Dé hAoine, Bealtaine 09, 2008

Paul makes bestseller list

Ron Paul doesn't have much in common politically with Barack Obama.

He's an iconoclastic congressman from Texas still running an insurgent campaign for the Republican nomination though John McCain has it wrapped up. Obama is senator from Illinois almost certainly soon to be the Democratic nominee after a campaign that is more of a movement.

They both have used the Internet to raise enormous sums of campaign cash, and now they share something else -- a place atop the New York Times bestseller list.

Paul's newest book, "The Revolution: A Manifesto," is number one on the list for May 18. "The ranking is yet another of the many successes Dr. Paul has had during his presidential candidacy spreading his message of personal freedom and constitutional government," his campaign said in a statement.

After its official release on April 30, the book was the number one bestseller on Amazon.com and remains the number one bestseller in political books.

Obama's "The Audacity of Hope" reached the top of the Times bestseller list in 2006, and the autobiographical "Dreams from My Father" did so when it was reissued in 2004.

Déardaoin, Bealtaine 08, 2008

Is Kathy Sinnott Ireland’s Ron Paul?

Ron Paul has become a sensation in the U.S by honestly speaking out against Government corruption, surveillance, against war, against Gov taxing life savings (inflation by printing money) and he has become a beacon for freedom on a scale which the people have not felt in decades. Not surprisingly he broke the historical political records by raising over six million dollars in one day for his 2008 presidential campaign.

Looking through MEP Kathy Sinnott’s past debates we can see a lot of similarities to Ron Paul by her openly and honestly speaking her mind in favour of the people instead of spewing out political spin in favour of global corporations and ‘big brother’ schemes. Kathy Sinnott is a diamond among the rough, unfortunately there are a lot of ‘rough’ who don’t do their jobs (serve the people).

A Little Inspiration

A Letter from Ben Novak,
Founder of Americans in Europe for Ron Paul,
to Paulites Everywhere

Dear Paulites:
For some time I have been pondering two questions: First, why is Ron Paul working so hard to collect delegates to the Republican convention when John McCain already has it all sewed up? Second, if Paul doesn t have a chance at the nomination, why does he look so happy and confident? Then it occurred to me: perhaps he has a strategy to win it after all. So, I thought about it a long time, and realized that he could indeed win it. So I decided to buck up your spirits by telling you how he is going to do it.

How Ron Paul Is Going to Win

A. The Strategic Foundation
Much despair seems to have come over Ron Paul supporters because of the disappointing results of the primaries. But I suggest that this despair results from a mis-estimation of both the character and genius of our candidate. For, Ron Paul intends to win this campaign, and has brilliantly planned every move in it to arrive at this point: victory is only one short step away. All it requires is that the delegates to the Republican convention consider the dilemma facing their party as the September convention approaches.
Their thinking will begin with the polls, which show John M'cCain's support growing weaker day by day. Although McCain has the advantage of being the presumptive Republican candidate while the Democratic candidates are still tearing each other apart, both Clinton s and Obama s numbers have begun to rise above McCain s. If this continues through the summer, delegates will begin to consider the following five reasons why:
First, McCain s position on the war is gradually sinking in. Two-thirds of the voters oppose the war and want to get out. McCain not only wants to continue it, but to expand it into Iran, and not only expand it, but to have it go on endlessly. McCain has joked in public about changing the words of a popular hit song by the Beach Boys from Bar Bar Bar Barbara Ann to bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran, 1 and speaks with approval of keeping American troops in Iraq for not only a hundred years, but a thousand years and even speaks of a million years. 2
Delegates will soon begin to think about what this means for the fall campaign. As soon as they do, however, nightmares may replace their dreams of victory. They will have visions of Democrats playing the tape of McCain s little jig on bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran," to the tune of "Bar Bar Bar Barbara Ann" over and over again, until that tune together with McCain s words are singing in the head of every voter in the country. They will then flood the country with ads featuring McCain s comment about staying in Iraq for a hundred, a thousand, and even a million years, until McCain is not only identified as the war candidate, but the candidate of endless war. McCain has given the Democrats the opportunity to focus their whole campaign on his mad love of war. Every older Republican will remind every younger one of the little-girl-picking-flowers-with-a-mushroom-cloud-rising-behind-her television spot that the Democrats used to devastate the Barry Goldwater campaign in 1964.
Second, as America heads into recession voters rate their fears about the economy even higher than their concerns about war. But McCain will be unable to take advantage of this because he is weak on pocketbook issues. He has little knowledge or background in economics, fiscal policy, trade, job creation, etc. Anything he proposes now will sound political. Either Clinton or Obama will crush him in the debates on these issues. In the end, McCain has no other issue than war.
Third, to win this election, Republicans must overcome the unpopularity of President Bush, whose ratings are now the lowest of any president since polling began. Democrats are already painting McCain as Bush s third term, and McCain has done nothing to dispel this. Rather, he has prominently sought and obtained Bush s endorsement. Soon Republican delegates will have to face the question: What possible reason can be given to voters for extending for a third term the most unpopular presidency they have ever known? McCain offers nothing but a continuation and expansion of Bush s war policies.
Fourth, instead of wooing the Republican conservative base, McCain has made his maverick reputation the hallmark of his campaign. But, how does one build a base of trust and consistent loyalty on a confessed maverick except under threat of war? With McCain, there is no other basis for unity but war.
Finally, McCain has few charismatic qualities, He has few dedicated followers and personally excites little enthusiasm. His sole claims to leadership are his prisoner-of-war-hero-status and expertise at war. Thus he has no choice but to focus this election on his strongest points: war and more war. If Republican party workers intend to make up for their candidate s enthusiasm deficiency, they will have to become very excited about war.
Considering these factors, it is very likely that before summer is out, every Republican delegate will be sick in the stomach at the very thought of what a McCain campaign will do to the Republican party. John McCain will be seen as the losing-est Republican candidate since Bob Dole or Barry Goldwater, maybe even Alf Landon. Judging by the results the Pennsylvania primary and the Minnesota, Missouri, and Nevada delegate selection meetings, such thinking appears to have already begun.

