Thursday, 13 November 2008

Ron Paul Interviewed By Hans Lysglimt

Long live the International Ron Paul Revolution!

Friday, 26 September 2008

The end of the world as we know it

Did you ever want to know what the future looks like? This man has some answers.Excellent presentation! Spread it wide!

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Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Ron Paul: Bailouts will lead to rough economic ride

For years they thought the economy was booming, growth was up, job numbers and productivity were increasing. Yet now we find ourselves in what is shaping up to be one of the most severe economic downturns since the Great Depression.

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Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Bernanke: "We have lost control."

Economist David Hale paraphrases Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke after a private conversation: "We have lost control. We cannot stabilize the dollar. We cannot control commodity prices."Why haven`t you listened to Ron Paul, Ben?

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Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Dead and Buried, But Not Forgotten

Excellent article on the work of Catherine Austin Fitts and Robert Kirby on the massive fraud in the US Financial Markets.

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Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Who Was Edward M. House?

A man now almost completely forgotten, he was one of the most important Americans of the twentieth century. The power he sought was the power behind the throne. He engaged actively in the extended politicking that ultimately led to passage of the Federal Reserve Act.

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Tuesday, 12 August 2008

'DAVE' calls for Ron Paul revolution

Top of the Ticket has received almost 60,000 reader comments since its first post. But few, if any, readers are as loyal as the one who calls himself "dave."

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Who's to blame for the Russian Georgian conflict?

Pepe Escobar: Georgia is a strategic client state of the US with close ties to the Bush administration

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

“The Dangers of Neo-Conservative Economic Policies"

By Ron Paul

The dangers inherent in the foreign policy advocated by the neo-conservatives are well known. While many Americans have become increasingly aware of those dangers, far less attention has been focused on the dangers of neo-conservative economic policies. This issue is of critical importance right now, because many are mistakenly pointing their fingers at the free market as the culprit behind our current economic plight...

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Thursday, 24 July 2008

Ron Paul on the Mother of All Bailouts

Ron Paul talks about the bailout out of the housing industry and how it really just destroys the dollar. Also, slipped into the housing bill, was the stipulation that all credit card transactions must now be reported to the IRS.

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Monday, 21 July 2008

Nevada Ron Paul Patriots Play Politics....and WIN!

Reports have started coming in regarding the “alternate” Nevada State Convention made up of Ron Paul patriots playing within the rules legally to elect delegates to the Republican National Convention.

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American Fascism in the Ascendant

According to, a fascist State has such features as a dictator with great powers, the suppression of criticism and opposition, regimentation of business, etc., and aggressive nationalism. I give us a high grade, almost an A. A man could not grow a tomato in his back yard if Congress told him not to.

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Saturday, 19 July 2008

Ron Paul Made The Most Brilliant Move In Political History

For those of you or others you know of who think so, you've been duped ronpaulforpresident2008like the rest of the MSM.... What he has done is Beyond brilliant!!! Let me show you some points...---Power & Influence....imagine 200,000 people or more in his new organization..calling a group of Senators on a committee to pass some new legislation...

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Monday, 14 July 2008

The Munich Freedom March - 12th of July 2008

The Munich Freedom March - 12th of July 2008

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Munich Freedom March Pics

Revolution Arrives in D.C.

The city is plastered in Revolution March banners, posters and fliers, everywhere you look you see a Revolution T-Shirt, everyone you meet on the street is excited to come to the march! We never could have imagined the energy would be so intense!

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Thursday, 3 July 2008

Something Big is Going On

The following statement is written by Congressman Paul about the pending financial disaster. He will introduce this statement as a special order and insert it into the Congressional Record next week....

