that has any possibility of getting Obama out of office because that is the end game….forget anything else….and focus!!!

      • Average Joe

        lola1652,

        Such language…from a supposedly winning adventurer….
        It is obvious that you do not understand how the election process works. It is also obvious that you have no morals or values. You can’t seem to give us a reason to vote for Mittens…but instead berrate us by calling us names…yes siree Bob…that’s going to cinvince us to vote for Mittens.
        Please come back…when you have something intelligent to say ( not likely to happen)Ok…your turn…OPEN MOUTH….SWITCH FEET………

      • Average Joe

        “I will vote for the only one that has any possibility of getting Obama out of office because that is the end game….forget anything else….and focus!!!”

        Did you vote for McCain last election? If so, how did that work out for you? Or maybe you voted for Obama?

        I guess if you voted for McCain, that kind of blows the crap out of your above statement (of voting wor the presumptive winner) and if you voted for Obama…well then…we know where your loyalties lie…and it isn’t with Conservative values……
        Poor, Poor lost ship….I will pray that you navigate through the treacherous waters of your own mind…and reach safe harbor.

        Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
        Douglas Adams

  • Average Joe

    Personally, I like to refer to him as Mutt Wrongney.

  • Jon

    Frankly, I don’t completely understand. There are 50 million Republicans out there, more or less; why couldn’t they come up with one person who could beat Obama? For the most part, I like Ron Paul’s message, but I don’t think he could win.

    • http://firefox wog1

      You just answered your own question

    • Tom Gunn

      IF, as you say, “Ron Paul can’t win”; it is only because sheeple like yourself, don’t have the balls to stand up for what is RIGHT, and would rather continue to let the media tell you what to think and believe. A Vote for Romney…IS a vote for OBAMA, because they both work for the same people. It won’t matter which of them lands in the White House next year, because the Republicam party and the Democratic party are both OWNED by the same cadre of Corporate Socialist Aristocracts. Ron Paul, is THE ONLY man, with the courage, the character, the integrity, and the WILL to deliver this country back into the hands of the people who built it.

      • lola1652

        So, think about this….if you vote for Ron Paul …then what? Where will we be then?

        • Tom Gunn

          Where will we be if Ron Paul were to win the presidency ? Here is where we’ll be:

          We’ll finally have an executive branch that doesn’t abuse it’s office, by trying to consolidate and expand its power, seeking to circumvent the constitutional “separation of powers”. We will have a functional government that will STOP passing UNCONSTITUTIONAL legislation that is intent on eradicating individual property rights, and individual liberty. And, we will have an administration that will have the knowledge, the skills, and THE WILL, to finally end the economically destrucive practices that have been perpetrated by our corrupt monetary system and the federal reserve system (for the benefit of a few corrupt Wall-St. corporate socialists) for the past 100 years. That’s what we will have. We the people….will have our country back.

      • JeffH

        Tom Gunn, excellant! :) If only those who believe the media planted rhetoric of Ron Paul’s unelectability could realize they’re being duped by the very same MSM that’s been the long arm of the propaganda machine attached to One World’s elite globalists.

        • lola1652

          Sooooo……the Ron Paul “folks” are NOT a propaganda machine !!! Ha, how strange is that!!!

          • Tom Gunn

            Telling the UNVARNISHED TRUTH, when based upon defensible FACTS……even when it’s unpopular……….isn’t propaganda, it is just TRUTH.

      • Average Joe

        lola1652,
        The difference between Ron Paul supporters and Romney supporters is this. Ron Paul’s supporters stand FOR something…they stand FOR the message that Ron Paul brings to the debate.
        W.Rongney supporters on the other hand…are voting for W.Rongney for two reasons:
        1. The media has told them that he is the presumptive nominee ( an un-truth).
        2. Anyone but Obama. (In other words, they are not voting For Romney…rather they are voting AGAINST… Obama.)

        What they are saying is…We must swallow the bad pill and vote the party line (Romney is no different than Obama): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lUs17azUFs&feature=share

        To recap:

        Paul-itico’s stand for something….and the rest stand FOR….NOTHING….they are simply…against something…no morals…no values….just follow the party over a cliff if it tells them to….Dems and Repubs……are both guilty of being sheeple…….

        A vote for Ron Paul….is a vote FOR AMERICA
        A vote for anyone else…is a vote for the destruction of America…and an act of treason.

        “If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”

        - Samuel Adams

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      • JeffH

        Average Joe, nice try. Of course you already know lola1652 is just another ignorant liberal and what you said went straight over his/her head.

      • Average Joe

        JeffH ,

        Not over…through…(ear to ear with no stops in between)….and at break-neck speed.
        I heard it whistling as it went through…At first I thought it was a train passing by…. ;)

    • Nancy in Nebraska

      Listen to Tom Gunn! He has it absolutely right! Absolutely! There’s nothing I can add. He is correct! Ron Paul is our ONLY chance at survival! If everyone who says “Ron Paul can’t win” would vote for him he WOULD win! Let’s take back our country!!!

      • http://yahoo catsueme

        if Ron Paul is elected; how would he be able to overcome congress if they present a veto proof legis. to him. Of course he can veto it, but then they will simply over ride him and thats that. We the people have to elect more tea partiers so he will have a chance of doing his thing until that happens nothing will change. I still believe that he is setting the stage for Rand Paul to run in 2016. So ihope we can change out the corrupt politians so that he and America will have a chance.

      • Nancy in Nebraska

        If we don’t do something NOW, America (as we know it) won’t exist in 2016! It is urgent that we change the course of this great nation or we will lose EVERYTHING!

        • RichE

          Good idea Nancy, but no one wants to inlist. “A general needs an army and an army needs a general.” Obama had it in 2008 and dropped the ball. Oh, well. Until there’s a general and an army nothing will change. All the polititions, local and federal, will turn into rats and eat everything.

        • lola1652

          Ron Paul is not on the ticket!!

          • Tom Gunn

            Really Lola ? Ron Paul is not on the ticket ? How can that be ?

            The Republican National Convention, does not take place, until August 27 – 30, 2012. That hasn’t happened yet, and NO NOMINEE can be OFFICIALLY NAMED, until that time… THAT IS THE LAW. Anything to the contrary, is PHONY PROPAGANDA.

      • Nancy in Nebraska

        RichE, we were speaking about voting for Ron Paul! Are you suggesting that we will need a general and an army to vote? You could be right.

        • RichE

          Re: General and Army
          I was speaking metaphorically.

      • Average Joe

        lola1652,

        “Ron Paul is not on the ticket!!”

        Were you dropped on your head as a child?…Not on the ticket? Now you’ve gone over the deepend…

        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robin-koerner/its-romneys-to-lose-heres_b_1519827.html?ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7dPOJ3jGLw&list=UU1h3bqESVdqkwm123Ce4ZmA&index=6&feature=plcp

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMg7bAPPB20&feature=related

        I hope that these help to open your eyes and mind…(I’m not holding my breath though).

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        • lola1652

          Like I said, Ron Paul is not on the ticket….now who has a brain problem….

      • Average Joe

        lola1652,

        Well …since you’ve said it twice now…it must be true…right?

        Does logic and reason elude you? I won’t argue with you..or your silliness any further. Instead, I’ll be at the convention. You can tell me all about who is and who isn’t on the Ticket…after the Convention. Until then…enjoy your delusions of self importance….and bouts with percieved intelligence (you have none). Keep patting yourself on the back (if it makes you feel good) and pretenting that you actually have a clue….

        Psssst…I’m still voting for Ron Paul (deal with it)……and you’re still lame.

        Please stop whining…it isn’t pretty….and it doesn’t help you case.

        Ron Paul / Andrew Napolitano 2012!

  • The Professor

    Remember: If you vote for somebody else, you are voting for Obama.
    If you vote for another party, you are voting for Obama.
    If you write in someone else’s name or another party, you are voting for Obama.
    If you decide to stay home out of “protest”, you are voting for Obama.
    If you just leave that part of the ballot blank or say “non of the above”, you are voting for Obama.

    And a vote for Obama is a vote against these United States of America.

    Think about it.

    • Annie

      AMEN! Professor……AMEN!

      When will all of you people out there EVER begin to understand that a Ron Paul vote is a vote for obama. What does it take to get through your thickness……..oh wait, maybe that is your actual intention – to vote for obama!

      • Nancy in Nebraska

        When will “you people” understand that a vote for romney IS a vote for obummer?!? They are the SAME THING! They are owned and operated by the SAME PEOPLE!!! They have the SAME AGENDA!!! If everyone who says “Ron Paul can’t win” would vote for him, he WOULD win!!!

      • Nancy in Nebraska

        Here’s a video to help you understand what is going on. It’s very simple. You should be able to understand it.
        http://www.alt-market.com/articles/775-the-evolution-of-the-democratic-plantation

    • macawma

      You said it, Professor! While I don’t like Romney either, I know darn well that we will have Obama for another 4 years if people don’t get behind the Republican nominee and write in someone else. Wake up, folks. Ever hear the term “Divide and conquer”? That is exactly what O is hoping will happen. My respect for Ben just went down several notches…

    • Steve E

      If you vote for Romney you are voting for the RINO status quo. I voted for Ron Paul in the primary, however I’m stuck with voting for the RINO status quo in the general election. When we find out sometime later after Romney takes office that this country is still headed down the rat hole because of his policies that will serve the GOP Establishment and not the people, I am going to blame the RINO primary voter for that. You Romney voters who were brainwashed by the GOP Wholesale Brainwashing Machine and voted for Romney in the primaries which will result in his winning the general election will be the ones that will be put down and ridiculed for having him running in the general election and winning the Presidency. You day of ridicule is coming. After Romney has served for a while, people will be saying to you: “You fool, if you had voted for Ron Paul in primaries, We would not be in this situation now”. Get ready RINO voters, voters who were brainwashed by the GOP Wholesale Brainwashiong Machine, you are going to feel foolish just as many of the 2008 Obama voter have. Get ready RINOs, your day of ridicule is coming, just as the Obama voters are ridiculed for their choices today.

      • Tom Gunn

        You are 100% correct. Please read my other post entitled;

        The ascendence of Sociopaths in US Governance

      • Congress Works For Us

        The only issue I have with the Romney-bashing is that there are striking parallels between Romney and Reagan. Reagan took 3 attempts to get the GOP nomination because “conservatives” wouldn’t get behind him (he was a former Dem remember). Reagan also had a pretty liberal record as Governor (being Governor of California will do that to you… but then being Governor of Massachussets will too…).

        Both were successful in private industry; both saw first hand the issues that an overbearing government had on the private sector. We all know Reagan’s tax story.

        We can all second guess and make assumptions about what Romney as President will do, and the naysayers may very well be proved correct, but we may all be very pleasantly surprised as well. Only time will tell I guess.

      • Nancy in Nebraska

        Why do you think that we don’t have a “decent” republican candidate (other than Ron Paul)? For months it was “anybody but romney”. This is by design! The last election it was mccain, now it’s romney! They refuse to give us a candidate who can and will change this country! They have an agenda that they will continue to follow and are only giving the people the illusion of choice! You will end up with the same thing whether you vote for romney or obummer!

    • Tom Gunn

      “When you CHOOSE the lesser of two EVILs, you are still CHOOSING EVIL.

      The Ascendence of Sociopaths in US Governance

      An International Man lives and does business wherever he finds conditions most advantageous, regardless of arbitrary borders. He’s diversified globally, with passports from multiple countries, assets in several jurisdictions and his residence in yet another. He doesn’t depend absolutely on any country and regards all of them as competing for his capital and expertise. Living as an international man used to be just an interesting possibility for some. Historically, very few Americans opted for it, since the US used to reward those who settled in and put down roots. In fact, it rewarded them better than any other country in the world, so there was nothing pressing about becoming an international man.

      Things change, however, and being rooted like a plant, at least if you have a choice, is a suboptimal strategy for surviving and prospering. Throughout history, almost every place has at some point become dangerous for those who were stuck there. It appears now to be America’s turn.

      For those who can take up the life of an international man, it’s no longer just an interesting lifestyle decision. It has become, at a minimum, an asset saver, and it could be a life saver. That said, I understand the hesitation one might feel about taking action; pulling up one’s roots (or at least grafting some of them to a new location) can be almost as traumatic to a man as to a vegetable.

      As any intelligent observer surveys the world’s economic and political landscape today, he has to be disturbed – even dismayed and frightened – by the gravity and number of problems that mark the horizon. We’re confronted by economic depression, looming financial chaos, serious currency inflation, onerous taxation, crippling regulation, developing police states and, worst of all, the prospect of a major war. It seems almost unbelievable that we are talking about the US – which historically had been “the land of the free”.

      How did we get here? An argument can be made that miscalculation, accident, inattention and the like are why things have gone bad. Those elements do have a role, but it is minor. Potential catastrophe across the board can’t be the result of happenstance. When things go wrong on a grand scale such as we are witnessing in the US and the world today, it’s not just bad luck or inadvertence. It is by design; and it’s because of serious character flaws in one or many – or even all – of the players. So is there a root cause of all the problems I’ve cited? If we can find it, it may tell us how we personally can best respond to those problems.

      In the following commentary, I’m going to argue that the US government, in particular, is being overrun by the wrong kind of person. It’s a trend that’s been in motion for many decades but has now reached a point of no return. In other words, a type of moral rot has become so prevalent that it’s institutional in nature. There is not going to be, therefore, any serious change in the direction in which the US is headed until a genuine crisis topples the existing order. Until then, the trend will accelerate.

      The reason is that a certain class of people – sociopaths – are now fully in control of major American institutions. Their beliefs and attitudes are insinuated throughout the economic, political, intellectual and psychological/spiritual fabric of the US. What does this mean to the individual?

      It depends on your character. Are you the kind of person who supports “my country right or wrong,” as did most Germans in the 1930s and 1940s, or the kind who dodges the “duty” to be a helpmate to murderers and thieves ? The type of passenger who goes down with the ship or the type who puts on his life-jacket and looks for a life boat to save himself and his family ? The type of individual who supports the merchants who offer the fairest deal or the type who is gulled by splashy TV commercials?

      What the ascendancy of sociopaths means isn’t an academic question. Throughout history, the question has been a matter of life and death. That’s one reason America grew; every American (or any ex-colonial) has forebears who confronted the issue and decided to uproot themselves to go somewhere with better prospects. The losers were those who delayed thinking about the question until the last minute. I have often described myself, and those I prefer to associate with, as a “gamma” male. You may recall the ethologist’s characterization of the social interaction of rats as being between a few alpha rats and many beta rats, the alpha rats being dominant and the beta rats submissive. In addition, a small percentage are gamma rats that stake out prime territory and mates, like the alphas, but are not interested in dominating the betas. Gammas are more “individualist” in nature. The people most inclined to leave for the wide world outside and seek fortune elsewhere are typically gamma personalities.

      You may be thinking that what happened in places like Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Mao’s China, Pol Pot’s Cambodia and scores of other countries in recent history could not, for some reason, happen in the US. Actually, there’s no reason it won’t at this point. All the institutions that made America exceptional – including a belief in free-market (laissez-faire) capitalism, individualism, self-reliance and the restraints of the Constitution – are now only historical artifacts.

      On the other hand, the distribution of sociopaths is completely uniform across both space and time. Per capita, there were no more evil people in Stalin’s Russia, Hitler’s Germany, Mao’s China, Amin’s Uganda, Ceausescu’s Romania or Pol Pot’s Cambodia than there are today right here in the US. All you need is favorable conditions for them to bloom, much as mushrooms do after a rainstorm.

      Conditions for them in the US have become quite favorable. Have you ever wondered where the 50,000 people employed by the TSA to inspect, degrade, and humiliate you came from? Most of them are middle-aged. Did they have jobs before they started doing something that any normal person would consider demeaning? Most did, but they were attracted to – not repulsed by – a job where they wear a costume and abuse their fellow citizens all day long.

      Few of them (the TSA) can imagine that they’re shepherding in a police state as they play their roles in security theater. A reinforced door on the pilots’ cabin, and a two armed pilots is probably all that’s actually needed, although the most effective solution would be to hold each airline responsible for its own security and for the harm done if it fails to protect passengers and third parties. But the 50,000 newly employed are exactly the same type of people who joined the Gestapo – eager to help in the project of controlling everyone. Nobody was drafted into the Gestapo, it was a purely voluntary organization.

      Indeed, though we all know the old saying “power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”; what is more important to understand, is that the access to power, attracts the corruptible. As such, powerfully structured institutions will always become fundamentally corrupt, it is just a matter of time. The founders knew this, and for this reason, constructed the original US Government with LIMITED, and SEPARATED powers. Unfortunately, the sociopaths who have slowly and incrementally infiltrated our government over the past century; have successfully expanded, and consolidated their power. One of the best examples being Franklin Roosevelt, who during his 12 years in office, managed to appoint 8 of the 9 supreme court justices; ensuring that subsequently every socialist agenda passed through and signed into law; would remain forever on the books unchallenged.

      What’s going on here is an instance of Pareto’s Law. That’s the 80-20 rule that tells us, for example, that 80% of your sales come from 20% of your salesmen or that 20% of the population are responsible for 80% of the crime.

      As I see it, 80% of people are basically decent; their basic instincts are to live by the Boy Scout virtues, and the golden rule. 20% of people, however, are what you might call potential trouble sources, inclined toward doing the wrong thing when the opportunity presents itself. They might now be shoe clerks, mailmen or waitresses – they seem perfectly benign, living during normal times in a kind of “holding pattern”. They play baseball on weekends and pet the family dog. However, given the opportunity, they will sign up for the Gestapo, the Stasi, the KGB, the TSA, Homeland Security or whatever. Many are well intentioned but likely to favor force as the solution to any problem, particularly if they are charged with the authority to wield it.

