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Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Will be Included in Presidental Polling...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty - vs- Tyranny Good news indeed! Gary Johnson will be included in presidential polling. This, combined with efforts by dedicated Libertarians, independents, disillusioned republicans and democrats advocating for Gary Johnson and his message of fiscal responsibility and liberty could very well result in Gary getting a place at the debate table with Tweedledee and Tweedledum. That Would Be a Very Good Thing! KOB Eyewitness News 4 - At last Gary Johnson is included in presidential polling. It's a major win for the Libertarian candidate who served two terms as Governor of New Mexico. A Rasmussen poll reports of 1,000 likely American voters finds 16 percent have a favorable opinion of Johnson, while 20 percent view him unfavorably. His biggest problem? 63 percent don't know enough about him to have an opinion. In a horse race the poll shows President Barack Obama and GOP contender Mitt Romney neck and neck with 48 per

Gary Johnson, a Man for the Times...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty -vs- Tyranny Gary Johnson at the Paul Festival | Photo: Jaime Roocke-Sherman - Libertarian Party candidate for president Gary Johnson will be the standard bearer of the Ron Paul Revolution going forward into the future. As the Liberty movement and the Paul Revolution continues to pick up steam it is critically important that individuals who cherish individualism and liberty, that understand and desperately want a return to limited constitutional government, that want every individual, regardless of race, ethnicity, religious affiliation or sexual orientation to be free to live their lives as they chose within the constitutional laws of society stand up and cast their ballot for Gary Johnson on November 6th. There are many,  they number in the several million, that support what the Libertarian Party and Gary Johnson stands for but will vote for Romney simply because of their disdain for the  job President Obama has

While Tweedle Dum and His Convention Blows Smoke...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty -vs- Tyranny With the major media outlets focused on their indoctrination news, both the liberal biased and conservative biased networks are thus engaged, I find it necessary to turn to sensible activities and focusing on the important matters that both of the major political parties haven't time for. They are too busy focusing on your pocketbook or your personal lives to be bothered or care. The army of support for fiscal responsibility, Constitutional governance and liberty is growing daily. Ron Paul started the Revolution and Gary Johnson with your advocacy and support will finish it. Support liberty! Vote Gary Johnson for President.

What Happened to the Republican Party?... It Became the New Neo Fascist rEpublican pArty of America, Thus Strenthening the dEmocratic pArty of America by Default

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty -vs- Tyranny Obama Campaigning in Iowa POLITICO - President Obama took a jab at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday in a remark loaded with sarcasm. "This week in Tampa, my opponents will offer you their agenda. It should be a pretty entertaining show," he said at a campaign rally at Iowa State University. "And I'm sure they'll have some wonderful things to say about me. Damn straight Mr. President! They will indeed have some pretty entertaining things to say about you. You certainly have given them ample material to use, and that Joe the flapping lip Biden, WOW... the New Neo Fascist rEpub lican pArty of America sure is going to have fun with you. Problem is, they ain't got s**t either. "But what you won't hear from them is a path forward that meets the challenges of our time.” And the band plays on Mr. President. Like your sorry a** has a plan that will effectively move Amer

The rEbublican pArty Attempting to Limit Voter Choice in Iowa... It Won't Stop There

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty -vs- Tyranny As could be expected the new neo Fascist rEpub lican party and its sorry excuse of a presumptive nominee, Will ard   Mit tens Romney skul l, is trying the usual underhanded tactics so common in the new neo Fascist rEpub lican party. They are trying to shut down Gary Johnson's Libertarian run for the presidency by attempting to get him removed from the ballot. All I say is these sorry a** boys must be really scared as it appears they are shi**ing themselves in their attempt to vaporize what they believe is support that would be theirs were it not for the candidacy of Gary Johnson . Well boys and girls, guess what... You haven't earned the support of, or the respect of Gary Johnson or Ron Paul supporters. In fact it is indeed bewildering why ANYBODY would support the rEpub lican party today.. Every liberty minded true Republican and independent ought to throw their support solidly behind Gary Johnson. If for

