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WSJ: Dr. Ron Paul's Golden Opportunity

Who better to host the debate over sound money in Congress than the Fed's most persistent critic?
By Seth Lipsky | November 17, 2010
Wall Street Journal

One of the most exciting features of the new Congress is the prospect that the chairmanship of a House subcommittee that oversees the Federal Reserve will go to Ron Paul. Final assignments are still being worked out, and the leadership may yet shy away from giving the position to a congressman who doesn't believe the Fed should exist. But Dr. Paul, an obstetrician, has been the ranking Republican of the Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology subcommittee, and tradition suggests he will be the next chairman.

This couldn't come at a more timely moment, though Dr. Paul has been working his way up to the assignment for more than a generation.

I first met the congressman nearly 30 years ago, back when the physician-turned-legislator was emerging on the national scene as a member of the United States Gold Commission. The commission had been formed at the start of the Reagan administration to consider whether America, in the wake of the collapse of Bretton Woods, should move to sound money.

In the event, the committee recoiled from reform. But Dr. Paul wrote a dissent that made the case for gold and is still being read today.

Continued at: The Wall Street Journal

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How to thwart the inevitable coup against Paul?

Perhaps I'm jaded but I just can't see the powers that be allowing this to happen. Therefore, are there any steps we can or should be taking now to ensure the best outcome for Ron Paul?

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

Great idea for the good Doctor.

And this is pretty good press for Dr. Paul.

He IS the one who should become chairman of this subcommittee.

Any other choice will be a joke.

"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



some more info on the OpEd's author Seth Lipsky


He's the founder of the indy 'conservative' rag, The New York Sun.

not sure how much day to day editorial control he used to exercise over his lemmings, but before their PRINT publication ceased in 2008, they were pretty heavily pro-neoCON during GWB yrs:
http://www.nysun.com/sunarticle.asp?artID=529 [Lipsky's anti-1st amendment tirade against the anti-war protesters, the URL in question is now dead.]

but has been favorable to Dr. Ron Paul in recent years. so who knows.

sadly though, Mr. Lipsky is married to Amity Shlaes, a CFR member.

But, most at CFR are lower functionaries of the NWO, and seem to be unaware of their macro-agenda, so won't that hold against them, until they give us reason to.

Replying on this thread

only because it has more comments.

I was surprised by this:

Yet a few weeks ago, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan himself, speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations, warned that "fiat money has no place to go but gold." Even the president of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick, has just called for restoring a role for gold in the monetary system.

I have been saying, half-seriously, since 2008, that Ron Paul secretly controls the world, mostly because the interest in gold rose proportionate to his fame, along with the frequency of the term "libertarian,"criticism of the Fed, the push for legalizing drugs, Constitutionalism, and other issues he popularized.

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BlueCream, Sorry about that.

I'll take the blame for that. It has happened to me many times in the past, without a word of support. I'll do a search, before moving something up to the front page, in the same way that I do before reporting a story.

You bring a lot of great stories here, so do not get discouraged. This is a work in progress.

With Mr. Lipsky, he came through big time with this story. This is good press, despite his spouse being a CFR member....imagine their conversations around the dinner table!!

oh gosh, no bigs.)

my sole concern is to get the message out there. or, the 'link' out there, as it were.

it isn't as if I wrote the original article myself. more informed the merrier I'd say, regardless of the origin of the messenger. no apology needed.)

keep up the great work, brother!

Sure hope Ron becomes the chairman

silly to think that the powers that be would not put up a fight.

Repeal the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 and the 16th amendment - sound money for our communities and out of Washington, DC.

nice to hear

that sales of END THE FED are still that strong! WOW!

I'd rather have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy

Bump for a good read...

Bump for a good read...

Thanks for posting

good to see this on the front page.

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More Press Like This!

Heck, even if it's someone disagreeing with Dr. Paul I want to see more press! I think people can see through the lunacy once both ideologies are on the table. With more press like this it'll hopefully be too much pressure on the GOP to try and rip the chairmanship from Dr Paul.

The ripple is becoming a tidal wave.

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The question is: Is this lip-service or for real?

The banksters are slippery characters. This reporter speaks the truth, but will the halls of power listen? Ron Paul will be in a position where he will be able to open up their ears a little. With enough people screaming at them,....perhaps they will hear the message.


It's a very influential position that they have to give a man bent on getting the truth. I also can't help but wonder that maybe Republicans think that him getting control will probably benefit them because they can blame the market correction on RP and remove him from the 2012 race. But that's just an idea, as you say I hope with enough people yelling that they'll at least finally give the message a good listen.

What are they up to?

WSJ is MSM and no friend of our friend. What's up? What don't they want us noticing; from what do they want our attention distracted?

The fact that a return to any kind of gold standard and real money will mean an attempt to steal the gold from those who have it (think 1933) and "offer" them a pittance of the new "money" in exchange? And this time perhaps they won't exempt numismatic items . . .

Just sayin'

Phil. 4:13

Maybe they want to try to

Maybe they want to try to co-opt, but no one can co-opt the r3VOLution...

I am Ron Paul

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We The People...

Have spoken. If RP is cheated out of this position, we MUST NOT let it stand. This is one we fight for no matter what!

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

Is there a link to this story:

that doesn't want me to subscribe?

I love my country
I am appalled by my government

I just added a new one, it

I just added a new one, it should work now.

I am Ron Paul

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Dave7, I replaced your link with a better one.....

and made this front page news.

For the WSJ to write this is big news!

Great reporting!

No problem, happy to help!

No problem, happy to help!

I am Ron Paul


I just hope the Republican leadership doesn't try and pull a fast one now, but I definitely wouldn't be surprised if they do.