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2 years 42 weeks ago, 10:32 PM

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As we trudge on toward Super Tuesday, it seems to me that the candidates are producing more puffery and breast beating, more production of tired and well worn favorite phrases, and a good amount of continually stupid "who shot John" argumentation.
I speak only for myself, but I am betting that many Republicans/Conservatives/libertarians may very well feel the same way. I want something more--I want some personal conviction about what they each stand for as base principles, and I want even more. Let me explain by an example.

Back in the aerly 1900's there was a man in India by the name of Mohandas Ghandi. He was a lawyer by trade, but by most judges, not a particularly successful one. What he was successful at was fighting against tyrannical, governmental control, but in an entirely new way. He invented non-violent protest and resistence, which became most effective in the Indian independence movement. [Dr. M L King became his latterday disciple in the USA]. Ghandi literally put his life on the line for his beliefs. He spent a lot of time in jail, and yet he never failed his faith in his own convictions, and in the end he won. Let me show you some of the man's important guiding value system.

Ghandi's 7 Dangers to Human Virtue...............

1) Wealth without work
2) Pleasure without conscience
3) Knowledge without character
4) Business without Ethics
5) Science without humanity
6) Religion without sacrifice
7) Politics without principle

He espoused this openly in his speeches and writings, and he pissed-off a lot of very powerful people, but he was unafraid. He paid for his convictions heavily, because they were deathly afraid of his ideas. But they were afraid to kill him. His ideas caught fire, and India gained its independence.

My friends, we need to see such conviction from our candidates. We need a candidate who is not trying to be all things to all people. We need a candidate who will tell us of his inner convictions and values, and HOW that is going to translate to action-steps which will stop and then reverse the madness that has descended upon us by the Obama administration. What I want is a personal contract, articulated both verbally and in writing, much like Newt's Republican "Contract with America", back in 1994.
I am not optimistic about getting this from Ron Paul, Rick Santorum or Mit Romney, because each of them believe that caution and "cannyness" is best. But the remaining candidate, who by all indications is falling behind, IMO, is the only candidate who is intelligent enough and articulate enough to put his political "life" on the line, and try to save our collective butts.

I am hereby issuing a challenge to Messrs. Paul, Santorum and Romney to prove me wrong. I am also issuing a challenge to Mr. Gingrich to prove, like Ghandi, that clearcut values that relate to essential actions, pressed forward forcefully in a new covenant with the people, will win the day...............Let it be SO.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
2 years 42 weeks ago, 10:44 PM

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that was Ghandi's great unifier wasn't it?
I have no faith in the current capital full of panderers. The express route to losing an election is to be all things to all people. It's obvious why a politician cannot be all things to all people, he has to be true to himself.
The way to winning is to show the scars of standing up for ones core beliefs, people respect that.
Take the "slings and arrows".
I don't know, I've not seen any inspiration in quite awhile.

iyaoyas
2 years 42 weeks ago, 11:57 PM

LLE

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but it took a while to finally get the desired results. It is difficult to believe that a candidate would literally put his own [political] ass in jeopardy, by being as forthcoming as I described. But I am convinced that is what it would take to win, unless there were a miraculous disintegration of the Obama qualification story. I would love for that to happen, but even considering Joe Arpaio's gambit, I doubt that it WILL happen. I'd love to be wrong about that!!

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
2 years 42 weeks ago, 1:38 AM

MattyTheJet

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LLE wrote:
As we trudge on toward Super Tuesday, it seems to me that the candidates are producing more puffery and breast beating, more production of tired and well worn favorite phrases, and a good amount of continually stupid "who shot John" argumentation.
I speak only for myself, but I am betting that many Republicans/Conservatives/libertarians may very well feel the same way. I want something more--I want some personal conviction about what they each stand for as base principles, and I want even more. Let me explain by an example.

Back in the aerly 1900's there was a man in India by the name of Mohandas Ghandi. He was a lawyer by trade, but by most judges, not a particularly successful one. What he was successful at was fighting against tyrannical, governmental control, but in an entirely new way. He invented non-violent protest and resistence, which became most effective in the Indian independence movement. [Dr. M L King became his latterday disciple in the USA]. Ghandi literally put his life on the line for his beliefs. He spent a lot of time in jail, and yet he never failed his faith in his own convictions, and in the end he won. Let me show you some of the man's important guiding value system.

Ghandi's 7 Dangers to Human Virtue...............

1) Wealth without work
2) Pleasure without conscience
3) Knowledge without character
4) Business without Ethics
5) Science without humanity
6) Religion without sacrifice
7) Politics without principle

He espoused this openly in his speeches and writings, and he pissed-off a lot of very powerful people, but he was unafraid. He paid for his convictions heavily, because they were deathly afraid of his ideas. But they were afraid to kill him. His ideas caught fire, and India gained its independence.

My friends, we need to see such conviction from our candidates. We need a candidate who is not trying to be all things to all people. We need a candidate who will tell us of his inner convictions and values, and HOW that is going to translate to action-steps which will stop and then reverse the madness that has descended upon us by the Obama administration. What I want is a personal contract, articulated both verbally and in writing, much like Newt's Republican "Contract with America", back in 1994.
I am not optimistic about getting this from Ron Paul, Rick Santorum or Mit Romney, because each of them believe that caution and "cannyness" is best. But the remaining candidate, who by all indications is falling behind, IMO, is the only candidate who is intelligent enough and articulate enough to put his political "life" on the line, and try to save our collective butts.

I am hereby issuing a challenge to Messrs. Paul, Santorum and Romney to prove me wrong. I am also issuing a challenge to Mr. Gingrich to prove, like Ghandi, that clearcut values that relate to essential actions, pressed forward forcefully in a new covenant with the people, will win the day...............Let it be SO.

That's something this former Democrat would love to see. Just a short time in my profession turned me from liberal to conservative and Obama cemented my departure from the values I believed in as a foolish youth with his Stalinisitc agenda. Hopefully someone will turn out an actual plan that people can get behind and the Obama Error will be over soon.

2 years 42 weeks ago, 9:39 AM

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well said matty

and welcome to the site.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
2 years 42 weeks ago, 9:49 AM

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Appreciated

luckybychoice wrote:
and welcome to the site.

Thank you, lucky!

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