I am now seeing many Ron Paulists, all these new faces to the hardened street warriors the Tea Party has become and I must ask where have you been all this time? There is a war going on, not only for the Presidency but also for the social values to support a limited Government, the original intent of our Constitution. Some claim they are for limited government but are clueless as to what this entails. Libertarians, Social Conservatives and all the way to Classic Liberals that want limited government, that is those that actually understand limited government understand that it is up to each individual. It is declared by law in our State Constitution (MA) as a “duty of all” “to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe.” That the “order and preservation of civil government, essentially depend upon piety, religion and morality.” President George Washington, “No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States…. His divine blessing may be equally conspicuous in the enlarged views, the temperate consultations, and the wise measures on which the success of this Government must depend.” The Constitution has a broad definition of religion as any moral code, “Individual Conscience,” the protection thereof and not any specific. The courts have ruled that atheism is the same as a religion under the broad scope of religion as defined by our Constitution as any moral sense of right and wrong. John Jay rejoiced, "Security under our constitution is given to the rights of conscience." Thomas Jefferson, "It is inconsistent with the spirit of our laws and Constitution to force tender consciences." James Madison affirmed, "Government is instituted to protect property of every sort - conscience is the most sacred of all property." I hear it all the time in the Tea Party that we should be Fiscal Conservatives and not Social Conservative, it is too divisive. I must point out to them the careful balance of liberty we have under our Constitution. James Madison pointed out “What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” Simply stated, this is not a bunch of funny circles but a liner scale of less government, the less government we have the more we are reliant on each individual. If you want limited government then it starts with supporting the rights of conscience, morality, religion, because limited government will fail without it. In this, you should realize why there is such an extensive effort on the left to attack religion or anything that would promote individualism. What do you think, will some of these new faces stay and get in there and fight?
Some Ron Paulists promote this video
Of primary reasons we were attacked on 9|11, short version, starting with Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan. One of the determining factors, Soviets strategized that after the isolationist anti-war movement of the Vietnam War, that we would not stomach another war. To prevent the spread of communism the United States supported the Mujahideen covertly threw new alliances of that time, this was a joint operation involving many Countries not only the United States with the United States playing a relatively small role. The next major factor was a treaty started by the Reagan administration and finalized by the Bush Sr, administration with the Soviet Union the United States not only withdrew military aid but included humanitarian aid as well. This vacuum gave way to socialist or populist parties on the right, a Mujahideen faction of Islamic fundamentalist party known as the Taliban comprised mostly of foreigners. This had ties to other extremist parties like the Baath Party, political party on the right influential among Arab communities in the Middle East, especially in Syria and Iraq, Saddam Hussein. This faction was not the original Mujahideen of Afghanistan. The causes of this extremism vary by country and region, but there are several common threads and in Afghanistan it is well documented. Among these is are lack of economic prosperity and the loss of self-esteem, not because we were over there but because we were not. As does any good Socialist / Marxist there is the Class Warfare from these extremist factions, the plight between the Bourgeois and Proletarians, they find a reason to blame the have, the great satin capitalists United States for their plight. United States presence is not a large part of the root cause, however it is the propaganda and Ron Paul with others seems to carry over the same mantra of ignoring the social and economic plight that does cause war.
Arming Saddam, transfers of major conventional weapons to Saddam 1973-2002 by the US is about 1%, USSR 57%, France 13%, China 12%, Czech 7%, Poland 4%, Brazil 2%, all others, 1% or less. The three countries most responsible for arming Saddam are Russia, China, and you guessed it, France. Even Poland is more culpable then the US. US is about 1% mostly because of France arming our observation helicopters. The fact that Russia provided 57% of major conventional weapons to Saddam is proof that this was not a cold war thing as some would advocate, it is propaganda. I could go on with the rest of the propaganda in that YouTube video but I think it would be best that you find the truth your self.
Overall, there is a gigantic disconnecting from reality in all the candidates and the supporters like when Romney replied to the corporations are people heckler. Those of us that have been fighting this leftist propaganda in the Tea Party know the corporations are people propaganda stems from the partial overruling of the McCain Feingold Act, and Romney was clueless as are his handlers. Do you really think a bunch of clueless idiots can win this Presidency?