‘We Agree’

The following is a statement presented Wednesday, September 10, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. It was presented to the media by Rep. Ron Paul, former Republican presidential candidate, joined by Cynthia McKinney, Green Party presidential candidate, Chuck Baldwin, Constitution Party presidential candidate, and Ralph Nader, Independent presidential candidate. At a later press conference, Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party presidential candidate, said he also agreed with the statement (see posting below).

We Agree

Foreign Policy: The Iraq War must end as quickly as possible with removal of all our soldiers from the region. We must initiate the return of our soldiers from around the world, including Korea, Japan, Europe and the entire Middle East. We must cease the war propaganda, threats of a blockade and plans for attacks on Iran, nor should we reignite the cold war with Russia over Georgia. We must be willing to talk to all countries and offer friendship and trade and travel to all who are willing. We must take off the table the threat of a nuclear first strike against all nations.

Privacy: We must protect the privacy and civil liberties of all persons under US jurisdiction. We must repeal or radically change the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, and the FISA legislation. We must reject the notion and practice of torture, eliminations of habeas corpus, secret tribunals, and secret prisons. We must deny immunity for corporations that spy willingly on the people for the benefit of the government. We must reject the unitary presidency, the illegal use of signing statements and excessive use of executive orders.

The National Debt: We believe that there should be no increase in the national debt. The burden of debt placed on the next generation is unjust and already threatening our economy and the value of our dollar. We must pay our bills as we go along and not unfairly place this burden on a future generation.

The Federal Reserve: We seek a thorough investigation, evaluation and audit of the Federal Reserve System and its cozy relationships with the banking, corporate, and other financial institutions. The arbitrary power to create money and credit out of thin air behind closed doors for the benefit of commercial interests must be ended. There should be no taxpayer bailouts of corporations and no corporate subsidies. Corporations should be aggressively prosecuted for their crimes and frauds.

20 Responses to “‘We Agree’”

  1. Dr.Gonzo Says:

    lol,

    Two socialists who believe in the myth of global warming signed something promising not to increase the national debt. Yeah I’m sure thats possible.

  2. Disinter Says:

    sounds good

  3. Porter Rockwell Says:

    When will Obama and Biden join these other losers?

  4. David Gaines Says:

    Socialists? The myth of global warming? Wow.

  5. SayNO2008.com Says:

    Say NO to McBama!

    Say NO to Republicrats!

    Say NO to Establishment media outlets!

    Say NO to bipartisan trashing of the Constitution!

    Cast a protest vote for a 3rd party presidential candidate of your choice.

    Tell everyone why you will vote against the lesser of two evils.

    Tell everyone who you will vote for.

    Tell everyone what you think.

    Be heard: http://SayNO2008.com

    “The strongest message can be sent by rejecting the two party system… This can be accomplished by voting for one of the non-establishment, principled candidates.” – Ron Paul

  6. Catholic Trotskyist Says:

    I am disappointed in Barr. He should have been there for despite not being as good as McKinney and Baldwin, they needed all the help they can get to offset the influence of Satan’s whore, Ralph Nader. This would have also cemented the Fringe Alliance Strategy, for my strategy is finally being listened to.

    Say yes to the Obama Socialist Revolution! Say yes to the establishment media which supports the Obama-McCain duopoly unless the electoral college can be abolished or the Fringe Alliance Strategy gets adopted! Protest votes are for losers, unless your in the Constitution Party because those help Obama! There are only two real candidates in this election! Down with conscience! Up with revolution!

    Lord Send Out Your Spirit, and Renew the Face of the Earth. Bless the Lord My Soul, Amen.

  7. Dr.Gonzo Says:

    David,

    I am sorry you have been tricked into believing the myth of Global Warming. Give it 30 years and they’ll put out a new myth for us to believe. We were supposedly supposed to be an ice-age by now.

    And yes, its hilarious Nader and McKinney signed the agreement when their stances in no way allow for reduced spending.

  8. Jonathan Says:

    ok Dr.

  9. Jonathan Says:

    http://www.nolanchart.com/article4556.html

  10. Donna Miller Says:
    1. Catholic Trotskyist Says:
      September 10th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    “Say yes to the Obama Socialist Revolution! Say yes to the establishment media which supports the Obama-McCain duopoly unless the electoral college can be abolished or the Fringe Alliance Strategy gets adopted! Protest votes are for losers, unless your in the Constitution Party because those help Obama! There are only two real candidates in this election! Down with conscience! Up with revolution!

    Lord Send Out Your Spirit, and Renew the Face of the Earth. Bless the Lord My Soul, Amen.”

    OK, this joke was funny the first 83 times you did it. Not any more.

