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The Big Picture for Ron Paul - A Game Over for his Opponents

Ron Paul is not just some guy with the constitutional message. He's really an extraordinary and unique person, whether you look at his public or personal life. It has to be stressed to the public, to the people who don't know him yet, it has to be explained why he's the best candidate and why he's so much above the others.

I know Ron is never going to praise himself publicly and I don't think he should. But we also know his speeches tend to be about the issues and not himself, so those viewers (the majority), who don't have enough knowledge about economics or politics to fully understand his positions, don't get a vision of how exactly he compares with his competitors. They finish listening to him and still don't know why he is better than the others.

So I really wish somebody hired by the campaign would get on stage in the middle of every rally and every meeting and blast the audience with a story of how Ron Paul is the kind of a person and a statesman that happens once in a century.

I mean, just take a look at the big picture:

RON PAUL - THE BIG PICTURE

In his high school years Ron Paul became the 220-yard dash state champion, he played football and baseball, and was student council president. An injury ended Ron's career in sports, but he still managed to become the only Congressman in history to knock the ball out of the park in the Congressional Baseball Game.

He began working at his father's dairy at age five, and later delivered newspapers and became a milkman upon reaching driving age. He paid for his first year at Gettysburg College with saved lemonade-sale and lawn-mowing money. In the later college years he started delivering mail and also managed the college coffee shop called "The Bullet Hole". He earned a medical degree from Duke, became a "career obstretrician" and delivered over 4000 babies. In his practice, he refused Medicare and Medicaid payments, instead treating the poor at a discount rate or for free.

Ron Paul's been married to his spouse Carol for over 50 years. He has 5 children, all of whom believe in him and support him.

He is a Southern Baptist and a Christian of deep faith, but never uses his religion in political fights.

Ron Paul is the only veteran in the race and he served part of his time close to the Afghani-Pakistani border back in the 60s. He gets three times as much donations from active military duty personnel as all other republican candidates combined, and 10 times the amount the next candidate, Romney, gets. That's because Ron Paul is the one who wants to use the military with a clear goal - to defend the country. This means that if necessary he would send the troops to war, fight it, win it and get the troops back home. Other candidates want to continue the policy of sending the troops to wars without specific goal, nation-building missions without end, where soldiers risk their lives and they don't know what for. Soldiers want to know that what they're doing makes sense and they believe Ron Paul is the one who will not put them into fight without good reason.

Ron Paul entered politics not for personal gain, but because he was worried about wrong economic policies Washington was pursuing. He wanted to stop the out-of-control growth of the federal government. He opted out of the lucrative congressional pension plan and over the years returned over (...) million dollars from his budget to help pay off the national debt.

He is known to be incorruptible and the lobbyists don't even bother to go to him. They know he will follow the Constitution and not what they tell him.

Ron Paul is the only Congressman in the last 20 years with a 100% Constitutional voting record. How is it possible? Simple. Before he decides on a bill, he always checks if it's allowed by the Constitution. If it's not, he votes against it.

He has always stood on principle, regardless of the political winds. He gave his support to Ronald Reagan long before it was popular, when Reagan was still sidelined and mocked by the establishment in 1976.

While the top campaign contributors of all other candidates are Wall Street and big corporations, Ron Paul gets almost all of his support from ordinary people who give him 50 or 100 bucks at a time.

Ron Paul is the only candidate with a deep and proven understanding of economics and monetary policy, far beyond the talking points other candidates use.

He's been the only politician in Washington to predict the housing bubble, suspected it was coming in 2001 and was certain of it in 2003. You can check his old writings and congressional testimonies if you don't believe it. He almost single-handedly raised public awareness about the Federal Reserve Bank, the institution which used to operate entirely in the shadows for decades. He is the only candidate with the knowledge needed to reform the banking sector and resurrect the economy after the financial crisis.

Thanks to an audit that Ron Paul pushed through Congress, we learned that the Federal Reserve had been bailing out foreign banks to the tune of 5 trillion dollars, and had given 30 billion to Qaddafi's Bank of Libya, when Qaddafi was still in power. Ron Paul is the only candidate in the race, who has opposed the bailouts from the beginning and has never flip-flopped on the issue.

