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From the Daily Paul:

I understand that there are a number of Republicans (including Yours Truly) who are currently campaigning to become delegates to the Republican National Convention who have formerly expressed support for the presidential candidate, Ron Paul.
Like me, they may be running into some questions about their loyalty to the “presumptive candidate”, Mitt Romney.

For that reason, and others that I will soon explain, I thought it was high time for me to officially switch my support from Ron Paul and go on record endorsing Mitt Romney for President of the United States.

While I hope that my endorsement will help, in some small way, to promote party unity, I am also aware that there will probably be some cynics who doubt my sincerity. After all, it is public record that I have donated the maximum amount to the Ron Paul 2012 campaign. And my neighbors might have noticed the four foot “Ron Paul 2012” banner in my yard or the the eight by four foot sign that I bolted to an unused utility pole (lit by two floodlights and surrounded by twinkling multi-colored Christmas lights).

So to reassure any skeptics, here is a partial list of the reasons I am endorsing Romney for president:

1. Consistency - Mitt Romney has been unwavering in his public devotion to the principles and issues that would help to advance the political career of Mitt Romney.

2. Flexibility - Unlike Ron Paul who has been ridiculously rigid in his defense of the U.S. constitution, personal liberty, a balanced budget and the sanctity of life (so much so that he earned the nickname “Dr. No” in congress); Romney has shown that he is capable of rolling with the punches, going with the tide, changing with the times, and bending with the breeze.

3. Supporters - The top six donors to Romney’s campaign are banks (including Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America, etc.). Who knows what is best for the average American? Why, multi-billionaire bankers, of course. Obviously Romney’s supporters have the kind of deep pockets that can not only pay for his campaign, but also buy the kind of congress that will make SURE that America will have another TARP bailout if we need it.

On the other hand, 97% of Ron Paul’s donations come from individuals. His top three donor groups are the active military in the US Army, US Navy and US Air Force. Many of his donors live paycheck to paycheck, are small business owners, or are even unemployed. No wonder a lot of them are running out of money. Ron Paul has only himself to blame. After twelve terms in congress, lobbyists from the big corporations don’t even bother to come to his office. They know it would be a waste of time.

4. Public image - With unrelenting national and international press coverage labeling him as the “frontrunner” (and now the “presumptive candidate”) Mitt Romney has tremendous credibility. He has pearly teeth, perfect hair, tailored suits and looks, well... “presidential”. Ron Paul wears suits that could have come off the rack at J.C. Penney, has kind of a squeaky voice, talks for an hour without notes (let alone a teleprompter), and looks like your favorite uncle. You would never catch Mitt talking about things like “monetary policy”. Borrrrrrring!

5. Freedom - Romney knows that the greatest threat to our freedom are the “Islamo-fascists”. Not the Chinese, that manufacture everything that we consume and that we depend on to finance our national debt. Not the politicians, that treat the constitution like a blank piece of paper and the U.S. Treasury like their personal piggy bank. Not federal agents, that can track us by GPS, tap our phones without a warrant, watch the books we read and websites we visit, and monitor the politicians we support. And certainly not the President of the United States who now has the legal authority to order the execution of any American citizen that he suspects might be a “terrorist”. Or the American-born underage son of a “terrorist”. Or the underage friend who happens to be standing next to the American-born underage son of a “terrorist”.

After all, Obama has promised not to execute any U.S. citizen within the borders of the United States without a trial and I am fairly confident that Romney wouldn't either. At least not without a really good reason.

Ron Paul thinks the National Defense Authorization Act is unconstitutional. That’s just crazy. The Bill of Rights prohibits “unreasonable search and seizure”, it doesn’t say anything at all about “vaporization by a drone missile”.

6. Foreign Aid - Romney understands why we should continue to mortgage our children’s future to give foreign aid to ANY government of ANY country that isn’t actually at war with us; including countries that are run by a dictator or whose citizens have a higher per capita income than the United States. Romney knows that the only TRUE friends are the ones that you buy and the best way to foster economic independence is to GIVE a country hundreds of billions of dollars.That is why Afghanistan, where 97% of the gross national product comes from the United States treasury, is so loyal and has such a vibrant economy.

7. Foreign Policy - Here again is where Romney really shines. He knows that American exceptionalism means that we should police the world. He knows that in this age of global economy, there are no nations in which the United States does not have a “vital national interest”. And even if there were, we could always justify bombing them to “prevent a bloodbath” or “promote democracy” or “enforce a U.N. resolution”. That means that Americans can rest easy knowing that we are spending ourselves into bankruptcy paying for the defense of impoverished countries like Germany, Japan, and South Korea so that they don’t have to tax their corporations which can then manufacture inexpensive cars and flat screen TV’s that put Americans out of work.

