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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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"When I was drafted, I was married and had 2 kids and I WENT!"

To Gingrich:


"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, an

Ahhhhh yes!

This was a great moment indeed! Put Gingrich right back in his place. Keep in mind that in this debate there was a very strict rule on the crowd making any noise. The moderators were really enforcing it, but Dr. Paul got applause out of this one.


I was looking for this - one of my favorites!

Thanks Everyone!

I want to thank everyone for sharing! You have all brought back so many wonderful and life-changing memories! Thanks again and best wishes to all of you!

Edgar Morgan

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You've all got the wrong answer! This question is so easy.

The correct answer is: The moment the Daily Paul came into being. Thanks to EVERYONE here. You've kept the information flowing, the debate alive, and the truth available in spite of the best efforts of TPTB. For Liberty and the unpayable debt we all owe to Dr. Ron Paul. NEVER GIVE UP!

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I second that e-motion.

Where would we be without the Daily Paul?
Not that there isn't somewhere else to be.
Just not a place like this.
Birds of a feather....


I agree with you about the Golden Rule moment. A couple of my...

...other favorite moments were:

1. In 2008 when FOX debate moderator Chris Wallace asked Ron Paul "So sir, you're saying we should get our marching orders from al Queda?" To which Dr. Paul got angry, pointed his pen at Walace and said "NO!...I'm saying we get our marching orders from the Constitution!"

2. The first time I ever hear Dr. Paul speak was during the 2008 republican debates when I heard him say; "We give Israel 3 billion dollars a year in foreign aid. Then we give her Arab enemies 4 times that much. We are funding an arms race over there."

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

"And I Went"

nuff said.

Re "And I Went!"

I Just remembered that! He said that in response to to Gingrich, who had an excuse for not serving in the military in his day, but was in favor of sending young people into harm's way. Dr. Paul, who did go when called, was not eager to use people as cannon fodder. That was such a profound response to Gingrich's warmongering.

Edgar Morgan

I liked that one too. His

I liked that one too. His "What if?" speech on the house floor was pretty powerful


His first public statement after we/he broke the record for campaign donations in one day. Sorry, no time to find the video.

He was so happy and excited. After all he has thanklessly done for this country at least we could give him that.

Thanks, Ron!

NOTE: I am not advocating violence in any way. The content of the post is for intellectual, theoretical, and philosophical discussion. FEDS, please don't come to my house.

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Dr. Paul's Farewell speech to congress

blew me away.


"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

Dr. Paul's Farewell Speech

Dr. Paul's farewell speech was the greatest farewell speech ever delivered.

Edgar Morgan

When he called the fat kid

When he called the fat kid fat on tv.


I was going to post the same thing.


When He Called The Fat Kid?

What was that about? I'm not familiar with that.

Edgar Morgan

Every single one is my favorite!

Seriously! It's impossible to pick a favorite BUT if I absolutely had to it would be JUST COME HOME. Every time I watch this clip it tears me up - EVERY single time.

And I say out loud "Dear Lord, how I LOVE this man!"

He is just SO beautiful - inside and out.


Ron Paul is My President

I Love Him Too!

I really do!

10,000 sized crowds

My favorite moment was during March-April of 2012 when Ron Paul was drawing and speaking to large, stadium-sized crowds of 10,000.....while all the other candidates combined had problems drawing just 300 people.


But it was exactly at that moment when Ron Paul decided to just say: "never mind.......", and run away from the battle and preemtively announce Mitt Romney the winner (in various EMails), and pour cold water all over his own campaign, and his own supporters (who were still out there trying to fight for delegates).

If you want to build a movement you take your 10,000 sized crowds, and proudly display them all over the Country (and grow it) until the National Media is forced to recognize it (against their will).

And if you want to maximize your delegate count, and try to finish in a strong 2nd-place, you don't completely abort your campaign 4 months early, refuse to even want your name placed in nomination, and disappear from public view (except for financial talk shows).

Thanks for saying it LibertyBaby

The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this post was what you said. The campaign disappeared overnight. The momentum was real. Then it was gone. Very strange.

Hard to say..

But about 100% of the videos between 2007 and 2013.

My favorite moments were already covered below. The censored moment about 'electability' and Ron taking on Rudy.

