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1000-points-of-fright
01-12-2008, 05:08 PM
Looks good from the previews.

http://www.hbo.com/films/johnadams/index.html

Victor
01-12-2008, 05:51 PM
Perhaps this will wake up the Americans. ;)

cindy25
01-12-2008, 10:28 PM
they won't watch it, and if they did wouldn't understand it. you don't realize how dumb the average voter is.

Cowlesy
01-12-2008, 10:51 PM
John Adams was all about big government as I recall from my little bit of American History. He and Hamilton were the opposites of Madison and Jefferson. Adams and Hamilton believed our rights were derived from the consent of the governed -- meaning as long as there was consensus we could allow one another to have freedom. As I recall Jefferson, much like Ron Paul, believed our liberties came from our rights given to us by our creator, not by the government.

lbadragan
01-12-2008, 11:10 PM
Adams had his good and his bad moments. On the bad side he launched a fierce attack against free speech when he pushed for the law that jailed journalists. On the good side, he risked his life to be part of the revolution and he sacrificed another 4 years as president in order to keep us out of a European war while the nation and Thomas Jefferson himself was beating the war drums. Adams is not my favorite president, but he has alot to be praised for.

Compulsive1
01-13-2008, 01:17 AM
Can we somehow see if Tom Hanks would be up for a Ron Paul endorsement? A passionate speech from Tom Hanks- a celebrity with probably the best positives of them all would do us as much good as Oprah's endorsement of Obama.
Tom Hanks seems like a reasonable and well educated/aware dude. Please somebody write an open letter to Tom Hanks and hopefully it will make its way to Tom through the magic of internet tubes.