18
Jan
12

Cycle of Ignorance


In approximately seven months from today, the citizens of the United States will vote to elect the 45th President of the United States.

Presently the Republican Party is in the process of defining whom amongst a field of what began as eight presidential hopefuls, to what is now five, of whom one will chosen at the GOP National Convention to start the week of August 27, 2012 to be held in Tampa Bay, Florida. The candidate chosen to challenge seated President Barack Obama at the November 5th, 2012 election.

As of this writing, the six Republican candidates are to face-off in the South Carolina primaries on January 21, 2012. At present straw-polls have Mitt Romney in the lead followed by Rick Santorum even though Newt Gingrich was expected to do well in South Carolina. Ron Paul appears to be hold forth place position just ahead of Rick Perry.

To speculate who will ultimately be the front-running favorite come the GOP Convention given the volatility of what is taking place in the State primaries held to date would be that: pure speculation. That said, as it appears now, Mitt Romney is definitely staying the course set very early in the primary process.

Having followed through televised debates and daily news sources both from the main stream media and alternate namely Internet, media, it is increasingly perplexing as to how it is the Mitt Romney in spite of well documented evidence that his stump-speech can change from one day to the next when challenged on issues of foreign policy, occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan and most importantly dealing with the economy. To go into specifics would demand a book not an essay therefore it behooves you the reader to check out the veracity of this claim. But most important about Romney’s vacillating platform is how in general, it does not waver significantly from that of President Obama.

Romney continues to promote hegemonic occupations represented by military interventionist strategies throughout the Middle East, he supports failed Keynesian economic driven monetary policies, increased Defense budget spending and, has a proven track record by his greed-driven ambitions as a private-sector businessman that would put dollars of profit ahead of jobs of middle-class Americans that now face increasing unemployment.

On the subject of taxation, though Romney resists demands to release his tax returns from prior years, he has committed to stating that due to a significant portion of his earnings are derived from investments, his effective tax rate is estimated to be approximately fifteen (15) percent. This would have Romney paying less taxes on a percentage basis then the average bus driver.
To add insult to this, Romney fully supports the Bush Tax cuts to the rich legislated by the
G.W. Bush administration.

To compare the platforms of the five remaining candidates as presented via the many debates held to date, to anyone with a modicum of common-sense, with the exception of one of the five, the one commonality that threads them together is that they all stand for the same basic principles of war, increased military spending, continued interventionist foreign policies and monetary backing of the too-big-to-fail banking institution funded by the Federal Reserve at the expense of the American people’s treasury that in turn, mirrors the platform on which the Obama administration has and would continue to operate post November, 2012.

The one exception of note is none other than Ron Paul.

Senator Ron Paul from the outset of the Republican Party primaries that started May 5,2011 has if nothing else been absolutely consistent in his message the central theme of which has been: restoration of the principles of the American Constitution.

Here again, it would take a book to highlight and delve into the specifics of the Ron Paul election platform but what can be said most stridently is that his doctrine of returning American troops not only from present theater of conflict but from the hundreds of military bases threw-out the world in concert with a revised less interventionist foreign policy; gradual elimination of federal income tax; great individual rights to self-determination; abolishing of the Federal Reserve and central banking system structured upon fiat currency; significant cuts to military budget and elimination of federal departments such as Education, Energy, Housing, Commerce and Urban Development in support of a Trillion-dollar cut in federal spending by the end of the first year in Office.

As stated, to compare Ron Paul’s proposed electoral platform to that of the other four candidates, it is blatantly obvious whose platform most reflects a true and heart-felt, common-sense concern for the common-people. Ron Paul as President-elect will have profound and potential positive implications not for just the American population but, for every citizen on Earth.

So what will it take to break the obvious and in your face apparent cycle of ignorance that holds the American electorate blind and hostage to the same old rhetoric and failed policies of Presidential administrations since Ronald Reagan?

The opportunity has never been greater; the implications for the world have never been more significant, then for the outcome of the November 2012 presidential election.

It truly is an imperative for not just voting American citizens to be aware of what Republican presidential nominees and President Obama stand for but, that every caring citizen of this World take an interest in what has the potential to be the most important election in the history of the World. A flaming match is but inches away from a global powder-keg that if not doused by a rational mind as presented by Ron Paul’s candidacy, there is no telling how extensive the damage will be when the fuse is finally lit. And there will be no one to blame but ourselves.

(Linking to this YouTube posted will provide an opportunity to realize some background history as to why the United States and the world is in a precarious and dangerous state. Viewers should ignore that the video favors Ron Paul but rather take it as a first step of the many, to becoming better aware to the facts and ideally to break the present and pervasive: Cycle of Ignorance)

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