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    Very Interesting Article About the Importance of This Presidential Election

    This article by Gary North has some great insights. Some excerpts:


    ...We are told that this Presidential election is the most important in 50 years...

    ...Here is a list of crucial issues in American political life today. Which of these is central to the campaign?...
    ...The most important Presidential election in American history was held in 1860, when the former Mary Todd's two suitors, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, lawyers for the Illinois Central Railroad, squared off for the second time, the first being the office of U.S. Senate in 1858. The outcome led to the secession of most Southern states before Lincoln was inaugurated. The death toll of the Civil War has recently been increased from an admitted 630,000 to about 700,000. It is clear that no other election ever produced anything like that...

    ...What was the dividing...issue of the election of 1860? That is, what...issue was the crucial one that the election would surely settle...? Answer: the one which both candidates denied was an issue. Abolition.


    I found it here: http://lewrockwell.com/north/north1208.html

    You can read the entire article here: http://www.garynorth.com/public/10188.cfm


    I always like reading Gary North. I don't always agree with him. But, he does offer thoughts and insights others miss.
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    Every election is touted as being "the most important" .... you never really know until later I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    Every election is touted as being "the most important" .... you never really know until later I guess
    No guesswork needed. That is one of Gary North's minor points in the article.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    Every election is touted as being "the most important" .... you never really know until later I guess
    Each presidential election is the "most important", at least the most important in the last four years. More consequential, is that it is the "most important" of the next four years, as the outcome determines the social, economic, international trade and assistance, and the legal direction our country will take. In the 2008 presidential election, Barack H. Obama was seen as "the Great Unifier" by many... and as "the Messiah" by some. He won the election, but neither of these expected "roles" were fulfilled. Overall, both groups have been bitterly disappointed. The impending presidential election presents us with two candidates - Obama, in hopes of a second term, and Mitt Romney who hopes to return our country to it's original path... that of a Democratic Republic, as opposed to a Socialist State. Neither candidate would have been my first choice, but I only have these two to choose from: a man whose inexperience has shone through like the Sun in August, and whose captaincy of our "Ship of State" has taken it severely off course, and his challenger - a man experienced (and successful) in both business and government, and one who is capable of making the needed course correction, but only if he gets bi-partisan support from the Congress.

    As I see it, one of - if not THE - biggest stumbling blocks to any president's success in office is the Two Party System. Each party has their own agenda, and each will generally take a position diametrically opposed to that of the other party, completely ignoring what may be most beneficial for the nation as a whole in favor of showing party solidarity. Ideally, a strong - and I emphasize STRONG - Third Party would have it's own colloquial "dog in the fight". Something other than a purebred Dalmatian or Rottweiller, a mixed-breed watchdog that would be capable of forming a coalition with either party in order to keep our nation on course, and tipping the balance for or against certain legislation. Our national progress in the last 4 or 5 decades, has been stymied by legislators who have lost sight of their purpose in Congress - TO SERVE THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! There is only one way to get the attention of those who govern us...
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