253 responses to “Should Ron Paul run for President in 2012?”

  1. Pastor:Paul M.Featherstone

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    1. Machine

      Now there’s a fast way to flush the rest of the middle class down the drain, all while lineing the pockets of the rich white elitist.
      Limbaugh, Beck, Hannidy…White devils, that speak with forked tongue. Vote NO!!!

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      1. fred the protectionist

        That’s funny, I always considered the Neocons and Libertarians to be the same in policy, bazzpecially when it comes to flushing the middle class down the drain.

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        1. Not shocking...

          you are utterly confused about a great many things.

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        2. Gary Hardee - Miami

          To: fred the protectionist,
          Hey “Fred” – Q: Do you read… or just post unfounded statements on the net because you can? You either don’t read factual material or maybe you’re just trying to stir up some “action” – like me for instance. Either way, your post serves no purpose and reveals your lack of knowledge.
          To inform your discretion: Neocons and Libertarians have little in common. Libertarian political thought is rooted in real history and thus know that it is American style freedom for individuals that has in fact been responsible for the enlargement of the middle class everywhere it is practiced. Neocons embrace, abide and often expand collectivism which makes middle class expansion difficult at best by taxing their production and reducing the accumulation of wealth.
          When you tax something, you get less of it. As middle class taxes go up, the middle class shrinks. I recommend a reading of Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt. Good day!

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        3. fred the protectionist

          “Neocons and Libertarians have little in common. ”

          Neocons are former Republicans who adopted Libertarian principles such as free-trade, open borders, globalism, white guilt, Judaism, Islam, Atheism, or paganism.

          “or maybe you’re just trying to stir up some “action””

          Nah, I just flat out hate you guys for tricking me into voting Libertarian/Neocon in the 1990′s. I was first a dittohead, then a Libertarian, now i’m a paleo-Republican (Pat Buchanan type).

          I was young and stupid.

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        4. Bottomline

          That’s funny I always thought that little troll named Fred would’ve given up by now. Because his arguments are weak and sounds Pro-Obama.

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        5. B.D.Harper

          “Neocons are former Republicans who adopted Libertarian principles such as free-trade, open borders, globalism, white guilt, Judaism, Islam, Atheism, or paganism.”

          1. Neoconservatives aren’t former Republicans, they are current Republicans. Philosophically they share almost nothing with the party, but that doesn’t keep them from being members.

          2. Neoconservatives did not adopt any Libertarian principles. The principles they do share with Libertarians (of which there are very few) they have because they originally had Republican views which are primarily Libertarian in essence, and they didn’t completely stray from the platform. So some Libertarian ideas remained in their platform, while most were changed.

          3. Open borders, globalism, white guilt, Judaism, Islam, Atheism and Paganism are not Libertarian principles. More than half of these things are religions, not principles. Judaism can’t be a “principle.” If you need help with your English there’s a website you can visit (www.dictionary.com)

          4. Free trade is a Libertarian principle, but not in the way it exists right now. Not in the form of NAFTA, either. Libertarians oppose NAFTA because it trifles with our sovereignty. Free trade is supposed to exist unhampered by the government – in other words, the government can’t give tips to some businesses and leave the others out to try, or have the Federal Reserve loan to some businesses or banks and leave out others, or have the government deciding who gets funding for research and what type of research they have to do… There are many other examples of unnecessary, harmful regulation that should not exist in a real free market system.

          5. Libertarians believe in strict border control and no amnesty. This is pretty cut and dry. There’s no way you can say our platform is about open borders. It’s simply untrue. Educate yourself.

          6. Judaism, Islam, Atheism, and Paganism are religious or scientific preferences. They have nothing to do with politics. The only relation Libertarians have to these things is that they believe in complete freedom of religion, so anybody who wants to believe in these things can, as they should be able to. I don’t know what kind of tyrannical world you want to live in where people can’t choose a religion to believe, but I don’t want any part in that as a Libertarian.

          As far as “white guilt” what the hell is that even? Libertarians don’t believe in reparations if that’s what you’re talking about. Otherwise I can’t really connect this to anything political.

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      2. gander

        machine,

        whats wrong with rich white elitists?

        they are the ones who wrote the constitution.

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        1. Gander for President?

