Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It's your turn, Democrats. Do something useful.

OK, Democrats, very soon you will have control of the Senate, the House of Representatives, the White House, and at least some new Federal Courts.

Guess what? YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE. Whatever happens in the next four years, IT'S YOUR FAULT. Don't even think of trying to blame it on the Republicans, or anyone else.

Democrats, PUT UP OR SHUT UP. Turn this country into a paradise of peace, freedom, prosperity and justice, or get the hell out.

Because you know what? We could have had Ron Paul. That's right, don't blame me, I voted for Ron Paul.

The Republican blew it when they had control of the Senate, the House of Representatives, the White House, and at least some new Federal Courts. It's time people woke up to see what a scam this two-party stranglehold is on our political process.

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Monday, November 3, 2008

First they came for the machine guns

First they came for the machine guns, and I didn’t speak up because I had no machine guns.
Then they came for the “assault weapons,” and I didn't speak up because I had no assault weapons.
Then they came for the rifles, and I didn't speak up because I had no rifles.
Then they came for the handguns, and I didn't speak up because I had no handguns.
Finally, they came for my double-barreled shotgun, and I only managed to kill two of them.
(before they mowed me down with their machine guns, assault weapons, rifles and handguns (while I was trying to reload)).

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Joaquin Jackson, the enemy within

This pompous elitist jackass is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association. He needs to be removed ASAP. He clearly doesn't have a clue about the 2d Amendment.

The NRA should have canned this moron. He sure as hell doesn't represent me. This is an outrage.

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Olbermann on McCain

McCain and Obama are equally unfit to be president of this country.

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Obama on your rights

Obama clearly doesn't understand rights. He has no excuse, having gone to Harvard Law School. Makes you wonder what the hell they're teaching people there.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Let's get Open Carry in Texas!

Dear Fellow Texans,

Did you know that there are 43 states in the union that permit Open Carry of firearms? 11 of these states are known as “Gold Star” states where, with few restrictions, law abiding citizens may exercise their 2nd Amendment Constitutional Right, and openly carry on their person and in their vehicle a loaded side arm for personal protection. 11 other states have Open Carry laws that allow their citizens to carry their handguns openly with a permit, and the remaining 21 states allow open carry with various additional restrictions.

Texas gun laws are clearly behind the times. Many citizens of states that currently enjoy Open Carry are surprised to learn that the great Lone Star State does not allow its law-abiding citizens to Open Carry. Many of your fellow Texans and fellow gun owners feel strongly that the time is right for us to unite together in support of a Texas Open Carry Law.

Please sign the petition now if you have not already done so.

Support open carry!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Open Carry in Texas!

Please sign the petition!

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Open Carry

You know what? If concealed carry was all that, the police and military would be doing it. But they don't. Police and military carry openly for very good reasons. And so should the rest of us.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Virus recovery tools & techniques

I wrote this article to share what I learned as a result of having to deal with a computer virus recently. Basically, my familiarity with virus recovery tools and techniques has been forcibly upgraded.

It has been a long time, perhaps more than 5 years, since I have had to deal with a virus infestation in our household. We had been using Grisoft AVG Free for anti-virus, Javacool SpywareBlaster to prevent spyware, and Lavasoft Ad-Aware to detect and remove any spyware/adware that made it past SpywareBlaster. I was fanatical about keeping all of those programs updated, and this has worked very well for us.

However, this past Saturday it became apparent that my wife’s desktop computer had become infected with a browser hijacker. AVG antivirus has active website scanning enabled, so my wife had received a pop-up warning from the program that there was malware on a website she visited recently, but it appeared that the program had contained the threat.

Apparently it was one of the newer Trojans, and made it past our AVG antivirus software. Browser windows started popping up, pestering her with ads. This thing disabled Windows Update, reset her browser Privacy setting to Low (Allow All Cookies), disabled the updater for AVG antivirus and Ad-Aware, and made it impossible to reach desired websites – the browser was constantly redirecting. Experience and research further indicated that malware was being actively invited in on an ongoing basis and that a key logger might have been employed, necessitating a reset of all passwords.

I’m going to spare you all the details of the many steps I took, involving many hours over three plus days, to resolve the issue and fast forward to lessons learned and hopefully someone can benefit from this incident.

However, I assume no responsibility for your data or your computer security; this article is for informational purposes only, and you should do your own homework and come to your own conclusions. As always, you should back up your valuable data regularly. And should you become aware of a virus or malware infection on the source computer, scan all back-up data carefully before using in any way.

Lessons learned

- AVG Free did not prevent, detect, or remove this infection (seriously, no one’s perfect, and I imagine it must be hard to keep up with all the new viruses that are constantly coming out)
- Ad-Aware could not remove this infection
- Bitdefender and Kaspersky antivirus both get high reviews from a variety of sources, but I cannot recommend Kaspersky because it refused to install when it detected traces of the previously-installed AVG – Kaspersky would not work for me when I really needed it to, so I’ve gone with bitdefender, and I’m happy with it so far
- it’s better to be prepared than to have to scramble for a solution
- what removed the infection for me was a combination of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Simply Super Software Trojan Remover
- keep your hard drive defragmented, and buy the fastest hard drives you can afford – having to scan your entire hard for viruses is a time-consuming process

Disaster recovery preparation

After a lot of trial and error, here’s the virus disaster recovery kit I came up with:

- a CD with the BartPE ISO burned onto it, and
- a USB thumb drive full of malware removal tools

Although it wasn’t useful for this purpose, I also recommend having a copy of Ultimate Boot CD laying around for computer emergencies:

Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live windows CD/DVD:

BartPE is a CD bootable environment that has some Windows functionality. Basically it allows you to bypass your infected hard drive and run Windows executable programs from the thumb drive. You will need your Windows install CD to create the ISO as it uses Windows system files.

Theoretically you could create plug-ins to include your favorite programs with the BartPE ISO, but I found this wasn’t as easy as it looked or sounded. Although there are a number of sites offering BartPE plug-ins for antivirus/antispyware, all the ones I found were so old as to be practically useless.

That doesn’t matter; the basic BartPE ISO is all you need to boot to an environment from CD that allows you to run the virus removal tools from the USB thumb drive. It’s easier to keep adding updated antivirus tools to a thumb drive anyway – download the latest one every month.

The moment you suspect your computer has become infected with a virus, worm, Trojan, or any other kind of malware you should unplug it from the network immediately. Pop in the BartPE CD, shut it down and leave it off for 30 seconds, plug in the USB thumb drive and restart it, making sure that the CD drive is ahead of the hard drive in the BIOS boot sequence.

Start by running these standalone programs – these do not require installation; they can run in BartPE from the thumb drive:

Trend Micro CWShredder:
McAfee Avert Stinger:
avast! Virus Cleaner:
Trend Micro Sysclean: (DOS executable)

If you know exactly which virus has infected your computer and if you have another computer you can use, you can go to one of these sites and download the specific removal tool for that virus:

Kaspersky Virus Removal Tools:
Symantec Virus Removal Tools:

Once your computer is clean enough to restart in Safe Mode, you can install and run these programs:

bitdefender: - excellent!
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: - excellent!
Simply Super Software Trojan Remover: - excellent!