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Tuesday, 1 July 2008

The Crisis Decades

The Crisis Decades
Building Wealth with Natural Capitalism
by Robert Warren July 1, 2008Print

When Abraham Lincoln spoke the words “Four score and seven years ago...,” he knew that it would strike a cord in his audience and become memorable. Lincoln, was of course, referring to the previous crisis in American history, the Revolutionary War, eighty seven years previous. At least seven historians have observed that major crisis within a society occur at regular intervals of approximately 80 to 100 years. In ancient Greece, this period of time was known as the saecula and measured the length of a long human life time.

Monday, 30 June 2008

In loving memory of Kent Snyder

The Freedom Movement has suffered a great loss. Kent Snyder chairman of my presidential...

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Wednesday, 18 June 2008

The Bilderbergers

Nobel Laureate Buckminster Fuller’s introduction to his Critical Path is titled, Twilight of the World’s Power Structures. Published in 1981, Fuller’s book predicted the end of the world’s power structures during a process where humanity would undergo a crisis of unprecedented proportions.

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Monday, 16 June 2008

Ron Paul Reaches Halfway Mark - 50,000!

Ron Paul’s Campaign For Liberty has just reached 50% of its membership goal within the first three days and this was a goal set to be reached by September 2, 2008. That’s over 50,000 people who have joined the Ron Paul Campaign for Liberty, Why would so many jump on board with this organization so quickly?

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Thursday, 12 June 2008

"We give the establishment the fight of its life"

A letter from Ron Paul

"...The Campaign for Liberty will lay the groundwork for a different America, the kind of America you and I, and millions of our fellow countrymen, want to inhabit.
“Dr. Paul cured my apathy,” a popular campaign sign read. Others said our campaign cured their cynicism. We have now reached a moment of great moral decision: will we let ourselves retreat into apathy and cynicism once again, or will we dig in for the long haul and fight all the harder? Will we retire from the scene quietly, or will we give the establishment the fight of its life?
“In the final analysis,” I wrote in my new book The Revolution: A Manifesto, “the last line of defense in support of freedom and the Constitution consists of the people themselves. If the people want to be free, if they want to lift themselves out from underneath a state apparatus that threatens their liberties, squanders their resources on needless wars, destroys the value of their dollar, and spews forth endless propaganda about how indispensable it is and how lost we would all be without it, there is no force that can stop them.”
The time has come to act on these words. May future generations look back on our work and say that these were men and women who, in a moment of great crisis, stood up to the politicians, the opinion-molders, and the establishment, and saved their country.

Join us, and be a part of it.

For liberty,

Ron Paul

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Can't The Ron Paul Supporters Do the Math?!?!?

Ron Paul’s candidacy isn’t about the math, at least not in the short term. It’s not even about the man himself. It’s about a movement. And what’s driving that movement is the conviction of many Americans that business as usual by both parties has broken the government. President Bush’s approval ratings are in the low-to mid-30's/ Congress at 20.

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Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Monday, 26 May 2008

Why Do We Choose to Defend Liberty?

People often look upon those of us who choose to defend liberty with some curiosity. What could be our motivation? Those who see everything political purely in terms of economic motivations and personal gain have some trouble grappling with our ideas for society.

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Friday, 23 May 2008

Bilderberg Confirmed: Westfields Marriott In Chantilly June

Veteran Bilderberg sleuth Jim Tucker has confirmed via three seperate sources that the Bilderberg Group will meet this year in Chantilly Virginia at the Westfields Marriott hotel from June 5-8. Tucker told The Alex Jones Show that the earlier story claiming Bilderberg had already met in Athens Greece was a possible ruse to misdirect attention.

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Ron Paul Revolt

Monday, 19 May 2008

The conspiracy inside the GOP revealed

This one is bound to make a lot of noise. Who the party big wigs have been working to keep the Paul supporters away from the convention.

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Thursday, 15 May 2008

Ron Paul publicly names Neoconservatives

This is one of (if not) the most important videos on the net right now. Ron Paul once again proves he is 100% for the people and is the most courageous and honest candidate in modern history. Spread it!

