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What are the top 5 issues that now define the Ron Paul Revolution?

Call us The TeaParty or The Ron Paul Republicans, now that we are gaining in recognition and influence, outsiders as well as our enemies are now trying to define who we are and what we stand for. Allowing this redefinition by those who seek to stop us would not be good!

If we had a vote, I'm wondering what top 5 issues would now best define our movement and who we are?



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As an individual

interested in RP's ideas and the liberty movement in general, I would say adding a formal clause to the Constitution which enunciates the natural rights of an individual

Property (ie. theft/seizure/appropriation/acquisition)
Agency (record/press/contract/currency)
Corporality (abuse/violation/deprivation/assault)
Sovereignty (encroachment/persecution/obstruction/surveillance)
Philosophy (ideals/hypotheses/implements/vocation)
Spirituality (authorization/rectification/dogma/dictate)

"Ideal of the Individual"
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/122408

RP Revolution

1) Non - Intervention foreign policy (this is number one) everything else is based on this - and it is what sets the "liberty movement" apart from the GOP the Tea Party etc... bring all troops home from around the entire world - and we begin to not only see lives saved - better plan for peace but also an increase to our own economy and a better defense of our homeland.

2) Economy .... sound money (RP understands this better than anyone) the study of Austrian economics.

3) Personal Liberty - ending the "one nation under surveliance" agenda - letting people put what they choose into their bodies - making their own choices.
Right to Personal property - Right to bear arms.
This can appeal to the smaller government folks - it is still a true need .. less government.

4) Upholding the Constitution - in every area ...
plain and simple -
calling the congress the senate, all of them back to the law of the land.

5) to revisit "number one" - and make it happen!

top 5

1) End the wars, bring all troops homes, no foreign bases

2) End the Fed and fractional reserve banking

3) Do away with the IRS and taxation

4) Oppose all government spending

5) Support civil liberties and oppose government surveillance

Let me rephrase item 4 (and also 3)



Nos: 1, 2, 5 are great, as stated.

No 3. is fine in principle, but realistically I believe we may need to have some form of Sales-Tax/Fair-Tax, if we succeeded in abolishing the entire Income Tax (and those 400,000 pages of abuse). So, I would just rephrase this objective here, as a practicle matter, to say "Do away with the IRS and the Income Tax" (which would still be a truly major and transformative accomplishment).
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But No. 4 is totally way beyond the realm of reality here, and badly needs to be rephrased. There is no way you can possibly just "oppose all government spending". Not all government spending is "evil" here. For example, Rural Electrification was a good thing. Building Interstate and Intercontinental Railroads were a good thing. Most peoples parents/grandparents simply could not survive or feed themselves today without that monthly Social Security check. Unemployment checks, if you've ever been laid-off (and are not rich), are absolutely necessary in order to just get by and survive.

But we can all agree here to oppose the immoral and bankrupt corruption of Corporate Welfare spending, Banker Bailouts spending, Corporate Subsidies spending, and World Empire violence and aggression spending.

This is the place where we corrupt our Nation, and rob our own people blind.

It is all about liberty and freedom...

1) Freedom of self govt which means abide by the constitution.

2) Freedom in economics which means doing away from central bank, set interest rates, regulations, paper money not backed by anything.

3) Freedom to others...which means we don't interfere and intervene in other nations.

4) Freedom from tyranny which means no spying on citizens, no without-reason searches, no national data bases, etc.

5) Freedom to fail. Whether it be in business, personal life, your health, etc. There can be no success without the possibility of failing.

Here's mine

1. Restoration of limited constitutional government and a rule of just law.
2. End of racket-enabling wars for profit and control (including war on drugs).
3. Eliminate corporatist monopoly on money and restore freedom/soundness in money.
4. Eliminate deficit spending and central government hyper-intervention into the economy - balance budget.
5. Eliminate surveillance state - restore civil liberties and respect for free people.

