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Ron Paul and Lew Rockwell: Discussion of Current Issues

Hillary Clinton Compliments Ron Paul and His Supporters

Unexpected praise for Ron Paul and his enthusiastic supporters from none other than Hillary Clinton.

Ron Paul on the D.L. Hughley Show

Dr. Paul was on the D.L. Hughley show last night. I have to agree with D.L. Hughley, Ron Paul makes “too much sense to be a Republican” (or a Democrat).

Fox News Strategy with Ron Paul, Peter Schiff, Lew Rockwell, Judge Napolitano, Others

Its interesting to see Fox News now hold a forum such as this involving a group of people like Ron Paul, Judge Napolitano, Peter Schiff, Lew Rockwell, and others who are such libertarian, pro-free market, pro-individual rights and non-neocon. Especially given the fact that only a year ago (give or take a few months) many Fox News hosts were deliberately cutting Ron Paul off when he would try to speak, misquoting him, and using all manner of underhanded techniques to marginalize him and his views, all the while promoting fascism and neoconservatism. There has definitely been a shift take place, less likely due any upsurge of good will or honesty from Fox News and more likely due to the fact that these people have been repeatedly proven right and that now the fox News viewership demands they be heard, but I could be wrong—I don’t actually ever watch the channel so maybe there has been less of a shift than I think. The fact that this forum even took place on Fox News is very interesting. Notice that even the logo has been changed here to white on a darker background instead of the usual blue and red.


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I Pledge NOT to Be a Servant to President Obama

OK, my posting of this video is a few weeks behind the video it is responding to, but it is still relevant in this era of presidential deification.

Ron Paul Discusses Today’s Election and What it Means for the Country

Ron Paul (the man who in a perfect world would’ve been elected president today) was interviewed on CNN’s American Morning show. He discussed the elections and what a new president will mean to our country.

Let’s just say it doesn’t look good no matter who of the two “evils” wins today.

Ron Paul’s Press Conference: Vote Third Party!

Update: Video of Ron Paul from Earlier Today:

As of 11:20 AM EST not a lot of info is available on Ron Paul’s press conference and his special announcement. It seems quite clear however from the reports so far that Dr. Paul is endorsing all of the principled third party candidates — any of them. Pick the one you like best, they all have integrity which is much more than can be said for McCain or Obama. Stop throwing your vote away on the lesser of the two Republican and Democrat evils and vote for the best candidate whether you think they can win or not.

Said Paul: “The strongest message can be sent by rejecting the two-party system. This can be accomplished by voting for one of the nonestablishment, principled candidates.”

The more people that do this the less of a stranglehold the corrupt major parties will have. We here at DLR (this blog) have been endorsing all of those same third party candidates since Dr. Paul officially ended his presidential campaign months ago. It’s great to see that once again Ron Paul is getting it right. Links to third party candidates can be found in the sidebar on the lower left of this page under “Vote Third Party!”.

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Video of the press conference:

CSPAN will have Ron Paul’s complete press conference available soon here.

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More on Paul’s announcement:

Paul Urging Voters to Support Third Party Candidates

Ron Paul Rejects McCain’s Plea For Endorsement

LA Times Blog: Ron Paul’s Call to Reject Both Barack Obama and John McCain

Angry John McCain vs. Calm Ron Paul

Paul’s Opening Statement at the National Press Club Today

Paul: Reject the Major Parties, Go for a Third

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The Ron Paul Unity Agreement (from LewRockwell.com)

Ron Paul, Cynthia McKinney, Ralph Nadar and Chuck Baldwin are united on the following principles:

Foreign Policy: The Iraq War must end as quickly as possible with removal of all our soldiers from the region. We must initiate the return of our soldiers from around the world, including Korea, Japan, Europe and the entire Middle East. We must cease the war propaganda, threats of a blockade and plans for attacks on Iran, nor should we re-ignite the cold war with Russia over Georgia. We must be willing to talk to all countries and offer friendship and trade and travel to all who are willing. We must take off the table the threat of a nuclear first strike against all nations.

Privacy: We must protect the privacy and civil liberties of all persons under US jurisdiction. We must repeal or radically change the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, and the FISA legislation. We must reject the notion and practice of torture, eliminations of habeas corpus, secret tribunals, and secret prisons. We must deny immunity for corporations that spy willingly on the people for the benefit of the government. We must reject the unitary presidency, the illegal use of signing statements and excessive use of executive orders.

The National Debt: We believe that there should be no increase in the national debt. The burden of debt placed on the next generation is unjust and already threatening our economy and the value of our dollar. We must pay our bills as we go along and not unfairly place this burden on a future generation.

The Federal Reserve: We seek a thorough investigation, evaluation and audit of the Federal Reserve System and its cozy relationships with the banking, corporate, and other financial institutions. The arbitrary power to create money and credit out of thin air behind closed doors for the benefit of commercial interests must be ended. There should be no taxpayer bailouts of corporations and no corporate subsidies. Corporations should be aggressively prosecuted for their crimes and frauds. (Via the Campaign for Liberty)

Ron Paul on The Colbert Report 9/04/2008

Great interview and funny too:

Ron Paul Discusses His Rally on Glenn Beck Show

Ron Paul discusses his “counter rally” in Minneapolis on the Glenn Beck Show 9.3.2008. Glenn is pretty supportive overall but he still can’t give up his neocon-leaning foreign policy, which is enough on its own to discredit him as a reliable source of commentary.

