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Dawnna Dukes needs to be voted out of office, now.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
On January 12, 2007, a Texas city councilman named Chris Peden told the Galveston Daily News, "I have an immense amount of respect for Ron Paul. Politics has a way of forcing people to go against their core principles for political gain. That has never been the case for Ron Paul."
Excellent article. Chris Peden, you are no Ron Paul.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
"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
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
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!
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
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.”
"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."
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
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.
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We must act now to Defend the District!
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
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.
Force law-abiding American citizens who want to protect themselves through more bureaucratic rigmarole and throw up more "gun free zone" signs.
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.
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.