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  • U.S. House speaker Boehner says he will support action in Syria

    09/03/2013 9:49:26 AM PDT · 188 of 351
    Vintage Freeper to maggief
    Can you hear that low-pitched whirring sound? It's Georege Washington turning in his grave.

    Democrats are always wrong; as in, never right.

    Any time Republicans agree with Democrats, Republicans are wrong. Republicans agree with Democrats far too often.

    Republicans do not oppose Democrats as nearly as often as they should.

    Bipartisn is BS.

  • 5 Things The Republican Party Can Learn From McDonald's

    07/06/2013 6:19:36 AM PDT · 25 of 44
    Vintage Freeper to servo1969
    The United States is not about party politics. Who remembers Washington's farewell address?

    The author of the article doesn't know or realize government's only possible function of benefit is the protection or preserveration of individual life and property. Everything else is up to us as individuals. Every time someone envisions using government as a tool for use in implementing anything, the thing government is chosen to assist is destroyed and often with collateral damage.

    Start with the post office.

    Fifty years ago, the US had an incredible health care system, the envy of the world. No one was denied needed care whether they could pay for it or not. Claims to the contrary are wrong in spite of isolated rare exceptions. Political leaders and Congress saw a good thing and wanted more of it at lower price. And if someone could not afford to pay, no problem. We would all pay to eliminate the risk that the exceptions might increase in number.

    Pick any topic; there is nothing that government cannot make worse. Conversely, what has government improved?

    Education?

    Science? We have a President who thinks he can change the the world's climate. The delusions of grandeur of government and its proponents know no limits in spite of a record of near perfect failures and virtually no successes apart from the illusions of isolated examples of a complex nature where it can be argued that goverment did something beneficial because the benefit is obvious but the problems are not so obvious. The interstate highway system being the first, and the space program possibly the second.

    The twentieth century is the perfect example of government benefits. The greatest threat to human beings of any country proved to come from their own governments where governments around the world killed more of their own citizens than any foreign powers. If you think the US is an exception, maybe you should reconsider and examine all of the facts. Start by asking the Branch Davidians in Waco. Oh, that's right. You can't; they don't exist anymore.

    Washington's Farewell address admonished against foreign entanglements especially with England and Europe. Have you ever really thought about why the United States got involved in WWI? Have you ever considered that Wilson bungled the peace treaty that ended WWI or that the treaty that ended WWI was the proximate cause of WWII. How many Americans died in WWI and WWII? A compelling case is easily built that our government's policies are responsible for almost all the American deaths of WWI and WWII.

    No doubt many will argue that we fought those wars to protect our own freedom by expanding the opportunities for freedom for others in their own countries. Look around. How's that working out for us or for the other people?

    Commerce, industry and trade are the essential ingredients that make it possible for us all to thrive and increase our wealth. Money is the single most important tool necessary to those efforts. The history of our money can be summarized in three quotes:
    Not worth a continental!
    Sound as a dollar.
    It's our money, but it's your problem.

    Before 1912, the United States was the envy and role model of the world. Woodrow Wilson and both major political parties amended and subverted the Constitution in direct opposition to the warnings from Thomas Jefferson, “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered...I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.” In one century, the US government stole more than 95% of the purchasing power of its citizens’ money.

    The proponents for government attest to the God-like magical powers of a benevolent government. The success America has enjoyed is in spite of a government that was shackled by a prudent group of men who recognized who actually paves the road of good intentions. In 1830, Alex de Tocqueville wrote, “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money. A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.” When a leading institution's first thought about the responsibilities of government or the political parties that seek to compose it are “...focused on doing things for its customers” surely Jefferson's and de Tocqueville’s admonitions are about to become reality.

  • Mark Levin: Obama Not Destroying GOP, Republican Establishment Is

    01/31/2013 5:33:40 AM PST · 51 of 51
    Vintage Freeper to Kenny Bunk
    "Why can't we use the radio to promote A PROGRAM, The PLAN to IMPLEMENT IT, and to discover the LEADER to make it clear and inspire citizen followers?... Those so-called "conservatives" who stayed home are...the missing key

    I think you are definitely on to something here. The talk show hosts should be able to find the messages that do three things that are badly needed:

    • The party leaders need to be educated to the fact that the conservativs voters that are needed for Republicans to win will not turn out for RINOs and Democrats win when conservatives do not turn out.
    • The primary system allows cross-over voting where libs and Democrats can tilt the choice of Republican candidates toward RINOs.
    • Compromising with Democrats paves the path to serfdom and a prolonged death, not a new healthy, happy life. Bipartisan is BS. It spells permanent minority status for the Republican Party and allows the United States to slowly die in a progressive state of lower standards of living and impoverishment.
    Little more than a decade from now, no one will ever admit that they were a Democrat or a Republican. The Democratic Party is the kool-aid that is the suicide pill that is killing America. And the Republican Party will be recognized as the enablers that did not do enought to stop it.

