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In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

Paul Ryan


Is Keith Ellison Predicting a Republican Victory in November?

Ryan might be retiring from the House in order to avoid the thankless job of defending Donald J. Trump. Strangely enough, Ellison might be leaving to avoid the equally awkward chore of prosecuting Trump. Ryan, like Ellison, wants to fight the big ideological battles, not argue about a washed-up real estate developer’s tawdry sex life.

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Political Game Changer Longshot Ryan Challenger Raises $1.2 Million

That $1.2 million is on top of $1.4 million Bryce raised in 3rd quarter 2017 and $1 million other cash on hand, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. If these figures are correct, Bryce has a $3.6 million war chest.

“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows” – 1st Timothy 6:10, King James Version.

Such questions raise troublesome ethical and political questions. A fraudster would be able to launch a fake campaign that would only exist to collect donations from gullible donors. Charitable scams and prosperity preachers provide a template for this.

Another problem would be the ability of foreign money to influence elections. What happens when every European who despises President Trump is able to donate a pound or a Euro to his opponents? Worse, what happens if the Chinese Communist Party orders each of its 89.45 million members to donate $10 to a particular candidate? That would give a candidate an $894.50 million war chest to play with.

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