8. National debt - Romney is against it. How do we know? Because he said so a whole lot of times in a very convincing tone of voice. And just as soon as he is elected president he will show us how we can eliminate the budget deficit without raising any taxes, eliminating any cabinet departments, reducing military spending, or cutting Social Security, Medicare, or any other popular program. How will he do this? Well he hasn’t explained his whole program but it has something to do with getting rid of all of those federal regulations that are smothering small businesses like Goldman Sachs.

9. Immigration - Romney is the only candidate who has had the guts NOT to come out with a firm stand on this thorny issue.

10. Charisma - Romney has tons of it. Almost as much as Obama. Why is this important? Because in 2016, when the national debt has soared to record heights and unemployment is still in double digits it will take a lot of “charisma” to convince the voters to put him (or any other Republican) back in office.

11. Economy - Romney is a businessman. That means he is an expert on “economics”. He is also in favor of “free enterprise”. That’s why he likes the Federal Reserve. They print all of our money. Then they GIVE it to Goldman Sachs, which LOANS it back to the U.S.Treasury and charges the taxpayer interest. How is this “free enterprise”? Because Goldman Sachs gets to take our money, for FREE!

But that isn’t the reason Goldman Sachs is the biggest contributor to the Romney campaign. Its because they know he is the “best man for the job”. And he knows a lot about the economy.

Romney had enough sense to know that the only way out of the 2008 crash was to give $700 billion dollars to the same guys that had caused the problem. Like Obama, he knew they were “too big to fail”, especially after Goldman Sachs and J.P.Morgan had bought them at fire sale prices. That is because Romney understands “free enterprise”.

12. Electability - Romney is electable. Everybody knows this because we heard it on Fox News. He knows that he doesn't need the support of the thousands of young people who have been attending rallies for Ron Paul or attending conventions or campaigning door to door or becoming delegates or GOP party officials for the first time. Why? Because he isn’t Obama. And he understands “free enterprise”.

*******
Anyway, those are a few of the reasons why I am endorsing Mitt. But I saved the best for last. The main reason I am endorsing Mitt Romney is for my children.

You see, they need to understand the way the world REALLY works. My son and daughter need to see that their dad knows the score and why their hero should be someone like Mitt Romney. They need to learn from his and my example.

They need to know that it is never too late to learn from your mistakes, especially when it is politically convenient.

I want them to decide what is right, make a stand and never waiver,... until it becomes unpopular.

They need to learn that when the going gets tough, they should take a poll.

They need to know that if all of their friends want to do the wrong thing, it’s time to join the crowd.

Because after all, NOTHING is more important than getting along.

And that’s why I am endorsing Mitt Romney for president.
 
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djinwa said:
From the Daily Paul:

I understand that there are a number of Republicans (including Yours Truly) who are currently campaigning to become delegates to the Republican National Convention who have formerly expressed support for the presidential candidate, Ron Paul.
Like me, they may be running into some questions about their loyalty to the “presumptive candidate”, Mitt Romney.

For that reason, and others that I will soon explain, I thought it was high time for me to officially switch my support from Ron Paul and go on record endorsing Mitt Romney for President of the United States.

While I hope that my endorsement will help, in some small way, to promote party unity, I am also aware that there will probably be some cynics who doubt my sincerity. After all, it is public record that I have donated the maximum amount to the Ron Paul 2012 campaign. And my neighbors might have noticed the four foot “Ron Paul 2012” banner in my yard or the the eight by four foot sign that I bolted to an unused utility pole (lit by two floodlights and surrounded by twinkling multi-colored Christmas lights).

So to reassure any skeptics, here is a partial list of the reasons I am endorsing Romney for president:

1. Consistency - Mitt Romney has been unwavering in his public devotion to the principles and issues that would help to advance the political career of Mitt Romney.

2. Flexibility - Unlike Ron Paul who has been ridiculously rigid in his defense of the U.S. constitution, personal liberty, a balanced budget and the sanctity of life (so much so that he earned the nickname “Dr. No” in congress); Romney has shown that he is capable of rolling with the punches, going with the tide, changing with the times, and bending with the breeze.