      But it doesn’t end there, because 20% of that 20% are really bad actors. They are drawn to government and other positions where they can impose their will on other people and, because they’re enthusiastic about government, they rise to leadership positions. They remake the culture of the organizations they run in their own image. Gradually, non-sociopaths can no longer stand being there. They leave. Soon the whole barrel is full of bad apples. That’s exactly what’s happening today in the US.

      It’s a pity that Bush, when he was in office, made such a big deal of evil. He discredited the concept, and desensitized the American public to its existence right here in our own ranks. He made Boobus americanus think it only existed in a distant axis, in places like North Korea, Iraq and Iran – which were and still are irrelevant backwaters and arbitrarily chosen enemies. Bush trivialized the concept of evil and made it seem banal because he was such a fool. All the while real evil, very immediate and powerful, was growing right around him, and he lacked the awareness to see that he was fertilizing it by turning the US into a national security state after 9/11.

      Now, it is clearly out of control. The US is already in a truly major depression and on the brink of complete financial chaos and a currency meltdown. The sociopaths in government will react by redoubling the pace toward a police state domestically and starting yet another major war abroad, probably against Iran or North Korea. Since they are economically illiterate, they will just continue with what they know, quantitative easing, printing money, and bailouts for their corrupt Wall Street friends, eventually (soon actually) leading to hyperinflation. This is not a possibility, but an inevitability. To me, this is completely predictable. It’s what sociopaths do.

      There are seven characteristics I can think of that define a sociopath, although I’m sure the list could be extended.
      Sociopaths completely lack a conscience or any capacity for real regret about hurting people. Although they pretend the opposite.
      Sociopaths put their own desires and wants on a totally different level from those of other people. Their wants are incommensurate. They truly believe their ends justify their means. Although they pretend the opposite.
      Sociopaths consider themselves superior to everyone else, because they aren’t burdened by the emotions and ethics others have – they’re above all that. They’re arrogant. Although they pretend the opposite.
      Sociopaths never accept the slightest responsibility for anything that goes wrong, even though they’re responsible for almost everything that goes wrong. You’ll never hear a sincere apology from them.
      Sociopaths have a lopsided notion of property rights. What’s theirs is theirs, and what’s yours is theirs to “re-distribute”, or keep as they see fit. They therefore defend currency inflation and taxation as good things for you, while protecting themselves and their own assets from it.
      Sociopaths usually pick the wrong target to attack. If they lose their wallet, they kick the dog. If 16 Saudis fly planes into buildings, they attack Afghanistan.
      Sociopaths traffic in disturbing news, they love to pass on destructive rumors and they’ll falsify information to damage others.
      The fact that they’re chronic, extremely convincing and even enthusiastic liars, who often believe their own lies, means they aren’t easy to spot, because normal people naturally suffer from “normalcy bias”, and assume another person is telling the truth. They rarely have handlebar mustaches or chortle like Snidely Whiplash. Instead, they cultivate a social veneer or a mask of sanity that diverts suspicion. You can rely on them to be “politically correct” in public. How could a congressman or senator who avidly supports charities possibly be a bad guy? They’re expert at using facades to disguise reality, and they feel no guilt about it.

      Political elites are primarily, and sometimes exclusively, composed of sociopaths. It’s not just that they aren’t normal human beings. They’re barely even human, a separate subspecies, differentiated by their psychological qualities. A normal human can mate with them spiritually and psychologically about as fruitfully as a modern human could mate physically with a Neanderthal; it can be done, but the results won’t be good.

      It’s a serious problem when a society becomes highly politicized, as is now the case in the US and Europe. In normal times, a sociopath stays under the radar. Perhaps he’ll commit a common crime when he thinks he can get away with it, but social mores keep him reined in. However, once the government changes its emphasis away from protecting its citizens from force being used against them (the only proper role of government); to itself initiating force against its own citizens with onerous laws, taxes, and confiscation of their property; those social mores break down. Peer pressure, social approbation and moral opprobrium, the forces that keep a healthy society orderly, are replaced by regulations enforced by cops and funded by taxes. Sociopaths sense this, start coming out of the woodwork and are drawn to the State and its bureaucracies and regulatory agencies, where they can get licensed and paid to do what they’ve always wanted to do: gain power over their fellow citizen and then abuse it.

      It’s very simple, really. There are two ways people can relate to each other: voluntarily or coercively. The government is pure coercion, and sociopaths are drawn to its power and authority to use force.

      The majority of Americans will accept the situation for two reasons:

      One, they have no philosophical anchor to keep them from being washed up onto the rocks. They no longer have any real core beliefs, and most of their opinions – e.g., “We need national health care,” “Our brave troops should fight evil over there so we don’t have to fight it over here,” “The rich should pay their fair share” – are reactive, comforting, and emanate from the daily bombardment of propaganda media. The whole point of spin doctors is to produce comforting sound bites that elude testing against reality.

      And, two, they’ve become too pampered and comfortable, a nation of overfed losers, mooches and coasters who like the status quo without wondering or caring how long it can possibly last. They prefer to hide comfortably behind the lie, rather than to deal with the uncomfortable truth; or are simply oblivious to it due to their normalcy bias.

      It’s nonsensical to blather about the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave when reality TV and Walmart riots are much closer to the truth. The majority of Americans are, of course, where the rot originates – the presidential candidates are spending millions taking their pulse in surveys and polls and then simply regurgitating back to them from a teleprompter, what they all want to hear. Once a country buys into the idea that an above-average, privileged lifestyle is everyone’s minimum due, when the fortunate few can lobby for special deals to rake something off the table as they squeeze wealth out of others by force, that country is on the decline. Lobbying and taxation rather than production and innovation have never been able to sustain prosperity.

      The wealth being squeezed took centuries to produce, but it is not inexhaustible.

      In that light, it was interesting to hear Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, speak about the lower, middle and upper classes recently. Romney is an empty suit, only marginally better than the last Republican nominee, the hostile and mildly demented John McCain. In any event, Romney is right about the poor, in a way – there is a “safety net,” now holding 50 million people on Medicaid and 46 million on food stamps, among many other supposed benefits. And he’s right about the rich; there’s no need to worry about them at the moment – at least until the revolution starts. He claims to worry about the middle class, not that his worries will do anything to help them. But he’s right that the middle class is where the problem lies. It’s just a different kind of problem than he thinks.

      People generally fall into an economic class because of their psychology and their values. Each of the three classes has a characteristic psychological profile. For the lower class, it’s apathy. They have nothing, they’re ground down, devoid of hope, and so they don’t really care. They’re not in the game, and they aren’t going to do anything; they’re resigned to their fate, of accepting whatever scraps are thrown to them. For the upper class, it’s greed and arrogance. They have everything, and they think they deserve it – whether they do or not. The middle class – at least in today’s world – is run by fear. Fear that they’re only a paycheck away from falling into the lower class. Fear that they can’t pay their debts or borrow more. Fear that they don’t have a realistic prospect of improving their quality of life, while they are constantly bombarded by the media with false hope, their lot will improrve and their future will eventually be secured; both of which are a lie.

      The problem is that fear is a negative, dangerous and potentially explosive emotion. It can easily morph into anger and violence. Exactly where it will lead is unpredictable, but it’s not a good place. One thing that exacerbates the situation is that all three classes now rely on the government, albeit in different ways. Bankruptcy of the government will affect them all drastically.

      With sociopaths in charge, we could very well see the Milgram experiment reenacted on a national scale. In the experiment, you may recall, researchers asked members of the public to torture subjects (who, unbeknownst to the people being recruited, were paid actors) with electric shocks, all the way up to what they believed were lethal doses. Most of them did as asked, after being assured that it was “alright” and “necessary” by men in authority. The men in authority today are mostly sociopaths.

      WHAT TO DO

      One practical issue worth thinking about is how you (assuming that you are someone with TRADITIONAL AMERICAN – qua – libertarian – values), will manage in a future increasingly controlled by sociopaths. My guess is poorly, unless you take action to insulate yourself. That’s because of the way almost all creatures are programmed by nature. There’s one imperative common to all of them: Survive! People obviously want to do that as individuals. And as families. In fact, they want all the groups that they’re members of to survive, simply because (everything else being equal) it should help them to survive as individuals. So individual Marines want the Marine Corps to survive. Individual Rotarians want the Rotary Club to prosper. Individual Catholics leap to the defense of the Church of Rome.

      That’s why individual Germans during World War II were, as has been asserted, “willing executioners” – they were supporting the Nazis for the same reasons the Marines, the Rotarians and the Catholics support their groups. Except more so, because the Reich was under attack from all sides. So of course they followed orders and turned in their neighbors who seemed less than enthusiastic. Failing to support the Reich – even if they knew it had some rather unsavory aspects – seemed an invitation to invading armies to come and rape their daughters, steal their property and probably kill them. So of course the Germans closed ranks around their leaders, even though everyone at the top was a sociopath. You can expect Americans to do the same.

      Americans have done so before, when the country was far less degraded. During the War Between the States, even saying something against the war was a criminal offense. The same was true during World War I. In World War II, the Japanese-Americans were all put in concentration camps on groundless, racially based suspicions of disloyalty. The examples are legion among humans, and the US was never an exception. It’s even true among chickens. If a bird has a feather out of place, the others will peck at it, eventually killing it. That out-of-place feather is deemed a badge of otherness announcing that its owner isn’t part of the group. Chicken Autre must die.

      True Conservatives (not RINOS or Neo-Cons), Individualists, and Libertarians, who tend to be more intelligent, better informed and very definitely more independent than average, are going to be in a touchy situation as the crisis deepens. Most aren’t going to buy into the groupthink that inevitably accompanies war and other major crises. As such, they’ll be seen as unreliable, even traitors. As Bush said, “If you’re not with us, you’re against us.” And, he might have added, “the Constitution be damned.” But of course that document is no longer even given lip service; it’s now a completely dead letter.

      It’s very hard for an individualist to keep his mouth shut when he sees these things going on. But he’d better keep quiet, as even HL Mencken wisely did during both world wars. In today’s world, just keeping quiet won’t be enough; the national security state has an extensive, and growing, file on everybody. They believe they know exactly what your beliefs, desires, fears and associations are, or may be. What we’re now facing is likely to be more dangerous than past crises. If you’re wise, you’ll relocate someplace where you’re something of an outsider and, by virtue of that fact, are allowed a measure of eccentric opinion. In truth, however, security is going to be hard to find anywhere in the years to come. The most you can hope for is to tilt the odds in your favor.

      The best way to do that is by diversifying your assets internationally. Allocating your wealth into real assets (gold and silver). Linking up with sound, like-minded people who share your values. And staying alert for the high-potential speculations that inevitably arise during chaotic times.

      And finally, the last and most important puzzle piece that sadly fits in place for the fall of the US is its astounding debt crisis. Real property rights and homes will be further confiscated through more onerous property taxation. This will eventually be extended to any other REAL assets individuals might hold, such as gold and silver; as FDR did in the 1930′s declaring gold ownership as illegal. More controls over the labor market will be instituted through high unemployment (with concurrent propaganda claims to the contrary, as we already see false reporting of declining enemployment numbers). The inevitable hyperinflation that is to come, will NOT affect the value of your property assets (they won’t appreciate — and those will by and large already have been confiscated). The hyperinflation will NOT be accompanied by a proportional incurease in your earnings to compensate; since the semi-controlled labor market always lags inflation by several years; and hyperinflation is a far more rapid degeneration in direct buying power, than any possible consequent increase in salary or wage that you can expect, which will be off-set by skyrocketing tax increases anyway. Instead, the inevitable hyperinflation to come will render the basic cost-of-living in America as unaffordable to most of the middle class. The cost of food, water, transportation, and communications will skyrocket. Low-wage earners will find that the cost of just getting to and from work, will make it counerproductive to even have a job. Thanks to “Obamacare” (which is not a law about providing REAL health CARE, but is about forcing individuals to purchase health INSURANCE……. administered by financial bureaucrats rather than doctors), REAL medical care will be rationed or difficult to obtain if at all, but EVERYONE will pay for and have an insurance policy whether they want it or not.

      The globalist model has ensured that there is no safe haven, even for those with the knowledge and skill to identify and find one. All fiat currencies, the US$, the Euro, the Yen, are disintegrating in value and yet the printing presses are run with reckless abandon. To some of us, it is becoming obvious that this process in accelerating, rapidly. On the eve of electing (– qua — validating); yet another corrupt presidential administration; the propaganda ministry is in over-drive with false-hope reporting. On May 23rd, a CNN celebrity actually claimed before millions of viewers, that “recent signs of a housing recovery could lead to a restoration of America’s AAA credit rating”, ignoring fundamental ecnomic principals that the latter is entirely unrelated to the former and such an assertion is therefore utter nonsense. Just hours later it was reported by the London Finanicial Times; that another increase in the US debt ceiling would lead directly to yet another downgrade in the US rating. Meanwhile, the US media hype spends most of its valuable air-time on subjects such as, gay marriage, Tiger Woods’ ex-wife’s new love interest, the Trayvon Martin shooting, free contraception for Georgeown University students, and the next American Idol.

      Once again, be advised….neither Obama, nor Romney, both sociopathic narcissits, has the skill, the knowledge, the capability, or the will to change the self-destructive trajectory that this country has been on for decades. On the contrary, they are both charged with the same responsibility; to destroy the dollar, eradicate individual property rights, enslave the middle-class to an unescapable system of debt servitude, and bring the US another step closer to being a subservient lackey to the United Nations and their vision for “Global Governance”. Only those with the foresight to prepare for the shifting trends that this triggers have a shot at survival during the challenging times ahead.

      Are we past the point of no return ? It appears so, but that doesn’t mean we should give up trying to recapture this country from the usurpers.

      Therefore……..In the mean-time…. VOTE RON PAUL ……….Good Luck….and keep your powder dry.

      • Ted Crawford

        Continued postings of long winded diatribes does not negate the fact that Dr. Pauls National Defense Strategy is a fatal flaw! More dangerous even than Obamas’!

      • Steve E

        I worry more about our own internal security than I do national security abroad right now. Our real enemies are the many citizens of this country, not other countries abroad. The real enemy lives here with us. Many of our own citizens are the real danger, not N. Korea or Iran.

      • Nancy in Nebraska

        Yeah, it’s long. Yeah, he reposted it. But I hope you took the time to read it! As far as Ron Paul’s plan for defence, don’t you see that this country has been bullying others for years? If they don’t do what our leaders want, we go to war with them. It isn’t about protection. These countries were not really threats to us. They were threats to the agenda of those in charge. We need to leave other people alone to live their lives and take care of ourselves. America was once a great country. Somewhere along the line we became the bullies among nations. The world hates us for a reason. We all think that we’re so nice. We help so many people. But do we? If we’re so wonderful, why do you think America is despised? Ron Paul will defend us when we need defending but will not go to war just to force others to do his will. And ask yourself, who profits from war? Figure that out and you will be on your way to understanding the agenda. Take back our country!!!

      • efred

        Tom’s long manifesto was quite well written; some of its alarmist solutions had me somewhat concerned, but when he stated that Ron Paul is the only choice, that did it for me. Ron Paul is an excellent Congressman; he’d also make a top-notch chairman of the Fed, which desperately needs to be disbanded. But he would be as nearly as disasterous as Obama as President, due to his unconstitutional attitude of radical isolationism when it comes to providing for our National Defense. Come to think of it, he reminds me not only physically, but metaphorically, of the ostrich character in an old Foghorn Leghorn cartoon, “Mother Was a Rooster”, where Dog slips an ostrich egg under Foghorn while he was sleeping, and when it hatched, he took to mothering it. The ostrich had an oversized, misshapened head, which holds a remarkable resemblance to Ron Paul. Every time Dog insulted the ostrich by calling him ugly, the ostrich would respond by saying, “eeeeEEEEERRRrrcliCK”, and promtly sticks his head in the sand.

        Seriously, watch the cartoon, and as Dog calls the ostrich ugly, in your mind, insert “the Iraqi’s have a stockpile of illegal nuclear weapons and are starting to sell them to Al Qaeda!”, or, “The Taliban and Al Qaeda are headquartered in Afghanistan, and are training for their next attack on America!”, or some other scenario. The ostrich’s response is identical to Ron Paul’s: make an unintelligible response, and stick his head in the sand.

        • Tom Gunn

          efred, all due respect; but you are absolutely wrong, and misguided.

          Ron Paul, is NOT an “isolationist” (your lack of constitutional understanding notwithstanding). Ron Paul is a “non-interventionist”….quite another thing. In the 15 years from 1990 through 2005, the United States CLOSED well over 200 DOMESTIC US military bases (all of which EMPLOYED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of CIVILIAN US CITIZENS). In that same time period; the USA established more than THREE TIMES that many FOREIGN US military bases (ALL OF WHICH now EMPLOY MILLIONS of CIVILIAN FOREIGNERS). That’s right, Your Tax Dollars, No longer pay AMERICAN CITIZENS to work at AMERICAN military bases set up for our DOMESTIC DEFNSE….but instead…..YOUR TAX DOLLARS, pay salaries TO FOREIGNERS….to WORK in FOREIGN US BASES, whose sole purpose is to EXPAND AN AMERICAN EMPIRE, for the benefit of a few private global corporations.

