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Is Ron Paul the last relevant Republican in Washington?

Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is the only Republican who has united the Republican Party behind a popular issue since the 2008 election.
Rep. Paul has united the GOP.

The question sounds facetious, since Texas Congressman Ron Paul failed to make any traction among GOP primary voters last year.

Throughout the 2008 presidential primaries, Rep. Paul railed against the Federal Reserve Bank and the coming economic crash. And all the other GOP candidates seemed to look at him like he had just crawled out of the grassy knoll. So did most voters, except for a coterie of highly-motivated and mostly young primary voters he organized. Then economic reality happened, and the establishment GOP's economic model crashed along with the party's election hopes. Everything changed.

Ron Paul's “rEVOLution” (revolution with “love” spelled backwards) has been the sole bright light among GOP organizing efforts since Obama's election. In a party marred by the awkward resignation of Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin from the Alaska governorship and a variety of sexual scandals (David Vitter, John Ensign, Mark Sanford, etc), Ron Paul alone has unified the GOP around an overwhelmingly popular proposal: Auditing the Federal Reserve. His bill (H.R. 1207) has every Republican House member, a score of senators and – according to a July Rasmussen poll – three quarters of the American people backing it. He even has significant bipartisan support: More than a third of the Democrats in the House also cosponsor the bill, which is the reason why two-thirds of the entire Democrat-dominated House is currently cosponsoring the legislation.

On the health care debate, Rep. Paul seems the perfect candidate to give the GOP an authoritative spokesman to oppose Obama's expensive health care agenda. Dr. Paul is a medical doctor, an obstetrician who has delivered more than 4,000 babies.
 

Meanwhile, the Ron Paul revolution appears to be flowering politically. Consider the following:

Web Organization: The Ron Paul “rEVOLution” movement created more than a dozen highly trafficked websites, including DailyPaul.com, LewRockwell.com, RonPaul.com, in addition to Dr. Paul's official CampaignForLiberty.com. These websites have kept the revolutionaries active and on-task since the letdown of the election.

Tea Parties: From those websites and the election year Meetups emerged the nucleus of the “Tea Party” rallies that exploded nationwide this year. Although the “Tea Party” movement was a larger, organic uprising than simply the result of a single presidential candidacy, most of the original rallies were first organized by Ron Paul supporters. More importantly, precious few of the Tea Party attendees were actively identifying themselves with other national Republican leaders. Ron Paul revolutionaries have helped to keep the tea parties non-partisan, targeting not just Democrats, but also left-leaning Republicans like Iowa's Senator Chuck Grassley, who has been working with Obama to extend federal controls over health care. 

Increasingly Powerful PAC: Dr. Paul's Liberty PAC funded nine winning congressional candidates in 2008, including freshman California Rep. Tom McClintock – one of the few new GOP congressmen the party saw elected in 2008. But most of the $25 million that Dr. Paul raised in 2008 went toward his presidential campaign. Look for the Texas Republican to use the astonishing fundraising prowess he demonstrated during the 2008 presidential campaign to expand his assistance to libertarian-leaning Republicans in congressional mid-term elections next year.

He should have plenty of revolutionary candidates to fund. The Ron Paul Revolution has also created an informal slate of congressional candidates nationwide. And the political field was cleared in recent weeks for a couple of his key supporters in prospective U.S. Senate campaigns.

Rand Paul, Ron Paul’s son and fellow medical doctor (ophthalmologist), announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate in Kentucky this month. Days earlier, incumbent Republican Jim Bunning bowed out of a reelection contest.

Peter Schiff, an economic advisor to the Ron Paul campaign who became a YouTube sensation after forecasting the current recession with astonishing precision, is considering a race for U.S. Senate in Connecticut against politically-troubled incumbent Christopher Dodd. Dodd was already considered a vulnerable candidate after receiving a mortgage from sub-prime lender Countrywide, and was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. The ailment may make it difficult for him to wage an aggressive campaign. The Senate Ethics Committee cleared Dodd of ethics violations on August 7, but the committee criticized Dodd because “the committee does believe that you should have exercised more vigilance in your dealings with Countrywide in order to avoid the appearance that you were receiving preferential treatment based on your status as a senator.” Schiff hasn’t even announced his candidacy officially and he has already raised over $750,000, more than either of his two would-be GOP primary opponents.

