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Ron Paul: A New Beginning

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From Ron Paul

Ron Paul: A New Beginning

America is over $16 trillion in debt. The “official” unemployment rate still hovers around 8%.

Our federal government claims the right to spy on American citizens, indefinitely detain them, and even assassinate them without trial.

Domestic drones fly over the country for civilian surveillance.

Twelve million fewer Americans voted in 2012 than in 2008, yet political pundits scratch their heads.

It’s not hard to see why, though.

To go along with endorsing a never-ending policy of bailouts, “stimulus packages,” and foreign military adventurism, the establishment of neither major party questions the assaults on Americans’ liberties I’ve named above.

As my campaign showed, the American people are fed up. Many realized heading into Tuesday that regardless of who won the presidential election, the status quo would be the real victor.

GOP leadership is now questioning why they didn’t perform better.

They’re looking at demographic changes in the United States and implying minorities can only be brought into the party by loudly advocating for abandoning what little remains of their limited government platform and endorsing more statist policies.

My presidential campaign proved that standing for freedom brings people together.

Liberty is popular – regardless of race, religion, or creed.

As long as the GOP establishment continues to not only reject the liberty message, but actively drive away the young, diverse coalition that supports those principles, it will see results similar to Tuesday’s outcome.

A renewed respect for liberty is the only way forward for the Republican Party and for our country.

I urge all my Republican colleagues to join the liberty movement in fighting for a brighter future.

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Sun, 11/11/2012 - 09:09 | 2969507 fonzannoon
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I'm in

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 09:11 | 2969512 A82EBA
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Me too

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 09:14 | 2969520 old naughty
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Me three.

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 09:21 | 2969525 GetZeeGold
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Looks more like the end to me.

 

At least the People's House of Congress isn't going to commit suicide anytime soon. I'll remind you the newly elected el Presidente's budget got zero votes last time......so their's really no hope coming from there.

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 09:57 | 2969622 bobola
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Staying informed, paying off debt, saving cash, buying physical gold & silver, eating a healthy diet and getting fit is the best way to maintain freedom and liberty.

The masses of clueless, obese debt slaves are already lost.

 

 

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 10:34 | 2969671 Precious
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<- LIBERTY = RESPONSIBLE FOR SELF

<- LIBERTY = FREE TO SMOKE POT

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 10:34 | 2969715 fonzannoon
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Can't it be both?

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 11:09 | 2969722 Precious
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Bobola said it right.  His list of liberty doesn't include forms of self-destruction.  Self-destructive practices eventually lead to servitude.

The question is therefore, when does smoking pot become self-destructive?

Another way to think about it might be, why would anyone prefer anything less than perfect clarity and resolution.

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 11:18 | 2969801 no taste
Sun, 11/11/2012 - 11:31 | 2969840 derek_vineyard
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im well into my own liberty movement = pms , weapons, debt free modest lifestyle

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 12:07 | 2969915 Manthong
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"Twelve million fewer Americans voted in 2012 than in 2008."

I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT.

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 12:27 | 2969967 iDealMeat
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Mr Paul..   Call Cozine before your committee.. And arrest him on the spot.

 

Until then..  Go fuck yourself.

 

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 12:43 | 2970005 Precious
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+ 100

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 12:49 | 2970021 CrockettAlmanac.com
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If you guys are feeling especially militant then why not go the vigilante route? No balls?

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 13:14 | 2970069 Precious
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The world isn't changed by one-off, futile acts of violence.  Those who win, win minds.

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 13:15 | 2970084 CrockettAlmanac.com
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So your fantasy in which Ron Paul singlehandedly wrestles Corzine to the floor of the House (and he could do it) is not really such a good idea after all?

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 13:16 | 2970087 Precious
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There is nothing vigilante about Congress arresting Corzine.  Do you know the definition of vigilante?  Do you understand Federal congressional powers?

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 13:19 | 2970096 CrockettAlmanac.com
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So now it's not Paul's fault alone as implied above. It's the fault of Congress which would never support him in such an action. You're thinking a little more clearly now.

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 13:48 | 2970137 Precious
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<- Lame

<- Pathetic

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 13:51 | 2970179 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Can you refute the argument with an argument or can you only deploy derogatory adjectives?

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 13:56 | 2970187 Precious
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"Burp."  Does that answer your question, you disingenuous, fallacious, dipshit.

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 14:02 | 2970202 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Yes, it does.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 08:36 | 2971995 TwoShortPlanks
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It's a bit late to be arguing don't ya think?...I'd be digging seret holes for your metal by now, if I were you....certainly not discussing who's right and who's wrong, that's a game for the ignorant.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 10:34 | 2975849 sullymandias
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I say F*CK the Republican Party.

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 14:06 | 2970208 fuu
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RON PAUL!

Look at all the distraction in this thread even after the election is over.