Congressman Ron Paul, a Man of Integrity...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty -vs- Tyranny A man of principle and integrity. Representative Ron Paul in response to the rEpub lican pA rty offer of a speaking slot at the national rEpub lican cOnven tion . POLITICO - Mr. Paul, in an interview, said convention planners had offered him an opportunity to speak under two conditions: that he deliver remarks vetted by the Romney campaign, and that he give a full-fledged endorsement of Mr. Romney. He declined. “It wouldn’t be my speech,” Mr. Paul said. “That would undo everything I’ve done in the last 30 years. I don’t fully endorse him for president.” It is a rare thing in the politics of the 21st century when a politician puts principal ahead of politics. A son is not always "a chip off the old block." Paul’s refusal to play ball stands in contrast to his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who at some personal political cost has endorsed Mitt Romney’s bid – and has a speaking slot. The disparate appro

The Alternative and Antidote to the Major Party Statist Candidates...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty -vs- Tyranny Gary Johnson,  Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate 2012 America is faced with a choice on November 6, 2012 of selecting, and voting for one of "the lesser of two evils." Both Barrack Hussein Obama and Mitt Willard Romney are statists who believe in the power of government to correct perceived societal, economic, and political problems. They both believe the government, rather than the individual(s) has the solutions to problems and therefore believe government creates the environment that leads to prosperity and growth. The paths each advocate are different, but ultimately both paths lead to tyranny. A reality wherein the government reverses roles on the people and the people begin to work for the government. In direct contradiction to our founding principles and our Constitution. Gary Johnson , a limited government, fiscal conservative, pro defense (yet anti MIC), libertarian (liberal) on social issu

The EVIL Party versus The STUPID Party

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty -vs- Tyranny Big H/T to FreeThinke for the following insightful post. Many thanks Free Thinker for allowing me to bring it to the pages of Rational Nation USA . Todd Akin, loose-slipped moron from Missouri. Is he being paid by the Sorosians to stay put? There's an old saying that has always resonated well with this 72-year-old conservative-libertarian: American politics always boils down to a contest between The EVIL Party and the STUPID Party. I'll give everyone three guesses as to which is which. "Straining out gnats while swallowing camels" is what The Stupid Party tends to do. If you don't know who they are, you are probably a member in good standing. "In general the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to the other." ~ Voltaire (1694-1778) I agree with Voltaire. Politics is all about money and acquiring enough power

Outlining Obama's Strategy for Re-Election and What Another Four Would Look Like...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty -vs- Tyranny Many have been saying that President Obama doesn't have a plan for his second four years should he, shudder, be reelected. Witnessing his campaign strategy, which essentially has been to run away from his record while repeatedly emphasizing electing Romney will serve to only further enrich the wealthy while returning America to the "failed" Bush years. Unfortunately the thought of either man sitting behind the big desk in the big chair from 2013 through 2017 is rather unnerving. As the media will ignore a viable third party candidate in Gary Johnson , a man who actually stands for change and fiscal sanity, and the American people will follow suit, we are stuck with the depressing reality one of these two will be the next leader of the United States of America and the Free World. I like to think of them as Frick and Frack. A vote for either is a vote for continued decline. So when voting for one or the

Presidential Election 2012, The Year of Few Differences...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty -vs- Tyranny The 2012 election truly gives Americans a choice between "the lesser of two evils." In fact the two major party candidates have as much in common as they have differences. In simple terms this means whether Obama or Romney is sitting in the big seat next January won't really make a hill of beans difference. Micheal Snyder writing in The American Dream sums it up this way. What a depressing choice the American people are being presented with this year. We are at a point in our history where we desperately need a change of direction in the White House, and we are guaranteed that we are not going to get it. The Democrats are running the worst president in American history, and the Republicans are running a guy who is almost a carbon copy of him. The fact that about half the country is still supporting Barack Obama shows how incredibly stupid and corrupt the American people have become. No American sh

As the Presidential Campaign Drags on Neither Candidate Excites...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty -vs- Tyranny Indeed! The 2012 national election cycle draws more yawns than enthusiasm. Going into the rEpub lican national convention next week Obama and Romney are in a statistical dead heat. Yawn. Fox News - ... Among undecided voters Romney is viewed more negatively than positively by 28 percentage points, while Obama is viewed more negatively by 12 points. The poll shows Romney supporters are more enthusiastic. By an 11 percentage-point margin the challenger’s backers are more likely to be “extremely” interested in the election, and by 10 points they’re more likely to think it’s “extremely” important their candidate wins. Meanwhile, voters think neither candidate is sticking to the high road. Small majorities say Romney (58 percent) and Obama (57 percent) will say and do just about anything to win in November. On the big issue of last week, slightly more voters trust the Democratic ticket (by three points) to do a bet

