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Video Update: Ron Paul Tribute Video + Rand Paul Speech from RNC

From the RNC Schedule: Tonight around 7pm the Ron Paul tribute video will be aired at the Republican National Convention, followed by a short speech by Rand Paul.

Ron Paul Tribute Video at RNC: (Thanks MGWHAT for the link)


Rand Paul's Speech below:


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I am disgusted

at what happened yesterday and we all know Ron Paul should have been the nominee. The American sheeple have been hoodwinked and don't even know it. That said, I do not think it is fair to Dr. Paul, that so many of you are speaking about his son in such a distasteful manner. I am sure they have a loving relationship, but do not agree on everything. I do not agree with what Rand is doing, but I don't think it is fair to expect him to be his father. I love my father, but would resent people if they expected me to be exactly like him. Again, I don't agree with him, but think of his father and how he would feel reading the name calling comments about his son.

Still, someone can give honest feedback with a loving heart

and that is a fine line. But Rand needs to know that it will take more than his current "strategy" to build the character and integrity worthy of leadership in the years to come -- as the Republic is re-established. The old crony corruption, and even pandering to it, has no place in the future of our people.

Gwen Kraft

"Personal Liberty & Personal Responsibility" -- Dr. Ron Paul

"A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom." -- Bob Dylan

I may not support all Rand's actions...

but I refuse to call him names where I know his parents visit. Thank you for saying that, DCW. Maybe the name callers haven't had kids yet and just don't understand...

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

It's really interesting

It's really interesting reading all the comments for and against Rand. I personally support Rand 100% and will fight just as hard for him as I fought for his father. You're entitled to your opinion, but as I see it, we are divided amongst the people who are rebellious and only want to follow someone who just "fights the man" and gives them the bird (so to speak) as opposed to following someone who is wiling to work within the system and get real change. That's my perspective. I'm sure some people are just super principled. For those people, I say, keep your principles, but learn how to get legislative compromise always in the direction of your principals. Example... We won't get "end the fed" legislation passed, but we might get "audit the fed" passes. That's a COMPROMISE. But it's in the right direction of where we need to go.


Forgive me but I am not following anyone. Contributing to those who seek to honor the constitution. When they don't then I don't contribute. If you see that as a bird to the man then so be it. An endorsement of Romney is no compromise. Given what Obama has done and what Romney has done at this RNC convention and in previous debates I see no step forward for constitutional government. If Rand would have stood up during his speech and spoke truth...We would have become re-energized to such an extent that the halls of Valhalla would been slippery with the slosh from our liberty brew as we sang into the night! Tom Davis...it's your turn. Bring it on buddy. Or anybody so inclined.

OK.... Then was it wrong of

OK.... Then was it wrong of Ron Paul to ENDORSE Newt Gingrich when he was speaker of the house?!?!?!?!

Because if you're a man of principle (as you say) then you should be just as angry towards Ron Paul for doing the same back in the 90's when he endorsed an even bigger sleaze bag than Romney! Just because you endorse someone in POLITICS doesn't mean you endorse everything they say. It's politics man. It's life. Good luck trying to convince the old folks that we should end the war on drugs by spitting in their face. YA... that'll help. Rand is just "picking his battles" at the moment and doing it very wisely in my humble opinion.

It's just empty words!

Seriously, there's absolutely no way for a libertarian to win this election or anyone who actually respects the constitution. Thus this endorsement has absolutely no negative value. Honestly the only reason why Rand and Ron were even allowed at this convention was probably because of Rand's endorsement, not to mention the RNC and the Romney campaign probably had to proof read his speech. Even in his speech he talked mostly about progressing constitutional values and freedom, planting the seeds of liberty in the minds of millions.

Now.. what's so bad about that?

"Working within the

"Working within the system".... Th RNC needs to implode. It's a disgrace. There really is nothing left to work in. Rand talks, walks, acts like a real Washington wannbe... Good luck...the audience has left.


is that you???

I Couldn't Tell If That Was Rand Paul Or Paul Ryan

Puking my guts out!

What a disgrace! Rand, your fathers name is Ron Paul..Ok?


Mitch McConnell? Listening to all of them outside Rand & Amash made me sick.