Here are some anti-virus reviews:

I hope this helps, and I welcome any feedback. Thanks!

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Letter To The National GOP

Letter To The National GOP

July 28, 2008

Republican National Committee
310 First Street
Washington, D. C. 20003

Attn: Mike Duncan
Chairman, Republican National Committee

We, the undersigned, wish to convey our thoughts to you on the following matter.

Most of us feel that the presumptive Presidential Candidate, Senator John McCain, is a fine individual (some of us don't), but he can not and will not win the 2008 race for the Presidency of the United States of America for the following reasons:
The Democratic candidate, Senator Barack Obama, currently has a much stronger following of young people and independents. In a head to head race with Senator John McCain and no third party contenders, Senator Barack Obama would easily win the Presidency. Some pundits are saying "in a landslide."
Former GOP Representative Bob Barr has entered the race on the Libertarian ticket which will siphon votes away from Senator John McCain and the GOP. (The Nader effect) Traditionally, the Libertarian candidate gets 1% of the vote, however pundits are estimating that former GOP Representative Bob Barr will garner 5-8% or more. This is something the Libertarians are very excited about.
Senator John McCain is a pro-war candidate. National polls show that 70% of American voters are against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Therefore, a large number of the voting public will vote against Senator John McCain based on this fact.
The Scott McClellan book might become a bigger issue for Senator John McCain due to his close ties with President George W. Bush.
All indications are showing Senator John McCain violated his own McCain-Feingold Laws when pledging FEC money for securing a bank loan, and then ignored the laws and exceeded the spending caps.
Senator John McCain and his lobbyist ties are causing the campaign to lose key staff and paint an image of Senator John McCain contrary to the image he has tried to broadcast in this race.
Senator John McCain and his temper scares most Americans and opens up the potential that he could say or do something rash, further jeopardizing Americans and American interests.
Senator John McCain admits he knows very little about economics. This comes at a time when our nation is on the verge of huge financial issues with growing debt, escalating oil prices, devaluation of the dollar, and huge trade deficits and ever expanding borrowing from China.
etc., etc., etc.
Given light of these facts, it seems clear to us that Senator John McCain will not win the Presidency of the United States of America; and we are part of that swing vote that will NOT be voting for McCain, but would vote for a GOP candidate if the right candidate were presented.

The core GOP members who have pledged "Party Unity" and to vote for Senator John McCain (even though for the vast majority of them he was not their first choice in the early primaries) will vote for ANY candidate the GOP places before the American voter. So this number is a constant, however not enough of a number to beat Obama.

The one candidate in the GOP we feel can win the Presidency for the GOP is Representative Dr. Ron Paul from Texas. We feel that he can bring a Presidency win to the GOP in 2008 for the following reasons:
Representative Dr. Ron Paul has / had a huge young voter following and would bring those independent voters back to the GOP and away from Senator Barack Obama.
Representative Dr. Ron Paul would steal ALL the thunder from Bob Barr and the Libertarian Party, delivering that lost 5-8% back to the GOP.
Representative Dr. Ron Paul would maintain the constant, core GOP voter. Those who want "Party Unity" and a GOP Presidency would unite behind Representative Dr. Ron Paul.
Representative Dr. Ron Paul has garnered the MOST contributions from our military of any GOP contender. That alone speaks volumes.
The Scott McClellan book would have no effect on Representative Dr. Ron Paul due to his sterling image and reputation.
According to GOP Senator Tom Coburn, he feels "Many Republicans are waiting for a consultant or party elder to come down from the mountain and, in Moses-like fashion, deliver an agenda and talking points on stone tablets. But the burning bush, so to speak, is delivering a blindingly simple message: Behave like Republicans." WSJ - 5/27/07 Page A21 "Republicans Are in Denial" - Representative Dr. Ron Paul is such a Republican with such a message.
Representative Dr. Ron Paul can fill the coffers of the GOP, just look at his fund raising successes at the end of last year.
Representative Dr. Ron Paul is a man of principle, the Constitution, and TRUE core Republican beliefs. He understands our economic issues and our international situations. If you have any questions about this, read his book, "The Revolution", a New York Times Best Seller.
and so much more...
We feel it is our obligation as Americans to let you know our positions and reasons. You may ignore this letter and our signatures, or act upon them. The choice is yours. Win the Presidency in 2008 with Ron Paul, or lose with "Party Unity" and John McCain.

We, the undersigned, pledge to NOT vote for GOP candidate Senator John McCain. We declare that we WILL vote for GOP candidate Representative Dr. Ron Paul as President of the United States of America for the reasons expressed above.


Sign it!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008


… regardless of your party affiliation

100 senators + 435 congressmen + 1 president + 9 Supreme Court justices = 545

By Charlie Reese
Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does.
You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.
You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.
You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.
You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

100 senators, 435 congressmen, 1 president, and 9 Supreme Court justices - 545 human beings out of 300 million - are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board, because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept it … or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislators' responsibility to determine how they vote.

Those 545 people spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? She is the leader of the majority party. Fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto … if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.
If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ, it's because they want them in IRAQ.
If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the rest of the people, it's because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like 'the economy,' 'inflation,' or 'politics' that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses - provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!


Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Ron Paul Revolution: The Profound Plan For Freedom

Ron Paul Revolution: PART 1 - The Profound Plan For Freedom

Ron Paul Revolution: PART 2 - The Profound Plan For Freedom

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Nueces County Convention

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Free Tibet NOW!

To the People's Republic of China: Tibet is not yours. Get out.

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

County Republican Senatorial Convention

Holy cow, I'm glad that's over. I haven't put in any updates here in a while because I've been busy with a new job and getting ready for the county convention. I'll be going on to the state convention as a delegate. WOOT!!!

Ron Paul supporters represented ~40% of the convention.

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Saturday, March 8, 2008

Ron Paul has NOT quit the race!

Ron Paul has NOT quit the election!

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

We Will Not Vote for the GOP Nominee 2008 Election

"Message to Republican/GOP Party: Ron Paul Supporters will not vote for the GOP Nominee come election day for 2008 if it is not Ron Paul. We will write Ron Paul in or vote for Ron Paul if he runs independent/third party."

Let's send the GOP a message. Please sign this petition, and also this one: No Way McCain!

No more RINOs!

