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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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New to The Daily Paul

I am 44 yrs old and live in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate N.Y.

New to the DailyPaul

How old are you?
22
Where are you from?
Originally Chicago...then OBX, NC, now I am in sunny Florida.
What do you do?
Admin. for CPA office, PT student, writer, future engineer
What’s your political history?
Raised conservative Republican, Libertarian by choice as a young adult
What brought you to Ron Paul?
Reading always brings me where I need to be and to the right people.

How old are you? 29 Where

How old are you? 29
Where are you from? Czech Republic, Europe.
What do you do? Videogames.
What’s your political history? Always right, libertarian since 2011
What brought you to Ron Paul? Youtube videos got me totally mesmerized and once I got hooked I couldn't stop coming for more truth and reason. It was epiphany.

Wont answer any of the other

Wont answer any of the other questions.
I came to know Ron Paul via
Thomas Sowell> book of his mentions 'Hayek's Road to Serfdom'> Googled Hayek and Ron's name appeared. Hooked ever since.

Southern Agrarian

Read DP prolifically, first post.

My wife Sarah and I live in California’s gold country and are aficionados of the retired Texas congressman. We supported the 2012 RP campaign and helped collect names for the California write-in campaign.

I am a Christian Liberty activist on my way to becoming a minister. I am the executive director of Cherish California’s Children and founder of the St. Anselm Leadership Institute. I'm a delegate to the California Republican Party State Central Committee and Vice President of the California Republican Assembly.

Daily reader of LRC and have had my work featured on the LRC blog, http://archive.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/133636.html

I've worked in a number of California initiative and candidate campaigns, including Assemblyman Dan Logue, former Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner, and a campaign to draft Congressman Tom McClintock for president. I'm also the legislative director of the Hispanic Values Union and the Communications Director for Consumers for Choice, a political advocacy group.

Here to help grow the cause of liberty and stay informed on the latest from the movement itself.

EDIT:

I am 23 and my wife is 20.

Armed In the Holy Cause of Liberty,

Steve Macias
steve-AT-stevemacias.com
http://www.stevemacias.com

Age: 20 yrs old From: PA Job:

Age: 20 yrs old
From: PA
Job: Currently unemployed
Political history: First time voting I voted GJ for 2012 (even though I don't agree with him as much as I do with Ron Paul, I couldn't vote for obama or romney and I felt writing in a vote wouldn't do much.) In 2008 had I been of age I would have voted obama. 2004 had I been of age I would have voted kerry.
What brought you to Ron Paul?: About a year ago a friend sent me a youtube video of Ron Paul. I watched it and the whole time I kept thinking "holy crap everything this guy is saying is true". From there on I got addicted and watched every Ron Paul video I could find, learned of all the fraud going on in the primaries, and I started reading as much as I could on liberty and all the major issues from the NDAA, to the federal reserve, to austrian vs keynesian economics and everything in between. Since I started reading up on everything I've been hooked. It's kinda like the matrix... take the blue pill, wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe(ignore the truth). Take the red pill and see how deep the rabbit hole goes (find the truth). As disturbing as the situation our country is in if I had to do it over I'd still take the red pill. I don't see any way our country is going to change if the people of America don't wake up. Now I'm doing the best I can to wake people up to liberty... and I have to say, like Ron Paul says... the message of liberty is popular. There's plenty of people tired of the two party system and the illusion of change... we just have to show them the truth and show them another way, once they see it they understand, and once they understand they won't forget. So anyways... that's the end of my rant. I registered on the dailypaul today, however I've been reading the dailypaul everyday for the past year... I hope to be able to wake as many people up to liberty as I can.

BrushfireBlog

Hello!

I'm more than just a Paulian, I'm an Austrian and a committed libertarian. (Of course, Poppa Ron got me started!)

I'm 26 and I'm running for office in Dallas, District 13 to give you a hint. I'm also the Precinct chair for 4006 if anyone out there lives in Dallas.

I'll put The Brushfire (my blog) back up after the election (the City Council races are supposed to be nonpartisan.)

~BB

Hello

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newbie

Bill McAuley 39

I'm originally from Lock Haven, PA Browsburg, Indiana since '78

Union operating Engineer, run heavy equipment building roads, bridges

Not much Political history to speak of, Finally woke up and realized things are happening now that my father warned me of 30 years ago.

A buddy of mine brought me to RP after catching many of my rants on FB. Glad to be here. I appreciate everyones civility even on divisive topics. I'm a huge fan of liberty and I feel the urgency to make some changes soon. Look forward to speaking among all of you. I can't get behind RTW, it doesnt make sense to me, thats about all I disagree with here thus far.