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Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Ron Paul: Big Government Responsible for Housing Bubble

The House passed two bills attempting to rehabilitate the housing and mortgage market this week. There doesn't seem to be any shortage of criticism and blame for the bad decisions, and rightly so. Lenders and banks do share much of the blame for the overheated market.

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Monday, 12 May 2008

Take the Red Pill

Thomas E. Woods, Jr., on resisting the state.

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Friday, 9 May 2008

Asked whether he wants Obama or Clinton, McCain picks Ron Paul

McCain wants Dr. Ron Paul to run against him in the general election.

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Tuesday, 6 May 2008

The Ron Paul Moment Has Only Begun

A brilliant review from the Team of

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How Ron Paul Is Going to Win

A Letter from Ben Novak,
Founder of Americans in Europe for Ron Paul,
to Paulites Everywhere

Dear Paulites,

For some time I have been pondering two questions: First, why is Ron Paul working so hard to collect delegates to the Republican convention when John McCain already has it all sewed up? Second, if Paul doesn’t have a chance at the nomination, why does he look so happy and confident? Then it occurred to me: perhaps he has a strategy to win it after all. So, I thought about it a long time, and realized that he could indeed win it. So I decided to buck up your spirits by telling you how he is going to do it...

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Friday, 2 May 2008

Why We Need Ron Paul

We’re indeed stuck between a rock and a hard place, and we don’t talk about how we got here; we talk about how we are going to patch it up. The solutions proposed so far – stimulus packages, bailouts and interest rate cuts – just amount to printing more money, which will lead to greater currency devaluation, contribute to the rising cost of living.

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Monday, 28 April 2008

Don't Blame the Market for the Global Food Crisis!

The root of this crisis lies in the fact that grains are being used not to feed people, but to feed cattle and cars. And, not surprisingly, both ideas came from the State and have been financed with State funds, confiscated, it goes without saying, from the citizenry.

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Thursday, 24 April 2008

How the Ron Paul Movement Looks to an American in Europe

The reason for the first is that the only place Americans can get any real news is from the internet – certainly not from the MSM. Thus, it is clear why those who followed the news on the internet were overwhelmingly for Ron Paul. Second, the reason that Ron Paul did so poorly is that most Americans get their news from the MSM, so they know little.

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Tuesday, 22 April 2008

"On Resisting Evil" by Murray Rothbard

How can anyone, finding himself surrounded by a rising tide of evil, fail to do his utmost to fight against it? In our century, we have been inundated by a flood of evil, in the form of collectivism, socialism, egalitarianism, and nihilism.

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Civil Disobedience and the Libertarian Division of Labor

Dick Clark explains why all libertarians should recognize the heroism of acts of civil disobedience--including the act of partaking at a marijuana rally in Boulder, Colorado on 4/20/08--even if we do not personally endorse the acts themselves.

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Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Questions for Petraeus - by Ron Paul

Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Report on Iraq to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, April 9, 2008.

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Thursday, 10 April 2008

Why I Am a Ron Paul Libertarian

by Stan Warford, a professor of computer science at Pepperdine University.This is based on a talk delivered at the Forum for Political Understanding, Pepperdine University, on April 7, 2008.

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Tuesday, 8 April 2008

All Your Monetary Base Are Belong To Us!

Reserves Of Depository Institutions And The Monetary Base...WHAT RESERVES!? It seems The Federal Reserve and consortium of banks have run dry. Will they begin tapping into your deposits to bail themselves out? It won't be that long until we find out folks.

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Friday, 4 April 2008

Hands Off Internet Gambling - by Ron Paul

The government nannies want to tell you what you can do; you never get to grow up on your own with these wannabe rulers of your life.

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Thursday, 3 April 2008

The Ron Paul Moment Has Only Begun

"Whatever your expectations for Ron Paul’s book The Revolution: A Manifesto, I can say with confidence that they have been exceeded. By a mile....The Revolution: A Manifesto makes one thing abundantly clear: anybody who thought Ron Paul’s moment was over is sorely mistaken. He’s just getting started."