Exposing Racism...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty -vs- Tyranny Racism is indeed alive in America. I know that bigotry and racism continues to exist in our diverse American culture because like most I've witnessed it in some of the people I meet. Racism, or judging a person based on their race is one of the most reprehensible acts anyone can commit. I think Ayn Rand was spot on when she wrote the following. Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism. It is the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man’s genetic lineage—the notion that a man’s intellectual and characterological traits are produced and transmitted by his internal body chemistry. Which means, in practice, that a man is to be judged, not by his own character and actions, but by the characters and actions of a collective of ancestors. Racism claims that the content of a man’s mind (not his cognitive apparatus, but its content) is inherited; that a man’s convictions,

Has the rEpublican Party Out Lived its Usefullness?...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty -vs- Tyranny The Neanderthal Party of 2012 Once again the rEpub lican party statist power base proving it is out of touch with reason. Determined to remain a force in subduing opposing political views within the party's already small tent. BuzzFeed Politics - The Republican National Committee's Rules Committee voted to require written certification that a presidential candidate has a plurality of delegates from five states in order to get a space on the convention ballot — a move intended to provide a warning in the event of floor movement toward an insurgent candidate. Tennessee committeeman John Ryder push the rules change to eliminate "distractions" on the convention floor, in an effort to "try to create a more streamlined convention procedure, that better reflects the realities," he said. "The focus is to get away from some of the residue of the 19th century," he added. Ryder als

TSA, Legalized Perversion...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty -vs- Tyranny Huge hat tip to The republican Mother . Visit The republican Mother for spot on commentary on the intrusive nature of the TSA . It is disgusting that our government sanctions this BS.

Religious Right Influence Keeping Republican Tent Small...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty -vs- Tyranny Keeping the tent small. A strategy to deny liberty and one of political and ethical failure. But at least the socon and religious right will be kept happy. BuzzFeed Politics - The Republican Party platform will strongly oppose the Obama administration's decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal law that bars recognition of same-sex couples' marriages, in court and will support "a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman," according to the draft platform language approved by subcommittees today. The language must still be adopted by the full committee on Tuesday and then by the convention delegates in Tampa next week. According to the draft documents obtained by BuzzFeed from two subcommittees, the Restoring Constitutional Government subcommittee and the Health, Education and Crime subcommittee, the platform will take those two positions,

Team Obama Claims Small Crowd Size at Rallies is by Design...

by:  Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty -vs- Tyranny There were 14,000 supporters in the 20,000 seat Schottenstein Center at Ohio State University for the rally, according to the local fire department, ABC News reported . While the campaign was prepared for overflow crowds in Ohio, none materialized. The Washington Times - The presumptive GOP presidential and vice presidential nominees Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan are attracting thousands of supporters to their campaign rallies since Mr. Romney named Mr. Ryan to the bottom of the ticket. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has taken notice of the massive crowds at the Romney Ryan stump speeches and sent out an urgent e-mail to their supporters, reported The Washington Examiner last week. However, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are not drawing the crowds they once could. Apparently the Obama campaign believes Americans suffer from a lack of thinking ability. Team Obama is sayi

Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute on Paul Ryan...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty -vs- Tyranny While visiting fellow liberty site Left Coast Rebel I found this excellent video and accompanying text. A very big H/T to LC R and thanks for letting me "steal" the material Tim. By the Left Coast Rebel "He's not a follower of Ayn Rand; clearly he's been influenced by her..." More from Yahoo Finance : "I don't think Ryan even in his political philosophy is as radical as I am or as radical as Ayn Rand would be," says Brook in an interview with The Daily Ticker. "Maybe he is in terms of his long-term vision and is just a practical politician." Even though Brook says Ryan's plan is "nowhere near" what the economy needs to save it from a "debt disaster" he is quick to defend it against attacks."It brings expenses back to 2008 levels," he says. He's also "shocked" that Ryan's plan has been criticized so s

