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I really don't have a dog in this fight at all other than wanting corruptioin and misuse of funds examined for all of those who have contributed to this charity (of which I have never participated). I believe spotlight is the best disinfectant and would like to have the Freedom Alliance explain why so little of what is raised does not go to those the charity says it directly benefits. While any charity will have administrative costs, etc.... this seems beyone egregious.
Hopefully, Freedom Alliance and Sean's company will illuminate a full audit of the amount spent in addition to the amount of money RAISED. I understand how charities can be highjacked sometimes (see Wyclef Jean's reputations with this Haiti Relief group) having volunteered for an organization in college and it's best to follow the money as they say. This is an interesting story I think deserves attention based on the facts and not using smear tactics. We all know who is good at doing that.
Ron Paul made excellent points about the "cost" that we must consider even if you are a saber-rattle-war-hawk fella. That math doesn't add up. So, if we're going to be talking about fiscal responsibility, we need to be honest across the board. I feel the letters of marque are a better way to fight unconventional warfare since we are bleeding money with our military empire.
Good stuff. God Bless.
We can't pick and choose when to follow the Constitution. We must live and breathe it no matter what if we want to be taken seriously as lovers of liberty. Our founders knew why the power to declare war or issue letters of marque was NOT something to be given out lightly or put in the hands of the Executive branch.
I watch and listen to Glenn Beck quite often. There are times when I really like what he is saying since he's one of the only mainstream pundits who has that "it" factor to sense things that don't seem or smell right. But, then he has these weird reactions to things that I just don't get. If someone asked me about the 9-11 thing, I'd probably give a similar answer that Medina did. Al-Qaeda Muslims flew planes into the buildings and the pentagon and killed 3K people and billions in capital/property, but there is some weird stuff that doesn't add up with what appears to be odd cover up. According to Beck, I must be a raving lunatic because I don't have all of the facts nor do I really care. For whatever reason, there are a few round pegs that don't go into square holes. Beck is flat wrong on this and he's entitled to his opinion, but going around just saying "she's a truther" is complete ridiculous.
I've written more about this in my blog: http://andykatherman.blogspot.com/2010/02/guns-or...