Updated: Nov. 15, 2011 added excerpt and link to Naiman’s article.
jamison870 on Aug 7, 2011
7 Reasons Liberals Should Support RON PAUL in the 2012 GOP Race
Ron Paul will END THE WARS
Obama campaigned on an expedient end to the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan, Ron Paul will actually do it! He has been against the wars from the beginning and has called for an immediate withdrawal!
Meanwhile, Obama has extended his promised Iraq withdrawal timeline, increased troop levels in Afghanistan, and engaged in bombing campaigns in Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan, as well as an arguably unconstitutional war in Libya. We spend over $20 billion a year on air conditioning in Iraq & Afghanistan alone! Ron Paul will end the wars immediately, bring troops home from around the globe, and reduce wasteful military spending. We cannot afford it and this money should be used to help people at home!
Ron Paul will PROTECT CIVIL LIBERTIES
Obama declared the Patriot Act unconstitutional and vowed to get rid of it. He recently signed a 4 year extension! It allows the government to ignore our Constitutional rights by engaging in warrantless searches, restricting free speech, and holding “suspects” indefinitely with no charges or trial. Ron Paul will vehemently protect all American’s Constitutional rights, including freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from illegal searches & seizures, and arrest without trial.
Ron Paul is ETHICAL, CONSISTENT, & PRINCIPLED
Whether or not you agree with Ron Paul on every issue, he is undoubtedly one of the most honest, ethical, and intelligent legislators we have. He’s an average American who grew up on a dairy farm in a working class family, served honorably in the military, and ran his own medical practice for many years. Although you may have respectful disagreements on some of the issues, you can at least be confident he will always give his honest, genuine, well thought out opinion. His ethics, consistency & moral character are a refreshing change from what we get from typical politicians in Washington these days!
Ron Paul wants the government OUT OF MARRIAGE
Ron Paul personally believes the government should NOT regulate marriage at all! However, he does believe the Constitution gives each state the right to decide for itself (whether or not he agrees with their decision). The rest of the Republican contenders firmly support a Federal amendment to ban gay marriage in all states.
Ron Paul will END THE WAR ON DRUGS
Ron Paul certainly does not condone drug use, but he does acknowledge the failure of prohibition and the drug war to solve the drug problem (at great expense). Also the right of free individuals to decide what to do with their own bodies. He wants to end the federal war on drugs, pardon all non-violent Federal drug offenders, and let each state regulate drugs as they see fit. Meanwhile, the Obama administration has continued Federal prosecution of businesses producing medical marijuana in states where it has been legalized.
Ron Paul does NOT want to eliminate Social Security & Medicare
Ron Paul is often falsely portrayed as wanting to immediately abolish Social Security & Medicare. Actually, he has vowed to keep them intact for those who are or will be relying on them. He knows how important these programs are! This is why he’d much rather cut spending overseas, on wars, and in other wasteful areas. He does want to reform or phase them out for future generations before they become insolvent. If these programs are not reformed, future generations will pay into them their entire life and quite possibly get nothing or very little. Ron Paul has also NEVER voted to spend one penny from the Social Security trust fund (which Congress has raided and replaced with IOUs)
HELP STOP the PRO-WAR, SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE AGENDA
If Ron Paul doesn’t get the nomination, one of the other GOP candidates will have a strong chance of beating Obama. We know where they stand on these issues…You may not agree with Ron Paul on every issue, but at least you know he is an ethical, honest politician fighting for average Americans’ well being! Even if you still might vote for Barack Obama, please help us have a better debate in 2012!
Full Ron Paul Highlights in 11/12/2011 Presidential Debate
realjoeplummer on Nov 12, 2011
If you’d like a copy of the chart (from the end of the video) you can get a copy at: http://libertyradio.com/chart2.jpg
OR, if you’d like the longer / original version of the chart, it’s available at: http://libertyradio.com/chart.jpg
Blue Republican — How to Register Republican for Ron Paul
rpmkoerner on Oct 20, 2011
Blue Republicans are people who have never before thought of joining the Republican party, but are going to do so for one year to ensure that Ron Paul wins the Republican nomination for President in 2012. Many of us previously identified as Democrats or Independents and/or supported Obama in 2008. We believe that on issues that matter most — war vs. peace (Iraq, Yemen etc.), civil liberties (Patriot Act etc.), and crony corporatism (bailouts etc.) — Obama has pursued a course similar to that of George Bush.
States are changing their systems all the time so ALWAYS CHECK YOUR OWN STATE INFORMATION to make sure you do what you need to do to make Ron Paul the Republican nominee for President.
With 13,111 New Peace Voters, Ron Paul Can Win the Iowa Caucus
by Robert Naiman
Nov. 15, 2011
Perhaps some people might see it as a big personal sacrifice to register as a Republican. Really? For a chance to change history? When you think of the sacrifices others have made for peace – being assassinated, imprisoned for years, beaten, fired, it seems like a speck of dust to me.
Some may say: I can’t vote for Paul, even though I agree with him on peace issues, because I don’t agree with him on X.
Let’s distinguish between two cases: either you see it as an issue of ideological cooties, or you see it as an issue of actions and probable consequences.
If you see it as an issue of ideological cooties, then, of course, you can’t do it. But most people who vote don’t think and act this way. They think in terms of actions and probable consequences.