I agree, causation does not prove correlation. Just because my wife works for a particular electrical company, does not mean I automatically use that company when I am in need of electricians. Just like because his wife works for the banks, does not mean that he will cater to them. He has given us no reason to believe otherwise. Now if Mr. Paul has evidence to the contrary then by all means provide it. Without evidence to prove these allegations, his credibility on this issue is shot. That is why you do not blurt out the first thing that pops into your mind. Just because something seems possible, doesn’t’ make it so.
Everyone likes to get mad at the banks for taking the bailouts, but there would be no bailout without government. Just like their would be no natural evil monopoly without government. Everyone sees the evil, blames government, then begs the government to save them from it. The same as saying they want freedom, and that Obama is pushing his morals on them illegally by abusing his powers as president. But then immediately begins blabbering about all he illegal crap they want their guy to do when he gets in office that goes against the Constitution as well.
God himself couldn’t get through the skulls of some of the people here. No one wants freedom, they want control. Their control. It’s a dangerous game our future generations will pay the price for. You can’t have freedom and regulate the hell out of commerce. You can’t have freedom and make everything illegal.
 February 6, 2016 at 6:28pm
@cognosco You do realize the way we are taxed has changed. It use to be that we paid a bill to the Fed based on what we used. They changed that to we send all our money to the Fed and they spread the wealth around. That is why some States are considered welfare States, because they pay in less than they receive. In order to try and get as much money back to your State, they invited pork in bills. It’s no different than an individual buying something just for the sake of writing it off on their taxes, rather than giving it to the Fed. If they would overhaul our tax system we wouldn’t have to play evil games to keep what is rightfully ours. But how many people even know, understand, or take the time to research all the b.s. the Fed does. Hope this helps clear up pork added to bills. It’s your money, might as well build a bike trail or something rather than give it to some welfare State. Really sad, but reality.
February 2, 2016 at 7:33pm
Anyone who down votes this is an idiot who not only is ignorant of freedom, but of basic right and wrong. You don’t get to scream at Obama for going around the Constitution then turn a blind eye when your guy does it. If Obama forcing his morals on the American people is wrong, so is forcing your morals on others. You don’t get to tell adults what they can and can’t do unless they are violating someone’s life or property. You don’t get to dictate laws that force others to abide by your code. Politicians are there to fulfill their oath to uphold the Constitution and that is all. They are not there to pass laws that make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Half the crap they pass leads to unforeseen negative consequences that make the world a worse place, and the other half is paid for by billionaires. You are now living in an open air prison, with lots of freedom of movement. You are still allowed to make basic decisions regarding your life. But that won’t last for long if you don’t wake up, and force the government to stay inside it’s boundaries, not give it more room to operate when it servers your purpose.
[-2] February 2, 2016 at 12:52pm
So lets see if I got this right. Everyone hates Obama because he went around the Constitution to push his agenda. Everyone said you can’t do that, it’s illegal. Everyone said they want someone who will follow the Constitution and give us back our freedoms. Yet what you really meant is, I want my guy in office so he can go around the Constitution and push my agenda. You can’t have it both ways, either you want freedom and limited government or you want to force others to abide by your rules to achieve your agenda. If you want to force your morals on others at least have the courage the loony Bernie Sanders followers do to admit it.
It reminds me of the story of a man’s wife dying of a heart attack and asking by standards for help. One man rushes over to help and the husband asked if he knew what he was doing and the guy answered, “No, but I am always on time, tip well, am a loving father, never been in a fight, etc.” Then another guys steps in and says, “I am a total a-hole, but the worlds leading heart surgeon.” I want a man in office who will follow the Constitution, and nothing more. I could care less about anything else. If politicians actually followed the Constitution you should hear crickets chirping in Washington. Their powers are very limited as per the Constitution. Now on the other hand this would lead to State Capitols taking on a whole new meaning of busy. A governor at one time was more powerful than a president.
Anyone who down votes this is an idiot who not only is ignorant of freedom, but of basic right and wrong. You don't get to scream at Obama for going around the Constitution then turn a blind eye when your guy does it. If Obama forcing his morals on the American people is wrong, so is forcing your morals on others. You don't get to tell adults what they can and can't do unless they are violating someone's life or property. You don't get to dictate laws that force others to abide by your code. Politicians are there to fulfill their oath to uphold the Constitution and that is all. They are not there to pass laws that make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Half the crap they pass leads to unforeseen negative consequences that make the world a worse place, and the other half is paid for by billionaires. You are now living in an open air prison, with lots of freedom of movement. You are still allowed to make basic decisions regarding your life. But that won't last for long if you don't wake up, and force the government to stay inside it's boundaries, not give it more room to operate when it servers your purpose.
