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Ron Paul is a GREAT candidate not only because of his views on marijuana, but because of his plans for this nation! Ron Paul will protect our privacy and civil liberties, his voting records are proof. Unlike all of the other candidates he votes how he claims he will. Some of the other candidates have said they are against the war or against this and that, but there voting is always contradicting what they say, Not Ron Paul he is a man of his word.
"January 10, 2008
Did you see that funny YouTube where Mike Huckabee's young Iowa spokesman
endorsed me, "by mistake"? We know what was in his mind! Indeed, I am amazed at
the friendliness of the supporters of other candidates. Many
Obama voters, for example, in Iowa and New Hampshire are reading our literature,
and studying our ideas. It's just one of the reasons I am so optimistic about
what we are doing, and where we are heading. And so were the
500 or 600 people at our New Hampshire rally after the primary. I talked to
everyone there, and they are rightly enthusiastic about our movement.
This does not mean we will have an easy time of it -- just the opposite, of
course. After all, we are seeking to reverse more than a century of big
government, of the warfare-welfare state, of Federal Reserve's dollar
manipulation, of a fat and happy military-industrial complex, of the subversion
of our Constitution. So all the media and other "second-hand dealers in ideas,"
as F.A. Hayek called them, who have a vested interest in the current order, will
do everything possible to smear me. They will do and say anything to try to
block our movement. Even vote fraud is not beyond these people.
And we have been successful. This movement has always operated on two tracks --
intellectual and political, and must. The first and most important is the
intellectual. Such heroes of freedom as Ludwig von Mises, Hayek, Henry Hazlitt,
Murray Rothbard, and so many others like Rose Wilder Lane, John T. Flynn, Isabel
Patterson, and Garret Garrett, have helped build the foundations of freedom,
prosperity, and peace. We carry on their work, to change hearts and minds.
The other track is political. Here too, we have touched millions with our ideas,
and recruited many, many thousands -- not only in Meetup Groups and as voters,
but as sympathizers and future voters too. Walter Block
was kind enough to call this effort the most important in the long history of
libertarianism. I don't know about that, but I do know that even if we place a
solid fourth, rather than the higher place we all want and are working so hard
for, that is huge progress.
But we can never forget that this is a long struggle. Many great men and women
have lived and died in this cause. I have been deeply involved in it all my
life. It is a matter of educational work, and elections. We may not accomplish
all we want, in one or even two elections. But we will accomplish it. Young
people now living will see the free society that you and I dream of, as their
everyday reality, an America at peace, prosperous and free, with the federal
government chained down y the Constitution, as Jefferson said.
Does this mean our campaign has done everything right? No! We have made
mistakes, and will make them again. Not only because errors are to be found in
any human endeavor, but because an effort like this, to repeal a hundred years
and more of evil, is brand-new on the face of the earth. But now is the time to
stick together like the brothers and sisters we are, to stand side by side in
this fight against the media toadies, warmongers, and Wall Street rip-off
artists who stand against us, and who always remind me of Tolkein's Orcs.
If you have suggestions for me to do better, I want to hear them. But beating
back the enemy, teaching so many young people and others about liberty, that is
our victory, and it is real and permanent. Won't you link arms with me? We will
have more vote victories too, if we stick together and do not let the enemy
As you know, and as our neocon enemies try to cover up, we are in a financial
crisis. It may chug along at this pace, slowly into recession, or it might drop
off a cliff, like the dollar. In that case, we will have the only coherent
solution, and we must get our message out.
All my life, I've been working to make sure that when the Fed had done its work,
and the special interests had looted the system to their hearts' content, and
there was a crisis, I would be in a position to speak the truth about why, and
what to do about it. In this fight, I need your heart, your mind, your time, and
your financial support. I also need you to become a precinct leader
https://voters.ronpa...com/grassroots/ . What a fight we are in. What stakes
there are. Together, we can build a new America faithful to the values of the
framers. Bother the enemy, help the good cause: make your most generous
contribution https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/, and let's roll up our sleeves
and get to work, together.
Heres his views on Privacy and civil Liberties.
"The biggest threat to your privacy is the government. We must drastically limit the ability of government to collect and store data regarding citizens’ personal matters. We must stop the move toward a national ID card system. All states are preparing to issue new driver’s licenses embedded with “standard identifier” data — a national ID. A national ID with new tracking technologies means we’re heading into an Orwellian world of no privacy. I voted against the Real ID Act in March of 2005.
To date, the privacy focus has been on identity theft. It was Congress that created this danger by mandating use of the standard identifier (currently your SSN) in the private sector. For example, banks use SSNs as customer account identifiers because the government requires it.
We must also protect medical privacy. Right now, you’re vulnerable. Under so-called “medical privacy protection” rules, insurance companies and other entities have access to your personal medical information.
Financial privacy? Right now depositing $10,000 or more in cash in your local bank account will generate a federally-mandated report to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network at the United States Department of the Treasury.
And then there’s the so-called Patriot Act. As originally proposed, it:
- Expanded the federal government’s ability to use wiretaps without judicial oversight;
- Allowed nationwide search warrants non-specific to any given location, nor subject to any local judicial oversight;
- Made it far easier for the government to monitor private internet usage;
- Authorized “sneak and peek” warrants enabling federal authorities to search a person’s home, office, or personal property without that person’s knowledge; and
- Required libraries and bookstores to turn over records of books read by their patrons.
Heres his views on War and Foreign policy
"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 jihad's, 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 Constitution.
Under no circumstances should the U.S. again go to war as the result of a resolution that comes from an unelected, foreign body, such as the United Nations.
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 jihad's themselves, and their friend Osama bin Laden. 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."
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