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    Ron Paul for 2008
    Dr. Ron Paul, Texas congressman, practicing OB/GYN, and contender for the 2008 GOP nomination, is making waves in US politics.

    Now don't let his GOP aspirations fool you. He is at heart a Libertarian, and all the Republican politicians hate him with a passion.

    Ron Paul is the only Republican who voted against the Iraq war and voted against the Patriot act. He also promises to immediately pull out of Iraq if he gets elected. Ron Paul sticks strictly to constitutional principles, and is known in the Capitol as "Dr. No" for consistently voting against any and all bills that go beyond what the constitution permits the federal government to do.

    He also wants to abolish the inflation tax (where the government prints more money for it to spend, causing the value of the dollar to fall), which is something no other candidate even mentions.

    In effect, Ron Paul combines the economic freedom of Republicans with the social freedom of Democrats.

    People have been saying that he is a longshot candidate that has no chance to win, but he is currently leading in GOP straw poll wins (even above Romney). While the media reported heavily on Mitt Romney's Iowa straw poll win, they didn't spend much time reporting on Ron Paul more recently winning the Alabama and New Hampshire straw polls.

    If you like social freedom, economic freedom, and a non-interventionist foreign policy, you should take a look at Ron Paul and see what he has to offer.

    And now, the videos:

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    folkert     Thu, Aug 23, 2007  Permanent link
    the end of the last clip is awesome..."are you saying SIR that they attacked us because of our foreign policies?" wow...who ARE these people!
    aaron kinney     Thu, Aug 23, 2007  Permanent link
    Yea Folkert, its a trip.

    The funniest part about that is that Ron Paul used the word "blowback" which he got directly from CIA reports, which for years (long before 911 even) have stated that our foreign policy causes retaliations, aka blowback.

    Rudy's incredulity only exposes his total ignorance of how America is viewed abroad, and indeed his ignorance of world politics in general.
    folkert     Fri, Aug 24, 2007  Permanent link
    Was wondering about those blowback comments. On the opposite end: America to the Rescue (Daily Show from August 22)

    aaron kinney     Fri, Aug 24, 2007  Permanent link

    How funny (and appropriate) that you should show that clip. On the Ron Paul blog they actually linked to this SAME clip and, referring to Paul's recent appearance on The Daily Show and this subsequent clip, remarked "apparently, we made an impression."


    But to be serious for a moment, TDS makes an excellent and very relevant point in this admittedly comedic clip: That the US has blood on its own hands for the arming of so many Middle Eastern countries over the past 5 decades, and it needs to stop. Israel, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia. Who the hell HAVENT we sold weapons to, and what good did it get us? And I wont accept the Christian's claim of protecting the "chosen people" in Israel by giving them free Apaches and F-16s.

    Perhaps you read the recent article in where the US is destroying its old inventory of F-14s (the jet featured in the movie Top Gun) in order to prevent any of the spare parts ending up in Iran. And the REASON that the US government is doing that is because Iran has a couple squadrons worth of old F-14 fighters that we SOLD to them at a pittance before their 1979 revolution. Fortunately, Iran's F-14s cant fly because they need spare parts, and that of course is why we are shredding our F-14s instead of retiring them normally, selling them or donating them to museums. What a waste, and all due to this "america to the rescue" tomfoolery.

    The lesson here obviously is to sell peaceful things to other countries, and not weapon systems.

    And what do you think the current 2008 presidential contender line up thinks about this situation? Well, from Hillary to Obama to McCain to Romney to Giuliani, they ALL want to continue giving Israel free weapons, as well as sell weapon systems to other countries in some degree or another.

    All of them, that is, except for Ron Paul. Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate who advocates a foreign policy of:

    1) Free trade with other nations
    2) Peace-oriented diplomacy
    3) Immediate withdraw from Iraq
    4) No aggressive rhetoric or military power projecting
    5) No more protection alliances with, or US military bases in, other countries
    6) No weapons sales to other countries

    Not even Hillary or Obama have such a consistent, principled, and well thought out foreign policy agenda. Not even close!

    Ron Paul is more dedicated to world peace, world prosperity, and world freedom than any other candidate, by a long shot! Ron Paul transcends left/right party labels. He out-conserves the conservatives, and out-liberals the liberals. On various blogs and forums, we have seen numerous Independents, Democrats, and Republicans (current and former), who have jumped into the Ron Paul movement. These diverse Ron Paul supporters are all working together for a common goal that is bigger than any single political party: mutual desire for peace, freedom, prosperity, and the restoring of our nation's dignity in the eyes of the international community.

    folkert     Tue, Aug 28, 2007  Permanent link
    Nice! Well good deal he is causing some waveage. Go Ron.