B. But, Isn t It a Done Deal?
But so what? What does all this have to do with Ron Paul s campaign strategy? Doesn t McCain already have enough delegates pledged to win the nomination? Isn t it too late to be thinking about all this? Isn t the whole thing a done deal ?
No, it is not a done deal, not by a long shot. By the time you finish reading this, I think you will agree that Ron Paul s strategy is the most brilliant since Harry Truman whistle-stopped his way to the biggest political upset in American history. So, let me describe how it will play out.

C. The Convention
The most exciting event to look forward to is the Republican convention. There will be huge platform fights about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the proposed attack on Iran, reducing our commitments to defend other nations, and reducing our military presence overseas. Then there are the domestic issues: paring down the federal government, following the Constitution, ending deficit spending, rescuing the economy all fought over conservative principles upon which the GOP was once based. In these initial skirmishes, the McCain forces will probably win, but the result will be that McCain will be perceived as less and less of a conservative, and less and less of a Republican. Fewer and fewer Red-State delegates will be looking forward to having him in their districts after the convention.
Then comes the chance they have been waiting for to show their displeasure. When Ron Paul's name is placed in nomination there will be one of the biggest floor demonstrations and outbreaks of spontaneous enthusiasm in the history of political conventions. When Ron Paul speaks pandemonium will break out. It will be far more exciting than the Republican convention of 1978 when Reagan almost won; more exciting for television viewers than the riots at 1968 Democratic convention; indeed, it will surpass the Democratic convention of 1948 with its fights over civil rights and the Dixiecrats walking out.
But the Ron Paul supporters will not walk out. Instead, Ron Paul will be asked to endorse McCain, which he will refuse as he has already refused because of the war. The party must then and there face the stark choice between nominating the war candidate, or choosing another nominee all under the glare of the biggest television audience in history.
The key to all this is not the simply the war, but continuing war, expanding war, endless war. That will rivet television viewers around the world. For this will be the overriding issue at the convention. Cameras will focus on the faces of Republican delegates as they agonizingly come to realize that the image John McCain as the Candidate of Endless War will not only define the coming election, but will also define the image of the Republican party around the globe for a long time to come.

A Brief Glance at the Past
Such a future does not look rosy if one considers history. In the middle of the first half of the nineteenth century, the Whigs were one of the two major political parties in the United States, capturing the presidency several times. In 1852 the Whigs nominated General Winfield Scott, a war hero whose stance looked to the electorate as inevitably leading to war. Scott decisively lost election and the Whig party never recovered. Its next convention in 1856 was so small and dispirited the party simply disappeared. Abe Lincoln was a Whig, but he learned the lesson: never become a war candidate. He left the Whigs to join the nascent Republican party, but although he subsequently became a war president, his stance in the campaign was not war, war, war, but save the Union. John McCain looks destined to be the Republican party s Winfield Scott.

Back to the Present
By the time the platform fights are over the choice before the delegates at the Republican convention will be stark: Either go ahead and nominate McCain though this will mean electoral defeat and the disappearance of the party or scuttle McCain.
But, can McCain be scuttled? It seems impossible, since he has more than enough pledged delegates to win the nomination. But it can be easily done. All that is necessary is for a few hundred of McCain s pledged delegates simply to "call in sick" on the day of balloting. That will be enough to deny him the nomination on the first ballot and open the convention.
Is it likely? It depends on whether or not the delegates begin to sense the electoral and party disaster looming head. If, for example, Romney and Huckabee grasp what a McCain candidacy will mean to the party, their juices will flow. They will have to decide whether to continue supporting McCain, call in sick, or join the fray. Acting either idealistically to save the party (for each imagines himself a future candidate), or selfishly to win the nomination for themselves this time, they may not only hold onto their pledged delegates, but canvas for more, at the same time spreading the idea that McCain can be stopped by encouraging McCain delegates to stay in their rooms on balloting day. For, if McCain fails on the first ballot, all pledged delegates even McCain s are released from their pledges and can vote for whomever they want.
If this scenario plays out, by the end of the first ballot the convention will suddenly be wide open. Whom then will it choose? There will be four hats in the ring. McCain s of course will still be there, plus Romney, Huckabee, and Paul. After the first ballot the convention will deadlock, none of the candidates appearing strong enough to clinch the nomination. Delegates will be arguing among themselves: If McCain can t win because of his war position, neither can Romney or Huckabee, because each of them is as committed to the war as McCain Huckabee even more so. Neither can change his position without losing his last shred of credibility.
More importantly, however, if either Romney or Huckabee emerges from a convention that denies the nomination to the man who won most of the primaries, it will look like the worst case of political manipulation since, well

Another Glance at the Past
the Whigs denied the nomination to their own sitting president, Millard Fillmore (who had assumed the presidency upon the death of Whig president Zachary Taylor). in order to nominate Winfield Scott. Fillmore had wanted peace and continued negotiation between North and South in order to avoid war, while the convention wanted a stronger position. Thus they rejected the candidate with the best claim to the nomination: their own sitting president. This plus the fact that Scott was a Southerner whose election would likely bring war doomed the party.

