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Paul To Surprise Again?
The campaign reached the $1 million mark last night, a full day ahead of real clear politicsschedule. Paul won't outraise any of the front-runners, but the frugality with which he is running the campaign, as well as the fervency of his supporters and his presence in Iowa and New Hampshire, mean that he will be one second-tier candidate unwilling to drop out before the nominating process takes its course. Paul could cause some serious problems for the front-runners, and it looks increasingly like he will have the money to compete in at least a few early states.
September 30, 2007 Permalink

"Internet Candidate," Fund Raising Outpaces Better-Known Rivals in last-minute 3Q Dash
Ron Paul, the Republican congressman from Texas, has raised more than a wiredmillion dollars this week from his supporters, much of that through the Internet. Ron_paul_2008_3q Fund raising is a key barometer by which the political world measures a candidate's campaign success.
Up until now, Paul has been noted as a long-shot candidate because of his low polling numbers.
September 30, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul vs Status Quo - I Sing the Body Politique
Now, here we are all these years later, and I can't help but wonder what the country would be like had Americans awakened from their slumber and elected Ron Paul in 1988. With another election year around the corner, a host of hopefuls touting the same old, same old have cast in their hats for the top office. The only noticeable difference is that this time there is actually someone worthy of my vote, and he happens to be a Republican. Therefore I have done something I have never done before, and registered as a Republican so that I can support Ron Paul in the primary elections. Wow, I've never voted for a Republican before... sorry, Dad, but you're the one who always told me to do the right thing.
September 30, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul: Thank you!!
Dr. Paul was campaigning in New Hampshire with his wife Carol and their ronpaulforpresident200.comfamily when our $1,000,000 goal was reached last night. As the time drew near, they watched on a laptop as the counter reached the $1 million mark. They, along with staff, supporters and volunteers throughout the country then celebrated this extraordinary accomplishment.
September 30, 2007 Permalink

We Are Red White and Screwed: Can Ron Paul Save Us from the Dirty Thirty?
Somebody asked me, the other day, who is Ron Paul? I realized at that point how completely the global corporations dominate our mainstream media. For those who get their news from Fox, I have a news flash, Ron Paul represents your last and best hope for your ability to hang on to your home, savings, pension and freedom. Ron Paul may represent the last hope for the future of your children and grandchildren.
September 30, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul: The only Patriot running for President.
Suggested steps on how the Ron Paul REVOLUTION can ignite grass-roots efforts to rebirth America with Constitutional ideals...again:
September 30, 2007 Permalink

The Ron Paul News Channel

September 30, 2007 Permalink

Paul's record far ahead of others
No other candidate has a record comparable to that of Texas Rep. Dr. Ron Paul.
September 30, 2007 Permalink

Many awakenings
Ron Paul is as surprised as anyonezoom at the near messianic zeal he inspires
concord monitorTo attend a Ron Paul event is to see where some disaffected Democrats and Republicans have turned. There were anti-war activists and fiscal conservatives, opponents of the North American Free Trade Agreement and proponents of tougher border security. And there were those who scarcely paid attention to politics before discovering Paul, many driving hundreds of miles for the hour-long rally.
September 30, 2007 Permalink

Paul's call: end the IRS
Paul said current monetary policy amounts to a "secret sinister tax" that union leadertakes wealth from the middle class and poor, and redistributes money to Wall Street and the wealthy. The crowd broke into applause when he said the federal reserve system should be abolished.
September 30, 2007 Permalink

New Hampshire Voter Registration Info - VERY IMPORTANT
I hope Mike can pin this to the top for the next two weeks...please daily paulspread this on every blog, forum, and mailing list that you think might have NH voters reading it... it is from the Associated Press. I hope it's true. I have been saying I had a feeling you should do this immediately..but now I'm sure.

Oct. 12 deadline to change party registration for primary September 29, 2007
CONCORD, N.H. --Registered voters who want to change party affiliation before New Hampshire's presidential primary have two weeks to do so.
Secretary of State William Gardner has set Oct. 12 as the last day to change affiliation. The voter checklist supervisors will meet that day to correct the voter list.

September 30, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Campaign Site Attacked
For more than two weeks, has been under increasing lew blogand increasingly powerful attack from very sophisticated enemies. It is no coincidence that the site went down temporarily just before the total reached a million tonight. This is only the beginning, of course. Thank goodness there is more money now to hire the best security.
September 30, 2007 Permalink

Why a Ron Paul Revolution? Thank Congress!
hank Congress and the political course our leadership has been following since the Wilson Presidency. Many of the people (remember “We the People”), believe the Constitution is being adulterated and power is being usurped away from the people, communities, and States. Growing numbers of the population are disgruntled and concerned their rights are disappearing. They are starting to remember their duty, to protect the Constitution. They see Ron Paul as the only candidate with the history and willingness to help them fulfill their duty. We only need to briefly review the news each day to see Congress at work helping to increase these fears.
September 30, 2007 Permalink

Sportsbook Places 4-1 Odds of Ron Paul Winning Republican Nomination
September 29, 2007 Permalink

Why is Ron Paul Creating Grassroots Excitement?
You hear it laughed at, as well as scoffed at, this Ron Paul revolution but the rumble grows. You are hearing it more, feeling it more and wondering, is it real? Why? Who is this guy? What is all this excitement about? Is it time to switch off the TV and Google Ron Paul and get excited? Perhaps it is and even if you don’t catch fire at least you’ll really know what all the excitement is about! Just beware, critical thinking and searching could lead you to join this revolution, look at me, I did it and now I'm writing you!
September 29, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul's Speech In New Hampshire

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September 29, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul: Almost There!
Your extraordinary efforts have caused the press to take notice. The Hill ronpaulforpresident2008.comnewspaper, a publication here in Washington read by the professional political types, reported the other day on your success. The article was accurate and positive. And you can be sure it caused the political class here in D.C. to uncomfortably take notice.
September 29, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Wins NJ Republican Straw Poll in a Landslide
Thanks to Max Raskin for phoning in the news that Ron won the lewrockwell blogimportant NJ Straw Poll with 72%.
Adds Garry Cobb: "This vote was in North Jersey, which is supposedly Rudy's territory given its proximity to New York. I believe he received only a few votes.
September 29, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Draws Crowd, Press at NH Family Walk Rally
Ron Paul drew a good-sized, spirited crowd along with accompanying fREE MARKET NEWS NETWORKregional media to kick off today's New Hampshire Family walk. About 30 of Ron Paul's children, grandchildren and other relatives attended the kick-off which featured a keynote speech by Ron Paul (R-Tex) himself. The speech was accompanied by cheers from the faithful - who hope that a libertarian-conservative with fidelity to the American constitution might be propelled into national prominence as a serious contender, and even the GOP nominee for president.
September 29, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul: Fundraiser Extraordinaire
The Republican successes of the last decades were able to come about because different conservative groups joined forces: conservative libertarians, social conservative, fiscal conservatives, etc.: they all decided to join forces for the common good. If the Republican Party wants to continue to win national elections, it has to keep this coalition of conservatives alive.
September 29, 2007 Permalink

Paul says Constitution is cure for nation
Ronald Reagan said it right, "The federal government has taken too much tax money from the people, too much authority from the states, and too much liberty with the Constitution." He also stated, "Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem." Ron Paul, the "Champion of the Constitution" agrees.
Reagan himself said of him, "Ron Paul is one of the outstanding leaders fighting for a stronger national defense. As a former Air Force officer, he knows well the needs of our armed forces, and he always puts them first. We need to keep him fighting for our country."
September 29, 2007 Permalink

Red State: CFR/ Neo-Con
I posted a polite response, pointing out much of the above. Within a day DAILY PAULI was blocked from the RedState site, and now I cannot even access the web page: my IP address was also blocked.
I think they got a little rattled when I pointed out that Ron Paul was a threat to the CFR/Neocon agenda, and had millions of supporters. I also said that the CFR was running scared of Dr. Paul and about all they could do was to stand on the sidelines and call him names, such as "pencil-head."
September 29, 2007 Permalink

What Really Happened on the Ferry From Mackinac Island?
Ridiculous rumors are swirling that Ron Paul supporters threatened to throw Benito Giuliani overboard while chanting "9/11 was an inside job" during "the longest boat ride" -- nonsense! The video below shows that there was nothing more that alternating chants of "Ron Paul" and "Educating Rudy". The rumors are being spread by Eric Dondero, a disgruntled former employee of Paul who goes around the internet posting about how great a libertarian Giuliani is.

September 29, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul financially outpacing John Edwards
With straw polls placing Ron Paul in first place among Republican contenders, and the GOP recognizing Ron Paul as a de facto 1st tier candidate, any financial reporting over 5 million is bound to cement his position. Let’s not forget Ron Paul surprised everyone by taking in more military contributions than ALL the Republican and Democratic candidates in Q2, and amassing more cash-on-hand than Sen. John McCain.
September 29, 2007 Permalink

Pander Proof Ron Paul
Ron Paul does not dance around the issues of special interest groups or pander like we saw on Univision by the Democrats. See how he gives the one answer we all know in our hearts is the truth.
We must all agree that no question should be answered “for a group” and all answers should serve all Americans equally.
September 29, 2007 Permalink

Help! I really like Ron Paul!
With our democratic congress completely unable to invoke a spine AND the recent declarations of leading Dem contenders that they can't promise leaving Iraq in their first term... well... uhm... uh, I like Ron Paul.
September 29, 2007 Permalink

Why I Support Ron Paul - Part 1
liv: Ron Paul GirlAs an adult, however, I’ve finally started to realize that welfare never actually helped my family. What would have really helped is if there had actually been some incentive for one or both of my parents to get up off the couch and get a job. That’s what would have helped them, by giving them some sorely needed sense of self-worth. It would have helped us kids, too, by teaching us how to take care of ourselves. And it would have helped everyone else, by removing the burden of having to foot the bill.
September 29, 2007 Permalink

Message from Ron Paul
Holy smokes! I can't keep track of our zooming fundraising total, but I am 2008noting all those wonderful names!
Whenever I can, I go online to check the latest score. What a boost!
It means that this Revolution has legs--very strong, very fast moving legs, and that the establishment, from the Fed to the tax police to the military-industrial complex, is right to worry.
September 29, 2007 Permalink

SEP 28/29/30 - RP in Boston! - NH Family Walk - Nationwide Rally - Paint the Town RON!!
Ron Paul and his family will be in Manchester, NH this weekend. He will be daily paulgiving a speech on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9:30 am and then we will all go off Saturday and Sunday to distribute literature throughout New Hampshire.
The campaign is hoping to get 1,000 volunteers to knock on about 50,000 doors this weekend. This is a HUGE effort to reach out to New Hampshire voters because we all know that winning New Hampshire is KEY for Ron Paul.
September 28, 2007 Permalink

Translating Ron Paul’s Internet Success into Real VotesRon Paul
We have to get people prepared and convinced, that the presidential election for Ron Paul occurs earlier than November. It occurs in January and February on a state by state basis.
Let me repeat that for rhetorical purposes. Ron Paul’s Presidential Election is in January and February, not November.
If you have to be a registered Republican to vote in your state’s primary for Ron Paul, then for goodness sakes register as a Republican, now. Its a meaningless label now anyway for so many reasons, just do it.
Look up your state’s Republican primary election rules and be sure your ready.
Even if you have traditionally voted Democrat, that cannot stop you from voting in the Republican primary, either. In fact this is all the more reason.
September 28, 2007 Permalink

Sustainable Profile: Ron Paul
Ending the Federal Income Tax. This issue alone could easily sway many votes from people who keep feeling the mounting pressure of taxes. This would require cutbacks in government spending to their 2000 levels according to Ron Paul [My previous date of 1992 was that given to resolve the total national debt, not to end the Federal Income Tax]. There would be fewer services offered by the government, but if this was jointly accomplished by his removal of control over money by the Federal Reserve Bank (a private corporation) the corresponding increase in the value of the dollar along with elimination of the general income tax could prove to be a highly beneficial move.
September 28, 2007 Permalink

America According to Ron Paul
Many people hear that Ron Paul wants to the end income tax and opednewseliminate the IRS, they like the idea but can't understand how this could possibly be done. He believes that income tax isn't necessary to pay for government services, and by cutting spending overtime it could be eliminated. He said, “Few people know that every penny of the income tax is used to service federal debt.” He went on to say, “If we stop incurring debt, we can quickly end the IRS.” A limited constitutional government with low taxes, one that doesn't interfere in the business of other nations, sounds good to me. Ron Paul has always been on the front lines fighting for our privacy, freedoms, and liberties. Whether it be his opposition to the Patriot Act or the National ID Act, he understands the importance of a free society and recognizes that the biggest threat to it is the government itself. One of the great things about Ron Paul is that it doesn't matter if you find a quote or statement he made yesterday, two months, or five years ago-his principles and philosophy have remained consistent and true to the constitution.
September 28, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul's 'Big' Fund-Raising 3rd Quarter
Bearing this in mind, the question must be asked: Will Ron Paul's fund free market news networkraising success (money being the currency of popularity) lead other in his party to rethink their current attraction to authoritarianism. Is Ron Paul's fund-raising success going to spawn a generation of GOP politicians that will utilize the rhetoric of libertarian-conservativism? In fact, Fred Thompson - a prototypical politician of the authoritarian variety - has already adopted Ron Paul's playbook on almost all issues but the war. And other GOP politicians are lurching in that direction as well.
September 28, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul at Morgan State
Was the Tavis Smiley-moderated Republican debate last night the best-lew blogrun, most interesting one so far? It got off to a slow start, but then it was unfailingly interesting as well as fair and balanced: much better than FOX, CNN, or MSNBC. Benito, Mitt, Fred, and McCain boycotted this African-American oriented forum (which was noted in a far more understated and therefore successful fashion than at the also-boycotted Christian right forum).
But what fun to see Ron Paul get the most applause, again and again, and to see his opponents wrinkle their noses at it. I loved Ron's attacks on drug prohibition, the criminal injustice system, capital punishment, the war, and the costs of empire, and so did the audience.
September 28, 2007 Permalink

What the Fed Has Done to Us
Mr. Chairman, the situation facing us now in the mortgage industry has its lew rockwellroots in the Federal Reserve's inflationary monetary policy. Without addressing the roots of the current crisis, any measures undertaken to improve the situation will be doomed to fail.
As with asset bubbles and investment manias in past history, the fuel for the current housing bubble had its origins in monetary manipulation. 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.
September 28, 2007 Permalink

RJC Strikes Back Against ‘Jews for Ron Paul’
Responding to a firestorm of criticism over its exclusion of presidential Free market news networkcandidate Ron Paul from its upcoming internal forum and fund-raiser, the Republican Jewish Coalition apparently explained its reasoning to the JTA, the "global news service of the Jewish people."
The leaked story, discussed below, is likely to receive a response from “Jews for Ron Paul.” This newly founded organization provoked the RJC when it called on Jews to avoid joining the RJC because of its exclusion of the libertarian-constitutional scholar and presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-Tex) from an upcoming GOP presidential rally and forum. "Jews for Ron Paul" also attended a New England RJC chapter meeting and found significant support for Ron Paul.
September 28, 2007 Permalink

Could Ron Paul Get Three Presidential Nominations?3 party
Though running for the Republican nomination, Ron Paul could possibly get the Libertarian and Constitution Party nominations. The by-laws of the two smaller parties appear to allow Ron Paul to become, potentially, the first fusion candidate in history.
September 28, 2007 Permalink

A Displaced Microsoft Programmer Supports Ron Paul
As harsh as my career loss has been and as difficult as it is to see my Vdarefruits reaped by foreigners with arranged marriages and intact clan support structures, Paul’s opponents in the presidential race would create greater problems for all of us.
September 28, 2007 Permalink


Ron Paul At Tavis Smiley's All-American Forum On PBS 9-27-07

September 28, 2007 Permalink

Column: Ron Paul for president campaign attracts following
In case you were unaware, you have the great fortune to be witness to a centuries-in-the-making humanist political revolution currently gaining steam at this very moment.
I am in no way exaggerating when I use the word "revolution," for the Ron Paul for president campaign is nothing less than a grassroots retaliation by the private citizens of this country against the Federal Leviathan.
September 28, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul vs. the Neocon Cowards
Let’s say it straight out: Virtually every architect and supporter of today’s Lew Rockwellneo-con-game of endless war is a coward.
Why? Because anyone who advocates a policy of military invasion, yet studiously avoids joining the soldiers on the battlefield, is, by definition, a coward.
What kind of a person believes that a cause is worth (someone else) dying for, yet not only refuses to face the "enemy," but remains, at all times, in the cool shadow of security? I’ll tell you what kind – a coward. What kind of a person can’t wait to send America’s youth to die in Iraq for a series of absurd, constantly evolving fabrications, yet finds it more prudent to receive lobbyists than to fire a rifle? I’ll tell you what kind – a raw coward.
September 27, 2007 Permalink

All American Presidential Forum with Tavis Smiley
September 27, 2007 Permalink

RON PAUL The Very Best of Ron Paul - part 4

September 27, 2007 Permalink

Brilliant move by Ron Paul!
If you support Ron Paul then tell your Waiter/Waitress about this bill next time you eat out. They all need to here about the man trying to save their tips!
September 27, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Campaign Becoming More Credible
However, they may also be looking at the political issues at play this election cycle. More and more and more people are saying what I’ve been suggesting again, again and again: Ron Paul is the only Republican candidate who can beat Hillary Clinton in the general election. There is absolutely no way the American public will vote for a pro-war candidate this election cycle.
September 27, 2007 Permalink

Establishment neocons baffled by Ron Paul's popularity
The Politico just plops this lie into their story of how the poor Republican Lewrockwell Blogwarmongers just aren't getting any traction on the web. Boo hoo. They really don't talk about Ron Paul for the same reason Brownshirt Republic is banning his supporters - they can't face dissent, and they can't tolerate anyone who doesn't conduct diplomacy with bombs. The irony is that they're stuck with the dead-end 28 percenters as a constituency.
September 27, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul: Let's Do It!
Frankly, I'm floored. And very, very grateful. Our $500,000 online ron paulfundraising goal for the end of the quarter was reached so fast it took my breath away. But we can't stop now. So I am raising the bar to $1 million by midnight, September 30th. I am so grateful for all you have done. Would you help me with this?
September 27, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul is a first tier candidate. Only fools continue to say otherwise
The ONLY candidate in the GOP who has been steadily rising instead of free falling is Ron Paul. The ONLY candidate who surpasses all expectations is Ron Paul. The ONLY candidate who stands a chance of winning the general election is Ron Paul.
September 27, 2007 Permalink

Congressman Ron Paul Introduces "The Tax Free Tips Act"
Washington, DC - Congressman Ron Paul has introduced legislation that Ron Paul press releaseswould ease the tax burden on some of America ’s hardest workers – those in the service industry. The Tax Free Tips Act of 2007 H.R. 3664 would exempt tips and gratuities from federal income and payroll taxes. Tips often compose a substantial portion of the earnings of waiters, waitresses, and other service-sector employees. However, unlike regular wages, a service-sector employee usually has no guarantee of, or legal right to, a tip. Instead, the amount of a tip usually depends on how well an employee satisfies a client. Since the amount of taxes one pays increases along with the size of tip, taxing tips punishes workers for doing a superior job!
Not only that, but the IRS estimates how much in tips an employee should have received and taxes them based on that, whether they actually received that amount or not. This should stop.
September 27, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul On the front page of the Boston Globe

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September 27, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul's Youth Revolution
Young people--energized and energetic, smart and dedicated, radicalized lewrockwell blogand radicalizing--are driving it. They have it within their power to overturn the cardtable of the establishment, and restore American freedom, prosperity, and peace. No wonder the neocons and their toadies are terrified.
September 27, 2007 Permalink

RON PAUL The Very Best of Ron Paul - part 3

September 27, 2007 Permalink

Paul's their all
Increasingly, his young fans are taking their campaign to the streets. boston globeGrassroots groups organized through the website Meetup now have more than 40,000 members in 751 cities and towns. They hang "Google Ron Paul" signs from highway overpasses. They show up in force at Republican events, wearing T-shirts trumpeting the "Ron Paul Love Revolution," waving homemade signs, and tirelessly chanting his name.
September 27, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Raises $300,000 Online in Just Over One Day
ron with fans2008 US Presidential candidate Ron Paul is supposedly running only 4% in the national polls, yet that hasn't stopped him from raising more than $300,000 online in less than two days.
Quite a feat for someone who is barely mentioned among the Republican frontrunners....unless of course you happen to be an avid fan.

September 27, 2007

Ron Paul will restore rights, promote free market
Right now, there are untold numbers of people being imprisoned, without due process, by the U.S government that have not been charged with a crime. The Real ID Act has been passed and soon Americans will have to present their papers to be allowed the privilege to travel domestically. Citizens are spied upon by government officials without legal warrant.
September 27, 2007 Permalink

The Axis of Good vs. Dr. Ron Paul
However, one name that is ubiquitous throughout the internet and a 411 mania.comthorn in the side of the Axis of Good is that of Republican congressman Ron Paul. While the Republicans would like their base to believe Romney, Guiliani or Thompson serve as a bridge to the halcyon days of President Ronald Reagan and would be a return to lower taxes, family values and more importantly, the cementing of a conflagration with Iran, Paul is the candidate that will ensure that the first three items in that list take place… and that war with Iran remains but a fantasy for the Neo-Conservatives currently running the GOP into oblivion.
September 27, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Sources: Latest CNN/NH GOP Poll Useless
This source, a Ron Paul supporter, also pointed out that GOP voters make free market news networkup about 30-plus percent of the New Hampshire electorate that are eligible to vote. Another 40-plus percent are independents. Observes the source: “Ron Paul will definitely get some of the GOP vote and he may well get a big chunk of the independent vote, which is generally against the Iraq war.” Ron Paul is the only anti-war GOP candidate.
September 27, 2007 Permalink

Attn: Ron Paul Supporters. Lee Rodgers Wants you Dead!
The radio host Lee Rodgers thinks Ron Paul is a moron. When his co-host Melanie Morgan gets email from Paul's supporters she deletes them. Rodgers took it one step further and suggested that email from Paul's people be traced so that they can "run you down and kill you like a mad dog."
Listen to what they said:mp3September 27, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Wants to Exempt Taxes on Tips
Ron Paul is Trying to Exempt Taxes on Tips! Casino dealers, waiters, cab drivers, hairdressers, etc. listen up!
Ok, service people. Time to get busy. Pick up the phone and dial like you have never dialed before. Call every one of your friends and have congress calling parties. This is the chance of your lifetime!
Introducing the Tax Free Tips Act
Ron Paul Speech to Congress
September 27, 2007 Permalink

SignWars: Clermont Officials Capitulate to ACLU Demands Over Yard Sign Ordinance
A Ron Paul supporter and the ACLU win against the machine.
The Orrs placed the sign in their yard to promote their presidential ron paul for president 2008.comfavorite, Republican Congressman Ron Paul, never thinking it would cause controversy. When a Clermont Code Enforcement Officer said they were in violation of the city ordinance requiring candidates and their campaigns to pay$50 before posting a sign, the Orr pushed back: “I simply wasn’t going to stand idly by while the City stepped on my rights as a citizen,” Bryan said.
September 26, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Supporters Are Everywhere [In Your Cereal Too;)]

September 26, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Triple Nomination Threat?
A third-party run will not be sought by Dr. Paul, but the third-party free market news networknominations may find him anyway. But it won't be a weapon to take to the St. Paul GOP convention. The calendar kills that idea. Unless he is given that weapon anyway... The LP convention is over Memorial Day weekend in Denver, and the CP convention is in June. St. Paul is over Labor Day weekend. It is possible that Dr. Paul may get the LP nomination in Denver (he is eligible for it per the national bylaws) and possibly even the CP nomination as well (dunno if he is eligible for it, help me out, CPers!), which would make him a true fusion candidate going into St. Paul. If that happens, St. Paul will get very interesting very fast.
September 26, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul and Libertarian Party Campaigns: Comparing Apples and Oranges
From what I see in the field as well as when talking to campaign staffers, Ron Paul has over ten times the level of dedicated activists pushing the campaign forward. There certainly is a sizable group forming the skeleton of Paul’s grassroots campaign. Only time will tell if this larger group of activists will be enough to gain Paul the momentum needed to win.
September 26, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul needs reliable delegates now. Is this you?
You are part of a historic movement. Ron Paul needs reliable delegates ronpaulforpresident2008.comnow. Is this you?
Know that you need to become a delegate or Ron Paul will not be President.
Your name will appear on the primary ballot in your congressional district under Ron Paul's!
September 26, 2007 Permalink

Elect Ron Paul and Never Pay Income Tax Again!
There are few things in this world I dislike more than paying income tax. Now there is a serious Presidential candidate, Dr. Ron Paul who not only promises to lower taxes, but to eliminate the Internal Revenue Service altogether.
September 26, 2007 Permalink

Why are Ron Paul Detractors so Frightened?
Yet the enthusiasm and excitement expressed by Ron Paul’s supporters american chronicleseems to have spawned a community of fellows vehemently opposed to Ron Paul. As I go through posts and read through blogs, it seems to me that many of these people are frightened by something. There’s something about their insistence, their passion about the "evil" of Ron Paul and the seemingly supernatural power of his “few” supporters to be able to hijack opinion polls, phone polls, and dominate Internet blogs, there’s something about the demeanor of these folks that suggests to my mind that they are terrified. There’s something even more disturbing about the way the mass media ignores or portrays him. All this has caused me to wonder, what are these Ron Paul detractors so frightened of?
September 26, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul in for the Long Haul
While there has been some speculation that Ron Paul (R-Tex) might free market news networkeventually break off his GOP run and launch a third party candidacy, that increasingly appears to be a far-fetched possibility. In fact, as Ron Paul's fund-raising continues to see success, as his straw poll victories mount and his crowds increase, the idea of a third party candidacy recedes.
September 26, 2007 Permalink

Selling a Libertarian Republican in Blue-State New Jersey
"The average American has been taught that the status quo is njpolsuntouchable and necessary for the well being of the people and for keeping America safe from overseas tyrants. That view is reinforced in public schools, the media and political campaigns. Thus, any candidate who challenges the very essence of the welfare-warfare state is branded an 'extremist' by the economic illiterate and/or pro war commentators in the media."
September 26, 2007 Permalink

AUDIO: Radio Nugget: Dr. Ron Paul & Chris Waltzek
September 26, 2007 Permalink

Since June, Ron Paul has placed among the top three Republican candidates in 21 of the 25 ‘real world’ straw polls!
To all those who doubt that Ron Paul could win the Republican nomination red pillsfor president in the real world, I say, “take a look at the ‘real world’ polls and become a believer.” Of the 25 ‘real world’ straw polls conducted since June* 2007, we find that Dr. Paul won nine of them, came in second in five of them and third in seven of them. That is, he came in among the top three candidates in twenty-one of the twenty-five straw polls! Ron Paul is a real candidate in the real world with a real message that is reverberating across America!
September 26, 2007 Permalink 

The Ron Paul Campaign is Becoming Deadly Serious
Ron Paul vs Clinton. Get used to it. That's what is going to happen. No other GOP challenger has a shot against Hillary. This campaign is not about some Quixotic attempt to spread a message. It's about winning the Presidency (but first the GOP nomination).
Things are happening. Very good things. The fundraising in the past week has been stunning. The support he's been getting, even on the west coast was better than imagined. Freedom is popular and the timing couldn't be more perfect.
September 26, 2007 Permalink 

Who has the Momentum?
A great chart made by John Paul Koning, tracking the relative momentum of the six GOP contenders (Paul, Benito, Romney, Huckabee, McCain, and Thompson) with more charts to come as the InTrade market changes.
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September 25, 2007 Permalink 

Supporter Launches Ron Paul YouTube Video Contest With Money Prize
OK … perhaps the prize isn’t as whopping as America’s Got Talent’s or American Idol’s. But a Ron Paul supporter is insisting that he’s launching a Ron Paul video contest on YouTube with the top prize $4,000.
September 25, 2007 Permalink 

National "Paint the town Ron" event this weekend Sept 29 - 30
Everyone who is a member of a Ron Paul meet up group needs to organize or participate in this weekends National Paint the town Ron event.
September 25, 2007 Permalink 

Fox News: Ron Paul Girl Making Waves For Ron Paul!
Fox again tries to make Ron Paul Look bad. It's Fox News, who believes them anyway?
September 25, 2007 Permalink  

AUDIO: Ron Paul MSNBC interview
Courtesy of Ron Paul Audio.
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Paul campaign: Purple Heart recipient, Christian organizer, veteran Republican activist joins Ron Paul 2008
“The other Republican candidates are good men," said Dr. Ivers, "but iowa politicswhen it comes to a record of fidelity to the Constitutional principles of “Limited Government”, they are still all students compared to Ron Paul. And with 65-70 percent of Americans polled now opposing the War in Iraq, if the Republicans nominate a pro-war Republican they may just as well hand the White House over to Hillary Clinton."
September 25, 2007 Permalink

Pay Pals — Paul supporters reach into their pockets
The lawmaker’s website is urging supporters to give $500,000 in the the hillweek prior to the deadline, and it appears as though that goal will be surpassed easily.
Benton said the campaign sent out an e-mail announcing the initiative, which is also prominently featured on Paul’s website, at noon on Monday. A little more than a day later $170,000 had been raised, with additional donations coming in at a rate of a little more than $10,000 every hour.
September 25, 2007 Permalink

RON PAUL The Very Best of Ron Paul - part 2

September 25, 2007 Permalink

Howard Stern should have Ron Paul on when he is in NYC on October 12!
Howard Stern has one of the largest radio followings in the world. It daily paulwould be a great opportunity for Congressman Paul to talk with Stern. I believe that Stern would like Ron Paul's message and could give him a huge bump.
What say all of you? More media is better and Sterns crowd is generally outspoken liberty minded people.
We can write Howard Sterns show here:

Pay Pals — Paul supporters reach into their pockets
The lawmaker’s website is urging supporters to give $500,000 in the the hillweek prior to the deadline, and it appears as though that goal will be surpassed easily.
Benton said the campaign sent out an e-mail announcing the initiative, which is also prominently featured on Paul’s website, at noon on Monday. A little more than a day later $170,000 had been raised, with additional donations coming in at a rate of a little more than $10,000 every hour.
September 25, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Internet Fund Raising Push an Attempt to Demonstrate Strength
Apparently Paul’s campaign is attempting to beat expectations again with usa dailyan online donation challenge to raise $500,000 in the seven days remaining in the quarter.
Ron Paul’s campaign has to date been running a highly effective guerilla campaign literally living off the land and slowly building a war chest to compete this winter in the primaries.
September 25, 2007 Permalink

Major Media Not Cover Ron Paul Family Walk?
Campaign sources say that the apparent lack of media enthusiasm for free market news networkRon Paul will not dent his effort in New Hampshire - and that the campaign continues to add resources. The campaign is said to have hired on a staffer in New Hampshire to pursue media contacts. There are also plans for Ron Paul to come up to New Hampshire more often over the next months as the campaign heats up, sources said. There may even be media buys.
September 25, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul issues and why I am voting for him
I realize that a lot of people voting for Ron Paul are voting because of issues such as the Federal Reserve and the IRS being abolished, but why is this a good thing? Well, here are some explanations I’ve come up with and I hope they are informative to you. Also, I am new to the meetup group and plan on getting involved as soon as I am done with this project at my job that is occupying my time 24/7.
September 25, 2007 Permalink

Watch your success
Your efforts to raise $500,000 online for the Ron Paul 2008 campaign by September 30th are quickly paying off. Thank you!
September 25, 2007 Permalink

Paul officials deny involvement in Giuliani Mackinac ferry taunting
Read the comments!
September 25, 2007 Permalink

Empires, Colonies, Parents & Children
The notion of the United States "empire building" is distressing to many, redstatebut it seems to me that Ron Paul is exactly right when he suggests that is what we are doing. When we send our troops into foreign lands—and when we leave them there for 50 or 60 years (as we have throughout Europe and Asia in the post-WWII/Korean War era), what else can it be said that we are doing?
September 25, 2007 Permalink

Most Bizarro Ron Paul Hit Piece Yet
Via Freedom Democrats, here’s a piece reporting on a Ron Paul rally that is among the most bizarre and naked pot shots at a candidate I think I’ve ever seen, and that’s saying something.
The author is Thomas F. Roeser, chairman of the editorial board of The Chicago Daily Observer. The piece is called “Ron Paul’s Rally: Appalling and Appealing.”

