Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Proclamation of the Strasbourg Tea Party

Proclamation of the Strasbourg Tea Party
15-16 December 2007

On December 16, 2007, Ron Paul supporters from the United States and seven European nations (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland, and United Kingdom) assembled in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, for the purpose demonstrating the broad base of international support that Dr. Ron Paul inspires by joining with their brothers and sisters in America celebrating the famous “Boston Tea Party” of 1773. On the previous day, many the participants attended a conference held to discuss ways to help Ron Paul’s campaign for president of the United States, and furthering the Ron Paul Revolution in Europe. The following statement was adopted by the participants:

We Proclaim:
  • Never before has a candidate for president of the United States inspired people around the world as Ron Paul has done.
  • Ron Paul has cured our apathy and inspired the enthusiasm of youth throughout Europe, just as he has in America. He has given us hope in limited government, and restored faith that democracy can work.
  • We thrill to his message of liberty and personal responsibility, which is so different from that of normal politicians, who see the people they are supposed to serve as little but helpless clients to be managed by the state.
  • We no longer wish to have our lives interfered with and controlled by bureaucrats.
  • We share Ron Paul’s concern for the stability of our financial system, and believe that sound money is essential for the economic health and financial stability of not only America but also of Europe and the rest of the world.
  • We share Ron Paul’s insight that our bloated governments and financial managers are controlled by special interests who are neither responsible nor responsive to the people.
  • We applaud Ron Paul for bringing these issues into the public consciousness, and dedicate ourselves to educating people about them.
  • We believe that Ron Paul’s call to return to the original principles of the United States Constitution, and of America’s Founders, is the best route to world peace and security.
  • We believe that Ron Paul’s foreign policy principles of respect for sovereignty and non-interventionism are as applicable to the European Union and to our own nations as they are to the United States.
  • Ron Paul has been called an “isolationist” by his opponents. We want Americans to know that Ron Paul is inspiring an international movement, and that he is the only candidate who is making friends for America and gathering broad-based international support.
  • We believe that Ron Paul has sparked a revolution of friendship between all those in Europe and America who share his values, and that this friendship and this Revolution will continue to grow in strength and depth.
  • We dedicate ourselves to supporting Ron Paul in his election campaign this year, supporting his goals when he is elected president, and bringing his message of liberty and personal responsibility to our own nations in Europe.

Adopted in Strasbourg by the participants of the Strasbourg Tea Party on the 15th and 16th days of December, Anno Domini 2007.

Ron Paul is big in UK!

UK Ch4 News Ron Paul Pundit Mention 22/Dec/2007



A message for British Libertarians



The Ron Paul Revolution in the UK! (My little contribution)



ron paul we love you teaparty london meet up

Saturday, 22 December 2007

Why the Counterculture Should Support Ron Paul

Hippies, ravers, punk rockers, "goths", adherents of spiritualities outside the mainstream religions (New Age, pagans, Wiccans, Buddhists), so-called "sexual minorities" (gays, lesbians, bi-sexuals, transsexuals and transgendereds); all of these subcultures should unite around this man who respects your freedoms!

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Thursday, 20 December 2007

Ron Paul Revolution - European Style

Let me tell you, do not wish for more volunteers,
more money or more media attention.
Let those, who don't have the stomach for this revolution,
let them stay home, sitting on their couch.
Bring them something to drink before you leave,
'cause we will not have them in our campaign.
We will not stand in the cold and rain in that man's company,
that fears his fellowship to fight for liberty together with us.
This revolution is called the Ron Paul Revolution.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this Revolution is named.
He that shall triumph on this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on december 16th, tell his friends and neighbours,
I was there at the Tea Party,
Then he will show them the banners and the buttons,
the YouTube videos and countless pictures,
and say "these I was holding, I was there"
And he'll remember, what feats he did that day.
And we in it, we shall be remembered-
we few, we happy few, we band of brothers and sisters.
And all those people, now sitting on their couches,
shall think themselves accursed they did not join us.
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks,
That fought with us in the Ron Paul Revolution.

Ron Paul Revolution - European Style




Thank you http://belgians4paul.blogspot.com/ !!!

Ron Paul Revolution Spreads to the Thinking Left

Confessions of a Defecting Democrat -- Why Ron Paul is the Perfect Candidate, and How Left Media Will be USED to Attack

by Bill Douglas

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Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Ron Paul: Freedom brings us together!

Some more impressions from the Strasbourg Tea Party 07:

Sunday, 16 December 2007

The Strasbourg Tea Party - First impressions

Thanks to Larry from ronpaul.blog.de (Germany), we proudly present the first Youtube-Videos and pictures:









It was an honour and a pleasure to meet you guys! Special thanks to Ben and Allan from http://americansineuropeforronpaul.blogspot.com/

To be continued...

Fabio



International Ron Paul Support at Strasbourg Teaparty #1



International Ron Paul Support at Strasbourg Teaparty #2



International Ron Paul Support at Strasbourg Teaparty #3

Friday, 14 December 2007

The New Model for Revolution








" As the Republican race comes down the home stretch before the first vote is cast in Iowa, the outcome is anything but certain. More clear than what the eventual voter totals will be is that the campaign of Ron Paul has built an underground infrastructure of funding, organizing and promoting that may very well mark a significant paradigm shift not only in political campaigns but in the organization of dissent against the United States government and governments around the world. "

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Paris Loves Ron Paul!

Vive la France, vive Ron Paul!


Thursday, 13 December 2007

From Norway with EVOL!

Nobel Peace Prize To Al Gore - RON PAUL RALLY



RON PAUL: Bursting the dam!

Ron Paul Supports The Troops

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Why I Support Ron Paul

Open letter from a venture capitalist on why he supports Ron Paul.

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Monday, 10 December 2007

Strasbourg Tea Party details

Details are set for the Strasbourg Tea Party.

Saturday, December 15, the central organizing point and initial conference location will be at the Auberge de Jeunesse Youth Hostel in Strasbourg. Here we will network, organize, and discuss strategies.Sunday, December 16, we meet in front of the European Parliament for our tea party where we will serve tea.

If you still would like to attend, e-mail us at americansineuropeforronpaul@gmail.com and check out our blog at http://www.strasbourgteaparty07.blogspot.com/ .

Check out our different organizers blogs at http://americansineuropeforronpaul.blogspot.com/ and http://europe4ronpaul.blogspot.com/

If you cannot attend, tell everyone to know in France to join our tea party.


