College Student: Where is Ron Paul—the Real ‘CHANGE’ Candidate?

From: Dawgnet, Butler University’s Student News Site

Maire Gurevitz is a senior studying political science and history

Where is Ron Paul?
By Maire Gurevitz

… Not only was I outraged that my favored candidate, Dennis Kucinich, was not included in the later debates, even though he remained in the race, but I would have to say that I am most disappointed in the lack of coverage for the Republican candidate, Ron Paul, a Congressman from Texas.

The media has been making a huge deal out of the fact that voters are generally looking for “change.” “Change” has been deemed by the media as the catch word of this campaign, after the Iowa caucuses, and since Iowa, all the candidates have been stumping on the campaign trail about ways in which they are the candidate for change. Well, as far as I am concerned, they are all ridiculous, except for Ron Paul. …

This being said, my wish for the rest of primary season is that the mass media will forget about washed up candidates and not talk about “change” anymore if they are not going to recognize the amazing campaign that Ron Paul is running. So, here’s to Ron Paul and my first foray into flattering a Republican.

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Skousen: Election Manipulation in Full Swing

World Affairs Brief, January 11, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief

ELECTION MANIPULATION IN FULL SWING

We live in a fractured society pitting a few million ideologically savvy people against a growing majority of ill-informed voters whose ideas are manipulated by the media. Almost all voters are dissatisfied with the status quo, but often for the wrong reasons. The majority keeps being lured away from limited government by the promise of greater federal health and education benefits as if that were the solution to galloping inflation. In fact, it is the problem-not the solution.

Predictably, they always vote for change, but change never comes. This is because we are rarely presented with a candidate who understands the totality of change necessary. When a candidate like Ron Paul emerges, who really understands the problems and proposes the inevitable tough solutions, he is labeled as a kook, or extremist,…but mostly ignored. About 2-5% of the nation is able to see through it all, but as we found out in the New Hampshire primary, it’s not enough to overtake the momentum of ignorance within the majority. The system is rigged for secrecy, and takes advantage of the average American’s dependence upon the half-truths and distortions we are fed by the establishment media, public education and conventional political theory. Thus, the typical voter holds an almost infinite variety of ignorant and irrational ideas about both cause and effect of our national crises and thus becomes easy prey to false solutions and media manipulation. We saw all these things play out in New Hampshire this week, including some last minute media manipulation and vote fraud–signs that the Powers That Be (PTB) are having to scramble to control this race. Continue reading “Skousen: Election Manipulation in Full Swing”