32 responses to “Ron Paul: A Grand Bargain for Liberty?”

  1. clothingON

    The court equated campaign contributions with free speech and corporations with people. An amendment to the constitution which drew a distinction between these things would therefore nullify the decision.

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  2. jannmutube

    It seems to me you’re saying that the Supreme Court Case of Citizens United could be overturned by congress? Is that what you’re saying? Do you have an example of a Supreme court ruling that was overturned by a legislative amendment without a new case being presented?

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  3. mo p

    In the case of Citizens United, portions of the BCRA were ruled unconstitutional, in violation of the first amendment. The court equated campaign contributions with free speech and corporations with people. An amendment to the constitution which drew a distinction between these things would therefore nullify the decision.

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  4. mo p

    In the case of Citizens United, portions of the BCRA were ruled unconstitutional, in violation of the first amendment. The court equated campaign contributions with free speech and corporations with people. An amendment to the constitution which drew a distinction between these things would therefore nullify the decision.

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  5. mo p

    Wow, you really are a dumb fuck, aren’t you. The entire fucking basis of a court’s decision are the laws, and if the constitution is amended, the body of laws interpreted are changed; therefore the decision affected. The supreme court is the last appeal within THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM.

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  6. jannmutube

    Once the Supreme Court interprets the law in a case, additional legislation will not overturn their decision…The Supreme Court is the last appeal. The only possible way a Supreme Court ruling can be overturned is if a new, similar case, challenges a previous decision and the Supreme Court overturns the previous ruling. Ask an attorney. For example, I’m hoping that McCuttcheon vs FEC will lead the Supreme Court to overturn their decision in Citizens United (an amendment can not do that).

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  7. mo p

    BTW, seeing as the constitution is what is interpreted by the Supreme Court, amending it most definitely CAN overturn a decision, as an amendment to the constitution that specifically forbids such conduct would negate any court’s decision that allows it.

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  8. mo p

    You said “I would agree we need to put pressure on the Supreme Court to overturn their decision on “Americans United””, so don’t try and bullshit your own statements. And yes, new cases that challenge previous decisions are the most common form of overturning these decisions, however this is a format in which public opinion is fairly inconsequential, and, in the case of finance reform, one in which new decisions would likely result in half measures.

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  9. jannmutube

    I was saying I agree with teror’feable that Ron Paul is disingenuous and not who he seems to be. I’d like to find out if it’s permissible to write the Supreme Court justices and try to influence them like in the current case of McCuttcheon vs FEC” where citizens united is asking for unlimited private campaign contributions. BTW, a constitutional amendment can’t overturn a Supreme Court Decision, only an appeal or a new case that challenges a previous decision.

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  10. mo p

    Shit man you just made a whole lot of general statements which have little to do with anything I said. Also you just “agreed” with me on something I never expressed my opinion on. And you can’t really “put pressure on the Supreme Court”, because justices are not elected and are therefore effectively immune to public opinion. The only way to truly negate a decision like this is to amend the constitution.

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  11. jannmutube

    Some of the issues Ron Paul discusses should be addressed but his solutions are not for the whole country. He signed the Grover Norquist pledge not to raise taxes on the rich while he was in office. If he believes what he is saying is for anyone other than the elite, the rich, and corporate monopolies he is living in a dream world. I would agree we need to put pressure on the Supreme Court to overturn their decision on “Americans United” that, in essence, is allowing the rich to buy politicians

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  12. jannmutube

    Looking back, Ron Paul seems rather duplicitous and disingenuous. He signed with Grover Norquist while he was in office, supported small government & deregulation, then said “congress has given up its oversight responsibility”. How convenient ! (watch “Who owns the Federal Reserve” uploaded by ForeclosureScandals). Also watch Ron Paul in the video “In A Libertarian Society There Is NO Military Industrial Complex!”…Of course not…all the weapons would be owned by the elite and corporations

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  13. Surfisher

    With Obama’s DISAPPROVAL rating climbing through the roof — now is the perfect storm to go after all of Barrack Hussein’s perfidies full throttle!

    Let’s get this anti-American Usurper of our White House impeached, and hopefully send to jail for a long, long time.

    This will be a good start:

    Contact Texas congressman Steve Stockman and urge him to start an immediate investigation of Barrack Hussein’s failure to provide naught but a forged Birth Certificate online!

    Texas congressman Steve Stockman:

    326 Cannon House Office Building
    Independence Avenue
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: 202-225-1555
    Fax: 202-226-0396
    Hours: M-F 9-5:30pm

    420 Green Avenue
    Orange, TX 77630
    Phone: 409-883-8075
    Fax: 409-886-9918
    Hours: M-F 8-4:00pm

    web page:

    http://stockman.house.gov/contact
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    Make this short video VIRAL!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px9XtjUAIzs

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  14. Sheala

    Thank you for writing on topics that I research for hours and can’t make sense of. You are wise and clear thought-ed and put it frankly. I voted for you as well. I voted my conscience. You were the only candidate that knew what he was talking about on any topic thrown at him. And you truly have helped this country and the people regardless of election outcomes. Thank you for all your hard work and your honesty. You are driven by integrity.

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  15. Surfisher

    Reality check:

    Does anyone with a functioning brain think that Obama’s goal from day one has been anything but the destruction of our Free Republic, by eliminating the US Constitution as the ONLY TRUE AND INDISPENSABLE framework on which our Nation MUST be based?!

