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Ron Paul supporters planning 'revolt' at GOP convention
Ron Paul argued for the elimination of the income tax, to be replaced with nothing. Barr argues for the elimination of the income tax – to be replaced with a revenue-neutral national sales tax. Just a few years ago, the Republicans ran a candidate who promised "no new taxes." Are the Libertarians now to run one who promises to push for a new tax?
"John McCain would be well-served to kind of reach out and give him an olive branch at the convention," Gallagher continued. "Let him speak, give him a role, because if these people are disrespected -- you know, this, combined with Bob Barr's announcement that Barr now is running as a Libertarian, is going to just take votes away from John McCain and could be a disaster for the Republican Party."
McCain should be equally concerned about whether Ron Paul's supporters will stay within the Republican fold in November. Some pundits might say that Paul's libertarian voters will hold their noses and vote for McCain because they have nowhere else to go, politically. But this is no longer true now that Bob Barr
Running against the likes of Mr. Compromise himself, one John McCain, a Paul/Barr ticket could potentially out-fundraise McCain, and wind up capturing more votes from the republican base, an increasingly restless and fed-up lot, and gain enthusiastic support as well from liberty-minded democratic cross-overs.
It is unfortunate that your coverage of the recent 1st District forum did not include the comments of recent combat veterans running for congressional office.
If you support Ron Paul for President this petition and process provides the opportunity to bring Ron back into the media with an issue that crosses the party barrier. It also delivers smack down to McCain while giving Paul the shot at the nomination he, and we, deserve.
A must watch if you want to understand the foundations of Ron Paul's philosophy and your rights. Strengthen your freedom arsenal and the revolution!
May 06, 2008
One man who won’t be moving there anytime soon: Ron Paul.
Note: A bit of trash talk by Andrew Malcom of the LA Times
The solution is for government to stop micromanaging the economy and let the market adjust, as painful as that will be for some. We should not force taxpayers, including renters and more frugal homeowners, to switch places with the speculators and take on those same risks that bankrupted them. It is a terrible idea to spread the financial crisis any wider or deeper than it already is, and to prolong the agony years into the future. Socializing the losses now will only create more unintended consequences that will give new excuses for further government interventions in the future. This is how government grows - by claiming to correct the mistakes it earlier created, all the while constantly shaking down the taxpayer. The market needs a chance to correct itself, and Congress needs to avoid making the situation worse by pretending to ride to the rescue.
Hi people I speak about my little radio call today! NOTE: One bad word.
Peter James could take the oath of office this summer representing Maryland's 4th Congressional District. He was a part of the grassroots effort and has been endorsed by Congressman Paul. If elected, he will be the first Revolutionary to join Dr. Paul in Congress!
The DW story is beginning to break in larger-circulation media, in combination with a second one: McCain's repeated inability, even as President Bush's anointed successor, to consolidate support in his party. As AOL pundit Tommy Christopher predicted last month, a narrative is beginning to build; McCain's hitherto "free ride" in the media is beginning to end.
So, the vote went on. And guess who got all of the slots? Of course, the McCain slate. The lemmings went right off the cliff following after. I was so disgusted and ashamed. I thought "how can Americans think this is a democratic form of voting?" This was a dictatorship. We were told who to vote for so everyone did. I believe RP got about 40% but that wasn't enough.
Paul is supported by a handful of prominent Idaho Republicans. Rep. Phil Hart of Athol introduced Paul at a rally in Caldwell last month and ex-legislator and District 16 candidate Elizabeth Allan Hodge has used Paul's online meetups to campaign.
With early voting totals in, Ron Paul’s candidate for the Lago Vista City Council is looking strong. Pat Dixon leads opponent Marcia Gully 58 percent to 42 percent among early voters.
John McCain's foreign policy the way I see it. Special commentary by Ron Paul.
Number one baby! How 'bout them apples....
1. THE REVOLUTION, by Ron Paul. (Grand Central, $21.) A libertarian manifesto from the Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate.
May 10, 2008
Now, Americans realize the war was wrong, and they want the troops to come home – but they still vote for candidates who won't promise to bring the troops home and who are ready or even eager to commit troops elsewhere.
The proposed bylaws change comes in response to a request from Romney, after he dropped out of the race, to release his bound delegates.
It's a game of inches...
For many years the American public have been told what to do, who to vote for, and to obey every command without question. You have been brainwashed into believing that you live in a country that has freedom and democracy, and have been so busy living this "dream" that you haven´t noticed that it vanished a long time ago!
