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Time Magazine blog "Ron Paul effect" an article from April 2011

The author writes why Ron Paul will be taken seriously this time around and the "Ron Paul effect:"

Rep. Ron Paul, the 75-year-old stubborn uncle of the Republican Party, is ready to go again, with his third campaign for President of the United States. He announced an exploratory committee Tuesday afternoon in Iowa, with an eye towards kicking off an official 2012 campaign for President in mid-May. Once again, he plans to be on stage at the first GOP primary debate, this year taking place May 5 in South Carolina, to offer rather un-Republican positions on foreign policy, drug legalization and returning the U.S. dollar to the gold standard.

To hear his people tell it, this is Paul’s moment. “Price inflation and the weakening of the dollar is what Ron has been worrying about for the last 40 years of his political life,” says Jesse Benton, who worked as Paul’s press secretary in 2007, married Paul’s granddaughter in 2008, managed Rand Paul’s 2010 Senate campaign, and is in line to chair Ron’s 2012 effort. “Ron Paul is to be taken very seriously this time.” But should he? In short: yes.


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Ron Paul continues to show

Ron Paul continues to show how worthless the other candidates really are. When people begin to grasp an understanding of the Constitution, and begin to realize how they have been sold out by political prostitutes for decades, Ron Paul becomes the only candidate worthy of consideration.

For many years, the American people have been sold a bill of goods. Politicians have given lip service to the Constitution, but when challenged, made excuses as to its irrelevance, or their interpretation.

Our freedom is dependent on Constitutional government. A sound economy is predicated on Constitutional government. And our national security and relief from terrorism is at risk until Constitutional government is restored.

Washington has not addressed our problems, Washington has created and exploited them. The only solution is to expand an understanding of our Constitution, and then let the American people take action in November.

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Constitutionally, legislatively, and morally, Ron Paul has no equal. His 22 year voting record speaks for itself. Stop the current insanity America by coming to your senses and electing Ron Paul the next president. It is still not too late to save America.

Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2011/04/26/why-ron-paul-looks-to-t...

Hope it wins against

The John Galt effect. For those of you who may consider the Galt effect to be a choice, it is not. If things continue the way they are, those of us who are still working and paying the bills will be done soon enough, and no amount of innovation or love will save things.

Aut Invenium Viam Aut Faciam.