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The following is a statement from an American senior citizen on the state of affairs of being a retiree. Touching on many points she explains the treachery of the IRS. All too often I have seen this happen to unfortunate Americans who
His recent book, "The Revolution: A Manifesto," should be read by every American to gain some insight into how far our government has moved away from our Constitution. Paul addresses the ever-expanding federal government, foreign policy, increasing taxes, economic policies, ballooning inflation and debt (he´s been warning us from the floor of the House for years), and our disappearing basic freedoms. All are happening right before our eyes, while we continue to indulge and submerge ourselves in consumerism and entertainment, dulling our brains and turning them into mush.
This resolution leads us closer to a wider war in the Middle East. It involves the United States unnecessarily in an internal conflict between competing Lebanese political factions and will increase rather than decrease the chance for an increase in violence. The Lebanese should work out political disputes on their own or with the assistance of regional organizations like the Arab League. I urge my colleagues to reject this march to war and to reject H. Res. 1194.
The last Montana Legislature overwhelmingly passed House Joint Resolution 25, opposing the formation of a North American Union with Canada and Mexico and the building of the NAFTA Superhighway System. Why then was the media giving presidential candidate Ron Paul a hard time about making this an issue in his campaign when plans for both have been in place?
Sights seen during the VERY LONG Kentucky campaign.
Every day I read the letters over coffee as my first attempt to get a good laugh. Everybody who writes their opinions always seems to have a solution to everything: higher gas costs, higher food costs, socialists' concerns, global warming, our drop in the dollar, tax breaks, gay marriage, City Council pay raises, prayer in schools, our next president, on and on. I was fortunate to obtain the New York Times best-selling book, "The Revolution: A Manifesto," by Ron Paul, who seems to put it all together. Maybe we should take a closer look at all his silly ideas.
Urgent... Breaking News... Arizona Voters to Recall Senator McCain; Arizona Meet-up Groups Being Contacted
The Revolution is heating up and Senator John McCain now finds himself at war with his own party. In particular, the Ron Paul r3volution!
Dr. Paul will be bringing his message of freedom, peace, and prosperity to San Diego this Friday, May 23rd for a Freedom Rally.
The Coeur d’Alene Press reports on the situation in Idaho as they get ready for their primary next week. It’s understandable to a degree that many long-time Republican activists are worried about Ron Paul supporters coming in, not that there’s any validity to their concerns that we’re just there to interfere, of course, but because enthusiasm among Republican activists is something that hasn’t been seen for a long time, and many don’t quite know how to deal with it.
A significant amount of attention has been paid to the anti-war protesters and liberal demonstrators headed for the Republican National Convention, but a potentially more disruptive group of political activists threatens to descend on St. Paul this September in what has already been dubbed "Ron Paul's Revolt."
From the audio book version
This article from Andrew Malcom is peppered with figures. Malcom has been highly opnionated as of late showing his true neocon colors. The comments section is what is worth the read here.
May 21, 2008
Supporting McCain is the wasted vote, because he can't beat Obama or Hillary, either.
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul received 15 percent of yesterday's primary vote in Oregon, a state in which he inspired both strong grassroots activism and online support but did not physically visit. "Oregonians and Americans are hungry for the leadership that will protect the traditions that made our country so great," said campaign spokesman Jesse Benton. "Dr. Paul's grassroots supporters delivered Dr. Paul's second best GOP primary showing based on percentage points. Dr. Paul and the grassroots movement he has inspired are building a bright future for the Republican Party and the United States of America."
What "change" Obama? Does anyone know?
There are a ton of UNBOUND Delegates for McCain that can be swayed your way if they were to see you and he go at it head to head in a televised debate.
Here it is, the one Ron Paul You Tube that captures it all, Mike Huckabee’s innocence, Mitt Romney’s regret and John McCain’s cynicism. Here are all the dynamics that have made the Republican nomination process for this 2008 cycle a fascinating exercise in futility.
Ron visited Kentucky this weekend. Over 700 students and supporters crowded into the Bowling Green High School Basketball Arena. Nashville and Bowling Green television and print media covered the event. Ron's grandson, Will Paul, introduced him.
Ron Paul was in Austin Monday 5/19/08 at the Book People store signing over 2000 copies of his new book The Revolution: A Manifesto
The anonymous donor has reserved the Grand Ballroom at the Grand Sierra Resort on Saturday, June 7th, for the entire day, and is offering the use of the room to the Nevada State GOP. The room has been equipped to accommodate the needs and requirements of the nearly 1,400 delegates to the State Convention. The use of this facility will be at no cost to the Party, as a result of this in-kind donation.
