• garyallen59

    by Published on 08-10-2015 11:00 AM

    Don’t Fall for a Fake Conservative
    By Senator Rand Paul - August 9, 2015

    I ran for office because I was tired of being misled by Republicans who promised conservative government and gave us bank bailouts and more debt. The Wall Street bankers got richer and the American taxpayer got poorer.

    The Tea Party erupted over dissatisfaction with false conservatives. It amazes me that anyone in the Tea Party movement could possibly consider Clinton/Reid/Pelosi supporter Donald Trump for President.

    I honestly have no idea what Mr. Trump’s real philosophy is. He was liberal before he was conservative, and has openly professed for decades that his views are those of a Democrat.

    In 1990, he said if he ever ran for office, he’d do better as a Democrat. He became an independent briefly in 1999 before he switched back to registering as a Democrat. In 2004, he identified more of his beliefs as those of a Democrat, especially on economic policy, stating on CNN that“it just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats than the Republicans.” He only registered as a Republican in 2009 before dropping the party again in 2011, only to re-register in 2012.

    This is a guy who said in 1999 that he was a strong supporter of the United Nations. He was for partial birth abortion before he was against it. He lavished praise on the bank bailouts. He was for Obamacare before he was against it and has said he’s “liberal on health care.”

    In the debate, I reminded Trump that conservatives in the GOP have spent decades opposing a single-payer system like the socialized medicine of Canada and England. He responded that I hadn’t heard his answer. The problem is, I had heard his answer and, like many of his answers, it made absolutely no sense. What I heard was that he was once for a single-payer system—today, he’s against Obamacare but still kind of likes the concept of single-payer and isn’t sure it works.

    No conservative in America supports a single-payer government-run healthcare system, and yet around 25 percent of Republicans seem to favor Trump. How can this be possible? How can a quarter of the GOP support a guy who was a Republican, then an Independent, then a Democrat, and then a Republican again?

    Are conservatives really willing to gamble about what Donald Trump really believes in?

    It is refreshing to hear someone speak truth to power, to transcend Washington-speak, and cut through the staidness of our politically correct world but not when it is all blather, non-sequitur, and self-aggrandizing bombast.

    Donald Trump is showing he isn’t suited to lead the country, and I think we all need to discuss why.

    Frankly, it sounds too much like he is someone used to bullying to get his way. What do you do to a bully? You stand up to him. That’s what I did on the debate stage, and I was the only one.

    The only one to tell Donald Trump that if he is willing to possibly give the election to Hillary, he shouldn’t be on the stage. That should be our first and uniting principle.

    We don’t need a bully, and we don’t need another President who thinks he is King. We certainly don’t need someone who has driven his companies into bankruptcy four times yet smugly tells us he uses our nation’s Chapter 11 laws to his own personal advantage. All well and good for him – but what of the creditors and vendors he defaulted on?

    Voters are hungry for a plain-spoken critique of Washington. But I’m unsure how credible that voice is when it comes from the consummate insider, a man who buys and sells politicians like he does Lamborghinis.

    Trump has paid over 1.5 million dollars to politicians from both sides of the aisle, from Harry Reid to Rahm Emanuel to Jeb Bush. The majority of his donations were to Democrats until a few years ago when he began thinking more seriously of making a play for the Republican nomination.

    (For the record, Donald Trump has NEVER donated to any of my political campaigns, perhaps because he knows I can’t be bought. He has donated to an eye institute that sponsored the medical mission I took to Guatemala where the funding was directly spent on our surgical work restoring sight to over 200 men and women.)

    He has, however, put a significant down payment on Hillary Clinton—at least a $100,000 investment in the Clinton “Foundation” in addition to repeated donations to her campaigns—and acknowledges he spoke to Bill Clinton before he decided to pursue the Republican nomination. What kind of access was he purchasing?

    I asked him in the debate why he’s hedging his bets. If he doesn’t win the GOP nomination will he support Clinton? Will he run as a third party candidate? Ross Perot gave us Bill Clinton. Will Trump give us Hillary Clinton?

    Why give so much money to both sides?

