Monday, April 23, 2012

10 Important Issues Only Ron Paul is Addressing

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Eric Blair  
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As we trudge through another presidential political season, the media seems to have already declared that the race will be between Mitt Romney and incumbent Barack Obama.This same establishment media appears desperate to identify meaningful differences between the two candidates.Yet they are in lock step on many of the most pressing issues facing America.

Sure they may have minor differences in how to bailout the economy through corporate welfare, or how to fight the war on terror (sic), or have a percentage or two difference in their tax policies; but they still view the status quo as acceptable.  Neither candidate proposes any significant changes to transform a dying system that threatens to destroy the nation.

There is one candidate who's speaking about crucial issues that no others even dare address: Congressman Ron Paul.  Paul is still in a competitive race for the GOP nomination despite every attempt by the media to claim otherwise.  He has many more delegates than has been admitted and his crowds of enthusiastic supporters dwarf all of the other GOP candidates combined.  In fact, it's increasingly difficult to believe that Romney has actually won any caucus or primaries based on his pathetic crowds.

Ron Paul is the only candidate whose intellectual honesty and consistency offers any hope of genuine solutions.  Here are 10 issues that only Ron Paul is brave enough to address and propose solutions for:

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1. End the War on Drugs:  This issue is perhaps the most obvious area where Ron Paul clearly has the correct position, while Obama and Romney either have their heads in the sand or deep up the ass of special interests in their advocacy of continuing such a comically failed policy.  The war on drugs costs the taxpayers billions of dollars each year with no effect on drug use.  The only reasons to maintain such a horrible policy is to prop up those who benefit from the drug war itself.  The only sane policy is to end the war on drugs and regulate their distribution and use.  Paul also stands alone in calling for the legalization of industrial hemp, which by itself has the potential to save the U.S. economy.


2. Stop Corporate Welfare:  From corporate welfare and bailouts to corporate personhood, Ron Paul is the only major candidate to have spoken out against these policies.  Obama and Romney both supported the financial bailouts at the expense of taxpayers and continued tax benefits to huge multinational corporations. And Romney infamously said "corporations are human beings", which Ron Paul quickly rebuked.  Anyone who believes Obama or Romney, who both receive foolish sums of corporate campaign contributions, will do anything to reign in crony capitalism is kidding themselves.

3. Bring the Troops Home:  Although Obama will likely claim he has brought the Iraq War to a close, in order to score political points, he has only shifted those resources to surrounding locations and remains as militant as ever in the Muslim world by starting new wars without Congress' approval, while drone bombing several sovereign countries. He and Romney both talk of starting yet another war with Iran who has never even threatened America.  Ron Paul is overwhelmingly supported by the troops because he seeks to bring them all home and end American aggression abroad.

4. Reform the Monetary System: The masses have woken up to the fact that the Federal Reserve and their predatory monetary policy is at the root of most economic problems.  Ron Paul is not just the only candidate that is speaking about this, he's likely the only politician in America that understands it.  Debt-based money issued by an unaccountable private entity must end. Until we change to a fair and sound approach to currency, America will maintain its collision course to economic ruin.  Ron Paul is the most qualified candidate to navigate the economy through transitioning from the 'end stages' of the Federal Reserve system to something better.

5. Restore Individual Liberty: Civil libertarians are appalled at the Obama presidency.  Just when they thought it couldn't get worse than under Bush, American citizens can now be assassinated without due process, jailed indefinitely without charges, must submit to a TSA full-body groping for the right to travel, have all their communications wiretapped, and can even be strip searched for minor infractions or the speculation of an infraction.  Since Romney supports all of these measures and more, Ron Paul, again, is the only national candidate seeking to reverse these grotesque violations of our rights.

6. Stop Foreign Aid: Foreign aid, funded by our tax dollars, has been sold as a humanitarian policy.  Yet, instance after instance, it has proven to be nothing more than a tool of imperial colonialism and corporate welfare.  For example, AIDS medicine and vaccines for the Third World serve to fatten the pockets of Big Pharma more than they help the people who receive them.  And military aid is always accompanied by a security agreement to protect American (corporate) interests, while the bulk of the "aid" is immediately funneled back to U.S. weapons manufacturers. It's time to end the madness, and Ron Paul is the only one demanding we do just that.