1. He has a consistent pattern of shocking verbal abuse, including screaming profanities, against Senate Republican colleagues who oppose his bills in any way; and

2. He has exercised scandalously poor judgment by intervening with the federal regulators on behalf of Charles H. Keating, Jr. in the Savings and Loan Crisis of the 1980s; and

3. He has worked against the principles of the Republican Party, promoting greatly expanding federal regulatory authority in order to combat global warming in ways that would greatly burden the American economy, contrary to free market forces; and

4. He has fought the Republican Party to create the Patient’s Bill of Rights, which allowed the government to impose a set of burdensome mandates on insurance coverage; and

5. He has undermined the principles of a free market economy by voting for an amendment that would authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to implement price controls on prescription drugs under Medicare; and

6. He has worked against the Republican Party to make a mockery of the rule of law, promoting amnesty for 20 million illegal immigrants; and

7. He has voted to subvert American Sovereignty by granting consulting rights to Mexico concerning the erection of a southern border fence; and

8. He has undermined the Constitution and opposed the Constitutional duties of the Vice President to break a tie on judicial nominations; and

9. He has worked against Conservative principles, undermining the First Amendment by abridging the free speech of citizens partaking in the political process; and

10. He has consistently led efforts undermining Second Amendment rights by promoting bills which regulate all sales at gun shows; regulations which force gun-owners to purchase trigger locks, making their firearms useless for self-defense; regulations which restrict the legitimate transfer of firearms over the internet; and regulations which extend the restrictions of the Brady bill to pawn shops and gun repair shops; and

11. He has voted to use taxpayer funds to harvest stem cells from human embryos; and

12. He has refused to take immediate and direct action to protect the life of the unborn; he opposes the repeal of Roe v. Wade; and he opposes a constitutional amendment to protect all human life; and

13. He sponsored and voted for a 282% tax increase on cigarettes that would have unconstitutionally violated the First Amendment and increased the size of the federal bureaucracy exponentially by giving the FDA unrestricted control over nicotine; and

14. He supports raising Social Security taxes; and

15. He has broken with the Republican Party in strongly opposing President Bush’s tax cuts in 2001 and 2003. He also joined leading liberal senators in offering and voting for amendments designed to undermine the tax cuts.

McCain is wrong:

· Wrong on taxes
· Wrong on illegal aliens
· Wrong on political free speech
· Wrong on man and global warming
· Wrong on treatment of terrorist captives
· Wrong on temperament
· Wrong on party loyalty
· Wrong on ethics
· Wrong on POW/MIA issues

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Ron Paul voter harassed at polls

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A Scorecard You Won’t Find on Fox News

Supporter Loren C. sends in this excellent summary of what Ron Paul has achieved so far.

A friend of mine asked me tonight, “Should Ron Paul just quit? I never hear of him on the news so he can’t be doing very well today (Super Tuesday).” Here is my reply to him:

I don’t care what the liberal media is saying, he has,

2nd place in Nevada

2nd place in Louisiana (possibly first once they get it sorted out)

2nd place in Montana

2nd place in Maine

3rd place in Utah

3rd place in North Dakota

There is about 21 more states left to vote,

He has plenty of money,

No one has even close to enough delegates to take the nomination,

He has the only true Republican stance on the issues,

He is the only candidate who believes our government should follow ALL of the Constitution,


Not even close. Keep fighting, Ron Paul is!

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Why I'm Voting for Rep. Ron Paul - (Sen. Joe Balyeat)

Why I'm Voting for Rep. Ron Paul - (Sen. Joe Balyeat)
I don't take this public statement supporting Rep. Ron Paul lightly. Of course, I don't agree with everything Ron Paul believes. But these are the key reasons I'm voting for him:

Ron Paul is the only candidate who will veto deficit spending and tackle the national debt head on. Take a look at these numbers. The national debt is $9 Trillion 200 billion ($9,200,000,000,000). That's not just a theoretical number, not just on paper. This is real money owed by the US government, backed up with real CDs, savings bonds, etc. Every penny of which will eventually have to be paid back to real people. Much of this debt is is now owed to foreign nations. Let me break this down to numbers you might understand better. Many of you think you're debt-free, you pay all your bills each month and have your house paid off. Even if you're personally debt free, the federal deficit has put you in debt up to your eyeballs. With 300 million people in the US, the national debt is $30,600 per person, $122,402 for every family of four in the entire country. Just the interest alone that we must pay on this debt is dragging our economy slowly down the drain. If we don't address this issue immediately, we will be saddling the backs of our children and children's children with an enormous debt load that they simply cannot bear. I'm voting for Ron Paul for the sake of my 15 year old daughter, and my 4 year old grand-daughter. Ron Paul understands economics, and Ron Paul doesn't just talk the talk, like so many politicians. Ron Paul has walked the walk. In 20 years in Congress, Rep. Paul has never voted for an imbalanced deficit budget.

Many of you say you love Paul's economic policies, but can't forbear his Iraq war policy. I've got good friends serving in Iraq, my Dad was a WWII marine corps sergeant. I understand fully why President Bush went in. But that doesn't change the fact that, by a huge margin, most of the nation doesn't understand or agree with us staying there any longer. Consider this - If we nominate any Republican other than Ron Paul, do we run the risk of handing the election to Hillary, or Obama? In our zeal to save Iraq, are we handing over our own nation to the disastrous rule of radicals? In our dogged determination to save their nation, are we destroying our own?

According to the National Zogby polling firm, Ron Paul stands the best chance of beating Hillary in November precisely because he takes the war issue completely away from her and the democrats. And Paul will extricate us from Iraq with honor - basing all his decisions upon the firm foundation of the US Constitution. That's why he's received more support from military personnel than all the other candidates combined.

Finally, the economy is not the only issue where Ron Paul has walked the walk. All these other candidates talk like conservatives during the Republican primary. But only one man has a track record that matches his rhetoric. An unwavering 20 year record - Ron Paul. A record on gun rights, on prolife issues, on wasteful spending, on intrusive government regulation and freedom.

Of course the mainstream media has ignored him; they've also ignored Montana, and the wishes of Montanans. There's one way to keep the media from ignoring Ron Paul and ignoring Montana any longer - if Ron Paul wins Montana. Let's make a statement this time that can't be ignored; let's send our delegates to the national convention pledged to the man whose record matches his rhetoric - Congressman Ron Paul.

Senator Joe Balyeat

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Quotes of the day - Hyphenated-Americans

Quotes of the day!

"There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. This is just as true of the man who puts “native” before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance. But if he is heartily and singly loyal to this Republic, then no matter where he was born, he is just as good an American as any one else. The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans, or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality than with the other citizens of the American Republic. The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country. The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American."
-Theodore Roosevelt, Before Knights of Columbus, New York City, October 12, 1915

"You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream-the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path.”
-Ronald Reagan

"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear."
-Harry S Truman

"All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently the first condition of progress is the removal of censorships. There is the whole case against censorships in a nutshell."
-George Bernard Shaw, Preface to Mrs. Warren's Profession

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), Man and Superman

"This is the true joy of life....being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."
G.B. Shaw

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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Could Ron Paul lose his seat in congress?

Could Ron Paul lose his seat in congress?

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 09:17 AM CST

No one can know the outcome of this years presidential election, but we do know that congressmen Ron Paul has a neo-con rival aiming to take his congressional seat.

