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Ron Paul is like your favorite uncle…

August 14, 2011 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) I fell in love with Ron Paul all over again the other night. Not that kind of love – relax.  Love his candor and his straight to the point demeanor that he projects. Not knowing the man personally I can’t really speak too much to that. Aside from that he’s just not my type.  However his appearance at the GOP Debate the other night was another hit right out of the park.compared to the inane mutterings and ramblings of the other “candidates”  Ron Paul for the most part seemed to be one of very FEW adults in the room.

While the other candidates tried mightily to turn the debate into some kind of  Texas Death Match. They spent far too much time attacking each other and using valuable air time to attack their favorite target, you know – the one in that big white house on Pennsylvania Avenue in DC.

Ron Paul’s answers were like generic food at the store bypassing all the fancy wrappers and extra ingredients –  straight shooting as always. When he started talking about the fact that the United States had been engaged in war in the middle east since going back to 1953 with the installation of the Shah of Iran I was about 5 seconds from going online and sending a donation in to his campaign.

Ron Paul reminds me of a favorite uncle who comes to family gatherings and starts talking all sorts of stuff but every once in a while gets some deep profound statments out. I think in Ron Paul’s case  its more often than not. He’s usually dead on when it comes to the issues as long as you don’t get him talking about the Gold Standard (which probably will not happen barring the Apocalypse).

What I think also endears Mr Paul to many, aside from Libertarian leanings is the fact that he doesn’t tend to toe the party line at all. A major bonus for you in my book Mr. Paul (the senior one). Trying to get in points about the military complex and how this country needs to pull back from engaging in wars across the globe  in multiple  locations simultaneously. His candid assertion that the United States needs to stop “meddling in the affairs of other countries” was quite endearing if not all too realistic. Apparently his comments resonated with the residents of Ames, Iowa who voted for him in enough numbers that he missed coming in first by less than 200 votes: 4,823 – Michelle Bachmann, Ron Paul – 4,671, 152 votes difference almost a virtual tie. Fiery rhetoric and a straight shooting aspect and perspective and a propensity to speak his mind even if its not in line with what the majority is saying or talking about.

Just like your favorite Uncle.
Staff Writer; Alinda Pete
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41 Responses to “Ron Paul is like your favorite uncle…”
  1. Sandee says:

    <3 your article! Ron Paul is also like the favorite uncle who gives you coin collections every Christmas! 😉 I, too, enjoyed the debate…next time, follow that impulse and donate to his campaign!

  2. planetofsong says:

    Here’s the thing about Ron Paul and the other candidates, he’s the only one telling the Truth!

    All the others, including Obama are bought and sold. Ron Paul cannot BE bought and that scares the establishment to death. So they purposely shun him and pretend ‘he can’t win’. They really fear that he can win, or why bother?

    They can rig the votes, and have, but they cant deny a supermajority.
    For those of you saying you ‘don’t agree with everything’ , this really doesn’t matter, because the rest of the candidates are lying anyway. At least with Paul you are getting the whole truth 100% of the time. That is valuable.

    I’m very worried for the country right now, with all the candidates Warmongers and status quo keepers for globalist corporations and think tanks which are destroying this country and our prosperity , liberty and happiness. We really need a Real change, not the phony one Obama promised and never delivered.

  3. RayT says:

    Ron Paul is not a politician. That is most definitely clear, and that is why I think he is so endearing to many.

    Smaller more efficient government, stop endless wars, bring our troops home and used the money saved to take care of Americans.

    What a powerful message – and you know he means it.

  4. Larraine says:

    One thing we all have to be very careful about….the people in power are terrified of Ron Paul. They are so scared that if you look at headlines about the Ames vote, they take care not to even mention Ron Paul and he came in a very close second! Bachmann was supposed to get over 6000 votes, and this is a HUGE victory for Ron Paul. But not a word is spoken about him.

    THEY never want a person who is actually good for YOU. THEY want someone who will be good for THEM. Someone who will keep the wars going. (Did you know Obama dropped predator drones on Pakistan his first 12 days in office?) Someone who will protect the banks. (They just did another round of bailouts that they kept very hush hush, but Bank of America got a huge bag of money when they bought all their bad houses for top dollar to supposedly rent out.) It never stops.

