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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Today, 07:28 PM
    Trump just granted clemency to one of the most crooked politicians in the history of Illinois, and you have the audacity to actually type with the same fingers that you fold in prayers to our God that Trump is a "possible good"? Can you not see how inconsistent you are, Swordsmyth? For all the death, theft, and debt that our country has been involved in, yes, I'll demand "perfection" instead of "lesser evils" or "least of possible good." There's too much at stake to be compromising our values and standards at this point. Just look at the type of people who continue to occupy the Oval Office, and observe what our chambers of Congress have become. Our children ought to be ashamed of us for the world we're leaving to them.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Today, 07:11 PM
    The ballot box is not the only container we need to advance in the right direction. (By the way, you need to make sure you have the right definition of what is "the right direction" before you start moving, but that's another topic.). Besides voting, we also need the soap box, the prayer box, the coin box, and the ammo box. Those are the alternatives we have to work with when there are no candidates worthy of supporting. Yes, we need to make sacrifices, alliances, etc., and who says that libertarians haven't done that? But choosing not to "vote for the lesser of two evils" has nothing to do with being brainwashed by establishment elites and Socialists. On the contrary, it's those of you who continue to "vote for the lesser of two evils" that have fallen in step with the establishment elites and Socialists because they know they can promote whomever they want, and just as long as that candidate says a percentage of the things which tickle the ears of certain voting blocs, those elites/Socialists know they can remain in power, at the expense of your "ballot box tithe." That's what you call "voter suppression." So don't blame libertarians or "purists" for the political shifts every election cycle; that's on those of you who vote in fear and not in principle.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Today, 06:57 PM
    Voting for "the lesser of two evils" is why our country never makes any progress. Generation after generation, people compromise on the axioms and principles which uphold a free republic, all for the sake of "doing something." The fact that you believe Trump is "moving things in the right direction" illustrates the delusion which is characteristic of those who continue to "vote for the lesser of two evils" instead of voting for what's objectively good. Under Trump, we still have slaughter of the unborn, inflation of our money supply, continue occupation of foreign lands, violations of the Constitution by the executive branch, incremental sieges of the right to own whatever we want to defend ourselves, and the list goes on. You're so busy looking at treatments of symptoms that you've completely ignored root causes, and because of that, people like you will never make any progress. So I'm not "holier than thou"; I'm just digging deeper than you are to undermine ideas that keep us in debt, in confusion and turmoil, and most of all, keep us with blood on our hands.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Today, 06:34 PM
    Nobody is stopping you from pushing forward with "the message"; but don't confuse your message with being of the same essence as Dr. Ron Paul's because it's not. That's the problem. Those of you who support Trump are not in the same camp as those of us who have fought, taught, and advocated for the principles of a true, Constitutional republic that emphasizes things like the preservation of God-given rights, advancement of sound money and a true free-market system that doesn't have central banking at its core, a sensible and diplomatic foreign policy where we aren't policing the world and bribing foreign nations in order to steal their national resources, etc. So if you want to support the "Orange Man," then go ahead. But don't ever define your efforts as being the same as forwarding the causes which Dr. Ron Paul stood for during his campaigns. Start your own forums, gather your own grassroots, and preach the "Gospel of MAGA" to all who will hear it, but you seriously need to leave this place and stop trying to evangelize those who have higher standards of liberty and freedom than you do.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Today, 06:15 PM
    So Trump will commute the sentence of a former corrupt governor who was found guilty of extortion, wire fraud, racketeering, and other charges, but he refuses to pardon a man who lost almost everything dear to him in his life for the cause of exposing lies and unconstitutional acts by our federal security organizations to spy on American citizens without due process of law, calling him a "total traitor." Anyone who continues to praise Trump after this latest clemency loses all credibility when it comes to standing for the principles of life, liberty, property, or any other principle that guarantees a free and prosperous society. And if you call yourself a Christian, especially, then shame on you. You are not advancing Biblical principles of self-government nor civic government by supporting someone like Trump, and you need to seriously repent.
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    Today, 04:07 PM
    Back up.. Not a post since Feb 9,, when I checked yesterday. Been checking #Assange
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    Today, 04:05 PM
    #Assange https://twitter.com/hashtag/Assange?src=hashtag_click
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Today, 03:56 PM
    Which prompts the question: "sub-prime government-backed loans for whom?" (Can you say "cronyism," boys and girls? How about "moral hazard?" There! I knew you could ...)
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Today, 03:01 PM
    Good job focusing on the semantics of my first sentence and ignoring everything that followed. Have a nice day and good luck with all that.
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    Today, 02:27 PM
    It doesn't matter what he's "backing or wanting specifically." Whatever an "Equal Rights" amendment might end up being, if it is at all genuinely libertarian, then the odds of it not being ignored or perverted are virtually nil - especially in an age where "social justice" is a thing. And of course, the odds of it being "at all genuinely libertarian" in the first place is even smaller than that ... Amash works in the belly of the beast. He ought to know these things.
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  • Ender's Avatar
    Today, 01:05 PM