          Hey gander, I think you are onto something! Since it was a bunch of rich white elitists that founded this nation and wrote the Constitution, logic would follow that the Constitution is bad and must be destroyed. When that happens, you will become a slave again, to the state. Don’t forget that it was Democrats that enacted Jim Crow laws and a Republican that freed the blacks in our country. Hummm, Republicans for liberty, Democrats for demigods… which side are you on? Since you hate rich elitists, you seem willing to execute them all! Does that go for rich elitist blacks too? On second thought, you’re just another ignorant racist. Since you offer such great wisdom and insight into the problems ailing America, perhaps you should run for President! You couldn’t do any worse than our present one!

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        2. gander

          i think that you misunderstood me. i like rich white elitists because i am one.

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    2. David Aiello

      We are in control of ourselves, pastor. Blindly postulating that we have a predetermined fate driven by a supernatural deity breeds laziness in humanity.

      Faith is a belief in lack of evidence. It is a travesty that the concept has been granted any merit whatsoever in our society. Ever since humans began fearing the inevitable exit from consciousness that we call death, religious dogma has been instilling false hope of afterlife and the existence of an omniscient and omnipotent overseer(s). Thereby, religions breed unproductive members of society who are born into accepting such dogma as fact; severely lacking in intellectual freedom and the capacity for productive scientific inquiry.

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      1. Citizen

        David Aiello
        You are correct, “we are in control of ourselves” but your woefully discount the spiritual dimension of the human condition.

        We humans are much more than our mere physical and mental condition and you’d be well advised to look beyond you material existence for higher order understanding.

        Our nations founding Fathers (elite white guys) had a deep faith based convictions. In that FAITH they saw fit to create a “more perfect union”.

        OUR RIGHTS COME FROM GOD, not from puny corrupt governments

        One Nation Under God,
        Oh….
        Don’t Forget

        IN GOD WE TRUST!

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        1. Povlovich

          “Our nations founding Fathers (elite white guys) had a deep faith based convictions.” One, you can’t put together a sentence. Two, that is a complete fabrication. Freedom isn’t about kneeling to an imagined god.

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  2. IWGJ

    Ron Paul would be great to represent us. But we have to take government back to the State and local precinct level as the Constitution intended in order for Dr. Paul to do any good. Which means everyone needs to get involved with their local community and turn off their televisions. The executive branch is not supposed to save us and take care of us. That kind of behavior is why we are in this position. If you think the Bush Admin. took advantage of 9/11 to enact control with the Patriot Act, wait till you see what the Obama’s Admin does with this oil spill. We will see Cap & Trade legislation that will establish the groundwork for world governance and taxation that will eliminate our Republic. Ron Paul can not repeal Treaty law as President. People have been complacent for too long. There will not be anything for Ron Paul to work with in 2012 if people do not get involved locally. Everyone sat on their ass while the Medico Drug Cartel took over 30% of our economy and, I believe, they will sit on their ass while the government takes over the energy sector. I am more interested to see if people will take back their State rights than I am in Washington. What do you think they will do to Ron Paul if Washington remains disproportionately in power?

    It will probably take a catastrophic natural disaster to motivate people to organize locally. The good news is that by 2012 there is a good probability of natural disaster…the bad news is that by 2012 there is a good probability of natural disaster.

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  3. Monica Marie Jones

    This country cannot withstand another president who turns out to a be a liar and a fraud. Ron Paul is the ONLY man who is capapble of fixing the problems within this country. Ron Paul is the ONLY man who speaks of the issues that are ACTUALLY important, not like Obama, or other democrats. God, please let this man run for office. Ron Paul is the ONLY man who can turn this country around. God save this country. Ron Paul, please save our country!

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    1. Machine

      Wait…Is God to save us or Ron Paul!?!? I need to know when I go to vote!!!

      If it is God you put your faith in than it doesn’t matter who runs this country…God will sort it out in the end.

      Me personally I don’t think God is much of a politician!

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      1. B.D.Harper

        I’m pretty sure he’s just using it as an expression.

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        1. Machine

          Thanks for clearing that up…I wasn’t sure.

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    2. Citizen

      I’ve followed Dr Paul since the 1980′, before he ran under the GOP banner.
      But throughout those years, Dr. Paul has consistently spoken the PLAIN TRUTH.
      He met ofter with Ronald Regan and knows that Government is the problem.

