39 responses to “Ron Paul Highlights at the ABC News / Yahoo Iowa GOP Debate”

  1. James R Herman

    Global warming is a fact and man is causing it. Mr Paul is an educated man. Is he going to be like Rick Perry and deny that climate change even exists. The whole world banned flourocarbons because they were depleting the ozone layer which was leading to skin cancers. That’s why we are phasing out R-22 and going to R-410A in air conditioners. So yes there is a role for government in protecting us. Someone I knew died at a construction site when a trench caved in on him. People die in coal mines. So government has a role to play there as well. 60 Minutes had a segment about kids mining gold in Africa. The melting process involved mercury and the kids were just handling and breathing this poisonous mercury. So Mr Paul does need to reconsider his message on the EPA.

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  2. mbokie

    Care to share with us, how the government is going to stop a naturally occurring event? Can they pass a law to halt global warming? Could they pass a lw to halt a new ice age?

    In short, you folks are ridiculous.

    Will this be the same way that a war on drugs will stop the proliferation of drugs?

    You statists think, or rather react, as if the state can solve everything, when in fact, it solves almost nothing. It creates a useless expensive beaurecracy and does nothing but create intergovernmental empires.

    Meanwhile the people are stuck paying for it’s waste or the fed prints more money and the result is the same.

    You folks are completely out of ideas. Get out of the way and lets try some real change. Have hope, don’t be hopeless.

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    1. JeffMaehr

      @mbokie You don’t understand… when I said the “state,” I didn’t mean the “corporate” beast that has every state in its grips. I meant the PEOPLE, and the Rule of Law. The state, under the Constitution, has authority (from the People) to act in our interests.

      For example, all “federal” land in the states is NOT theirs… it is OURS! Regarding “naturally occurring events,” the issue isn’t “stopping” them, it is understanding them and working with the facts. We have all gotten so far off base in understanding law, the constitution, and nature. We MUST come to grips with all and more to be able to properly deal with them.

      I think you misunderstand… the “war on drugs” is worthless… and is simply the corporate government (read CIA) trying to maintain control of their drug cartel. The “state” you have to get out of your head… YOU are the state, as well as every one else in the republic where you reside… Don’t be conned into believing “they” (the state) is in charge…

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      1. mbokie

        @JeffMaehr

        Jeff

        I think I addressed you in error. Sorry.

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  3. James R Herman

    He wants to eliminate the EPA. What about climate change?. Fracking in Nebraska is already happening to get out the oil. This is going to poison the water supply. He thinks markets are going to sort all this out. He’s against crony capitalism. Until we can get corporate money out of the business of picking our politicians then we’ll continue to harvest fossil fuels any way possible until they are all gone. He talks about the true cost of energy. But everyone is polluting for free. That’s the idea behind the tax on carbon. He says the trouble with regulations is that lobbyists end up writing the regulations. Is there no hope of saving us from climate change? If we can get back to honest elections, say publically funded elections, then we’d elect people who are sensitive to climate change. I don’t know how you restrict peope from funding elections. That is free speech, apparently even for corporations. Bottom line I think we’d have rely on Ron’s rationality when it comes to climate change. If most of the people thought we needed to do something about it then Mr. Paul certainly wouldn’t stand in the way. How about OHSA? They try and protect people at work. How about USDA inpecting food? “You should have the right to drink raw milk.” is a quote/video that Letterman played the other night. This is kind of a soft area for Mr. Paul.

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    1. JeffMaehr

      @James R Herman The EPA is BIG government. Climate change is… well only a billion years old… so how does government want to tackle THAT?? The federal government isn’t your baby sitter, unless you believe you are still in diapers and still need a mommy taking care of your responsibilities. The corporate “money” is easily controlled at the state level, BY THE PEOPLE! Climate “change” is nothing but “corporate control” of our lives… MONEY!!! If you think Dr. Paul needs to answer every challenge by every American, then you and most who agree are NOT thinking straight. He is VERY aware of FAR more than you would imagine… and it will come out, soon…

      “Polluting for free?” PLEASE. Then we need to quit farting “freely..” yo know have federal government regulated fart bags we are required to wear to save the environment, or what of the countless other “Pollution” sources? How about Fluoride and chlorine in our water, or chemicals in our air and food supply, or… Where do you stop? Fracking can be stopped locally with 50 people with guns… you know… if corporations are destroying our environment for profit, it is domestic terrorism… easy to deal with. Self determination, free will, free choice… NOT big government who only want to get bigger…

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      1. mbokie

        @JeffMaehr@James R Herman You guys can’t wrap your mind around the fact that state ownership solves nothing. It makes everything worse.

        Wake up before they claim and ruin the whole planet. Your cure is the disease.

