Saturday I watched the GOP presidential debate on CBS. I watched mostly because I am a big fan of Ron Paul. Unfortunately, the media continued its “blackout” and Ron Paul was only given a grand total of 90 seconds to speech during the entire 90 minute debate. I’m not sure how they can justify asking the other candidates 5 times more questions than others – but the media picks the president for us anyways so I don’t know why I’m acting surprised…
Anyways, if anything, Ron Paul’s lack of opportunity to speak and listening to the other candidates further solidified my theory that most of the Republic Party is insane. Let’s talk about conflicting morals for a second.
How can a candidate, at one minute, talk about their relationship with Jesus and their strong Christian values – the a few minutes later promote war, torture, and the assassination of American citizens? They seem ideologically conflicted. Of course there were a few Republic candidates that strongly disagreed (Ron Paul), but you will probably never have the opportunity to see them on TV anyways.
Herman Cain, Michele Bachman, Newt Gingrich, and Mitt Romney all said that water boarding was not torture, said that the US was justified in assassinating and American citizen without trial (Newt even said that it was fair as it was decided by a panel), and showed no desire to change our current foreign policies on War. If we reelect someone like these guys our tax dollars will continue to pay for policing the world – and push us further in debt. I guess that’s okay though, as long as we keep up the scare tactics about Iran getting a nuclear bomb. That apparently gives us justification to keep wars going on in the rest of the Middle East too. Just remember, this has nothing to do with Oil.
Also, when did the president get the power to start wars? I thought this was something the congress had to initiate. When our king, I mean President, suddenly has the power to wage his own wars suddenly the voice of the people becomes insignificant – at best. If you have noticed a lot of what Obama is pushing right now is a slogan “We Can’t Wait” which is basically telling the people “Accept my Executive Orders” because we “Can’t Wait” for congress to pass them. I don’t know about you, but I damn sure want our congress arguing over this stuff so at least I know there are a variety of opinions criticizing these decisions!
Currently, I am not very happy with any of the established and popularized potential presidential candidates. They are all over spenders and more worried about policing the world instead of good ole’ fashioned diplomacy. God help us! Don’t worry thought, the Fed will continue to print plenty of money to pay for all this and it surely won’t affect your 401k or spending power. Everything will be fine – they’ll be sure to keep gas prices low and protect us from the evil Muslims. (Sarcasm)
I know this has been a bit of a rant, but what I am trying to get across is to not accept the status quo. Please get out there and do some research. Go beyond cnn.com or foxnews.com and really try to find some non-partisan media outlets. If we as a country can get over our apathy and acceptance of taking it politically up the ass – we will be much better off.
If we don’t do something soon, in 100 years we will find that our rights have been dwindled down so far that we aren’t free anymore. Our country is great because the people still have a since that they have the power. Some of us still aren’t afraid to voice our concerns, to organize, and speak out. One day, that may be a thing of the past. Vote for freedom and liberty in 2012.