This is how many quarters of the Republican establishment view us? It’s unbelievable. We’re trying to SAVE their party, and they’re comparing us to Hitler Youth? Our message is “the State shouldn’t run our lives and justify its own expansion based on fear and hysteria”, and his take-away from that is “isn’t that just like the Nazis?” The utter befuddled, incoherent, and naked contempt with which this guy and his ilk view us is jaw-dropping.
September 25, 2007 Permalink

Letter: Ron Paul not so bad
If you want the federal government to tell you how to live your life then you may take issue with Dr. Paul's voting record. However, if you are for personal liberty and freedom then you will see that Ron Paul has by far the best record of all candidates running for president in 2008.
September 25, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul- the Right Man at the Right Time for America
If you're currently a registered Republican and are concerned at all about the disastrous direction in which the Neocons in the GOP are leading this Country- and you should be- your concerns certainly won't be addressed by any of the so-called "top tier" GOP candidates:

  • Giuliani- Pro-Gun, Pro-Abortion on Demand, Pro- Amnesty;
  • Thompson- A Neocon through and through;
  • McCain- Architect of the Shamnesty Bill which would have rewarded illegal aliens for invading America;
  • Romney- a waffler in the mold of another Massachusetts liberal, John Kerry.

None of these four are a friend to traditional conservatives- Giuliani is an unabashed social progressive- and so was Romney until he decided to run for President. No one really knows where Thompson is coming from (we only certain that he "is not a churchgoer"), and McCain wanted to open the flood gates and allow tens of millions more across the border from Mexico.
September 25, 2007 Permalink

Bob Dylan endorses Ron Paul ;)

September 25, 2007

Ron Paul Tech
What struck me though, was not the money--although having had the redstateeclecticcurrent campaign up for less than 24 hours, it seems that nearly $150,000 raised would be considered good); what struck me was the "upgrades" to the system that took place overnight. Instead of updating numbers every couple of hours, the update is not "live"--with updates being made (it appears) about every minute or so.
September 25, 2007 Permalink

Jewish Chapter Overturn Ban on Ron Paul DC Debate?
Representatives from the recently formed "Jews for Ron Paul" are said to free market news networkhave met with the New England Chapter of the Republican Jewish Coalition - and quickly determined that there was, in this chapter at least, overwhelming support to invite Ron Paul to the forum. Sources said many RJC members at the meeting were emphatically in favor of Ron Paul's presence at the upcoming forum and that the message of freedom espouse by Jews for Ron Paul was both welcome and well received.
September 25, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul BIG Sign Walk After The 9/22/07 Rally
We conservatively figure that our 30 minute "BIG Sign Walk" exposed at least 10,000+ individuals to the existence of Ron Paul. This is a very efficient and great way to get the word out about Ron Paul.
September 25, 2007 Permalink

Get Those Signs in Visible Locations!
We need Ron Paul supporters with windows and property in high traffic daily paullocations to post professional looking signs. We know that we have many supporters who are NOT meetup members. And those beautiful large white "Hope for America" signs that you see in YouTube videos have been shipped to major Meetup groups.
September 25, 2007 Permalink

Why Ron Paul Would be a Better President than Hillary Clinton
2. Hillary Clinton doesn’t understand the Constitution - Ron Paul does. Hillary wants to take away our Constitutional Right to own firearms – Ron Paul simply wants to protect them.
September 25, 2007 Permalink

POLL: Have You Joined the Ron Paul Revolution?
September 25, 2007 Permalink

Vote Paul for personal freedom
F or more than 220 years, U.S. soldiers have fought and died to protect the concord monitorthe freedom intended in the Constitution. Do you feel that every day you are confronted with illegitimate personal and business federal regulation? U.S. Rep. Ron Paul serves to eliminate excessive government restrictions to our liberty and reinstate the powers enshrined in the Constitution to "we the people."
September 25, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul & The Daily Texan
Ron Paul is a fresh face in the national political arena. A man of intelligence and integrity. His message may not attract attract money from big corporations or special interest groups, but it is the people of this country that have a vote on election day. Ford Motor Company, The Hispanic Alliance and all the other special interest groups can throw all the money they want at the election, but it is ordinary Americans that can and will make a difference at the ballot box.
September 25, 2007 Permalink

The Firing Line -Opinion
We should all criticize Dr. Paul and that small philosopher who spoke so lthe daily texanoudly of individualism. Rand failed to recognize, as Vickers states, when she wrote of the "life blood" of money, that if we want our nation to prosper, we must drain the blood from the people and pump it into the heart of the government.
September 25, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul in Chicago

Chicago Skyline

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September 25, 2007 Permalink

In fact, as a whole, the Religious Right continues to ignore Ron Paul's candidacy, even though he would probably be the best friend that conservative Christians ever had in the White House. Alas, however, there seems to be a giant disconnect in the thinking of many conservative Christians as to the primacy of constitutional government and how it relates to religious liberty.
"I lived in NYC for most of my life. Giuliani was the worst mayor the city has ever had. I and millions of New Yorkers [are] well aware of Giuliani's duplicitous, mean, autocratic, and just downright scary personality. His father was a small time mafia enforcer that did prison time. Rudy has many of his father's characteristics.
September 24, 2007 Permalink

Black Forum Forges Forward as Republicans Continue to Bail Out
"When he (Paul) makes a commitment, he keeps it," said Jesse Benton, fox newsPaul's communication director. Paul was the first candidate to commit to the debate in June, he added. "He respects Tavis Smiley and PBS, and believes that diversity issues are important."
September 24, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Now Beats all Candidates Head-to-Head in Straw Polls
According to figures just released by the Ron Paul campaign, Ron Paul is beating - stomping, even - GOP candidates head-to-head after more than 25 GOP straw polls. Additionally, Ron Paul’s overall average is a close second place; and just as remarkably he has garnered an average of at least 25 percent of voters in these GOP straw polls.
September 24, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Raise Millions Again in 3rd Quarter?
Ron Paul is doing it again. After raising $2.4 million in the second quarter, free market news networkthe campaign is indicating that it could raise as much as $2.5-$3 million in the third - or even more.
According to a just issued campaign bulletin, "We have one week left. Our goal is to raise $500,000 online by September 30th. That boost will give us the best fundraising quarter yet, and it will show that our campaign is getting stronger by the day. $500,000 online in seven days will be a challenge. But I know we can make it.
September 24, 2007 Permalink

A Ron Paul Reception for Fred Thompson

September 24, 2007 Permalink

Huckabee over Paul?
Recently, I have come across a lot of Christians and their pastors advocating everyone to dump Ron Paul, since he's a loser (it's impossible for him to win), and run to Mike Huckabee. After all, the former governor of Arkansas is a REVEREND himself, so that just makes everything peachy, right? No, it doesn't.
Mike Huckabee is no conservative. NewsMax, the neo-con propaganda mill, is even exposing Huckabee for what he really is - a fraud. That really says something about Huckabee, if even NewsMax says he's liberal.
September 24, 2007 Permalink

The Ron Paul Campaign Needs Our Help Raising 500K By 9/30/07
Our campaign is at a tipping point - one that will determine if Ron Paul wins the Republican nomination for president.
Last quarter, you helped raise more money for the Ron Paul 2008 campaign than the political pundits thought possible. I assure you that we will surpass our total from last quarter. The question is by how much.
September 24, 2007 Permalink

The Man Who is Bringing Choice Back to Politics
I fully expected to do the same thing in the '08 Presidential election . . . ac mediauntil I discovered Dr. Ron Paul (R-TX). When I first saw him in the early Republican primary debates, I could not believe what I was hearing. An actual, honest-to-God, traditional Republican Presidential candidate. A candidate espousing the traditional conservative values of small government, low taxes, sound money, non-interventionism, free trade, national sovereignty, secure borders with a fair path to citizenship that discourages illegal immigration, personal responsibility, state's rights, and individual liberty. I had honestly believed that I would never see a politician with those beliefs ever again. I was instantly hooked and I immediately sent $100 into his campaign. I have never donated money to a political candidate before.
September 24, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul: The Money Has to Come From Somewhere
Printing more money is the Fed’s typical answer, but we are on the verge of runaway inflation. We have printed so many dollars now that we are at texas straight talkparity with the Canadian dollar for the first time since 1976. Since the Fed stopped publishing M3, which tracks the total supply of dollars in the economy, we can’t even be sure how many dollars they are creating. Reported inflation is around 2%, but the method for calculating inflation changed in the 1980’s, largely at Mr. Greenspan’s urging. Private economists using the original method find actual inflation to be over 10%, which matches more closely the pain consumers in the real economy feel. The reality is that this type of manipulation of the markets masks where resources, or money, ultimately comes from. It comes from the taxpayer. The government doesn’t create Gross Domestic Product, they just limit and control how it is done. They then absorb much of the value produced in the economy through taxation and inflation, so they can squander our nation’s wealth with runaway spending.
September 24, 2007 Permalink

Letter: Paul is the only good candidate
Out of all the candidates, only Paul does not accept money from these billingsgazettepolitical influence buyers, and he will stop the warmongers and the torturers in our executive and congressional branches of government. Not one elected official takes their oath of office seriously. Again the only exception is Paul. None of the candidates will lead us back to freedom and liberty along with constitutional limited government. Once again the exception is Paul.
September 24, 2007 Permalink

NY Republican Club Says "No"
The Metropolitan Republican Club of New York City told us this morning ron paul 2008that there was not enough support on its board of directors to allow us to rent space for a fundraising reception.
The reception is scheduled for October 12. We are looking for another location.
Metropolitan Republican Club
September 24, 2007 Permalink

Note to MSM
The MSM is beginning to report on the Ron Paul Revolution. But they feel lew rockwell blogthe need to stipulate that "he can't win, but..."
Please, spare us that sop to your colleagues. If he does win, people will be dragging out your old quotes to embarrass you later. (Count on it!)
Do you use that stipulation when writing about the other candidates? Look, Ron is fifth in the polls out of ten candidates. He's probably third in money, first on the web, first in volunteers.
There's simply no need to apologize for writing about him. Your colleagues who rib you now will have to apologize to you later.
September 24, 2007 Permalink

Michigan State Police officer Gives His View on Ron Paul !

September 24, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Pres Debate on PBS
Ron Paul at All-American Presidential Forums, on PBS this Thursday! Mark free market new networkyou Calandar's, set your DVR/TiVo for the Republican All-American Presidential Forums. This Thursday (9/27) on PBS, 9:00 PM EST.
A great opportunity for Ron Paul, as this "debate" will only feature 5 Candidates. Sam Brownback, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, Alan Keyes, and Ron Paul. With less candidates attending, this should definately give Dr. Paul more time to deliver his message.
Apparantly the "1st Tier Candidates" (Rudy, McCain, Romney, Fred Thompson) have decided that it's not worth while to attend this event. The African-American vote does not seem to be important to them, but it certainly is to us! Ron Paul's message of Freedom and Liberty does not discriminate. It brings us all together, and let it be heard by all who choose to listen.
September 24, 2007 Permalink

Maverick prez candidate garners student support
According Shough, the group has 16 to 20 regular members who attend the athens newsmeetings and promote the campaign, but so far he said the reaction to campaigning around campus has been positive; many students are getting involved.
Though Congressman Paul is running for the Republican candidacy for president in 2008, his supporters' affiliations cross party lines. "We have a really diverse group," said Shough, "Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians and Constitutionalists." Shough explained that they all have a common belief in Paul's core "freedom principles."
September 24, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Revolution Changing Republicans?
Ron Paul is better described as a consistently common sense libertarian, as differentiated from many modern fellow-traveller libertarians who have intellectualized themselves into fools' paradise.
September 24, 2007 Permalink

The Ron Paul Record: encouraging electoral participation via Voter Protection Act - 8th in a series
Rep. Ron Paul has introduced a goodly number of bills which in aggregate red pillsencourage smaller government, more responsive government, and a government which returns to following the U.S. Constitution with the purpose of ensuring the liberty of the people. One way to encourage proper representation in government is to encourage wide participation of the people in the election process and government.
September 24, 2007 Permalink

How To Do It! [Getting Ron Paul Elected]
I don't claim to be an expert, but I've been involved in a number of redstateeclecticcampaigns, as a Republican, over the course of my 45 years; and I'm something of a student of presidential campaign history--especially the ones that are successful, so I'm going to give you my own advice regarding the best way to help Dr. Paul in the next 4 months or so--in the most abbreviated version I can.
September 24, 2007 Permalink

Same Deal, No Doubt, For Ron Paul
Would you like to be part of a poll for the Democratic presidential primary dialy paulcandidate?" I agree and the woman rapidly reads the list of candidates. "Clinton, Obama, Edwards, Dodd, Biden and Richardson." I say, "Kucinich." The woman on the phone says "Who?" I say, "Kucinich. Dennis Kucinich." I hear coaching in the background - apparently the call is being monitored. "I'm sorry, but Dennis Kucinich is not on our list. Is there anyone on the list I gave you who you would vote for?"
So there you have it. Kucinich is down in the polls because he isn't included in the polls . . . and you can forget about Gravel, too.
September 24, 2007 Permalink

Presidential candidate Ron Paul makes stops in Utah
The campaign chairman Kent Snyder reported on the progress the next x newscampaign had made so far. He said, "The campaign started in my apartment in January with my single-line phone and a laptop." Contrasting the difference between then and now, Snyder remarked that the campaign had "raised over half a million dollars this week alone." Why the growth out of anonymity? Snyder gave three reasons for the difference: "The message-freedom, the man-Ron Paul, and you."
September 24, 2007 Permalink

GOP Meeting on Mackinac Island- Giuliani hides from Ron Paul fans.

September 23, 2007 Permalink

Romney Preempts Call for GOP Housecleaning but Ron Paul will do the Cleaning
The Ron Paul support base is the fastest growing grass roots political organization in the United States at this point it is clear by the most important metrics this early in the season. Ron Paul has a grass roots organization that is growing worldwide and in the US has reached a level that suggests a critical mass is approaching. While some of the criticism against the support base has made the news more than the success of Ron Paul in many of the straw polls it is also making it clear that Dr. Paul is pulling from a very wide base of support that is going to be hard to really deny when the votes are cast.
September 23, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul's Rally In Chicago
Ron Paul's rally in Chicago went well with an estimated 1200 - 1500 Ron Paul supporters attending. It is interesting that a candidate considered to be second tier by the mainstream media, is able to bring out crowds this large, this early in the election cycle.
September 23, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Revolution in NY Times
No, they didn't write about Ron Paul. But in a long article titled "G.O.P. Hopefuls Take Varying Paths in Wide Open Race" in which they write about everyone but Ron Paul, here's the picture they ran. Hmmm.
September 23, 2007 Permalink

SA Radio - Does Ron Paul Have a Chance of Winning?

September 23, 2007 Permalink

Anti-war Republican
He has long been an idol of hard-money advocates, drawn to his ballongtime crusade to abolish the Federapointl Reserve and return to the gold standard (Paul says "Internet education" is bringing fresh, young recruits to that fight). Now he's touching a nerve with an electorate fed up over everything that is happening in Washington and, especially, Iraq.
It's little wonder many liberals think he's appealing. Paul opposed the Patriot Act and says President Bush has "run wild" in spying on Americans. He would cut defense spending by hundreds of billions of dollars and put part of that money to work at home helping some of society's most vulnerable members.
September 23, 2007 Permalink

Michigan success, lining the docks
Surrounded by staff and Police, Guilliani was being whisked up the dock to get on our Ferry. What they didn't realize is that almost the whole line was Ron Paul supporters. The look on his face when he realized what was up, was priceless. Now a real Candidate, would have put on a brave face and gladhanded his way up the line trying to drum up support. Not Bonito, they closed rank around him and he all but ran up the dock, head down and refusing to even acknowledge us. They stuffed him into the cockpit with the Captain and his staff stood outside the door like they had to protect him from us. So he got to ride back hearing the whole boat chanting "Ron Paul". When we got to the mainland, they had his car pulled up, and put him out over the bow railing. Some of us managed to make it off the Ferry and get lined up so he drove off between a line of signs and chants. I am sure Rudy will not forget his trip to Mackinac for awhile. There were lots of camcorders among us, so I am sure some footage of it will hit Youtube soon.
September 23, 2007 Permalink

N.H. State Rep. Endorses Ron Paul
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE - The Ron Paul Campaign proudly announced today the endorsement of State Representative Paul Ingbretson, Grafton County District #5.
"Congressman Ron Paul understands, like no presidential candidate in recent history, that the central purpose of government in America is to secure the liberty of her citizens," said Representative Ingbretson. "He has the unbelievable integrity and guts to speak out and vote the liberty agenda of the Founding Fathers-not once, or occasionally, but every time. Never in my lifetime have I seen anyone running for president so oriented and in these days of Patriot Act madness I endorse his candidacy unequivocally."
September 23, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul speech at Chicago rally, September 22, 2007.
September 23, 2007 Permalink

Who is Ron Paul? The Republican with the Biggest Crowds.
Perhaps if the Associated Press were reporting on what is actually happening on the campaign trail, and the reception the various candidates are getting around the country, the local papers in Michigan wouldn't have been so surprised at the crowds Ron Paul attracts. Here are some of the crowds Ron Paul has drawn at various stops in the past few months, with high and low estimates from various sources (media, police, organizers, and attendees):
September 23, 2007 Permalink

Wow! Ron Paul at the Mackinac Island Conference
I was on the island with my wife and six kids. We had to catch the 9pm dpboat back to the mainland and gathered on the dock with many (100's) of Ron Paul supporters. All of a sudden from the back of the line I hear, "Ron Paul, Ron Paul, Ron Paul" eruption of cheers. I turn to my left and see none other than Rudy "Terror Terror Terror" Giuliani, with about 6 or 7 people trailing. Rudy joined us (a couple of hundred Ron Paul supporters) to make the 15 minute trip back to Mackinaw City. I can only say that this was probably the longest 15 minutes in Rudy's life. More on that later...
September 23, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul: Highways claim more than 9/11 killed
More than 2,970 people were reported dead in the terrorist attacks in balNew York, Washington and Pennsylvania. Federal highway traffic statistics show an average of 3,509 people a month were killed on the nation’s highways in 2001.
September 22, 2007 Permalink

Message from Ron Paul
When people learn about our ideas and our work for them, they join the o8Revolution. So my job is to make sure they learn!
But I can't do this job alone. I need you. Please, reach out your hand and clasp mine. Our country is at stake, our children's future and ours is in the balance. Make the most generous contribution you can, and make it soon. Help me go into October with a roar. Help me build this campaign as it must be built.
A 13-year-old said to me the other day, "Dr. Paul, you are the hope of my future." No, I told her, but this Revolution is. Will she grow up in a poorer, more socialist, more militarist, more oppressive country? Or the free country you and I love?
Let's work together with all our strength for the Constitution, for America, for all our people, for freedom, prosperity, and peace. Together, you and I can make a Revolution. Let's do it!
September 22, 2007 Permalink

Is Terrorism a Mortal Threat?
Since 9-11, 100,000 Americans have been murdered – as many as we lewlost in Vietnam, Korea and Iraq combined. Yet, not one of these murders was the work of an Islamic terrorist, and all of them, terrible as they are, did not imperil the survival of our republic.
Terrorists can blow up our buildings, assassinate our leaders, and bomb our malls and stadiums. They cannot destroy us. Assume the worst. Terrorists smuggle an atom bomb into New York harbor or into Washington, D.C., and detonate it.
Horrible and horrifying as that would be – perhaps 100,000 dead and wounded – it would not mean the end of the United States. It would more likely mean the end of Iran, or whatever nation at which the United States chose to direct its rage and retribution.
September 22, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul: Most Respected Man in Congress
Ron Paul is, in the words of respected writer Joseph Sobran ('The Honor dpof Ron Paul' - June 26, 2007) on Pat Buchanan's blog: "He may have become at last what he has always deserved to be: the most respected member of the U.S. Congress. He is also the only Republican candidate for president who is truly what all the others pretend to be, namely, a conservative. His career shows that a patriotic, pacific conservatism isn’t a paradox."
September 22, 2007 Permalink

Giuliani Is Everyone's Worst Nightmare
Rudy Giuliani likes to paint himself as being tough on terrorism. The truth is, Rudy Giuliani is a warmonger. A Giuliani Presidency would mean an expansion of military interventionism and preemptive war like you can't imagine. One can call me what one wants, but I am warning the American people, just as Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Niemoller tried to warn the German people about Hitler: Rudy Giuliani is a monster. Anyone who is paying attention knows this is true.
September 22, 2007 Permalink

The Road to Serfdom Is Indeed a Conspiratorial Highway
The LA Times contracted out a hit piece on "xenophobes" who oppose tjbsthe NAFTA Superhighway and SPP. The outsourced work was awarded to a pair fascists from Reason magazine, an outfit that used to be in favor of freedom.
Where Dalmia and Gilroy give away their true allegiances is in their knock against Ron Paul — only a sentence after dropping their xenophobe bomb:
September 22, 2007 Permalink


September 22, 2007 Permalink

AUDIO: Ron Paul Free Capitalist Radio interview Q&A
Transitioning Away Taxes and Entitlements. Dr. Paul expounds on principles of Liberty|Practicalities of Phasing in Reduced Governmentmp3September 22, 2007 Permalink

Paul: Time for U.S. to leave U.N.
"The WTO has now been able to come to our Congress and dictate to us, cnnwe as a Congress, and as a party has endorsed the idea that we should raise taxes on certain corporations at the directive of the W.T.O in order to satisfy and be upstanding members of the W.T.O.," The GOP presidential hopeful said Saturday. "We should never raise taxes period, but certainly because the W.T.O. tells us to do so."
September 22, 2007 Permalink

What Makes a Bush Supporter?
By believing in a “greater good,” by embracing the power of the state, dpand by assuming that patriotism meant resolutely backing my leaders, even when pitted against my fellow citizens, I was actually adopting the same characteristics that had defined communism and other totalitarian movements before me.
With every passing day since my day of awakening, I feel that I am becoming more Republican and more conservative than I have ever been.
September 22, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul supporters force the media to pay attention
It's fun reading these reports from journalists who have no idea what lbthey're witnessing.
"Unexpectedly recruited supporters?" What does that mean? Clearly the journalist did not expect the appearance of the Ron Paul Revolution, and had no idea how such a mob of enthusiasts could be assembled without being "recruited."
September 22, 2007 Permalink

Dr. Drew Ivers Named The Iowa Campaign Chairman For Ron Paul 2008
"The other Republican candidates are good men," said Dr. Ivers, "but 08when it comes to a record of fidelity to the Constitutional principles of "Limited Government", they are still all students compared to Ron Paul. And with 65-70 percent of Americans polled now opposing the War in Iraq, if the Republicans nominate a pro-war Republican they may just as well hand the White House over to Hillary Clinton."
"I relish the thought of a series of national debates between Mrs. Clinton and Dr. Paul and will be pouring my energy into helping Iowa Republicans see the power of his nomination," continued Ivers.
September 22, 2007 Permalink

Republicans descend on Mackinac Island
MACKINAC ISLAND - Michigan Republicans convened Friday on Mackinac Island amidst a sea of Ron Paul supporters. Paul, a Texas congressman and one of seven GOP presidential hopefuls attending the biennial state Republican leadership conference, unexpectedly recruited supporters who lined the docks at the Lake Huron island's harbor and swarmed the Grand Hotel.
September 22, 2007 Permalink

Benito Giuliani, Enemy of Gun Owners
Benito had a hard time at the NRA debate last night, trying to explain lrwhy, as mayor of NYC, he sued gun manufacturers for being "accomplices" in NYC crime.
In this case Benito Giuliani certainly fits the bill as an enemy of liberty and personal responsibility. Any gun owner who votes for him is a damned fool.
September 22, 2007 Permalink

The Physician Tames the Lions: Ron Paul at the Nitze School
Overall, Dr Paul was superb, and began to establish his claim to be US President — who competes? Hillary (if she is legal)? Naa. Romney? No experience…. No one has thought through his/her own positions as independently or for as long as Dr Paul has and it rings through every time. He is like the rare man of practical and theoretical wisdom of whom Aristotle spoke in The Nicomachean Ethics.
September 22, 2007 Permalink

Head and shoulders above
To my way of thinking, Paul stands head and shoulders above the other huntcontenders who all want to nanny us to death with their national smoking bans, privacy intrusions and trade deals.
Anyone who is interested in preserving our national unity and our way of life may access his Web site at or join the Huntsville Ron Paul Meetup Group at
September 22, 2007 Permalink

GOP meets on island
But the most surprising presence for conference-goers arriving on the island was the swarm of supporters of maverick U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, a libertarian-leaning congressman from Texas. Paul, who is almost unknown nationwide and usually polls in the low single digits against his better-known rivals, has become something of an Internet phenom. Paul's supporters were in evidence Friday, lining the highways to the straits with signs and cheering their hero at the Grand Hotel.
September 22, 2007 Permalink

They Live To Run (Your Life)
Speaking of Hucksters, Mike Huckabee, a man who has never seen a day lreof military service, wants to send more soldiers to die in Iraq to obtain "peace with honor." He wants you to pay for it because, as he said in New Hampshire, we all need to pay for the mistakes of a few power-crazed neoconservatives who have hijacked this country's foreign policy. If we didn't all share in the costs, we might have to place the blame squarely on those who actually ordered the aggressive invasion of Iraq. Isn't this ironic? Ron Paul can explain the concept of blowback and it is characterized as "blaming America." Which is more appropriately characterized as blaming America; Ron Paul's statements on the dangers of faulty policy, or the forcing of Americans to finance and die in wars which they do not approve?
September 22, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Mobbed by Crowd in Salt Lake City
A man standing next to me said, “Thank god someone is finally telling us natthe truth.” I looked over at another gentleman and noticed he had tears in his eyes while clapping. On the way out after the event I heard a woman say to her husband, “That man has the hand of god on his shoulders.” Her husband replied, “He’s the only one standing up for us.”
September 22, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul and America's Financial Future
The national debt of the United States is now over nine trillion dollars, on its way to ten trillion by the time President Bush leaves office. The unfunded liabilities of the Social Security and Medicare entitlements programs are several times that amount, in the fifty to seventy trillion dollar range, depending on who is calculating them. David Walker, the comptroller general of the United States, puts it bluntly:

I would argue that the most serious threat to the United States is not someone hiding in a cave in Afghanistan or Pakistan but our own fiscal irresponsibility.