Back to the Present Again
This will be what the Republicans want to avoid in 2008. But do they have any other choice? Fortunately, they do, for that is precisely what Ron Paul has all the while foreseen, carefully positioning himself to save the party and win the election. Is this possible? Would the party ever turn to Ron Paul to save it? Consider the following factors in relation to how Ron Paul is positioned, and decide for yourself.

D. How Ron Paul Has Positioned Himself to Save the Party and Win the Election
First, whether McCain, Romny, or Huckabee is the Republican nominees, the Democrat candidate will get the anti-war vote. Only Ron Paul can effectively counter this, for he is the only candidate who is genuinely opposed to the war. Both Clinton and Obama are beholden to the war lobbies and dare not offend them, though they are allowed to indulge in peace-sounding speeches so long as their backers are confident that they will toe the line once in office. But when confronted by Paul, neither Clinton will be able to continue speaking out of both sides of their mouths. Only Ron Paul can effectively make this an issue, catch them both up, and win the anti-war vote of both Right and Left.
Second, neither Clinton nor Obama will be able to deal with Paul on the issues or in the debates. Compared to them, Paul is the only candidate of real change, and he will make both Clinton and Obama look like the biggest defenders of the status quo since Herbert Hoover. Paul will have all the initiative, and they will be completely flustered. Paul will raise issues of war and empire, economics and deficits, debt and trade, jobs and the Federal Reserve and currency devaluation, taxes and spending, and most of all the meaning of the Constitution from a perspective that neither Clinton nor Obama is prepared in the least to deal with. Voters will get the drift Paul is the only one talking about real change, which is what voters have been hollering for most! None of the slogans Clinton and Obama have used all their lives will work against Paul; he can make both of them look as shallow, mendacious, and uninformed as they really are.
Third, compared to any Democratic candidate, Ron Paul is trusted, with both a public and personal life that is morally untouchable and exemplary. Thus Paul, and only Paul, can truly energize the vast distrust felt toward Clinton and Obama and politicians in general. Not since Abe Lincoln or Dwight Eisenhower have the voters seen such a candidate and both of these amply demonstrate the powerful attraction of such integrity. Ron Paul will shine like the sun compared to the lunar mendaciousness of Clinton or Obama.
Fourth, besides the war and the economy, Paul has created a whole other set of other issues that will not only make his opponents cringe, but provide perfect sound bites. Voters will be asked, for example: "Will you vote for the Democrats or for the Constitution?" Are you for preserving your jobs or NAFTA? Are you for manipulation of the currency or against the Federal Reserve? Should America follow the advice of the Founders or keep up our entangling alliances? Can Americans afford the cost of policing the world? Does invading other countries really make us safer? These issues can energize almost the entire Republican base, and will put Paul s Democrat opponent on the defensive from Day One. Imagine Clinton or Obama trying to defend the IRS or the Federal Reserve, or explaining the Constitution. They will become laughing stocks, and Republicans will not have had such a good time since Ronald Reagan asked Where s the beef?
Finally, when Ron Paul emerges from the marginalization and obscurity to which the mainstream media have consigned him up until now, he will assume the mantle of an American hero the little guy who was always put down, but kept fighting, and to whom his party finally turned in its direst need. He alone fits the classic American image of Valley Forge: George Washington emerging from two solid years of defeats to win a stunning victory over at British at Trenton, thereby saving the American Revolution. Even though, or because, Ron Paul lost all the primaries, he will be seen as the new Honest Abe, who rose from losing every election until he was finally called to the presidency. Ron Paul as Benjy Engie or the Little Engine that could.

E. The Bottom Line
Eventually, the most sincere Republican delegates will realize that, on the one hand, if any one of their other candidates is nominated, the GOP will come out of this election win or lose united only on, and identified only with, one issue: war. This will spell not only electoral defeat, but the doom of the Republican party. On the other hand, the delegates can realize that this fate is not pre-ordained; they have a choice. And that choice is to nominate Ron Paul, the only candidate who can:
save the Republican party;
get the war issue off its back;
take the wind out of his opponent s sails;
put both his opponents and the media on the defensive;.
show up the shallowness and mendaciousness of his Democrat opponents;
offer real change;
take the initiative by presenting new and exciting issues for which his opponents are unprepared;
surprise the media and leave the talking heads speechless;
give the Grand Old Party both a principled and exciting base from which to face the future;
bring a new dynamic to the 2008 election year; and
make Republicans once again feel proud to be Republicans.

F. The Genius of Ron Paul s Strategy
The true genius of Ron Paul will be seen in how this strategy works out, because Ron Paul is guaranteed to win either way. On the one hand, if the Republican party wakes up to the disaster it is facing, it will have no choice but to nominate him. On the other hand, if the GOP does not nominate Paul, the party will crack up after November, after which Paulites will easily take it over. Perhaps they will have to change its name, but in the end, there will only be two political forces in America: Ron Paul versus the Democrats.

And so, my fellow Americans in Europe for Ron Paul, and all other Paulites everywhere, fear not, and do not wallow in despair or dismay. Re-brighten your eyes, refill your hearts with confidence, and redouble your efforts. Thanks to Ron Paul s strategy, the future is ours

1 To see a clip of the first speech in which McCain jokes about this song, see You Tube John McCain Thinks War is a Joke at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAzBxFaio1I&feature=related; and for a second speech in which McCain sings the same song, see You Tube, McCain laughs, sings bomb Iran at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rNqxn0ynO0&feature=related. To hear the tune of the song with McCain s spin, and how the Democrats and media will see You Tube John McCain Thinks War is A Joke - "Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran" at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67ANtTZpCmE&feature=related.

