Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Response to the “Paulbomb” Part 2: Lies and Misinformation

This is the second part to my response on Reddit’s “Paulbomb.”

Lies and Misinformation

The Paulbombers have spread numerous lies and misinformation about Dr. Paul. From accusations that he is a racist, to accusations that he wants tyranny on a state level. Neither of those accusation are true. They are the result of lazy people no doing their research. They find one article that claims these things and that is automatically proof of its truth. That’s nothing but a lot of nonsense.

First, let’s look at the accusation of Paul being a racist. These came after a liberal website came out with racist newsletters written by an anonymous ghostwriter with Ron Paul’s name in the titles. First off, these were not written by Paul himself. No one can say who wrote these news letters because they were anonymous. Second, Paul has time and time again disavowed what was written in those newsletters on national television. Anyone who has ever met Paul or heard him speak knows the he has never spoken anything like the racist remark in those news letters. On top of all that, he has the support of the president of the NAACP’s Austin, Texas chapter. He makes it clear that he does not agree that Paul is racist in any way shape or form. And that the reason is being attack as a racist is because he is dangerous to the establishment.

Next, let’s look at Dr. Paul’s views on gay marriage and state’s rights. He has been criticized for wanting tyranny at the state levels instead of at the federal level. Now, it takes more than a single google search in order to understand Paul’s complete views on state’s rights and gay marriage. He has said that the states, under the United States of America’s Constitution,  have the power to regulate marriage, not the federal government. But, while he believes the constitution has that power, no level of government should be involved in the marriage business leaving it up to the consenting adults who want to get married.

Finally, they outright lie about Ron Paul wanting to build the fence along the Mexican-American border. He does not support the fence anymore than he supports national ID cards. It’s pretty clear.

There you go, Paulbombers. You have been shown how wrong you are. Now, are you going to admit it or are you going to continue with this propaganda campaign?

A Response to the “Paulbomb” Part one: The failing economy and warmongering

Recently on Reddit there has been a huge spamming of what is called “Paulbomb.” It is a list of anti Ron Paul  spam copy and pasted from the first Paulbomb post. This Paulbombing is teaching people to not think for themselves. It teaches them to just accept whatever is told to them with blind faith. If those who spread it actually did any research at all, they would understand the misinformation (and at times, blatant lies) espoused by this copy and paste. So, I am going to set this new spamming movement straight.

Spending and the economy
One problem that this new spam movement has with Dr. Paul is his sensible and consistent views on spending, the national debt and our failing economy. Among other things, they criticize his views on the Federal Reserve, the executive Departments he wants to cut, and the parts of the private sector he wants to cut federal funding.
With the current state of our economy, this is not a place we can pussy foot around. We have to make drastic cuts and we have to do it immediately. Libertarians are the only ones who seem to understand that. Liberals and Neo-conservatives are making no move to make drastic cuts to their spending. Wars, corporate welfare, a national bank that wont let anyone know what goes on…. All of these are burying us in debt that we will no be able to dig our way out of.
But what exactly do the Bombtards complain about? One thing is the that Dr. Paul wants to abolish the Federal Reserve. Now, to explain, in detail, why the Federal reserve needs to be abolished would take a whole separate article longer than I have for just this one. So I will be as brief as I can.
First off, do not be fooled by the term "federal” in the Federal Reserve’s name. It is not part of our government. It is a massive private bank. This means that our government has no oversight into the Federal Reserve. Yes, congress periodically holds a session with the Chairman of the Fed, but they have to take his word for it. They cannot look into the secretive dealings of the Federal Reserve. And that is a dangerous thing since, you know, they have complete control over our nation’s currency.
That’s right. They decide how much money is printed and who it is loaned out to. This means they control the periods of inflation and deflation of our currency. And since they work for greed rather than the people, they use their power only when it benefits them…even when it hurts everyone else. “Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes her laws.” – Nathan Rothschild, the banker that bought Great Britain.
Since the Federal Reserve is not part of our government, they loan the money they print to our government. In other words, as long as the Fed exists, the government will be in perpetual debt. And we, the people, will be paying it off for the rest of our lives through taxes. This is why they had to create the IRS along with the Federal Reserve.

The worst thing about the Fed is that, with all of this power, it is accountable to know one. No a single politician can do shit about the Federal Reserve.
Now, on to the national debt and government cuts. Cuts are necessary. There is no arguing this. We are trillions of dollars in debt and heading toward financial collapse. If we do not start making major cuts, we will become a third world country. Dr. Paul is the only politician that is willing to make those major cuts that we need. His plan cuts one trillion dollars off the deficit in just one year. Yet, the Democrats and the Republicans are not willing to give up their spending so they call him insane instead of the only rational man in office.
Foreign Policy
Those who criticize his foreign policy are no more than warmongers. Dr. Paul’s foreign policy is the only foreign policy of liberty. The major criticism is calling him a pre-World War II isolationist.  They only do this because they have absolute zero understanding what isolationism is. Isolationists want the United States to completely isolate itself from the rest of the world. That means no political, military or economic ties to other nations. This is not what Paul wants. He is a non-interventionist. He wants the U.S. to trade and friends with all nations, but he does not think the United States has the right to control the internal affairs of other nations. He does not want to start preemptive wars base on faulty intelligence. This has lead some to not only call him an isolationist, but also a pacifist. That is not true, either.

A pacifist believes that war is never justifiable. Paul believes a military response is justifiable if a nation is attacked. This is what is called the Non-aggression Principle. The NAP states that the initiation of force is always immoral. This includes invading Iran because of the fear that they might get a nuclear weapon. Iran, though one might disagree with the way it is ran, is an independent and sovereign nation. A preemptive attack against Iran because they might have nuclear weapons would violate their rights as a sovereign nation.

Another issue some people just do not get is the devastation  the U.N. has on America. It is a world government that makes laws and goes to war without any representation of the people. This is illegal. It goes against everything the founding fathers expected from our nation. This body, that we have no control over, even has its own military. And guess who makes up the majority of the U.N. soldiers...That's right. America. We send our soldiers to die for an unamerican tyrannical world government. 

Which brings us to another point. The Paulbombers also criticize him for believing in a New World Order "conspiracy." This isn't the prediction of fearmongers. This is becoming a reality. Just look at everything I told you about the U.N. because it also applies to NATO. These are mulit-national governments without any representation for the people.

Finally, The Paulbombers have decided that the Constitutional powers of war do not matter anymore. The Constitution authorizes the congress to grant letters of Marque and reprisals. Letters of Marque allows the president to hire mercenaries to attack militants or nations. Some thing our presidents do already without the approval of congress making unconstitutional. Think about this: What if we had hired Afghan militants to go after Osama instead of sending our troops to nation build? They would know the Afghan and Pakistan terrain far better than any American. They would have found and captured Osama a lot quicker than our government did. On top of that, it would not have cost one trillion dollars to sustain an entire army in a foreign nation. 

Part 2 responds to lies and misinformation spread about Dr. Paul.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Senate Passes Defense Bill Turning America into a Battlefield

Tonight the Senate passed the defense bill that so many liberty loving individuals feared: the Department of Defense Authorization bill. American soil is now classified as a battlefield, therefore its citizens are now subject to indefinite military detention.

While I watched the proceeding over the last several says, I had a shinning glimmer of hope. Senator Feinstein brought an amendment to floor that would negate indefinite military detention. Unfortunately, it failed to pass 45-54. And tonight, the senate passed the bill in its entirety. 

A couple of other Amendments added to the bill were sanctions against Iran and accelerating troop withdraw from Afghanistan.