Is nearly everybody here who replied here a man? You want to say that to a woman who has been raped and doesn't want to keep a child because of that? Read some facts on the Kosovan women who killed the children they gave birth too because of war rape. There is even an article published in the Guardian back at the end of the century on one woman's troubles.
"Unlike my opponents, I'm not running from my voting record. I'm not running from my public statements. I'm not running from my predictions. I'm running on them." -Ron Paul
"The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." - H.L. Mencken
I am a non-interventionist,anti-Fed, anti-drug war socially conservative Paul supporter(i.e. paleocon)
Every component of Socialism is really so nasty?
So what do you suggest for those who happen to be in that position? The extreme cases always get broughten up because they matter, and they happen.
Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
Ron Paul 2004
Registered Ron Paul supporter # 2202
It's all about Freedom
You GO, Ireland! Happy St Paddy's Day!
Glad to see my Irish brothers just MIGHT being growing their spines back! Kick the UN and EU out, and show US the way!
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Despite the myriad labels, there are only two philosophies of government, Coercionism and Voluntar[y]ism.
Coercionism is the idea that people can and should be forced into unilateral social arrangements, "for the good of society" (or whatever other nonsense is being peddled that generation).
Voluntar[y]ism is the belief that all societal structures, whatever forms they may take, must be entered into and maintained by mutually voluntary consent.
So, you wanna live in a commune? That's wonderful....but you can't force anyone else to live in your commune, or to contribute it its subsistence.
My outlook on somebody like Paul, if he could get elected, I think he would be more of a lame duck president, but he would be a good one in a sense that he is honest, and promotes peace. That is very valuable even for a leader who couldn't change much or people out there who don't all agree with his views.
I remember listening to a clip back in February 2007 and Paul was talking on the Alex Jones show and he said "If the people want to go to war, then there is nothing I can do about", responding to a sceptical caller.
The income tax has been around here for 170 years ago my kingdom, 1842. The government at the time said it would get rid of it but didn't. The original income tax was put into force in 1799 to prepare for naval war with france. So the roots of taxation have their evils, but times change and they can be for good.