"It just might be that freedom is popular"
Note: MSM bias in this article & wrong Delagate counts.
"You know, Ron Paul is still in the race," McCain joked Wednesday during a taping of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."
Dr. Paul will be signing copies of The Revolution: A Manifesto at Borders on May 17, 2008, prior to his Freedom Rally in Louisville, Kentucky later that day. The book signing will start at 11 am ET. The address is 4600 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40207, and you can find the website for that particular Borders here.
This is important because while Lawson faces an uphillclimb in a heavily Democratic district, just the fact he won the district puts it Ron Paul’s hands. Given the way the GOP divies up its delegates to its national convention by Congressional District, controlling a district is a big deal and means Ron Paul’s Republicans are going to have influence and power within the party in the future regardless what happens this fall.
Paul also knew that malinvestment caused by government intervention in any sector of the economy would lead to disaster. Making a statement before the Financial Services Committee of the House of Representatives in September of 2007, Paul said, "The housing boom was caused by the Federal Reserve's policy resulting in artificially low interest rates. Consumers, misled by low interest rates, were looking to consume, while homebuilders saw the low interest rates as a signal to build, and build they did." The larger the bubble, the more malinvestment would occur, and the more severe the correction would have to be.
Over 300 Republicans have been challenged because of their support for Ron Paul. They were not allowed to see the challenges against them, any evidence of the sources of those challenges, or even who it was that was accusing them!
Whether he wins the nomination and becomes president or not, for the Revolution to succeed, Ron Paul absolutely needs a new Congress. There is only one way to give it to him: Fire the old one.
Sen. John McCain, the GOP’s presidential candidate, has a headache that threatens to turn into a convention migraine.
Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul’s newest book, “Sellers list for May 18th, 2008. The ranking is yet another of the manysuccesses Dr. Paul has had during his presidential candidacy spreading his message of personal freedom and constitutional government.
When asked where he sees the government headed, Paul said he thinks the U.S. is “moving more towards fascism” than lawlessness because of growing governmental intervention in the form of “big corporations,” “secret prisons, and the loss of habeus corpus.” He said he thinks that “the empire will end” because the U.S. cannot sustain its present course and continue to finance its global objectives.
Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul eclipsed an important milestone in yesterdays primaries in Indiana and North Carolina. By winning over 71,000 votes, Dr. Paul has earned the backing of over one million supporters across America.
Come Election Day, there are many who believe that Democrats not enthusiastic about Barack Obama could vote for Ron Paul instead of McCain while a chunk of disenfranchised Republicans could lean more towards Paul as well.
Dr. Paul shows a genuine concern for the People of Oregon. He is a champion of personal property rights and we feel shares our values of hard work and dedication. OCFA feels strongly that Ron Paul is the best person for President and strongly urges the People of Oregon to support him with your vote on Election Day.
As the mainstream media obsesses over the Democratic Party’s brewing civil war, supporters of Republican presidential candidate US Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, are already staging their own quiet uprising at GOP conventions across the nation.
It will happen... There is no more hoping, this revolution the people have started, will carry them into the future, until that dream is realized. Whether it has to be a slow change or not depends on the number of dedicated people we have, and that is growing at an exponential rate.
Instead, Dr. Paul politely, laconically, but frankly lays it on the line for hiscountrymen: America is in significantand potentially catastrophic trouble economically, financially, and militarily; the country’s political class is homogenous, gutless, and ill-educated; its two major parties do not offer a nickel’s worth of difference on important issues, especially foreign policy [pp. 2, 26, 163]; and our leaders are consciously negating parts of the Constitution, compromising America’s national sovereignty, and circumscribing the liberties of Americans. But then, astoundingly and correctly, Dr. Paul does not say "Only I can fix this mess" – as have Senators Clinton, Obama, and McCain – he says: "Only you, the American people, can fix this mess." Dr. Paul confronts Americans with a reality that ought to both chill and inspire them.
B.J. Lawson, endorsed by Ron Paul, overwhelmingly won tonight’s primary contest for U.S. Rep District 4 in North Carolina with over 70% of the vote. The best part about this victory is that his neocon opponent, Augustus Cho, openly attacked Dr. Lawson during a February debate for being a Ron Paul Republican.
May 06, 2008
I'm not posting snippets from this article because it is utter rubbish but the comments on The Independent in the UK more than make up for the ineptitude of this socialist British writer.
