71 votes

10 Years Ago Today: Ron Paul's Predictions For A Not So Distant Future

This is a great video that depicts events unfolding exactly as Dr. Ron Paul predicted in his famous April 24, 2002 speech. Please watch and spread.

A direct link to the YouTube video is:

http://youtu.be/zGDisyWkIBM

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23 votes

Ron Paul fans will love Charles Goyette's Red and Blue and Broke All Over

Charles Goyette has more in common with Ron Paul than merely similar views. Like Paul, Goyette has paid a price for standing by his principles. He walked away from a promising career in conservative talk radio because he refused to support the Iraq war. In 2004, he endorsed Libertarian Party nominee Michael Badnarik for president.

If you like what Ron Paul has to say about freedom, the economy and U.S. foreign policy, you’re going to love Goyette’s new book, Red and Blue and Broke All Over: Restoring America’s Free Economy.

Goyette blames Republicans and Democrats equally for the mess we’re in, just as Paul does. However, what makes this book so valuable is Goyette’s ability to express timeless philosophical ideas in simple, everyday terms and then demonstrate how those ideas apply to today’s problems here in the real world.

The book is divided into three sections, entitled “Liberty,” “The State” and “Dead Ahead,” respectively. Goyette lays the philosophical foundation by explaining the inextricable link between liberty and non-aggression, recognized by modern libertarians and the founding fathers. He quotes Murray Rothbard who said that liberty is “the absence of molestation by other people,” and Friedrich Hayek who maintained that it is “the condition in which man is not subject to coercion by another or others.”

42 votes

Ron Paul to Hold Three Additional Town Hall Meetings in His Home State of Texas

LAKE JACKSON, Texas – 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul will hold three town hall meetings in his home state of Texas next week, at which he will discuss his platform of constitutionally-limited government, the restoration of economic and civil liberties, and provisions of his path-breaking ‘Plan to Restore America.’

The 12-term Congressman from Texas will hold events on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 25th, 26th, and 27th at the University of Texas at El Paso, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Houston, respectively. Event times all are 7:00 p.m. in their respective time zones, and the events are free and open to the public with online registration strongly encouraged.

Ron Paul’s college campus town hall meetings in the Lone Star State are being organized by ‘Youth for Ron Paul’ (YFP). YFP, an initiative of the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign, launched in September 2011, and since its inception, students nationwide have organized 613 chapters and recruited more than 81,000 people. To learn more about ‘Youth for Ron Paul,’ including how to sign-up and establish a local chapter, visit the YFP website by clickinghere.

73 votes

Daily Caller Front Page: Romney 'Panic'?

This article made it to the front page of the Daily Caller:

"Minnesota will send 40 delegates to the Republican National Convention. Twenty of the 24 delegates based on congressional districts were awarded to Texas Rep. Ron Paul in selection processes that concluded this weekend.

Thirteen Minnesota delegates will be allocated based on the results of a statewide convention in May, according to Paul campaign senior adviser Doug Wead.

Wead wrote on his blog that GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney is an a “panic” after the Paul landslide. Similar efforts to bolster the Texas congressman’s delegate count are underway in Iowa, Colorado, Maine and other states.

Continue: http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/23/ron-pauls-minnesota-delega...

125 votes

FOX just reported "Ron Paul May Win Iowa!"

They started the story by stating that Romney first won Iowa but later Santorum was given the victory.

But then they said that a NEW winner may emerge in Iowa: RON PAUL!

He is taking delegates all over the state apparently.

But then the FOX reporter said that even if Paul wins Iowa it won't matter if Romney is the nominee because customarily, he would get all the delegates by acclamation.

So even when we pound it into their heads THEY STILL DON'T GET IT.

I hope the GOP wakes up one morning in early September with a shock that RON PAUL HAS WON THE NOMINATION! Could happen.

LINK HERE (It's near the end of the story at about the 2:20 mark):
http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-report/index.html#/v/1...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOXJt1ahVsE

45 votes

Why Are We Drugging Our Soldiers?

By Richard A. Friedman | New York Times
April 21, 2012

SINCE the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there has been a large and steady rise in the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder among our troops. One recent study of 289,000 Americans who served in those countries found that the rates of the disorder jumped to 22 percent in 2008 from just 0.2 percent in 2002.

Given the duration of these wars and the length and frequency of deployments, when compared with other wars, perhaps such high rates of PTSD are not so surprising. Prolonged exposure to a perilous and uncertain combat environment might make trauma common.