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Freedom - Peace - Prosperity

Top 5 Issue's

1. Foriegn Policy - End the Neo Con Imperialist Foriegn Policy that is bankrupting our country. Break the stronghold of the military industial complex's influence on our budget. Stop giving money to every country in the world, and BRING OUR TROOPS HOME!
2. Sound Money - Eliminate the Fed's Monopoly, and ability to pick favorites, with our money supply. Competing currencies is really the way to go.
3. Corporate/Wall St/Gov Corruption - Eliminate the ability of Big Corporate entities and Wall St to use the coersive powers of the gov to rape and pillage the middle class.
4. Free Markets - Very much related to some of the above, but establishing true free markets will allow for and direct the most efficient use of capital for the overall gain of society.
5. Government Spending - Both Foriegn and Domestic Spending needs to be reduced, and the Income Tax needs to be illiminated.

I forgot

INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY - Above All.

Top Five Challenges to getting Ron Paul elected

This may sound OT, but I'd rather define the challenges of getting Ron Paul elected. Since Ron Paul's credentials are impeccible, all of these are image challenges. BTW: This is how lots of RPnaysayers people define RP now.

1. Not a real Republican: Many consider him a Libertarian in Republican's clothing...including the GOP, thus they work against him.

2. Kookiness: considered to have too much association with truthers, racists, etc.

3. Not a leader: considered a professor type, not a mover shaker that can get things done.

4. Considered too old...and thus too weak (lots of people make fun of his voice).

5. Considered to sell out to make deals for Texas. This is a pretty new argument against RP, but I've seen it a few times.

Get over some of these and Ron Paul gets elected.

Thanks for bringing this up Boru!!!

It is important to observe their tactics so that each of us can raise awareness around the motive behind these attacks.

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

the 5 should be...

1. Individual Rights granted by our Creator and listed in the Bill of Rights, of Life, Liberty, & Property.The repeal of all laws violating those Rights including - firearms laws; forced insurance coverage; Social Security and Medicare; marriage licenses; database ID's or licensing except for birth & death certificates; zoning, health, safety, and building codes - including searches, inspections, fines, fees, penalties, and permits, & property taxes on personal and business properties.
2. Secure the boarders. Make only a couple of airports truely international ports of entry. Then the citizens would not have to treated like criminals at all airports in the country.
3. Constitutional government required and the impeachment and removal from office those who do not uphold and adhere to the strict interpretation of the Constitution & Bill of Rights and it's limitations on government. Repeal all Treaties that violate the Sovereignty of the Constitution and the Rights of the People.
4. Keeping the value of our currency sound is the duty and law that Congress must follow according to the Constitution. Those representatives of the People in government will be REQUIRED to pay all debts they incur by fraud, manipulation, and overspending of the citizen's money collected through taxation, then removed from office and imprisoned under criminal law statutes. The conquered shall pay all debts incurred by war not the citizenry.
5. Free markets with no regulations, inspections, licensing, fines, penalties, fees, or permits. Being subject only to civil contract laws and criminal laws and duties to the nation in times of war.

2Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

What about the Natural Right

What about the Natural Right to enter into Contracts, and the resulting OBLIGATION of Contracts? Do you think that that Right should be done away with? Do you think that the Government should have the Right to regulate what goes into these Private Contracts?

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"Ehhh, What's ups Doc?" B.Bunny "Scwewy Wabbit!"E. Fudd
People's Awareness Coalition: Deprogramming Sequence

upholding contracts is a part

of contract law in my #5 (the natural right to enter into or stay out of any contract). the judicial part of our government is there to uphold the common law of contracts and settle any disputes and lawsuits. the government has never had the authority to nullify any contract except in times of war so that the enemy cannot be helped in any way.
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2Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

The best ways are close to home.

1-5 should not be a collectivist agenda unless you want to recycle socialism and pander to its politics. But the likes of collectivism can not be fought through collectivist action.

Here are 3 individualist things we can do to create a free market.

1.) Sustain your family on your property with sustainable energy, food, water, materials, and shelter.

2.) Become an entrepreneur, because you have eliminated most of your costs (with the exception of tax) using permaculture, now you can use a hobby to create a profit.

3.) Re-invest profit for expanding permaculture, or use this profit to generate goodwill for the community whilst educating community member about Free Market Economics and Agriculture. Or use this profit as a start-up to generate more revenue locally, using horizontal integration one can become a local supplier of information, agriculture, healthcare, and many other currently mal-treated local markets.