          DEFENDING AMERICA………..HAPPENS IN AMERICA……… NOT in more than 166 FOREIGN COUNTRIES with whom we are NOT AT WAR.

          Ron Paul is the ONLY TRUE STATESMAN, and furthermore…. IN FACT…. OUT of ALL of the presidential candidates….INCLUDING ROMNEY, and OBAMA…. HE IS THE ONLY VETERAN of the US MILIATARY.

      • JeffH

        Ted, Dr. Pauls National Defense Strategy is a fatal flaw? Really?
        http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/national-defense/
        Ron Paul believes national defense is the single most important responsibility the Constitution entrusts to the federal government.

        As Commander-in-Chief, Dr. Paul will lead the fight to:

        * Make securing our borders the top national security priority.

        * Avoid long and expensive land wars that bankrupt our country by using constitutional means to capture or kill terrorist leaders who helped attack the U.S. and continue to plot further attacks.

        * Guarantee our intelligence community’s efforts are directed toward legitimate threats and not spying on innocent Americans through unconstitutional power grabs like the Patriot Act.

        * End the nation-building that is draining troop morale, increasing our debt, and sacrificing lives with no end in sight.

        * Follow the Constitution by asking Congress to declare war before one is waged.

        * Only send our military into conflict with a clear mission and all the tools they need to complete the job – and then bring them home.

        * Ensure our veterans receive the care, benefits, and honors they have earned when they return.

        * Revitalize the military for the 21st century by eliminating waste in a trillion-dollar military budget.

        * Prevent the TSA from forcing Americans to either be groped or ogled just to travel on an airplane and ultimately abolish the unconstitutional agency.

        * Stop taking money from the middle class and the poor to give to rich dictators through foreign aid.

        As President, Ron Paul’s national defense policy will ensure that the greatest nation in human history is strong, secure, and respected.

      • Average Joe

        Ted Crawford ,
        Please tell us…in your own words…..exactly what is your understanding of Ron Paul’s “National Defense Strategy”?
        You say it has “a fatal flaw!”…would you care to ellaborate on what that flaw is?
        Making assertions…without validating those assertions…
        usually means that the person making the assertion…has no clue as to what they are talking about.
        You make a charge…please provide your evidence…so that we may judge the case accordingly….

        The court of public opinion awaits your brief.

    • Snipe

      You have said much, without a long rant, and you are correct.

    • lola1652

      How right you are!….at last someone that makes sense…thanks

    • http://boblivingstonpl.wordpress.com Bob Livingston

      Dear The Professor,

      Your logic is flawed. A vote for Ron Paul is a vote for Ron Paul, just as a vote for Romney is a vote for Romney. The reasons a person uses to justify his vote for Paul are just as valid as the reasons a person uses to justify his vote for Romney. It is Romney’s job to convince enough Americans in each State that his plan for the next four years is the best one. With the help of GOP propaganda, a complicit mainstream media and the deep pockets of a bunch of bankster criminals, he has thus far succeeded in convincing enough Republican sheeple that he’s their only hope. But the GOP sees they are losing their grip on the flow of information and they quake in their boots. Look at Ron Paul’s supporters and view the future of the Republican Party.

      A vote for Romney is a vote for more war, more bailouts, bigger government and the continued money printing of the Federal Reserve.

      Best wishes,
      Bob

    • Mike S

      Reading these posts is exactly why I think Obama will win another term and the USA will be no more. These posts reinforce my belief that the ultra far left looney libs are far, far more organized and in control while conservatism self destructs with all the infighting. Notice, I did not say the republican party. True most republicans are more conservative than democrats they are controlled by the same insider etitists that control the democatic party. Otherwise, why would their nominees be people like McCain or Romney instead of qualified individualists like Sarah Palin, Herman Cain or Michelle Bachman? During the primaries almost every state was telling the republican party we don’t want people like Huntsman, Gingrich or Romney. But Romney was their man, I mean puppet from the beginning so we presumably will get him just like we got Obama care-shoved down our throats.

      Personally, I don’t like Romney at all and never did. I completely agree he is a pawn of the elitist insiders just as Obama is.I don;t think he is good for our country but I believe he’ll be less destructive in four years than Obama was in just three, until we can organize and get somebody better in 2016. I have followed Ron Pauls’ career since he was elected a Texas congressman in the late 70′s. I’ve always liked his fiscally conservative ideas on economics, individual freedom, low taxes and small federal government. But some of his statements on foreign policy scare the hell out of me. I’m sure I’ll be called a sheeple by some on here that will disagree with me which is amusing because they don’t know me. But if Ron Paul does win the republican nomination at their coinvention, a long shot for sure, then Obama will most likely win by default. If Paul won I would vote for him because the alternative is far, far worse. But I can’t imagine the majority of independent voters voting for him. As it stands right now, Obama may win by default because the Republicans are destroying each other.

      There is a division in the party between the liberals and conservatives for its heart and soul like there was in the democatic party in the 60s’s and 70′s with the libs taking full control to the point of any semblance of conservative ideas in the democratic party long gone. Ronald Reagan once said, ” I didn’t leave the democatic party, they left me.” The same thing is happening in the republican party. The proof is how they trated the tea party. I’m sick of neo-conservatives and rhinos’ We need a STRONG candidate again like Reagan who took his message straight to the people and thwarted the presumptive elitist insider of the republican party, George H.W. Bush in 1980. The insiders didn’t however give him a unimpeded pass. He had to choose Bush, against his better judgement as a running mate in order to get the party machine campaign money. Isn’t it curious that barely four months later there was an assination attempt on his life? Guess who would’ve been president? Is it any wonder then Romney is going to win the nomination? What conservative freedom loving individualists need is a very strong and organized faction to take back the republican party so the American people have a real choice at election time. Failing that, strong organized third party will be the only way but both parties will fight it bitterly if it begins to resonate with the public.

      Bottom line for me is this. My choice for the republican party nominee, Cain or Bachman didn;t make it because they were too conservative, sensible and non-conformists. So once again, I’m left to voting agaist a candidate and not FOR a candidate. I’m voting against Obama so whoever wins the republican nomination, Paul or Romney gets my unenthusiastic vote. If Paul runs as an independent I will vote against him as well so as to not give Obama a better chance of winning by default. NOW, go ahead and call me a sheeple if you wish. I could care less. I love my God, my country and family and will do what I can to ensure our freedom and a constitutional government and vibrant capitalist economy once again. Whatever we freedom lovers do we must not stay home in November. Even is we disagree we must agree to try to make the current disgraceful occupant of the white house and oval office a one term president. Our very existence may depend on it.

    • Average Joe

      The Professor,

      Not sure what you’re a professor of….but I seriously doubt that it involved much thought.
      You managed to run through your whole “someone else” rant….without ever mentioning who the “someone” is that we are comparing “someone else” too…You managed to tell us that you were “Against” Obama, but you never mentioned what you were For. Are you actually “for” anything?…or just simply “against” something else?

      If you are referring to Ron Paul…you are absolutely correct.
      If on the other hand, you are referring to Romney……
      You for got your meds agin…or took a few too many…please adjust them…accordingly…

      A vote FOR Ron Paul…is a vote FOR AMERICA…A vote for anyone else…is a vote for the Destuction…of America…and an act of Treason….

    • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

      the deluded professor says:

      Remember: If you vote for somebody else, you are voting for Obama.
      If you vote for another party, you are voting for Obama.
      If you write in someone else’s name or another party, you are voting for Obama.
      If you decide to stay home out of “protest”, you are voting for Obama.
      If you just leave that part of the ballot blank or say “non of the above”, you are voting for Obama.

      And a vote for Obama is a vote against these United States of America.
      Think about it.

      Am i missing something here? So what you’re saying is, if we vote for no one else, no other party, don’t vote for obama, leave the ballot blank, and just show up, obama will not, be re-elected?

      Professor, you need to stop drinking your own bath-water! Only a half-wit, progressive-liberal, could come-up with something so asinine!!! RON PAUL 20121

      And professor, should you be so lucky that by chance we should ever meet, i’l be glad to do you a supreme favour, by smacking some sense into you!

      • Average Joe

        Jay,
        I have to agree with Ron White here…”You can’t fix stupid”…Smacking him upside the head…would only make your hand hurt and nothing more….just sayin’….(OK i admit..it may make YOU and ME feel a bit better….lol)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jpacord John Acord

    Its the Texas primary today and my friends and I to a man and woman are voting for Ron Paul. Paul won;t win but rest assured we’ll be writing his name in November. Far better to have a Marxist in the WH than another Republirat preparing the gallows for the Republic.

    • Annie

      Excuse me John, but did you just say that. Did you just say “…..it is FAR better to have a socialist in the White House than a Republican preparing the gallows…..”

      Wow folks, how low have we gotten in the name of the socialist/communist prez?

    • http://wolfpack2012.net theodorej

      John …. The level of awareness has changed dramatically over the past few years and those in the republican hierarchy realize that they are not on solid ground in 2012 with their candidate,however,the VP choice will be a mitigating circumstance …. As for preparing the gallows for the republic it is we the people that will prepare the gallows with frivolous voting and lack of cohesiveness….. I believe Ron Paul will have a seat at this table and he should be the chairmen of the FED…

    • http://firefox wog1

      What an inane, inept comment by a socialist loving liberal.

    • lola1652

      I hope you are not saying that you perfer Obama!!!

  • Joyce Clark

    I wont debate the qualities of Romney. I am pleased and proud to votefor him…you need to wise up..you may not get another chance to vote if his opponent wins the election. So long as you dont mind being told what, when and how you may run your life. Oh and when your life ends…continue on in your unaware state.

    • nc

      Joyce, you are missing the message here! We ARE NOT going to have elections in Nov. of THIS YEAR!! Obama is part of a conspiracy(one of 3000) going on right now to see that we have no elections in November! I READ IT RIGHT HERE MANY TIMES! IT’S A SURE THING!!
      Haven’t you seen the thousands of army trucks moving into position to take over the voting places? My back yard is full of military helicopters! How about yours??
      YOU CAN PUT AWAY YOUR STRAW HAT WITH THE TEA BAGS YOU WERE GOING TO WEAR TO THE POLLS! IT AIN’T AGONNA HAPPEN!

      • Steve E

        Obama won’t cancel the elections because if he did, the States would succeed from the union. That would be a good thing. And since no good thing is going to happen in America, The election will continue. We will have either Obama or Romney. Nothing good there.

      • eddie47d

        Well I’m glad that is cleared up! Elections will happen for those of you that insist that they won’t.

      • Carl Manning

        NC, I agree with you 100%. These Rombots haven’t a clue what we are up against with the 2nd confirmed Communist in the White House. Bill Clinton was the first “legal” KGB plant. He wasn’t site-seeing when he took a trip to Moscow and the Lumumba School (for future Commie Dictators) back in 1969. Obama was the first “illegal” KGB plant, and our 2nd Commie President. The Communists will not squander this opportunity to finally take America down. They have everything in place now for final conquest and military invasion. Only a gullible fool can honestly believe there will be an election in 2012. With the GOP in Congress letting this guy get away with everything un-Constitutional under the sun and in most cases acting as willing accomplices with their fellow Socialists/Fascists in the DemoCommie Party across the aisle voting to destroy the Bill of Rights (the first Ten Amendments to the Constitution) and bankrupt us every day these gullible useful idiots are in session. I honestly believe at this point that the GOP has been infiltrated by the Communists, too, because everything they do can only be characterized as HIGH TREASON. If the GOP truly ever were an opposition party, they would have taken Obama down with the Ineligibility issue, and long ago would have charged Holder with Contempt of Congress. Face it, People; it’s We the People who embrace the TRUTH versus the Statist Tyrannical Globalists who are a den of vipers who embrace the ENDLESS LIES. Prepare yourselves for Civil War, for the FEMA camps, for the guillotines, and the imminent Russian invasion. It’s been a good run, America, but Romney and the GOP will not ever be your President or your savior from this madness. We needed a Ron Paul Revolution of the WHOLE TRUTH, but even Ron Paul shied away from divulging ALL OF THE TRUTH about 911, ineligibility, and so many other lies. He squandered the opportunity as well. The Communists and Zionist/B’nai Brith Criminal Network who run the CIA also run the media through which they carry on the campaign of lies about 911 and Obama and obscure the anti-Constitutional legislation from the American People that is being passed by both parties at dizzying breakneck speed. It’s all been a clever design to dupe the Sheeple, but it’s too late now to suddenly learn the TRUTH if you haven’t already figured it out. Look on the bright side: maybe they’ll put tv’s in the FEMA camps near the guillotine chamber, so you can watch “American Idol”, “Entertainment Tonight”, and “Dancing With The Stars” as the blade drops. America, you had your last chance, and once again, you chose more Corporate Welfare (Fascism – future bailouts), more un-Constitutionalism, more warmongering and genocide based on the 911 lie, more FED bankster criminality to support the CIA’s evil false-flag adventures around the globe like Syria, Lybia, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Lebanon soon, CIA money laundering, CIA drug trafficking and sex trafficking, CIA assassinations, CIA genocide, more national debt, more “deficit spending” insanity, more abortions, more “gay rights”, more gay marriage, more Marxist political correctness, further enslavement, more loss of American jobs overseas, the destruction of the Bill of Rights, and more stupidity and brainwashing in our public schools. Don’t worry; you’ll get what you wanted alright. Satan’s pawn, Obama, will be more than happy to oblige.

      • Nancy in Nebraska

        Carl, clinton and obummer were not the first communist “plants”. Look back, way back. They been infiltrating this country for many years. You ARE right about the republican party being infiltrated. BOTH parties have been infiltrated! They planned long and well and the rest of us weren’t paying attention. Now it’s time for the end game.

      • ohoh

        Just look at the advisors and elites who surrounded FDR. No real American, one who believed in the American creed, would have tolerated this.

      • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

        I always thought it was creepy the way obama has repeatedly referred to the likelihood of his being a one-term President. It is as if he knew, even as he campaigned in 2008, that all the loose ends and unanswered questions about his life would eventually disqualify him.

        It is now widely acknowledged that the mainstream media ran interference for him, ignoring or disparaging those who questioned his eligibility.

        After two and a half years in office, however, his arrogance and incompetence is so manifest that even they can no longer cover for him.

        Obama has single handedly generated a mass political movement called the Tea Party and election results for governors and members of Congress have put opposition candidates into office.

        On March 31, 1968, then-President Lyndon B. Johnson announced that he would not run for reelection, responding to the massive opposition to the war in Vietnam.

        On August 9, 1974, Richard M. Nixon announced his resignation in the wake of the Watergate scandal to avoid impeachment.

        I predict that Barack Hussein Obama will resign before the end of his first term. He may well do so prior to the September 2012 Democratic Party convention.

        Obama was never eligible to run for the office. In his book, “Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case that Barack Obama is Not Eligible to be President”, Dr. Jerome R. Corsi, Phd, devotes 387 pages, complete with appendices and endnotes, to irrefutably make that case.

        Anyone who reads Article 2, Section 1, of the Constitution, however, can make that case in less than a minute.

        Only a “natural born” individual whose both parents were American citizens can be President. Obama’s father was a citizen of Kenya.

        There is no dispute regarding what the Founders meant when they said “natural born.” Further clouding Obama’s eligibility is the time he spent in his youth in Indonesia as the adopted son of that nation’s nationality.

  • http://wolfpack2012.net theodorej

    The unfortunate circumstance is that Romney appears to be the choice,however ,his VP selection will make a difference ….. To loose focus on the neccessity to dismantle the present administration will prove to be as big a mistake as was made in 2008…

  • Chester

    I will say this, both parties have changed from what they were when I first voted. At one time you could find a few people who, while maintaining their own political identity, could work with the other side and reach compromises that actually benefited the country, rather than just their own political aims. Now the Republicans are standing up and saying it is our way or the highway, and if the country goes bankrupt, it is your fault for not agreeing with us. It seems that the Democrats have tried a few times to meet some of the Republicans DEMANDS, but every time they do, the demands become even more onerous. That isn’t compromise, and it is NOT good for the country.

    • Annie

      Come on Chester, just WHY do you insist on seeing the political actions by the congress through your tainted prism? It is – and by the way has ALWAYS been – the Democrats who have blocked everything that the Republicans proposed and it is the Democrats who have always acted on “either our way or the highway”. How do you think that obamacare got passed? Huh?
      You do know, that when the Democrats say that lousy word “bi-partisan” they entirely mean that the Republicans MUST come to their side of the aisle entirely.
      When the Republicans say that lousy word “bi-partisan” they entirely mean, a few of the other party members voted for their bill.

      There you go, trying to rewrite history just as MOST democrat/liberals/progs always do.

      Also, and by the way, the original congress established back in 1787 was anything but peaceful……it was enormously contentious. Please learn your history. The Republican/Democrat party did NOT think that the Whigs had to come to their side all the time.

    • verne

      Right on

    • Ted Crawford

      Chester
      ” The Democrats have tried a few time to meet some of the Republicans DEMANDS ” In view of that statement, how do you explain the actions of the Progressives during the structuring of PPACA, locked door meetings, hugh bribes, and intimidation, of their own members!?
      How do you defend Harry Reids pratice of allowing jobs bills or budget proposals, passed by the House and fowarded to the Senate, to simply lay on his desk, never allowing them to come to the floor even for debate?
      I know, he claims ” They are not jobs bills ” or ” They aren’t serious budgets “, If that were true, it would behove him to bring them to the floor and expose their uselessness to all of us. On the other hand if they were sound, affordable, sustainable ideas, that could be passed with some wise input from the few Liberals still left, he wouldn’t dare allow them to see the light of day!

