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Dr. Ron Paul is running for the presidency of the United States. His goal is to restore our sovereignty, our liberty, and our freedom. As a result, the media and the established politicians in Washington, D.C. have united against him.

As evidenced by articles and polls that either exclude his candidacy altogether or refer to him as a “fringe” or “darkhorse” candidate, as well as a virtual blackout of any news relating to Dr. Paul, the media has indulged in several tactics that won’t bear close scrutiny. How can the front-runner in the straw polls be a fringe candidate? How can the lead fundraiser of both parties be a darkhorse candidate?

The founders of our nation foresaw that any government ruled by humans would tend toward corruption, so the Constitution was created to limit the powers of the government. Yet slowly, almost imperceptibly, our Constitutional rights have been infringed upon and eroded by our elected officials.

Both supporters and detractors of Ron Paul’s candidacy agree that if he wins the Republican nomination, he has excellent odds of winning the general election. Professional gamblers have taken note of the situation, adjusting his odds of winning from 200/1 to 15/1. Is he not the only candidate who plans to end the war immediately? Is he not the only candidate who puts Americans before the American bureaucracy?

The true battle is in the primary elections, where only a minority of Americans vote. But as Samuel Adams, one of the founders of our great country said, “It does not take a majority to prevail…but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

Once the primary hurdle has been passed, there is no doubt that Ron Paul’s candidacy will soar. His message resonates with the American people. His straw poll numbers and head-to-head records are a good indicator of what the world can expect in a general election. We want our freedom and our liberties protected. Most of all, his honest patriotism has reignited the flames of liberty that had nearly been extinguished here in the United States.

As you love liberty and your country, vote for Ron Paul in the primary elections.

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  • http://www.cafepress.com/freespeecharea AAAAANDRE

    Well said!

  • L. A. Dietz

    Landslide wins for Ron Paul in last two debates: 82% (Univision, Miami) and 59% (Iowa).

    And your article heading is most accurate.

  • Mick Russom

    Ron Paul is the greatest candidate I’ve ever seen. Consistent for 30 years. No flip flops. We are done with WAR, we want a real currency, we want peace, we want the welfare-state for the military industrial complex to END, we want to fix America and stop policing the world and to stop the authoritarian oppression here NOW.

  • Christopher Early

    Great article. Much better than the “Wanted: An FDR for the 21st Century” article that was in the ‘see also’ box. I say “Wanted: A Thomas Jefferson for the 21st Century”. Now THAT would be a much better article than FDR half-truth ranting. More people need to understand that the antonym of truth is not lies but falsehood. People are always looking for falsehoods when checking up on candidates yet they fail to realize that it is terribly easy to lie whist telling the truth. Example:

    Truth: White is white.
    Falsehood: White is black.
    Lie: One could easily say that white is black.

    The lie is true because they words are easy to utter. The lie is a lie because it is structured to promote a falsehood.

    Sorry about the mini-rant; I clicked and reviewed all of your sponsors advertisement links to help show my support.

  • Know It All

    Ron Paul is the most fringe of fringe candidates. This writer clearly has no concept of today’s political world (foil-hatter, perhaps?). Any candidate has a better chance than Paul.

    Altho’ I might vote for Paul in the primaries, just to ensure none of the real candidates gives Hillary a run for her money.

  • Corey k

    Excellent Article. I will be sending this post out to everyone I know.

  • Jacob

    “Ron Paul is the most fringe of fringe candidates.”

    Right.

    All the others are the same “middle of the road” politicians who believe in the status quo.

    In that case, the ‘fringe’ looks pretty good.

    Especially because the ‘fringe’ is where the country started.

  • http://handyfilm.blogspot.com handyguy

    Ron Paul’s supporters are good at posting zillions of online comments. On rare occasions, these comments are even literate and worth thinking about.

    The question is: will any of these people actually go out and vote, either in the primaries or in the general election?

  • rad racer

    good question, handyguy. I wonder how many people will actually support Ron Paul when push comes to shove.

