Why Dick Morris Fears Ron Paul

By Robert Ringer - Monday, January 2, 2012

It’s been quite humorous watching Dick Morris switch modes — from dismissing Ron Paul as a nut and a crackpot to hysterically warning people how dangerous he is.  In one of his recent lunch videos, Morris ranted nonstop about Paul, going so far as to say, “He is the most radical, liberal candidate running.”  Then, on The O’Reilly Factor, Morris said, “I think that he is absolutely the most liberal, radical, left-wing person to run for president in the United States in the last fifty years.”

Strange, because I’ve known Ron Paul for more than thirty years, and I see him as one of the purist conservatives in Washington — and certainly the most conservative person in the current field of Republican candidates.  I’m talking about true conservatism, which Ronald Reagan accurately described when he said, “The very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.”

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A Better Idea for National Defense

By Robert Ringer - Monday, December 26, 2011

If there’s one thing that bothers me this time of the year, it’s seeing ex-servicemen in wheelchairs or sporting titanium arms and legs on television.  If peaceful, rational humanoids from another galaxy landed in the U.S., I have to believe they would be appalled.  I can just hear them asking, “Who sent all these healthy young men and women off to be maimed and killed?”  And, “Did the people who sent them lead the charge into battle?”

Many argue that having the lives of thousands of young adults destroyed — or lost — is the price of preserving our freedom.  And during World War II, when America was a very different nation, most people had no trouble buying into that proposition.  But in today’s corrupt, semi-socialist America, the biggest threat to our freedom comes not from abroad, but from the criminal class in Washington — and, unfortunately, no one is talking about invading the nation’s capital.

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The Year-End Razzle-Dazzle Game

By Robert Ringer - Monday, December 19, 2011

The most predictable governing body on the planet, the United States Congress, is once again doing some of its sleaziest sleight-of-hand work at year’s end, with the comfort of knowing that we lowly proletarians are focused on holiday festivities.  The average American is totally confused about the flurry of year-end legislation and political posturing coming out of the nation’s capital, and with good reason:  Politicians work hard at creating confusion.

Now, let’s see if I understand this.  The Dems want to “cut taxes” by extending a “tax holiday” on some of the money workers pay into the Social Security retirement “fund.”  Could it be that Democrats aren’t as liberal as some of us have believed them to be?  After all, they can’t be so bad if they actually favor a tax cut.

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Obama and the Failure of Capitalism

By Robert Ringer - Monday, December 12, 2011

Oops! The presidential pretender went and did it again. A lot of red ink has passed over the socialist dam since he unthinkingly told Joe the Plumber that he wants to “spread the wealth around.”

Or since he told Charlie Gibson that “It’s a matter of fairness” when Gibson repeatedly asked him to explain why he would want to raise the capital-gains tax when the historical evidence proves that higher capital-gains taxes actually decrease government revenues.

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On Running “the Most Electable Candidate”

By Robert Ringer - Monday, December 5, 2011

Even after three years of thugocratic government, there are still many conservatives and libertarians who cannot bring themselves to believe that Barack Obama is anything more than a “big-spending liberal” who is simply misguided.  True, some have finally thrown in the towel and sparingly use words like socialist and socialism to describe Obama and his policies, but terms like communism and dictatorship are uttered only by those whom the establishment considers to be extremists.

Much to my fascination, most conservative media pundits continue to scratch their heads and insist that “Barack Obama is just in over his head” when talking about his “failed policies.”  The idea that he is actually trying to destroy the last vestiges of the free market and freedom in America is such a radical thought that their mainstream minds will not allow them to even consider it.

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The OWS-Black Friday Connection

By Robert Ringer - Monday, November 28, 2011

The shopping mantra for American consumaholics this year is, “We know the future is hopeless, but we’re not going to allow the bad economy to ruin our holiday season.”  If you doubt their determination to let the good times roll, just ask the crazed shoppers who were pepper-sprayed on Black Friday at a Los Angeles Walmart by a woman who wasn’t about to miss out on one of the most sought after necessities of life — the new Xbox.

