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^ Holy cow, I swear Lindsey Graham must be owned by Defense contractors.

 

Ideas spread. They can't stop them. An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by any army, or by any government.

- Ron Paul

 

 

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Ron Paul: 'I'm Trying To Save The Republican Party'

 

The Huffington Post  |  By Alana Horowitz

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/01/ron-paul-republicans_n_1394927.html?ref=elections-2012

 

The Texas representative also criticized the way that Republicans, as well as the Obama administration, have been handling the Afghanistan War.

 

"It was a waste, there's not gonna be a happy ending, and I think the Republicans have dug a hole for themselves because they're trying to out-militarize the president, say 'we should do more.' Yet 75 percent of the American people say 'we've had enough'," he said.

 

A recent poll showed that support for the war in Afghanistan has hit an all-time low among Americans. Sixty-eight percent think the war is going badly, and 69 percent think the U.S. should not be involved anymore.

 

 

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Today from Rasmussen:

 

In a hypothetical Election 2012 matchup, President Obama and Mitt Romney are tied at 45%.  Texas Congressman Ron Paul holds a one-point edge over the president, 44% to 43%. See tracking history for the Republican candidates.

 

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

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An excerpt from Time Mag: The 100 Most Influential People in the World

 

Ron Paul

Libertarian

 

By Ralph Nader

 

Why does Congressman Ron Paul draw such large and enthusiastic audiences even though he has no chance of winning the Republican nomination? Because people like a politician without marbles in his mouth.

 

Paul does not censor himself. He comes across as sincere, earnest and independent of his party's fat cats. In the debates, only he called out the American Empire's meddling in the business of countless nations around the world. He assails the Pentagon's bloated budgets and has worked with liberal Democrat Barney Frank to shrink the military-industrial complex. He wants to end our boomeranging wars.

 

Paul, 76, draws a distinction between libertarian conservatives and those corporatist conservatives entrenching a corporate state in which Big Business merges with Big Government. That's why he is against bailouts. His defense of privacy and civil liberties and his opposition to the war on drugs endear him to people beyond his libertarian base. They even include some progressives who cannot abide his views against health, safety and economic regulations or his denunciation of the Federal Reserve's fiat money and social-welfare programs like Medicare.

 

Nader, a consumer activist, has run for President four times

 

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2111975_2111976_2111999,00.html #ixzz1sVogYI60

 

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Ron Paul Dissents on House Bill for Unlimited Military Aid for Israel

Hamdan Azhar

 

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives quietly passed a bill that critics insist guarantees unlimited military aid to the government of Israel. HR 4133,  dubbed the “United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012,” makes it “the policy of the United States to help Israel preserve its qualitative military edge” and “to provide Israel the military capabilities necessary to deter and defend itself by itself against any threats.”

 

The bill passed by a vote of 411-2 with nine members voting “present.” The two “no” votes were cast by Texas Congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul and Congressman John Dingell (D-Mich.), former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the longest currently serving member of Congress.

 

Paul assailed the bill for being “one-sided” and “counter-productive” and argued that it weakened the America’s claims of being an honest broker seeking peace in the Middle East. He also took issue with the bill’s statement that U.S. policy should be to defend “the security of Israel as a Jewish state.”

 

“According to our Constitution,” argued Paul, “the policy of the United States government should be to protect the security of the United States, not to guarantee the religious, ethnic, or cultural composition of a foreign country.”

 

Philip Giraldi, the former CIA counter-terrorism analyst, slammed the secretive bill for “provid[ing] Israel with a blank check drawn on the U.S. taxpayer” and suggested that the true intent was to support Israel’s membership in NATO. “If Israel becomes part of NATO,” he said, “the U.S. and other members will be obligated to come to the aid of a nation that is expanding its borders and is currently engaged in hostilities with three of its neighbors.”

 

http://www.policymic.com/articles/8919/ron-paul-dissents-on-house-bill-for-unlimited-military-aid-for-israel-shows-why-he-s-a-true-leader

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Ron Paul Legalize Marijuana Bill: 8 Reasons Why It Makes Sense

 

Barbara Shoff

 

Barney Frank authored H.R.2306 introduced by Frank, Ron Paul, Conyers, Lee, Polis and Cohen. The legislation aimed to decriminalization marijuana by removing it from schedule of controlled substances — Schedule I© of section 202© of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812©). The amendment, now with 20 co-sponsors, languishes in committee awaiting additional sponsors.

 

Seventeen states, including D.C. now have legislation allowing the use of medical marijuana.  Seven states have legislation currently pending. However, federal law and state laws are in conflict and will remain so until such legislation as H.R. 2306 or future legislation just like it is passed.

 

http://www.policymic.com/articles/16255/ron-paul-legalize-marijuana-bill-8-reasons-why-it-makes-sense

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Ron Paul's television channel will be a huge hit

By Brent Budowsky - 07/23/13 06:00 AM ET

 

Kudos to Judy Kurtz for her story in The Hill last week about the new Ron Paul television channel that is set to debut this summer. I hope there is some way for Neilson to give ratings for the Ron Paul channel, which can be previewed at www.ronpaulchannel.com, because this is going to be a very huge hit.

 

During the 2012 campaign I suggested that when the dust settles, Paul should get a cable show. Paul outdid this. He is starting his own channel.

 

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/media/312635-ron-pauls-television-channel-will-be-a-huge-hit#ixzz2Zu5skF6k

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The Ron Paul channel has the potential to be a transforming event at the intersection of television and politics. Imagine the kind of deep and thoughtful discussion about the great issues presented with the new Big Brother state that is sweeping both government and business.

 

While cable and network television give some coverage, I can easily imagine the Ron Paul channel giving this matter far more extensive in-depth coverage including diverse voices beyond what is normally available on mainstream corporate-owned cable or network television.

 

 

 

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/media/312635-ron-pauls-television-channel-will-be-a-huge-hit#ixzz2Zu5piFL4

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