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"Brits 4 Ron Paul" Blog Emerges From Deep Freeze.

After tracking down the blog owner, Matt Davies, I am now guest blogging here as "Sound Money Man":

http://brits4ronpaul.blogspot.com/

Ron Paul may not have secured the 2008 Republican nomination, but the world is still crying out for his message of limited government, the rule of law and sound money.

I am also contributing to my local LPUK blog:

http://northwestlibertarians.blogspot.com/

Suggestions for UK related topics welcome.




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Have posted a new forum topic (can't remember how to link it) about Obama's planned investigations into the Isle of Man and Channel Islands, mentioned in Bloomberg.This is rich! With a collapsing economy, an outrageously expensive military presence in other countries, the Madoff affair, Sub-Prime scandal and well - the Fed and the financial collapse- the President-elect has declared that one of his first tasks will be to investigate offshore financial centres. Please be aware that the Isle of Man is an officially graded centre of top ranking as regards compliance etc. We have no concerns about investigations we've come out of them before with a good rating, but what about looking to their own doorstep first. Shouldn't they investigate US problems first? The topic: Investigations - Bring it on!

Thanks for the mention

on the site

You're welcome.

I'm always looking for UK-related material for the blog. If there's anything you'd like me to mention, just click on my screen name and send me a quick email.

"That Socialism would be immediately practicable if an omnipotent and omniscient Deity were personally to descend to take in hand the government of human affairs is incontestable." - Ludwig Von Mises.

Will do

Things frequently come up and now I know where to pass it on.

Sounds good. I'll check it out.

I'll track the thread through your screen name.

"That Socialism would be immediately practicable if an omnipotent and omniscient Deity were personally to descend to take in hand the government of human affairs is incontestable." - Ludwig Von Mises.

Good stuff

The UK needs a voice in this direction. Up to now I found the efforts a little disappointing but this is definitely going the right way. Will send you suggestions/links I come across. One small comment: could you possibly change the background colour on the website? I really do have problems reading in negative. So NW Libertarians? We are geographically quite close then. Just thought: isn't this great? Ron Paul is helping to create his own NWO of libertarians

So my first guess was right? You're from the Isle of Man?

I've heard that the Isle of Man accent sounds remarkably like the Liverpool accent. I'm not a scouser myself, I'm from down south.

As far as the black background goes, I'll talk to Matt Davies about changing that to make the blog more readable.

"That Socialism would be immediately practicable if an omnipotent and omniscient Deity were personally to descend to take in hand the government of human affairs is incontestable." - Ludwig Von Mises.

The Douglas accent

has a Liverpudlian sound to it but not what I would call scouse. For any scousers out there I just love the word "Fazakerley" said with a scouse accent. :-) But outside of Douglas the accent is quite different - the farmers etc have an accent of their own. Cool - well might not be everyone's opinion but Iike to hear it. I have a neutral accent, I've been told.

Thank you for enquiring about changing the background. I find it so difficult to read that I automatically click away from black backgrounds as soon as they load.

You should click "select

You should click "select all". It makes it much easier to read pages that have dark backgrounds.

Thanks for letting us know Brit! I'll be checking it out.

Way to go, Brit!

Brits4RonPaul was really in a "deep freeze". But I will take it in my regular walk through the internet, if you are blogging there.

Another thing I'm interested in, is how the LPUK will do (as far as I know there is a second libertarian party in Britain). Like most German Paulites I'am less than enthusiatic about building up a new party or party politics in general. How do you think your party willl fare under your electoral system? Doesn't seem to favour small parties unless you represent some regional nationalist group. Paradoxically the elections for the EU parliament in June maybe your chance, since it is elected via a system of proportianal represesantiation. How is the LPUK platform on EU policies? Guess there is a link somewehre.

Fellowship of the White Rose

Ron Paul was right

Is UKIP the "other party" you refer to?

UKIP have been quite successful, ironically, in the European elections, with a few MEPs getting elected. For a while, they were the fourth party in British politics (after Labour, Tories and Lib Dems).

The UKIP platform is pro-monarchy and anti-EU. On any other issue they seem ill-defined, leaving them open to entryist attacks by other parties.

LPUK, UKIP, BNP, and the "far left" all want to withdraw from the EU.

The most recent attempt to take over UKIP was by the BNP. Race hate and national socialism are the core of the BNP's agenda.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_National_Party

UKIP also had problems with their former leader, the labour MP turned chat-show host Robert Kilroy-Silk. He was eventually ousted and formed his own party, Veritas, which seemed to sink without trace.

Under the current electoral system, success is usually all-or-nothing. Given the seismic change to the world around us, I think that literally anything could happen between now and the next election - if the election happens at all!

I'm not ruling anything out. Of course, it is quite possible that the LPUK will become a lobby group. One or more parties may "steal our clothes" politically. That would not be a problem. If it happened, that would still be a great step forward.

"That Socialism would be immediately practicable if an omnipotent and omniscient Deity were personally to descend to take in hand the government of human affairs is incontestable." - Ludwig Von Mises.

