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Ron Paul supporters, who are you guys?

A similar thread was originally started by MashTheGas but I guess it was lost with the server crash. It lasted a few weeks with a few hundred responses.


Who are you guys?

How old are you?
Where are you from?
What do you do?
What’s your political history?
What brought you to Ron Paul?


Answer as much or as little as you want. It's great to see what an eclectic group supports Ron Paul.

    note: original thread, found nov 8 2009 ~
    http://www.dailypaul.com/node/8177




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Me.....

I'm 49 years old and from Michigan. I knew nothing about nothing before I discovered and started following Ron Paul during his presidential run in 2008. All I knew was what the Media Industrial Complex fed me on the telescreen. He cured my apathy and for the first time in my life I actually believed in a politician and campaigned for one. He taught me about The Federal Reserve and the importance of following The Constitution. Since then I've taken a Constitutional Class (which I suggest for everyone) and have become a Precinct Delegate (which I'm embarrassed of because I'm a member of the Republican Party).

Ron Paul is without a doubt in my mind, the greatest American Patriot of my lifetime.

Some guy

I'm 29, (I was literally born 30mins of raygun winning his second election 11/04/84)

Born in phoenix, lived in seattle for a few and now I'm jacking it in san diego/midway. (I'm not a party guy this place isn't so great, only been here a month and already want to leave hippies, hippies errywhere)

A bitcoin/alts trader, construction: flooring (my father taught all 3 of his sons)

First I was an "egalitarian communist",(lol called myself a democrat, and then would attack those calling me a socialist/communist) until I found out I was just a giant flaming dipshit and my ideas would not only ruin my life, but my home country.

Alex Jones brought me to ron paul in 2004 when I downloaded a movie on kazaa/morpheus I thought was micheal moore's.lol. However I didn't really follow him until around 2006, his honesty and straight-forward style caught me forever.

My late intro.

I've had a busy weekend, finally got a chance to type something up. Long time lurker. Anyways, I'm a 40 old punk rock kid from the People's Republik of Maryland. I'm mostly a minarchist by political view.

New to the Daily Paul

I am an 18 year old in Texas entering my first year of college at UT-Dallas as a Political Science major.

I had some, but not a whole lot of interest in politics at a younger age. My parents were so-called "moderates" and because of that I leaned a little bit towards liberals on social issues and a little bit towards conservatives on other issues (including foreign policy, YIKES).

As high school went on, I grew increasingly distrusting of the establishment. I wasn't so much into general politics, but rather civil liberties, particularly the rights of prisoners. Throughout high school, when given the opportunity, I would do most of my research papers and projects on topics like capital punishment, solitary confinement, and the drug war where I would give hard-line stances against each much to the dismay of my peers and teachers. It was obvious that I deeply cared about the concept of liberty, even while my caring was limited to just a few issues.

During the 2012 primaries, I recall my history teacher showing a video at the beginning of class. The video he showed was a video of Ron Paul getting booed for his stance that the U.S. invited foreign attacks against us through our military-imperialism and placement of military bases on someone else's holy land. After showing it to the class, he then briefly related it to some world history lesson which I have little recollection of now (I assume he was a war-loving neocon). I find it funny that I can almost pinpoint a transition in my beliefs to one point in time, it was a very quick and radical change. Paul's words in that particular video completely warped my view of what happened. I was so deeply moved that I blurted out to the class (not really knowing who he was) "Ron Paul is right!" My teacher looked at me funny and asked me to explain why and I actually couldn't muster any good response besides "what he just said." It was that moment though that introduced me to a new world of thinking.

At that point in time, I definitely liked Dr. Paul (I also liked Gary Johnson in 2012) and I would have surely voted for him had I been eligible, but I wasn't madly in love with him. I think I knew the right directions to go on for all the issues but I didn't quite know the principles. I was intrigued by Gary Johnson as well and because Johnson ran as a Libertarian Party member, I became exposed to the libertarian ideology itself. I mostly enjoyed reading about it on the internet, but nothing too in-depth. When things began to change was when I chose to download the Tom Woods podcast. I listened ritually to it since the inception of the show and was exposed to so many ideas that weren't on the "3 by 5 card of conventional thinking."

Tom Woods's is one of my great educators. After listening for months, I realized the kind of esteem that Woods held Dr. Paul in and figured that I would look into Ron Paul a little more. Needless to say, I ended up watching every debate he had from 2008 and 2012 and many many speeches of his on YouTube. These past videos were very inspiring to me. I was mesmerized by the conviction that he spoke with and his uncompromising principles.

I became Ron Paul crazy and ended up reading Liberty Defined (my first one and favorite), The Revolution, End The Fed, The Case for Gold, and A foreign Policy of Freedom all in a relatively short amount of time. These works have introduced me to other great libertarian thinkers like Rothbard, Friedman, Hayek and many more. Although I respect their message and their principles, I am not an anarcho-capitalist (I read For A New Liberty btw). Most of my beliefs now stem from Ron Paul (although he sounds more anarchist these days) and Milton Friedman.

