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    (1) The American political establishment has done a super job keeping our country prosperous and our liberties protected, so I’m sure whatever candidate they push on me is probably a good one.

    (2) Our country is basically bankrupt. Unfunded entitlement liabilities are in excess of twice world GDP. Therefore, it’s a good idea to vote for someone who offers no specific spending cuts of any kind.

    (3) Vague promises to cut spending are good enough for me, even though they have always resulted in higher spending in the past.

    (4) I prefer a candidate who plays to the crowd, instead of having the courage to tell his audience things they may not want to hear.

    (5) I am deeply concerned about spending. Therefore, I would like to vote for someone who supported Medicare Part D, thereby adding $7 trillion to Medicare’s unfunded liabilities.

    (6) I am opposed to bailouts. Therefore, I will vote for a candidate who supported TARP.

    (7) The federal government is much too involved in education, where it has no constitutional role. Therefore, I will vote for a candidate who supported expanding the Department of Education and favored the No Child Left Behind Act.

    (8) Even though practically everyone was caught by surprise in the 2008 financial crisis, which we are still reeling from, it’s a good idea not to vote for the one man in politics who predicted exactly what was bound to unfold, all the way back in 2001.

    (9) I am not impressed by a candidate who inspires people, especially young ones, to read the great economists and political philosophers.

    (10) I am concerned about taxes. Therefore, I will not vote for the one candidate who has never supported a tax increase.

    (11) I believe it is conservative to support bringing the Enlightenment to Afghanistan.

    (12) Even though I lost half my retirement portfolio when the economy crashed from the sugar high the Federal Reserve’s artificially low interest rates put it on, I would like to vote for someone who is not really interested in the Federal Reserve.

    (13) Even though 50 years of the embargo on Cuba did nothing to undermine Fidel Castro, and in fact handed him a perfect excuse for all the failures of socialism, I favor continuing this policy.

    (14) If someone has a drug problem, prison rape is the best solution I can think of.

    (15) Even though the Constitution had to be amended to allow for alcohol prohibition, and even though I claim to care about the Constitution, I don’t mind that there’s no constitutional authorization for the war on drugs, and I will punish at the polls anyone who favors the constitutional solution of returning the issue to the states.

    (16) I believe only a “liberal” would think it was inhumane to keep essential items out of Iraq in the 1990s, even though one of the first people to protest this policy was Pat Buchanan.

    (17) The Brookings Institution says Newt Gingrich’s 1994 Contract with America was an insignificant nibbling around the edges. I favor people who support insignificant nibbling around the edges, as long as they occasionally trick me with a nice speech.

    (18) I am deeply concerned about radical Islam, so it was a good idea to depose the secular Saddam Hussein — who was so despised by Islamists that Osama bin Laden himself offered to fight against him in the 1991 Persian Gulf War — and replace him with a Shiite regime friendly with Iran, while also bringing about a new Iraqi constitution that makes Islam the state religion and forbids any law that contradicts its teachings.

    (19) Indefinite detention for U.S. citizens seems like nothing to be worried about, especially since our political class is so trustworthy that it could never abuse such a power.

    (20) Following up on (19), I believe Thomas Jefferson was just being paranoid when he said, “In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”

    (21) Even though the war in Iraq was based on crude propaganda I would have laughed at if the Soviet Union had peddled it, and even though the result has been hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis, four million people displaced, trillions of dollars down the drain, tens of thousands of serious injuries among American servicemen and an epidemic of suicide throughout the military, not to mention the ruination of America’s reputation in the world, I see no reason to be skeptical when the same people who peddled that fiasco urge me to support yet another war as my country is going bankrupt.

    (22) I do not trust the media. But when the media tells me I am not to support Ron Paul, who says things he is not allowed to say, I will comply.

    (23) I know the media will smear or marginalize anyone who would really fix this country. But when the media smears and marginalizes Ron Paul, I will draw no conclusion from this.

    (24) I want to be spoken to like this: “My fellow Americans, you are the awesomest of the awesome, and the only reason anyone in the world might be unhappy with your government is because of your sheer awesomeness.”

    (25) I think it’s a good idea to vote for Mitt Romney, whose top three donors are Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, and Morgan Stanley, and a bad idea to vote for Ron Paul, whose top three donors are the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Air Force.

    (26) I have not been exploited enough by the cozy relationship between large financial firms and the U.S. government, and I would like to see it continue.
    "For if you [the rulers] suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves [and outlaws] and then punish them."
    -Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), Utopia, Book 1

    *Admirer, of Philosophy.*



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    enjoyable read, even if it breaks my heart that these points are far too often true.
    "Ron Paul, not going anywhere. Ideologically pure and tough as nails!"

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    Romney - NOBP = Obama

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    Well, people at large are pretty dumb, & that's not just American, the whole world is like that so don't be so surprised. But we still have to do what we can, there's a continuous battle of ideas going on the world, most people aren't interested, they just get along with the vogue while it's very small number of people forming each ideology that shape policies, & among these small groups, those groups who are most persistent, patient & dedicated to achieve their goal that dominate the status quo!........We must become that group!
    There is enormous inertia — a tyranny of the status quo — in private and especially governmental arrangements. Only a crisis — actual or perceived — produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes politically inevitable
    - Milton Friedman

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    I laughed, but cried a little too

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    Quote Originally Posted by AquaBuddha2010 View Post
    I laughed, but cried a little too
    Me too. Reminded me of this little video.
    Last edited by Dr.3D; 02-08-2012 at 08:10 AM.

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    This I will copy and distribute. Very clever and well done.

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    Sent it to my Romney supporter friend.

    He's a lost cause and totally against Paul.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect - Mark Twain

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    Brilliant. Id like to add one if I may...

    (27) I believe the maxim "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" is outdated and should be replaced with "do unto others before they do unto you".

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    (28) When Jesus said "Love your enemies and do good to those who hate you", he obviously meant "kill them".

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    Hahaha. I'm glad others enjoyed them.
    "For if you [the rulers] suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves [and outlaws] and then punish them."
    -Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), Utopia, Book 1

    *Admirer, of Philosophy.*

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    Quote Originally Posted by AquaBuddha2010 View Post
    (28) When Jesus said "Love your enemies and do good to those who hate you", he obviously meant "kill them".
    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!!! Oh my gosh! Brilliant!
    Ron Paul is #BringingLibertyBack!

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    Philosophy of Politics. Please add 28. It's a very good compliment to:

    (24) I want to be spoken to like this: “My fellow Americans, you are the awesomest of the awesome, and the only reason anyone in the world might be unhappy with your government is because of your sheer awesomeness.”

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    Don't forget about the one where we grow up being taught "treat those as you wish to be treated" but then revert to booing the Golden Rule.

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    These were great!

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    Bumping for fun.
    "For if you [the rulers] suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves [and outlaws] and then punish them."
    -Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), Utopia, Book 1

    *Admirer, of Philosophy.*

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    Individual liberty is a key facet of every American's life and a recipe for happiness. That's why we must pass the seatbelt law to protect lives so they may enjoy their liberties.

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    (14) If someone has a drug problem, prison rape is the best solution I can think of.

    This one was my favorite.





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