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Poll: When did you become a Ron Paul supporter?

I became a supporter in December 2007, when I saw some of the first youtube videos about his campaign.

Maybe with the new website software we can setup a poll to see how the movement is growing and how many people joined the movement in the last months?



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Two Years and Three Weeks Ago....

I had the tube turned on while I was working in another room to listen to the American debates for the next President of the United States. In a sarcastic approach to Americans, I figured I'd listen to who the next Idiot of the world would be. When I heard the words, "I'm Ron Paul, a champion of the constitution and I'm running for the president of the United States", I dropped everything to see the man who said these words. I've been hooked ever since and a better person for it.

Hubby, early 2007

Myself, after the Values Voter Debate. (now you know) And, yes, my husband does have a higher IQ than I.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

1997 or so...

I ran across lewrockwell.com, and became an instant fan. I waited a long time for him to run for president... I was hoping he'd do it in 2000. When he formally announced, I went down to his Arlington office to see how I could help that very day. I knew that things were about to change for the liberty movement, as our views would be aired in primetime for the first time in my life.

Jan 08

The moment i was first exposed to his campaign on YouTube by my good friend Devon, who was living at my apt at the time. Thanks Dev!

In the past 2 years of my 22 year life I have learned more important information and gained more insight on life itself than in my other 20 years combined. Thank you Dr. Paul!

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"So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause."

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I agree with that

I'm only closing in on a year, but I litterally spent the first Month after discovering Dr Paul saying 'yes, I agree with that, that's exactly what I think'

What an amazing experience

What an amazing experience it has been!

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"So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause."

* * * * * * * NEW R3VOLUTION HIP HOP TRACKS!! * * * * * * *
Http://www.YouTube.com/mortisnoctu

Me too

Me too

Napolitano: "We need Ron Paul now!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k3JNRTVI0Q

Me three!

Me three!

1988

When I worked to get him on the ballot here in Nebraska. It was very, very lonely back then.

September of 1960

I just didn't realize it until I watched F2F. When I heard Dr. Paul describe the IRS, the banking etc. I said I believe that is true, always have, now I have a voice and I'm not even from Texas...imagine that.

Miamisburg, Montgomery County, Ohio

I heard about him

in 1984 during the farm credit crisis. I supported him in the 1988 run.

May 2007 after the 2nd GOP Presidential Debate!

Thank God and trust evil men like Rudy Guiliani to make arrogant, illogical, and fallacious arguments and make ad hominem attacks against older and clearly much more distinguished and learned men like the honorable Dr. Ron Paul.

I sat down one afternoon coming back from work, turned the tube (aka government mind control device) to Fox News and witnessed the exchange between Guiliani and Paul about the reasons why 911 happened. I never heard anything like what Dr. Paul said. It is was clear, concise and backed by facts. It was also in such contrast to Guiliani's words that I had to know more about this Dr. Paul.

Hundreds of Google searches later and these were my favorite search queries:
Who is Ron Paul?
Ron Paul writing
Ron Paul Speaches
Ron Paul videos
Ron Paul Meetup
www.ronpaul2008.com
www.ronpaulparapresidente.com
shop.cafepress.com/ron-paul
LewRockwell.com
DailyPaul.com
*websites not in any particular order

About two weeks later in June 2008, I caught a bus and met up with fellow curious folks in Miami Beach. People had driven as long as 2 hours to get there (Naples and northern Palm Beach county are long ways away).

The rest is history.

What is the point of having free will if one cannot spit in the eye of the destiny others leave you with? #ActorofConscience
www.twitter.com/HectorinMiami

2/16/07

When I stumbled across Paul's "The End of Dollar Hegemony" speech (link below) through a google search and thought to myself, wow an elected official I actually can support.

http://www.house.gov/paul/congrec/congrec2006/cr021506.htm

Early 2008

I had heard of Ron Paul, but not being from Texas, was unfamiliar with his message. At the time, the campaign was just starting, the revolution was gearing up.

