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von Mises: Congressman Ron Paul has been swindled out of the nomination

In Defense of Liberty Extremism
Monday, August 27th, 2012 by James E. Miller

It’s a safe statement to make that when Mitt Romney is finally crowned the GOP nominee for president during the Republican National Convention, any vestige of liberty will be firmly wiped away from the ballot box come this November. For those who have followed his campaign in the United States, Congressman Ron Paul has been swindled out of the nomination through various underhanded tricks at state conventions. The explanation is straightforward: Paul’s views are not comfortable within the Republican Party establishment. Today’s GOP is a party of banker interests, imperialism, and clandestine state empowerment while claiming to represent small, limited government. Romney embraces this platform while Paul’s decades-long voting record stands in opposition.

For towing the party line, Romney has been anointed the “electable” candidate while Paul has been deemed an extremist. The GOP declares this while the media parrots the message as it does every election cycle. To the pundits and writers who cover political affairs, only moderation can win over a large electorate. The people don’t look kindly upon radicalism or so it’s alleged.

Ron Paul’s campaign manager, Jesse Benton, has even gone as far as to discourage dedicated Paulians from voicing their discontentment with the status quo. In a recent New York Times article, Benton shares his disinterest with so-called “true believers”:
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Von MIses is dead, this guy is just some hack

This fight just started!

Fight the Ron Paul blackout on the Daily Paul (now 'P AU L'), put his removed poster back as your avatar:

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Who are you?

Where have you been?

I do agree with your article~~

Some of your quotes:

It is a passion best embodied in a quote from 19th century abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison who when asked why he spoke so fervently on the need to end slavery immediately, he retorted

“I have need to be all on fire, for I have mountains of ice about me to melt.”

In a recent New York Times article, Benton shares his disinterest with so-called “true believers”:

Some true believers want to “dress in black, stand on a hill and say, ‘Smash the state,’ ” said Mr. Benton, who is married to one of Mr. Paul’s granddaughters. But “it’s not our desire to have floor demonstrations. That would cost us a lot more than it would get us.” If Benton is referring to what happened on the Wall Street demonstrations, he has a point, but he shouldn't be lecturing the average RP supporter. That would be degrading to us.

Benton’s advice of toning it down and playing nice did little to change the reception from a political party not the least interested in representing genuine liberty.I absolutely agree here, & so do all the RP supporters, as it's obvious!

But, I don't think you need to worry about the Americans who are the RP delegates. Why? Because they are the ones who have been directly abused, insulted, and demeaned. They will respond accordingly, with or without campaign support. Moreover, I CANNOT believe that Dr. Paul would not come to the defense of his supporters, if ill-treated, and if something were to happen~~a fight, for example, that the RINO operatives start. He has in the past. He will in the future. After all, we have done NOTHING wrong. We have done EVERYTHING right, and we've been respectful of the RINO rules ta boot, yet, as you know, the RINOS have misbehaved abominably!