Know me, and you will know of the men and women that forged my soul.

no subject here

My name is Danny.

I am currently 26 years of age.

Great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Currently unemployed. 2 years removed from graduating with a degree in Earth Science (basically it's Geology), I'm optimistic that I can find a job and begin a career where I make a positive impact on the world.

In 2008, I'd become very disappointed in the Republican party and didn't like either candidate for president. I voted for a third party candidate and was very surprised that someone with no experience and who was virtually unknown got elected. Four years later, I'm even less satisfied with the two "established" candidates. I am a big Ron Paul fan and disappointed that he won't be the next POTUS. The way the GOP treated him the delegates that supported him turned me off and woke me up about the two party system today. Refusing to vote for Romney, I looked into other choices. Gov Jary Johnson is similar to Ron Paul and I belief that he's the best shot we have at the White House.

Basic things like personal liberty, non-intervention, and fiscal responsibility attracted me to Ron Paul's ideologies. He's opened my eyes to how America is far removed from it's former glory of right to life, liberty, and property.

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(Just for answering the OP's more tersely / for the record. Yo.)

HOW old are you ?
the product of the 1st, 2nd, and 4th prime numbers

WERE are you from ?
France, before 2009, then California, USA, thereafter

WHAT do you do ?
Programming stuff with/for computers, involving Miragesoft Windoze (tm) (mostly, though not exclusively; no complete masochist, there, meh.)

WHAT's your political history ?
Before knowing about Ron Paul, 2 years ago : nonexistent

WHO brought you to Ron Paul ?
My wife's father, another simple AND great man from Texas

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

This may or may not be True

15 Yrs Old

People's Republic Of China AKA Commieland that owns the economy

educate my self and others,have fun

Politically apathetic

Truth

"Truth is Treason in an Empire that lies" - Ron Paul

Educate the masses, and win in the end.

Who

wants to know?

skippy

Big Brother

Big Brother

"Truth is Treason in an Empire that lies" - Ron Paul

Educate the masses, and win in the end.

ecorob's picture

hahahahaha

How old are you?
50ish

Where are you from?
Massachusettes

What do you do?
retired Bain Capital CEO

What’s your political history?
flip flopper

What brought you to Ron Paul?
the constitution!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Cyril's picture

LOL

LOL

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

ecorob's picture

i'll tell you who we ain't...

we ain't no romneybot

we ain't no gitmo gary freeloader on the back of RP

we ain't no obombya nobel peace prize waving statist

WE ARE THE FUTURE!

WE WILL BURY THE gop!

better break out those false birth certificate accusations, zionists, because if you don't destroy obombya, he destroys obamney!~

and i got me a brand new color tv to watch it!
(just joking) don't watch harldy any tv...
i'll read all about it here!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

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nice try, nsa.

nice try, nsa.

"One man with courage is a majority." ~ Andrew Jackson

NSA

already knows who we all are.

Who are you guys? Secret. How

Who are you guys?
Secret.
How old are you?
between 30-35
Where are you from?
USA
What do you do?
Disabled military. GI Bill college kid.
What’s your political history?
R
What brought you to Ron Paul?
He's my Congressman. Been writing him letters about debt for about 10 years... preaching to the choir. Wonder if my great great grandkids can sell his replies? I hope so. I truly hope he is not written out of history.

How old are you? 17 years

How old are you?

17 years old

Where are you from?

Beirut, Lebanon

What do you do?

Student

What’s your political history?

Used to be liberal. I know laugh at myself.

What brought you to Ron Paul?

I first saw a friend post a Ron Paul debate video back in September 2011. I was intrigued and started watching more videos and fell in love immediately.

Looking forward to learning more and meeting interesting people!

PEACE!

Freedom. Peace. Ron Paul.

I noticed you said you are

I noticed you said you are reading Human Action. Are you aware that all of the works of von Mises and Murray Rothbard and others are available for free on the Ludwig von Mises Institute website www.mises.org

Some think that Murray Rothbard's Man Economy and State presents the Austrian economics position better than Human Action. His Great Depression is also enlightening.

I found his Planning For Freedom to be a less daunting introduction to Austrian economics because the articles are easier to deal with than the encyclopedic Human Action. Also Planned Chaos.

Enjoy. Be sure to read Griffin's The Creature From Jekyll Island which reviews the history of central banking in America.

Dominick Armentano on the Antitrust laws is excellent.

Ayn Rand addresses the antitrust laws in the first issue of The Objectivist Newsletter 1962-1965

Be sure to see Atlas Shrugged part two the movie is out October 12 www.atlasshruggedmovie.com

"Today, when a concerted effort is made to obliterate this point, it cannot be repeated too often that the Constitution is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals- that it does not prescribe the conduct of private individuals, only the

Thanks for having me

How old are you?
42

Where are you from?
Des Moines, IA

What do you do?
Software support

What’s your political history?
Typically voted Republican throughout my life until discovering RP about 5 years ago. I had previously been registered Republican but am now Independent. I am willing to register with a particular party to help elect the right candidate.