I had lunch with a VERY liberty minded friend. We see eye-to-eye on so much. I asked him his thoughts on the candidates and he said "Ron Paul" without hesitation. We had a nice conversation about Dr. Paul. I learned enough in that conversation to visit Dr. Paul's campaign site and read his position statements myself. That was enough for me. Now I knew for myself why I would vote for Dr. Paul. Finding the DP was just icing on the cake! This site Rocks!

All my life I have been a Republican based on free market principles. I was often agog at the nonsense coming out of Washington, even when the conservatives where in charge. I had a flash of hope when the Republican "Contract" was espoused. I also liked the idea of the "kinder, gentler" government we were supposed to get.

Even with all that... I cannot remember the last time I voted for the chosen candidates of the two main parties. I have voted Perot, Nader, and now Paul.

1978

Even bought Silver Morgans. They were in okay shape. I contributed to his Congressional Campaigns and I have communicated with him, although not lately. I would like to speak with him one on one for about half an hour. Or be invited to speak on my subject, "The Law Is The Enemy".

1988.

1988.

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

January of 2008 during the "Republican" debates...

When I first heard his voice of reason I asked, "who IS this guy???"

He seemed to be the only REAL Republican up there.

Within a few days of studying more about this great man I was fully on board!

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Late August 07

my cousin had his pic on his myspace page -
when I went to check him (RP) out via youtube videos etc I was hooked - radically changed and one of thousands whose apathy was cured and ignited in the area of Non Interventionism. Ron Paul the true peace candidate.

I woke up when an elderly

I woke up when an elderly freind told me about Ron Paul. I had utter distain and contempt for the federal government at the time. My freind said I should check out Dr.Paul and he gave a Ron Paul bumper sticker. I stuck it on the bumper of my old work truck to humor him as he knew I wasn't political. Then I watched the presidential (why I don't know) debates I couldn't beleive my ears, so I investigated Dr.Paul and found the man to be credible and trust-worthy. I bought and read his book End the Fed. After that I was Hooked I'm reading about things a year or so ago I could have cared less about. Once you are awake to the truth it's impossible to go back to sleep. Dr. Paul has awakend so many people......We have more battles ahead, It's my greatest hope to see all americans live free and chase their dreams whatever they may be. We all have to do our part by talking to our freinds and neighbors to spread the word of truth. Once the masses are awake it will be like a sleeping giant that no media or government can supress.........keep the faith-

Ditto for me...

I saw AFTF in August of '07 and knowing that Ron Paul was running on the republican ticket for president and seeing him in AFTF I knew who I was going to vote for after doing alot of research.

P.S. Big sheep that I was at the time I was going to vote for JOE BIDEN!!! ALAS AND ALACK.. Woe was me.

Darla 4 RON PAUL

Not soon enough!

Just in the past few months.

I've been reading about the founding and liberty for a number of years now in addition to Bastiat, Friedman, Rand, etc. I've watched our elected and non-elected leaders drag us farther and farther down with the politics of special interests, devaluing the dollar, engaging in unproductive wars and so on. Bush pushed me to the edge and the current Obama/Pelosi regime has pushed me over. I think there are a lot of citizens out there who "feel" like I do, but don't understand the reasons why.

I've spent a lot of time these past months reading the Daily Paul, watching Ron Paul videos and Judge Napolitano on Freedom Watch, viewing lectures from the Mises Institute among other things. It all dovetails with many of the conclusions I'd reached on my own (and greatly adds to it).

So, I hope I can redeem myself (and my vote for McCain in 08) by supporting true liberty candidates. When my income allows, I'm sending small donations to candidates like Rand Paul and Jake Towne and will support Ron Paul in 2012.

Okay you guys I think I win this!

