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 Although CNN's 'debate' basically amounted to a rescinded invitation for Dr.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:

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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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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.



Paid for by the Ron Paul 2008 Presidential Campaign Committee.
"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

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

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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Friday, January 11, 2008

Message from Ron Paul

Message from Ron: Onward! (1/10/08)
Did you see that funny YouTube where Mike Huckabee's young Iowa spokesman endorsed me, "by mistake"? We know what was in his mind! Indeed, I am amazed at the friendliness of the supporters of other candidates. Many Obama voters, for example, in Iowa and New Hampshire are reading our literature, and studying our ideas. It's just one of the reasons I am so optimistic about what we are doing, and where we are heading. And so were the 500 or 600 people at our New Hampshire rally after the primary. I talked to everyone there, and they are rightly enthusiastic about our movement.

This does not mean we will have an easy time of it -- just the opposite, of course. After all, we are seeking to reverse more than a century of big government, of the warfare-welfare state, of Federal Reserve's dollar manipulation, of a fat and happy military-industrial complex, of the subversion of our Constitution. So all the media and other "second-hand dealers in ideas," as F.A. Hayek called them, who have a vested interest in the current order, will do everything possible to smear me. They will do and say anything to try to block our movement. Even vote fraud is not beyond these people.

And we have been successful. This movement has always operated on two tracks -- intellectual and political, and must. The first and most important is the intellectual. Such heroes of freedom as Ludwig von Mises, Hayek, Henry Hazlitt, Murray Rothbard, and so many others like Rose Wilder Lane, John T. Flynn, Isabel Patterson, and Garret Garrett, have helped build the foundations of freedom, prosperity, and peace. We carry on their work, to change hearts and minds.

The other track is political. Here too, we have touched millions with our ideas, and recruited many, many thousands -- not only in Meetup Groups and as voters, but as sympathizers and future voters too. Walter Block was kind enough to call this effort the most important in the long history of libertarianism. I don't know about that, but I do know that even if we place a solid fourth, rather than the higher place we all want and are working so hard for, that is huge progress.

But we can never forget that this is a long struggle. Many great men and women have lived and died in this cause. I have been deeply involved in it all my life. It is a matter of educational work, and elections. We may not accomplish all we want, in one or even two elections. But we will accomplish it. Young people now living will see the free society that you and I dream of, as their everyday reality, an America at peace, prosperous and free, with the federal government chained down by the Constitution, as Jefferson said.

Does this mean our campaign has done everything right? No! We have made mistakes, and will make them again. Not only because errors are to be found in any human endeavor, but because an effort like this, to repeal a hundred years and more of evil, is brand-new on the face of the earth. But now is the time to stick together like the brothers and sisters we are, to stand side by side in this fight against the media toadies, warmongers, and Wall Street rip-off artists who stand against us, and who always remind me of Tolkein's Orcs.

If you have suggestions for me to do better, I want to hear them. But beating back the enemy, teaching so many young people and others about liberty, that is our victory, and it is real and permanent. Won't you link arms with me? We will have more vote victories too, if we stick together and do not let the enemy divide us.

As you know, and as our neocon enemies try to cover up, we are in a financial crisis. It may chug along at this pace, slowly into recession, or it might drop off a cliff, like the dollar. In that case, we will have the only coherent solution, and we must get our message out.

All my life, I've been working to make sure that when the Fed had done its work, and the special interests had looted the system to their hearts' content, and there was a crisis, I would be in a position to speak the truth about why, and what to do about it. In this fight, I need your heart, your mind, your time, and your financial support. I also need you to become a precinct leader . What a fight we are in. What stakes there are. Together, we can build a new America faithful to the values of the framers. Bother the enemy, help the good cause: make your most generous contribution, and let's roll up our sleeves and get to work, together.



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Is Ron Paul racist?

No, Ron Paul is not racist. Get over it, already. But here's an excellent article on the topic.

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Fox News' Brit Hume: another propagandist

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Ron Paul, Terrorist Terminator

Found this on, thought it was too fun not to post.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Vote for Ron Paul!

Another Ron Paul supporter contribute these:

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Ron Paul in New Hampshire

We don't need Fox News.

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Monday, January 7, 2008

Ron Paul on Jay Leno 1/7/08


Apologies to everyone earlier for not realizing I only hard Part 1 up. Part 2 is here now.

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Friday, January 4, 2008

Ron Paul in 1988

Can you how much his message has changed? NO?! Neither do I. Ron Paul consistently tries to do the right thing.