Of course, those who were merely pepper-sprayed got off easy.  Being at a Target, Best Buy, Walmart, or Kohl’s store last weekend made Kandahar seem like a safe haven.  During the three-day Thanksgiving shopping marathon, some consumaholics were punched, elbowed, stabbed, and even shot.  You have to admire the brave men and women who put themselves in harm’s way to get their fair share of discounted playthings that they desperately needed to keep their gray matter anesthetized.

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The Super-Committee Farce

By Robert Ringer - Monday, November 21, 2011

The past couple of months, I’ve taken to biting my nails again, something I haven’t done since I was a teenager.  In fact, the media have had me on the verge of a nervous breakdown with their coverage of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (“Super Committee”).

I can’t tell you how stressed I’ve been thinking about the gut-wrenching task these hardworking, upstanding men and women have been facing.  The thought of them having to find a way to cut spending by $1.2 trillion by November 23 or face automatic, across-the-board spending cuts has caused my anxiety level to go through the roof.

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Perpetual Revolution

By Robert Ringer - Monday, November 7, 2011

As the election season revs up, bull-slinging, the favorite sport of the criminal class east of the Potomac, is in full bloom.  Some of the best zingers we’ve been treated to lately include:

  • Che Obama, at the G-20 in France, saying, with a straight face:  “I have to tell you, the least of my concerns at the moment is the politics of a year from now.”  Sure, Barry.
  • Nancy Pelosi, at a recent press briefing, saying, with a straight face:  “If President Obama and the House congressional Democrats had not acted, we would be at 15 percent unemployment.”  Sure, Nancy.
  • Joe Biden saying, with a straight face, that if Obama’s $447 billion “jobs bill” (i.e., stimulus package) is not passed, there won’t be enough police to prevent rapes and robberies.  Sure, Joe.

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The Obama Plan: Marble Envy?

By Wayne Allyn Root - Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Is an entire country being run on “marble envy?”

I’m willing to bet that when Obama was growing up, he was jealous of anyone on the playground who had more marbles than he had.  He became obsessed with taking their marbles (or as he called it, “redistributing” them).  And I’ll bet he was good at it.  So good that nobody wanted to play with him.  I imagine him sitting alone in his room, dreaming of someday running the country, making all the rules and taking marbles away from everyone.

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Tyranny of the Majority

By Robert Ringer - Monday, October 24, 2011

As liberals go, I actually had a touch of like for Joltin Joe Biden in his Senate days.  But since he got in bed with the Marxists in the Executive Branch, it’s become increasingly difficult to give him a pass.  Even so, I feel compelled to cut Joe some slack by blaming his maniacal remarks on mitigating circumstances — the fact that he’s a bona fide idiot.

Thus, when the Delaware Dimwit said that paying taxes is the most patriotic thing an already overtaxed American citizen can do, it wasn’t out of malice.  Truth be known, I don’t believe he has any idea why he says such things.  As near as I can tell, he simply appears to be on progressive autopilot.

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Surviving the Republican Establishment

By Robert Ringer - Monday, October 17, 2011

There are at least two conflicting views of the Occupy Wall Street mob(s).  One is that the media is overplaying the protests and that they are much to do about nothing.  The idea is that the protestors are primarily a bunch of idealistic kids living out their fantasies of the turn-on, tune-in, drop-out crowd of the sixties.

At the other extreme is the view that the protests are the start of a worldwide left-wing revolution promoted by communists, union Mafiosos, and a variety of down-with-the-rich misfits.  While I believe that the goofy, confused kids — who can’t seem to coherently explain why they’re protesting — are being used by the heavyweight, behind-the-scenes players who are funding the protests, that’s beside the point.

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Welcome to the American Autumn

By Robert Ringer - Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The dreams-from-my-father moment appears to be nearing as riots, sit-ins, and protests grow throughout the country.  “Social-justice” miscreants — a whole new generation of sixties hippies — have escaped their cages and are running wild in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, and other U.S. cities.  And, make no mistake about it, they’re looking for red meat.

