So just how do you save a bankrupt Nation, awash up to the eyeballs in 80 Trillion Dollars ($80,000,000,000,000.00) of debt, with a declining middle-class, a declining standard-of-living, declining Civil Liberties, a declining currency, and that is mentally frozen into thinking it must behave as "an Empire" and maintain 750 unwanted Foreign Military Bases over all the planet, and Military systems littered all over even Outer Space itself-??

Answer:  The Ron Paul Revolution

Let the learning begin:

PBS NewsHour Part 1

PBS NewsHour Part 2

The Revolution in the streets!

The Revolution in the streets!

"The war in Iraq was sold to us with false information. The area is more dangerous now than when we entered it. We destroyed a regime hated by our direct enemies, the jihadists, and created thousands of new recruits for them. This war has cost more than 3,000 American lives, thousands of seriously wounded, and hundreds of billions of dollars. We must have new leadership in the White House to ensure this never happens again.

Both Jefferson and Washington warned us about entangling ourselves in the affairs of other nations. Today, we have troops in 130 countries. We are spread so thin that we have too few troops defending America. And now, there are new calls for a draft of our young men and women.

We can continue to fund and fight no-win police actions around the globe, or we can refocus on securing America and bring the troops home. No war should ever be fought without a declaration of war voted upon by the Congress, as required by the United States Constitution.

Too often we give foreign aid and intervene on behalf of governments that are despised. Then, we become despised. Too often we have supported those who turn on us, like the Kosovars who aid Islamic terrorists, or the Afghan jihads themselves, and their friend Osama bin Laden [CIA payroll]. We armed and trained them, and now we're paying the price.

At the same time, we must not isolate ourselves. The generosity of the American people has been felt around the globe. Many have thanked God for it, in many languages. Let us have a strong America, conducting open trade, travel, communication, and diplomacy with other nations."
                   -Ron Paul, U. S. Presidential Candidate

"The [ American ] Colonies would gladly have borne the little tax on tea and other matters had it not been that England took away from the Colonies their money, which created debt, unemployment, and dissatisfaction. The inability of the colonies to get power to issue their own money permanently out of the hands of George III and the international bankers was the prime reason for the Revolutionary War."
                -Benjamin Franklin

"If the America people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currencies, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them [ Military-Industrial-Complex ] will deprive the people of all their prosperity until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
                --Thomas Jefferson

"These International bankers and Rockefeller-Standard Oil interests control the majority of newspapers and the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of public office officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government."
                -Theodore Roosevelt, 1919

"The Federal Reserve Act of 1913" and "The National Security Act of 1947" were the twin Orwellian evils that forever changed this Country. This is what remains broken with our Country today (it was never fixed).

Our Nation was founded by people wishing to escape the clutches of an authoritarian Empire and it's Central Bank.

Isn't about time we escape once again-??

Tags: 2008 elections, founding fathers, Ron Paul, U.S. Constitution (all tags)



and switch to the Gold Standard!

Ron Paul says some good things, but look at his other positions and you'll find he is misguided at best.

by John DE 2007-10-12 08:32PM | 0 recs
Re: and switch to the Gold Standard!

Ron Paul does have real merit here (as well as authentic political courage) on most all of his positions, and is by far and away the best (for the middle class and workers) of the GOP field.

  • He is anti-U.S.Patriot-Act (unlike Hillary) and for restoring full civil liberties.
  • He is anti-NAFTA, anti-CAFTA, anti-WTO (that's a good thing for workers)
  • He is anti-IMF, anti-North American Union
  • He is anti-Monopoly, anti-Corportism, anti-Halliburton, anti-Insurance Company, etc.
  • He is anti-CORPORATE-Welfare (that's a very good thing)
  • He is much more than "just against Iraq", he is also anti-MILITARY_INDUSTRIAL-COMPLEX, anti-Iran-War, anti-all-War (unless truly a National Defense response), and anti-CIA-lawlessness
  • He is anti-Gitmo and anti-Torture and anti-Blackwater
  • He is anti-Central-Bank (as our founding fathers were) and charging American citizens interest when dollars are printed.
  • He supports stable money where the value of the U.S. dollar doesn't go down and down and down (as our current fiat money backed by nothing does).