    I will be there, I just wonder if I will have company

  • http://DallasForRonPaul.org Lark

    I feel sadness for anyone who’s not sufficiently cognizant of the underlying issues adversely affecting our freedoms and prosperity. Left unresolved, they will surely enslave us and our posterity.

    Thank you for the hopeful, positive note you strike for liberty!

  • David

    Handguy, Ron Paul’s supporters can be counted on to vote almost to each and every one. That’s a given. The question is how much can that base can be expanded in the short time left.

  • http://culturesalad.blogspot.com Ray Ellis

    “As you love liberty and your country, vote for Ron Paul in the primary elections.”

    This isn’t an article so much as it is an ad. That’s all well and good, I suppose. Paul’s supporters are a rabid lot, and though he doesn’t stand a prayer of getting the nomination, he makes the Republican race interesting. He’s a spoiler, and probably ensures a dark horse like Huckabee that party’s nomination.

    On the other side, Clinton won’t win the Dem’s nomination. It will either be an Obama-Edwards or an Edwards-Obama ticket.

    It’s not that I hate Paul– he has some good ideas. But Obama and Edwards express those ideas more eloquently and practically.

  • RicknHouston

    Ya, Ray !!! You guys have psissed of the wrong people this time around. get ready to stand in longer voting lines than you have ever imagined…

    Ha Ha! Go Ron and Go my fellow Paulites, Paultards, revolutionary’s …. let them call us what they will but by this time next year they will be calling Ron Paul PRESIDENT !!!!!

  • http://culturesalad.blogspot.com Ray Ellis

    Thanks, RicknHouston. You illustrated my point more eloquently than I ever could have on my own.

    However, foaming at the mouth does not make you a revolutionary by any stretch of the imagination.

    BTW, since you’re in Texas, have you not heard of early voting? Takes care of long voting lines rather nicely.

  • Steve

    “The question is: will any of these people actually go out and vote, either in the primaries or in the general election?”

    You bet. Every single person supporting Ron Paul writing those comments, who is over 18, is voting. Ron Paul supporters have pushed hard for the last six months to get out the vote and providing information about the primaries. Need info about primaries in your state? Just go to Ron Paul 2008 dot com. it’s all there.

    I betting the farm that there is going to be a massive turn out of Ron Paul supporters in Jan & Feb. Will they be enough to off set the vote? Time will tell.

  • http://www.republicofdave.com Dave Nalle

    Has Ron Paul lit the world on fire, or has he just lit a really, really strong fire in a small corner of the world?

    Dave

  • Joel Henderson

    Hear! Hear!

    Thanks for writing a positive and well-balanced piece!

    I’ll continue to go door-to-door, make phone calls, speak with family & friends, hand out printed campaign materials…and YES, vote in the primaries (and again in the general election).

    In short, just like the majority of Congressman Paul’s supporters – I’ll do whatever it takes (in a classy, legal & non-confrontational style, of course) to get the man elected…

  • http://culturesalad.blogspot.com Ray Ellis

    Nice analogy, Dave. I’d take it one step further, though. He’s more lik one of those 99 cent lighters that spark and spark valiantly, but can’t manage a flame in a light breeze.

    Paul doesn’t frighten me–his supporters–at least, the ones commenting here–do.

  • rad racer

    Question for you Ray… if you thought Ron Paul had a better chance, would you vote for him?

  • http://www.republicofdave.com Dave Nalle

    I was thinking more in terms of him being a puddle of lighter fluid which burns very hot and very quickly and burns off leaving nothing behind.

    Dave

  • http://myspace.com/shohadaku Shohadaku

    This is bigger then America. They are protesting in London on Dec 16th at Parlament. Ron Paul is a spark. Meetup groups and websites from all over the world support Ron Paul.
    Freedom is popular

  • http://culturesalad.blogspot.com Ray Ellis

    Nope, Rad. The following reminds me waaay too much of Europe in the eary thirties.
    Shodaku’s comment bears that out.