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        1. JeffMaehr

          @mbokie@James R Herman No, you still don’t understand… We’ve been deceived into believing the “state” is our master… and it isn’t. We’ve, (and YOU) have abdicated from the responsibility to “BE” the government and authority. We have all blindly accepted out 14th amendment ‘citizenship” which MAKES you a corporate “citizen” under their authority. We all MUST educate ourselves on the law and Constitution, or be continually controlled by “them.” The “states” have authority over the federal government. “WE” have authority over the States… Do you see where we’ve been brainwashed into our chains?

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    2. JeffMaehr

      @James R Herman The EPA is BIG government. Climate change is… well only a billion years old… so how does government want to tackle THAT?? The federal government isn’t your baby sitter, unless you believe you are still in diapers and still need a mommy taking care of your responsibilities. The corporate “money” is easily controlled at the state level, BY THE PEOPLE! Climate “change” is nothing but “corporate control” of our lives… MONEY!!! If you think Dr. Paul needs to answer every challenge by every American, then you and most who agree are NOT thinking straight. He is VERY aware of FAR more than you would imagine… and it will come out, soon…

      “Polluting for free?” PLEASE. Then we need to quit farting “freely..” yo know have federal government regulated fart bags we are required to wear to save the environment, or what of the countless other “Pollution” sources? How about Fluoride and chlorine in our water, or chemicals in our air and food supply, or… Where do you stop? Fracking can be stopped locally with 50 people with guns… you know… if corporations are destroying our environment for profit, it is domestic terrorism… easy to deal with. Self determination, free will, free choice… NOT big government who only want to get bigger…

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    3. mbokie

      @James R Herman

      Oh soft area for Dr. Paul is it?

      Well then how come there’s numerous incidents of ecoli, bad drugs, payoffs to allow corruption and double dealiong with all of these failed beaurecracies in place?

      when does the statist way begin to show results?

      Failure is kind of a soft are for the state. Kind of a gaping pit, actually.

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      1. JeffMaehr

        @mbokie@James R Herman Well, what do we do… cry for our babysitter, or take responsibility for the “local” production of foods? We’ve allowed the beast to control our food supply, pervert it, poison us through it, and then we complain when it hurts us??? Did you ever imaging that the alleged “e-coli’ or whatever, is deliberate to create fear, and to destroy companies that are moving OUT of the corporate food monopoly? Nah… couldn’t be true, they would never do that to us… but how easy would it be? We need to understand the enemy… and the devices they use… and STOP being so lazy in our comfort chairs and matrix…

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        1. James R Herman

          If the housing market was free then I wouldn’t have spent 18 years in a mobile home park. I could’ve saved $45,000 if I could’ve placed my singlewide on a lot and just paid property taxes like everyone else. Instead of flushing a lot of money down a mortgage toilet I paid for my singlewide in full in less than 2 years. I put most of my savings into single premium immediate annuities so I’d have income for life. So when I lost my job in Oct 2008 I was able to just retire. Instead of getting foreclosed on and becoming homeless I had a plan B. I moved my singlewide 300 miles south to a lot where I am now paying property taxes like everyone else and saving $3,000/yr.

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      2. James R Herman

        @mbokie

        60 Minutes just ran a segment called “There Goes The Neighborhood”. Cleveland has torn down 1000 homes that were foreclosed and that the banks just walked away from. They have 20,000 more abandoned homes that they plan to tear down. The American dream has been turned into the American nightmare. I’d like to see Ron Paul talk about ending exclusionary zoning. But he’ll probably just say that it’s up to the states and whatever the people want. The sad fact is that most people don’t seem to object to exclusionary zoning. Yet the president takes an oath to protect and defend the constitution. Living where you want in a home of your own choosing speaks volumes about one’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In order to have life you need the necessities of life such as food, shelter and clothing. Again that shelter should be of your own choosing. No one should be able to tell you that your home has to conform to existing housing. My concern is that if Mr. Paul had been president in an earlier time then we might still have slavery. He’d say that was up to the states and there you go.

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        1. mbokie

          @James R Herman

          You really are delusional.

          You appear to be approaching the phrase “Live free or die!” for “live for free or beg even harder!”

          You don’t understand the message at all.

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      3. James R Herman

        My feeling is that he isn’t as principled as some of you are making him out to be. If he wants to show that he is a man who understand right from wrong then let him address both climate change and exclusionary zoning. Then I might start to believe. And as far as national defense goes. Well you just can’t pull out of everywhere. The best defense is an offense. So he needs to temper that message somewhat. That’s why I’m leaning more toward Gary Johnson. Thanks.

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        1. Citizen

          @James R Herman YES he is!

          Your “feeling” ?

          Hmmmm, maybe you should change that to “thinking” ??

