Everyone should watch the episode of Frontline: Inside the Meltdown that aired Feb 17, 2009. It gives a great chronological of what lead up to our current economic crisis. What really gets me, is how there were certain people (think Ron Paul) saying that this event would happen back in 2007 or earlier, yet they are and were ridiculed for sounding the warnings about an imminent disaster. Hindsight may be 20/20 as the old saying goes, but it does not make any difference if you don’t learn from the experience.
We will continue to see the same problems over the next few years, only worse. As I write this, the DOW sits at 7495(!!!) and people continue to lose their jobs, homes, and savings. Yesterday our new President Obama has signed into law another bailout bill, and by the market’s reactions, it is probably not going to help. Many of the same people who’ve gotten us into this mess in the first place are still in positions of power in both government and private industry. The fools in the US Government continue to give $BILLIONS$ (In reality it’s now in the $$TRILLIONS$$) to their old pals in the private sector that caused this mess through greed and corruption. Now millions of American tax payers for generations to come will suffer the consequences, while these greedy bastards continue to live the good life.
There are many people who feel they have the solution to our problems. Truth is, nobody knows what the best fix will be, but I can tell you printing money and giving it away to the same people who fucked us in the first place, is not the solution. Harder times are on the horizon.
Please enjoy the episode of PBS’ Frontline: Inside the Meltdown. Encourage others to see and understand how this mess has happened, and continue to educate those close to you.
I am posting this letter from Congressman Dr. Ron Paul because his message is more important now than ever. During the 2008 Republican primary race Dr. Paul was ridiculed and belittled for warning about exactly what is hapening in the economy today. The vast majority of people didn’t want to heed his warnings and advice, and as a result they lost a lot of money, and are now struggling to make ends meet. All the while they still do not understand why this all is happening. It is not the fault of free market capitalism, it is the result of greedy elite, broken monetary policy by the (Private) Federal Reserve Banks, and corrupt politicians on both sides of the isle. I hope you read this letter and decide to help Ron Paul in his continuing quest to restore America to greatness.
With a little over a week left before this campaign season ends there is still little to no coverage for any of the third party candidates. As usual, one of the exceptions to the rule comes from the wonderful people over at CSPAN. In particular, their program Washington Journal has highlighted three of the candidates over the past week. Chuck Baldwin (Constitution), Cynthia Mckinney (Green), and Bob Barr (Libertarian) all received 30 minutes of airtime which consisted of an interview and a Q&A session with callers from across the nation.
I’m not very comforted when people in power with access to sensitive information make declarative statments about imminent dangers posed to me. I’m especially worried when a guarantee is made to me in regards to these dangers by someone who has a proven track record, for whatever reason, to have his pulse on “the real threat” which may come in “the belly of a plane.” Now, good ol’ Joe the Politician is making even more difinitive statements in regards to what our future has in store for us.
Dear Mr Bob Barr,
You have been doing a huge disservice to the Libertarian Party during this election. First you snub Ron Paul’s 3rd Party Press Conference and now you refuse to show up at the 3rd Party debates being held this Sunday. Grow the fuck up and get your head out of your ass, Mr. Barr.
I have been fighting for and championing greater access to debates for the 3rd parties. People need to hear the Libertarian platform in these trying times. You are doing the country a great disservice by refusing to debate other 3rd party candidates. You are behaving like a petulant child, probably because Ron Paul has failed to endorse you and the fact that Dr Paul has single-handedly blown the LP out of the water in terms of financing and following.
Instead of trying to win over the hearts and minds of liberty loving americans, your campaign has been busy bad mouthing other 3rd party cantidates and alienating members of the freedom movement brought in by Ron Paul. This is neither the time nor the place for such petty attacks. Your campaign is really starting to turn off a lot of people in the freedom movement. I sometimes believe that you are still working for the CIA, as an agent provocateur, to discourage and break up the movement. Ron Paul scared the establishment and you come in to divide and conquer.
If indeed you are a true Libertarian and pro-liberty, start acting like it. IF I do decide to vote for your sorry excuse for a Libertarian ass, I will do so in the spirit of the party and its ideals. I will not be casting a vote in favor of Bob Barr, because sir, I do not like you. I wanted to like you, I’ve tried to like you, but you make it so hard. You sir, are an asshole.
Even though I endorsed you on my website last week, I now encourage those who cannot look past your problems to write in Dr Ron Paul. It’s better than giving a vote to you and endorsing your bullshit.
Show up to the debate Sunday. Win. Spread the cause. Shit or get off the pot.
Just wanted to share these 2 sites with you folks. You can get yourself some free stickers to declare your love of the constitution and hate of big government.
The ACLU is offering the “I’m a Constitution Voter” bumper sticker for free. Their goal is to sign up over 300,000 by Oct 15th. The ACLU Website states:
I Am a Constitution Voter
- I believe that no one — including the President — is above the law.
- I oppose all forms of torture, and I support both closing the Guantánamo Bay prison and ending indefinite detention.
- I oppose warrantless spying.
- I believe that government officials, no matter how high-ranking, should be held accountable for breaking the law and violating the Constitution.
- I believe that the Constitution protects every person’s rights equally — no matter what they believe, how they live, where or if they worship, and whom they love.
- I reject the notion that we have to tolerate violations of our most fundamental rights in the name of fighting terrorism.
- I am deeply committed to the Constitution and expect our country’s leaders to share and act on that commitment — every day, without fail.
Over at Free Libertarian Stickers dot com you can get yourself a sticker which reads: Libertarian: More Freedom, Less Government as well as a Bob Barr for president bumper sticker.
Here is what I did with my free(dom) stickers: