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Time Magazine: Ron Paul "The Prophet"

Twilight descends in new Hampshire as an old man climbs onto his soapbox. LIBERTY: TOO BIG TO FAIL reads a banner hanging in the jam-packed tent. He is hardly a commanding figure, but a thousand people chant his name and lean in to listen, ready to follow, as Ron Paul delivers his genre-bending stump speech. There are no focus-grouped slogans, no empty calories: Paul's talk is more like a high-fiber graduate seminar on economic theory, forgotten history and the nooks and crannies of the U.S. Constitution. "The Federal Reserve system and all their members have been counterfeiters for a long time,"...

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We all agree that Ron Paul is NOT power hungry,

and THAT is exactly what Jessie Benton SHOULD have said.

Please don't make excuses for Benton's incompetence! He needs to get serious about his job or leave!!!

The only screw up Benton made

The only screw up Benton made was when he said "nobody watches you guys anyways." I'd guess he was probably pissed at RT and that's how it came out.

But why's nobody mad at RT? Why's nobody mad at Adam?

RT should have had their legal dept advise Adam that he can't endorse candidates. RT should have had an editor who prevented Adam from endorsing Paul on air.

You can't blame Adam too much, he's a passionate guy who didn't know any better. But for him to air Benton's comments, however much of a tirade they were, shows his lack of maturity. He should admit he effed up, not try to make Benton look like the bad guy for getting (rightfully but tactlessly) pissed at RT. Adam effed up, RT effed up, Benton just got angry. Cast your stones where they belong.

I love that man!!

"...the truth wins out in the end."

He is all that is good and right in the world.

"He is incorupttable." DW Nice!!

"Liberty: to big to fail" absolutely LOVE it!

I think it is a very good article and will help spread the message even further.

RON PAUL 2012!

Jesse Benton

Why do I keep seeing this guy in a bad light?
Adam vs. The Man and now this in the story... "He does not have a great personal desire to be the President," says Jesse Benton...

In the time of the founders,

In the time of the founders, many people were leery of a desire on one's part to be the president, to take power. The presidency was foisted upon Washington, but succeeding presidents feigned reluctance to assuage fears of power seekers. And quite frankly, who would want to be president if constitutional government were still practiced? I think Jesse means that Dr. Paul would much rather devote his time to other pursuits, but feels compelled to help his country in a time of need. He could have said it differently though.

We know that but most will take it as if he doesn't care.

Or, "he shouldn't have the job unless he really wants it."

Oh, I don't know about that.

Oh, I don't know about that. Seems like the girls I gave the least attention to in my youth wanted it that much more. The old doc's playing hard to get now. Heh Heh. He's a tricky one.

Inside agent

It's not so bad

It shows Ron is disinterested, like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, but it doesn't mean they're not willing to serve and lead. It's better than being an egoist megalomaniac like Romney, Perry and Obama.

"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself." - Thomas Jefferson

I agree. I think Ron Paul's main goal is to change the course

of history, as he stated. Truth be told, he probably would prefer to accomplish this without having to become president. However, because of his great integrity, I do believe he is willing to serve. I believe he is "in it to win it". He does not seek power for power's sake, but he wants to save and expand liberty despite the great personal sacrifice required. His ideas are so threatening to the powers that be, that he must be aware that his life would be in danger if he were to win. It just shows how much courage this great man has.

Ann in Florida


Dr. Paul has said this as well. His goal is not to become President, but to change the course of history. He believes that as President he can change history, but to be President is not his goal. I think this is a good thing. Most Americans are tired of people who are clawing their way to power. It is refreshing to see someone who is grudgingly willing to become President.

"I want to be president."

Every time I hear that phrase, I can't help but think of that movie "The Hidden," which has this outer space alien that possesses people and commits crimes until the possessed person's body is so bullet-ridden that it can't stand up any more, so the alien jumps to another person to continue his reign of terror. At the pinnacle of the movie, the alien has possessed some senator, who gets to the podium and says, "I want to be president." (the theme throughout the movie was that the alien in human form would say "I want this and that," and proceed to take it and damn the consequences.)