 February 2, 2016 at 12:40pm
By all means snap to judgement. Don’t wait for facts. Always wear your emotions on your sleeve. Never rely on truth, logic, facts. Screw innocent until proven guilty get a rope now. It’s getting harder and harder to tell an emotional liberal from a conservative these days.
February 2, 2016 at 12:36pm
The power of the government is limited according to the Constitution. The presidential powers are only a short paragraph. Yet people who claim to want limited government are still voting based on their wants and desires. This leads to presidents overstepping their bounds and amassing unconstitutional powers. People forget that by allowing their guy to break the rules, your giving your enemies the same permissions. It is not always gonna be your guy in office. If the government where to follow the Constitution you should be hearing crickets in Washington, seeing as how their list of actual duties and powers takes up less than a cocktail napkin. It’s called freedom people. You can’t have freedom and still push your agenda on others through corrupt politicians willing to skirt the Constitution. It is getting harder to tell the left from the right these days.
 February 2, 2016 at 12:17pm
Politics has tamed down a lot since our Founding Fathers time. Now those guys really slung mud. From claiming relations with farm animals, to pedophilia there was no limit back in the day. I am quit pleased with the taming of the modern day politician. As far as if Cruz is the culprit, innocent until proven guilty. Stop wearing your emotions on your sleeve. You all claim to stand for freedom, liberty, logic, reason, yet you let your emotions run wild in the comments section. http://www.phillymag.com/news/2012/10/24/presidential-campaign-dirty-politics-mudslinging/
 January 29, 2016 at 11:51am
Rand should have listened to his father more as a child. He should have come on stronger, not tried to have one foot in the game. His dad told it like it is, and each time he ran the candidates started sounding more and more like Ron. I think this time around would have been his best shot, to bad he didn’t try once more.
 January 29, 2016 at 11:47am
@jamespubliusmadison I am not sure what Libertarians you have been around, but to say that they are for liberty, except for religious liberty, is talking out of your ass. Maybe you should run for president, you seem to be good at spreading b.s.
 January 29, 2016 at 11:18am
Jesus was in constant conflict with the Sadducees and the Pharisees. These groups where not only the religious leaders, they where the politicians. This means Jesus was very much involved in politics. If you listen to his statements, and parables you can clearly see where he stood on issues. Jesus said help your fellow man, he never said do it at gun point. He said love your neighbor, but never said put your neighbor before the well being of your family. He said a man must work to eat. He said to the men who complained about wages when others where offered more who came later in the day, that they entered into an agreement and should honor it. He confronted men who where not living right, but never forced them to change their ways. He never ran to the leaders and demanded a law be made. Maybe I am wrong, but when I read about Jesus I see the first libertarian. I do know that if my preacher voted for Hillary, or Sanders I would no longer attend that church. How can you be for Biblical principles but vote for those that wish to enslave your fellow man. At this point in my life I fall back on the old saying, “The blood of battle, is thicker than the water of the womb”. See that is the original statement, not blood is thicker than water. So to those who share my ideas of freedom, you are my family. To those that wish to enslave me, you unwitting agents of the devil, you are my enemy. Just as I would forgive a man breaking in my home, I still put him down. This is a war people.
January 28, 2016 at 5:54pm
Your missing the point. It’s all pay to win. Millions of better people for the job, it’s all about the money. If it takes that much money to win, that means a lot of favors owed when it’s said and done. As far as transcripts go, that is not the same as looking a man in the eye when he speaks, and hearing the tone of his voice. Words mean nothing, body language is 90% of the truth. Besides give States their dam rights back and no one would want the crappy job. The entire power of a president are like two sentences long in the Constitution. Even though they do what they want because we don’t stop them. You get the government you deserve.
 January 27, 2016 at 1:12pm
Also, sue the cops directly. Everyone goes for the big payday by suing the City or State. But when you sue the cop directly it makes their insurance/bond rates go up. Sue them enough times they cannot afford insurance/bond, and are deemed unemployable. But like I say, most people go for the big money and the cop stays on the street.
 January 27, 2016 at 1:09pm
I just hope that more writers, historians, and journalist back then had more integrity than those today. Can you imagine the confusion when someone three thousand years from now tries to decipher simple truths of today?
