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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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The Precise Words of the Endorsement Part of the Speech

"but to lead us forward away from this looming debt crisis, it will
take someone who believes in America's greatness, who believes
in and can articulate the American dream, someone who has
created jobs, someone who understands and appreciates what makes
America great. Someone who will lead our party and our nation
forward. I believe that someone is our nominee, Governor Mitt

This is actually a strongly worded endorsement - I take him at this word - he supports Romney and will work diligently for his election. I don't know how people are getting other interpretations - and I listened to this part of the speech 3 times - it sounded like he meant it too.

He destroyed jobs!

consolidated and fixed and profited later!

What next
Mickey Mouse 2016!!!!

Watch this America!

War is a Racket INFO General Smedley Butler USMC

All I did was lift the quote

Those are the words of Rand Paul - no need to blame it on anyone except Rand Paul. I didn't write these words.


WAR is a racket. It always has been.

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small "inside" group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.

In the World War [I] a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict. At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the World War. That many admitted their huge blood gains in their income tax returns. How many other war millionaires falsified their tax returns no one knows.

How many of these war millionaires shouldered a rifle? How many of them dug a trench? How many of them knew what it meant to go hungry in a rat-infested dug-out? How many of them spent sleepless, frightened nights, ducking shells and shrapnel and machine gun bullets? How many of them parried a bayonet thrust of an enemy? How many of them were wounded or killed in battle?

Out of war nations acquire additional territory, if they are victorious. They just take it. This newly acquired territory promptly is exploited by the few – the selfsame few who wrung dollars out of blood in the war. The general public shoulders the bill.

And what is this bill?

This bill renders a horrible accounting. Newly placed gravestones. Mangled bodies. Shattered minds. Broken hearts and homes. Economic instability. Depression and all its attendant miseries. Back-breaking taxation for generations and generations.

For a great many years, as a soldier, I had a suspicion that war was a racket; not until I retired to civil life did I fully realize it. Now that I see the international war clouds gathering, as they are today, I must face it and speak out.

Watch this America!

War is a Racket INFO General Smedley Butler USMC

Why the fuck do I care about

Why the fuck do I care about what Rand Paul has to say?

Rand Paul endorses that lying cheating corporate warmongering puppet whore Mitt Romney, who from the TOP DOWN RAILROADED RON PAUL AND DELEGATES AND USURPED OUR REPUBLIC RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR VERY EYES LAST NIGHT.

FUCK RAND, FUCK ROMNEY. I don't even wanna see their faces anymore.

Friend to Minarchists, AnCaps, Voluntaryists, Agorists, Constitutionalists, Libertarians, Paul Supporters, Free Marketeers, Jeffersonians, Status Quo Buckers, and Ron Paul Fans.

Pax Libertas. Semper Veritas. Semper Res Publica.

Sheesh, bitter much? I don't

Sheesh, bitter much? I don't see you getting into office and voting no on more bills.

Naysayers can sit at home reading blogs and then criticize the people that are out there doing something a differently than what the naysayers want them to do.

Ron Paul just before he left Tampa said exactly this about the danger of not taking political actions. And you have to separate politics and principle. Just because Rand has a different tactics for his political career doesn't mean he is voting again his principles.

You can listen to Ron Paul talking about it here: http://youtu.be/zUwp46HlueI?t=32s

I think Rand has done more

I think Rand has done more for the movement than you have. If it pisses you off so much go become a senator and do a better job.

Rand had done more

to destroy our movement then all the elite have. Its a matter of fact.

Let's see: Rand is an elected

Let's see: Rand is an elected senator, who is working within the system to push forward liberty-oriented legislation. What are you doing for the movement? Can you do better? If you can, why aren't you a congressman or senator?

Besides, if Rand Paul mentions his father, he gets the "Ron Paul treatment": ignored by his party and having people ignore what he says. Then it will be all for naught. He is smarter than that.

Let's see: Obama was an elected

Let's see: Obama was an elected President, who SAID he would work within the system to push forward liberty-oriented legislation (End the war, repeal the Patriot Act, stop the "war on Drugs," etc, etc). What are you doing for the movement? Can you do better? If you can, why aren't you a congressman or senator?

Besides, if Barack Obama mentions Ron Paul, he gets the "Ron Paul treatment": ignored by his party and having people ignore what he says. Then it will be all for naught. He is smarter than that.


Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

that was good

the problem is they are just using ron pauls name and legacy to trick people into thinking that's what the gop is all about. it's not, at least not this year. maybe in 2016!

