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FrankRep
10-10-2008, 02:58 PM
B.J. Lawson - The Next Ron Paul?

Jim Capo (The John Birch Society (http://www.jbs.org/))
10 October 2008

B.J. Lawson Campaign sets record for most money ever raised in single day by a candidate for U.S. Congress in North Carolina.

Within perhaps single digit striking distance of unseating a 10-term incumbent Congressman, first time Congressional candidate B.J. Lawson raised the stakes significantly in his race this Tuesday by raising over $180,000 for his campaign with an on-line fundraiser. The Lawson for Congress campaign, which had raised about $240,000 in total going into last week, has now picked up an additional $230,000. That came after Congressman Ron Paul asked his supporters to hold a money bomb thing for Lawson who, like Paul, is a graduate of Duke Medical School.

Lawson's opponent is Congressman David Price. In previous campaigns, Price won handily, and this year donated the lion's share of his re-election campaign funds to the Democratic National Committee. That must have seemed like a good idea at that time.

Now, the taken by surprise Price is faced with having to deal with a well funded, well spoken and well liked opponent heading into an election. And that election will be held just weeks after Price ignored the clamoring voices of his constituents and voted for the Wall Street bailout bill. No incumbent, who has gone along with the program while the seeds of our financial destruction were sown, has a safe seat this November.

The long-standing position of The John Birch Society has been that our Congress and our country can be taken back if the right caliber of people are elevated by the electorate to positions of true public service in Congress. It is to be hoped that Lawson will, if he wins the election, join others in Congress and work to return the nation to the Constitution. But that restoration depends on hard work by citizens. Leaders in Congress do not just appear out of thin air like Federal Reserve notes. Someone has to educate them and their constituents. This role is played by the members of The John Birch Society. Join this vital work. Click here (http://www.shopjbs.org/magento/index.php/jbs-membership/membership.html) and here (http://www.jbs.org/index.php/component/user/?task=register).


SOURCE:
http://www.jbs.org/index.php/jbs-news-feed/3419

torchbearer
10-10-2008, 02:59 PM
Go Lawson!

FrankRep
10-10-2008, 03:09 PM
Digg it:
http://digg.com/political_opinion/B_J_Lawson_The_Next_Ron_Paul?OTC-fft-8

yongrel
10-10-2008, 03:15 PM
Woot!

UnReconstructed
10-10-2008, 06:04 PM
like lawson
don't care for jbs

heavenlyboy34
10-10-2008, 06:44 PM
don't care for jbs

May I ask why? I don't really know anything about them(jbs). :confused:

UnReconstructed
10-10-2008, 07:12 PM
I don't like the propaganda they put out about voluntarism. They make it seem like everyone would just turn in to monkeys running loose in the streets.

They take a minarchist stand and I don't believe that people need other people to decide what is right and what is wrong. The only authority people have over other people is either contractual or through force. I disagree with the force. There are only two real laws, harm no person and harm no one's property. I also believe that everything should be decentralized.

There is also a JBS chapter (I assume that's what they call them) about 2 hours south of me... and they're typical white trash. This particular group is anyway.

FrankRep
10-10-2008, 10:46 PM
I don't like the propaganda they put out about voluntarism. They make it seem like everyone would just turn in to monkeys running loose in the streets.

Can you give examples of what you are talking about.



They take a minarchist stand and I don't believe that people need other people to decide what is right and what is wrong. The only authority people have over other people is either contractual or through force. I disagree with the force. There are only two real laws, harm no person and harm no one's property. I also believe that everything should be decentralized.

The JBS believes that man-made moral standards are too unstable because of our selfish and fallen nature, thus rely of God's laws written in the Judeo-Christian Bible. God's laws are solid, stable, and constant. The JBS believes our rights come from God and not from the Government.



There is also a JBS chapter (I assume that's what they call them) about 2 hours south of me... and they're typical white trash. This particular group is anyway.