  • James

    I enjoyed the writer’s comments about the media blackout of Ron Paul.
    I just read an article called, “Online Only: Ron Paul Beats Hillary.”
    Much of the news about Ron Paul that talks about his support suggests that Ron Paul’s support is “Online Only,” and phrases things to suggest that the Online Community is a small segment of the U.S. population.
    Really? Who doesn’t use the internet? I don’t personally know anyone who doesn’t use the internet.
    Well, I looked it up and the fact is that the vast majority of Americans are “online.”
    So, it’s probable that Ron Paul’s support is the vast majority of Americans.

    Cool!

  • STM

    I’m sure Ron Paul’s heart is in the right place, however some of his policies seem really bizarre and totally out of touch with reality. As one commentator astutely notes, American politics is about much miore than America.

    He wants to do away with the Fed, and pull the US out of the UN and NATO. I find much of this attitude of a return to the isolationism of the 1930s and early ’40s totally off the wall, especially this month being the anniversary of the day of infamy.

    It’s quite well known that America’s isolationist policy and total lack of preparedness for war – in a war that other nations who would become allied to the US had already been fighting for three years and which eventually would have engulfed the US no matter what (and FDR, possessed of great foresight, was fighting a losing battle in his own country trying to warn of the dangers) – contributed hugely to the early disasters and dreadful loss of life suffered by the US in the first days of its entry to WWII.

    The obvious one is Pearl Harbor, and there were early defeats in South East Asia (The Philippines) and setbacks caused by a small army showing its inexperience in North Africa when the US first joined the British by invading from one side of the continent while their new allies were coming from the other side with the Germans on the run.

    All these cost far too many American lives, and absolutely needlessly. The Boy Scouts’ motto: “Be prepared”, would have been a good one for the US at the time and would have saved an awful lot of American lives. It’s also not inconceivablwe that had the US entered WWII in 1939, the Germans and Japanese might have pulled their murderous heads in.

    The problem then, until America engaged all its big-business, can-do skills into a total war effort, was purely lack of preparation and was the result of its many years of isolation – a policy driven from small-town America that wielded its power in Washington. The world is in crisis again, and now is not the time for America to be isolationist.

    I’ll say it again: the price of peace is eternal vigilance. Luckily, Ron Paul won’t become president, but good on him for having a go.

    The problem is, while some of his policies sound enticing to a lot of Americans, America isn’t the world, and right now America has a great responsibility both to the world and to itself.

    On the UN issue alone, as the US has the right of veto as a permanent member of the security council, so to leave the UN would actually be far more dangerous to the US than staying. So did anyone think that one through?

    That’s what worries me about Paul and his followers.

    The whole thing seems mired in ignorance, despite some good ideas.

    I can’t say I disagree with the notion of getting out of Iraq and stopping the incessant and somewhat arrogant meddling in other nations’ affairs (and I can say that as a citizen of a country that belonged to an empire that arrogantly meddled in just the sae way, so I’m not being anti-American here).

    But none of it is that simple, is it? It’s OK to say, “I’m all right, Jack, you do whatever you like as long as we’re fine”, but in a world where a strong hand is needed, America can’t afford to stick its head in the sand again.

    Somewhere between the idiocy of Bush (“we don’t talk to terrorists”, which means they don’t talk to just about anyone who wants to kill Americans), and the well-intentioned foolishness of Paul’s isolationist position might be a good place to start.

    Talk might well be a cheap … but it IS a lot cheaper than sending fleets of aircraft carriers and armies to far-flung corners of the globe, so it’s probably the preferred option.

    But disengaging America from a modern world that is largely of America’s making?

    Absolute madness.

    Those who really love liberty will want America to preserve it, and it won’t be preserved by pretending everything disasteful outside America is just going to go away.

    How can that wonderful country of yours so quickly forget the lessons of the past?

  • Clavos

    “How can that wonderful country of yours so quickly forget the lessons of the past?”

    I don’t think the words typed on a blog, even one as varied and open as BlogCritics, are a true snapshot of the status of the real world country, Stan, especially not those coming principally from the supporters of a fringe candidate.