This weird mixture of commies and cuckoos are ecstatic over what BHO’s policies have done to the U.S. economy in less than three years, and must surely be drooling over the thought of five more years of economic destruction.  They believe, or at least they believe they believe, in the greatest of all contradictions — that by destroying wealth, there will be more wealth to share with “the masses” … you know, like in Mao’s China, Lenin’s and Stalin’s Soviet Union, and Castro’s Cuba.

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Taxation: The Christian Thing to Do?

By Robert Ringer - Tuesday, September 27, 2011

As BHO and his far-left comrades in arms continue to beat the drums of class warfare, they leap from one outrageous argument to another.  The latest is that “government taxation is Christian.”  Really?  Does the bible actually say that government has the right to take money from individuals by force and hand it to others?  Hmm … I must have missed that.

Other than Obama’s newest spiritual advisor, true-believing communist Reverend Jim Wallis (who replaced Obama’s previous spiritual advisor of twenty years, that paragon of patriotism, Jeremiah Wright), you don’t hear a whole lot of people seriously trying to make such a claim.  Something about a giggle test, I think.

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Splitting the U.S. in Half

By Robert Ringer - Monday, September 26, 2011

Every year or two, progressive New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg actually says something I agree with, like when he recently warned that there could be riots in the streets of America if the economy doesn’t improve.  On his weekly radio show, Bloomberg said that a lack of jobs is causing people to become desperate.  “The damage to a generation that can’t find jobs,” explained Bloomberg, “will go on for many, many years.”

But Bloomberg and I parted ways when he praised Barack Obama for offering a proposal to create jobs and improve the economy.  “At least he’s got some ideas on the table, whether you like those or not,” he said.  “Now everybody’s got to sit down and say we’re actually gonna do something, and you have to do something on both the revenue and the expense side.”

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Triumph of the Lie

By Robert Ringer - Friday, September 23, 2011

As news outlets and financial analysts continue to warn of a possible “double-dip recession,” the real world’s invisible depression continues to become more and more visible.  As the Fed continues to print fiat currency and the government continues to borrow money it can never repay, markets gyrate evermore wildly.

Good professional traders who know how to profit in both up and down markets should, as always, do well as the American Empire continues to collapse.  But it’s going to continue to be a bloodletting for the average investor.  As I’ve said many times over the years, I can envision a DJIA at 2,000 or at 100,000 — depending on whether we have a deflationary collapse (which all politicians mortally fear) or a runaway inflation.

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The Revenge of the HillBillies?

By Robert Ringer - Monday, September 19, 2011

As Voice of Sanity subscribers know, early in 2009 I first started writing about the possibility of the HillBillies, the world’s first and only two-for-the-price-of-one political combo, challenging Barack Obama once it became obvious to a majority of the anesthetized public that the would-be emperor had no clothes.

Don’t get me wrong.  BHO has accomplished almost everything I expected of him — universal healthcare, a trillion-dollar stimulus giveaway, debt-ceiling increases that have brought the U.S. ever-closer to default, business-crushing regulations intended to bring the private sector to its knees, encouraging union thugs to engage in violent uprisings from coast to coast, appointing far-left radicals to important positions in the White House, sending a thumbs up to the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and the PLO while constantly chastising Israel … no need to go on, as your own list is probably longer than mine.

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Learning from 9/11

By Robert Ringer - Monday, September 12, 2011

Like millions of other Americans, I experienced a wide range of emotions on Sunday as I watched both the replays of 9/11 and the ceremonies honoring the victims.  First, of course, I felt great sadness for those who perished on that infamous day in 2001, as well as for their families.

Watching and listening to the soon-to-be seventy Paul Simon sing “Sound of Silence,” the song that propelled him (and Simon Garfunkel) to fame at the tender age of twenty-five, was like being in a time machine.  I tell you, it gave me goose bumps.

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Make Way for the Marco Rubio Birthers

By Robert Ringer - Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My, my, look what we have here — Marco Rubio birthers crawling out from under their collectivist rocks, sensing it’s payback time for the birthers who have been challenging Barack Obama’s eligibility for more than three years.