Here I am today, completely different intellectually than I was 2 or 3 years ago and I have Ron Paul to thank for it. I am now working towards going into politics with the goal of promoting peace, prosperity, and non-intervention.

Follow me @L_Commentary for libertarian commentary

Welcome

Great first post.

Hello

Greetings from scenic Davenport , Iowa. Been lurking forever and finally decided to join the party.

Go freedom!

disgruntled and uppity

Finally

A member on this great site! I'm 29 and I live in Florida. I check this site multiple times a day and am happy to be part of this awesome community. The whole bin laden situation made me question the govt, which is why I'm here.

Be Prepared

The Scout Motto is: BE PREPARED which means you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your DUTY.

Homeless person on the

Homeless person on the street.

Am i being detained?

Im 28

From lancaster pa

Network Engineer for Arcelor Mittal Steel

I was a hardcore die hard liberal until i started making money.

I jump immediately from democrat to republican to libertarian all because i overheard a podcast from freetalklive. The guys listening to it were living in a house i was trying to buy and as i was painting it to qualify it for a PHFA loan, they started discussing with me my political views. Apparently i had been a libertarian my whole life and didn't even know it lol. I was not much into politics at this time and Ron Paul was my rabbit hole. for the last elections, i put a 5x20 foot ron paul banner on the front of the house. It is located on a very busy street in the the city and cause approximately 40 accidents lol. Surprised noone in the Giverment tried to make me take it down.

Truth is treason in an empire of lies - you know who ;)

Stats

I am 27, and Ron Paul has been my politics. I didnt really even think about politics (too young id say, no interest) until the 2004 election. I didnt know anything about politics, and at first liked obama. It didnt take long for me to not like him and then i heard Ron and its been history ever since. Originally libertarian but i find myself moving towards the anarchist direction more and more.

Im a geologist who works in exploration for metals. Currently working in the Congo, but have lived and worked all over the usa and many places internationally.

I love science and philosophy and this site keeps me stimulated.

Thanks for the invite

My name is Mark Spragins and I am 54 years old. I am originally from the Nashville, TN area, but moved to Cary, NC a few years ago with the love of my life Terry. My work is in sales and distribution.
I have a strong libertarian political leaning, so I really enjoy my Daily Paul.
I became a close follower of RP, because of his honesty and integrity. I don't see many politicians that can hold a candle to the man.
Thank you again for having me!

Sprago

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Another Tennessean

Check out The World, below. He's from Tennessee, too.

Whoa!

Welcome aboard. Glad to have you.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

Tennessee is one of the top

Tennessee is one of the top three corrupt states in the U.S. I guess they don't mind it since they keep re-electing Corker and Alexander every election.

heck yes son!

so pumped. good things in store. as soon as I'm allowed to post!

AUM

Me in short

My name is Drew. I'm 32 years old. From Chattanooga Tn. Formally Nashville.
Rock musician and boat technician. Never had a political care until an honest man came in front of me and opened my eyes. Like so many others. I'm so excited about finally being able to put my 2 cents in.
Ron Paul will always be untouchable and a hero to me. Only a few figures in history come close in my eyes and they're mostly musicians so yea. Awesome. Pretty much the only site I visit on a day to day basis. Love.

AUM

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The World

I love it!


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Welcome.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

woah its you!

I didn't realize who called me out. I wanna make this my profile pic for real. Totally sick awesome!

AUM

Me? I homeschool my children

Me?

I homeschool my children & I practice Kung Fu.

My other interests include... Firearms, gardening, camping, hiking, anything outdoors, woodworking, reading, & researching.

I strongly support free speech, gun rights, religious freedom, & the non-aggression principle,

Ron Paul & Judge Napolitano are who I agree with.

I am an Atheist.
I am an Anarchist.
I am a woman.

About me

Hi, I'm a 29 year old attorney. I fled the tyrannical state of NY recently to the quieter state of NM that respects my right to bear arms more than most states. I'm a big gun person and love to go target shooting. As far as my political history, I learned to be a libertarian my first year of college, without knowing it, because I had learned under the tutelage of an amazing young college professor who just started his first teaching job. He had dispelled so many of the illusions I had about government, the law, and commerce. I had been fed the "robber barons" story along with a multitude of other government propaganda in public school like just about every other kid, and he really opened my eyes to what was really going on. Some of you may know this professor. His name is Dr. Thomas Woods.

Since then, I've been a huge supporter of individual liberty. I supported Ron Paul in his 2008 and 2012 presidential bids. I was at the big rally for Ron Paul in 2008 after he lost the nomination. Which was a really wonderful experience. I have been lurking at the Daily Paul since about 2009. I never really thought to register as I get most of my news from the Daily Paul itself... Haha. I never thought I would have much to share. But I hope eventually that will change. I'm really glad a post was made encouraging registration or I probably would't have done it.

Anyway I appreciate everyone who has taken the time to make their posts and I want you to know that there are many people like me who read your posts, even if you get very few commnents.

First Post - My Journey

Can't tell you how stoked I was to see membership was open today. No more 403 Bernanke access denied page! I stumbled across the Daily Paul a several years ago and it didn't take long to realize what an awesome and unique site this is!

