How Much Do You Know About Ron Paul (R-TX)?

It’s an interesting thing to us around here that the candidate that seems to be getting the most attention from The People (you know – as in “We The People”) has been virtually ignored or downright excluded from discussions, debates, “serious news coverage,” etc. Now – we’re not here to suggest anything “funny” is going on (oh yes we are) but, like we said – it’s “interesting.”

We’re not going to tell you who to vote for – our readers are among the smartest on the ‘net and can decide for yourselves – but we think you should be given ALL the information – something apparently ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and Fox don’t agree with.

The fact of the matter is that “THEY” have decided that Ron Paul can’t win – and so you don’t get the opportunity to hear about him. Oddly enough, we hear plenty about John McCain – and yet Dr. Paul has raised more money than McCain. We think you owe it to yourselves to at least check him out and see if he shares your views on the issues – the same thing we want you to do with the “major” candidates.

 

Read the article below – and then Google “Ron Paul.” You’ll get an education.  Also take a look at an article on a non-political site – we’re not the only ones talking!

 

Paul’s Active Service Member Donations Get Noticed

August 03, 2007 – TheHill.com

Rep. Ron Paul (Texas), the anti-Iraq war candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and darling of the Internet, said his colleagues have taken notice that he has raised more money from active service members than any other GOP White House hopeful.

“Lots of military people turned out to be aware that our campaign got more donations from soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines than any other,” said Paul in a statement on his website. “Funny, that made a big impression in Congress too. Many of my colleagues were amazed and encouraged that you can be against this unconstitutional and disastrous war, and get military support.”

While campaign spokesman Jesse Benton did not name names, he said that “two southern Republicans” recently approached Paul. They noted that his success in getting money from members of the active military is “turning some heads.”

Paul said it is “an outrage that we are accused of not supporting the troops” and called it a “scam when the warmongers claim to be pro-soldier.”

Despite his popularity on the Internet and a surprisingly strong second quarter fund-raising effort, which saw his campaign haul in $2.4 million, Paul is universally considered as a long shot candidate for the nomination.

However, he told supporters that he is “cautiously optimistic” about next week’s Iowa straw poll.

Paul also noted that he has received some good press about being frugal with his campaign contributions.

“I treat every donation with care, since it comes from a good American who shares our hope for the future, and who had to work hard to earn that money,” Paul said.

Benton added that the prudence in spending is a sign of what is to come.

“The way he runs his campaign is a microcosm of how he would run the country,” said Benton of his boss. He added that Paul would spend money where it needs to be spent but would otherwise be careful not to waste a penny.

 

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  1. I’m very glad I did my own looking into him. I had flirted with the idea of inactive support because of his anti-occupation position, but what I saw from his actual positions is that he would absolutely be the worst presidential candidate in history.

  2. Brad is dumb, that about sums up his “blog.”

  3. Beth

    I have never found a candidate I actually wanted to vote for till now. I’m sorry to disagree with you Brad, but this is the only hope I see for not sending America straight down the tubes, so to speak. It gives me renewed hope that America might still be a place I’d want to live in.

  4. No, Brad, the worst candidate in history is currently serving.

  5. Rob Dubinski

    For me it’s really exciting to hear Ron Paul talk about his respect for and commitment to upholding the Constitution. I believe our founding fathers were wise men with a truly great vision for our nation and the US is long overdue for a candidate so committed to restoring the primacy of the Constitution.

  6. DON'T TRED ON ME!

    RON PAUL HAS MY VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Since Reagan in college, before this war, my political efforts were focused on Tax Reform. These groups turned me on to Ron Paul before his announced running.

    But, especially, now, I can not accept promises from politicians; particularily Republican politicians. So I had to ask, “well, your goals are excellent, but HOW do you plan to accomplish these goals?” We all know an uncooperative congress can stop a good president in his tracks.

    The email response:
    “He has said he will use Bush’s new Dictorial powers to undo everything that was done. If Bush can circumvent Congress to run this country into the ground the RP should be able to use it to do good for the citizens.”

    My response:
    ARGHHH! And you almost had me sold.

    I just can’t believe using undemocratic methods to fix the problems will result in a better democracy.

    “There are more instances of the abridgement of freedoms of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”
    – James Madison

    Throughout the world’s history, dictators do not relinquish any of their power once they’ve grabbed it. It takes a war. The most recent example, would of course be Saddam Hussein, another current, Castro; so even those not that well-versed in history can see the pattern. I am more versed in ancient history, but won’t bore you with the details.

    If you want Ron Paul to win, you must relay to him there is a better way. The democratic judicial system must apply to public servants! What Americans want to hear from a candidate, is that legal charges will be made against public officials who have been blatantly ignoring and flaunting and writing the laws, who now can hide behind “malfeasance in office” and getting slaps on the wrist, with illegally obtained funds comfy in their bank accounts. If anything more than a resignation is requested, which is the current norm.

    There is no distinctly native American criminal class save Congress.
    –Mark Twain

    Martha Stuart goes to jail for taking advice from her stock broker, the man she pays for advice. So why hasn’t Diane Feinstein gone to jail for delibrately being informed of which Iraq-related bids were from her husbands companies; when THE LAW SPELLS OUT “BLIND BIDS” while on the Appropriations Committee. She claims coincidence, that all his companys’ contracts were the ones accepted (billions of tax $)? After discovery in 2005, she resigned from the Appropriations Committee. She is still a long term member of the Ethics Committee, charged with overseeing investigations of these type of criminal actions within Congress.

    Ms. Feinstein broke a law that any one else would go to jail for. The general public needs a candidate who commits to prosecuting these type of acts, where American taxpayer money is literally stolen by public officials, and not just with the “malfeasance while in office” and the actual Criminal charges if it was in the public sector, but TREASON, gross and delibrate missuse of public office! Currently, we even pay retired officials convicted of “malfeasance in office” an average of $150,000 a year “retirement pay.”

    When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”
    – Thomas Jefferson

    It is not democracy if there are two sets of laws, and there can be no democracy by “utilizing dictatorship” powers.

    This is why we need a candidate who tells me they will utilize the Judicial system to make these sweeping changes and clean up our system.

    A candidate’s reluctance to utilize this democratic tool can’t help but make me wonder what schemes he/she may have been/be involved in that would also instigate a trial.

    It is interesting to note, that this correspondence was months before Libby’s sentence commutation.

  8. You’ve hit the nail on the head – we’ve said before that once a President gets the power, he OR SHE will be loathe to give it back!

  9. Jesse

    um, but only ron paul has the record to prove he means what he says.
    its called record and reputation people. y’all have grown accustom to listening what someone says and not looking any further.
    this is the reason this country has crooks at the helm.
    (sheesh. no wonder this countries in a mess!! always blaming other people!! i blame myself for things i do, why can’t we do at least one thing collectively!! oh wait, because i didn’t vote for the dumbasses in office!! i’m for voting them out!)




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