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Fox News is wrong to exclude Ron Paul

They included RINO Giuliani, whose poll numbers are lower. This is going to backfire on them. Media bias? You bet.

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Bill Moyers Interviews Ron Paul

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Ron Paul on American Morning 1/3/08

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Reason vs Bill O'Reilly

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Larry King interviews Ron Paul

Why didn't they air this?

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Bern's letter to his FIL re: Ron Paul


I am aware that you consider Ron Paul a kook and were a bit surprised when XXXX mentioned to you the other day that I have decided to support him. She has encouraged me to discuss it with you, so I'm writing to hopefully explain things cogently.

I have been doing a *lot* of reading and researching over the last few weeks. I have also been participating in a few discussion forums here and there to get different perspectives.

I have come to find that many of the people that I have encountered who hold the position that Ron Paul is a kook have not really investigated what he is saying closely. He tends to answer questions in debates from an academic (sometimes philosophical) viewpoint and sometimes is not able to fully elucidate his thoughts in the short time frames given (I don't hold it against him that he isn't a polished "politician"). What little mainstream media reporting there is of him is almost always misrepresenting what he is about (* more on that at the end of this letter), so it is difficult to understand why anyone would support him unless they have looked a bit deeper into what he is really all about. Fortunately, there is a plethora of material available on the internet from his writings, voting record and in-depth video interviews for anyone who is interested to get a better understanding (more on that in a bit).

First, I'd like to address a couple of the most common misperceptions about Ron Paul (I believe that you have mentioned something along some of these lines in the recent past, but they are common refrains I have found in discussion forums):

--- He is an isolationist in the vein of Neville Chamberlain / He will weaken America

Ron Paul does want to bring home American troops and close down military bases on foreign soil. He does *not* however, want to handicap foreign/military intelligence gathering, economic relations or diplomatic relations. He advocates a non-interventionist foreign policy and no nation building - the same foreign policy that Bush ran on in 2000 and which Ronald Reagan ran on in 1980.

Ron Paul did vote for the USA to go to Afghanistan and tried (unsuccessfully) to persuade Congress/Bush to target Al Qaeda/OBL directly after 9/11 instead of attacking Iraq. Ron Paul is a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and does have a solid understanding of current geopolitical issues.

Some good articles for reference:

Ron Paul Refuses to Support a Military Dictator in Pakistan

Ron Paul Is Correct About Pakistan

Ron Paul Speech to Congress November 29, 2001 (2.5 months after 9/11)

Dr. Ron Paul For President 2008

--- He wants to reinstitute the gold standard of 1913

First of all, Ron Paul is not advocating any change in the valuation of Federal Reserve Notes (by artificially pegging them to a certain amount of gold/silver/etc.), so the idea that he is going to do something drastic to the financial markets is unfounded.

What he is advocating is legalizing gold and silver (and other commodities) to be used as *competing currencies*. This means people are free to choose whether they want to engage in commerce or contracts using gold, silver or FRNs.

The basic premise, as it was explained to me, is that gold transactions will not have a sales tax, and if the price of gold appreciates relative to FRNs or in exchange for goods and services, there will be no capital gains tax. This will allow Gold to trade as currency, as a marker for productivity and consumptive use.

So instead of doing transactions in FRNs, you could make a deal to work for so much gold. And the transaction would be untaxed at the federal level. State's however would be able to level sales tax against transactions conducted in bullion or bullion notes.

Ron Paul has studied Austrian Economics for over 30 years and has written several books on the subject. I am not an expert on Austrian Economics or "American economics" as our current system works, but I do believe that he has a very strong foundation in economics. He does have numerous endorsements from college professors of economics. I do not believe that he is a fool.

Some good articles for reference:

Ron Paul Library on The Economy and Monetary Policy

Statement Introducing the Free Competition in Currency Act (Dec. 13, 2007)

Dollar in Danger- The Greatest Threat to America (youtube video - watch just before the 6 minute mark)

Endorsements for Ron Paul (See economics professors under Academics and others under Finance section)

Ron Paul on Mad Money w/Jim Cramer (CNBC show)

--- Ron Paul will hurt people dependent on entitlements

Ron Paul is advocating allowing young people the opportunity to opt out of Social Security, medicare, etc., and eventually phasing them out completely. But, he has stated numerous times that he believes government owes those who are currently dependent upon those programs the continued support that they are receiving. He is not going to cut anyone off.

Closing the military bases on foreign soil will save America hundreds of billion dollars. He plans to use that savings to reduce taxes and maintain entitlement payments to those who are dependent upon them.