Congressman Ron Paul must raise $400,000 by the 9th of February to assure he has the funds needed for victory in the Republican primary. Once he secures the Republican nomination his congressional race will go uncontested. Over $100,000 has already been raise but more is still needed.

Click here to go directly to Ron Paul’s Congressional donation page.

Click here to watch the donation counter.

We must act now to Defend the District!

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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Ron Paul in Denver

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Ron Paul is Insane

Here's the complete sequence.

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Dear Gun Owner

Dear Gun Owner,

I hope, like me, you're a strong supporter of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

My name is Ron Paul, and I'm the only pro-gun, pro-Constitution candidate running for the Republican nomination for president of the United States.

The fact is, I believe those of us who support gun rights and the Constitution need to take a stand NOW, before it's too late.

You see, if you listen to many politicians in Washington, the gun control crowd, and their mouthpieces in the "mainstream" media, you'd think the reason for our crime problem is a lack of tough (and un-Constitutional) gun-control legislation.

That, my friend, is NONSENSE.

It's a lie propagated by high-and-mighty politicians who think their job is to look out for "our own good" and who think all the problems of the world would be solved if they just exerted a little more control over our lives.

Their answer?

Force law-abiding American citizens who want to protect themselves through more bureaucratic rigmarole and throw up more "gun free zone" signs.

The result?

CRIMINALS ignore those signs and "regulations" and innocent people -- who are rendered helpless by obeying the law -- pay the price!

I can tell you from my years in Washington that some politicians just can't get it through their heads that you can't create a safe society by disarming the good guys.

If you want a president who will stand up for the United States Constitution, and who will LEAD the fight to restore our Second Amendment rights, then I hope to earn your support.

Many "Republican" opponents and I don't see eye-to-eye on this important Constitutional issue. In fact, some of my opponents' views are more in line with Teddy Kennedy than with our Founding Fathers!

Well, like you, I genuinely treasure our beautiful republic, and I've always had a desire to serve our country.

In the mid-1970s, I decided to "throw my hat in the ring" and run for Congress, because -- quite frankly -- I was disgusted with the disdain politicians from both parties had for our Constitution.

I'm sure you know just as well as I do that it's the Constitution that protects our God-given liberties as Americans. The truth is, those politicians who seem so eager to take a match and burn this treasured document are a grave danger to us all.

As you may have heard, I'm now serving my 10th term as United States congressman from the 14th district of Texas. That experience has taught me many things, but above all, just how valuable and important our freedoms are. I want my children and grandchildren to have even more liberty than I've been blessed with.

But the fact is, if you and I have learned anything from past presidential administrations, and the current liberal Congress, it's that our freedoms are constantly under attack. And unfortunately, we've also learned we can't trust every politician in Washington, D.C. with an "R" next to his or her name to do the right thing.

That's why when any politician goes on attack against our Second Amendment rights, you can be sure that I will boldly stand against them.

As a United States Congressman, I have:

- Led the fight to restore the Second Amendment rights to all Americans, without infringement, that have been stripped away;

- Introduced legislation to repeal the so-called "Gun Free Zone" victim disarmament law of 1990;

- Introduced legislation to repeal the 1993 National "Instant Background Check" gun registration bill;

- Authored legislation to stop taxpayer funds from going to the anti-gun United Nations;

- Opposed all gun control schemes that would register ALL private sales and mandate government "Lock-up Your Safety" devices;

- Introduced legislation to protect American citizens' freedom to carry in our national parks.

- Publicly Opposed legislation just this year that would allow government-appointed psychiatrists to ban U.S. veterans experiencing even mild forms of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome from EVER owning a gun.

If nominated to represent the Republican Party in 2008, you can bet I'll continue to be 100% pro-gun and 100% pro-freedom -- unlike some of my opponents whose messages "get tailored" to fit the views of the crowd they're talking to.

But more than that, I will be a leader for our Constitutional rights -- all of them -- especially your gun rights.

That's why I am running for the Republican nomination for president of the United States.

The fact is, I've never thought that standing up for the Constitution was anything to be ashamed of, but too many of our politicians nowadays care more about their hair than what is right.

Gun control is NOT the answer to our crime problem -- and not one of our Constitutional rights is up for "debate."

Every new restriction creates more bureaucracy that will spend more of our tax dollars and force police to waste time on paperwork instead of patrolling the streets.

Whether you own a gun for personal protection or if you don't own a gun and just believe in the U.S. Constitution -- I hope to earn your support.
That's why I hope you will support me in four important ways:

First, please Sign-up for Email Alerts

Second, I ask you to tell every pro-Second Amendment voter you know about my campaign. The fact is, maybe I'm just not enough of a left-winger for the Katie Couric and her gun-grabbing pals in the mainstream media, but I know the power of your grassroots activism.

You know just as well as I do that this would be a far different country if it wasn't for folks like you who are willing to take action for and stand for what is right. So please spread the word to family, friends, neighbors, church members, and fellow hunters -- and people you know that just plain care about the Constitution. You can use the following text to send out an email to all your contacts.

And third, it's not easy for me to ask, but I ask for your financial support as well. The best ideas in the world can't make a difference unless I can present them to the voters, and the fact is that will take money.

That's why I ask you to make a generous contribution today . Perhaps you could afford a maximum contribution of $2,300 ? Or perhaps $1,000 ? Whatever you can do, $500 , $250 , $100 , $75 , $50 , or $35 will help.

And fourth -- if at all possible -- get out and vote for me in your state's primary or caucus. To do this, you will need to check on your state's voter registration requirements. Some states may require you to change parties to vote in the Republican primary/caucus.

With your support, I pledge to continue fighting for our Second Amendment freedoms.

Yours truly,

Dr. Ron Paul
Republican for President

Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) believes ...

Congressman Ron Paul believes that the Second Amendment is not about duck hunting. It is an individual right that is guaranteed. He believes it is about the citizenry having the ability to restrain tyrannical governments and would be dictators.

He believes the Second Amendment is about self-defense from criminal attack and from governments that break away from the chains of the Constitution.

Congressman Ron Paul opposed the reauthorization of the Clinton-Feinstein semi-auto gun ban.

He opposes gun and gun owner registration.

Congressman Ron Paul opposes government permission systems that force law-abiding citizens "prove" their innocence before buying or owning firearms.

He opposes gun purchase rationing schemes, aka so-called "one-gun-a-month" laws.

Congressman Ron Paul opposes legislation to impose so-called gun lock requirements that make it difficult, if not impossible, to maintain a firearm in your home for self-defense.

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Interview with Romney pushes Mark Larsen to support Ron Paul

The Man of Plastic gets Mark Larsen fired up, and inspires a moment of truth/instantaneous conversion to the Ron Paul Revolution. Classic!

Warning: Contains intense moments of righteous indignation. Not for the complacent.

