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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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Regarding Rand:
I know everyone was shocked about Rand's endorsement, but it did only come after Ron announced he did not have enough delegates and you could tell by his demeanor it was quite upsetting to him.

But remember: sometimes you have to be strategic & sneak up on the enenmy.

Just saying.

The speech was great and gave me a new hope for Liberty, we just have to work hard and wait a little longer. If the dollar collapses, its a whole new ballgame and at least Ron Paul wont be blamed for it.


Look at how he got every delegate in that room on his side. He is the future of our political success. His Romney endorsement does not change that fact. He got every single one of our points in after getting the crowd warmed up. He did excellent.

I think we will have more and more options

coming down the pike for national liberty candidates for President, Senate, and the House, but for now...until then, Paul 16!

Do I like the way he endorsed Romney? No, but I understand if he made a promise to his people to support the nominee that he should do it. It's hard to think and easy to see the apple didn't fall far from the tree with Rand. He is his own person and there will never be another Ron Paul, but for now, Rand is a close second and our next best chance until shown otherwise.


I have been putting off Judgement against Rand Paul for a while now. I was hoping something inside him would change. The truth is that he is a turncoat. How could he do this to his father?


I too, have been waiting for some unseen master plan to be revealed for a Ron Paul nomination... but it never came. Rand Paul SOLD HIS OWN FATHER OUT. AND ON THE FKING FAKE-CONSERVATIVE SEAN HANNITY SHOW?!?!?!?!?!?! AND WHILE HE'S STILL FRESH!!!! Just imagine how much easier and more frequent the TREACHERY will come AFTER he's marinated in DC for a few years.

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

RNC, prove your platform is more than mere platitudes.

Pass "Audit the Fed" immediately.


We've come a long way... Let's aim even higher for the next convention.

Tribute was a little generic.

Tribute was a little generic. Why wouldn't they just let the man speak? What r they afraid of?

A Non-Endorsement

That's what. And, that he may talk some sense about foreign policy.

They rejected him solely on his foreign policy.

After watching 2016 recently, I think I know why too. In that movie, it became clear to me that the standard republican would get confused by what Ron Paul says about foreign policy -- they are confused because they have bought into the standard way of talking about "us vs them".

At several spots in the movie, I had thoughts, "anti-colonialism is right about about nations being aggressors" and "the people of the world do need to be free" and "america sure has been an aggressor of late". In this way, one can momentarily see that the observations themselves are not misguided.

These ideas are not foreign to someone who is awake. Many here can see past this because you understand liberty and the ideas that America was founded on. The standard republican sees Ron Paul's non-intervention ideas as being too similar to "anti-colonialism/hatred" ideas -- they completely miss the reality because liberty is about "responsibility/restraint/freedom".


Thank you, Dr. Ron Paul

First Time EVER...

This is the first Time I've ever heard a speech and agreed with the speaker on 100% of his topics... And then hated him for it.

If he had said his dad's name at the end he'd have been a rockstar IMO, worthy of a presidential run in 2016.

But for him to hold all of those opinions like bringing the troops home and then in the same breath to back R$, well, let's just say it makes him a less attractive candidate, to say the least.

Would you prefer to date a man/woman that pretends to be wild about you but then marries someone else, or one that is more reserved but sticks with you?

The Rand's time is at its' end.


It's pretty obvious

"If he had said his dad's name at the end he'd have been a rockstar"

That the RNC wasn't going to allow him to say Ron Paul.

Ok so who do you have as an

Ok so who do you have as an alternative? Jeb Bush? Rand just spoke at the Convention, he could win in 2016. Who do you have up your sleeve? Going to start a new party?

Just Curious

"he could win in 2016"
What the hell makes you think that the puppet masters would let Rand win the presidential election in 2016?

There is still a little problem called black box voting to contend with and that is of course if all other tricks have failed. After what they did to Ron in this election, in your face blatant corruption and fraud, and with the new rules that they can change the rules any fucking time they want, do you really think there is a chance?

I have to agree with you.

No matter how hard we try there will always be blatant corruption and fraud and changing the rules. The player they want will win. People like Ron Paul that can't be controlled and will not play their game have no chance.

Anarchy 2016

Who says we have to pick an alternative?

Don't knock Anarchy, bro. The ultimate expression of Freedom. Many believe that Ron Paul himself is the #1 Anarchist of our times.


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Judge Napolitano

He was Dr. Paul's first pick given in an interview early in the primary.


I think we all knew who that certain Texas congressman was......heck, it was the speaker's father.....

Quit being obnoxious.

Read an interview with a real libertarian.

This is Raw Story's interview with Gary Johnson--a real libertarian:


A real libertarian?

Just How Libertarian is Gary Johnson?



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



Watch this America!

War is a Racket INFO General Smedley Butler USMC

Anyone who thinks Rand really

Anyone who thinks Rand really supports Romney OR that he thinks Romney will actually beat Obama is an idiot.


Unlike his Father, is he a Machiavellian or a liar?

Is that what you are saying?

His father is my hero. He

His father is my hero. He also got 190 delegates "officially" and had no chance to win. What's your alternative? Take them on head on? Have $200M?


Very tactful speech. His speeches with the RP folks are way more fun though. Notice how different his rhetoric is between the 2 crowds. When talking to neocons he mostly blasts Obama. When talking to us, its about TSA and auditing the pentagon. He did get a few liberty stabs in there on this speech to the neocns, and they actually cheered. Even some talk about reducing military. And they cheers, we shall see if this bares fruit.

Any Moron Knows That If The Paul Supporters Don't Vote For

Romulan, he will be slaughtered by Obama.. We are talking about 15-20% of the republican vote here either staying home, writing in Ron Paul or Gary Johnson..

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That's what I thought too,

That's what I thought too, but then after thinking about it I realized that this guy doesn't need our vote. He just needs deiboldt. And now he's had a lot of cheating practice for the the election against Obama.

Fair point.

Fair point.