    That’s the problem with the system. Big Government and Big Business get in bed together, and the ordinary taxpayer ends up with the short end of the stick while our country is driven deeper into debt.

    I for one don’t think you should run for President if you believe what Trump says about money in politics: “When you give, they do whatever the hell you want them to do.”

    Isn’t this buying and selling what’s wrong with Washington?

    Bill Clinton is under fire for accepting donations and high speaking fees from foreign governments while Hillary served as Secretary of State. I think it’s despicable that politicians like Hillary sell access. But isn’t it equally despicable for people like Trump to buy access?

    It makes me sad to think that Tea Party awakening could be hijacked or hoodwinked by a guy who supported the bank bailouts, supported Obamacare, and continues to support the Clintons.

    I was there at the first Tea Party in 2007 and I’ll be damned if I’m going to stand passively by and watch the movement destroyed by a fake conservative.

    I will stand up to anyone, Republican or Democrat, who tries to use government as their own personal piggy bank and I won’t be bought or sold.

    I will run this race on issues important to the American people. Unlike Trump, I have serious, specific proposals for the largest tax cut in American history and a five-year balanced budget. I offer real solutions to defeat the Washington Machine like ending corporate welfare, term limits and forcing Congress to read the bills.

    We owe the American people substantive answers like that, not bluster and bombast. I plan to stand up to anyone who doesn’t have the temperament or ideas to be President. Maybe it’s time for the GOP voters to tell Mr. Trump he’s fired so we can find a serious candidate who will bring real change.
    ...
    http://journal.ijreview.com/2015/08/...-conservative/
    by Published on 05-13-2015 01:25 PM

    Kelley Paul talks with Abby Huntsman on NBCs Two Spoons. Kelley Paul speaks about what Rand Paul is really like and how the misconceptions are completely not true. She talks about her biggest concerns about her husband's presidential campaign. Kelley Paul's book "True and Constant Friends" was just recently released and is in bookstores today.

  • Activism News & Discussion

    osan

    WV Bill Proposes to Nullify Fed Gun Laws...

    Thread Starter: osan

    http://www.wnd.com/2018/01/1-state-aims-to-be-sanctuary-state-for-gun-rights/ A West Virginia lawmaker has introduced a bill to the state House that would outlaw enforcement of current and future gun-control laws that violate the U.S. or state constitutions. House Bill 2138, introduced by Republican Del. Pat McGeehan, would effectively nullify all federal gun control within the state’s...

    Last Post By: Swordsmyth Today, 04:21 PM Go to last post
  • Ron Paul & Rand Paul: News & Discussion

    nikcers

    [Video] Rand no on Budget 1/18/18 Fox

    Thread Starter: nikcers

    Last Post By: Brian4Liberty Today, 04:41 PM Go to last post
    Brian4Liberty

    More US Bases In Syria...Why Not Come Home?

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    More US Bases In Syria...Why Not Come Home?

    Last Post By: The Rebel Poet Today, 02:40 PM Go to last post
    ChristianAnarchist

    Nonsense article claims Russians helped Ron in 2008

    Thread Starter: ChristianAnarchist

    What a literal crock of sheit! Claiming Russian involvement in everything 2008 from the money bombs to the blimp (and Adam Kokesh!) These fools really make me angry... http://archive.is/T9uAU

    Last Post By: oyarde Today, 09:02 AM Go to last post
    DamianTV

    Ron Paul: Earmarks Are Not the Problem

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2018/january/15/earmarks-are-not-the-problem/

    Last Post By: Ender Yesterday, 03:17 PM Go to last post
    DamianTV

    Ron Paul: Trump To Embrace Nuclear First Strike - Video

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    Ron Paul: Trump To Embrace Nuclear First Strike http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2018/january/16/trump-to-embrace-nuclear-first-strike/ Title is a little misleading, Ron talks about Nuclear Policies and modernizing our current arsenal. Title itself is what was put on the Ron Paul Institute site, so Im not trying to change things to create fear, or say Ron Paul is...