    I'd love the State of Jefferson!
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  • The Rebel Poet's Avatar
    Today, 11:17 AM
    Trump did peel off the Ron Paulers. Bernie also did. Two thirds of the Ron people had no interest in limited government and liberty, but were either just lefties driven by weed legalization, queeer marriage or were anti-war, or right wingers driven by lower taxes, deregulation, or were anti-immigrant. Once perceived better fits came along in the shape of Bernie and Trump respectively, they were gone. Which left the remaining few of us standing around looking like dickheads and wondering what happened.
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  • fisharmor's Avatar
    Today, 11:14 AM
    I spent 12 years involved with scouting as a child, and another couple as an adult. I was never sexually abused and never even heard of anyone else being abused. But people here need to know a couple things about scouting. First, the entire organization was founded on the idea of creating better soldiers. To a certain extent it's basically a recruiting scheme to this very day. Second, the entire Boy Scouts of America is a shill for modern American government. In order to get the Eagle rank boys are required to learn "Citizenship", but this amounts to nothing more than propaganda for the status quo. It's a machine for creating slightly right-of-center young adults who feel zero urge to ask difficult questions about their government.
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  • The Rebel Poet's Avatar
    Today, 07:23 AM
    And she's far far from the most extreme Trump supporter here. If they thought he would be less crappy, they were duped. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. This is true. Part of the reason is that half of the movement has been suckered back into the swamp by Trump's siren song, and half of the ones who didn't get suckered by Trump think that anyone who complains about people being suckered is "deranged ". Seriously multiple members have repeatedly said over many years that they chose Trump over Rand; let's not bury our heads in the sand. Some people here have TDDS: Trump derangement derangement syndrome.
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  • pcosmar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:12 PM
    Yes,,they do.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:14 PM
    The Bill of Rights - the first ten amendments - was supposed to be a list of restrictions unstintingly imposed upon the government by the people. Instead, it has became a list of (revocable) privileges magnanimously granted by the government to the people. I see no reason to think that yet another amendment will be any any different. Given the zeitgeist, quite the opposite. Amash ought to know better ... (and I could not care less for Trump ...)
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:53 PM
    Also, from five years ago: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?470137-A-Libertarian-Nightmare-in-Action-The-Honduras
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    Yesterday, 07:57 PM
    Locked ahead of Extradition Hearings.. Dirty Deeds Done in Dark.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    I'm not trying to change your mind because you've already swallowed the "Blue Pill." So, for you, ignorance is bliss.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:01 PM
    You're missing the point, Swordsmyth. The fact that Trump is on the wrong side of the Snowden controversy indicates that he's not serious about government transparency, to begin with (except when it's expedient for himself, because he's an egotistical person). Trump is supposed to be encouraging more "Edward Snowdens," especially if he wants the "Swamp Things" to come clamoring out of the swamp, naked for who they truly are. And I think it's laughable that you believe Trump has exposed "the swamp." Just look at whom he surrounds himself with in his administration (especially in terms of national security and foreign policy), and you'll see that they fit quite nicely in "the swamp."
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:40 PM
    You can't call someone like Edward Snowden "a total traitor," but then turn around and claim you're going to "drain the swamp." The two sentiments are simply contradictory.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:28 PM
    The general public already knew about collusions amongst the FBI, CIA, and State Department before there was a conspiracy against Donald Trump and his associates, and that knowledge was escalated through Edward Snowden's whistleblowing. Trump hasn't woken anyone up to that, and he should've been exposing our intelligence community from the beginning, not when it was politically expedient for himself. Nonetheless, Trump thinks Snowden ought to be dealt with harshly, as recorded in the video above. And for what?
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:13 PM
    What examples or cases of Trump's exposure of the "Deep State" are you referring to? I need citations, not just empty rhetoric from you that "He's doing it," nor any assurances from him (or his staff) that he's going to do it. And by "exposure," I mean documented evidences that show programs, initiatives, and other means that our privacy has been intruded by our intelligence community, in the same manner that Edward Snowden did when he came out with his information about the NSA, CIA, etc.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:06 PM
    What policies or legislation has Trump encouraged Congress to pass regarding safeguards of our privacy from intrusions by any level of federal bureaucracy, which would reveal Trump's commitment to maintain government transparency, similar to what Edward Snowden exposed?
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by acptulsa on 07-02-2017 at 08:46 AM
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I just can't decide who to vote for in the presidential race. They're both just so perfect! I can't believe it. Things are just going so well I never considered firing the president, but this Romney guy is just such a temptation!

Romney promises us more war. Obama promised us just the opposite, but that's ok, because he saw Dubya's two wars and raised us three police actions. I think that's a wonderful thing, and can't wait for the next one. I heard somewhere that with six you

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Once upon a time, there was a thing called the Interstate Commerce Commission. It was founded to prevent kamikaze capitalism amongst railroads in a day when their efficiencies and primitive technology pretty much guaranteed them a monopoly in viable transportation.

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