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Illegal immigration is simply 'share the wealth’ socialism and a CRIME not a race!

"NO COUNTRY CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT BORDERS"

"JESUS WEPT" An American Story

This is HISTORY you didn't learn in school about the destruction of a nation who could not defend it's borders.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

THE COSTS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION


Thanks to sionnsar for this great list!

I hope the following 14 reasons are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of reading them. I have included the URL's for verification of the following facts.
1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year. http://tinyurl.com/zob77
2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens. http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.html
3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens. http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.html
4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English! http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.0.html
5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html
7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html
8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers.
9. $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html
10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their
children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0606/12/ldt.01.html
11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroine and marijuana, crossed into the U. S from the Southern border. Homeland Security Report: http://tinyurl.com/t9sht
12. The National Policy Institute, "estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period." http://www.nationalpolicyinstitute.org/pdf/deportation.pdf
13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. http://www.rense.com/general75/niht.htm
14. "The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States".
The total cost is a whooping $ 338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR !

Saturday, November 24, 2007

http://www.gohunter08.com/

10 Things You Didn't Know About Duncan Hunter

By Jill Konieczko
Posted 1/29/07

Compiled by the U.S. News library staff

1. Duncan Hunter was born on May 31,1948, in Riverside, Calif., where his father was a real estate developer. He and his wife, Lynne, have two sons–one a former Marine who served two tours in Iraq–and several grandchildren.

Rep. Duncan Hunter (Calif.)

2. He dropped out of college to serve in the military, where he was an Army Ranger paratrooper in Vietnam from 1969 to 1971. He received a Bronze Star for his service in 24 helicopter combat assaults.

3. While attending night school to earn his law degree from Western State University through the GI Bill, he supplemented his income by working in farming and construction. Upon graduation, he worked as an attorney, setting up a private practice in the Barrio Logan neighborhood of San Diego and providing free legal assistance to many in the area's Hispanic community.

4. He was elected to Congress in 1980 as a part of the Reagan revolution. As a congressman, he is known for his hawkish views and promilitary stance, serving on the Armed Services Committee, and, more recently, the Select Committee on Homeland Security.

5. The American Conservative Union routinely gives Hunter's voting records high scores for voting for conservative policies and agendas, including a perfect score of 100 in multiple years; conversely, the liberal Americans for Democratic Action has on multiple occasions given Hunter's voting record a zero score.

6. In 1988, he used a sledgehammer to make a point–smashing a Toshiba radio to protest the company's sale of submarine technology products to countries in the Soviet bloc–and advocated barring Toshiba from ever doing business in the United States.

7. In 1992, he was troubled by 399 House Bank overdrafts totaling $129,000, and for three days set up a card table in front of the El Cajon courthouse with copies of his checks, ready to explain each one to any voter.

8. In 2001, he lobbied for a $32 billion increase in current spending, and said the Clinton administration was trying to "conduct an aggressive Ronald Reagan foreign policy with a Jimmy Carter defense budget."

9. Throughout his career, Duncan Hunter has lobbied for more controlled measures along the U.S.-Mexico border, including the installation of fences and border crackdowns; ironically, his younger brother John launched the Water Station project, in which volunteers lug thousands of gallons of water throughout the border's desert to prevent undocumented immigrants from dying in the desert as they attempt to cross into the U.S.

10. He lost his home in the cedar wildfires that raged throughout Southern California in 2003.

Sources:

Associated Press

Los Angeles Times

San Diego Union-Tribune

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Have yourselves an Old Fashioned American Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Presidential Candidate you’re not supposed to know about



So, who wants to keep HIM a secret? The mainstream media, for one. They barely mention his name. They hold debates, and he is given a fraction of the time to respond compared to the media chosen candidates. The media loves globalism, ‘free’ trade, whether ‘fair’ to the USA or not. They also champion unlimited immigration, legal or not and out sourcing your jobs.