The Ron Paul revolution also includes a number of lesser-known candidates and candidates who face uphill electoral battles, like Gulf War veteran and anti-war activist Adam Kokesh. Kokesh is running in New Mexico's heavily Democratic third congressional district. But even Kokesh has earned some rather impressive internet fundraising numbers, which may help make him a serious contender.

In a July Gallup poll, Americans ranked the Federal Reserve lowest among a battery of nine federal agencies – even lower than the IRS. Thus, it’s not surprising Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has hired a political lobbyist and has begun a nationwide public relations tour to stop Dr. Paul's legislative juggernaut. Dr. Paul is planning a public relations offensive against the Federal Reserve Bank of his own, having authored a follow-up to his April 2008 New York Times best-selling book Revolution: A Manifesto. His latest book, End the Fed, is already selling well at Amazon.com – even though it isn't even slated to be published until September 16. The contention of End the Fed is that the current economic crisis was largely a creation of the Federal Reserve's efforts to suppress interest rates earlier in the decade, creating the housing boom as well as its subsequent bust. Considering the Fed's polling numbers, that should be an easy sell.
 

Ron Paul and his dedicated followers may have been the tail of the GOP dog during the 2008 campaign, but so far this year the tail has been wagging the dog.

Comments

  • nmlifestyles 4 years ago

    Ron Paul 2012!!!

    “The 2010 election cycle is just around the corner. We must
    redouble our efforts to educate our fellow citizens, recruit and support liberty candidates, and marshal our resources for the battle ahead.” – Ron Paul

  • listen2elvis 4 years ago

    YOU ARE RIGHT. RON PAUL IS THE GOP'S LAST GREAT HOPE.

    Thanks very much, God bless you for this fair/complimentary article!

  • J 4 years ago

    The GOP wake up call!High impact,informative & well researched article. Thank you.

  • Zak Carter 4 years ago

    Gary Clift is running in a special election - election day is Sept. 1st - for U.S. congress in California CD 10. Clift has been endorsed by EndTheFed.us, the Republican Liberty Caucus, the Peace Freedom & Prosperity Movement, RonPaulRepublican.com, and RetakeCongress.com

    Gary is having a moneybomb this Friday - August 14th, and needs your support and help promoting it - even though he has support of the grassroots in his district - its still going to take cash to seal the deal and win this one for liberty.

    please google cliftforcongress

    In Liberty, Zak Carter

  • mdonato 4 years ago

    Great article. With Ron Paul and the liberty minded slate of candidates, we might even be able to take back this country.

  • Just say no! 4 years ago

    One good addition to your article would have been to mention how the Ron Paul revolution used Meetup.com and grew its popularity, utilized it very effectively to mobilize the grass roots, and continued after the campaign was over. Too bad Campaign for liberty does not still encourage it because they might bring in a lot more activists that way.

  • Jesse 4 years ago

    I'm a recent university graduate with low hopes for the near future in the US. I find Dr. Paul and his ideas to be the only ones that make much sense anymore. Thank you for this well written and fair article. While I don't expect everyone to immediately flock to Dr. Paul's arguments, I think that credit should be given when credit is due. This man loves his country and has had an amazing couple of years to show for his decades of passionate work.

  • Luke 4 years ago

    It's really a shame that his ideas didn't gain much mainstream attention until after the 2008 election, despite the best efforts of his supporters. The GOP and many conservative outlets didn't help by painting his supporters as extremists or as having fringe beliefs, or even refusing to include him in debates. Now they're finally realizing how right he was. Well, I hope they're enjoying the war at least; that's what they wanted!

    The financial crisis would've happened either way, but we'd certainly be better off with him in office.

  • frank 4 years ago

    Ron Paul is anti-choice and anti-net neutrality. Sorry, not ever going to get my vote.

  • Red 4 years ago

    The sad part is Dr. Paul is still part of the beyond any hope, GOP. If he'd dump them, I think he'd be even more relevant than he is now.

    The GOP helped create the coming crash in our nation's economy, and I wish he'd get as far away from them as possible so that he doesn't get painted with their brush.

  • Virgil Cane is the name... 4 years ago

    1st off... he really didn't organize us (he did inspire us)...