What brought you to Ron Paul?
I can't remember exactly, but I think a certain friend told me what he stood for during the 2008 election cycle and I immediately wanted to learn more. I finally found a candidate who actually did what he said and actually stood for the same things I did!

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24, Florida, Conservative to Anarcho-Capitalist, Civil War

How old are you?

24

Where are you from?

Old Southern family from Tennessee and Maryland. In the 1980s, my parents moved down to Tampa, Florida for business. A year later, I was born.

What do you do?

Customer-service representative and editor of the company newsletter for my father's franchising business. Taking a bottom-up approach to learning the trade.

What’s your political history?

My first direct encounter with libertarian political philosophy was in high school when I began reading Ayn Rand. In college, I read F.A. Hayek's "Road to Serfdom," which introduced me to Austrian economics and political philosophy, eventually leading me to Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard. Later in college, Thomas Woods' "Politically Incorrect Guide to American History" made me question most of what I was taught about U.S. history - although given that my family is a clan of unreconstructed descendants of Confederate veterans, the seeds of revisionism had already been sown. At the time, I considered myself a libertarian-leaning conservative, but was still indoctrinated into believing neoconservative propaganda about foreign policy - one of the "I love Ron Paul, except on foreign policy" types. Slowly but surely, however, Paul's message began to persuade me that the U.S. government's empire is not only costly, counterproductive, and unconstitutional, but also profoundly immoral. Anarcho-capitalist friends of mine gradually convinced me that if conservatives value life and liberty, then war, which is the loss of life and liberty on a massive scale, is the ultimate evil.

What brought you to Ron Paul?

What truly got my attention from Ron Paul, however, was during his 2008 presidential campaign, when he defended secession as a natural right, claimed that taxation without representation rather than slavery was the true cause of the War for Southern Independence, and concluded that the federal government's invasion of the Confederate states was an unjust war of aggression - and all of this on national television. I respected Paul for having the integrity to take a stand on such a controversial issue without any conceivable political benefit to himself. Furthermore, since that issue resonated so deeply with me and my family, at that point I realized that Paul was a truly great man to whom it was worth listening. In fact, what he said about the injustice of the so-called Civil War were decisive in revealing the injustice of the U.S. government's foreign wars which I previously believed were necessary evils. Although Paul would never pander, he was truly speaking my language at that point, and soon afterward I considered myself a full-fledged libertarian. I always had a profound respect for the Founding Fathers - particularly the Anti-Federalists and Jeffersonians - and saw that Paul's unique brand of libertarianism was the heir to that noble American tradition.

"Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors, but today we kneel only to truth." - Kahlil Gibran

How old are you? 18, as of

How old are you? 18, as of yesterday :)
Where are you from? Oregon
What do you do? High School Senior
What’s your political history? Independent till I opened my eyes
What brought you to Ron Paul? Aimes Iowa Debate this year

RP 2012

Just click on my name

My personal profile is in the public domain. I believe the first hint I had of RP was on World Net Daily because I supported GW Bush in 2000 and 2004. I was a Christian Zionist lover of Israel and WND is a Zionist website. However I began to come to in 2005 when I watched America Freedom to Fascism.

Since then my understanding of the principles that Ron Paul spoke about has developed and this year I have seen how the political system in America really works.

It is obvious from all the reading I have done that what we like to call the oligarchy has been dominating the entire government system for a very long time and the nation is already a centrally governed "democracy" with the voting controlled by the oligarchy to suit their selected candidates. This is achieved by their control of the party committee structures, the mass media, the polling corporations and now even more so by their electronic voting systems.

I have concluded that the furore in 2000 in the Florida election with the "hanging chads" was a staged event that was used to bring in the computerised systems that are in use in most if not all States. In other words this entire scheme has been planned for some time just like the perpetual phoney war on terror.

It is difficult to imagine how the Liberty movement can make headway against such a concentration of power. Therefore I believe that it will take the complete collapse of the monetary system and the economy to bring about the conditions for change. This means that Constitutional libertarians must be represented in all the many committees where the political power is held. They must then be prepared to educate their fellow activists in these committees as to the roots of the problems and why they must return to real Constitutional government, sound money and free markets. This can be ongoing of course but until there is a dramatic change in their circumstances most people will be unwilling to listen.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

I'm Sheldon, and I'm an Australian

How old are you?
21 years old.