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Wednesday, 2 April 2008

How Alan Greenspan Learned To Love the State

Alan Greenspan started off his political career, under Ayn Rand’s influence, as a fairly consistent Austro-libertarian. Nowadays, of course, while he still calls himself a libertarian, few would accuse him of excessive purity in that regard.

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Leave Russia Alone

By Ron PaulBefore the US House of Representatives, April 1, 2008: Statement on H Con Res 154 Expressing concern over Russian involvement in Alexander Litvinenko’s murder.

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Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Ron Paul On Money, Inflation and Government

Ron Paul stated - These past few weeks have provided an unfortunate opportunity to discuss inflation. The dollar index has reached new all-time lows. The total money supply, M3, as calculated by private sources, is growing at a disturbing 17% rate. The Fed is pumping dollars into the economy at an alarming money created from thin air.

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Monday, 31 March 2008

John McCain 2008 Presidential Campaign Financing

We the undersigned taxpayers and citizens of the United States of America, do hereby make claim to be defrauded of a fair election process that appropriately used public funding. To wit, we assert that Senator John McCain has violated the intent and purpose of the public financing system for presidential contestants.

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Friday, 28 March 2008

Washington's good doctor

Washington's good doctor
To write off Ron Paul as a loopy reactionary ignores his courageous stand on Iraq and Israel

Geoffrey Wheatcroft
The Guardian,
Thursday March 27 2008

This article appeared in the Guardian on Thursday March 27 2008 on p34 of the Comment & debate section. It was last updated at 00:03 on March 27 2008.
No presidential election for a long time has excited so much interest as this year's, outside and inside America. In personal terms, a black man, a woman and a septuagenarian war hero make most elections in most countries seem thin stuff. And yet the truth is that, while Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama slug it out in a popularity contest (or a competition in gaffes that may yet be disastrous for the Democrats), there's little to choose between them politically...

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Tuesday, 25 March 2008

The Anti-Capitalists: Barbarians at the Gate

by capitalism I mean an economy with no progressive taxes, no central bank, no pure paper currency, no drug prohibition, no gun prohibition, no quot;affirmative action quot; employment mandates for any ethnic group, no government-run health care, no federal departments of education, energy, labor, homeland security...

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Friday, 21 March 2008

No Torture, No Secret Prison Camps, No Police State

by Ron PaulBefore the US House of Representatives, March 11, 2008

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Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Bear Stearns, Jim Cramer, The Federal Reserve, JP Morgan

http://www.donharrold.netI ask again, "When will CNBC do the right thing and get rid of Jim Cramer?" Jim's advice on Bear Stearns (NYSE:BSC) is is most horrific since, well, since the dot-com disasters he shuffled folks into. Look, it's just getting too easy to point this stuff out. But, hold on, my video here is 10 minutes of other stuff...

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Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Message for Ron Paul Meetup Organizers

Dear Meetup Organizers of Ron Paul meetups,

My name is Benjamin Apple. I'm a UI Engineer at, and
a former Paul campaign volunteer. This January my brother and I
drove from NYC to Concord, New Hampshire to canvass, make phone
calls, wave signs, and meet fellow Paul supporters. Like you, I
told most of my friends and relatives about Dr. Paul and the
policies upon which he based his run for the nomination. As it
became clear that the media blackout was drastically inhibiting
what would otherwise be an extremely contagious campaign, I
began to wonder what would happen to the Freedom Movement if
and when Dr. Paul lost the race for the nomination.
Many Paul supporters, including myself, had never been inspired
to actively campaign for a candidate before they discovered
Ron. Now that Dr. Paul's shot at the nomination has passed by,
I understand that a large number of Paul supporters are
disappointed, disillusioned, and wondering what comes next. I
would encourage all Paul supporters to take inspiration from
Dr. Paul's most recent video address, in which he said, "I
don't mind playing a key role in the revolution, but it has to
be more than a Ron Paul revolution. I have always claimed this
whole effort was much bigger than one individual." Group
organizers in particular will continue to be an integral part
of the Freedom Movement's efforts to bring the issues
championed by Dr. Paul to the fore in American politics.
When Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign ended, many of
the Dean groups used their candidate's core ideals as the basis
for a new organization called Democracy for America. Years
later, DFA is a vibrant and active entity. Whether former Paul
campaign activists collectively decide to take a similar or
different route, I look forward to seeing thousands of Dr.
Paul's supporters continuing to give voice to the values which
brought us together in the first place.
I encourage you to make use of the Ron Paul meetup alliance
( if you aren't doing
so already. Communication will be key as the members of the
Love Revolution plan these next steps. If you have ideas as to
how Meetup or Meetup Alliance can better meet the
needs of activist groups, please get in touch with us at or

