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*Please respond: poll of DP members*

Please vote UP this thread if you want to see more results!

I'm curious what percentage of active DP members are new since 2007/2008 vs. were here four years ago. This might give us an indication of how much support has grown.

So, if you're reading this, please copy the following questions, paste them in a reply, and answer them.

Thanks,

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Please answer true or false:

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008.
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008.
3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses.
4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses.
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general.
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general.

Please answer:
7) age:
8) state:
9) occupation:
10) sex, M/F:
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul:
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure):
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian:
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative:
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal:
16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority (e.g.: foreign policy, monetary policy, return to gold standard, reduce size of government, civil rights, end drug prohibition, repeal patriot act, etc.)

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remember, remember, the fifth

remember, remember, the fifth of november

lawrence

Voted for Ron Paul in 1988

Enough said

A quote from Harry Potter.

Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps it's brain.
That is what I feel about on-line polls!

hmmm

voted for rp in 08, supoorted him in 12 until he dropped out, then voted for gj.

48 years old, attorney, republican until approx 06, have gone back and forth between libertarian and republican in terms of voter registration since then

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

You can actually tell the

You can actually tell the 'age' of a user by the background color of their posts. The reds are the youngest, and the light blues (I think) are the oldest.

EDIT: purple is the oldest.

Wow I am always amazed at how

Wow I am always amazed at how easy it is to get people to line up and post so much information about themselves online... Sigh! Please also add the number of guns you own make models and serials numbers (We will keep your personal info private of course), How much food you have stocked up how much ammo you have saved and what if any military or tactical training you have had... All of course just to help with how the movement has grown and help us rate what kind of good honest people you are...

The correct answer to this thread IMO

Is it's none of your fucking business!

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add to that

your social security number, home address, and a photo.

What?

Why would anyone put down their age, state, sex and occupation? I don't know you. For all any of us know, you could be looking to steal peoples identity. Call me paranoid, but I think it's inappropriate to ask so much personal info.

Glad to help.

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008. False
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008. False
3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses. False
4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses. False
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general. False
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general. False
7) age: 40
8) state: California
9) occupation: Handyman / inventor / computer electronics technician
10) sex, M/F: M
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul: 2011
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure): Unsure
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian: 0
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative: 0
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal: 0

16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority (e.g.: foreign policy, monetary policy, return to gold standard, reduce size of government, civil rights, end drug prohibition, repeal patriot act, etc.) That i cant just answer like that so...

What really got me interested about Dr. Paul was the words he spoke. But more than that it was the consistent nature of his message. I first heard him on Alex Jones, I don't remember the topic, but I was impressed enough to look him up on youtube. What I found awoke something that had died in me... hope that the dream of freedom could live in our country, in our time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P2-EPr6rP8&list=PLEC7CAEBB09...

Then I saw this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N151eHvTQGc&list=PLEC7CAEBB09...

I would have never guessed there was a man among us that could bring this debate to the masses. Then I found that he has been saying these words for most of my life. It was this video that made me see that Ron Paul was real and not just another in the never ending line of lying, cheating politicians.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfZ0a1irFPk&list=PLEC7CAEBB09...

I could keep going for hours but I'll sum it up with this...

Ron Paul changed my life.

My answers

1)T
2)T
3)F
4)F
5)F
6)F
7)63
8)Georgia
9)Retired
10)Alpha Male
11)2007
12)Positive
13)10
14)50
15)0
16)Civil liberties,ending federal reserve, fiat money, fractional reserve banking, IRS, ending foreign wars and occupations (all are interrelated, however)

survey

#1)Been a Ron Paul supporter since 1993
#2)Moved, so could not vote. I had yard signs(stolen after two days)
#3)Voted Republican in the primaries
#4)No
#5)No
#6)No

#7)60yo
#8)Illinois
#9)Physician and surgeon, pain management doctor, retired
#10)M
#11)1993
#12)When Ron Paulo addressed, in a speech from the floor of Congress, about the massive interference by the federal government in the doctor/patient relationship in pain management.(many were being imprisoned for treating patients compassionately)
#13)20yrs WOW!
#14)33yrs
#15)9yrs (young and stupid)
#16)a)end drug prohibition (and stop telling doctors how to practice medicine!) b)restricted involvement in foreign governments internal affairs, c)reduce size of bloated government d)repeal patriot act (and rid us of the TSA), e)monetary policy, return to gold standard,(stop the inflation, they say does not exist, due to printing too much money!) e)civil rights (following the Golden Rule, ignoring skin pigmentation when judging my fellow man!)

fftfft41NVM2009

I'll bite

I am a market anarchist who got past Ron Paul hero worship many years ago, and I signed up for posting here only as a reaction to the shock I encountered upon discovering how much misguided support was being placed behind Ron Paul's attempt to usurp the ronpaul.com domain name.