      Keep the faith and seek a COALITION of forces, WE Paul supporters need to get him to the top of the GOP ticket. IT CAN HAPPEN

      Ron Paul / Andrew Napolitano 2012

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  4. steve hanisch

    god bless ron paul.i first read about dr.ron paul in “the new american”magazine some years ago.since ron paul believes in the constitution,bill of rights,national sovereignty,and getting america the hell out of the u.n. i back him all the way.when it comes to the constitution ron paul has always been faithful. semper fi ron,from a former marine

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  5. Chip

    What about Speaker of the House in 2011?

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  6. Ryan

    Looks good!
    Ron Paul’s numbers are getting better!
    The last poll, in February, had 92% yes, 4% No, 2% Don’t Know, and 2% Depends.
    … So the “No” category has dropped from 4% to 3%, good news, and the “Yes” category has increased from 92% to 95%, great news, and the “Don’t Know” and “Depends” groups seem to be making up their mind in favor of Ron Paul. :)

    Just win, baby!

    Ron Paul in 2012!

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  7. SoldierofVerity

    As much as I would love to have Ron Paul elected in 2012, the man IS 76 years old (though he looks to be in great shape, but the media can work wonders on-screen).

    Are we sure that he could handle all of the pressure’s that acompany a presidency at his age, especially one of this magnitude? He would likely have many enemies to fight there. Food for thought…

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  8. Bob Vondruska

    Our nation needs Ron Paul in 2012. As a supporter of Dr. Paul’s campaign in 2008, I had the priviledge to be part of something that I thought I would never see in my lifetime; the start of a new Revolution, and the framework for a return to a Constitutional government that would make the Founders proud.

    We need Dr. Paul more than ever to lead this nation out of the mess created by years of bad decisions by less than stellar leaders. We need Ron Paul in 2012!!

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  9. McCoy

    We need Ron Paul. His ideas on the Federal Reserve, immigration, foreign intervention, our borders, the military and states rights seem radical to some. I think they seem radical because the political views of those in power have moved away from the principles of the Founding Fathers. I believe the Founding Fathers would think our current government is radical.

    In the past, I looked at those who talked about a global government and conspiracies as alarmist and just plain weird. The more I read and observe, the more I believe that special interest groups are unduly influencing the government, if not directing it to some extent. These special interest groups are not out to preserve the country and the culture of the Founding Fathers. When I say special interest groups, I am not referring to the lobbyist for a specific industry. I am referring to the influence from powerful, wealthy, groups that are promoting a global government and culture change that is sometimes referred to as a “new world order”. Two books that changed my thinking and opened my eyes are the Culture of Critique and The True Story of the Bilderberg Group. We need to stop this march to the NWO and return to the “Old World Order” and Ron Paul is the person to do it. There are those that are qualified to lead that share his (and my) philosophy, but few, if any, have Dr. Paul’s respect and recognition. He is our best hope. He may be our only hope.

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  10. Dion Makris

    There is no one better suited than Ron Paul to lead our country out of the mess that the last administration created and this one is perpetuating. Tough economic decisions need to be made to save our country’s future. The Republicans always rely on phony patriotism and social issues for their voting base. We need a sensible Libertarian/Conservative who values the rights of all citizens and puts our country’s economic stability as a top priority. Hopefully, there are sufficient sensible republicans to carry the primary, the national election should be much easier.

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  12. Steven U. Leitner

    Last time you ran I gave you $5,000 and that money was wasted on a totally incompetent campaign. The idea of a campaign for President is to get elected, not to make a lot of foolish statements and alienate potential financiers and voters (e.g. negative opinions about the State of Israel!). When you get elected then you can make decisions that are good for the Country and good for the citizens. When you run for public office you need competent planners and psychologists and pollsters. KEEP TO THE OPINIONS OF THE MAJORITY, because they are the people who have to elect you.

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    1. Jeff B.

      Isn’t there a contribution limit of $2,400?

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      1. glen

        yep

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  13. craig

    Ron, please run and win,our country need your ideal’s and guidance you have stood the test of time and seen much others have missed. Our country is in a crisis, needing a mam with strong values for the american people and it land. I will stan up and VOTE. RON Paul you have my vote.