    2nd... we are mostly young because most of his positions require an open mind that is not set in stone on a particular belief system... and we are motivated because he is so obviously right on the issues... just try him on any, he always has an articulate argument that stands to reason.
    Thanks for including Rand, Schiff, and Kokesh, but don't forget RJ Harris of Oklahoma...
    peace/liberty

  • Virgil Cane is the name... 4 years ago

    frank... anti choice and anti net neutrality?... first off he strongly believes in liberty of the individual (the only rule is that your liberty cannot harm other people), and he opposes Roe v Wade on a constitutional level (10th am.) and he makes his decision based on his practice as an OB doctor. He simply considers the babe another person...

    he opposes net neutrality? not that I'm aware of... he's always stressed how the internet should be free and independent from the government... make sure you understand what net neutrality is... it lets the gov't come in and regulate the internet according to political correctness and lobbyist opinion... you want a free internet or a controlled/ dumbed down internet like in China and N. Korea? if you're pro choice why wouldn't you be the same way when it comes to the net?
    Dr. Paul is rock solid.

  • melgesman 4 years ago

    Great article giving credit where credit is due.

    As to Frank's assertion that Ron Paul is both anti-choice and anti-net neutrality...as if he would support making abortion illegal or to "regulate" the internet is pure hogwash and bespeaks of more red/blue ignorance...or lies.

    Ron Paul, is against abortion personally. However, he thinks it is not in the purview of the Federal Government to even consider abortion in any manner, either pro or con, and that a representative Government shouldn't be funding them...personal choice...personal expense.

    As to Ron Paul wanting to put controls on the internet...get real...as if the champion of personal responsibility, personal liberty and TRUE free markets enforced by strong courts, would ever vote to regulate the internet. What a truly ludicrous statement...one that bespeaks of either blatant ignorance or couched partisanship.

    It's too bad people are trapped by their pet issues and have little capacity for the big picture.

  • poq 4 years ago

    Great article! Among the Ron Paul candidates you mentioned Rand, Schiff, and Kokesh, there are two more candidates running right here in Bay area

    John Dennis CA district 8, Nancy Pelosi's district
    Pretty gutsy but this guy is solid check out his views on the issues, if Pelosi debates him its all over for her. She'll chicken out:
    johndennis.netboots.net/why-i-run

    Gary Clift CA district 10
    He's a patriot law enforcement officer, crime victim advocate and organic farmer from solano county throwing his hat in the ring for district 10's special election coming up shortly:
    cliftforcongress.com/issues.html

  • Dean 4 years ago

    The comment above that the economy would have gone sour even if Ron Paul had been elected president is flat wrong.

    President Ron Paul would likely have ordered an immediate halt to the collection of the Federal income tax for a period of 90 days which would have pumped hundreds of billions of dollars into everybody's paycheck starting that Friday afternoon. He would have then pulled a million able bodied soldiers back here from the 130 countries we unnecessarily meddle in. Back here where they are needed, allowing him to reduce Federal spending by 44% to year 2000 levels. I believe that Ron Paul could set the country on the right course before lunch of the first day in office. The dictionary would read, "change" - see Ron Paul

  • melgesman 4 years ago

    Red,

    There is no "air to breathe" outside of the two party (read: one party with reversible jerseys) system. Even as a member of the GOP, Ron Paul stands alone. It is virtually impossible to try and affect the game from outside the stadium. Look at the votes for third party candidates, there is no chance of toppling the two party system, that is choking the life-blood out of this country, from some position outside of the system itself.

    We are here because of both parties. We got here because the Democrat and Republican oligarchs and thieves sold us out beginning in 1913 and then drove the nails in the coffin home via what happened during the 30's and late sixties-early seventies.

    Most of this was overseen by Democrat administrations but was really a collusion of both parties to pad their benefactor's pockets and to ensure, if not increase, their own power.

  • melgesman 4 years ago

    As to the crash of our economy being a GOP thing...

    Money Supply:
    1980 $2 Trillion
    1990 $4 Trillion
    2000 $6 Trillion
    2007 $10 Trillion
    2008 $14 Trillion
    2009 $21 Trillion and growing.

    CONGRESS authorizes and spends the money...not the President. Now, which party is the MOST responsible for our present state?

    I am not trying to defend the GOP here...for I now despise them both, and support a pogrom on both sides of the isle. I'd simply like to point out that those still influenced by "talking points" are taking the wrong medicine and will be inculcated in the flush that is about to happen, rather than standing strong against it.

    Screw the left-right paradigm. Look in the mirror and see an American rather than a Demlican or Republicrat. Grows balls and more than just a passing understanding of what politicians are doing to our wealth and freedom

  • Jim Brown 4 years ago

    Ron Paul and all Ron Paul endorsed candidates will get my support. I will donate all the money I can to these hand picked candidates. We will be heard.

  • PJ McFlur 4 years ago

    Hell hath froze over.

