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We need a solid base for building investor confidence and economic prosperity, and setting gold as the standard will spur financial growth. Small businesses will benefit from the gold standard I put in place, and I urge the Congress not to repeal the standard.
I, too, am for a gold standard, but not for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. I would be in favor of slowly introducing silver into the minting process, which would serve to increase the supply of money available for American citizens, fostering a diverse marketplace suitable to investors of all classes. Today, middle-class Americans are working harder and earning less. I will roll back the gold standard for the wealthiest individuals making $200,000 a year, and I will implement limited coinage of silver for those remaining.
I think that's an example of a judge allowing personal opinion to enter into the decision-making process as opposed to a strict interpretation of the Constitution.... [J]udges, years ago, said that the Constitution allowed slavery because of personal property rights. That's a personal opinion. That's not what the Constitution says. The Constitution of the United States says we're all — you know, it doesn't say that. *
Ladies and gentlemen, I learned a lot in Vietnam, and what the President has told you is false. It's just not true. The Dred Scott decision was, in reality, rather conservative and reflected the public's attitude at the time: the belief that slaves — contrary to Thomas Jefferson's eloquent acknowledgement in the Declaration of Independence of the inherent equality of all people (and the fact that he was a slave-owner himself is a testament less to his hypocrisy than to the pervasiveness of conservatively racist thought at the time [although that doesn't detract from his being a hypocrite]) — were not people at all. It — that is, the Dred Scott decision — was not the decision of an activist judge; rather, it served to further entrench the status quo.
I believe that a manned mission to Mars is vital to gathering information about Mars. The senator has criticized me for making space plans. He said I was trying to distract the American people. Not sending men to Mars? It's the wrong mission at the wrong place in the wrong time at the wrong place? What kind of message does that send to the astronauts? I'd also like to say that going to war is the hardest decision a president can make. Being president is hard work.
Hot. But let me just comment on what the president said. Ladies and gentlemen, that's just not true what he said. I think that NASA's doing a wonderful job — insofar as something can be wonderful, which I argue that it can in some cases — but the fact of the matter is that the president set an unrealistic, lofty goal. Lofty goals, ladies and gentlemen, in this instance, are not beneficial to have — which isn't to say they're never beneficial. Having said that, I'm certain we need to focus on more relevant issues; and while there may not be a consensus on what is relevant, I think we can say with some certainty that the nation's economic distress at home and violence abroad demand our attention.
[I] just want to make sure they're safe. When a drug comes in from Canada, I want to make sure it cures you and doesn't kill you.... And my worry is, is that, you know, it looks like it's from Canada and it might be from a Third World. We've just got to make sure before somebody thinks they're buying a product that that it works. And that's why we're doing what we're doing. Now it may very well be here in December you hear me say I think there's a safe way to do it. *
I have a plan — a plan to provide cheaper medicine and health care for those who can't afford it. I don't have time to discuss it now, but you can go to my website — JohnKerry.com — and download it. That's H-T-T-P-colon-backslash-backslash- W-W-dot-J-O-H-N-K-E-R-R-Y-dot-C-O-M. Then, surf on to "Heath Care." It's under "Plan for America." Yes, on the left. No, not there. Yeah— okay, wait. Stop. Here, let me— Okay, it's on the— yeah, ok. You got it now. That's it. Just read that. Thank you for your question.
Ragged hag.
The government is intruding into our lives by limiting what kind of money we can use. Open the markets, set silver free and encourage investment. More government regulation and spending translate to more unemployment and less wealth creation. Less wealth creation leads to a lower standard of living, resulting in needless death. Join me in taking the government out of the government.
This one time, I watched The Wizard of Oz<,/i> synched to Dark Side of the Moon, and it completely blew my mind.
What's so wrong with private ownership? The government has no right to deprive a citizen of his things.
I'm sorry, I don't know much about the Supreme Court. Is this a corporate thing? Corporations are destroying local economies, an integral part of the great cultural patchwork that comprises our ailing nation.
Not. No government agency has the right to monopolize the infinite universe. Space travel should be privatized. That's why I've created a Web site where you can buy land on the moon for a fraction of its value. I've got only a handful of Tranquility Base-side properties available — and they're going fast!
Not! Have you seen that logo? It's so Gene Roddenbury.
Prohibiting the reimportation of Canadian drugs is anti-capitalist and noncompetitive. So is the U.S. Postal Office, the welfare system and public schools. Only an unregulated market is capable of providing a democratic citizenry with the drugs, whores and unbridled Social Darwinism necessary to fuel its rapidly escalating need to consume.
Are you talking about B.C. bud? Man, talk about dank. Organically farmed, too. So, you know, Canadian drugs are pretty cool.
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