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Old 03-07-2012, 02:22 PM
 
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I hear a lot of people typically vote because they want things to change, especially in this current recession era. I still hear people bickering back and forth between the choice of a Barack Obama or a Mitt Romney presidency with passion and strong belief in either candidate. Where's the change in that? What really makes them any different from each other? Even if you believed what they say (which you can't), they're still almost exactly the same.

To me it's like going to the store and deciding which fruit to buy for the house. I've had green apples the last 4 years, they taste okay, they aren't really doing much for me. Should I buy red apples instead?---now is that really changing anything?

If you want real change, stop buying apples, buy oranges (Ron Paul)
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Gone
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I hear a lot of people typically vote because they want things to change, especially in this current recession era. I still hear people bickering back and forth between the choice of a Barack Obama or a Mitt Romney presidency with passion and strong belief in either candidate. Where's the change in that? What really makes them any different from each other? Even if you believed what they say (which you can't), they're still almost exactly the same.

To me it's like going to the store and deciding which fruit to buy for the house. I've had green apples the last 4 years, they taste okay, they aren't really doing much for me. Should I buy red apples instead?---now is that really changing anything?

If you want real change, stop buying apples, buy oranges (Ron Paul)
No thanks, I will keep eating my apples, they keep the "Doctor" away.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:31 PM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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Paul is a lifer, a Washington insider. He'd have difficult changing his Depends ... so how's he gong to change the country? Don't be fooled.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:34 PM
 
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Paul is a lifer, a Washington insider. He'd have difficult changing his Depends ... so how's he gong to change the country? Don't be fooled.
Which candidate would you consider an outsider?
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:35 PM
 
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Paul is a lifer, a Washington insider. He'd have difficult changing his Depends ... so how's he gong to change the country? Don't be fooled.
Not gonna ask how you know this information.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:37 PM
 
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No thanks, I will keep eating my apples, they keep the "Doctor" away.
No big surprise that Obama voters don't want change.... after all, when one gets used to the welfare check, I suppose it is a little hard to want to get up and better yourself

Same goes for the Republican crowd.... same old same old

No wonder the country keeps moving backward instead of forward
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Chicago Area
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I hear a lot of people typically vote because they want things to change, especially in this current recession era. I still hear people bickering back and forth between the choice of a Barack Obama or a Mitt Romney presidency with passion and strong belief in either candidate. Where's the change in that? What really makes them any different from each other? Even if you believed what they say (which you can't), they're still almost exactly the same.

To me it's like going to the store and deciding which fruit to buy for the house. I've had green apples the last 4 years, they taste okay, they aren't really doing much for me. Should I buy red apples instead?---now is that really changing anything?

If you want real change, stop buying apples, buy oranges (Ron Paul)
Romney and Obama are just different flavors of the same general system. Perhaps a better metaphor: It's like having two very different flavors of ice cream. The American people have gotten used to choosing between different flavors of ice cream in elections, so they are baffled when somebody puts steak dinner on the ballot. It is so different from what they have come to expect that they don't know what to think of it.

Americans are only human and humans fear big changes. It's only natural. So even though Ron Paul is exactly what America desperately needs right now, the majority of Americans will just keep choosing between different flavors of ice cream and not give the steak dinner a second thought. It's a little aggravating but that's just how people are. It's going to take time and patience for America to come around and to see common sense for what it is.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: PA
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In response to this government is not the problem it is only a result of the people who vote.
We have an American public who wants government to take care of them, control others and use power to undo the controls others have put on them or new found powers to control others.
None of which this government is suppose to do (see constitution) which only causes more of the same results by ingnoring it limited power of government.
The federal government is nothing more then a statist hub for the bidding of bankers, corporations, labor unions, socialists, progressives, and religious control freaks. They use force and power to control individuals from what they do in their bedroom to what they do with their money. When they haven't found enough people to control in this country they move on to the rest of the world.
America will continue to believe in order to have liberty you must use force and control everyone with their own idea of what freedom is. Freedom comes from the individual and when the individual is no longer free the government uses its collectivism for the common good of only what it determines to best for all.
Which is really just another form of control over the minority.

Vote for liberty and get rid of the control power in washington.
Vote for yourself and vote Ron Paul.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Paul is a lifer, a Washington insider. He'd have difficult changing his Depends ... so how's he gong to change the country? Don't be fooled.
I am anything but a Paul supporter but saying he is an insider, OMG, where do you come up with things like this? He is anything but a Wash insider. Spending years in the congress does not make a person, automatically an insider.

Nita
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:57 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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In response to this government is not the problem it is only a result of the people who vote.
We have an American public who wants government to take care of them, control others and use power to undo the controls others have put on them or new found powers to control others.
None of which this government is suppose to do (see constitution) which only causes more of the same results by ingnoring it limited power of government.
The federal government is nothing more then a statist hub for the bidding of bankers, corporations, labor unions, socialists, progressives, and religious control freaks. They use force and power to control individuals from what they do in their bedroom to what they do with their money. When they haven't found enough people to control in this country they move on to the rest of the world.
America will continue to believe in order to have liberty you must use force and control everyone with their own idea of what freedom is. Freedom comes from the individual and when the individual is no longer free the government uses its collectivism for the common good of only what it determines to best for all.
Which is really just another form of control over the minority.

Vote for liberty and get rid of the control power in washington.
Vote for yourself and vote Ron Paul.

You know the old saying "divide and conquer!" All of these social issues are nothing but distractions to divide us while they continue to slowly gain control of every single aspect of our lives.
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