    Don’t let them do this to us. Tell a friend about Ron Paul and have them tell a friend, and so on. It is really shocking when you find out how much they are trying to hide him. I guess they figure if they ignore him we will too. I am sick to death of being controlled by the people with all the money and power. I am fighting back. Ron Paul 2012!!

  5. Larraine says:

    Ron Paul gets better with every thing you learn about him. I understand what you mean about the gold standard and why it sounds so strange, but he is not really pushing that. He is pushing for the government to back off and let there be competing currencies.

    Why? What does this mean?

    Right now the Federal Reserve (a private/public group of bankers) can print as much money as they want and give it to their friends (other bankers and billionaires) in the form of bailouts and tax breaks etc. When they do that, it makes OUR money worth less. When our money is worth less, milk costs more, gas costs more, cigarettes cost more…everything costs more. Each bailout costs US a lot money. If you don’t think there is inflation, you haven’t been to the supermarket lately.

    So, Ron Paul wants to stop this from happening to us. If we have competing currency, where we could trade whatever we wanted with each other, then our pocketbooks wouldn’t be at the mercy of the federal reserve criminals.

    Ron Paul just wants to protect US from THEM. And I don’t find that crazy at all.

  6. Orbanzo says:

    As a liberal who once drove 140 miles to vote for Nader, and hated with passion the imperial hegemony of the Bush/Chenney regime, it has been sickening to see Obama continue and expand the Bush era wars, support for the illegal Patriot Act and having the TSA molest people, and hire nothing but Wall Street parasites as appointments that work in tandem with the criminal Federal Reserve. As Dennis Kucinch once stated so eloquently, “The Federal Reserve is no more federal than Federal Express”. All reasons why I am now registered Republican for the sole purpose of voting for Ron Paul. He is the only one with a proven track record of predicting the financial meltdown, and the voting record to back up his convictions. I might not agree with him on everything, but there is absolutely no other option than for us to collectively put our weight behind the only honest candidate. Choosing between Obama and Perry or the other RINOs/Neocons is like choosing between arsenic and cyanide.

  7. bill says:

    Pray… we don’t get fooled again. I have been listening to Paul for a long time. He is the real deal. Please contribute to his campaign. FOR FREEDOM!!!!

  8. Tharms says:

    Thanks for this article. I’m White, but my sister is half Black and my biggest disgust with Obama is in knowing that he has undermined the political potential for minority candidates for at least a generation. It sickens me to see the “if you criticize Obama you’re a racist” argument being put forward by the Democrats. What they are not considering, or perhaps not caring about, is that all this does is convince people that in the future they need to vote for a president that they can criticize, i.e., a White male one. Ron Paul believes in individualism, individual rights, civil rights and therefore he would never exploit people on the basis of identity politics the way the Democrats are doing (to Blacks, gays, Hispanics, etc.). Certainly Paul doesn’t support the graft the Democrats have used to buy votes from minorities, but he does support an equal right and opportunity before the law–for everyone, no matter their identity–to stand on your own two feet, on a level playing field, and to do your best. That’s a lot more than any of us, Black or White, have been offered in several generations.

  9. Eileen says:

    Great article! Ron paul is the only reason why i watch these debates. Gary Johnson is good too.

    I love how the media says the race is between bachman, perry and romney and no mention that paul came in second, CLOSE second and romeny was like 2%!

    grrr! anyways, great article!

  10. hoodgirl says:

    If the people’s votes are not suppressed, Ron Paul just might pull it off!

  11. DocDave says:

    “Of all the enemies to public liberty, war is perhaps, the most to be
    dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.
    War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes …
    known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.…
    No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”
    –James Madison

    The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism
    It does not matter if the war is not real, or when it is real, it does not matter if victory is not possible…..The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous…..The essential act of modern warfare is the destruction of the produce of human labor…. A hierarchial society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance…In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation…..The war is waged by the ruling group against it’s own subjects, and it’s object is not victory over Eurasia or East Asia ( or Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, or Iran or now LIBYA) but to keep the very structure of society intact.

    George Orwell


  12. DocDave says:

    When fascism goes to sleep it looks under the bed for Ron Paul.

    He has never taken a government junket. 

    He does not participate in the lucrative Congressional Pension Program.

     He returns a portion of his annual Congressional Office Budget every

    He has never voted to raise taxes. 

    He has never voted for an unbalanced budget. 

    He voted no to the bankster bailout.

    He voted no to raising the debt ceiling and warned us against
    the “Super Congress” part of the legislation that resembles both
    an “ Enabling Act” and a “Politburo.”

    He has never voted to restrict gun ownership. 

    He has never voted to raise Congressional Pay. 

    He never voted to increase Executive Branch Power. 

    He will Reinstate The Constitution and Save The Republic 

    He will END the unconstitutional FED. 

    He will phase out the unconstitutional IRS beginning immediately 

    He will secure the borders 

    He will limit Big Government in your private affairs 

    He will stop Illegal immigration and no amnesty 

    He voted against regulating the Internet

    He is the only candidate for President in 2012 who actually served his country.

    He was a flight surgeon during Vietnam.

    Ron Paul’s popularity is so high among U.S. service members that the Texas
     Congressman’s presidential campaign has received more money from U.S.
    soldiers than any other candidate in the 2012 presidential race.

    He voted against the Iraq War and warned us against going forward with
    an undeclared war.“Let it not be said that no one cared, that
    no one objected once it’s realized that our liberty and wealth are in
    Jeopardy”  July 10th, 2003

    He voted against the un-patriotic so called Patriot Act. 

    He supports a non-interventionist foreign policy yet a strong military 

    He will end the inflation tax He is a true Constitutional

    He would have soundly beat Obama in 2008 because Independents trust him and like him.

    We could have had a V8 instead of McCain’t in 08 

    Ron Paul for President 2012 

    Because no one else can be trusted to say what he
    means and do what he says like Ron Paul does.

    Ron Paul is the man of the hour. They used to laugh him for being way ahead
    of the others in his thinking and his warnings. Now, they are not
    laughing because what he predicted is coming to pass. Now, he is being called
    a prophet for having warned us and still calmly suffered through the
    barbs. “First they, ignore you, then they fight you, then you
    win.” Gandhi

  13. Here’s something worth thinking about – If Ron Paul has been right about everything the economy’s been doing (and he has) and is right about the steps we need to take to resolve the situation (and he is) maybe just maybe he’s right about the gold standard too. He understands the enormous and monstrous power we have delegated to the Federal Reserve – more power than the President, Congress and Supreme Court combined.

    Vote Vertebrate – Ron Paul 2012!

  14. Jim from Louisiana says:


    AS a convert to true liberty and freedom we must all support Dr. Paul. No! I do not agree with everything but, the left/right condrum is killing this country. We must all step back and look where we are going.

    In my very limited view, I would just like the government to go away. Let me help my neighbors and they can help me. The future is looking dismal without Dr. Paul.

    The Statesman(Dr. Paul), seems to be the answer, if we can wake the populace. Other wise the country is lost. You realize that Ron Paul supporters will NEVER support the Status Quo (republican or Democrat). This scares the Republicans and the Democrats more than anything. This one vote will change the world. Ron Paul will win or the world is screwed.


  15. Tim M says:

    As someone who has supported Ron Paul since 2007, I’ve seen him called lots of names. He has been ridiculed by both the other candidates and the press.

    To his credit, I’ve never seen him lose his temper, or change his message to try and appeal to people.

    I like the fact that he got a little feisty at the Iowa debate. Darn it, he’s been right about almost everything, and it’s like pulling teeth to get people to listen to him

    In regards to donating to his campaign – I can say in my 45 plus years, I had never donated to any political campaign, until I started supporting Ron Paul in 07/08.

    There is something about seeing your name pop up on the ticker during one of the ‘bombs’ that makes you feel good. This year I’ve started small, $20.12 a couple of times – but will surely send him a little more cash as it becomes available.

    I like that the majority of his cash comes from individual contributors, and not the big corporations that support the other candidates. He is truly a man of the people.

  16. jsknow says:

    Before fascism goes to sleep, it looks under the bed for Ron Paul.

    The quickest way to get OUR Government back in line with the Constitution and the Freedoms and Rights it documents, is by electing Ron Paul president!

    RON is REAL! You can count on him to tell the truth, abide by the Constitution and do what he says he will do. (That should be RP’s slogan.)

    Ron Paul is EXACTLY what WE THE PEOPLE are looking for from OUR President! He has held the same positions for over 30 years, so we know we can count on him to continue. He never seeks to impose his beliefs on anyone else by force, he leads LAWFULLY by the Constitution and by example. He weighs EVERY policy decision he makes against the Constitution and legislates equally, fairly, justly and lawfully every time. He caters to no corporate master nor any group whatsoever, EXCEPT WE THE PEOPLE, both as individuals and as a whole.

    The good news is, NOW MORE PEOPLE ARE LISTENING and WE THE PEOPLE are noticing just how right Ron Paul is, despite the corporate owned lamestream media doing everything they can to quiet his Constitutional voice! Check out this clip about Ron Paul’s 2008 presidential campaign, he was right then and he still is! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG2PUZoukfA

    We’re very fortunate to have another chance to elect Ron Paul. The ONLY way that will happen is by WE THE PEOPLE educating the majority of voters on why they should support Ron Paul. The crooked corporation owned propaganda machine certainly is not going to help us elect a true representative of the PEOPLE and the Constitution. Make it your business every day to recruit as many true patriots as you possibly can to the Ron Paul revolution against unconstitutional government and tyranny. Freedom and Constitutional justice are very worthwhile, the alternative is a one world government run entirely by tyrants. The founders gave us a free Country but it’s up to US to keep it.

    You may find this explanation of our monetary system interesting.
    Money As Debt:

  17. J.D. says:

    To my Black Friends,

    1. I love you.

    2. The “racists” slogans you see on television are used as a straw man argument against to Tea Party and Dr. Ron Paul to discredit the movement.

    3. The people with these racists signs are Saboteurs. If you’ve attended a Tea Party Rally or Dr. Paul conference, you would know this.

    4. Dr. Paul believes in Liberty–Constitutional Rights. These “rights” can’t be taken from you. It must be protected and defended.

    5. Dr. King would be in agreement.

  18. Jeff says:

    MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!! Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

    The Ron Paul Republican Registration Bomb!


    Ron Paul needs your vote in the republican primary if he is to have any chance of becoming president! And in nearly all states, you need to register as a republican ahead of time in order to vote in a republican primary.

    Q: I hate republicans. I don’t want to be labeled as one. What do I do?
    A: All sorts of political persuasions love Ron Paul. No one will know your registration, and registering as a republican TO VOTE does not make you a “member” of the Republican Party. If you are still concerned, you can change your registration at any time (after the primary*) by filling out the form again (might we suggest the Green party or Democratic party after voting in the republican primary).

    In MOST states you must ENROLL/REGISTER/DECLARE/AFFILIATE yourself Republican to vote for Ron Paul in the primaries. You will have to do so on the registration form, or at the polling location.

    In ALL states, if you chose the online option, registering online may not be enough!!!!! You may be required to also print, sign, and mail in or hand your voter registration form in person to the appropriate address (it will be provided to you in the online application).

    NATIONAL REGISTRATION FORM-valid in all states*:

    *After filling this form out, you must send it or hand it in to the appropriate state or local election office for processing. State-specific instructions are included in the form under additional instructions.

    Alabama (mail-in):

    Alaska (both):
    Online: click “On-Line Voter Registration Application” http://www.elections.alaska.gov/ot.php
    Mail-in: http://www.elections.alaska.gov/doc/forms/C03.pdf

    Arizona (both):
    Online: https://servicearizona.com/webapp/evoter/
    Mail-in: http://www.azsos.gov/election/forms/VoterRegistrationForm.pdf


    California (mail-in):
    Colorado (both):
    Online: https://www.sos.state.co.us/Voter/secuVerifyExist.do
    Mail-in: http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/vote/VoterRegFormEnglish.pdf

    Connecticut (both):
    Mail to your local city’s registrar, from this list:

    Delaware (both):
    Online: https://registertovote.elections.delaware.gov/voterreg/TermsAgreement
    Mail-in: Use the national registration form (above) or register online

    District of Columbia (in person):
    Can register on election day with appropriate identification, or visit:
    One Judiciary Square
    441 4th Street NW, Suite 250 North
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    To register in person

    Florida (mail-in):

    Georgia (both):
    Online: https://secure.sos.state.ga.us/VoterApp/

    Hawaii (mail-in):