    It is not too late to restore the Republic and with it our lost freedoms. Charles and David Koch cam muster the resources to do it. Is there anybody on this site who can get me in touch with the Kochs or are there enough concerned Freepers to make enough noise that the Kochs will hear our message?

  • Mark Levin: Obama Not Destroying GOP, Republican Establishment Is

    01/30/2013 4:47:54 AM PST · 46 of 51
    Vintage Freeper to neverdem; Jim Robinson

    "Conservative talk show hosts are the Paul Reveres and Thomas Paines of today and they can be incredibly important in the larger picture" 

     

    "We have every opportunity and every encouragement before us, to form the noblest, purest constitution on the face of the earth. We have it in our power to begin the world over again."

    Click HERE to see for yourself

  • Going Rogue: Palin says she plans to 'shake up the GOP machine' w/ $1.2M raised through her PAC

    01/30/2013 4:40:10 AM PST · 179 of 381
    Vintage Freeper to 2ndDivisionVet; Jim Robinson

    "Free Republic Can Help." 

     

    "We have every opportunity and every encouragement before us, to form the noblest, purest constitution on the face of the earth. We have it in our power to begin the world over again."

    Click HERE to see for yourself

  • Only Rebellion Can Save America

    01/30/2013 4:34:22 AM PST · 143 of 188
    Vintage Freeper to Ouchthatonehurt; Codetrader; Jim Robinson

    "A clearly articulated and led political alternative is needed first." 

     

    "We have every opportunity and every encouragement before us, to form the noblest, purest constitution on the face of the earth. We have it in our power to begin the world over again."

    Click HERE to see for yourself

  • Men Find Careers in Collecting Disability

    12/03/2012 6:44:10 AM PST · 53 of 69
    Vintage Freeper to Tupelo
    You have discovered why socialism fails every time it is tried. Government punishes the productive by selectively punishing them with taxes. It subsidizes the unproductive so it becomes axiomatic that there will be a progressive growth of the unproductive. Socialists punish success; socialists reward failure.

    Insurance? There is no legitimate role for government in insurance. It is impossible for anyone to successfully protect people from their own follies. The result of trying to protect people from their own follies it to fill the world with fools. Everybody suffers the consequences. The nation and its economy who follow the path of socialism are inevitably doomed by their own folly.

  • White House: SCOTUS should have corrected Citizens United 'mistake'

    06/26/2012 6:51:57 AM PDT · 10 of 10
    Vintage Freeper to SunkenCiv

    I wish I could claim credit, but I got it from someone else and I hope they will forgive for not remembering which Freeper.

  • The Truth about the Killing of Bin Laden

    05/05/2012 8:30:02 AM PDT · 36 of 38
    Vintage Freeper to Jim Robinson
    "The man lies like a rug."

    We have a world class liar in the Whitehouse. Does it take one to beat one?

    All kidding aside, what I am about to say is serious business.

    The following quote comes from Ludwig von Mises's "Human Action","The wavelike movement affecting the economic system, the recurrence of periods of boom which are followed by periods of depression, is the unavoidable outcome of the attempts, repeated again and again, to lower the gross market rate of interest by means of credit expansion. There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved."

    It describes both the business cycle and the so-called "long wave" or Kwave, aka the Kondratiff wave. Fractional reserve banking introduces errors into the economy creating the illusion of more demand than is actually present. Over time, fractional reserve banking compounds these errors to a point at which the economic dynamics can no longer support the debt pyramid and the bust phase or depression follows.

    Prior to the invention of the printing press, capitalism was not possible. No, it is not related to the ability to print money or bonds. The printing press made it possible and feasible for ordinary men to learn to read and write, the tools needed to be able to share knowledge horizontally over large numbers and vertically through time. Knowledge and ingenuity are the essential ingredients that drive capitalism. Add freedom and anybody can get rich. And everybody who can read has the means to increase their standard of living and level of wealth.

    It took a couple of centuries to accumulate enough intellectual and financial capital to make the birth of capitalism possible around 1700. The birth of the United States in 1776 corresponds to a Kwave winter, just as the Great Depression corresponds to a Kwave winter. For roughly three centuries the economic upheavels of Kwave winter resulting from the booms and busts of fractional reserve banking have spawned revolutions with the accompanying births and deaths of nations. Gresham's Law of Politicians is the underlying foundation for Gresham's Law of Money. Thomas Jefferson understood, "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them...If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them [around the banks], will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

    Charles Koch and his brother David are well-schooled in Austrian economic theory. They understand freedom and free market capitalism. Now that the United States is about to enter another Kwave winter, one that Jefferson, de Tocqueville, von Mises and Ronald Reagan have all predicted could co-incide with the end of the United States, maybe it would behoove everybody to take a step back, review history, and stop repeating the mistakes of the past.