          Climate Change and Exclusionary Zoning are fringe issues that are not germane to the survival of America as a nation.

          DEFENSE YES…. a world wide campaign of OFFENSIVE military incursions is what is breaking our bank!

          The F-35 fighter program is just another

          $11 Trillion dollar Mega Defense Industrial Crony Capitalism payola program.

          I agree that the best defense is a GREAT OFFENSE, but promoting world wide conflicts to test out new tech toys of destruction is hardly needed. I’m sorry but I don’t THINK that President Achmadinajad just isn’t a threat with a nuke and a herd of camel scuds to deliver them.

          But they want YOU to FEEL very afraid to justify a bombing raid on Tehran.

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        2. James R Herman

          @Citizen@James R Herman

          My perception is that he just doesn’t have the temperment to be president. One interviewer was asking him about some BS 30 years ago attributed to him. He said he did not say it, had disavowed it. Well that was fine. She said “Well you understand why we need to ask these questions, don’t you?” The correct response should’ve been “Yes, I understand why such questions are asked and I’m happy and eager to clear them up because I don’t want anyone to think I actually feel that way.” But instead he just kinda threw a tantrum, tried to pull off his mike, couldn’t get it off, someone had to help him get it off. He seems like a loose cannon. Gary Johnson isn’t that far from Ron Paul and is very presidential. He even said he’d pick Ron as his VP. That’s why he’s been excluded from the debates. He could actually beat Obama. He could get the nod at americanselect.org. Check it out.

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        3. JeffMaehr

          @James R Herman@Citizen Did you actually watch the interview? He was very gentlemanly about it, but CNN has been hammering him on this, and it was answered years ago, and answered many times just in that interview. I’d have been much quicker to let CNN know what garbage they are… and, of course, it is so easy to judge from the couch, and not have been there.

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        4. Citizen

          @JeffMaehr@James R Herman

          Yes I did what the interview and I agree that RP was right to end it when they won’t move on.

          Is this the worst that CNN can drege up on RP?

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        5. JeffMaehr

          @Citizen@James R Herman They are desperate… freaking out over their little kingdom about to collapse, and their fraud being exposed to the world… LOL… wwwhhhooo hooooo…

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        6. mbokie

          @James R Herman Riiiigghhttt!

          You believe in semi virgins and partial death.

          There is no Santa Claus.

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  4. mbokie

    Not presidential = he doesn’t die his hair and he’s not an actor reciting rehearsed lines from a script.

    That is to say, he’s a genuine person that assumes no airs.

    And really, most of the clone candidates have what I would call the vapors, as far as the airs they exude.

    All of the insults hurled at Dr. Paul are much closer to playground tantrum language by spoiled children.

    What causes deep and profound alarm in this regard, is that these people can vote and get a driver’s license. Some even have guns. They don’t even realize that most of their hero presidential candidates are working to modify their rights to own those arms.

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  5. Noyl

    Im not comprehending the term “dosent look presidential” surely the search for a mascot or a recognisible symbol is catering for a primative egotistical frame of mind! surely when making a choice of who you would like to employ to tackle the issues you consider a problem, one would choose a candidate who has the most fitting attributes? Mr Paul has high lighted the issues that are destroying not only America but the rest of the world and bravelly so…If America takes this one chance in a life time and recognises this magnificent opportunity…each and everone of you will be elevated in hisory as the genertion that changed the world…enriching human kind, and restoring human nature and future generations will talk about this in history as a time of recognition, reflection and positive action, Americans are a wonderful contribution to the world, an intelegent,articulate, loving and may I say entertaining race and with Ron Paul as President would give us in the UK and the rest of the world a chance to see and enjoy the real America. Set the catalyst for a fresh start…vote Mr Ron Paul. God bless America from the UK.

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  6. Citizen

    Ron Paul doesn’t “look or sound Presidential” is the comment…

    BUT he’s right about the issues….

    Well look at BHO, he “Looks and Sounds” presidential… But HE’S CLUELESS!!

    Ron Paul is much like “Quit” Calvin Coolidge or Harry Truman…. not very flamboyant but they knew and stuck to their guns

    Our generation is so conditioned to American Idol hype that we can’t THINK past the pretty veneer.

    People… We don’t need another “pretty face” stuff shirt!

    We REALLY NEED a Ron Paul

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  7. James R Herman

    Well I was a skeptic but after watching all the videos offered in an email I realize that Ron Paul really does make a lot of sense. I guess one of his problems is that he doesn’t appear presidential. It’s just his personality and demeanor. Once you listen, really listen and take notes and get past that then I think I’d be comfortable actually voting for him. I’d like to see him support the fairtax and I’m sure he’d support ending exclusionary zoning but he wouldn’t interfere because he’d say that’s for people to work out among themselves. The courts have been helping somewhat. If we didn’t have exclusionary zoning then we wouldn’t have had a housing bubble because the housing market would have been free and people would have been free to make smarter choices. Whoever thought buying something so expensive that it takes you 30 years to pay for it was actually promoting financial slavery.