3. Supporters - The top six donors to Romney’s campaign are banks (including Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America, etc.). Who knows what is best for the average American? Why, multi-billionaire bankers, of course. Obviously Romney’s supporters have the kind of deep pockets that can not only pay for his campaign, but also buy the kind of congress that will make SURE that America will have another TARP bailout if we need it.

On the other hand, 97% of Ron Paul’s donations come from individuals. His top three donor groups are the active military in the US Army, US Navy and US Air Force. Many of his donors live paycheck to paycheck, are small business owners, or are even unemployed. No wonder a lot of them are running out of money. Ron Paul has only himself to blame. After twelve terms in congress, lobbyists from the big corporations don’t even bother to come to his office. They know it would be a waste of time.

4. Public image - With unrelenting national and international press coverage labeling him as the “frontrunner” (and now the “presumptive candidate”) Mitt Romney has tremendous credibility. He has pearly teeth, perfect hair, tailored suits and looks, well... “presidential”. Ron Paul wears suits that could have come off the rack at J.C. Penney, has kind of a squeaky voice, talks for an hour without notes (let alone a teleprompter), and looks like your favorite uncle. You would never catch Mitt talking about things like “monetary policy”. Borrrrrrring!

5. Freedom - Romney knows that the greatest threat to our freedom are the “Islamo-fascists”. Not the Chinese, that manufacture everything that we consume and that we depend on to finance our national debt. Not the politicians, that treat the constitution like a blank piece of paper and the U.S. Treasury like their personal piggy bank. Not federal agents, that can track us by GPS, tap our phones without a warrant, watch the books we read and websites we visit, and monitor the politicians we support. And certainly not the President of the United States who now has the legal authority to order the execution of any American citizen that he suspects might be a “terrorist”. Or the American-born underage son of a “terrorist”. Or the underage friend who happens to be standing next to the American-born underage son of a “terrorist”.

After all, Obama has promised not to execute any U.S. citizen within the borders of the United States without a trial and I am fairly confident that Romney wouldn't either. At least not without a really good reason.

Ron Paul thinks the National Defense Authorization Act is unconstitutional. That’s just crazy. The Bill of Rights prohibits “unreasonable search and seizure”, it doesn’t say anything at all about “vaporization by a drone missile”.

6. Foreign Aid - Romney understands why we should continue to mortgage our children’s future to give foreign aid to ANY government of ANY country that isn’t actually at war with us; including countries that are run by a dictator or whose citizens have a higher per capita income than the United States. Romney knows that the only TRUE friends are the ones that you buy and the best way to foster economic independence is to GIVE a country hundreds of billions of dollars.That is why Afghanistan, where 97% of the gross national product comes from the United States treasury, is so loyal and has such a vibrant economy.

7. Foreign Policy - Here again is where Romney really shines. He knows that American exceptionalism means that we should police the world. He knows that in this age of global economy, there are no nations in which the United States does not have a “vital national interest”. And even if there were, we could always justify bombing them to “prevent a bloodbath” or “promote democracy” or “enforce a U.N. resolution”. That means that Americans can rest easy knowing that we are spending ourselves into bankruptcy paying for the defense of impoverished countries like Germany, Japan, and South Korea so that they don’t have to tax their corporations which can then manufacture inexpensive cars and flat screen TV’s that put Americans out of work.

8. National debt - Romney is against it. How do we know? Because he said so a whole lot of times in a very convincing tone of voice. And just as soon as he is elected president he will show us how we can eliminate the budget deficit without raising any taxes, eliminating any cabinet departments, reducing military spending, or cutting Social Security, Medicare, or any other popular program. How will he do this? Well he hasn’t explained his whole program but it has something to do with getting rid of all of those federal regulations that are smothering small businesses like Goldman Sachs.

9. Immigration - Romney is the only candidate who has had the guts NOT to come out with a firm stand on this thorny issue.

10. Charisma - Romney has tons of it. Almost as much as Obama. Why is this important? Because in 2016, when the national debt has soared to record heights and unemployment is still in double digits it will take a lot of “charisma” to convince the voters to put him (or any other Republican) back in office.

11. Economy - Romney is a businessman. That means he is an expert on “economics”. He is also in favor of “free enterprise”. That’s why he likes the Federal Reserve. They print all of our money. Then they GIVE it to Goldman Sachs, which LOANS it back to the U.S.Treasury and charges the taxpayer interest. How is this “free enterprise”? Because Goldman Sachs gets to take our money, for FREE!