    This is the kind of coverage that is honest and precise. Kudo's Mr. Eddlem and Thank YOU so much for being fair and balanced. I wonder how the establishment will feel if we get any credibility through legislation to Audit The Fed or gain a senatorial seat. If either win, RON PAUL 2012!!!!

  • Judy 4 years ago

    The GOP is a statist warmongering horror! I'm a conservative but I'm through with the GOP/RNC machine. I will only support candidates endorsed by Ron Paul and the Campaign for Liberty. Stop contributing to the RNC/GOP.

  • John A. 4 years ago

    During the 2007 primaries, I got into a debate on conservativeunderground.com. My premise was that Ron Paul was the future hope of the GOP on the grounds that only Ron Paul is bringing youth into the party. Naturally the entrenched neo-cons disagreed. It's good to see that I'm becoming a little more right about my premise every day.

  • melgesman 4 years ago

    Judy,

    I fully agree! I simply want to add that the "horror" you point to is simply one side of an artifice of the one party "reversible jersey" system that fully includes the Dems/DNC as their alter-ego. It just so happens that, in this cycle of the American political spectrum, the Repubs are on "military" offense. Their propaganda machine works overtime in drumming up support for it...keeping you occupied in wringing your hands over their ministrations whilst the other side of the alter-ego duopoly is reaching into your back pocket to use your money to solidify the ONE party's control over you and your future.

    Look at which parties have presided over what wars and you can fully see that neither of them is altruistic and both enact and engage in protracted wars for their political benefactors financial well-being.

    We are left with the "Play of Life", enacted before our eyes, and for our entertainment, that hides the truth behind afacade of "us vs. them"..."good vs. bad". BO

  • Tim 4 years ago

    "Ron Paul is anti-choice and anti-net neutrality. Sorry, not ever going to get my vote."

    Hehe. I just love comments like this. He has always stressed the government should remain free. While big-wig Republicans were saying terroists could be using the internet. Lol. And he is only against abortion at a state-level, educate yourself. And yes I agree with him.

  • specs 4 years ago

    His supporters and his son's supporters are hosting one of his infamous "moneybombs" on Ron Paul's birthday, August 20th.
    If you want help try to get another honest statesman into our federal government, see this site for details: www.runrandrun.com

    I am a longtime GOP member and am happy to see some truly principled candidates starting to take the lead.

  • EB 4 years ago

    Good article except, since when did the Fed become a Federal Agency?

  • Jason B. 4 years ago

    I like many of you(don't deny) supported GWB without a clear understanding of constitutional authority. Since 2005, I found profound contradictions regarding the GOP platform vs what was going on during the Bush yrs. My brother finished his 3rd tour of duty in Iraq 2007, and his frustrations with this war caused me to re-evaluate my position as well. I heard Dr. Paul during the early primaries, and although I was angered at first, it was a breath of fresh air to hear someone with a clear understanding of history and the constitution. By election time, I was convinced that I had bought into complete and utter fallacies all this time, after reading The Revolution by Dr. Paul, and I am now a contributor, follower, activist, and proud supporter of true liberty, and freedom from government oppression. Thanks for the great article, and keep spreading the word.

  • Patrick 4 years ago

    @frank - Ron Paul is pro states rights when it comes to abortion. His personal opinion is overshadowed by this principle.

    Also, Ron Paul is very much in favor of Net Neutrality as fellow web gurus know it, but the legislation "Net Neutrality" that Paul voted against is nothing of the sort.

    I hope you reconsider.

  • Ty 4 years ago

    Frank,
    "Anti-Choice"? Come on, what choice is there if there is no Liberty? Everything Dr. Paul stands for is giving people the liberty to choose for themselves until those choices infringe on the rights of others. If you are referring to abortion, the choice was made at conception. The couple choose to have sex, and the natural consequence of that choice is a baby (If the sex wasn't consensual then it's a gray area).
    "Anti-net neutrality"? OK, so he voted against net neutrality, the question to ask is why? Again, everything Dr. Paul stands for is giving people the liberty. Obviously, Dr. Paul has benefited by the net and he has been very out spoken about not regulating it. So why would he act with hypocrisy on this issue? Maybe there is something that you are overlooking, Perhaps how it was worded or what net neutrality really is. I have read that "net neutrality is nothing but price controls, which always lead to scarcity of what it is controlling."