2 To watch McCain speaking of staying in Iraq for a hundred years, see You Tube: McCain: 100 years in Iraq "would be fine with me" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFknKVjuyNk&feature=related; and then of speaking on ABC News of a thousand and even a million years, see You Tube: Breaking: McCain Ups the Ante to One Million at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eivkAjyN_tQ&feature=user.

Over one million votes for Ron Paul


May 7, 2008

ARLINGTON, VA - Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul eclipsed an important milestone in yesterdays primaries in Indiana and North Carolina. By winning over 71,000 votes, Dr. Paul has earned the backing of over one million supporters across America. “By voting and caucusing for Dr. Paul, one million Republicans have sent a powerful message to our leaders that they want the GOP to return to its traditions of limited government, personal liberty and a strong national defense,” said campaign spokesman Jesse Benton. “Dr. Paul and the grassroots movement he has inspired are building a bright future for the Republican Party and the United states of America.”

Dé Céadaoin, Bealtaine 07, 2008

Paul Campaign Never Ended, Spokesman Says

As the Democratic presidential candidates held pre-primary rallies yesterday in Indiana and North Carolina, and presumptive Republican nominee John McCain spoke to the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, another major-party presidential candidate continued his own quest for nomination, headlining a "Freedom Rally" on a Fort Wayne, Ind., university campus.

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) told supporters in early March, through a Web video, that he knew he was no longer in the running for the presidency, and aides said his campaign would be "winding down." But it turns out Paul never stopped running for president.

"He put out a video in which he said victory in the conventional sense was not available to us, but there was still much the campaign could try to accomplish," Ron Paul 2008 spokesman Jesse Benton said yesterday. "People in the press reported that as him dropping out when he was not dropping out."

Paul's campaign has shrunk from a high of more than 150 staffers before Super Tuesday on Feb. 5 to around 15, according to Benton, and his record-breaking Internet fundraising operation has turned off its online ticker. But with more than $4 million in cash on hand, his campaign says there is no good reason to stop.

He is still racking up votes, for one thing, having garnered 16 percent of the vote in Pennsylvania's Republican primary on April 22. And his supporters are still active at the grass-roots level: GOP officials abruptly canceled the Nevada state convention when it became clear that Paul's backers outnumbered those for McCain and stood ready to take control of the delegate process.

Paul's campaign hopes to turn such support into upward of 50 delegates for the party's national convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul in September, where he is gunning for a speaking slot.

There's also the matter of Paul's book. "The Revolution: A Manifesto" hit stores on April 30. His campaign is prohibited from selling it, but a continued presence on the speaking circuit is sure to stoke sales. (The book debuted at No. 1 on Amazon.com's "Hot New Releases in Books.")

The former Libertarian Party nominee has "no plans and no intentions" to switch to any other party when the time comes to end his bid, Benton said.

"If it was just for the presidency, it would have ended a long time ago," says supporter Tom Martin, 50, a database administrator from State College, Pa. "The idea was to reinvigorate the Republican Party back to its principles and, more than that, to reinvigorate the American people back to its principles."

Dé Luain, Eanáir 28, 2008

Message from Ron

When I started this campaign more than a year ago, I was a somewhat reluctant candidate. I knew our message of freedom, peace, and prosperity was the right one for our country, but frankly, I didn't know how many people today would have ears to hear it.

Well, did I learn a lesson! Millions of Americans understand what ails our country, and what is needed to fix it. So, with you at my side, I am in this effort to win. Not only by building the ideas of liberty, but by getting the nomination. Our opponents would call that nuts -- you know, the advocates of more inflation, more spending, more taxes, more war. But let me explain why they are, as usual, all wet.

For one thing, for the first time since 1952, we are headed towards a brokered convention. Instead of a coronation of one of the establishment candidates, the delegates, influenced by the people, will decide. And I am afraid that this will take place in a time of heightened economic crisis. That means even more Americans will be ready to hear our message. But it also means I am really going to need your help.

One would never know this from the mainstream media, but we've only had a few primaries and caucuses, and even after the extremely important date of February 5th, we will still have more than half to go. And the Republican nominee will not be decided by the popular vote among the "leading candidates" in a few states also handpicked by the media. The nominee will be decided by the delegates. So let me tell you a little about our "under-the-radar" strategy to get those delegates.

On "Super Tuesday," February 5th, there will be 22 primaries and caucuses. I have a hunch that we're going to do very well. But, of course, the media and the rest of the establishment refuse to recognize that. It's the attitude of the small child who covers his eyes to make something scary go away. But we are not going away.

While the media focus on the couple of states they claim are important, we're competing everywhere. And the reason that we're able to do that is because of your grassroots support. You all are an asset that no other campaign has: donors, and activists who want no special deals from the government, just the Constitution.

We're competing very strongly in all the caucus states, and in all other states where delegates are up for grabs. And we're going to keep picking up delegates. Our strategy's already working.

And we're committed to winning states. I have little doubt that if we can double our efforts in this coming week, we're going to grab many delegates from other candidates. Then we'll start getting ready for the biggest moment of all - the convention in September.

The path to the convention is twisty, however. When we were in Iowa, we got 10% of the vote. But no delegates were awarded that night. That's because voters didn't directly choose national convention delegates; they selected the county and state delegates who will make that decision. And if another candidate like Mike Huckabee is no longer in the race at the time of the state convention in June, his delegates are free to support whomever they want. If we work extra hard, we can convert them into delegates for our campaign!

