The free market could set us free with a free market President not afraid to do no brainers like the Keystone pipeline. Yes WE CAN DO IT, but we have to get Mr. Socialism OUT. And that means by voting for the only human on the planet who has a chance to defeat him. That is why voting for the only person who can defeat Obama, the GOP nominee is so important with our present system. If we want another system, change it before the election cycle of 2016. With the present system, it's either the Dem or the GOP nominee that will be President. Your protest vote of staying home or voting 3rd party will impact one of those two. I hate it, but it's the way it is. I am the furtherst thing from a card carrying Republican. I am 100% anti-Democrat.
Transition off of oil is vital, but will take a few decades. Relatively cheap oil makes the world go around. No one here is challenging America's know how or will or exceptionalism, especially not me. I am every bit as much of a patriot as you are. Our country and our military have done valiant things for this country. I have a son-in-law that served in Iraqi freedom and he believes he served his country in an essential manner and I agree. We probably made some mistakes after 911, but if I were President and sworn to protect the citizens of this country after watching the events of 911, I don't think I would have done too much different than George W. Bush did. And I think I can call on the name of Jesus every bit as much as you. We are not an evil country for trying to do everything we could to protect our citizents. We can't wait until a terrorist strikes and then respond. This isn't conventional war as we have known for 200 years.
Sorry Bro, but voting according to what other people say means absolutely nothing to me. Especially when their criteria is the presumption that they have a better chance to win than the person I agree with on more issues. I control a single vote. My own and by God I will NOT vote for someone whom I disagree with on a host of issues or who I perceive is working toward the New World Order just to beat another candidate who is doing the same exact thing. I do know this. Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are more like Obama in so many areas that I feel strongly opposed to especially relative to free market capitalism and foreign policy that, despite what the media's conveyed perception of who "can win" it won't matter if we elect any one of them. They ALL will continue to use our military to police the world, engage in unnecessary wars of agression while subverting the free market relative to oil. They WILL ALL keep us in every single extra-national trade agreement that has destroyed our production base, subverted our free market and erroded our sovereignty as a nation whether the IMF, the WTO, NAFTA, CAFTA, or the SPP.
They WILL ALL Keep us in the United Nations which was set up specifically to some day become a one world government. In good conscience knowing that I will face my Lord some day about my actions I don't want to have to explain why I chose to vote for a Satanic plan what killed my own brethern. ONLY Ron Paul has actually authored Bills to get us out of that Satanic organization
Obama is certainly anti free market but so are Santorum, Gingrich and Romney. They ALL support the Federal Reserve being in charge of the money supply for this entire country and as long as there is a Federal Reserve there is no such thing as free market capitalism.
Obama, Gingrich, Santorum and Romney ALL like to give corporate welfare whether they call it "I will make investments" or "I will provide incentives" because it ALWAYS comes in the form of a redistribution of wealth from every working person to the recipient via a R&D grant, a tax credit, a subsidy or a no bid contract. Those artificial government support mechanisms also subvert the free market.
"Transition off of oil is vital, but will take a few decades. Relatively cheap oil makes the world go around. No one here is challenging America's know how or will or exceptionalism, especially not me."
Transition off of oil is not vital. It's certainly not so vital that we should commit murder to keep it cheap. Also, we have no idea how long anything would take because we're not soothsayers. For all we know some American inventer already has that new form of transportation or that new fuel or that new fuel additive that will set us free. That isn't the issue. There is no oil shortage anywhere and we have pleny here for any sort of transition if a transition is called for. The issue is that instead of trading we use our sons and daughters and taxpayer money to procure oil in hostile nations which again, subverts the free market. Merchantilism is not free market capitalism any more than socialism is because they are both more government just like the international trade agreements are simply more government.
If this country encounters shortages in one form of energy we will either find new sources of that type of energy or we will adjust to another form of energy. Oil and energy are not necessarily synonymous. We need to allow the market to find it's own energy source and it will if we allow it and have faith in the things this country was founded on.
Again, necessity is the mother of all invention and our military involvement is prolonging that inevitable necessity that will lead to a true and lasting transition to whatever long term energy soures that we will use in the future.
"We probably made some mistakes after 911, but if I were President and sworn to protect the citizens of this country after watching the events of 911, I don't think I would have done too much different than George W. Bush did. And I think I can call on the name of Jesus every bit as much as you. We are not an evil country for trying to do everything we could to protect our citizents. We can't wait until a terrorist strikes and then respond. This isn't conventional war as we have known for 200 years."
George W Bush along with our Congress sent us into a war to enforce UN resolutions and without a declaration of war as per Article I section 8 clause 11 of our Constitution. The founding fathers are rolling over in their graves at such "doing the right things". I don't know what you mean by "I think I can call on the name of Jesus every bit as much as you" is supposed to mean. I for one never accused you of not having access to my Savior or lacking in faith. But that being said we do have both a bible and a Constitution that the war in Iraq violated. No doubt our country like every individual in the world and every creature that God ever made has a legitimate for of self defense. So if there was a a threat coming from Iraq then Congress sohlud have declared war with or without the Unied Nations and gone in a mitigated that threat but to kill and die to enforce the laws of a Satanic one world orginization in my opinion runs counter to both the Holy scriptures and the Constitution of the United States.