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  8. JeffMaehr

    The simplest theme we can pass on… “Want something different? Vote ‘DIFFERENT.’ Ron Paul 2012!

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  9. Dave423

    There are only a few times When Ron Paul has been forced to vote against his oath.

    Obama, and Newt voted for Tarp Bailouts. Ron Paul did not Even under the threat of national martial law, vote for bailouts. I think Ron was betting on the high numbers of fire arm ownership which does nullify the threat of national martial law In the United 50 States.

    President Lincoln loved to smoke Hemp and hes on a 5. Franklin liked Hemp and hes on the 100. I don’t see Anslinger on any coins or reserve notes.

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  10. Dave423

    article 1 section 8 That’s what Pauls next campain should be.

    Ron’s Voting Record shows, Ron’s Compliancy with his oath of office.

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  11. TuckerWings

    Now I’m revealing it to anybody who wants to learn, the fact that the entire Gold market doesn’t really go up and down in price by the dynamics of buying and selling, but rather is controlled by a computer. Now this is your chance to use this corruption for your own benefit and trade Gold from the comforts of your own home and make a great living doing so. Are you ready to join the revolution? Go to the website “Gold Trading Academy.”

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  12. The Destructionist

    What’s the old saying: “…if you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”

    Mark Twain

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  13. Hako

    Ron Paul always seems to have common sense answers at his finger-tips. Right or wrong, he is honest, direct and sincere. That alone is amazingly refreshing. We need fundamental change in this country, and it will take some courage and imagination. Ron Paul has courage and imagination.

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  14. votethemallout

    Ron needs to use the comments from the debate in his response at the next debate.

    If he has the opportunity to say, “you do see my supporters and you will see alot more come November.” Also Ron needs to add how he will benefit the voter in the state and the country. He did do a nice job and will experience a rise in the polls.

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  15. CeltGunn1970

    Any Yahoo articles involving the debate have now been set up so NO posts can be made. Unfortunate isn’t it? I guess all the support for Ron Paul has finally angered Yahoo into blocking all posting. I guess our only route is to continue with Twitter, Facebook, Phone, Face to Face. Keep it up folks, don’t let Liberty wither like these fools want it to!

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  16. Citizen

    By now it should be clear that RP is the only GOP candidate who knows what NEEDS TO BE DONE!

    The rest of the candidates are constantly talking about THEIR resume’s, how smart, accomplished and wonderful they are…forget about it!

    AMERICA WAKE UP… Vote for Ron Paul….OUR COUNTRY’S ONLY HOPE

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  17. The Destructionist

    I agree… But your comment should be posted on Romney’s site, so that those who are thinking about voting for him as president can see what an insensitive tool he is. You’re comment rang a bell with me and I’m sure others will be able to relate as well…

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    1. mbokie

      @The Destructionist

      Someone already posted in this thread what happens to Ron Paul supporters on the Twit Romney site. Free speech is axed promptly over there.

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      1. The Destructionist

        I noticed that with the Occupy movement too. Anyone posting about Ron Paul is banned from the conversation. Free speech is no longer free in America. @mbokie

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    2. CeltGunn1970

      @The Destructionist I was one of them who posted about what happens when posting on a Romney article about Ron Paul. We get blocked/censored/axed/nixed from posting on ANY forums. That’s why I quit bothering for the night. After 5 articles, multiple tries, I gave up for tonight.

      Some fellow asked what soldiers make per year when deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. I tried to inform them that it is a meer 34-35k payment they get. I know, my husband is military. USAF EOD Tech. And we pay taxes out of that, health care(tricare prime payment) and our BHA does NOT fully cover for us to live off post. You see, On post, housing is substandard and I refuse to deal with that. =) He’s on call 24/7/365.

      Not only that, but living over there, in country, HIS standard of living is poor as well. And he will be deploying to Afghanistan in April. He’ll miss our Anniversary, my birthday, our 3 kids birthdays, as well as Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years, 4th of July and all sorts of things in between.

      Rather annoying to be censored by Yahoo repeatedly. Especially when I wasn’t infringing upon Comment Guide lines. 0_0

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  18. mbokie

    Dr. Paul should be made aware that the bet that Romney made was a class c felony in Iowa. It violated his religious code, and the laws of Iowa.

    Who wants this clown for President? He flaunts his money in front of of the whole nation when 6 million people are about to lo lose the unemployment benefits.

    Cheap and ostentatious theatrics. romney is a tool.

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