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  14. Ray T.

    I believe Ron Paul should not run for President simply because he would never get anything done in Washington. He would run into so much opposition from both the democrats and republicans that his time in office would be a complete waste. Can you imagine the democrats agreeing to abolish the income tax? Or the republicans agreeing to a non-interventionist foreign policy? As unfortunate as it may sound, things are only going to get worse in this country with the politicians that we have, and will continue to have, as long as the majority remains uninformed, ignorant, and demands one entitlement after another.

    If there were more people like Ron Paul in both houses, then maybe we would have a chance at a better, more hopeful future.

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    1. Brett

      Thats like saying you should never vote for third part. Comments and thoughts like this destroys the chance of a third party ever winning.

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  15. Tina

    I think he should run but right in the beginning have a strong vice president pick announced such as Michelle Bachmann or Judge Napalatano.

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  16. Gary Hardee - Miami

    If and only if this rising “people’s peaceful rEVOLution” increases and matures its own strength each year, and right now I am very encouraged, my fear is that – like when Ronald Reagan was elected in the wake of CAOS agent Carter’s treasonous damage – so many of our current “conservative” activists will simply disengage from the many battles that will lye ahead – especially when a good person wins the Presidency in 2012. Those of us who remained and continued to sound the alarm bells were derided and marginalized by the ignorant and duped within that day’s DemoPublican machines. When Reagan chose H.W. for VP, I knew the Reagan revolution would NOT be the revolution we had hoped for. CFR/TC members must be kept out if there is to be a true people’s revolution.

    My point? The Democrat Party and the Republican Party need to be invaded by today’s “Tea Party” activists. There are ample numbers to do this and it has already begun within the GOP. We all know that there are “bumbs” running both parties. If that is not corrected I smell continued trouble in making the needed progress down the road.

    I have looked carefully at this. Consider that if just one (1) solidly patriotic person per precinct attended the GOP state convention in say North Carolina, there would be 2,700 patriots sitting in delegate seats. In 2008 there were only 750 total delegates including us Ron Paul supporters (125).

    We must continue to raise civic involvement within today’s machines rather than be divided by creating third parties. If we do not, they will continue to betray and defeat in the primaries those who seek real reform. The elite we so roundly condemn and criticize are heavily invested in maintaining control of both political parties. We need to take that ground as well as Congress and the Senate.

    God bless you, Ron Paul, America and freedom for all people who will fight for it.

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    1. B.D.Harper

      Yes, I want the Trilateral Commission out of legislative power.

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  17. Brandon J. Myers

    I just got Ron Paul this year seeing him at CPAC. Should he run, it’s his call>He has put in so much, someone needs to pick up the ball and run for him. His contribution will never be overstated, thank god for Ron Paul.

    Brandon

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  18. pam

    Once you know the truth
    you can never go back…

    Ron Paul for President
    America’s Patriot!

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  19. Bill Pierce

    Although I like Ron Paul and agree with him on the majority of issues, I don’t think he is electable at this point in time. We need more people in both houses of Congress who believe in and will fight to protect our constitution. Election of more people with those beliefs in the mid-term elections would be an indicator that Ron Paul’s elect-ability in 2012 would have gotten a nice boost.

    I’m a firm believer in our Constitution and abhor what is happening to it and our freedom. Our Constitution is NOT a living, breathing document as the Statists would have us believe. The wisdom of our founders in their crafting of that document is mind boggling. Thomas Jefferson was an important part of that process. I’m reminded of JFK’s remark re Jefferson – something to the effect that “the greatest gathering of brain power at a dinner in the Whitehouse was when Jefferson dined alone”. (Not a literal quote – just a paraphrasing.)

    My current favorite conservative I believe has shown the spine and belief system we need is Congressman Paul Ryan. Also, a dark horse who recently started raising my eyebrows is Governor Chris Christie of NJ. I really like that guy – but….. is he electable? Too early to tell.

    I would like to see Ron Paul make a run for the Republican nomination in spite of my personal doubts about his elect-ability. We desperately need most of the reforms he advocates, and I have NO doubts re his spine!

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    1. B.D.Harper

      Ron Paul is electable.
      I’m voting for him, and I know many who will, if he runs.