Best wishes,

Benjamin Apple

Paul keeps door open to 3rd party bid

Paul leaves open door to third-party bid, unlikely to support McCain.

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Wednesday, 5 March 2008

The Crisis Point of the Inflationary Boom

Costs up, labor more pricey, yet demand flagging: this is the fate of all too many of the myriad businesses which comprise the vast, hidden, submarine bulk of the iceberg that is our modern, highly specialized, vertically stratified, distributed assembly-line economy —

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Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Over 100 Murders Linked Directly Back to Clintons!

Hundreds of suspicious suicides and murders directly linked to Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and X-President Bill Clinton are portrayed with great detail. Government officials, officers, ex-lovers, employees, reporters and even children are found murdered throughout the country. This shocking documentary will leave you speechless.

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A Tribute to Communism

Friday, 29 February 2008

Bernanke Deliberately Destroying Dollar

Congressman schools Fed chairman again during House Financial Services Committee meeting, warns "history is against you".

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Thursday, 28 February 2008

The American Power Structure

Interview with Ron Paul from 1988. A MUST SEE!

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Do Elections Guarantee Freedom?

Elections are sometimes portrayed as practically giving people automatic “remote control” on the government. Elections kindly provide a chance for people to pre-program the government for the following years. The government will be based on the popular will, regardless of the ignorance of the populace or the duplicity of the government.

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Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Ron Paul for Italians



Friday, 15 February 2008

Let's Legalize Competing Currencies

Ron Paul on the real solution for the Dollar-Crisis.A must read! This applies to Europe as well. Fight the ECB!

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Thursday, 14 February 2008

Ron Paul Flashmob in Tallinn, Estonia

On 12th February 2008, 5 supporters of US Presidential candidate Ron Paul gathered on Town Hall Square in Tallinn's Old Town to show their support. The banner they displayed has travelled in Europe and has been in Strasbourg, Cologne, Munich and Karlsruhe.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Ron Paul Announces Grand March on Washington D.C.

In a video released tonight Ron Paul states, “We are at this point where we have to do something major…We have to make a grand stand, we have to stand firm and see where are numbers are…”

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Break the Matrix

To All Ron Paul Supporters And Our Friends In The Grassroots

This is the beginning, ladies and gentlemen. The beginning of the end for the stranglehold of the mainstream media. The beginning of the end for the masters in high places. The beginning of the end for the media blackout of the values and philosophies expressed by Ron Paul and other political candidates that share his views. The beginning of the time when we take our country back.

It starts right here, at We are forming a grassroots organization and movement that will carry the words and values of freedom off the Internet and out to those millions of Americans who only receive their news and entertainment from mainstream radio and television. As Dr. Paul himself said so well on February 9, 2008: “The neocons, the warmongers, the socialists, the advocates of inflation will be hearing much from you and me.” Indeed. The tired, empty mantras of “right and left,” of “conservative and liberal,” of “Democrat and Republican,” will no longer stand unchallenged in our mainstream media outlets. Freedom, prosperity, peace, hope—the great ideas are coming to America....

Continue reading at

Monday, 11 February 2008

Friday, 8 February 2008

The Conscience of a Curmudgeon

"Dear Corporate Politico-Media Complex: I will not be told what to think or who to support, nor will I ever again appear to approve of your vast criminal enterprise. Kindly kiss my rear end, now that you’ve been exposed to the entire world for the evil phonies that you are."

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Thursday, 7 February 2008

9/11 - Two Screens, Two Pills

Best Ron Paul Interview ever!

Every human being with a brain and a heart should see this. Spread it around the world!

An Interview with Congressman Ron Paul

Ron Paul talks about the collapse

Anyone who has not listened carefully to what Congressman Ron Paul is saying should probably have a quick listen. Congressman (and Presidential Candidate) Paul has served on The House Banking Committee and The Financial Services Committee. If anyone is in a position to see what our country has in store financially it is this man.

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Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

The Revolution: A Manifesto... true change

So long collectivist/socialist groups. The American Republic will once again be the beacon for individual liberty. The book is number one on Amazon and won't be published until April.

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Why Not Abolish the Fed?

One of the positions of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul that mainstream pundits find "wacky" is his call to abolish the Federal Reserve System. Never mind that two Nobel Prize-winning economists -- both libertarians -- called for the same thing.

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Friday, 1 February 2008

Ron Paul's Revolutionary Manifesto is already a Bestseller on Amazon!

This book can change our political landscape. It is brilliant and explosive, the kind of book no one in Washington would ever consider writing. The more it sells, the harder it will be for business as usual to go on – and the more firmly we will lay the groundwork for the freedom movement in the years ahead.

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Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Interview with Romney pushing announcer to support Ron Paul

Mark Larsen of 1040 AM WWBA interviewed Mitt Romney on the morning of 1/29/2008. The sneers and chuckles from slippery Romney pushed him over the edge and drove him to support Ron Paul.

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Ron Paul: "I am in this effort to win"

"Millions of Americans understand what ails our country, and what is needed to fix it. So, with you at my side, I am in this effort to win. Not only by building the ideas of liberty, but by getting the nomination."

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Friday, 25 January 2008

Karlsruhe for Ron Paul

Here is a picture taken by the member of The Karlsruhe Ron Paul Meetup Group with one of the "European Freedom Flags" circulating around European countries among the network of Euro-Paulites (join if you want to take part!).

We greet the modern Pyramid-Builders! Beware of the People waking up!

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Evidence that the GOP campaigns are united against RP

Louisiana: It appears that Ron Paul supporters outnumbered the supporters of any of his opponents. But since this was predicted, the supporters of Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, John McCain, and Mitt Romney, cooperated to set up a "fusion" slate of unpledged candidates for Delegate.

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Open Letter to (European) Greens in Behalf of Ron Paul

The impact of US presidential elections goes well beyond American borders. The United States is not just the most powerful and wealthiest nation in the world; its political positioning on the most controversial issues strongly influences, if not drives, the rest of the world.

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Wednesday, 23 January 2008

MSM's Complicit In US Official Nuke Prolif. story's blackout

For the second time in two weeks, the entire U.S. press has let itself be scooped by Rupert Murdoch's London Sunday Times on a dynamite story of criminal activities by corrupt U.S. officials promoting nuclear proliferation. But there is a worse journalistic sin than being scooped, and that is participating in a cover-up of information that demands

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Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Monday, 21 January 2008

Ron Paul Flashmob: Cologne, Germany

Here are some pictures of a Ron Paul Flashmob in Cologne, Germany, on January 20th 2008. The "Freedom Flag" is touring around Europe!

How Free Is the "Free Market"?

With "free markets" like this, who needs socialism?

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Thursday, 17 January 2008

Make the Dollar Good as Gold

Ron Paul, in an scholarly and thoughtful piece from 1985, spells out his strategy toward sound money.

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Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Ron Paul Becomes a Frontrunner in Florida

Most of the supporters who talked to The Beacon have Paul's message points memorized: Over 10 terms in Congress, he never voted to raise taxes, and never went on a government-paid junket. As a doctor, he has never accepted Medicare or Medicaid, yet he has never turned away a patient for financial reasons.

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What Is Success for Liberty?

It has been a disappointing couple of weeks for many of the Ron Paul Revolutionaries. Ron Paul received about 10% of the vote in the Iowa caucuses and then received about 8% of the vote in the New Hampshire primary, just missing out on third and fourth place in both...

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Sunday, 13 January 2008

Let Freedom Ring!

New video by the "racist" Paulites...

Martin Luther King's Message - Obama Got NOTHING on Ron Paul

Friday, 11 January 2008

And, yes, thank God for Ron Paul!

The South Carolina Debate
by Andrew Sullivan

For me, the big news was that Fred Thompson is alive. He came out swinging against Huckabee in ways that frankly surprised me. Funny at times, acerbic at others, he seemed much more comfortable as a campaigner. I also have to say that on national security, McCain was simply far and away the most reassuring as a potential president. When he ran through his national security experience, you could almost see Giuliani shrinking visibly into his suit. His weak points were his somewhat desperate plea to "round up" illegal immigrants and his demagoguic resort to calling any critique of the Iraq occupation as somehow an attack on the troops. Please.
Romney had one good riff on change - reminding me of what he could have presented himself as in this election, i.e. an able executive rather than a pandering pseudo-Christianist theo-bot. Huckabee is, however, very good under fire - affable, not very flappable, and humane. His response to the Ephesians question was disingenuous, however. The Scripture does not tell husbands to submit to wives. It tells them to love their wives in return for their wives' obedience. And, of course, when he explains that marriage teaches human beings "how to love," any gay person listening can only hear exclusion. He doesn't care, but there it is. But I do feel obliged to tell Republicans: love is not exclusive to heterosexuals. And gay couples are not antithetical to family life.

And, yes, thank God for Ron Paul.

No one else, except McCain, copped to the GOP's rank betrayal of fiscal conservatism, limited government, prudent foreign policy and civil liberties. When he was asked to disown the 9/11 Truthers, he gave a revealing answer, and one that reflects on the newsletters issue. It just isn't in his nature to adopt other people's views, or to tell anyone else what to believe or what to say. He doesn't just believe in libertarianism; he lives it. This means that he doesn't have the instinct to police anyone else's views or actions within the law or the Constitution. I don't think it excuses his negligence in the past, but it does help me understand it better.
One other vital thing: none of the candidates seems to have the slightest nuance on the Iraq war. I don't find Paul's extreme non-interventionism to be palatable; but I don't think it's less inherently reasonable than McCain's belief in occupying half the planet for ever as long as we don't have US casualties. Giuliani is the nuttiest. Romney just vacuous and dumb. To listen to McCain, you would honestly think Iraq would soon become a peaceful, unified, independent nation. At best, that might happen in 50 years time. Until then, we have to occupy the place, constantly juggling various militias, appeasing various factions, arming those who will one day attack us and then the next day realign with us? Empire is a rough business. And when you're running en empire on borrowed money and your own currency is going down the tubes, it's not an indefinite prospect. And if McCain believes Arab culture will tolerate a permanent American occupation the way that Koreans or Germans have, he has learned nothing from these past five years and even less from history.
He is, however, clearly the Republicans' best viable candidate. That is the good news for the GOP. Given the imperial over-reach it implies, it is also the bad news.

Myth and Truth About Libertarianism

Libertarianism is the fastest growing political creed in America today. Before judging and evaluating libertarianism, it is vitally important to find out precisely what that doctrine is, and, more particularly, what it is not.

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Monday, 7 January 2008

Thursday, 3 January 2008

Why Don't People Get It?

Waiting in line at a government post office, I wondered why Walmart doesn't offer this service . . .?

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