Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Friday, November 16, 2012

Rand Paul: 1984 and You

Rand Paul connects 1984 to the NDAA. He explains his forcing the roll call vote of the amendment to get rid of jury verdicts.


  1. I find it ironic that this clip shows Obama as the 'evil' big brother when in fact this surveillance has been going on by the government against citizens since Nixon and before. Bush Jr. started it in recent years and spied on people against the war, started Gitmo and torturing people. Suddenly it's Obama as the picture behind the big brother sign. Seriously, do you really think it would be any better under a Republican? I think it would be just as bad if not worse. And I don't trust Paul Rand as far as I can throw him. I can't stand either party. They are nothing but elitists out for themselves and the 1% only. But with the doublespeak growing in exponential numbers since Lee Atwater campaigns who handed it down to Karl Rove, I don't see this getting any better. So what we have is both sides fearing each other just like the elitists want. We have Liberals pointing at Conservatives and Conservatives pointing at Liberals calling each other evil, dehumanizing each other, amping up the rhetoric and hyperbolic language and scaring the crap out of each other. Let's face it the GOP has fallen off the cliff into crazy fascist land and the Democratic party has now become the right wing party. Both are corporate parties believing in the same system. The system has failed. Free market economies do not work and they hurt a hell of a lot of people in the process. What happens in those economies is that they produce monopolies, not diversity of markets. Things they forget to teach you when slamming Milton Friedman or the Austrian School down your throat in Economics classes around the country. And both parties believe in them and neither are Communist.

    1. Yes, I agree with what you have said. If you look further on my blog, you will find me deconstructing the Left-Right Paradigm frequently. I don't trust Rand after his recent bow to the Establishment, but I do like what he did with the amendment to the NDAA. He showed the power of the individual to shine a light into a dark place.


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