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7. Repeal the PATRIOT Act & NDAA:  The PATRIOT Act, which Obama railed against during his 2008 campaign, was renewed for a full 4 years by his robo-signature.  Essentially, the PATRIOT Act laid the groundwork for the 2012 NDAA which openly declares war on the American people as part of the "war on terror". These bills remove basic civil liberties and constitutional rights making them unlawful acts.  Ron Paul has promised to repeal them by Executive Order as soon as he's in office.

8. Health Freedom: In America, you can eat GMO foods, MSG, gulp fluoride-laced water, smoke cigarettes, take Oxycontin, and drink all the alcohol you want; but don't even think about drinking raw milk or using the healing properties of medical marijuana. Literally, no other politician in the entire country addresses the hypocrisy involved in limiting our health freedoms.  Besides calling for the legalization of raw milk sales and legalization of marijuana, Paul also advocates deregulating natural health practitioners to expand healthcare choices for all Americans. 

9. End the Income Tax: It's still controversial to refer to the income tax as unconstitutional.  Yet, that doesn't change the fact that it is.  The personal income tax is stealing from the labor of individuals.  It's modern-day slavery.  Interestingly, the income tax wasn't necessary in America until the Federal Reserve took over the monetary system in 1913 and debt-based money was issued.  For all the naysayers about this issue, when we reform the monetary system, end the useless wars and other unproductive spending, the income tax will simply not be needed.  Clearly, no other candidate would be so bold as to suggest ending the IRS while also having a sound philosophy and plan to actually make it work.

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10. Increase Economic Competition: The current economy along with the government and its regulators are wholly run my mega-cartels.  No genuine competition exists anymore.  In other words, the free market is dead and has been for a long time.  Paul's advocacy of free-market economics is perhaps the most misunderstood of all his policies mainly because people view the economic tyranny we have today as the result of so-called "free markets".  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Government regulators from the FDA to the EPA are run by mega-corporations who use regulations to prevent competitors from entering the marketplace.  It's a scam to believe these agencies are looking out for the best interest of Americans.  It's time to give small entrepreneurs the opportunity to compete once again; the bloated corporations wouldn't stand a chance against free competition.  Ultimately, this issue is consistent with Paul's profound message of freedom.  It must be applied to all aspects of our society, including the economy.

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23 comments:

Anonymous said...

If he is a good guy (I am not saying he isnt) Then why is he in hollywood film - BRUNO?! Calling him a QUEER?! That's not a fair man.

Anonymous said...

What a ridiculous thing to say. Is that the best you can do? What was fair about what Sacha Baron-Cohen did in that film? Gay men refer to themselves as queers and you're trying to use PC Doublethink to demonize someone while posing as a fair person. Move on, troll.

Anonymous said...

Superb piece, Ron Paul is our last hope to save the republic and the constitution on which it was founded.

Anonymous said...

ANTI-CON

Ron Paul is polling nationally at 7%, a very poor minority candidate at best,7% will not win you the GOP pick to run for President, those who believe that Ron Paul will "EVER" become president are just deluding themselves and are in need of a reality check.

Anonymous said...

Splnnogov (You Tube)
5:40 p.m. Chicago time.
The -Powers to be- Have already stopped Ron Paul and all his Forces.
Before Rons retirement... He should speak every day in the mainstream MEDIA and scream fowl. Show some facts, prove the scams and bring forth the evidence that he DID Win a candidate spot to be President of the U.S. -RON.. !Humiliate! these Corporate Journalists ON their news programs to their faces... that they themselves are part of the dismantling of the greatest attempt to civilize all RACES on this Planet. You must do this before you leave us.

Anonymous said...

You forget # 11 (I think it is actually # 1). He is the ONLY American politician who says publicly "Isreal has 300 atomic bombs".

That my friend is cajones of epic proportions!

Anonymous said...

Where are you getting your polling numbers from cnn ?