To give you an idea about me; I’m in my 40’s, have a bunch of crazy wonderful kids, an sales account manager and like Dr. Paul have lived in the great state of Texas most of my life. I've always been a republican but wasn't really involved in politics until 2007 during the Slick Berry Barack Insane nObama presidential complain. That's when the journey began. I started learning all the things about our government and history they didn't teach me in school and what I thought was reality was really lies. Not everything was right in the universe; there was a disturbance in the force. I can remember the feelings of disappointment and disbelief that I had been lied to my whole life; kind of like the day I found out Santa Clause wasn't real. It took another few years to really understand what is going on. Today I'm completely awake and a big thanks to Michael and DP.

The main reason I'm engaged and fighting is for the future of my kids and I really like to jack with libtards (oops is that appropriate?). I don’t care if you are a republican or democrat; many on both sides are clueless. We canceled the cable and the lame-stream media and I have discovered many alternative media sites where I educate and get my information, and the DP is definitely at the top of the list. I take it all with a grain of salt and try to research stuff before I go spouting out the sky is falling. Yes, I did hear about it on the internet…. I’m no longer a staunch Republican. I consider myself more of a Libertarian but do vote Republican when presented with the lesser of two evils.

I’m very busy with family and work; however, find the time to maintain a very part-time and novice emailing list on political and economic issues. It started when friends and family would ask me about politics and who to vote for in elections. I would research things and send them emails. They would say, “I’m too busy or don’t want to spend the time… but your emails really save me time and help me learn what’s going on; I can read them at my leisure”. Today I have quite a few people on my email list and everyone asked to be on it or can ask to be removed at any time. No spam. I try to engage people and open their eyes to the truth without throwing them into a severe state of cognitive dissonance. Red or blue; sure you want to go down that rabbit hole? Gotta admit sometimes it’s fun to watch the crazy looks they give you. Sometimes you have to hit them a little hard with a dose of reality to get their attention, and then you ease them into it.

Anyway, looking forward to being a Daily Paul member, learning how to post and thanks to Michael and all the other DP members for sharing their thoughts, ideas and the truth. – mg.

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Understand the Progressive Left's playbook "Rules for Radicals" ( http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?ind... ) and their desire to manufacture or exploit a "Crisis"; the "Cloward-Piven Strategy" ( http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=7522 ) to advance their agenda.
Also know Barack Obama's Rules for Revolution: The Alinsky Model( http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/Rules for Revolution (2).pdf ).
The most basic principle of Alinsky’s advice to radicals is to lie to their opponents and disarm them by pretending to be moderates.
Deception and Ridicule are the radical’s most important weapons, and it has been a prominent one since the end of the sixties.
Their objective is what's important not the means by which they accomplish them.
What is (cognitive dissonance)? ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do6o57N_SVA&feature=youtu.be )
Learn more at Discover The Networks www.discoverthenetworks.org

"I am completely awake, the veil of deception has been removed, I see with clarity and purpose"

Sunlight Disinfectent

27-NE-Wage Slave- Warehousing/Distribution (jack of all trades king of none) and the good doctor himself. --- Ive been in the "shadows" since 2008/9. May I pay great thanks and respect to all those who frequent and contribute to this wonderful forum, and a very special thanks to Michael Nystrom for providing the opening of the "Ark Door". Peace Gold Love for all. I hope to have wonderful conversations with all of you and expect to share and learn from all of the steadfast scholars of liberty. - Dave

Howdy from Texas

I'm a new DP'er today. Welcome and Peace Gold Love to you. -mg

"I am completely awake, the veil of deception has been removed, I see with clarity and purpose"

Robert Trudell copyright claim on Voices of Liberty channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg_vF6NOWCo&feature=youtu.be

Really? I thought that video was really informative and wanted to share with others. Any news on this getting back up?

I'm a 48 year old business

I'm a 48 year old business executive with a software company in the Silicon Valley living in Santa Cruz who used to be a progressive Democrat but in 97 I discovered Ron Paul and became a card carrying Libertarian. I have been a volunteer for both his recent campaigns and I plan to do the same for Rand, if he decides to run.

Nice try NSA!

J/K

Tu ne cede malis.

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7 yrs later..........

.......after volunteering for the Ron Paul 2008 campaign, I finally join the dailypaul. In the past I would channel through my wife, who has been on dailypaul for 7 years. She told me about open registration today, so here I am. I am of no age and I have no interests, other than truth, my wife and kids......and intellectual exchanges of ideas.

20 yrs Chicago,

20 yrs
Chicago, Illinois
Student
Member for 2.5 years, found libertarianism in 2012 in my senior year of highschool through a friend.

Who I am...

Wanda, 52, from SC, mother of one daughter, I have one grandson, small business owner, married, baptist, and a total Libertarian. I found Ron Paul after watching "America: Freedom to Facism" by Aaron Russo in 2007. :-)

Tolerance is the virtue of the man who no longer has anything to believe in....

Whats my name and where do

Whats my name and where do i live ..?

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Seems i dont know how to post a picture yet ..