    • Carl Manning

      I’m sure Obama was practicing the art of compromise when he assassinated Bill Gwatney, Bill and Hillary’s close friend, who happened to also be the Democratic Party Chairman of the State of Arkansas, when he wanted to send a message to Bill Clinton to keep his mouth shut about Obama’s illegitimacy to be President. I’m sure Obama wass practicing the art of compromise, too, when he then further threatened a recalcitrant, determined, and undeterred Bill Clinton with the assassination of his daughter, Chelsea. Is this the compromise you are talking about, Chester, or is your head so far up your posterior that you are now living in a fairy”tail”???

      • http://PersonalLibertyDigest BARBARA NECKER

        Where the hell did you come up with this garbage? I knew you repugnicans were liars, but this is outlandish even for you

      • Nancy in Nebraska

        barbara, do some research before you call people names. Either that or keep your names to yourself!

  • http://www.reluctantgourmet.com/blog/ingredients/salt-is-salt/ Charles

    We need to vote the man or else be doomed to another term for Obama.

  • nc

    Ben, you list the things that you say Democrats say about Mitt Romney! Where have I heard them before? Oh, yes, now I remember! At the Republican debates by other Republicans! Like the Santorum description! “romney is the worst Republican in America!”
    Not the MSM! Just another good old Repugnut calling them like he sees them”
    l
    Like I have said before, you and many others here lament the fact that your Republican LEADER is not Conservative enough and is not unlike the Republican presidents of the pAST who at times raised taxes and ran up big debt in a NONCONSERVATIVE MANNER. RIGHT??
    Where have the liberal Democrat PRESIDENTS and the Republican PRESIDENTS who presided in a NONCOSERVATVE GOTTEN US?? TO THE NUMBER ONE NATION IN THE WORLD AND KEPT US THERE! RIGHT?? IS THERE SOME WHERE ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO LIVE?? ALL WITHOUT THE LEADERSHIP OF A “TRUE CONSERVATIVE” PRESIDENT! WHO NEEDS ONE??????????????????
    I WAS BORN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOOVER RESULTS AND LIVED THROUGH NIXON AND bush II! No thank you, Republicans, you don’t seem to have ability to govern in the modern times! Any one can bust an economy and start a war!!

    • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

      nc, you’re a half-wit. Everyone else here, except for you, sarvis, and a couple of other, dumb-as-a-stump, progressive liberals, have no trouble understanding the political game of labels.

      So what’s your problem? Why can’t you get it? Were you dropped on your head when you were small? Consumed to many drugs? What’s the problem? You honestly believe that there are actually two parties in opposition to each other? Yeah, sure, and the moon is made of cheese! LOL!!!

  • Doc Sarvis

    Mr. Crystal wrote; “I suppose Romney is conservative enough to be the Republican standard-bearer.”

    This is just as “real liberals” have to accept voting for the moderate – President Obama.

  • http://northwoodsmomblog.blogspot.com/ Tanya

    Romney is the same as Obama, only he masquerades as something different. I refuse to vote for him out of fear of another Obama administration. Both choices are equally heinous. I believe Ron Paul has more support than the media lets on, but even if he’s never president, it’s the message of liberty that is going to make a difference. Voting for the “lesser of two evils” won’t save us.

    • Annie

      Ah Tanya……..so you ARE an obama supporter and obviously will vote for the communist prez obama.

      Just why would you too want to see America completely destroyed.

      • Tom Gunn

        In Choosing the “lesser of two EVILs”, you are still CHOOSING EVIL

        A Vote for Romney…IS a vote for OBAMA, because they both work for the same people. It won’t matter which of them lands in the White House next year, because the Republicam party and the Democratic party are both OWNED by the same cadre of Corporate Socialist Aristocracts. Ron Paul, is THE ONLY man, with the courage, the character, the integrity, and the WILL to deliver this country back into the hands of the people who built it.

        As any intelligent observer surveys the world’s economic and political landscape today, he has to be disturbed – even dismayed and frightened – by the gravity and number of problems that mark the horizon. We’re confronted by economic depression, looming financial chaos, serious currency inflation, onerous taxation, crippling regulation, developing police states and, worst of all, the prospect of a major war. It seems almost unbelievable that we are talking about the US – which historically had been “the land of the free”.

        How did we get here? An argument can be made that miscalculation, accident, inattention and the like are why things have gone bad. Those elements do have a role, but it is minor. Potential catastrophe across the board can’t be the result of happenstance. When things go wrong on a grand scale such as we are witnessing in the US and the world today, it’s not just bad luck or inadvertence. It is by design; and it’s because of serious character flaws in one or many – or even all – of the players. So is there a root cause of all the problems I’ve cited? If we can find it, it may tell us how we personally can best respond to those problems.

        In the following commentary, I’m going to argue that the US government, in particular, is being overrun by the wrong kind of person. It’s a trend that’s been in motion for many decades but has now reached a point of no return. In other words, a type of moral rot has become so prevalent that it’s institutional in nature. There is not going to be, therefore, any serious change in the direction in which the US is headed until a genuine crisis topples the existing order. Until then, the trend will accelerate.

        The reason is that a certain class of people – sociopaths – are now fully in control of major American institutions. Their beliefs and attitudes are insinuated throughout the economic, political, intellectual and psychological/spiritual fabric of the US. What does this mean to the individual?

        It depends on your character. Are you the kind of person who supports “my country right or wrong,” as did most Germans in the 1930s and 1940s, or the kind who dodges the “duty” to be a helpmate to murderers and thieves ? The type of passenger who goes down with the ship or the type who puts on his life-jacket and looks for a life boat to save himself and his family ? The type of individual who supports the merchants who offer the fairest deal or the type who is gulled by splashy TV commercials?

        What the ascendancy of sociopaths means isn’t an academic question. Throughout history, the question has been a matter of life and death. That’s one reason America grew; every American (or any ex-colonial) has forebears who confronted the issue and decided to uproot themselves to go somewhere with better prospects. The losers were those who delayed thinking about the question until the last minute. I have often described myself, and those I prefer to associate with, as a “gamma” male. You may recall the ethologist’s characterization of the social interaction of rats as being between a few alpha rats and many beta rats, the alpha rats being dominant and the beta rats submissive. In addition, a small percentage are gamma rats that stake out prime territory and mates, like the alphas, but are not interested in dominating the betas. Gammas are more “individualist” in nature. The people most inclined to leave for the wide world outside and seek fortune elsewhere are typically gamma personalities.

        You may be thinking that what happened in places like Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Mao’s China, Pol Pot’s Cambodia and scores of other countries in recent history could not, for some reason, happen in the US. Actually, there’s no reason it won’t at this point. All the institutions that made America exceptional – including a belief in free-market (laissez-faire) capitalism, individualism, self-reliance and the restraints of the Constitution – are now only historical artifacts.

        On the other hand, the distribution of sociopaths is completely uniform across both space and time. Per capita, there were no more evil people in Stalin’s Russia, Hitler’s Germany, Mao’s China, Amin’s Uganda, Ceausescu’s Romania or Pol Pot’s Cambodia than there are today right here in the US. All you need is favorable conditions for them to bloom, much as mushrooms do after a rainstorm.

        Conditions for them in the US have become quite favorable. Have you ever wondered where the 50,000 people employed by the TSA to inspect, degrade, and humiliate you came from? Most of them are middle-aged. Did they have jobs before they started doing something that any normal person would consider demeaning? Most did, but they were attracted to – not repulsed by – a job where they wear a costume and abuse their fellow citizens all day long.

        Few of them (the TSA) can imagine that they’re shepherding in a police state as they play their roles in security theater. A reinforced door on the pilots’ cabin, and a two armed pilots is probably all that’s actually needed, although the most effective solution would be to hold each airline responsible for its own security and for the harm done if it fails to protect passengers and third parties. But the 50,000 newly employed are exactly the same type of people who joined the Gestapo – eager to help in the project of controlling everyone. Nobody was drafted into the Gestapo, it was a purely voluntary organization.

        Indeed, though we all know the old saying “power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”; what is more important to understand, is that the access to power, attracts the corruptible. As such, powerfully structured institutions will always become fundamentally corrupt, it is just a matter of time. The founders knew this, and for this reason, constructed the original US Government with LIMITED, and SEPARATED powers. Unfortunately, the sociopaths who have slowly and incrementally infiltrated our government over the past century; have successfully expanded, and consolidated their power. One of the best examples being Franklin Roosevelt, who during his 12 years in office, managed to appoint 8 of the 9 supreme court justices; ensuring that subsequently every socialist agenda passed through and signed into law; would remain forever on the books unchallenged.

        What’s going on here is an instance of Pareto’s Law. That’s the 80-20 rule that tells us, for example, that 80% of your sales come from 20% of your salesmen or that 20% of the population are responsible for 80% of the crime.

        As I see it, 80% of people are basically decent; their basic instincts are to live by the Boy Scout virtues, and the golden rule. 20% of people, however, are what you might call potential trouble sources, inclined toward doing the wrong thing when the opportunity presents itself. They might now be shoe clerks, mailmen or waitresses – they seem perfectly benign, living during normal times in a kind of “holding pattern”. They play baseball on weekends and pet the family dog. However, given the opportunity, they will sign up for the Gestapo, the Stasi, the KGB, the TSA, Homeland Security or whatever. Many are well intentioned but likely to favor force as the solution to any problem, particularly if they are charged with the authority to wield it.

        But it doesn’t end there, because 20% of that 20% are really bad actors. They are drawn to government and other positions where they can impose their will on other people and, because they’re enthusiastic about government, they rise to leadership positions. They remake the culture of the organizations they run in their own image. Gradually, non-sociopaths can no longer stand being there. They leave. Soon the whole barrel is full of bad apples. That’s exactly what’s happening today in the US.

        It’s a pity that Bush, when he was in office, made such a big deal of evil. He discredited the concept, and desensitized the American public to its existence right here in our own ranks. He made Boobus americanus think it only existed in a distant axis, in places like North Korea, Iraq and Iran – which were and still are irrelevant backwaters and arbitrarily chosen enemies. Bush trivialized the concept of evil and made it seem banal because he was such a fool. All the while real evil, very immediate and powerful, was growing right around him, and he lacked the awareness to see that he was fertilizing it by turning the US into a national security state after 9/11.

        Now, it is clearly out of control. The US is already in a truly major depression and on the brink of complete financial chaos and a currency meltdown. The sociopaths in government will react by redoubling the pace toward a police state domestically and starting yet another major war abroad, probably against Iran or North Korea. Since they are economically illiterate, they will just continue with what they know, quantitative easing, printing money, and bailouts for their corrupt Wall Street friends, eventually (soon actually) leading to hyperinflation. This is not a possibility, but an inevitability. To me, this is completely predictable. It’s what sociopaths do.

        There are seven characteristics I can think of that define a sociopath, although I’m sure the list could be extended.
        Sociopaths completely lack a conscience or any capacity for real regret about hurting people. Although they pretend the opposite.
        Sociopaths put their own desires and wants on a totally different level from those of other people. Their wants are incommensurate. They truly believe their ends justify their means. Although they pretend the opposite.
        Sociopaths consider themselves superior to everyone else, because they aren’t burdened by the emotions and ethics others have – they’re above all that. They’re arrogant. Although they pretend the opposite.
        Sociopaths never accept the slightest responsibility for anything that goes wrong, even though they’re responsible for almost everything that goes wrong. You’ll never hear a sincere apology from them.
        Sociopaths have a lopsided notion of property rights. What’s theirs is theirs, and what’s yours is theirs to “re-distribute”, or keep as they see fit. They therefore defend currency inflation and taxation as good things for you, while protecting themselves and their own assets from it.
        Sociopaths usually pick the wrong target to attack. If they lose their wallet, they kick the dog. If 16 Saudis fly planes into buildings, they attack Afghanistan.
        Sociopaths traffic in disturbing news, they love to pass on destructive rumors and they’ll falsify information to damage others.
        The fact that they’re chronic, extremely convincing and even enthusiastic liars, who often believe their own lies, means they aren’t easy to spot, because normal people naturally suffer from “normalcy bias”, and assume another person is telling the truth. They rarely have handlebar mustaches or chortle like Snidely Whiplash. Instead, they cultivate a social veneer or a mask of sanity that diverts suspicion. You can rely on them to be “politically correct” in public. How could a congressman or senator who avidly supports charities possibly be a bad guy? They’re expert at using facades to disguise reality, and they feel no guilt about it.

        Political elites are primarily, and sometimes exclusively, composed of sociopaths. It’s not just that they aren’t normal human beings. They’re barely even human, a separate subspecies, differentiated by their psychological qualities. A normal human can mate with them spiritually and psychologically about as fruitfully as a modern human could mate physically with a Neanderthal; it can be done, but the results won’t be good.

        It’s a serious problem when a society becomes highly politicized, as is now the case in the US and Europe. In normal times, a sociopath stays under the radar. Perhaps he’ll commit a common crime when he thinks he can get away with it, but social mores keep him reined in. However, once the government changes its emphasis away from protecting its citizens from force being used against them (the only proper role of government); to itself initiating force against its own citizens with onerous laws, taxes, and confiscation of their property; those social mores break down. Peer pressure, social approbation and moral opprobrium, the forces that keep a healthy society orderly, are replaced by regulations enforced by cops and funded by taxes. Sociopaths sense this, start coming out of the woodwork and are drawn to the State and its bureaucracies and regulatory agencies, where they can get licensed and paid to do what they’ve always wanted to do: gain power over their fellow citizen and then abuse it.

        It’s very simple, really. There are two ways people can relate to each other: voluntarily or coercively. The government is pure coercion, and sociopaths are drawn to its power and authority to use force.

        The majority of Americans will accept the situation for two reasons:

        One, they have no philosophical anchor to keep them from being washed up onto the rocks. They no longer have any real core beliefs, and most of their opinions – e.g., “We need national health care,” “Our brave troops should fight evil over there so we don’t have to fight it over here,” “The rich should pay their fair share” – are reactive, comforting, and emanate from the daily bombardment of propaganda media. The whole point of spin doctors is to produce comforting sound bites that elude testing against reality.

        And, two, they’ve become too pampered and comfortable, a nation of overfed losers, mooches and coasters who like the status quo without wondering or caring how long it can possibly last. They prefer to hide comfortably behind the lie, rather than to deal with the uncomfortable truth; or are simply oblivious to it due to their normalcy bias.

        It’s nonsensical to blather about the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave when reality TV and Walmart riots are much closer to the truth. The majority of Americans are, of course, where the rot originates – the presidential candidates are spending millions taking their pulse in surveys and polls and then simply regurgitating back to them from a teleprompter, what they all want to hear. Once a country buys into the idea that an above-average, privileged lifestyle is everyone’s minimum due, when the fortunate few can lobby for special deals to rake something off the table as they squeeze wealth out of others by force, that country is on the decline. Lobbying and taxation rather than production and innovation have never been able to sustain prosperity.

        The wealth being squeezed took centuries to produce, but it is not inexhaustible.

        In that light, it was interesting to hear Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, speak about the lower, middle and upper classes recently. Romney is an empty suit, only marginally better than the last Republican nominee, the hostile and mildly demented John McCain. In any event, Romney is right about the poor, in a way – there is a “safety net,” now holding 50 million people on Medicaid and 46 million on food stamps, among many other supposed benefits. And he’s right about the rich; there’s no need to worry about them at the moment – at least until the revolution starts. He claims to worry about the middle class, not that his worries will do anything to help them. But he’s right that the middle class is where the problem lies. It’s just a different kind of problem than he thinks.

        People generally fall into an economic class because of their psychology and their values. Each of the three classes has a characteristic psychological profile. For the lower class, it’s apathy. They have nothing, they’re ground down, devoid of hope, and so they don’t really care. They’re not in the game, and they aren’t going to do anything; they’re resigned to their fate, of accepting whatever scraps are thrown to them. For the upper class, it’s greed and arrogance. They have everything, and they think they deserve it – whether they do or not. The middle class – at least in today’s world – is run by fear. Fear that they’re only a paycheck away from falling into the lower class. Fear that they can’t pay their debts or borrow more. Fear that they don’t have a realistic prospect of improving their quality of life, while they are constantly bombarded by the media with false hope, their lot will improrve and their future will eventually be secured; both of which are a lie.

        The problem is that fear is a negative, dangerous and potentially explosive emotion. It can easily morph into anger and violence. Exactly where it will lead is unpredictable, but it’s not a good place. One thing that exacerbates the situation is that all three classes now rely on the government, albeit in different ways. Bankruptcy of the government will affect them all drastically.

        With sociopaths in charge, we could very well see the Milgram experiment reenacted on a national scale. In the experiment, you may recall, researchers asked members of the public to torture subjects (who, unbeknownst to the people being recruited, were paid actors) with electric shocks, all the way up to what they believed were lethal doses. Most of them did as asked, after being assured that it was “alright” and “necessary” by men in authority. The men in authority today are mostly sociopaths.

        WHAT TO DO

        One practical issue worth thinking about is how you (assuming that you are someone with TRADITIONAL AMERICAN – qua – libertarian – values), will manage in a future increasingly controlled by sociopaths. My guess is poorly, unless you take action to insulate yourself. That’s because of the way almost all creatures are programmed by nature. There’s one imperative common to all of them: Survive! People obviously want to do that as individuals. And as families. In fact, they want all the groups that they’re members of to survive, simply because (everything else being equal) it should help them to survive as individuals. So individual Marines want the Marine Corps to survive. Individual Rotarians want the Rotary Club to prosper. Individual Catholics leap to the defense of the Church of Rome.