Thursday, 6 December 2007

Ron Pauls Appeal to the Youth

One thing appears certain: What we see on campuses and online is the largest youth movement with a distinctive libertarian bent in many, many years, if not in our nation’s history.

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Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

The Precedent for the Ron Paul Dollar

On Wednesday, November 14, 2007, federal agents raided the Indianapolis headquarters of a company called NORFED, the National Organization for the Repeal of the Federal Reserve Act and Internal Revenue Code, and seized its holdings of gold, silver, and copper, much of it in the form of coins bearing the likeness of US Congressman Dr. Ron Paul...

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Thursday, 22 November 2007

The Political Earthquake


The rumble of thousands of people shouting "Ron Paul" is waking up thousands more. And there will be Ron Paul supporters among the delegates to the Republican Convention to help nominate Ron Paul as the next President of the USA.

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Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Ireland for Ron Paul!

Ireland 4 Ron Paul
http://ireland4ronpaul.blogspot.com/

The Dublin Ron Paul 2008 Meetup Group
http://ronpaul.meetup.com/1326/

The IRELAND Ron Paul 2008 Meetup Group
http://ronpaul.meetup.com/515/

Saturday, 17 November 2007

The Strasbourg Tea Party - Europe for Ron Paul

The Strasbourg Tea Party - Europe for Ron Paul

Latvia Welcomes Ron Paul

Latvia Welcomes Ron Paul

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Write an Iowan!

The Ron Paul Meetup groups are writing personal letters to Iowa independent voters, asking them to support Ron Paul at the January 3, 2008 Iowa caucus. Please distribute these names to
your meetup members and ask them to mail letters to the addresses.
700,000 names split amongst all the ACTIVE meetup groups means about
100 pages of mailing labels per group.

Please contact Brian of the Central New York Ron Paul 2008 Meetup Group to get the addresses!

  1. Iowa is a very important state for the Ron Paul campaign.
  2. Iowa caucus will be held January 3, 2008. Voters can register Republican that day and vote in their caucus precinct.
  3. We are going to write personal letters to the Iowa "no party"
    voters.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

MTV - Ron Paul`s Left-Field Campaign Is Front And Center

"While his fellow students are hooking up with whatever presidential campaign they think might pad their résumé or land them a cushy post-graduation job, University of Southern California senior Jeff Hubbard wants to do nothing less than change American history...".




Ron Paul - Freedom Rocks

Brothers and Sisters in Liberty

This is a message from the USA we want to share with all freedom loving people:

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Brothers and Sisters in Liberty,
Europeans and Expats alike:

I wish to thank you all, every single one of you, for your strong support of Ron Paul`s campaign. As you know, we don`t really support the man himself, we support the idea and dream of Liberty, which he so strongly advocates. It warms my heart to see so many people from across the world coming together to advance the dream of freedom. No matter what happens, I will remember this time in my life with great fondness. I will remember that in this time of many troubles, diverse, unconnected people put aside their nationalities, such petty differences, and began to speak in a common voice, small but growing, in order to tell all the world that we will have Liberty.
This broad effort is no longer just an American struggle to take back Liberty; it has come to embody the hope and desire of Liberty for all. This particular campaign is one for Americans to fight, it is our struggle. But it does not end here, no matter what the outcome is. Whether or not the American people reject the ideas that Ron Paul represents, I will not forget the noble stand taken by Europeans in this cause.
When in due time you have your own "Ron Paul" rise up, whether he is Spanish, German, English, French, Belgian or Danish, Italian, Croat, or Slovak, please know that I will support you as you fight for Liberty in your homeland.
Your support greatly helps me to keep on going, to keep pushing and pushing against the old, established order. It is a very great comfort to know that I am not alone, that across the world there are others who will do what they can for Liberty, even if they don`t stand to gain directly.
I thank you again for your support.

May the Strasbourg Tea Party be as successful as we hope the American Tea Party will be!

With Liberty and Justice for all!

JD
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This video, that was made in Poland, fits in perfectly to that message we all fight for:


Freedom Under Siege/Together We're Invincible

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Ron Paul Fan in London, UK

Ron Paul Music in Art London Piccaddilly

Monday, 12 November 2007

Strasbourg Tea Party Meeting Call

Ron Paul: Tea Party 07 video - digg it!

eLIB3RTY makes the definitive video promo for the Ron Paul Tea Party '07. Please join us this December 16th for the largest one-day political donation event in history. Be a part of the Revolution! http://www.teaparty07.com

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Ron Paul: Tea Party 07

The Hamburg Ron Paul 2008 Meetup Group

Friday, 9 November 2007

Lew Rockwell on: "The Dollar Crisis"

"Back in the 19th century, there were many people who wanted inflation: bankers, debtors, and the government. What a surprise! Who has an interest in sound money? Consumers, savers, and liberty-loving citizens. This is the essential conflict. Are we going to have a monetary regime rooted in robbery, or one rooted in honesty?"

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Sticks and Stones

Sandra Hamilton on smears against Ron Paul:"The latest move by the mainstream media against Ron Paul is to call him a Libertarian whenever they can fit it into the story. One after another, the pundits work the word in and attempt to make it sound as fringe as possible. The funny part about all of this is that it not working and having quite the opposite effect..."http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig8/hamilton1.html

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Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Croatia for Ron Paul!

The London Times writes about the Money Bomb!


Check out the picture! It is among the "Most Read" articles of the day.The article is about as bad as the american ones a couple of months ago, but I love the comment section.

Euro-Aid for Ron Paul

What We want To Do

http://peleforronpaul.chipin.com/euro-aid-for-ron-paul


I am an American living in Europe running the Zurich Ron Paul Meetup Group. There are many Europeans who want to help Ron but are limited due to FEC regulations. As long as we dont interact directly with the official Ron Paul Campaign we can raise money to produce and ship t-shirts, buttons, slim jims, or even purchase radio ads during the primaries. If you are a NARP (Non-American Ron Paul Supporter) or even a MARP (Maxed-out American Ron Paul Supporter) please contribute to our chipin.

Help us help Ron!



