Isaac Newton proved white light was heterogeneous; it carried the colors of the rainbow within it until the moment it collided with a prism, and then the colors splintered off dispersing the colors of the rainbow. To understand how the US contributed to a society that has increasingly begun viewing and identifying itself along various colors of the rainbow instead of heterogeneous white light, we must first acknowledge that we provided The Prism. American foreign policy in Iraq has conceptually ignored this fact. Namely, the theoretic Sunni-Shi’ah and Arab-Kurdish divides that have so dominated the Washington paradigm of Iraq were accepted at face value as ancient divisions. This has shaped the Iraqi political climate, Iraqi culture and thought since the US-led invasion in 2003. These ideas were borne into reality in every corner the American footprint laid its boot in Iraq.
Would a proportional representation system foster liberty and individual freedom more than our current single member district plurality system? In our current "lesser of two evils" approach to selecting our elected officials only one side of the table is represented in a district. The majority is represented strongly while the minority is forced to either remain unrepresented or choose the "lesser of two evils". In this way smaller parties are flushed out and herded into the larger parties and their flagship. In today's political arena, we have only two choices because of this system.
Ash Wednesday today the first day of lent and the beginning of 40 days of prayer and fasting observed by Christians throughout the country.The Jews will also gather to celebrate Passover in April, one of many traditions observed under the religious freedom that the U.S. Constitution was designed to preserve. Religious freedom in the United States has been an issue that has taken center stage in recent weeks. Religious Liberty is the freedom to choose and practice any religion. This does not differ from Liberty. An individual has the right to choose, think, and act for oneself so long as it does not negatively affect anyone else. Religion is a hot button in America, with a history of violence and mayhem in the name of religion. However, does the government have the right to force a fee upon you for practicing religion? I don't thinks so.
Unfortunately, I think the Republican Party at large lacks the ability for empathy. This was evident during the first of two SC debates when the crowd was heard booing Dr. Paul when he suggested applying the golden rule to our foreign policy. Is this idea so radical? Are we not a Christian Nation founded on Christianity's principles? What the hell is going on in this country? Why are we in such a rush to go to war? These are questions that Americans would benefit from answering for themselves.
Saudi cuts deal with China for joint refinery.
Saudi/Chinese trading partnership strengthens.
Canada pushes for pipeline deal with China.
Saudis want oil prices above $100 a barrel
Strait of Hormuz drama.
China/Iraq oil deal
Afghan/China oil Deal
Why are the Saudis intent on keeping oil priced so high? Inflation of the U.S. dollar, maybe? This news broke around the same time the Federal Reserve announced a new round of Quantitative Easing. (See here)
Many of you may have heard Gov. Sarah Palin speaking well of Dr. Paul recently in her capacity as a news contributor. To be honest, I was a little surprised, and I was happy to agree with her statements. (The more mainstream our ideas and causes come the better chances we have of winning future elections.) To paraphrase, Gov. Palin, stated that it would be to the GOP’s detriment to ignore Dr. Paul and his supporters. I do not know whether or not Gov Palin is speaking from her 2008 experience or if she actually likes Dr. Paul’s message, I know she has come close to endorsing his ideas a number of times. It is also interesting to note that her war rhetoric has softened I hope this is due to learning about her son’s deployment experience.
More recently, Gov Palin said that if she was a South Carolinian she would vote for Newt. At first, my reaction was of disgust, but then I started to think about this a little more in depth, Dr. Paul’s chances to win South Carolina are slim, but he could have a very strong showing in the high teens, which would be phenomenal, our little movement has come so far in these few short years. The next best thing for the Paul campaign in South Carolina would in fact be a Newt win. This would split the first three states between three candidates. Santorum, Romney, and Gingrich. Dr. Paul’s actual delegate count would be close to the other candidate’s totals. So breathe easy for now Paulites, Nevada holds real hope. Dig deeper, phone bank more, volunteer if you can (not in uniform), and recruit your parents and grandparents.
Let us know what you think.
Throwing accelerant on the brush-fires of freedom.
Update: As recently as Saturday Huntsman had this to say about Romney-
Courtesy ABC News:
Reporters asked Huntsman if any of the Republican establishment had reached out to him and asked him to tone down his criticism of Romney and his work with Bain Capital. Huntsman explained: “Nope. And listen. I have said what I have said. My problem is really a political issue. And that is, when you have a candidate that talks about enjoyment in firing people, talks about pink-slips, who makes a comment that seem to be so detached from the problems that Americans are facing today, that makes you pretty much unelectable. And I say, we want a nominee who can actually go on to win. That’s the issue … the bigger issue is one of electability.”