        That’s why individual Germans during World War II were, as has been asserted, “willing executioners” – they were supporting the Nazis for the same reasons the Marines, the Rotarians and the Catholics support their groups. Except more so, because the Reich was under attack from all sides. So of course they followed orders and turned in their neighbors who seemed less than enthusiastic. Failing to support the Reich – even if they knew it had some rather unsavory aspects – seemed an invitation to invading armies to come and rape their daughters, steal their property and probably kill them. So of course the Germans closed ranks around their leaders, even though everyone at the top was a sociopath. You can expect Americans to do the same.

        Americans have done so before, when the country was far less degraded. During the War Between the States, even saying something against the war was a criminal offense. The same was true during World War I. In World War II, the Japanese-Americans were all put in concentration camps on groundless, racially based suspicions of disloyalty. The examples are legion among humans, and the US was never an exception. It’s even true among chickens. If a bird has a feather out of place, the others will peck at it, eventually killing it. That out-of-place feather is deemed a badge of otherness announcing that its owner isn’t part of the group. Chicken Autre must die.

        True Conservatives (not RINOS or Neo-Cons), Individualists, and Libertarians, who tend to be more intelligent, better informed and very definitely more independent than average, are going to be in a touchy situation as the crisis deepens. Most aren’t going to buy into the groupthink that inevitably accompanies war and other major crises. As such, they’ll be seen as unreliable, even traitors. As Bush said, “If you’re not with us, you’re against us.” And, he might have added, “the Constitution be damned.” But of course that document is no longer even given lip service; it’s now a completely dead letter.

        It’s very hard for an individualist to keep his mouth shut when he sees these things going on. But he’d better keep quiet, as even HL Mencken wisely did during both world wars. In today’s world, just keeping quiet won’t be enough; the national security state has an extensive, and growing, file on everybody. They believe they know exactly what your beliefs, desires, fears and associations are, or may be. What we’re now facing is likely to be more dangerous than past crises. If you’re wise, you’ll relocate someplace where you’re something of an outsider and, by virtue of that fact, are allowed a measure of eccentric opinion. In truth, however, security is going to be hard to find anywhere in the years to come. The most you can hope for is to tilt the odds in your favor.

        The best way to do that is by diversifying your assets internationally. Allocating your wealth into real assets (gold and silver). Linking up with sound, like-minded people who share your values. And staying alert for the high-potential speculations that inevitably arise during chaotic times.

        And finally, the last and most important puzzle piece that sadly fits in place for the fall of the US is its astounding debt crisis. Real property rights and homes will be further confiscated through more onerous property taxation. This will eventually be extended to any other REAL assets individuals might hold, such as gold and silver; as FDR did in the 1930′s declaring gold ownership as illegal. More controls over the labor market will be instituted through high unemployment (with concurrent propaganda claims to the contrary, as we already see false reporting of declining enemployment numbers). The inevitable hyperinflation that is to come, will NOT affect the value of your property assets (they won’t appreciate — and those will by and large already have been confiscated). The hyperinflation will NOT be accompanied by a proportional incurease in your earnings to compensate; since the semi-controlled labor market always lags inflation by several years; and hyperinflation is a far more rapid degeneration in direct buying power, than any possible consequent increase in salary or wage that you can expect, which will be off-set by skyrocketing tax increases anyway. Instead, the inevitable hyperinflation to come will render the basic cost-of-living in America as unaffordable to most of the middle class. The cost of food, water, transportation, and communications will skyrocket. Low-wage earners will find that the cost of just getting to and from work, will make it counerproductive to even have a job. Thanks to “Obamacare” (which is not a law about providing REAL health CARE, but is about forcing individuals to purchase health INSURANCE……. administered by financial bureaucrats rather than doctors), REAL medical care will be rationed or difficult to obtain if at all, but EVERYONE will pay for and have an insurance policy whether they want it or not.

        The globalist model has ensured that there is no safe haven, even for those with the knowledge and skill to identify and find one. All fiat currencies, the US$, the Euro, the Yen, are disintegrating in value and yet the printing presses are run with reckless abandon. To some of us, it is becoming obvious that this process in accelerating, rapidly. On the eve of electing (– qua — validating); yet another corrupt presidential administration; the propaganda ministry is in over-drive with false-hope reporting. On May 23rd, a CNN celebrity actually claimed before millions of viewers, that “recent signs of a housing recovery could lead to a restoration of America’s AAA credit rating”, ignoring fundamental ecnomic principals that the latter is entirely unrelated to the former and such an assertion is therefore utter nonsense. Just hours later it was reported by the London Finanicial Times; that another increase in the US debt ceiling would lead directly to yet another downgrade in the US rating. Meanwhile, the US media hype spends most of its valuable air-time on subjects such as, gay marriage, Tiger Woods’ ex-wife’s new love interest, the Trayvon Martin shooting, free contraception for Georgeown University students, and the next American Idol.

        Once again, be advised….neither Obama, nor Romney, both sociopathic narcissits, has the skill, the knowledge, the capability, or the will to change the self-destructive trajectory that this country has been on for decades. On the contrary, they are both charged with the same responsibility; to destroy the dollar, eradicate individual property rights, enslave the middle-class to an unescapable system of debt servitude, and bring the US another step closer to being a subservient lackey to the United Nations and their vision for “Global Governance”. Only those with the foresight to prepare for the shifting trends that this triggers have a shot at survival during the challenging times ahead.

        Are we past the point of no return ? It appears so, but that doesn’t mean we should give up trying to recapture this country from the usurpers.

        Therefore……..In the mean-time…. VOTE RON PAUL ……….Good Luck….and keep your powder dry.

      • http://northwoodsmomblog.blogspot.com/ Tanya

        Annie, that’s a ridiculous thing to say and has nothing to do with what I said. I wouldn’t vote for Obama or Romney. I don’t care which one wins. It’s equivalent to rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. If Ron Paul is an option, I’ll vote for him. If not, I’ll continue to try and spread the message of liberty as I have opportunity.

        You can vote yourself into slavery, but unfortunately it’s impossible to vote yourself out. Voting is not going to be the answer to our problems.

      • ChristyK

        I agree that Obama and Romney are almost clones. They would both steal our freedoms and destroy our economy. I also think Romney is worse for our nation. Although Obama is technically worse in what he will do (only by a little), Romney would do more harm long term. Obama’s actions are waking up Americans. Romney’s election would put them back to sleep. When Obama destroys our nation, the people will blame socialism, excessive debt, the welfare state, and burdensome regulations. When Romney destroys our nation, the people will blame capitalism, liberty, and the constitution. The destruction that Obama causes, though extremely painful, can be rebuilt, but Romney’s destruction destroys the foundations of our nation (free-market capitalism, liberty, & the constitution). We will have nothing on which to rebuild if Romney destroys this nation. Therefore, even though Obama is worse, Romney will actually cause more longterm destruction. Either way, I’ll vote Ron Paul.

      • http://northwoodsmomblog.blogspot.com/ Tanya

        ChristyK, best comment I’ve seen here. Amen!

      • Nancy in Nebraska

        I agree with Tanya! Way to go, Christie! Could you repost that everyday? Maybe people will start to “GET” it!

      • Nancy in Nebraska

        Sorry I spelled your name wrong, Christy.

    • http://firefox wog1

      But giving a vote to the most evil of two evils will save us? That is exactly why we are in the mess we are in.

  • Sirian

    With what we have coming as a choice is proof positive as to what direction our nation is being directed. The majority stick with their party, which if openly confronted they could not truthfully answer as to what their party actually stands for. From that the political strategists wonder why there are more and more Independents than ever before. It can be argued one way or the other, as is quite normal, Republican/Democrat, but the final results will more than likely result in the same – a non-Constitutional minded POTUS!! Money and power is the determining factor in who wins the race, historically this is quite evident. The further we have been monkeyed with the easier it has become. Obummer is one of the most rewarding prizes of being monkeyed with and I’m quite sure there will be a deluge of argument fired in return.

  • GRusling

    Sorry Chester… It’s the Republican House which has sent bill after bill (including budgets) to the Democratic Senate, where the majority won’t even consider them, vote on them or OFFER a compromise solution, so it’s DEMOCRATS who are saying “My Way Or The Highway” and YOUR President put it very literally with his remark: “I WON”, before tossing out all offers to compromise by Republicans in both the House and the Senate. When one side refuses to even DISCUSS ideas presented by the other side, there can be no compromise, and that has been the position of the Democratic party for decades. Their demand is and HAS BEEN FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS; “give us this today and we’ll give you that tomorrow,” but as we all know, TOMORROW never comes. It appears a number of younger Republicans have finally figured out the game and are refusing to play by the old rules.

    Get over it… Your scam has finally come to an end…

    • Tom Gunn

      Actually, putting our “government” into grid-lock, is a good thing. The less onerous and complex legislation they are allowed to pass into law…..the better.

      • Nancy in Nebraska

        Hey, if they can’t sign it into law the president will just sign another executive order. Rules are made to be broken, right?

        • Tom Gunn

          In response to Nancy: Hey, if they can’t sign it into law the president will just sign another executive order. Rules are made to be broken, right?

          That’s a very good point Nancy. But my comment was meant in the context of a Ron Paul presidency. People (excuse me…. “Sheeple”), have argued to me against a possible Ron Paul presidency under the premise that he would put the government into “gridlock”, since he differs so markedly from both the Democrat and (neo-con) Republican parties. My comment to them has always been…….that if Ron Paul were elected and the government henceforth passed NO new laws…(due to gridlock); we would be far better off; than having either party have even more onerous legislation passed through. In that case, I’m sure Dr. Paul, given his character, would not abuse the power of “executive signing orders”, since they are unconstitutional to begin with.

      • ohoh

        But the point Tom Gunn raises is an important one. The Founders envisioned gridlock as a responsible check on the kind of legislative impetuousness we have witnessed recently with the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act, Obamacare, the NDAA and other mistakes made out of expediency. In those circumstances, “doing nothing” would have been the most responsible thing to do, but that doesn’t compute in the minds of ethically challenged progressive liberals who never let a crisis go to waste as they dishonestly ignore the Founders’ wisdom and decry such legitimate conduct as irresponsible or obstructionist. Sometimes, just saying “No” is the right thing to do and it’s a legitimate part of our Constitutional process.

  • http://firefox wog1

    Not you kind of guy? Oh, you want four more years of Obama. If we have four more years of this dictator we will have no more America left. What rock have your been living under? I keep hearing people say Romney is the same as Obama. He is not the same. No way, no how. Believe what you want but the polls can be off a little but a huge percentage is out of the question. Quit living in a fantasy world.

    • Doc Sarvis

      Romney is not the same as President Obama. Romney has A LOT more money.

    • Nancy in Nebraska

      They ARE the same thing! They both work for the same puppet masters whose intention is to destroy this country and enslave us all! They want a “new world order”, a “one world government”. ALL of this was prophesied in the bible. It is happening now. At least we can TRY to stop it!

      • Doc Sarvis

        What makes you think that either of these two want one world government?

      • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

        doc says: What makes you think that either of these two want one world government?

        Did you just wake-up from a coma, doc? Where have you been for the last, oh, four decades? Come on, you’re pulling our legs. No one can be that misinformed, or clued-out; could they? Good one doc, that was funny, you almost had me….ha ha ha. Be serious now, and stop playing the ass!

      • Average Joe

        Jay,
        Who says he’s playing? Doc is a regular aound here…trust me..it’s no act..Doc lives in his own little Universe….way back in the deep recesses of his own mind…
        Doc actually believes what he posts….
        I believe Doc and Lola would make a great couple …the blind leading the stupid……a match made in…lala land……

      • Doc Sarvis

        Jay, & Avg Joe will throw insults and names my way but of course they can’t answer my simple question.

      • Average Joe

        “What makes you think that either of these two want one world government?”

        Since, as you say,”can’t answer my simple question”…I’ll give you the simple answer to your simple question… their words and their actions.

      • Doc Sarvis

        Avg. Joe,
        Neither of which point to one world government.

  • Power To The People

    Obummer is the tip of the spear of the NWO initiative in the USA. Give him 4 more years and very little be left of the country other than massive bills we can’t pay.

    The entire election process is corrupt and fashioned now to make us believe we still have a voice. There is a strong possibility that our Vacationer-in-Chief may find reasons to call off or post-pone the elections if the polls continue to show him behind.

    It takes more than just Obummer though to do us in. It also takes the hundreds of frauds in Congress that pretend to speak for the people while they pad their wallets, exclude themselves from our laws and put in place more and more laws to rule us like sheep.

    We do not have a Repub or Demo problem….we have a ruling class versus the rest of us problem. At this pace under the existing laws, we are destined for implosion. Its not will it happen….it is when!

  • jake

    well if romney isnt your guy, you love obama huh? you socialist commie pig. you need to wake up and get behind the man that will defend free market capitalism and dump communism in the dumpster

  • Deerinwater

    “Scaring the pants off white liberals in the manner of Herman Cain.”

    LOL! You got to be kidding me! If there be any “fright” involved with Herman Cain, it would be of those that would support such a person. That’s some seriously scary people.

    • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

      Herman Cain, an ex-federal-reserve-thug ??? Good grief, say it ain’t so!

      Herman Cain, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, Barrack Obama; what the hell is going on here? Is this the best that our country can offer? The establishment whores who have had more elitist jockeys riding them, then a retired prostitute had john’s in her entire career? Scraping the bottom of the sludge barrel, if you ask me. We are in trouble, aren’t we? RON PAUL 2012!!!

  • Norm

    Mitt Romney’s top 5 flip flops:

    5) Mitt Romney Flip-Flopped on the Recovery Act:
    THEN: Romney: The Democrats Stimulus “Will Accelerate The Timing Of The Start Of The Recovery.” According to the Boston Phoenix, Romney wrote in his book that “A stimulus package ‘was called for’ after the late-2008 economic downturn, and the Democrats’ stimulus ‘will accelerate the timing of the start of the recovery.’” [Boston Phoenix, 2/10/10]
    NOW: Romney Called The Stimulus Package A Failure And Said The President Made The Economy Worse.” Romney also said the stimulus package was a failure. ‘The president indicated that his stimulus would hold unemployment to 8 percent, and that if he didn’t pass the stimulus of almost a trillion dollars it would go to 10 percent. Well, we went to 10 percent. So it was a bad miscalculation that’s going to cost the American people a lot.’” [KSL, 12/3/09]
    4) Mitt Romney Flip-Flopped on TARP:
    THEN: Romney Said TARP Was “The Right Thing For The Country” As “We Were On The Precipice” And “It Was A Scary Time For A Lot Of People.” Romney said about McCain voting for TARP, “He said, look, it is very bad politics to be for TARP. On the other hand, it’s the right thing for the country. And that’s why he voted for it. That’s why a lot of Republicans voted for it.” [Cavuto, Fox News, 1/28/10]
    NOW: Romney: Shut Down TARP. According to the Detroit News Romney said that as President he’d “Shut down TARP, which bailed out the banking and financial industries. ‘Using it as a feel-good fund is a mistake, and adds additional burdens to the economy.’ [Detroit News, 2/19/10]
    3) Mitt Romney Flip-Flopped on Health Care Reform:
    THEN: 2007: Romney Said That The Massachusetts Plan “Will Be A Model For The Nation.” “During a speech in Baltimore on Feb. 2, 2007, Romney outlined his ambitions for the Massachusetts plan. ‘I’m proud of what we’ve done,’ he said. ‘If Massachusetts succeeds in implementing it, then that will be a model for the nation.’ [Newsweek, 4/16/10]
    NOW: Romney: Health Care Reform Should Be Left To The States. Romney said, “Number two, it’s best done state by state. Getting everyone insured is very different to do in Massachusetts than it is in Texas.” [MSNBC, 3/3/10]
    2) Mitt Romney Flip-Flopped on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”:
    THEN: 1994: Romney Supported Allowing Gays And Lesbians “To Serve Openly And Honestly In Our Nation’s Military.” “Clinton’s don’t ask/don’t tell policy on gays in the military is a fine first step, Mitt muses, but must ‘ultimately lead to gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly in our nation’s military.’” [Boston Herald, 10/20/94]
    NOW: 2006: Romney Said He Supported Maintaining “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” Romney: “As for military policy and the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy, I trust the counsel of those in uniform who have set these policies over a dozen years ago. I agree with President Bush’s decision to maintain this policy and I would do the same.” [National Review Online, 12/14/06]
    1) Mitt Romney Flip-Flopped on Aid to the Auto Industry:
    THEN: In a 2008 New York Times op-ed, titled “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt,” Mitt Romney claimed: “If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye. It won’t go overnight, but its demise will be virtually guaranteed.”
    NOW: The New York Times quotes the spokesman in response to a question about the President’s decision to help automakers: “Mitt Romney had the idea first. You have to acknowledge that. He was advocating for a course of action that eventually the Obama administration adopted.”

    Plus:

    ‘I saw my father march with Martin Luther King.’
    ‘I did not see it with my own eyes.’

    ‘It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam.’
    ‘I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there.’

    ‘I respect and will protect a woman’s right to choose.’
    ‘I never really called myself pro-choice.’

    ‘I like mandates. The mandates work.’
    ‘I think it’s unconstitutional on the 10th Amendment front.’