Anonymous said...

And the 10 things Ron Paul forgot:

1. A woman's liberty over her own body.

2. A woman's liberty over her own body.

3. A woman's liberty over her own body.

4. A woman's liberty over her own body.

5. A woman's liberty over her own body.

6. A woman's liberty over her own body.

7. A woman's liberty over her own body.

8. A woman's liberty over her own body.

9. A woman's liberty over her own body.

10. A woman's liberty over her own body.

Anonymous said...

I believe that these same old same old politicers are not going to let dr. Paul work his magic as long as he is a republican. Maybe he should start a new party. I don't know maybe.... The freedom at last party or getting off your back party? It's would be a shame for him to become our honorable prez. Labeled along side all those others who wallowed in coruption, greed and disrespect for our rule book, the constitution. Our job will be to surround him with people with the same ideas. We all deserve what he teaches, even them socialists. I truly fear for this mans life, we really need to watch his back.
Vote fore dr. Paul and let freedom reign!

Anonymous said...

It hurt my soul to be called a troll. I didnt even know what one was, so Apologies, I just believe that everyone should be seen from every angle, I am sorry for offending some of you, I just think, Ron Paul is clearly too good to be true, and we all thought Obama was a good guy, I mean, I am pretty sure I cried with Happiness when I listened to his speech, and then he did nothing and went back on everything he had said, and thinks its fine to lock up, not only you guys, but the rest of the world for 'terroism' Go Ron Paul though, I wasnt saying he isnt awesome, its clear he is, but I just think, If he's in a hollywood film, hes still a puppet, get a democracy guys, not a government.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who believes the political system is fair needs a reality check.......

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul is NOT only "polling nationally at 7%".
ELECTION FRAUD.
If the presidential elections were held today and the candidate were Obama or Ron Paul, who would you vote for?
Obama 31%
Ron Paul 54%
Undecided 15%

In general, do you think things in the United States are moving in the right direction, or are the moving in the wrong direction?
16% right Direction
55% Wrong Direction
28% Mixed
1% Don’t Know

Do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job as President?
42% Strongly Disapprove
14% Somewhat Disapprove
25% Somewhat Approve
11% Strongly Approve

From an UNBIASED poll

Ron Paul, unless we let them put another person into place American citizens do not want. Write to all the legislative branch, all news that we want a RE DO of the 2012 GOP in all the states that have already voted. Write in the candidate of choice. US citizens running it, counting it, watching the count! End Election Fraud NOW!

Anonymous said...

A few thoughts....
1. The enemy will alway try and infiltrate and leave discouraging messages that are far from the truth. Just look how the ONCE Great Tea Party movement has been infiltrated by the left wing WACK jobs.... what a shame... Don't read me wrong .... there are still a few good people there, but refuse to see that their Tea boat has a serious leak...

2. There cannot be a doubt in my mind that the only canidate we should put in office is Ron... BUT here lies the big challange.... How do we get him a FAIR vote... we will never win in their (meaning the bad guys) rigged electronic voting system and the crooked NEWS media lying all the time 24/7...

3. Keep supporting Ron until we get our country back and he will without a doubt be our next President.....

garinoco said...

Is there any way you can remove the spam by Anonymous? This is a superb article about Ron Paul - yet the stupid comments show up on the links! PLEASE SAVE THIS ARTICLE.

Anonymous said...

The post which quotes an UNBIASED Poll fails to identify the poll so I googled and found the following:
Q3 Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion
of Ron Paul?
Favorable........................................................ 31%
Unfavorable .................................................... 54%
Not sure .......................................................... 15%

This poll is of Nebraska residents only. To represent it as a national poll is dishonest. http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/03/obama-down-in-nebraska-but-close-in-2nd-cd.html


As or Paul's purity regarding corporate welfare and earmarks, consult http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/ron-paul-on-earmarks-and-corporate-welfare-fact-checker-biography/2011/12/28/gIQAWjEaOP_blog.html or a factual expose of Paul's hypocrisy.