Who else? The powers in control of both parties don’t want you to hear about a candidate with a consistent pro USA instead of a pro party record. Neither one have any intention of giving a voice in this race to someone who has had the courage to fight his own party and Bush Administration on cheap labor treaties and give away deals that threaten our sovereignty like foreign countries managing US ports. Both powers favor cheap imported labor over US workers, dangerous imports from China instead of US manufacturing and the thousands of illegal aliens that cross our borders daily.

Of all the candidates, HE is the only one that fought Most Favored Trade status for China and the management of our ports by an Arab country.

HE is the only one who has written and passed legislation that actually fenced some of the Mexican border. He is also the only one with enough compassion to take water to migrants in the desert instead of letting them die of thirst trying to cross illegally. To all the others, this is a new issue. HE has been working tirelessly, mostly alone, to correct this issue for 26 years.

He is one of a few candidates who served in the military . The only one endorsed by Chuck Yeager. The only one to head the House Armed Services Committee and receive military related awards like “Keeper of the Flame”, not to mention a Bronze Star serving in combat as an Army Ranger.

John McCain? NO! John consistently votes to give 20 million illegal aliens amnesty and says you’re a bigot if you don’t. So does Mike Huckabee, by the way. Stop believing the lies. Most of them will not tell you their past record and positions.

Unlike the chosen pack, our best candidate voted against NAFTA, CAFTA, LOST, The WTO, all treaties that import cheap labor and out source USA jobs while chipping away at our strengths as a nation.

HE is the only one who doesn’t just talk about ‘smaller government’.

Know who HE is yet?

HE co sponsored 1000 fewer pieces of legislation written by others in the same time period as did Ron Paul, who claims to be the ‘small government’ candidate. Paul has never gotten one piece of his own legislation into law, rated ‘extremely poor’ in congress.

California’s Congressman DUNCAN HUNTER has successfully enacted TEN bills that he wrote, one which will put another 800 miles of fence on the border.

Duncan Hunter didn’t just start talking about these issues unlike ALL the ‘top tier’ candidates, he’s spent 4 decades serving you! You owe it to yourself and your country to be informed in this vital election. The media isn’t going to tell you and if you allow the party leaders to pick your candidate, you will have to settle for more of the same, or worse. Your choice.

Mine will be the proven record, effectiveness and integrity of DUNCAN HUNTER.

www.gohunter08.com

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Duncan Hunter on O'Reilly with Laura Ingraham


Laura Ingraham - Sub-Host for Bill O'Rielly, Representative Duncan Hunter, Tara Setmayer - Communications Director for Representative Dana Rohrbacher
Jose Campeon - Former Border Patrol Agent, Campeon and Inacio Ramos - Former Border Patrol Agents, Osvaldo Aldrete Davilla - Narcotics Runner, Johnny Sutton - U.S. Attorney

Larua Ingraham hosted this evening's show. Representative Hunter and Communications Director Setmayer were guests on this segment.

The discussion centered around the unjust nature of the prosecution, conviction and sentencing of Campeon and Ramos. Davila was the drug smuggler that one of the agents shot.

Johnny Sutton was the U.S. Attorney that seems to have played fast and loose with the implementation of justice in this case.

Ingraham, Hunter and Setmayer were stridently supportive of pardons for Campeon and Ramos. Sutton took some hits in tonight's presentation. It sounds like he deserved them.

Setmayer represented Representative Rohrbacher's office nicely. She seems to be a sound conservative, at least as it applies to this case. I was favorably impressed by her.

Thanks to DoughtyOne for this article & Photos.

See it on YOU TUBE here!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ron Paul? Are you kidding me? Who are you people?




One issue voters. Confused, emotional one issue voters. And they come from all stripes of politics. Let's have a look.

The Neo nazi groups/conspiracy theorists - Ron says he will end aid to Israel. They've latched on to that one. Most of them don't want the government to function, good or bad because it keeps them in check. Not quite anarchists, but close.

The Leftie Anti war crowd, not really pacifists, but bohemian cowards promoting anarchy. Paul says he'll end the war and be nice to everyone no matter how they've tried to kill us.