    Doing nothing is exactly what Reagan tried to warn Americans about with this quote from his 1964 speech in behalf of Barry Goldwater, "We have come to a time for choosing; we will preserve for our children this the last best hope for man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.....history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening."

    Thomas Paine said, "Lead, follow or get out of the way." Whether by choice or by chance, for you Jim, there is really no choice at this point. If the United States is to survive, fate seems to be positioning you to lead. I for one, do not believe you are going to let FreeRepublic or America down.

    What was true in 1776 depended on leadership. And Jim, it is still true in 2012, just GO FOR IT.

    "We have it in our power to begin the world over again."

  • US barrels toward a fiscal cliff

    04/21/2012 7:14:31 AM PDT · 57 of 63
    Vintage Freeper to stevestras
    "We need an outsider to radically transform government and politics."

    PRECISELY!

    Communication, the exchange of ideas and concepts, is extremely difficult. Allow me to begin with an apology for my own skills which rank among the poorest of the poor. Please set aside your pre-conceived ideas and misconceptions about what you think I have implied or recommended. Your arguments against them are spurious and flawed. Please allow me to show you why.

    You can recognize some of the frustration and lament in one the Great Communicator's most famous quotes, "We have come to a time for choosing; we will preserve for our children this the last best hope for man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.....history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening."

    If you will give me the benefit of the doubt and we are successful in getting you to examine the ideas that our group has been putting forward, it should be easy for you to understand why we would ask if Ronald Reagan was speaking directly to you and to Jim Robinson with the last part of the quote, "those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening." about the 2012 election?

  • US barrels toward a fiscal cliff

    04/20/2012 1:58:48 PM PDT · 38 of 63
    Vintage Freeper to JediJones; stevestras; mo
    I suspect that each of you are good solid well-meaning conservatives. Ronald Reagan, like most Christians, believed that there is some good in almost everybody. In contrast, Reagan was not blind to the truth, that most politicians whether liberal or conservative, are corrupt. If Republican politicians knew how, or really wanted to solve the problem of big government, they have had ample opportunity.

    The United States is in decline. Using history as our guide, we might have fewer than five elections left, but if our problems are to be solved in time, they need to be addressed now.

    The Reagan Wing is the solution to politicians. It is a way to recruit candidates cut from the same cloth as the Founders and made from the same mold as Ronald Reagan. It is too late for this election with the single exception of recruiting Romney to become part of the Reagan Wing.

  • US barrels toward a fiscal cliff

    04/20/2012 12:53:06 PM PDT · 32 of 63
    Vintage Freeper to mo
    "The Powers That Be fully understand this.."

    If the Reoublican Powers that be understood this..we wouldn't have the mess that we are in.

    We had a consideraly less liberal Democrat (Clinton compared to Obama, and the most right leaning conservative Congress in seventy years and things got worse.

    Don't confuse gridlock with actually electing a President and Congress that might actually have a chance to turn the tide. If Palin, Gingrich, Santorum and Paul are as bad as you seem to believe or imply, then why bother to vote at all because the US would be at the gates of hell.

  • US barrels toward a fiscal cliff

    04/20/2012 12:35:59 PM PDT · 30 of 63
    Vintage Freeper to Windflier
    "Sorry friend, but authority figures don't do my thinking for me."

    How clearly are you thinking?

    As it stands today, Obama or Romney is going to be the next President. For the sake of discussion, assume that God has ordained it that Obama is going to lose. As you see it now, Romney is a second class socialist as compared to Barak.

    Even if Romney and the others made a complete fool out of you, you would still be still better off because of Palin's improved electability.

  • US barrels toward a fiscal cliff

    04/20/2012 12:12:02 PM PDT · 27 of 63
    Vintage Freeper to editor-surveyor; Jim Robinson; Jeff Head; Cen-Tejas; sport; MWS; seekthetruth; Liz; ForGod'sSake; ..
    "..I am still looking for a solution..."

    Charles Koch has been looking for fifty years. Ben Franklin knew we were in trouble before the ink was dry on the Constitution; "A republic, if you can keep it," and every conservative since de Tocqueille, “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy.."

    FreeRepublic has one. Perhaps you should examine it so you can stop wasting your time looking elsewhere and start working to advance the one we have.