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CNN interviews Ron Paul

CNN, your so-called 'debate' was nothing more than a McCain-Romney dog & pony show. A pretty boring show, since neither McCain nor Romney have anything particularly original, sincere, or workable to offer. It would have been more honest of CNN to exclude Ron Paul completely, since obviously that was their intention.

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The Last Debate Invitation for Ron Paul? Open reply to Jim Geraghty

Jim Geraghty of 'the campaign spot' at National Review Online seems to be in a big hurry to get rid of Ron Paul. So here's my reply to him:


I have a few things to say in response to some things you said in your article, 'The Last Debate Invitation for Ron Paul?'":

"Now, I was among those saying 'hey, let’s keep Ron Paul around' in the last debate."

Gee, That was mighty white of you. Is it me, or do you sound really patronizing? How much influence did you really have in that decision?

"And it would be wrong for CNN to rescind an offered invitation."

Yes, it would. Although CNN's 'debate' basically amounted to a rescinded invitation for Dr. Paul, since they didn't really let him speak.

"But the next debate after Super Tuesday really ought to be at least a three man stage, if not a two-man one."

Says who? Why are you so eager to get rid of Ron Paul? He hasn't had a fair hearing in the media YET.

"I can imagine the tide of angry e-mails from Ron Paul folks as I write this, but if he hasn’t broken out in the first 20 debates (I’m not exaggerating, tonight is the twentieth Republican debate) then I don’t think it’s going to happen for him in the 21st. "

All of those so-called debates were utter garbage. Ron Paul has been given very little time to speak compared to his opponents. His opponents have been allowed to interrupt him with comments and childish snickering. When the text polls show him winning the debate, some idiot like Hannity claims that it was the result of cheating.

"Of course, there's another question inherent in this... do we really need a 21st debate? I suppose if the race really has come down to McCain vs. Romney, we ought to see them go nose-to-nose. But we're reaching the point where everything that these guys need to say has been said. Let's vote and get this over with."

Do we really need a 21st debate? Yes, all the previous debates have been utter propaganda crap, just like your article. It's not over yet, and it ISN'T down to McCain vs. Romney, who don't have anything original, or particularly honest, to say.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ron Paul TV Ad: Our Nation is in Trouble

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You say you want a revolution?

January 30, 2008

Every movement in history has faced some time of testing, some experience that either forges it into something strong and unified, or forces it to fade away into the history books as another failed experiment.

Dr. Paul has written to you that we are heading straight for Super Tuesday. Our opponents are free to beat up on each other and wear themselves down while we gather our supporters and prepare to storm the convention with delegates.

Last night, over 60,000 people stood up and asked for an end to the runaway violation of our liberties. But contrary to the impression you may be getting from the mainstream media, no national delegates have yet been won in Florida. Those delegates will only be awarded between February 6 and April 30 at delegate selection caucuses, and many of those delegates will be supporters of Dr. Paul.

Ron Paul is the only candidate not to give up on any state in the Republican race, and just as we competed strongly in overlooked states like Nevada and Louisiana, so too will we compete in Maine, Minnesota, and other states that the so-called "top-tier" candidates are content to ignore.

Now, as the focus shifts to Super Tuesday, Rudy's campaign is crushed, Huckabee is losing momentum by the day, and McCain and Romney are fighting over who is the most liberal.

We've been here before. In 1776, despite a courageous effort at holding onto the city, George Washington ceded New York and quickly retreated to New Jersey.

1777 brought the British recapture of Fort Ticonderoga, as well as American defeats at Brandywine and Germantown.

And then, during the winter of 1777-1778, Washington and his army faced perhaps their most humiliating moment, forced to endure a harsh Pennsylvania winter with limited supplies at Valley Forge.

The American revolutionaries dealt with their defeats, focused on their goals, and emerged from Valley Forge as a force that would defeat the most powerful nation on earth.

Our momentum is building. Each one of us, from Dr. Paul himself down to the grassroots supporter who donates the last $5 he or she can give, is focused on the goal.

Early in the struggle for American independence, George Washington wrote: "Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages." Even then, Washington realized that a fierce struggle for self-government can only be won with a spirit of determination equal to the challenge.

Today, in the midst of our new revolution, let's consider Washington's words once again. The task before us is enormous. The foes of liberty are deeply entrenched, and they will not relinquish their power without a struggle.

But fighting in our favor is the unconquerable human spirit, the innate desire to be free. We must embrace this inner strength, dig in our heels, and persevere, just as Washington and his rag-tag colonials, the first American grassroots patriots, did before us. And if we must pass through a Valley Forge or two along the way to victory, let those times of testing temper the steel of our determination.

If Ron Paul is to continue his fight for liberty to the Republican Convention, we need your help in two critical ways:

1. Become a precinct leader today: It's easy, but more importantly, it's vital to Ron Paul's success:

2. Donate: Just as the Continental Congress supplied General Washington's troops in the field, we too must raise as much money as we can to equip our grassroots supporters.

Help us win this revolution and usher in a new era of freedom, peace, and prosperity. Donate today:

Matthew Hawes, Policy Assistant
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Ron Paul 2008

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Why Are Ron Paul’s Supporters So Angry?

Chuck Baldwin
January 29, 2008

When Glenn Beck interviewed Congressman Ron Paul a few weeks ago, he said that he had received death threats from people purporting to be Ron Paul supporters. I have heard other journalists make similar accusations against Congressman Paul’s supporters. Of course, I have no way of knowing whether any of this is true or not. And neither does anyone else.

My own experience has been that Congressman Paul’s supporters have always demonstrated grace, patience, and courtesy. I have met and worked alongside Ron Paul supporters in at least four states, and I have never personally witnessed any of the anger and bitterness of which they are accused.

Not that Ron Paul’s supporters do not have reason to be angry. They most certainly do. In fact, all of us should be angry.

Ron Paul’s supporters have been subjected to the most overt and outlandish brand of humiliation and censorship ever seen in modern politics. The cable news Republican Presidential debates have been jokes. For every one question (and usually a stupid, irrelevant question at that) asked of Dr. Paul, the other participants will get three or four. Maybe more. Even though Ron Paul has received more money, more votes, and more delegates than Rudy Giuliani, the press continues to ignore Mr. Paul while showering Giuliani with coverage.

In addition, Ron Paul’s own party continues to treat him and his supporters as second-class citizens–or perhaps even as aliens from a different planet. They are subjected to insults of every type. Not to mention enduring every conceivable method to censure or remove Dr. Paul from the political process. He has been denied access to platforms, excluded from debates, removed from GOP Presidential lists, etc., ad infinitum, ad nauseam.

I say again: if anyone has a right to be angry, it is Ron Paul supporters. But perhaps the greater question is, Why are not all of us angry? No, I do not mean in a cruel or unkind way, but where is our outrage for what the ruling elite are doing to our country?

We should all be angry at the way politicians lie to us, deceive us, and manipulate us. We should all be angry at the way both major parties have completely ignored and trampled constitutional government.