    Last Post By: Influenza Yesterday, 10:14 AM Go to last post
    Valli6

    Rand Paul, others, LIVE on C-span talking about FISA filibuster

    Thread Starter: Valli6

    Rand Paul and other senators talking about FISA - just started a few minutes ago. https://www.c-span.org/video/?439844-1/senators-wyden-paul-speak-reporters-fisa-reauthorization&live

    Last Post By: nikcers 01-16-2018, 08:48 PM Go to last post
  • General News & Politics

    Anti Federalist

    Why is liberal California the poverty capital of America?

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    Why is liberal California the poverty capital of America? http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-jackson-california-poverty-20180114-story.html Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico, or West Virginia, but California, where nearly one out of five residents is poor. That’s according to the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure,...

    Last Post By: DamianTV Today, 05:23 PM Go to last post
    kpitcher

    Girther movement after Trump weighs in at 239

    Thread Starter: kpitcher

    Trump scored a 30/30 on a cognitive test and weighed in at 239 at his yearly checkup. This has led to a #Girther movement on twitter. I'm with the surprised crowd here, 239 just seems too low as he's a big guy. https://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2018/01/16/donald-trump-height-weight-tim-tebow-mike-trout Sure professional athletes with muscle mass could weigh the same as someone...

    Last Post By: lilymc Today, 05:20 PM Go to last post
    DamianTV

    Science Panel Backs Lower Drunken Driving Threshold

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Science-panel-backs-lower-drunken-driving-threshold-469896533.html Full article at link. --- Yeah, cuz tightening the noose always nets more scofflaws, which means more money via fines on YOU.

    Last Post By: phill4paul Today, 05:18 PM Go to last post
    acptulsa

    Intercity Passenger Rail

    Thread Starter: acptulsa

    This has been covered on this forum before, but buried in a Hot Topics thread about a thousand pages long which seems to be no longer in the archives. So, since it does keep coming up, and since Obama likes it so much, the TSA sucks and we really should find less fuel-dependent ways to do things, I want to reprise it. Once upon a time, there was a thing called the Interstate Commerce...

    Last Post By: nikcers Today, 05:01 PM Go to last post
    enhanced_deficit

    "Shutdown is the new 's-word' ", gov shutdown looms as deadline is only 4 days away

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

    Seems that use of words like s-word and i-word have gone almost mainstream in US political culture of late. The Note: Shutdown is the new 's-word' as blame game begins Jan 16, 2018, 6:17 AM ET This week’s “s-word” is shutdown. The details of the expletive that still appears very likely to have been spoken by President Donald Trump don’t matter in the bigger picture. Neither do the...

    Last Post By: Swordsmyth Today, 04:46 PM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    Was This Kelly's "Bannon Moment"?

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    The Washington Post shocked readers on Wednesday when it reported that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told the Congressional Hispanic Caucus during a visit to the Hill that President Donald Trump’s initial vision for the southern border wall was "ill-informed." But anybody who assumed WaPo was distorting Kelly's remarks, or taking them out of context, was swiftly disabused of that...

    Last Post By: kpitcher Today, 04:33 PM Go to last post
    timosman

    Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries in Oval Office meeting

    Thread Starter: timosman

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-attacks-protections-for-immigrants-from-$#@!hole-countries-in-oval-office-meeting/2018/01/11/bfc0725c-f711-11e7-91af-31ac729add94_story.html

    Last Post By: timosman Today, 03:51 PM Go to last post
    johnwk

    DOJ may grow a spine and arrest sanctuary city elected political hacks.

    Thread Starter: johnwk

    See: DOJ Considering Arresting Sanctuary City Politicians January, 2018 ”The Department of Justice is considering subjecting state and local officials to criminal charges if they implement or enforce so-called sanctuary policies that bar jurisdictions from cooperating with immigration authorities. Immigration advocates argue such a move would be illegal.” The irrefutable fact is, federal...

    Last Post By: johnwk Today, 03:33 PM Go to last post
    Anti Federalist

    Adam Kokesh arrested in Texas

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    Today Adam Kokesh Filed Papers Seeking the Libertarian Presidential Nomination. Then He Was Arrested on Drug Charges. http://reason.com/blog/2018/01/16/adam-kokesh-arrested-on-drug-charges-wit Brian Doherty|Jan. 16, 2018 8:55 pm Adam Kokesh, longtime anarcho-libertarian activist who first came to public prominence with Iraq Veterans Against the War in 2007 and was later a big Ron Paul...