Paul places property rights, which are the result of the corporate welfare and rigged tax system he has criticized. You cannot start with a steeply tilted playing field and say...ok, you have a right to whatever you have earned, gained, or stolen. This is not a free market but the ratification of previous gains, based on genocide, slavery, exploitation, wars, and corruption of government. This is a renunciation of the concept of fairness and equal opportunity for all.

If you have rich and I am poor(I may be unemployed, a child, disabled), who benefits from supporting tax cuts for the rich (which Paul always does)?

Paul's libertarianism accepts the results of social and economic injustice while criticizing the unfair methods by which it was engineered. In the end, he supports the plutocratic control of the political economy.

There is a libertarian alternative to this hypocrisy. It is left libertarianism, the original libertarian philosophy which grew out of anti-state socialists who opposed the Marxist strategic use o the state in the mid 19th Century.
This libertarian movement opposes the tyranny of both the state and the corporations, and especially the fascist merging of state/corp interests. Wikipedia has a good article on this, and you can look up the origins in any history of the socialist movement, Marxist and non-Marxist.

Socialist libertarianism is the non-Marxist alternative to both Stalinist communism (or state capitalism) and fascism (marriage of state and corporations). Any movement, such as right libertarianism, which weakens government strengthens the tyranny of the corporations. Worker control of industry, independent o the state, is the alternative. People like Richard Wolfe, Noam Chomsky, and Gar Alperowitz promote left libertarian principles but they are banned from the corporate media because of their criticism of corporate tyranny.

Right libertarianism is the useful idiot for corporate control, as it accepts the current power equation, which is based on centuries of fraud and exploitation, of workers and of government.

Anonymous said...

There's only one issue that I would love for Ron Paul to address: his son. More specifically, his son's policies, his proposed agenda and his ideology. What does Dr. Paul think about that that run-away train that is his offspring and, if given a chance at the presidency, what would he do about that? I'd love to hear the answer to that.

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul is America's last chance to remain a Democratic country. No one mentioned how China is competing unfairly and using virual slave labour in its factories to compete with Western workers.

Anonymous said...

How about a fetus' liberty over their own body? I tea, I know, it is not the same. Baloney.

Anonymous said...

Vote Ron Paul, I would if I could. Best of Luck from New Zealand. Ben

Anonymous said...

VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT TO INSURE YOUR VOTE IS ON PAPER AND CAN BE PHYSICALLY COUNTED.

The best way to insure that your vote is counted in an election across the various precincts inside the USA is to request to vote by “absentee ballot.” Voting by absentee ballot guarantees a physical copy is stored in case of election questions. ALWAYS VOTE ON PAPER, because electronic voting does not create a physical ballot which later can be counted (which IS constitutional - as opposed to electronic) to verify what votes were cast. We may disagree on WHO to vote for in various elections, but surely we can all agree that everyone’s vote must be properly counted. To vote by absentee ballot, simply contact your county election board and request it. Please!

Anonymous said...

The Gov. is way to corrupt. Screw the system.

Anonymous said...

ITT: FACTS?

Anonymous said...

I have ALWAYS said that The Right Man WILL NEVER be President, simply because OUR System would not allow it. I TRULY Beleive that Dr. Paul IS the Right Man for the Presidency, but I also beleive that putting that Sheep (Dr.Paul) in amongst the Wolves (We all know who They Are) would render him Powerless. You have to remember that Obummer just gave in to the first breeze that came his way and disregarded the rest of the Laws and Regulations the ACTUAL CONSTITUTION puts forward. Ron Paul would follow the ACTUAL Law of the land and unfortunately be confined to them as an Honorable Man. Obummer on the other hand just pulled a GW and made up new rules as he went along. I fera that the Good Guy in the White hat and riding on the White Horse will Lose Out to the Bandito in the Black Hat upon the Hounds of Hell.Ron Paul IS The Right Man FOR SURE, but America is probably the Wrong Country for him to be running in. Let's Face It, we've Accepted being Bamboozled for Far Too Long and as an Ignorant and Politically Inept people will probably just vote in the last guy who talks and accept our fate up until the end. The last person to go down in the US, please turn the lights out before you leave.

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