Jul 192007
 

File this post from RottingNation.com under “No Surprise To Thinking People”-

It is no surprise that the Republican Party has received more campaign contributions from employees of the military than the Democratic Party. However, it may surprise a lot of people to find out that, according to FEC numbers, Ron Paul has received more campaign contributions from military members than any other single candidate.

{see original article for numbers}

Presidential candidate Ron Paul has received over $7,000 more than McCain who was the closest other candidate. Dr. Paul even received more money from veterans than McCain! It’s interesting to see that the military supports the only anti-Iraq war Republican candidate. It just goes to show you how bad this ‘war‘ really is going.

It seems that despite the major media regularly telling us how proud the troops are to be in Iraq, ‘fighting for freedom’, their primary interest seems to be coming home in one piece. At least, that’s what these numbers indicate. Why else would a former Libertarian presidential candidate be receiving more donations from military households than the ‘war hero’ John McCain?

For those still unfamiliar with Ron Paul, he’s known as “Dr. No” in Congress. There are three reasons for that: he’s an actual medical doctor, he votes no on every bill presented that will grow the size of government, and everybody likes James Bond villains. You can read more on Ron Paul at his website: http://www.ronpaul2008.com. But the most relevant platform point to these numbers is that he’s the only Republican contender to be consistently anti-war. From the Ron Paul 2008 Issues page:

The war in Iraq was sold to us with false information. The area is more dangerous now than when we entered it. We destroyed a regime hated by our direct enemies, the jihadists, and created thousands of new recruits for them. This war has cost more than 3,000 American lives, thousands of seriously wounded, and hundreds of billions of dollars. We must have new leadership in the White House to ensure this never happens again.

Both Jefferson and Washington warned us about entangling ourselves in the affairs of other nations. Today, we have troops in 130 countries. We are spread so thin that we have too few troops defending America. And now, there are new calls for a draft of our young men and women.

We can continue to fund and fight no-win police actions around the globe, or we can refocus on securing America and bring the troops home. No war should ever be fought without a declaration of war voted upon by the Congress, as required by the Constitution.

Under no circumstances should the U.S. again go to war as the result of a resolution that comes from an unelected, foreign body, such as the United Nations.

As an anarchist I’m often asked what would happen should a fellow anarchist be elected President. Now I have the perfect answer to this question: help elect Ron Paul and we’ll find out together. I’m not saying Ron Paul is an anarchist, because he’s not. But he is the closest thing we’ve seen in national politics during my lifetime.

  13 Responses to “The Troops Want To Come Home”

  1. […] It is no surprise that the Republican Party has received more campaign contributions from employees of the military than the Democratic Party. However, it may surprise a lot of people to find out that, according to FEC numbers, Ron Paul has received more campaign contributions from military members than any other single candidate. http://www.philaahzophy.com/2007/07/…-to-come-home/ […]

  2. Thank you for posting this. It’s too bad that the troops couldn’t get enough of them together and just walk off the job. If they could do that, get a couple thousand together and just do it.

  3. I am disappointed that you have labelled Ron Paul an ‘anarchist’ – he is not against leaders, he is simply against leaders who chose not to honour the Constitution, which belongs TO THE PEOPLE. The government IS the people, and it should be a republic NOT a democracy, where the 2% can be protected against the 98%, where the minority is protected, not mob-rule such as is the falsehood of democracy today.

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  5. Nice post, but what in the frog hair are you talking about anarchy for? …And then relating it to Ron Paul? The only people who are interested in the idea of anarchy are 8th graders – “true” anarchy means I could shoot you in the face and everyone would be fine with it; I doubt you would like that.

    Stop speaking anarchist babble and start speaking about RESTORING THE REPUBLIC!

  6. I agree with most of what this candidate says except for this one part:
    “Under no circumstances should the U.S. again go to war as the result of a resolution that comes from an unelected, foreign body, such as the United Nations.”

    The United Nations tried to block you from invading and you guys went ahead and did it anyways. There seems to be a culture, even amongst the more rational of your leaders, to blame the UN for getting you into trouble and trying to control you, when in reality it is the other way around. The US proudly waves the UN banner when the UN agrees with what you want to do (you use it to give yourself that air of legitimacy) and then you throw your hands up in disgust and decry the United Nations when it tries to prevent you from being the global bully you are and always were, followed by a hearty resounding “we’re gona do it anyways”.
    Maybe this fellow, despite his having some flaws typical in your leadership can finally bring your troops (who have no interest and certainly will not profit from Iraq) home from this and numerous other “wars” (occupying a foreign Nation and conducting violent military action to repress the local population) and out of everyone else back yard.

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  8. Bob- First, I didn’t label Dr. Paul an anarchist. In fact I specifically stated he’s NOT an anarchist.
    Second, anarchists aren’t against leaders, they’re against government. Leaders lead because people follow, governments rule at the point of a gun.

    Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner. A Republic is two wolves and a sheep voting to determine who decides what’s for dinner. Either way the answer is lamb chops.

  9. JL – You’re clearly uneducated on the topic of Anarchy as a political philosophy, as are the vast majority today. The word has been so watered down and corrupted by media, culture, and the modern education system that it’s not really surprising.

    Luckily, there are resources like freedomainradio.com, lewrockwell.com, and freetalklive.com that offer several levels of starting points for those actually seeking to be educated on the subject.

  10. Actually Ron Paul is a Libertarian which is the closest thing to an anarchist party, I should know being that I chose that party for that very reason.

  11. In response to Rob’s comments; I think you are making a broad assumption about the American people and their view of the UN based on the comments of a potential candidate. Just like any person in the world Americans have their own opinions and the opinions of the American people are not always inline with the talking heads. I would say that where you are from everybody must have the same opinion and nobody is wrong, but then I may be making a broad assumption wouldn’t I.

  12. […] I struck a nerve over at Digg.com with my post a few days back about military personnel donating heavily to Dr. Ron Paul’s presidential campaign. I went to bed Thursday night pleased that I had written something that almost 50 people had […]

  13. “Troops want to come home?” I don’t Believe that for one minute. Even so, if it is true, I can understand why. The now generation of America just doesn’t think like they use to. A few years back (20) Americans were proud to be Americans and would fight for their country in a instant. I’m afraid now people think only of themselves and not for the future of America! If there had been full support from all democrats in the begaining of the war, it would have been over long ago. Instead, the hate for one person (Bush) has deprived all Americans of what would have been a swift end to extremist

  14. Is anyone even claiming that the soldiers in Iraq are “fighting for our country”? The expense in both dollars and bodies is clearly detrimental to both the present and future of America. I’d love to learn how what we’re doing over there is beneficial to the future of America.

  15. WOW! Over $7,000! $7,001?
    That’s all of 75 contributions on so.

    Color me impressed.
    Buried.

  16. You need to read the entire sentence Jon –
    “Presidential candidate Ron Paul has received over $7,000 more than McCain who was the closest other candidate.”

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  18. i just want my bf to come home safe and in june i hope my wish comes true