    Last Post By: dannno Today, 03:14 PM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    Bannon refuses to comply with House subpoena

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon declined on Tuesday to comply with a subpoena ordering him to answer questions from a U.S. House intelligence panel about his time at the White House as part of its investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. election. After Bannon initially refused to answer questions about the matter, Devin Nunes, the...

    Last Post By: goldenequity Today, 03:09 PM Go to last post
  • Gold Chart

    [Most Recent Quotes from www.kitco.com]
  • Silver Chart

  • Economics News & Discussion

    Anti Federalist

    Apple to invest $350 B in US, "repatriate" $200 B, creating 20,000 new jobs

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    Just the proper rhetoric can influence business decisions. Apple Announces $350 Billion Investment in US Economy, 20,000 New Jobs http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/01/17/apple-announces-350-billion-investment-into-us-economy-20000-new-jobs/ Tim Cook The Associated Press

    Last Post By: Anti Federalist Today, 01:59 PM Go to last post
    anaconda

    Bitcoin Cracks $5000

    Thread Starter: anaconda

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/cbovaird/2017/09/01/bitcoin-price-tops-5000-as-cryptocurrencies-march-higher/#6d8dc42a5a8e

    Last Post By: seapilot Yesterday, 10:07 PM Go to last post
    DamianTV

    Walmart Closing Dozens Of Sam's Club, Firing Thousands On Same Day It Raised Minimum Wage

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    Walmart Abruptly Closing Dozens Of Sam's Club Stores, Firing Thousands On Same Day It Raised Minimum Wages (Title was truncated) https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-11/walmart-abruptly-closing-hundreds-sams-club-stores-same-day-it-raised-wages Full article on link. --- What is a person to do in this type of situation? Most of the good jobs are gone. Getting a college education...

    Last Post By: LibForestPaul Yesterday, 06:13 PM Go to last post
    ChooseLiberty

    Market Crash Looming

    Thread Starter: ChooseLiberty

    Wuh Woh It's October, time for a crash. It's not that easy is it? Is it? http://www.safehaven.com/article-14697.htm

    Last Post By: devil21 Yesterday, 05:24 PM Go to last post
    Anti Federalist

    US set to become world's #1 oil producer in 2018-2019

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    Drill baby drill. And when I was a teenager, the "settled science" said oil would be gone for all intents and purposes by 2000. U.S. oil industry set to break record, upend global trade https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-oil-record-shale-analysis/u-s-oil-industry-set-to-break-record-upend-global-trade-idUSKBN1F50HV

    Last Post By: oyarde Yesterday, 07:35 AM Go to last post
    heavenlyboy34

    Now that BTC is a taxable asset, what's the advantage of it?

    Thread Starter: heavenlyboy34

    So you can't really go off-grid with it. What's it really good for other than diversification? :confused: Thnx. https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2018/01/09/what-you-need-to-know-about-taxes-cryptocurrency/#f28e7a7605fa Cryptocurrency is riding high these days. But even as more investors are taking a chance on new currencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple, many are still...

    Last Post By: devil21 Yesterday, 02:14 AM Go to last post
  • Bitcoin Chart

  • Living Free and Healthy

    donnay

    How Dangerous Is Fluoride To Your Health?

    Thread Starter: donnay

    How Dangerous Is Fluoride To Your Health? Fluorine is an element. It is a gas, never occurring in its free state. In microscopic amounts complexed with other minerals, it is often listed as a trace mineral, a nutrient for human nutrition. The fluoride added to 90% of drinking water is hydrofluoric acid which is a compound of fluorine that is a chemical byproduct of aluminum, steel,...

    Last Post By: Zippyjuan Today, 03:57 PM Go to last post
    luctor-et-emergo

    I am building a wood fired (pizza) oven.

