Johnathan Easley in “Ron Paul Warns US Government May Assassinate NSA Leaker Snowden” quotes the former Republican Representative from Texas:
“I’m worried about somebody in our government might kill him with a cruise missile or a drone missile ... I mean, we live in a bad time where American citizens don’t even have rights, and that they can be killed, but the gentleman is trying to tell the truth about what’s going on.”
Retiring Congressman Ron Paul, former candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, comes done on the same side as many progressives on the Israeli occupation of Palestine. A recent post on his website, reiterates comments he made when was president about Gaza being nothing but a vast concentration camp.
It has never mattered to Paul which party was in power. His greatest appeal, especially among young supporters, is his ability to tell the unvarnished truth. He puts the blame for Gazan atrocities squarely where it belongs: with the US government, which is the main supplier of planes and bombs Israel uses to attack Palestinians. Read more about Ron Paul on Ending the Tragedy in Gaza
Police and organizers shut down proceedings at one of Missouri’s largest caucuses today, as Ron Paul supporters feuded with local GOP leaders.
“It’s like the Hatfields and the McCoys around here,” St. Charles County’s former GOP chairman told ABC News, after police arrived on-scene with a helicopter and removed Paul backers.
I'm reading an interview of Jill Stein by Steve Horn at TruthOut, done in Madison, WI this past December 15th. Quite interesting and highly recommended. At one point in the interview, Ms. Stein says that she has had Ron Paul supporters say that if Paul is not the nominee, they are going to vote for her, because she is the only one talking about civil liberties. Take that, liberals!! Read more about Jill Stein Interview
Perhaps this is cheating, but rather than giving a link to follow, I'm reproducing a newspaper column by David Sirota. The original can be found here. He makes a very good point - one that I think is the reason that liberals are foaming at the mouth about Ron Paul. Agree or disagree?
Our Selective Definition of Bigotry
"If they have any value at all anymore, presidential election campaigns at least remain larger-than-life mirrors reflecting back painful truths about our society. As evidence, ponder the two-sided debate over Republican candidate Ron Paul and bigotry. Read more about David Sirota on Bigotry
Ashley F. Miller has eloquently pointed out why one should not vote for Ron Paul. She gets bonus points from me for not shilling for Obama in the process. Here are some snippets deconstructing the myth of the libertarian hero, exposing him as a dangerous hypocrite:
Ron Paul is Anti-Free Market
So, bureaucracy is good when it keeps the brown people out? Taxing the insanely rich is slavery! Letting foreign people work in America should be illegal!
I know, I know.
I am not saying Ron Paul is my idea of an ideal American President. FAR from it.
But doing an inventory of Obama and Paul as to who is the lesser of two evils? Paul wins.
Anti-abortion. Anti-universal health care. Anti-gay rights. Anti-social security. Anti-welfare. Pro-guns. Pro-capital punishment, etc., etc. I don’t like -- no, I HATE -- these stances of Paul. Since I have just begun researching him, there may be a lot more that genuinely will repel me.
And yet again I declare in measuring Obama to Paul in terms of lesser of two evils-ness, Paul wins. Read more about Lesser of Two Evils, Barack Obama or Ron Paul? Ron Paul.
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Congressman Ron Paul is running on the wonderful ideal of “liberty.” And who among us would not like more liberty? – The freedom to choose any personal path, freedom to do whatever it is that sparks our fancy. We’d be free of governmental impediments; who needs all these laws anyway?
The problem is, that when I gain the liberty to do X you necessarily gain the liberty to do Y. And what if X and Y are philosophically or practically in conflict if not incongruous? Read more about The Core Philosophical Problem With Ron Paul’s Libertarian Platform