Are we so gullible that we cannot see when a politician says one thing to one group of people and a totally opposite thing to another group of people? Are we so naïve that we cannot tell when a politician changes his beliefs simply in order to garner votes?

Come on folks, let's get real: do you really expect John McCain to abandon his efforts to grant amnesty to illegal aliens? Do you really expect Mitt Romney to be a champion for the unborn? Do you really expect Mike Huckabee to suddenly be the champion for limited government spending? Do you really expect Rudy Giuliani to keep his pants zipped?

Have the American people become so numbed to truth and reality that we cannot distinguish the genuine from the phony--even when it stands right in front of us? Perhaps so. However, if the American people had any of the character and resolve of our forebears, we would be steaming mad about what our political and business leaders have done to our country.

Yes, we should be angry at the way our government has repeatedly lied to us about the economy, about sending our jobs and manufacturing industries overseas, about Iraq, and about EVERYTHING! Yes, dear friends, they lie to us about everything. It has gotten to the point that, frankly, I believe NOTHING the government tells us. They have proven themselves to be totally disingenuous and downright duplicitous. And, frankly, I'm angry about it.

In addition, I can even understand whatever anger and exasperation Ron Paul's supporters feel regarding my fellow evangelical believers. Today's Christians--and especially our pastors--have become little more than toadies for the establishment elite. They apparently have never read our U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, or Bill of Rights. They are seemingly oblivious to our great American history and heritage. They seem to lack the most elementary understanding of even the most basic American principles.

For example, it makes absolutely no sense that Christian pastors would embrace the sudden pro-life candidacy of Mitt Romney and reject the proven, twenty-year pro-life record of Ron Paul. It makes no sense that evangelical Christians would embrace the pro-illegal amnesty, pro-McCain/Feingold, pro-No-Child-Left-Behind, pro-gun control John McCain and reject the proven, twenty-year no-amnesty, pro-freedom, anti-No-Child-Left-Behind, pro-Second Amendment record of Ron Paul. It makes absolutely no sense that Christians would fall for Mr. Big Government himself, Mike Huckabee, and reject the champion of limited government, Ron Paul.

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Ron Paul, the Real Republican?

When you read about a vote in Congress that goes something like 412-1, odds are pretty good that the sole "nay" came from Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas. He so consistently votes against widely popular bills, in fact, that the Washington Post recently gave him the moniker "Congressman 'No.'"

Paul isn't a reflexive contrarian--he doesn't oppose just to oppose. Rather, he has a core set of principles that guide him. They happen to be the same principles envisioned by the framers of the U.S. Constitution: limited government, federalism, free trade and commerce -- with a premium on peace.

When most members of Congress see a bill for the first time, they immediately judge the bill on its merits, or if you're more cynical, they determine what the political interests that support them will think of it, or how it might benefit their constituents.

For Paul, the vast majority of bills don't get that far. He first asks, "Does the Constitution authorize Congress to pass this law?" Most of the time, the answer to that question is "no." And so Paul votes accordingly.

This hasn't won him many friends in Congress, or, for that matter, his own party. It hasn't won him influential committee assignments or powerful chairmanships, either. Those are generally handed out to the party animals who vote as they're told. An incorruptible man of principle in a corrupt body almost utterly devoid of principle, Paul is often a caucus of one.

Paul recently announced his intentions to run for president in 2008. For the few of us who still care about limited government, individual rights, and a sensible foreign policy, Paul's candidacy is terrific news. Not because he's likely to win. He's a not-terribly-powerful Congressman who's a pariah in his own party – which also happens to be the minority party. Not the ideal presidential dossier.

Paul has already run for president once, on the Libertarian Party ticket. He returned to Congress as a Republican in 1996, even though the party machinery opposed him in the primary. He has since won re-election with progressively larger margins of victory, bucking the conventional wisdom about the political value of pork barrel spending and district patronage. Paul, for example, refuses to support federal farm subsidies, despite the fact that much of his district relies on agriculture. His constituents re-elect him anyway.

Paul's presence in the race is important because he'll put issues on the table that would otherwise be completely ignored. His presence in the primary debates alone will make them far more substantive and interesting than they've been in a generation. One example is the continuing disaster that is the drug war, which Paul rightly believes to be both immoral and unconstitutional. Paul also opposed the war in Iraq from its inception. Those two issues alone will differentiate him from every other candidate on the stage.

But Paul can then swing to the right of every other candidate on federal spending, regulation, the Nanny State, and the growth of government. On these issues, he can reliably and credibly serve as the party's conscience, and browbeat the sitting senators and congressmen running for president for their votes issues like the prescription drug benefit, the surge in federal spending, and the party's complicity in the corrupt earmarking process.

I don't agree with Paul on everything. His stance on monetary policy (he wants to return to the gold standard) is a bit out-there for my taste. He favors strict limits on legal immigration, and is far more alarmist about illegal immigration than I think is necessary.

Of course, the immigration issue will likely be a benefit, not a liability, to Paul in the primaries. He's also a registered OB/GYN who has delivered more than 4,000 babies – and is anti-abortion.

While Paul probably can't win the GOP nomination, there's a chance he can survive deep enough into the primaries to foster a national debate on issues like drug prohibition, as well as force the Republican Party to do some soul-searching, and perhaps reconnect with its limited government, Barry Goldwater roots.

Ideally, Paul's bona fides on immigration, abortion, federalism, constitutionalism, and limited government will win him credibility with and respect from primary voters, giving him leverage to take principled stands and spur discussion on issues like the drug war, privacy, foreign policy, and civil liberties. He could at least win enough votes and support to last well into the spring, forcing the other candidates to adopt parts of his agenda, and the press to cover his platform.

Under the less optimistic scenario, Republican Party leaders, primary opponents, and the punditocracy punish Paul for his principles, and demagogue his position on Iraq, the drug war, and federal meddling in our personal lives. Talk radio, conservative leaders, and the party machinery dismiss him as an unserious candidate, and primary voters take their cue. Under this scenario, Paul bows out early, the remaining candidates press on with business as usual, and the Republican Party continues down its unfortunate recent trajectory.

Which scenario plays out probably depends on how much primary voters actually care about the GOP's recent embrace of big government. That is, which is more important to core Republican voters: Limited government, or using big government to promote a conservative agenda?

Ronald Reagan once said that libertarianism is "the very heart and soul of conservatism" (Reagan was great at communicating the princples of limited government, if less great at actually implementing them). Of all the candidates so far declared, only Paul can credibly lay claim to the legacy of the Reagan-Goldwater revolution. How well he does, how long he lasts, and who ends up defeating him will reveal whether there's any limited government allegiance at all still stirring the Republican Party.

Radley Balko is a senior editor with Reason magazine. He publishes the weblog,

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Ron Paul Campaign to Hold Gun Rights Town Hall Meeting

ANCHORAGE, Alaska--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Ron Paul 2008 Alaska presidential campaign invites Anchorage-area gun owners to a gun rights town hall meeting on Tuesday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m. The Q&A session will be held at the Ron Paul 2008 Alaska State Headquarters in Anchorage at 3339 Fairbanks St., near 34th and Old Seward, behind the Moose’s Tooth.