What a thunderous crowd!
May 06, 2008
Fans embrace Paul's message: GOP presidential candidate elaborates on limited-government antiwar principles...
"This country is in need of and ready for the message of liberty," Paul said to applause. "The most important part of the constitution was written to restrain the government."
Driving about a hundred miles from my home just north of South Bend, on the radio I heard political ads, which amounted to bickering between the two Democratic candidates. They argued who is going to do more for me as the next president. They both kept saying how they're going to give me "free" health care and provide a rosy future based more government largess.
Many of your fellow Ron Paul supporters in Missouri had to attend “credentials hearings” yesterday to prove that they were “true Republicans” so that they could keep the delegate status they had earned in earlier Missouri Republican meetings. The first thing that pops up in your mind is probably the first thing that popped up in mine - we are the true conservatives, and the principles we defend are the core ideas of the Republican Party.
He says he spent his Bush bucks on 41 copies of Ron Paul's book,
Take note of the key MSM buzzwords at the start of the article to discourage those not in the know.
Ron Paul has a key primary today in North Carolina, and it is not the presidential primary. Paul has been spending the last four months or so of his campaign to support “pro-liberty” candidates for federal, state and local offices. One of them, B.J. Lawson, is going to see if he can get out of the republican primary.
Great Video. However I wish the creators would expand on the references to Ron Paul informational sites ;) ;)
It is mind-blowing how much money we are blowing on our empire. Dr. Paul puts it all on the table for those who care about the real issues and not the fake game played by the establishment of both political parties. Why do we have troops in 130 countries? What are we still in Korea 55 years after the war? This was not meant to be permanent! Why do we borrow from Europe in order to help protect Europe? Why do we borrow from Japan to help protect Japan?
Most Republican officials and party hacks have been criticizing the legion of constitutional Paul supporters in state delegate conventions already. The only way to change their opinions and refute the current neo-conservative thinking in the party is to become policy wonks.
"He put out a video in which he said victory in the conventional sense was not available to us, but there was still much the campaign could try to accomplish," Ron Paul 2008 spokesman Jesse Benton said yesterday. "People in the press reported that as him dropping out when he was not dropping out."
If we could all be this supportive!
Book sales numbers aren't the only metric of success Ron Paul cares about now. He's finishing up a mini-tour of campuses in North Carolina and Indiana, reminding voters that he's on the ballot, bidding for protest votes that will (almost assuredly) pump his total for the primary season over one million.
The Republican party is marginalizing the very notions that the Republican party once stood for. The party itself is ignoring the Constitution, disregarding its own ideological history, and behaving both immorally and without honor and without a love of individual liberty and country. The Republican party has become its own monstrosity, a monster preoccupied with its own survival and its own agenda and its own needs and desires for power and prestige and control. The Republican party has become just like the federal government, a large, self-appointed repository of power, completely separated from the intent of the original founders and framers, a place where bubble-up from the people power is overrun by top-down directive and control. It has become an evil, un-American power network infected with the same willful hubris that it once claimed to oppose. It is in it for itself, and not for the American people. It is hypocrisy wrapped in hypocrisy, covered in hypocrisy and submerged in a sea of hypocrisy.
In the past few months, American workers, consumers, and businesses have experienced a sudden and dramatic rise in gasoline prices. In some parts of the country, gasoline costs as much as $4 per gallon. Some politicians claim that the way to reduce gas prices is by expanding the government’s power to regulate prices and control the supply of gasoline.
Delegates will soon begin to think about what this means for the fall campaign. As soon as they do, however, nightmares may replace their dreams of victory. They will have visions of Democrats playing the tape of McCain’s little jig on "bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran," to the tune of "Bar Bar Bar Barbara Ann" over and over again, until that tune together with McCain’s words are singing in the head of every voter in the country. They will then flood the country with ads featuring McCain’s comment about staying in Iraq for "a hundred, "a thousand," and even "a million" years," until McCain is not only identified as the "war candidate," but the "candidate of endless war."
The GOP is the party of limited government. It's the party that touts fiscal responsibility. It claims to be the party of principle. The Minnesota Republican Party puts a premium on loyalty, yet it doesn't bind national convention delegates to its caucus presidential poll. So why is the state GOP being so hard on Ron Paul supporters with track records of supporting limited government, fiscalconservatism and loyal service to Republican candidates?