  • He wants to end the Taxes on our labor that takes away our wages (but not all taxes).
  • He is for freedom of speech, keeping the Internet free, Habeaus Corpus, and individual freedom.
  • He is for following the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and following International Treaties and Laws.
  • He is pro-trade (fair trade) between Nations and pro-diplomacy.

No other Republican candidate in the field has no many positive and humane attributes.

I don't agree with him about every single issue, like social security, but he has said that he will not throw people out of existing programs that they are already dependent on. He will just create non-Corporatist (market competitive) alternatives going forward.

Voting for Ron Paul is great strategy. By voting for Ron Paul in the Primaries, this will then make the General Election a Campaign about not bombast and a competition to go to War, but about a Competition and race for peace.  Our Country badly needs that conversation. It will also be a much more intellectual campaign about the real issues (Constitutional issues) and not about the usual  cheap superficialities and swiftboating, Osama commercials, etc.

That is a dialog that will be good for progressives and force the U.S. News Media to talk about real things for once in their corrupt lives and not about just the same old garbage.

Ron Paul helps to change the status-quo and help get our Country out of this George Orwell rut that we are in - where lies are truth and the truth is ignored.

by DerekLarsson 2007-10-12 09:00PM | 0 recs

Oh, please!  Ron Paul's a loony tune.  Do some research before trying to foist some Lyndon LaRouche Republican on us.

by rlsumi 2007-10-12 08:39PM | 0 recs

he aint larouche, cmon

by leewesley 2007-10-13 08:49AM | 0 recs

I've done my research.

Watch the videos, (study the U.S. Constitution),
and learn something before you demagogue and smear.

by DerekLarsson 2007-10-12 09:11PM | 0 recs
Re: The Ron Paul LUNACY

He appeals to people who are basically unclear about what a libertarian is.  

A libertarian is not a liberal.  You are confused by the first 6 letters.  The two are not the same.

by dataguy 2007-10-13 04:29AM | 0 recs
Re: The Ron Paul LUNACY

A libertarian is a strong supporter for individual rights, individual freedom, peace, and fiscal responsibility. They support free (competitive) market ideas, and not the evils of Monopolies,, Corporatism, Corporate-perks, Fascism, and Oligarchies.

That is a progressive position.

When the Democratic Party happily gives permission for the White House to spy on citizens, take away Civil Liberties, start and fund unnecessary Wars, loot & steal from the U.S. Treasury, and behave like a Dictator - just how progressive are they?

by DerekLarsson 2007-10-13 08:34AM | 0 recs
Re: The Ron Paul LUNACY

A libertarian supports individual rights, individual freedoms, human rights, peace, trade, and free (competitive) markets, and not the evils of Monopolies, Corporatism, Corporate-perks, fascism, or oligarchies.

That is a progressive position.

When the Democratic Party freely gives permission for the White House to spy on citizens, gut Civil Liberties, undo Habeaus Corpus, start unnecessary Wars, fund unnecessary Wars, steal and loot from the U.S. Treasury for their Corporate pals, and act like a Dictator accountable to no one -- just how progressive is that?

by DerekLarsson 2007-10-13 09:04AM | 0 recs
Yer an idiot

You can read whatever you want, but if you are an idiot, it won't help.

by dataguy 2007-10-13 07:36AM | 0 recs
Nader Rides Again

Source: Gore thinks Clinton unstoppable
October 12, 2007

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A source involved in Gore's past political runs told CNN that he definitely has the ambition to use the peace prize as a springboard to run for president.

But he will not run, because he won't take on the political machine assembled by Sen. Hillary Clinton, said the source. If the senator from New York had faltered at all, Gore would take a serious look at entering the race, the source said. But Gore has calculated that Clinton is unstoppable, according to the source.

Let me put it this way. I started my blogging career at a long-gone website called "". I held the position that voting for Nader in 2000 was very mistaken, but understandable.

Times have changed. In particular, Hillary Clinton has just now signed on to the Shiite hatred enabling Kyl-Lieberman Amendment:

Washington, DC - "Earlier today, I voted for a non-binding resolution that designates the Iranian Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization. The Revolutionary Guards are deeply involved in Iran's nuclear program and  have substantial links with Hezbollah.

More war? Maybe it's time to dust off Ralph Nader.

by blues 2007-10-12 11:49PM | 0 recs
Re: Nader Rides Again for morons

You are a troll.  Nader is the reason we have Bush.  

