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XCRfan i like this cut more :)

 

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Regan sucked balls
Who would you suggest?
Reagan in that speech,hit the nail on the head with a 10 pound hammer.
 

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Brilliant speech..

Ron Paul is 100% what this country needs right now. Hell, we needed him 10 years ago.

Even thought the outcome of the 2008 election was not to my liking, it was a great year to be a young American and find a representative of the people that truly moved me to take action. I went to rallies and meet ups, I donated to the campaign, and I even had the bumper sticker "Ron Paul for President". It was quite a thrill to have someone approach me in a parking lot with a big thumbs up and an enthusiastic "Yes! Ron Paul!" More often though it was a "Who's that?" Of course I was more than eager to inform them :)


I don't know what the next four or eight years will be like, but I'm probably more optimistic than the TV tells me I should be. Because of people like Congressman Paul and the slow but steady growth of like minded individuals in our government, I do think there is going to be a better tomorrow.


RON PAUL 2012!


"Politics is the art of controlling your environment. That is one of the key things I learned in these years, and I learned it the hard way. Anybody who thinks that 'it doesn't matter who's President' has never been drafted and sent off to fight and die in a vicious, stupid war on the other side of the world — or been beaten and gassed by police for trespassing on public property — or been hounded by the IRS for purely political reasons — or locked up in the Cook County Jail with a broken nose and no phone access and twelve perverts wanting to stomp your ass in the shower. That is when it matters who is President or Governor or Police Chief. That is when you will wish you had voted."

-Hunter S Thompson
 

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Like Kennedy, the genersl public tends to have a higher regard for Reagan than historians. There have been many surveys taken of historians and political experts on the presidency, and there is some pretty general agreement on the best and worst of the bunch.

Historians generally rank Reagan in the middle of the pack, although some put him higher.

IMO, Reagan was a very effective president, meaning he accomplished his political goals. That's not necessarily the same thing as being a good president, though. He was no friend to the Constitution. And despite talk of smaller government, he left us with a helluva deficit.

But for better or worse, he redefined the GOP. And he made good speeches.

Keep in mind that, on the whole, I'm not a fan of ANY of the modern presidents. Your mileage may vary...

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Regan sucked balls
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...and Brian Regan is a funny guy. Good, clean humor.
 

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This is one of my major political gripes: It seems a majority of gun owners seem to think that the Republicans are on "our side."

Here's what we have gotten from some of our recent GOP politicians:

Nixon called guns "an abomination" and wanted to ban handguns and require licenses for hunting rifles.

President George Bush, Sr. banned the import of "assault weapons" and promoted the view that we should only be allowed to own sporting weapons.

Then-Gov. Ronald Reagan of California signed a 1967 law prohibiting concealed carry, and the carrying of arms in your car.

As president, Reagan supported the Brady Bill, and urged Congress to pass it.

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is one of the most virulently antigun politicians in the US. He sued 26 gun makers and proposed a nationwide plan for gun licensing.

Then there's New York State Governor George Pataki, who approved a radical program mandating trigger locks, background checks at gun shows and "ballistic fingerprinting" of guns in the state. It also raised the legal age to buy a handgun to 21 and banned "assault weapons."

And of course, George the Second filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supremes to overturn the Heller decision.

Need anyone be reminded that neither McCain nor Romney are supporters on the 2nd?

With friends like these....

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Now this is How we should all be feeling.


Its getting real close to the time we need to Stomp a Mud Hole in those who would try to take down the dearest thing we have ,America.
 

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Ok just to clarify... The reason I posted this speech is not for the purposes of whether or not guns need to be banned or the owners be licensed... but rather where we should be when comes to the overall economic policies of our government. I wonder how many of you actually listened to the speech in it's entirety?
 

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The responses might be in response to your statement about ronnie being the greatest modern president to date.

Keep in mind that Reagan's speech was made in support of Goldwater, a true libertarian-conservative. As president, Reagan split and left behind Goldwater's libertarian stances. Goldwater himself opposed the directions in which Reagan took the party.

Not trying to bust your chops: It's a great speech, but when Reagan became president, he went in a different direction. Yes, he opposed the "welfare state," but he left us with a deficit that was then a record, and abandoned many essential conservative positions.

But he was an inspired speaker.

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Now Goldwater - THERE was a guy I could've backed.

The Ron Paul of his time. Other than the fact that Ron Paul was doing what he does now, but back then :)

Sad to say, even the Libertarians have had their problems...... and I've been voting Libertarian since Ronnie was in office. That was (including Badnarik) until recently. Just couldn't squeeze off a vote for Bob Barr.

Makes me think that maybe we'll see the demise of the Libertarians as well as the demise of the Republicosocialist parties.

Hopefully people will start to wake up, and understand that a vote cast for a republicosocialist is a "wasted vote". If they listen to their consciences, I see a real possibility of the Constitution Party doing well.

Anyone that says "the Party of the United States Constitution can't win, and voting for the Constitution of America is a wasted vote" should have their registration to vote rescinded, as they've made a shameful and ugly admission about their beliefs in what America is founded upon.

And as for the people that want to repeatedly state "any vote for anyone other than a republicosocialist is a wasted vote", let me ask how that turned out for you this go-around? Seems to me that all the votes for mcstain were "wasted".

Ronnie had a good run of it, no doubt. I blame a lot of his second term on the mental problems....... not his fault for the most part. I would have been much more impressed with him though if he hadn't have had his hand out to the liberals so much.

As it is though, he - not congress, not the united nations, not anyone but HIS goals - brought down the Soviet Union. And for that, if nothing else, we owe him a debt of gratitude.
 

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As it is though, he - not congress, not the united nations, not anyone but HIS goals - brought down the Soviet Union. And for that, if nothing else, we owe him a debt of gratitude.
Don't forget Charlie Wilson. His covert war against the Soviets played a huge role as well.
 
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