Some good articles for reference:

Worldwide Military Expenditures

Ron Paul on Social Security (watch the video on the page)

--- Ron Paul is a racist

While I don't recall you raising this objection, it is something that many people are confused about. Ron Paul is for color blind individual liberty. He is against collectivism in all forms.

There were some attempts to smear him with the racist label by drudging up some old newsletters of his, but they were debunked as not being written or specifically approved by him.

During an interview with The Washington Post:

Sleuth: In a Ron Paul administration, who would we see as secretary of defense, or secretary of state or maybe as chief of staff?

Paul: Somebody I think should be in the administration would be somebody like Jim Grant, who is a good friend and he writes an investment type of newsletter and he understands economics in the same vain that I do. And people like Jonathan Turley would be good in the Justice Department. And somebody like this Michael Scheuer who knows something about foreign policy, in the State department.

Sleuth: If you were to defy the polls and the odds and win the nomination, who would be your running mate?

Paul: Well, I don't know, but if I won, you know, I'd want a recount. You know, lets be certain about what's going on here.

But a running mate. Somebody like Walter Williams. Walter Williams is a very good economist. ..."

Some good articles for reference:

Washington Post Interview

Walter Williams, Department of Economics, George Mason University

Ron Paul on H.Res. 676 (40th anniversary of 1964 Civil Rights Act)

Ron Paul Race Smear Erased?


So, all that said, why do I support Ron Paul? Andrew Sullivan, author of The Conservative Soul, stated it really well:

"... But the deeper reason to support Ron Paul is a simple one. The great forgotten principles of the current Republican party are freedom and toleration. Paul's federalism, his deep suspicion of Washington power, his resistance to government spending, debt and inflation, his ability to grasp that not all human problems are soluble, least of all by government: these are principles that made me a conservative in the first place. No one in the current field articulates them as clearly and understands them as deeply as Paul. He is a man of faith who nonetheless sees a clear line between religion and politics. More than all this, he has somehow ignited a new movement of those who love freedom and want to rescue it from the do-gooding bromides of the left and the Christianist meddling of the right. The Paulites' enthusiasm for liberty, their unapologetic defense of core conservative principles, their awareness that in the new millennium, these principles of small government, self-reliance, cultural pluralism, and a humble foreign policy are more necessary than ever - no lover of liberty can stand by and not join them.

He's the real thing in a world of fakes and frauds. And in a primary campaign where the very future of conservatism is at stake, that cannot be ignored. In fact, it demands support."

Ron Paul For The Republican Nomination

I am not happy with the direction in which the country is currently headed. The 'War on Terror' (Patriot Act) is eroding our civil liberties at an alarming rate. I don't want to end up one day in a situation like my father had to live through in Argentina with Peron (or what my grandfather had to live through in Austria during Hitler's rise to power).

I am also concerned about the country's solvency. We are currently dependent upon loans from China to keep our government (and the war in Iraq) going. As the dollar keeps dropping in value and the perfect storm of events leading to a severe recession are percolating, there is going to come a time when foreign money is going to dry up (because they know we will be repaying them with devalued dollars - ie. no return on investment). This is similar to what happened less than a decade ago in Argentina when the economy collapsed and the IMF refused to make them any loans.

Ron Paul is the only candidate who I believe has the understanding, vision and fortitude to alter the direction of this country.

FYI, these are some really good videos where Ron Paul had a chance to talk about his ideas in some depth:

Ron Paul on Candidates@Google (this one is *really* good)

Ron Paul interview on PBS' NOW (see the extended interview video)

Some other interesting articles:

The Neo-Conservative Guide to Voting for Ron Paul

Ron Paul Praised by American Cops

* heinous misrepresentation:
A Fox, a Wolf, and a Whole Lot of Bull (Part 1 of 2)

A Fox, a Wolf, and a Whole Lot of Bull (Part 2 of 2)



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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Sean Hannity interviews Ron Paul

Sean, Ron Paul won your cell phone text message poll. Stop denying it already, it makes you look like a poor loser and a liar.

Bern, thanks for the YouTube link - this is so much better. You rock, bro!

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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Ron Paul and the war

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Why doesn't Fox News want to include Ron Paul?

Maybe they're afraid he'll win.

To hell with Fox News. Sean Hannity, you are NOT a great American. You are a Neocon Loyalist sock puppet.

Boycott Fox News' sponsors, dump News Corp stock. Time to vote NO with our wallets.

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