The Conservative who really would like smaller government, as Paul promises. But he closes his eyes to the fact that Ron Paul co sponsored 1000 more bills in a ten year period than Duncan Hunter. Paul never got one of his own bills through in ten years. Hunter managed to get ten of his into law.

The Paranoid Constitutionalist. He's frantically grabbing at what he thinks is his last straw, right or wrong, to return to the days of Jefferson and slavery. This guy is smart enough to know we have strayed from 'original intent', but not educated in history or calm enough to understand we have to go back the same way we came, it won't be easy and it won't be quick.

Changes like this take time and lots of societal change. I wish it weren't so, but it is. To implement what Paul says he would : new monitory system, the gold standard, no more welfare, no more foreign aid, no more war, no more IRS, etc, would require martial law. Without that, a president can't change those things on his own, they would require action by congress. ( highly unlikely with a congress who doesn't support the nominee since not ONE has given Paul an endorsement). At best you would have complete anarchy. Can you imagine 100 million foreign nationals and citizen bums getting cut off social services at once? Or millions of government employees out of work at once? Does Ron intend to get rid of employment insurance, too?

Old People. More than likely. People vote for who they identify with ethnically or 'personally' if you will. Ron Paul is 72 years old. Older than any president when they took office.

The Groupies. These are the ones who latch on to anyone who is eccentric and are almost always ill informed. Most of 'em never vote and are young and/or ignorant. They get their news from Comedy skits and sound bites. They don't really care what he stands for, they just like the rallies and noise and the fad. These are the people watching Paul on The Daily Show, Colbert and the like. Mike Reagan says he's invited Paul ten to twenty times as a guest on his show and Paul won't do it. Can't face a conservative or informed audience?

Note: Paulites may fall into a combination of these categories, but they all have one thing in common. They're wrong. Many are also very good at insulting and misrepresenting all other candidates and their supporters. The Paulites have declared war on the rest us, and expect us to raise the white flag like Ron Paul would in Iraq.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Duncan Hunter: Enforce borders. Level the playing field for trade.

By Duncan Hunter The Demoines Register Nov. 14, 2007


The issues and challenges facing America today require experienced leadership and clear vision. The next American president will assume difficult responsibilities immediately upon taking office, and the challenges facing our nation demand innovative solutions and a commitment to strengthening America's traditional values and ideals.

To be successful, our nation must maintain its commitment to expanding freedom and protecting free institutions around the world. We must also stay focused on promoting the safety and security of the American people, which includes securing our borders and enforcing our nation's laws. And it is important that the American people, with their enormous creativity and tireless work ethic, be given a chance to compete in the global marketplace.

Today's American workers are losing to foreign competition, primarily because of the unfair advantages that have been afforded to our trading partners. An uneven playing field has been created, and our nation's manufacturing base, once referred to as the Arsenal of Democracy, continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate.

The same Arsenal of Democracy that carried Eisenhower's forces to Berlin and brought an end to the Cold War can now be found far from America's shores. The massive production of textiles, steel and machine tools are no longer found in the factories of South Carolina, Ohio and Iowa. This great arsenal can now be found in other industrial countries around the world and, perhaps most ominously, China.

China is cheating on trade, and, in the process, it is buying ships, planes and missiles with American trade dollars, demonstrating that this is not merely a trade issue, but also a security issue. And how is China cheating?

When we enter into a trade deal with China, its manufacturers are given a 17 percent subsidy for exporting their products to the United States. When American products arrive on China's shores, they are immediately levied with a 17 percent tax. Then China devalues its currency by 40 percent.

In order to remain competitive, we must eliminate this disparity and level the playing field for U.S. manufacturers. My administration will stand up to China and other nations by placing countervailing duties against their products when they break the rules. Further, my administration will engage in what I call "mirror trade." A nation that places a 20 percent tariff against U.S. goods will see a reflection of their tariffs when its products reach our shores.