    Thread Starter: luctor-et-emergo

    I have been making pizza's weekly for over a decade. It all started when I was in Southern France and had the best pizza ever. We returned there a few years in a row so I have had a good sample of them... They were really good. I've been trying to make the same pizza's but I always lacked one thing, a wood fired oven. I can make pretty nice pizza's using a pizza stone in an electric oven but it...

    Last Post By: loveshiscountry Yesterday, 04:30 PM Go to last post
    Intoxiklown

    Flu season VERY volatile this year

    Thread Starter: Intoxiklown

    Posting this as somewhat of a "FYI" for all my liberty cousins here. If you're not aware, the flu season this year has been a very bad one. So everyone should be very mindful of steps to avoid exposure as best they can. This isn't about trying to start a debate between pro-flu shot people and anti-flu shot people. If you don't believe in the flu shot being effective, be sure you're pumping...

    Last Post By: donnay 01-16-2018, 01:48 PM Go to last post
    Anti Federalist

    FL - Six year old boy dies of rabies from infected bat

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    Any contact with a wild mammal that breaks the skin, and you should seek rabies treatment right away. Once symptoms start, it is too late, and for all intents and purposes, 100 percent fatal. Eustis boy reportedly dies at Orlando hospital after contracting rabies http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/orange/os-rabies-death-ryker-roque-20180115-story.html A 6-year-old boy in Lake...

    Last Post By: Swordsmyth 01-16-2018, 01:07 PM Go to last post
    donnay

    Turmeric Uses and Benefits as a Medicinal Herb

    Thread Starter: donnay

    https://www.herbal-supplement-resource.com/turmeric-benefits.html

    Last Post By: Sola_Fide 01-15-2018, 06:16 PM Go to last post
    donnay

    Fire Cider ~ Good for cold and flu season

    Thread Starter: donnay

    Fire Cider ~ Good for cold and flu season. I just made a batch of this and wanted to share the recipe gearing up for the winter ahead. Fire Cider ½ cup grated fresh horseradish root ½ cup or more fresh chopped onions ¼ cup or more chopped garlic ¼ cup or more grated ginger Chopped fresh or dried cayenne pepper ‘to taste’. Can be whole or powdered. ‘ To Taste’ means...

    Last Post By: donnay 01-15-2018, 05:46 PM Go to last post
  • Education & Thought Power

    Meritocrat

    Jordan Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

    Thread Starter: Meritocrat

    This is an advanced review of Jordan Peterson's upcoming book: https://simplicityandpurity.wordpress.com/2018/01/03/the-last-professor/

    Last Post By: angelatc Today, 11:36 AM Go to last post
    Anti Federalist

    What’s the Cure for Ailing Nations? More Kings and Queens, Monarchists Say

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    What’s the Cure for Ailing Nations? More Kings and Queens, Monarchists Say https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/06/world/europe/monarchy-us-advantage.html By LESLIE WAYNE JAN. 6, 2018 OXFORD, England — From the comfort of his country estate in Oxford, a distant relative of the Russian literary giant Tolstoy says he has the perfect solution for what ails the United States. America, he...

    Last Post By: Swordsmyth Today, 12:44 AM Go to last post
    cajuncocoa

    Give me your best arguments against communism

    Thread Starter: cajuncocoa

    //

    Last Post By: timosman Today, 12:19 AM Go to last post
    timosman

    Postmodernism and Cultural Marxism | Jordan B Peterson

    Thread Starter: timosman

    Last Post By: timosman Today, 12:14 AM Go to last post
    Brian4Liberty

    Meet The Southern Poverty Law Center

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    Meet The Southern Poverty Law Center

    Last Post By: AZJoe Yesterday, 09:12 PM Go to last post
    LibForestPaul

    Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc

    Thread Starter: LibForestPaul

    5-4 ruling, and electronic mfgs were off the hook to sell VCRs. 4-5, and no VCRS... How strange that one vote could have changed society and legal precedence for decades, one way or the other? How far we have moved away from fair-use? Does it show what a farce democracy and republicanism have been shown in the long-run? That laws are for sale to the highest bidder. DMCA, trusted...

    Last Post By: pcosmar Yesterday, 07:59 PM Go to last post
  • Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our top news RSS Feed! New! Subscribe to us on YouTube!