    Barrack Hussein has done much damage to the Constitution already — his NAADA signature (which he lied that he’ll NEVER sign) into law allowing any US Citizen to be whisked away, without due process or representation, to some secret Military Base on MERE suspicion (not actual proof) of being a “terrorist”!

    Barrack Hussein also wanted armed drones to fly all over America (but Rand Paul’s heroic stand finally elicited a response from the White House — not Barrack Hussein directly– that such drones wont kill Americans on American soil)!

    Barrack Hussein has started more “treason trials” on whistle blowers than all other presidents combined in US history!

    Barrack Hussein has finalized the NSA Spying on All Americans at the Utah Center — that is up and running already, AND collecting all possible DATA on ALL Americans!

    Barrack Hussein and wife Michelle Obama have publicly stated that they have attended US Flag burnings, because: “We feel that the US Constitution was written in Colonial Times and no longer applies to today’s world, being an archaic document …therefore, we do not think the US Flag represents what America should be today”! Meaning they want the US Constitution abolished!

    These are just a few of the horrendous examples Obama has perpetrated against the American people — but they are very narrow, few will suffer from them today.
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    Here is THE BIG ONE — Obama’s Coup d’état of our Republic!

    “Obamacare” affects EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN, our Entire Nation — and as SUCH is nothing else, but the ultimate illegal weapon that ENDS the US Constitution, and thereby our Nation as Free People!

    The US Constitution PROHIBITS the mandate of anyone (whether private or public entities) from FORCING their goods or services on the Free American People upon the threat of penalty! (Example: If Verizon tells you: “You must subscribe to our service, or be penalized”. If Verizon tries to force that upon you, any Court of Law would find them guilty of EXTORTION, and give them jail time)!

    Thus, why would Obama’s “Obamacare” be treated differently, and not as the illegal EXTORTION that it is?!
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    What can you do to save our Nation — simple, get your reps to Save America by STARTING an IMPEACHMENT PROCESS of Obama NOW!

    Read more at http://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2013/10/federal-government-shutdown-enters-day-3/#y5UQBfGrQRJ6PMDA.99

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  16. Roger Rowe

    Dr. Ron Paul. I supported you the best I could during your campaign and even wrote your name in after I knew that there was no conceivable way you could win. As far as I was concerned, you were the only real choice. I cannot express my disappointment enough that you didn’t win. I’ve slowly lost faith in this government, starting along time ago. Your the only person in a long time who has given my any hope at all for the future of this country and what the fore fathers started. God bless you.

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  17. mo p

    Ron Paul was 1 of like 2 congressmen who didn’t talk to lobbyists. And him voting against oil subsidies and bank bailouts kind of refutes such a statement.

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  18. MrPasturepool

    Anyone that knows better can see you made a collectivist statement, and Ron Paul is an individualist, which shows that you have no idea what you’re talking about.

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  19. Zhubin

    Ron Paul might be a bit of an oddball, but he is wise and worth listening to. He is probably more honest than all the other mainstream people we hear about in the media. I am listen to his weekly posts and see what he has to say.
    Doctor Paul I am an animator. If you decided to run again, I would make you an animated campaign add, something that hasn’t been tried yet.

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  20. devsun2

    Merely stating that someone is a scam is hardly a convincing argument. If a real case is made then people can decide for themselves.

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  21. JOE OHHBOY

    MR. Paul … I am a type 1 diabetic since 1972. I am 44 years old. My life is hell because of a disease that I have no control over. I have tried greatly to keep in good health, but I know the inevitable will catch up. It seems that the future will only lead me to a bleak outcome, because NOBODY wants me. I feel the powers that be simply want me to die. Because I cost too much. What do you suggest?

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    1. Barry

      Joe Ohhboy, that’s unfortunate. Truly.
      However, why should I be obligated to fund your treatment? If I were to choose to make altruistic contributions, that would be because I chose to do so. I’ll say this as tactfully as I can … no one owes you health care. Disease and death are a part of this life, whether you have healthcare or not. Healthcare is not the life-granting fountain of youth; it only delays what inevitably comes to every living thing. The good news is that there are plenty of countries you can immigrate to where your healthcare will be covered. I used to live in one, so feel free to take my place. The quality of care isn’t fantastic, but hey, you’ll receive “treatment.”
      I know, I know – life isn’t fair.

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  22. 1776kc

    Ron Paul is the man.

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  23. Kenny Zeng

    the best

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  24. grantski23

    explain how ron paul is a scam? I will listen nicely to your explanation. I could just start off with a fury of paragraphs

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  25. John Mullins

    He ran as a republican to have half a chance to be elected.

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  26. JOSHUA DECKER

    I wish everyone listened to dr Paul.

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  27. teror1eable

    He would of never ran as a republican if he didnt sell out to big oil or the banks, hes reading something he wrote down.

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  28. teror1eable

    Ron paul is a scam like the rest of the republicans.

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  29. Hossausage

    Dr.Paul knows his shit.

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  30. Dozguyz314

    12 days till the “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” Oct 11th~13th. The Bikers said they are going back. They are calling for everyone to not spend those three days.

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  31. Mermaid Moxie

    Thank you

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