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What party/political designation are you registered with?

What party/political designation are you registered with?  

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  1. 1. What party/political designation are you registered with? (if you're not registered or ineligible to vote, select which party you would register with)

    • Democratic Party
    • Republican Party
    • Unenrolled/"independent"
    • Libertarian Party
      0
    • Green Party
      0
    • Constitution Party
      0
    • Working Families Party
    • American Delta Party
      0
    • Reform Party
      0
    • Party for Socialism and Liberation
      0
    • Socialist Workers Party
      0
    • Veterans Party of America
      0
    • Other (list below)


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1 minute ago, jvikings1 said:

If one accepts this argument, then no action can be taken by the minority in order to advance change.  His actions made major news and brought attention to the issue.  Things such as the bus boycotts during the civil rights era disadvantaged those who disagreed, but it was still an admirable stand by those demanding equal access.  The Continental Congress did things that affected others because they were standing up to the injustices of the British Crown.  What makes these things admirable is that they stood up and made points that needed to be made despite knowing of the backlash that would result from those actions.

The thing is, the seeming majority of lawmakers and executive leaders who work in Washington, D.C. are so detached from and unsympathetic to the common American it's not even funny. But the real horrid punchline of this awful, macabre joke is that a lot of them (or others in their mold) keep getting re-elected. Rand's father, Ron Paul has more admirable in his tactics, his activism, his demeanor, and the political risks he took, even though I disagree I disagree with most of what he believed (though I agreed with his foreign military - or anti-military - policy, the abolition of the cloak-and-dagger, beyond-public-accountability, "alphabet soup" agencies, and having a firm value base for currency other than fiat), but Rand seems to be selling out to Washington tactics and points-of-view, at least halfway, and compromising his ideology and ethics more than his father did.

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49 minutes ago, Patine said:

The thing is, the seeming majority of lawmakers and executive leaders who work in Washington, D.C. are so detached from and unsympathetic to the common American it's not even funny. But the real horrid punchline of this awful, macabre joke is that a lot of them (or others in their mold) keep getting re-elected. Rand's father, Ron Paul has more admirable in his tactics, his activism, his demeanor, and the political risks he took, even though I disagree I disagree with most of what he believed (though I agreed with his foreign military - or anti-military - policy, the abolition of the cloak-and-dagger, beyond-public-accountability, "alphabet soup" agencies, and having a firm value base for currency other than fiat), but Rand seems to be selling out to Washington tactics and points-of-view, at least halfway, and compromising his ideology and ethics more than his father did.

I agree that the majority of people in DC are detached and unsympathetic to common Americans.  But, Rand isn't one that compromises his principles.  He won't be running for re-election after his current term is up because of his position on term limits.  He hasn't voted for a budget that has passed because of his belief in a balanced budget.  A big reason Ron Paul was never doing things, such as filibusters, that Rand does is because the House has different rules than the Senate.

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3 hours ago, Patine said:

guilty of treason and sedition and betrayal of their duties as such government officials to their nation and it's people.

There are better ways to term these things than such open-ended, ill-defined, easily-abused, purely-politically-driven, Orwellian "crimes" as "treason" and "terrorism." - Patine 11/24/2017

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19 minutes ago, jvikings1 said:

I agree that the majority of people in DC are detached and unsympathetic to common Americans.  But, Rand isn't one that compromises his principles.  He won't be running for re-election after his current term is up because of his position on term limits.  He hasn't voted for a budget that has passed because of his belief in a balanced budget.  A big reason Ron Paul was never doing things, such as filibusters, that Rand does is because the House has different rules than the Senate.

So, as an aside question, his term ends, if I'm not mistaken in 2018. Does that mean he may give a primary challenge to Trump in 2020?

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58 minutes ago, Patine said:

So, as an aside question, his term ends, if I'm not mistaken in 2018. 

2022 actually he was reelected 2016.

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2 hours ago, Patine said:

So, as an aside question, his term ends, if I'm not mistaken in 2018. Does that mean he may give a primary challenge to Trump in 2020?

He was just re-elected in 2016, so he's in the Senate until 2022.  I doubt he primaries Trump unless he continues on this rocky stretch that he's has the past week.  My hope is that he'd run for governor in 2023 (or 2024 if they switch the election year).

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