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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Never read the books, never saw the movies...

    I guess I ought to one of these days.
    Do both, Gimli son of Gloin.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
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  3. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    I chose you as Boromir because you keep trying to figure out how to wield government power. Samwise didn't do that.
    Aragorn also wielded government power and Sam supported him, I want to throw the ring in Crack of Doom and put down the sheriffs.

    Perhaps Meriadoc Or Pippin would be a better choice since they enlisted in the armies of Rohan and Gondor.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  6. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Aragorn also wielded government power and Sam supported him, I want to throw then rig in Crack of Doom and put down the sheriffs.

    Perhaps Meriadoc Or Pippin would be a better choice since they enlisted in the armies of Rohan and Gondor.
    No, you want to wield it.

    Neither Samwise or Aragorn wanted to use the ring to defeat Sauron.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    This intellectually stimulating conversation is the reason I keep coming here.

  7. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    No, you want to wield it.

    Neither Samwise or Aragorn wanted to use the ring to defeat Sauron.
    Neither do I, there were/are more rings than the One Ring.

    I don't want to use the surveillance/police state to crush the opposition or any other aspect of big government, I only want the legitimate functions of small government to provide for the common defense and administer justice.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    You are more like Old Man Willow.


    Be silent, Wormtounge. Keep your forked tongue behind you teeth. No one has a desire to bandy crooked words with a witless worm.

  9. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Neither do I, there were/are more rings than the One Ring.

    I don't want to use the surveillance/police state to crush the opposition or any other aspect of big government, I only want the legitimate functions of small government to provide for the common defense and administer justice.
    There were a lot of rings but were discussing the One Ring.

    Yes, you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    This intellectually stimulating conversation is the reason I keep coming here.

  10. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    There were a lot of rings but were discussing the One Ring.

    Yes, you do.
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    Sam wished that the spirit of Mordor would spread and that the Orcs would destroy eachother too.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Neither do I, there were/are more rings than the One Ring.

    I don't want to use the surveillance/police state to crush the opposition or any other aspect of big government, I only want the legitimate functions of small government to provide for the common defense and administer justice.
    That you think you can use the Enemy's weapon in any just way is exactly why Suz said you're Boromir.




  12. #40
    I think angelatc may be Eowyn

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    This intellectually stimulating conversation is the reason I keep coming here.



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  14. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by PierzStyx View Post
    That you think you can use the Enemy's weapon in any just way is exactly why Suz said you're Boromir.





    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    There were a lot of rings but were discussing the One Ring.

    Yes, you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Sam wished that the spirit of Mordor would spread and that the Orcs would destroy eachother too.
    To clarify about this:

    I don't want to use the surveillance/police state to crush the opposition or any other aspect of big government, I only want the legitimate functions of small government to provide for the common defense and administer justice.
    I'm talking about if I held government office, I would try to end big government NOT use it, until then if an Orc attacks me I'm more than willing to arrange for another Orc to attack the first one.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

  15. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    To clarify about this:


    I'm talking about if I held government office, I would try to end big government NOT use it, until then if an Orc attacks me I'm more than willing to arrange for another Orc to attack the first one.
    Why should I believe you would act differently as a government official? It has been my experience (with every few exceptions) that becoming a government official brings out the worst in people.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    This intellectually stimulating conversation is the reason I keep coming here.

  16. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    Why should I believe you would act differently as a government official? It has been my experience (with every few exceptions) that becoming a government official brings out the worst in people.
    Because I advocate for the end of big government and I don't go around using it against people who don't use it against me first.

    You may believe what you wish about me but I follow my beliefs even when they don't personally benefit me.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

  17. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Never read the books, never saw the movies...

    I guess I ought to one of these days.
    Never read the books, but did see the movies. I have no idea about the races. I'm half afraid they'll call me Gollum, but if the ring is freedom, then yeah...my precious!
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]

  18. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    Do both, Gimli son of Gloin.
    I'm fine with this.



    My daughter calls me Hagrid...


  19. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    Never read the books, but did see the movies. I have no idea about the races. I'm half afraid they'll call me Gollum, but if the ring is freedom, then yeah...my precious!
    Nope...

    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    I think angelatc may be Eowyn

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    This intellectually stimulating conversation is the reason I keep coming here.

  20. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    Never read the books, but did see the movies. I have no idea about the races. I'm half afraid they'll call me Gollum, but if the ring is freedom, then yeah...my precious!
    The One Ring is tyrannical power.

    The other rings (which were created first but bizarrely lose their power when the One Ring is destroyed) are ordinary power (although some of them were supposed to have been corrupted somehow) which can be used for good purposes.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

  21. #48
    I haven't figured out Danke yet but Swordsmith is Boromir, I don't care what he says.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    This intellectually stimulating conversation is the reason I keep coming here.



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  23. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    I think angelatc may be Eowyn

    I would probably stab myself. Not on purpose.
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]

  24. #50
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    I haven't figured out Danke yet but Swordsmith is Boromir, I don't care what he says.
    Since you decided I'm not Radagast, he would be perfect.

    "The Patriarch"

    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post

    Not going to happen.
    Quote Originally Posted by Schifference View Post
    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.
    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    I missed out on the dick pills , they any good ?

  25. #51
    @Brian4Liberty

    Can I change the title to Lord of the Forums? I just think it's more catchy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    This intellectually stimulating conversation is the reason I keep coming here.

  26. #52
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    Since you decided I'm not Radagast, he would be perfect.

    Yes. Radagast communed with the critters and Dankes time with the Wendigo qualifies him to be Radagast.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    This intellectually stimulating conversation is the reason I keep coming here.

  27. #53
    I'm Boba Fett.

    All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State.
    -Albert Camus

  28. #54
    Quote Originally Posted by otherone View Post
    I'm Boba Fett.

    Dang it, I had you down as a Treebeard.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    This intellectually stimulating conversation is the reason I keep coming here.

  29. #55
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    Dang it, I had you down as a Treebeard.
    That dude moved too slow. I want to be the big oliphant rider guy.
    All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State.
    -Albert Camus

  30. #56
    Quote Originally Posted by otherone View Post
    That dude moved too slow. I want to be the big oliphant rider guy.
    This handsome feller?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    This intellectually stimulating conversation is the reason I keep coming here.



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  32. #57
    Looking to see who's online and Occam's Banana jumped out at me.

    Now, he's a Frodo. I would trust him to carry the ring.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    This intellectually stimulating conversation is the reason I keep coming here.

  33. #58
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    Looking to see who's online and Occam's Banana jumped out at me.

    Now, he's a Frodo. I would trust him to carry the ring.
    Frodo couldn't be trusted, he had to have his finger bitten off.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

  34. #59
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    AF is Gimli son of Gloin
    LOL a really tall dwarf.
    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

  35. #60
    While I definitely am a fan of Tolkien's overall message, I read The Hobbit in HS and found reading it to be a real chore, so I never read any of the others. Saw the movies once each but am not even close to familiar enough with them to figure who I might best be represented by. Maybe I'll give the movies another watch and try carving through the books again to see if time has changed my perspective.
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    "...Make America Great Again. I'm interested in making American FREE again. Then the greatness will come automatically."Ron Paul

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