    The USA is till a great, compassionate (and powerful) country, and not likely to exit the world stage any time soon.

    We have stumbled in recent years, and are currently undergoing a quintessentially American process of self-examination, re-orientation and re-affirmation (not for the first time in our history), but it would be premature to count us out yet.

    We Yanks are a hardy and resilient lot (much like our not-so-distant cousins Down Under).

  • Lend me your ire!

    I’m suprised Ron Paul attached himself to the Republicans and not to the Reform Party or something like that.

  • rad racer

    But why do you say fringe, Clavos? To the writer’s point, look where Ron Paul is in the straw polls, look where he is with fundraising. No matter what you think of him, it seems like he must be treated as a serious candidate now. Fringe doesn’t apply to a candidate with his kind of following.

  • Wonderer

    I’m not sure who I will vote for yet. But it seems ridiculous to marginalize these Paul supporters as “fringe” because they are internet-savvy. They aren’t make-believe, if they gave the campaign over 10 million dollars in real money. Aren’t they just as likely to turn out real votes?

  • http://www.futonreport.net/ Matthew T. Sussman

    Okay, I can summarize this article in 15 words:

    “Ron Paul is not a fringe candidate. He has some good ideas. Yay Ron Paul!”

    Ellis, you want to boil it down to 10?

  • STM

    Clav: “The USA is till a great, compassionate (and powerful) country, and not likely to exit the world stage any time soon.”

    And as the olde rugby song goes, “and thank the Lord for that, sir”.

    You are right … I do tend to see what goes on in America through the world of this blog.

    I need to get out more. To the states would be be pretty bloody good :)

  • Clavos

    “I need to get out more. To the states would be be pretty bloody good :)”

    Got a floating bed ‘n bath sitting right out my back door for ya, mate.

    No surf worthy of the name, though.

  • leanne

    The reason that supporters are glad that Ron wants out of the U.N. or to get rid of the Fed or for that matter have backed money is simple. People who have done more with their time than watch the msm talk about Britney Spears underwear know that the corruption involved is downright scary. Please, this isn’t a slam against anyone. Take the time to research these things, and then come to your own conclusions. Ron Paul isn’t about isolationisim of the 30’s. He’s about sovereignty of the United States. By the way I’m not an American citizen, but I can tell you, that he’s right on the money about the CFR’s plan for a North American Union. The S.P.P was hotly criticized in Canada, with huge protests across the country. Our countries got hijacked by three leaders and a bunch of executives from various high level corporations.(G.E. Merk, Lockheed, ect.) No congressional or parliamentary approval, but our laws are being changed by unelected working groups that work for the corporations. The S.P.P is supposed to be ratified by 2010. Down in Mexico, Vincent Fox came clean months ago, and up here in Canada, they’re easing us into it. They’ve started talking about the NAFTA corridor, and putting it on government websites. Our laws are getting harmonized, and thanks to the Northcom Agreement, our militaries are tied. The Fed is destroying the value of your dollar, and in a few years, when they bring up the Amero, there will be citizens who will beg for it. OR… you can vote for Ron Paul, and keep your country, constitution, and your dollar, which if backed, will make you the envy of the world. Living in the modern world doesn’t mean giving up your country . It doesn’t mean protecting the outer boundries of north America only, as the S.P.P. pushes forth.(why do you think Bush isn’t protecting the borders?)Living in a modern world means looking back on the past century, and realizing that you’ve been boondoggled, and doing something about it.Please look up the many reports from lou Dobbs of cnn on the S.P.P, on youtube

  • mketcher

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  • http://www.republicofdave.com Dave Nalle

    Ooh look, Leane posted a whole bunch of delusional conspiracy claptrap.

    People who have done more with their time than watch the msm talk about Britney Spears underwear

    If you were paying proper attention you’d know it was her lack of underwear which was the issue.

    know that the corruption involved is downright scary. Please, this isn’t a slam against anyone. Take the time to research these things, and then come to your own conclusions.

    Who did your research for you? Alex Jones?