It is easy to accomplish local goals when you invest your time wisely

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

It would be interesting to hear some details about

your adventure including successes, challenges and how it is being received. Sounds great!

I have a lot of plans.

1.)Permaculture under Ben Berhnardt for 90 days
2.)Law school for 3 years while using the church to create a agrarian clergy movement in North Florida.
3.)Hopefully representing medical dispensaries after law school in civil court.
4.)Starting portfolio to fund egalitarian permaculture community in Central America
5.)Using the sustainable community portfolio to start the first permaculture academy.

It won’t be easy. The hardest part will be avoiding our favorite uncle. This is a very peaceful plan, and the purpose of gaining support from the church will keep me from being a victim of the fed… hopefully. I hope to accomplish all of these goals but it will take an immense amount of time, hard work, support from friends and family, as well as money and goodwill generated from this system.

But I honestly think it will work, a lot of people can’t assume where they will be in 10 years, but if you know what it takes to be truly free than 10 years of planning is worth every second… especially when I think about the atmosphere I want my kids to grow up in.

Thanks for asking Ralph!

Do you have any similar plans?

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

I've studied multi-generational housing for

about 30 years and how housing design affects the family and thus the individual. I've settled on a courtyard home configuration where 3-4 generations can live in separate but equal cottage (small) homes and stay in touch with their family for a life time. Part of the central court yard is to be used for growing food. The idea is for this is to serve at least 12 generations.

Wow, that is impressive!

How much acreage are you working with? What’s your climate? If you can, you should grow some Maranga Trees… they have a seriously high range of outputs for you to work with. You seem as though you have an open mind and have shifted your conscious towards individualism. I think you would enjoy this article.

http://www2.kenyon.edu/projects/Permaculture/paper.htm

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

I live in Mississippi and have not decided where I want to build

the model. Man is the only animal that is not natrually endowed with the skills to build his own shelter and it is of paramount importance on his holistic being. Get housing right and it solves all kinds of problems.

Top 5

1. Sound Money
2. Having a sane, non-interventionist foreign policy
3. End the War on Drugs
4. Abolishing the Income Tax
5. End all unconstitutional departments, including Energy, Education.

J SAID IT PERFECTLY...SO I'LL REPEAT...

1. Sound Money
2. Having a sane, non-interventionist foreign policy
3. End the War on Drugs
4. Abolishing the Income Tax
5. End all unconstitutional departments, including Energy, Education.

I'LL JUST ADD A FEW MORE FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS AND PROGRAMS TO #5 ABOVE.
Incidently, none of these include any military or defense agencies.

HERE WE GO...

National Endowment of the Arts
FEMA
Federal Reserve (pseudo government agency)
Natinal Wild Horse and Burro Program
Social Security (pay back-w/interest-all who want out)
FDIC (a real sham organization)
Freddy Mac & Fannie Mae
FHA
HUD
Administration on Aging (AoA)
Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD)
Administration for Native Americans (ANA)
Children's Bureau (CB)
Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)
Head Start Bureau (HSB)
Healthy Marriage Initiative (HMI)
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE)
Office of Community Services Block Grant (OCS)
Office of Family Assistance (OFA) / Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) [3]
President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Indian Health Service (IHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Office of Minority Health (OMH)
Program Support Center (PSC)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin.(SAMHSA)
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT)
Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (CFBCI)
Employees' Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB)
Employment Standards Administration (ESA)
The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)
Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)
Women's Bureau (WB)
Job Corps
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Internet Access and Training Program
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
Bureau of Human Resources
Bureau of Information Resource Management
Bureau of Intelligence and Research
Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
Bureau of International Organization Affairs
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
Bureau of Legislative Affairs
Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
Bureau of Public Affairs
Bureau of Resource Management
Bureau of South Asian Affairs
Bureau of Verification, Compliance, and Implementation
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
Counterterrorism Office (which produces the Patterns of Global Terrorism report)
National Foreign Affairs Training Center (former Foreign Service Institute)
Office of International Information Programs
Office of the Legal Adviser
Office of Management Policy
Office of Protocol
Office of the Science and Technology Adviser
Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
Office of War Crimes Issues (They blew the Bush war crimes)
Car Allowance Rebate System (Cash for Clunkers)
Cash for Appliances Program
Bureau of the Public Debt
Community Development Financial Institution Fund (CDFI)