I also believe we must secure our borders and aggressively enforce our nation's immigration laws. As a representative of a border community for more than 26 years, I can offer more than lip service when it comes to addressing the issues associated with illegal immigration and the necessity for border security.

Most notably, I built the San Diego Border Fence - which has reduced the smuggling of people and narcotics by more than 90 percent in our sector - and I wrote the provision of the Secure Fence Act that extends this infrastructure 854 miles across the smuggling routes of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. From our experience in San Diego, we know that fencing works.

As president, I will therefore complete the 854 miles of security fencing presently required by law in six months. The enforcement of existing immigration laws will also be one of my top priorities.

It is equally critical that we enact policies that protect human life and the rights of the unborn. And when we appoint judges, we are handing great power, including the power of life and death, to individual people. Judges must demonstrate discernment and an understanding that the unborn are worthy of protection, or they should not receive an appointment to the bench.

America's continued success demands that we take the steps necessary to strengthen our nation's security, restore our nation's industrial base and protect individual rights, including those of the unborn. This vision, which I will pursue as president, will ensure our nation remains strong and prosperous for future generations of Americans.

U.S. Rep. DUNCAN HUNTER of California is seeking the Republican nomination for president.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

He's the one we need




I got an email from a voter . He went to the rally and parade in Reno on Sunday last where Duncan Hunter was appearing.

Here is what he said:
“I went down and listened to him. Damn I wish he had a larger following. He's the one we need.”
Yet, this person has not done one thing to encourage others to take a look at Duncan Hunter and still shows no support. It’s curious to me, since he is aware the media and GOP party heads have done all they could to shut out the most conservative candidate in America. He realizes if we are to succeed in electing a man like Duncan Hunter, we, the people, have to get it done.

Hunter is the only candidate talking about the threat of China..... the only one who voted against Most favored Nations trade status for China. He is the only candidate who has the record and actions to actually secure our border. He is the only candidate who has refused to buckle under party pressure to vote their way on unfair trade deals like Nafta, Cafta, etc. He stood against the Bush administration on China, the border, Dubai ports, the law of the sea UN treaty, to name a few.

“Damn! I wish he had a larger following! “ Well, wishing in one hand and doing nothing with the other will get us more of the same. Sitting back and waiting for everyone else to get the best candidate ‘a larger following’ will only get us more of the same. We the people?

Like many of us, this voter is disgusted with government out of control and being run by anyone except ‘we the people’. So what do many of them do? The go to the extreme and push the extreme candidate without the record to back up his promises. Namely Ron Paul.

Ron Paul. The ‘small’ government guy. The ‘constitutional’ candidate.
His supporters insist he has incredible accomplishments. But none of them can tell you what they are, because as a congressman, he accomplished nothing except to co sponsor 1876 bills written by other congressmen. Small government??

This election , wouldn’t it be refreshing if we actually looked at the facts? If you want an ‘average’ do nothing congressman, Ron Paul is your man.

Just for comparison of actual accomplishments in congress:

Sponsored means he wrote or introduced the bill. Co sponsors sign on to other bills written by someone else.


Statistics: Duncan Hunter has sponsored 105 bills since Jan 7, 1997, of which 72 haven’t made it out of committee (Average)

and 10 were successfully enacted (Good, relative to peers).

Hunter has co-sponsored 894 bills during the same time period (Average, relative to peers).


Now take a look at Ron Paul, who claims many ‘accomplishments’ and would never vote for any frivolous, unconstitutional bill!

Statistics: Ronald Paul has sponsored 346 bills since Jan 7, 1997, of which 341 haven’t made it out of committee (Extremely Poor) and 0 were successfully enacted .(Average, relative to peers).

Paul has co-sponsored 1876 bills during the same time period (Average, relative to peers)
NOTE: 1876 bills, written by other congress members. All ‘constitutional’ ? You decide.