    ‘I think the minimum wage ought to keep pace with inflation.’
    ‘There’s no question raising the minimum wage excessively causes a loss of jobs.’

    ‘I will work and fight for stem cell research.’
    ‘In the end, I became persuaded that the stem-cell debate was grounded in a false premise.’

    Go Mitt! – No I mean go Mitt.

    • Ted Crawford

      Yes we know Norm. We also know that Obama never flip-flops, he does however occasionally “Evolve ” WOW !!!

      • Tom Gunn

        Ron Paul has NEVER flip-flopped. And he didn’t have to “evolve”…..he was already perfect !.

        Vote: Ron Paul / Andrew Napolitano — The perfect ticket.

      • Ted Crawford

        Tom
        Dr. Paul is the right anchor to a spectrum whose left is anchored by Obama. Both men are narcissistic idealists who believe that they, and only they know what’s right for America. If you are attracted to the Libertarian view point, give a good look at Gary Johnson!

    • Doc Sarvis

      Good points Norm.

      • Deerinwater

        Romney will say whatever he has to say to the people he is addressing at that time in an effort to “appeal” to them that he is a nice man, a caring, intelligent man, the only man worthy for the job and worth their serious consideration.

        Exactly what you would expect any successful, wealthy con man to do? Would you really expect him to growl at you and tell you how he planed to screw you over, steal your ranch and blow you all to bits?

      • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

        You have a good point, deer. It seems old Romney stole a few pages out of obama’s play-book. If not for each sporting different complexions, one would almost think that they were brothers!

      • Average Joe

        Jay ,

        Absolutely correct! The only difference between Obama and Romney….Tan Lines…..

  • Rafael

    This is not a common election, this is a election, which will send a message to the world of business that the US is not a socialist country, if Mitt Romney is a true conservative or a light republican the message must be above all.

    To bad people did not elect by far the best candidate, Ron Paul. (support Austrian economics)

    • Rod

      So what you are saying you are voting for Obama . Not that I don’t think Paul doesn’t have some good ideas but he doesn’t have a chance. I hope he will have a place in the the Romney Admin.

      • Tom Gunn

        Ron Paul WOULD have a chance, if “Sheeple” like you would stop regurgitating the NONSENSE that the media propaganda continuously implants into your feeble brains. Ron Paul IS, and WILL REMAIN, a candidate for the republican nomination. He will remain so through the convention in August. ONLY the lying, dishonest propaganda ministry continues to brainwash the autonomic robots in this country who refuse to think for themselves.

        Romney = Obama = Bush = Clinton = Carter = Nixon = Johnon = Roosevelt…..

        Don’t you people get it….. THEY ALL WORK FOR THE SAME RULING CLASS THUGS….

        Obama and Romney have a singular goal, and it is the same for both: Eradicate inidividual property rights, Destroy the Constitution, Destroy the US Dollar, and End US Sovereignty to make this country subservient to the UN

        There is ONLY ONE ticket that has the ability, and the will; save this country and deliver it back the We the People :

        President – Ron Paul
        Vice President — Andrew Napolitano

  • Maybeperfect

    How typically republicanoid of the trolls here, stridently blaming everyone in sight for their, once again, buying the media sales pitch, and falling into line behind their latest fad gimmick. You’d think that after a while they would learn the simple message of “If they’re selling me, I probably don’t want it.” The only reason their detested Obama got in in the first place is because the media machine sold it to the country, likewise, if Oromney gets in it will be because the media machine has sold it to the country. It’s not a giant leap for the intellect of America to figure out what’s going on here, it’s just that such a large percentage of our electorate are abysmally slow learners.
    The ones that have a little more on the stick have figured out that in order to free themselves of the cycle of continually having the football yanked away, one must make the step of cognition which leads to the conclusion that “if I am being sold, I need to look elsewhere in pursuit of my best interests.” This is why, after looking elsewhere,they have found that the only sensible solution to our country’s problems is to elect a moral, honest, patriotic statesman as our president. They have found that Ron Paul epitomizes the kind of statesman that they want to follow in these times of looming geopolitical crises. Their consciences will not allow them to support another would be tinpot dictator, with all the misery and stacked bodies that it would entail in the current diplomatic context, just because the media talking heads tell them that is what they must do.
    The “a vote for Ron Paul is a vote for Obama” rubbish is the best that these fluoride damaged souls can come up with in explaining their propensity for predictably, gullibly buying the media’s horse apples again and again.
    So here is where the rubber meets the road. As for myself, I will vote only for Ron Paul for president. I know many other like minded individuals. We will not buy the aforementioned pablum. Obama/Rmoney, what difference? If those who have bought in to hating the current bankster figurehead to the point of being avid to elect the next bankster figurehead in a long line of bankster figureheads, do not need our votes to accomplish their apparent desire, then what does it matter who we vote for? Would be Ron Paul voters sent the GOP a not-so-subtle message in ’08 by turning out in droves to vote for Nader, Baldwin, et al, resulting in Obama’s victory, and rightly so, since if the GOP insists on draping their current albatross around their party’s neck, they represent nothing more than controlled opposition, easily seen, except by their rank-and-file kool aid drinkers.
    If, on the other hand, if these kool aid drinkers are not just whistling dixie about their ardor in their opposition to the current administration, they will find a way to get the help of the Real Republicans, the Ron Paul Republicans, to oust the usurper, and the only way they will do that is to get in line behind them.
    Otherwise, it’s third party time again.
    NBP (Nobody But Paul)

    • Tom Gunn

      Right On !!

      • Rod

        Yes I sent a message twice when i voted for Perot and look what that got us that scum bag Clinton . Sorry but I won’t do it again, I will vote for Romney. We have to be practical we can’t afford Obama and he is a Dictator if he gets half a chance.

        Personally I would like Ted Nugent or Michael Savage for president but that isn’t practical.

        • Tom Gunn

          Yes…it is precisely because of the “Perot effect”, that Ron Paul will run ONLY as a Republican, and has stated repeatedly, that he will not run as a 3rd party candidate. It is the reason that when I, and those like me, try to encourage voters to vote for Ron Paul….I am talking about THE PRIMARY. This country NEEDS Ron Paul to win the Republican NOMINATION, and he WOULD, if the brainless SHEEPLE in this country would stop allowing the CORRUPT media to tell them what to think, and what to believe. The NOMINEE, will not OFICIALLY BE SELECTED, UNTIL AUGUST, AT THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. When will you people understand this? The propaganda that Romney is the “defacto nominee” is JUST PROPAGANDA, intended to turn the PRIMARY VOTE…..into a VALIDATION….for a candidate that the MEDIA has already picked for you.

          Do you CITIZEN – VOTERS REALLY want the corrupt and brainless idiots on CNN, FOX (FAUX), CNBC, MSNBC, New York Times, Newsmax, etc…..to PICK the Republican Nominee for you? IBecause THAT is exactly what you are all doing, when you regurgitate NONSENSE like “Ron Paul can’t win”…..or “Romeny is already the nominee”……… VOTING THE WAY THE MEDIA TELLS YOU TO …..THAT IS A WASTED VOTE……..

          I REPEAT……. THERE IS NO REPUBLICAN NOMINEE TODAY, and THERE WILL NOT BE, UNTIL AUGUST. The fact that Dr. Paul, has repeatedly stated that he whould NOT “pull a Perot” and run as an independent……….should reveal to EVERYONE (that is if you’re paying attention, and using your BRAIN) that this man’s values lie in WHAT IS BEST FOR THIS COUNTRY, rather than what is in it for himself, or “his party”…….

          Unlike Romney and Obama, who are in it for THEMSELVES….which only supports my assertion, that they are both of the same ILK…..Self-Centered, Ego-maniacal, Narcissitic, Sociopaths, seeking only POWER for THEMSELVES. I stand fully by my assessment of these two social-parasites, and I WILL VOTE FOR RON PAUL, FOR THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION REGARDLESS OF WHAT THESE CORRUPT, BRAINLESS, MEDIA-HACKS TELL ME I SHOULD DO. IT’S UNFORTUNATE that so many people here, just don’t get it. A VOTE for RON PAUL, is NOT A VOTE FOR OBAMA…..IT IS A VOTE FOR LIBERTY.

          A VOTE FOR ROMNEY, is a VOTE FOR THE STATUS QUO……… WHY ON EARTH, WOULD YOU PEOPLE THINK, that the media, will give you Good Advice, on which candidate will RESTORE INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, and PROPERTY RIGHTS to the people in this country? If you believe that Romney intends to do this…..then you are DELUDING YOURSELVES……in the same vein as the “HOPE AND CHANGE” robots in 2008.

          I REPEAT…. VOTE FOR ROMNEY…..IS A VOTE FOR THE STATUS QUO…….

          A VOTE FOR RON PAUL…..IS A VOTE FOR THE US CONSTITUTION,….. FOR INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY…… AND FOR PROPERTY RIGHTS.

          IF YOU DON”T SUPPORT RON PAUL for the REPUBLICAN NOMINATION… AT THE CONVENTION IN AUGUST…… THEN YOU CAN TELL YOUR CHILDREN TO KISS THEIR PROPERTY, AND THE FRUITS OF THEIR LABOR, AND THEIR FUTURES GOODBYE.

    • Carl Manning

      Amen, my fellow Paul patriot!!! Preach it!!! They have been drinking that Grand Ol’ Propaganda Neocon Faux News Talk Radio Kool-Aid for so long now that it has become so fermented that they are drunk and wandering aimlessly in the wilderness of oblivion clingingto the lie of 911, hoping against all hope that their government isn’t evil. They have put their trust in the federal government, the GOP, Bush Sr, Bush Jr, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Palin, McCain, Gingrich, Savage, Allan West, Marco Rubio, Rush Bimbo, Sean Insanity, Machine-Gun-Annie Coulter, Lindsay Graham, John Bolton, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, “Christian” & Israeli Zionists, Netanyahu, the military – anything but Almighty God, His Commandments, the US Constitution, and the TRUTH, especially the TRUTH about 911, and soon, they will reap what they have sown.

      • lola1652

        Looks like this is a Ron Paul convention here…you really got it locked up here with this blog….it seems it’s a circular firing squad…need any amo

      • Average Joe

        lola1652 ,
        It must be frutating for you to come to that conclusion….
        Nobody here for you convince…. that you actually have a clue. We stand on our morals, you stand for nothing ….as evidenced by your assertions…with nothing to support your assertions.
        I rekkon you’ll have a new assignment tomorrow….no Romnebot recruits to be found here……Sorry for your luck.

        • lola1652

          You are an idiot

      • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

        Carl, you forgot to include obama. Can’t leave him out, would’t want to offend him, now would we?

      • Average Joe

        lola1652,

        Oh my, I am soooooo offended…comming from you…LMAO… ( I see you’re still playing the Kettle role)
        You prove my point once again….Open mouth…switch feet……again and again and again…..( how do your feet taste?must be good..since you keep chewing on them)….enjoy the meal….

  • Polski

    Unfortunately, “same as, same as”. Here we go again. Romney is horrible and Obama is terrible. No wait, that’s wrong. Romney is terrible and Obama is horrible. Have to be careful here.

  • George Vander

    The Rothschilds and the Rockefellers agree, Romney is the only qualified republican.

    • Carl Manning

      That sounds sort of like the Jiff Peanut Butter commercial with a political twist:

      “Choosy voters choose Mitt!”

  • Harry Speakup

    Not too many people are willing to suffer the “slings and arrows” that it takes to run for president on the right. Pawlenty let his ego get in the way. Daniels is a (expletive deleted). Romney is the best we have under these circumstances. Suck it up……..

  • Dad

    Well… at least he is not a communist. Moderate success is infinitely better than total failure while hating America in the process.

  • tncdel

    Sorry, Ben Crystal, but your view is greatly skewed if you view Romney the same as McCain. For starters, McCain is rated an F minus on illegal immigration same as is Obama. Whereas, Romney has been endorsed by the author of the states’ toughest immigration laws for his staunch opposition to illegal immigration. See:
    http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/author-of-the-nations-toughest-state-level-immigration-laws-including-those-of-alabama-and-arizona/question-2393603/

    https://www.numbersusa.com/content/action/2012-presidential-hopefuls-immigration-stances.html

    Also, compared to Romney, Ron Paul is just an “armchair quarterback.” Whereas, when it comes to balancing a budget WITHOUT raising taxes, Romney’s “been there and done that.” See:
    http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/mitt-romney-as-governor-of-the-bluest-of-blue-states-managed-to-balance-the-budget-without-raising-t/question-2533475/

  • Ron in pa

    Since the Reagan era, with the exception of Clinton(who was the best Republican the Democrats ever put into office), neither party has come up with good people, for all the reasons cited above. The fifth grader’s definition of sociopath is: spoiled brat. For the last 20 years that is what we have had in both parties. Just my two cents. ..

  • Joe

    For all you Ron Paul’ies, what scare me about Ron Paul is his extreme “No more was, no more wars, no more wars!” Ladies and gentlemen, we are AT WAR! At war, as recently demonstrated by that FAILED (THANK GOD) Underwear Bomber event!
    Now when Ron Paul considers, and STATES, that Bradley Manning in a “Hero and True Patriot,” there is NO way that I could trust Ron Paul as “Commander in Chief” of our Armed Forces.
    For those of you who do not know of Bradley Manning, Bradley Manning is that US Army soldier that gave 700,000 CLASSIFIED documents to Wikileaks. And thus from Wilkleaks TO THE Taliban, al-Qaeda, Iranians and all the world powers that hate us and Israel, and want to erase us off the face of the earth.
    Bradley Manning is a traitor, and anyone who praises a traitor and thinks of him as a “Hero and True Patriot” must be a traitor himself, and IN NO WAY, could a Ron Paul be considered qualified to be the Commander in Chief of Unites States Armed Forces!

    Thank you.

    Former Fighter Pilot, Vietnam era

    • http://boblivingstonpl.wordpress.com Bob Livingston

      Dear Joe,

      You write: “Ladies and gentlemen, we are AT WAR! At war, as recently demonstrated by that FAILED (THANK GOD) Underwear Bomber event!” You have been deceived. http://personalliberty.com/2010/01/18/intelligence-ties-to-the-underwear-bomber/ http://personalliberty.com/2010/11/19/false-flag-terror-and-tsa-totalitariansim/

      You write: “Now when Ron Paul considers, and STATES, that Bradley Manning in a “Hero and True Patriot,” there is NO way that I could trust Ron Paul as “Commander in Chief” of our Armed Forces.” Yes. How can anyone consider a person who risks his career and his life to stand up for the truth and reveal the illegalities of our Federal government a hero? Inconceivable.

      You write: “For those of you who do not know of Bradley Manning, Bradley Manning is that US Army soldier that gave 700,000 CLASSIFIED documents to Wikileaks. And thus from Wilkleaks TO THE Taliban, al-Qaeda, Iranians and all the world powers that hate us and Israel, and want to erase us off the face of the earth.
      Bradley Manning is a traitor, and anyone who praises a traitor and thinks of him as a “Hero and True Patriot” must be a traitor himself, and IN NO WAY, could a Ron Paul be considered qualified to be the Commander in Chief of Unites States Armed Forces!” Unproven and therefore pure speculation. Please detail for me what information Bradley Manning released that is traitorous. http://personalliberty.com/2010/12/17/crushing-dissent/

      Best wishes,
      Bob

  • mtnmama80422

    The Republican command hit us up for money before this election cycle got started. I sent a e-mail to the Republican committee president and told him that I would not give them one cent because I knew that they were pushing the RINO Romney. He is nothing but Obama light and I will not vote for him. Ron Paul all the way. He is the only one who will start us back on the path to sanity. He doesn’t introduce bills to take away our freedoms or to grow government. I will write in Ron Paul when I vote. If most voters would write in Ron Paul, we could start to take our country back. I have read all the stuff going on at the state conventions that are keeping Ron Paul off the ticket. I thought the people we supposed to select their nominee, not the party.

    Keep your powder dry!

    • Joe

      Mtmmama, I’ve heard this time & again from you ‘Paul’ies. If not Ron, NO one! If all you Paulies ignore the nominee, and through away your votes, there’s a chance that, God forbid, another four years of ‘O!’
      There’s a lot I don’t care for about Romney, I was solidly behind Santorum, but as Ed says, Romney will do a MUCH BETTER JOB running the country than that FOREIGNER in office right now!
      PLEASE, reconsider, and don’t through away your votes!

      • Average Joe

        The only vote ever thrown away…is the vote not cast….

      • Drifter

        They seem to be operating as stealth agents for BO term II…

      • Tom Gunn

        Joe: Romeny is NOT the nominee. In spite of what the propaganda media would like you to believe. No Nominee is officially confirmed, until the Republican National Convention which takes place in August. Until then, Both Romney, and Ron Paul, are candidates for the republican nomination. Please, stop allowing the CORRUPT media tell you what to think and believe.

    • Tom Gunn

      To Mtnmama80422

      I’m not absolutely certain, but I think you could be wrong. I believe that Ron Paul IS on the ticket in every primary state; and he in fact WON Minnesota, Maine, and Nevada, all during the past 3 weeks. In fact, in both Minnesota and Maine, he won ALL but 1 delagate in each state respectively, in essentially landslide victories over Romney. Of course this little FACT was not mentioned EVEN ONCE, on any media including FOX, CNN, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, Huffpost, Newsmax, New York Times, etc., etc., etc. Propaganda by Omission, as I call it.