My answers

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008. FALSE
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008. FALSE
3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses. TRUE
4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses. FALSE
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general. TRUE
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general. FALSE

Please answer:
7) age: 33
8) state: ALABAMA
9) occupation: CEO OF MY HOUSEHOLD (AKA MOM, WIFE, CHEF, CHAUFFEUR, GARDENER, FARMER,CHECK WRITER, DOCTOR, VET., ETC.)
10) sex, M/F: F
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul: I heard of him during the 08 election but did not research him at the time which I now regret. In late 08/early 09ish I heard about him again when the tea party movement became popular but I dropped the ball again until sometime in 2011 when I kept having libs on huffpost call me a "paulbot" regularly at which point I started reading about him and decided paulbot was a badge of honor.
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure): INTRIGUED
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian: ALMOST 2
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative: 33
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal: 0
16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority (e.g.: foreign policy, monetary policy, return to gold standard, reduce size of government, civil rights, end drug prohibition, repeal patriot act, etc.) Wow... This is a hard one... I would be happy with any order.

MONETARY POLICY/END THE FED
FOREIGN POLICY
CIVIL RIGHTS/PERSONAL LIBERTY
REPEAL THE PATRIOT ACT
REDUCE THE SIZE OF GOVERNMENT
END DRUG PROHIBITION
RETURN TO GOLD STANDARD (This is only last because I feel it will be the hardest transition to make given the current state of our economy)

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

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1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008. TRUE
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008. TRUE
3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses. FaLSE
4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses. NEVER!
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general. HELL NO
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general. HELL NO

Please answer:
7) age: 39
8) state: OH
9) occupation:
10) sex, M/F: M
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul: 07
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure): SHOCK.
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian: 1
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative:
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal:
16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority (e.g.: foreign policy, monetary policy, return to gold standard, reduce size of government, civil rights, end drug prohibition, repeal patriot act, etc.) WAR, RIGHTS, ECON POLICY,

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

My poll responses

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008. TRUE
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008.TRUE
3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses.FALSE
4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses.FALSE
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general.FALSE
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general.FALSE

Please answer:
7) age:28
8) state:NH
9) occupation:Sales Rep
10) sex, M/F:M
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul:Feb 2007 (day after I switched to the LP, then I switched back to the GOP once I heard him announce on CSPAN)
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure):VERY POS
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian:8
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative:considered myself a neo-con from 2001-2004
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal:0
16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority (e.g.: foreign policy, monetary policy, return to gold standard, reduce size of government, civil rights, end drug prohibition, repeal patriot act, etc.)Monetary Policy, Economic policies, Foreign Policies, Civil Liberties (but they are all closely packed together).

1) I was an active DP member

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008. TRUE
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008. IN PRIMARY
3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses. FALSE
4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses. FALSE
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general. HELL NO
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general. HELL FRICKIN' NO

Please answer:
7) age: 40
8) state: Missouri
9) occupation: Not-for-profit Manager
10) sex, M/F: M
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul: 2006'ish
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure): POS
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian: 10
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative: 10 years ago I tried it - And then I heard Hannity say he was a conservative so I decided that didn't apply to me anymore.
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal: NONE
16) That's tough, probably:
1. Reinstalling the Constitution
2. End the Military Empire
3. Audit the FED
4. Slash government departments

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

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says thank you

lol

I thought something similar.

me, too.

me, too.

me too...

but I played ball..

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Me,

too...except for the playing ball part. I'd like to add that it's considered bad manners to ask a woman her age!!

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LOL :)

LOL :)

Individualism-
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e.e. cummings

Survey plus a little personal history

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008. False
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008. False :-/
3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses. True in '08
4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses. False
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general. True
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general. False

Please answer:
7) age: 25
8) state: Ohio resident living in Luanda, Angola
9) occupation: Field Engineer
10) sex, M/F: Male
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul: 2008
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure): unsure
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian: since 2010
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative: before 2010
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal: never
16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority (e.g.: foreign policy, monetary policy, return to gold standard, reduce size of government, civil rights, end drug prohibition, repeal patriot act, etc.) I would say that all those listed are important to me, though I would have a hard time putting them in order. One notable position that is missing in the list would be his stance that abortion violates the NAP, which I completely agree with although it is controversial among libertarians.

Growing up, both my parents were conservatives, and I took on many of the same beliefs although I started to realize in high school that some of the stances were not consistent with one another (I had a study hall with one of my liberal friends and we discussed politics a lot). Ironically enough, I would credit these discussions to starting my first steps down the path to liberty. I still held fast to economic conservatism (which is consistent with libertarianism, just not as extensive), but began to question things like radio/TV censorship, drug prescriptions, etc.

