12 votes

Politico: GOP Candidates Embrace Ron Paul's Ideas on The Fed and the IRS

In this Republican primary season, no economic or monetary policy is too unorthodox for an electorate hungry for change.

The Republican field is filled with potential candidates who have called for radical overhauls of the tax code, the abolition of the IRS, an end to the Federal Reserve central bank— and even a return to the gold standard.

48 votes

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14 votes

Supreme Court OKs More Warrantless Searches

May 16, 2011 | NPR

The U.S. Supreme Court has made it significantly easier for police to force their way into a home without a warrant. On Monday, the court, by an 8-1 vote, upheld the warrantless search of an apartment after police smelled marijuana and feared that those inside were destroying incriminating evidence.

The Constitution bars warrantless searches except in certain circumstances — for example, when police fear that evidence of a crime is being destroyed. The question in this case was whether police, by themselves creating such emergency circumstances, unconstitutionally evade the warrant requirement.

The case came from Lexington, Ky., where police pursuing a drug suspect banged on the door of an apartment where they thought they smelled marijuana. After loudly identifying themselves, police heard movement inside, and suspecting that evidence was being destroyed, kicked in the door. There they found Hollis Deshaun King, smoking marijuana. Police also found cocaine inside the apartment.

As it turned out, King was not the suspect police had been looking for, but the drug evidence in the apartment was more than enough to charge him with multiple crimes. King was sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Continue, & listen at: NPR

26 votes

New Ron Paul 2012 Sites

I've seen them, popping up, here and there. We need a central vantage point, so we can see what is popping up. That is what this thread is for.

If you have a new Ron Paul 2012 site, or have run across one you like, post it in the comments section below to help spread the word.

See the full list at: Ron Paul Directory

10 votes

Video: Mike Huckabee talks Ron Paul on Leno

Thanks to pailofwater for the tip.

(reduced to link due to potential scorecard script triggering)

12 votes

Indiana Supreme Court Shreds 4th Amendment

This breaks my heart--

INDIANAPOLIS | Overturning a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes.

In a 3-2 decision, Justice Steven David writing for the court said if a police officer wants to enter a home for any reason or no reason at all, a homeowner cannot do anything to block the officer's entry.

"We believe ... a right to resist an unlawful police entry into a home is against public policy and is incompatible with modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence," David said. "We also find that allowing resistance unnecessarily escalates the level of violence and therefore the risk of injuries to all parties involved without preventing the arrest."

David said a person arrested following an unlawful entry by police still can be released on bail and has plenty of opportunities to protest the illegal entry through the court system...

Continue at: NWI.com

6 votes

‘My bad. Sorry.’ Willie Nelson un-endorses Republican Gary Johnson

Snip from Raw Story:

"My position is it too early for me to endorse anyone," he wrote in an email to Bloom. "And I think every one should vote their own conscience."

Willie went on: "I think I will wait and see where he stands on other things. My bad. Sorry. I still think he is a good guy but so Is Dennis [Kucinich] and if he decided to run I would personally vote for him. If it came down to either him or Gary I'm already committed to Dennis. They both have said they support legal pot."

"The Teapot Party is millions of people. It’s not me," he continued. "I jokingly said after I got out of jail in Texas that there is a Tea Party and there should be a Teapot Party. The difference between us is we follow our own drummer. No one can tell us how to think. If we back someone that’s us telling them how to vote. I’m not qualified."

Read the whole thing at Raw Story

43 votes

Dr. Paul on Morning Joe 5-18-11


Dr. Paul is making headlines about what he said in this appearance.

Politico: Ron Paul: We’ll occupy Pakistan, too

The Hill: Ron Paul fears US will invade Pakistan next

6 votes

Ron Paul talks to Alan Stock on KXNT Radio in Vegas - 5/18/2011

Congressman Ron Paul called in to the Alan Stock Show to talk about his run for President in 2012.

This is a good interview. Alan Stock talks to Ron about the Bin Laden fiasco and leaving Iraq and Afghanistan, the uprisings in the Middle east, Support for israel, Economic policy and more.


29 votes

Herman Cain Questioned in Nashville

new video:


I politely questioned Herman Cain about his praise of the TARP Bailouts back in 2008 and his chiding of free market purists... I then went on to ask him his opinion of billions of taxpayer dollars being spent to bailout Foreign Banks in China/Libya/etc... When I mentioned that.. he high tailed it out of there... told me that it was too long of a question to ask.. and one of his supporters slapped my wrist/forearm (I was shaking hands with Mr. Cain while I was questioning him)


43 votes

Ron Paul: My Plan for a Freedom President

For those people who are having a hard time seeing Dr. Paul as president this might help...

My Plan for a Freedom President
How I would put the Constitution back in the Oval Office

by Ron Paul

"...While the president can do a great deal on his own, to really restore the Constitution and cut back on the vast unconstitutional programs that have sunk roots in Washington over 60 years, he will have to work with Congress. The first step in enacting a pro-freedom legislative agenda is the submission of a budget that outlines the priorities of the administration. While it has no legal effect, the budget serves as a guideline for the congressional appropriations process. A constitutionalist president's budget should do the following:

1) Reduce overall federal spending

2) Prioritize cuts in oversize expenditures, especially the military

3) Prioritize cuts in corporate welfare

4) Use 50 percent of the savings from cuts in overseas spending to shore up entitlement programs for those who are dependent on them and the other 50 percent to pay down the debt

5) Provide for reduction in federal bureaucracy and lay out a plan to return responsibility for education to the states

6) Begin transitioning entitlement programs from a system where all Americans are forced to participate into one where taxpayers can opt out of the programs and make their own provisions for retirement and medical care

22 votes

Ron Paul Questions Mitt Romney Re: $10.5 Million Haul

Ron Paul questions Mitt Romney

Texas Rep. Ron Paul took issue with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney’s fundraising prowess, questioning whether Mr. Romney actually raised $10.5 million on Monday.

“He actually didn’t raise (that amount),” Mr. Paul said during a trip to Nevada. “I think he got $10 million in commitment. When our chart runs on the (website) ticker, it means the money’s in the bank.”

The Texas Republican, who has announced his intention to seek the Republican presidential nomination, has gained national media attention during his “money bomb” fundraisers in which he raises upwards of $1 million in twenty-four hours.

Continued at the link below.


Edit: Go to the bottom of the following link to watch the video where Ron Paul says: "He (Romney) actually didn't raise that, I think he got 10 million dollars of commitment. When our chart runs on the ticker, it means the money's in the bank." Comment made at 1:30.


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