A similar thing happened in Nevada. We won 14% of the straw poll vote that the media reported on, but what they didn't tell you was that we may have gotten up to a third of Nevada's delegates to their county conventions! I always laughed when I heard some people say Nevada didn't matter. Nevada chooses more delegates to the national convention than South Carolina.

So, while the media will focus on the results from Florida, and probably take down the campaign of my friend Rudy in the process, those results are less important to you and me. Let them fight in Florida while we bring our message to Americans in other areas, like the economically hard-hit state of Maine.

We want to win as many delegates to the Republican National Convention as possible, even if other campaigns don't see some areas of the country as "important. But in this work, I need your help. Help me get many, many delegates to this historic convention, by these three methods.

1. Donate. Your generous contributions are essential if we're going to keep going until September. We need, frankly $5 million by February 5 to run more TV and radio ads in the Super Tuesday states. Your help means everything: https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate.

2. Canvass. You can help us identify those who support our message in your precinct. You can help us to convert others, too. After all, your neighbors pay attention to you. I am going to visit as much of the country as I can, but I need you as my partner in your area: https://voters.ronpaul2008.com.

3. ASK others to sign-up on our website. I meet so many people on the campaign trail who don't even receive my letters! I've told my campaign to make communication with you, the engine of all this, much better. But if people don't sign up for my e-mails, that won't happen. If you could just get one extra person to sign-up, that would be great. More would be tremendous.

Help me by forwarding this e-mail to every other Ron Paul supporter you know, and urging them to join our efforts! https://www.ronpaul2008.com/join.

We've come so far, but now the fun is really starting! I have a feeling the mainstream media will move from ignoring us to attacking us. But that will be a sign of our success. Join me as we continue this great movement into year two, and to a hot convention in Minneapolis-Saint Paul. We can do it!



Dé Máirt, Eanáir 22, 2008

“Jane Roe” Endorses Ron Paul On 35th Anniversary Of Roe v. Wade

Today, on the anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, Norma McCorvey, aka “Jane Roe”, gave her endorsement to Congressman Ron Paul for President. The announcement was made in Washington DC at the March for Life Convention.

“I support Ron Paul for president because we share the same goal, that of overturning Roe v Wade. Ron Paul doesn’t just talk about being pro-life, he acts on it. His voting record truly is impeccable and he undoubtedly understands our constitutional republic and the inalienable right to life for all. Ron Paul is the prime author of H.R. 300, which would negate the effect of Roe v. Wade. As the signor of the affidavit that legalized abortion 35 years ago I appreciate Ron Paul’s action to restore protection for the unborn. Ron Paul has also authored H.R. 1094 in Congress, which seeks to define life as beginning at conception. He has never wavered on the issue of being pro-life and has a voting record to prove it. He understands the importance of civil liberties for all, including the unborn.“

Norma McCorvey was living with her lesbian partner in the late 1960’s when she claimed to have been raped by a man which resulted in an unwanted pregnancy. At the time, abortion was a matter left to the states. She petitioned for the right to have an abortion. Her case took three years to reach the US Supreme Court. In 1973 the court handed down one of the most controversial rulings in US history. The case, known as Roe v. Wade, concluded with a court decision that stated that abortion is a constitutional right and, therefore, removed the power to restrict or allow abortions from the individual states.

McCorvey, who delivered her baby rather than choosing to abort it, later recanted her story of rape. In the 1980’s, McCorvey revealed that she had been pressured by two zealous, pro-abortion attorneys into going along with the case against the state of Texas. The decade that followed saw McCorvey’s conversion to christianity and the launch of McCorvey’s campaign to undo the damage caused by Roe v. Wade. She is now a leading pro-life advocate.

On the matter of abortion, Ron Paul has issued the following statement:

“The right of an innocent, unborn child to life is at the heart of the American ideals of liberty. My professional and legislative record demonstrates my strong commitment to this pro-life principle. In 40 years of medical practice, I never once considered performing an abortion, nor did I ever find abortion necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman. In Congress, I have authored legislation that seeks to define life as beginning at conception, HR 1094. I am also the prime sponsor of HR 300, which would negate the effect of Roe v Wade by removing the ability of federal courts to interfere with state legislation to protect life. This is a practical, direct approach to ending federal court tyranny which threatens our constitutional republic and has caused the deaths of 45 million of the unborn. I have also authored HR 1095, which prevents federal funds to be used for so-called ‘population control.’ Many talk about being pro-life. I have taken direct action to restore protection for the unborn. As an OB/GYN doctor, I’ve delivered over 4,000 babies. That experience has made me an unshakable foe of abortion. Many of you may have read my book, Challenge To Liberty, which champions the idea that there cannot be liberty in a society unless the rights of all innocents are protected. Much can be understood about the civility of a society in observing its regard for the dignity of human life.“

Gary Johnson Endorses Ron Paul

Today, Gary Johnson – two-term governor of New Mexico – is formally endorsing Ron Paul for President.

To announce his endorsement, Governor Johnson issued the following statement:

“I am endorsing Ron Paul for the Republican nomination for President because of his commitment to less government, greater liberty, and lasting prosperity for America. We are at a point in this country where we need to reduce our dependency on government and regain control of our future. To this end, Ron Paul will bring back troops, end the War in Iraq, and will strengthen the U.S. dollar and the economy. For these reasons and more, Ron Paul has my support, respect, and vote.”

