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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I'm Not Wasting My Vote This Election!



"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." John Quincy Adams

I wasted my vote in 2004. I am ashamed to admit it, but I voted for Bush last time around. Actually, to be more precise, I voted against Kerry. I learned something very important as a result.

Don't compromise your principles!

I did! I guess I got what I paid for.

I won't make that mistake again. That's why I am voting for Chuck Baldwin.

Here is an exerpt from an article by Chuck Baldwin that sums up my feeling rather nicely.


[A] wasted vote is a vote for someone you know does not represent your own beliefs and principles. A wasted vote is a vote for someone you know will not lead the country in the way it should go. A wasted vote is a vote for the "lesser of two evils." Or, in the case of John McCain and Barack Obama, what we have is a choice between the "evil of two lessers."

Albert Einstein is credited with saying that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result. For years now, Republicans and Democrats have been leading the country in the same basic direction: toward bigger and bigger government; more and more socialism, globalism, corporatism, and foreign interventionism; and the dismantling of constitutional liberties. Yet, voters continue to think that they are voting for "change" when they vote for a Republican or Democrat. This is truly insane!


Don't waste your vote on Obama or MaCain. Go vote for Chuck Balwin on November 4th.

Paper Is Not Money...


...it’s only money because we’re forced to use it!

Here is an exerpt from a speech given by Ron Paul back in 1983. It is just as relevant today, as it was back then. You can watch a video or read the complete transcript of the speech here.


There is no other power greater than the power over money, the power to create and contract the money supply, the power to control the purchasing power of your money.

Throughout history, this has proven to be the most sought after monopolistic power of man. It has become more sophisticated over the decades and over the centuries, more sophisticated now and more international in scope than ever before. So I see the issue of power and the control over money as being something that we cannot ignore, we must address.

I believe closely associated with this is the issue of morality as well. By what moral right we have to create purchasing power out of thin air? Whether it’s done by the creation of credit or Federal Reserve notes or whether it’s the creation of SDRs on an international scope. By what right do they do this?


Hear the speech or read the transcript here.