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 14:10 | 2970219 Precious
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<- Zero Hedge

<- Ron Paul

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 14:15 | 2970230 fuu
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<-- Melt the Precious

<-- Bury the Precious

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 15:46 | 2970339 Michaelwiseguy
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Alex Jones Caller Ron Paul Revenge Voters For Obama 10/09/2012

http://www.myspace.com/video/michaelwiseguy/alex-jones-caller-ron-paul-revenge-vote-for-obama/109079927

Anyone can re-upload this video on Youtube, my account was terminated.

Some in the loser Romney camp are calling us "Paulqaeda".  I like that.  It's a combination English/Aribic word.

Paul Qaeda = Paul Base

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 03:41 | 2971862 DollarMenu
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In the 2008 campaign, we were 'Paulistas".

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 14:14 | 2970225 CrockettAlmanac.com
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RON PAUL!

Look at all the distraction in this thread even after the election is over.

 

The man certainly has a way of drawing attention to the issues, unlike a candidate who will remain as nameless. Imagine how engaging this election might have been with Ron on the stage. Oh, well....

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 14:18 | 2970232 fuu
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As far as I am concerned you should STFU about Ron Paul. You blew the horn all over the place for the man but didn't have the balls to go to the booth and write his name down. You don't stand for Liberty, you stand for the convenient, and as soon as it wasn't convenient for you you bailed. On this topic I think you should fuck off.

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 14:53 | 2970241 Precious
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+ .1

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 14:24 | 2970247 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Did Ron Paul write in Ron Paul?

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 15:45 | 2970293 fuu
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Did Ron Paul go vote for things other than himself even though he wasn't on the ballot? Did he vote for amendments, state races, etc? You didn't. You stayed home, and told other people to stay home.

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 17:10 | 2970604 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Provide a citation in which I told people to stay home. If you can't do it you're a liar.

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 18:23 | 2970804 fuu
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-10-30/how-vote-well#comment-2932560

"I could walk half a block and be the only one in line. No muss, no fuss, no waiting. But I won't. What would be the point?"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-10-12/ron-paul-one-party-system#comme...

"Everybody knows that  the "none of the above button" is rebranded from time to time with names such as "Nader," "Buchanan," "Baldwin" or "Johnson." If I bothered to vote (which I won't) I would look for that button."

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-should-obama-and-congress-be-ar...

"The Ron Paul people who have infiltrated the complacency of everyday life are the ones who can make a difference. Rule yourself wisely and lead by example."

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 19:27 | 2970899 CrockettAlmanac.com
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In none of those quotes did I tell others not to vote. Looks like you get to wear the liar tag.

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 20:56 | 2971190 Flakmeister
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Wormtongue, have you been caught bullshiting again?

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 21:27 | 2971257 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Of course not. It's just the DTs. You should be used to it by now.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 00:08 | 2971641 Lazlo Toth
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fuu does not lie.

fuu is clearly showing that the ways of Mordor are filled with lies and deceit.

or is the majority of our political agenda not based on stating a meaningless "fact" that in truth disguises the actual meaning?

your statements would only lead to not voting if followed by the masses.

therefore while possibly you did not state so "directly" your verbage was equal to such.

therefore, fuu did not lie.

 

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 00:31 | 2971672 CrockettAlmanac.com
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But I never told others not to vote and he said I did. That is by definition a lie, even in Hobbiton.

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 14:23 | 2970244 akak
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RON PAUL!

Look at all the distraction in this thread even after the election is over.

And do you think that is all just a coincidence?  I don't.

Many agendas are threatened by the message of liberty.

 

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 14:43 | 2970296 fuu
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Exactly.

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 16:04 | 2970454 Cathartes Aura
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"Liberty" is such a fine word, truly.

". . .and to the Republic for which it stands,

with LIBERTY and JUSTICE for all."

 

me?  I'm not content to use the word without accurate, complete descriptions of who is included.

and I'd like anyone ELSE who liberally uses the word to describe who gets "liberty" and who is exempt, and why.

if that's an "agenda" - then you can apply your label.  or your anonymous downVOTE.

not directed at anyONE in particular, just a statement reply.

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 18:19 | 2970794 NidStyles
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Who said anything about the Liberty written there? Liberty doesn't need to be defined to mean what it means, hence it being in the dictionary.

 

Your argument seems more focused on fairness and "equality" than anything. You would prefer everyone be a slave over everyone being free.

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 19:36 | 2970975 Cathartes Aura
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nice try voter.

it was deep sarcasm, but it grabbed a downvote, so I'm workin' the room  *nods*

example A:  You would prefer everyone be a slave over everyone being free.

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 17:46 | 2970721 HurricaneSeason
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Birds of a feather flock together.


Sun, 11/11/2012 - 13:16 | 2970089 Ident 7777 economy
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-1 disingenuous attempt to lead the witness

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 13:21 | 2970102 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Describe the scene in which Ron Paul arrests Corzine. Flesh out the role of each player on the stage. If you think it through you'll find that yours is the disingenuous argument.

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 13:49 | 2970155 Precious
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Alfred Hitchcock.  Please just STFU now.

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