They cherry-picked the content to fit Ryan's "fiscal hawk" label. To co-opt the message. No mention of:

Civil liberties
Non-interventionism & blowback
States rights
Crony capitalism
War on drugs
Audit the Fed
Audit the Pentagon
etc, etc, etc...

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

Ron Paul signs being confiscated as we speak,apparently.


They had Romney Thugs out during that role call yesterday

ripping up Ron Paul signs :-(


Don't let them take your signs!!!

Hell no....

those are going to be worth something someday.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” - Mark Twain

Ron has faith in the weak, Rand does not.

Rand and Ron both fight for the same thing, Liberty. Ron treats weak people like adults, offering them the entire truth. Rand watched Ron do this for a Lifetime. And he learned that the weak don't care about truth. So he is out to tame them, to GET them to vote for freedom, in spite of their own stupidity. Remember, it wasn't until the past ~5years that a significant number of people started to care about what Ron has been saying, and Rand build his mental picture of the world while most everyone was ignoring him. He views the weak with contempt. I don't blame him. Unfortunately his method was intended for the evil doers, and will lead him to be unhappy. He does not have faith in the weak's ability to become strong.

Who has Faith in the Voting Machines?

Then Rand is the greater fool for attempting to send ppl to voting machines that do not record their votes.

Downright foolish, if you ask me.

His father understood that those things don't work anymore. Rand can't possibly be this dumb. He just sold out, plain and simple.


unless u have exit polls

Ya we all know the voting machines are rigged, but by using exit polls one can expose it's corruption. Which would probably awaken even more people...


Now we're getting some where.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Same goals, different strategy.

I don't know why people are getting so hell bent on Rand endorsing Romney. Why are a few worthless words causing you to take a blind eye to all the GOOD he's done for us. Rand has the same goal as his father, but he's taking a different approach because he HAS TO. Ron wasn't able to accomplish very much because of his hard stance.. Rand on the other hand is a little more flexible and it's paying off. It's not like he's completely sold out and endorsed the NDAA bill or welfare state.

Rand Paul 2016.

Personality Type

My guess is that Ron is an NT and Rand an ST or SF (probably like his mother). INtuitives and Sensates look at the world differently, and Sensates represent 75% of the population, so Rand should do well.

"Natural" libertarians tend to be NT's, but the government converts Sensates into libertarians by abusing them. In other words, Sensates want small government from experience, whereas the drawbacks of big government were always obvious to NT's (who are known for seeing the future and consequences down the road).

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Michael Savage

is on the radio railing about the GOP has destroyed themselves...As much as i hate what all has happened, it sure is nice to see Savage, Limbaugh and the rest getting them a little TASTE ! HA!

"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 don't wish ill on anyone, but I came close when

he referred to Ron Paul by a "doctor nickname" - and it wasn't DR. NO. Rather, DR. MENGELE. Some acquaintance suggested I check him out. As I don't get good radio reception, I listened to two programs on line. That's all I could stomach. That guy is such a hateful, vulgar, low-class, bigoted, self-righteous I don't know what. His hatred for Ron Paul appeared so intense as to be pathological in nature. Sounds to me as if for some reason he considered Ron Paul (and therefore sound money, liberty, peace...) a MAJOR THREAT.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

They are as responsible for the

debacle yesterday and that farce convention as King Willard the Rat and his bankster friends are. Maybe more, since they had a choice. So, let them choke on their own venom now. They've already poisoned the nation.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox


Not war monger McCain. Oh that is how to balance the budget? They are all idiots. Let's save everybody and complain about budgets!

How is the military run

during economic collapse? I want McCain to discuss.

McCain speaks of "Love overcoming hate" LOL


2016 will never happen..

I don't know how everyone else thinks.. but does anyone actually believe that there will be an election in 4 years? Look at how many of our rights have been destroyed just in the last 6 months..Look at THIS GOP nomination.. Does anyone believe that in 4 years, it will be any better???
If either Romney or Obama are in control, we have just seen our last so-called free election. Remember.. that Obama has stated that he is going full force against Syria and Iran after reelection.. and also remember Russia and Chinas reply to this.. Get ready for WW3 ... The drones.. the FEMA camps.. everything is just now getting started.. what will 2016 look like
We are building leaders on a local level but we really do need the same on a national level.. Time is certainly against us..
I think its time to move to the mountains and forget about having a normal life..