Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Paul has best showing yet, in Idaho

Paul has best showing yet, in Idaho
Posted by Foon Rhee, deputy national political editor May 28, 2008 11:06 AM

In fact, in Tuesday's little-noticed Republican primary in Idaho, the iconoclastic Texas congressman had his best showing so far, grabbing 24 percent of the vote, nearly 30,000 votes in all.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Soviets Lost Because They Didn't Have A Viable Economic System

"... and ours isn't much better right now."

Friday, May 16, 2008

What's next for the Ron Paul revolution

What's next for the Ron Paul revolution?


Paul sees this and other problems – runaway taxes, mounting US debt, an "American Empire" mentality that has put US military bases in 130 countries – as symptoms of Washington's failure to follow the Constitution.

David Keene, chairman of the American Conservative Union, says of Paul: "I was very distressed, frankly, with the way he [Paul] was sort of dismissed [by other GOP candidates]…. He was speaking to values that they should respect." He says: "Ron Paul is talking to people who are thirsting for the real thing. And he's hitting the same chords that Goldwater hit and that Reagan hit in the early days…. He's a very healthy phenomenon."


Continuation of the American Revolution

Ron Paul's 'Revolution'

NPR audio interview with Ron Paul

In his book, Paul says that his "revolution" is not new: "It is a peaceful continuation," he writes, "of the American Revolution and the principles of our Founding Fathers: liberty, self-government, the Constitution, and a noninterventionist foreign policy. That is what they taught us, and that is what we now defend."

Paul Questions Fed Chairman Volcker

Congressman Paul Questions Former Fed Chairman Volcker


Volcker mentioned in his opening remarks that the United States suffers from overconsumption, and that we cannot sustain the current build up of debt. He postulated that consumers could be realizing that fact and shifting spending habits accordingly.


Congressman Paul pointed out that the roots of the current crisis are a misunderstanding of capital and debt, over-regulation rather than under-regulation, and the Federal Reserve’s distortion of the marketplace with artificially low interest rates and promises of bailouts which encourage malinvestment and irresponsible behavior among banks.


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Legalized Fraud

Quotes from Ron Paul:
We have legalized fraud ...
Then we bail out everybody ...
The little guys get hurt ...
This idea that you can bailout forever is complete nonsense.

Monday, May 12, 2008

FDA Takes America Closer To North American Union

Canada, USA, and Mexico are converging into a North American Union without debate by our elected representatives. Congress didn't authorize giving up information, "compliance and enforcement" powers to other countries.

From the FDA web site:
Trilateral Cooperation Charter Between
The Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada Canada,
The Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services The United States of America,
The Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks, Secretaria de Salud Mexico

Working Groups
The Trilateral Cooperation undertakes its work through Working Groups. Three Co-chairs representing each country head each Working Group. The Co-chairs are responsible for identifying issues for discussion and for seeking the Steering Committee's support. Current Working Groups include the following:
Canada-US-Mexico Compliance Information Group (CUMCIG): Its purpose is to increase the exchange of emergency preparedness and response, compliance and enforcement information between the three countries. The Group coordinates related enforcement activities with counterpart agencies in appropriate cases. Lead Country: United States of America.
Mexico-US-Canada Health Fraud Group (MUCH): Its purpose is to maintain a formal framework for cooperation in combating health fraud and to identify appropriate lines of communication to ensure a continual exchange of information on compliance and enforcement activities among the three countries. Lead Country: Mexico.
Laboratory Cooperation Working Group: Its purpose is to establish and maintain cooperation in the area of regulatory laboratory operations. Through continual discussions, this group is expected to share information with a view to building confidence in our respective analytical results. Lead Country: Canada.
Canada-US-Mexico Training Working Group: Its purpose is to share existing training information, establish a communication strategy between the Training Working Group and the other Working Groups, and to assist in identifying training needs of staff who will be engaged in Trilateral work. Lead Country: United States of America.

False Choice


The Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate always said there was no justification for war with Iraq – no weapons of mass destruction, no threat to the United States – and his colleagues in Congress and most of the American people ignored him.