Ron Paul is the only candidate in the race who offers a plan to cut spending. None of the other candidates wants to cut any spending, what they're talking about is cutting the proposed increases. Instead of raising spending by 500 billion they want to raise it by 400 billion, and they call it a cut. All other candidates guarantee that America will have a debt crisis like the bankrupt welfare states in Europe and the Social Security and Defense budgets will have to be slashed in a chaotic manner.

The establishment in Washington already discussed plans to take over the people's pension funds to pay for the government spending. Ron Paul will avoid this by cutting wasteful and unnecessary government spending in a sensible fashion, so that people's IRAs, the Social Security fund, and Defense of the Homeland are not sacrificed.

The health care system in the United States is costly and often ineffective. Instead of fixing it, president Bush added to the costs by introducing the prescription drug program and president Obama introduced the Mandated Insurance, taking control over medical expenses further away from the patients. All that the other Republican candidates are capable of is repealing Obamacare. Ron Paul has a plan to empower the people to take control of their money, bring the competition back into health care and restore the doctor-patient relationship.

Ron Paul's health care plan provides the employees with the same tax deductions that today apply only to employer-provided insurance. It empowers the people to take full control over their health care money themselves. Everyone will be allowed to put together an individual medical plan that best suits one's needs. Ron Paul will allow the people to purchase insurance over state lines, ending the local insurance monopolies and bringing prices down. The excessive restrictions put on the medical personnel by lobbyists will be undone, and the nurses will once again be able to perform easier procedures, bringing the costs down. A tax credit will encourage doctors to provide services charitably to the poor. Finally, the out-of-control legal liabilities which force hospitals to spend hundreds of billions of dollars every year on unnecessary procedures in fear of the lawsuits, will be in most cases eliminated and replaced with the medical insurance contracts. Allowing the hospitals not to perform unnecessary procedures will bring down the cost of health care by additional 3000 dollars per household every year.

Health insurance is now 1/4 of the whole worker's compensation. Lower costs of health insurance will bring down the cost of work and employers will be able to hire a lot more people. With health care costs reduced, the people will have more money left to spend and invest. Ron Paul's health care plan alone would be enough to kick-start the economy.

The other politicians constantly invoke fear: fear of global warming, fear of people having guns. They need it to grow the size and power of the government, because the scared population is more likely to give away their rights and their money. Ron Paul has been a staunch defender of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, fighting to protect the 2nd amendment, to protect the right to privacy, to protect the right to a fair trial.

Ron Paul's opponents scare the people with a nuclear bomb being smuggled to the USA and exploding in one of the American cities, yet none of them has any plans to secure the American border. If some ordinary criminals can smuggle weapons and drugs through the border, the terrorists could do the same with the bomb, if they had one. Ron Paul understands that the leaky borders are a great threat to national security. He will save money on fruitless nation-building in the Middle East and use it to protect the borders and expand the Coast Guard, to insure that no terrorist can infiltrate the United States either by land or by sea. Ron Paul is the only candidate with a serious plan to make America substantially safer, by protecting the border, concentrating the defense forces that have been spread thin, and avoiding a financial debacle.

Ron Paul is the only candidate with enough conviction, knowledge and integrity to shape the course of events in these difficult times. None of his corporate-funded opponents has a credible plan to reform the banking system, avoid a debt crisis and secure the entitlements for the people that have paid into them all their life. None of these establishment candidates is willing to put the rule of law, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights first, like Ron Paul does. Every one of his opponents supported the bailouts. None of them has a plan to secure the border. None of them has a plan to fix the health care system.

The opponents of Ron Paul are not going to challenge the status quo on the issues that matter. They are guaranteed to go with the tide, bringing the country closer to national bankruptcy and endangering the accomplishments of generations of hard-working Americans. Learn about Ron Paul, search the Internet, ask your children to find more information about him for you, and you will see that he's the best candidate for President America has had in a long time. You have a choice, your actions matter. Register to vote in the state Republican primary, become a delegate to the caucus, choose Ron Paul and help restore the American Republic.

