Liberty. Freedom. America.
Every candidate in every political party will use those words, trying to make you believe that their party is the patriotic choice (and therefore the only choice).
I will not.
I will not tell you that, if you are a true American, our party is the only option. I will not say that a vote for me is a vote for George Washington, or Abraham Lincoln, or Chuck Norris. I will definitely not state that to vote for my opponents is to vote for Communists or Nazis. I will not say any of that, however true it may be.
I will, however, tell you what a vote for me does mean.
It means minimum taxes and maximum protection of your privacy.
It means minimum gun control regulations and maximum liberty.
It means a free market for business. It means letting states try out education ideas and not forcing the federal government's ridiculous tests on all kids. It means protecting doctors from lawsuits when they were just trying to save a life.
The poster you see here says that
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Virtue and Mobs and Mirrors: Maximilien Robespierre
Niccolò Machiavelli once noted that, to be willingly followed, a leader must act with "grandeur, spirit, gravity and fortitude" (95). He also noted that the leaders of the past more highly praised were those who "conformed to the laws like good princes" (qtd. in Machiavelli 30). Yet one outstanding leader by virtue, rather than being praised, is condemned as one of the bloodiest tyrants in history: Maximilien Robespierre. He led Paris through the Reign of Terror in part by his instinctive following of Machiavelli's advice, but it was more than virtue that made him a capable leader. Citizen Robespierre was effective as a leader because of his personality and beliefs, and even more so because of his speeches.
The French Revolution, with its utter disregard of pedigrees and fortunes, gave Robespierre his chance for power. Born into a poor, middle-class family, Robespierre would not have been given a second glance in the aristocratic