Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Controling the Economy? A Laugh- A plea for Change

Here I will list a number of sites YOU REALLY OUGHT TO VISIT:

Election Polling "Results"

Truth News Presents Google's outcome (it's a super short article)-

A man switched his party from Demo. to Republican to vote for Ron Paul and was Harrassed

Relatively objective standpoint on who Ron Paul is and what his goals are- this is a truly 'awesome' article.NY Times (Christopher Caldwell)
A quote to start your interest in reading this article:
This side of Paul has made him the candidate of many people, on both the right and the left, who hope that something more consequential than a mere change of party will come out of the 2008 elections. He is particularly popular among the young and the wired. Except for Barack Obama, he is the most-viewed candidate on YouTube. He is the most “friended” Republican on MySpace.com. Paul understands that his chances of winning the presidency are infinitesimally slim. He is simultaneously planning his next Congressional race. But in Paul’s idea of politics, spreading a message has always been just as important as seizing office. “Politicians don’t amount to much,” he says, “but ideas do.” Although he is still in the low single digits in polls, he says he has raised $2.4 million in the second quarter, enough to broaden the four-state campaign he originally planned into a national one.

Rep. Ron Paul: I advocate the same foreign policy the Founding Fathers would
Here is an excerpt:
It is not we non-interventionists who are isolationists. The real isolationists are those who impose sanctions and embargoes on countries and peoples across the globe because they disagree with the internal and foreign policies of their leaders. The real isolationists are those who choose to use force overseas to promote democracy, rather than seek change through diplomacy, engagement, and by setting a positive example…

A Paul administration would see Americans engaged overseas like never before, in business and cultural activities. But a Paul administration would never attempt to export democracy or other values at the barrel of a gun, as we have seen over and over again that this is a counterproductive approach that actually leads the United States to be resented and more isolated in the world."

Ron Paul: an absolute faith in free markets and less government
The 10-term congressman from Texas has been a strict constitutionalist since he came into public life some 30 years ago.
"His message is basic: freedom and limited government. Repeal the welfare-warfare state. Get out of Iraq, now. Abolish the income tax. End the war on drugs. Put the dollar back on a more solid footing."Christian Science Monitor

"While Paul was a leading 2008 presidential candidate in GOP straw polls, he saw substantially less support in landline opinion polls and in various early primaries. He has strong grassroots support, facilitated by the Internet, where he leads other candidates in Web searches and YouTube subscriptions. On December 16, 2007, Paul had the largest one-day fundraiser in U.S. political history, raising over $6 million in 24 hours through an independently organized effort." wiki

"During his early days, Paul was influenced by Friedrich Hayek’s Road to Serfdom, which led him to read many works of Ayn Rand and Ludwig Von Mises while still a medical resident in the 1960s. He came to know economists Hans Sennholz and Murray Rothbard well, and credits to them his interest in the study of economics. He clearly remembers August 15, 1971, when President Richard Nixon closed the "gold window" by implementing the U.S. dollar's complete departure from the gold standard, as the day phe realized what the Austrian school economists wrote was coming true.[32] That same day, the young physician decided to enter politics, saying later, "After that day, all money would be political money rather than money of real value. I was astounded.""[26]

-In his House farewell address, Paul said, "Special interests have replaced the concern that the Founders had for general welfare. Vote trading is seen as good politics. The errand-boy mentality is ordinary, the defender of liberty is seen as bizarre. It's difficult for one who loves true liberty and utterly detests the power of the state to come to Washington for a period of time and not leave a true cynic."

Ron Paul's Freedom Report in April 1978:
Freedom Report

views of Ron Paul and other Libertarians on Education and other issues


The Daily Paul- individual perspective

"Great Ron Paul Interview"

Foundation for Rational Economics and Education (FREE) is an American non-profit, non-partisan, educational foundation dedicated to public education on the principles of free-market economics, sound money and limited government. It was founded in 1976 by Congressman Ron Paul whilst he was serving on the House Banking Committee as a vehicle to increase understanding of the economic principles of a free-market society.

FREE publishes monographs, books and a monthly newsletter, The Freedom Report, which seek to create a greater public awareness of the principles of limited government and in 1989 FREE established the National Endowment for Liberty (NEFL) in order to develop programs that take advantage of electronic media. NEFL developed and produced the At Issue television series that was seen on the Discovery Network and CNBC.

Hillary VS Ron Paul
What is the Free Republic Afraid Of?

George Washington says it all:
Washington's Farewell address 1796

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