At a recent panel held at Fayetteville Technical Community College, collaborator and fellow patriot Rocco Piserchia was able to position himself to ask Senator McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte to Resign. Unfortunately the response from the office-holders was not recorded however Rocco’s eloquent exposé is captured below.
Today Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte spoke together at Fayetteville Technical Community College in order to instill fear and panic over impending budget cuts to the military. The 3 Senators are on a hype fest to manipulate the public to prevent the military budget from being reduced. They also plan to speak in VA, FL and NH. Re the hype check out how this was sold by the NC Military Business Center:
The Senators will discuss the potentially devastating impact of inaction by Congress and the Administration on the looming Fiscal Year 2013 budget sequester, which would result in an additional $500 billion in automatic defense budget cuts beginning in January 2013. The Senators will discuss how inaction on sequestration would seriously risk national security, eliminate over two million jobs in our struggling economy, potentially devastate the defense industry in North Carolina (the second largest sector of the state economy) and break faith with the men and women of our Armed Forces and their families.
When a local Patriot told me that these 3 Senators were scheduled to speak and the public was invited I decided to attend. Of course my concern was not the over bloated budget of the Dept. of “Defense.” I just have no stomach for empire and illegal wars. Article 1 Section 8 clause 11 of the US Constitution makes it clear that only Congress may declare war however the last time the US Congress actually declared war was June 5, 1942 against Romania. This was the last nation the US legally declared war against as part of World War II. Since then every war has been illegal in that Congress has never declared war. Now we find our nation being methodically transformed into a police state as part of the “War on Terror.”
In what apparently seems to be a childish and uninformed “rebuttal” to his own poor showing against Ron Paul, acclaimed propagandist and pseudo economist Paul Krugman “published” one of the most pathetic retorts I’ve ever witnessed from someone allegedly held in such high esteem. In response to Krugman’s debate with Ron Paul earlier in the week, he actually had the gall to say that debates were “useless” and that face-to-face arguments are fruitless. Why? Well according to Krugman, in debates you can’t actually put forward real information for people to understand. That type of thing is reserved for books and technical economic papers…
Oh no? Well then why did you agree to the debate, Mr. Krugman? According to the man himself – he agreed to debate Ron Paul so that he could publicize his book!
Amazingly, I never thought Krugman would be able to put together something more thoughtless than the time he suggested a fake alien invasion would be good economic growth but wow…I think he may have done it this time. Just read this garbage for yourself:
A bit of meta on my “debate” with Ron Paul; I think it’s a perfect illustration of a point I’ve thought about a lot, the uselessness of face-to-face debates.
Think about it: you approach what is, in the end, a somewhat technical subject in a format in which no data can be presented, in which there’s no opportunity to check facts (everything Paul said about growth after World War II was wrong, but who will ever call him on it?). So people react based on their prejudices. If Ron Paul got on TV and said “Gah gah goo goo debasement! theft!” — which is a rough summary of what he actually did say — his supporters would say that he won the debate hands down; I don’t think my supporters are quite the same, but opinions may differ.
Tales of historical debates in which one side supposedly won big — like the Huxley-Wilberforce debate on evolution — are, in general, after-the-fact storytelling; the reality is that that kind of smackdown, like Perry Mason-type confessions in court, almost never happens.
So why did I do it? Because I’m trying to publicize my book, which does have lots of data and facts — but those data and facts don’t matter unless I get enough people to read it.