Archive for the ‘Ron Paul’ Category

It’s funny how if ANYONE else wins in Iowa, it matters, but Fox news has come out strong against Ron Paul at every turn.  Chris Wallace came right out and even said:

“The Ron Paul people are not going to like my saying this, but to a certain degree, it will discredit the Iowa caucuses because, rightly or wrongly, I think most of the Republican establishment thinks he’s not going to end up as the nominee. So therefore, Iowa won’t count.”

Whenever anyone else won in Iowa, that mattered, but if Ron Paul wins, it means that Iowa no longer matters according to the puppet masters.  They would rather people vote for Obama or Mickey Mouse than Ron Paul.

I think the reason why is best covered by this video from CNN (sadly more people at CNN seem to care about balancing the budget and integrity than the people at Faux News)

I have to laugh when I see that for some reason, people are hoping for a credible third party to rise up for the presidency.  The fact is that the media has been ignoring the third party candidates since Wilson beat Roosevelt so the Federal Reserve Act could get pushed through.

The only reason the media wants to start covering third parties now is because Ron Paul is bringing a serious discussion about what the roll of government should be in our lives, and the affairs of foreign nations.  The only person running for president AND that could actually become president who is raising these issues is Ron Paul.   The first thing Ron Paul would do is figure out how to bring our troops home safely and quickly.  What does that mean?  I can see that there are security concerns and all of those things, but the right thing is to leave as quickly as possible.  The United States was at it’s best when we let other countries be free of our control, not establishing fake protectorates around the globe that pretend to argue with the United States over petty issues.

In any case, this year we will see if America truly wants to embrace the Patriot Act, Patriot Act II and whatever else they come up to justify endless wars, because there is a real option that we need to think about, and that is Ron Paul.

I am not saying that the world will be at peace with Ron Paul as president, but it will at least have a chance.

Okay finally after admitting that the media is trying kick Ron Paul from the race.  Charlie Cook comes out with his report saying that Ron Paul is too far to the right to appeal to voters.  Let’s look at the “extreme right” positions that Ron Paul takes that are different from all the other Republican candidates

Ron Paul

  • has opposed the Patriot Act from day 1.
  • wants to bring the troops home and stop invading countries
  • wants to get rid of the TSA
  • would work to get rid of most federal criminal penalties for drug possession
These are the issues that somehow are now “extreme right” issues if you follow the media logic.  I guess when a “liberal” is in charge, any position that is in opposition to that one is “extreme right”.  So by that definition John Lennon would be in the “extreme right” if he were alive today.
Scary how they just change the meanings of words.
The media will do anything to ensure that Obama does not have to run against Ron Paul.  The sad truth is that under both Republican and Democrat presidents there has been a commitment to growing the state, and taking away the liberty of the people.  While you might wonder why the media doesn’t report about the decreasing liberty, you have to realize that a local news anchor can make upwards of $700K/yr in some markets.  That means that the pundits and their ilk live in a completely different world from the people who don’t have the luxury of being able to take a trip for fun. So they don’t experience too many inconvinences and it keeps the rif raf in check.
The next thing the media is going to do is accuse Ron Paul of being racist.  I am sure they will find some neo-nazi moron who “supports” Ron Paul.  Frankly any neo-nazi that’s not being ground into dust by the government is working as an agent provocateur because if the government wants you in jail, you are going to be in jail.
But I’ll tell you the real reason why Ron Paul isn’t in the news, because he keeps the conversation on the POLICIES while the media wants to talk about PERSONALITIES.  Policy is boring, scary and polarizing, personalities is something new all the time (did you see what color tie he was wearing?).   As long as America wants to focus on personalities rather than the real issues, then Ron Paul will be marginalized.

Sadly I don’t think most Americans realize just how close it seems we are to having military action in Iran.

Libya was the test case for going into Iran.   As Ron Paul says, Iran doesn’t have an effective air force, no real navy and lacks refined fuel, but somehow Ron was crazy for saying that we shouldn’t be so worried about Iran, rather lets get America back on track.  For that he was all but laughed at by the whole debate panel and almost called crazy to his face.

Now this is after the world has been turned upside down for U.S. troops with the stupid announcement that Seal Team 6 was taken out by an RPG,  I can only think that some people are sending a very loud and clear message.

Here is what seems to be an authentic sounding account by a Taliban fighter who said he shot one of the two RPG rockets that hit the helicopter.  The fighter telling the story said that while he was thinking, his partner shot the other round into the door, and then the storyteller fired into the nose.

Up until now, it seemed that many people thought the helicopters could not be taken down.   The worst part is that he said there were two attack helicopters that occupied the downed copter, but they did nothing.

Think about that.   Two guys down a helicopter with elite special forces and the protective detachment does nothing, and in fact did not even flag a threat otherwise the helicopter would have been nowhere near the ground.

Do you know just how good the night vision and infra-red sensors are on the standard attack copters?  And these are the top of the line troops going into to assist a trapped elite Ranger unit?  And when they are downed, it’s announced to the entire world with detailed accounts from both sides?