"Congressman Paul is the leading advocate for gun owners and their rights in the presidential race,” said Paul Alaska state political director Craig Bergman. “He is the only presidential candidate truly fighting for the Second Amendment rights of Alaskans, and he will continue to fight against unconstitutional federal intervention in the rights of gun owners as President."

Ten-term Texas Congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is the only pro-gun, pro-Constitution presidential candidate, and his record on Second Amendment rights is unparalleled. In the House of Representatives, Congressman Paul has led the fight to restore Second Amendment rights to all Americans, introduced legislation to repeal the “Gun Free Zone” victim disarmament law and fought expansion of the national “Instant Background Check,” opposed gun control projects that would force registration of all private sales, introduced legislation to protect American’s rights to carry guns in national parks, and is currently fighting for the rights of US veterans to own guns without government interference.

Congressman Paul’s Alaska campaign is building on the heels of his second-place finishes in the Nevada and Louisiana caucuses. He is the only Republican presidential candidate actively campaigning in Alaska, with 2 offices, 11 field staffers, and 40 district chairs operating statewide.

Congressman Paul is also the highest-polling Republican presidential candidate in Alaska. In December’s KTUU presidential preference poll, Ron Paul placed first with 29 percent of the vote.

The Alaska Republican presidential primary vote will take place on February 5, 2008.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008



Texas Congressman also wins organization’s public straw poll

BIRMINGHAM, January 26—The Alabama Republican Assembly today announced the winner of its Presidential Endorsing Convention held on January 26, 2008 at the Birmingham Marriott.

Delegates from ALRA clubs around the state attended the endorsing convention to select their choice for the Republican nomination. The ALRA requires a 2/3rds majority to endorse a candidate, otherwise no endorsement is made.

Republican Ron Paul succeeded in winning the ALRA endorsement on the 1st round of voting. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee came in second.

“We congratulate Ron Paul on winning the ALRA endorsement,” said Elaine Little, Chairman of the Endorsing Convention. “It’s evident that the overwhelming majority of delegates determined that Congressman Paul best represents the Republican platform and the conservative values of limited government and personal freedom.”

Little went on to explain that in a crowded field of several candidates, it’s unusual that an endorsement would be won on the first ballot.

The ALRA hosted a corresponding straw poll that was open to the public while the endorsing convention was taking place. The winner of the straw poll, with 81% of total votes cast was Ron Paul, with Mike Huckabee coming in second with 13% and Mitt Romney in third with 6%.

“Ron Paul’s grassroots support is second to none among all other republican campaigns this cycle,” stated attorney Tom Davis, Vice President of the ALRA and delegate to the endorsing convention. “The results of our straw poll parallel the results in most straw polls throughout the country. Ron Paul has clearly excited many new people and energized them to get involved in the political process. The Republican Party should be grateful for all the ‘new blood’ coming in as a result of Congressman Paul’s message of freedom and returning to the Constitution.”

The Alabama Republican Assembly is a grass-roots volunteer organization chartered by the National Federation of Republican Assemblies. The NFRA was founded in 1997 to promote conservative values and principles in the Republican Party.

Ronald Reagan referred to the NFRA as “the conscience if the Republican Party.”

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Did Ron Paul Win Louisiana?

Ron Paul May Have Won Louisiana

It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that campaign for Republican US Presidential candidate Ron Paul is questioning results of this week's Louisiana Caucus. After all, this is the state that failed miserably to protect its citizens from the wrath of Hurricane Katrina (both before and after), pays its law enforcement officers the absolute lowest salaries, and has issued "sealed" arrest warrants for a few dozen online gambling operators after presumably coming under pressure from local casinos. The later became the State's number one priority, it seemed, following Hurricane Katrina. Go figure!

Now comes word that they have botched this week's Republican caucus. Surprised? Why should we be?

The Ron Paul presidential campaign Thursday called on the Republican Party of Louisiana to count all the ballots submitted in the state’s January 22 caucus.

“The failure of the Louisiana GOP to properly determine who was and wasn’t eligible to vote threw this entire process into disarray,” said Ron Paul campaign manager Lew Moore. “The party needs to correct this mistake by counting all the votes immediately, and releasing the results.”

Due to mistakes by the Louisiana GOP, hundreds of voters were forced to file provisional ballots, including nearly 500 that could change the outcome of the election. According to party officials, caucus locations relied on a voter list from November 1, 2007 despite the fact that under caucus rules, voters must have registered Republican by November 30, 2007. The Louisiana Secretary of State reports that 2,709 Louisiana residents registered as Republican between November 1, 2007 and November 30, 2007.

In multiple instances, state-certified Ron Paul delegates that were on the ballot were forced to file a provisional ballot despite the fact they were pre-approved as delegates.

The Louisiana State GOP also changed the rules at the last minute to allow other candidates to file more delegates. At the time of the original January 10 deadline, Ron Paul had the largest number of delegates pledged to him. The party then changed the rules to give other candidates until January 12 to file more delegates.

Just how important is the Louisiana Caucus?

Ron Paul supporter, Darryl DeMaris, explained to its significance in the whole scheme of things.

"I was on the ballot and understand the process here. The big problem with the Caucus is that registered Republicans as of Nov. 30 were allowed to take part, but the LA GOP only had a list current as of Nov. 1st. Many Ron Paul supporters had not changed parties by that time, but had (done so) by the 30th deadline. Over 500 of the 10,000 voters were provisional.

"The provisional ballots are key and could swing up to 31 national delegates Ron Paul's way. 31 would put him in second or third nationwide at this point."

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Christopher Costigan, Publisher

Originally published January 25, 2008 10:33 am EST

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Ron Paul @ MSNBC Florida Repub. Debate

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Don Luskin Named Economic Advisor to the Ron Paul 2008 Presidential Campaign

“Ron Paul’s economic plan is the real thing… not just a band-aid”

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – Newly appointed Ron Paul economic advisor, Donald L. Luskin, issued the following statement about Dr. Paul’s proposed comprehensive economic revitalization plan:

“Ron Paul’s economic plan is the real thing – a plan. It’s not just a band-aid designed to ‘stimulate’ the economy in an election year. It’s a fundamental agenda for real and lasting change, making the US economy more vibrant and competitive, and removing barriers to advancement for all Americans.”
Donald L. Luskin is Chief Investment Officer for Trend Macrolytics LLC and contributing editor to the National Review Online and He is also a frequent guest on CNBC, and the author of two books: Index Options and Futures: The Complete Guide and Portfolio Insurance: A Guide to Dynamic Hedging.

Mr. Luskin is available for interviews regarding Congressman Paul’s economic policies.