  • David 4 years ago

    It doesn't look like anyone knows that net neutrality is a innocent sounding bill with a inciduous plan. Net neutrality bill would put the FCC in charge of the net to allow the "freedom" through regulation. The whole debate is that ISPMs want to charge for their bandwidth they provide on the internet and give higher priority to those who pay. Ultimately this would drive revenue and, since most local areas have set up monopolies where ISPMs and Cable companies can't compete equally, would hopefully translate to lower rates for us, the users.

    Net neutrality is another power grab by the government under the guise of "evil corporations want to make more money". Hmmmm... sounds insanely close to the healthcare argument. Or the Patriot Act if you change corporation for terrorist and money for bombs, mayhem, destruction of freedom, etc.

    It's the usual propoganda hidden under a positive sounding name with the government foaming at the mouth for more power.

  • Dave Redick 4 years ago

    Tom: In addition to Peter Schiff, and Rand Paul, I'm a Libertarian-Conservative running for US President-2012 as a Reform Republican. See my views and comments at
    www.forward-usa.org

    Regards, Dave dave@forward-usa.org

  • Kathleen 4 years ago

    Wow. I am definitely impressed. Perhaps the founding principles of this country....the constitution.....and soverignity are not really dead after all. What a country. Feeling a rekindling of pride coming on.

  • Indyrick 4 years ago

    So many times, I will critizie an article, this time I want to compliment you on an extremely well done piece. It would seem that you also are a support of him as I.

    Thanks

    rick

  • IMissLiberty 4 years ago

    Correction: the traction Dr. Paul made in the primaries with GOP voters failed to make headlines in the media. How many people know he came in second in any primary? That he beat Giuliani and Romney before they dropped out?

  • RMHill 4 years ago

    During the primaries, it was mind numbing the way both the media and the Republican establishment ignored Dr. Paul. He simply wasn't their guy... and this despite the fact that his arguments are rock solid and he displays a degree of personal integrity virtually unknown in Washington these days. One poster put it well, the young support him because they are open to new ideas. But here's the funny part... We have strayed so far from our roots that when someone like Ron Paul comes along, his ideas seem radically new, but they our very old and well established.

  • DavidR 4 years ago

    Two of my favorite quotes from history that seem eerily relevant:

    "When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic."
    -- Dresden James

    "When the people give way, their deceivers, betrayers, and destroyers press upon them so fast, that there is no resisting afterwards. The nature of the encroachment upon the American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer, it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality, become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up

  • George Sommers Bos. PETS Birds&Fish examiner 4 years ago

    Hi, Tom-
    I'm on the opposite side of the political fence but I find this Ron Paul to be a very intriguing character with his atypical GOP views on getting us out of foreign entanglements and legalizing marijuana. Will be watching him and your upcoming columns with interest.

  • Patrick Phillips 4 years ago

    Very fair and surprisingly accurate piece on Ron Paul. You don't get a lot of reporters stating Paul's positions accurately so, thank you.

    One correction however - www.LewRockwell.com long pre-dates the Ron Paul campaign for president. Lew Rockwell was Ron Paul's congressional chief of staff way back in the 70s but moved on to found the Mises Institute and his famous blog that you quoted. LewRockwell.com is the top site on the web to get libertarian news and views.

  • James 4 years ago

    I am a Ron Paul republican. I used to be a republican until I watched the primaries. I saw first hand that the elections are not FREE and are not FAIR. I witnessed the cheating and the busing in the RNC did to make sure that Mc'Cain got in even though He lost the primaries in my state but yet He won?

    I don't want anything from the jerks in washington. I like many other Americans want to be left alone. I abide by the laws and I pay my taxes just like a responsible sheeple should. Like I said though I want to be left alone and I seriously mean it. I am so fed up with the crooked politicians passing laws that favor their corporate sponsors over the people. I am tired of the federal government taxing me when its clearly unconstitutional. I am really fed up with the idiotic Obama supporters asking for more freebies that will come out of my pocket like usual.

    One day the collapse will happen and when it does I will laugh?

  • Tony 4 years ago

    Great article! Thank you for sharing news on people who are trying to defend liberty!

  • Nick 4 years ago

    Right now, the only one driving the opposition to the administration's agenda is Ron Paul. The tea parties and town hall events were the brainchild of young activists who were inspired by his campaign, not the over-60 country clubbers who have been working behind the scenes with Obama to write every major piece of legislation. This is just the beginning and it is a long road ahead but I am optimistic that we will restore freedom and the rule of law to our nation.