UPDATE 21.11.2007:

AmericansOverseas4RonPaul said...
This is incorrect. Non-US citizens or "green card" holders cannot directly or indirectly contribute financially to a US federal election.Two phone calls to the FEC and an email from campaign HQ confirm this. It is recommended that "foreigners" spread the word overseas. In the last presidential election, American expats were called a "gold mine". There is an estimated overseas American population of 3 to 6 million. Avoid the possible backlash from the FEC to RP's campaign and try to increase awareness in your home countries.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Ron Paul, the Expatriate's Patriot

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig8/snyder-joshua5.html

Ron Paul gives the more than five million Americans living abroad the opportunity to hold their heads a little, no, a lot higher. Having spent twelve of the last fourteen years abroad, in Chile, Malaysia, and South Korea, this writer, for one, has never felt prouder to be an American than in the recent months since Dr. Paul of Texas launched his presidential bid. And if this Incomplete List of Ron Paul Blogs is any indication, our foreign hosts and friends are catching on as well:

Asia for Ron Paul
Bavaria for Ron Paul
Belgians for Ron Paul
Brits for Ron Paul
Brazilians for Ron Paul
Canadians for Ron Paul
Chile for Ron Paul
French for Ron Paul
Europe 4 Ron Paul
Holland 4 Ron Paul
Hungary for Ron Paul
Ron Paul Spanish
Indian & Pakistani Friends of Ron Paul
Poland for Ron Paul
Romania for Ron Paul
Venezuela for Ron Paul

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The Strasbourg Tea Party II

Update for Volunteers:

Join http://groups.google.com/group/europeans4ronpaul to coordinate the Meeting! Let`s make this happen!





MEETING CALL

STRASBOURG, FRANCE

15-16 DECEMBER 2007


Saturday, 15 December, conference to meet each other, network, brainstorm on how we can help the Ron Paul Revolution, and organize.

Sunday, 16 December. "THE STRASBOURG TEA PARTY"


Americans in Europe for Ron Paul are spearheading a meeting for all Ron Paul Supporters in Strasbourg, France, for the purpose organizing and networking all across Europe. See our video on the Ron Paul Revolution sweeping Europe here:



The theme of the meeting will be to signal to our American friends that the Ron Paul Revolution is also sweeping Europe.Our immediate goal is to provide a first venue for Ron Paul supporters to meet and get to know each other.


Our longer term goal is to plan activities that will:


1) Help Ron Paul's Campaign to become president of the United States

2) Show all Americans and Europeans that Ron Paul has enthusiastic international support 3) Spawn new ideas on how to take the Ron Paul message to our own countries in Europe and around the World

4) Network and organize to help each other spread the the Ron Paul Revolution everywhere



Mark your calendars now, reserve rooms, and plan to attend the first Europe-wide Ron Paul meeting in Strasbourg, France, 15-16 December 2007


Ben Novak Founder, Americans in Europe for Ron Paul Meetup--Bratislava

BOOM!



CNN:


ABC News: Ron Paul is Money
New York Times: Guy Fawkes Day Helps Raise Millions for Paul
Associated Press: Paul Raises More Than $3.5 Million
Drudge Report front page: Ron Paul Raises More Than $3.5M in One Day...
Breitbart: Ron Paul Raises More Than $3.5M in One Day

Saturday, 3 November 2007

The Strasbourg Tea Party




Let`s get this thing rolling!


Check out the Ron Paul International Forum for more. Be part of it, make it grow, make it happen!

Friday, 2 November 2007

TIME: The Ron Paul Revolution

"It sometimes seems as if someone is playing a cruel practical joke on Ron Paul. He goes to a college and delivers the same speech he's given for the past 30 years of his political career, the one espousing the Austrian school of economics. Only now the audience is packed with hundreds of kids in RON PAUL REVOLUTION T-shirts who go nuts..."

www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1678661,00.html

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Thursday, 1 November 2007

Ron Paul Is Not Being Included In Polls

‘Despite trailing in Polls’ seems to be the media’s description of Ron Paul in the 2008 election, and now is itself a talking point used when referencing Paul by almost every major media outlet. His chances at becoming nominated, let alone elected president, seem to range from barely a blip on the radar at 8%, all the way down to an ‘also ran’ at 1% in national polls.

But where are they getting these statistics, and who is doing the polling?

http://www.socialdailynews.com/2007/10/ron-paul-is-not-being-included-in-pollsim/

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The Coming Market Triumph

You may not know it, but you are probably living in the final generation anywhere on the earth to endure poverty, disease and scarcity of physical goods – at least in the way such things have existed from the dawn of civilization until now.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig8/kramer5.html

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Ron Paul Is a TV Star

The inside scoop on Ron's historic appearance on the Tonight Show. In just a few seconds millions of Americans had their curiosity sparked and for the first time heard of "Austrian Economics" , that body of knowledge upon which the very survival of mankind depends on.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/016526.html





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Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy

"Businessmen or manufacturers can either be genuine free enterprisers or statists; they can either make their way on the free market or seek special government favors and privileges. They choose according to their individual preferences and values. But bankers are inherently inclined toward statism..."

http://www.lewrockwell.com/rothbard/rothbard66.html

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Monday, 29 October 2007

Jim Rogers Endorses Ron Paul!

Quote:"He is the only one I've seen in American politics that seems to have a clue with what's going on in the world".

Watch the video:

http://www.ft.com/cms/893ac9c8-757e-11dc-b7cb-0000779fd2ac.html?_i_referralObject=579721586&fromSearch=n

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Sunday, 28 October 2007

Friday, 26 October 2007

Maybe we're just not classifiable

The Online-"Nebuchadnezzar"of the Ron Paul rEVOLution, Dailypaul.com, attracts a fabulous diversity of outstanding people, struggling united - for their liberty, their country and their constitution.
Here is one answer BobW gave in the forum-section, which discribes the uniqueness of this social movement:

Maybe we're just not classifiable

On October 26th, 2007 BobW says:

"I'm only a "Republican" because I registered as one so I can vote for Paul in the primary. But then I'm not a Democrat either, as I don't favor socialism, illegal immigration, or government enforced racial discrimination (a.k.a. "affirmative action"). On fiscal policy both parties are hopeless -- tax and spend (Democrats) or borrow and spend (Republicans). On foreign policy both parties seem to accept the notion that it is our country's job to play world cop.

Ron Paul is attracting a lot of people who have no place else to go.

My answer:

"I love that answer! I`ve got to blog it!

"Ron Paul is attracting a lot of people who have no place else to go."

