Friday, October 3, 2008

RIP Liberty and Justice For All

Call the bastards in Washington and tell them you have NO CONFIDENCE in their ability to lead this country. Ever. Again.

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From Ron Paul's Address to Congress after bail out bill passed:

No one in our society seems to understand that wealth is not created by government fiat, is not created by banks, and is not created through the manipulation of interest rates and provision of easy credit. A debt-based society cannot prosper and is doomed to fail, as debts must either be defaulted on or repaid, neither resolution of which presents this country with a pleasant view of the future. True wealth can only come about through savings, the deferral of present consumption in order to provide for a higher level of future consumption. Instead, our government through its own behavior and through its policies encourages us to live beyond our means, reducing existing capital and mortgaging our future to pay for present consumption.


Anonymous said...

very nice. reminds me of kathleen edwards a little bit. yeah we lost it. what does that flag mean? danger ahead?

now cali needs a bailout.
whats after that?
endless when you reward bad behavior.
my rep voted no. for all the good it did.
he sent an email out to everyone who wrote him saying he tried.

today i saw a turkey hen and a woodpecker as big as a damn goose. an inky black skink under a log. trout and i walked up the highest mountain in my neighborhood until my butt burned and my heart was loud in my ears. i looked out on the mountains, found my road and felt that familiar sting to the eye. it must be like looking at earth from a space station - how could anything be wrong?


moi said...
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moi said...

That's the anarcho-capitalist flag. Down with the dumb-ass two party system. My party failed me. I'm bailing.

On the positive side, I'm back battling squirrels!

Jenny said...

I was downtown tonight - many protest tables set up and a lot of activity... people with signs/etc. I've never been more proud.

To what K9 said.... Moi, it's time to take our/your telescope... look up for awhile. Take the break. I plan to.

(I liked your other picture too.... toilet with money being flushed, but I was on hand held internet and couldn't comment.)

h said...

As an individual, I've done exactly what Paul recommends my whole life. And now all of my savings are at risk.

I'm not a happy troll.

ThursdayNext said...

A few years ago in a class I took for my English MA, wealth came up in my American Lit class as we studied the founding fathers. There is a philosophy that money cannot be appreciated unless it is taken away from the third generation. The WWII vets and their wives apprecaited it because they lived in the depression, our parents somewhat did, but then we all got spoiled. Now, we pay the price. Bravo to Ron Paul.

moi said...

AB: Good idea. One can only remain in a heightened state of pissed-offedness for so long before it gets weary, especially when you come to the realization that not much can be done because most people regard themselves as helpless to act.

Troll: Well, those of us who are forty-something and younger have a chance at a recovery. It's my parents, in-laws, and all the other retirees I worry about. People who also did the right thing, and are facing dire economic consequences. We're young. We can hustle. What about them?

Thursday: Very interesting. Most civilizations follow a specific pattern in their growth and life span - they are born in revolt to tyranny and then die, saturated by greed and stupidity, in it. I'm hoping this isn't an end point for us but only, as you point out, a cycle.