Thursday, January 24, 2008

Freedom FAQs -okay only one Q & A -I'm runnig low on coffee

I recently received a question from a 17 year old young man, living in the UK.

He wondered how much the government should "look after" people.

I gave him an answer I thought appropriate for an intelligent teenager who knows something is wrong with the way government is run but can't quite put his finger on it. Looking over it again-I think it's a pretty good answer to anyone who is wondering the same (if I do say so myself).
Below, I've also posted Ron Paul Rising, one of the newer movie trailer style inspirational Ron Paul videos.

Max Smithwick said...

Hi, I'm English and don't know much about Ron Paul or what he stands for, so I watched your video to get an idea. I just wanted to know if you knew what his views on welfare are? He mentions at one point that the government should not have to look after a person from cradle to coffin, which is fair enough, but to what extent does he think people should be looked after by the government?

ThatGirlTasha said...

"to what extent does he think people should be looked after by the government?"

Not at all-"helping people" is something that is done voluntarily, not by force.

When you help someone through the federal government, it is done by force; something is stolen from one person and given to the other. (literally, at gunpoint-if you don’t pay taxes you’ll be arrested)

By the time the “pie” is given to the needy person; all the slices of a very inefficient pie have been doled out to countless middlemen along the way.

So that the end result is a whole hard earned "pie" is stolen from one person and the person in need receives a piece of crust; while the government grows in its power and control over us all.

The solution then is for help to be given by church, humanitarian groups and some help can be given at the state and local levels where there are far fewer slices handed out and where the “pie” distribution can be watched over by voters and hold accountable those doing the slicing.

And at that volunteer/church/humanitarian level a whole "pie" can just be handed over without force to whoever needs it.

If you saw some of what happened during the Katrina disaster; it was a perfect example. FEMA came in and actually managed to make a disaster area worse- by preventing volunteers from getting and bringing water, splitting up families and turning doctors away all because they weren't part of the government or officially under their control.

Compare that to the lifesaving effort of the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

Believing in freedom involves believing in people; it can seem scary but not nearly as frightening as the alternative.


Monday, January 21, 2008

Why the Nevada AP "delegate" count doesn’t mean shit

My three oldest at Pistol Pete's pizza with Ron Paul-my son said "Hey pizza
and Ron Paul,that's alright"

I am not a scholar of election law across the country –so those of you who are; please forgive me, if what I’m about to say is obvious and standard across the country.

In the state of Nevada, delegates do not declare or record the candidate of their choice until the convention. In some cases, they did not even state whom they would support to their precinct peers.

During the Nevada caucus a presidential preference straw poll was held; these are the votes that were sent out to the AP.

It would make sense that from these numbers, one could extrapolate a fairly accurate delegate count; assuming that those numbers correlate to representing delegates.

But Ron Paul’s anomalous, grass root’s campaign has, not surprisingly, created an anomalous situation with the caucus straw vote count.

Most people show up at a caucus not really knowing what the heck is going on.
This was especially true, here in Nevada, as this was the first presidential election where a caucus was held, instead of a primary.

Also, in Nevada is the Mormon factor; Mormons showed up in droves to support their guy.
But not in the frenzied, our country’s last chance, anything I can do and then some, kind of support; more like the- here I am, waving my flag, yippee- a Mormon for president, show me where to vote, kind of support.

Many of them seemed confused and focused on checking the box for Mitt and then getting to work, not really understanding that this is a game of delegates not straw poll results.

All of us Ron Paul supporters showed up with a subconscious LED screen scrolling across the inside of our eyelids;


So it was no surprise when we delegate hopefuls raised our hands to give one-minute speeches and stood to be voted for that many Mitt supporters waited for the other guy to do it.

In our precinct the vote look like this;

Mitt 13

Ron Paul 6
McCain 2
Thompson 1

Hunter 1

But out of six possible delegates the delegate count looked like this:

Ron Paul 3 delegates

Mitt 2 delegates

1 undecided delegate (on the fence between Mitt and Thompson)

Yes, that’s right - Mormons are out for blood against Huckabee –I think his campaign would do well to steer clear of Mountain Meadows.

These, out-of-sync results, are very similar to the results in my mom-in-law's precincts, my friend's precinct, also my friend/midwife’s precinct; all of whom are Ron Paul delegates.

I’m not saying Ron Paul came in first; I’m saying delegate-wise, McCain got his ass beat -along with Rudy and Huckabee.

And that is always a good day.


Thursday, January 17, 2008

Has Joe Farah caught a clue? WND posts Ron Paul rock video

WorldNetDaily has posted a Ron Paul Revolution rock video.
I may have to eat my hat, in a frozen over hell;below is the video that Farah is playing air guitar to as we speak.

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