The country needs a man who doesn't "want to be president;" I believe Dr. Paul knows that he's the man that the country needs, and is willing to serve to work toward the goal of Liberty, more vital now than ever before.

Freedom is my Worship Word!

Great personal desire?


Is he in it to win it?


There is a distinction that needs to be made.

♫♫ You say you want a R[ƎVO˩]UTION ♫ Well you know ♫♫

One plan of the PTB

Was to create a Hero for everyone to follow, and back it up with media propaganda.

Along comes Ron Paul and disrupts their plan. They wanted a puppet.

Instead they will attempt to create an image of Ron Paul as a mythological character that they can use for their own purposes after he's gone.

I don't see Ron Paul as a prophet. We've had a fraudulent banking cartel with monopoly control of the money supply and all money buys. A quick look at history shows that fraudulent systems always collapse.

Is it prophetic to see a man jump off a 20 story building and say the fall will likely be fatal.

We jumped in 1971 when we defaulted on the dollar and closed the gold window.

If you love the man you must reject the myth.

Free includes debt-free!

I will not go to Time's

I will not go to Time's website NOR read their mag even in a dental office until they give him his due from that POLL they had that promised him on a certain cover now long passed.

This article is disgusting. Negatives pervade it. Every paragraph has something denigrating to contrast anything they say remotely great about him.

It is up to us. We need to keep telling people to tell people, to tell people.

MSM--keep cutting off the branch you are sitting on! Pretty soon ants will be the only ones climbing on it.

Whatever you do, don't subscribe to Time to read this!

This is a cheap trick.

If you want to read it, read the article as linked by Ronopauly below: http://pastebin.com/mxNbbDtY

Time is 100% collectivist propaganda.

This is cool.


Ann in Florida

done. with pleasure.

done. with pleasure.

The word "Prophet"

needs to be capitalized on. I know that seems a bit cult-ish, but it is true.

The difference between a Politician and a Prophet

A POLITICIAN sits on the hill and watches which direction the crowd is moving, then runs out in front of them and says, "hey y'all, c'mon this way!"

A "PROPHET" stands on the hill and says,
"hey.... y'all are GOING the WRONG way"

I'm not sure about the rest of the article. There was some subtle negative suggestion in there.
I wouldn't have said "he really doesn't personally want to be President" if I were his campaign Chairman. I know what he was trying to say, but it doesn't come across well in print. IMO
It doesn't go so well with "I'm in it to win it"


I think "prophet" is a glorified name for somebody who saw the obvious before everybody else. If you want to see some prophecy, check out some old reruns of "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in," especially the "News of the future" segment.

Freedom is my Worship Word!

TIME not on cover

Ron Paul isn't on the cover--
Cover Story: The World After Gaddafi

September 5, 2011 | Vol. 178 No. 9

Ron Paul is in the Feature part
The Prophet (Nation)

How Ron Paul became one of the most influential voices in Republican politics


Someone please post the whole article!

I'm not subscribing!

article posted below. 3rd or

article posted below. 3rd or 4th comment

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. - T. Jefferson rЭVO˩ution

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” - BASTIAT

I wish I could give this a

I wish I could give this a thumbs up. But I wouldn't trust Times magazine even for a minute. I remember how they treated Ron Paul in the past.

I hold grudges. ;-)

There's no reason to hold a grudge against Time

Time is the enemy, they should be hated all the time.

Official Rumors?

Are these rumors about him being on the cover semi-official or are they just a result of us hoping it?

Does anyone have a link that makes the rumors fairly credible?

"We don't need a Department of Energy; we need a Department of Freedom" - RP
"We need to defend liberty.. and liberty!" - RP


That picture would be awesome on the cover of TIME!

I recall the Jon Stewat piece differently

If my memory is correct, Jon Stewart did not call Ron Paul the 13th floor of a hotel. He was lambasting the media such as Time Magazine for treating RP like the 13th floor. Ie pretending he does not exist when infact he is a very real force in this race.

You're right OC... I caught that immediately

I need say no more, you're 100% right.

'Cause there's a monster on the loose