Ron Paul’s Predictions that have come true:

Economic collapse was predicted lightly in the 1983 and spot on in 2003
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwCJYxUnCuw – 1983
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRek-0vjMtA – 2003
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjVpr3zIr8E – 2003
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXJWzuIdqIg

Foreign Policy including terrorist attacks on U.S. Soil (9-11)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5lcF-_WEAc – 1998
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf87kpYO1Ls (Iraq)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSaSTvVxuZ0 (Iraq)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya6JfFK_lYQ (Georgia Conflict)

Other predictions:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8I_y_Veu1k

Incomplete list of Broken Promises or Lies from Obama:

I will have transparency (generals must sign secrecy Oath, wishes to give secretive Federal Reserve more power)
I will cut the deficit in half by doubling spending – http://www.theobamadebt.com/
I will change the Washington culture of corruption
I will have no earmarks in stimulus, (there are 9000 – http://bit.ly/4p9QFe)
I will demand human rights for China and Tibet
I will put legislation on Internet for all to read before votes – way broken
I will have honest advisers – (Czars, fake rent, tax fraud)
I will have my administration pay their fair share of taxes
I will eliminate rendition of terrorist combatants
I will bring charges against Bush admin (War crimes)
I will have new blood in admin. – way broken
I will apply windfall taxes on big oil companies
I will change US Foreign Policy.
I will change the defense department. (Keeps Gates)
I will close Guantanamo (maybe… and will open new secret torture sites http://bit.ly/lQDJc)
I will sit down with dictators with no pre-conditions. (broken very early on)
I will stop waterboarding and CIA interrogation techniques (Breaking)
I will get US troops out of Iraq in 16 month. (there are more under BHO http://bit.ly/pOtCS)
I will change Washington with new faces
I will not hire lobbyists, hires lobbyist Daschle (he’s out but here are the others)
* Melody Barnes, lobbyist for American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the American Constitution Society and the Center for Reproductive Rights.
* William Corr, lobbyist for Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids,
* Patrick Gaspard, lobbyist for Service Employees International Union.
* David Hayes, lobby San Diego Gas & Electric.
* Eric Holder, attorney general nominee, lobbyist for bankrupt Global Crossing telecommications.
* Ron Klain, lobbyist for Asbestos Resolution, U.S. Airways, Airborne Express and drug-maker ImClone.
* William Lynn, lobbyist for Raytheon.
* Cecilia Munoz, lobbyist for National Council of La Raza
* Mark Patterson, lobbyist for Goldman Sachs.
* Mona Sutphen, lobbyist for Angliss International.
* Michael Strautmanis, lobbied for the American Association of Justice.
* Tom Vilsack, lobbyist for NEA.
And these are not all of them. Thanks for pointing out that he has nominated a huge number of lobbyists that he promised not to appoint.
I will eliminate Bush tax cuts
I will dump Patriot Act wire tapping – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qPBMIO4gAU
I will eliminate tax breaks for wealthy
(source: http://newsgnome.blogspot.com/2009/03/official-list-of-obamas-broken-promises.html)

Incomplete list of Broken Promises or Lies from Bush:

Iraq had no WMD – inspectors
No evidence Saddam had illegal stockpiles before war, US report finds.
Bush allies admit war blunders
Bush memos reveal thinking on torture
The panel investigating the Sept. 11 attacks further called into question one of President Bush’s rationales for the war with Iraq. (Panel Finds No Qaeda-Iraq Tie)
No Iraqi link to 9/11 – US report
US commission’s findings bluntly contradict White House claims.
Pentagon tries to ban first photos of coffins returning from Iraq
White House in 9/11 evidence row
Public inquiry demands to question Bush’s national security adviser.
Attack on Taliban planned ‘before 9/11’
Ombudsman forces PM to reveal secret meetings with lobbyists.
Focus: The UN spy scandal
Chief UN weapons inspector believes he was bugged.
Bush ‘wanted war in 2002’ THE GUARDIAN February 24, 2004
British spy op wrecked peace bid
Spying operation at UN scuppered last-ditch initiative to avert Iraq war.
Cheney oil firm accused of overcharging $61m in Iraq
US pays up for fatal Iraq blunders
Over 10,000 claims but families must waive rights.
Fury over MP’s 9/11 claims
President Bush is backing off his pledge to fight AIDS in Africa by saying the promised $3 billion in aid cannot be spent wisely.Engineering experts believe that the most likely use for the two mysterious trailers found in Iraq was to produce hydrogen for weather balloons.
(source – http://www.teach-online.de/dateien/hpp/Peter-Gloede/bush/lies.htm)

Why can’t we just be free?