But that isn’t the reason Goldman Sachs is the biggest contributor to the Romney campaign. Its because they know he is the “best man for the job”. And he knows a lot about the economy.

Romney had enough sense to know that the only way out of the 2008 crash was to give $700 billion dollars to the same guys that had caused the problem. Like Obama, he knew they were “too big to fail”, especially after Goldman Sachs and J.P.Morgan had bought them at fire sale prices. That is because Romney understands “free enterprise”.

12. Electability - Romney is electable. Everybody knows this because we heard it on Fox News. He knows that he doesn't need the support of the thousands of young people who have been attending rallies for Ron Paul or attending conventions or campaigning door to door or becoming delegates or GOP party officials for the first time. Why? Because he isn’t Obama. And he understands “free enterprise”.

*******
Anyway, those are a few of the reasons why I am endorsing Mitt. But I saved the best for last. The main reason I am endorsing Mitt Romney is for my children.

You see, they need to understand the way the world REALLY works. My son and daughter need to see that their dad knows the score and why their hero should be someone like Mitt Romney. They need to learn from his and my example.

They need to know that it is never too late to learn from your mistakes, especially when it is politically convenient.

I want them to decide what is right, make a stand and never waiver,... until it becomes unpopular.

They need to learn that when the going gets tough, they should take a poll.

They need to know that if all of their friends want to do the wrong thing, it’s time to join the crowd.

Because after all, NOTHING is more important than getting along.

And that’s why I am endorsing Mitt Romney for president.



Its been interesting that a Paul supporter- who doesn't seem to bite into what all the Romney Sheeple/R cult folks are selling-- and brings to light a some very important ideas and issues without a response...

Have we became so stigmatized and prejudiced and or in fear- that unless it was preached by our major cults leadership- we have to accept it lock, stock, and barrel and can no longer/will no longer have a personal opinion :???:
 

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Oldtimer said:
Its been interesting that a Paul supporter- who doesn't seem to bite into what all the Romney Sheeple/R cult folks are selling-- and brings to light a some very important ideas and issues without a response...

Have we became so stigmatized and prejudiced and or in fear- that unless it was preached by our major cults leadership- we have to accept it lock, stock, and barrel and can no longer/will no longer have a personal opinion :???:

You can face reality and deal with it, or you can live in La-La Land.
 

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I prefer lalaland.You can trust people here.We also have a wonderful set of laws here that protect us from all the the liberals and conservatives.We also have a national hero .He once said " give me liberty or give me death "
 

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smalltime said:
I prefer lalaland.You can trust people here.We also have a wonderful set of laws here that protect us from all the the liberals and conservatives.We also have a national hero .He once said " give me liberty or give me death "

Seems you don't mind a few DIRTY DEALS in your lalal land either do you smalltime, the ends justify the means even if it means going against the MAJORITY. :wink: :roll:
 

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smalltime said:
I prefer lalaland.You can trust people here.We also have a wonderful set of laws here that protect us from all the the liberals and conservatives.We also have a national hero .He once said " give me liberty or give me death "

Why would you need laws to protect you from Conservatives? And who are they?
 

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smalltime said:
I prefer lalaland.You can trust people here.We also have a wonderful set of laws here that protect us from all the the liberals and conservatives.We also have a national hero .He once said " give me liberty or give me death "

you might want to look at who your joining hands with...

ronpaul2.jpg


Ron Paul supporters have gotten pretty common at these events. The funny thing is ... no one is quite sure how to react to them.

Doherty introduces his readers to the full spectra of Ron Paul supporters, ranging from disaffected veterans to New Hampshire anarchists and "free-staters," to Silicon Valley yuppies who are trying to create floating island nations of libertarian idealism.

This eclectic cast of "Paulistas" includes:

An Australian Google programmer who left his job in Washington state to move to New Hampshire and knock on doors passing out copies of the Constitution and preach Ron Paul
A husband-wife skydiving team (They perform a "leap for liberty" stunt)
A financial analyst/yoga teacher who has built a huge grassroots organization for Paul in Los Angeles
A lesbian anarcho-libertarian who used to want to live only in "gay meccas" but is now happy living among her fellow Ron Paul anarchists in New Hampshire
Vince Vaughn
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ron-paul-became-a-revolution-2012-5?op=1#ixzz1wgvwVnoM
http://ageofhooper.blogspot.com/2007/09/troops-out-now-march-and-action.html
 

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I think you are confusing religious conservatism with political conservatism..


if you add in the conflict of the ideals and conduct it would get messy...