Gary Johnson was governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003. As governor, he was a forceful advocate for limited government, gaining the nickname “Veto Johnson” for his record of vetoing hundreds of bills.

The Paulonomics Factor

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul sounds radical when he advocates the elimination of the individual income tax, a return to a gold standard, the wholesale downsizing of the federal government, and the abolition of the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Reserve. The media and the other presidential candidates treat him as a nut. Indeed, Paul often enough opens himself up to that treatment in the flamboyant way he expresses himself. Sometimes he even seems to relish his image as a gadfly on the political fringe.

But it’s time to start taking the ten-term Texas congressman seriously. He tied for second-place (with John McCain) in Nevada on Saturday. He beat both Rudolph Giuliani and Fred Thompson in Michigan (he also beat Giuliani in Iowa and South Carolina and Thompson in New Hampshire). And Paul now holds the record for the most money raised — $6 million — on a single day in a primary season by any candidate in history. It would be a real mistake to think of Paul as the Dennis Kucinich of the right.

If I’m right and Ron Paul doesn’t just fade away as the primary season progresses, he’ll make a real difference. His anti-war message would make life difficult for Hillary Clinton, by drawing away the most pacifist elements of the Democratic base. But it’s on the economics side where I think he could make the biggest impact. In an election year in which bigger government, higher taxes, and protectionism seem to have so much momentum, Paulonomics may be just what is needed to rebalance the debate in favor of growth.

Dé Luain, Eanáir 21, 2008

We Did it!!!

In case you missed my last e-mail. The New York Times had excluded Ron Paul from their "Primary Season Election Results" page located here: http://politics.nytimes.com/election-guide/2008/results/index.html

Well, thanks to all the people who called and e-mailed them, Ron Paul is now included. Looks like they dropped Rudy Giuliani and listed Ron Paul instead. Nice job my friends.

Also, don't forget, today is the www.FreeAtLast2008.com money bomb! Please donate $5, $10, or whatever you can to Ron Paul at www.RonPaul2008.com. If you are maxed out, please call your Freedom loving friends.


In Liberty,
Caleb Bailey

Message from Ron Paul

What a shot in the arm the Nevada caucuses were, where we took the silver as #2, beating McCain, Huckabee, Thompson, and -- of course -- Giuliani. We also got four more delegates. In South Carolina, we beat Rudy again. A big thank you to all our wonderful donors, volunteers, and voters. So many people worked so hard to spread our message of liberty, honest money, peace, and free-market prosperity. I owe you all my deepest gratitude. So do our fellow citizens. So do all future Americans. Most of the mainstream media continue to pretend that we do not exist. Yet soon the race will be down to four candidates-Romney, McCain, Huckabee, and me, and there is no stopping us, as Tim Russert grudgingly pointed out the other night. Thanks to you, we are in this all the way through a brokered convention.

Nevada, by the way, is known as the Silver State for a reason-its great mining industry produced the precious metal for the beautiful silver dollars minted at the fabled Carson City mint. These constitutional coins, include .775 ounces of silver, in accord with the Coinage Act of 1792. Today these coins, worth $1 in my father's day, have about $14 in silver. That is, the dollar is worth 1/14th of what it was, thanks to the counterfeiting Federal Reserve.

The Fed has again taken our country into a terrible crisis. Who else is talking about honest money that cannot be printed up at will by DC bureaucrats? My opponents in both parties are all some variety of print-and-spend Keynesians. Only we are telling the truth, about who is to blame for this recession, and how we can build real prosperity with sound money, no IRS, no deficit, and strict obedience to the Constitution. And, of course, no hyper-expensive, hyper-dangerous empire all around the globe.

When I met with some great ladies in Charleston, all of whom wore beautiful hats, I talked about the young people flocking to our banner. "Don't forget the young at heart," said one. Darn right! A youthful outlook, work ethic, and optimism characterizes all of us. Frederic Bastiat predicted many years ago that liberty would be saved by the young. He might have added the young at heart as well, and how right he was!

I continue to be astounded not only by all our revolutionaries, but by our fellow travelers. Democrats and even the workers for my Republican opponents come up to me to talk about our ideas. They are fascinated, and want to learn more. Reaching so many people doesn't necessarily mean a victory in the next primary, but it counts for the real changes we want in our country, now and for our children and grandchildren.

Of course, I am mainly paying attention to the next primary! We are working hard in Florida, in Louisiana for the caucuses, and then for Super Tuesday in more than 20 states. Meanwhile, the whole world is watching how we do tomorrow in fundraising, on a day dedicated to the memory of Martin
Luther King, the great champion of non-violence at home, peace abroad, and civil disobedience against tyrannical government.

Please make your most generous donation https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/ . We can't let this movement be stopped, nor slowed. I promise you that I will continue to pour all my heart and mind and strength into the battle. I know you will too. Let's work together for all we love, and all we hope for: freedom! Surely, it is worth all our efforts.



Dé Domhnaigh, Eanáir 20, 2008

Ron Paul bags 2nd place in Nevada

So-called long shot candidate Ron Paul managed to finish 2nd place in the Nevada caucuses held today, which proves the Texas Representative may have more support around the country, and especially out west, than he's getting credit for.

Déardaoin, Eanáir 17, 2008

Paul campaign hopes to attract Upstate voters with blimp

GREENVILLE - The campaign for Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul will get some skyward publicity this week in the form of a massive blimp with campaign banners adorning each side.

The blimp will launch from Greenville and fly over that city, along with Clemson, Anderson and Spartanburg, this week. Since Paul, a Texas representative, will be in Spartanburg tonight for a local GOP event, the blimp's backers hope to adjust the itinerary to fly over this city in conjunction with his appearance.