  • US barrels toward a fiscal cliff

    04/20/2012 11:56:12 AM PDT · 24 of 63
    Vintage Freeper to dirtboy; Jim Robinson; Jeff Head; Cen-Tejas; sport; MWS; seekthetruth; Liz; ForGod'sSake; ...
    "It is going to be a very, very, very hard sell that I can believe anything Mitt says."

    That is understandable and everybody would have a right to be skeptical. But if Koch vouches for him, Palin vouches for him, and Newt plus the others vouch for him, the smart thing to do is believe and vote with the hope and expectation that Romney would live up to expectations because there are no other alternatives today that would even remotely offer any chance at all for turning the country around.

    This is the best possible political deal in town. No one is going to put anything forward at this point that is credibly better or offers anything remotely close to the kind of potential this puts on the political table.

    And even if Romney turned out to be a complete disappointment, it is still a better outcome than the alternatives. Why?

    Having been Vice President, Sarah Palin's stature and presence in future elections will be compelling. It is not possible for me to believe the Democrats could ever find a credible opponent to run against her.

  • Pelosi: Amend the First Amendment

    04/20/2012 6:56:06 AM PDT · 66 of 71
    Vintage Freeper to rawhide
    "Peloski is such a crybaby!"

    Pelosi is a very dangerous anti-freedom propagandist who needs to be defeated and humiliated. Depriving her of her political microphone by beating her would give her a taste of her own efforts to muzzle free speech.

  • US barrels toward a fiscal cliff

    04/20/2012 6:18:16 AM PDT · 21 of 63
    Vintage Freeper to Jim Robinson
    No one is pushing or even recommending Mitt Romney. What you are seeing is a way to change Mitt Romney from what he is into something much closer to Ronald Reagan.

    If freedom loving conservatives are to politically win back the country from socialists, we have to turn socialists into freedom loving capitalists. Ronald Reagan was smart enough and enough of a persistent student of history that he figured it out for himself. Not nearly enough people are like Ronald Reagan and able to figure it out for themselves; most will need help.

    It is unlikely that you and I are going to convince Romney to change. But Charles Koch has the wherewithall to get Palin, Gingrich and the others together in a setting that will make if far more likely that Romney can actually be enlightened under the guidance of people who have already discovered the truth.

    And it doesn't hurt that Romney is a reasonably skilled politician who wants the top job and he wants it in a setting where history says he is an underdog. With the right coaching, he can probably be convinced that his chances of winning are much higher if he can can convince conservatives like yourself and most Freepers to vote for him instead of passing on the race and letting Obama win by default.

    I would be willing to bet you voted for McCain-Palin. If Charles Koch can make that scenario happen, there is the distinct possbility that Romney can be converted to a conservative that is genuinely well to the right of McCain by the time he has the nomination in hand and has named Palin as his running mate. With just a little more instruction and coaching, he might well be tranformed into something much closer to Ronald Reagan.

    Nothing even remotely close to something like this is going to happen if Obama wins or Romney wins without Koch's and FreeRepublic's influence to pull him to the right where he would have the best chance of beating Obama. FreeRepublic will not help without your getting onboard. And I am pointedly not asking you to help Mitt Romney, I am asking you to help us get FreeRepublic's Plan into Charles Koch's hands. Koch has means and stature that he can bring to bear and that will allow the scenario I have outlined to actually have a chance to take place. Neither you, nor I, nor FreeRepublic can do what Mr. Koch can do, but Jim, you have the means to get FreeRepublic on board and FreeRepublic has the means to send enough messages or mail to Koch Industries that some of them will rise to the attention of Mr. Koch. After that it will be up to him to recognize just how politically powerful FreeRepublic's Plan can be. It carries the seeds that can grow into an instrument that makes it possible for us to get our freedom back and turn it back into a country run by We the people instead of a country run by the government.

  • US barrels toward a fiscal cliff

    04/19/2012 1:42:30 PM PDT · 2 of 63
    Vintage Freeper to Vintage Freeper; Jim Robinson; Jeff Head; Cen-Tejas; sport; MWS; seekthetruth; Liz; ForGod'sSake; ..
    Prior to 1964, Ronald Reagan spent most of his life as a New Deal Democrat. Ronald Reagan changed.

    Mitt Romney can change too. Who can convince him to change?

    Charles Koch, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul for starters.

    How?

    FreeRepublic's Plan For Taking Our Country Back
  • US barrels toward a fiscal cliff

    04/19/2012 1:40:21 PM PDT · 1 of 63
    Vintage Freeper
    Don't like the picture above?

    Jim Robinson and FreeRepublic could make it possible to paint a completly different picture.