I became a Ron paul Supporter way back when Ron Paul first ran for office. I donated to his campaign! I was a chapter leader at the time in the John Birch Society and we used to publish a weekly news magazine called Review of he News. It published the voting records of all congressman and senators 4 times a Year. I think the year Ron was first elected was 1976? but that's when I became a Ron Paul supporter and have been ever since. He voted 100% in favor of the Constitution!! Surprise, surprise!! I have in my hand a New American magazine, another Birch Publication Dated April 28, 1987. Front page is a picture of Ron Paul and the main article "A BRIDGE BACK TO LIBERTY", by Congressman Ron Paul. But it was way before that!~!Ron Paul is my hero forever!!!!!!!!!!!!

mister h2o

1996

I first heard of Ron Paul in 1996, when we found ourselves on his national patriot mailing list when he was running for Congress again. Despite Newt Gingrich, the Bushes, & the rest of the neocon GOP establishment actively campaigning against him, he won! I wish that I'd known about him in 1988, when he ran for President as a Libertarian. I knew that if he ever ran for President again, I was going to be involved! You newcomers to the cause really inspire & motivate me! I'm so glad that the signs, comments on Digg, videos, etc. have made a difference!

way back when

My jouney started more than 10 years ago, during a local "jsutice pro se" meeting and many discussed Ron Paul's views, so when the election came up, it only made sense to join in, and like all of you , I am so glad I did. The best part is that we are still like family...My favorite thing is when your driving and we see each others bumper stickers...the horn honking and fist pumping "Yeah brother!!" ...and sisters.

"No army can stop an idea whose time has come"

I just became an 'official'

I just became an 'official' member here so I could make my first comment. Unfortunately, I didn't hear of Ron Paul until after the elections. A blog writer was giving away his campaign bumper stickers in response to the ridiculous MO paper calling followers of Ron Paul, and others, terrorists. I respected this blogger, so I took some time to read and watch some Ron Paul stuff. I was hooked! (I also sent for a bumper sticker which is proudly displayed on my car!) How I'd not heard of him before is beyond me! (Probably because I largely ignore politicians because I think they're all crooks!) I try to push his videos and anything else I can from this sight to get folks to wake up! I'm planning on sending a donation to Michael Nystrom to help keep this sight going. We need to be able to hear about the liberty workers out there! Thanks everyone for helping educate folks like me. P.S. I'm jealous of all of you who have been following Dr. Paul for years! He gives REAL hope, and I would love to have been hearing his message for the last 20 years!

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1996

When I became a Libertarian. I was watching C-SPAN one fine day when I hear a guy giving a speech at the "Libertarian National Convention". That man was Michael Badnarik (hope he is doing better after the heart attack). Anyway, I LOVED what was being said, I thought: that is EXACTLY how I think things should be. I had never heard the Libertarian message before, the only other contact I'd ever seen was a "Vote Libertarian" bumper sticker on a car where I used to work. My thought was that this part must be some socialist / communist gang because Libertarian sounded to me like "Liberal". Anyway, I ran right out and registered Libertarian and that's when I got involved deeply in politics (voted repub. before). After that, in my research I was wondering how many Libertarians were in Congress, so I searched the internet and guess how popped up? Dr. Ron Paul. From that day on, I've been a loyal fan, and in '08 a very proud supporter in actions and financially. If you made it this far in my little story, then you are in for a real treat. One evening in '96 I went to a Libertarian rally in Boulder CO. I was dressed up in a suit and tie (wow was I out of place LOL). Anyway the late Harry Browne was going to be speaking. I waited outside the door until everyone else had gone into the room (at the hotel), I was kinda doubting whether I should go in since I was so out of place. Then Harry Browne appeared and began speaking to a reporter from the Daily Camera paper. Suddenly, the reported looked over at me, and asked me to come into the interview. (WOW) I was there with Harry and I told my story (above). The next day my picture was in the paper (front page) shaking hands with Harry Browne. Wait, it gets better. The next day I get a call and I'm invited to attend a formal dinner (at an executive club) in Denver, and to sit at Harry's table. OMG! So I rented a tux and went to the dinner. A night I will never forget. And yes, I voted for Harry Browne for president that year.

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

Spring, 1988

Later that summer, I watched him on the Morton Downey show (the one you can see on YouTube)and that made up my mind. I voted for him that year, my first ever vote at age 18. :)

Poll response

Became involved in the role of an acting supporter since 1984.

donvino

Poll response

Became involved in the role of an acting supporter since 1984.

p.s. BTW freiheit...just had some sauerkraut for dinner lol

donvino

lol

Actually I don't like sauerkraut much. :-)

Napolitano: "We need Ron Paul now!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k3JNRTVI0Q