But there’s a huge difference between these two birther groups.  Notwithstanding the insistence of even Fox News commentators to wave aside the question of Obama’s birth certificate, the reality is that, to this day, no one has seen proof that Obama was born in the United States.

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Is Sarah Palin the Next John Travolta?

By Robert Ringer - Tuesday, September 6, 2011

This article is not so much about politics, but, rather, psychology, wisdom, and understanding how the world works.  More specifically, it’s about an age-old topic — fame is fleeting.

In one of his classic works, The Bridge Across Forever, Richard Bach poetically cautioned, “To be handed a lot of money is to be handed a glass sword, blade-first.  Best handle it very carefully, sir, very slowly while you puzzle what it’s for.”

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The Fallacy of Government Job Creation

By Robert Ringer - Monday, September 5, 2011

Mitt Romney keeps reminding us that he knows how to create jobs.  Given that we already have an egomaniac in the White House who keeps insisting that his big-government programs will create jobs — even though he’s never created a single private-sector job in his life — Romney’s claim makes me a bit nervous.

If by “creating jobs” Romney means instituting more government policies to “help” small and large businesses succeed, beware.  That’s the kind of help that has continued to destroy what is left of the American economy.

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Is Evolution a Crazy Idea?

By Robert Ringer - Wednesday, August 24, 2011

While making a point about how stupid Americans are, Bill Maher once mockingly said, “Sixty percent of people don’t believe in evolution in this country.”  Perhaps Maher should consider supporting Jon Huntsman, who recently tweeted: “To be clear.  I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming.  Call me crazy.”

You’re not crazy, governor.  In fact, I might just agree with you on both points.  I, too, trust a lot of scientists on global warming, but they’re the ones who have overwhelmed the scientific community with so much hard evidence against the theory of manmade global warming that the whole notion has become something of a joke.

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The Super Committee to INCREASE the Deficit

By Robert Ringer - Wednesday, August 17, 2011

In picking the last three members of the new super committee on deficit reduction, once-relevant Nancy Pelosi stated, “We must achieve a grand bargain that reduces the deficit by addressing our entire budget, while strengthening Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.”

The devil is in the details — or, in this case, the details are in the devil’s words.  Socialist-turned-fiscal-conservative Pelosi, who has previously stated that she believes unemployment benefits are the greatest job creator known to mankind, is a true believer in her religion — a religion that centers around a single objective:  spending other people’s money.

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London’s Novel Idea: Down with the Rich

By Robert Ringer - Friday, August 12, 2011

The riots in Great Britain are yet another reminder that the easiest demonization target for socialists is an abstract group known for centuries as “the rich.”  The way people in the streets of London have been screaming about the rich brings back fond memories of France’s Robespierre.

You may remember an interview Michael Moore did with GRITtv’s Laura Flanders about five months ago, when he said, with a perfectly straight face:

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Just Who, Exactly, Is Delusional?

By Robert Ringer - Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Isn’t it remarkable how the left is railing on and on about how the tea-party members of Congress held the debt-ceiling talks hostage by demanding that there be no tax hikes?  They’ve even referred to them as terrorists and suicide bombers, malcontents who ignored the heartfelt pleas of that paragon of unity, Barack Obama, to tone down the rhetoric after the Tucson shootings.

But something doesn’t quite ring true here.  If the tea-party contingency sabotaged the debt-ceiling talks, why would a majority of Republicans be so mad at them?

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Timing and the Mark Sanford Saga

By Robert Ringer - Monday, August 8, 2011

Let me say at the outset that this article may rub some people the wrong way, so reader discretion is advised.

Perhaps you saw Sean Hannity’s tough interview with former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford last Friday.  I say tough because I was surprised at how persistent Hannity was in hammering away at Sanford’s bad judgment in having an affair with his Argentinian “soul mate,” Maria Belen Chapur.  It was a brutal exchange that made me wince at times, but I have to give Hannity credit for doing his job.

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The Spending-Cut Myth

By Robert Ringer - Wednesday, August 3, 2011

As we move toward a business-as-usual finish to the phony debt-ceiling drama that has been playing out in Washington, history will record that not one of the key participants in the debate ever got around to talking about specific, major spending cuts (other than defense spending).  Isn’t that weird?

