By Lynn Sweet on January 24, 2012
"Tonight, President Obama once again showed that he
does not represent the fundamental change this country needs."
LAKE JACKSON, Texas - See below for 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul's response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
This is really outrageous. People ridicule Dr. Paul but these people want us out of their country!
"A 24-member delegation from Japan is in Washington, D.C., this week opposing the presence and new construction of U.S. military bases in Okinawa. Participating are members of the Japanese House of Councilors, of the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly, and of city governments in Okinawa, as well as leading protest organizers and the heads of several important organizations opposed to the ongoing U.S. military occupation of Okinawa.
All I can say is I thank you people here on the Daily Paul. When I came here over 4 years ago, it was because of the Income Tax issue. I found it hard to swallow all this talk about liberty and decriminalization of drugs at the federal level and opposition to the war.
Being a Neocon Evangelical Pastor, I questioned if I even belonged here at all. I stuck around because I thought I was going to be able to educate some of you to reality like a good Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin disciple.
What happened I did not expect ... you guys opened my eyes. I won't drone on all that long about these issues but the war ... THE WAR. How could I have been so blind? I did not and could not understand your hatred for THIS WAR. But now I understand.
Ron Paul starts campaign to end the TSA
Published: 24 January, 2012, 22:05
Ron Paul has long opposed the TSA and has campaigned for its abolishment for years. Following an episode on Monday that left his son, Sen. Rand Paul, stranded in a Nashville airport, the presidential hopeful is asking for help to finally end the TSA.
The man, the myth, the legend, ladies and gentleman I introduce to you the one, the only, Ron Paul!
Thanks again to Joe Plummer for the video capture & upload:
Dr. Ron Paul made a quick appearance minutes after Tampa Debate to speak to a cheering crowd at a local Tampa Pub near by. Which other candidate would do that?
I read this comment and thought it deserved its own thread...
Hello from the debate...
Submitted by Mary1 on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:27.
I had to park about eight blocks from the debate forum, and as I walked to the forum I passed ONE guy in a truck with a Romney sign and MANY HUNDREDS of Ron Paul supporters with signs. My kids and I had our homemade signs, and a couple of RP people offered us their extra, very professional signs (and free bumper stickers, which I accepted for a couple of work colleagues that I have been working on...) We stood on the street outside the actual building where we understood the debate would take place from 6 p.m. In all that time, I saw a total of only 7 small signs for Santorum, 2 lonely little signs for Gringrich that were held by two guys in dark suits (spooky), and again, just on that one street, HUNDREDS of Ron Paul signs and supporters. They had megaphones and we chanted back and forth across the street. It was all in good spirits and there was no bad behavior. The Santorum guys slinked away, never to be seen again. There were SUVs that paraded past with Ron Paul laser signs. It was great.
From Ron Paul's Facebook:
Yesterday my son, Senator Rand Paul, was detained by the TSA in Nashville, prevented from making his flight, and missed his commitment to speak at the March for Life in Washington, D.C.
All because he refused to be the latest victim of the TSA’s disgusting full body pat-downs.
10 years ago, I was applying to West Point. My brother was 2 years older than me and just working small jobs and playing baseball after highschool. 9/11 happened and (knowing I had researched the different military services) he asked me, "If I want to fight, I mean really get in the fight...what service should I join?"
Later that day, he called my dad and asked for a ride. "From where?" was my dad's response. His heart dropped a little (and my mother's alot) when he said "the Marine Corps Recruiting Station". He had just signed up. He did 4 tours in Iraq. On his 2nd tour he was involved in fighting in Fallujah and helped save his Platoon Commander's life and lead his surrounded unit to safety. This action earned him the Silver Star (3rd highest award for valor in the military). He'd kill me for writing this (he isn't on DailyPaul) because he rarely speaks of that day. But you can read the full story here:
He has never voted. He, like many of us, has been disgusted by politics for years. "They're all the same", he says. Weeks ago, he started asking me about this guy I'm always talking about, Ron Paul. I didn't push him; I just told him to youtube him. He came back weeks later and asked me more- the hook was in. I told him why I have never voted either, and why I will vote for Ron Paul and only Ron Paul.
Today, my brother registered as a Republican in Colorado in order to vote for Ron Paul. Is it sad that I am more proud of him today than when he was awarded the Silver Star for Valor? I don't think so. His vote will save so many more lives than his hands did in 2004.
I didn't see this mentioned here on the DP, but last week John Stossel of Fox Business did a whole show defending Ron Paul's foreign policy.
His great summary at the end of of the show is here:
Rand Paul's Facebook account just posted that Senator Rand Paul was detained by the TSA in Nashville with more information coming when available.
Anyone else heard anything about this?
Update from Politico: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/71818.html
Update from ABC (with video): http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/01/rand-paul-in-pa...
Slate: Detention Unconstitutional: http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2012/01/23/don_t_touch_ran...
White House Sides with TSA: