"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Free Ron Paul!

Free Ron Paul to have a clear, unfettered run to the White House.

By all accounts the US msm has been very derogatory about Paul and haven't given equal billing or air-time to his views, even though he's supported by a large swathe of Americans. We find the same over here.

He doesn't have gigantic amounts of corporate cash paid into his campaign fund and he doesn't rely on vested interests to scratch his back all the way into the White House: he relies on individual donations from ordinary people to fund his campaign. Watch the video and you'll see why he appeals so much - and why he's being blocked. I wonder how many other 'Ron Paul's' there are waiting to break through?



This also begs the question of the way we fund political parties here. I'm certainly in favour of open primaries and candidates raising cash by their own efforts and the appeal of their policies. The funding of Parties by corporate vested interests or Union vested interests isn't the right way to do things - and neither is state funding. I don't see why I should be forced to pay towards the electioneering & sustenance of a Party with whose policies I disagree. Like funding for charities and overseas aid, it should be a free choice for each individual.

Cameron, of course, was all in favour of open primaries and said they were the way forward for a more open & transparent British politics. That was until the first ever OP threw up a candidate he didn't like. Needless to say, OPs are now off the Conservative agenda.

4 comments:

  1. They can't possibly let him have a free run because he's not in the pocket and can't be controlled by the CFR, TLC etc.

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  2. Exactly so, James. The mountain just keeps getting higher.

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  3. I'd vote for Ron Paul or Michele Bachmann. Everyone else is a bore and a brief interlude to America's march to socialism/communism.

    So, from our founding documents:
    . . whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive to these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government.

    We are past this point now, and how exactly will this happen, when 50% of the people don't pay taxes and are in the back pocket or more like the rear crotch area of the democratic/communist party?

    Michel and Ron are the only ones I've heard about rolling back the liberal democrat communist agenda.

    If anyone doesn't think it affects them in England or some other country, think again. America contributes greatly to innovation and defense from evil, not a trivial matter.

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  4. We're in the same holed boat, Kid. My heart sank when Obama was elected because I knew then that America was lost too. America & Britain both need strong leaders now and we're just not getting them. Fingers crossed for 2012 - if Paul survives that long.

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