many devout Muslims those who not only live by the whole of the teachings,.. are also politically conservative...

it is the ones who pick and choose which teaching they want to follow that suits their agenda (fanatics) and have conduct inconsistent with the basic moral teachings of their religion are often accused of conservatism,. but this couldn't be further from the truth...

they are more like the (sort of the Jesus loves me so I can do anything with out consequence type liberal)

if it is wrong for others (your wife, your brother ect) to drink,.. then how could you justify not only drinking but going to a stripper bar.. before you fly an airplane into a building.. this is not conservatism.. but does fit some of the "ends justifies the means progressive" agenda...

to shoehorn them all into one group is not only wrong,.. but shows a lack of understanding of the arab/muslim culture..
 

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Because I dont Believe on Islam Faster Horses.I will die before I live under sharia law.Steve you confuse me .Have you read the Old Testament and the Koran?You are upset with Paul and will never support a candidate that ignores your majority vote.The majority elected Obama.Mob rule must be allright just as long as its the right mob.
 

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often when a person sees the losing end of an argument, they resort to absurdities and false comparisons.. A republic is anything but mob rule.. in fact a representative republic is one of the strongest defenses against mob rule (democracy)

as far as the (mob) rules go and Obama, you must have noticed how I used his tactics comparatively to those the Paul supporters are using now.. manipulating the rules to skew the results in your favor is often refereed to as cheating, dirty tricks ect...

but for the record, let me just clear up your confusion...



if your confused this should clear it up...

del·e·gate/ˈdeligit/
Noun:
A person sent or authorized to represent others, in particular, an elected representative sent to a conference.
 

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So then you agree a simple majority vote means very little in a republic.
 

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So then you agree a simple majority vote means very little in a republic.

The electoral college is a good thing for the nation. Here is one answer that came up on Google, and it explains things very well:

If the electoral college did not exist, there would be no need for people in Rhode Island to vote, because it wouldnt matter.

Without the electoral college, California, NY, and Texas would pick the president, and only the interests of the urban community would be represented. Agriculture and the rural community are important to our nation's economy, and without the electoral college, these parts of the country would have no voice, and our economy would suffer.

IT IS A GOOD IDEA!!!
 

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So then you agree a simple majority vote means very little in a republic.

obviously you haven't read a thing I have written...

we have a republic,.. not a democracy..
 

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So if the U.S. is arepublic why are we fighting and dying all over the world to make it safe for democracy?
 

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So if the U.S. is a republic why are we fighting and dying all over the world to make it safe for democracy?

What is the meaning of life is another good question few could answer ...

people seem to get hooked on the easiest answer or explanation... and democracy "majority rules" is easy.. but it doesn't protect the rights of the individual as does a constitutional republic.. or explain the complexity or a representative republic.. while that doesn't answer the question,.. it might at least explain why the media can't seem to report the truth...

but if you ever find out the answer to your question let US know...
 
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Interesting that in the local county primary over 20% of the R cult voters don't agree with the current Repub status quo/direction --- and instead voted for Ron Paul- and the more Libertarian "get out of our lives/living rooms/bedrooms- states rights stance....

President – GOP Primary
Mitt Romney 793
Ron Paul 203

Too bad old Paul is so old- another term of screwups by both parties-- and I think he could run on an Independent ticket-- and beat everyone...
Might just take the cults playing partisan politics for one more term (no matter who wins) and putting the elections ahead of the country to do it....
 

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Interesting that in the local county primary over 20% of the R cult voters don't agree with the current Repub status quo/direction --- and instead voted for Ron Paul- and the more Libertarian "get out of our lives/living rooms/bedrooms- states rights stance....

President – GOP Primary
Mitt Romney 793
Ron Paul 203

Too bad old Paul is so old- another term of screwups by both parties-- and I think he could run on an Independent ticket-- and beat everyone...
Might just take the cults playing partisan politics for one more term (no matter who wins) and putting the elections ahead of the country to do it....




and didn't you also believe that conspiracy theory about the NAFTA superhighway. :shock: I'm not so sure you should be calling others names, like "Cultist"


Titled “The Modern Militia Movement,” the report is dated Feb. 20 and designed to help police identify militia members or domestic terrorists. Red flags outlined in the document include political bumper stickers such as those for U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, talk of conspiracy theories such as the plan for a mega-highway from Canada to Mexico and possession of subversive literature.

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2009/mar/14/fusion-center-data-draws-fire-over-assertions/
 
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