INDEPENDENT AGENCIES of the U.S. GOVERNMENT;
National health and insurance system
African Development Foundation
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)
Agency for International Development (USAID)
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC)
Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
U.S. Arctic Research Commission (USARC)
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) (EVIL WAR-MONGERS)
US Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR)
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE)
Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA)
Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Export-Import Bank of the United States (ExIm)
Farm Credit Administration (FCA)
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Federal Election Commission (FEC)
Federal Maritime Commission
Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission (FMSHRC)
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States (FCSC)
General Services Administration (GSA)
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Inter-American Foundation (IAF)
International Trade Commission (ITC)
Learn and Serve America (LSA)
National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC)
National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
National Ice Center (NIC)
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) (NRPC)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Transportation Research Center (NTRC)
Office of Government Ethics (OGE)(LOT OF GOOD THEY DO)
Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
Selective Service System (SSS)
Senior Corps
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC)
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
United States Trade and Development Agency (TDA)

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS;
Financial crisis inquiry commission
Administrative Committee of the Federal Register
American Battle Monuments Commission
Appalachian Regional Commission
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board)
Arctic Research Commission
Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Interagency Coordinating Committee
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
Chief Acquisition Officers Council
Chief Financial Officers Council
Chief Human Capital Officers Council
Chief Information Officers Council
Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee
Commission of Fine Arts
Commission on International Religious Freedom
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)
Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States
Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction
Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States
Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Delaware River Basin Commission
Denali Commission
Endangered Species Committee
Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
Federal Advisory Committees
Federal Executive Boards
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
Federal Financing Bank
Federal Geographic Data Committee
Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds (YA GOTTA LOVE THIS ONE!)
Federal Interagency Committee on Education
Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy
Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
Federal Library and Information Center Committee
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Commission
Indian Arts and Crafts Board
Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group
Interagency Council on Homelessness
Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
Japan-United States Friendship Commission
Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries
Joint Fire Science Program
Marine Mammal Commission
Migratory Bird Conservation Commission
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Mississippi River Commission
Morris K. Udall Foundation: Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy
National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare
National Indian Gaming Commission
National Park Foundation
Northwest Power Planning Council
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
Presidio Trust
Regulatory Information Service Center
Social Security Advisory Board
Susquehanna River Basin Commission
Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (No IRS-NO NEED)
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Veterans Day National Committee
Vietnam Educational Foundation
White House Commission on Presidential Scholars – "Presidential Scholars Program"
White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance

BEAR IN MIND THAT NOT ONE OF THESE AGENCIES PRODUCES ANYTHING---THEY JUST LEECH AND TRANSFER WEALTH FROM ONE CLASS TO ANOTHER.

ANY WONDER WHY WE'RE BROKE???

"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

the biggest issue today

Helping all our liberty candidates win office in 2010!

For some people....

Complaining and being keyboard warriors, accomplishing no measurable results in the real world.

Sun Tzu, the Art of War. If you haven't read it in a while, pick up a copy at your local used book store.

Politics are heavily influenced by public opinion.

Compare the dramatically declining TV ratings with Internet activity and you will see the Internet is already much more influential. Emailing congressmen, conversing and debating public policy has never been so dynamic.

The street...

... is not online. The street is still the street.

+1

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Ventura 2012

reedr3v's picture

I only have two, they cover everything

else: Peace and Freedom

The issue du jor is always a moving target

That's why no matter what issue we choose to get behind, we must maintain five core principles:

1. Individual liberty
2. Constitutional government
3. Sound money
4. Free markets
5. Non-interventionist foreign policy

And the best way to achieve all five is to elect men & women who believe in these principles without compromise.

meekandmild's picture

agree

#3 sound money, includes ending the Fed for me.

Well thought out A!

I wish a top five list like this would be endorsed by RP. As you stated it is a moving target thus solidifying five top principles would define and unite our movement. Would be a big help!