We still need a variety of people - especially:
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Sandwiched between the Poor Richard writings of Benjamin Franklin and the current publication of Ron Paul’s “The Revolution: A Manifesto”, we find a period of intense historical interest and confusion, one that has brought to a pimplehead of putrefaction the build-up of white corpuscles that has grown in size as the Republic has degenerated from its Libertarian, Capitalistic roots, to a totally controlled, collectivist-nanny state.
At the meeting, according to the email, about 300 of the 1,900 elected delegates to the state GOP convention May 30-June 1 must disprove allegations that — presumably — accuse the targeted delegates of not being bona fide Republicans and/or not committed to supporting John McCain for president.
A fancy "hollywood style" McCain Video was shown during the convention but an effort to allow a RP video was denied. They eventually agreed to show a RP video during the lunch recess on the second day (yes during lunch when nobody was in the convention hall). Even this video appeared to have been edited for content by the party elite. Platform amendments based upon conservative principals and the language of the Constitution were voted down. Then, after the proposals were defeated, the very delegates responsible for this gave standing ovations to commentator Cal Thomas when he spoke of THE EXACT SAME THINGS during his speech to the convention body.
There is no way I can tell you the excitement this announcement gives me. I have been so absolutely worn out and depressed at the obvious fate of our Country with the elections and all the campaign retoric constantly and now I can see real light at the end of the tunnel. This has made it necessary for me to stick around for another couple of years to help with this event. I am doing my best right now not to say what it is until Penny gives us the word but you can bet you all will be the first to hear this great plan and news of how to get it done.
May 04, 2008
Other eyes as well. Even the "luminaries" of the Trilateral Commission, at their Apr. 25-28 meet in Washington, DC (reports American Free Press) "expressed concern that Paul's rallies have attracted multitudes of young people who are getting 'their political education.' They want Republicans to pressure Paul to drop out now and stop his education rallies. This assignment was given to Thomas Foley, former U.S. House speaker."
During the reporting period, Paul — a former Air Force surgeon who broke with his party to vote against the Iraq war — received the most military contributions, with $201,271.
Eric Herzik, a political scientist at the University of Nevada, Reno, said the disruption reflected, among other things, that McCain had "yet to capture the hearts and minds of Nevada Republicans." Previously, Paul forces had elected about one-third of the delegates to the Missouri state Republcan convention.
The Republican Party has not fulfilled its promise to shrink the size of government and restore our Constitutional Republic. Instead, deficits have exploded, entitlements are out of control, and our personal liberties are threatened. I believe that the solution to our problems can be found in Americans being as free and prosperous as possible. We need a president who will hold the federal government to abiding by the Constitution. I would focus on returning America to a sound monetary policy, strengthening our national security and ending our interventionist foreign policy, and stopping the abuses of our civil liberties.
I am constantly amazed at how our own citizens will defend a govenment that steals their property and enslaves them.
While they are confident they can deal with any “potential president,” the Trilateralists paid huge tribute to Ron Paul in an equally large twist of irony, by expressing alarm that he is causing “significant future damage.”
Ron Paul interviewed by Wolf Blitzer on CNN's Situation Room. Good and fair interview. Also after the interview interesting segment on the currently in progress (May 2008) "book bomb". #1 on Amazon.com and #7 currently on NY Times best seller list.
Another great interview.
May 02, 2008
Paul, 72, the iconoclastic Texas Republican, gets less attention these days than he did when he was among a raft of GOP contenders. But organizers say at least 2,000 people have signed up to see him speak at a 3 p.m. event in Chapel Hill and a 6:30 p.m. speech in Durham.
But tongues were set wagging about whether the adjournment was a maneuver to save McCain from the embarrassment of being swamped by Paul delegates.
The reason we are in our current predicament is because, "We the people" have elected politicians rather than leaders. Merriam-Webster's dictionary defines a politician as "a person primarily interested in political office for selfish or other narrow usually short-sighted reasons." The people we have elected to Congress and the Presidency are politicians who are more concerned with their own re-election, maintaining power, and enrichment of their financial backers than they are about our great country.
Ron Paul, Ronald Reagan
Anyone can attend, but in order to vote you must be a registered Republican and a delegate from your Oklahoma county. It is recommended that you be there Saturday before 8 am. Those of you in Oklahoma should have the necessary information and contacts. If you live in Oklahoma and need information, be sure to email me at email@example.com.
Note: The beginning of the interview uses the same old MSM tricks of downplaying the Ron Paul and the movement.