The airship's schedule is ultimately at the mercy of the weather, which could keep it grounded early today. But anyone who is outside between now and this state's GOP primary Saturday has a chance of seeing it pass overhead.

The blimp is one of several nontraditional campaign tactics in support of Paul and his libertarian-leaning message. The candidate repeatedly emphasizes a less-involved foreign policy, abolition of the IRS and Department of Education, and a return to the gold standard.

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Military Families Love Ron Paul

Dé Céadaoin, Eanáir 16, 2008

Ron Paul in for Long Haul With Martin Luther King Day Money Bomb Planned

Ron Paul supporters will not be daunted. Despite less than exciting finishes in both Iowa and New Hampshire, the Ron Paul supporters march on. Once again another "money bomb" is being set in motion. This time it is planned for Martin Luther King Jr. day on January 21st. It will be doubtful that they can break another record and top the last record they set of just over six million dollars, but with this bunch, one never knows.

Once again, the event is being planned entirely by grassroots activists. No one person is in charge. No one person developed the idea. This comes simply from the supporters who are not letting go of the dream of a Ron Paul Presidency.

Even though only two races out of fifty have been held, and even though that represents less than one half of one per cent, a lot of people are ready to write Ron Paul off. Well, I can tell you this, the Ron Paul supporters in general will not be voting for any other candidate. Once people have had a taste of freedom and liberty, they cannot go back. Only a smattering of Ron Paul supporters would be caught dead voting for another Republican. It would be really interesting to see what would happen if he did decide to make a third party bid.

Dé Máirt, Eanáir 15, 2008

Devvy Kidd: Disinformation and Conspiracies

By: Devvy
January 14, 2008

© 2008 - NewsWithViews.com

Presidential hopeful, Congressman Ron Paul, issued a statement on January 12, 2008 stating the reasons he will not pursue a recount of the votes cast in the New Hampshire primary. His statement is here. My email box is full of angry responses from Ron Paul supporters. There is going to be a recount which begins January 16, 2008. This is a grass roots recount effort started by the 'Granny Warriors,' and funded by Americans who do not believe we have accurate elections counts. Only the candidate can request the recount. Dr. Paul's top advisers have assured him the count was accurate, therefore he should not challenge it. The Granny Warriors, approached another GOP candidate, Albert Howard, who has filed and paid the initial fees for the recount. Democratic hopeful, Dennis Kucinich, has also indicated he is requesting a recount.

As someone who has been on the vote fraud issue since 1993, I fully support this recount and have made a donation to the fund. I hope you will also support it with a donation that's comfortable for your budget.

Dé hAoine, Eanáir 11, 2008

The Ron Paul Knockout in South Carolina

While the media and Fox News "focus group" didn't think too highly of Republican US Presidential candidate Ron Paul, the response by the audience during Fox's South Carolina debate suggested otherwise. He received more applause than any other candidate bar none....not to mention zero boos.

And give Fox News some credit. The network asked its audience to text in who they felt won the debate and they honestly reported Ron Paul's huge lead in the voting. We're sure if they really wanted to, they could have made Fred Thompson the winner. And even the focus group was asked if Paul should have been allowed to attend. Overwhelmingly, the group who said he was the worst said he belonged there. Go figure!

Fox News received quite a bit of flack for excluding Paul in their last Republican debate despite winning 10% in Iowa and performing better than Rudy Giuliani in that state.

Ron Paul knocked them dead in this debate. He did not miss a beat (even the "I can't hear you, you need to speak up" to the moderator attacking him was pretty potent) and he's going to get votes after this one. It was by far his best performance, and one of the best performances of anyone in any debate. People who do not necessarily support Ron Paul were wowed by him.

The knockout punch came when Paul was asked - laughingly - by one of the moderators if he really thought he could be elected, Paul lashed back that he should be embraced by conservatives and suggested he was one of the most representative of the Republican party.

Paul was presently listed with 25/1 odds to win the Michigan primary, ahead of Fred Thompson's 50/1 odds. He was listed as the biggest underdog (also 25/1 odds) to win South Carolina.

Breaking News - Kucinich Asks for New Hampshire Recount in the Interest of Election Integrity

Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, the most outspoken advocate in the Presidential field and in Congress for election integrity, paper-ballot elections, and campaign finance reform, has sent a letter to the New Hampshire Secretary of State asking for a recount of Tuesday’s election because of “unexplained disparities between hand-counted ballots and machine-counted ballots.”

“I am not making this request in the expectation that a recount will significantly affect the number of votes that were cast on my behalf,” Kucinich stressed in a letter to Secretary of State William M. Gardner. But, “Serious and credible reports, allegations, and rumors have surfaced in the past few days…It is imperative that these questions be addressed in the interest of public confidence in the integrity of the election process and the election machinery – not just in New Hampshire, but in every other state that conducts a primary election.”

He added, “Ever since the 2000 election – and even before – the American people have been losing faith in the belief that their votes were actually counted. This recount isn’t about who won 39% of 36% or even 1%. It’s about establishing whether 100% of the voters had 100% of their votes counted exactly the way they cast them.”

Kucinich, who drew about 1.4% of the New Hampshire Democratic primary vote, wrote, “This is not about my candidacy or any other individual candidacy. It is about the integrity of the election process.” No other Democratic candidate, he noted, has stepped forward to question or pursue the claims being made.

