Ron Paul’s Peace & Freedom Message vs. Republican Establishment

Ron Paul has won many of the Republican Party straw polls over the past six months. But during the last 3 televised Republican debates, Paul received less than 19 minutes to expound and defend his views – less time than any other candidate. This is shabby even by Republican standards.

At a time when the American people are finally waking up the frauds of the Federal Reserve and to the federal government is driving the economy into a ditch, the mainstream media is working harder than ever to siderail Ron Paul’s campaign and message.

At a time when Obama is launching military assaults in new countries on practically a monthly basis (the Uganda nonsense is almost beyond belief), Ron Paul is the only Republican calling for a radical break with recent American bellicosity.

At a time when the Obama administration is practically boasting about its new entitlement to kill Americans without a federal trial, Ron Paul has been the most eloquent Republican to condemn this assassination-by-secret-presidential-memo policy. Ron Paul suggested that Obama’s action might be an impeachable offense. In contrast, Newt Gingrich – the media’s favorite “deep thinker” Republican candidate – said that “due process of law” had been satisfied simply because Obama signed the secret order authorizing the killing.

Since Paul re-entered Congress in 1996, he has by far the best civil liberties record of any Republican on the Hill. If Republicans want to appear to be something other than a party devoted to maximizing corporate profits, they should give Paul their ears.

Is the Republican Party on a suicide mission, hellbent on nominating someone who will perpetuate almost all the failed policies of the past?

Americans deserve better.

James Bovard

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20 Responses to Ron Paul’s Peace & Freedom Message vs. Republican Establishment

  1. Nicolas October 16, 2011 at 10:01 pm #

    Entirely agree. Meanwhile, the Koch brothers and their faux-libertarian flunkies are apparently backing one of the worst Republican alternatives, Herman Cain, while continuing to take pot-shots at Ron Paul. Criticism of the Kochs rings true when their man worked at the Fed, supported bailouts, and argues that communities have the right to ban the construction of mosques.

  2. Tom Blanton October 18, 2011 at 12:40 am #

    I don’t think Ron Paul has any chance of winning the GOP nod now that he has proposed a $1 Trillion budget cut – in ONE year (not ten).

    If it even looks like he has a chance of winning the nomination, the MIC will make sure he doesn’t survive a mysterious plane crash or auto accident.

    On the other hand, a $1 Trillion cut isn’t enough. I’d like to see a cut of about $3.8 Trillion, but I’d settle for $2 Trillion – for the first year.

  3. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit October 18, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    “Is the Republican Party on a suicide mission, hellbent on nominating someone who will perpetuate almost all the failed policies of the past?”

    No, the Republican party is on time, on target, with its mission of increasing its power in regard to establishing the Daddy State. As opposed to the Democrats who tend to want to increase the Mommy State. Both sides are willing to trade off back and forth so long as each gets its preferred increases ratcheted up while in power – while paying lip service (or, at best, nibbling around the edges) of the changes the “opposing” party put into place during its time in the driver seat. It’s simply two horses yoked to the same cart of “increasing state power,” or two wings of the same bird that’s flying south to Statism for the season.

    And naturally the mainstream media, as part of the power structure, is decidedly supportive of the cart, the bird, or whatever metaphor you’d care to choose – and really loathes anyone who’s looking to upset the system. Which is what Ron Paul proposes to do.

  4. Jim October 18, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    Tom, a one trillion dollar cut in the first year is a great start. That is even more radical than what Romney proposes.

    On the Military Industrial Complex’s response – -I sure hope not.

  5. Jim October 18, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    LawHobbit, instead of Daddy State and Mommy State – maybe it would be more accurate to think of the 2 major parties of devotees of different BDSM forms

  6. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit October 18, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    Jim, that would require thinking of Barney Frank in a French Maid outfit or Mitt Romney with leather chaps and a whip. There is not enough steel wool and muriatic acid in the world to get those images out of my frontal lobes, so I’ll stick with my own metaphors, thankyouverymuch.

  7. Jim October 18, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    Lawhobbit, you got to try Raging Bitch. That clears the head like nothing doing.

  8. Tom Blanton October 18, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    Jim – I was just kidding about the MIC. If anyone neutralizes the good doctor, it will probably be the GOP itself.

    After taking a look at the Ron Paul Plan To Restore America, I can only conclude that it is hardly a radical scheme. That is unless you think government spending during Clinton’s first term was just about right.

    All of the other candidates seeking the presidency are the true radicals. In fact, they might all be insane.

    By the way, Mitt Romney does not wear leather chaps. Everyone knows he wears magic underpants.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/project2000/6228281494/in/photostream

  9. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit October 18, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    Pfff. I’m a lawyer:

    http://www.arrogantbastard.com/liquid.asp

  10. Jim October 18, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    Tom, hopefully getting back to Clinton’s first term would be a stepping stone to Reagan’s first term (spending-wise), and then eventually back to Coolidge.

    Or maybe I should lay off the Raging Bitch this early in the day.

    For anyone who has not seen it – Tom Blanton does some of the best political art work around – check his stuff at http://www.flickr.com/photos/project2000/

  11. Jim October 18, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    Lawhobbit, I’ve heard good things about Arrogant Bastard but haven’t partaken yet (unless I drank and forgot).

    Since you’re on the West Coast, you might have good access to Stone Brewery out of San Diego. Their Ruination Beer is almost worth the premium price.

  12. Dirk Sabin October 18, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    Suicide denotes that the individual in question is actually alive and sentient. Zombies make suicide unnecessary. The undead just keep multiplying . The GOP should be changed to RIP. Not that Zombies Rest in Peace but they are a Really Ill Party, of this we can be sure.

  13. Jim October 18, 2011 at 6:22 pm #

    Huntsman’s uplift doesn’t do it for you?

  14. Dirk Sabin October 18, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

    Huntsman seems like a bright fellow all in all but he don’t seem to fit the Zombie Profile of the front runners. Not the Romney is completely Zombie but then he’s a Republican from Massachusetts and this alone should give one pause.

  15. Jim October 18, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    When I was tromping in southeastern Utah last July, I heard that, when he was governor, Huntsman actually made Utah’s beer regulations less idiotic. So the dude can’t be all bad.

  16. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit October 19, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    “Americans deserve better.”

    Actually, didn’t somebody once say that people get the government they deserve? What I want to know is why *I* have to get stuck with the same government that *they* deserve….

  17. Jim October 19, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    Okay, you have spurred me to clarify: http://jimbovard.com/blog/2011/10/19/are-americans-getting-the-government-they-deserve/

  18. Tory II October 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm #

    Why do I watch Bill O’Reilly when I could watch Judge Napolitano ?

    Because O’Reilly is controversial and Napolitano is always right. O’Reilly makes me cuss at the tv, Napolitano has me silent and listening and then drifting off to sleep.

    Ron Paul isn’t electable even though he’s the only person who knows what America needs. Don’t forget, it’s just the presidency (well, it is becoming the throne).

    We can’t allow Obama to win so we can’t take chances with being right and losing. We must get Obama out of the White House, he can spend more money than three republican presidents combined. It may have to be Romney, the only candidate who can beat Obama. I’m voting for Bachmann (I hate antigun politicians).

    BTW, Cain is not a TeaParty candidate (maybe in name only). 999 ? Any businessman who doesn’t know the problem isn’t the hated IRS (income tax) is incompetent. The problem is the EXCESSIVE tax. Sales, property, income, whatever, we are taxed back into poverty while our govts become dictators.

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