As a German citizen living in Munich, Bavaria, I`m so desperately longing for real liberty, that I know of no politician worth my simpathy and energy more than that old doctor from Texas. And by doing as much as a "meaningless" individual from abroad can do promoting a foreign longshot republican abroad and telling my german friends, who have never heard of him, that that guy could be the single most "big hope" for what we used to dream of: peace in the world - I meet the craziest, warmest, most diverse, energized, humorus, gentle, toughtfull, respectfull, tolerant (!) bunch of people on earth: the brillant wrighters and commentators of dailypaul.com.

You guys are the best. It is an honour as a fellow human being and concerned citizen of the world to witness your efforts.

Thank you!

Fabio

Message from Colorado

I am sending this announcement to Ron Paul supporting blogs overseas. http://ronpaulcolorado.org has launched.

Our goal is simple: to win the Colorado caucus on February 5 by getting Ron Paul grassroots supporters into the neighborhoods and winning the 3500 neighborhood precincts that will be meeting that night. Our use of the Internet is mainly organizational though we are compiling some issues information for those who are still making up their minds.

We are hoping that you can help in a few ways:
  1. Get out the word to American expats in your area who may be from Colorado.
  2. Get out the word to anyone in your area who knows people living in Colorado.
  3. Get out the word to anyone in your area who may be visiting Colorado this winter (eg skiing - esp Dec/Jan) to mention Ron Paul or even just talk about the election to the various people they meet while here. Tourism is a big business in Colorado and to have foreign visitors know about and mention Ron Paul will do a lot to raise awareness for those who don't follow politics.

In turn, we hope that some of the more public organizational/grassroots info that we post on our site will be helpful to you as you think about how to affect politics in your country.

Best regards,
Jeff Freeburg

Thursday, 25 October 2007

USA Daily welcomes Ron Paul supporters to their forum

http://www.usadaily.com/article.cfm?articleID=136629

USA Daily welcomes Ron Paul supporters and supporters of all of the candidates from either party into our newly launched USA Daily Forum that has just been launched in beta.
The controversy around the banning of Ron Paul supporters on Redstate, the conservative blog, seems to be indicative of a growing mentality regarding political expression.The limited time given to certain media non-preferred candidates running in either party, including Ron Paul, during the debates in this election, is a perfect example of an elitist mindset from members of the media. In the case of Ron Paul and the Republican primary, the idea that media generated polls should determine which candidates have a legitimate shot at winning the nomination instead of the actual amount of money raised is ridiculous. Ron Paul’s campaign at the end of the third quarter had 5.4 million dollars on hand, about a million dollars less than Fred Thompson and about half of what Giuliani has for the primary. Ron Paul’s campaign has pointed out that McCain’s campaign is actually in debt and that Huckabee has about $700,000 in cash. If McCain and Huckabee have a shot at winning, so does Ron Paul.
Ron Paul has generated crowds of 1-2 thousand people at various rallies across the country. Paul's campaign has raised almost 1.8 million this month and is on pace to raise about 2.5 million by the end of the month in online donations alone. Clearly there is support.It should also be noted that in 1996 Pat Buchanan was polling at 1-2% a few weeks prior to the New Hampshire primary even though he ended up winning it. We believe in free and fair elections and that only the voters can decide who has a legitimate shot at winning an election. We don’t know who will win the election but to claim that certain candidates can’t win implies that it isn’t really an election. We do understand that Redstate has their reasons for banning new Ron Paul supporters and they are certainly within their rights in determining the quality of the online community that they provide.
Our new forum is in Beta but we hope that voting by members on stories and posts will act as a self governing mechanism for the most part. Of course we will expect civility and professional behavior from all members of our forum regardless of political affiliation. Our forum is located on a separate website www.usadaily.net and is designed to allow for interactivity with our readers while still maintaining the integrity of our news site www.usadaily.com.

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NeoCons and NeoCrats

Vedran Vuk on National Socialism in the U.S. at LewRockwell.com:





"Time is running out. America is approaching the writing of its darkest chapter. Stand up for your freedom; there is still hope. There is Ron Paul. If you have not already done so please join his cause and have a loud unapologetic voice for the message of liberty and peace while you still can."

Read it here.

Vedran Vuk has a bachelor degree of Economics from Loyola University of New Orleans, and was a 2006 Summer Fellow at the Mises Institute. He is currently pursuing a doctorate of economics at George Mason University.

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Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Ron Paul Spammers Needed! Historic Mass Donation Day. We CAN Do This!

Please join us this November 5th for the largest one day political donation event in history. Our goal is to bring together 100,000 people to donate $100 each, creating a one day donation total of $10,000,000. This will seal the deal! Go to http://thisnovember5th.com/ and register your support. Email update each day with total number of supporters.

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Ron Paul’s Wife Talks About Fox News Debate

Ron Paul ’s wife, Carol Paul, gives her opinion about the October Fox News Debate. A Liberty Sentinel Exclusive.“We couldn’t even buy tickets to get in.” “They had the crowd stacked”




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Saturday, 20 October 2007

Friday, 19 October 2007

"We the people" strike back!

Finally, Action! Ron Paul Introduces Bill to Defend Constitution!

Excerpt:

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"On Monday, Rep. Ron Paul, the outsider Republican presidential candidate who has long upheld these values and who was an early voice warning of the grave danger to all of us of these abuses, introduced the AFA's legislative package into Congress. (The mainstream press has an irrational habit of disparaging outsider candidates -- as if corrupt money and machine endorsements equal seriousness of purpose -- even though the Founders hoped that the system they established would lead citizens, ideally those unembedded in the establishment, to offer their service to the nation.) It is the American Freedom Agenda Act of 2007 [PDF], and you should read it in its entirety: just as accounts of the recent abuses send chills down your spine, this beautifully argued document feels historic and has the ring of great power to correct great injustice.
What does it do? According to an alert put out by the American Freedom campaign, it would accomplish the following:
"The American Freedom Agenda Act would bar the use of evidence obtained through torture; require that federal intelligence gathering is conducted in accordance with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA); create a mechanism for challenging presidential signing statements; repeal the Military Commissions Act, which, among other things, denies habeas corpus to certain detainees; prohibit kidnapping, detentions, and torture abroad; protect journalists who publish information received from the executive branch; and ensure that secret evidence is not used to designate individuals or organizations with a presence in the U.S. as foreign terrorists."
Ron Paul was the first of all the presidential candidates, red or blue, to step up in this way -- and all credit is due to him for getting there first. May the others of both parties race to follow his lead. These days, as we have seen from how reluctant some candidates have been -- even on the Democratic sign -- even to sign a mere pledge to uphold the Constitution, it takes some courage to stand fast against the assaults of this administration -- and their manipulations of the terms "patriotism" and "terror threat" -- and insist with legislation on the Founders' vision and on restoring democracy.
A groundswell of millions of Americans of all parties rising up to insist on passage of the AFA legislation means that we are awake -- we get it -- and that we assert that an alert citizenry, not a whipped-dog Congress or a violently abusive executive, decides what happens in this nation still. I am not a voter on his side of the ballot -- but I will move heaven and earth to support the passage of this lifesaving agenda. (Interestingly when I run into Paul's supporters -- who are deeply alert to the abuses of democracy -- and I demur by saying I am a Democrat, it is they who rightly assure me that these issues transcend party)."

