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Phreakwars

I might just get to vote Republican once again after all

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Sadly, a man of principle cannot win the Presidency. The American people are too stupid and greedy.

Ike;

Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United State corporations.

This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence-economic, political, even spiritual-is felt in every city, every state house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

We need to go back to being a nation, not an empire.

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Corporate interests will not allow Ron Paul to be President. I almost wanna place a huge intrade hedge bet in favor of Ron Paul being voted the GOP nomination for 2012. If for any other reason besides the huge payoff, to boost him a bit in the "talk about" category. He would crush Obama easily and steal tons of progressives into voting Republican, not to mention probably all the moderates..

He can still do it... provided he don't start talking crazy sh*t to try and peddle for voters. He doesn't need the extremist side of the conservative movement to win, just the principled side.

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Corporate interests will not allow Ron Paul to be President. I almost wanna place a huge intrade hedge bet in favor of Ron Paul being voted the GOP nomination for 2012. If for any other reason besides the huge payoff, to boost him a bit in the "talk about" category. He would crush Obama easily and steal tons of progressives into voting Republican, not to mention probably all the moderates..

He can still do it... provided he don't start talking crazy sh*t to try and peddle for voters. He doesn't need the extremist side of the conservative movement to win, just the principled side.

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Paul's only chance would be if all the anti-war folks realized Paul was the only anti-war candidate and flocked to the Republican primaries.

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