  • JD 4 years ago

    "Today, in the midst of our new revolution, let's consider Washington's words once again. The task before us is enormous. The foes of liberty are deeply entrenched, and they will not relinquish their power without a struggle. But fighting in our favor is the unconquerable human spirit, the innate desire to be free. We must embrace this inner strength, dig in our heels, and persevere, just as Washington and his rag-tag colonials, the first American grassroots patriots, did before us. And if we must pass through a Valley Forge or two along the way to victory, let those times of testing temper the steel of our determination." - (Matthew Hawes, Daniel McCarthy, Jonathan Bydlak - Ron Paul 2008 Campaign)

  • Mirand Sharma 4 years ago

    The bottom line is that Ron Paul understands the economic and foreign policy problems of our time, and his followers, of which I am one, know that he is right. That's why we'll never give up.

  • blakmira 4 years ago

    Fantastic article! Thank you so much, Thomas, for writing it.

    I was a jaded non-voter until I saw a speech by Ron Paul back in October 2008. I got so excited, I couldn't stop talking about this politician who stood way out from the pack in the things he was saying -- which were the same things I was thinking. I couldn't believe I was hearing a politician say he was anti-war, and anti-IRS! He was saying sincere things from his heart that ring a bell of truth. He hasn't disappointed me since, and I think his son Rand has the same great traits. (money bomb Aug 20!)

    I would just add that Ron Paul *did* make some traction among GOP primary voters -- but there was some fishy stuff going on at the "polls" (vote flipping on the machines, counts going backwards, you name it) along with a lot of people saying they really liked him but didn't think he had a chance. His popularity has only grown since then.

  • Shane 4 years ago

    dailypaul.com is an excellent website for getting news that the mainstream media fails to cover and for tracking all things Ron Paul. Thanks for mentioning it. Ron Paul for President 2012.

  • Friend O' Liberty 4 years ago

    "In a July Gallup poll, Americans ranked the Federal Reserve lowest among a battery of nine federal agencies – even lower than the IRS."
    This is a mistake. The Federal Reserve is a private enterprise. It is no more a federal agency than Federal Express. After doing such great work on the rest of the article I'm surprised this slipped past you.

  • CT Johnson 4 years ago

    I voted for Bush twice. I was asleep and completely in the matrix.
    When I saw Ron Paul debate Guiliani in early 2007...I awoke! This man is the most honest person I have ever seen in politics. He's not politician...he's a true statesman. He has awoken me and I have dedicated my life to the rule of law and the republic. I have left engineering and am going towards a law degree and will for the rest of my life fight the emerging police state that Republican and Democrats have created.

    Reagan(who I don't completely agree with) said it best..." There is no left or right...only up or down...down towards totalitarianism or up towards liberty"...I choose liberty!

    Fight my fellow Americans...Fight!

  • Petrus 4 years ago

    Great article! The next article could be about how two parties are actually one single party of big spending, big government, anti-liberty, and interventionist foreign policy. For example Obama and McCain had much more similarities than differencies in their core views. Both were for the bailouts, for interventionist foreign policy, for continuing the ineffective, expensive and stupid war on drugs, etc., that is, in general their disrespect for the Constitution.
    GOP needs to understand again its core values and really start to live by them if it wants to survive as the Grand Old Party and the way to do this is to start listening to Ron Paul (the Champion of the Constitution) who is energizing the young people.

  • Doug 4 years ago

    My first election was in 1988, when the elder Bush beat Michael Dukakis. I considered them both unfit for the job, so I voted for the Libertarian candidate--Ron Paul! In '07, during the primaries, I sent money to the good doctor--twice. Never before had I sent a dime to any politician, but finally someone came along who was worth something. Every other politician is motivated by a lust for power. Ron Paul is the only one motivated by a love of freedom--and of his fellow human beings.

  • belle 4 years ago

    Great article, and incredibly fair. Exception to the title: Ron Paul is the ONLY relevant Republican. And a hero to those of us who have struggled for years against the Republicrats.

  • Terry Conspiracy 4 years ago

    This is a strange but true FACT.

    If you were to do a news alert search of the New York Times for HR-1207 or "Audit the Fed" you will discover that these items have never been mentioned in the paper ever, not even once.

    (The same thing was true of the Washington Post until about 2 weeks ago.)

    If you do the same NYT search for Ron Paul, you will discover that his name has not been printer in the New York Times this year. Not even once on any topic.

    So much for trusting one of the most trusted names in printed news. They deliberately lie through deliberate omission !

    Info Wars, I know & I am telling everyone, & so should you.

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