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Now that they've CHEATED Ron Paul OUT and he's no threat to them, THEY'LL LOVE HIM LIKE A SON! EXACTLY LIKE 08! I remember after he called it a day, the FAKE-conservative media (FOX, Clearchannel, etc.) couldn't get enough of him... that is... UNTIL HE RAN FOR 2012. Then it was IMMEDIATE BLACKOUT TIME AGAIN. It's extremely revolting.

Republicans (and their PARTNERS the democrats) makes my skin crawl - they have for decades.

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

Give the guy a break already

before it ends up dividing our movement.

On the floor of the Senate, Rand has done nothing but stand by our principles. He is moving our views forward. He just got a room full of GOP neocons to clap for him when he said that military spending is not always good and useful.

I respect Ron Paul for his uncompromising stance, but Rand is someone who will gather up old Republicans and bring in new ones. He did that whole speech, quoting books and narrations, without reading or looking down. He spoke to that whole audience using very good eye contact, emphasis, and using all sorts of devices that lure listeners in (like repetition and story telling). That was a great speech, and he covered a lot of ground. Rand is the kind of person that can win over the minds of stubborn Republicans, defending our principles without creating enemies.

Let's be the smart ones and not make a fuss. If in ten years he shows himself to betray his principles, then we can fuss, but the man has done nothing wrong. He is working the system, and making strides.

I commend him for not buckling to the pressure of irrational bloggers and doing the business he knows he must do.

Rand Paul 2016 baby


he "took one for the team," just like leftist, socialist, ANTI-American Rick Santorum explained in debate... right?

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

^ This.


Most small businesses would

Most small businesses would have not been able to expand if it wasn't for FIAT CURRENCY DISTRIBUTION 30+ years ago.

Loans were given out to small businesses to Expand, without this influx of money most fortune 500 companies would not have been able to expand.

There is no problem with having a gold Standard, but when the wealthy can just buy what ever asset the world is trading in, nothing will change. Any Wealth created in the past 30 years is FIAT and should be redistributed.

"If you think we can't change the world, it just means you're not one of those that will"

Jacque Fresco

any small business with a

any small business with a good product and a good accountant will expand. fiat currency only allows people who don't know how to save and invest to get in to debt. why not save for a few years and avoid interest on debt like i did

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How is a small business

How is a small business suppose to increase sales if the town that business is located in has a limited source of income.

Meaning if a town only has $100 in circulation, how is one business going to get more of that $100 then anyone else?

1 business can't have more then another because what money will the rest of the town use if a business has most of the money in circulation.

The Problem is not the Fiat Currency, its who was in charge of distributing that Fiat Currency. IE Central planning Federal Reserve and a few banks.

"If you think we can't change the world, it just means you're not one of those that will"

Jacque Fresco

Rand Paul did a GREAT job

I am sorry. I have to say that if you re-watch Rand's speech, he did a fine job. He got everyone clapping and supporting OUR ideas. He obviously proved that he was 1) not allowed to say his father's name, 2) forced to speak of Romney's name, and 3) made a point to put himself in a position where he can continue advocating our views. Audit the Fed, maintain a Republic, Bring Home the Troops, Save the currency. This man may have had to make very difficult decisions, but not one person that contributes to this website knows with 100% certainty that Ron Paul does not trust his son, that Ron Paul does not approve, or that Ron Paul is not extremely excited for the future of our movement.

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." George Washington

You are right

Rand is really good at this. He is one of us but has learned better than most of us how to take our message to others. We all got better between 2008 and 2012, but Rand became a pro. He is not the kind of revolutionary that could forge the path like his dad but he is definitely the kind of guy who will lead more people down it. As long as his votes are consistant with his solid rhetoric, he will deserve our support.

Ron Paul may trust his son...


Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

FCK Rand Paul.

Good luck on "playing the game." Count me out. I will NEVER, EVER vote for Rand Paul. EVER. Since Romney's been cheat-nominated... I'm gonna shower with a pumice stone the size of a loaf of bread, clean all the GOP FILTH off and go STRAIGHT BACK to my Constitution Party.

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

My son just started crying after watching Rand

He is super bummed that Ron Paul can't run.

Ron Paul can run! VP of Gary

Ron Paul can run! VP of Gary Johnson ticket. Attach himself 3rd party to GJ. Continue write-in campaign. we have rights come November 6. If everyone stands outside their local polling place and requests affidavits from recent voters regarding who they vote. We could match it against the machines and then sue in federal court. We would have hard evidence based on affidavits. We would have protection under the Constitution and Federal statute and have standing in a Court of law. The worse that would happen is we record proof for historians.