Congressman Paul’s comprehensive economic revitalization plan can be found online at:

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Ron Paul Campaign to Louisiana GOP: Count All the Votes

January 24, 2008 4:12 pm EST

State party blunders put caucus results in question

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – Today, the Ron Paul presidential campaign calls on the Republican Party of Louisiana to count all the ballots submitted in the state’s January 22 caucus.

“The failure of the Louisiana GOP to properly determine who was and wasn’t eligible to vote threw this entire process into disarray,” said Ron Paul campaign manager Lew Moore. “The party needs to correct this mistake by counting all the votes immediately, and releasing the results.”

Due to mistakes by the Louisiana GOP, hundreds of voters were forced to file provisional ballots, including nearly 500 that could change the outcome of the election. According to party officials, caucus locations relied on a voter list from November 1, 2007 despite the fact that under caucus rules, voters must have registered Republican by November 30, 2007. The Louisiana Secretary of State reports that 2,709 Louisiana residents registered as Republican between November 1, 2007 and November 30, 2007.

In multiple instances, state-certified Ron Paul delegates that were on the ballot were forced to file a provisional ballot despite the fact they were pre-approved as delegates.

The Louisiana State GOP also changed the rules at the last minute to allow other candidates to file more delegates. At the time of the original January 10 deadline, Ron Paul had the largest number of delegates pledged to him. The party then changed the rules to give other candidates until January 12 to file more delegates.


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The Drug Czar is required by law to lie

Most people know that the "drug czar" -- the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) -- is an advocate for the government position regarding the drug war. But not everyone knows that he and his office are mandated to tell lies as part of their Congressional authorization.
According to Title VII Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1998: H11225:

Responsibilities. --The Director-- [...]
(12) shall ensure that no Federal funds appropriated to the Office of National Drug Control Policy shall be expended for any study or contract relating to the legalization (for a medical use or any other use) of a substance listed in schedule I of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812) and take such actions as necessary to oppose any attempt to legalize the use of a substance (in any form) that--

is listed in schedule I of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812); and
has not been approved for use for medical purposes by the Food and Drug Administration;

Read more here.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Great American Strike

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The difference between Ron Paul and Barack Obama

Just in case you didn't know.

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MLK Day Money Bomb

Thanks everybody!

We voted with our wallets again, and raised $1.8 million Federal Reserve Notes for Ron Paul's campaign yesterday, which puts him at over $3.3 million already for this quarter.

Plus, he picked up 3 new major endorsements:
Gary "Veto" Johnson; former governor of New Mexico, Donald L. Luskin;Chief Investment Officer for Trend Macrolytics LLC and CNBC financial commentator, and Norma McCorvey AKA "Jane Roe" of Roe VS Wade.

Speaking of endorsements, here's a list of candidate endorsements from Senators and Congressmen. Not one of them has endorsed Ron Paul yet. I guess we need to vote them all out of office ASAP.

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Ron Paul Los Angeles Interview

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Monday, January 21, 2008

'Honey… It’s President Ron Paul – and It’s For You!'

by William H. Huff

Flash Forward… It’s January 21, 2009. Your phone rings. Your significant spouse of the opposite sex gets the call and tells you President Ron Paul is on the phone, and he wants to speak with You.

After the pleasant greeting you would expect from the victorious candidate you supported from the moment you knew of his campaign, he drops the bomb: He wants you to perform the duties of X in his new administration. He expects a Major Exodus from Washington and he is looking for qualified people to fill the few positions that will remain; those very few that are authorized by the Constitution. (click the link for the whole story)

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Jeff Gillan interviews Ron Paul

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Ron Paul's Moneybomb Fizzles: Rudy May Get Last Laugh After All

Ron Paul supporters, and even the campaign itself, have taken pride in beating Rudy Giuliani in multiple primaries so far. But that is going to change in Florida. Ron Paul is going to get thumped by Rudy. And that is a very good thing.

What? Before you skip to the comments, let me explain

Click the link above to get the whole story!

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Message from Ron Paul

January 21, 2008

What a shot in the arm the Nevada caucuses were, where we took the silver as #2, beating McCain, Huckabee, Thompson, and -- of course -- Giuliani. We also got four more delegates. In South Carolina, we beat Rudy again. A big thank you to all our wonderful donors, volunteers, and voters. So many people worked so hard to spread our message of liberty, honest money, peace, and free-market prosperity. I owe you all my deepest gratitude. So do our fellow citizens. So do all future Americans. Most of the mainstream media continue to pretend that we do not exist. Yet soon the race will be down to four candidates-Romney, McCain, Huckabee, and me, and there is no stopping us, as Tim Russert grudgingly pointed out the other night. Thanks to you, we are in this all the way through a brokered convention.

Nevada, by the way, is known as the Silver State for a reason-its great mining industry produced the precious metal for the beautiful silver dollars minted at the fabled Carson City mint. These constitutional coins, include .775 ounces of silver, in accord with the Coinage Act of 1792. Today these coins, worth $1 in my father's day, have about $14 in silver. That is, the dollar is worth 1/14th of what it was, thanks to the counterfeiting Federal Reserve.

The Fed has again taken our country into a terrible crisis. Who else is talking about honest money that cannot be printed up at will by DC bureaucrats? My opponents in both parties are all some variety of print-and-spend Keynesians. Only we are telling the truth, about who is to blame for this recession, and how we can build real prosperity with sound money, no IRS, no deficit, and strict obedience to the Constitution. And, of course, no hyper-expensive, hyper-dangerous empire all around the globe.

When I met with some great ladies in Charleston, all of whom wore beautiful hats, I talked about the young people flocking to our banner. "Don't forget the young at heart," said one. Darn right! A youthful outlook, work ethic, and optimism characterizes all of us. Frederic Bastiat predicted many years ago that liberty would be saved by the young. He might have added the young at heart as well, and how right he was!

I continue to be astounded not only by all our revolutionaries, but by our fellow travelers. Democrats and even the workers for my Republican opponents come up to me to talk about our ideas. They are fascinated, and want to learn more. Reaching so many people doesn't necessarily mean a victory in the next primary, but it counts for the real changes we want in our country, now and for our children and grandchildren.

Of course, I am mainly paying attention to the next primary! We are working hard in Florida, in Louisiana for the caucuses, and then for Super Tuesday in more than 20 states. Meanwhile, the whole world is watching how we do tomorrow in fundraising, on a day dedicated to the memory of Martin Luther King, the great champion of non-violence at home, peace abroad, and civil disobedience against tyrannical government.

Please make your most generous donation . We can't let this movement be stopped, nor slowed. I promise you that I will continue to pour all my heart and mind and strength into the battle. I know you will too. Let's work together for all we love, and all we hope for: freedom! Surely, it is worth all our efforts.



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"True Patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity and a blind desire for safety and security." - Ron Paul

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Ron Paul Fox Debate - parts 1-8

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

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Part 6

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Part 8

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Is Ron Paul electable?

Way to go, Dr. Paul. Maybe we should really be asking if Fox News is watchable.

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