  11. Cody Quirk Says:

    I must admit, if we are to overthrow the two-party system, there has to be some cooperation of third parties from the Left, Right, and Center.

  12. Catholic Trotskyist Says:

    Donna, wh y are you calling my noble message a joke? Is it not enough that I only posted 1 message through the whole month of August and didn’t return full time until the second week of September, despite the vindication of my beliefs through President Comrade Obama’s appointment of Catholic Deacon General Joe Biden to the ticket?

  13. Larry Breazeale,Msgt.(ret.)USAF Says:

    RON PAUL and RALPH NADER were on the “SITUATION ROOM” segment, with Wolf Blizter (CNN) after the press conference. I want to thank Mr. Nader for mentioning all the other third party candidates names and their party affiliations, mostly my guy…Chuck Baldwin and the Constitution party. They touched on the phoney government controlled “Presidential Debate Commission” that denies the other alternative party presidential candidates participation in these debates. BRAVO! Maybe the viewers watching this show will finally CONNECT THE DOTS!

    STOP THE POLITICAL MONOPOLY!
    VOTE THIRD PARTY!
    Larry Breazeale, Msgt.(ret.) USAF
    Nat.Chrm. NVC/CP…www.nvets.org

  14. Craig M. Says:

    It will be expensive and slow at the beginning, but worthwhile in 6-7 years, but here is my two cents of advice: The Green Party, the Libertarian Party, the Constitution Party, and any other parties need to dump nationally-sized contributions into local elections; pick a state or two and invest what you normally would into a presidential or senatorial campaign and use it to win candidates to the state houses and state senates. These people can in turn change ballot access requirements and balance state budgets. The parties will then engender the trust of the people to vote for their candidates for the US House and Senate.

  15. DebbieKat Says:

    Larry and Craig have made the most reasonable statements on this board so far. For those of you that continue to bad-mouth and trivialize the other third party candidates, you are only shooting yourselves in the foot. We need better choices in government. Slamming third party and independent candidates rather than going after the truly horrendous major party candidates shows a lack of judgment on your parts.

    It doesn’t matter if you agree with Nader/McKinney or Barr/Baldwin/Paul philosophies or not. They all need our support. Save your attacks for the two major parties.

    I don’t care if “global warming” is proven or not. It’s a simple fact that we are running out of oil. There is a limited supply and the US only has 3% of that supply when we use 25% of it. And, even if global warming hasn’t been proven, you have two choices: global warming is true, global warming is false.

    If global warming is true and we start taking steps to reverse the consequences of our pollution and use of resources, then we might be able to return the planet to a more balanced state.

    If global warming is false and we still invest resources into alternative energy and getting off of oil, then we are still creating new industries here at home, new jobs, more efficient energy and more environmentally friendly energy. Even if global warming is false, it’s pretty obvious that we have more pollution and toxins in our environment than ever before, more people are getting sick and dying of cancers than ever before.

    So, either way, addressing alternative energy is good for us in the long run. There’s no downside to pursuing it.

    As for the socialist comments… I say, who cares. I have nothing against socialism. It works great in Europe and I’d argue their quality of life far surpasses ours here in the states. No one in Europe will ever go bankrupt from a health crisis. In several European countries (like Denmark), education is available for everyone through college at no cost. What’s more important to you—adhering to an ideology or quality of life and humanity?

  16. Nancy Says:

    Way to respond, DebbieKat.

    It’s important to remember that even if Nader were elected, he would be able to institute his social programs without even making us dig deeper into our pockets – in fact, even less so. Think about it all the things your taxes go to right now: billions to other countries, major corporations, bank bailouts, etc. etc. We are paying nearly as much as the Europeans, and get hardly a damn thing back.

  17. DebbieKat Says:

    Thanks Nancy! It gets disheartening seeing all the ridiculous infighting on this site when for all intents and purposes, we are all fighting for the same things in most of these third party candidates.

    ALL want an end to war.
    ALL want better more efficient government.
    ALL want a better quality of life for our families.
    ALL want more choices in our elections and to have more of a say in how our government governs.

    RIGHT?

  18. NewFederalist Says:

    sigh We are SO screwed.

  19. Jonathan Says:

    Here is a newsflash: Ron Paul is supporting all Third Party candidates.

    Bob Barr was awesome tonight on Lou Dobbs. You could tell Lou was happy to have him and enjoyed him more than when Lou had Nader in the previous segment
    Go Barr Go.
    It’s time for Libertarians and Americans to unite against the Two Party system. We have like 53 days left and we have rasied $892,000 and counting. I’m proud to say we Floridians have been donating a lot.
    Please make your donation to make these final days count.

  20. Shawn Says:

    Jonathan:

    America and Ron Paul tried to unite with Libertarians, butt Barr told everyone to **** off!

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