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Full Unedited Ron Paul Speech @ We Are The Future Rally - Tampa Sun Dome - Aug 26 2012


skip to 9:40 if you dont want to see Rand
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Just rephrase it. Skip to 9:40 if you want to go directly to RP's speech.

Skip Rand?

Don't we have enough enemies of Liberty? Must we attack our friends?
I don't get the anti Rand stuff, I do get that he is not Ron, but he is a friend of liberty and we don't have many. If we hold out for perfection in people we will be sadly disappointed. If he were a converted neo con instead of Ron's son you would love him.

Anyway I thought Rand did a good job and Ron was in top form and gave a rousing speech that every American should hear!

What good is Freedom of the press, if the Press will not Press For Freedom? - UR


Ask not what your government can do for the people, ask what can the people do for the people. - UR

What turned me against Rand

Some weeks ago, I heard a report that he had turned his back on us Paulistas and endorsed Willard. Now is he supporting his Dad? Is he a flipflopper trainee or what?

Freedom is my Worship Word!

I totally agree

The people that are anti-Rand seem nitpicky and butthurt to me.

The man does more for the cause of liberty and a return to lawful constitutional government than just about anybody in DC other than his Dad

He is 95% exactly who we should be supporting. And the other 5% is just stuff he needs to do for expediency.

Yet childish whiners that don't get 101% of exactly what they want how they want it cry and throw him under the bus.

Immmature imo. Rather pathetic imo.

As much as the political plan

As much as the political plan seems to be on track for Rand Paul to take over the Ron Paul liberty movement. I'm sorry...it doesn't work for me. Out there is someone, I don't know who will carry the surge forward of the Ron Paul Revolution...I just don't foresee it being Rand Paul or any other family member. Ron Paul is a unique American champion that will be remembered in History. Another champion will rise.

As an anarchist, I am without a leader.

In practice Ron Paul is an anarchist, he is without a leader.

anarchy (n.) from Gk. anarkhia "without a leader, the state of people without rulers".

I don't think Dr. Paul wants to burden us with a leader or ruler. I certainly not interested in that.

Free includes debt-free!

vote romney, per rand= puke!

vote romney, per rand= puke! rand can stay in kentucky. I have no interest in 2016 for romney sell outs!!!!

Ron Paul 2016

The only thing that would make me happy is

For Ron Paul to do his nomination speech.

Always refreshing

to see the Good Doctor.


I believe in the freedom to be what we choose to be.

Moon Them


Let's tell Romney to stick it.


DJP333's picture

Please don't skip.

Watch Rand.

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different."

I'd be terrified to debate Dr. Paul...

...if I were Romney or Obama. He owned it like a professor--a wealth of knowledge on history, economics, central banks, wars and foreign entanglements, and our Constitution. He makes their trite rhetoric sound as shallow as they are. Thank you for waking up America and the world, Dr. Paul. God speed, sir.

Cyril's picture

Indeed. It's an ABYSS of

Indeed. It's an ABYSS of caring (for him) and ignorance (for them) on the topics, that separates him and them.

Or I don't know what is.

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


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

Obama or Romney would never debate Ron Paul

They do not want to be exposed for the scam artists they are. Obama and Romney need to keep looting the American economy for their corporate masters, and for themselves too.

That is why there is a media blackout of Ron Paul and us. The American public really believes everything the media puts on the air. People have told me that the media is not allowed to lie. They really believe that.

As Usual

CSPAN butchered this speech. They would pan around the room to see someone yawning and show that on TV and I honestly believe that they do something to the sound to make it seem like Ron Paul is more high pitched than he really is to make him sound hysterical. Anyone else think this?


Okay, I noticed something did not seem right

That was it. I still enjoyed the speech, but noticed something was off.

I thought it was just a bad recording or something like that.

BTW, I still support Rand. I just remember when I was upset when Ron Paul went from the libertarian party back to the republican party. I thought, what is going on? But now I can see Ron Paul's vision.

So far Rand has done nothing to make me turn against him. I wasn't that happy when Ron Paul supported Reagan, but it was his support for Reagan that made him upset enough with the GOP to go to the libertarians. We were all younger then, but we are still fighting, and so happy for the support.

Thank you Ron Paul. It never would have happened without Ron Paul.

I Noticed This Too

Also noticed that the cameras made Dr. Paul look very lined and wrinkled and way older than he is, or looks in real life. Why, oh why, can't they just portray this incredible man as he is? A gentle defender of the Constitution who believes every word that he's saying from the bottom of his heart?


just a bit heavy on the tv makeup

I think it is the tv makeup artist. If you see him in different news shows you will see the differences in his appearance. Heavier makeup increases the look of wrinkles. Sometimes it is lack of skill and maybe sometimes it is intentional (orders from headquarters).

Either way his message is always perfect!


We should go back to paper ballot voting

I think the voting machines are rigged and this issue needs to be addressed. Would have been interesting to see what the real voting numbers were in the primaries and this will play a role in the national elections too. Ron Paul - rest well knowing you have done your part!

You think?

Of course they're RIGGED!
There was one purpose and ONLY one purpose for these diabolical voting machines, and that purpose is to take votes from other candidates and give them to whoever is programed to get them.

It is so criminal!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

SteveMT's picture

This is a speech for the ages. Every important subject....

was covered. Wow, is all that i can say.

Ron Paul: "We still have neocons all over the place."


Should be included as a foreword in future editions of the "US Constitution by Ron Paul"

Tomorrow has been changed by this speech...

Those were words of someone who is facing the monster,
and not for one moment blinking.
Those words invoked a stare into it's shameless eyes,
and by that stare, ordered the monster away.

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

Debbie's picture

So well said Steve, a speech for the ages . . .

WOW. Worth listening to many times over.


Brilliant speech. Love the

Brilliant speech. Love the end bit about self valuation and self determination. That truly is the heart of what we are all fighting for. I think it needs to be articulated more, and I hope that this speech is used for years to come.

I just have to ask this question

Seriously, is it just me or what? Did anybody else notice he doesn't look well? His eyes just don't look right or something? Perhaps its just the camera or maybe he was upset, who knows but he really doesn't look well...

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

I know Nothing about tv filming

But I believe there was camera trickery going on . C-Span deliberately made the video bad and therefore made Dr. Paul look bad. Notice the wavey lines going through the picture the whole time Ron was on. At first I thought Ron looked sick.. then I noticed the lines over the whole screen. It has been noted here before that main stream media has distorted Dr. Paul's image to make him look older than he really looks..And They Did It Today!!



At the beginning of the video his eyes look very swollen and almost dead like and he pretty much looks sick though the whole video, or not himself anyway....anyway, no harm, it was something i noticed is all...Great Speech !

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

Debbie's picture

I thought he looked great.