    Ron Paul isn’t about isolationisim of the 30’s. He’s about sovereignty of the United States. By the way I’m not an American citizen, but I can tell you, that he’s right on the money about the CFR’s plan for a North American Union..

    Except that the CFR doesn’t HAVE plans and there is no North American Union.

    The S.P.P was hotly criticized in Canada, with huge protests across the country.

    Nice to know Canadians can be gullible fools too. Have you read the SPP?

    They’ve started talking about the NAFTA corridor, and putting it on government websites.

    Really? Hit us with a link, would you? I’m wondering how it’s going to get to Canada with every state between Texas and the Canadian border refusing to participate.

    Our laws are getting harmonized, and thanks to the Northcom Agreement, our militaries are tied.

    NORTHCOM is the same as SOUTHCOM and CENTCOM and EUCOM, designed to coordinate US Military operations in North America if need arises. It’s a response to the perceived failure of the military to respond effectively to crises like 9/11 and Katrina. It doesn’t really involve the Canadians in any substantive way.

    The Fed is destroying the value of your dollar,

    Which is a deliberate strategy designed to improve our balance of trade and it’s been highly effective.

    and in a few years, when they bring up the Amero, there will be citizens who will beg for it.

    Really? Can you find a single legitimate source of information that documents any actual governmental plan for a regional currency?

    OR… you can vote for Ron Paul, and keep your country, constitution, and your dollar, which if backed, will make you the envy of the world.

    Voting for Ron Paul is fine, but why not do it for real reasons rather than based on paranoid fantasies?

    Living in the modern world doesn’t mean giving up your country . It doesn’t mean protecting the outer boundries of north America only, as the S.P.P. pushes forth.(why do you think Bush isn’t protecting the borders?)

    Because immigration is good for the economy, duh. As for protecting the ‘outer borders’, the continental ports of entry are far better points of interdiction for terrorists than the thousands of miles of land border.

    Living in a modern world means looking back on the past century, and realizing that you’ve been boondoggled, and doing something about it.Please look up the many reports from lou Dobbs of cnn on the S.P.P, on youtube

    And then laugh along with the rest of the sane people as Lou trots out lie after lie. Instead of listening to Dobbs, go read the SPP yourself and make up your mind based on actual facts.

    Dave

  • Clavos

    Re #32:

    I think I’m gonna start manufacturing tin foil hats.

    Looks like a growth industry.

  • leanne

    I’ve read the S.P.P. And I’ve also read the freedom of information act request from the meeting that they kept silent about in Banff Alberta. You might want to take the time to research that yourself. No offence, but the S.P.P. myths and facts page claims that the NAFTA corridor is a myth. Thing is, they cant hide it anymore, and as I’ve mentioned, it’s on our gov. web sites. Do some research, the world is a lot bigger than your borders. (but perhaps not for long)

  • STM

    Clav: “No surf worthy of the name, though”

    Sebastian Inlet up north a bit. Gets all time, on occasions. A couple of other Florida spots aren’t too bad … and the place has produced two world champs: Kelly Slater, far and above the best ever, no sh.t, and Lisa Anderson, who ran away from home because her mum wouldn’t let her surf – and she becomes the women’s world champ a few years back.

    Still goes pretty good too, the last time I saw her. Slater, though, he’s on a different planet. He changed competitive surfing forever because he was so far ahead of the pack.

    An Aussie won the world title this year, Mick Fanning from Queensland, after years of domination by the Americans and Hawaiians (who, believe it or not, compete as Hawaiians not Americans, showing excellent taste by using the State flag – which of course, has a very nice Union Jack in the corner :)

  • STM

    Clav: “I think I’m gonna start manufacturing tin foil hats”.

    I knew a mad guy once at the beach who used to wear a wetsuit hood nicely accessorised with a full-face motorcycle helmet – for extra double protection from radio waves. You can imagine how that went down on a 40C day.

    Seemed to work well, though. The only person he ever spoke to was himself, as everyone else just pissed off in the opposite direction whenever he came within coo-ee (Strine for: close).

