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Rick Vandeven - Libertarian For US Representative (MO-8)

You Say You Wanna Revolution?

Posted Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at 7:28 AM


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  • This is probably one of the finest pieces I have EVER seen on this website. Kudos to you Mr. Vandeven

    -- Posted by crackpot on Wed, Jul 4, 2012, at 8:11 AM
  • I don't celebrate overthrowing government. I celebrate self evident truths: all men created equal, unalienable rights granted by God, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I celebrate the men who organized to declare and defend these truths. And I do celebrate the government they eventually put in place that has made these truths real for groups of people our founders ignored.

    Superior? No. Free and independent? Better believe it.

    -- Posted by SamTheEagle on Wed, Jul 4, 2012, at 8:12 AM
  • SamTheEagle,

    I don't participate in holidays that honor imaginary creatures as being more than the subject matter of fairy tales.

    -- Posted by Rick Vandeven on Wed, Jul 4, 2012, at 8:17 AM
  • People are not free and equal in today's United States and never have been. To believe that is to drink the kool-aid being dished out by the modern day Jim Jones styled political establishment.

    -- Posted by crackpot on Wed, Jul 4, 2012, at 8:23 AM
  • That is it crackpot. There has not existed one single solitary second at anytime, or anyplace in the history of the world where people have been absolutely free.

    The US may be the healthiest patient in the cancer ward, but to declare its citizens as being anything that remotely resembles "free and independent" is laughable.

    Do you feel "free and independent" when getting molested at the airport by the TSA? How about the feeling you get when you give over a sizable portion of your paycheck every week to the wealthist demographic in the nation; is that feeling "free and independent"? Perhaps the 2.5 million people currently incarcerated in the world's largest prison system feel "free and independent". Maybe feeling "free and independent" is the swell of pride I am supposed to get whenever our military invades another nation that did not attack us.

    -- Posted by Rick Vandeven on Wed, Jul 4, 2012, at 8:57 AM
  • This is the best piece I have ever read on this site.

    -- Posted by the_eye on Wed, Jul 4, 2012, at 1:47 PM
  • It is amazing the amount of effort that went into covering up people's names during the 9/11 commission. That is a complete sham, and all Americans should be ashamed of it.

    -- Posted by Lumpy on Thu, Jul 5, 2012, at 5:31 AM
  • Very well said sir! My hats off to you Mr. Vandeven.

    -- Posted by g-mac on Thu, Jul 5, 2012, at 9:02 AM
  • Dr Doom and Gloom:

    You should change your name to Dr Whack Job!!!

    -- Posted by howdydoody on Thu, Jul 5, 2012, at 10:30 AM
  • howdydoody,

    The point is that the 9/11 commission was one major CYA operation. All it accomplished was making sure that members of our intellegence agencies, and their friends in appointed and elected positions in government were not held accountable for their inaction to prevent 9/11. In that regard yes, 9/11 was an "inside job". It is past time to find the truth, and stop trading our civil liberties in the name of the global war on terror.

    -- Posted by Lumpy on Thu, Jul 5, 2012, at 12:42 PM
  • This is "Mr. Vandeven" (I have two handles, depends on where I am posting from), and yes I do support throwing out the 9/11 commission's "report", and reopening the investigation to include all of the witness testimony that was either thrown out, or gagged via the Justice Dept abusing the State Secrets clause. We deserve to know who was in the know. The 9/11 commission was a joke. I just finished reading "Classified Woman" by Sibel Edmunds, and am convinced that the 9/11 commission was just one big cover up.

    -- Posted by Lumpy on Thu, Jul 5, 2012, at 4:39 PM
  • You and Bob Parker would make quite an alliance.

    -- Posted by VIKED on Thu, Jul 5, 2012, at 6:40 PM
  • VIKED,

    I don't make alliances.

    -- Posted by Rick Vandeven on Thu, Jul 5, 2012, at 6:50 PM
  • It would be a good one.

    -- Posted by VIKED on Thu, Jul 5, 2012, at 6:58 PM
  • VIKED,

    This isn't "Survivor".

    -- Posted by Lumpy on Thu, Jul 5, 2012, at 7:05 PM
  • Sorry, it sure sounds like it. Bye

    -- Posted by VIKED on Thu, Jul 5, 2012, at 7:07 PM