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05/05/2007 Archived Entry: "One politician who is different"
ONE MAN STOOD OUT IN THURSDAY'S "DEBATE."
Silver here, and I confess that I watched this staged press conference masquerading as a debate. As expected, nine bloodthirsty, thieving fascists postured and preened as they were spoon-fed pabulum from a paid shill.
One man stood out.
One man was against the war in Iraq, and noted that 70% of Americans want us out NOW.
One man wants to abolish the income tax and the IRS.
One man dared to mention the stealth tax of inflation, robbing from the poor to give to the rich.
One man was against the Real ID card.
One man talked about the proper role of government in a free society.
One man believed in strict interpretation of the severe limits placed on government by the constitution.
One man mentioned the free market as the best way to resolve difficult issues.
One man spoke about freedom, liberty, privacy, and peace.
That man was Ron Paul. You can watch the 5 minutes he was allowed to speak on Youtube.
Ron Paul is clearly different, and clearly dangerous. So dangerous, that when ABC "News" put up an on-line poll with 11 choices for a debate with 10 people, Ron Paul alone was excluded from the list.
I fear that we are beyond the point where voting can change anything in this country. Change will come. But peaceful change via voting can come only if we are allowed a candidate who is truly different. ABC "News" doesn't want people to have that choice. They are not alone.
Will the power of the internet be sufficient to advance the one candidate who offers a real choice? Will he be silenced or will he be heard? I don't know. But I am certain that if the heavy-handed tactics of network shills and power brokers go unchallenged, our future is dark indeed, and when change finally does come, it will be violent and bloody in ways that none of us want.
Posted by Silver @ 07:19 AM CST