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Read the whole article by Naomi Wolf here:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/naomi-wolf/finally-action-ron-pau_b_69042.html

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Message from Ron Paul

Message from Ron Paul (10/18/07)


The other day, my old sparring partner in so many Congressional committee hearings, Alan Greenspan, was on the Fox Business Channel. After Alan promoted his new book, the reporter asked if we really needed a central bank. Greenspan looked stunned, and then said that was a good question; he actually talked about fiat money vs. a gold standard. Now, the ex-Fed chairman is not about to endorse our sound monetary policy, but you know our Revolution is working when such a question is asked in the mainstream media, and this powerful man gives such an answer.
You and I are reopening a whole host of questions that the establishment thought it had closed off forever: on war, on taxes and spending, on inflation and gold, and on the rule of law and our Constitution.
A few years ago, I asked a famous conservative columnist a question. What did he think about the prospects for a restored Robert Taft wing of the Republican party? He thought I was joking. As you know, I was not.
After all the aggressive wars, the assaults on our privacy and civil liberties, the oppressive taxation, and the crazed spending and deficits, I believe that many Republican voters are ready to return to our roots. And the big boys feel it too. It is no coincidence that the Republican National Committee invited me to a fundraising dinner involving only "top-tier candidates."
Some of the opposition claims that I am not a "real Republican," whereas I am the only one in the race. And our campaign is registering new Republican voters by the boatload. None of my opponents is doing anything approaching that.
Of course, they pooh-pooh our success. "He's just registering Democrats and Independents and people who have never voted before." Well, yes. It's called growth. We are laying the groundwork for the primaries.
All over America, our support is wide and deep and growing, and young people are joining like never before. After the Dearborn debate, I went to the University of Michigan for a rally. 2,000 students turned out, something that has happened to no other candidate this year.
The crowd cheered all our ideas, but especially our opposition to the Federal Reserve, and our support for real money of gold and silver, as the Constitution mandates, instead of prosperity-wrecking fiat money. American politics hasn't seen anything like this in many decades. It is truly revolutionary.
But time is getting short. We must do massive radio and TV advertising, open many small offices (three in just South Carolina the other day), staff them, pay all the bills, and turn out our vote with massive organizational and phone-bank efforts.
As you know, the blackout is ending; our campaign is starting to get mainstream media attention, thanks to growing donations and volunteers. And contributions are the key to more attention, and to our being able to do the actual work of victory. Good news: our recent green-eyeshade analysis of all the candidates' net finances, which got so much press attention, shows our campaign as one of only three in the top-tier.
But we must keep moving up, and the Iowa caucuses are now on January 3rd. The New Hampshire primary may be in early December!
As always, everything depends on you. Please, make the most generous donation you can https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/ as soon as you can. I need your help so badly.
The other day, an 8-year-old boy handed me a small white envelope. It contained the $4.00 he had saved from his allowance, as a donation to our campaign. I can't tell you how seriously I take my responsibility to work hard, and spend frugally and effectively, to be worthy of his support, and yours.
Please help me keep working, even harder and more effectively, for all we believe in. Without you, I'd have to pack it in. Donate now https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/ . We have more than an election to win. We have a country to save.

Sincerely,

Ron Paul

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Ron Paul in spanish!

The european blogosphere keeps gaining momentum:

http://ronpaulspanish.blogspot.com/

Welcome Spain! Eviva Espana!

Don`t mess with Ron Paul

Check here the reactions the CNBC-open-letters published below and watch the video in the article!

CNBC learns not to 'mess with' Ron Paul, followers
David Edwards and Muriel KanePublished: Tuesday October 16, 2007


http://rawstory.com/news/2007/John_Harwood_After_poll_removal_CNBC_1016.html

Ron Paul Tzu

Ron Paul in the Seoul Times (South Korea):

Ron Paul Tzu
By Joshua Snyder

Special Contribution

Dr. Ron Paul of Texas is our American sage. He merits the honorific tzu, meaning "master," given to the great thinkers of Chinese antiquity: K'ung Fu Tzu (Confucius), Meng Tzu (Mencius), Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, Sun Tzu and others. Ron Paul Tzu is both a Confucian gentleman and a Taoist sage.
Dr. Paul's advocacy of constitutional principles and the thought of the founders would gain approval from Confucius, who said "I transmit but do not innovate; I am truthful in what I say and devoted to antiquity (The Analects, VII, 1)." The Paul Administration will serve to "transmit" the ideas of our founders and their documents, which are our classics. There will be no officials who "innovate" upon them with creative interpretations or dismiss them as "quaint." Indeed, Dr. Paul's strict adherence to the letter of the Constitution is reminiscent of the Confucian devotion to the "Rectification of Names," i.e. the restoration of original interpretations of words and the rejection of arbitrariness. Said China's first teacher, "When words lose their meaning, people lose their liberty (ibid. XIII, 3)."
The Confucian statement of the Golden rule─"What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others (ibid. VX, 24)"─is remarkably similar to the "no harm" principle that guides Dr. Paul's libertarian philosophy. While the Confucian version may be less active than the Christian version, it is perhaps more suitable to governance, in that it allows individuals and voluntary associations more leeway and incentive to carry out mutual aid and charity work.
Confucius would applaud Dr. Paul's opposition to rule by a unitary executive with unchecked powers. Confucius rejected rule by force, going as far to say, "Barbarian tribes with their rulers are inferior to Chinese states without them (ibid. III, 5)." Instead, he proposed leadership by example, which is what the Paul Administration will offer America, at home and abroad. Confucius offered this admonition which could have been levelled at the current occupant of the Oval Office: "Sir, in carrying on your government, why should you use killing at all? Let your evinced desires be for what is good, and the people will be good (ibid. XII, 19)." Indeed, Confucius, like Dr. Paul, was an arch-enemy of tyranny: "An oppressive government is fiercer and more feared than a tiger (The Record of Rites II, 2)."
If Dr. Paul is the consummate Confucian gentleman, he is even more of a Taoist sage. Here, Lao Tzu presages Dr. Paul's social and economic platform of individual liberty:

The more prohibitions there are, the more ritual avoidances, the poorer the people will be... The more laws are promulgated, the more thieves and bandits there will be... So long as I 'do nothing' the people will of themselves be transformed. So long as I love quietude, the people will of themselves go straight. So long as I act only by inactivity the people will of themselves become prosperous. (The Classic of the Way and Virtue II, 57).

