Posted tagged ‘Ron Paul’

Money Bomb Alert

June 8, 2011

Three Things Old Media Keeps Getting Wrong About Ron Paul

May 15, 2011

Whether through laziness, stupidity, political bias or willful ignorance there are three things that most “old media” gets wrong about Ron Paul time and time again. It never ceases to amaze me because they could get any of these things right with just a minimal amount of effort.

1. Money Bombs & Grassroots

Countless articles have described the record-breaking Ron Paul money bombs as being created by his campaign or his “tech team” or even Ron Paul himself. Despite the fact that Congressman Paul has repeatedly and publically said that neither he nor his campaign had anything to do with the money bombs, somehow, old media cannot fathom the concept of purely grassroots driven fundraising.

And make no mistake, every one of the money bombs held on Ron Paul’s behalf were invented, built and maintained by the grassroots. Grassroots supporters created videos for the money bomb sites, publicized the dates through various social networking sites, email and in real life conversations. The only thing Paul’s official campaign ever had to do was put a real-time donation counter on the offical campaign web site and collect the millions of dollars that rolled in. Period.

There have also been a number of articles since Ron Paul announced his 2012 candidacy suggesting that Dr. Paul could be a “kingmaker” this time around by eventually encouraging his supporters to back another candidate. But Dr. Paul’s grassroots aren’t so easily swayed, not even by the man himself. With this bunch, principles and integrity matter. A lot.  If there were another candidate in the race who had lived all his/her life by the same set of core principles, who had a 30+ year record of always voting according to the Constitution, who never once voted to increase taxes or trample on anyone’s civil liberties, then maybe, possibly, the Ron Paul grassroots would have another candidate to back so enthusiastically. At the moment, there does not appear to be another such candidate.

2. Isolationism

This one is even easier (right-leaning media I’m looking at you on this one). Get a dictionary. A good one. Look it up. Here, I’ll even help … Webster’s Online Dictionary. See what it says there?

Isolationism is a foreign policy which combines a non-interventionist military policy and a political policy of economic nationalism (protectionism). In other words, it asserts both of the following:

  1. Non-interventionism – Political rulers should avoid entangling allianceswith other nations and avoid all wars not related to direct territorial self-defense.
  2. Protectionism – There should be legal barriers to control trade and cultural exchange with people in other states.

Isolationism is not to be confused with the non-interventionist philosophy and foreign policy of the libertarian world view, which espouses unrestricted free trade and freedom of travel for individuals to all countries. This “libertarian isolationist” view is best defined as a policy of nonparticipation in foreign political relations, but free trade and affability to all people.

So, an isolationist society is something like North Korea. Ron Paul does not endorse an isolationist society. Period.

3. Racism

Implying a person is racist is always the last resort of  those who know they cannot win a debate with logic or sound ideas. And this is one of those debates (now I’m looking at you, left-leaning media). Ron Paul being racist is a complete impossibility. It is antithetical to everything he has stood for, without compromise, throughout his life.

 “Racism is simply an ugly form of collectivism, the mindset that views humans strictly as members of groups rather than individuals. Racists believe that all individuals who share superficial physical characteristics are alike: as collectivists, racists think only in terms of groups. By encouraging Americans to adopt a group mentality, the advocates of so-called “diversity” actually perpetuate racism. Their obsession with racial group identity is inherently racist. The true antidote to racism is liberty. Liberty means having a limited, constitutional government devoted to the protection of individual rights rather than group claims. Liberty means free-market capitalism, which rewards individual achievement and competence, not skin color, gender, or ethnicity.”–Ron Paul

There you have it. The three things that old media consistently gets wrong even though it would not be at all difficult to get them right. It’s enough to make you wonder why they can’t seem to get it right, isn’t it?

Ron Paul: I’m Back

May 15, 2011

Another outstanding effort from a Ron Paul grassroots supporter:

It’s Official: Ron Paul 2012

May 15, 2011

Ron Paul Money Bomb – Legalize Gold and Silver

May 15, 2011

Ron Paul: Important News on Audit the Fed

October 31, 2009

Mel Watt – Fed shill, enemy of truth.


Further investigation through reveals that the largest share of Watt’s campaign contributions in the 2008 election cycle came from the finance, insurance and real estate industries.

Breakdown of industries supporting Rep. Mel Watt’s 2008 campaign (graph from

In fact, of $609,072 given to Watt, $217,109 – or 35.6 percent – came from the money sector, including over $187,000 – or nearly 31 percent of his total contributions – from political action committees within the finance, insurance and real estate industry. The next highest industry supporting Watt was labor, which contributed only 14 percent of his total war chest.

