Ron Paul’s Party

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 9:51 am

Yesterday, I got cold-called by a volunteer from Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-Texas) Campaign for Liberty, the organization he set up after his presidential bid ended. I was played a recorded message from Paul, warning that “President Obama was going to be a nightmare for liberty,” and introducing John Tate, who runs the CFL and promised to send me a “liberty ballot” with which I could vote on the organization’s strategy. He also asked for $100.

I bring this up because last night I ran into an old friend from Paul’s network who told me that the ex-candidate has raised $300,000 in February, so far, for the Campaign for Liberty. The economic crisis has been fantastic for Paul’s causes.

While Republicans have jumped from message to message and attack to attack, Paul has relentlessly pounded the Federal Reserve and both parties for causing the crisis and triggering inflation by debasing the currency. Whenever Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke appears before the House Financial Services Committee, Paul grills him on Austrian economics, creating YouTube clips at least as popular as the GOP’s official videos.

It’s sort of amazing that after raising $35 million for his presidential race, Paul could still be an “underground” phenomenon. But he is. I’m told more than 100 Paul volunteers are in town for CPAC, with more coming, united in the goal of filling the room for Paul’s Friday, 4 p.m. speech and leaving to make sure that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has a smaller audience.

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16 Comments

Hyrum
Comment posted February 26, 2009 @ 10:14 am

This is a short but great article. After the election when incompetence won again I became less involved but have kept up with some of what is going on. I love to hear that the movement is growing still.


truthexposed
Comment posted February 26, 2009 @ 12:18 pm

Ron Paul is right. As if the Obama “Borrow and spend more” plan will fix all the problems caused by excessive borrowing and spending. The New Deal actually prolonged the Great Depression by 7 years.
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/FDR-s-Poli…

I remember when he was dismissed as a kook!!!


Gabe N TX
Comment posted February 26, 2009 @ 12:44 pm

I've given money to C4L and to the Young Americans for Liberty (both of which have Ron Paul as either orchestrator or pitchman) and was wondering about how much money these pacs have raised. I dont understand how more people don't see the logic in ron pauls speeches on the economy and our foreign policy. The media played on our natural pride for our country to help us believe that we had no choice but to go to war (FOR PROFIT.)(For big corporations) and helped us to believe that we were right because we were americans. We can still be proud and american, and be wrong, and now I know that. We've got to take responsibility for our actions before we try to fix them.


John
Comment posted February 26, 2009 @ 2:11 pm

Well, if the GOP is serious about 2012 they will rally behind Dr. Ron Paul.


Marcello
Comment posted February 26, 2009 @ 2:47 pm

Ron Paul = true conservative statesman
All the rest = posers trying to gain power for themselves


PJ Mcflur
Comment posted February 26, 2009 @ 2:48 pm

Ron Paul is right when everyone else is wrong. I pray he runs for POTUS in 12. He will awaken a sleeping giant that will change America forever.


silentboom
Comment posted February 26, 2009 @ 5:44 pm

RON PAUL 2012!!!


scott Harmon
Comment posted February 26, 2009 @ 8:41 pm

Paul is an unusual phenomenon, that's for sure. He attracted a swath of young, anti-war voters, many of whom went to Obama after the Republican Party “elders” and assorted neocons pulled the rug out. National media, run by big pharma and the military industrial complex and other special interests, were no help either. But Paul attracted all sorts of people–many normal ones, too, despite the claptrap from special interest group assassins and the lazy thinkers who bought into the smear campaigns. Some disillusioned people are returning to him. Many “Republicans,” those same scofflaws who laughed at his message, are now stealing his message. The message isn't dying. I don't think Paul as a campaigner is viable, at this point, but he can do an awful lot of damage to the elitists over the next few years. The stage is being set for an American awakening. To put it in another way, the political bubble created by years of BS, empire-mania, President worship, and fraudulent special interests, is going to burst.


FREEDOM LOVER
Comment posted February 26, 2009 @ 9:07 pm

RON PAUL FOR FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

F*CK OBAMA!!!
F*CK ALL THE SOCIALIST BUREAUCRATS IN WASHINGTON!!!!!!!!!!!


Terry Conspiracy
Comment posted February 27, 2009 @ 10:25 am

It is a fine demonstration of grass roots support to pack a room with Ron Paul supporters.

It is a brilliant “spontaneous” demonstration event that would leave a room empty at just the right time as well.

Power to the Ron Paul People !


Terry Conspiracy
Comment posted February 27, 2009 @ 10:35 am

Bursting bubbles every where !


Terry Conspiracy
Comment posted February 27, 2009 @ 10:46 am

“Mr. Paul for one minute”. said the Chairman.

& what a power minute !

Ron Paul definitely asks the right questions.

That much was acknowledged by Fed Chairman Bernanke, but the closest Congressman Paul got to a truthful answer to the right questions, as to what the solutions to the (apparently acknowledged) inevitable collapse of the US$/global fiat currency system would look like, (A bigger pump will not patch the hole in the bubble) was that there are very few “unofficial” discussions taking place at this time, & there are no “official” discussions taking place at all.

How can we continue to have faith in the people in charge ?
They are responding like Moose in the headlight of a train!
This is the end of our “trickle down” economic system.

From now on, Government investment in the economy must move directly to the people & let the currency “trickle up” in true capitalist fashion. This means that if a bank or any other business wants to acquire some of this newly printed “stimulus” money that the government creates & distributes equally & directly to the people, they will have to honestly compete for it in the free street markets of business.

This is a case of letting the people decide which companies they want to invest in, by voting with their dollars.

The constitution recognizes only apportioned taxation, & a Flat Tax would I think, qualify. Ron Paul Constitutionalists should recognize the fairness & efficiencies that could be derived from a apportioned wealth distribution system as well as a Flat Tax.

A universal guaranteed annual income & flat tax system would go a long way to preserving a capitalist driven free market system & eliminating entire departments of costly bureaucratic medaling in our private lives & “free market society”.


An American
Comment posted February 27, 2009 @ 12:39 pm

Tell your family, tell your friends, lets bring an end to the fed. Vote Ron Paul 20012!


Bjorn
Comment posted February 27, 2009 @ 3:20 pm

At the C4L we are all working hard for Ron Paul and others, and we have much more youth and energy than the rest of the party. Except maybe for the evengelical Palinites, who are losing interest in politics anyway.


Clint Benge
Comment posted June 17, 2009 @ 3:00 pm

I hope Dr. Ron Paul runs in 2012. E-mail me if I can do anything to help


Clint Benge
Comment posted June 17, 2009 @ 10:00 pm

I hope Dr. Ron Paul runs in 2012. E-mail me if I can do anything to help


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