I have always been interested in the number of people who are
on-line, checking out www.dailypaul.com when I am on-line. It was not many months ago, that number was usually between 30 to 50.
Thanks to Rita for the head's up on this article:
By JOEL CONNELLY
Amid a lineup of what ought to be called "big government conservatives," Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul stands out like the Lonesome End on Army's 1950s football teams.
Asked his policy on U.S. troops fighting in Iraq, the Texas congressman, now serving his 10th term, replies: "I would get them home as soon as possible."
And U.S. troops in Europe?
"I would get them home," Paul said in an interview Tuesday. "Having them stationed abroad doesn't serve our national interest, and that goes for forces in Japan and Korea.
"We should only send U.S. forces abroad when our security is directly threatened. Right now, nobody threatens our national security."
Such sentiments make Paul the odd man out in GOP debates. Other candidates have been seen smirking as he speaks.
Does anyone know anything about the organization that put this out - votevets.org?
Ron Paul and the host John Ziegler really get into it in this strange, stimulating interview. The host gets huffy and agitated - Ron Paul comes out on top. Well worth your listen - 30 minutes.
Link to the interview - click here. Thank you Dennis for the link.
When I was a young boy I had a friend named Larry Harden. We were not the closest of friends, as Larry was 6 years older than me and when you are young that is a very big age difference. But I liked Larry. He was a nice and kind person who was interested in automobiles. Where many teenage boys go out of their way to act like a tough guy, especially towards younger boys, Larry always had a friendly word and a smile.
On Tuesday, Sept 11, the anniversary of the WTC terrorist attacks, Ron Paul gave a keynote policy address at the influential Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C.
His topic was "A Traditional Non-Intervention Foreign Policy."
If you wanted to quibble, you could. Personally, I would have preferred it to have read, "A Rational Non-Interventionist Foreign Policy." Or "A Constitutional Non-Interventionist Foreign Policy."
Because there are traditions and traditions. And while those of us who are intellectually of a conservative bent tend to give any tradition the benefit of the doubt, it will not do to consider non-intervention a good by virtue only of its history, when history is composted with the bones of institutions that rotted from the inside. Traditions are prone to developing hardening of the categories - as some wit noted - and if we classify non-intervention as one, then we are surely inviting some clever update of it. We are asking for the Monroe Doctrine to be turned into Manifest Destiny -- with gender neutrality and racial sensitivity thrown in to certify it kosher.
The song "Video Killed the Radio Star" was the first music video played on MTV. And look at how huge MTV has become since. Let's hope the song has the same effect on Dr. Paul's campaign.
Steve R writes: "About a dozen supporters met Dr. Paul at LAX this evening on very short notice. There would have been more, but Dr. Paul's flight was about 25 minutes early.About a dozen supporters met Dr. Paul at LAX this evening on very short notice. There would have been more, but Dr. Paul's flight was about 25 minutes early."
PBS will be hosting a debate at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD on Thursday, September 27th from 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM. Tavis Smiley will be moderating this debate and you can find more information about the debate, which will have a special emphasis on affairs concerning minority communities, in this article. This event is especially noteworthy as it marks the first debate appearance of Fred Thompson, and there is decent chance that he and Ron will end up going head to head some point during this night. I encourage as many people to attend as possible.
Thanks to Rahn in Florida for pointing this out. He saw this graphic on the Palm Beach Post Politics page, provided by the Associated Press:
Note that Ron Paul is excluded. Rahn says he has emailed both the AP & the Post several times, with no response, and says, "maybe they need to hear from more than just me."
For those not familiar with Stephen Colber's brand of humor, he is a political satirist. This piece he did on being "honor bound" was a tongue-in-cheek commentary on how American's are so easily duped into policies when thrown the "honor" bone. But according to Stephen, what Ron Paul said "Thunk right."
Excellent. Funny, if it weren't so sadly true. Thanks Jeff.
Confounding critics who deride his international policy approach as naÃ¯ve or simplistic, the prestigious Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C., has invited Ron Paul to make a keynote policy address on September 11.
Thanks to Justin for sending along this converstation between Dr. Paul and Aaron Russo.
Many people had their first exposure to Ron Paul through Aaron Russo's film: America: From Freedom to Fascism. If you haven't yet seen it, you really must. Mr. Russo passed away on August 24, 2007. Ron Paul spoke at his memorial service in West Hollywood, California on September 9th.
Gus writes that this article by Justin Raimondo at Antiwar.com is the best on Dr. Paul so far:
Ron Versus the Huckster
Antiwar Republican sets the terms of GOP debate
by Justin Raimondo
We know that Ron Paul did great in the Republican presidential debate sponsored by Fox News and held in Durham, New Hampshire, because how else can we explain neocon Andy McCarthy's exclamation of despair over at the National Review group blog? "Why," he cried out in anguish, "is there so much cheering for Ron Paul?"
Many people also wrote to tell me about this article by Vox Day at World Net Daily:
The Ron Paul Epiphany
by Vox Day
Judging by the sounds of the laughter of the other Republican candidates directed at their rival, Ron Paul has now reached the second of Mohandas K. Ghandi's four stages....