    Idaho (mail-in):

    Illinois (mail-in):
    Mail to the address found by selecting your Jurisdiction here:

    Iowa (mail-in):
    Mail to your county auditor by selecting your county from this list/map:

    Kansas (mail-in):

    Kentucky (mail-in):

    Louisiana (both):
    Online: https://onlinevoterregistration.sos.louisiana.gov/
    Mail-in: http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/Portals/0/elections/pdf/F%20VoterRegApp_Rev05-11_.pdf

    Maine (mail-in):
    Mail to Division of Elections (address is on the form)

    Maryland (mail-in):

    Massachusetts (mail-in):
    MUST use the National Registration Form (above). Mail to your local city or town hall on this list:

    Michigan (mail-in):

    Minnesota (mail-in):
    Click “Voter Registration Application,” print, fill out, and mail the form

    Mississippi (mail-in):
    Mail to your county circuit clerk found on this list:

    Missouri (mail-in):

    Montana (mail-in):
    Print out and mail to your county’s Election Administrator (listed in the file)

    Nebraska (mail-in):

    Nevada (both):
    Online: http://www.nvsos.gov/SOSVoterRegForm/VoterForm.aspx
    Mail-in: Use the National Registration Form (above). Mail to your local city/ town hall on this list:

    New Hampshire:

    New Jersey (mail-in):

    New Mexico (mail-in):
    Use the National Registration Form (above). Mail to your local city/ town hall on this list:

    New York (mail-in):

    North Carolina (mail-in):
    Click on “Form” in the middle of the yellow box
    Mail to your local county/town hall on this list:

    North Dakota:

    Ohio (mail-in):
    Mail to your local county/town hall on this list:

    Oklahoma (mail-in):
    Mail to your county’s election board found on this list:


    Pennsylvania (both):

    Rhode Island (mail-in):

    South Carolina (mail-in): (It’s not necessary to register in SC to vote in the republican primary but you may still want to vote absentee below)
    Mail to your local county/town hall on this list (click to see the address):

    South Dakota (both):
    Online: http://www.sdsos.gov/electionsvoteregistration/electvoterpdfs/votregformlongbweffectivefillin20080908.pdf
    Mail-in: http://www.sdsos.gov/electionsvoteregistration/electvoterpdfs/votregformlongbweffective20080908.pdf
    Mail to your local county/town hall on this list:

    Tennessee (mail-in):
    Mail to your local county/town hall on this map:

    Texas (both):
    Online: https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/vrapp/index.asp
    Mail-in: https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/forms/vr17.pdf

    Utah (both):
    Online: https://secure.utah.gov/voterreg/index.html;jsessionid=a5887c13e552bde230e16f09bbdf

    Vermont (mail-in):
    Mail to your local town from this list:

    Virginia (mail-in):

    Washington (both):
    On-line: https://wei.secstate.wa.gov/osos/secure/Pages/OnlineVoterRegistration.aspx

    West Virginia (mail-in):
    Mail to county clerk from this list:

    Wisconsin (mail-in):
    Mail to your county clerk from this list:

    MUST BE NOTORIZED and mailed to your county clerk from this list:
    You can visit your local county clerk (from the list above) and sign it in front of them.

  19. Thank You! says:

    This is a great perspective. I’m glad you pointed out the fact that Dr. Paul was in fact THE adult on stage!

    Great read.

  20. chmst1999 says:

    Thank you for the article. It is refreshing to hear this debate from another angle. Fox and MSNBC attempt to paint Dr. Paul as a racist, but his positions seem to protect the poor and middle class of any race. It would be helpful if the mainstream media were made aware of his support among minority populations nationally.

    They may not listen, but they might think twice about painting him as a racist in the future.

    Thank you again for your effort.

  21. Ben says:

    Ron Paul is the only candidate who makes sense for our black brothers and sisters.

    Ron Paul is the only candidate who has promised to

    1) Immediately pardon all non-violent drug offenders. This will release many of our brothers and sisters who are rotting in jail due to this racist war on drugs. (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cldRh1SkRok)

    2) Immediately end the racist war on drugs.

    3) Immediately end the numerous wars in our soldiers are put in harms way for corporate interests. Blacks are over-represented in the military (See: http://www.slideshare.net/pastinson/us-military-active-duty-demographic-profile-presentation), which means that these illegal wars are sacrificing the lives of black men an women so that the military industrial complex can get rich. President Obama has been eager to expand these wars and has broken his promises.

    4) Protect and preserve the privacy of Americans. It is a well-known fact that the government has used its expanded powers to snoop on regular American citizens, including many minority leaders and political groups, all while claiming that they needed those powers to stop terrorism. President Obama extended the Patriot Act.

    5) Proposed a foreign policy that will allow welfare, social security, and medicare payments to be made. Without stopping these senseless, expensive, and illegal wars, we will not be able to make future welfare, social security, and medicare payments unless we print money. Since printing money reduces the value of every dollar, that is a tax on the poor and a reduction in the REAL purchasing power of welfare, social security, and medicare payments. Under President Obama’s (or any Republican candidate other than Ron Paul) policy of never-ending warfare, we cannot make good on those payments. Even if Ron Paul wants to eventually end those programs, he cannot do so without the approval of Congress. HOWEVER, he can bring the troops home, end the wasteful wars, and keep those programs financially stable without the approval of congress.

    Ron Paul is the ONLY choice we have.

  22. A says:

    You might like to know that Dr. Paul has predicted all of the current US economic woes.

    Ron Paul’s views in economics (commodity-backed currency, no fed, limited government, and non-interventionist foreign policy which alternatively significantly drains budget) is from the Austrian School of Economics (one Nobel prize winner in economics, Friedrich Hayek) and is shared by the likes of the legendary investor Jim Rogers (co-founder along with George Soros of the Quantum Hedge Fund).

    The problem with the US and the rest of the world is that people have an incorrect understanding of basic economics, of foreign policy, and of the dangers of statism.

  23. Joseph says:

    I’m encouraged by things that are happening outside of Fox nation right now. While Fox branded Dr. Paul as the opposite of a unifying candidate, I think that more and more people are waking up to the fact that Americans should not be afraid of freedom. While not getting overtly political, the wars have to stop (Paul), our fiscal health must be restored (Paul), the time for the United States of America to treat its people as second-class citizens (homosexuals) is over (Paul), the disproportionately enforced War On Drugs must end (Paul), and faith must be restored in our government by returning to a constitutional republic wherein choices are guided by law rather than interests.

    Very nice to see this piece instead of the usual reference to Herman Cain and Ron Paul in an article addressing neither. Kudos to these writers.

  24. Liz says:

    Great article, Alinda. Thank you so much for saying what the mainstream media won’t say–that when Ron Paul shares the stage with other politicians, he makes the rest of the bunch look oily.

    Insanity is doing the same dumb thing over and over and over again. Ron Paul for 2012.

  25. Grant says:

    Only in an Orwellian, upside-down bizarro world would the rare politician who is intellectually consistent be labelled “crazy”. Welcome to Bizarro World. If the man tells the truth – if his analysis and his positions make sense – then just say so. It’s okay. Really.

    Maybe it’s time to start labeling the rest of our beloved political class with more accurate labels, too: hypocrite, liar, fake, charlatan, empty-headed, greedy, self-absorbed, etc. C’mon, give it a try. It’s fun!

  26. J.D. says:

    Great piece!

    For people of color, don’t be persuaded by the mainstream media’s hit job on Dr. Ron Paul. He’s not a racist. His over-arching message is Liberty–inalienable rights from our Creator–and this transcends the discussion of race.

    Our Republic is literally owned, controlled and manipulated by Transnational Corporations. These Corporations fund both sides to hedge their bets so that they can maintain their lofty status in the markets. They influence policymakers so that they can continue receiving their perks and goodies such as subsidies, legislative loopholes, grants, legal patents and no-bid contracts.

    Don’t let these guys win! Corporations finance both parties so in reality, there is only one major political party which masquerades as two to give voters the illusion of choice.

  27. Barbara says:

    Ron Paul has my vote come 2012.

  28. Alinda says:

    At this point, im not endorsing ANYBODY because the field is still wide open its early yet and no one is resonating enough for me to go “all in”. However like i said I do like Mr. Paul and I do actually follow his doings on the campaign trail….along with others but at least Mr. Paul gets a smile now and then.

    Sorry JackB – try back in another month or two ?

  29. Flo says:

    Maybe a little unbiased history will help


  30. Flo says:

    Maybe a little unbiased history will help.


  31. Lucas-Benito says:

    don’t forget ron paul is a doctor. He has dilivered 4000 babies. No other GOP candidate comes close to that kind of sheer awesomeness.

  32. Jack Blood says:

    Equating Dr Paul with a crazy uncle is hardly a resounding endorsement, but thanks anyway for at least seeing the forest through the trees. Expect another Lame (yellow) Stream Media selection of eSTABlishment “choices” – Neo Con vs Neo Lib and four more years of O’Bomba (which is exactly what is planned) Goodbye America, welcome O’merica and the New World Odor.

  33. pravin says:

    its funny why people who understand that wars are bad and therefore understand ron paul’s position DONT get his views on economics.they are based on the same idea -freedom and LESS govt.less govt means the govt being under strict restrictions on fiscal policies.it cant promise to rob peter to pay paul or come up with promises which can only be kept by debasing money.
    left leaning good people need to understand economics a bit better really.
    gold standard doesnt mean you and i have to carry gold coins in our pockets.
    in reality it just means that govts ability to create money out of nothing is disabled.when the value of money is stable,the savers and risk takers can get on with their work of job and wealth creation for all of us,without getting into bubbles and economic mess.

  34. George Washington says:

    Ron Paul 2012!

  35. Alinda says:

    Hmm may have to get out the checkbook for Mr. Paul at some point, I have always liked MOST of what he has to say although not in lockstep with some of his policies but if i had to pick out of the GOP field right now actually i would tip my hat to Mr. Paul (Senior not Junior).

  36. mark says:

    As Ron Paul has correctly stated, a gold standard is not new, and gold has been money since the beginning of recorded history. It is the chosen currency of the free-market since it retains its value over time. You cannot say the same thing about a paper currency back by nothing and can be printed in unlimited quantities. It doesn’t take the Apocalypse to return to the gold standard, which implies an act of God. It only takes the mischief of men when they destroy the currency with inflation. All the misconception about the gold standards like “not enough gold” are shown to be red herring in Ron Paul’s book, the “Case for Gold” and is available FREE online at


  37. Calvin says:

    I am registering Republican just to vote for Ron Paul as soon as I turn 18.

    – Ron Paul was the only candidate at the previous debate to have served in the military. He volunteered for Vietnam while Mitt Romney obtained a draft deferment. Interestingly, Romney was a vehement supporter of the Vietnam debacle. Look it up!

    – Ron Paul refuses to receive the benefits available to him as a Congressman, including healthcare and pensions.

    – Ron Paul was spot-on about the economy, and predicted the housing bubble way back in 2003. Check it out for yourself:

  38. Greg says:

    Excellent article. I shouted with joy when Dr Paul came in second because it shows his large support base without giving MSM an excuse to downplay his win. He is the only candidate I have ever felt strongly in support of. When people say he cured their political apathy it is true. I have learned more about politics and economics in the 6 months since I have learned about the good Dr than the rest of my life.

    @Sonja: I completely agree with you. I had the tv muted watching Dr Paul on youtube and the Bachmann replay came on right after on tv. It made me sad watching her and a little sick due to her lack of substance. The first 7.5 minutes all about Iowa and family and nothing to do with solutions or qualifications.

  39. Ryan says:

    If you don’t understand why Dr. Paul advocates that only Gold and Silver should be legal tender (which is STILL THE LAW under the Constitution!) please read Gold, Peace and Prosperity by Ron Paul or The Case for a 100% Gold Dollar by Murray N. Rothbard. Both can be downloaded in .pdf form for free!

  40. Phillip says:

    Haha funny you mention that, I actually did donate to his campaign that night. I heard “get out of these wars” and was thought, oh that’s refreshing. Here, have fifteen dollars.

  41. Sonja says:

    great article Alinda. Ron Paul is the only reason I can even suffer through watching those other plastic automatons in a gop debate. Though, last week I almost turned it off, because it was like watching a really bad reality-show, I can just youtube the Ron Paul highlights anyway. I was going to donate to Ron Paul’s campaign that night too, you just reminded me I need to do that.

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