September 22, 2007 Permalink

Filling the Quill, Again
Having reached the goal of 1787 donors fairly handily, the fundraising redmachine at the Ron Paul Campaign has apparently decided to try to fill another quill. At this moment, they're at #278 on the second filling. Nine days till the end of the 3rd Quarter--if you haven't helped yet, this would be a good time to toss a little money Ron Paul's way.
September 22, 2007 Permalink

Rating the News Networks in their Election Campaign Coverage
With the Fall at our doorstep, and the lecture I'm giving to my class at Fordham University about the media mistreatment of Ron Paul just a week away, I thought I'd share with you a little list I put together, which ranks the five major TV news networks on their coverage of Ron Paul as well as other presidential candidates these past six months.
September 22, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul endorsed by Peter Schiff
Peter Schiff: It's no secret that America became the world's wealthiest country because we had no taxes…I mean, that's the key. That's the key-- you want to keep taxes as little as possible. If for no other reason, is that the less taxes there is, the smaller your government. And you want to keep government to its absolute smallest size possible, because the bigger it is, the more damage it's going to do. So if you don't feed it very much, then it's not going to be able to hurt you too much.
September 21, 2007 Permalink

What Have We Become?
Only one candidate had the moxie to confront the politicization of Christianity, and that candidate was Ron Paul.
"I get to my God through Christ and Christ to me is a man of peace," stated Paul. "Christ is for love and forgiveness and turning the other check and for peace and to justify what we do in the name of Christianity is very dangerous and not part of what Christianity is all about."
September 21, 2007 Permalink

Values Voters Have Strange Values
Ron Paul is not Jesus but his message is closer to what Jesus said than lranyone who shared the stage with him that evening. Government should be as small as possible in order that it be the least intrusive on our lives. People are capable of following moral laws without government interference. In fact, they are more likely to be moral without government's corruptive influence. But this is something that values voters do not appear capable of understanding.
September 21, 2007 Permalink

10 Steps to Fascism
The End Of America - Letter Of Warning To A Young Patriot

September 21, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul: Statement before the Financial Services Committee
Mr. Chairman, the situation facing us now in the mortgage industry has speits roots in the Federal Reserve's inflationary monetary policy. Without addressing the roots of the current crisis, any measures undertaken to improve the situation will be doomed to fail.
September 21, 2007 Permalink

More Ron Paul Secrets Revealed
Ron Paul – I like his ideas but they are not practical. I hear this all the lrtime. Many people like Ron Paul's views, but for some reason, they have decided that liberty is not "practical" and freedom is a "luxury" we cannot afford anymore. But deep down, they really wish it were different. It can be different. The answer is right in front of you: Vote for Ron Paul. The other day a person said to me that they really liked all of Ron Paul's views and ideas, but why vote for him if he can't win? That logic confounds me. Was the person really saying that it makes more sense to vote for someone you don't like, who will get into office and hurt you, just because he has a better chance of winning? It is astonishing the way some people think.
September 21, 2007 Permalink

Calling all Michiganders! Ron Paul coming to Mackinaw City/Mackinac Island Today!
dpToday is a big day for us here in Northern Michigan. It seems like just yesterday when I was speaking with the Charlevoix county GOP chairman about Ron Paul coming to the Mackinac Conference on Mackinac Island (
September 21, 2007 Permalink

Understanding Ron Paul involves a learning curve
It may be easy to reject Ron Paul at first because you don’t understand him or his policies. You can probably look at the other candidates’ names or faces and make a quick decision that way. But if you spend any time making a thoughtful decision, and if you get past the learning curve, you’ll love Ron Paul.
September 21, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul 2nd in Palmetto Family Straw Poll , Columbia, SC
2nd: 179 votes - Ron Paul. First was Mike Huckabee, 206 votes.
539 total ballots cast

10th: 5 votes - Rudy Giuliani
9th: 7 votes - Hugh Cort
8th: 10 votes - John McCain
7th: 12 votes - Daniel Gilbert
6th: 14 votes - Mitt Romney
5th: 25 votes - Duncan Hunter
4th: 29 votes - Sam Brownback
3rd: 43 votes - Fred Thompson
2nd: 179 votes - Ron Paul
1st: 206 votes - Mike Huckabee
September 21, 2007 Permalink

Live streaming video of the Hope for America Rally in Chicago
On Saturday, September 22nd at 3:00 PM CT we will be streaming live 2008video from the Midwest Regional Rally in Chicago.
We are expecting one of the largest crowds ever for our Hope for America Tour.
Please visit our site on Saturday to watch the rally and feel the excitement!
We are trying out a new technology with HelloWorld. To view the rally on Saturday, follow these directions:

1. Visit
2. Then click on "Watch helloTV" (top left corner)
3. The click on "Who's on Now"
4. Scroll down the page and click "Watch!" on the "Ron Paul Broadcast Announcement"
September 21, 2007 Permalink

Video Worth Watching from the Values Voters Debate
Thanks to Michael Nystrom over at Daily Paul for putting these together:

September 20, 2007 Permalink

POLL: Vote now for your top selection of who is changing the world of politics and the Internet
September 20, 2007 Permalink

We endorse the Ron Paul for President 2008
Petition to The American People. Show your support!
September 20, 2007 Permalink

Bernanke Stumped by Representative Ron Paul
Bravo to Ron Paul for giving voice to the hundreds of millions or pensioners, savers, working stiffs, poor, fixed income beneficiaries, laborers, gasoline-, bread-, milk-, and egg-buyers who weren’t able to ask Mr. Bernanke why he – like every Fed chairman before him since 1913 – screwed them for the benefit of the top 5% of the population of this country.
September 20, 2007 Permalink

CNBC: Ron Paul Addresses Ben Bernanke at a Banking Hearing on Moral Hazard
Dr. Ronald Paul Explains Moral Hazard to Ben Bernanke. Dr. Ronald Paul addresses Banking committee sub-prime mortgage market meltdown hearing. Moral Hazard is the topic. The Privately Owned Federal Reserve Bank Corporation chairman, Ben Bernanke gives a lame answer to Ron Paul's well thought out question.

September 20, 2007 Permalink

Habeas Corpus, RIP?
Habeas corpus is at the root of our legal system--at the root of our redliberties. It requires that the state be accountable for taking the liberties of individuals away; that those whose liberties are taken away be given notice of the cause, and have recourse for challenging. The question, of course, is whether in a time of war, we are justified in suspending habeas corpus for those deemed to be enemy combatants?
September 20, 2007 Permalink

Fascist America, in 10 easy steps
From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps guardianthat any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms. And, argues Naomi Wolf, George Bush and his administration seem to be taking them all
September 20, 2007 Permalink

Naomi Wolf on Colbert Report: Fascism in 10 Easy Steps
Is this the end of the American experiment? It seems to me as though dpthe Ron Paul campaign represents a clear last chance to grab hold before we go off a cliff and freedom is no longer recoverable without a lot (!) of violence. I don't know if other societies on the verge of totalitarianism were given such a chance to open their eyes and sidestep the fates that they're laxness and ignorance have brought about, but this election will be a real test of the character of the American people.
September 20, 2007 Permalink

Message from Ron Paul
Our American way of life is under attack. And it is up to us to save it.
2008The world's elites are busy forming a North American Union. If they succeed, as they were in forming the European Union, the good ol’ USA will only be a memory. We cannot let that happen.
The UN wants to confiscate our firearms and impose a global tax. The UN elites want to control the oceans with the Law of the Sea Treaty. And they want to use our military to police the world.
Our right to own and use property is fading because bureaucrats and special interests are abusing eminent domain.
Our right to educate our children as we choose is under assault. "No Child Left Behind" is seeing to that. And our right to say "no" to forced mental screening of our school-aged children is nearly gone.
September 20, 2007 Permalink

The Ron Paul Answer to "Obama Girl"

September 20, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul and the Role of Ideas in Class Conflict
The state depends for its continued existence on the enthusiastic support lrof only a few. It requires the acquiescence of many more. The few that are enthusiastic about the state are the ones that profit from it, such as politicians, bankers, bureaucrats, contractors, big corporations, mainstream media (MSM), intellectuals, lobbyists and unions. The profit comes at the expense of the many. This as the classical liberals explained is the only meaningful class conflict in society. The trick to keeping the many complacent is to deceive them into thinking they are actually not being plundered. This is achieved in at least three ways:
September 20, 2007 Permalink

Paul tops GOP straw poll in Manchester
MANCHESTER – Texas Congressman Ron Paul grabbed support from two-unionthirds of the people voting in a Republican straw poll over the weekend in Manchester, a result that an organizer said shows the enthusiasm of Paul supporters.
September 20, 2007 Permalink

Welcome to RonPauloween!
So ask yourself this question... When is the only time during the year that pumpkintens or perhaps hundreds of neighbors and total strangers come to your house unannounced and ring your doorbell?
Sometimes parents are standing near the door and sometimes they are in the background... but they are watching over their children... Later when they get home and check the candy bag --- well this year there is a surprise. This year you will give them something a little extra. Something that the parents are sure to be very curious about and will then watch on their TV.... And so is born.... RONPAULOWEEN
September 20, 2007 Permalink


Jews for Ron Paul
"Congressman Paul has proven that he stands up for principle and lbdoesn't pander to special interest groups. His voice should be heard at any serious Republican Presidential candidates forum," said Perry. "Hundreds of activists, Jewish and non-Jewish, have called and e-mailed to ask for Dr. Paul's inclusion in the Victory 2008 debate, but the Republican Jewish Coalition won't budge," he continued. "Instead, the RJC is asking those writing in to pay a membership fee, but what incentive is there for Ron Paul supporters to support an organization that is so clearly single-minded? The RJC has proven that they are not a serious organization, and we encourage Jewish voters not to support their Neo-Conservative agenda," concluded Perry.
September 20, 2007 Permalink

Laura Ingraham states she is partial to Ron Paul on Tucker

September 20, 2007 Permalink

How Ron Paul can rise in the Polls
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September 20, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Debates the Frankenstein Monster
Dr. Paul has been debating (very successfully) his, and America’s, most lrevil nemesis – Franken-Fed, the economic undead, financial adviser to Satan, destroyer of the middle-class, hypnotizer of politicians, godfather of the mass-media, master of the inflationary universe, promoter of social decay, purveyor of paper-or-plastic, and history’s most gifted warmonger.
September 20, 2007 Permalink

Success in the East Too
Last week, enthusiastic and supportive crowds in Los Angeles, San 2008Francisco, Seattle, and Salt Lake City greeted Ron Paul. On Monday night, folks in Fort Lauderdale also showed their enthusiasm and support for Ron Paul's campaign for president.
Dr. Paul participated in the Values Voters debate in Fort Lauderdale. Afterwards, he attended a fundraising reception where over $33,000 was donated to the campaign.
Dr. Paul found success on both coasts. This weekend, he will be traveling to Detroit and Chicago.
September 20, 2007 Permalink

More reasons why the GOP is alienating conservatives
Further reasons why the Republican Party is driving people away: GOP Straw Polls, after finding that Ron Paul was the leading candidate, decided to eliminate his name from among the list of candidates. When the name of Ron Paul was replaced by 'None' as a choice, 'None' was in the lead. I am sure this caused no end of embarrassment and distress to the party loyalists and so the choice 'none' was deleted from the poll. Now, it looks as though they are getting results more to their liking, with Romney in the lead when I last looked. Nothing like fiddling with the poll to get the desired result.
September 20, 2007 Permalink

Protecting Honor or Saving Face?
The war in Iraq is an abysmal failure. Iraq was never a threat to the security of the United States. The war in Iraq has made the United States less safe by unleashing sectarian violence in Iraq and giving extremists more ammunition to stir up hatred of the United States.
September 20, 2007 Permalink

The Truth About Ron Paul (That the Media Does Not Want You to Know)
For a well researched report of how many newspapers are censoring Dr. Paul, you can view this article. This would be merely sad if this blatantrpp bias didn't have such bad consequences for the entire country. As a result of the libelous reporting, misreporting, and non-reporting of Dr. Ron Paul's positions, the people of this country are being ripped off. The citizenry has the first chance in my lifetime to have a President who works for the people, keeps the people's interests in mind, wants to protect the people, and will save the people from institutionalized thieves who force them to work nearly 5 months a year to pay them off in the form of taxation. Ron Paul offers true hope for real change.
September 19, 2007 Permalink



America Has a Real Choice

September 19, 2007 Permalink

Michael Anthony Peroutka, 2004 Constitution Party Presidential Candidate, Endorses Rep. Ron Paul
I endorse Rep. Ron Paul for President. And I endorse him not because he tavis the lesser of two evils. A Christian can never endorse any kind of evil. I endorse Rep. Paul because — from a Christian/Biblical and Constitutional perspective – he is, by far, the best candidate running for President.
— Rep. Paul believes, correctly, that the Bible is the infallible, inerrant word of God and thus it is not the role of God-ordained civil government, at any level, to feed, house, clothe or educate anybody.
September 19, 2007 Permalink

A Model for Congress
We will elect Ron Paul – and by redrawing the executive branch in its lrnative constitutional image, we will do much for our soldiers, all Americans abroad, and those at home. Intuitively, both the establishment and the soldiers already know this. Soldiers support Ron Paul, and the establishment cowers.
September 19, 2007 Permalink

Did "Blowback" Cause 9/11?
Avoiding another 9/11 is not a matter of tinkering with our current foreign ccppolicy, but a radical departure from it. It's time to bring our troops home. The chaos that exists in Iraq now will continue to exist once we leave. It might even get worse. But "fighting the terrorists over there, so that we don't have to fight them here" is not sound foreign policy when such men come here, precisely because we are over there. It's time to stop the vicious cycle, as over a half century of America being "over there" should have taught us by now.
September 19, 2007 Permalink

Two Excellent Letters About the Values Voter Debate
It seems that the pro-war Christians are just as radical as the pro-terror lbMuslims. I will vote for Dr. Ron Paul, the man who has proven himself to be the only candidate who understands that being pro-Constitution can and should be consistent with biblical teachings – the very foundation of our republic.
September 19, 2007 Permalink

Golden Ron
Monetary policy in general and the gold standard in particular are tough to understand. The concepts are abstract and the chain of logic convoluted. That said, the gold standard is hardly the radical policy its opponents claim. For one, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan likes gold. In 1966 he wrote:

In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value….This is the shabby secret of the welfare statists' tirades against gold. Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights.

But why should the US return to a gold standard. Things are pretty good, right? Nathan Lewis, author of Gold: The Once and Future Money, explained why in an interview with Reason Magazine. He said that while “the U.S. was on a gold standard from 1789-1971…America’s middle class got wealthy, [it] went from being dirt farmers to being the most prosperous middle class the world has ever seen.” Since Nixon took the country off the gold standard in 1971, middle class earnings have, after adjusting for inflation, “been going nowhere; to the [extent there’s been progress] it’s been because households have had two earners instead of one.”
September 19, 2007 Permalink

Open Letter to the Ron Paul Community
Five lessons the Ron Paul community MUST learn between today and the first primaries:
September 19, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Versus U.S. Foreign Policy
We need some history here. The Eisenhower/Goldwater/Reagan school lrof Republican conservatism held that individual liberty was the highest political goal and that the federal government was generally inept at managing the economic and social affairs of society. This is why old fashioned conservatives believed in free enterprise, tax cuts, balanced budgets, and school vouchers, and why they were skeptical about government regulation and interventionism, including and especially foreign military interventionism. Even George W. Bush ran in 2000 on a basically conservative platform but he abandoned the bulk of that platform when the looney neo-conservatives hijacked U.S. foreign policy.
September 19, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Asks: How Many Americans Have to Die so the Neo-Cons Can Save Face?
Ron Paul answered back with truth and rightfully attacked the ridiculous premises:
September 19, 2007 Permalink

The Morally Obtuse "Values Voter"
According to what "values," exactly, are we to devote all our energies to getting pornography out of cfrphotel rooms, but be utterly unmoved -- and I mean unmoved -- by the completely avoidable deaths of hundreds of thousands of people in Iraq? Why is this not a moral issue, and why is the just-war tradition to be dismissed with such sneering contempt? And pardon my bluntness, but what kind of blockhead thinks you have to be a "liberal" to be outraged at this? What kind of religion do these people believe in? (Their definition of a just war seems to be a war waged by the U.S. government.)
September 19, 2007 Permalink Russ Chastain Endorses Ron Paul
We actually have a candidate for President of the United States who has principles, lives by them, and believes in what this nation was founded on - limited Constitutional government.
We’re talking about a man who has never voted to raise taxes. Never voted to raise his own congressional pay. Never voted to increase the power of the executive branch of government. Voted against the anti-freedom Patriot Act. And - and this is where readers of this site may be most interested - Rep. Ron Paul (Republican, Texas) has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
September 19, 2007 Permalink

Register Your Support for Ron Paul
As many as seven states will begin awarding delegates in January, in primaries and caucuses. Twenty more states, including electoral giants California and New York, have joined the Super Tuesday feeding frenzy on February 5th. The race for the Republican nomination could be over by February 6th, nine months before the general election.
Voter registration deadlines for state primaries are even earlier, typically 2 to 4 weeks before the primary day. In many states, you will have to be registered as a Republican to support Ron Paul. has prepared a comprehensive guide to the primaries in all 50 states, with a summary of the campaign schedule and links to additional information.
September 19, 2007 Permalink

CNN: Bill Maher Endorses Ron Paul on for Republican Ticket

September 19, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul; the last hope for morality in the GOP?
Google any Republican candidate name with "scandal" and see what you come up with; Ron Paul hits on EXPOSING scandals not participating in them! Try it:
September 19, 2007 Permalink

The Ron Paul Revolution: A Lesson in Free Market Economics
They say Ron Paul is skinny because he won’t let special interests buy lrhim lunch. While this may be true, the grassroots campaign is incredibly fat with the volunteer efforts and contributions from Ron Paul Revolution foot soldiers who are taking the movement to the street. This grassroots movement has sprung up partially due to the fact that Ron Paul’s National Campaign initially had significantly less money than their corporately-funded opponents. However, is it possible that this lack of funds has actually been a blessing in disguise?
September 19, 2007 Permalink

POLL: Best Presidential Candidate for Nerds?
September 19, 2007 Permalink

A Vote for Christian Values
After watching last night’s debate, there is only one man running for wndPresident of this great nation that I can support. I do not support him because he tells me what I want to hear. I do not support him because he wants to conquer foreign lands. I do not support him because he wants to give me everything I’ve asked for. I support him because he’s telling the truth. I support him because he reveres the same qualities of Christ that I do. Unlike most of the others, he has been involved in successful marriage for 50+ years.
Unlike most of the others, he stands up against abortion because of a moral AND medical background. Unlike most of the others he is searching for peace. Unlike most of the others, he’s not been bought and paid for. He was on your stage last night, and his name is Ron Paul.
September 18, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul's "Extreme" Views
A gut reaction to this "extreme" treatment by the press is that the tjbsmessage of limited government is not extreme at all — it's mainstream and the press coverage is extreme. After all, it was the message of limited government that got Ronald Reagan elected way back when. Remember, as a cadidate he promised to abolish the Department of Education, though he failed to follow through on that once in office. But his apparent advocacy of freedom and limited government got him elected, and even loved, by millions of Americans.
September 18, 2007 Permalink

The Media on the Values Voters Debate
Who was the ONLY candidate to have supporters outside the Values Voters debate? RON PAUL Which candidate had a tug boat, all painted red, white, and blue, going up and down the New River tooting its horn? RON PAUL Which candidate had yard signs and banners posted all over downtown? RON PAUL Who was the ONLY candidate to have a public reception for their supporters after the debate? RON PAUL.
September 18, 2007 Permalink

N.H. State Rep. Endorses Ron Paul
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE - The Ron Paul Campaign proudly nhpolannounced today the endorsement of State Representative Paul Ingbretson, Grafton County District #5.
"Congressman Ron Paul understands, like no presidential candidate in recent history, that the central purpose of government in America is to secure the liberty of her citizens," said Representative Ingbretson. "He has the unbelievable integrity and guts to speak out and vote the liberty agenda of the Founding Fathers-not once, or occasionally, but every time. Never in my lifetime have I seen anyone running for president so oriented and in these days of Patriot Act madness I endorse his candidacy unequivocally."
September 18, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul’s Sunlight Rule to Enable Americans to Support a Government Designed and Run For All The People
Ron Paul Introduces Measure in the House to Empower Citizens Regarding the Legislative Process Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously said “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.” Indeed some of the most malignant growth of our government has been nurtured under a cover of darkness.
September 18, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul’s Race
TNA: At age 72, you are the eldest presidential candidate. Yet your tnacampaign is being supported by large numbers of young people. What seems to be the draw for them?
Ron Paul: I continue to be amazed at how many young people are interested in our campaign and by how smart and informed they are. I think they come because they see what they are poised to inherit and they aren’t happy. We are handing our children countless trillions of dollars of debt and mortgaging their future. If we don’t do something, this will be the first American generation that lives more poorly than their parents. Young people want to be free; they don’t want the government running their lives; they want to be able to opt out of the entitlement system; and they want to be able to take care of themselves.
September 18, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul at the VV Debate
"It's hard to describe the electricity that fills the room when Ron Paul is lbthere. There is an energy that defies logic. It may take some people a while to understand Ron's message of Hope for America, but once they do,they are hooked. Their enthusiasm is definitely infectious. Wow, what a night!"
September 18, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Debate Thread Responses
I'm having a hard time watching these "so called" debates. They're not fmnndebates at all. They are baited invitations to answer pointed questions. If some of the so called, top tier, candidates are choosing to pass on these minor debates, I'm not so sure Ron Paul would be well advised to follow suit. Ron Paul's messege is factual, simple, and easy to understand, IF he is given the opportunity to articulate it, which he isn't.
September 18, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Visits Michigan
Now Dr. Paul will be visiting the state of Michigan, where two exclusive events will provide supporters with an opportunity to meet him personally and get an insider's perspective on the campaign trail.
September 18, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Places Second in Values Voter Debate
Although religious conservatives may like Huckabee's doctrinaire agreement on social issues, his record in Arkansas should dampen their enthusiasm: as governor, he increased spending by 65 percent in eight years, and his mixed positions on illegal immigration may account for his slow start in the fundraising race.
Social conservatives should also consider carefully the true limited-government platform of Ron Paul. Even if social conservatives gain enough power at the federal level to force their values on everyone, the gains will be fleeting and subject to reversal at the next election. A federal government constrained to its Constitutional limits, as Ron Paul supports, is the only government that can be trusted to respect all of our freedoms.
September 18, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul at the Value Voters Debate

September 18, 2007 Permalink

AUDIO: Ron Paul Voter Values Debate
mp3September 18, 2007 Permalink

More Florida Rallies for Ron? Brought to You by Fred Thompson
Good for Fred ....he made a deal to buy the exclusive advertising rights dpat some Florida gun shows. Now they will just become bigger, better, more energized Ron Paul Rallies sponsored with Fred's $$.
If there are conservatives that are fooled into thinking that Fred is pro-gun, here's his actual voting record, courtesy of the GOA:
September 18, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Inspiring New Civil Rights Movement
Texas Presidential candidate Ron Paul is inspiring a new Civil Rights usadmovement for the 21st century. Not since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has a political figure emerged to champion civil rights on such a grand scale.
Unlike the racial turmoil during America’s period of segregation and the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, Paul’s message doesn’t evoke resistance from a large segment of the population; and it appears to be unifying people of various backgrounds.
September 18, 2007 Permalink

Democrat, Republican... or American?
We are gearing up for another Presidential candidacy in 08, and we are opedSTILL hearing the same pathetic mindless droning of either parties candidates on most issues, (with a rare exception, Presidential Candidate Ron Paul, a true American, and someone you NEED to educate youeself on) and we are seemingly falling in line, believing that the "lesser of two (or 20) evils" (criminals) is no longer still evil or criminal.
A majority of thinking Americans want desperately to believe that "someone" will make a real difference in America, but do we allow self delusion and propaganda to hamper any hope of this "someone" actually materializing? How about if the "someone" that really needs to step up to the plate and be heard is YOU? Will you step up and act Democrat, or Republican, or AMERICAN? Will YOU support the violation of Constitutional law, or will you stand firm on law and not be hoodwinked into making another horrible choice based on a horrible socialist, communist and fascist agenda?
September 17, 2007 Permalink

The Second Amendment: Comparing the Fred Thompson and Ron Paul Track Records
Gun Owners of America points out that of the 33 firearm-related votes cast while Thompson was in the Senate, Thompson voted against the Second Amendment almost half (42.4 percent) of the time.
September 17, 2007 Permalink

Pay No Attention To That Man Behind the Curtain
Even if you didn't need it before, here's further evidence that Pajamas rsMedia takes itself, and it's straw poll, WAY too seriously. PJM has decided that since the numbers of voters in its straw polls have diminished, that must be because the poll was meaningless (one can only assume that it's meaningless because Dennis Kucinich was winning on the Democratic side; Ron Paul on the Republican).
September 17, 2007 Permalink

Backfire - 'None' (Ron Paul?) Sweeps the GOPStrawPoll
Since the GOP Strawpoll banned Ron Paul from its online poll, Ron Paul fmnnsupporters have been flooding the site. Result: 'None' is winning the poll. (It should be noted emphatically that neither FMNN nor the Ron Paul campaign encourges encourage any spamming of any kind in support of this rapidly advancing presidential candidate.)
September 17, 2007 Permalink

Success in the West
Los Angeles. San Francisco. Seattle. Salt Lake City. These four cities rp08enthusiastically welcomed Ron Paul during his five-day tour last week.
And what enthusiasm there was! The many fundraising events were sold out. Over $350,000.00 was contributed to the campaign.
Thousands of people attended rallies to show their support for Dr. Paul's campaign for president.
September 17, 2007 Permalink

What's Lincoln Doing For Ron Paul?
Some highlights of what the Lincoln Ron Paul Meetup has been doing in the last few months.
September 17, 2007 Permalink

RON PAUL: Constitutional talk @ Seattle Univ. 9/14/07







September 17, 2007 Permalink

A New Political Party?
If only by some miracle the American public could catch wind of what the true Republican conservatives like Ron Paul are saying. There would be a revolution. I think most American's are sick to death of stand for nothing,save myself,protect the "system",public "leech" psuedo-servants, that run for office in either the republican or democatic party.
September 17, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul: The Sunlight Rule
This has long been a concern of mine, and for this reason I have tstreintroduced The Sunlight Rule. (H.RES 63) This proposed rule stipulates that no piece of legislation can be brought before the House of Representatives for a vote unless it has been available to members and staff to read for at least ten days. Any amendments must be available for at least 72 hours before a vote. The Sunlight Rule provides the American people the opportunity to be involved in enforcing congressional rules by allowing citizens to move for censure of any Representative who votes for a bill brought to the floor in violation of this act.
September 17, 2007 Permalink

Seattle Ron Paul Supporters
Seattle Ron Paul Supporters of all ages (watch for the kid dancing!) rsworking the streets on Septmber 14. At about 4 minutes, you get some footage from a rally--it looks to me like Dr. Paul is learning to enjoy this!
September 17, 2007 Permalink

Tonight: Ron Paul Debates Second-Tier Candidates on Moral Issues
onight there is a debate hosted and run by the American Family Association. The candidates will be asked direct questions related to abortion, immigration, marriage and other issues "Values Voters" consider important. I'll have a running commentary of this debate or at least a synopsis of the first half hour.
September 17, 2007 Permalink