Furthermore, the four largest contributors to Watt’s cause were Bank of America, Wachovia Corp., American Express and the American Bankers Association.

Opposition to increased oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
In 2003 Watt vehemently opposed efforts by the George W. Bush administration and Congressional Republicans to increase regulatory oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.[7] “I don’t see much other than a shell game going on here, moving something from one agency to another and in the process weakening the bargaining power of poorer families and their ability to get affordable housing”, Mr. Watt said.[7] Watt said that “Brad Miller and I were at the forefront of that more than anybody else in America” in trying to prevent the financial crisis, despite the fact that Watt’s stated position was against an increase and more oversight for high risk lending.[8]

Urgent! Audit the Fed Bill in Trouble!

October 30, 2009

Federal Reserve Policy Audit Legislation ‘Gutted,’ Paul Says

By Bob Ivry

Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) — Representative Ron Paul, the Texas Republican who has called for an end to the Federal Reserve, said legislation he introduced to audit monetary policy has been “gutted” while moving toward a possible vote in the Democratic-controlled House.

The bill, with 308 co-sponsors, has been stripped of provisions that would remove Fed exemptions from audits of transactions with foreign central banks, monetary policy deliberations, transactions made under the direction of the Federal Open Market Committee and communications between the Board, the reserve banks and staff, Paul said today.

“There’s nothing left, it’s been gutted,” he said in a telephone interview. “This is not a partisan issue. People all over the country want to know what the Fed is up to, and this legislation was supposed to help them do that.”

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Urgent call to action! Contact your representative today, tomorrow, every day until HR 1207 is restored to its original form. Anything less is simply unacceptable.

Please help show congress we are dead serious about this audit.

The Fed Under Fire

September 8, 2009

End The Fed Book Excerpt

September 7, 2009

EndTheFedThe good folks at the Ludwig von Mises Institute have made a chapter of End the Fed by Ron Paul available for preview.

Read Chapter 2 here.

I read the entire book this weekend and I highly recommend it to anyone who is at all concerned about freedom and our economic future.

The Mises Institute says this about it:

A blast against central banking this powerful hasn’t been seen since the 19th century. The Fed itself has never been subjected to such a whithering critique. And it is from a man who has been fighting the Fed his entire political career. in fact, several chapters here provide documentary evidence of Congressman Paul’s own verbal exchanges with Chairman Greenspan and Chairman Bernanke.

What is especially impressive here is that Paul’s book goes far beyond old-time populist attacks on the banking elites. He understands Austrian theory as well as anyone, and he has learned from Mises and the whole of his tradition. So here we find patient explanation of the workings of the Fed and how it has distorted the legitimate business of banking, through every manner of intervention.

The political analysis in here is sound but expected. The theoretical analysis is the robust part, and something that few politicians in U.S. history could have provided. In this sense, Ron Paul is unique: courage in public service combined with intellectual rigor. This combination has made him a machine in opposition to the Fed, and this is by far his best presentation of the subject.

It turns up the heat on the Fed as never before. He shows that the central bank bears a large responsibility for the creation of the Leviathan state. It has wrecked our money, funded ghastly wars, and made possible the creation of the social welfare state that is bankrupting us financially and making the population dependent on the state. It has given rise to economic crisis and turmoil of all sorts.

Paul also offers a realistic plan for abolishing the Fed, if not immediately then with incremental steps to reduce its power and eliminate its dominance in American economic life.

Paul wrote this book as a personal statement. But it serves two additional purposes. It educates. And it inspires toward effective action.

Get your copy soon – we really do not have much time to lose.

The Book Every American Should Read

September 5, 2009

endthefed250wWant to know what it felt like to be an American colonist reading one of the first copies of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense?

Get a copy of Ron Paul’s new book, End the Fed and you’ll know just what those early Americans felt upon reading some of the most powerful words ever written.

End the Fed is written in an easy to understand, conversational tone making the ideas within very accessible to just about anyone.  Congressman Paul shines the bright light of truth of our monetary system throughout history to the present day. What you learn may shock you but at the same time it will empower you with knowledge that has too long been hidden away from the American public.

If you read no other book this year, read this one. We are living in exceptionally interesting times. It is in our individual and national interest to learn as much as we can about how we arrived in these times and how we can take more control of our future.