The essence of Dr. Paul's economic ideas are that "by [governmental] inactivity the people will of themselves become prosperous." When Thomas Jefferson famously reminded us that "the government is best which governs least," he was expressing a Taoist sentiment.
This "inactivity" or "do-nothingness" is the Taoist ideal of wu-wei, or non-action. What is the non-interventionism Dr. Paul proposes for America, and which he reminds us was our original foreign policy, if not wu-wei writ large? In warning us of "foreign entanglements" and "entangling alliances," Washington and Jefferson showed themselves to be Taoist sages as well. Like the Chinese, Dr. Paul knows that it is wise to listen to one's ancestors.
Dr. Paul is a man of peace, but his thoughts echo those of that greatest theorist of war, Sun Tzu, who, not a chickenhawk, warned that unnecessary wars should never be waged. Certainly, a Congressmen Sun Tzu would have voted with Dr. Paul against invading a country that neither attacked us nor had the means to do so: "Unless endangered do not engage in warfare. The ruler cannot mobilize the army out of personal anger (The Art of War XII, 11)." Dr. Paul's call to bring the troops home immediately from what has been foolishly but accurately advertised as "The Long War" would have been seconded by Sun Tzu, who observed, contra Randolph "War is the Health of the State" Bourne, "There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare (ibid. II, 4)."
Confucius, Lao Tzu, and Sun Tzu all lived and taught in pre-imperial China. In 221 B.C., Ch'in Shih-huang united the various Chinese states into an empire and set about to burn the Confucian classics and bury their scholars alive. The Legalism of Han Fei Tzu, which centered on the totalitarian power of the ruler, replaced the humanistic teachings of Confucianism and Taoism.
The situation is not unlike our own today. The only difference between our Republic's transformation to Empire and that of ancient China is that ours has been more subtle. (Ours is the "soft tyranny" spoken of by Alexis de Tocqueville.) Our Declaration of Independence and Constitution have not been burned (yet), nor have their defenders been buried alive (yet), but our founding documents and those who defend them have been ignored, scorned, circumvented, and trampled upon.
Confucianism survived the suppression and became the governing philosophy of the Han and all subsequent dynasties until 1911. Our constitutional republic, too, will survive and be restored. And there is one man calling upon our country to return to its founding principles, Ron Paul Tzu.
Mencius, Confucius' great heir, carried on and elaborated his master's theory of benevolent government, calling for a sage-king to lead, not rule, the people. Who among the current crop of Republicrat candidates, or even those of the last generation, has even an ounce of sagacity, save for Dr. Ron Paul, in whom it abounds. Ron Paul Tzu, the Confucian gentleman and Taoist sage, stands alone offering "Hope for America" and the restoration of our Republic.

An American Catholic son-in-law of Korea, Joshua Snyder lives with his wife and two children in Pohang, where he serves as an assistant visting professor of English at a science and technology university. He 'blogs at The Western Confucian.

Saturday, 13 October 2007

CNBC Open Letter - Part II

They begin to talk to the Paulites!

Here is an answer from LewRockwell.com to the first letter:

CNBC’s Pulled Paul Poll
by Bob Murphy


http://www.cnbc.com/id/21270546

My Open Letter To Ron Paul Supporters
Posted By:John Harwood
Topics:Presidential Politics (2008) Print Media Politics & Government White House


I have been reading e-mailed complaints from dozens and dozens of you about CNBC.com's decision to take down our online poll gauging results of the CNBC-MSNBC-Wall Street Journal presidential debate.

I agree with the complaints. I do not believe our poll was "hacked." Nor do I agree with my colleagues' decision to take it down, though I know they were acting in good faith.
My reasoning is simple: Political dialogue on the Internet, like democracy itself, ought to be open and participatory. If you sponsor an online poll as we did, you accept the results unless you have very good reason to believe something corrupt has occurred--just as democracies accept results on Election Day at the ballot box without compelling evidence of corruption. I have no reason to believe anything corrupt occurred with respect to our poll.
To the contrary, I believe the results we measured showing an impressive 75% naming Paul reflect the organization and motivation of Paul's adherents. This is precisely what unscientific surveys of this kind are created to measure. Another indication: the impressive $5-million raised by Paul's campaign in the third quarter of the year.
To be clear: I believe that Ron Paul's chances of winning the presidency are no greater than my own, which is to say zero. When he ran as the Libertarian Party candidate for president in 1988, he drew fewer than a half-million votes. In last week's Wall Street Journal-NBC News Poll of Republican primary voters--which IS a scientific poll with a four percentage point margin for error--Paul drew two percent.
He lacks the support needed to win the GOP nomination, and would even if the media covered him as heavily as we cover Rudy Giuliani. Why? Because Paul's views--respectable, well-articulated and sincerely held as they are--are plainly out of step with the mainstream sentiment of the party he is running in.
The difference we are discussing--breadth of views vs intensity of views--is a staple of political discussion and always has been in democracies. Highly motivated minorities can and do exert influence out of proportion to their numbers in legislative debates and even in some elections. They most certainly can dominate unscientific online polls. And when they do, we should neither be surprised nor censor the results.