  • Republicans reject 'Buffett rule' in the Senate (51 to 45)

    04/18/2012 5:14:16 AM PDT · 97 of 118
    Vintage Freeper to geologist; Jim Robinson; Jeff Head; Cen-Tejas; sport; MWS; seekthetruth; Liz; ForGod'sSake; ...
    "We need to clean House and Senate too."

    Step One Every member of Congress who believes participation in Social Security should be MANDATORY needs an opponent who believes participation in SS should be a matter of individual choice. It's the difference between freedom and becoming wards of the state who are serfs.

    Step Two This is how we find and elect the candidates for step one.

    The time for implementing some of these steps for the 2012 election has unfortunately passed. But there is a lot that can be done to have a HUGE impact on the 2012 election.

    Americans have a chance to CHANGE the course of our country by defeating Obama in November. Defeating Obama would only be half the battle for changing the course of our country. Romney would shrink the deficits and be better for business, but in complete contrast to Ronald Reagan ("Government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem"), Romney believes government is part of the solution to our country's problems rather than being the problem itself.

    The other half of the solution for changing the course of the country is to convince Mitt Romney that Ronald Reagan was right. Who could do this and how? Jim Robinson and FreeRepublic could be the catalysts that jump start the process. If enough Freepers ask Jim Robinson to make this a FreeRepublic priority, convincing Romney to adopt Ronald Reagan as his role model would make Romney far more electable and the CHANGE WOULD BE REAL.

    The solution for complex problems which can be so large as to be seemingly impossible can sometimes be amazingly simple if the right people decide to apply themselves and just do it.

  • Republicans reject 'Buffett rule' in the Senate (51 to 45)

    04/17/2012 8:03:35 AM PDT · 73 of 118
    Vintage Freeper to Red Steel; Jim Robinson; Jeff Head; Cen-Tejas; sport; MWS; seekthetruth; Liz; ForGod'sSake; ...
    President Obama released this statement: "Tonight, Senate Republicans voted to block the Buffett Rule, choosing once again to protect tax breaks for the wealthiest few Americans at the expense of the middle class. The Buffett Rule is common sense."

    Sorry Mr. President,
    The Buffet Rule is not common sense; it is insane. Click here for the proof.

  • Republicans reject 'Buffett rule' in the Senate (51 to 45)

    04/17/2012 8:01:52 AM PDT · 72 of 118
    Vintage Freeper to Red Steel; Jim Robinson; Jeff Head; Cen-Tejas; sport; MWS; seekthetruth; Liz; ForGod'sSake; ...
    President Obama released this statement: "Tonight, Senate Republicans voted to block the Buffett Rule, choosing once again to protect tax breaks for the wealthiest few Americans at the expense of the middle class. The Buffett Rule is common sense."

    Sorry Mr. President,
    The Buffet Rule is not common sense; it is insane. Click here for the proof.

  • America’s Biggest National Security Threat: U.S. Debt

    04/04/2012 3:05:59 PM PDT · 12 of 14
    Vintage Freeper to ETL
    We can't control what Democrats and liberals do. But we need to offer voters new ideas and genuine alternatives.
  • America’s Biggest National Security Threat: U.S. Debt

    04/03/2012 12:24:45 PM PDT · 2 of 14
    Vintage Freeper to Jim Robinson; Jeff Head; Cen-Tejas; sport; MWS; seekthetruth; Liz; ForGod'sSake; DollyCali; ...

    Thank you Jim Robinson for Free Republic and thank you for giving me a reprieve.

  • America’s Biggest National Security Threat: U.S. Debt

    04/03/2012 12:21:09 PM PDT · 1 of 14
    Vintage Freeper
    How bad is it when one of the groups that has historically been considered to be part of the problem begin publishing comments that are extremely critical of results which their policies may have brought about?

    Free Republic has a plan to deal with this problem starting with engineering the right out come for the 2012 Election.

  • When the Tea Party Died

    03/28/2012 5:02:05 AM PDT · 189 of 189
    Vintage Freeper to Vintage Freeper
    Thank you Sir.

    I hope we can live up to all the things that we have represented to you as being possible with your help and with the help of other Freepers.

  • When the Tea Party Died

    01/10/2012 12:58:57 PM PST · 170 of 189
    Vintage Freeper to Jim Robinson
    I would like to add your name to our ping list. You might not agree with everything we advocate, but then again you might.

    We believe the alloted grains of sand in America's hourglass are almost drained. If nobody turns America's hourglass upside down, the country as we know it, is done. Our little group is dedicated to turning the current version of America upside down.

    WE believe it is possible to recover the Constitution and peacefully take our country back, launching a Renaissance in the process. Our series of articles linked below will show how this can be done.

    We will be grateful for any pings and your liberal use of your own ping list. With just a little bit of help from the right people, our little group could become the equivalent of the Tea Party On Steroids.

    "We have it in our power to begin the world over again."

  • When the Tea Party Died

    01/10/2012 12:51:51 PM PST · 169 of 189
    Vintage Freeper to Mr. K
    I would like to add your name to our ping list. You might not agree with everything we advocate, but then again you might.

    We believe the alloted grains of sand in America's hourglass are almost drained. If nobody turns America's hourglass upside down, we're done. Our little group is dedicated to turning the current version of America upside down. WE believe it is possible to recover the Constitution and peacefully take our country back, launching a Renaissance in the process. Our series of articles linked below will show how this can be done.

    We will be grateful for any pings and your liberal use of your own ping list.

    "We have it in our power to begin the world over again."

  • What Is Laissez-Faire?

    01/05/2012 9:47:14 AM PST · 24 of 25
    Vintage Freeper to Windflier
    "Why not just 'cut to the chase' and give me your bottom line on what you feel the way forward is? Thanks."

    Our best shot is making Charles Koch aware of the plan.

    Next, making Jim Robinson and the people who frequent Free Republic aware of the plan in a way that motivates them to contact Charles Koch in our behalf.

    Next, identifying someone comparable to Charles Koch who could equally implement the plan.

    By and large, politicians are not the solution unless they are willing to help enlist the entrepreneurs and capitalists who are ultimately the ones who can actually implement the plan.

  • What Is Laissez-Faire?

    01/04/2012 9:46:08 AM PST · 17 of 25
    Vintage Freeper to Windflier
    "I'll cut to the chase and say that I don't hold out much hope for us reducing the gargantuan size and reach of the federal government.."

    You are simply speculating. No one has a crystal ball that works. And at least once in every century, there is an interval of time during which large changes are made possible.

    Under Austrian economic theory, fractional reserve banking is the source of the business cycle. But super-imposed on the business cycle are several other larger cycles that likely take their roots from the same source. Of these, the Kondratieff cycle appears to the largest and longest.

    First inflation produces a boom (spring), followed by a peak/plateau (summer/fall), and then by a deflationary bust (winter). If the Austrians are correct, and if the global economy is at the edge of Kwave Winter, the stage is set for large numbers of people to recognize that the current model is not working, and maybe take the next step in recognitition, the realization that the current model does not work at all and is the source of our recurring malaise.

    Think of our gargantuan government as an inverted pyramid balanced on the apex point of the pyramid. One push at the right time and place, and the whole structure will topple (major paradigm change).

    After you have read ALL of the articles posted here, you will see that it outlines a simple and easily executed plan that could result in a stable government very much like the one put in place by the Constitutional Convention with the added benefit of the modern Constitution having been amended in several keys areas designed to prevent the politicians and bankers from corrupting it again.

    Read the articles for yourselves,

    "We have it in our power to begin the world over again."

  • What Is Laissez-Faire?

    01/04/2012 9:14:03 AM PST · 16 of 25
    Vintage Freeper to Twotone
    The government of the United States operates the largest propaganda machine that has ever existed on earth. It is composed of two major propaganda arms, our educational system and the mass media outlets: TV and the print media.

    When people indict the business community or condemn anyone seeking profit, give them a link to this page or print the article and give them a copy:

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2782871/posts

  • What Is Laissez-Faire?

    01/04/2012 8:56:38 AM PST · 13 of 25
    Vintage Freeper to Windflier
    The details of how to actually go about shrinkng government are spelled out in the articles linked on this page:

    "We have it in our power to begin the world over again."

  • What Is Laissez-Faire?

    01/04/2012 6:59:35 AM PST · 5 of 25
    Vintage Freeper to LibLieSlayer
    “Hands off”.

    First, it is going to be necessary to "hand-cuff" the government.

  • What Is Laissez-Faire?

    01/04/2012 6:52:44 AM PST · 2 of 25
    Vintage Freeper to Vintage Freeper; Jim Robinson; Jeff Head; Cen-Tejas; sport; MWS; seekthetruth; Liz; ForGod'sSake; ..
    Mr. Tucker,

    You, Laissez-Faire Books, Bill Bonner, Addison Wiggins, and Agora could greatly expedite the realization of laissez-faire and capitalism.

    Any one of you might be able to send a link to Charles Koch, David Koch, or Richard Fink. Alternatively, you may know someone who can.

    The Kochs have the means to implement and lead an effort that has the potential to restore our American Republic, and with it, laissez-faire capitalism. Here is the link that you are being asked to send them:

    "We have it in our power to begin the world over again."

  • What Is Laissez-Faire?