"I discovered in that one article who the real enemy is. Of course this put me in the right direction to find out more information. I basically found out that the only course of action was to realize I have to back Ron Paul and the Revolution of We the People. Prior to WAKING UP I remember watching Ron Paul in the primaries and laughing at him as I was a far right wing Bush supporter of many years. I am ashmed when I think of it now.
Ron Paul is causing trouble for the Republican Party. He is still in the running for president despite a media blackout. And he will not endorse McCain, who hasn't a nickel's worth of difference from the two Democratic candidates.
May 19, 2008
Political Fix just received a most intriguing e-mail, stating that “the FBI was mailed the first of many letters to come, requesting a formal investigation into the unethical and illegal practices of a faction of the Missouri Republican Party that have disenfranchised so many properly elected delegates by challenging them without basis….”
"On May 17th, Ron travelled to Louisville. The booksigning at Borders Books was one of their largest ever. The manager said only Jimmy Carter's booksigning was larger. More than 700 books were sold to about 550 people. The line wound and wandered throughout the store and outside. See the video.
Kentucky loves Paul
May 19, 2008
The bottom line is that our dollar is falling, the economy is in rough shape, and government spending is wildly out of control. Congress argues over relatively minor details, instead of dramatically changing our flawed foreign policy. We need to bring our troops home, not only from Iraq and Afghanistan , but from South Korea , Germany , and the other 138 countries where we have troops stationed. Our foreign policy of interventionism is not only offensive to others, inviting further terrorist attacks, but it is ruining our economy as we tax, borrow and print the money to pay the bills of our empire. The economy and ultimately the American people suffer because Washington is refusing to adopt more sensible and constitutional policies.
You would have thought I was questioning the Virgin Birth. They turned on “the green room idiot” and patronizingly explained to me how the nomination belonged to McCain now and good soldiers had to rally around the standard bearer.
May 18, 2008
Ron Paul on BookTV from C-Span
Americans certainly seem to love an underdog when it comes to the movies. They applaud and appreciate it when someone like Speed Racer beats the odds and wins. If only it could be like that in the presidential race. Here is a true to life underdog they can rally around. If only Americans would appreciate more the man of principle, integrity, honesty and honor. If only they would embrace the man who has proven himself to be the champion of the Constitution and a true advocate of smaller government. His supporters have done an excellent job of following his example, but they need support also.
If you're an establishment Republican, you might want to sit down and read this very carefully.
May 18, 2008
Lies, Lies, Lies,...Yeah
We are not gods or kings or conquerors, Only men and women, like all men and women. What has begun cannot be stopped. The truth, once heard, cannot be unheard.
"Right now, the American people mistrust the government more than they ever have, but I don't think that's a bad thing," Paul said. "Some good will come of it."
However, regardless of what the media has deemed a "Win", no one can win until the national convention which happens in September. Popular votes do not determine what can happen at the national convention. If enough supporters of Ron Paul remain as fervent as they have in the past, and cut through the tape in the Republican Party to hold the seats at the convention, we may be in for a real surprise. At the convention the delegates will not only decide the nominee, but they will also decide party platforms and the direction of the Republican Party.
After all, here you have a political party that preaches the old libertarian mantra of “free enterprise, private property, and limited government” while embracing and supporting such socialist, interventionist, and imperial programs as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, income taxation, the drug war, paper money, the Federal Reserve, the war on immigrants, the war on poverty, torture, wars of aggression, military occupations, kidnapping and rendition, suspension of habeas corpus, and denial of due process of law, right to counsel, right to confront adverse witnesses, and right to be free from cruel and unusual punishments.
The Republican Party is in trouble because they have lost their political brand and identity. They are a party running for office only for the power that is intrinsic in getting elected. After six years in the Congressional majority, the party has shown no passion for a cause or a strong belief in a guiding political ideology. Even after the Democratic election victory of 2006 changed control of Congress, there has been no real mandate for change among Republican Congressional leadership.
An Army that does not fight falls apart...
Paul's activists are swarming local Republican party committees and conventions, quietly capturing or lining up delegates in states such as Alaska, Missouri, Minnesota, Florida, Texas and Washington.
Andrew Malcolm of the LA Times political blog thinks Ron has a "mean, vicious, cruel, and uncaring" side for being the only congressman to vote no on a resolution telling Myranmar what to do, but yes on resolutions congratulating US football teams. Now, as an anarchist, I think all this is silly or evil or both, but constitutionally, the internal affairs of Myranmar are none of the congress's business, while American goings-on are.
Apparently your paper and/or the A.P. is like the rest of the mainstream media when it comes to mentioning Ron Paul; any publicity is a no-no. Although you may think a certain person has the nomination, if that’s your excuse, many things could change that.
The "on demand" part of the sideshow comes from the American public. If the republicans wanted brains at the helm rather than a Bush clone, they would have nominated Ron Paul, a candidate whose foreign policy would keep America from pre-emptive and presumptive wars.
We can no longer afford burdensome regulations and obtrusive taxes. International competition is strong and getting stronger. Soon, other countries will not only be competing for our jobs, but also for food, fuel and all other necessities. This is no time to be sitting on the side of the road in a stalled economy while other countries race by.
Continuing your Revolution education. A precise guide to waking up the masses.
May 16, 2008
Some Paul supporters believe they were excluded at the county convention. Sean Bolock, a long time San Marcos Ron Paul supporter said the county convention was a “sham and a shut out for Ron Paul delegates.” Velte agrees saying that “Paul supporters were pretty much shut out from being delegates to the state convention.”
In his new bestseller The Revolution: A Manifesto, Ron Paul warns Americans that "Given the overseas ambitions of so much of our political class, a return of the draft may actually be closer than we realize."
The Revolution will live on because revolutions take time to win. This is not a call for armed revolution since they have proven to be obsolete in this day in age. This peaceful revolution will take place because the American people are fed up with the status quo. We are fed up with the war. We are fed up with high taxes. We are fed up with big government who spends and spends without any type of audit. We are fed up with everything Bush. Of course, there are those who still remain ignorant of all the injustice and will follow the lines because that is what sheep do.
Ron Paul and his 1 million supporters aren't going away. And that's probably a good thing for America's future.
"I'm looking forward to it", "It's going to be a blast"
Due to the expected large turnout for Dr. Paul’s signing at Borders, this will be a ticketed event.
Paul discusses his book, McCain, and the campaigns future.
May 15, 2008
Now the Ron Paul revolution, as his supporters call it, is experiencing a second wind. Paul took 16 percent of the vote in Pennsylvania, his best primary showing yet, and has surpassed 1 million votes in the GOP contest. Ron Paul Republicans have started roiling local party organizations, taking control of state conventions and running for public office, all without much coordination from their leader.
Ultimately, Dr. Paul’s book is not so much about freedom but about consequences — what will surely come to pass if we continue to abuse our Constitution, reject free-market principles, and wage war across the globeunder the spurious banner of democracy. One way or another, the militarism, the squelching of personal liberty, the “robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul,” in Kipling’s unforgettable phraseology, must come to an end, as inevitably as night follows day. From our mad careen toward insolvency and national humiliation we can either withdraw voluntarily or wait until the inexorable laws of economics and history force our hand. “I know which option I prefer,” Dr. Paul says in his concluding remarks. “Ours is not a fated existence, for nowhere is our destiny etched in stone.... If freedom is what we want, it is ours for the taking.”
Ron Paul is more candid than usual.
May 15, 2008
Dr. Paul will be on “The Morning Edge” with Trey Ware on KTSA 550 AM in San Antonio at 8:10 AM ET.
John Quincy Adams, whose wise counsel about America going “not abroad in search of monsters to destroy” is naturally quoted in Ron Paul’s post-campaign manifesto, The Revolution, also provided what may, on some (distant, we may hope) day, be the epitaph on Representative Paul’s congressional career: “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”
Paul plans to continue his campaign to the GOP convention where he will take his message of limited government and opposition to the war.
I think it's amazing that Ron Paul is doing so well in such a heavily Republican state... how can they say we're not Republicans? What's more, this is the first state where it's only Ron and John... that means the anti-McCain opposition is in full support of our guy. Plus, 13% don't like McCain and simultaneously support Dr. Paul (therefore it's possible that even more people don't like McCain).
"What's happening with Ron Paul cannot be ignored by John McCain," said Greg Mueller, a Republican consultant not affiliated with any campaign.
According to the latest polls, the economy is of the most concern for most Americans and inflation is at the top of the economic worries for Americans. The main stream candidates have done little to talk about inflation. But that has been at the core of Ron Paul's economic portfolio of issues.
Kill the fed!
Dr. Paul was on his hometown news radio station this morning, KTRH in Houston, and he discussed the role he envisions for his supporters at the GOP Convention in September.
May 13, 2008
Dr. Paul will be discussing his latest book, The Revolution: A Manifesto, this Sunday, May 18th at 9:00 AM ET on C-SPAN 2’s “Book TV”.
And while I am not a Ron Paul backer per se…I do agree with the premise that the Republican Party has a very deep and disturbing problem: not only are they becoming more and more indecipherable from the Democratic Party but they have effectively marginalized a huge constituency of people who believe in church and family and many of the limited government views held by Ron Paul.