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Ron Paul says farewell to Congress

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Congressman Paul’s final speech on the House floor before leaving Congress. It goes without saying, he’ll be missed. Not so much by his “colleagues”, but by every honest and moral man.

Fore a writeup of some of the highlights from his epic speech, head over to ABC News: Ron Paul Departs With ‘Our Constitution Has Failed’

In a sprawling, 52-minute speech to the House chamber, Paul lambasted U.S. government, politicians and special interests, declaring that the U.S. people must return to virtue before the government allows them to be free, and that the Constitution has failed to limit the scope of an authoritarian bureaucracy.

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November 15th, 2012 at 12:15 am

Who to vote for in the election 2012?

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In case you’re a US citizen, there’s a presidential election coming up pretty soon – and if you’re like most Americans (at least those with at least some interest in politics) you’re probably already sick of all those debates, the bickering and the 24/7 news-cycle, sensationalizing every minor detail. You probably also noticed, that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have more in common than they’d like to admit and that their differences may very well have “some” impact, but sure as hell won’t change the overall picture. Namely that the once great United States is rapidly going down the drain…

Either that or you simply can’t stand either one of the two candidates, since you realized that they’re essentially different heads of the same beast. So whom to vote for? The lesser of two evils? Give your vote to the guy you don’t agree with, but at least he isn’t wearing magic underwear? After all those are the only two choices…

At least that’s what most people think and considering how the debates went and the total media blackout any sane candidate *cough*Ron Paul*cough* during the 2012 Republican primaries, one can hardly blame them.

But here’s a fun fact: There will be a real alternative for 49 of the 50 states! A sane candidate. One that hasn’t lied to you about all that hope and change, then turned out to be quite the disappointment.

 

 

Ok, so his ads are good. Really good. Almost good enough that I’d vote for him based on that alone. But I’m thorough, so I decided to start digging (even though I’m not a US citizen and can’t actually cast a vote – but I digress)…

Wondering if you are a Libertarian yourself? Well, maybe not completely – but you’re probably more libertarian than you might think.

 

Sure sounds nice, doesn’t it? But of course that’s just another campaign ad – of course they’d like to make you believe that you’re a libertarian at heart, you just didn’t know yet. Fair enough – so take a quick non-partisan quiz to find out who you side with: iSideWith.com is really nice for that – give it a try and try their election quiz. You might be surprised.

Now, looking at the statistics of people who took the test – chance are you might be surprised just how much you agree with Johnson (Liberarian Party) or Stein (Green Party) and on how little you agree with the established two parties… As for me: I scored well above 90% with Gary Johnson (no surprise there) while current president Barack Obama agrees a measly 30% with me while Mitt “magic-underwear” Romney gets just 6% more (on science? Really? That’s a bit hard to swallow…)

Overall “policy-compatibility” stats as of this time – results based on sites:

Facebook Users: 48% Obama, 43% Johnson, 36% Romney
NPR: 53% Obama, 45% Johnson, 36% Romney
AOL: 49% Johnson, 49% Romney, 47% Obama
Forbes: 50% Johnson, 48% Romney, 45% Obama
Tumblr: 63% Obama, 51% Johnson, 24% Romney
Twitter: 51% Obama, 44% Johnson, 33% Romney
Google+: 53% Obama, 48% Johnson, 28% Romney
Reddit: 57% Johnson, 53% Obama, 27% Romney
Yahoo: 47% Romney, 44% Johnson, 39% Obama
Huffington Post: 56% Obama, 40% Johnson, 28% Romey
Youtube: 59% Obama, 57% Johnson, 29% Romney

And of course…
Reason.com: 79% Johnson, 42% Romney, 24% Obama
DailyPaul.com: 81% Johnson, 39% Romney, 19% Obama

But hell, even on sites like…
AR15.com: 69% Romney, 66% Johnson, 30% Obama
Fox.com: 64% Romney, 58% Johnson, 34% Obama

Based on those numbers, in reality the race should be Gary Johnson vs. “those other two guys”, not the other way around. No wonder the Democrat/Republican establishment does everything in its power to not include him in the “official” debates and not even mention him in the news coverage – just like they did with Ron Paul.

Convinced already? No? Good, you shouldn’t be. Since the debates managed to exclude any third party candidate, you better watch one of the “alternative” debates that were done to compensate for that. For example the one by world famous Larry King: Part 1 and Part 2 as well by YouTube-famous Philip Defranco / Sourcefed:  Gov Gary Johnson on #PDSLive – Final Presidential Debate 2012

Now, if you’ve read that far and actually spent the time watching the linked videos, most importantly the interviews and debates above… You already made your decision. Congrats on making the right choice and voting what your conscience will tell you to do.

Written by mo

October 25th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

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