  • STM

    Leanne: “Our laws are getting harmonized, and thanks to the Northcom Agreement, our militaries are tied.”

    Your militaries have been tied since 1917, when the US entered WWI – the same as they’ve been tied with the militaries of Australia, Britain, New Zealand and a few others to boot. My father in-law was a flyer in the RAF and trained in the United States – before the US entered the war. Other mates of his went to Canada instead. But the co-operation actually goes all the way back to the treaty of Ghent (1815), which set the stage for these enduring alliances after the War of 1812.

    And the reason you laws are becoming harmonised is because they’ve been harmonised since, oh, about 1700. You might as well say the laws of Britain, Australia, New Zealand (and a few other countries) are harmonised with those of the US and Canada too if you are going to mount that silly argument.

    The reason: although slightly different in function rather than form, the laws essentially come from the same place: English law, especially in the criminal jurisdictions (and many civil ones too, including slander, libel and defamation). Even today, US judges on occasion (rarely, though, and against some prevailing legal thought in the US) will refer back to the English law that held sway prior to independence. Lo and behold, so do Canadian judges. And Australian ones. And New Zealand ones. And British ones. You have a shared history when it comes to this stuff.

    That shoots down two of your main arguments.

    The US and Canada are two totally separate nations, and always will be (while the people of Canada and the US choose it that way). What, do you think America is going to invade?? Please … do me a fu.king favour Leane.

    The fact that they hold common values and value each other’s friendship and the trade opportunities that arise because of that is just a bonus for both. You should know by now that Canada doesn’t do anything the Canadian people don’t want to do. Iraq might be the classic example there.

    You are being really silly Leane … at the very least, go back and have a look at the history books.

  • http://www.republicofdave.com Dave Nalle

    I’ve read the S.P.P. And I’ve also read the freedom of information act request from the meeting that they kept silent about in Banff Alberta.

    Oooh, secret meetings. They’re always secret conspiracies when you’re not invited, right?

    You might want to take the time to research that yourself. No offence, but the S.P.P. myths and facts page claims that the NAFTA corridor is a myth. Thing is, they cant hide it anymore, and as I’ve mentioned, it’s on our gov. web sites. Do some research, the world is a lot bigger than your borders. (but perhaps not for long)

    I have done the research, Leane. The fact that a proposal for a central continental highway has been made doesn’t mean that it exists or will ever exist. People propose all sorts of things all the time. It doesn’t mean that they ever went beyond proposals or vague ideas.

    There have been proposals for a highway from Texas to Canada going back to the 1970s. However, there has never been any passed federal legislation to build such a highway, nor has any state except for Texas passed anything to build even a part of such a highway, that being the Trans Texas Corridor, a project which is in a great deal of trouble and will likely never be built. Some states neighboring Texas have actually gone so far as to consider legislation refusing to participate in any such program and have blocked a variety of related highway programs because of fear of an expansion of the TTC into their territory.

    The ‘NAFTA Superhighway’, such as it is, is a proposal to use existing roads and improve infrastructure from Texas to other parts of the country. It’s a proposal from a NGO called NASCO which is basically a business lobbying group and has no governmental power or authority. You ought to read up on it and find out some of the facts before promoting the ridiculous theories spread by people like Jerome Corsi and Lou Dobbs.

    Dave

  • http://www.coinspiracy.wordpress.com Paul

    Leane:
    “They’ve started talking about the NAFTA corridor, and putting it on government websites.”

    Dave Nalle:
    “Really? Hit us with a link, would you? I’m wondering how it’s going to get to Canada with every state between Texas and the Canadian border refusing to participate.”

    Me:
    NAFTA Trade Corridors & State Truck Standards.

    I also cannot help but notice how Mr. Nalle frequently belittles and chastises those that he disagrees with. As in the following quote:
    “Ooh look, Leane posted a whole bunch of delusional conspiracy claptrap.”

    If anyone on here is delusional I suggest that it is you Mr. Nalle. The NAU was conceived in full by Mr. Robert Pastor on behalf of the CFR. Here is a short quote from some testimony he gave before the US senate.

