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Freedom Under Siege

I have begun scanning Ron Paul's 1988 book Freedom Under Siege into electronic format. It is a little labor intensive - I'm scanning the pages using OCR software, saving them as Word documents, proofing them, then reexporting them as .pdf files. The alternative was to scan each page directly as a .pdf, but that resulted in files that were just too large. This being the case, it may be a little slow going. So rather than wait until the entire book is done, I've decided to put each of the chapters up as I complete them.


I scanned the entire book, but as there were a few typos, let me redirect you to the free e-book version on

Freedom Under Siege

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Thank you, Ron Paul for writing these words and keeping the flame of liberty alive.

Michael Nystrom

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Thank you, Michael.

My husband and I can practically quote from "A Foreign Policy of Freedom" we are busy reading this. The astounding thing about Ron Paul is his clarity and consistency. He has known for a long time what he stands for. None of his stances on issues display flip-flopping or embracing an issue in order to win votes. Nobody owns him...or ever will. He is truly one of a unassuming, fearless "national treasure." I predict that once I am dead and gone from this earth, there will be books and books written about the man who stood on principle alone...and then gradually gained support from those who love freedom and their neighbors all over the world. I believe we are a part of major history being made, regardless of how this election turns out. He and he alone is standing up against the neo-con agenda and in the most gracious manner. "Behold the man"....I really feel that way. Imagine, a politician apparently can be honest, straightforward. And, we were told it was not possible!


Chapter 4 link

Until it's fixed in the page itself, this link works:

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Thank you

The link is fixed now.


Bad link - Chapter 4

At least from by browser, the link to chapter 4 on gold is bad.


Thank you for doing this, and to the Pauls for allowing it to be done. ;)


I also ordered Dr. Paul's other book from Mises and was more than happy to PAY for it. Thanks!

Book scanning...

I am wondering if you could save yourself the trouble and just get the computer manuscript and turn that into PDF files? It had to be in someone's computer at some point. Scanning must be a tedious and time consuming way to do this.

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
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