No, I know UKIP is different

but perhabs I was confused, since some refered to LPUK as British Libertarian Party http://alsblog.wordpress.com/2008/05/05/the-british-libertar... .

I will have a look on its platform. Perhabs you are right, that it's just good to promote the ideas, even if they are taken up by other parties or political groups.

Fellowship of the White Rose

Ron Paul was right

Aha! The Griffin Logo is ours :-)

The LPUK is a very new party and it is quite possible that it had a different name early on.

http://brits4ronpaul.blogspot.com/

http://lpuk.blogspot.com/

http://northwestlibertarians.blogspot.com/

Great job, Brit :-)

Reading 'northwestlibertarian' I think again, how great it would be to have more regional libertarian-minded online magazines.

Fellowship of the White Rose

Ron Paul was right

Wonderful news!

Maybe Dr. Paul has tended the birth of 4,000 babies but maybe he also has tended the birth of countless new voices to the message of Freedom. Good Luck, Peace & Courage Patriot

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

Thank you.

You're right, Dr Paul has certainly delivered more Libertarians than babies.

"That Socialism would be immediately practicable if an omnipotent and omniscient Deity were personally to descend to take in hand the government of human affairs is incontestable." - Ludwig Von Mises.

Nice to here from you Brit!

Fundamentally the British could never obtain true liberty because they will always be slaves to the queen but, because of you there could never be us as in the US but tell me Brit are there any politicains in your country that even come close Ron Paul?

Elected ones? No.

On the constitutional question (monarchy), the LPUK advocates a plebiscite (public vote).

"That Socialism would be immediately practicable if an omnipotent and omniscient Deity were personally to descend to take in hand the government of human affairs is incontestable." - Ludwig Von Mises.

Unfortunenately Brit

It seems that politicians are all slimeballs thruoghout the whole world before our Dear Uncle in the attic we had none either .'Men were meant to be free and independent" - Ron Paul

Okay...here's another question...

Are there any politicians in the UK that have the same philosophies as RP?

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Elected politicians? Nope :-(

In terms of aspiring politicians, I endorse all LPUK candidates for parliament.

It was the LPUK policy on monetary reform that persuaded me to join.

http://lpuk.org/pages/manifesto/economy/monetary-reform.php

I apologise in advance for the reference to "The Crown". In Britain, that's a by-word for the state. The LPUK advocates a plebiscite on constitutional issues like the monarchy.

"That Socialism would be immediately practicable if an omnipotent and omniscient Deity were personally to descend to take in hand the government of human affairs is incontestable." - Ludwig Von Mises.

How popular are they? The LPUK?

Are people in the waking up to the crisis? Or are they much like the population here that doesn't understand or refuses to hear?

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Convention on Modern Liberty, London

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jan/18/henry-po...

"We have come to the moment," the great Whig orator Charles James Fox once said, "when the question is whether we should give ... to the executive government complete power over our thoughts." The answer from the forthcoming Convention on Modern Liberty gathering on 28 February will be a resounding no, because this is not some academic conference of liberal hysterics, but a call to arms, to all parties, to resist the government's attack on our liberties, rights and privacy."

I was happy to read this today, the article is by Henry Porter, a columnist for the Observer (the main left-oriented Sunday newspaper in the UK) who's been trying to wake people up to the government's creeping authoritarianism for a while now.

As a very new organisation, we're doing pretty well :-)

But if the American public are politically "asleep", the British public are practically comatose.

They have all the same "blindspots" that Americans have, plus an additional one. They never question the income tax!

If a British worker looks at his payslip, he barely glances at the deductions for "tax and national insurance" and can only register the "take home" pay. He feels angry with his employer for not paying him enough, but never thinks to curse the government!

Say what you like about American workers, they do notice when they are being taxed. When some of the poorest Americans voted for Bush twice in a row, Europeans blamed religion for that. They never stopped to consider that Bush promised low taxes and small government!

"That Socialism would be immediately practicable if an omnipotent and omniscient Deity were personally to descend to take in hand the government of human affairs is incontestable." - Ludwig Von Mises.

im from the UK and im a

im from the UK and im a massive fan.

some of my friends know and appreciate him.

i've tried to wake up my family - my brothers are starting to get it but my parents are too old so i leave them alone

Can I ask a question?

Are very many people in the UK aware of Ron Paul?

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No. The media here were very good at airbrushing him out.

In the race for the Republican nomination, the BBC mentioned Romney, Huckabee, Guliani, McCain...and that's it!

My family were convinced that he didn't exist, and that I was that victim of some bizzare scam.

I discovered him on yahoo's "meet the candidates". I was absolutely astonished to hear an elected US politician tell the truth about US foreign policy. He didn't act like politician either. More of a "wise uncle".

"That Socialism would be immediately practicable if an omnipotent and omniscient Deity were personally to descend to take in hand the government of human affairs is incontestable." - Ludwig Von Mises.

Irish Ron Paul supporter

Irish Ron Paul supporter right here. And still here.