Monday, April 30, 2007

Ron Paul May Be Banned by Fox from the May 15th "Debate"

It appears Fox News will be filtering the opinions of those who dissent from Republican dogma by choosing who may compete in the May 15th Republican debate.

Actually, you can't call it a debate. Only the top three candidates are assured of inclusion. So it will essentially be a circle jerk. For certain, illegal immigration won't be mentioned. These guys have no problem with our population doubling courtesy of illegal Mexican illegitimate births.

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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Four Years Later

Borrowed from, actual quotes:

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Ron Paul Interviewed in College Dorm Room

No joke. I love this!

James Kotecki emails: Today Ron Paul made history as the first-ever Presidential candidate to be interviewed from a college dorm room. Here's the video we made. (

Monday, April 23, 2007

Tonight on Lou Dobbs: Ron Paul

Tonight on Lou Dobbs (CNN): Ron Paul discusses issues that affect the middle class.Would someone tape this for me? For more reasons than I can list, I don't take cable. YouTube, DVD, 8 mm, any format will work.

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Security and Liberty by Ron Paul

More from Ron Paul in his Texas Staight Talk Column on Virginia Tech, guns, and freedom vs security.
Government cannot protect us. No matter how many laws we pass, no matter how many police or federal agents we put on the streets, a determined individual or group still can cause great harm. Perhaps the only good that can come from these terrible killings is a reinforced understanding that we as individuals are responsible for our safety and the safety of our families.

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Ron Paul leads McCain, Giuliani in NH fundraising

In the New Hampshire Republican primary race, Ron Paul is currently in 2nd place when it comes to fundraising, beating McCain and Guiliani, and trailing only Romney. What would happen if the candidate the media is ignoring wins the first primary early next year?

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Ron Paul: More Guns Will Deter Shootings

Ron Paul spoke with yesterday and said what many of us have been trying to express: "A concealed gun carried by a responsible person -- that might have ended the problem that they had at Virginia Tech with one person being killed or two people being killed," adding that 9/11 may have turned out differently had the pilots been armed.

Amid calls by liberals for even further gun control -- despite the fact that the murderer would not have adhered to yet more laws -- some more rational souls are saying that the answer is to allow the law-abiding to defend themselves.

Dr. Paul is not alone. All freedom-loving individuals need to continue to express the need for individual self-defense as the answer to crime. When the cops can't get there -- and just as with Virginia Tech, most of the time they can't until after the fact -- we, ourselves, are our only defense.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Ron Paul today on the Federal Reserve

Monday, April 09, 2007

The Federal Reserve Monopoly over Money
by Ron Paul

Recently I had the opportunity to question Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke when he appeared before the congressional Joint Economic committee. The topic that morning was the state of the American economy, and many of my colleagues raised questions about how the Fed might better "regulate" things to ease fears of an economic downturn. The tenor of my colleagues' questions suggested that Mr. Bernanke's job is nothing less than to run the U.S. economy, like some kind of Soviet central planner.

Certainly it's true that Mr. Bernanke can drastically affect the economy at the drop of a hat, simply by making decisions about the money supply and interest rates. But why do members of Congress assume this is good? Why do we accept without objection that a small group of people on the Federal Reserve Board wields so much power over our economic well-being? Is centralized, monopoly control over our money even compatible with a supposedly free-market economy?

Few Americans give much thought to the Federal Reserve System or monetary policy in general. But even as they strive to earn a living, and hopefully save or invest for the future, Congress and the Federal Reserve Bank are working insidiously against them. Day by day, every dollar you have is being devalued.

The greatest threat facing America today is not terrorism, or foreign economic competition, or illegal immigration. The greatest threat facing America today is the disastrous fiscal policies of our own government, marked by shameless deficit spending and Federal Reserve currency devaluation. It is this one-two punch-- Congress spending more than it can tax or borrow, and the Fed printing money to make up the difference-- that threatens to impoverish us by further destroying the value of our dollars.

The Fed's inflationary policies hurt older people the most. Older people generally rely on fixed incomes from pensions and Social Security, along with their savings. Inflation destroys the buying power of their fixed incomes, while low interest rates reduce any income from savings. So while Fed policies encourage younger people to overborrow because interest rates are so low, they also punish thrifty older people who saved for retirement.
The financial press sometimes criticizes Federal Reserve policy, but the validity of the fiat system itself is never challenged. Both political parties want the Fed to print more money, either to support social spending or military adventurism. Politicians want the printing presses to run faster and create more credit, so that the economy will be healed like magic- or so they believe.

Fiat dollars allow us to live beyond our means, but only for so long. History shows that when the destruction of monetary value becomes rampant, nearly everyone suffers and the economic and political structure becomes unstable. Spendthrift politicians may love a system that generates more and more money for their special interest projects, but the rest of us have good reason to be concerned about our monetary system and the future value of our dollars.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Paul a close second in PJ Media

Dr. Paul finished a close second last week in the PJ Media staw poll, and is leading so far this week. (Vote in the PJ poll here to the right of this column.)

PJMedia is still trying to make excuses for why Dr No is doing so well, calling him a "purely Internet Phenomenon." Y'all used to say the internet was the the future of politics, that cosmos in which the next President would be elected. And now netizens are banned from voting for our nation's executive? Complete comments of the PJ Editor:

What does the ascendancy of Fred Thompson and Ron Paul mean? Is this an Internet (early adopter) harbinger of things to come? In the case of Thompson, we think this is indeed a possibility. The former Tennessee senator-slash-prosecutor-slash-movie-and-television-star has… despite being undeclared … fared quite well on other polls. On the latest Fox News Poll he is ahead of the declared Romney and the undeclared Gingrich, ditto on the Gallup Poll.

Ron Paul is a different matter. The paleo-libertarian seems to be a purely Internet Phenomenon. He has yet to score significantly on any national poll, his best being a mere 3% on Zogby. Of course this could change. Pajamas Media would like to note, however, that the vast majority of his votes in our poll (1331 of 1725) were placed right here on the portal site, suggesting a determined effort by his supporters to “bomb” this poll. Support for other candidates in both parties is spread over the approximately three hundred and growing websites that now have widgets (polling places) for the PJM Straw Poll.

Vox Day offers an interesting anaylysis of the poll results here.

And Mike Tennant via comments here.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Ron Paul, the Friendliest Republican on MySpace

"Dr. No" beats out all other GOP candidates with roughly 5,000 MySpace buddies, though not coming close to touching the popular Obama. Why do the media insist on tagging him a "long shot"? For now I prefer the label, Internet Dark Horse.

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