But there is another factor that might be playing a role in the increasing rates of the disorder, one that has escaped attention: the military’s use of stimulant medications, like Ritalin and Adderall, in our troops.

There has been a significant increase in the use of stimulant medication. Documents that I obtained in late 2010 through the Freedom of Information Act, and have recently analyzed, show that annual spending on stimulants jumped to $39 million in 2010 from $7.5 million in 2001 — more than a fivefold increase. Additional data provided by Tricare Management Activity, the arm of the Department of Defense that manages health care services for the military, reveals that the number of Ritalin and Adderall prescriptions written for active-duty service members increased by nearly 1,000 percent in five years, to 32,000 from 3,000.

Continue reading at the New York Times

80 votes

Phone From Home New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, And Delaware Primaries Tomorrow

New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, And Delaware Primaries tomorrow please PFH so we can GOTV

60 votes

Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 4/23/12: CISPA is the New SOPA: Oppose the Internet Privacy-Destroying Bill

http://youtu.be/6RrEL7emqfk

by Ron Paul | Texas Straight Talk
April 23, 2012

Earlier this year, strong public opposition led by several prominent websites forced Congressional leaders to cancel votes on two bills known in Washington as “SOPA” and “PIPA.” Both of these bills threatened search engines and websites with possible shutdowns if the Justice Department deemed them insufficiently cooperative with our phony “war on terror,” or if they were merely accused of copyright infringement. Fortunately the American public flooded Capitol Hill with phone calls and Congressional leaders dropped both bills.

137 votes

New Video: Romney & Obama the SAME!

A brand new video comparing Romney & Obama and showing how they have the same positions on major issues.

http://youtu.be/IWDJEc92d38

Includes topics like universal health care, gun rights, energy, NDAA, the Patriot Act, Iran, sanctions, economic stimulus. bank and auto bailouts, civil rights, TARP, the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, campaign donations, and more. Please watch & share...especially with any Obamney supporters!

205 votes

Freedom Storm: Ron Paul on Independence Mall in Philadelphia 4-12-12

ONLY 1 candidate draws thousands everywhere he goes!

Despite the weather, in Philadelphia thousands again came out.

Finally!
Video: "Freedom Storm"-Ron Paul on Independence Mall in Philadelphia (lower resolution version)
(this is a decent, but still lower resolution version of Freedom Storm-to see Ron Paul's speech in HD see the link immediately below

Full Speech submitted by Sputnik Media

Wow! don't miss this-user submitted, great view of the Crowd!

25 votes

I Hate To See You Go

I Hate To See You Go

Go. Build the third party route. Do it without Ron Paul’s blessing.

I will continue to follow the GOP route the way I think it can be best done, and I too will do it without Ron Paul’s blessing.

Ron Paul doesn’t give us much direction; it’s simply not his style. And nothing said by Ron Paul will make it matter one way or the other anyway. Leading our group is like herding cats and no one, not even the Honorable Ron Paul, would succeed in rounding us all up and organizing us systematically. Accordingly, with the exception of some paid campaign staff, Ron Paul doesn’t endorse the behavior of any of us on behalf of liberty. We are a decentralized movement.

Ultimately no amount of conversation on the Daily Paul will mean a thing on this topic. It will be our actions that matter.

I know in reality that a lot of the folks who comment on Daily Paul are cyber loudmouths who don’t contribute much to the political process. Some are great folks who talk boldly and act boldly, but my guess is that,

57 votes

Liberty on the rise in Oklahoma

It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds. - attributed to Samuel Adams

It started with the winter of despair, and the promise of a spring of Liberty. Groups of dedicated volunteers had been meeting and organizing, some for months, some for years, to forward the cause. Like many such groups, the prospects of victory were considered slim by all but those involved. They met weekly, sometimes at a home, sometimes a business, usually between ten and twenty at each gathering. Sometimes they joined with others of like mind in a nearby major city, and their numbers would swell to nearly 50. They ignored what they were told, they ignored those who lectured them, and they pushed on. And then it began.

As is usual, Super Tuesday (March 6th) resulted in a victory for "establishment" candidates in Oklahoma:

Rick Santorum, 33.8% - 14 Delegates
Mitt Romney, 28.05% - 13 Delegates
Newt Gingrich, 27.48% - 13 Delegates
Ron Paul, 9.63% - 0 Delegates

Oklahoma has five Congressional Districts, with 3 National Delegates and 3 Alternate Delegates chosen in each one. An Elector and Alternate Elector are also chosen.

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