Archive for October 2008
Killing Innocent People is the Problem, Not the Solution: Syria Condemns US Attack as “Terrorist Aggression”
Who are the bad guys? Who are the terrorists in the “war on terror?” This week, the terrorists are hiding behind stars and stripes and the most overbearing military in the history of the world. It does not come easily for me to admit this, but the most recent attack by the US military proves that our foreign policy in the absurd “war on terror” contains repulsive acts of terror itself.
How do you think the White House would perceive an attack on American soil from Syrian planes, assuming Syria did not seek permission from the US government beforehand? Would Americans justify the deaths of eight fellow countrymen so long as Syria claimed it was acting out of self-defense, perhaps aiming for Christian Fundamentalists? This is a ridiculous proposition. The attack would be considered terrorism and the US media would endorse the government’s perception of Syria as “evil.” Syria would become a sandy parking lot in a matter of hours. The anti-Islamic sentiment in the US would explode, support of “shock and awe” military tactics would approach consensus, and Americans would be terrified. Why should we expect a different sentiment among Syrians?
Seven weeks after illegally dropping bombs in Pakistan and killing dozens of civilians, the Bush Administration is at again. Eight Syrian civilians were killed in broad daylight by US bombers. Understandably, Syria is outraged. Bush’s trigger-happy days are still in full gear, making the world an even more violent, polarized, anti-American place. Yet another preemptive strike under the guise of “self-defense” has been committed with fighter jets and soldiers bearing our flag. OUR flag, not the war-mongers’ in the White House who disgrace it time and time again. The symbol of our flag has already lost much of its prestige internationally, and this week will only exacerbate the fading of the stars and stripes that once gleamed so brilliantly in a free and prosperous land. It’s time we take our flag back and restore its dignity. It’s time for a new foreign policy, or rather, an old foreign policy that has been abandoned by ambitious tyrants who continue to disgrace our nation. We the People of the United States cannot allow our politicians to start any more wars. It is in our best interest, our children’s best interest, the WORLD’S best interest to put an end to this military madness! It is our duty to say, “no more!” and do whatever we can to curtail the ill-fated path of the government’s quest for world domination. The time for action is now!
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In one week, Americans will flock to the polls to elect the nation’s next president. Many voters believe it is their civic duty to vote; a duty that requires knowledge of the political climate and candidates’ platforms. The media has covered the upcoming election unceasingly for the past year, offering a source of information for many voters. Countless polls have been administered, personal histories of candidates have been thoroughly examined, and a string of debates has allowed for the major candidates to compare and contrast their policy preferences and beliefs. But one question that is seldom asked is perhaps the most important question of all: What do you intend to achieve with your vote?
If your answer has anything to do with determining the next president, you are deceiving yourself. In fact, a statistical analysis conducted by Constitutionalist Party candidate Chuck Baldwin estimates the probability of a single vote determing the president to be so low that one would have to vote in every presidential election for 230 million years before his vote is determinate. Your odds of dying in an automobile accident on the way to the polls is ten times greater. And this analysis was conducted under the most favorable conditions for a single vote: evenly matched parties in both the state and nation.
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The UM Constitutionalists supports the brave members of the group “Iraq Veterans Against the War.” Adam Kokesh, an outspoken Libertarian activist and active member of IVAW, spoke at the pre-presidential debate rally at the Ole Miss Campus. The video of his speech is below:
Who better to turn to than the man who predicted the bailout before any other politician? Click below to hear Congressman Ron Paul’s views on the recent government bailout.
In light of conversations I’ve had (one way or another) with a few of my friends over the course of the past few days, I want to take this opportunity to explain why I am voting for a “Third Party” candidate in the upcoming election. I am writing this because based on the feedback I have received each time I’ve mentioned not voting for either John McCain or Barack Obama, as this decision is not a popular one.
The typical response that I get is probably the least logical, so I will start with that one. A vote NOT for John McCain, is NOT a vote for Barack Obama (however much some may want me to believe it is). If I vote for a candidate that I don’t like to keep another candidate I don’t like out of office, I have accomplished nothing. I want anyone reading this to know that I believe in democracy and I love this country, and I mention this to say that I do not believe that democracy should entail being told who I should or should not vote for, especially when NEITHER of the so-called options (as if I only have two) is worth my consideration, much less my vote… Read the rest of this entry »
Welcome to the official website of the UM Constitutionalists. We are an active political group at the University of Mississippi made up of devoted members who share a common political ideology. We are interested in exerting a real influence in American politics by revealing and emphasizing truths about the conditions of contemporary governance. Our outlook is rather simple in principle: We believe in the Constitution; we believe in limited government, both domestically and internationally; and we believe in “Liberty and Justice for all.”
Thanks for visiting our site, please feel free to look around and explore the different issues in which we have explained our stance thus far. We plan on publishing many more blog entries from several group members in the near future, so come back soon!