Aravoths videos were all pretty damn awesome too.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul


Yesterday was my favorite Ron Paul moment when I discovered on Wiki that Ron Paul is a NEO-LIBERAL and NOT a conservative.

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the granger

wiki,can be updated by anyone,create an account then change the words
ect ect ect
that being said,if anyone can change the meanings on wiki,should it bother you so much what it said?
meaning,if i can change what wiki says,whether a lie or not,should you put
too much stock in the outcome?
as you know the fed gov has all kinds of people who pour all over sites like that,enemies of freedom get the same treatment,and most have seen that
so why oh why would it change your heart on RP? he does have many enemies
and they are out to change his message,and they have our taxes to get that job done

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

what if I had an army

If I was Ron Paul, I wouldn't be too happy about wiki writting me off the conservative definition, and making me into a neo-liberal.

Looks to me, RP has way more enemies who are actively burying him alive, than supporters willing to do anything at all.

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you are right

when you say RP has more enemies than supporters,
most of which he caused himself
we went to a RP rally at a college in my state with another DPer
we saw first hand the standing room only,we saw people turned away,as it was so full,we saw and felt the enthusiasm and energy,and this before he spoke a word
while we knew in our hearts he wasn't going to be prez,he made that perfectly clear,when even before the nomination took place he dropped out
We poured our hearts,souls and money into his campaign(i had the worn out shoes and the blistered feet for proof,and he just walked away,he walked away
took that hard earned money and gave that to another source(that doesn't bother me,it went to a worthy site)
but he just quit,gave no explanation(to my satisfaction)
he helped to bury himself and he buried us in that process
we gave money we DID not have,and to me,it felt like i was lopped of at the ankles
I do know it is not about the man,but the message,but he quit speaking that too,now he gets paid to speak(good for him)
he didn't say one word about them delegates getting hurt and jailed,but did say "to play nice") PLAY NICE?!?! his people were bruised,battered,beaten and jailed,and it was just for him,no other candidates had that with their chosen ones,only RP had it,and has been the only one i can remember
while he is no enemy of mine,he gets back just what he gave
he gave a map without an X,he said nothing at all about what to expect from the likes of rnc people,what he did do was leave it up to us to find out
I wouldn't raise kids,send them out into the world without the basic knowledge of how things truly are,but RP did just that,he wound his grass roots up,sent them out without the basic knowledge,then stepped aside after saying... play nice
he was ripped off,robbed of delegates,and said nothing,when a lawsuit was in order,he knew of the bogus ballot boxes being moved to an undisclosed location,he knew of lost counts,he knew of changed slates,he knew of time being changed,(so his delegates would get their late),he knew of people sitting on buses waiting to vote(got there late,didn't/couldn't vote
so basically,in my mind he got exactly what he created,but he does have the staff and the money to hire more,if he felt inclined to change wiki

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

I don't agree with your description of the situation.

RP was the last opponent to Romney, all others had dropped out because of a lack of funds and because it was IMPOSSIBLE to catch Romney. RP dragged that on as long as he could (actively campaigning), the energy and funds from the grassroots aren't infinite and he made a decision. To drag that even further would have been foolish and would not have helped to spread the message any further: RP made his points during the debates.

As far as law suits, that was never going to happen even if the cheating and fraud was obvious to us that witnessed it because Benton hired Bruce Fein, an ex AIPAC lawyer, to offer "legal council" to the campaign.

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, an

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i knew there was more to it

and am happy to get more info
the only reason romney had more delegates was because they changed
things to help get him elected,and RP unelected
and RP was not out of funds,he gave up too soon(for me anyways)
romney was the one trying to fill seats,he was the one caught giving away free stuff for votes,just as bauchman did)
but here we have an ex aipac lawyer involved,didn't RP know all about him?
i say he should have,but then again RP should have known the score before the game started,and yet sent the lambs out to the sheep,the he did say,he wasn't in it to win9this was after we all thought he could,and that was his goal also

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

We obviously don't know what happened exatcly

or what was said to him (threats, political leverage for Rand, perhaps some conditions were given to him if he wants to run, ect) but I am convinced that he dragged it on as long as he could. Also, I believe that his goal was not to finish his campaign broke; that might have been the goal of just about any other politician's campaign but his was to set a base for other platforms.

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, an

I agree

And my feet feel your feet as they walked that same path.