Let the Banning Begin ... Polls Remove Ron Paul (2)
Ron Paul is running at five percent in New Hampshire and garnering plenty fmnnof press and debate attention nationwide. Bill O'Reilly just featured him and CNN, as has been reported, also sought to have him on the air. 60 Minutes is reportedly doing a feature on Ron Paul.
With so much attention being paid to one candidate, albeit not a "front-runner" it makes little sense for a major Internet poll to remove his name. The poll itself, rather than Ron Paul, risks a long, slow slide into irrelevancy.
September 17, 2007 Permalink

The Addition of Alan Keyes
So what’s in it for Keyes? While, of course, he won’t be the nominee, or lrweven the VP nominee, he may have been promised a cabinet post or another ambassadorship. And, even if he hasn’t, even a failed presidential run can be lucrative; it bolsters his celebrity, which he can parlay into speaking fees, book contracts, and possibly talk radio or TV gigs. Besides, a man with an ego the size of Keyes’ can’t resist the attention.
That the establishment is now turning to an also-ran like Keyes to help deflect attention from Ron Paul shows how scared and desperate they are – and it shows they’re about out of options.
September 17, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul, straight shooting out West; culminating in a vociferous rally in Salt Lake City
rpThus it was a great rally and as usual Dr. Paul tells it like it is. He’s a straight shooter. Utah, take note that as of the June 30th filing with the Federal Elections Commission, Dr. Paul had only raised about $13,000 in Utah. We can do better than that for a Freedom Fighter! Our Freedom!
September 17, 2007 Permalink

Pajamas Media thinks “first tier” candidate supporters are crippled children
It’s your poll to do with what you please, but by excluding Paul, Kucinich, and the other so-called “second-tier” candidates, I think you’ve done a disservice to a large percentage of your readership and advertising base. Therefore, I would encourage you to reverse your decision, and let your readers express their preferences themselves, rather than make that decision for them.
September 17, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Adamant to End Iraq War (FOX 26)

September 17, 2007 Permalink

Paul good choice for conservatives
Until recently, the idea of supporting any politician with my own money seemed as reasonable as flushing cash down the toilet. That changed when I found out that U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, was running for president.
Over the years I've read many of Dr. Paul's speeches and taken note of his outstanding conservative voting record. He is the only candidate in either party who does not accept corporate money. He has never voted for a tax increase in all of his years in Washington.
September 17, 2007 Permalink

GOP's Ron Paul Keeps Building Support Despite Naysayers
This Texan just isn't going away anytime soon. Ron Paul's growing base of support and money for the coffers has GOP stalwarts scratching their heads. East Texas congressman Paul has galvanized a cross-section of all parties and affiliations that are hungry for a politician who is less of a political animal, and more of a straight shooter.
September 17, 2007 Permalink

On the Coming Ron Paul v. Alan Keyes Showdown
The problem for Keyes, as renowned a rhetorician as he is, will be explaining lbhow the US could somehow eliminate the welfare state by compartmentalizing it from the warfare state. This presents a great opportunity for Ron Paul to explain the impossibility of such a prospect and the necessary relationship between the two. I can't wait to see them duke it out.
September 17, 2007 Permalink

Positions on Iraq war, border control make Paul top choice
In short, Ron Paul is the only candidate whose positions on the two tthprimary issues are different than the others and more importantly are credible and popular. He is the only candidate whose nomination realistically can be considered a potential impediment to what otherwise looks like a choice between the lesser of two evils.
September 17, 2007 Permalink

President Ron 'Veto' Paul
So, it’s easy to imagine how President Ron would react if Congress lrpresented him with bills to nationalize health care (the Democrat’s dream), subsidize drug prescriptions, bail out foreign currencies (remember the peso?), spy on American citizens, require a national ID card, reinstitute the draft, bail out private banks, etc. Bam! Veto. Shocked Congressional members would realize that to get President Ron to sign anything, it must conform to the U.S. Constitution (Mr. Giuliani, put this on your reading list!) and enhance a three-pronged philosophy of liberty, peace, prosperity.
September 17, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Slams Huckabee Speechless in Iraq Debate SmackDown
This exchange I feel Ron Paul was in the right and speaking the truth. I think Huckabee would have been a clear winner before he made the mistake of trying to argue facts with Dr. Paul. I like Mike Huckabee, but Ron Paul is so truthful and so inspiring that one shouldn’t toe to toe with him on a stage.
September 17, 2007 Permalink

Texas Congressman Ron Paul visits Seattle University 9/14/07

September 17, 2007 Permalink

O'Reilly wasn't having any of it. He shouted down Ron Paul with "we don't need a history lesson." Well, I beg to disagree, Bill. That's exactly what you and tens of millions of Americans do need. Ron Paul is a long time member of Congress with access to information and documentation that Bill O'Reilly doesn't even know exists and yet, during that interview he tried to mock down Dr. Paul's comments regarding the CIAs own assessment of Iran's nuclear capabilities. It is EXACTLY this type of propaganda being spewed on radio, electronic and in print media who mislead the American people and continue their blatant attempts to scare them into rallying for yet another endless "war on terrorism."
September 17, 2007 Permalink

The Betrayal of the American Right
This process continues today by the CIA's demonic spawn, the neocons. lrNeoconservatism: A CIA Front?
These guys hated Robert Taft and the "Old Right" and did everything possible to destroy their influence and impact on American policy. Their Establishment descendants hate Ron Paul and will try to do everything to destroy him and his presidential candidacy.
These three books are must-reading for all Ron Paul supporters to know your history and what we are up against.
September 17, 2007 Permalink

RV crusader brings message to Bonita
Hunnicut’s travels as a Granny Warrior are not an official part of the Paul campaign, and at times, the campaign has taken issue with some of her strongly-worded statements, she said.
But her Grannymobile’s criss-crossing route has closely followed Paul’s, and don’t try to suggest to her that man’s chances are slim.
September 17, 2007 Permalink

Organizing Your State - The Next Step
A state network is invaluable to this because you need to be able to cover the entirety of where you live. For instance, we have 19 Congressional dpDistricts in Pennsylvania, each of which gets to choose three or four delegates, and we are not a winner-take-all primary. Because of that, we absolutely need to compete everywhere, and you cannot simply assume some group will do this.
September 17, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul – How to Lower Gas Prices
Like most Americans – Ron Paul wants to see lower gas prices. However, most Americans don’t have a viable plan to reduce gas prices – Ron Paul does.
September 17, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul wins New Hampshire GOP straw poll

Ron Paul 66%
Fred Thompson 10%
Rudy Giuliani 9%
Mike Huckabee 7%
Mitt Romney 3%
Tom Tancredo 2%
John Cox 2%
John McCain 1%
Sam Brownback .5%

September 17, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Asks: How Many Americans Have to Die so the Neo-Cons Can Save Face?
Face it. Americans are sick of the sham. We are tired of being lied to. We see an honest man and we respond, no matter how many times you try to talk us out of it. It seemed tonight that all of the other candidates were laughable and out of step with the country. They showed that they have nothing to offer but more of the same mess we have been in for five years. They pushed the exact same platform that lost them control of the House in the election. They pulled out the tired old lie that either you are with the administration and for the war or you are on the side of the terrorists so many times, they must have had it tattooed on the inside of their hands.
September 17, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul tours the Wild West
While Ron Paul consistently polls1-2% in national media polls, the crowds ysadhe’s attracting wherever he goes, seems to imply that either the polls are manipulated, inherently flawed, or more likely, just have not yet reflected the growing support of his candidacy.
Attracting crowds over 1,000 people in his home state of Texas is understandable, but with those numbers showing up in a state like Utah were Paul had only raised around $13,000 according to the last FEC filing, it is impressive. And It is a sign that Paul is gaining momentum in the presidential race.
September 16, 2007 Permalink


September 16, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul can take out Rudy on February 5th
The other candidates, lacking real grassroots support, have to allocate lbtheir scarce resources to early states such as Iowa and New Hampshire for fear that they will drop out after a poor showing. However, because Ron has real grassroots support everywhere, he can run vigorous campaigns in all the early states and drive his resource and volunteer-starved opponents crazy.
New York is a "closed primary". The last day to switch parties to vote for the candidate of your choice is October 12th.
September 16, 2007 Permalink

Upcoming GOP 'Values' Debate w/Ron Paul, Others
The Values Voter Presidential Debate is scheduled for Monday, September fmnn17, in Fort Lauderdale. WorldNetDaily's Joseph Farah is to be the moderator. The debate participants are Duncan Hunter, Mike Huckabee, Tom Tancredo, Sam Brownback, Ron Paul, John Cox and the recently declared Alan Keyes.
September 16, 2007 Permalink

What happened to getting bin Laden?
Recently a nationally known columnist, a man I know and respect, dlinaccurately labeled Congressman Ron Paul a defeatist. Congressman Paul seems to favor the Constitution as his governing authority, unlike some, and he still is focused on taking out bin Laden. That approach is contrary to the all-too-vivid dreams of the “democracy builders” in our government. They appear hellbound at eating away at our constitutional rights in their quest for global utopia, like termites in old wood.
September 16, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Reminds Us of Our Freedom
Today, I walked into an auditorium filled with a couple thousand people. nePeople I have never met before but who were all looking for the same thing I was. Freedom. I don’t want to work one fourth of my year paying federal taxes. I don’t want to ask permission from a government worker for a permit to redo my bathroom. I should have never had to ask the government for a license to marry my beautiful wife. I can’t start a business without asking permission. We were taught in school that we live in a free country. At what point do we finally become free?
The mainstream media will tell you that you’re crazy. He has no chance. Don’t listen to this man. What he says is bad for you. But today I found out none of it is true. Today, I saw Ron Paul stand up in front of more people then the media wants to admit, and tell me and everyone else that we are free and we don’t have to take it anymore.
September 16, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul in Utah!!! Salt Lake City Speech to 800!!!

September 16, 2007 Permalink

Fred Thompson – Not Conservative Enough On Education
Is there any Republican candidate besides Ron Paul that is principled enough to publicly advocate that this unconstitutional and economically destructive federal education monster be put to death?
September 16, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul in the Saly Lake City News:

Ron Paul in Salt Lake, KSL News Report

Ron Paul Salt Lake, Fox 13 News Report

Ron Paul on KUTV2 Salt Lake City

Ron Paul Salt Lake, ABC 4 News Report

September 16, 2007 Permalink

Rod Dreher: How far will we go to save face in Iraq?
Beware pride masquerading as honor among war backers, warns ROD dmDREHER
It was left to Ron Paul, who has virtually no support, to point out that the Iraq war is a disaster and that the GOP is destroying itself with its catastrophic war policy. Mike Huckabee shot back: "Even if we lose elections, we should not lose our honor, and that is more important than the Republican Party."
To which Mr. Paul replied hotly: "What do we have to pay to save face? That's all we're doing, is saving face. It's time we came home."
That exchange was the most important of the debate, because it explains the GOP's self-destructive paralysis on Iraq – and America's. I don't think many Americans would say that the U.S. is going to win this war, not in any meaningful sense. The minimal security gains made by the surge are unsustainable absent real political progress, which hasn't been made and which is by now a fantasy.
September 16, 2007 Permalink

Letter: Paul fortunately isn't like rest of Republican Party
Pre-emptive nuclear strikes? NAFTA, CAFTA? The Patriot Act? Enforcing U.N. resolutions? Lowering taxes a couple hundred dollars for the average Joe, but then going on an unconstitutional spending spree unprecedented in American history and paying for it by borrowing $2 billion a day from communist China? Illegally tapped phones? Books checked out from our local library becoming CIA targets? Bribes, lobbyists, moral hypocrites, hookers and hot tubs? Overseas golf course junkets? Letting us know through the Federal Reserve that inflation is an act of our imagination, not Washington's gross irresponsibility and unimaginable catastrophe of lie after lie? A Soviet-style National ID card for all Americans?
September 16, 2007 Permalink

Paul draws cheers in Utah, says he won't leave the GOP
That assurance came after one man asked Paul to step aside and instead dmnfocus on building the constitutional wing of the Republican Party. Perot was the spoiler of the 1992 presidential election, drawing votes away from then-President George Bush, thus clearing the way for Bill Clinton to win several states with less than a majority of votes.
September 16, 2007 Permalink

Climb On Board The 'Ron Paul Revolution'
Tens-of-thousands have joined the appropriately named Ron Paul tdRevolution, joining groups, putting up signs, and crossing states to attend rallies. Congressman Ron Paul's genuine message and untarnished record of promoting individual liberty for everyone, a free-market economy of wealth and abundance, and a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace and free trade, has attracted vast support from diverse individuals.
Inspired libertarians, Democrats, independents, and previous nonvoters have registered Republican so they can vote for Ron Paul in the primaries.
September 16, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul removed from the GOP Straw Poll because he was winning.
You can see on this site Ron Paul's absence:
Notice below this story about Paul ahead in this same poll. He was obviously removed because he was winning.
September 16, 2007 Permalink

Paul Happy With Western Trip
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul today scconcluded a four-day western tour. Beginning Wednesday, September 12, Dr. Paul visited Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Salt Lake in City in successive days. Highlights of the very successful trip included:

  • High dollar fundraisers that brought in over $350,000.
  • Substantial earned media from top outlets in each host city.
  • A speech at the University of Southern California to 800 students.
  • An impromptu walk through the streets of San Francisco with 400 supporters.
  • A lecture at Seattle University that drew 550 students.
  • A rally in Seattle attended by 1,300 supporters.
  • A celebration of life and liberty in Salt Lake City that drew over 1,000 participants.

"We are succeeding to garner significant support in cities as diverse as San Francisco and Salt Lake City" said campaign manager Lew Moore. "Dr. Paul is showing that the message of freedom is popular throughout this nation."
September 16, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul on the Constitution
We are becoming more and more of a welfare state in every aspect. Economic, corporate, militarily, or any other way in which the citizens rely on the government. This is partially due to schools teaching that big government is OK. This has affected the entire attitude towards government. Instead of calling for privacy, instead of enjoying a peaceful prosperous nation, we enjoy wars over fear that a third world country is going to create a national security threat. We need to change this attitude from the complacent reliance on the government to an attitude of self reliance and self responsibility. We need to legalize the constitution. Then we will see change in rule of law.
September 16, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul: Utah turnout wows candidate
More than 1,000 people gathered Saturday at the Union Pacific Depot in slSalt Lake City to rally behind U.S. Rep. Ron Paul in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
Paul, an obstetrician from Texas, was impressed with the turnout. "Wow. If they only knew you existed over in Washington, they'd change things over there," he said as he greeted the cheering crowd.
September 16, 2007 Permalink

Presidential hopeful visits Utah
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A 2008 Presidential hopeful stopped by Salt Lake Saturday. Republican Ron Paul was met by a group of loyal supporters before he hosted a reception for voters.
Paul said he found support in Salt Lake because his message is different.
September 16, 2007 Permalink

Them Ron Paul people
The Washington Times Commentary tries to discredit Ron Paul. Read the wtridiculous article, but then read the brilliant commentaries from Ron Paul supporters.
Don't be afraid to leave a comment yourself!
September 15, 2007 Permalink

POLL: If the 2008 Presidential Election were being held today, for whom would you vote?
September 15, 2007 Permalink

phappyDispatch From San Francisco
So Ron Paul, for those that haven’t heard, had a very successful event in San Francisco today. We had a correspondent on the scene, our buddy Clay, or weltschmerz as he’s called here (he of Range Voting fame). I asked him if he could write up a little thing about Dr. Paul’s visit, and he was kind enough to.
September 15, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Seattle Lunch Sept 14th, 2007

September 15, 2007 Permalink

Five Myths About Ron Paul
Myth One: Ron Paul can’t win this election.
Wrong! Ron Paul can win this election. Most people haven’t even heard of Ron Paul yet. Conservatives are not very satisfied by Rudy, Mitt, Fred or the other candidates. People are not ready for a “Hillary Clinton” presidency and I know they aren’t ready for someone like Barack Obama. Yes, Ron Paul can win this election.
September 15, 2007 Permalink

Florida Meetup Groups Welcomes Rudy Giuliani

September 15, 2007 Permalink

Sept 17, Ron Paul Sked Heats Up in Florida
Ron Paul, riding a surge of momentum, will be in Florida on Monday, fmnnSeptember 17 for three events. First is a VIP Reception at the Ft. Lauderdale River House; second is the Values Voters’ Presidential Debate sponsored by the American Family Association and moderated by Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily; third is a rally at the Las Olas Riverwalk in Ft. Lauderdale sponsored by Miami-Dade Ron Paul 2008 Meetup Group:
September 15, 2007 Permalink

Iraq Report Debated: Bush says that Troop Withdrawals Tied To Success, Ron Paul says to Bring the Troops Home
The president’s view is in contrast with fellow Texan and Republican usadpresidential candidate, Ron Paul.
Paul told reporters as he walked the streets of San Francisco Thursday that the number of troops were irrelevant and that he would bring them all home. Paul an opponent of the North American Union said, ‘Internationalists want this war for all kinds of reasons’ we need to ‘remove the threat of a new war, an expansive war into Iran, we have to stop that war as well’.
Paul’s spontaneous interview on the streets of San Francisco was frequently interrupted with euphoric cheers from supporters. The scene looked more like a candidate walking the streets of an early primary state like New Hampshire not California.
September 15, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul, First they ignore you

September 15, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul before the Iraq war. Wise man see. Fools Rush In
"Ron Paul is the same. No matter how far back you can find an interview with Dr. Paul, you will hear the same mindset. He is truly trustworthy."
September 15, 2007 Permalink

Michigan Doctor Makes $150,000 Indirect Expenditure For Ron Paul
A little-known retired dermatologist from Michigan has purchased $150,000 worth of television commercials as indirect political expenditures in support of Congressman Ron Paul (R-Surfside). The expenditures, made at three Houston television stations: KTRK, KHOU and KTRC are for political advertisements set to start running on October 18.
September 15, 2007 Permalink

Paul has spine
Who is elected president says a lot about the moral and ethical character cmof the people doing the electing. The people who say, "So what, and who cares?" and don't even bother voting wind up with politicians whose attitude is the same toward them: "So what, and who cares?" I want a candidate who will represent the people, not rich special interests. I want a candidate who is consistent in his message and truthful when questioned about his beliefs, and who stands by his values even under fire. That candidate is Ron Paul.
September 15, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul brings presidential campaign to Seattlesea
A slightly built man, Paul spoke rapidly to the gathering organized by the SU law school college Republicans, his tone upbeat despite the note of alarm about what he sees as the collapse of the nation's fundamental political values: "We have become soft on the issue of liberty," he said. His remarks prompted several standing ovations from the audience, which included a wide mix of ages.
September 15, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul says constitutional crisis coming
"The time is coming. I believe that the great debate is coming," Paul told stmore than 400 mostly young people who attended his constitutional lecture at Seattle University.
"We have become soft on the issue of liberty and we have become more concerned about our personal safety and our personal economic well being and an illusionary trust that government can make us perfectly safe and protect us perfectly in an economic way," he said.
September 15, 2007 Permalink

Did Newt Gingrich Just Endorse Ron Paul?
There is but one of the GOP presidential hopefuls following the Gingrich plan. While they may differ on nuances, all but one of the Republican candidates support the war in Iraq. Most openly support torture and our continued disregard for civil liberties. There are only a small handful of them dealing with immigration in a manner Gingrich would find acceptable. There is only one of them offering a clean break from the entire spectrum of failed GOP policies: Ron Paul.
September 14, 2007 Permalink

Tucker Carlson, Pat Buchanan: "Ron Paul won the debate"

September 14, 2007 Permalink

On Ron Paul and the Repeal of the 20th Century
I say it’s time to dump a lot of this so-called 20th century “progress” and use some 13th and 18th century concepts to bring about a brighter 21st century.
September 14, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul - Personal Beliefs vs Political Beliefs
We want to be free to decide for ourselves what we think is right. That is yoursdwhat our Republic is all about. Free states that are supported by the Federal government; not ruled by it.
And yes, Dr. Paul is against abortion, a devout Christian and many other things that we all (including me) do not agree with all of the time. But his passion for personal freedom and emancipation from Federal rule that we all live under give us protection from a President that would try to force anything like this upon us. The society we live in now does not protect us from this at all; it facilitates this kind of oppressive rule.
Ron Paul can begin the end of all that we would like to see go. Just give him a chance; listen to what he says and believe that America is ready for this. We all want to be free and we all can be!. We just need to start somewhere and Ron Paul has helped us find that starting line.
September 14, 2007 Permalink

AUDIO: September 14, 2007 - Ron Paul KOMO radio Interview Seattle
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AUDIO: September 14, 2007 - Ron Paul FOX Brian and the Judge
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AUDIO: September 13, 2007 - Ron Paul FOX John Gibson
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SA Radio - Reasons to Vote for Ron Paul

September 14, 2007 Permalink

More Evidence of Ron Paul Spammer Supporters Spamming In Broad Daylight!
Can someone please clarify what the spam thing is all about? All I see is a lot of real people who can think for themselves and who support the message of freedom and liberty because “freedom is popular”
September 14, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul: The Real "Rock Star" of the Right
I was astonished at the intensity of his supporters in our audience. I was amazed at their lengthy emails to me huffsaying what a breath of fresh air he is in the presidential race.
So more power to the honest, anti-war, anti-intervention, pro-gold standard, pro-Constitution candidate from Texas who states, "It is not my responsibility as president to attack other countries".
September 14, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul has the guts to end the Iraq War
In a single sentence, Richard Reeves, from a recent article, HOW THE dpDEMOCRATS CAN (WILL?) LOSE says it all:

In nine words: Democrats don't have the guts to end the war!
He goes on to explain:
The two parties, though, do share one dirty little conviction: They both think the American people are uninformed morons. The Republicans think people are stupid enough to think we are winning this war. The Democrats think people are stupid enough to think they are actually against the war. In a just world, both parties would lose in 2008.
So this is Ron Paul's selling point - Ron Paul has the guts the Democrats don't have to end the Iraq War.
September 14, 2007 Permalink

The Ron Paul Revolution: A Lesson in Free Market Economics
Necessity is the mother of invention, and there seems to be no end in sight to the inventions being created on a daily basis by individual Ron Paul supporters. These creations range from professional quality banners, signs, flyers and posters, to eloquently written articles across the web, and in local newspapers. On a micro level, the grassroots campaign efforts are a demonstration of the unregulated, free-market forces that Ron Paul espouses.A simple internet search will reveal a number of websites that are designed, hosted and paid for by individual Ron Paul supporters. These websites contain everything from news articles to video clips to products. Nearly all of this content is created or contributed by individual supporters. Need a t-shirt? Currently, there are dozens of different t-shirt designs produced by independent people. In addition, you can find stamps, buttons, bracelets, commemorative coins and even pizza-delivery-style illuminated car toppers. All of this in response to a huge demand in the marketplace, with innovative Ron Paul supporters rising up to meet it. There has been no external oversight committee or price controls.
There have been no marching orders from a central location. Supply and demand has taken over. The best products are passed along word of mouth through a decentralized web of email addresses and social networking sites. Local Meetups in various parts of the country are all passing out some of the same materials, no prompting necessary. It’s called “emergence.”
September 14, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul campaigning in Seattle
The Texas congressman told KOMO Radio he stands out from other candidates because he wants to bring troops home from Iraq as soon as possible. He says he would follow the Constitution, "mind our own business and not try to be the policeman of the world."
Paul is holding fundraisers today in Seattle, speaking at Seattle University and holding a rally tonight at the Westin Hotel.
September 14, 2007 Permalink

Geeks Roll Out for Ron Paul
"Ron Paul!" they shouted. "Freedom!"
wiredInside, supporters could hear the passionate chants from the street through the thick hotel windows as the Texas congressman ended his morning speech. A polite chuckle rumbled through the room.
The breakfast attendees and the supporters on the street comprised mostly of young white men, who appeared to be white-collar professionals. Several of those interviewed by Wired News worked in the technology business.
As campaign finance records show and the blogsphere has noted, a substantial base of support for Paul comes from professionals in the technology community.
September 14, 2007 Permalink

Thank You
It’s been an amazing few days to be a supporter of Ron Paul and freedom. rpOur successful events in the San Francisco Bay Area, along with your generous online donations, made yesterday far and away our most successful fundraising day in campaign history. On behalf of Dr. Paul and everyone in campaign headquarters – Thank You for keeping our momentum going!
September 14, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul MeetUp Confab Sets Big Rally
The rally will be held on Saturday, September 29th, and then turn into a “Family Walk" with up to 30 or more Ron Paul family members. Teams of volunteers will distribute literature and also proceed to canvass the cities of Manchester and Nashua. The goal: to knock on 50,000 doors in a weekend.
Volunteers are said to be coming from up and down the East Coast, as far away Baltimore, though many are bound to come from New England thanks to the MeetUp group cooperation.
September 14, 2007 Permalink

Crunch Time for Ron Paul Supporters
The next two weeks could be the most critical of Ron Paul's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. There are only a few ways that Ron Paul can generate positive publicity and move up in the polls enough to be considered a serious contender by the mainstream media, and all of them depend on how much money we are able to donate by the end of the third quarter on September 30th.
September 14, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul in San Francisco

September 14, 2007 Permalink

McVay: Ron Paul's presidential run isn't the usual GOP politics
So, obviously, the gatekeepers at Fox News are threatened by Ron Paul. oaThere are two reasons: The most obvious - Paul is a principled man with emphatic, growing support who threatens to upset the status quo among neoconservatives. He wants to get the GOP back to its roots, and neocon media-mongers and their supporters stand to lose a lot of money if a minimalist government is installed. Fewer federal agencies means fewer government contracts.
Secondly, if Ron Paul continues his snowballing success, Fox News can't take credit for it. Paul's support is grassroots, making efficient use of the Internet. A successful run by Paul would all but eliminate the conglomerate media's stranglehold in directing national politics, as free speech requiring neither a license from the FCC nor millions of dollars in advertising allows a wider variety of viewpoints to be absorbed by the masses.
September 14, 2007 Permalink

Republic Magazine Issue #2 Shipping Sept. 10thrm
On September 10th, the Patriot community will get it's second installment of the REPUBLIC MAGAZINE. This special issue features the cover story on Ron Paul. While Dr. Paul is continually being downplayed and ignored by the mainstream media, patriotic Americans and even Canadians are rallying behind this Texas Congressman.
Learn why you should also listen to what this presidential hopeful has to say and why we feel that he is the only candidate worth voting for in this election. Could he be the savior of this great nation? Find out in the coming issue.
September 14, 2007 Permalink

Obama, Paul net most military workers' campaign donations
WASHINGTON — Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Ron Paul have usalittle in common politically, except their opposition to the Iraq war.
Both top a new list of presidential candidates receiving campaign contributions from people who work for the four branches of the military and National Guard, according to a study released Thursday by the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics.
September 14, 2007 Permalink

New Campaign Merchandise Store
September 13, 2007 We're pleased to announce the launch of our new Ron Paul 2008 Merchandise Store.
You can look forward to:
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September 14, 2007 Permalink

The problem is, Thompson is not a conservative. Worse still (for the GOP), Thompson cannot beat Hillary in a general election. Mark my words, if Fred Thompson is the Republican nominee next November, Hillary Clinton is your next president.
For that matter, I see only one Republican contender who might be able to beat Hillary in the 2008 general election: Ron Paul. Yes, you read it right. Ron Paul.
September 14, 2007 Permalink

Big Money for Ron Paul in San Francisco Today
My good friend Scott attended a Ron Paul fund-raiser today, and the numbers suggest that the Congressman likely cleared $100,000 in cash raised. Below is the report as I passed it along to our meetup group:
September 13, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Supporters Must Take Action How to get involved in the Primary!
Supporters need to know how their states select delegates, then they need to figure out how to work that system. For instance, here in Nebraska, delegates are chosen at our state convention, and delegates must declare their preferred candidate (and are bound to that for 2 ballots). That being the case, the appropriate strategy is to try to "stack the deck" at the state convention. To do that, you have to get people to the county conventions (where the delegates to the state convention are chosen), and you have to make sure that Paul supporters are elected to the national convention.
September 13, 2007 Permalink

The Law of Opposites
The Law of Opposites is just a variation of the Law of Unintended awConsequences. When we attempt to achieve a certain goal – like, "make the world safe for democracy," a grandiose scheme of World War I – one can be sure the world will become less safe and less democratic regardless of the motivation.
September 13, 2007 Permalink