RON PAUL 2012

Ron Paul is totally different from any of his opponents and most other politicians. Compare and contrast and you'll see that every time he's different, it's for the better.
Hire a friendly show host or someone alike who can pump up the crowd with a speech. Distribute the message in print so that the rally attendees take it home. Attach it to the Super Brochure mailings. Spread it. Do something with it. Ron Paul's ideas are great, but their greatness can be recognized a hundred times better when compared to the others'.

The community needs to spread this. I don't know who would reject this reasoning. Someone with better writing skills could rewrite it more eloquently. Ultimately I wish we will create a polished text similar in content to the one presented and make it into a pdf file that anyone could download, print in large amount (even at home) and distribute. What do you think?

Please VOTE UP & COMMENT.

Nice link about Ron's life:
http://streetsmartdirect.com/ronpaul.html

Please proof-read the text for errors or incorrect claims. I wrote it to be used and spread further, it needs to be checked.



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Humor?

Whenever I read this:
"Before he decides on a bill, he always checks if it's allowed by the Constitution. If it's not, he votes against it."
I can't help but think of Groucho Marx in "Duck Soup:"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEpSeASrUYM

Freedom is my Worship Word!

Dr. Paul's congressional desk decoration

Please mention the "Don't Steal, The Government Hates Competition" bumper sticker he has had prominently displayed on his congressional desk in the past.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50177708@N07/4630751983/

Cyril's picture

Greatly Put, Strong Message, To The Point...

... This definitely needs to be spread out there once you have the final revision you're happy with!

Ron Paul = The Real Deal = Game Over for His (so-called) Opponents

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

add this graph

http://2012armageddon.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Na...

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What is begun in anger, ends in shame.

That graph

It looks like it's headed for an asymptote - Armageddon?

Freedom is my Worship Word!

just posted this to my FB

Intelligent people can do their own research instead of spewing off crap they hear on the radio, TV and from opposition which is almost always BS. I'm not a Republican or a Libertarian but I have supported Ron Paul for over 5 years because of what his message is. Personal Freedom. Equality. Liberty. Sound Money. Small Government. No Taxes... I like to let the man talk for himself, he explains his stance which is solely based on the Constitution very well if you give it a chance. It's not about taking sides, we all want the same basic things in life. Gingrich and Santorum are not even on the ballot in many states (so they are unelectable). Romney is a 1% er and a flip flopping war monger. Dr. Paul is the only one who can beat Obama. He is the only one with a financial plan and the only one who will bring our troops (who support him more than any other candidate) home!

Yes

There are these and other things that are better said by others rather than Dr. Ron Paul himself. The camapign does need to do a better job of advertizing and promoting Dr. Paul. The campaign should slect the best speakers to make these points for him on the campaign trail.

That is excellent. I'll pass

That is excellent. I'll pass it along. There was an 'ah ha' moment in there. A BIG One.

It has to do with debate and speeches. On foreign policy in particular, he has to paint visuals with words. That is what is missing. Same thing on other topics.
This is something he should embrace. It it both an honest technique, allows for him to bring a common vision to the words, and makes an audience take the trip with him.
Such as: "I have a vision for our military ( gaze out above the audience slightly, and extend an arm outward & then widest at the last phrase - natural body language for the words), our defense, and it's beneficial effect on our society, and the world." Then, take the audience there. Take them to the newly reburbished bases, populated again, revitalizing towns that serve them, increasing our military presence and strength on our own soil, creating an insumountable force for our national defense.
American citizens will no longer be endangered by forces spread to thin.
Or something like that. Maybe that isn't verbally visual enough, but you get the picture. He has it in him, and it isn't much of a stretch. Just a little touch of acting, honestly. It is a powerful tool.

RON PAUL 2012 * Restore America * Bring The Troops Home
http://www.texasuncensored.blogspot.com

Our guy is going to catch fire

maybe it was tonight? Freedom & Peace will render corporatism to the scrap heap

Government is supposed to protect our freedom, our property, our privacy, not invade it. Ron Paul 2007

He already has

and I feel like I have as well, No matter what the outcome of all this I will be forever changed and always remember all of these events.