  • Ed

    Political writers attacking Romney do not offer any alternatives. So what do we do? Keep that dingbat Obama in office? We have to get rid of him and his corrupt administration. Bottom line is; CAN ROMNEY DO THE JOB AS PRESIDENT AND RUN THE COUNTRY, It would be impossible for him to be worse than Obama who cannot run anyting and is dividing the country.

    • Tom Gunn

      That’s funny Ed. This is precisely what a great many voters said about Obama in 2008… “he can’t do this country any more harm than Bush has”… blah blah blah.

      And as for “can Romney “run the country” ? “. The president’s job is NOT to “Run the Country”. His job is to UPHOLD AND DEFEND the Constitution. The American model was set up so that no INDIVIDUAL, or even PRIVILEDGED GROUP would have the authority to “run the country”. This country was intended to be “RUN” by the people individually, for themselves and their families. In other words, we each, are endowed by our creator, with the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (qua — property rights); and therefore, the FREEDOM TO RUN OUR OWN LIVES.

      If you want to live in a country, where a singular leader “runs it”; then look back to history at Nazi Germany, Stalinist Soviet Union, Mao’s China, and see what you get. If you still want that; then please LEAVE the United States, and move to Chavez’ Venezuela, or to China, or to some other communist dictatorship. That is NOT what the founders intended when they drafted the United States Constitution, which is NOT a “living document”, and is the “law of the land” in this Constitutional Repulic.

  • Mimi

    Professor/ Annie,

    Thanks goodness for clear heads. “A vote for Romney is a vote for Obummer?” What utter nonsense! Professor you said it. Annie, I’m with you, I believe they want the Muslim/black America hating man who has divided this country so horridly, and put our future in complete jeopardy. He has shown us what he thinks of us, and our allies. He has taken no steps against Eric Holder and the FAST & FURIOUS scandal, the covering up the New Black Panthers menacing voters. They have committed so many wrongs against American citizens, that have been covered over by the media. Anyone who lumps Mitt Romney with Obama, wants Obama. They are trying this tactic, in order to divide and conquer us, like they destroyed Sarah Palin and others. Please don’t buy into it.

    • Carl Manning

      The only people that “divided” us Ron Paul supporters were the GOP RINO Establishment that disowned us and the Constitution and common sense and the TRUTH from the get-go. They chose to pretend we weren’t even in the room and laughed and ridiculed us as you continue to do out of your own ignorance. They gave us just over 49 seconds in one of the debates. We are not fools for one minute to give any credence to anything being said in the lamestream media and Faux Neocon News. The GOP has done not one thing whatsoever to EARN our respect or our vote. They have not only taken us for granted; they have all but wished we would die and leave them alone. Well, we’ll leave them alone alright because they still JUST DON’T GET IT, and most of us Ron Paul supporters know THEY NEVER WILL GET IT before the 2012 election, if indeed there even is one. After another 4 more years of Obama, all of you will most assuredly “get it” as they haul you off to Camp FEMA (Federal Execution & Mass Annihilation). I wonder then what you will think of that wasted useless vote for Obamney??? All of you Rombots and other gullible Neocons still believing the government’s lie of 911 which has caused you to ignorantly accept your own enslavement remind me of Esau who sold his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of soup. There is a price to be paid in the Spiritual realm for continuing to support and thus give credence to evil. By continuing to accept the lessor of two evils in the GOP for all these years, you have only succeeded in defining down the “acceptable” level of evil in both parties until you find yourselves now with a completely compromised Socialist/Fascist GOP that resembles the Democrats of about twenty years ago that has no principles whatsoever other than “winning” which is no principle whatsoever and is completely alienated from the US Constitution. If you do not stand for the Constitution now, WHEN WILL YOU EVER STAND FOR IT??? That’s just the game the Establishment GOP has played with you until eventually you will now accept a GOP completely opposed to the Constitution and virtually indistinguishable from the DemoCommies across the aisle. Way to go, Sheeple. Baaaa!!!

  • Carl Manning

    1.) There will be no election in 2012.
    2.) For those of you who insist Romney will be the President and there will be an election in 2012, Ron Paul will not be allowed any seat at the table in a Romney administration. We don’t buy the bs; save it for your garden when the food prices go through the roof when the dollar collapses!!!
    3.) When the election is suspended after possibly a calculated dollar currency collapse or a government sponsored false-flag or both, Civil War will break out in America, and the government will declare martial law.
    4.) Many of the poor, the starving masses, the Constitutionalists, the ex-military, the militas, the political opposition, and the gullible sheeple will be rounded up under the guise of a government “humanitarian mission” and sent to the government’s FEMA camps, and some of us will be summarily beheaded.
    5.) All attempts to report on this in the mainstream media and on Talk Radio and Faux News will be suppressed by the well-entrenched CIA gatekeepers in the MSM. Talk Radio hosts and Conservatives in the media will be rounded up and executed quietly.
    6.) The Russians and Chinese, seeing a golden opportunity for revenge, will invade after a barrage of nuclear ICBM hits all across the nation. Obama, as Dictator-in-Chief and Communist KGB plant will suppress the American nuclear defenses to pave the way for his comrades in the Russian and Chinese Commie Armies. Russian Commandos will overtake the Pentagon, the Congress, and other government buildings in the District of Criminals.
    7.) Obama as Soviet puppet and Russian Dictator of the American Soviet Republic (USSA)will usher in The New World Order for the AntiChrist who will then come on the scene as the savior of the impoverished world economy.
    8.) Obama now will take his mask completely off and in compliance with the World Dictator, he will outlaw Christianity, establish the mark of the Beast economic system, and begin the beheadings of Christians in earnest.

    Way back in 2008, during the 2nd debate between Obama and McCain, my wife, who has the spiritual gift of prophecy, suddenly saw in the Spirit the evil demonic spirit that possesses Barack Obama. It scared her so much that she shrieked! It manifested itself on the tv screen as a giant gray hooded snake with a smirk on its face. It was situated directly behind Barack Obama. Also, she saw in the Spirit on Obama’s forehead in large black letters, the name of a country: LEBANON. Lebanon is part of the ancient country of Assyria, from which the Bible says the Anti-Christ comes. Obama is likely the one who will pave the way for the Anti-Christ because America, the daughter of Babylon, must first be eliminated before the AntiChrist comes on the scene. Many other Christian prophets besides my wife have had these revelations from the Holy Spirit about this very dangerous man.

    • http://gravatar.com/awkingsley Ann Wilson Kingsley

      Thank you for your very clear appraisal of out country’s chances.
      Thank you Carl Manning for confirming and addressing the etheric realms of politics! I have actually wondered if the 2012 election would be suspended due to some economic or other disaster? That inkling came to me awhile back. I did not recall that the Anti-Christ was supposed to originate from Lebanon, but I have known for sometime who he is, and he does happen to be of Lebanese origin. A fact many have overlooked is that the Anti-Christ must have the negative powers of sorcery to perform the supposed miracles that are attributed to him. There is a group who have been working on that for many years, the Transcendental Meditation Movement. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the former leader of the TM Movement, called in all of the old Vedic knowledge, which included all knowledge of the Black Arts – Black Yagyas and Vedic Mantra Weapons or Celestial Weapons. The upper echelon of the TM Movement has acquired Sidhis Powers by rote repetition, not by consciousness, although they have acquired “some” consciousness along the way, but not enough. The Sidhis Powers allow for clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience, as well as the strength of an elephant and many other super-normal abilities. The consciousness they have acquired is tied not to Jesus Christ or God, but to self-deification as gods and goddesses and atheistic principles. These are the concepts or the Nephilim or Fallen Angels.

      The tie to Obama is this: Oprah Winfrey learned Transcendental Meditation this past year and has featured TM on 2 of her programs so far. Dr. Oz is also a big proponent, and has, or is featuring TM on his program. Due to his relationship with Oprah, it is only a matter of time before Barack Obama learns to meditate. The Anti-Christ is Dr. Tony Nader alias Vishwa Prashasak Raja Raam”, “Adhi Raam”, and “Raja Nader Raam”, the current head of the TM Movement who originates from Lebanon and is currently living in Paris. Tony Nader and his followers are everything the Anti-Christ would need to be to fulfill Biblical Prophecy, and Tony Nader is the only person I have ever known who comes even close.

      Residing in our country right now in Fairfield, Iowa are 1,124 Vedic Pundits supposedly doing yagyas to benefit our nation. The pundits also do Black yagyas against individuals the TM Movement wishes to target. Apparently the yagyas are either the wrong ones, or by intent, there are not enough Pundits involved because our nation is slipping badly.) Along with TM Sidhi Administrators stationed around in the various regions of the country to monitor their areas and kill or persecute anyone who disagrees with their concepts or balks at giving them respect, the Vedic Pundits serve as a Vedic Military. For many years, their targets were individuals who were or had practiced TM; however, at this point, they have progressed outside of the TM Movement with their lethal objectives. The Anti-Christ presence is fully active in our country, and is about to take over. Take refuge in Jesus Christ!

    • Nancy in Nebraska

      I have no gift of prophecy but every time I see him I see evil! I feel ill. The hair on my arms stands up and I m absolutely repulsed. I have to immediately turn off the tv. I am absolutely overwhelmed by his evil. Lest anyone want to call me a racist it would be false. My grandson is part black and I love him more than anything in the world. I think it would be wonderful to have a GOOD black man as president but not one who represents satan. satan is in this man. I have NO doubt. He is evil!!!

  • http://www.arimatheachurch.com Fr. Jim Rosselli

    So, what are we supposed to do, Ben? Stay home, and let Obama win, and watch the country collapse? Write in a protest-vote, go home feeling all ramped-up even though we’ve helped Obama win, so we can watch the country collapse? Vote for Obama because we wish our guy were someone other than Romney, and watch the country collapse?

    I wasn’t a Romney guy, either. It was a tossup, for me, between Gingrich and Cain. But,
    Ben, make no mistake about it: as harsh a fact as it may be, it is still a facf that Mitt Romney is the only thing standing between us and the sure and certain destruction of the United States. It’s time to stop chuffing, and start being positive.

    • Drifter

      It seems that many of the commentators here working for an Obama victory…

  • Susanna in CA

    I see Romney as someone who wants to win the presidency because he wants to win. It’s a prize to him. I don’t see him with great vision or even core values, as he’s flip-flopped on many issues over the years. He has no fire in the belly for matters that are truly important to fiscal conservatives, to people who see American values under attack. To me, assuming Romney wins the nomination, I’ll have a choice between someone with a benign affection for this country vs. someone trying to destroy this country. I’ll have to hold my nose and vote for the place stander, the “filler,” so to speak.
    I’d sure like to vote for someone who will turn this country around, someone who understands the threat of sharia, someone who will support & supply our military, someone who will slash the size of government, someone who will push Congress to cut spending, someone who will let us become energy independent, someone who will unseal a certain someone’s records, someone with strong Judeo-Christian ethics, and someone with the intelligence to understand the Constitution front to back and the backbone to support it. If that person had a quick wit and the gift of speech, so much the better.
    I’m less than thrilled with the grandfather of obamacare. Sure would be nice to vote FOR someone instead of AGAINST someone for a change–someone with a real chance of winning. This election, I’m turning my money and efforts toward House & Senate races.

  • RichE

    Ben,
    Isn’t Ron Paul a real conservative and he’s not doing much.

  • RichE

    Ben,
    How about Sarah Palin? Isn’t she a real conservative? What’s she doing besides putting on lipstick? I guess that’s what a real conservative does, put on lipstick.

    • Carl Manning

      Yeah, they’ll do anything to sell Neocon Kool-Aid for the Zionist/B’nai Brith Criminal Network running Israel. Thus, we have “Fox” (Faux) News with its bevy of deluded warmongering women presstitutes paraded in front of gawking idiots.

      • RichE

        ““Parading warmongering prostitutes”, now there’s a visual.

    • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

      RichE says: I guess that’s what a real conservative does, put on lipstick.

      Well, we all know for a fact, RichE, that you liberals are quite proficient in the proper use of condoms, and seem quite obsessed with rectal-sex. It seems bending over-forward is a libera’s preferred position in life. Now be honest, do you people bark, or squeal like pigs, during your heated sessions?

      • RichE

        You sound jealous Jay.

      • Average Joe

        RichE,

        I believe the word you are looking for is…disgusted.

        dis·gust
           [dis-guhst, dih-skuhst]

        verb (used with object)
        1.
        to cause loathing or nausea in.

        2.
        to offend the good taste, moral sense, etc., of; cause extreme dislike or revulsion in: Your vulgar remarks disgust me.

  • kellys

    Romney, the next Bob Dole or John McCain, another empty suit. Ron Paul is doing better than they tell you and I will not be held hostage by the Republican party. That crap about a vote for Paul is a vote for Obama, is just crap. Especially when you consider that there is no difference between Romney and Obama, they both love mandated healthcare. Romney is the new Ted Kennedy, a Massachusetts liberal.

    • lola1652

      What an idiot

      • Average Joe

        lola1652,

        I agree ..you are an idiot….and you prove it every time you open that piehole of yours. Some advice for you…see if you can comprehend this:

        “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

        — Abraham Lincoln

        Pssst..You’ve removed all doubt……

    • Capitalist at Birth

      Ron Paul will not be on any ballot. All write in votes historically are votes for the incumbent. You are a dolt if you actually think Paul has a chance to be elected President on a write in vote. Not all states actually count write in votes. What are you smoking?

      • Nancy in Nebraska

        It doesn’t matter. romney and obummer are the same thing. They both represent the evil ones who are trying to bring down our country and the world. This is the battle between good and evil. I will stand and be counted on the side of good. I will NEVER go along and vote for evil. Wake up! These are the times! Where will you stand? Study! Pray!

  • Carl Manning

    I’ve got a thought for all of you Rombots who are saying we can’t tolerate 4 more years of Obama or its curtains and lights out, America. If this is indeed the case, then why has your beloved GOP refused to do anything about his ineligibility and criminal behavior when they had the chance for 4 years???

    • Capitalist at Birth

      The Republicans have had control of the House for 1 and 1/2 years not 4. The Democrat Party has had control of the Senate for 5 and 1/2 years. What are you smoking?

      • Carl Manning

        If they had even investigated Obama for one minute, all Hell on Earth would break out. The CIA gatekeepers in the MSM would have no choice but to report on it. The courts would have him in jail in no time, or judges would be facing their own impeachments before Congress. It is precisely because the GOP never acted on this that the courts have been too scared to touch it. The moral of the story is that the GOP made a conscious decision that they could live with a Marxist KGB plant in the White House as Commander-in-Chief of the US armed forces and the protector of the American People and nation. Likewise, neither Mitt Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, nor Ron Paul ever brought up Obama’s ineligibility before, during, or after their 2012 campaigns. So, if your beloved GOP never saw him as a threat to this nation in a 1st or 2nd term, why then do you people??? The GOP, like the DemoCommies, wants to define government by the laws of man instead of the US Constitution. They, as such, are in willful violation of the Compact under which all the States joined the Union. The GOP has now outlived its usefulness to the American People, as it stands guilty of complicity in HIGH TREASON and misprision of numerous felonies. They chose deliberately not to represent you when you sent millions of emails, blast faxes, phone calls, letters, and voicemails demanding they do something about this impostor. Yet, now they have the unmitigated gall and audacity to dare ask for your vote again after this massive betrayal!?! There’s a term for this: It’s called Wife-Beater Syndrome. “Just take me back one more time; I swear I’ll never do it again!” If this is what passes for REPRESENTATION, I want no part of it whatsoever. It is long past time for a national divorce from the GOP, but, alas, it is too late. Sadly, the Battered Wife is about to be killed by the innocent impostor with whom the GOP Wife Beater played golf, drank some beers, gave away and gambled away the family’s paycheck and trust fund, and now has invited into our backyard for a nuclear barbeque with his Russian buddies.

      • Nancy in Nebraska

        BOTH parties have been infiltrated by the evil ones. You can bet your life they ALL KNEW that obummer was not eligible to be president. I’m sure they got a good laugh out of it. “These sheeple are so stupid that we can even destroy them from within with an illegal president. They won’t say a thing. They will do whatever we tell them to do”.

  • boyscout

    Ben, this is some of the best stuff I have heard from you – kudos ! But, please stay out of my fantasies concerning Uma and Gaga; – and I’m not letting Ken doll in there either. GD shame Ron Paul scares Repubs though, as it seems that now they too can’t let go of the pork teats or their beholdin’ cronies. Although not in the least bipartisan, corruption certainly does cross party lines very well.
    Unlike you, I have been an independent for a long time now. Its where I started (decades ago) and, if I were betting on this race, I’d have to put my wager on RP. ….To show.

  • Terry

    Who is more conservative Mitt Romney, or Barack Obama ?

    • http://northwoodsmomblog.blogspot.com/ Tanya

      Neither is a conservative by any stretch of the imagination, although one could be called a fake conservative.

  • http://www.survivingurbancrisis.com/ Silas Longshot

    It will be interesting to see who our plain oatmeal boy, Romney, will chose for VP. Hopefully they can find someone who could fire up the base as well as Palin did for McCain, to further consolidate the tidal wave of defeat to hand the democrat party.

    Click the name.

  • Capitalist at Birth

    To all of the fools voting for Ron Paul: You are not only hurting yourselves you are hurting the rest of us, which makes you our mortal enemy.