We just can't give up our Rights, our Hope, or our God given ability to repent. We have all been wrong at some point in our life, and not support Dr. Paul prior to this election year is one example. Now that we know what is Right, we have a responsibility to do our part.

For Liberty,

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." George Washington

The problem with that is

it would mean he would win - and that's the last thing his campaign wants...

RP had many paths to victory. Still has. Run independent with Jesse Ventura. Won't happen. It's all about setting up little Rand (who will be thrown out by vote rigging in 2016).

Sucked in to them all, and all of his donors (me included).

Never compromise on half-truths or political games. 9/11 was an Zionist job and America is under covert occupation. The political system is rigged and no change will come through there.

My son understands

That the US political system is rigged now. He's 12. He's seen me run for PTA and School Site Council. He knew local elections are rigged and mere popularity contests. I have the opportunity again this year to run for School Site Council as well as PTA and I think I will opt out. The PTA is merely a popularity contest with all the same personalities we know from high school who were "popular". School Site Council is a bit different.

In any case he was crying and so as soon as he walked over to see what I was typing I hit submit real quick so he wouldn't be embarrassed.

Yes it is a big "conspiracy" and I have an inroad to run for some low form of office but politics is a double edged sword as is any position of leadership so it's either dive in head first or opt out completely as far as leadership. For bills and such I always vote.

I didn't particularly like Rands speech nor the video (I thought the videos in Ron Paul's Rally were much better) but I'm not a Rand basher. The speech seemed too neocon and contrived other than a little bit of the last part.

Actions speak louder than words. Rand's voting record will speak for itself. So far other than give an obligatory gesture to Romney he hasn't done anything wrong that I've noticed. He's not my senator however. I have two that are pretty bad (here in California.) I didn't vote for either holding positions currently in the primaries because their voting record sucks. And I live in Liberalville.

When Rand said he supported Romney for president in this video that's when my son screamed "What?!"

Then I had to explain about the rules change and how Romney won the nomination, and he said the whole thing is rigged and they make up their own rules.

What else is there to say but "Yes they do."

But he was very visibly shaken. I thought I had explained to him last night Romney won the nomination but I guess he misunderstood me.

But it's a pretty sad day when your 12 year old son cries because a 77 year old man can not run for President.

In fact it's bull-oney! They were so scared Dr. Paul would win they had to change the rules. Actually that's quite a compliment for Dr. Paul. It's quite a compliment to us Ron Paul Republicans as well.

Oh yeah, I did really like one part of Rands speech and that was how he said the lobbyists stopped going to his office. They gave up.

That's what we need in every congressional seat and every seat in politics. That's the double edged sword I wrote of. Someone is always trying to get into your pants or sway you some way. Doesn't matter what industry you are in or if you are in politics. Someone is buying you drinks or dinner or pole dancers or whatever. Just for a piece of you or to influence you. I stopped being influenced by those people about 6 years ago and that led to me losing my job.

Luckily I got a job working for a guy who loves Ron Paul and hates lobbyists and govt organizations and unfair regulation and taxation. I can actually talk politics with my boss. And I don't have very many whores approaching me. Today I did though. But I was working in my lab and the guy didn't even offer to help. Then he suggested I run tests on his product and he didn't offer any assistance.

That's what is wrong.

It happens everywhere even outside of politics. The lobbyism must stop.


I like that Rand gave a shout out to a home town business. Looks like they have some yummy donuts, and an inspirational story. They have an amazing rating on Urban Spoon as well http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/96/834102/restaurant/Great-Ameri...

They should have played the 2

They should have played the 2 hour long Ron Paul movie on youtube.

That video wakes people up! of course the RNC doesn't want that to happen though

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I like Rand

He has learned the hard lessons of his father's career. It is incredibly shrewd the groundwork he is putting in with the establishment clowns.
I hope it pays off.
I still can't bring myself to vote for Romney, but I think I understand where Rand is going with this.
Remember, Ron Paul always said the best way forward was to take over the party. The thing that bothers me is that when you play with snakes you often get bit.

Anyone else find it ironic

That the scumbag party leaders of the GOP played a "tribute" to the man who inspired millions of people, only to have those millions become completely disgusted with the GOP because of their backroom deals and ignoring of rules?

I hope Obama wins by a landslide.

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav