Tom in CAAt the end of the Clinton presidency we had a surplus. What did
Bush do with it?Instead of investing it in promoting a vibrant consuming
middle class he gave it to a wealth hoarding top 5%. Look to the end of his
presidency for the fruits of his policies.
We need to give up on Afghanistan. They will never be (nor do they want to be)a
democracy. They are tribal. Within 5 yrs. Iraq will be back to doing the same
things they did 10 yrs. ago.We can NO LONGER afford to be the worlds
policeman. The europeans and china contribute very little to our campaign to
"keep oil flowing" to the rest of the world. Why should they when we
will do it for them?Pull troops out of Europe also. If they don't want to
defend themselves now (60 yrs. after WWII)when will they?The Federal
Reserve bank is nothing but a "slush fund" being used to prop up the
european currencies, it needs to go also.I'm a conservative and I
would vote WHOLEHEARTEDLY for Ron Paul.
"How long will the Republicans keep trying to convince the American people
that the key to our well being is no taxes for the wealthy and no regulations?
How stupid do they think we are?"FDRfan:How is your
Democrat's tax, spend, and grow government been working for you lately? It is a course to no where.
We remain in Afghanistan because of politics. If President Obama withdraws,
Republicans will jump on the airways to criticize him. If a Republican
president withdraws, Democrats would line up to criticize.We would
have to withdraw as a nation, united as one. The question is, which Republican
has enough respect from his own party that he could stand up with President
Obama and announce our departure without Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh going
off on them?
I wonder how the generals would prioritize "their wars" if they knew
there was a finite pot of money to draw from. Would they pull back
faster from some places like Afghanistan if they knew the "bank
account" is closed to new money?Shouldn't the President and
Congress just make a decision about how much the country can afford to fight
these wars and then just stop at that limit?Republicans say we are
broke--therefore we shouldn't be fighting any wars and should bring all troops
home from across the world and use them for our domestic needs while phasing out
the excess troops not needed.Oh wait, Republican leaders don't want
that--the military industrial complex would be unhappy and not send money their
Agree with Paul on this issue -
These wars are funded by the world banks, and it is their intention to protract
the wars as long as possible, because they the bankers stand to profit from
them. They serve no other purpose. Pull out, come home, and protect our
Stephen Covey has a story where a true leader climbs the tallest tree,
reassesses, and then communicates the difficult, but important message
"Wrong jungle!"There is no mythical, all-knowing,
completely un-impassioned Intelligence or Defense agency with a perfect
understanding of the world and every consequence of U.S. actions. If there was,
we could have prevented 9/11. Instead we have real people doing their best with
the intelligence and mandates given them. And there is constant disagreement in
those departments.Our most capable military leaders will do
everything in their power to fulfill those mandates. Congress and the President
should reassess those mandates and ask the hard questions. Are we fighting a
defensive war? Are we doing more good than harm? Do we have reasonable
objectives to work towards?We need a President and a Congress
willing to ask the hard questions and do better for our brave men and women in
uniform willing to give their all to defend our nation. Ron Paul is willing to
do this. That is a pretty strong endorsement.In a - perhaps not
unrelated - other note, Congressman Paul was the only candidate up there with
actual military service and experience.
Ron Paul vs Barack Obama???? Neither one will fix the current problems of this
country as it continues in its tail spin!!
It's great to see the Deseret News mention Ron Paul in their coverage. He's the
man Utah (and the nation) should love, with his respect for the Constitution and
stance to get us back under its provisions, from which we have strayed so far.
It is the nature and disposition of almost all men that when they get a little
authority they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion . . .
hence the Constitution, to bind them down and limit their power. The problem is
that for decades now, politicians have been openly disregarding the
Constitution, such as Obama being elected even though he is not a natural born
citizen; and look at all those who look the other way and call people names who
point such things out. Ron Paul sincerely stands true to the Constitution and
has been its primary advocate in the Halls of Congress. Romney, on the other
hand, is an establishment Republican (status quo, disregarding the
Constitution), and actually on the liberal end of the spectrum. His Romney Care
was the model for Obama Care, which is anti medical freedom.
Those who think Ron Paul "clueless", have been either brainwashed by
the media, or absent from society.Ron Paul has demonstrated his
commitments to this country by his votes in the House of Representatives, he has
been consistent in his views (no flip-flops)and is certainly better, ethically,
to lead this country than others I see on the horizon - including Romney.We should be planning the exodus from Iraq and Afganistan ASAP and we
should curtail the printing of money by the Federal Reserve before they bankrupt
I supported the invasion of Afghanistan when we went in but I thought it should
have been done with a Declaration of War from Congress. At this point the war
is "mission accomplished" and we are now attempting nation building,
spending $billions that we don't have while we wonder what to do about our
tremendous, never before seen by any country, debt. I agree with Ron Paul. If
the Republicans run another RINO imperialist that loves state run health care I
will write in Ron Paul or Gary Johnson. When you are on the road to ruin it
won't matter who is driving, only the direction matters. Paul or Johnson will
change that direction.
We are not going to win in Afghanistan. We will continue to fire 30,000 dollar
missles at 500 dollar snipers, until they run out of soldiers, or we run out of
money. Guess who is winning? And their leaders will continue taking our bribe
money as long as we keep shoveling it (and think of earth-mover buckets) out.
Romney's the one who dosn't have a clue, want more of the same?, just vote for
Romney, the Mass. govenor who gave us Romney care the template for Obamacare the
largest one time socialist program since social security was forced on us by the
liberal socialist FDR. These unconstitutional undeclaired wars fought by proxy
for the U.N. are unsustainable, especialy by a country that has been bankrupted
by its central bankers know as the federal reserve system, wake up smell the
coffee join us in the real world, the United States is bankrupt and will soon
have to pay the piper unless we get real leadership not more lip service by the
likes of insider Romney or Huntsman, Ron Paul the only real choice.
Lets fight a war and get out.
Ron Paul is just plain clueless.
Ron Paul has some great ideas, he has his voters who are very loyal, but unless
it is him against Obama, he will never appeal to most others.
This is why we have had so much trouble since Vietnam. Presidents should not be
telling generals what to do or how to fight a war. The President and Congress
may get us into a war, but then turn the generals lose to win!
If Romney gets my vote he will have to clash with Paul on several other views.
The Federal Reserve System is a sensible approach to our economy. The major
cause of the sustained Great Depression was lack of money. Gold was being
hoarded and the gold based dollar needed to be discarded. How long will the
Republicans keep trying to convince the American people that the key to our well
being is no taxes for the wealthy and no regulations? How stupid do they think
On Fox News, they are reporting that the National Journal Political Insiders
Poll suggests that Mitt Romney won the debate.Romney is the best
debater, the best fund raiser, has the strongest grass roots structure, has a
clear message, and clearly is the man to help turn around the economy and
I agree, we need to get out asap.To date we have spent
1,206,960,000,000 on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.Yes that is
trillion.Keep in mind this money is borrowed from China, still a
Communist nation, with the interest acrewing daily.It is total
insanity!The military complex corporations have made enough money.
Our country will economally collapse under this debt.Enough is
At the end of the day the President calls the shots. With that said I don't want
my President ignoring at every turn the advice of the men on the ground. If you
talked to them they would probably say that they are fighting a restricted war
and if we are going to be there then tell the Pakistanis that the US military is
coming after anyone who goes back across the border into Pakistan. Allow them to
do what they are trained to do. Take the fight to those who bring harm to
Americans. That means Mullah Omar.
The enemy in Afghan is real......Paul hasn't a clue....he would however make a
nice Senate Majority Leader....
Ro Paul is right on that one............