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Rocky Anderson’s Justice Party Reaches Out to Ron Paul Supporters


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For your consideration: A few minutes ago, Rocky Anderson released a detailed statement on the differences between him and Ron Paul. We’d love to see Mr. Anderson make a statement about the differences between the Justice Party (which is really just the Rocky Anderson party right now) and the Green Party. But this is a good statement that warrants discussion.

“Please share this so all Ron Paul supporters might consider supporting my candidacy and the Justice Party: My response to a question about differences between me and Ron Paul: About my differences with Ron Paul: I am not a social and economic Darwinist. I believe government has an important role in providing education…, regulating polluting industries, and prohibiting racial discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations. I also believe the U.S. needs to provide international leadership in preventing the most catastrophic impacts of climate change — and do it urgently. I am a firm supporter of international efforts, with U.S. support, to stop genocides, as we committed to do after confirmation of the Genocide Convention. Ron Paul is on completely the other side on these issues. Do his supporters really believe that the prohibition of racial discrimination is a violation of individual liberties? Should we have just sat on our hands while 800,000 Rwandans were butchered in 100 days — or supported U.N. action to stop the slaughter? Do our fundamental moral commitments end at political boundaries? And does anyone really think we shouldn’t be working cooperatively with the international community to stem climate disruption, achieve energy independence, and to be far better stewards for our children and later generations?”
You can read more about the Justice Party campaign here, here, and here.

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4 Responses “Rocky Anderson’s Justice Party Reaches Out to Ron Paul Supporters”

  1. spdusma
    May 7, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Whether he realizes it or not, Mr Rocky Anderson is contradicting himself and I couldn’t support a candidate who doesn’t understand that the issues he uses to distinguish himself from Dr Ron Paul contradict each other in one way or another.

    My comments follow his in [brackets]:

    “Please share this so all Ron Paul supporters might consider supporting my candidacy and the Justice Party: My response to a question about differences between me and Ron Paul: About my differences with Ron Paul: I am not a social and economic Darwinist. I believe government has an important role in providing education…, regulating polluting industries, and prohibiting racial discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations. [Sean P: Ron Paul does not believe in social and economic Darwinism. He believes that a truly free market is the best sustainable solution for providing healthcare, education, employment, and housing. The government’s intervention into all of these areas has caused the conditions that make all of those things increase in price to the poor and middle income earning families]. I also believe the U.S. needs to provide international leadership in preventing the most catastrophic impacts of climate change — and do it urgently. [Ron Paul believes strongly in environmental protection through the government’s enforcement of property rights and tort law. Ron Paul’s method is more reactive and punishes infringement on people’s rights more effectively than the EPA could ever accomplish.] I am a firm supporter of international efforts, with U.S. support, to stop genocides, as we committed to do after confirmation of the Genocide Convention. Ron Paul is on completely the other side on these issues. [Ron Paul is against these genocides as well. However, what Mr Anderson fails to recognize is that the US foreign policy makers’ partiality to the dictatorships in those countries creates the conditions for these dictators to execute genocides in the first place.] Do his supporters really believe that the prohibition of racial discrimination is a violation of individual liberties? Should we have just sat on our hands while 800,000 Rwandans were butchered in 100 days — or supported U.N. action to stop the slaughter? Do our fundamental moral commitments end at political boundaries? And does anyone really think we shouldn’t be working cooperatively with the international community to stem climate disruption, achieve energy independence, and to be far better stewards for our children and later generations?” [Mr Anderson needs to do a deeper analysis into the issues he would like to resolve in order to identify the root causes rather than trying to treat symptoms of underlying root causes.]

  2. April 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I agree, what is the difference?

    And where are the tags for Green Party?

    And any interview with someone from the Party, like Stein, Barr, etc.? I see all sorts of interviews of other parties.

  3. alwaysaskwhy
    January 26, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Rocky Anderson, like Kucinich, Grayson and many others are the TRUTH TELLERS.

    EMBRACE THEM… AND SUPPORT THEM.

  4. alwaysaskwhy
    January 26, 2012 at 10:49 am

    1. TAXES ARE THE SWEAT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
    2. GOVERNMENT IS WHERE WE DO THE PEOPLE’S BUSINESS
    3. “DEMOCRACY” IS WHERE THE PEOPLE DECIDE HOW THEIR TAX MONEY IS TO BE SPENT.

    4. “SMALLER GOVERNMENT” (i.e., NO REGULATIONS) IS NOTHING MORE THAN A ‘CORPORATE FREE-FOR-ALL.’ Free to STEAL, ABUSE LABOR, POISON OUR AIR, WATER, AND FOOD… INJURE, SICKEN AND KILL PEOPLE WITH ABANDON… AND WITH ABSOLUTELY NO CONSEQUENCES OR PROSECUTIONS. FREE TO STEAL TRILLIONS FROM OUR TREASURY TO CONDUCT WARS-FOR-PROFIT, SLAUGHTERING MILLIONS. DO NOT BE FOOLED.

    So, please don’t talk about “government’ in the abstract, like it is completely disconnected from the will of the People or from HUMANITY.

    Ron Paul is a “let ’em die’ … ‘survival of the fittest’ FASCIST. NO LESS than Hitler’s SUPREMACY OF THE WHITE ARIAN RACE crap. He is as much a selfish, indifferent, self-important, narcissistic Ayn Randian puke as the other conservatives.

    YES, he believes we shouldn’t invade other countries for profit. BUT he also believes that we shouldn’t spend OUR TAX MONEY to protect life and liberty when genocides are going on…. or to SAVE LIVES IN THIS COUNTRY via health care – PAID FOR WITH OUR OWN TAXES… A DECISION WE GET TO MAKE… NOT HIM. So DO NOT be FOOLED.

    Americans decided LONG ago that we do not want older people, who have been important members of this society, to STARVE AND DIE ALONE, in POVERTY, PAIN and SUFFERING. So WE created Social Security and Medicare.. through our elected representatives. WE decided to protect ourselves on the job, to end government racism and other forms of discrimination..the human, intelligent thing to do. And WE decided that EDUCATION was of the highest importance to our NATION.

    So, SCREW those terms like “entitlements.” WE DECIDED this is how we want to spend our tax money. A MAJORITY of human beings with compassion and common sense DECIDED.

    BE AWARE OF ‘DOG WHISTLE POLITICS”: when hate speech turns you on – turns you against YOURSELF, your FAMILY, your NEIGHBORS, your FRIENDS …. YOU ARE BEING PROPAGANDIZED, PROGRAMMED AND SCREWED… all at the same time.

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