The JBS views racism as immoral and anti-Christian. The JBS chapter near you doesn't represent the values and good moral character the JBS endorses.

Printo
10-20-2008, 12:50 PM
He can be the next Ron Paul but he needs to get elected first.

revolutionman
10-20-2008, 03:23 PM
Can you give examples of what you are talking about.




The JBS believes that man-made moral standards are too unstable because of our selfish and fallen nature, thus rely of God's laws written in the Judeo-Christian Bible. God's laws are solid, stable, and constant. The JBS believes our rights come from God and not from the Government.




The JBS views racism as immoral and anti-Christian. The JBS chapter near you doesn't represent the values and good moral character the JBS endorses.

being white trash doesn't make them racist. indeed some times white trash is more racially tolerant. Their station in society, poor and lower middle class, gives them more occassion to actually know, work with, live near, and fraternize with more minorities. Well such is the case in metropolitan areas anyhow, I'm not sure how it may work in rural communities. they have more opportunities to interact with minorities and so are far less likely to buy into racial stereotypes. The yuppies who have only delt with minorities in passing, and those snot nosed liberals who thinks they understand minorities because they took a college course one semester about Civil Rights, those people are far more likely to harbor racism, if only for a lack of genuine understanding. Ironically racism seems to work in reverse with minorities, the poorer they are, the more likely they are to be racist, but still the root is that lack of understanding and exposure to people of other races and cultures.

Establish common ground with an aquaintence of another race and watch tension fade.

This is so off topic anyway though.

I'm weary of any and all things that mix religion and political pholosophy. Its one thing in my mind to say "One nation, under God..." than it is to say "One nation, under Jesus Christ". the first is ambiguous, most humans believe in some sort of God. The second is too specific and exclusionary toward those good many people who do not believe in Christ.

I'm willing to allow the atheists to frustrate themselves with their science and logic, but I don't like the idea of alienating my Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish and etc bretheren to be alienated because people wanna use the political stage to proselytise for their church. some of which are so ridiculous and loaded with hypocrisy that it feels like they want to be persecuted for their beliefs.

Xenophage
10-20-2008, 03:51 PM
The JBS believes that man-made moral standards are too unstable because of our selfish and fallen nature, thus rely of God's laws written in the Judeo-Christian Bible. God's laws are solid, stable, and constant. The JBS believes our rights come from God and not from the Government.


Rights cannot be "given." They don't come from God or the government. They don't grow out of our asses, either. The idea of a "right" is an entirely social construct that only makes sense from within a societal frame of reference. A right defines the nature and extent of your freedom to act within any given society.

Why do we have rights? We only have them if we're rational; e.g., if we are capable of understanding why our own freedom of action (and by extension our freedom of thought) is necessary to our survival. If you agree that this freedom is necessary (another topic altogether), then you recognize the value and importance of living in a society that protects your rights rather than tramples them - and this is why you then respect the rights of others around you.

The idea that you only respect the rights of other people around because you are commanded to do so by god is anathema to the moral nature of rights in the first place. Nothing outside the realm of personal choice can be considered having anything to do with morality. What is moral is what is chosen, not what is commanded.

FrankRep
10-21-2008, 06:49 AM
Rights cannot be "given." They don't come from God or the government. They don't grow out of our asses, either. The idea of a "right" is an entirely social construct that only makes sense from within a societal frame of reference. A right defines the nature and extent of your freedom to act within any given society.

Why do we have rights? We only have them if we're rational; e.g., if we are capable of understanding why our own freedom of action (and by extension our freedom of thought) is necessary to our survival. If you agree that this freedom is necessary (another topic altogether), then you recognize the value and importance of living in a society that protects your rights rather than tramples them - and this is why you then respect the rights of others around you.

The idea that you only respect the rights of other people around because you are commanded to do so by god is anathema to the moral nature of rights in the first place. Nothing outside the realm of personal choice can be considered having anything to do with morality. What is moral is what is chosen, not what is commanded.


Are you saying Rights don't exist or that God doesn't exist?