Also, Beck can’t pass up the opportunity to take a jab at Rally for the Republic speaker Jesse Ventura for his common sense stance in questioning the government’s official version/theory of the events of 9/11 (out of all the things Beck could have mentioned in the three minute interview). It wouldn’t be the first time the government has lied to us Glenn…

Coverage of Ron Paul’s Rally for the Republic

Way too much happened at the Rally for the Republic to show it all here, but some of the highlights are below. From all reports it was an amazing time. Obviously there were some excellent speakers there but also (from what I’ve heard) there was a good sense of camaraderie amongst the various types of people there as well. Freedom unites!

Ron Paul Part One:

Ron Paul Part Two:

Ron Paul Part Three:

Jesse Ventura Part One:

Jesse Ventura Part Two:

Jesse Ventura Part Three:

Lew Rockwell Part One:

Lew Rockwell Part Two:

Aimee Allen singing Universal Soldier (apparently at Ron Paul’s request!)

Ron Paul discusses his “counter-convention” on CNN

Penn Jillette Talks 3rd Party Candidates on Glenn Beck Show

Why I like Penn and want to like Beck.

Beck doesn’t often get it completely right — especially on issues like foreign policy and terrorism — but at least in some areas he’s pretty close:

Rally for the Republic Announcement from Ron Paul

Ron Paul’s New Website!

The Ron Paul Revolution is continuing in an exciting way! Just announced today in conjunction with the official end to Dr. Paul’s presidential campaign is “Ron Paul’s Campaign For Liberty” at www.campaignforliberty.com.

Go to the new website and sign up to join the Campaign for Liberty! The goal is to have at least 100,000 members by September 2, 2008 (the day of Dr. Paul’s rally in Minneapolis).

According to Dr. Paul:

The work of the Campaign for Liberty will take many forms. We will educate our fellow Americans in freedom, sound money, non-interventionism, and free markets. We’ll have our own commentaries and videos on the news of the day. I’ll work with friends I respect to design materials for homeschoolers.

Politically, we’ll expand the great work of our precinct leader program. We’ll make our presence felt at every level of government, where just a few people with our level of enthusiasm can make a world of difference. We’ll keep an eye on Congress and lobby against legislation that threatens us. We’ll identify and support political candidates who champion our great ideas against the empty suits the party establishments offer the public.

We will be a permanent presence on the American political landscape. That I promise you. We’re not about to let all this good work die. To the contrary, with your help we’re going to make it grow – by leaps and bounds.

This is the most ambitious venture of my political career, and I think it can achieve great things. But I can’t do this alone. I need you to help me. I need your energy, your creativity, your ideas, and your dedication.

People frustrated with our political system often wonder what they can do. I have founded this organization to answer that question, to give people the opportunity to do something that really makes a difference in the fight for freedom. Please join me by becoming a member of the Campaign for Liberty. Our goal is 100,000 members by September. Can we reach it?

Our campaign netted 1.1 million votes in the primaries of a shrinking Republican Party. Millions more support us. I need you to help me reach them – and to keep making new converts to the cause. What a force we can be, if only we rise to the occasion.

Lew Rockwell posted this on his blog earlier today:

The Ron Paul Presidential Campaign Is Over

But The Revolution Continues

Tonight, at a rally adjacent to the Texas state Republican convention in Houston, Ron will thank all his donors and volunteers, and announce that he is closing down his presidential campaign, and is no longer a candidate for president.

But Ron will still hold his grand rally in Minneapolis on September 2–where he will NOT endorse McCain–and continue his efforts to change the Republican party. He will also, more importantly, step up his educational work for Americans in all walks of life, and all ages from home schoolers to seniors, in the principles of freedom, peace, sound money, Austrian economics, and the free market. Ron’s special targets, as always, will be the warfare state, the Federal Reserve, and the income tax.

Ron will continue to speak on college campuses. And with his own TV studios in Arlington, VA, and Clute, TX, he will also be a frequent commentator on YouTube and many other venues about the outrages of the central government, and what to do about them. His book, The Revolution: A Manifesto, remains on the bestseller list, and he is already working on his next one.

The successor organization to Ron’s presidential campaign and its remaining $4.7 million is his Campaign for Liberty.

UPDATE from ABC.

Posted by Lew Rockwell at June 12, 2008 01:41 PM


Ron Paul Republican Candidate Harassed, Threatened

South Carolina House District 105 Republican candidate Mark Bennett was the target of harassment, threats and a break-in last Saturday:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKsGKAYU56Y
(Sorry, video won’t embed)

Thanks for your courage and efforts Mr. Bennett, keep up the fight for freedom and liberty! The revolution continues…