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  20. Jeff

    Pamela Esther Golightly Marshall, you are a whacko. Find another site to peddle this religious nonsense. We were talking about Dr. Paul and American politics. Unless Yahweh votes in the U.S. from Australia, I don’t really give a sh*t, got it?

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  21. Oscar DeGrouch

    Though I’d love to see him as Prez, it seems unlikely in 2012. However, has anyone considered the real possibility of a Republican House majority occurring this November? I think it would be more realistic, and possibly more influential, to have Ron Paul as House Majority Leader, or better yet, Speaker?

    Think about it… the Republican party at this point would have to be stupid not to vote Paul as either if he were a choice. Not voting for Ron Paul would tell America that the Republican Party chooses to remain entrenched in establishment politics and isn’t truly concerned with liberty and fiscal responsibility.

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  22. Quincy

    If Ron Paul runs for president, I hope Peter Schiff, or David Walker would be his running mate. This would put all principles, and responsibility back to Washington. I have voted for Ron Paul, and I hope, and pray he will run for president. I do not think there ever be a good leader for this country ever again.

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  23. Fallon T Gordon MD

    We’ve had war during most of the 20th century and now into the 21st century. It is costly in lives and families and money. It is primarily for the monetary benefit of the progressives, including the federal Reserve. They want us to fight wars continuously, to their benefit. We have not declared war via the congress, as required by our Constitution, since WW2. The Founders of American Federal Constitutional Republican government asked us to stay out of wars and the affairs of foreigners. I say lets return to our Constitutional government. Ron Paul can lead us back to Constitutional government, real money [Gold and silver] and a stable economy. We should stay out of wars for a few years and see if we miss them.

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    1. Pamela Esther Golightly Marshall

      JESUS CHRIST/YAHWEH IS IN AUSTRALIA, HE AND THE ELECT KINGS AND QUEENS WHO ARE true Davidic lineaged, and from the Tribe of Judah take over. The 144,000 from the Tribe of Judah, are the Saints, of whom some are chosen to be Kings and Queens, as they have been in the past. There will be no more U.S. Presidents. The various governement’s world leaders will have to step down, plus other changes. The sounding of the 7th. Trumpet of the 7th. Angel has occured. The people who are doing Evil in the world, who are in leadership roles have been warned, that if they disobey Yahweh they will be vaporized, by the Heavenly Spiritual Realm of the Angels. Yahweh has sent his notarized decree to take over the throne of England, to Queen Elizabeth, who is not Davidic lineaged or from the Tribe of Judah. Yahweh’s sites: You Tube @ Michelle Nye; http://www.holyconspiracy.com, www. strawmanburneth.com; http://www.holycitynewjerusalem.com; condensed Revelations/Prophecy @ peacenowwhitedove@myspace.com.
      NEW JERUSALEM HAD BEEN DECLARED IN HARCOURT, AUSTRALIA!

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      1. pam

        Go away …no one wants to hear your dribble.
        God help us all with your babble.

        Ron Paul 2012. This is OUR revolution.

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      2. B.D.Harper

        I say this is an obvious and offensive farce, and if God disagrees he may strike me down.

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        1. B.D.Harper

          Looks like I’m still here.

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  24. Tyler Torres

    I would love if Ron Paul ran, if it wasn’t for his views on war. :/ I believe in supporting the Fight Against Terror.

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    1. Jeff B.

      Tyler,

      “Instead of more free trade with our potential adversaries, we are quick to slap on sanctions that hurt American exports and help to solidify the power of the tyrants, while seriously penalizing innocent civilians in fomenting anti-America hatred.
      “… There is no evidence that this policy serves the interests of world peace. It certainly increases the danger to all Americans as we become the number one target of terrorists.”
      “Conventional war against the United States is out of the question, but acts of terrorism, whether it is the shooting down of a civilian airliner or bombing a New York City building, are almost impossible to prevent in a reasonably open society.”
      November 17, 1999

      Also, in 1978, Ronald Reagan endorsed Ron Paul and campaigned for his re-election to Congress. So, if Reagan can agree with Paul’s foreign policy, why can’t you?

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    2. B.D.Harper

      You can’t fight terror. Terror is an emotional reaction.
      You can only fight and kill people.
      It was said that “Osama Bin Laden” was responsible for the September 11th, 2001 attack. The only military force that was authorized since that incident have been in pursuit of Osama Bin Laden and his affiliates.
      Eight years later, we have 650,000 dead Iraqis to show for it. These people are not all terrorists. They were not all a threat to us or anyone else. Why did we kill them?

      I don’t like terrorists blowing shit up either, trust me, but this “War on Terror” is a stupid mess. Killing over half a million people does not right the wrongs of Sept. 11th.

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  25. Rod

    Yes I think Ron Paul would be the best candidate with the least number of establishment around to influence him to make decisions not in favor of the electorate. Sarah Palin on the other hand is just another politician who is of the same mold of all the other liars we have been convinced to elect over the last forty years.

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  26. IWGJ

    Dan,

    We don’t need a President to handle the day to day affairs of a small business. We need a CEO who is wise and will instill principles and ethics into his vigorous staff. We need an honest man that would speak up if the American people were being compromised. Ron Paul would do this to his own detriment. He can spot a violation of our Constitution in his sleep.

    Besides, Ron Paul is in excellent shape for a couple of terms. He will age well.

    He certainly would run our government more than Obama and Bush have. There would be no shadow government behind him having their way.

    It is the character and principles, not the flashy personality that matters here. He is very electable; look at the CPAC conventions, the college campuses and his diverse appeal to the media.

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  27. Dan

    Sorry folks but he’s just too old… He’s got some great views, and would make a excellent ‘ADVISOR’…

    I’m tired of watching the country, the media, etc being run by people who are just grinding to a halt age wise… Our politicians are a bunch of grandfather and great grandfather aged old kooks walking around with a head full of dyed transplanted hair, or a rug. When suddenly they spout off with something so off the wall we all have to step back in horror and realize we’ve been following someone that’s mentally loosing it. (Helen Thomas was a freaking perfect example of this!!!) Flame away, but it’s true. My own dad taught social studies after retiring from the military, and we still go to him for questions with my kids homework occasionally, I know he’ll know his geography dead cold… but I wouldn’t strap my dad in the old Navy jet he used to fly and expect him to be able to operate it anywhere near close to it’s full capability. He’s not as quick as he used to be… simple fact. The systems that were ‘old hat’ when he was younger would completely befuddle the speed at which his mind processes things now that he’s hit 70…

    We need leaders who aren’t going to fly the country into the ground, especially since we’re flying so low right now.

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    1. B.D.Harper

      I’ll take somebody who is principled and honest like Ron Paul over somebody who can answer the most trivia questions in 60 seconds as a public official any day.
      Important decisions aren’t made quickly.
      McCain was almost elected despite health problems, and at his age…
      Paul is a doctor, I’ll bet you he’ll live well into his nineties, barring unnatural causes.

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  28. LibertyorDeath

    Ron or Rand WILL HAVE TO RUN for President, as long as we have a Presidency left in this dieing country. If they don’t run this country’s principles will die.
    It is painfully obvious that the current president hates this country along with the past presidents before him back to Carter (the worse offender). Regan was a slight exception. Let’s bring back the rule of law and accountability for all, not for ones who are not politically connected or monetarily endowed.
    Let’s do away with the propaganda machine called the media and put in a true news dissemination machine.
    WE NEED OUR COUNTRY BACK!
    Pauls…. Please RUN FOR PRESIDENT!

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  29. calif

    I believe in Ron Paul and will vote for him. We can help him win.

    Things that need to be done:

    1. Organize information in such a way as to have all the issues, the understanding of the constitution and Ron Pauls platform in a coherent and easy to understand formate. With this in hand we can go out and educate the people so they understand what is at stake. We must also be able to bring the truth to those who want a welfare state so they can understand that the welfare state will bring an extreme level of poverty one without hope and without a future.

    2. Assuming Ron Paul runs for the Presidency: The usual media networks are under the liberal control and manipulate voters. We need to exert control over these networks because we want fair and equal time for candidates. We need to buy the air time ourselves and be able to manage the televised time. Maybe do without networks like NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN. Instead perhaps use C-Span. Otherwise we need be creative and use other venues.