Lastly! Keep the words of this wise man in your heart and mind when you pick your candidate:


No one can speak well, unless he thoroughly understands his subject. Cicero

Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge. Cicero

Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute. Cicero

The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth. Cicero

Monday, November 05, 2007

McCain: I've Learned My Lesson on Illegals


TOO late, John! Too many insults by you. Too much arrogance. Just go away....

John McCain spent months earlier this year arguing that the United States must combine border security efforts with a temporary worker program and an eventual path to citizenship for many illegal immigrants.

Now, the Republican presidential candidate emphasizes securing the borders first. The rest, he says, is still needed but will have to come later.

"I understand why you would call it a, quote, shift," McCain told reporters Saturday after voters questioned him on his position during back-to-back appearances in this early voting state. "I say it is a lesson learned about what the American people's priorities are. And their priority is to secure the borders."

The shift in approach is likely to draw criticism from McCain's GOP opponents. Immigration has been a flash point in the race, with rivals Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson all seizing on it.

McCain, who has led on the issue in the Senate with Democrat Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, got a wake-up call of sorts in June when Congress again failed to enact a broad immigration proposal that he championed and that split the country.

The measure also exposed deep divisions within the Republican Party, and McCain's high-profile support for it hurt him politically. During debate on the issue as spring turned into summer, the Arizona senator saw his poll numbers in some early primary states slip and his fundraising wane. [snip]

Tancredo was right. Florida is a 3rd world country

New Drug Alert! Florida sheriff's bulletin warns of purported new human waste high
The Smoking Gun ^ | Nov. 5, 2007

NOVEMBER 5--We're not sure what they're inhaling down in Collier County, Florida, but here's the bizarre "information bulletin" prepared by the local sheriff's intelligence bureau about a purported "new drug" favored by the kids. It's an inhalant called "Jenkem," and causes hallucinations and a "euphoric high." Of course, as the bulletin notes, Jenkem users dislike its sewagey taste, which can last for days. That's because Jenkem's active ingredients are urine and fecal matter, hence its street names like "Butthash" and "Fruit from Crack Pipe." Click here to see a video report on Jenkem, via Breitbart.tv. We've tried to speak with the bulletin's author, Lieutenant Al Ganich, but he has not returned TSG calls. Perhaps he's realized that his "CONFIDENTIAL" September 26 report--which is authentic, according to a sheriff's official--may be itself full of ... (1 page)



Who would Ron Paul vote for?

According to Ron, in his own words:

QUESTIONER: "Congressman, if you were not running, right now, for office, is there a current candidate that you would identify with most and who would you vote for yourself?"

RP: "... there's been some that hinted that they might run... that's Chuck Hagel... I don't know a lot about his other programs, but because foreign policy to me is so important"

"... on the Democratic side, it just happens that Dennis Kucinich is a good friend of mine"

--------------see the video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPindngYxvk

Ron Paul - Illegals are more American!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPindngYxvk&NR=1


Illegal immigration not important to Ron Paul
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-E-1Bac62s
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In other news today, Ron Paul is being praised by the Muslims......guess that vote he gave for Ramadan declaring Islam a religion of peace worked for him......

"The resolution recognized “the Islamic faith as one of the great religions of the world,” rejected “hatred, bigotry and violence directed against Muslims, both in the United States and worldwide”

By James Zogby

"LAST weekend, most of the Democratic presidential candidates addressed remarks to a gathering of Arab American leaders assembled at their Quadrennial National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Michigan. An examination of how each of them dealt with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict proved to be quite revealing. But first, to set the context. Over 600 Arab Americans gathered for this year's NLC, sponsored by the Arab American Institute. Among the bi-partisan group were Arab American elected officials and party leaders, and representatives of 41 organizations from 20 states. During the three-day meeting, they discussed key domestic and foreign policy issues, and took a long hard look at how best to prepare and position the community for the 2008 contest.

All of the presidential candidates were invited to speak or send representatives, and some did. On the Republican side, only Texas Congressman Ron Paul responded, delivering remarks that touched on many of the community's concerns. Paul spoke critically of the Bush Administration's adventure in Iraq and its failure to pursue an "even-handed" policy with regard to the Arab-Israeli conflict. His comments were well-received. The fact that none of the other Republicans responded was disappointing to some, but not surprising, since too many of them have rhetorically boxed themselves in with hostile positions on civil liberties, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the Mideast in general.

