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Ron Paul & the Just War Theory

“Military force is justified only in self-defense; naked aggression is the province of dictators and rogue states. This is the danger of a new “preemptive first strike” doctrine…” —Ron Paul

Official Ron Paul Campaign Update

Going the distance!

Reasons To Be Critical of the Federal Reserve

I’ve been reading “The 5000 Year Leap,” a book about the principles the Founding Fathers espoused which inspired the formation of the Constitution. Coincidentally I had been reading the chapter about “Free Market Economics” when I was directed to the article I quote below—but in this chapter the author (Cleon Skousen) describes how it had been Thomas Jefferson’s desire to set up the United States so that Congress (not private banks) controlled the issuance of money. Sadly, his desire was never fully implemented in the U.S., and pretty much from day one, because of bad policy amidst an economic depression, the issuance of money was turned over to a private consortium of bankers, and later to the fed, another private bank.

Jefferson seems to be calling from the grave with disapproval:

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs. “

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Ron Paul: “There’s every reason in the world to be optimistic!”

Here is an update on the Ron Paul campaign from Ron Paul himself. He talks about successes and challenges so far, how things are going in the present, and some of the improvements that are being implemented in the campaign for the future. Dr. Paul is in this for the long haul — so are we!

Ron Paul Vs. Barack Obama

For a while this video wasn’t embedding for some reason, if that is the case now view it at youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVKSfwfy0h8

Ron Paul MSNBC Florida Debate 1.24.08

The other candidates and the MSM are just flat out scared of Dr. Paul now, hoping to avoid having to confront him or be confronted by him because they know they always lose. No more half-witted attempts to make him look bad, no more strange cackling while he speaks, just avoiding eye contact seems to be their plan.

Total Times
Romney: 21:11, during 13 times
McCain: 16:00, during 13 times
Giuliani: 13:50, during 11 times
Huckabee: 12:11, during nine times
Paul: 6:31, during six times

John McCain was very confused.

And then of course there’s the strange “man behind the curtain” whispering to Romney, apparently the brains of the operation.

And Then There Were 5

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Huckabee and Giuliani are nearly broke so they’ll be next to go.

URGENT: Ron Paul’s Economic Solutions

A welfare-style tax rebate band-aid? Lowering interest rates and injecting billions of fiat dollars into an already over-inflated economy? This is like sticking bubble-gum into the cracks of a dam that is about to burst. It is only delaying the inevitable and making things worse.

Our economy is now facing imminent collapse, this will not be abated by faulty, temporary “fixes” that are only contribuing to the problem. Here are the real, urgent economic solutions provided by Ron Paul that need to be implemented.

1. Tax Reform: Reduce the tax burden and eliminate taxes that punish investment and savings, including job-killing corporate taxes.

2. Spending Reform: Eliminate wasteful spending. Reduce overseas commitments. Freeze all non-defense, non-entitlement spending at current levels.

3. Monetary Policy Reform:
Expand openness with the Federal Reserve and require the Fed to televise its meetings. Return value to our money.

4. Regulatory Reform:
Repeal Sarbanes/Oxley regulations that push companies to seek capital outside of US markets. Stop restricting community banks from fostering local economic growth.

Ron Paul’s comprehensive economic revitalization plan is available in it’s entirety online at: http://www.RonPaul2008.com/Prosperity.

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GOP New Hampshire Recount Begins Today

Hand-tally expected to start today; Democrat Kucinich opts to end his recount.
Nashua Telegraph, 1.24.08
The Telegraph has confirmed that an elaborate supporter network for Republican presidential candidate and Texas Rep. Ron Paul has raised the $59,600 to recount GOP ballots from the New Hampshire primary.

The recount is expected to start this morning. Democratic presidential candidate and Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich ended his requested recount of New Hampshire primary ballots Wednesday.

Vietnam Vets Who Support Ron Paul

I appreciate hearing the Vietnam Vet’s take on things, his desire to conclude the Iraq War and his thoughts about the Vietnam War, especially just having listened to recordings of MLK’s speeches opposing the Vietnam War. It was as if America was given [in the 60s] a chance to wake up and stop being a war-like people but on the whole they turned away the voices of reason, like MLK. It seems we are being given one more chance to wake up and become a peaceable people again with the Ron Paul movement. Its up to individual Americans.

“. . . It seems that I can hear God saying to America, ‘you are too arrogant. If you don’t change your ways, I will rise up and break the backbone of your power’. . .” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967


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Ron Paul is Strongest Opponent of Real ID

The Real ID basically amounts to an illegal threat to our privacy, security and identity. The national ID card, potentially a forced replacement of your driver’s license, would track your every move, make you more susceptible to identity theft, and likely decrease national security. John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani want to help the HSD implement it.

[Ironically Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Barack Obama each have had their private passport information accessed illegally by contractors working for the government.]

Real ID watchdog group The Visible Vote 08 has praised Ron Paul for his consistently strong opposition to the Real ID Act:

“(T)he strongest opponent of the Act among presidential candidates is Ron Paul, who has taken every opportunity to warn of the creation of a national ID card and the threat to individual privacy facing Americans as a result of enactment of Real ID… Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate who has consistently raised the issue of the Real ID Act in presidential debates this year.”

Visible Vote notes that Republican candidates John McCain, Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani all support the Real ID Act.

Why is there not a bigger outcry against the Real ID Act? Some of the details of the Act finally hit mainstream news this past week, but its definitely not a new piece of legislation.
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Great Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Yesterday Ron Paul called Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “the great champion of non-violence at home, peace abroad, and civil disobedience against tyrannical government.” Watch/listen to these MLK speeches and you’ll see what Dr. Paul meant. When it came to peace and the defense of inalienable rights Dr. King was a true American hero.


Dr. King, On War


Martin Luther King, “Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam”

 


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Nevada GOP Caucus In Chaos

There was early whispers of a surprise Ron Paul victory in Nevada. Now, as the caucus approaches, it appears there is trouble stirring to ensure this doesn’t happen

The Ron Paul campaign is calling for the Nevada GOP to postpone the caucus, scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday Jan 19th, after a series of changes, errors, and inconsistencies in the GOP caucus process made by the GOP itself.

From KOLO8 News Now:
“The inconsistencies, errors and multiple changes in the rules reek of playing politics with the what should be a neutral process,” said Ron Paul 2008 campaign manager Lew Moore.

“The people of Nevada deserve to know exactly what the rules are and to know that those rules are being fairly enforced. This has not happened up to this point, and the caucus appears to be in chaos.”

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MLK Day For Ron Paul! Donate Jan 21st!

“…so you’re suggesting that I’m not electable, and that the Republicans don’t want me because I’m a strict fiscal conservative? Because I believe in civil liberties? Why should we not be defending civil liberties?”
—Ron Paul

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NH Recount Effort Needs Money Now!

From Daily Paul:

According to the official letter that Albert Howard signed, the cost is $55,600 for the recount of approximately 240,000 ballots.
The Secretary of State must receive the money in the form of a certified check by 3 PM tomorrow January the 15th.

Go to http://grannywarrior.chip… to donate. We need a major effort of all to raise this money by the deadline.

[Update 1 . 15.08: Daily Paul users reporting that the fundraising goal has been met and paid!]

Spread the word, blog about it, send e-mails , get on the phone, do everything you can to make this happen.

When we have come this far, don’t leave us hanging…

I trust you do your best.

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