    01/04/2012 6:50:05 AM PST · 1 of 25
    Vintage Freeper
    • “The more artificial taboos and restrictions there are in the world, the more the people are impoverished…The more that laws and regulations are given prominence, the more thieves and robbers there will be…”
    • "..there has never been such a thing as governing mankind [with success]. The world “does simply not need governing; in fact, it should not be governed.”
    • “Each man has only to be left to utilize his own abilities and exert his strength to obtain what he wishes…When each person works away at his own occupation and delights in his own business, then like water flowing downward, goods will naturally flow ceaseless day and night without being summoned, and the people will produce commodities without having been asked.”

    Mr. Tucker has given us some great quotes and an elegant history. But he leaves us unsated. In a world where the state is growing exponentially, how do we render the state impotent, or at least limit it to its few legitimate purposes? Surely, if Mr. Tucker knew, he would enlighten us.

    Do the leaders of either political party know?

    It should be obvious to anyone that the Democratic party is committed to growing the state. The Democratic Party is the antithesis of freedom and laissez-faire. While it is not discussed or admitted by anybody, it is self-evident that the Democratic Party is anti-freedom and in truth, and in fact, un-American. Can there be any wonder that the Democrats, academia, and the media were scared to death of Joe McCarthy?

    What about Republicans? If the Republican leadership knows how to restore our American Republic, it should be obvious from the current debates associated with the candidates campaigning to run for President. With the exception of Ron Paul, the Republicans seem to only want to slow the rate of growth of government, not abolish ninety percent of it.

    Congress? You're kidding, right?

    Congress is the source of the problem. Herein lies the clue to solving the problem:

    "We have it in our power to begin the world over again."

  • 2012 Offers Few Economic Reasons For Optimism

    01/01/2012 7:29:59 AM PST · 8 of 10
    Vintage Freeper to blam; writer33; no-to-illegals; Graewoulf
    The meat of the article is found in the following paragraph:

    "American and European Union politicians have shown utter paralysis in tackling intractable economic problems. Unwilling to make the tough decisions they all know should be enacted to avoid a looming global economic disaster, they have endlessly kicked the can down the road, assuming that the road will go on forever. With an estimated $6 trillion plus solvency shortfall of the Eurozone banks and $16 trillion in U.S. public debt, it will take leadership of far greater caliber to avert a disaster. Such leadership is nowhere to be seen."

    Free Republic may well have it within its power to give WE the people of the United States a second chance:

    "We have it in our power to begin the world over again."

  • Christmas Trees and the Logic of Growth

    01/01/2012 5:56:02 AM PST · 14 of 14
    Vintage Freeper to the invisib1e hand
    "Only that laissez-faire is an ideal -- a mirage, and in the real world, exploitable and ultimately unworkable, as is any ideal."

    Very Astute!

    Whose is to blame? Are these people a major part of the problem?

    Are there others?

    Government evolved from the need to protect life and property from predators and plunderers. Socialism is the freedom-destroying economic cancer that was developed by political predators seeking to harness government's power for their own purposes. Politicians uniformly promise more than they can tax making debt and monetary debasement the source of government's power. Politicians and bankers are natural allies and co-conspirators.

    "Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws." Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812)

    "Banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." Thomas Jefferson, 1809.

    "History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments, by controlling money and its issuance." President James Madison

    Is the problem hopeless? Should we simply throw up our hands and shrug?

    Or if we arm ourselves with some knowledge of the source of the problem, are there some reasonable things that could be done to improve the situation? I repeat:

    "We have it in our power to begin the world over again."

  • Christmas Trees and the Logic of Growth

    12/31/2011 9:50:53 AM PST · 11 of 14
    Vintage Freeper to the invisib1e hand
    "Isn't any and all credit really the fiat creation of wealth based upon a fractional reserve of something?"

    Can we quit pretending that all credit is evil?

    In general, credit is not a bad thing when used for self-liquidating productive activities. Credit for consumption is not recommended. Credit expansions are simply economic errors.

    Your questions are important and deserve proper more detailed answers, and and here.

  • Christmas Trees and the Logic of Growth

    12/30/2011 8:28:51 AM PST · 2 of 14
    Vintage Freeper to Vintage Freeper; Jim Robinson; Jeff Head; Cen-Tejas; sport; MWS; seekthetruth; Liz; ForGod'sSake; ..

    Happy New Year Free Republic

  • Christmas Trees and the Logic of Growth

    12/30/2011 8:25:30 AM PST · 1 of 14
    Vintage Freeper
    Zerohedge has been kind enough to republish the entire article here: Black Swans and Fat Tails

    All kinds of mischief are explained by the miscreants of good intentions that are the basis for the article. Under the Austrian theory of the business cycle, Schumpeter's creative destructionism function that is part and parcel of capitalism is perverted in a way to leading to booms and busts. Fractional reserve banking, the creation of credit out of thin air which in turn becomes a money-substitute created out of thin air which becomes the primary source of the perversion.