Among the Democrats, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Ohio Congressman Denis Kucinich made appearances; while New York Senator Hillary Clinton, Illinois Senator Barack Obama and former North Carolina Senator John Edwards sent video presentations of their remarks accompanied by senior campaign officials who spoke and responded to questions. Kucinich, a long-time critic of US Mideast policy and an advocate for peace and justice was passionate and a crowd-pleaser, but what was especially striking to me was the way in which the four leading Democrats chose to address the critical issue of Israeli-Palestinian peace."

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Ron Paul is good at telling people what they want to hear, not what they need to know


I'm lucky. I've been in a situation where I could watch Cspan most of the day for the past 15 years. And I have a good memory for things that interest me. I used to love to watch Ron Paul and his analysis of all things constitutional. I learned a lot from Paul. I agreed philosophically with him about many things. I appreciate the spent time he's spent in Congress. Most of us 'conservatives' used to say it ought to disqualify a guy from running for one office while trying to stay in another office at the same time. There are several besides Paul who'd be eliminated on that alone, in the 'good ol' days'.

A a few years ago, he started going in some strange directions. To name a few:

He voted for MFN for China and where he got his opinions on that I'll never know.

I kept waiting for him to address immigration with some force. Ron was famous for his 'Special orders' speeches. Don't recall ever hearing one from him on immigration. If it was recent, I may have missed it. He finally did just recently realize it's an issue that matters, like most of the candidates. That puts Paul in their same disqualification category , in my opinion.

The war isn't the only time he's sided with the admittedly socialist wing of the democrats. His white flag surrender routine started reminding me of Cynthia McKinney. By the way, has Rep. Paul ever been to Iraq? Not that I can find, in fact Paul brags here about never traveling outside the country!

One thing you may take notice of is that many of his supporters were never really interested in the border invasion in the first place, or blindly approved of it. With him being on that border from Texas, he should have been in this game a lot sooner and stronger. He had to be keeping someone happy on that. Maybe himself. Ideologically Libertarians believe in open borders. And just because they reworded their platform this year doesn't change that fact. And just because Ron Paul runs as a Republican when he's really a Libertarian, but couldn't get elected in that party, doesn't change the fact that you're getting a Libertarian if you vote for Paul. Are you really ready for that?

The other supporters who appeared to be strong on border issues that think he's the be all and end all, I don't know what to tell you. They don't want to see it. Ten years ago Paul might have been ready for prime time.

And then he earmarks millions for the Nafta super highway? WHY? Why come out and declare a day to honor the 'religion of peace', Islam? WHY? Because of the Constitution?

More than anything else, the Constitution is about balance. Extremism and pushing an idea in what one may consider a good direction can be devastating for generations when it goes too far. Paul talks a good 'Constitution' game, but he forgot about balance. Some times you have to balance policy with reality. Idealism will only get you so far.

To follow up, here is a snip from a blogger:

"Ron Paul is very good at telling people what they want to hear, not what they need to know. Ron Paul is very good at objecting in order to establish the “chance for peace”, but he has no plans for war.

Was the United States of America founded on plans for peace? No. It was forged in war. We may hate that fact, but it is one that has to be understood. Freedom is the reward for blood, sweat and tears. It is a costly goal. This is why it has been so rarely had in the history of the world, and why the U.S.A. is a shining example of what is possible if only people have the courage to act in their own defense and retain the wise leadership to take them towards a higher standard. The existence and determination of the United States is the only reason that Freedom exists on the Earth today.

So, someone like Ron Paul irritates me especially, because he proposes himself to be a conservative, but in reality he is a political spinmeister with some very liberal slants. Having a liberal agenda is not all bad — I myself have what many would describe as liberal views — but a liberal agenda when it comes to war, I can not abide."