Artur Davis Calls Biden Remarks 'Racial Visiousness'...

 by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty -vs- Tyranny Artur Davis, articulate, intelligent, honest, and spot on in his criticism of both Vice President Joe (Dufus) Biden and President Obama. ( CNN ) - Artur Davis, the former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama, said Wednesday that Vice President Joe Biden was propagating "racial viciousness" when he said Mitt Romney's regulatory policies would "put y'all back in chains." Biden made the comments Tuesday to a predominantly black crowd in Danville, Virginia, a city with a long history of racial tension. In May Davis announced he was switching to the GOP, leaving the door open to a future political bid as a Republican. Skip Davis, who is black, said the comment smacked of a type of divisiveness he said was all too common in the South. "It brought back memories for me," Davis told Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "The Situation Room." "It brought back memories of th

Former Obama Campaign Co-Chair Now Supporting Gov. Romney...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty -vs- Tyranny Former Four Term Congressman Artur Davis and  2008 Obama Co-Campaign Chairman You just know things aren't going so well when a four term congressman and long time supporter, as well as being your former co-campaign chairman decides to switch sides. Perhaps Artur Davis, knowing the inside scoop on the Obama plan is sending America a very strong signal. Could it be...BEWARE... of reelecting the Imposter in Chief to the presidency of this great nation? CNN - A former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama and one time strong supporter of President Barack Obama will campaign for Mitt Romney Wednesday. A Romney campaign aide confirms to CNN that Artur Davis will stump for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in the battleground state of Virginia. Davis, who is black, may be best known for seconding Obama's nomination at the Democratic National Convention in 2008, when he served as an Obama

The Democratic Progressive Collectivists Have Set the Tone... the Opposition is Finally Responding

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty -vs- Tyranny I can't quite recall when the democratic party ( aka the progressive collectivist anti business party ) has had their panties and pants in such a twisted knot over a republican party veep pick. Watching the lefties at work in the blogoshere since Paul Ryan was announced as Romney's pick two things are clear; 1) they are trying very hard to make the campaign about the veep, and 2) the lefties are really worried because they know Ryan is articulate, intelligent, and will blow not only Joe (Dufus) Biden clean out of the water in the VP debate, but will turn up the heat and keep Obama off balance as well. Of course the reason the democrats are employing this technique is because their man has a dismal record to run on. By making Ryan the focus (along with his Randian leaning) they figure the misrepresentations and scare tactics they will employ against Ryan will insure Obama's dismal record will be off the radar,

Ayn Rand's Objectivist Ethics - Rational Self Interest...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty -vs- Tyranny Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan to be his running mate has the left twisting themselves into knots in the early attempts to misrepresent Paul Ryan's intellect and ability. Not content to attack Ryan the lefties have determined to attack Ayn Rand as well. Rand is the author and philosopher that Ryan freely admits had a positive impact on his thinking with respect to governance and ethics. The reason the left has such obsessive fear (that borders on hatred) of Ayn Rand is she stands for individualism over collectivism, a limited and proper role for the federal government, and she vehemently denounced the very statism that the leftist power structure in America has grown to embrace and herald as proper government Just as the founding fathers of our democratic republic were classical liberals and enlightened thinkers, Ayn Rand embraced, and advocated classical liberalism. Modern liberals (liberal today means c

The Faces of Tyranny in America

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty -vs- Tyranny I don't often bring back and reprint articles published previously. However, after spending a fair amount of time in what is known as progressive blogistan (or more appropriately the stated... The Pit of Confusion) I decided to visit my own archives. Mostly to refocus my attention on the task ahead. Which of course is to debunk the vile rhetorical venom the left is so full of. Before moving ahead I suppose I should explain to the more conservative and high Libertarian readers why exactly I decided to subject myself to the myriad of misrepresentations, as well as being called everything from a raaaaacist, to a anti Semite, to a bigot, to a drunk, to a child molester, and many other things the confused hate filled left has called me, with not one iota of proof to substantiate it. The "tolerant" left, as they like to called (never mind that it is an erroneous description) has the most effective attack machin