As to the continuous comments that if we don't support Ron Paul, then the Republic is dead, I beg to differ. I spent a few hours tonight chatting one-on-one with some fellow Tea Partiers @ our monthly meeting, round-table informal and friendly. Hard-core RP supporters. On the question of our "interventionist" policies RP supporters are so hard-headed about, I ask a simple question: Was it interventionist policies that caused us to initiate a missle-defense system to neuter the threat of Russian and Chinese aggression in Poland and Eastern Europe...that Obama withdrew? Why were the Eastern Europeans upset that the Kenyan reneged and left them holding their ass in their hands? Did we FORCE it on them? NO. Working off of Reagan's "peace-through-strength" philosophy has been extremely beneficial for many in this world, and many nations in this world look to the ONLY beacon of hope that will sacrifice it's own blood and treasure to PROTECT THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM TYRANNY AND DESPOTISM. Do we need to be the world's policeman, many RP supporters ask rhetorically? Does defending yourself and your friends and neighbors make you some vicious policeman? RP's isolationist tendencies will get us killed, and a whole lot of other people as well, because he and his supporters just cannot imagine that just "being nice" and ignoring an ugly reality is going to get you gutted when you're not looking. ObamabinBiden is one of those, although for reasons completely unrelated to "isolationism." There is good and evil in this world, and there is a huge preponderance of EVIL that would love to see freedom smudged out completely.
I will not get into all of my reasons as to why I think Ron Paul is dangerous, but here are a few of the most prominent besides that just mentioned: 1) He has the appearance of an old, goofy looking/sounding crank, with the baggage of his racist newsletter he once published, among other things; 2) There is no way he will be able to beat Barack Obama and his criminal machine, for a variety of reasons, one being his temperment; 3) He, just like every single other Constitutional officer and elected representative, have completely abrogated his/their Article 6 Sec. 3 Constitutional Oaths to uphold the Constitution. Read it. By the abject failure to call to task Obama, Holder, the entire DOJ, all of Obama's appointees and all of Obama's CRIMINAL activities and violations of the Constitution & Bill of Rights they have made themselves complicit, by misprison of felony and more, in all the criminal and un-Constitutional actions perpetrated on their watch, under their noses, and aided and abetted Treason and High Crimes and Misdemeanors.
So James, you may be asking...who the hell do you support then?
That's a damn good question, glad you asked. At this point, it's too early for me to say, which is why my favorite shirt has emblazoned across the front "POLITICALLY UNREPRESENTED." And here's my thinking about all of this: It is absolutely critical that Obama/Biden be removed at the STATE LEVEL from the ballot. INELIGIBLE must be forced to the surface by legislative initiatives in every state possible by forcing him and every single candidate to PRODUCE VALID DOCUMENTATION AS TO ARTICLE 2 ELIGIBILITY. Here in Georgia there are already a few efforts by state reps underway to put this into effect...and it must be accomplished at the legislative level and enforced upon each states' ELECTORS. This is the only hope we have...I do not see any other. Our reps at the Federal level are not listening, have not been listening, and WILL NOT take any action that is required of them and demanded by we the people and the Rule of Law.
Obamabinbiden and the international elite that have been behind this criminal takeover in '08 are way ahead of us. The "elections" of '12 have already been rigged. ACORN was never taken down...they exploded into dozens more new groups flying under the radar. Holder and the DOJ are doing everything possible to allow all the dead & made-up folks of 2008 to be able to vote again in bigger numbers with this ill-concealed effort to sue states that are initiating voter-ID laws. You know, don't you, that you can't even get welfare without valid ID? So just who do you think this "initiative" is geared towards? If it rhymes with "illegal alien" you got it right.
The huge illegal foreign contributions and other illegal donations of '08 to Obamabinbiden have yet to be addressed by the Federal Election Commission...I am SHOCKED. They are still "under investigation." It will be a mere pittance compared to 2012.
So I am not so much concerned with the riff-raff running on the GOP ticket right now, as they so far have completely refused to address the elephant in the room, and show no signs whatsoever of doing so. This must be done at the state level, where it should originate anyway, and the sovereignty of the states and the people of the states must be VIGOROUSLY re-asserted, our Rule of Law and strict adherence to the Constitution & Bill of Rights AND the Declaration of Independence RECLAIMED AND ENFORCED, as they are all inextricably intertwined, along with the future of our children, grandchildren, and the longest-surviving Republic mankind has ever known.