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Thank you Obama !
Obama has now approved military strikes in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and Syria. I can say with a fair amount of certainty that no other Nobel peace prize winner in history has taken the phrase "war is peace" so seriously.
I’m elated, no, overjoyed that Obama won the election .... twice now.
But the icing on the cake, and it keeps on spreading, is that his first hundred days confirms that he’s truly the man I envisioned for our country. And he’s no doubt the one to bring about changes our precious country is starving for. But it’s not the way you think. I didn’t vote for him.
In a round-about way I suppose I did, as Fox would have you believe, by casting my vote for a candidate that was low at the polls. Which is ok with me, I didn’t mind, my vote had two folds to it anyway,and part of my plan. There was a method to my madness, and for once I feel my vote actually meant something substantial - even though my candidate for the job didn’t win. But I’m still overjoyed. And I was also happy others voted as I did, now change, real change in the true sense of the word, is on the horizon.
America needs a doctor, and we have Obama to thank for that. He woke the sleeping Americans.
The light at the end of the tunnel ....
.... that was scarcely more than a pin hole in prior elections and as far back as I can remember, now seems to be a little larger. My goal for our country suddenly seems more attainable. I’m beginning to hear the true steps of freedom in the darkness. It’s still very faint, but at least now, with President Obama at the helm, I’m beginning to hear the pitter-patter of feet on the deck.
The rustling of the eagle’s feathers ....
.... if you will. And the bird, to my delight, has begun to prune
it’s feathers and readying it’s self for battle and the long flight back home. The first
sounds that caught my ear and had added fuel to brighten the once faint beacon
our forefathers had lit, were the Tea-parties that have sprung up across
this great country, around tax time. Whatever the reason I couldn’t care, only that I wasn’t
alone in my discontentment. They were music to my ears and gave me further
reason to hang in there, and that my vote had worked.
You see; taken from the AA point of view ....
.... in that - 'a person usually doesn't get sober until they hit the bottom of the barrel,' this is what I base my premise on. Why I got my wish, and how I love to see our new president spend, spend, spend. Love to hear of his 'devil may care' attitude while the country falls apart. Love him pushing aside the logical answers for his own. Love the way he fell into the usual grove that his predecessors have. Now. I feel, we are beginning to scrape the bottom of the proverbial barrel. Soon we'll wake up and miss what liberties we had before we were so complaisant. And see that this is where we got to because we let government handle everything.
The sad thing is that so many, many people in this country get 95% to 100% of their so-called knowledge about politics and the economy from watching their favorite leftwing / rightwing newscasters on the BigScreen DopeTube on a daily basis. NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING could be a more misleading and harmful source of information than the “daily news” — on any channel, ABC, msNBC, CBS or FOX. The biggest part of the “daily news” is either pushing a leftwing agenda or a rightwing agenda. The news is driven, not by a desire to tell the truth, but by a desire to get emotional reactions from people and therefore ratings and therefore big profits, and to Hell with the truth. An honest and accurate understanding of a politically driven economy can only be got from diligent study of the subject in your local libraries, if you really want to know. 95% of the so called experts on the subject of economics and politics seen on TV have never read John Maynes Keynes or Ludwig Von Mises, nor even know about or understand their similarities and differences. People come home, grab a super-size soda, a big cheese pizza and plop down in front of the bigscreen DopeTube and then permit themselves to be repeatedly brainwashed with the same old propaganda that the conniving media and the self-serving politicians have been palming off on us for the last 40 years. TURN OFF THE DOPETUBE and get yourself to your local library and study (diligently) these subjects before offering an opinion. 95% of all opinions in these forums obviously come from watching a favorite television newscaster personality.
Turn off the DopeTube and begin a serious study of these subjects in your library, if you do have the money to buy the books yourself. Diligently study these subjects and you will some learn that Ron Paul is telling you the truth!
Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing, and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even. -Will Rogers
Anything important is never left to the vote of the people. We only get to vote on some man; we never get to vote on what he is to do. -Will Rogers
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for. -Will Rogers
The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter, they are an entire banquet. -Mark Twain
I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's. -Mark Twain
03-17-2011 • Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones via Prison Pla
History tells us that Nero fiddled while Rome burned, but Barack Obama is providing the famous emperor with some serious competition when it comes to going AWOL while America and the world face crises which haven’t been experienced in decades.
So, you mark my word, and this hub
I'm not sure when it will happen, but one thing is for certain; change is about us and we are on the road to recovery. And yes, I can only thank President Obama from the bottom of my heart for this; for waking the sleeping giant. With his help, soon we'll all be sober and we'll owe it to him - for all his Obama-ness.
Libertarians by the numbers
A poll released by the Public Religion Research Institute in October 2013 showed that 22 percent of Americans consider themselves libertarian or lean libertarian. Forty-five percent of libertarians side with Republicans, while 5 percent identify as Democrats. Fifty-three percent of libertarians consider themselves reliable primary voters. A CNN poll from 2011 had 63 percent of respondents saying government was doing too much. A poll commissioned by the Harvard Institute of Politics last year showed that a majority of 18-29 year olds do not want the government collecting any of their personal information data. A new Pew Research Center survey shows that 69 percent of millennials think marijuana should be legalized. Philip Bump at the Atlantic Wire summed up Pew's findings as, "if that portrait holds, it's not terrible news for conservatives. It fits with the growth of political libetarians."
- Rise of the Libertarians : Blog : Foundation for Economic Education
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Young Americans’ attitudes are moving in a more libertarian direction, seeking fiscal discipline and social tolerance from their policymakers.
- The rise of the libertarians - The Washington Post
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As I speak with groups around the country and am interviewed by the news media, one question almost always comes up: What will it take to bring more attention to libertarian principles and, frankly,...
- Still Flying: Firefly ~( Libertarianism | Students For Liberty
“There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth.” –Doris May Lessing. Since the distant past, creators have used fiction and allegories to comme