Where are you from?
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

What do you do?
Studying Network Engineering.

What’s your political history?
Before I turned voting age, all I saw was "Red vs. Blue". I picked the side that seemed most popular: Labor Party, or the Socialist/Left.

Growing up, I began to be more aware of the Left-Right dichotomy and the importance of voting for what they stood for. When I turned voting age, I voted for the Liberal Party (Centre-Right, with "Liberal" meaning "Liberal Conservative"), both because they were closer to what I believed in (balanced spending, family values) and because the Labor Party was crumbling (Kevin Rudd was back-stabbed by Julia Gillard.

But something was still amiss... no matter what I voted for, I still felt uneasy about the whole system. The Labor Party was re-elected with the help of the Greens, and the PM is desperately clinging to power.Polictics became a circus. I looked back at the John Howard era, where the economic situation was healthy... but Australia became involved in the War on Terror. If not for that...

If not for 9/11... what would the world be like today?

Flash back to 9/11. I was 10 when I saw the twin towers collapse, on screen that day. I was 10 when I saw the crumbling wall of the pentagon, of the scorched field in Pennsylvania... of the wise President Bush takign the podium and announcing to the world what had happened. I became awakened to the world: there was a place across the pacific called America, and they, being Australia's friends, are under attack. ALL of us were being targetted! We must take the fight to Osama Bin Laden - to their turf - in order to survive.

So we took the fight over to Afghanistan, and Iraq... and we won! Osama now hides, the evil organisation is defeated, we are saved, the heores have won! All can be peaceful now... all can be peaceful...

October 2011. Gaddafi is dead.

I read on the news screen in the city. The dictatorship of Libya is fallen: the rebels have won. Tyranny is over. Only Syria is left, nd Iran, and the rest of the Middle East. Even peace to the Gaza Strip is possible. The Arab Spring is on the way to changing the world.

But why am I not celebrating? Why am I uneasy? Why am I sad? Why am I... empty? Many people died for this, many people fought...

Something is not right here. Gaddafi was a trant, a madman... but Gaddafi is not supposed to be possible.

And now... Al qaeda elements in the rebels... they're supposed be gone by now. Osama was assassinated.

And now I see a photo of Gaddafi and his grandaughter... playing happily together. Something stirred within me, just as much as it did when I watched Osama speak on video for the first time since 9/11. America killed millions of Afghan civilians, stationed in Saudi Arabia, and Osama's greatest revenge was a war of great attrition against the US.

Al Qaeda... Muhajideen... Soviet Union... America... 9/11... Arab Spring...

I can't think... no money, no job, no education, a cold house...

Flash back again. 11th Grade. I stumbled across a worksheet... talking about a planet where tree leaves were declared money, resulting in poverty and hyperinflation. Later, I was talking to a friend about my distate for money.... that something about it was false, but I did not know what.

There's something wrong. The pieces are there. But I have no time or energy to put it together.

What brought you to Ron Paul?

Wikipedia: January 2012.

I was curious about the US elections. Obama was a big disappointment. The Democrats were a bunch of non-conservatives. Hope and change... yeah right!

But the Republicans did not really take my fancy. 2008 saw the rise of the neocons, determined to go to MORE war and BIG spending. Well, I was hopeful someone good was around for 2012.

And so I saw the lineup... Four remain standing. Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Ron Paul. The others were... well, a few familiar neocon faces, but they've dropped.

Who do I research first? I link to Mitt Romney. Not too bad... but not impressive. I gloss over Newt and Santorum. None of them resonated with me.

I link to Ron Paul... And slowly, I'm re-reading what I just read. Am I seeing things? A politician who advocates sound money, personal liberty, non-interventionism... being who we choose to be? Wait, I don't quite get these things, and Wikipedia is just a window.

So I Google. Then I go to Youtube. Then I see the 2007 presidential debate, where I hear, "They attack us because we're over there!" and "We live way beyond our means"... And the more I read and watched, the more I understood. How I am not free, how I am deprived of wealth, how I am living on borrowed time... how I have nothing. In Australia, no less! And how all of this is linked to the U.S. deficit, to money that should not be. Why war is perpetual is also link to that. And the pieces clicked, and clicked, and clicked into place...

One of the biggest revelations was EndorseLiberty's video, Dedicated to Our Troops. Why 9/11 came to be. Why our world is becoming less free. Blowback. The Middle East... spending. The spiral of debt and despair.

But the greatest revelation... was the movement behind Ron Paul. "There is a movement in the making: the world is awakening!" I said to myself. People were working to fight against this system of debt, enslavement and war. And I am now one of them.

Ron Paul gave me hope. A hope in a better future: a hope in a better world!

I believe in the freedom to be what we choose to be.

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