Fundraising letter from Ron Paul
The world's elites are busy forming the North American Union. If they are successful as they were in forming the European Union, the good 'ol USA will only be a memory. We can't let that happen.
September 13, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul – 4 Reasons Why He CAN Win This Election
With the mainstream media ignoring him and other people saying he’s not a viable presidential candidate – I would like to offer 4 SOLID reasons why Ron Paul can be elected president.
September 13, 2007 Permalink

The No-Exit Strategy
One problem with "you break it, you own it" is the ambiguity of the pronoun. As Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) noted in his exchange with Huckabee during the debate, "you" did not invade Iraq; neither did "we." The president and his men made that disastrous decision, based on a ridiculously broad understanding of self-defense and willful blindness to the inevitability of unintended consequences.
September 13, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul 2008 for President Official Television Advertisement
October 8 - October 15 will be National Commercial Week. During this time, Ron Paul TV commercials will air on TVs across the nation.
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Ron Paul At USC
I also had a chance to speak w/Ron's right hand man and Campaign Manager Kent Snyder. Kent's keeping Ron's fundraising numbers close to the vest, but he said the fundraising for this quarter is off the charts. I can't wait to hear about them on or about Oct. 15th. I thought one of the Kent & Meetup Irvine 59funniest moments in Ron's speech before us at the cocktail party was his story of how some political hacks had tried to infiltrate his campaign headquarters to find out what the secret is for building hundreds of spontaneous Meetup Groups. As if they could duplicate this without a great message. Memo to hacks: someone like Giuliani, McCain, Romney, or Fred Thompson will never be able to generate the passionate grassroots support like Ron has because they have a crappy message of being George W Bush clones. That ain't selling right now. Save your money you're wasting trying to duplicate a strategy that will never work for your guys.
September 13, 2007 Permalink



There's Nothing Conservative About Our War in Iraq

September 13, 2007 Permalink

Military Donors Shift a Bit To Democrats
Among Republican candidates, Representative Ron Paul of Texas is the nytonly one who opposes the war in Iraq and he is the top recipient of money from military members. He has received $19,250 so far.
September 13, 2007 Permalink

The Other Iraq Surge
Among GOP candidates, Ron Paul, the only Republican who opposes the capitalwar, has brought in the biggest haul from the military since the start of the 2008 election cycle in January—at least $19,250. Republican John McCain, a Vietnam War prisoner who backs the administration's policy in Iraq, has raised $18,600. Paul, who was a flight surgeon in the Air Force, got nearly twice as much from servicemen and women in the campaign's first six months as GOP fundraising front-runner Mitt Romney and four times more than better-known candidate Rudy Giuliani.
September 13, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul – A Slumping Economy is as Difficult to Fight as Terrorism
Ron Paul understands the challenges of fighting terrorism and he’s concerned that a slumping economy will provide as big a challenge to Congress. The root of his economic concerns stem from his belief the Federal Reserve not only causes economic problems to begin with but continues to be a part of the problem rather than the solution. Take a look at what Dr. Paul wrote in Economic Terror:
September 13, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul an Adolescent Child?
Joe Carter from The Evangelical Outpost posted one of the most uninformed articles I’ve ever read. He accuses Ron Paul, and libertarians in general, of holding to Utopian ideals, but does very little to actually refute them, other than to throw ad-hominem attacks like “they should grow up.” Is this argument from an economic or philosophy textbook that I don’t know about?
Joe himself might want to grow up a little bit and learn how to do some research before making some of his own childish claims and assumptions. Let’s go through them one by one.
September 13, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul on Fox News Los Angeles at the USC rally

September 13, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Moves Ahead Through Untraditional Campaign
Spurred by internet web logs and fueled by internet new sources, supporters transof Ron Paul are downright passionate about the man and his message. He is proud of his stand against big government, for low taxes and against foreign involvement. With the increase in federal spending in the past six years his message is ringing loud for many of the country’s younger voters. He was the only Republican to vote against the war in Iraq and remains a loyal opponent to its continuation.
September 13, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul could save the GOP
But if I were Republican I'd hoist Ron Paul on my shoulders and herald him as the chosen one. That's because Ron Paul has accomplished something that few politicians, let alone REPUBLICANS, have managed - appealing to the young. At this critical point Bush has uncontroversially decimated the G.O.P. No amount of burnt offerings to Yahweh or Krishna or the Wizard of Oz will resurrect the party from the premature death this administration has wrought.
September 13, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Campaign Overwhelmed by Emails?
Sources close to the campaign say that thousands of emails are pouring into fmnnthe campaign every day, far beyond the capacity of the staff to handle personal replies. The amount of messages is a “qualitative difference” from previous campaigns in which Ron Paul has positioned himself as a libertarian candidate for president. “Fund-raising and response to Ron Paul’s message are both being positively affected by the acceptance of Ron Paul’s message, nationwide,” one source explained.
September 13, 2007 Permalink

Success in L.A.
Los Angeles enthusiastically received Ron Paul yesterday!
2008The fundraising reception in the morning was a great success. It was held at the Ritz Carlton in Pasadena and tickets were $500 per person. Sold out! After the breakfast, Dr. Paul went to the University of Southern California. He met with a group of students and press. He then spoke at a rally outside on campus. A police officer estimated the crowd to be between 700-900 people. They cheered Dr. Paul time and time again. Students and professors in the surrounding buildings had windows opened and listened too.
After the rally, Dr. Paul attended a fundraising reception on campus. Tickets were $500 per person for the event. Sold out!
Yesterday evening, Dr. Paul attended a fundraising dinner at the home of Bill Johnson. Tickets were $2,000 per person. Sold out!
September 13, 2007 Permalink

New Hampshire’s 'First in the Fall' Debate Debacle
All in all Fox News disgraced themselves and revealed that they can’t even lewget the mantle of conservatism off the ground as it has been dragging in the dirt ever since they infiltrated the Republican revolution. Constitutionalists are still without a major news media outlet, but not without an advocate. Congratulations to Rep. Ron Paul of Texas for answering the questions asked as honestly, civilly, and rationally as possible – notwithstanding the bullets of the establishment GOP’s war machine.
September 13, 2007 Permalink

How big was that USC rally?
I was there and there were about 700~900 people in attendance according to security. Thanks to Steve for the photos.
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2008 candidate Ron Paul speaks at USC
The gathering, sponsored by Program Board, attracted students and adults from throughout the Los Angeles area, many of whom were roused to cheer every time the 10-term congressman from Texas heralded points on his libertarian agenda.
September 13, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Revolution by the Southern Avenger

September 13, 2007 Permalink

Paul Poses Serious Threat to Hillary Clinton in a General Election Match up
Ron Paul sets himself apart from other Republicans by being decidedly usadantiwar. In a general election this may actually put Paul at a decided advantage over Hillary Clinton and most of her Democratic rivals. Paul will likely steal the thunder from Clinton’s antiwar rhetoric since he voted against the Iraq war that Hillary Clinton voted for.
At least among those voters that believe the Iraq war was a mistake, including Democrats, Paul will demonstrate his foresight was better than Clinton’s.
September 13, 2007 Permalink

Insanity Casts A Paul
Enter Ron Paul. The guy must have coconuts the size of basketballs (yes, I mixed metaphors on purpose), because he has decided to seek a nomination from a party that is both terrified and angered by him. And why do they hate him so much? Because the guy keeps standing up and speaking logic, saying blasphemous things like,” Hey, guys! Let’s stop going to other countries and killing innocent people!!”
September 13, 2007 Permalink

POLL: Which of the following Republican candidates has the best conservative credentials?
September 13, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Comes To SF For Fundraisers
Paul has earned particular notoriety, especially among Republicans and Libertarians, for expressing his desire to bring American troops home from Iraq.
In a statement, Paul's campaign said he "wants to fix (American) foreign policy to make friends abroad through free trade, and end incursions on our constitutional rights in the name of 'security.'"
September 12, 2007 Permalink

Piontek misrepresents Ron Paul’s positions
I wanted to point out to you and I hope you would point out to your idsreaders that you have misrepresented some of Dr. Paul’s policy positions. Your article says that Dr. Paul is “anti-gay marriage, and anti-abortion”. If you had taken a few minutes to listen to him on his positions, you would know that while he has personal opinions, he has taken strong and brave stands to uphold individual liberty, including for gays’ rights to have consensual contracts, and in his own words “they may call it anything they like”. Dr. Paul was a practicing OB/GYN, and through this experience he has said that he does not agree with abortion, but again, he has come out to say that it is none of the federal government’s business to pass a law about the issue either way.
September 13, 2007 Permalink

Did "Blowback" Cause 9/11?

September 13, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul: “I Believe In National Sovereignty”.
On the evidence of this interview, Paul is a paleolibertarian in the mode. He accepts the need for an institutional framework for liberty, notably the nation-state. He is intensely critical of illegal immigration and birthright citizenship. He is much less focused on legal immigration (although obviously intrigued by the idea of guestworkers) and not at all on the H1-b visa issue, although many of his supporters are software engineers. We also discussed gold and exchange rates because, after years laboring in the vineyard of financial journalism, I felt like it.
September 13, 2007 Permalink

Ending the War: A Question of Why
Ron Paul is not inherently anti-war, in fact if an enemy were a real threat to America, President Paul would have no qualms throwing every weapon in our arsenal at the enemy, if Congress first enacts a declaration of war. Ron Paul is opposed to the Iraq War because a declaration of war was not enacted by Congress. He is further opposed to it because it is a war that is not a defensive war, we were not attacked by Iraq and Iraq posed no threat to us and neither did Afghanistan. In response to the attack on our soil on 9/11 Ron Paul introduced marque and reprisal legislation which would have offered a reward for Bin Laden whom bounty hunters would attempt to capture. Instead we invaded Afghanistan loudly and Bin Laden easily slipped over the border, or so we think. Both the U.S. and Iraq would be much better off if Ron Paul's marque legislation had gone through.
September 13, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul has courage, plan to turn our country around
The other candidates have either waited to see which way the political pphwind is blowing or have repeatedly changed their positions. Fine examples of "courageous leadership," aren't they?
As the waffling among the "front-runners" continues, Dr. Paul remains constant. He has the courage to face the true reality of the mess that this country faces today, both domestically and internationally, and to propose solutions. No waffling. No excuses.
September 12, 2007 Permalink

Video of Ron Paul at the USC Rally September 12th

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September 12, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul campaigns in Seattle Friday
SEATTLE (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, who has gained attention for opposing the Iraq war, will campaign Friday in Seattle. His campaign says he'll hold fundraising meetings and deliver a lecture on the Constitution at Seattle University. He's scheduled to hold a rally Friday evening at the Westin hotel.
September 12, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul for President 2.0?
The Web does reveal how involved U.S. Internet users are with a timecandidate's Web 2.0 presence, and again Ron Paul comes out on top. If we look at the traffic flowing from websites like MySpace, Facebook and YouTube, the candidate with the most visits from those sites is Ron Paul, followed by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. But if Ron Paul tops all of the Web metrics for popularity, like searches and traffic from social networks, then how can he be so far down in the Gallup Poll?
September 12, 2007 Permalink

The Ron Paul Record: Require U.S. Representatives to actually read what they enact! - 5th in a series
Do you realize that it is not uncommon to pass legislation in Congress rpwhich your legislator has not even read?! I cannot express in words on a ‘family friendly’ blog (OK, generally family friendly) my frustration, amazement, and contempt for this lack of professionalism, let alone lack of competency and common sense. This is a no-brainer folks!
September 12, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Flaws - A rebuttal
Ron Paul is not only the most viable candidate, he is the candidate most strongly principled in the Constitution. Foreign policy aside, his platform is exactly what this country needs to avoid a total collapse in 50 years. No exaggeration.
September 12, 2007 Permalink

Antiwar March in DC Saturday - Ron Paul Supporters Contact Info
Libertarian activist Aaron Biterman is organizing Ron Paul supporters to awmarch with RP and pro-freedom signs. He emailed me: “Ron Paul supporters are going to gather AT 11:30am at the METRO CENTER Metro Stop (607 13th St. NW). … Exit the subway at Metro Center on the UPPER LEVEL (red line) via the 13th and G exit (furthest west exit — closest to the white house). I will be at the corner of 13th and G with a Ron Paul t-shirt and sign.” His email is
September 12, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul & Roe v Wade
“Under the 9th and 10th amendments, all authority over matters not specifically addressed in the Constitution remains with state legislatures. Therefore the federal government has no authority whatsoever to involve itself in the abortion issue. So while Roe v. Wade is invalid, a federal law banning abortion across all 50 states would be equally invalid.”
With little doubt, Ron Paul is asserting that the 50 states would individually determine the issue of abortion. Thus, one would assume that Ron Paul would not take a solid pro life (anti-abortion) stance – nor would he take a pro choice (pro abortion) stance either.
September 12, 2007 Permalink

AUDIO: Ron Paul on KFI 640 AM with John Ziegler in Los Angeles
John Ziegler demonstrates he watches to much Fox TV. Ron Paul makes his case.
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Will Ron Paul or Tyranny Prevail?
Will Americans recognize and become invigorated by this honest man? Will acAmerica enter into a new age of peace, and prosperity as intended by our founding fathers? OR Will the Neo-cons be enabled to continue their quest for empire building and world domination? Or will the lefts socialist agenda move forward?
One thing for certain, the next year will be an exciting one in the world of politics. The future of world wide power hinges on the United States Presidential Election of 2008. Americans must be awakened to this realization and be encouraged to once again, participate in the election process.
September 12, 2007 Permalink

Debate Analysis- We're in Trouble
With each action and each debate, Dr. Paul’s popularity increases. Campaign contributions come flooding in. He is the actual hands down winner of the televised debates - although the American sheeple aren’t allowed to know that. By some miracle, however, they’re becoming aware of the fact that, at least in this election, they have a real alternative - to perpetual war and deteriorating lifestyle and loss of freedom - and all the rest.
September 12, 2007 Permalink

Colbert Report: Honor?
Colbert essentially makes fun of Huckabee for using honor to excuse our governement's doomed foreign policy. Colbert: "Ron Paul said things that thunk right"
September 12, 2007 Permalink

GOP's Ron Paul wants all troops home
Paul relishes being apart from the field, especially in talking about two favorite subjects -- Iraq and individual liberties. Of Democrats, he said: "They were elected to do something last fall, and they've done nothing. They've identified themselves as the party of civil liberties, and done nothing."
Nor does Paul have any sympathy for Republican "conservatives" who stress economic liberty but see nothing wrong with a government that pushes around its citizens. "You cannot have a Supreme Court that protects economic liberties and not individual liberties," he said.
On assisted suicide, talking as a physician, Paul said: "Taking someone's life is not something I want to get involved in." Yet, he describes legalization as "a state issue."
"I don't support abortion, but I don't want to pass any federal law to regulate it," he added.
September 12, 2007 Permalink

Is Rudy Giuliani the best of the GOP candidates for president?
" Pro-abortion, pro-tax, pro-illegal immigration, married 3x, pro-gun tnvrcontrol, and pro-big government doesnt constitute "conservative" at all. Also the way he and Romney kept up their incessant giggling and snickering during the last debate any time Ron Paul was asked a question was extremely unprofessional, disrespectful, and frankly disgusting. They should take a candidate who has more military donations than anyone else and wins every post-debate poll more seriously. The question assumes of course that he IS one of the best right out of the gate. An overwhelming number of firefighters and police in New York STRONGLY disapprove of the mayor's handling of that situation and have actively undermined his campaign. A number of people seem to think that Giuliani was somehow the "hero of 911," which ignores his multitude of failures on that day and the NYC residents and workers still bitterly displeased with his handling of the tragedy.
September 12, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul in Debate in Baltimore, MD on September 27 - Register!
PBS will be hosting a debate at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD dpon Thursday, September 27th from 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM. Tavis Smiley will be moderating this debate and you can find more information about the debate, which will have a special emphasis on affairs concerning minority communities, in this article. This event is especially noteworthy as it marks the first debate appearance of Fred Thompson, and there is decent chance that he and Ron will end up going head to head some point during this night. I encourage as many people to attend as possible.
September 11, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Predicts a Collapse of the Housing Market
Earlier this week, in an article by the New York Times, three officials of the Federal Reserve said that serious problems in the housing market are a threat to the economy. This is exactly what Ron Paul had predicted a few months earlier this year. Although the Federal Reserve doesn’t seem to be blaming themselves for the housing market collapse – I doubt they ever would.
Regardless, it seems the Ron Paul has been quite accurate in his assessment and prediction of the housing markets.
September 11, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Wants To Eliminate What?
For those that find the elimination of this department preposterous today, trpbRonald Regan himself promised to find a way to eliminate this department during his presidency. He did it with the support of the republican party, and its pundits. He did try, but failed to do so. In fact, in 1979, at the onset of the act to create this department, the Democratic party opposed it. And yet, the same Republican Party believes it’s necessary today. A lot can flip flop in 25 years.
Have they been doing a good job? In my opinion, absolutely not. Ask those around you if they believe public education in America today is better than it was before 1990. How about before 1980? In my experience, most agree the quality of education has diminished significantly in the last 27 years. So it would seem the Department of Education’s existence coincides with the decline of American public educational quality. And yet for many of the years before it existed on its own, education quality seemed better.
September 11, 2007 Permalink

FOX's Brit Hume Tries to Smear Ron Paul
Take notice how Fox cut off Ron Paul's response to Huckabee (which drew a huge applause) & Giuliani (which shows how ignorant Rudy is of foreign affairs). I encourage you to watch the videos of both off these "debates" where Ron Paul wipes the floor with them and illustrates how the media is manipulating the real story by editing out Ron Paul's fact based & correct responses to the Neoconservative disinformation.

September 11, 2007 Permalink

AUDIO: Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) "A Traditional Non-Intervention Foreign Policy"
September 11, 2007 Hosted by: SAIS Center for Politics and Foreign Relations. Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC
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I Like Presidential Candidate Ron Paul and You Should Too
There is another reason you should consider Ron Paul. He scares the shit recorderout of died-in-the-wool Republicans and Democrats alike. If Paul becomes President there will be a lot of change, and Washington is terrified of that possibility. All the candidates who make it a point to say they will change some things won’t actually if elected.
Paul is the only candidate within the party that has not authorized a vote for the Iraq war, and has been consistent on not intervening in the Middle East for years now. Paul realizes that all the politicians who had come before him and are trying to get a piece of the pie now never had a clue on how to rationalize the situation in Mesopotamia. He is a concrete thinker and understands that they want to kill Americans because we messed with them first and continue to occupy a region in which we grossly misunderstood the big picture.
September 11, 2007 Permalink

Honor? I’ll take Paul over Huckabee
Huckabee has thought processes here that are typical of the neo-con mentality. There is nothing “honorable” about killing 3,000 more American soldiers so we can stay in a country we had no business invading to begin with.
September 11, 2007 Permalink

Paul: U.S. Has 'Dug a Hole' for Itself in Iraq
GOP Hopeful Says 'Bad Policy' a Major Reason for 9/11 Attacks
abcWhile several of his 2008 rivals spent the sixth anniversary of 9/11 in congressional panels debating the future of U.S. involvement in Iraq, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, Republican presidential candidate, declared at a policy forum that the United States has "dug a hole for [itself]" in Iraq. Paul described Iraq as a "preemptive war" saying it was a "planned invasion and occupation" of a "country that was no threat to us whatsoever."
Part of the reasoning behind invading Iraq, Paul said, was "to have another excuse to keep the military industrial complex going."
September 11, 2007 Permalink

The attack on Paul will begin in earnest when it appears he has an even afpremote possibility of winning. It will follow a fairly predictable path: The first step is already in play. The establishment will start by simply ignoring him, by using its power in the mainstream media and their influence over campaign donors. It will try excluding him from debates. This strategy is already failing. The Internet and talk radio are outside the elite’s direct control and are being used effectively by Paul to “get the message out.” The establishment will generate ridicule and fear mongering.
Paul’s ideas will be grotesquely distorted in establishment media “hit pieces.” They’ll say he wants to permit heroin use in public schools, or that he wants old people to die in the streets without their Social Security checks, or that he wants to allow greedy industrialists to dump toxic waste into your drinking water.
September 11, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Brings People Together

September 11, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul – 3 Political Positions Voters Must Understand
When Ron Paul calls himself a constitutionalist – he’s saying he follows a strict interpretation of the United States Constitution. A constitutionalist favors a small federal government, the rights of individual states, and a very limited role of the federal government in the lives of voters. Take a look at his political posisions on these three issues:
September 11, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul 'Dr. No' to make Utah stop on campaign trail
"It's building from all walks of life. It's not just Republicans or Libertarians saltlakeor Constitutionalists," Nelson said. "He's probably the only candidate who adheres to the Constitution. If the Constitution does not enumerate the power to Congress, he will not vote for it."
Nelson noted that Utah's predominant Mormon faith believes the Constitution is divinely inspired, "so anyone who adheres to the Constitution is worth supporting."
Lynda Robison, along with her husband, Vaughn, has started Internet-based grass-roots Ron Paul "meet-up" groups.
"What's amazing to us is how many young people, people who've never voted, young people, 18 on up" have joined the movement, she said. Robison said she is drawn to Paul because of his commitment to "following the Constitution," which she said is "the original Republican stance."
September 11, 2007 Permalink

Merk Hard Currency Fund Manager Axel Merk to Discuss Monetary and Economic Policy with Presidential Candidate Ron Paul
ynWhat: During the discussion, Mr. Merk will ask Ron Paul questions, such as:
- Should subprime borrowers be bailed out?
- What policy changes may improve the financial health of consumers?
- What trade policy would be in America's best long term interest?
- What policy measures would best preserve the purchasing power of the dollar?
September 11, 2007 Permalink

Sweetest motorhome ever
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Algo esta cambiando con Ron Paul
La presencia de Ron Paul en las primarias incomoda a los neoconservadores por varios motivos: En primer lugar, las declaraciones de un libertario clásico como Ron Paul ponen de manifiesto las incongruencias de la ideología neoconservadora, que suele defender desde la oposición mercados libres con pocos impuestos, pero una vez en el poder no solo no reducen las presiones fiscales sino que ademas tienden a endeudar al estado con la carrera armamentística que han mantenido aun despues de la caida del regimen soviético. A esto se le suma que los neoconservadores, que se presentan así mismos como los defensores de la libertad en base a sus posiciones de reducir las regulaciones del mercado han sido los que más han reducido los derechos civiles americanos en toda la historia de la nación a través de la Patriot Act.
September 11, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul On Health Insurance: Your Thoughts
I would say if anyone if going to deal with the issue of health insurance prthen its Ron Paul. We must not forget that Ron Paul is actually Doctor Ron Paul, a doctor as in medicine. Therefore he knows the health insurance and medical industry. Although many claim that people in the US medical and health insurance industry are just after the money, Ron Paul is not one of those people, often offering his services free of charge.
September 11, 2007 Permalink

Plus, just as Ron Paul warned, the Bush administration and a compliant congress have used the 9/11 attacks as an excuse to assault the constitutional liberties of the American people. The USA Patriot Act has all but demolished the 4th Amendment, and has turned America into a virtual surveillance society. As far as liberty is concerned, we have far more to fear from Washington, D.C., than from Baghdad.
September 11, 2007 Permalink

Why “Ron Paul Can’t Win” Won’t Last
But there is good news. Lately I’ve come to realize that this objection won’t be valid much longer as more and more people realize that he does in fact have a chance. “Ron Paul is unelectable” was a valid concern several months ago when he was completely on the margins, but since then his campaign has raised a healthy sum of money and is winning more straw polls than any candidate except Romney. Things are changing–perhaps slowly for now, but Ron Paul’s campaign will reach a Tipping Point soon. This “tip” will occur in the next few months and when it does it will catch nearly everyone by surprise.
September 11, 2007 Permalink

So you want something larger than a Ron Paul Bumper Sticker on your car????

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Ron Paul and Bill O'Reilly Duke It Out (09/10/07)
O'Rielly: BOOGA BOOGA they are going to get us!!

September 10, 2007 Permalink

Possible Goldwater Endorsement?
Media sources say that presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-Tex) may soon fmnnbe due an endorsement by someone from the Goldwater family's political wing. The endorsement, if it happens, is important because of the resonance of the conserative-libertarian Goldwater name.
In fact, it would provide a bridge from Barry Goldwater a five-term Senator from Arizona and the Republican Party's nominee for US president in the 1964 election, to Ron Paul who is is making increasing political inroads as the nation's current libertarian/conservative presidential candidate.
September 10, 2007 Permalink

Bob Dylan and Ron Paul
What was the exchange last week between Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul, if not a short debate between someone (Huckabee) who believes that America has God on its side, and someone (Ron Paul) who sees the danger and hypocrisy in that...
September 10, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul: Regulation, Free Trade and Mexican Trucks
Another NAFTA nail is about to be hammered into the coffin Washington is tstbuilding for the US economy. Within the next few days our borders will be opened to the Mexican trucking industry in an unprecedented way. A "pilot" program is starting which will allow trucks from Mexico to haul goods beyond the 25 mile buffer zone to any point in the United States . Officials claim this is being done with utmost oversight, but Americans still have their legitimate concerns. Rather than securing our borders, we seem to be providing more pores for illegal aliens, drug dealers, and terrorists to permeate.
September 10, 2007 Permalink

Describing Ron Paul's supporters
First, it discounted Dr. Paul's prospects by omitting any reference to his csmsuccesses.
Second, the article marginalized his supporters by calling them "a motley group that ranges from gun lovers and tax haters to pacifists and libertarians."
To me, and I am one of them, they seem like regular (and very sane) Americans who want their country to be a model of self-control and democracy for the world, not an imperialistic power. They appear to live within their means and expect their government to do so as well. They are law-abiding and expect their government to be so as well. They love the truth and the freedom that comes from knowing it. They are generous and enjoy helping to solve societal problems without government/bureaucratic help or restrictions.
September 10, 2007 Permalink

Government-Confiscated Education
Ron Paul advocates a step in the right direction by promising to shut down the Federal Department of Education. It wasn’t all that many years ago that we had the understanding that education is a local matter. Even then, however, education was not in reality local because so-called compulsory attendance laws had started showing up in the middle of the 19th century, making education a state matter. That was the beginning of the end we now suffer and so Ron Paul’s step is really only a first step.
September 10, 2007 Permalink

60 Minutes Ron Paul Profile?
Though Ron Paul campaign officials will not admit it, or even breathe a fmnnword about it, media sources confirm that CBS' 60 Minutes expects to negotiate or film a segment at presidential candidate's Ron Paul's Washington office. The producers, and perhaps cameras, arrived there Monday morning, sources said. Ron Paul officials remain mum.
Media has exploded for Ron Paul since his breakthrough debate with Mike Huckabee over the war in Iraq. Ron Paul, a pro-free market, anti-foreign war candidate has found his niche deriding the formal conservatism of "right wing" Republicans who are nationalist, populist and pro- big government.
September 10, 2007 Permalink

Huckabee: Nice Guy, or Slanderer-by-proxy?
The conventional wisdom is that Mike Huckabee is a Real Nice Guy, and his antisoft-spoken manner gives superficial credence to this assertion, and yet, like so much of the press corps groupthink that evolves over the course of a presidential campaign, it is a lot of malarkey: aside from his demagogic appeal to naked emotion over logic and facts in his contretemps with Ron Paul at the New Hampshire debate, Huckabee apparently leaves the dirtier smears to his local accomplices, according to the Nashua, New Hampshire Telegraph
September 10, 2007 Permalink

Is Ron Paul our only hope for a secure border?
Paul wants to end Welfare for illegals. Instead, America's immigrants who sgtcrave the American dream are welcome to it, provided they work hard, like the rest of us, and follow the rules that were established for their presence in our nation. Taxpayers should not be forced to pay for an illegal's use of “hospitals, clinics, schools, roads and social services,” he said.
September 10, 2007 Permalink

Six Years Later
In the days, weeks, and years after 9/11, we have heard all sorts of redexplanations for why al Qaeda masterminded that horrible action. Bascially, the answers come down to two competing ones: al Qaeda came after us because they hate us for our freedom, or; al Qaeda came after us because they're upset with what we've done in their region of the world. The former is apparently the dominant one in the Administration today; the latter is the one promoted by Ron Paul today. David Henderson has a fantastic essay up today which discusses the inconsistency in these two views. Here's just a bit:
September 10, 2007 Permalink

The Last Best Hope
I first met Ron Paul in 2003, at a Mises Institute event in Auburn, Ala. I remember being impressed with him even then - a sentiment that has only grown stronger with time. As I've chronicled the actions of the American Empire over the years, I became convinced that Dr. Paul was that rarest of birds: an actual believer in the American Republic in an age when everyone's embraced the Caesars.
September 10, 2007 Permalink