Anyone who does not understand that is an idiot.

by dataguy 2007-10-13 04:27AM | 0 recs
Re: Nader Rides Again for morons

you dont understand the electoral college, or logic

by leewesley 2007-10-13 08:51AM | 0 recs
I Have Studied This

No one really knows if Nader brought Bush. Maybe, Maybe not. Objectively speaking, Nader didn't help. But The Bushites used many scams. I am very strategic and I know the system. It was rigged from many different angles. Strategy is not illegal, just necessary. The Nader Card could be played strategically. Hell, anything can!

by blues 2007-10-13 03:38PM | 0 recs
From the About MYDD page

"Users who are excessively bashing the Democratic Party, or being Republican trolls, will be banned. "

Ron Paul is a Republican.

He is a Republican who doesn't support unions, doesn't support things like the Department of Education.  

Go gush about your love of Ron Paul over at Free republic or someplace more fitting.

by dpANDREWS 2007-10-13 12:27AM | 0 recs
The Ron Paul Situation Is Unique

Ron Paul is for many things that people here are very much against. However, he has a number of positions that are quite positive. I do not support him at all, but he is getting much support from people who are definitely not neocons. The Republican brand is a huge negative, but there have been some very progressive Republicans in the past.

For example, Republican U.S. Senator Lowell P. Weicker was defeated by "Democrat" Joe Lieberman in 1988 in the race for Connecticut U.S. Senator, with massive backing of Lieberman by William F. Buckley. But he became governor of
Connecticut in 1991, and went on to pass the first-ever graduated state income tax in that state.

by blues 2007-10-13 03:12AM | 0 recs
There's a difference

between liberal and libertarian.

You don't appear to understand that.

He is a troglodyte conservative libertarian.  His position on the war is good.  But that is it.  Every other position he holds is terrible and not good for America.

by dataguy 2007-10-13 04:26AM | 0 recs
Ron Paul is anti-choice
his position on the gold standard is idiotic. He is also anti-
regualtion, meaning he is unwilling to do anything to stop large corporations from using their economic power o take advatange. He is not the working man's friend, even if he is a nativist or "ant-nafta"
by molly bloom 2007-10-13 06:37AM | 0 recs
Re: Ron Paul is anti-choice

No less than Democratic President John Kennedy recognized the same problem (that Ron Paul has) and issued Executive Order 11110 to order the United States Treasury "to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury."

Currency has to be backed by something in order to remain strong.
Every paper currency in History that was backed by nothing, eventually lost its purchasing power.

What is "idiotic" is what has happened to the American dollar once the Federal Reserve seized the Monopoly over our currency.

This is unsustainable (if you have a brain).

by DerekLarsson 2007-10-13 08:20AM | 0 recs
All the major economies of Europe

have abandoned the gold standard.  They don't seem to be the worse for wear. Most mainstreem economists don't argue for a return to the gold standard. Just libertarians and Objectivists and the Austrian school.

Being on the gold standard or silver standard did not stop fiscal crises. In fact one of the worst fiscal crises occured while we were on the gold standard. The Great Depression. Perhaps you have heard of it?

No-one sane is against sound fiscal policy, but that doesn't necessairly translate into what Ron Paul is arguing.  

by molly bloom 2007-10-13 12:19PM | 0 recs
Re: Ron Paul is anti-choice

No less than Democratic President John Kennedy recognized the same problem (as Ron Paul has) and issued Executive Order 11110 in 1963 that directed the United States Treasury "to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury."

Currency has to be backed by something in order for it to retain its value. All purely paper currency in History has eventually lost its purchasing power over time.

What is "idiotic", is what has happened to the American dollar
since the Federal Reserve seized a Monopoly over U.S. Currency (in violation of the Constitution)

This is an unsustainable path.

by DerekLarsson 2007-10-13 08:57AM | 0 recs
About The Gold Standard

Well, there is simply not enough gold physically around to go back to that. I have even proposed an "aluminum standard," but no one seems to consider it. That aluminum beer can it pure energy! Aluminum powder provides the energy for the Space Shuttle's booster engines. Paul is dead wrong about 100 things. Still, it's what's in the heart that counts in the end. I don't agree with him. I do respect him, though.

I wish I could respect more people, really.

by blues 2007-10-14 06:08PM | 0 recs
Re: From the About MYDD page


Ron Paul is a Constitutionist (unlike the modern day Republicans).