    3. We have to unite and become a movement with the intention of sweeping out the lies, corruption and theft of our great country. Sweep out that which has stolen our freedom and hope and instead made us suspects and servants.

    4. In educating the public we must not forget to educate on the importance of what is at stake and in this way many can get over the misgiving’s of having a ‘movie star’ candidate over one who is truthful and able. Strength of character comes from an innate sense of ethics, values and integrity.

    We need to have it straight within our our minds first. Then we have to get together and move on it.

    I don’t think Palin is a wise choice for the Vice Presidency because she did in fact support McCain who has very liberal views and is controlled by the machine. I think Palin is a nice person but I don’t think she has a strong conviction of what she believes in.

    We need people in government who are not afraid to stand for their convictions and who are truly aligned with our constitution, limited government and freedom. We need leadership that will bring back the true hope and future of America the Beautiful with liberty and justice for all.

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  30. Paul

    I voted yes once before for Doc Paul, and I’ll make something similar to the same comment I made then… he needs to grow a much louder voice if he intends to compete. Also, it wouldn’t hurt if he asked a retired General or Admiral (ahem Powell) to be his running mate.

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  31. Wuzzy Warbler

    I’d like to see and hear more about the republican/Libertarian what’s her name Angle running against Harry Reid!! She’s for abolishing the Fed, IRS and pulling out of the UN!! Is she married?

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  32. Brian D. Sylvia

    Ron, I think your a ‘GOOD MAN’, you have AWAY’S been for the PEOPLE of this land, however, I now feel that you would make a BETTER Sec. of the Tres. You yourself have said, that you feel that you are now ‘To Old’ to be as effective a President, as you would like. YOU would be the one, to RID US of the Fed Res., the IRS . . . I can think of NO ONE who could do a BETTER job for us, while STILL being able to influence those necessary, on the BIGGER picture. When your SON becomes a Sen. for Kentucky, an 2012 comes around, he will have MORE experience than our current President, so I personally think, that it should be at least LOOKED AT, for possibly of HIM running for President, in your place. Combining YOUR support, with HIS, I can see it being a RUNAWAY election, similar to our last election for President, because it would give ALL of us, ( the members of the Tea Party Movement ) a PLACE to CONCENTRATE our votes, not SPREADING then among the current parties. Because unless we FORM a party of our OWN, . . . THAT’S whats going to happen. We have GOT to rid ourselves of this group, of SELF CENTERED FOOLS, who are ONLY looking out for THEMSELVES. Ron, I have PICKED the winner of EVERY Presidential election, since 1968 . . . I feel that, what I have said . . . IS, the way to go. GOOD LUCK, with any decision you might make.
    I Remain
    Brian D. Sylvia

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  33. Jake_nonphixion

    The tea party needs to be represented by a libertarian, otherwise it is not a positive movement. That means the candidate has to understand Austrian economics and the theory behind private property. Ron Paul is the only viable candidate who has even read Ludwig Von Mises, Murray Rothbard, and Friedrich Hayek. That makes him the only candidate qualified to steer this country in the direction it needs to go. The direction of liberty.

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  34. Bill Chatham

    I believe that there are too many factions vying for a presidential nod at this time. We all should cocentrate on the Tea Party efforts in the near term (fall elections) to refresh Congress with lots of Independent representatives. We cannot split the 2012 vote with less than a “sure winner”. If we can somehow unitfy (keyword “unify”) all the Tea Parties and all the Independent thinkers like Ron Paul into an “Independent Tea Party”, a sure winner will surface. We must have a strong unified voice with a party platform that will help , not only solve some of the immediate problems, but solidify goals to return America to its rightful place in the world — at the top. Read the book (on Amazon) called “We Need an Independent Tea Party’

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  35. George Helber

    Depends on what we do to our present Congress between now and then! If we all get off our asses and get a decent ratio of folks in Congress, regardless of party affiliation, who are true public servants and truly want to make the United States a country the rest of the world respects and wants to emulate again, who agree with the powerful words of our founders who created a set of rules for free people that far exceeds anything conceived in the history of the world, then yes, Ron Paul should run for President and he will have my vote!!!
    However, to subject this principled, honest and insightful man to the current lot we have in the House and Senate today would be a crime and I would have no part of it!!!

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