Military Supports Ron Paul

September 10, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul - a Gun Rights Voter’s Dream Come True?
Notice the Thomas Jefferson quote Ron Paul used regarding gun rights – this is some of the strongest language you’ll find in support of gun rights. Jefferson actually says “it’s their (a citizens) right and duty to be armed.” While you never truly know how a person will act once elected to the office of the presidency – it seems to be a safe assumption that Ron Paul will work hard to protect your gun rights. If gun rights are very important to you – you might consider.
September 10, 2007 Permalink

Paul's Position on Terrorism IN HIS OWN WORDS (and a few of mine)
Ron Paul is arguing that there are underlying CAUSES of terrorism! This is a taboo line of reasoning for Neoconservatives--even if they THINK it has merit--because none want to lose their conservative standing! They fear public reprisals in these feverish post-911 years, when PATRIOTISM has become equated, again and again, with blind support for a mixed bag of policies dubbed the "War on Terror"! It is HARD to escape the fearmongering! It permeates sections of our nation like an infectious madness, and those infected with it don't REALIZE how unreasonable they have become!
September 10, 2007 Permalink

Since June, Ron Paul has placed among the top three Republican candidates in 18 of the 22 ‘real world’ straw polls!
One of the criticisms I hear about Ron Paul’s campaign is that, “all the poll redpillsresults that show Ron Paul doing well are cyber polls, not ‘real life’ polls.” To all those who doubt that Ron Paul could win the Republican nomination for president in the real world, I say, “take a look at the ‘real world’ polls and become a believer.”
September 10, 2007 Permalink

New Hampshire Alert!! - Primary Registration Warning
If you are planning on voting in the New Hampshire primary for Ron Paul. I suggest you head down to your City Hall ASAP. I went down today to make sure I was Registered Republican and I was told in order to vote in the primary you need to be registered for a party 90 DAYS BEFORE the primary. With talk of a December primary time is running out.
SO REGISTER AT CITY HALL NOW to avoid being locked out. Ron Paul needs all of our votes!
September 10, 2007 Permalink

The Man That The Media Fears
Despite the fact that Paul's campaign has shown more momentum than tbany other second-tier - or even first-tier - candidate, the media continues to treat Paul as the Ross Perot of 2008. Paul has more money on hand than McCain, more charisma than Giuliani, is more genuine than Romney and has a stronger vision than Mike Huckabee, yet his campaign, as well as his message, is regulated to the back of the bus.
It is clear that Paul is not of this political world, and because of that he will be hated by those he threatens to dethrone. It is up to the grassroots to cut through this campaign of misinformation and finally take the mainstream media, and the country club GOP mindset, to the woodshed.
September 10, 2007 Permalink

The State Is Going Down: Ron Paul 1, Statism 0
In fact, all of them (and all of the Republicans except Ron Paul) now talk lrwabout how "all options are on the table with Iran" implying that they may be willing to widen the war. Why? Because they are all part of the Statist Government Establishment that "theoretically" represent "we the people." It is a lie. Dr. Paul knows this and others are learning it quickly. If our elected representatives disobey our will then who do they represent? The answer is becoming obvious to more and more Americans. American Individuals are waking up. They are waking up to the message that we do not need Big Government or the State to control our lives. To paraphrase "V is for Vendetta," the government should fear the people…the people should not fear the government. This distinction is becoming clearer and clearer to more people. The new trend is in motion. There will be setbacks but it cannot be stopped.
September 10, 2007 Permalink

The Ron Paul epiphany
Between now and November 2008, many Americans will experience the Ron Paul epiphany, in which the scales will fall from their eyes, and they wndwill suddenly realize that they do not want the nation to continue in the direction that George Bush, Hillary Clinton, Fred Thompson, Hussein Osama and Rudy McRomney all intend on taking it. At this point, a 1976 scenario looks far more likely than a 1980 one, but then, few pundits thought Ron Paul would still require consideration at this point in the campaign.
The choice is simple. If you want to live under an EU-style regime that is intent on invading and occupying other countries in the name of democracy for the foreseeable future, vote for any of the so-called major candidates. It doesn't matter which one. There is no significant difference between President Bush and Sen. Clinton, or between Sen. Thompson and Sen. Obama. If, on the other hand, you wish to live in a nation where the United States government is governed by the Constitution, you had better support Ron Paul. This may be your only opportunity, for it is entirely possible that this will be the last time such a choice is presented to you.
September 10, 2007 Permalink

The attack phase has begun
I like to search the newest posts for "Ron Paul" on Digg (yes, I'm a dpjunkie). Well I was a bit surprised this evening when 11 of the 14 articles I saw on Digg for the newest stories were anti Paul!
September 10, 2007 Permalink

¿Por qué temen a Ron Paul?
Ron Paul afirma, “yo pienso que la gente tiene más herramientas para manejar sus vidas que cualquier político intruso. Yo quiero que la gente sea libre para vivir su vida como ellos decidan y no como lo decidan los burócratas. Yo quiero que tú puedas formar a tus hijos de acuerdo a tus valores y no los de burócratas que los ven como pequeños soldados en su cruzada de edificación del Nuevo Orden Mundial.”
September 10, 2007 Permalink

A longtime admirer of Paul and supporter of his 1988 bid for president as rjthe Libertarian nominee, Hancock said he came across the REVOLUTION logo on the Internet.
"As soon as I learned Paul was going to run for president, I decided to use it," he said. "I knew he would take off because of his stand against the war, abolishing the IRS and because he's been so consistent on issues like taxes and big government. To so many people today, it's revolutionary to find someone who actually stands for something. The signs were a way to bypass the mainstream media who would largely ignore him."
The signs, begun last February in Phoenix, quickly had the desired effect.
September 10, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul and Davy Crockett
Ron Paul contends that Congress has no Constitutional authority to grant medals of that type, since it is not among their enumerated powers, and that if they truly wish to honor those individuals they should do so with their own money. As he says, "It is, of course, very easy to be generous with the people's money." Ron Paul reminds us that under the Constitution, the "government exists to protect liberty, not to redistribute wealth or to grant special privileges." His view may be all too rare in Congress, but it was shared by another famous Congressman in our past, Davy Crockett.
September 10, 2007 Permalink

A National Strategy: First Thoughts
In these discussions, however, I have come firmly to believe that we need dpa national strategy because we are facing a difficult election. We certainly have momentum, but in a case where we face a hostile media, represent a minority of a party, and have limited direction from the national campaign, it becomes imperative that we think ahead. Nothing is fixed in stone, but I am going to lay out a series of suggestions for what I think we should do, what I have convinced my own group and Pennsylvania to support, and hope this stimulates others to look at the big picture.
September 10, 2007 Permalink

How Ron Paul Will Win
Lastly Ron Paul will win because his supporters are completely fired up. No other candidate from either party has supporters who are as enthusiastic as Ron Paul supporters are. We know that this is "IT". Either we take back our country now and restore the Constitution or its over. This enthusiasm will catch on to those of like-mind and those people will motivate their families and friends to donate money, time and ultimately to vote.
September 10, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul’s Internet Army Defend Him: President of the Web
My recent post concerning whether Ron Paul’s popularity was at stake or PRnot with his recent stabs from the media has indeed had a very definite response from Dr. Paul’s army of supporters.
The post, which can be read here, well into 100+ comments all of which are in his defense can indeed clear up that in no way is his popularity dropping with some comments giving the impression that the Fox News treatment has strengthened their vote for him.
September 09, 2007 Permalink

Help Get Dr. Ron Paul on Letterman and Leno Shows!
Email Late Night with David Letterman at Email NBC regarding The Tonight Show with Jay Leno using the online form at and select “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” from the drop down menu.
September 09, 2007 Permalink

Inside the Texas GOP straw poll
Ron Paul, in what in effect was a closed straw poll, came in third; he still dailylightdrew more votes than Giuliani, Romney and McCain combined. Over a thousand attended Congressman Paul’s Friday night rally, making his rally the most highly attended. Not bad for a man who is being treated as an outsider by his own party establishment. A friend of mine who is a Thompson supporter told me he thought Congressman Paul would have taken it all by a landslide, by his own count, if all those who came with Ron Paul to the event had been allowed to vote. The numbers reflect that. Those supporters will be allowed to vote in the Texas primary.
September 09, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Takes the Ribbon in State Fair's GOP Straw Poll
"The final vote showing Ron Paul won is a lesson for all campaigns of how wpgrass-roots politics can make all the difference," said Chris Cavey, first vice chairman of the Maryland Republican Party and co-chairman of the party's State Fair Planning Committee.
September 09, 2007 Permalink

Champion of the Constituion: Ron Paul

September 09, 2007 Permalink

American citizens have failed to understand or even recognize the fact that gross changes have been gradual and illicitly brought about in the political and sociological climate of this land. Schools have failed by not teaching basic Constitutional principles so the stepping-stone approach is used to fool the public. These lickspittles in power know that if we were asked to move from our nation state sovereignty to world government in one leap, even the functional illiterates might question the changes so they use the old frog in the kettle of water approach as a cabal of influential saboteurs proposed assorted amendments that would destroy our constitutional checks and balances and slowly turn up the temperature as the frog cooks without jumping out.
September 09, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul VP Derby--Best Bets
We've had the VP Derby Poll up for a couple of weeks now, and given the redstateincreased media attention of Dr. Paul since the debate a few days ago, I thought I might add my 2 cents now about who should be getting the most serious looks from Ron Paul to serve as his running mate.
September 09, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul vs. Fred Thompson
The latest pro-war Republican to join the presidential race is Fred Thompson. His campaign slogan "Security, Unity, Prosperity" offers a chilling contrast to Ron Paul's theme of "Freedom, Prosperity, and Peace." How else do they differ?
September 09, 2007 Permalink

Democrats: Vote for Ron Paul in the Primary
Yes, I'm suggesting that you dyed in the wool Democrats register as Republicans (if necessary in your state) and vote for Ron Paul in the primary. Of course, I also hope that you'll see the light and vote for him in the general election, but even if you won't go that far, here's the argument for voting for him in the primary.
September 08, 2007 Permalink

Google Trends shows Ron Paul On Top Again for September.
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Tipping the Fulcrum: Time and Focus
However, the thing we have to remember is that time is very short. Three dpor four months is barely any time at all, and there are many people who need to be made aware of the message, convinced of their doubts, and we must continue to expand this movement, especially off the internet.
September 08, 2007 Permalink

This is a quote from me: "All politicians want big government; the only yahoodifference between liberals and conservatives is what they want the government to do."
(In fairness, I might add a footnote: "With the possible exception of Ron Paul.")
September 08, 2007 Permalink

Why Support Ron Paul If He Can't Win?
In summary, we're all busy, but as we try to decide if supporting a political dp"lost cause" is worth it, consider that our real purpose in fighting a strategic battle (with losing odds) is to use the existing and ongoing crisis to help others see the evils of false conservative causes, and false leaders (wolves in sheep's clothing) and the hijacking of true principles for evil purposes. All of this helps us to prepare a "remmant" as Gary North calls them--people willing to see what's real and resist vigorously when the time is ripe. One of the first steps in converting good but partly blind people is to point them to something new and exciting that is happening in the truth movement. Right now that excitement is pointing to Ron Paul.
September 08, 2007 Permalink

Dubya Joins the Ron Paul Freedom Train!?
Dr. Ron Paul, during the debates and throughout his campaign, has captured the hearts and minds of regular people, those who closely follow politics, and even that of the other presidential candidates from various parties. It is amazing and gratifying to hear so many of them enthusiastically echo Ron Paul on issues from the global economy to foreign policy to immigration, constitutionalism, fiscal wisdom and security at home.
Now, if what I read in the New York Times is true, George W. Bush has joined the Ron Paul revolution.”
September 08, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Meetup groups hit 5000 events
Two months ago, there may have been a sign waving party or a bumper sticker brigade, but now there is everything from the National "Paint the town Ron" campaign to Walk-a-thons to National Television Commercial days. Recently, the join rate for meetup members has climbed to an average near 800 people per day. At that rate, or slightly higher the Ron Paul Meetup will have between 80,000 - 100,000 members in the next 45 days.
September 08, 2007 Permalink

Dr. Paul Levinson on the MSM’s coverage of Ron Paul
Dr. Levinson spoke to our meetup group; the Manhattan+ Ron Paul Action Group on Tuesday, August 28th, at The Village Pourhouse in New York City. Here is the video of Dr. Levinson’s talk.
September 08, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul on "The O'Reilly Factor"
2008Congressman Ron Paul will be a guest on "The O'Reilly Factor" September 10th @ 8:00pm.
The MSM taking notice or will they try to ridicule him?

September 08, 2007 Permalink

Trolling for Morons, and the Bobbleheads Are Biting
Against this stand the lovers of Freedom. They go by many different lewnames, and wear many different hats, yet they simply want to be left alone to produce goods desired by their neighbors, whether across the street or across the ocean. Their light-in-the-darkness is Ron Paul.
Paul does not look for the morons in the crowd when proposing solutions, waiting for the bobbles to bobble. No, he attacks the problems at their source: government.
That means he is challenging everything drummed into our heads while we sat, barely awake, through 12 years of government indoctrination. That many have not yet come around to his candidacy is understandable. It took me almost 20 years to shed public school’s false teachings and golden calves.
Let’s continue to rally behind Paul so that our children, and their children, will live in the land of the free and brave, not the land of the moron and bobblehead.
September 08, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul, WSJ [The Wall Street Journal] and the Huckabee baloney
Ms. Noonan, Huckabee is obviously appealing to patriotism, apparently in an aim to sucker Americans into supporting this catastrophe even longer. Perhaps he's attempting to cover the collective asses of the Bushites? In any event, he's totally incorrect in his statements, and I'm surprised you were so taken by his rhetoric. The U.S. doesn't "own" Iraq - and never will, even if it controls limited territory temporarily. Trust me, Iraqi's are intelligent, patriotic, tough & courageous enough to make sure of that!
September 08, 2007 Permalink

The Founders Warned Us
"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." - James Madison
September 08, 2007 Permalink

A lesson learned
An inspiring story of a father introduced to Ron Paul by his 17 yr. old son
Who is Ron Paul and why is he inspiring a generation?
opedI first heard about Ron Paul from my then seventeen year old son.
He was so excited by this guy running for President that I actually went in to his room and sat in front of his computer to look at what had him so energised about politics, politics ?
That's the last thing in the world I had ever expected him to become excited about. So I listened and watched video after video, together father and son. Bonding in a way that still amazes me. I am forty four years old and here I was sitting watching youtube hour after hour with my son. Having incredible intellectual conversations with my kid. We talked about the constitution, we talked about abortion , we talked about the war in Iraq, the war on terror, we talked about our Goverment and the rights of the people, we talked about, Israel and world economies, that I knew he had never had any interest in before this incredible man made it so clear to him.
The most surprising thing of all was that it was me who was learning from him. From my son, I was learning about the Constitution, I was the one being schooled in Goverment and politics from a seventeen year old kid.
September 08, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul - Still Right After All These Years
Dr. Paul has mellowed after all these years, but his message remains as consistent as ever. This is a fascinating video. (There is a brief, annoying little ad at the beginning. Be patient)
The announcer closes the segment with, "In the 20 years since this show, the chainsmoking host has died of lung cancer. Many in the studio have been institutionalized. Paul, however, except for a few white hairs, is still saying the same thing. "

September 08, 2007 Permalink

‘A Traditional Non-Intervention Foreign Policy’: Ron Paul at Johns Hopkins
The prestigious Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced antiInternational Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C., has invited Ron Paul to make a keynote policy address on September 11.
This is a very significant event, showing that Paul’s views are being taken seriously by elements of the political and educational establishment.
The event is open to the public, but you must RSVP (see below).
September 08, 2007 Permalink

Just What the Heck is Isolationism and What Makes Ron Paul An Isolationist?
I've written about this before, but why are the only supposed non-blogisolationists the ones who want to drop bombs on multiple countries and further irritate the rest of the world? Ron Paul is supposedly an "isolationist" because he doesn't want to rush to bomb more Muslim countries, enrage more Muslims, and inflame more terrorism. Yet the neoconservative crowd that has been consistently wrong about everything in Iraq is supposedly our moral authority on all matters military and are the ones who are going to properly engage the rest of the world. Please. Real isolationism is never-ending warfare and belligerence, embargoes, tariffs, and domestic economic and monetary policies that weaken the U.S and its dealings with the outside world.
September 08, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Wanted: by the U.S. public more than any other
When you read the different posts about Ron Paul and the comments left time after time, not only on this site but many others it’s crystal clear to me that this is a great man.
However he has done it, Ron Paul has won the U.S. peoples hearts and he seems to be the number one wanted to lead the United States.
September 08, 2007 Permalink

Dubious Honor
If, as Mike Huckabee suggests in his hollow and condescending platitude, we broke "it" and bought "it", then let's do the honorable thing which would be to apologize, cut the damaged party a check, and take our leave of the store before we knock over another shelf of fragiles. It just might be a better strategy than smashing up the rest of the place and insisting the owners commit themselves to our own back-of-the-napkin business plan. Where's the folksy fireside wisdom and honor in that?
September 08, 2007 Permalink

Another “Debate” Between the Clowns and the Honorable Ron Paul
Anyways, Ron Paul is fighting hard and doing better than anyone expected. As I have written before, he has exceed my expectations. Dr. Paul is exposing ever more people to a more freedom-oriented message, which we just do not hear in the left-neocon establishment. He is the anti-establishment candidate.
September 08, 2007 Permalink

Hannity and Colmes are techno-illiterate
Maybe these guys are suggesting that the "paulities" are all sitting in their basements with a couple thousand cell phones (and paying for the service on each of them), rapidly dialing FoxNews, casting a vote, and then quickly canceling their subscription with the cell carrier before another $100 bill rolls in on each of those phones.
I mean... $200,000 for each of we "paulities" to spend, A MONTH, is a small price to pay for rigging a FoxNews poll, isn't it? Plus all those activation fees... the cost of the phones themselves... 15 cents for the text message... two year contracts...
September 08, 2007 Permalink

The War Party
Quietly and miserably, like an anxious mother tiptoeing away from an rollingautistic child who has fallen asleep with his helmet on, the Republican Party continues its hopeless search for a viable nominee while backpedaling from its own disaster in Iraq. The candidates, all of them -- I exclude here Congressman Ron Paul, who is an uninvited guest to this ball -- are fourth-rate buffoons, not one of them qualified to hold down the last ten minutes of a weekday open-mike night in a Skokie comedy club. They are divided into two categories: those who try to avoid talking about Iraq by saying nothing at all, and those who try to avoid talking about Iraq by talking loudly about something else.
September 08, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul SMASH!!!
But without fail, every time Ron got a chance to speak, you could almost hear him cocking the shotgun, and every time he spoke he COMMANDED attention. Nobody is going to give Ron Paul the respect he deserves. But this is the first time that he’s actually shown he’s got the cojones to reach out and take it.
And what was beautiful about it is it wasn’t the person, the narrative, or even the campaign. Ron Paul, unlike mostly everybody else on the stage, was clearly the candidate driven by ideas, and all his answers reflected that. HE had a purpose, a reason for being there, and it showed. I remain of the opinion that people aren’t as dumb as we give them credit for. They know real leadership when they’re shown it, and Ron showed it.
People at one time talked about barring Paul from the debates. The other candidates look positively pained (or derisive) when he speaks. They have no idea how lucky they are that he’s sharing the stage with them. He’s good for us (the people that agree with him), he’s good for the party (whether they agree with him or not), and he’s good for the country.
September 08, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Shall Overcome
Rep. Ron Paul was there and said some words about Russo the freedom fighter, and Russo's pet causes of abolishing the IRS (got a big round of applause from this Hollywood crowd) and the Federal Reserve. (See Russo's conspiratorial documentary on the topic, America: From Freedom to Fascism, if you are curious.)
September 08, 2007 Permalink

A Warning to Neocons About Ron Paul
"Ron Paul's support isn't based on his persona, history or perceived power. What support he has comes because of his views. As he spoke, you could hear other candidates laughing in the background. They should stop giggling, and engage in a serious way."
September 08, 2007 Permalink

Subtler Mistreatments of Ron Paul - and Remedies
So ... Ron Paul is talking ... and being cheered ... and boos are heard when Giuliani's face goes on the split screen. But, for the people at home - in contrast to the people in the auditorium - all we see and hear is Ron Paul talking, with some boos coming in .... Certainly a distortion of what actually happened.
The BOOS are for Giuliani! Watch:

September 07, 2007 Permalink

Congressman Ron Paul Cosponsors "The Mortgage Cancellation Relief Act"
September 6, 2007 – Washington , DC . Congressman Ron Paul took pressaction today to shield American homeowners from an outrageously unfair IRS tax policy by cosponsoring The Mortgage Cancellation Relief Act. H.R. 1876 bars the IRS from considering partial mortgage forgiveness as income subject to taxation.
Now is not the time to increase the tax burden on struggling homeowners. Strict reins must be put on the IRS by Congress to limit as much as possible the damage it does to the taxpayer and to the American Dream
September 07, 2007 Permalink

New Hampshire Debate, FOX NEWS LIED

September 07, 2007 Permalink

Media bias and corruption is evident in dealing with Ron Paul
It couldn’t be any plainer. Ron Paul was provided token coverage by most opedof the mainstream media talking heads in the beginning, but due to his growing popularity through Internet channels, they are clearly avoiding any mention of him and even ignoring the actual record of wins of straw polls and other evidence of huge popularity of this champion of freedom. This is pathetic "wimpery" that is disgusting, bordering on treasonous.
September 07, 2007 Permalink

Republican Debate: FOX Distorts, Won't Let You Decide; Ron Paul and Why Hannity Should be Fired
From this we may conservatively assert that Sean Hannity and other FOX questioners violated these journalistic ethical standards. They did NOT brand their interviews as "commentary or opinion" and attempted to "misrepresent", "distort", and prevent the "open exchange". Sean Hannity talks as if HE HIMSELF IS THE CANDIDATE. That is not reporting. That is distorting. This disqualifies Sean Hannity as a "professional journalist".
September 07, 2007 Permalink

Confounding Policy Critics, Ron Paul to Make Major Int. Address
Confounding critics who deride his international policy approach as naïve fmnnor simplistic, the prestigious Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C., has invited Ron Paul to make a keynote policy address on September 11.
Ron Paul will be speaking on “A Tradtional Non-Intervention Foreign Policy” – topic that has likely languished in most US international schools and think tanks in the modern era. Says one source close privy to the negotiations surrounding the invitation, “This school is engaged in a 20th century, interventionist, foreign policy approach. For them to invite him to make a major address like this shows how seriously his views are being taken by the educational establishment and by the political establishment in general,”
September 07, 2007 Permalink

FREE! Ron Paul Bumper Stickers By The Hundreds and Other Campaign Materials! Just Call 1-800-Ron-Paul!
September 07, 2007 Permalink

Huckabee Takes Unfair Shots at Ron Paul
In an effort to boost his media exposure, presidential candidate Mike thestreetHuckabee has tried to discredit Rep. Ron Paul's responses in the GOP debate Wednesday in New Hampshire.
How can Huckabee call Paul's statement "ludicrous" when the facts speak so strongly to the contrary?
So, were Paul's comment ludicrous and unacceptable? Hardly. The record from the debate is clear: Paul has his facts straight. I'm not sure this can be said for the other candidates on the stage Wednesday night.
September 07, 2007 Permalink

Why Isn’t Paul Taken More Seriously?
The Moderate Voice has a little blurb about Paul. Please read the comments section and express your thoughts.
September 07, 2007 Permalink

Our Country is Stuck in 9th Grade
Ron Paul is the only candidate in the Republican party, and dare I say both parties, with dynamism in his answers. I never get the feeling that the answer he's giving to a question has been rehearsed in front of a mirror or touched up by campaign advisers to maximize effect on voters. He has a core set of beliefs and a great understanding of the issues that are vital to our country, and he uses that information to form a unique answer to every question.
September 07, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul is not a stooge for the Republican Party; Chuck Baldwin, homosexuality and politics
Take for example Ron Paul. He is a trying to be the presidential candidate redfor the Republican Party, yet over and over he has shown that he will not kowtow to the Party’s wishes if they go against the Constitution (which is one reason The Party tries to silence him.) If he did, he would not be known as Dr. No, and he would be just another Republican mouthing one thing and voting another.
September 07, 2007 Permalink

Gannett's KPNX TV12 Deserving of Some r3VOLution Attention
The demonstration of people taking it into their own hands to simply bypass them in their direct communications with the people has set them on their heels but they will regroup and try the only things that they know,… deception and force. But with the use of the Internet, every attempt is easily documented.
I learned yesterday that the Ron Paul campaign has had campaign staff contacted by various government agencies warning them of violations for the thousands of signs being placed. The campaign is truthful in responding that they have nothing to do with it and that there is no one in charge for them to control. So we can expect an example being made of someone around the country in an attempt to stop this free expression in support of saving this country.
September 07, 2007 Permalink

Message from Ron Paul
My opponents called for more war, more torture, more secret prisons, 2008more eavesdropping, more presidential power. Some seemed to identify the government and the people as if they were one entity. But you and I know that once the government moves beyond its very limited constitutional mandate, it is an opponent of the people, a rip-off operation that takes our money and our freedom and our social peace, and gives us a mess of statist pottage in return.
The government failed miserably on 911 to protect us, despite spending trillions. So the answer was supposed to be the giant, socialist Department of Homeland Security, protecting you and me from taking our toothpaste on the airplane. I was ridiculed for saying that the airlines, which know best how to protect their property, should have been allowed to arm their pilots. But then, you and I really believe in the Second Amendment. It is not just a political slogan for us.
September 07, 2007 Permalink

What's the Big Deal About GOP Candidate Ron Paul?
've heard republicans refer to Ron Paul as a breath of fresh air, and I've had democrats mention the candidate in a good light, even suggesting a party switch in order to help elect him. Then there is all of the excitement from the GOP debates that he generated, with his unbridled statements about the war in Iraq.
A number of people have written, asking if I am planning to write a story about this candidate. In researching Ron Paul, I was hoping to find qualities that would make this man stand out as something truly different, and that is exactly what I found.
September 07, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul in This Morning's Wall Street Journal
"Ron Paul's support isn't based on his persona, history or perceived power. What support he has comes because of his views. As he spoke, you could hear other candidates laughing in the background. They should stop giggling, and engage in a serious way."
Read the whole thing here. Also, consider contacting the Journal about their inaccurate caption of Dr. Paul & Mr. Huckabee: "Honor vs. isolationism." I'm getting tired of hearing Dr. Paul referred to as an "isolationist." We need to speak up and correct that. Politely.
September 07, 2007 Permalink

Fox News Republican Debate Poll: Ron Paul wins by a landslide
Ron Paul was clearly the most intelligent and well spoken candidate in the Fox News Republican debate in New Hampshire on Wednesday night. The response of the live audience was clear, as was the post debate Fox News Poll. Here are the results:
September 07, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Is in a Class By Himself
"After watching last night's GOP debate, I realized that the two major lewparties really are Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. Each candidate in one party has a doppelganger in the other, with one notable exception.
"Fred Thompson is the Republicans' Barack Obama. Both are empty suits whose only qualification for office is that they make (some) people feel good. Thompson does it with his Southern-fried folksy charm, while Obama comes across as a self-help guru, with his bestselling book and vacuous drivel about the 'audacity of hope,' whatever that means.
September 07, 2007 Permalink

CNN Seeks Ron Paul-Huckabee Debate
After the recent FoxTV-managed GOP debate fireworks in New Hampshire, fmnnCNN is actively seeking to set up an "immediate" further debate between Ron Paul (R-Tex) and former governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee (AR). Huckabee has already accepted, certain presidential campaign observers say. And these sources add that the Ron Paul’s campaign is close to accepting as well, if the head-to-head discussion is not treated as a “sound bite” and lasts longer than a few minutes. It is not clear who would moderate such an exchange.
September 07, 2007 Permalink

Republican Candidates Swiping All of Ron Paul's Positions!peace
The thing I found most interesting is the effect he is having on the other candidates position arguments. Romney has adopted Ron's abortion position, essentially, saying Roe v. Wade should be overturned and the matter left to the states.
Rudey has completely adopted Ron Paul's immigration position, and radically modified his position on guns, citing a "states-rights" argument against federal regulation of guns (!).
Sam Brownback, whose candidacy is circling the drain ,is gamely trying to latch onto Ron's anti-war stance without actually opposing the war.
September 07, 2007 Permalink

Fox News Debate Won By Ron Paul Despite Ridicule
LAWFUEL - The Legal Newswire - ThinkRink Blog - It is obvious that, after seeing the Fox News Debates on Sept. 5th, 2007, the mainstream media and GOP see Ron Paul as enough of a threat to stop ignoring him, and to start ridiculing him. From using a split screen to show Giuliani smirking as Ron Paul answers his questions, to the background chuckles as he is asked questions, Ron Paul has apparently become the butt of an inside joke.
September 07, 2007 Permalink

A Busy Week for the Front-Runner, Ron Paul
Ron has learned from that experience and plays to his strengths. He never lewonce backed down. He held fast in the face of ridicule and malice. His challengers will underestimate the affect this is having on Republican Party members who are undecided. He is, day by day, inch by inch, weakening the neoconservative hold on the Republican Party. By now, they have but one finger left and you can guess which one it is.
The tactics used this week against Ron Paul are further evidence that his candidacy leads the pack. There is no other explanation for the (unsuccessful) attempts to marginalize and ridicule. They’re fighting him but their kung fu is weak.
With each appearance and debate performance, Ron Paul gets better and his supporters grow more and more confident beside him. The idea that this campaign is merely an attempt to spread the message of liberty to a wider audience should by now be a laughable claim.
Ron Paul is in this to win. He’s a T. Rex hunting down and eating the competition for lunch. Bring napkins. This week Ron Paul has shown us that he has no serious competitors.
September 07, 2007 Permalink

The Real Metric Indicating a Ron Paul Groundswell is Meet-Up
Taken today Sept 7 2007 from the current top 3 presidential contenders for 2008 are:
Ron Paul with 36,519 Supporters in 858 Groups from 697 Cities
Barack Obama With 4,164 Supporters in 66 Meetup Groups from 55 Cities
Denis Kucinich With 1,522 Supporters in 50 Groups from 48 Cities
As far as I am concerned the only metric for a Groundswell of support for a Presidential Campaign in the United States today is their on the ground volunteer supporters. Fox news can talk all the crap they want this metric clearly indicates real boots on the ground national support for a candidate for President.
September 07, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul interviewed after the Durham NH FoxNews debate by Joe Briggs of PolicyWatch

September 07, 2007 Permalink

Ron Versus the Huckster
Antiwar Republican sets the terms of GOP debate
The Huckster, in answer, reached into his bag of emotional salves and antiwardemagogic snake-oil, and pulled out a Lincolnian trope to fit the occasion: "Congressman, we are one nation. We can't be divided. We have to be one nation under God. That means if we make a mistake, we make it as a single country, the United States of America, not the divided states of America. (Cheers.)"
Oh really? If the head lemming goes over a cliff, the rest have a patriotic duty – or is that a compulision? – to follow him. This is the red-state fascist Leader Principle drawn out to its logical conclusion: we must commit collective suicide – in the name of "unity." One nation, under the neocon hucksters who sold us a rotten bill of goods, indivisible, with climbing debt for all and war profits for the few. How convenient for the War Party– and how the Republicans are dreaming if they think they can get away with this, even with their alleged "base." Paul was speaking for a lot of rank-and-file Republican voters when he replied: "
No. When we make a mistake, it is the obligation of the people through their representatives to correct the mistake, not to continue the mistake! (Cheers, applause.)"
September 06, 2007 Permalink

Fox News Angles for Rabid GOP Debate
Paul, however, happily stepped into Fox's trap. Paul remains the only thestreetantiwar candidate and doesn't mind saying the war is unconstitutional. He thinks the war was a mistake. Why continue a mistake when the cost of the war is high in both American lives and money? he asks. He appears to be the only GOP candidate who's aware that Iraq and 9/11 aren't connected.
Paul also seems to be the only candidate who opposes Bush's usurpation of power. He appears to be the only one familiar with concepts in the Constitution like habeas corpus or civil rights. I thought Mitt Romney didn't help himself when he said that the most important "civil liberty the government can protect is the right to keep us alive." The founding fathers might frown on a life without civil liberties.
September 06, 2007 Permalink

Congressman Ron Paul at the Fourth GOP Presidential Debate

September 05, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul is Changing the Electorate Profile of the GOP
The GOP electorate for years has looked more and more like a stuck up bunch of elitist snobs all trying to suck up to us to obtain power through our consent for them to hold office. They lie without a blink, and can cajole a Republican audience with pretty conservative sounding platitudes while they plan to go about the business as usual of carving up our country for their globalist corporatist masters and subverting our civil liberties. They play upon an established voting block of willfully ignorant people who are far too trusting for their own good.
September 06, 2007 Permalink

Sean Hannity and Fox News seldom fair and certainly unbalanced when reporting about Ron Paul
Sean Hannity wants to marginalize the downsizing message, and he lied redto try and convince the American people that only a ‘tiny, insignificant fringe’ supports smaller government. It would be great if enough people called or wrote Hannity and Fox News that Hannity would retract his false statements. Even if you think that eventuality remote, how about just venting (reasonably politely of course)?
September 06, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Wins Debate, Hannity Cringes
Hannity's performance indicates his fawning willingness to submit to the views and the preferences of the Establishment. What is the Establishment? Columnist Edith Kermit Roosevelt, the granddaughter of Theodore Roosevelt, capably explained it in her nationally syndicated column as far back as 1961:
September 06, 2007 Permalink

What Sean Hannity needs to learn before giving history lessons
September 6, 2007 – The pompous Sean Hannity last night had the audacity to tell the Honorable Congressman Ron Paul that he (Hannity) was going to give Congressman Ron Paul a history lesson. If I had been sitting next to Hannity at that very moment, with God as my witness, I would have knocked Hannity’s teeth down his throat.
September 06, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Doubles Conservative Support
Ron Paul Rising Rep. Ron Paul showed the biggest gain from Grassfire’s fmnnMay poll, rising from seventh position (6 percent) to a solid third position (13 percent) – a more than a 50 percent increase in support among grassroots conservatives. Mike Huckabee’s support also rose, from 3 to 7 percent. “Paul’s rise shows that conservatives are not all that thrilled with the anointed frontrunners,” says Elliott. “Paul’s message is resonating with many conservatives, and it would be wise for the other candidates to take note.”
September 06, 2007 Permalink

Thompson Tries to Steal Ron Paul's Thunder
The real point is the establishment is scared. They have a lot to lose if nationaltheir control of the system is lost. Nuremburg is not that distant a memory for people like Sean Hannity, Chris Mathews and Brit Hume who have chosen to be on the wrong side of history. The huge wave of the truth and freedom movement can’t be stopped. Main Stream CIA controlled media is on a downward slide while the alternative media is growing exponentially.
September 06, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul's Revolution and the Corporate Opposition
The Ron Paul Revolution brings in its wake the proof that the people can opeddo it themselves. The spontaneous order and zeal of the Ron Paul Campaign, especially its unofficial grass roots, is tangible, viral, and it establishes a platform for action that will remain, come what may.
No practiced orator, Ron Paul is the thing that Bush Co. fears most; an honest man on whom they hold no paper; the kind of man who lives his conscience, knows the truth an uses it.
Expect more attacks from the Council on Foreign Relations types, the political wannabes trying out for the lead in the next corporate-government production of virtual reality intended to numb us into quiescence.
September 06, 2007 Permalink

GOP Debate: Paul Shines Despite Limited Time, Thompson Big Loser for Not Attending
While nobody won the debate, Paul may have gained the most centering himself on an anti war non interventionist foreign policy, a position that sets him apart from the rest of the field and raises his stature as an alternative to the current policies. It allowed a few interchanges with other candidates and drove the debate agenda a little.
September 06, 2007 Permalink

If You Can’t Beat Him, Laugh At Him
Short of being ask a ridiculous question about Fred Thompson at the beginning of the debate, it took nearly 31 minutes before he was serious question. In the end, Ron Paul was given only 3 or 4 questions. Even with only being asked a low number of questions, Ron Paul made one of the biggest impacts at the debate last night.
September 06, 2007 Permalink

Paul Signs Death Tax Pledge
"After a lifetime of work, paying income tax, property tax and sales tax, it ssis preposterous to think that the IRS should then be able to take more than half of our money when we die," said Dr. Paul after signing the repeal pledge. "Even worse, it slaps families with a tax just as their parents have died. I find that incredibly offensive."
"A critical part of the American dream is that we can pass on part of our legacy to our kids and grandkids. The death tax stomps out that right and destroys family farms and businesses," continued Dr. Paul. "If elected president, I will work tirelessly to insure we kill the death tax."
September 06, 2007 Permalink

Fox Seen Biased Against Ron Paul
Thanks in part to the “war on terror,” the United States increasingly fmnnresembles old Europe in its growth of bureaucracy, managed economy and intrusive and increasingly heavy-handed government surveillance of its citizens. Ron Paul, almost alone among both Republican and Democratic candidates for president has called attention to this evolution and criticized it. His message has been embraced by many on the Internet, but has often met with silence or ridicule when it comes to mainstream media reports. Evidence of this trend could again be seen on Fox News during yesterday’s GOP debate.
September 06, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul: This Is A Man. Take Notes.
Think of it: Herr Huckabee's position is that Americans literally have a moral obligation to kill and die on behalf of a mistake: "Honor" requires no less. As an anti-Vietnam War activist in the early 1970s, John Kerry once asked: Who will be the last to die for a mistake? Huckabee's position, shared by the Red State Fascists in the audience and the GOP leadership, is essentially that it is the duty of Americans to kill and die for as long as their rulers decree -- even after the foolishness, corruption, and dishonesty of the policy is obvious.
This is pure, unfiltered cultism of an authentically fascist variety. Clearly, Ron Paul was the only sane man on the stage, which is why his statements were greeted with nervous laughter -- as demented as it was derisive -- by one of the cretinous fiends sharing that platform with him.
September 06, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul as Buster Douglas - His Triumph Last Night
Ron Paul trumped in last night’s Republican Presidential Candidate Debate wwin New Hampshire. His views on Iraq and freedom were shining beacons amidst the black smoke the other candidates emitted.
As the rest of the GOP hopefuls tighten their chains to the war wagon heading over a cliff, Paul’s views will propel him forward.
Every month that Paul remains in the race, he becomes more dangerous to the Establishment.
September 06, 2007 Permalink

Fox host accuses Paul of taking 'marching orders from al Qaeda'
"No!" Paul replied sharply, pointing his pen at Wallace, and continuing to wave it throughout his response. "I'm saying we should take our marching orders from our constitution. We should not go to war without a declaration. ... This is an aggressive invasion. We've committed the invasion of this war, and it's illegal under international law. That's where I take my marching orders, not from any enemy."
September 06, 2007 Permalink

Fair & Balanced' Fox News tries to taint Ron Paul at New Hampshire GOP debate
paulpenWho else but Ron Paul have the iron-clad courage to stick to his guns and tell the truth -- the truth so blunt Rudy Giuliani reacts with a mocking attitude and Mike Huckabee resort to contrivedly lame showmanship by bellowing "One nation under God, indivisible...we make a mistake [Iraq war], we make it together"?
Let it be said Fox News media directors, producers, reporters, anchors and staff associates are the collective shill for the Elite. They proclaim "You Decide" but what they really want is selecting the prominent and wealthier candidates that keep the status quo
September 06, 2007 Permalink

Supporters Help Dr Paul in Debate at UNH
As I sat in the debate last night, I was struck once again at the courage of Dr Paul to say the things that people don't want to hear, but need to. As this blog puts it, he "is a steel-spined a-kicker with dangling anatomy made of solid brass. He is a man in full." Definitely true, as he held his ground when barraged by the hostile questions - as you can see in this debate video with his questions extracted. I was happy to see him finally asked a second amendment question, since he is the strongest pro-gun candidate (A+ rating from GOA).
September 06, 2007 Permalink

In the republican debate yesterday, Ron Paul was nothing less than brilliant. In my opinion, there is absolutely nobody in this country, republican or democrat, who can deliver such cogent and absolutely on-the-mark arguments for national security and against the war in Iraq, arguments which are also informed by a mature understanding of US history, that I find absolutely wanting in every other politician. When Paul was challenged by the weasly and cowardly Chris Wallace who wanted to score cheap points, his reply was thundering, almost prophetic-sounding.
September 06, 2007 Permalink

Have We Lost Our Minds?
Bottom line: we can’t allow Giuliani-style thinking to win. Our foreign policy is broken, it’s usually unconstitutional, and if we don’t change it soon we’re going to be in big trouble. Don’t listen to the fear-mongering politicians who needlessly put our troops in harm’s way while quietly taking away your liberties. Don’t let them tell you that the situation is more complicated than you realize and that thinking you can just pull out of Iraq is naive. It’s not. Sure, getting out of Iraq will be messy, but it’s better than the alternative and in the long run our grand-children will thank us.
September 06, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Railroaded by Fox News Debate
After the first Fox News debate, one could not expect an atmosphere of respect or conciliation toward Ron Paul. This proved to be the case. Despite being starved of time, Ron Paul still managed to be the center of attention - the only one with an identifiable political ideology and intelligent ideas on dealing with issues both foreign and domestic. In fact, Ron Paul won Fox News’ post-debate poll by a wide margin. Here are the top 9 reasons why the people were poorly served by this debate and why Fox should be ashamed.
September 06, 2007 Permalink

Hannity Lies To Discredit Ron Paul After Debate
ppFox News and Sean Hannity tried to discredit Ron Paul last night after the latest debate by claiming the Texas Congressman's runaway success in the subsequent text messaging poll was due to "Paulites" flood voting, when in fact only one vote per phone number was allowed.
Only one vote per cellphone was allowed, therefore Hannity's contention that Ron Paul supporters were "were simply dialing in over and over again" was nothing more than a brazen lie intended to dismiss the Congressman's widespread popularity. No one at Fox News bothered to correct Hannity and no retraction was issued.
Here's the nuts and bolts in a You Tube clip.
September 06, 2007 Permalink

POLL: MSNBC Vote on the New Hampshire Republican debate
Who do you think did the best or worst in the following six categories?

September 06, 2007 Permalink

GOP Debate Grades
The debate started at 9PM and the first question Ron Paul was asked came at 9:31pm EST. An entire episode of Seinfeld could have been played (including commercials) and you wouldn’t have missed a single question to Ron Paul. This isn’t conspiracy theory, this is the fact. Mitt, McCain and Giuliani had spoken 3 times before Dr. Paul got one question.
September 06, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul overwhelmingly wins Fox News debate
Results of the post-debate Fox News poll:
33% Paul
18% Huckabee
15% Giuliani
14% McCain
12% Romney
02% Hunter
02% Tancredo
01% Brownback
As usual, Sean Hannity made a fool of himself in the post-debate interview with Dr. Paul.
September 06, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul after the 2008 (R) New Hampshire debate

September 06, 2007 Permalink

The Logic-Meter is Broken
The truth, I suspect, is that Iran is what so many issues are: a political football. It is whatever the candidates need it to be in the moment in order to appear "Presidential" and issue the proper soundbite. As usual, Paul's answers were the only ones that made sense and did not suffer from any inner contradiction.
September 06, 2007 Permalink

Hannity & Colmes Denigrate Ron Paul's First Place in FOX News Post-Debate Poll
So now Fox News' - via Hannity and Colmes - joins ABC News in denigrating the results of its own post-debate polls. As of about 30 minutes ago, Ron Paul was in first place with 33% percent of respondents who said he won tonight's Republican Presidential debate in New Hampshire, broadcast on Fox News, with Rudy Giuliani in second place with 16% (in the final results, Mike Huckabee moved into second place, with 18% of respondents who said he won).
September 05, 2007 Permalink

The Machine Turns on Ron Paul
The GOP would-be-presidents took the stage tonight in an attempt to achieve several objectives. First they wanted to sell the notion that President Bush’s surge is working. Secondly, they wanted to insist that leaving Iraq would somehow dishonor the troops. Lastly, they wanted to turn on Ron Paul and try to torpedo his candidacy.
September 05, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Wins The Fox News Post Debate Poll:
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Do We Err As A Nation?
So now that we know that Iraq was a mistake, in Ron Paul’s words, why “continue the mistake”? Why continue to force individual Americans to pay for a war that was a mistake?
For “honor,” Governor Huckabee? Is honor more important that the sanctity of human life? Than peace and prosperity for our people, who now face oppression, violence, and literal theft of their money? Please, Huck, save your warmongering, collectivist platitudes for your preaching to our pseudo-Christian masses.
I am not responsible for this war. I do not err with this nation. In fact, a nation does not err. It's policymakers do.
September 05, 2007 Permalink

Congressman Ron Paul at the Fourth GOP Presidential Debate

September 05, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul's Takes His Marching Orders From the Constitution
The biased moderators of Fox News asked what Ron Paul would do in the midst of the bloodbath that is certain to occur in Iraq if the United States was to leave. says that the wording of the question was biased.
When Ron Paul says that they do not want us in Iraq, the commentator asked Ron Paul if he plans on taking his marching orders from Al Qaeda and Ron Paul replies as strong as ever "No!". He goes on to state that he will take his marching orders from the Constitution.
September 05, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul for President—if You Really Want Change.
Congressman Ron Paul’s contribution to American political life is more significant than those made by all the other presidential candidates—of both parties—combined. Romney, McCain, Clinton, Obama, et al, are dancing around the Iraq disaster that has cost 3,700 American lives, left maimed tens of thousands more, and provoked greater than ever hatred of America by the Islamic world. These candidates are ignoring the colossal failure of the government to stop the violent crime and depressed wages that are the bitter fruits of unfettered immigration.
September 05, 2007 Permalink

Fox Lies
Alan Colmes and Sean Hannity just suggested that Ron Paul's lead is because "the Paulites keep re-dialing." Wrong answer. Their system won't let you vote more than once. I tried--just to see. My second message came back to me with the message "you've already voted." Don't be fooled--those are UNIQUE votes, or at least UNIQUE phones.
September 05, 2007 Permalink

Lew Rockwell: Breaking News on Ron Paul
September 05, 2007 Permalink

Fox Debate Results: Paul Supporters Driving Hannity Crazy

September 05, 2007 Permalink

Lew Rockwell: Breaking News on Ron Paul
September 05, 2007 Permalink

FOX POLL: Who won the GOP FoxNews Debate? Text message to 36288... (R6 = Ron Paul)
R1 = Brownback R2 = Giuliani R3 = Huckabee R4 = Hunter R5 = McCain R6 = Paul R7 = Romney R8 = Tancredo
September 05, 2007 Permalink

Paul at the GOP Debate
In tonight's FOXNews debate, Ron Paul continues to provide strong contrast to the Serious foreign policy wonks and republican candidates. After stating that our presence in the Arabian peninsula was one of the three reasons Osama Bin Laden gave for the attacks on the US, Chris Wallace followed up with this:
Chris Wallace: So are you saying we should take our marching orders from Al-Qaeda?
Ron Paul: NO! We should take our marching orders from the constitution! Ron Paul continues to hold his own against Huckabee in a spirited debate.
September 05, 2007 Permalink

Video: Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul Face Off On ‘Broken’ Iraq
After Huckabee finished saying we have to fix Iraq because it was “broken” Ron Paul jumps in to say that’s why we have to leave. Paul added that a small group of “neo conservatives hijacked our foreign policy” when we invaded Iraq.
September 05, 2007 Permalink

Paul supporters out in force
DURHAM, New Hampshire (CNN) — Supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul cnnwere out in force Wednesday, as eight GOP candidates took the stage for the second presidential debate in this important primary state.
While some people chanted "Ron Paul, Ron Paul" others waved signs that read, "New Hampshire Says Live Free with Ron Paul or Die." In the air, a visible Ron Paul banner circles the University of New Hampshire's Whittemore Center, the site of the debate.
September 05, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Debate Sept 5th Smackdown
The Fox News "people meter" shows that people agree with Ron Paul and his response drew large cheers from the audience.

September 05, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Revolutionaries - Who doesn't want him elected?
But we know all this. So ask yourself, "who would gain if Ron Paul is elected?" The answer is easy. Anyone who works for a private company. Anyone who owns or desires to own a small business. Anyone who is attending or will attend school in the future. Anyone who pays taxes. Anyone who wants to reverse inflation. Anyone who wants to be make their own decisions regarding their health and well-being. Anyone who loves freedom and believes that the constitution was a tool to restrain the government. Anyone who cares about privacy. Anyone who wants to retain the right to self-defense.
September 05, 2007 Permalink

American's Being "Played": Obermann Uncovers and Blasts Bush's deliberate Lies about Iraq
This is not partisan, this is a fact that should expel Bush and the neoconservative conspirators behind his propaganda from republican respect forever. Listen hard, as Bush is caught confessing that he is merely playing to buy time for the 2008 neo-republican candidates (Ron Paul being a legitimate republican) to get "comfortable" supporting continuance in Iraq, while 70 percent of the country is entirely against it. Presidential candidates in history have openly lied about not entering or continuing wars to win elections, and then a convenient excuse is given to suddenly break those promises.
September 05, 2007 Permalink

A New Hampshire mom walks her talk for Ron Paul
Halldorson had never so much as sunk a campaign sign on her lawn. Now momcsmshe was sitting with her kids around a laptop at the kitchen table and plotting a solitary protest march through the summer heat. Her plan: walk 38 miles, in a hand-made Ron Paul Revolution T-shirt, from her home here to the steps of the state capital in Concord.
September 05, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Causes Upset, Wins Maryland Straw Poll
fter eleven days of poll ballots cast the the Maryland Republican Party's State Fair booth. Congressman Ron Paul has been named the winner.
The first ever presidential straw poll held at the state fair resulted in around 1,000 Marylanders casting a vote for their favorate republican candidate.
Congressman Ron Paul came in first place with 263 votes, 43 votes head of front runner Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
September 05, 2007 Permalink

Grassfire poll shows Ron Paul with the biggest gain
Rep. Ron Paul showed the biggest gain from Grassfire’s May poll, rising from seventh position (6 percent) to a solid third position (13 percent) – a more than a 50 percent increase in support among grassroots conservatives. Mike Huckabee’s support also rose, from 3 to 7 percent. “Paul’s rise shows that conservatives are not all that thrilled with the anointed frontrunners,” says Elliott. “Paul’s message is resonating with many conservatives, and it would be wise for the other candidates to take note.”
September 05, 2007 Permalink

Proof: Fox News Censors Ron Paul
As we can see from the above table, the "fairest" coverages are from NYTimes, CBS News, and USAToday. Even though LA Times had a high ratio, if you were to exclude Rudy Giuliani from the group; it is actually pretty fair. The biggest culprit of fairness is Fox News. They refer to the top 3 candidates almost 5 times more than they refer to any of the other candidates. Mitt Romney was referenced 13,000 times on the domain while Ron Paul has only been referenced 248 times. So for every 52.4 articles on Mitt Romney, there will only be one article on Ron Paul. That is absurd. On no other news source is the disparity as large as it is on Fox News.
September 05, 2007 Permalink

The Other Side of the Force
In other words, the stock price of the Republican Party has plummeted. It is ripe for a hostile takeover. And the private equity firm leading the charge is the Ron Paul Revolution.
I have been to several Ron Paul meetups and observed something very interesting: few of the people there were registered Republicans. Most were unaffiliated, with a few Democrats thrown in. Scientific polls among “likely Republican primary voters” show very little support for Ron Paul, yet Paul wins most Internet and phone-in polls, has people show up by the thousand at his rallies, and has more money in the bank than John McCain.
September 05, 2007 Permalink

Making the Maverick Mainstream: The Saga of Ron Paul
Paul is to be applauded for his commitment to limited government, the pro-life cause, and pro-family values. Paul's campaign notes that one of his Congressional colleagues once said, "Ron Paul personifies the Founding Fathers' ideal of the citizen-statesman. He makes it clear that his principles will never be compromised, and they never are."
It shouldn't be surprising that, in 1976, he was one of only a handful of Republican Congressmen to endorse Ronald Reagan for President.
Paul could conceivably claim the Reagan mantle—but to do it, he must appeal to a broad base. And that may require moving out of the maverick camp and into the mainstream.
September 05, 2007 Permalink

Collapse of the GOP
So take notice GOP heads, the Ron Paul train is here not for a splash, but for the reckonin'. We will accept no other than Ron Paul....period! We can only hope that you will see that his concepts are accurate and join in. Many of you have kids and grandkids that have a right to the America we were promised, and our forefathers fought so hard to attain.
So, if he does not get the nomination, I believe it is time for the GOP to fold as there will be a mass exodus of its' members. There would be no reason to support a party that does not support its' members.
September 05, 2007 Permalink

Policing Speech
Vincent asked that his last name not be used because he is still on active fortduty in the U.S Army, at Fort Hood. He served in Baghdad in 2005 and 2006, and is scheduled to be discharged in October. He supports Ron Paul because of the congressman’s anti-war stance.
“The officers don’t want to hear anything about how just about everyone serving in Iraq thinks this war is stupid and should have never been launched in the first place,” Vincent said, standing among the protesters. “But my fellow enlisted soldiers are getting tired of me talking about Ron Paul. It’s almost as if they think that it doesn’t matter who is president. But in this election is does, because we don’t need anyone dying anymore for a war that has no real cause.”
September 05, 2007 Permalink

Non-Voters Finally Have a Good Reason to Return to the Polls
Attention non-voters of all "parties". You folks have been given a bum rap for some time now even though you represent roughly half of the eligible voting population. Don't be ashamed. There is nothing wrong with not voting when you have nothing to vote for. In fact, it is more immoral to vote for a candidate you don't like because you think they are the lesser of two evils. In that case, you are voting for evil. So, to all of you who stay home on election day because you know your vote won't make a bit of difference, you are to be applauded. You send a message, that unless they give you someone to vote for, you will not volunteer to legitimize a fixed system: a system where the rich get richer and the rest of us get the shaft. You have been absolutely correct... up until now.
September 05, 2007 Permalink

Prediction: Ron Paul Will Win Debate But Be Discredited ran an analysis on the very last ABC News debate and found that Ron Paul was limited to only 6% of the total speaking time of a total of nine candidates. A fair debate would have had each candidate speak roughly 11% of the time; suggesting that Ron Paul was unfairly treated by a factor of two
September 05, 2007 Permalink

Republican Debate - Five Things to Expect?
Fox News will be hosting a nationally televised debate from New Hampshire.
September 05, 2007 Permalink

Run Paul Run
This is a movement--the likes of which hasn't been seen for 30 years or so--many thousands and thousands of people (see this post) many of them under 30, but being supported by a bunch of "old folks" in their 40's, 50's 60's & 70's--,who will do just about anything for the cause of freedom (and this man who they see as the leader of that cause) in this country. That concept sends shivers up my spine everytime I think about it, and I'm proud to be one of the "oldsters" helping the cause.
September 05, 2007 Permalink

Fort Worth Straw Poll
Yes Ranting, the Straw Poll was set up and as crooked as any political action I have seen in years, after 50 years of being a Republican I can honestly say I am ashamed of my association with that group. This Poll has all the earmarks of a Fascist Regime and a staged event to discredit only one man. Ron Paul. His people from San Antonio had registered online and gotten a receipt saying registration at 10 AM. The busload was there but the registrars grabed their paper work and left the tables at exactly 10 AM saying the registration ENDED at 10. They refused to allow that busload of folks into the voting area. YET... just a few moments later another group showed up that were not Paul supporters and were ushered in by the back door. Yes that was documented and photographed.
Tyranny at the Texas Straw Poll Ron Paul

September 05, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul’s Inaugural Address
In contrast, what is the federal government giving us for our $3 trillion a
lewyear? It steals our money, through taxation and inflation, as the price of earning a living and attempting to save some of it. It tells us what we can buy and what we can sell, whom we can hire and whom we can fire, and with whom we can associate and with whom we cannot, as well as other impediments to the peaceful, voluntary interaction that makes civilization possible. It runs up the prices of the goods we buy and holds down the wages we earn. It keeps life-saving medicines and other products from us under the guise of ‘consumer protection.’ And that’s just for starters; I don’t have time today to even begin detailing the ways in which government abuses us.
September 05, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul-West Coast Tour/Momentum Builds
Now, in the latest sign of this gaining momentum, Dr. Paul is embarking on a whirlwind West Coast trip that will take him to LA, San Francisco, Seattle, and Salt Lake City from September 12th - 15th. This trip will give supporters their chance to meet, speak, and interact with Dr. Paul in-person.
September 04, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul wins Maryland State Fair straw poll
The straw poll numbers will be confirmed in a news release tomorrow, but here is the inside scoop from someone who helped count the ballots. There'll be a news release from the MD GOP tomorrow to make the numbers official.

Ron Paul 263 votes - 27.3%
Giuliani 220 votes -22.8%
Thompson 188 votes -19.5%
Mitt Romney - 89 (10%)
John McCain - 54 (6%)
Mike Huckabee - 35 (4%)
Tom Tancredo - 16 (2%)
Sam Brownback - 12 (1%)
Duncan Hunter - 3 (0%)
Write Ins:
New Gingrich - 17 (2%)
Bob Ehrilich - 3 (0%)
Other - 11 (1%)

September 04, 2007 Permalink

FREE Ron Paul Rally at USC
Presidential Candidate and Constitutionalist, Ron Paul, will be speaking at the University of Southern California on September 12th for a free rally from 3:00-4:00pm.
September 04, 2007 Permalink

GOP Debate: Fewer Candidates, More Ron Paul?
“Fox is not entirely even-handed in all this,” says one source close to the fmnncampaign. “It’s well known that Fox owner Rupert Murdoch has hosted fund raisers for Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton.” On the other hand, this source pointed out, “There have been plenty of calls to Fox complaining about the kind of coverage that Ron Paul gets and its tone. Ron Paul supporters want to see him get a variety of questions at these debates, and in the same number as other candidates.”
September 04, 2007 Permalink

AUDIO: Chuck Baldwin Interviews Ron Paul
During the course of the interview, I asked Congressman Paul about his positions on a variety of issues that are critical to the future of our country, including abortion, homosexual marriage, illegal immigration, gun control, the Patriot Act, the war in Iraq, and more.
mp3September 04, 2007 Permalink

POLL: GOP 2008 President: September 4, 2007
September 04, 2007 Permalink

POLL: Mock Primary...
Who would you vote for?
September 04, 2007 Permalink

Straw polls and trickery
Did I miss something? Did Ron Paul give up his candidacy? No, I don’t think so. This is what we call a bogus straw poll. I only hope that this is not a sign of what is to come in the upcoming primaries. When we all vote for our candidates, it would be a shame to have to write in Paul’s name because it was not offered as a choice. At least it is an easy name to spell.
September 04, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Campaign Hits 40,000 Meetup Group Members
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – As Labor Day kicked off the traditional start of the rp2008presidential campaign season, the Ron Paul campaign passed an important milestone: 40,000 volunteers signed up through to help Dr. Paul. The Paul campaign has been widely recognized for its powerful presence on the internet.
The campaign leads all GOP candidates in every significant online metric including: website traffic, MySpace and Facebook friends, Eventful demands, YouTube subscribers and Google searches. The Paul online campaign is now translating that support into on-the-ground organization through Meetup groups.
"All over America, Meetup group members are coming together and organizing to support Dr. Paul," said campaign chairman Kent Snyder. "Our Meetup groups help give us the grassroots support that other campaigns are trying to buy."
There are currently 40,213 Ron Paul Meetup members while Barrack Obama, the candidate with the second best Meetup organization, has 5,801 members.
September 04, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul's Texas Straw Poll Speach

September 04, 2007 Permalink

Dems for Paul--a "Freakin' Hurricane"
That being said, Tex has posted a link to some Dennis Kucinich forum, where some Democrats are getting frustrated with Ron Paul's support among other Democrats. My favorite piece from the forum thread quoted: "Have you been to some of his supporting sites? Wow. I'm studying this and trying to figure a way to bring these democrats to Dennis Kucinich. He is Ron Paul on steriods. That's what I tell them anyway. My husband who always votes democrat is supporting Ron Paul. My all found Ron Paul. How can they not. We get Ron Paul emails that go around the web like a freakn' hurricane. I've had them forwarded to me."
Anybody else out there generating that kind of excitement?
September 04, 2007 Permalink

The true frontrunner
It seems that every time the media mention presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, he is incorrectly labeled as a long-shot second-tier candidate, with little hope of winning. The facts do not support the opinion of the media.
Paul has finished in the top three in 16 straw polls held in states all across the country. He had five first-place finishes as well as five second-place finishes.
September 04, 2007 Permalink

Ron Pual: Surrender Should Not Be an Option
In any case, we have achieved the goals specified in the initial texauthorization. Saddam Hussein has been removed. An elected government is now in place in Iraq that meets with US approval. The only weapon of mass destruction in Iraq is our military presence. Why are we still over there? Conventional wisdom would dictate that when the "mission is accomplished", the victor goes home, and that is not considered a retreat.
September 04, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul and the Four Horsemen
Why is Ron Paul a contender at only three percent? Polls tell us something lewreal but not all that is real. Ron consistently surpasses that number in straw polls and online polls. Both measure a critical factor in the primaries and caucuses that "scientific" polls miss: intensity of support. He draws the largest crowds of any Republican. He is the only Republican candidate who generates actual enthusiasm. Much of the poll strength of the other four is based on name recognition and money. Their significance will fade over time as Ron’s name recognition and treasury grow and their treasuries empty.
Ron Paul, the Dave Wottle of presidential politics, is in position to score the biggest upset in American political history.
September 04, 2007 Permalink

Top 2008 Contenders Face Potential PR Meltdown
"Rudy Giuliani. He dresses like a Republican wolf. But underneath, he's still emediaa Democratic sheep. If you want an anti-gun, pro-abortion, pro-illegal alien Liberal for president, then vote for Giuliani."
"With the exception of Obama and Paul, the Democratic and Republican field is frighteningly bland from a PR standpoint. There's a real lack of creativity. Most political media consultants are still stuck using the outmoded research and design methodologies of the 1950s."
For Dr. Herndon, a candidate to watch is Ron Paul.
"Ron Paul is striking a phenomenal emotional chord with voters -- when they have access to his message. The mainstream political and media machines are terrified. And global financial controllers are in an outright panic. Every effort is being made -- and will be made -- to marginalize him.
September 04, 2007 Permalink

The Ron Paul Record: SPP, the NAFTA Superhighway and Mexican trucks - 3rd in a series
As of last Saturday, we now have Mexican trucks freely crossing our borders. The Mexican truck drivers’ criminal and driving records have not been adequately verified, their cargo will often go unchecked, and their trucks have not been subject to the same safety scrutiny as our U.S. trucks. This is all part of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) which is linked to SOB’s (Son Of a Bush) illegal North American Competitirespillsveness Council (NACC). The SPP and NACC all tie in with NAFTA and the Superhighway system to totally decimate the U.S. Constitution with Canada, the U.S., and Mexico having a combined socio-economic system modeled after the European Economic Community. Big business and the power brokers win, We The People lose! See other posts in redpills regarding SPP and the NAFTA Superhighway (TCC-35). What is Ron Paul doing about the egregious destruction of our sovereignty?
September 04, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul and the Empire of Experts
Worse than any war – which must at some point end – is the ideology
lrw that makes for war.
For that can go on forever. That tells us that "what is" is also "what must be." You see, empires are made for experts as experts are made for empires. Without their theories to hold it up, the flimsy scaffold of government would fall of its own feebleness. And without that scaffold, the little men on top would be cut down to the same size as the rest of us.
And that, my friends, is the real reason why the experts fear Dr. Paul and the people love him.
September 04, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul - A Teenager's Perspective
He then pulled a $20 bill out of his wallet and said that whoever could name 10 of the 22 people running for president in 2008 would get that money.
A teacher in America SHOULD be afraid to take a risk like that. I mean, shouldn't they? Sadly, they don't have to be.
September 03, 2007 Permalink

Texas Republican Party Shoots Itself in the Foot
Delegates from out of town faced another hurdle to showing their support for the candidate of their choice -- a 10 AM lockout policy, one that was not clearly communicated, according to several accounts. Even after paying the seventy-five dollar admission fee, waking up early and driving for half the day, potential delegates were turned away at the door, including a bus load of Paul supporters from San Antonio. Keep in mind that the delegates turned away were upstanding members of the state party.
September 03, 2007 Permalink

Texas Governor Dissed Ron Paul
On Saturday, I wrote that Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry reportedly dissed Texas Republican Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul at the Texas GOP straw poll. It’s no longer an unconfirmed report from the field; according to this YouTube (at 3:05), it’s a fact. Here’s the quote:

“Ladies and gentlemen, we may not have a Texan on the ballot, but we cannot have another Clinton in the White House.”

The last time I checked, Dr. Paul is a ten term Texas Republican Congressman. He received a healthy sixty percent of the vote last election cycle, when Tom DeLay’s old district right next door went to Democrat Nick Lampson. One might think Governor Perry would have remembered him.
September 03, 2007 Permalink

120+ Ron Paul Patriots in the LARGEST EVENT IN FLORIDA, YET!!!
What a great way to celebrate Labor Day!!! We were in a parade and had a picnic in Southwest Florida. Englewood in Sarasota County had OVER 120 Ron Paul Patriots!!! We had people in the parade, at a booth, and at the picnic area. A HUGE THANKS to Woody, the organizer and everyone who came.

September 03, 2007 Permalink

The Difference Between Fred Thompson & Ron Paul
Fred Thompson, when asked in 1984 why he declined to give up his Hollywood job and enter the Senate, told the Washington Post:

"The hassle factor is up, and the pay is not."

Thompson eventually did enter the Congress for a few years, and he managed to parlay it into a comfy job as a high-dollar lobbyist for special interests like a pro-abortion group and communist dictator Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Contrast that to Ron Paul, who in ten terms in Congress has never voted to raise congressional pay. In a speech before the House of Representatives*, Congressman Paul had this to say about his reason for giving up his lucrative medical practice to return to Washington:
September 03, 2007 Permalink

The Ghosts Inside the Machine
There is a machine operating behind it all in America. It drives policy and opedoutcomes. It drives legislation and the continued deterioration of culture and society. It buys what, and who it needs to ensure that it continues to be fed. It exists for the sole purpose of its continued existence and power. It absolutely owns the mainstream media and wields it masterfully as a weapon of mass distraction and destruction. It desires that America continue down the path of least resistance. It requires the people to care more about who won the last American Idol than who won their last Congressional race. It requires that 50% of the people do not even bother to vote for the very elected officials that will shape and decide their futures. We use terms like “corporate media” and “part of the machine” when discussing political matters but rarely do we truly examine what these terms mean. That is how the machine wants it and too often we play right along.
September 03, 2007 Permalink

AUDIO: September 1, 2007 - Ron Paul Hugh Hewitt interview
Courtesy of Ron Paul Audio
mp3September 03, 2007 Permalink

AUDIO: August 31, 2007 - Ron Paul Texas Straw Friday Night Rally Speech
Courtesy of Ron Paul Audio
mp3September 03, 2007 Permalink

AUDIO: James Kelso SF-Radio Report Texas Straw Poll
James Kelso describes the atmosphere at the Texas Straw Poll in wonderful detail. Ron Paul support dominated any other candidate at the poll.
September 03, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Walk August 26, 2007 Los Angeles

September 03, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul's Demise – Premature and Greatly Exaggerated
In an effort to try and capture Ron Paul's success, some of his fellow Republican presidential candidates are starting to sound more and more like him. In an age where most politicians flip-flop and say anything to get elected, Ron Paul is a model of consistency and what you see is what you get. This isn't some act or game-this is our future that will be decided. His grassroots message is also spreading and Ron Paul meet-up groups are now spawning across parts of Canada, as not only Americans realize things will be better off with him as president. It will be a long and grueling campaign, but things are just getting warmed up and his momentum shows no sign of peaking before the primaries roll around. By that time, the Ron Paul machine will be in place, and those who were skeptical will be surprised. Ron Paul more than anyone understands what is at stake, and like his supporters he is committed to the very end.
September 03, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul top Reader’s Digest write-in
We asked who you thought should be included in our Grade the Candidates tool. See the top write-ins here!

1. Ron Paul, Texas Congressman (R)
2. Dennis Kucinich, Ohio Congressman (D)
3. Fred Thompson, Tennessee Senator, 1994-2003 (R)
4. Bill Richardson, New Mexico governor (D)
5. Mike Huckabee, Arkansas governor, 1996-2007 (R)
September 03, 2007 Permalink

The next BIG challenge: Become a Delegate to the RNC
One year from today the Republican Party will select a candidate in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Without Delegates to support him, Ron Paul doesn't have a chance.
September 03, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Wins Texas Straw Poll - Exit Polls & Missing Delegate Votes Proves It
According to the exit polls at the Texas event - Ron Paul had more votes than he was ”officially” credited with and that does not include the large number of delegates that were forbidden from voting and locked out of the event.
September 03, 2007 Permalink

101 Reasons to Vote for Ron Paul
90. He Has Not Waffled On The Abortion Issue As Every Other Republican Candidate.
91. He Has Faced Tremendous Opposition With Dignity.
92. He Is Optimistic
93. He Values The Traditions That Have Kept Us Free.
94. He Understands That Monopolies Are Bad Things.
95. He Understands The Difference Between Individual And Government Responsibility.
96. He Understands Inflation Is Not Just The Prices Going Up, But Rather The Value Of Money Going Down.
97. You Will Feel Good About Your Vote For A Change.
98. You Will Know You Have Done The Right Thing.
99. For The First Time In A Long Time, You Will Not Be Voting "For The Least Worst or Lesser of 2 Evils".
100. You Will Help Undo The Damage Done To Our Country Over The Last Several Decades.
101. He Is Our Last Hope For A Free Nation.

September 03, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul will make U.S. great again
Our great country is at a crossroads -- either we continue on the same modestoroad of destruction or we see history and realize we have to make a change to keep America great. We need a president like Ron Paul! If you:
September 03, 2007 Permalink

Alexa rankings

Paul - 20,473
Obama - 22,238
Clinton - 23,621
Edwards - 70,410
Romney - 71,431
Giuliani - 122,838
McCain - 141,317
Gravel - 164,042
Kucinich - 207,544
Richardson - 210,239
Biden - 216,111
Dodd - 249,972
Huckabee - 297,126
Brownback - 338,164
Tancredo - 344,354
Hunter - 422,788
September 02, 2007 Permalink

A new (true?) conservative Republican candidate for the 2008 US presidential election: Fred Dalton Thompson
Fred Thompson's popularity is pure Teflon, another political round which looks like a high school election- as a character actor, he appeals to shallow followers like any news anchorman appeals to the masses- all image and very little substance. A "Yes Man" for the Neo-Conservative criminal outfit who are currently running our United States into the ground. The Republican Party are determined to run a field of dead horses- Mitt Romney, John McCain, Rudolph Gulliani... and now Fred Thompson. Next Condi Rice, then Oliver North?
September 02, 2007 Permalink

Does Ron Paul have a chance in the Republican primaries?
Ron Paul stands out from every other Republican candidate. His message is refreshing and speaks to the heart of what the Republican party was once truly committed to. He doesn't change his message based on who his audience happens to be. He has based his entire political career on the U. S. Constitution and is unwavering in his adherence to it. When he speaks, his passion and commitment to freedom and liberty plunges deep into the hearts of Americans who remember the ideals this nation was founded upon. If America is allowed to hear his message, he will indeed be victorious.
September 02, 2007 Permalink

Paul Campaign Concludes Successful Weekend with Solid Straw Poll Finish
The presence of Dr. Paul supporters dominated the straw poll site, and 2008campaign leaders were pleased with the results in light of the difficult voting restrictions. Only recent party delegates were allowed to cast ballots, meaning that most of the thousands who turned out for Dr. Paul could cheer and celebrate but not vote. In addition, the straw poll was held several hours away from the Paul’s stronghold of south Texas. "This was a great weekend for our campaign, and Texans turned out in droves to support Dr. Paul," said campaign manager Lew Moore. "The pro-war party insiders voting in this straw poll may not support him, but the majority of attendees clearly did."
September 02, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Raises More Than Entire Texas GOP?
The recent Texas straw poll reportedly charged $75 a head for voting fmnnrights and while GOP officials had expected 2,000 to vote, only 1300 reportedly did. Meanwhile, Ron Paul, who finished third in the highly restrictive straw poll, had his most successful fund raiser ever in Texas. The congressman raised $102,000 at a fund raiser hosted by the Highland Park Huffines family.
“More and more, the tail is wagging the dog in this presidential campaign,” one source pointed out. “The Texas straw poll was structured so that you could only vote if you had been a former GOP delegate. Even rank and file GOP-ers couldn’t vote. The only reason for such a restrictive system is to ensure that Ron Paul didn’t win. Those eligible to vote are the most hawkish, most pro-military and big-government oriented ‘conservatives’ in Texas. They have as little understanding of Jeffersonian, small government republicanism as big government democrats.”
September 02, 2007 Permalink

Primary Challenge endorses Ron Paul
Primary Challenge, the political arm of the Upstate NY tax revolt, has lewendorsed Ron Paul for President and expects him to compete with Giuliani for the large pile of GOP delegates. The group, headed up by Len Roberto, a factory owner, has sponsored dozens of independent candidates in Upstate in recent years and caused many incumbents to announce premature retirements. I have done Election Law work for the group for the past three years.
September 02, 2007 Permalink

Why Ron Paul is a Front-Runner
One thing to note about the support one sees for Ron Paul, whether it be at the Iowans for Tax Relief forum, straw poll attendees, or general public activism, is that it is the definition of a grass-roots campaign. Campaign headquarters has spent very little that it didn’t absolutely have to. All the pro-Ron Paul advertising you see out there is done entirely by volunteers. I joined my area Meetup to gather on a public street corner (there were about 20-30 of us) advertising his name, passing out literature to those who asked, and generally getting attention for the campaign. I defy anyone to show me the Obama activists, or the Romney supporters, who have even half the enthusiasm and energy of the Ron Paul campaigners.
September 02, 2007 Permalink

Thank you for your heartfelt donations to Ron Paul's campaign & a little news from headquarters
Thank you Irvine meetup for your heartfelt donations to Ron Paul's meetupcampaign. Whatever happens with the competition, be proud of your contributions. And here's a little glimpse from headquarters. Bill Dumas, campaign videographer, sent a letter out to the Pasadena meetup today, and here's the interesting part. -D
Quote from Bill Dumas letter in Pasadena:
Earlier in the day we were treated to classic southern hospitality at the awesome mansion of Donald Huffines and family. The well-attended fundraiser garnered over $100,000!! Did I mention the food? Yeow!
All in all, this was a very successful trip and the momentum continues to build in a big way. The donations have been ramping up and the Meetup fundraising contest far exceeded expectations.
September 02, 2007 Permalink

Why Ron Paul Stands Head and Shoulders Above his Challengers on Immigration
The U.S. Constitution enumerates the rights we all possess as individuals. It doesn’t grant them nor does it claim to be exhaustive or authoritative on the subject. It is quite specific as to who possess rights: people; persons. In other words, anyone who can fog a mirror has rights. Geographical location is thus not a barrier to the endowment of one’s rights. We possess rights by virtue of being alive. Merely being alive can never be construed, either morally or logically, to be an illegal act.
September 02, 2007 Permalink

Let Freedom Ring - Texas Straw Poll - Sept. 1, 2007 (pt. 1)

September 02, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Delegates prevented from vote in Texas straw poll
We estimated about a dozen delegates every 10 mins were turned away for over 3 hours straight. These were almost all delegates who were wearing Ron Paul shirts or pins. I calculated approx, 200+ delegates were denied entry.
September 02, 2007 Permalink

Establishment Conspiracy?
I'm not quite ready to say that there's an all-out conspiracy against the Paul candidacy, but I am willing to say that it sure doesn't look to me like the Republican Party hierarchy is showing much political savvy. All you have to do is look at the enthusiasm of the Ron Paul supporters: their willingness to travel long distances to support their candidate; their willingness to dig deep into their own pockets to donate (Dr. Paul has just started to bring in money from the big ticket fundraisers, and yet his financial position as of the end of the 2nd quarter was more stable than even John McCain's); their willingness to hold signs in support of their candidate in all sorts of weather, and so on.
September 02, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul delegates Experience Tyranny at the Texas Straw Poll
The vote was supposed to be until 1 or 2 pm, but GOP security prevented registered Delegates from entering the building who were wearing Ron Paul signs at 10am. I was standing over by the Granny warriors when 2 delegates approached me and asked me to help them get into the convention center. They had showed up at the door a little before 10am wearing Ron Paul shirts. The security guard told them to change into proper attire. They left and changed then came back and it was now 10:10/10:20 and the security told them the registration was closed. Apparently everyone who showed up from out of town or with an online registration recpt. was denied access unless they got there before 10am and in proper attire. Delegates who showed up, got their credentials and then changed were allowed to enter.
September 02, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Ad.

September 02, 2007 Permalink

Why Liberals Should Support Ron Paul
The income tax funds the federal reserve fascists, as well as the opedunconstitutional, empire-building foreign policy we now have. The income tax is itself unconstitutional and illegal. The 16th amendment was never ratified. Nobody has ever found a law requiring the majority of Americans to pay an income tax. Some might say that this sounds evil, but it is a necessary evil, because we need the funds to keep our government going. Otherwise, our roads and freeways would collapse. But, for example, our infrastructure is funded through gas taxes, not the income tax. Most social services are funded by taxes other than the income tax. It is a bait and switch to believe that we need the income tax to fund our social services, when really it goes to fund the fascists that control our government, and our empire building. Ron Paul has never said he would slash or get rid of social services. He would let young people opt out of social security if they wanted to (no social service should be forced on anybody), for instance, but he would not deny services to people who have paid into the system.
September 02, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul's Campaign: Looking Back and Moving Forward
Supplementing that outpouring of support was a highly creative Ron Paul fundraising competition, where members of self-organized MeetUp groups around the country competed to raise funds to help Ron Paul get into the White House and, if victorious in their efforts, win a visit from Dr. Paul live and in in person. The final scores have not been added up yet, but at the very least $130,000.00 (according to August 30 results) was raised and most likely much, much more. If there was a large push on the final day of contest eligibility, it's possible that this weekend brought $500,000 or more. That amount of fundraising constitutes top-tier results by almost any standard.
September 02, 2007 Permalink

The Ron Paul Record: non-interventionist foreign policy / get out of Iraq - 2nd in a series
In April 12, 2002, Rep. Paul wrote, “The current Middle-East crisis is one redpillsthat we helped create, and it is typical of how foreign intervention fails to serve our interests. Now we find ourselves smack-dab in the middle of a fight {Arab-Israel} that will not soon end. No matter what the outcome, we lose.” He concludes with, “A non-interventionist foreign policy has a lot to say for itself, especially when one looks at the danger and inconsistency of our current policy in the Middle East.”
September 02, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul finally getting some media attention
Republicans wish GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul, a U.S. ocrrepresentative from Texas who epitomizes the small-l libertarian philosophy similar to the one you read on the Register’s editorial pages, would go away. His principled limited-government stances (compared to Republicans’ solely rhetorical belief in limited government as they ratchet up the size of the welfare and security state) and opposition to this horrific and deceitful war embarrass them. The media has ignored Paul because he is not viewed as a “credible” candidate.
September 02, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Revolution a Coalition of the Willing to Restore our Constitutional Republic
The Ron Paul Revolution is about people realizing that hey these guys do not act in our best interest and we should remove them before they do some more harm to us. This entire terrorist hyperbole game is getting pretty tired. Lets just arm every American Citizen and if someone has a box cutter and tries to hijack a plane we can shoot him or taser him or some such thing and there you have it. Problem solved! If you are not a citizen you can’t carry a gun. If you are a so called domestic terrorist everyone will also have a gun so chances are if you go off you will be shot before you can do much damage.
September 01, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul places 3rd in Texas straw poll
Ron Paul’s third place finish was a huge success considering the rules of the poll were designed specifically to prevent him from winning. As evidence, take a look at what the sponsor of the event ( had to say:
September 02, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul Does Well in the Texas Straw Poll
The Texas Republican Party set up its straw poll to hurt Ron Paul. That's lewwhy the voters were restricted to past delegates and alternates from Texas Republican conventions, that is neocons and party hacks for the most part. Also, the poll was placed in Ft. Worth, five hours away from Houston and the Gulf Coast, to discriminate against delegates from Ron Paul Land. Ron was supposed to get zero. Instead, he got more than 16%.
The Republican Party of Texas has been controlled by the Bushes since 1980. That means the Ron Paul campaign and all its volunteers and donors can be very proud. This is yet another step upwards in the growth of a movement that is already shaking the world of all the bad guys. Note: Hunter did so well because he alone, of all the warmongering candidates, bothered to show up. BTW, Fred the Late was supposed to win--that was Gov. Perry's plan--but he was elsewhere, delaying. UPDATE: Ron got 16.7% in this biased poll.
September 01, 2007 Permalink

Texas Straw Poll Results
Only previous year delegates were allowed to vote.
41.1% Duncan Hunter (534 votes)
20.5% Fred Thompson (266 votes)
16.7% Ron Paul (217 votes)
6.4% Mike Huckabee (83 votes)
6% Rudy Giuliani (78 votes)
4.7% Mitt Romney (61 votes)
2.2% Ray McKinney (28 votes)
.77% John Cox (10 votes)
.62% John McCain (8 votes)
.46% Sam Brownback (6 votes)
.46% Tom Tancredo (6 votes)
.23% Hugh Cort (3 votes)
September 01, 2007 Permalink

AUDIO: Ron Paul Texas Straw Poll Speech
Courtesy of Ron Paul Audio
mp3September 01, 2007 Permalink

AUDIO: August 30, 2007 - Ron Paul Endtime Ministries Radio interview
NeoCon Lies vs. Sincerity|Real ID|Congress and Public Negligence|Trading Liberty for Security Promises|Looming Economic Collapse|Income Tax
Courtesy of Ron Paul Audio
mp3September 01, 2007 Permalink

It is hard to imagine that these candidates, especially Romney and Giuliani, do not consider Texas - the nation’s second largest state in terms of (34) presidential electors - worth their while.
If that was not the reason for their absence, then what was?
Could it be that Texas is Ron Paul’s home state in which he has held his congressional seat for ten straight years?
Could it be that the Texas GOP platform is the most old-school conservative of all states in the union to the point where it reads almost like a Ron Paul campaign bulletin (minus the reference to “preemptive” defense of the country against foreign attacks, of course)?
Could it be that these absentees don’t want to risk having to put up with a resounding defeat in a state of such importance to the general election?
September 01, 2007 Permalink

The straw poll
The Ron Paul campaign is here in full force. They are everywhere. They've townhallgot people on every street corner in Fort Worth. They are running shuttle services (pickup trucks, vans and even a motorcycle) from the hotel to the convention center. They have RVs covered in Ron Paul stickers. It remains to be seen if the sheer volume of Ron Paul folks will turn into a victory as most of the Ron Paul folks are stuck outside today and not credentialed to vote. The rules of the Texas straw poll are different. You can't just show up and vote -- you have to have been a delegate at a previous Texas or Republican National Convention.
September 01, 2007 Permalink

Pictures from Ron Paul at Ft. Worth Texas Parade Straw Poll
texasstrawSeptember 01, 2007 Permalink

Paul backers make their presence known
Paul, of Surfside, didn't make it into Fort Worth until his night rally
star downtown. Nonetheless, he was a candidate who was impossible to ignore.
"We're going to surround the area as more people come," said Paul supporter Christopher Laskoski of Fort Worth. "You will see more ground support for Ron Paul than any other candidate."
Paul supporters are typically proud of their outsider status, but they yearn for mainstream media attention for him as a top contender for the GOP presidential nomination. Several, including Paul's son, Benbrook doctor Robert Paul, believe that their candidate would be one of the front-runners if the media gave Paul, a Texas congressman and former Libertarian presidential nominee, the attention they think he deserves.
September 01, 2007 Permalink

Successful Fundraiser
The single most-successful fundraiser of the Ron Paul 2008 campaign took place last night in Highland Park, Texas (Dallas). The event was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Huffines.
The Huffines family opened their beautiful home and graciously hosted many supporters of Dr. Paul's. The evening ended with $102,000 donated to Dr. Paul's presidential campaign!
Kent Snyder Chairman, Ron Paul 2008
September 01, 2007 Permalink

Diary: Sheehan, straw poll to collide Saturday
Friday, 4 p.m.: Thanks for your support, Ron Almost as many Ron Paul starsupporters showed up to Duncan Hunter’s 4 p.m. rally as did Hunter supporters. Hunter’s rally to support the troops was held at the Fort Worth Water Gardens.
Paul’s supporters, who stood in a line behind Hunter’s backers, said Paul and Hunter agree on many issues. They were there to let Hunter’s supporters know there was another option, said Clayton Slade. “These people are all potential Ron Paul supporters,” Slade said.
September 01, 2007 Permalink

Ron Paul National Support Crew
Ron Paul is the only one who stands for anything and goes out of his way to make the distinction between what he wants to do (like privately donate money for a medal for Rosa Parks) and what the federal govt cannot do (like using public funds for the medal). We support his candidacy but we must also support our fellow citizens when we switch from automatic transmission (federal central government) to manual transmission (state's rights based govt).
September 01, 2007 Permalink

In Wiki-Politics, Ron Paul Leads the Field
At this time during the run up to the last presidential election, Wikipedia was in its infancy. In July of 2003, the online encyclopedia attracted less than half a million US visitors. Fast forward four years. In July of 2007 over 41 million people, or 1 in 4 people online in the US, visited the site. Wikipedia is now the 12th most visited website and is likely to play a significant role in informing and influencing those who will choose our next president.
September 01, 2007 Permalink