Yesterday afternoon I composed a 3 paragraph post about for this thread but did not hit post and went to dinner. When I got done I reread it and decided just to delete the thing, just so depressing...
...Should have voted for Ron Paul when we had a chance ! His son, has his rhetoric ....but does he have his conviction ?...
Google "Ron Paul Congress Pork Recipient" and you'll see why I ignored him from day one - hypocrisy seems to apply to every party and every Congressman seeking reelection or the Presidency. There is no Moses trying to lead us out of this mess, only those manipulating.
238 years ago, Benjamin Franklin wrote,"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."It looks like ole' Ben wouldn't like what is going on now in Washington.
Once even a small part of a right is given up to a government for any reason it will never be willingly returned.
When a author starts by explaining he has an agenda as does this one when he says, "I started looking into this quotation because I am writing a frontal attack on the idea that liberty and security exist in some kind of “balance” with one another..." he has acknowledged his viewpoints will be biased.Biased viewpoints rarely make a fair presentation of history often leaving out important information which would conflict with their goal.
AMEN!And Ace, I'm against any earmarking for districts of any state. Asking for ones' own district rather than another's district is all the same to me. My brother lives in RP's district so I hear your argument, just don't agree. But that's why Americans can debate and not look over their shoulder. Well, uh, we shouldn't have too. LOL
i am interested to know what you guys think of the actions of assange and snowden.did they act in the finest tradition of civil disobedience or do you see them traitors to the state? i tend to see them in the former light,but then again it wasn't my country's cat that was let out of the bag. interested to hear your perspective, and also the feeling about private mannings trial. thoughts?