“New Hampshire is in the unique position to address – and, if so determined, rectify – these issues before they escalate into a massive, nationwide suspicion of the process by which Americans elect their President. Based on the controversies surrounding the Presidential elections in 2004 and 2000, New Hampshire is in a prime position to investigate possible irregularities and to issue findings for the benefit of the entire nation,” Kucinich wrote in his letter.

“Without an official recount, the voters of New Hampshire and the rest of the nation will never know whether there are flaws in our electoral system that need to be identified and addressed at this relatively early point in the Presidential nominating process,” said Kucinich, who is campaigning in Michigan this week in advance of next Tuesday’s Presidential primary in that state.


Dé hAoine, Eanáir 04, 2008

LA Times - Paul Gets Some Revenge

An easily overlooked aspect of the Iowa caucuses -- Ron Paul not only besting Rudy Giuliani, but doing so by more than 2-to-1 -- sparked a trip down memory lane for us.

Fox's Greta on Paul exclusion - tells Fox "pull up another chair"


Greta Van Susteren, Fox News - Ten per cent...that's a huge number.

CNN's Wolf Blitzer to Larry King - Ron Paul to be factor in New Hampshire


Paul Praises his "World wide Meet ups"

Iowa Independents Vote Paul

Toughest State Gives Ron Perfect 10

6 Million Dollar Man slays Mayor

Ron Paul upbeat - 10% in Iowa

Phone Polls below mark for Ron Paul

Double Digits in Iowa

Huckabee 34%
Romney 25%
Thompson 13%
McCain 13%
Giuliani 4%
Hunter 1%
Keyes 0%

Going into New Hampshire with 10%, plenty of cash on hand, and many more independent voters, not forgetting Operation New Hampshire, Ron Paul is no doubt feeling confident as the primary approaches.

Déardaoin, Eanáir 03, 2008

Ron Paul Air Corps

Ron Paul supporters are being urged to take the revolution to the air as funding is sought for a squadron of 50 flights to take to the skies before the end of January, dragging behind them gigantic 90 by 30 feet banners promoting the Congressman's presidential campaign.

The Genesis Communications Network is hoping to follow in the footsteps of the Ron Paul Blimp by attracting sponsors for flights over key demographic battlegrounds as the Republican primaries take shape over the next few months.

The first flight sets off today and will be cruising over Cedar Rapids, Iowa from 2pm CST onwards.

for full story read:
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet

Dé Céadaoin, Eanáir 02, 2008

Shane - ronpaulforums.com

This ad below will be running at least once in all the top 37 Iowa newspapers either Sunday or Monday, and a couple on Tuesday! (And, top seven New Hampshire newspapers, too, on Jan 3rd or 4th!)

Dé Máirt, Eanáir 01, 2008

Saxo Bank Denmark says "Ron Paul"

Denmark-based Saxo Bank last year predicted equity markets in 2007 would take their cue from “the desolate spiral of US home sales, but could find relief in M&A deal flow”. Come 2007, the equity markets in the West stand battered by the sub-prime mortgage crisis and home builders in the US are looking for white knights to bail them out.

Saxo’s tradition of annual “Outrageous Predictions” has had a high rate of bull’s-eyes in the past. The bank’s analysts said in 2006 they’re oil bulls “given the raft of alarming geopolitical scenarios with alarming implications for global supply”. Crude this year tested an all-time high of more than $99 per barrel and looks set to cross the $100 mark.

1. World oil prices to hit $175 even if growth slows
2. UK economy likely to go into a nosedive
3. S&P500 falls 25% from its 2007 high to 1,182
4. Grain prices to double again as demand rises
5. Many of the big US home builders to go bankrupt
6. Chinese equities likely to see correction next year
7. Ron Paul elected President of the United States

The most outrageous! One would imagine a party with the least popular president to inhabit the White House – ever – wouldn’t stand a snowball’s chance in Texas of getting a new candidate elected to the presidency. But Ron Paul is no George W Bush, even if he is a Republican like Bush and is from Texas like Bush. His libertarian, anti-war platform is about three standard deviations away from the platform of any other republican candidate — or even Hillary Clinton, for that matter. Paul’s share in the Republican candidate polls has rocketed from one to six per cent in the space of a few months and there is the best part of a year to go until the election. As should be clear from this year’s outlook, we are quite negative on the US economy in 2008. A general slowdown and stock market turmoil must increase the odds of a Ron Paul nomination as he has been the only candidate to speak about the budget, account deficits and the dollar crisis.


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Brief Overview of Congressman Paul’s Record

He has never voted to raise taxes.
He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
He has never taken a government-paid junket.
He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.

He voted against the Patriot Act.
He voted against regulating the Internet.
He voted against the Iraq war.

He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.


Fergus Cullen, chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, issued a press release this afternoon about Fox News' presidential candidates forum scheduled for January 6. His release is below.

We thank Mr. Cullen for his statement today and for his efforts with Fox News.


Date: December 31, 2007

Contact: Fergus Cullen, Chairman, New Hampshire Republican Party


CONCORD – New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Fergus Cullen releases the following statement regarding primary weekend debates:

“Limiting the number of candidates who are invited to participate in debates is not consistent with the tradition of the first in the nation primary. The level playing field requires that all candidates be given an equal opportunity to participate – not just a select few determined by the media prior to any votes being cast.”

“Therefore, the New Hampshire Republican Party calls upon all media organizations planning pre-primary debates or forums for both parties to include all recognized major candidates in their events.”

“The New Hampshire Republican Party has notified FOX News of our position, and we are in ongoing discussions with FOX News about having as many candidates as possible participate in the forum scheduled for January 6.”