--John Harwood

Friday, 12 October 2007

An Open Letter to the Ron Paul Faithful


They just don`t get it...CNBC took off the tv-debate-online-poll and their "Managing Editor" seems to be honest (in dubio pro reo) with this "open letter" but seems unable to grasp what is really happening outside his MSM-box...(and does not know what "hacking" actually means...).
An Open Letter to the Ron Paul Faithful

Editor's Note:Dear folks,

You guys are good. Real good. You are truly a force on World Wide Web and I tip my hat to you.
That's based on my first hand experience of your work regarding our CNBC Republican candidate debate. After the debate, we put up a poll on our Web site asking who readers thought won the debate. You guys flooded it.
Now these Internet polls are admittedly unscientific and subject to hacking. In the end, they are really just a way to engage the reader and take a quick temperature reading of your audience. Nothing more and nothing less. The cyber equivalent of asking the room for a show of hands on a certain question.
So there was our after-debate poll. The numbers grew ... 7,000-plus votes after a couple of hours ... and Ron Paul was at 75%.
Now Paul is a fine gentleman with some substantial backing and, by the way, was a dynamic presence throughout the debate , but I haven't seen him pull those kind of numbers in any "legit" poll. Our poll was either hacked or the target of a campaign. So we took the poll down.
The next day, our email basket was flooded with Ron Paul support messages. And the computer logs showed the poll had been hit with traffic from Ron Paul chat sites. I learned other Internet polls that night had been hit in similar fashion. Congratulations. You folks are obviously well-organized and feel strongly about your candidate and I can't help but admire that.
But you also ruined the purpose of the poll. It was no longer an honest "show of hands" -- it suddenly was a platform for beating the Ron Paul drum. That certainly wasn't our intention and certainly doesn't serve our readers ... at least those who aren't already in the Ron Paul camp.
Some of you Ron Paul fans take issue with my decision to take the poll down. Fine. When a well-organized and committed "few" can throw the results of a system meant to reflect the sentiments of "the many," I get a little worried. I'd take it down again.

Sincerely, Allen Wastler
Managing Editor,
CNBC.com


Thursday, 11 October 2007

Ron Paul: A New Hope

Eviva Espana!

There is a new Meetup in Madrid, Spain!

And you can find this great blog-article I was asked to post:

"El Don Quijote del Congreso americano, el Gandalf de las presidenciales de 2008, el Ghandi del movimiento anti-guerra en USA, el Jefferson del siglo XXI, el Marco Aurelio de un Imperio global, el Braveheart de Texas: Ron Paul..."

http://hidalgosypiratas.blogspot.com/2007/07/un-autntico-hidalgo.html

Ole! :-)

La Filosofia de la Libertad (Spanish)

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Friday, 5 October 2007

Benvenuti Fratelli d`Italia!






Grazie mille a Francesco per http://www.italians4ronpaul.blogspot.com/!



He also cooperates with André from Holland and has written this excellent article:



http://holland4ronpaul.blogspot.com/2007/10/beware-of-ron-paul.html







La Filosofia Della Liberta (Italian)




Friday, 28 September 2007

Thursday, 27 September 2007

Canadians for Ron Paul

Tony from Toronto invites us to give our european view to the new blog

http://blog.canadiansforronpaul.com/!

Feel free to make some comments!

Thank you, Tony!

This fits perfectly with the most recent Ron Paul Video on Youtube:

Ron Paul Supporters Are Everywhere

Sunday, 23 September 2007

Welcome Latvia!



Rons Pols Latvija

ŅEMSIM PIEMĒRU NO ASV PREZIDENTA KANDIDĀTA RONA POLA, UN SĀKSIM RUNĀT PAR LIETĀM, KURĀM TIEŠĀM IR NOZĪME.KĀDU MĒS GRIBAM LATVIJU NĀKOTNĒ? VAI MĒS GRIBAM ĻAUT VALDĪBAI IEJAUKTIES BRĪVAJĀ TIRGŪ, LAI ŅEMTU MŪSU IENĀKUMUS UN IZMANTOTU TOS SPECIĀLĀM INTERESĒM, UN DEVALVĒTU MŪSU VALūTU? VAI ŠIS IR VIENĪGAIS VEIDS, KĀ VALDĪBAI DARBOTIES? ATBILDE IR NĒ, UN ALTERNATĪVA IR ĪSTA BRĪVĪBA.

Saturday, 22 September 2007

RonPauloween!

Check out RonPauloween!

Not only is this campaign extremely important, it`s also so much fun...

In this video you see the great sign "Dr. Paul cured my apathy".

Hilarious!

Ron Paul in Seattle

Ron Paul, Ron Paul!

Now this is a cool idea! Ron Paul to the music of "New York, New York!":

Start spreading the news,
It's time for a change.
We'll make a brand new start of it,
Ron Paul, Ron Paul.

It's your right to choose,
it's the American way,
the Constitutional heart of it,
Ron Paul, Ron Paul.

I want to wake up in a country that doesn't sleep.
To fight for our Civil Rights and Liberty!

These little man blues are melting away.
We'll make a brand new start of it,
Ron Paul, Ron Paul.

If we all lend a hand and stand up with this man.
It's up to us to vote Ron Paul!
Ron Paul, Ron Paul.

I want to wake up in a country that's truly free,
to find our President Paul,in the White House,
Capitol Hill, President Paul!

These neocon blues are melting away.
We'll make a brand new start of it,
Vote Ron Paul.

and...Let's show we care and shout it everywhere!
It's up to us, To Vote Ron Paul! RON PAUL!

Friday, 21 September 2007

Paul's International Support Keeps Growing

Here is an article from FreeMarketNews you should not miss. Please, readers, add some pins on the Meetup-map!

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http://www.freemarketnews.com/WorldNews.asp?nid=49221

Paul's Int. Support Keeps Growing

Thursday, September 20, 2007 - FreeMarketNews.com
Posted September 20th, 2007 by manystrom

Thanks to Grant Johnston who emailed me with a slew of international Ron Paul blogs. The list of sites on the blogroll on the front page now contains fifteen (15!) international blogs! What other candidate - Republican or Democrat can boast this kind of support?

International Blogs:

Asia for Ron Paul
Bavaria for Ron Paul
Belgians for Ron Paul
Brits for Ron Paul
Brazilians for Ron Paul
Canadians for Ron Paul
Chile for Ron Paul
French for Ron Paul
Europe 4 Ron Paul
Holland 4 Ron Paul
Hungary for Ron Paul
Indian & Pakistani Friends of Ron Paul
Poland for Ron Paul
Romania for Ron Paul
Venezuela for Ron Paul

Grant also notes: "I discovered, by observation in meetup.com (http://ronpaul.meetup.com/about/), that a city gets a white pin, when 3 or more people are waiting for a meetup group. When the pin is white, no one has to pay. You only have to pay if a meetup group is started (it is not mandatory to start a group if interest is expressed). The pin then changes to red. It would be nice to at least have a white pin for each of the countries that have Ron Paul supporters (Brazil, Romania, etc.). Unfortunately, I cannot find contact information for them on their websites, to tell them how to get it.
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/2236
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Add your country on the map!