    • Carl Manning

      If it’s the way of the Whigs you want, it’s the way of the Whigs you’ll get. GOP=RIP for all we care. Long live the Revolution and long live the TRUTH. We shall not succumb or give credence to the lies of 911 perpetrated by BOTH parties of gullible Neocon idiots and their willing accomplices in the CIA-controlled NYC MSM. We’re educated; we’ve done our homework; and we know emphatically beyond the shadow of a doubt, it was an inside job and it has led to the genocide of far too many innocents, including our own servicemen who have died or been maimed needlessly for nothing but a LIE. No, I will vote for the Constitution, the TRUTH, the preservation of life, and the Ten Commandments’ imperative not to commit murder, so that even if I die in a FEMA camp someday, I can stand before Almighty God with a clear conscience, knowing I did all I could for the cause of freedom, the preservation of life, and the establishment of God’s Kingdom on Earth. It is most important as a Christian not to ever fear MAN or demon or any powers of this world; Christians are only authorized to fear Almighty God. The TRUTH can set us free if only we choose to learn the TRUTH, embrace it, and spread it like wildfire. I believe Ron Paul said, “TRUTH IS TREASON IN THE EMPIRE OF LIES.” Therefore, I consider myself proudly to be guilty as charged, “Capitalist at Birth”.

      • lola1652

        “We shall not succumb or give credence to the lies of 911″….ever who wrote that is a bonehead….looks like the building actually fell on him….or maybe just a piece of it….get a life punk..

      • Carl Manning

        Hey Lola,

        When you get finished drinking your MSM and Talk Radio Kool-Aid, would you like me to tell you some more government fairytales???

        • lola1652

          Carl….your ”

          #4.

          A policy which pays monthly income upon the death of the breadwinner for a predetermined number of years after death, plus a lump sum at death, and combines level term and whole life is known as which policy?

          a)

          Family policy

          b)

          Family protection plan

          c)

          Family maintenance

          d)

          Family income

          Whole life pays a lump sum, and level term pays monthly benefits for the predetermined years of the policy.

          ——————————————————————————–

          #21.

          Prior to approving the application for resident insurance license, the Commissioner shall find that the individual meets all of the following requirements EXCEPT

          a)

          Has satisfied the educational requirement and paid the applicable fees.

          b)

          Has successfully passed any examinations.

          c)

          Is at least 21 years of age.

          d)

          Has not committed any act that is ground for probation, suspension, nonrenewal or revocation.

          An applicant need only be 18 years of age.

          ——————————————————————————–

          #24.

          This rider is often used in business life insurance policies, such as key employee policies, when the policyowner may need to change the insured under the policy:

          a)

          Return of premium rider.

          b)

          Guaranteed insurability rider.

          c)

          Cost of living rider.

          d)

          Substitute insured rider.

          The substitute insured rider, or change of insured rider, allows the policyowner to change the insured listed under the policy, subject to insurability. This rider is often used in business life insurance policies.

          ——————————————————————————–

          #27.

          All of the following statements concerning Waiver of Premium riders are correct EXCEPT

          a)

          There is a maximum age limit for the Waiver of Premium rider to activate.

          b)

          Once activated, the Waiver of Premium will continue until the insured’s recovery or the maturity of the policy, whichever occurs first.

          c)

          An insured who has recovered from a disabling injury will be required to repay the insurer for any premiums that were waived.

          d)

          Waiver of Premium riders require that disablement needs to last for a certain period of time.

          Premiums which are waived under the rider do not require repayment upon the insured’s recovery.

          ——————————————————————————–

          #30.

          When a replacement is involved, a replacing insurance company is responsible for all of the following EXCEPT

          a)

          Provide a copy of the Important Notice Regarding Replacement of Life Insurance to the applicant.

          b)

          Send the existing insurance company a written notice of replacement.

          c)

          Include a policy summary on the proposed life insurance in the communication with the existing company.

          d)

          Obtain from the producer a list of the applicant’s life insurance or annuity contracts to be replaced.

          Providing a copy of the Important Notice Regarding Replacement is a producer’s responsibility.

          ——————————————————————————–

          #42.

          In an annuity, the accumulated money is converted into a stream of income during which time period?

          a)

          Payment period

          b)

          Income period

          c)

          Conversion period

          d)

          Annuitization period

          Carl,,,..you guys can “only tell government farilytells”….HeHeHeHe…..just proves where your mind is……chessmate..

    • Nancy in Nebraska

      Can you not see how you have been influenced? The media which is owned by the elite has told you who to vote for and you go right along! Can you not see?!? Heres a video that will show you what they’ve done to you. I really hope you’ll watch it before its too late.

      http://www.alt-market.com/articles/775-the-evolution-of-the-democratic-plantation

      “There are none so blind as those who WILL NOT see!”

  • polski

    President Obama Causes Outrage with Reference to ‘Polish Death Camp’
    By Jake Tapper | ABC OTUS News – 4 hrs ago

    Read it in Yahoo today, May 29, 2012.

  • Carl Manning

    Romney is just another high-paid GOP RINO Establishment whore like so many of their other whores in the Congress and Senate. The GOP picks their candidates and throws their money behind candidates based on the whore factor: CAN THEY BE BRIBED OR BLACKMAILED??? McCain actually was considered less of a whore than Romney back in 2008. The GOP RINO Globalist Neocon Establishment has wanted their favorite whore, Romney, for the past two elections. It is this detestable modus operandi of the GOP, designed to intentionally thwart the will of the People, that compels me to look elsewhere for a President, Congressman, and Senators for my country, my Congressional District, and my State. I’ll be voting Libertarian this go-round. The behavior of the entire GOP regarding Obama’s ineligibility, their feigned ignorance of Article II, Section I, Clause 5, their support for the elimination of the Bill of Rights, their endless assault on Liberty, the slap in the face they gave the TEA Party and the American People with the Debt Debacle, the continued spending like drunken sailors, and the feckless behavior in the Fast and Furious investigation is completely inexcusable and will not be rewarded with my vote whatsoever. The GOP has done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to earn my vote, and they will not get it. The American People haven’t been REPRESENTED by ANY of these parties in the District of Criminals in quite some time, so why would I cast a vote to sanction such horrible behavior??? This is what continuing to vote the lessor of two evils has begotten for us: ONE OF THE MOST EVIL GOVERNMENTS MONEY CAN BUY FULL OF NOTHING BUT HIGH-PAID WHORES, ENDLESS LIES, ENDLESS ASSASSINATIONS, ENDLESS CRIMES, ENDLESS BRIBERIES, ENDLESS BLACKMAIL, ENDLESS WARS, ENDLESS DEBT, AND ENDLESS COVERUPS; THAT NOW EVEN OWNS THE PRESSTITUTES TO PROTECT AND PERPETRATE ITS OWN LIES; AND IS SYTEMATICALLY DEVISING ITS OWN SCHEMES TO ENSLAVE US AND KILL US!!! GOP=RIP and “WHIG OUT” for all I care!

    • lola1652

      Carl,…you really do go on and on and on and on and on and on and on….without saying anything…on and on ….didn’t you have a nice childhood

      • Carl Manning

        Lola,

        You, like your fellow Liberals or RINO’s, practice the well-known manipulative offensive technique known as “psychological projection”. It’s also, colloquially speaking, known as hypocrisy or calling the kettle black. It is a way one throw’s their own insecurities and guilt trips on others by accusing others of what they are guilty of themselves. The DemoCommies are masters of this technique and routinely play it out every day in the MSM against chronically ignorant idiots in the GOP, who waste their time defending themselves against these people when they should be going on the offensive against them, calling out their obvious hypocrisy. It is immature people like yourself that choose deliberately not to debate but rather to make ad hominem attacks or psychological projections. Henceforth, as is my usual policy with Libs and RINO’s of your persuasion, I will no longer waste my precious time hanging around the playground.

  • Carl Manning

    The GOP in its worst yet act of TREASON has never bothered to investigate 911 properly in spite of the pleas and evidence presented to them from many engineers, architects, pilots, nuclear demolition/detonation experts, and eyewitnesses who know it was a LIE. This LIE has led to the deaths and maimings of hundreds of thousands of innocents including our own soldiers. How can the Neocon GOP claim to oppose Abortion yet supports this evil LIE which kills other innocents in the face of overwhelming evidence of it being an inside job with the Mossad??? THIS IS A SERIOUS NON-SEQUITUR WITH THE GOP. Are they fearful they will lose their AIPAC campaign funding??? Are they fearful the Zionist/B’nai Brith/CIA-controlled Criminal network running the MSM will ostracize them and ridicule them??? Are they fearful of asassination by the CIA or Mossad such as what happened to Senator Paul Wellstone??? This, too, is shameful, inexcusable, and horribly evil behavior I will not sanction with my vote in 2012.

  • Anna

    Wow! Such long responses! I suggest you take a good close look at Vermont. Progressives took over there 30+ years ago and they are Independants,Socialist, Progressive Coalision, and Democrat. The agenda, way far to the left extreme green policies. Result…Ben and Jerry’s has been owned by a large corp in N.J. for many years,the factory is just for tourism. Burton Snowboards, moved, why? to stay meant “we can’t afford to do business here anymore”. The wealthy Vermonters, still wealthy and some are in Washington, good friends with OBummer. The middle class, not as many any more! they are joining the poor and the poor? down right destitute but with government programs to just get them by. THIS IS OUR FUTURE WITH OBUMMA!
    Vote for the future of America!

  • Jim

    If every idiot that repeats that old line that Ron Paul can’t possible win voted for him he would win in a landslide. If you’re scared of having a real patriot in the whitehouse just admit it and vote to send this country down the path to destruction. I’m voting for Ron Paul till the end!

    • lola1652

      I’m sure you have heard the line….”What’s the definition of stupidity…..” well Jim there you go….you are still looking for a different result…

  • The Professor

    Repeated news flash: Romney has numerically enough deligates to win the GOP nomination outright. Your hero Ron Paul has quit, thrown in the towel, said “no mas”, is no longer seeking any Republican deligates.

    My, what a lot of misplaced enthusiasm and energy and anger. So let me try this again and explain this so that simple minds can understand.
    There exists in our nation a two party system. You may not like it this way, but there it is.
    There are the Democrats (the bad guys, proponents of big, nanny state government) and the Republicans (champions for self reliance, less government interference, etc). (For further clarifications, try listening to El Rushbo, on the EIB network: 0900-1200 on the East Coast, 1200-1500 on the West Coast. You all might just learn something.)
    All other parties are a diversion to the what’s really going on. Yes I like Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, but when push comes to shove, the two major parties are what govern this nation, both legislatively as well as in the White House. The House sets the agenda, the Senate can approve or block said agenda. Then the President can sign off on it or use his veto power. It then takes a 2/3 majority in both Houses to over ride said veto. When one party has a super majority in both Houses as well as in the White House, the country can either move forward or fall backward…way backward.
    The later is what has been happening for the first two years of Obama’s term. The Republicans, for all intense and purposes, were just keeping the seats warm. It can be said, without much debate, that Obama and his liberal Democratic minions are the worst three stooges act in the history of the U.S..
    What they have done to increasing the debt of this country is beyond criminal (remember, obamacare won’t kick in until 2014. We ain’t seen nothing yet). Our national status among the rest of the world is one of the biggest jokes around. How’s that job search thing going? Are prices high enough for you? 2nd Amendment rights?…Better hide that hand gun of yours before it’s confiscated.
    Another 4 years of Obama and looking toward 2016 will be just another academic exercise. There’s already talk that Obama might declare some sort of national emergency inorder to suspend this year’s elections if he feels that he’s too far behind.
    It’s very possible that Obama might be re-elected with a minority of votes and deligates.
    How? He gets 40%, Romney less than 40%, and the rest of the “majority” split up the rest of the vote among in fighting, back biting, “thinking with their hearts instead of their minds”, Republicans.
    And then when Obama IS re-elected, it will be: “Oh my God, what have we done? Why didn’t we listen earlier? Now we are screwed for life, our country is screwed for life. We are Greese. We and are just like the rest of the Socialist nations out there.
    Our sovereign naval rights have been handed over to the UN along with everything else.
    Cap and trade is the law of the land. The Dictatorship of Obama could continue indefinetly.
    As far as keeping your “powder dry”, what powder. All firearms and their related products are now illegal.
    Taxes are so outrageous that EVERBODY is “working” for the Government.
    Healthcare? Well only if Washington thinks you’re worth the cost and effort (I seem to remember someone talking about “death panels” and being subsequently laughed off the stage).
    I could pull a Tom Gunn here, but you get the point.

    So I respectively repeat my original premise: a vote for anything or anybody else, except for Romney, is a vote for the unthinkable. It’s that split up majority thing again.

    You’ve all been warned.

    The election this November is so hugh and important, that all other “principled” thought should be out the window. The alternatives are totally unacceptable as far as the survival of this nation is concerned.

    • The Professor

      Rush Limbaugh EIB correction: West Coast: 0900-1200, East Coast: 1200-1500.

    • http://northwoodsmomblog.blogspot.com/ Tanya

      Professor, before I throw all my “principled” thoughts out the window, as you suggest, can you tell me which of the horrible things you mentioned will be changed by a Romney presidency?

    • http://Gunn Thomas

      To the “Professor: …. Who Writes: “….. the two major parties are what govern this nation, both legislatively as well as in the White House. The House sets the agenda, the Senate can approve or block said agenda. Then the President can sign off on it or use his veto power. It then takes a 2/3 majority in both Houses to over ride said veto. When one party has a super majority in both Houses as well as in the White House, the country can either move forward or fall backward…way backward. The later is what has been happening for the first two years of Obama’s term……”

      Obama has not sent this country backward ,……. but forward…..

      ….at least in terms of THEIR agenda, which is to destroy the Constitution, the Bill of (unalienable) RIGHTS, and to eradicate individualism and property rights..

      Interestingly, The Bush administration did exactly the same; with the passing of the unconstitutional “patriot act”. Any intelligent person who is paying attention, would conclude that both the Republicans, AND the Democrats, have THE SAME AGENDA. But the operative word there is INTELLIGENT”, so we forgive you for your inability to understand this. As such….

      Let me explain THIS to you again:…….

      I don’t know what you think you’re a professor of; but it certainly is not logic or common sense. First of all, your assertion is exactly the problem. The Two Major Parties are NOT SUPPOSED TO GOVERN this nation (OF SELF-GOVERNMENT)….they are supposed to REPRESENT the PEOPLE of this nation, while instead; they represent only special interests.

      The “House” is not charged with “setting the agenda” but FIRST AND FOREMOST, with “upholding and defending the Constutition”; while the people of this country SET THEIR OWN AGENDAS. I think you should try reading “The United States Constition”, as well as “The Oath Of Office”, that is taken by every member of Congress, the executive branch, and the judicial branch.

      This country was inteded to be “GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, and FOR the PEOPLE”….which it is NOT. Our “Houses of Congress”, Our White House, and our Supreme Court, have and continue to routinely IGNORE and VIOLATE the US Constitution, in DIRECT VIOLATION of their OATH’s of OFFICE.

      The governing “aristocracy” (as they see themselves) in this country; demonstrate nothing but disdain for our Consitution, and contempt for the concept of freedom for individuals in this country. That is what MUST BE CHANGED.

      LEADERS – are there to serve the people who have given them the reins of leadership. RULERS — are there to BE SERVED. It is very clear with which of these our current corrupt government has been populated.

      And Furthermore…..when the country “moves forward” in the WRONG DIRECTION; as it has been now for generations….. “FALLING BACKWARD” as you put it, is exactly what needs to happen. This country USED TO BE a free-market socio-economic model based upon property rights for individuals under a Constitutional Republic. Long ago, usurpers transformed it into a Corporate Socialist Oligarchy; with a puppet government that keeps the people subdued with propaganda, a currupt monetary system of debt-servitude, and a system of unfair taxation designed to ensure that self-reliance, living within one’s means, and real property ownership are an impossiblity.

      Your love-fest with the status-quo of both CORRUPT political parties, merely serves to perpetuate the degenerate and fraudulent intentions of the phony left-right paradigm. In REALITY, there is no real “two-party system” in America, it is ONE PARTY.

      In Public: RINOS and Demos express differences only on superficial issues; which are completely out of the scope of the proper role of the federal government. Behind closed doors, they are in collusion; to CONTROL every matter that effects all citizens’ rights to self-determination, their property rights, the soundness of our monetary system, and on foreign policy. So you are fundamentally wrong on this rather important fact. We have only the appearance of a two-party system; but are in fact RULED by a singular entity; whose sole intention is to perpetuate it’s POWER OVER the poeple; in order to RULE them, rather than REPRESENT them.

      The Democrats and Republicans are in collusion together; to enact the abovementioned scenario; solely to the detribment of the American public. If you cannot understand this reality; then you are as hopelessly deluded as the rest of the “SHEEPle” by the propagandist’s kool-aid spewed daily on your beloved media programs that you mention with such adulation. Some people here actually have a clue, and an ability for critical thinking; and as such can see through the fraud that is our Federal Government and the media which controls it. It’s rather clear that absent of this ability, you simply contiue to regurgitate the same blather that your are fed by CNN, FAUX news, and their ilk.

      With All due respect; we don’t need for you to repeat to us the same nonsense that we hear continuously on the media outlets which are already owned and controlled by the same corrupt, monopistic, Corporate Socialists that also control this country’s politicians. We can hear that crap simply by turning on the TV or the radio to hear the latest blurb from Obama’s teleprompter. So if you have nothing intelligent or meaningful to say; that actually requires some critical thought; then please shut up and stop wasting our time.

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