The obvious point of this is to escalate the intensity of the ongoing conflicts so that military spending will not be cut (there may be other points such as to tell anyone to keep their mouths shut about some of the bigger lies we have been told), but the only person who is running for president that is speaking against INCREASING the wars is considered crazy for saying so.

Major media had falsely claimed that Rick Perry (story has been now changed) was the only veteran running for president, ignoring the fact that Ron Paul was a captain in the United States Air Force, and that Ron Paul was endorsed by Ronald Reagan for his stance on national defense at one point, and Ron has been consistent throughout the years.

People in the military are sick of being constantly thrown into the meat grinder and sold out.  Is it any wonder that Sgt. Jaret Hageman facing his 9th combat deployment took his life?  The sad truth is that more soldiers took their lives over the period we’ve been in Afghanistan than have been killed in combat there.

Here’s what I believe is the problem (and no this doesn’t come from anything anyone in the military has told me, but rather my research from public sources, anyhow if there was a problem I am sure the national security monitors can just review all my communications that they want):

Facing manning issues, some commanders try to force people who don’t want to be somewhere to run around with fully automatic heavy weapons.  If that isn’t completely insane I don’t know what is.

No active military officer would ever let those words out their mouths, even if they are thinking it.  Between the upcoming escalation in attacks (and who can blame the local people for standing their ground against guys who are going back to their air conditioning, flat screen tvs and beer?  Why should they just roll over?) and the media beating the drums for war with Iran, it’s all but certain that at some point in the next 16 months there will be a military taken against Iran by the United States or a close ally.

It’s not like the United States is doing such a good job of protecting people.  In Libya apparently some of the U.S. backed elements have liberated the children of orphanages to help spread the revolution.  Along with the bombing of water supplies (because terrorists drink water) some people think the point is bomb Libya back into the stone age and then use the billions sued to make it pay to get it fixed, just like Iraq.  And just like Iraq, the corrupt insiders will make all the profit, the taxpayers and military pay all the costs and take all the risks, and the people of Libya will become as serfs once more, just like Iran in 1953.

Beyond all this, the constant beating of drums of war with Iran, and Ron Paul is crazy for saying in simple terms we cannot afford to fight endless wars.  Even Obama is pushing the notion of attacking Iran, only Ron Paul stands against that, and for that the left, the supposedly anti-war left, has found a common enemy with the militaristic right, so the media, left and right bands together to ridicule and marginalize Ron Paul at every turn.

If that is the new definition of sanity, I will take the insanity of wanting peace.

It seems that the federal government is calling up doctors to try and find out if they are turning away Medicaid patients.  Apparently the federal government is calling doctors sometimes at least three times to try and arrange appointments for various illnesses and see whether they accept Medicaid, Medicare and Commercial insurances at different rates.

I can tell you that this is definitely true.  Up until now doctors did not have to take Medicare if they didn’t want to, leading them to choose to avoid being treated like Dr. Sells who was sent to jail over Medicare fraud for allegedly not using enough mercury in the teeth fillings that he did as a dentist (this is not to say that his fillings were defective, they were just mercury free when the government (in 1999) was pushing for people to have mercury put into their mouths).  The government took his case to the United States Supreme court to attempt to have him forcibly drugged because he believed the government was against him.

As Dr. Rutten Wassson who doesn’t take any insurance says:

“I don’t waste anywhere near as much time on paperwork. Yes, I do other things. I take out my own trash. I clean my own instruments. I clean my own toilets.” She prefers this to working within the insurance system. “I’m autonomous. I don’t let third-party payers or clinic staff get between me and the patient.”

Personally it seems to me that the best choice for doctors to do is say that they don’t take medicaid patients, but they might have a charity plan that you can use.  If doctors think this out they might be better with a charity plan for some types of doctors rather than taking Medicaid, it’s just less risky when you are only just losing money on charity patients.  Actually there is one person running for President who did do exactly that and is rumored to be fairly successful, Dr. Ron Paul.  Between Dr. Paul’s time in the Air Force as a flight surgeon and his time in the United States congress as a representative from the state of Texas (whose congressional office operates under budget and refunds to the treasury each year) he was in private practice as an OB/GYN where he delivered over 4000 babies.  Yet he never took Medicare or Medicaid, instead working things out privately between him and the patients, even treating some for free.

If we really needed someone to fix healthcare, we should maybe look to a medical doctor who worked for both the  government and private practice.  If we need someone to fix the economy maybe we should look to someone who has for years served on high level banking committees, is currently the chairman of U.S. House Subcommittee on domestic monetary policy, and has written best selling books on economics.  If we want someone with character, we should have someone who has a proven history of standing up for liberty against overwhelming odds.

Ron Paul has spent years researching these issues, working in Congress for decades on monetary and fiscal policy, often times being the lone vote trying to hold back the growing tide of laws that he feels are unconstitutional.  I wonder why all these well funded candidates are working so hard to suppress people from hearing Ron Paul clearly.   Maybe it was because we all want simple answers to complex questions, rather than well thought out and researched plans that were written when no one was paying attention, that people and the media had been so dismissive of Ron Paul.  After all “Hope and Change” are nice simple slogans.  I think it’s time to move beyond simple slogans to plans that have been publicly articulated and discussed.