Everyone who was involved claims to be in agreement that the U.S. has to cut spending, but not one person in a leadership role has been willing to name a specific program or bureaucracy that should be completely eliminated.  Even if Republicans had gotten their cut, cap, and balance proposal accepted, it wouldn’t have mattered, because “cut, cap, and balance” are nothing more than hollow words.

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The Debt-Ceiling Diversion

By Robert Ringer - Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Watching the nonstop commentaries on television about the debt-ceiling debate only reinforces the reality that most people — including many perceived conservatives — still don’t get it.  If they did, they would not allow themselves to be diverted by a political circus.

It amazes me how the vast majority of conservatives — both in and outside of the media — still take Barack Obama seriously and believe he is desperately trying to save the U.S. from economic disaster.  Don’t get me wrong.  Barack Obama wants to do what is right for America, but his vision of “right” is wealth redistribution on a massive scale carried out by an all-powerful federal government.

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Sticking It to the Grandkids

By Robert Ringer - Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I think by now everyone who is halfway honest and has an IQ above 32 realizes that the claim that the U.S. will default its debt if the debt ceiling isn’t raised by August 2 is just another shameless Democratic canard.

Thanks to cable TV, talk radio, and the Internet, the facts are well known:

First, while the exact amounts vary from month to month, the government brings in, on average, about $200 billion a month from (mostly unwilling) taxpayers and pays out, on average, about $20 billion in monthly interest charges.  That’s a tenfold coverage.

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Raising the Bar for Guilty Verdicts

By Robert Ringer - Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I thought Aphrodite Jones summed it up best on Hannity when she said that the jurors in the Casey Anthony trial had taken the concept of reasonable doubt and extended it to shadow of a doubt. If you look up the word reasonable in the dictionary, you find:  “not exceeding the limit prescribed by reason; not excessive.”  In this case, the jurors clearly exceeded the limit prescribed by reason.

In his closing remarks, Jose Baez turned reasonable doubt on its head and convinced the jurors that they were obliged to convict only if they had no doubts.  In other words, he successfully misled them as to the intent of the law.

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Capitalism: The Purest Form of Freedom

By Robert Ringer - Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Americans are easy prey when it comes to political distraction debates. The NLRB’s outrageous attempt to block Boeing from opening a new plant in South Carolina is a distraction. Proposed card-check legislation is a distraction. Our obsessive meddling in Middle Eastern countries is a distraction.

All these are important issues, but they are merely subcategories of the foundational issue that Americans should be focused on: loss of freedom. In a truly free society, none of these issues would even arise, because they are outside the scope of human freedom.

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The Supreme Court Strikes a Note for Liberty

By Robert Ringer - Wednesday, June 29, 2011

In a June 20 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court struck a note for liberty when it overruled federal courts in San Francisco that had allowed all women who worked for Walmart since December 1998 to join in a single, nationwide suit seeking back pay. I say struck a note for liberty, because this was about far more than Walmart’s winning out over a bunch of high-priced litigators who represented a group of ungrateful Walmart employees.

The court ruled that the 1.5 million women at 3,400 Walmart stores in the United States had too little in common to allow a class-action lawsuit to move forward. In the court’s opinion, there was no proof that Walmart employed a general policy of “systemic discrimination.”
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The Supreme Court Strikes a Note for Liberty

By Robert Ringer - Tuesday, June 28, 2011

In a June 20 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court struck a note for liberty when it overruled federal courts in San Francisco that had allowed all women who worked for Walmart since December 1998 to join in a single, nationwide suit seeking back pay. I say struck a note for liberty, because this was about far more than Walmart’s winning out over a bunch of high-priced litigators who represented a group of ungrateful Walmart employees.

The court ruled that the 1.5 million women at 3,400 Walmart stores in the United States had too little in common to allow a class-action lawsuit to move forward. In the court’s opinion, there was no proof that Walmart employed a general policy of “systemic discrimination.”

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