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What Was Your Favorite Ron Paul Moment?

My favorite Ron Paul moment occurred during the 2012 debate in South Carolina. In the midst of a heated debate with Newt Gingrich about foreign policy, Dr. Paul evoked the Golden Rule and said that we should treat other nations the way we would want to be treated. It is somewhat ironic that those in the heart of the Bible Belt booed him for that. Unfortunately, many of the churches there have been hijacked by the warvangelicals and their erroneous eschatology. The Ron Paul moment in South Carolina really demonstrated the fact that the good Doctor was not concerned with political expediency or catering to his audience. That Ron Paul moment continues to influence me.




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That was mine too!!!!!

That was mine too!!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH9PpsxpANw This is the video that made me donate to the blimp, the November 11th money bomb and the historical December 16th moneybomb. This video would make me cry. I now karaoke this song religiously... all because of Dr. Paul.

Ron Paul speaking to Cuban Americans in Tampa Florida

They did not want to here it, no no no, but he said it anyway.

Time to end the Cuban economic embargo. The embargo did not dethrone Castro, it gave him power instead. The embargo did nothing for freedom, it hurt us all instead. Time to trade with Cuba.

McCain laughed when he heard the boos and smirked a "I could have told ya that is how they would react, what a boob".

But our dear doctor made the case for free trade, while those other republicans made the case against it.

Bravo Dr. Paul, well done.

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I live in Tampa and have many Cuban friends

and they all were supporters of Dr Paul before I was.....

The people in the audience were not cubans.....

Speaking the Truth

That was another moment when he had the character to say what was right and not politically expedient.

Edgar Morgan

Not A Politician

but a real and true statesman!!!

Edgar Morgan

Mine was in late 2007 when I

Mine was in late 2007 when I simply clicked onto a link at a blog I frequented at the time. The post was talking about someone I never heard of. The link took me straight to a Youtube video called "Stop Dreaming". Across a black screen came a quote from Franklin - "Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools who don't have brains enough to be honest."

Then grandpa looking guy was there at the podium and was asked, "If you were president, would you work to phase out the IRS?" To which he said "Immediately". What followed was a real eyeopener. I sat in stunned silence for 12 minutes. Then clicked another video, and then another, then still another. There it all was! The simple truths I had forgotten. Apathy dissolved away like a broken spell, and I went right to work telling everyone I knew.
I was mystified when they were something less than excited.

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We all Austrians now!

The second place finish at the New Hampshire primaries made me feel like he was catching on and Americans wanted their country back. Oh well.

ConstitutionHugger's picture

Ha! He said it again tonight at YAL

except he said "We're all Austrian economists now"

How About His First Place Finsh In

Iowa that was denied him because of voting fraud?

Edgar Morgan

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Yes- that was part of the momentum

but the was a particular excitment with the crowd in New Hampshire and a feeling of it being "real" that I'll never forget.

The MIchigan State Crowd

Listen to the roar starting at the 40 second mark!

I was there with my wife and kids!!!

the atmosphere was electric when Ron walked out.

Wow!

I wish that I had been there for that!

I don't think Mitt Romney engendered such emotion...

...from his own family.

I Got Emotional

Thanks. I got emotional watching that.

Edgar Morgan

Favorites: Morton Downy Jr.

Favorites:
Morton Downy Jr. Show calling out the Fat Kid.
Rally for the Republic
to Ben Bernanke "Is Gold Money?"
Paul vs Paul debate.

Least Favorite:
Secret meeting with Bernanke shortly before ending 2012 presidential campaign, that was never answered to.

I remember watching the debates live in 08

This one had me jumping up and down in my chair, my wife tells me that I was cheering and punching the air like someone at a sports event...

"Get in there!"

"goo-oarn my son!"

"He shoots... He scores!"

It was such a pounding response to a question delivered in such a way as to belittle Dr. Paul, that Fox cut this clip when the debate was re-aired.


http://youtu.be/YU1mkEz-688

"Let it not be said that we did nothing..." (12/15/2007)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWJ34YANTYU

“But let it not be said that we did nothing. Let not those who love the power of the welfare/warfare state label the dissenters of authoritarianism as unpatriotic or uncaring. Patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity and a blind desire for safety and security. Understanding the magnificent rewards of a free society makes us unbashful in its promotion, fully realizing that maximum wealth is created and the greatest chance for peace comes from a society respectful of individual liberty.”

I remember watching that speech live on CSPAN, got me whooping and hollerin' for sure.. Recorded it on my TIVO and transcribed the whole thing. Forget where I shared it, maybe a myspace group..

But yeah, that got me fired up for the next 5 or 6 years. Now I'm kinda slipping back into apathy and am losing faith in the political process, but that's my baggage...

That was special.

It surely was.

I've watched that speech

Over and again, it's the main video on my YouTube channel.

http://www.youtube.com/user/swiftysmithuk

We All Get Discouraged

But it's too late to turn back now. I have thought about walking away from the movement, but It's impossible.Patriot, you are needed!

Edgar Morgan

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Tiny moment - The bridge to nowhere prediction wasn't bad

In "Revolution" he writes extensively that later in the campaign a small and unusual issue on spending will be brought up and mocked in order to show the Republicans' appetite to cut spending.

Paul guessed it would be the bridge to nowhere in Alaska.

Sure enough, once Palin is selected as the running mate, the bridge is referenced constantly.

Currently consuming: Harry Browne, Free Domain Radio; JT Gatto and Holt; Wii U

When he made Newt Gingrich look like a whiny baby

There was a particular debate where they got on the topic of the military and serving. Ron Paul said quite simply that he was called and he served and in the background after making a complete baby out of himself you can hear Gingrich blabbering. Mostly about how his daddy served and how him and his siblings were so afraid for his safety. "I was an army brat." - Newt Gingrich.

May 2007

Republican debate, he shut Guliani down so hard on the topic of 9/11 and Guliani never recovered. Still hasn't. Ron Paul went on to school anyone in attendance either in person on TV on the principle of "blowback". I like to think that perhaps some were listening. It was something I already knew in my heart but he articulated with precision and ease.

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RON PAUL 2012

I liked when he was on the

I liked when he was on the Morton Downey, Jr. show. He called people out for their stupidity, and loudly. I don't like absolute pacifism. I don't believe that ranting and flipping out automatically removes rationale. I see ranting and getting loud to be passionate. His age showed in this last campaign. He just had no energy nor passion.

Please come join my forum if you're not a trendy and agree with my points of view.

I still will not watch Steponallofus or O'assReily or

the list goes on and on. Paid cronies too afraid to buck the earpiece for their contracts might be effected...

I love Ron Paul. Favorite is too tough. Maybe for me personally it was when I got a great big hug from him in front of this little tiny coffee shop, or when he signed my child's "Fools Gold" book. BUT, I love it when he got more than a minute to speak and he could just school the above a**es and when over 7,500 peoples showed up in LA and poured over on the tennis courts. One more time in 2016 and he would be President.

I am totally against cloning, but since he will not run again....;0)

The Crowd at U Maryland, March 28 2012

It does not get much better that this crowd and this moment! Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVenMz2ekYs

Gamma Rat

Great Video

Great video. Thanks for sharing that.

Edgar Morgan

CFR/NAU question

They tried to make him look like a nut with a set up question and he blew them away. Even the time keeper forgot to cut him off..he educated the room and made the others look really really uncomfortable as he talked about their secret societies:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSXQLUIc1Ak

Thanks

I forgot about that one!