    “The U.S. Congress should also merge the U.S.-Mexican and U.S.-Canadian interparliamentary groups into a single “North American Parliamentary Group.” A third institution should be a “Permanent Tribunal on Trade and Investment.” NAFTA established ad hoc dispute panels, but it has become difficult to find experts who do not have a conflict of interest to arbitrate conflicts. A permanent court would permit the accumulation of precedent and lay the groundwork for North American business law.”

    Mr. Nalle also said in a related article recently and I quote, “Oh, and as for Robert Pastor, I do agree that he has some very dangerous ideas. However even people in the CFR don’t take him seriously and certainly no one is interested in implementing his more radical suggestions.”

    Um Dave, Robert Pastor is IN the CFR. Dave also said:
    “Your mistake is in thinking that knowing their origins would trouble me at all. I know exactly where the CFR came from, what it does and who’s involved in it, and so long as it remains a fairly passive and diverse organization primarily focused on disseminating information and EDUCATING POLITICIANS who are mostly abysmally ignorant of foreign policy it’s doing good work.

    Hmmm, are Fred Thompson, Guliani, Bill Clinton, and McCain educating politicians Dave?? Last time I checked they were POLITICIANS, and yes they are all in the CFR.

    As I have said in previous discussions, Dave Nalle is in fact a conspiracy theorist, and actually BELIEVES that 19 arabs from SAUDI ARABIA, actually fooled, and beat the defenses of the mightiest military machine in the history of the world!!

    Now that is what I call delusional!!

    If your going to be a conspiracy theorist Dave, and YOU are, I suggest you start doing your homework there bubba, cause your wayyyyyyyyyyy
    behind. :)

  • http:.//ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy in Jerusalem

    Kimberly,

    This was a well written campaign ad. I hope the boys at the Paul for 2008 Committee paid you for it. You certainly earned the money.

    I have no dog in America’s little greyhound race – except to note that the contenders are mostly just that – dogs. Paul looks better than the rest in some ways, but as far as foreign policy goes, the oil and banking establishment will stand in his way, should he get chosen.

  • http://www.myspace.com/neilgregorymusic neil

    Ron Paul baby! woohoo..

    “Silence is golden, untill it’s about freedom then it is yellow”. -Ben Franklin….

    i love the article Kimberly..

    much love N.G.

  • http://www.myspace.com/neilgregorymusic neil

    Ron Paul baby! woohoo..

    “Silence is golden, untill it’s about freedom then it is yellow”. -Ben Franklin….

    i love the article Kimberly..

    much love N.G.

  • Theresa

    Will they actually vote LOL, every supporter I know is. I might not wave signs, or pass out literature, I might not have the money to donate to the campaign, but I got all my family to register to vote in the primaries (8) who never vote plus myself. We’ll all be there voting for Ron Paul

    Move outta the way, here us roar!

  • Theresa

    BTW, it doesn’t end with the presidential race, not by a long shot! The movement is spilling over into everyday life.

    We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore!
    FU Frank Luntz.

  • http://www.republicofdave.com Dave Nalle

    Paul we’ve been over this before. Robert Pastor does NOT speak for the CFR. The CFR is a diverse group and Pastor is just one member whose peculiar beliefs do not represent the organization as many other members have stated numerous times.

    As for your NAFTA super corridor link, it’s a classic example of how conspiracy theories get generated from zero real evidence. So you found a site which points out the routes which will have additional traffic because of NAFTA. How exactly is wanting to be prepared for more traffic flow into the US as result of a trade treaty a conspiracy? How do better traffic flow and cheaper vegetables in my local market threaten my rights or take away our national sovereignty?

    The reason i belittle conspiracy promotors is simple. They’re dangerous fools and to treat them like anything else is to lend them a legitimacy and respect which they certainly don’t deserve.

    Dave

  • http://www.Alexmerced.com Alex Merced

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  • Mick Russom

    Drink LiberTEA at the Teaparty, Dec 16, 2007. Drink it for the first time.

    All other candidates DENY LIBERTY.

    Ron Paul is the greatest candidate I’ve ever seen. Consistent for 30 years. No flip flops. We are done with WAR, we want a real currency, we want peace, we want the welfare-state for the military industrial complex to END, we want to fix America and stop policing the world and to stop the authoritarian oppression here NOW.

    Here is what the US Government without Ron Paul in charge has done to us:

    – 9 trillion in debt
    – 850 billion trade deficit
    – War in Iraq
    – War in Afghanistan
    – Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda alive
    – Fomenting War with Iran
    – 12.25 trillion M3 money supply, and expanding (massive inflation)

    Ron Paul’s record is crystal clean perfect and consistent. He takes no money from anyone but people and constituents. He is as pure as they come.

    One of my favorite quotes about Dr. Paul, “You’re working for the most honest man in Congress.” That was John McCain speaking to Kent Snyder in 1988.

  • Irene Wagner

    STM in #24: On the UN issue alone, as the US has the right of veto as a permanent member of the security council, so to leave the UN would actually be far more dangerous to the US than staying. So did anyone think that one through?

    That’s what worries me about Paul and his followers.

    STM, if the UN Security Council is so full of thugs that the US’ permanent presence in it is required to avert something “far more dangerous to the US than staying”, doesn’t that say something about the nature of the UN itself? Why should the US participate in, and hold itself accountable to the edicts of, and provide real estate in NYC for the meetings of, a body comprised almost entirely of representatives whom Americans neither elected nor appointed, the interests of the most influential of which are, as you said, antithetical to the well-being of the United States?

    Maintaining national sovereignty and holding to a policy of noninterventionism don’t preclude international cooperation.

  • Jacob

    “I think I’m gonna start manufacturing tin foil hats”

    — Clavos

    Why?

    Understand that a tin foil hat is intended to keep broadcast wave lengths of the electromagnetic spectrum from penetrating the skull — and that the message here and the broadcast power behind it favor Ron Paul’s agenda.

    It should be clear that Ron Paul’s detractors already are wearing tin foil hats.

    So, who you think needs one?

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    STM on surfing:

    …Hawaiians (who, believe it or not, compete as Hawaiians not Americans)…

    Probably because they invented the sport. Same reason the Iroquois Nation gets to field their own lacrosse team.

    Personally, I’m looking forward to the inaugural World Cup of that basketball-like Aztec sport where the winning captain got his head cut off. Now there’s motivation for you. Although if the Aztecs get to have their own national team, what would their national anthem be?

  • Clavos

    Not to worry, Doc. It really doesn’t matter.

    Being Aztecs, they’ll be late to the game and will lose by default.

  • Silver Surfer

    “It should be clear that Ron Paul’s detractors already are wearing tin foil hats. So, who you think needs one?”

    You, clearly, although I suspect you already have one as it takes an awful lot to penetrate that thick skull.

  • Jacob

    The message and the broadcast power behind it clearly favor Ron Paul’s agenda.

    You must understand that a tin foil hat is intended to keep broadcast wave lengths of the electromagnetic spectrum from penetrating the skull — those who don’t get the Ron Paul message don’t get it because their skulls are not being penetrated — hence they are wearing the tin foil.

    Take off the tin foil and you will get Ron Paul’s message.

  • Liberty Belle

    As most of you may know, Fox News has decided to exclude Ron Paul from all future debates, including the January 6th presidential forum.

    Fox News’ corporate sponsors would no doubt be interested to know that, due to their affiliation with a corrupt and biased network, we are boycotting their products. Here is a list of contact information for Fox News’ sponsors.

    Please write to them to voice your disapproval of Fox News’ decision to exclude a legitimate presidential candidate.

    http://www.debone.com/boycottFoxNewsSponsors.html

  • http://(Holdonasec,Doc...) Clavos

    “Please write to them to voice your disapproval of Fox News’ decision to exclude a legitimate presidential candidate.”

    When they do, I’ll be sure to.