There are simple truths today ? Coulda fooled me. I thought all things were relative to how I feel this afternoon .
They won't find any.
Yeah, good thing the inscription didn't say this:
"Tiberian-Galilean Rabbi of Jewish decent who pays taxes to the Roman overlords, Jose, God rest his soul forever... to await the Progress of the Government's Bureaucracy to allow us to live longer"
January 27, 2016 at 1:06pm
Why is it being hosted by Fox News to begin with? The entire process is pay to win, so it’s no surprise the debates are the same. I don’t have cable t.v., and I don’t have a billion dollars. Not only will I never be president, I will never get a chance to make an informed decision.
you have the internet :) and the debate transcripts are available...
 January 22, 2016 at 11:21am
So they are complaining he has no Christian values, and with no proof of his actual charity. Not everything I give is reported. On top of that they are spending $125,000 to do so. How many people could be fed with that money? We are all judgmental, sometimes for the good, sometimes bad. But the way these people go about it is most definitely calling the kettle black.
January 22, 2016 at 2:16am
@DiDyer that was the point that I am making. When I say only God knows who is going to heaven, it means only God knows a man’s heart. David Bowie lived a good life, and as we all know it takes more than that to get into heaven, we do not know his personal relationship with God. Again, personal relationship. So for those to assume he is going to hell because he never ran down the street professing his faith is doing God’s job for him, and is not the good judgmental but the pious type. The good judgmental is the common sense one uses when observing. NO observations would point to David Bowie being a christian or non christian, so why assume the worst? And when I see people calling themselves Christians casting judgement on a man who has given them no reason to suspect either/or, that is pious judgement. So common sense would say I am being judgmental in a good way. I have no idea where David Bowie is going, neither do any of the other morons who commented that they did.
 January 22, 2016 at 2:08am
You get the government you deserve, you and people like you are proof of that. I just hope America refuses to go softly into that good night.
 January 11, 2016 at 2:02pm
The guy was married for over 20 years to the same women, and never to my knowledge been in the headlines for illicit behavior. So why do you assume he made bad lifestyle choices? Also, doesn’t that little book the Bible say only God knows who is going to heaven, and it’s not for you to judge? It’s people like you that drive people from Christianity, pious, judgmental dill holes who’s own closet needs cleaning. If you are free from sin, by all means continue throwing stones, just try not to break any windows like a sleazy Keynesian.
cbrian1978, much of the judgement comes from anti-Christians trying to prove their own biased point
cbrian1978, that little book the Bible does NOT say only God knows who is going to heaven. If it's there, please quote me book and scripture. It's true that only God knows a person's heart, but it does say that we will know a person's faith by the fruit they bear. That does not mean we are being judgmental if we say we saw no fruit of God's Spirit in him. No one is denying that David was a good artist, or a good person, but being good WILL NOT get you into heaven. Only a public profession, faith and belief in God's only Son, Jesus Christ will get you there, and once you have done that you will have the indwelling of Christ's spirit within you. Jesus said, He is the way, the truth and the life, and that no one goes to the Father but through Him. That's how God will know who will be with Him an eternity. David may have made that profession before he died or long before he died. I hope he did. You actually were the only one I saw here being very judgmental, but thankfully those of us who know Christ as our Savior won't have to stand before you at judgment.
@DiDyer that was the point that I am making. When I say only God knows who is going to heaven, it means only God knows a man's heart. David Bowie lived a good life, and as we all know it takes more than that to get into heaven, we do not know his personal relationship with God. Again, personal relationship. So for those to assume he is going to hell because he never ran down the street professing his faith is doing God's job for him, and is not the good judgmental but the pious type. The good judgmental is the common sense one uses when observing. NO observations would point to David Bowie being a christian or non christian, so why assume the worst? And when I see people calling themselves Christians casting judgement on a man who has given them no reason to suspect either/or, that is pious judgement. So common sense would say I am being judgmental in a good way. I have no idea where David Bowie is going, neither do any of the other morons who commented that they did.
 January 8, 2016 at 2:31pm
If he had talked in circles any longer, he may have spawned a tornado.
 January 6, 2016 at 2:18pm
There is no issue to confuse. The Rules where set, and the way to change those Rules was prescribed. If you do not like the Rules feel free to change them, but if not done so in the proper manner, then you are no better than the thing you wish to correct. If you are unsuccessful in the changing of the Rules, then you are forced to play by them or sit out the Game.
Rules=Constitution Game=U.S. Citizenship