Ron Paul does support collective bargining. He does support Unions.

by DerekLarsson 2007-10-13 08:11AM | 0 recs
Listen to the Republican debate?

They all "supported" unions rihgts to exist.  YEAH!

What they do not support is their right to collectively bargain, strike without being replaced, etc.

If you don't believe in these things you don't support unions.  

Also check Paul's record on gay rights.

by dpANDREWS 2007-10-13 08:53AM | 0 recs
Ron Paul Unions and Health Care.

Provide a link where Ron Paul says he supports the Wagner act and does not want to eventually repeal it,  and favors the repeal of Taft Hartley.

Ron Paul does not even favor SCHIP. The most he would say it was bad politics to veto it.

by molly bloom 2007-10-13 12:27PM | 0 recs
Re: From the About MYDD page

Ron Paul does support collective bargaining and Unions.
He even said so in the debates.

by DerekLarsson 2007-10-13 09:07AM | 0 recs
Re: The Ron Paul MORONS

Anyone who votes for this blithering idiot is a fool.  He is a libertarian Republican.  That means that he opposes most programs that Democrats support.

He is NOT a progressive.  He is a libertarian.  Libertarians oppose the government in all forms.  If he wins, he will abolish the FDA, all government supported science, the Department of Education, HHS, and most programs which protect us against the real enemy of the American People, international corporations.

You must be a troll or a fool.

by dataguy 2007-10-13 04:25AM | 0 recs

I don't care about the punishment, I'm going to zero-rate everything the Ron Paul troll says from now on -- he should be banned anyway, this is a Democratic site.

by frankies 2007-10-13 04:50AM | 0 recs

purge him!

by leewesley 2007-10-13 11:04AM | 0 recs

Hey, the diarist has said nothing to attack Democrats, hasn't said anything trollish at all.  Your comment is, in my opinion, infantile.  

Disagree by all means, and have an intelligent debate.  

Paul's foreign policy is much in line with quite a few Democrats, and a good chunk of his domestic as well.  

Note, I am a Democrat, and not a Ron Paul supporter.

by NicholasWalter 2007-10-13 05:11PM | 0 recs

Paul reported on gang crime in Los Angeles and commented, "If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be."

"Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the `criminal justice system,' I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal," Paul said.

Paul also wrote that although "we are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, it is hardly irrational. Black men commit murders, rapes, robberies, muggings and burglaries all out of proportion to their numbers."

Stating that lobbying groups who seek special favors and handouts are evil, Paul wrote, "By far the most powerful lobby in Washington of the bad sort is the Israeli government" and that the goal of the Zionist movement is to stifle criticism.

right, that Ron Paul.

by KainIIIC 2007-10-13 06:12AM | 0 recs

He was, in fact, criticizing the inequities of the criminal justice system.

And, yes AIPAC (Israel lobby) is bad news and tries to get us into unnecessary Wars.

by DerekLarsson 2007-10-13 08:23AM | 0 recs

He was, in fact, commenting on the inequities of the criminal justice system.

And yes AIPAC (Israel Lobby) is bad news and tries to get us into unnecessary Wars.

by DerekLarsson 2007-10-13 08:50AM | 0 recs
More wrongheaded circa 2000 thinking

We've heard it all before.

From 2000:

"I have several reasons I am voting for him, but to avoid a long email, I'll just mention two very important ones. I am voting for Nader because he sees the problems with these megacorp powers, and I think he will fight for the people (Gore and Bush are both Valenti-like corporate puppets)."

I wonder if that poster still thinks Gore is a corporate puppet?

From Jim Hightower supporting Nader in PBS ( in an interview debate  with Paul Wellstone advocating Gore):

"But now I look up at my national party, and the Al Gores and the Democratic Leadership Council; they've taken off the old Sears Roebuck work boots and strapped on the Guccis and Puccis that the Republicans strut around in." july-dec00/nader_10-24.html

Thinks anyone cares if Gore wears Gucci's these days?

by dpANDREWS 2007-10-13 06:52AM | 0 recs

I've seen it all, now. Support for a John Bircher on a progressive blog. What's next? Supporting the KKK?

by hwc 2007-10-13 08:27AM | 0 recs
False: Paul is not himself a member of the John Birch Society.

by DerekLarsson 2007-10-13 08:47AM | 0 recs


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