September 5, 2009

The original concept of this post was going to be to do an “about Bush” section and an “about Obama” section and relating them to ‘we the people.’ I was going to write about Bush’s terrible patriot act and Obama’s failure to fix it (which was predictable). I was going to write about Bush’s bailouts and how Obama (predictably) did the same thing. I was going to write about how neither party is truly different from the other anymore – only in trivial issues. I was going to write about how both are bought and paid for and employed by the same wealthy parties and that nobody in our Government has been working for the American citizens since President John F. Kennedy.

I changed my mind however because that post was going to turn out to be incredibly long. I realized that if people truly want to know who owns their Government, the information is easily accessible. Just follow the money, and research the Federal Reserve Bank. It does not take even remote intelligence to realize that we are all being fleeced.

At first, I wanted to write about the Revolution and remind everyone why we broke free and created America. The thought of freedom – true freedom to do whatever it is that we want resonates in me very strongly. A quote I think of frequently is this “if we are only free to make good decisions, are we truly free?” I also think – if we are only free to spend two thirds of our paycheck, are we truly free? If our money is spent against our will for golden para-shoots for finance oligarchs, given as bribes or earmarks… are we truly free? If we can’t choose our schools or doctors are we truly free? If we are surveyed against our will as the Patriot Act allows, or if we can be secretly put on lists for our party affiliation are we truly free? This list could go on and on.

As you can see, writing about the fallacy of Bush, Obama, and Government could go on forever and be *almost as long, complicated, and confusing as our taxation code. Instead I just thought I’d post what I believe in, and invite readers to educate me – why are my beliefs impossible?

I believe in freedom – I believe individuals should be able to make whatever choices they want as long as those choices do not hurt another person legitimately.

I believe two consenting people should be free to marry regardless of what others think.
I don’t believe they require permission form anyone, especially the Government.
I believe non violent religion should be free to practice in any way they wish. I believe they can endorse or condemn whatever lifestyles they want no matter how others see it.

I believe people should be free to spend their money how they wish – heaven forbid if they don’t give any to charity. I pray to God we all would choose to – I know I would and do.
I believe (on average) one third of your paycheck required to the Government is far, far too much. However, if those who enjoy taxation wish to give 50% or 75% to the Government they should feel free to do so.
I believe only sales tax should be required. Income tax has only been recognized by the Supreme Court since 1913 (coincidentally the same year the Federal Reserve was created) which means that in our prime we operated without income tax and should still be able to do so.
I do not believe that people will realize that Government has destroyed everything it has touched (education, post office, medicare/cade, aamtrack, social security, the list goes on forever).
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I believe in my fellow men and women and do not think we need to be micro-managed.
I believe these two parties are tearing us apart. Part of me believes that this is by design. If we fight with one another, we won’t fight with ‘them.’
I believe elections work like a Don King fight where both parties are puppets of the same wealthy influences.
I believe if we all truly understood freedom – live and let live – we would all see how both parties oppose us in our pursuit of the American Dream. By definition “Government” is to Govern – unfortunately it is the opposite of living freely.

I believe that the country we created has turned into the country we tried to escape from and unless we ‘wake up’ it will continue down that path. Quick example: one of the primary reasons we created America was to escape the manipulative central bank of England which was committing economic crimes against the people, much like our Federal Reserve Bank does today.

Sadly, I don’t believe that anyone will read this or anything like this.
Even more depressing; I don’t believe anyone will even think these thoughts of true freedom.
I think people will watch football and American Idol and entertain themselves to death while their civil liberties and their freedom is stripped away from under them.

It’s been said that people do not truly want freedom, they just want to be well fed and entertained. I do not believe this is true, but I believe we are too entertained to know that what we do truly desire is freedom.

To anyone that made it to the end, thanks for letting me vent. If anyone can help me understand why the freedom to choose our own lives and paths won’t work please explain it to me.

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