    This is not the end of the story. It gets even worse through compounding. Socialism, political predators buying their own re-elections by redistributing the wealth created by producers to the non-productive, leads to progressive impoverishment of everybody, and gross misallocations of capital that ensure the problem only gets worse.

    The inevitable end of this sorry story is chaos, serfdom, and another dark ages. Ronald Reagan said this in 1964, "We have come to a time for choosing; we will preserve for our children this the last best hope for man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.....history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening."

    The last part of the quote is worth repeating, "..history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening." The people who frequent Free Republic do not generally subscribe to socialism, the Federal Reserve, or democracy. Jim Robinson has been trying to restore our Constitutional Republic for at least as long as 1996 when he founded Free Republic for that express purpose. So far, his efforts and those of the Freepers who regularly participate in the forum have not borne productive fruit. The reawakening of publications within the so-called main-stream-media like the WSJ with articles like this one are indicative of the coming opportunities for change that are going to be triggered by the arrival of the now overdue Kondratieff Winter. The time for Jim Robinson and Free Repulic to make a resounding difference has arrived!

    Thomas Paine wrote these words in 1776, "We have every opportunity and every encouragement before us, to form the noblest, purest constitution on the face of the earth. We have it in our power to begin the world over again." This was the spark that spawned America's war for independence and freedom. The beginning of the End of America occurred in the 1912 election which gave us the Federal Reserve, the income tax, and moved the United States closer to being a democracy than a republic by stripping the states of the power to elect United States Senators. Thankfully, exactly one century later, the election of 2012 provides Jim Robinson, FreeRepublic, and every American another chance to get it right this time:

    "We have it in our power to begin the world over again."

  • Palin Rattles the Cage (talk of a late entry?)

    12/28/2011 11:45:22 AM PST · 158 of 158
    Vintage Freeper to Rational Thought
    Message for Sarah or anyone who can contact Sarah directly: Please Freepmail me.

    Freepmail

  • Palin: Not too late to enter GOP presidential race

    12/28/2011 11:44:23 AM PST · 96 of 96
    Vintage Freeper to 2ndDivisionVet
    Message for Sarah or anyone who can contact Sarah directly: Please Freepmail me.

    Freepmail

  • Palin: It’s Not Too Late For Someone to Jump In (beyond Iowa there is time for more shakeup)

    12/28/2011 11:43:20 AM PST · 48 of 48
    Vintage Freeper to Bigtigermike
    Message for Sarah or anyone who can contact Sarah directly: Please Freepmail me.

    Freepmail

  • Open wish: Governor Palin declares, with the specific goal of causing a brokered convention.

    12/28/2011 11:42:17 AM PST · 73 of 75
    Vintage Freeper to Cringing Negativism Network
    Message for Sarah or anyone who can contact Sarah directly: Please Freepmail me.

    Freepmail

  • Poll: Palin Running Now? (FReep it!)

    12/28/2011 11:41:17 AM PST · 84 of 85
    Vintage Freeper to 2ndDivisionVet
    Message for Sarah or anyone who can contact Sarah directly: Please Freepmail me.

    Freepmail

  • Happy Hanukkah from Sarah Palin

    12/28/2011 11:40:02 AM PST · 27 of 27
    Vintage Freeper to KC_Lion
    Message for Sarah or anyone who can contact Sarah directly: Please Freepmail me.

    Freepmail

  • Palin says not too late to consider presidential run

    12/28/2011 11:39:10 AM PST · 108 of 108
    Vintage Freeper to Libloather
    Message for Sarah or anyone who can contact Sarah directly: Please Freepmail me.

    Freepmail

  • Palin fans, need your opinion on ads (Vanity)

    12/28/2011 11:37:51 AM PST · 80 of 81
    Vintage Freeper to ak267
    Message for Sarah or anyone who can contact Sarah directly: Please Freepmail me.

    Freepmail

  • Sarah Palin Disses Obamas' Christmas Card

    12/28/2011 11:36:51 AM PST · 39 of 39
    Vintage Freeper to illiac
    Message for Sarah or anyone who can contact Sarah directly: Please Freepmail me.

    Freepmail

  • Merry Christmas! (Sarah Palin's Christmas message)

    12/28/2011 11:35:50 AM PST · 34 of 34
    Vintage Freeper to Recovering_Democrat
    Message for Sarah or anyone who can contact Sarah directly: Please Freepmail me.

    Freepmail