“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Real Abraham Lincoln in his own words - Ron Paul on Lincoln


  1. If the Armies really do ever meet on the Plains of Megiddo, who will the Christ be with, the million man army, the war mongers and members of the nuclear club, or those that are being oppressed by them that are?

  2. The Christ will be armed with the word of God, those marching with the Prince of Darkness, with nuclear warheads, tanks and planes.

    All for naught.

    If you believe that part of "The Book".

  3. desert rat said...
    The Christ will be armed with the word of God, those marching with the Prince of Darkness, with nuclear warheads, tanks and planes.

    He will be marching with Donald Duck, Batman and of course the Green Giant.

  4. But the real bad guys will be goose-stepping their way across the plains...

  5. anoni ....

    Have you made a determination on whether you'd participate in the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki on the authority of the US President?

    Even when some call it murder.

    Would you have pulled the trigger on that US citizen, in a foreign country, without a trial or conviction?

    Because the President said "go"?

  6. Would you have pulled the trigger on Anwar al-Awlaki, in Yemen, on the authority of the US President?

    When Anwar al-Awlaki had not been convicted of a crime, not even in abstentia?

    Do you think the US President has the authority to issue a kill order on a US citizen, and if so, would you act on it?

    Or would you have passed on pulling the trigger on Anwar al-Awlaki?

  7. Why do you ask me?

    Why would I ever "kill" anyone?

  8. I ask you, anoni, because anoni was making "such a deal" about committing murder on the authority of the President, just yesterday.

    Anonymous, your sign-on preference, has taken a position, it is now to you to defend or deny.

    Which is why I ask your position on the authority of the President, whether you recognize that authority, or not.

  9. Defend or deny, or just ...

    ... fade away.

  10. Huh?

    What are you discussing desert rat?

  11. If you do not understand, at this point, anoni, you never will.

    The regular readers will.

    Have a great day.

  12. This is still funny:

    Too Funny
    An airplane was about to crash; there were 5 passengers on board, but only 4 parachutes.
    The first passenger, Sarah Palin said, "I have my own reality show and I am the smartest woman in American history, so America ’s people don’t want me to die.”
    She took the first pack and jumped out of the plane.
    The second passenger, John McCain, said, “I’m a Senator, and a decorated war hero from an elite Navy unit from the United States of America ”.
    So he grabbed the second pack and jumped..
    The third passenger, Barack Obama said, "I am the President of the United States and I am the smartest ever in the history of our country, some even call me the Anointed One."
    So he grabbed the pack next to him and jumped out.
    The fourth passenger, Billy Graham said to the fifth passenger, a 10-year-old schoolgirl, “I have lived a full life, and served my God the best I could.
    I will sacrifice my life and let you have the last parachute.”
    The little girl said, “That’s okay Dr. Graham.
    There’s a parachute left for you. America ’s smartest President took my schoolbag."