Ron Paul also saw that we were headed for a financial collapse and runaway inflation because of the Federal Reserve Bank – and his colleagues in Congress and almost all of the American people ignored him.

Now, Americans realize the war was wrong, and they want the troops to come home – but they still vote for candidates who won't promise to bring the troops home and who are ready or even eager to commit troops elsewhere.

Now, Americans know the economy's in a recession, if not a depression, and inflation worries loom – but still they vote for candidates who offer no serious monetary reform.

Apparently there is much educational work to be done – and now Ron Paul is taking up that challenge, too.
His new book, "The Revolution: A Manifesto," presents his political philosophy and provides a blueprint for restoring a peaceful, prosperous American Republic.

Paul shows how Republican politicians pull the wool over conservatives' eyes.


Saturday, May 10, 2008

Former CIA Analyst Says Ron Paul Is Only Candidate Who Has A Clue About Terrorism

Michael Scheuer, who led the search for Osama bin Laden in the CIA, discusses terrorism.
At 5:25 in the video, Michael Scheuer mentions the presidential candidates and states, "... not one of them has a clue about what the dangers we face are in this world except for a guy named Ron Paul from Texas. The rest of them are just wind-bags ..."

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Ron Paul Predicted Housing Crash

Housing Market Crash Predicted By Ron Paul And Alan Greenspan
Published 05/08/2008 - 1:40 a.m. GMT

The inflation and subsequent collapse of the residential real estate market was facilitated by the Federal Reserve over nearly a decade. ...

The leader of the Fed and manipulator-in-chief of the economy during the primary boom years was Alan Greenspan, who once believed in things such as the gold standard, the impossibility of sustaining a housing bubble, and speaking to Congress in riddles and financial jargon. His main adversary in the Congress was Ron Paul, who still believes in things such as the gold standard, the impossibility of sustaining any manufactured market bubble, and is a master riddle-solver himself with a strong Austrian economics background.


Ron Paul, as well, understood the consequences of the housing bubble. In a speech made into the Congressional Record on September 6, 2001, he stated, "Refinancing especially helped the consumers to continue spending even in a slowing economy." The same monetization of rising property values that Greenspan was concerned about became Greenspan's policy when looking for a new bubble.
Neither Paul nor Greenspan believed that a continual cycle of rising home prices and refinancing could continue, however. As Greenspan himself claimed in his doctoral thesis, "There is no perpetual motion machine which generates an ever-rising path for the prices of homes." Paul, in the same entry into the Congressional Record as referenced above, agreed: "This, too, will burst as all bubbles do." And the more inflated the bubble became, and the more capital was misdirected into it, the greater would be its fall.


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

#1 on New York Times Best Seller List

Ron Paul #1 on New York Times Best Seller List

May 7, 2008

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul’s newest book, "The Revolution: A Manifesto", is number one on the New York Times Best Sellers list for May 18th, 2008. The ranking is yet another of the many successes Dr. Paul has had during his presidential candidacy spreading his message of personal freedom and constitutional government.

Upon its official release on April 30th, “The Revolution: A Manifesto” was the number one bestseller on and remains the number one bestseller in political books.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Price Controls Are Not The Solution To High Gas Prices

Paul Blames High Gas Prices On Congress, Federal Regulations
by John Pape

With gasoline prices at the $3.50 per gallon mark throughout Fort Bend County, an area congressman is putting the blame for soaring prices at the door of Congress itself.

In a statement released Monday, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Lake Jackson) said that those who are proposing federal price controls have forgotten failures of the past. Paul’s district includes portions of Fort Bend County, including the Cinco Ranch area.

“Some politicians claim that the way to reduce gas prices is by expanding the government’s power to regulate prices and control the supply of gasoline. For example, the House of Representatives has even passed legislation subjecting gas station owners to criminal penalties if they charge more than a federal bureaucrat deems appropriate,” Paul said. “Proponents of these measures must have forgotten the 1970s, when government controls on the oil industry resulted in gas lines and shortages. It was only after President Reagan lifted federal price controls that the gas lines disappeared.”