Great!

Love the facts about all the jobs he held!

yeah

my first time hearing some of them!

Infomercial

This is a script for a Ron Paul infomercial.

We need TO FOCUS~~

We just need to capitalize on the worst thing that's ever happened to Americans, the Banking Bailouts, and how they've changed the face of our nation, and that they are the reason we are all depressed and have no jobs! Trillions of dollars have been transferred to the wealthy elites. It's NOT fair!

But, now we have a very real problem, and we have to do something or our dollar will crash, and then, unemployment will be much, much worse and the lives of all Americans will turn into disaster. If we can't change the Bailouts, we have no choice but to cut spending, and we need to drill these thoughts home to the masses that if they vote for Romney or Grinch or Santy who are unwilling to cut spending, if the people vote for these men, they will be signing their own financial death warrants.

No

I think he needs to be more diverse in his speeches. People don't like a person with a one track mind. Audiences revere people who are able to talk about issues in multiple dimensions and how they interact. That is why Newt is able to do so well in debates. So talking in simple terms about the economy and jobs but not just the monetary aspect, but also aspects of how free markets work, and how competition helps improve people's standard of living, just as inflation reduces it.

Nice Job

A great human interest story for the average working American voter.

ecorob's picture

A man for the ages...

we are lucky to live in the "age of Ron Paul"!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

I totally agree

I don't understand why Ron Paul does not say he does not let lobbyists in his office, he should say that in every debate, that he has never taken a Congressional paid junket, at every debate, that he has returned money to the Treasury every year, these little things are huge things, they will stick to people. No lobbyist in his office is one of the most important things he could ever say!!! I agree with you, hope the campaign takes some notes on your post. Keep up the great work!!!

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

Somethings are better said by others than himself

One has to pick and choose how to say things that may be construed as self aggrandizing. They are better said by surrogates.

In other words, Newt couldn't

In other words, Newt couldn't have gotten past his office door. LOL LOL LOL

RON PAUL 2012 * Restore America * Bring The Troops Home
http://www.texasuncensored.blogspot.com

The big picture for ron paul

I believe this is a very good biography compilation in support of Ron P and I'm sure many people will be able to put it to good use. It would be a good idea if someone could also devise a tabulated list for the key electorial issues/views of each of the candidates as a pdf which people could then print and distribute as leaflets. veritas vos liberabit - the truth shall make you free.
Well done daily nitpicker

Dr No (the true story?)

He is known to be incorruptible and the lobbyists don't even bother to go to him. They know he will follow the Constitution and not what they tell him.

Now see that is the story I heard 15 years ago about the "Dr. No" nickname. The story I was told back then that I have always assumed was true is Ron was given that nickname by lobbyists.

I think somewhere along the line one of his opponents may have distorted it to make it sound like Ron is more of a cog in the party wheel and doesn't "get along" with his fellow House members. It wouldn't be the first time his opponents have taken something good about Ron and distorted or manipulated it to seem bad.

I tend to believe the story I heard years ago, long before Dr. Ron became Ron Paul a legendary icon in American history.

It's not Dr No... it's Dr

It's not Dr No... it's Dr Know!

Share it, spread it

If you have a website or write some articles, posts, comments etc., feel free to quote or copy anything you want.

If you think this should be seen by more people, link to it in the comments on the Daily Paul.

I'm totally sharing this

This article is very well put together. It tells its readers something about Ron Paul's personal life, his record of being both principled AND smart, and educates the reader about what a good government should look like and what a real statesman looks like.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

Bookmarked

Will read later and comment.

This thread alone is extremely admirable.

In and of itself it can make the case for Paul, to a point.

The aspect of the monetary paradigm is underplayed and understandable since it is so violently controversial.

The power of money cannot be understated. It is a force beyond all arms, something we all subscribe to in our menial different ways.

Without emphasizing the gravity of how money is controlled nothing built upon it can be solved, so.... I would sincerely emphasize much more how important monetary policy trumps all other policy.

That aside, great conglomeration of ideas to Dr. Paul's merit.