Fast forward to 2010, I had just graduated college, and was taking a month long backpacking trip with 2 close friends. I remember one conversation where one friend was talking about privatizing roads and highways, my gut reaction was that it could never work, but it gave me something to think about. He sent me the link to an article from mises.org when we returned home. I read it and realized what a great idea it actually could be. After this I continued reading articles on mises.org almost every day, as well as a few books by Rothbard, and rapidly began to change my views on how small the government really could be.

The fall of 2011, when the Republican primaries started getting underway is when I really did my research on Ron Paul. By then I had a better idea of who he was through the Mises Institute, but only through references- I mainly knew about his stance on the Fed/ gold standard, but never had researched his entire platform. I immediately began supporting him for the nomination once I saw what he stood for, how he spoke, and his voting record. I didn't find out about the DP until about 1 year ago during the primaries. Since I work and live in West Africa and couldn't be involved at home, it was a good way to keep up with the news.

Ok

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008. False
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008. False
3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses. False
4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses. False
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general. False
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general. True

Please answer:
7) age: low 30's
8) state: PA
9) occupation: employee benefits
10) sex, M/F: M
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul: probably 2011
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure): unsure
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian: not too sure about labels. I don't like being in a category cause nothing will ever line up exactly as you would like.
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative: just when I had to vote for rp in 12.
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal: not really ever
16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority (e.g.: foreign policy, monetary policy, return to gold standard, reduce size of government, civil rights, end drug prohibition, repeal patriot act, etc.). I believe this guy is brilliant. I think a big chunk of my concern is the fed and our paper money. Foreign policy is often controversial and in degrees, depending...but we wouldn't be in situations like that if it weren't for our fed and the fiat currency we use. It would also impact the role of the govt when people would see more taxes to pay for x,y or z. Making the case for smaller less intrusive govt. a bit more real since people would feel it in their pocket. The next thing would be foreign policy. Unlike some here I don't believe that the us is consistently the evil empire, but our interventions cause more harm than good and often have unintended consequences. Plus we don't declare war which is a big problem. then I guess issues of civil rights/liberties and the role of govt.

I love to play. Thanks for letting me.

1-T..2-T..3-F..4-F..5-F..6-F..
7 - ca 1.8 gigasecs
8 - skeptical
9 - tortured poet
10 - not as much as I'd like, but probably lots more than I deserve.
11 - 1987. I had hoped to be voting for Russell Means in 1988, but The Good Doctor was a suitable second choice.
12 - still working on him. I'm better at Bubba and Poppy, not so much Bario, and I do a killer Clint Eastwood, feral squint an' all!
13 - 47, if you capitalize the adjective. Lower case probably for life, or, technically, once I first learned the definition of the word, which like as not would have been pre-adolescence.
14 - 0, though, in an emotional or nostalgic sense I could make a case for it (old movies, old music, old comic books), but otherwise, in any social or political sense, forget about it; I'm a xenophile and a neomaniac.
15 - for life, again, insofar as one of the definitions of the word is "libertarian" and another is "generous". But again, in a contemporaneous sense I'm no hip-and-caring demo-leftist, if that's what you mean.
16 - hard money and a secure frontier

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False False True False True F

False

False

True

False

True

False

25

Virginia

Program director at a Radio station

Male

2009

Negative. I saw his bumper stick on the truck of a person I was less than fond of. My initial reaction was "this guy would have a crazy person's sticker on his car."

4

Forever

Never, until recently as I have come to understand the definition of classical liberalism.

Monetary policy must be number 1, as Hazlitt said, and everything else will fall in line. Governments would have to stick to their stated purposes if they couldn't the print money to pay for the next scheme.

I don't like surveys, but I'll give you a bit of feedback

I've been a DP member for 5 1/2 years, though I don't post often.
I worked on the RP campaign in 07 & 08 and voted for Ron Paul in the primary, Chuck Baldwin in the general election because the board of elections told me that they would throw out any unofficial write-ins.

In '12, I didn't work on the campaign, but I voted for RP in the primary. I did not vote in the general election.

I was a Republican until around '03, but now I'm not a fan of any political party and don't see myself joining one any time soon. My political views are libertarian-non-aggression principle.

Ron Paul is a good man and an inspiration. I agree with him on everything, and the most important issue is adhering to the Constitution - like the non-aggression principle, all else follows.

I'm a writer. I write dystopian fiction. I plan to publish some time this year. My novels have a strong libertarian theme.

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
― Albert Camus

Answers

1) F 2) F 3) F 4)F 5)T 6)F

7) 25 8) SC 9) exterminator 10) M 11) 2012 12) unsure 13) never 14) always 15) never 16) abortion, foreign policy, civil liberty, economy