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

The Land of the Free?

"America was founded by men who understood that the threat of domestic tyranny is as great as any threat from abroad. If we want to be worthy of their legacy, we must resist the rush toward ever-increasing state control of our society. Otherwise, our own government will become a greater threat to our freedoms than any foreign terrorist."

Ron Paul, Freedom vs. Security: A False Choice, May 31, 2004





See also America Is No More.

Saturday, 15 September 2007

Why is the controlled media so scared of RON PAUL?

Why is the controlled media so scared of RON PAUL?

Friday, 14 September 2007

Ron Paul big in California

Success in L.A.

Los Angeles enthusiastically received Ron Paul yesterday!
The 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 a nearby university. 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!
Dr. Paul and staff then traveled to San Francisco arriving about 1:00 am this morning. It will be another busy day.

Kent SnyderChairman, Ron Paul 2008

Ron Paul March in San Francisco 9/13/07

Monday, 10 September 2007

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Ron Paul at the Faux News...sorry...Fox News Debate!

Ron Paul Campaign Hits 40,000 Meetup Group Members

http://ronpaul2008.typepad.com/ron_paul_2008/2007/09/press-release-1.html

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA –
As Labor Day kicked off the traditional start of the presidential campaign season, the Ron Paul campaign passed an important milestone: 40,000 volunteers signed up through Meetup.com 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 Barack Obama, the candidate with the second best Meetup organization, has 5,801 members.



Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Ron Paul’s Inaugural Address

Johnny Kramer wonders what it might look like.
The Ron Paul campaign has excited libertarians, but many people wonder what he could accomplish as president, facing a contrary Congress. While some of this is speculation and it’s not my intention to put words in Dr. Paul’s mouth, his inaugural address might sound something like this:


January 20, 2009

"My fellow citizens:

On November 4th of last year, you, the American people, overwhelmingly rejected the erosion of liberty that has occurred in this country during the 20th Century and into the 21st.

"You rejected having your money stolen through taxes and the inflationary fiat money of the government’s central bank.

You rejected deficit spending.

You rejected corporatism – the suppression of competition by government, at the behest of politically-connected businesses and at the expense of their competitors and of you, the consumer, under the guise of ‘consumer protection’; forced cartelization of industry; and of businesses profiting through the theft of being financed by tax dollars.

You rejected government healthcare.

You rejected nation-building and wars of foreign aggression.

You rejected the erosion of your civil liberties under the guise of fighting ‘terrorism.’

I know this because I promised, backed by a 30-year record of honesty and integrity, to do my best to put a stop to all of these things, and more, if you elected me to serve as your president. You had a choice to make that day: My agenda or the status quo. You chose my agenda. I humbly thank you, and I hope to repay your confidence during the next four years..."


Read the whole article here: http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig8/kramer1.html

Monday, 3 September 2007

Scandinavia joins!

Here is a blog from Sweden:

http://larsosterman.blogspot.com/

And one from Finland:

http://talousdemokratia.blogspot.com/

Thank you very much folks!

Saturday, 1 September 2007

Ron Paul: The Censorship Continues

Excellent documentary! We don`t need you anymore, massmedia!

Ron Paul: The Censorship Continues (Part 1)



Ron Paul: The Censorship Continues (Part 2)



Ron Paul: The Censorship Continues (Part 3)



Ron Paul: The Censorship Continues (Part 4)

Gold and Economic Freedom

What is Ron Paul talking about when he refers to "sound money"? Read the following essay by Alan Greenspan. The former head of the FED wrote this in 1967 BEFORE he came to power...

Gold and Economic Freedom
by Alan Greenspan
http://www.usagold.com/gildedopinion/greenspan.html

"An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense - perhaps more clearly and subtly than many consistent defenders of laissez-faire - that gold and economic freedom are inseparable, that the gold standard is an instrument of laissez-faire and that each implies and requires the other.
In order to understand the source of their antagonism, it is necessary first to understand the specific role of gold in a free society.
Money is the common denominator of all economic transactions. It is that commodity which serves as a medium of exchange, is universally acceptable to all participants in an exchange economy as payment for their goods or services, and can, therefore, be used as a standard of market value and as a store of value, i.e., as a means of saving.
The existence of such a commodity is a precondition of a division of labor economy. If men did not have some commodity of objective value which was generally acceptable as money, they would have to resort to primitive barter or be forced to live on self-sufficient farms and forgo the inestimable advantages of specialization. If men had no means to store value, i.e., to save, neither long-range planning nor exchange would be possible..."

Read the whole essay here: http://www.usagold.com/gildedopinion/greenspan.html

Thursday, 30 August 2007

A Ron Paulian Blueprint?

Yet another great article from LewRockwell.com...We have a dream...

Rockwell's Thirty-Day Plan
by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
http://www.lewrockwell.com/rockwell/30-day-plan.html

When Eastern Europe broke free in 1989, we all realized just how little thought had been given to the transition from socialism to capitalism. Mises had told us the collapse was coming, and we should have been prepared.
As America comes to resemble a command economy, we need a transition plan here too. Yuri Maltsev proposed a "One-Year Plan" for the U.S.S.R. We're not in that bad a shape (yet), so we could do it in 30 days.

DAY ONE: The federal income tax is abolished and April 15th is declared a national holiday. The 40% reduction in federal revenues is matched by a 40% cut in spending. The budget is still almost twice as big as Jimmy Carter's.

DAY TWO: All other federal taxes are abolished, including the corporate income tax, the capital gains tax, the gasoline tax, "sin" taxes, excise taxes, etc. Businesses boom, and the few legitimate federal functions are funded with an inexpensive head tax. People who choose not to vote need not pay it. (Note: this was a mainstream view in the 19th century.)

DAY THREE: The federal government sells all its land, freeing up tens of millions of acres for development, mining, farming, forestry, oil drilling, private parks, etc. The government uses the revenue to pay off the national debt and other liabilities.

DAY FOUR: The minimum wage is reduced to zero, creating jobs for ex-federal bureaucrats at their market wage. All pro-union laws and regulations are scrapped. The jobless rate falls dramatically.

DAY FIVE: The Bureau of Labor Statistics, like the rest of the Labor Department, is sent to that big hiring hall in the sky. Without detailed economic statistics, future economic planners will be blind and deaf...

http://www.lewrockwell.com/rockwell/30-day-plan.html