Jon Huntsman will drop out of the Republican presidential race on Monday, according to a campaign spokesman. A source close to him says Huntsman was "proud of the race that he ran" but "did not want to stand in the way" of Mitt Romney. Huntsman plans to endorse Romney at a press conference Monday in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Wow! Huntsman dropping out, with Rick Perry sure to follow right behind after SC. This is the third rival Mitt Romney may have bought out with promises of appointments in exchange for their endorsements (Tim Pawlenty, Chris Christie, & now Jon Huntsman). The GOP has a very clear decision to make. Either reluctantly retreat from trying to find the alternative to Romney and line up rank and file for the perceived inevitable, or fight back with intestinal fortitude to match. The race is between two very different rivals. Ron Paul and MItt Romney.
Ron Paul needs to rally the anti-Romney vote behind him to combat the seemingly crooked endorsements immediately made by contenders exiting the Republican presidential race.
Is this it? Will the rest of the Rebpublican nominees, except of course Ron Paul, leading to an inevitable Romney nomination?
I hope not and I will do everything in my power to not let that happen.
@senatortomdavis My choice for #2012. @RonPaul http://pic.twitter.com/b5oMF0KK
Sen. Tom Davis announced his endorsement of Ron Paul at the Pallisades Ballroom in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Palmetto State Senator claims "enough is enough":
“I’m endorsing Ron Paul because enough is enough. Despite this wave of unprecedented government spending, our unemployment rate has remained above 8 percent for the last 34 months and 146.4 million Americans – one out of every two people in this country – are now classified as poor or low-income.”
“Government activism and government intervention clearly hasn’t fixed our economy – which is why the Republican Party needs a nominee who isn’t wedded to that failed approach. We won’t chart a path to fiscal solvency or victory in November by running toward the failed ideas of the left – we will achieve those victories by returning to the principles that the Republican Party once stood for.”
“That is why I am proud to endorse Ron Paul for president.”
“I’m also endorsing him because unlike what the pundits have led you to believe, he is the candidate who gives the Republican Party the best chance to beat Barack Obama in November.”
“We have a choice: We can keep electing candidates who talk about change only during political campaigns as a way to get elected, or we can finally elect a candidate who will walk the walk and make that change a reality – restoring our bottom line, our individual liberties and our national pride in the process.”
Davis commented that his endorsement is about the ideals that Ron Paul stands for.
Ron Paul took to the podium after receiving Davis' endorsement saying to a crowd at the Pallisades Ballroom in Myrtle Beach, "We will do well next Saturday."
Sworn in on January 14, 2009 after winning election in November 2008, Senator Tom Davis is committed to limiting the reach of government and expanding individual liberty, and to promoting economic freedom.
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@senatortomdavis My choice for #2012. @RonPaul
I found this link via Twitter earlier and wanted to share it:
I took the liberty of calling the hotel and sure enough there is a
large Ron Paul event planned for tomorrow night.
The first of two SC Debates will be hosted in Myrtle Beach on
Monday night as well.
Welcome to Libertyology! This website was designed and created by lovers of Liberty. A long time friend of mine and I decided we needed to do something more. We felt, well at least I felt, that hours upon hours of researching liberty and discussing the concepts of true liberty with friends and family was not enough. I felt there was more to be done. A sense of duty burned inside of me, that the message needed to be spread to as many individuals as possible via the only place that anyone can voluntarily visit, and discern without being force fed an agenda or propaganda.
My background is in the military and background investigations. I must disclose that all views, statements, and opinions I express on this website or anywhere else are my own, and they do not reflect any representation of the Government (Federal or Local), Department of Defense, or any military branch of service. Good, now that that is out of the way, I can tell you our country has problems. As you and I have obviously been aware of unless you have been living in North Korea for the past 10 years, in which case I am deeply sorry for your loss, our great country is in shambles. Many opinions on the culpability of how we got here can be debated, however the fact remains here we are.
Thomas Sowell states so bluntly, "[We live] in a world where we can make our choices only among the alternatives actually available." So what are the alternatives? Debating on who is to blame for where we are? As if coming to the correct conclusion will magically teleport us out of our grim situation. History is important and should not be dismissed, but what should we take from history, should we add up the score and see who is right or wrong, or should we learn from mistakes so that the history we make now is better for those that will have to endure the consequences in the future. After all, don't we all wish we knew what we know now back in 2003 or 2007? Things may be different today. Or is the alternative, to choose which political party you belong to, fearing you're on the "right" side of the issue. This only perpetuates the tendencies of finding a scape goat to blame.
The only other alternative I see, notice I said "I", is to make a choice of ideas. Ideas are greatly under rated. An idea can surface and vanish in the blink of an eye. Or an idea, such as liberty, freedom, and equality, which can surface and prove persistent, can change the world. How many ideas are being brought forth onto the "American Stage"? (I like to call it that because even Tim Tebow can be on that stage.) A lot. This website is a testament to an idea that is both new and old. An idea that has been forgotten and at times seems as if it is slowly fading away with each passing year. Of all the alternatives there are to choose from, I choose Liberty. I choose to stand behind this idea and those who support it, so that when I grow old and grey my children and grand-children have a history to learn from. I fear that if I do not make my stamp in history, then my idea of Liberty may as well vanish with the rest of them, and I am not going to let that happen.
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