This is an eye opener for some. I have told people some of these facts and was called a liar.
Some just don’t know their history.
That’s how much of the first hour of tonight’s GOP debate was given to Ron Paul. 90 measly seconds out of 3,600 seconds.
The remaining 3,510 seconds were spent with the other major candidates:
** Declaring their desire to start wars in Iran, Pakistan, and Syria;
** Rehashing their support for torture;
** Agreeing that President Obama has the right to unilaterally assassinate an American citizen without a court conviction;
** Explaining their plans to continue nation-building, policing, and occupying countries across the globe.
It literally made me sick watching the mainstream media once again silence the one sane voice in this election. The one dissenter to a decade of unchecked war. The one candidate who stands for true defense and actual constitutional government.
Ron Paul was silenced, in perhaps the most important debate of the cycle.
You have to ask yourself why.
I think I know the answer. Both parties have perpetuated the foreign policy that is bankrupting our nation and tearing apart the world.
Both parties have started wars without proper congressional authorization.
Both parties have fabricated reasons for war.
Both parties’ outrageous spending has taken us to the brink of disaster.
And if the other candidates on the stage tonight are to be believed, then there is only one candidate who would break the globalists’ stranglehold over our foreign policy, our Treasury, and the lives of our family, friends, and neighbors in the armed forces.
Ron Paul could change history. He could save our great nation from its own devastating policies of the past 10 years.
If his voice could be heard.
The media has once again BLACKED OUT Ron Paul.
I have to ask my readers if they honestly believe the media is doing their job of giving you the information you need to make a knowledgeable and educated choice for the highest office in the land? Sure they’re not. They don’t want to inform you… they want to manipulate you. Not only do they want more of the same but they do not want the direction this union is headed in to change. They want to see you in chains.
Check the older posts for related material, folks. We have known about these dirty shenanigans for awhile… and here is just more proof of it.
The Associated Press
Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009 | 3:57 p.m.
Eighteen months later, Nevada Republicans have completed a count of all delegate ballots from last year’s state convention.
A group of disaffected Republicans says it feels vindicated after a Friday night count of missing ballots from the April 2008 gathering showed three delegates for U.S. Rep. Ron Paul should have been sent to the national convention.
Paul supporters said they felt party leaders cheated them out of a place at the national convention when they abruptly recessed the convention before delegate ballots from the state’s 2nd Congressional District could be counted. The district was allowed to choose three of the state’s 34 delegates to the national convention.
The convention in Reno ended after Paul supporters won a rule change that allowed them to vote Paul delegates to the convention.
“It’s good to get it done,” said Wayne Terhune, a Paul supporter. “It’s nice to be vindicated. The fact the three Ron Paul people won indicates that might have been the reason they shut down the convention.”
Party leaders say the count will have no impact on the state’s role in nominating U.S. Sen. John McCain as the party’s presidential nominee last year.
But they said they hope it brings closure to Paul supporters and others who had pressed for the count.
“This should have been done a long time ago,” said Nancy Ernaut, state party chairwoman.
About 25 Republicans gathered at the party’s Washoe County headquarters to count ballots that had spent the last 18 months locked in a casino cashier cage at the Peppermill, where the convention was held.
The count showed Paul delegate Robert Terhune won the most votes in the 2nd Congressional District, with 288. Paul supporters Marla Criss and Pat Kerby had 283 votes each.
Controversy over the state convention prompted Paul supporters to later hold an insurgent state convention, where Paul won most of the national convention delegates.
A Nevada GOP committee appointed another delegation, mostly prominent party regulars and contributors.
A key Republican National Committee panel then recommended a compromise list of delegates and said it was troubled by the “ineptness” of the Nevada GOP.
Paul supporters blame then-state GOP Chairwoman Sue Lowden for the state convention flap and hope to make it an issue in the U.S. Senate race.
Lowden is one of about a dozen Republicans vying for the seat held by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
There was a time when the Republican party stood united against taxation, spending, over regulation, centralized government and social programs. Times have changed. Recently I have made the comment that Republicans sound more and more like their Democratic counterparts. Of course, there are exceptions and I wouldn’t want to give the impression that I believe all Republicans are adopting the more socialistic attitude of the Democratic majority.
It was reported today that the cost of the war has siphoned over 400 Billion Dollars from the economy. At a cost of almost 13 Million Dollars per day, whether you support the war or not, the effect that war spending is having on the economy is very evident. It should be noted that there is one candidate that truly understands this financial burden on the economy and has the courage to do something about it.
The National Taxpayers Union has recently put out a report which concludes that all the GOP candidates, with one exception, will actually increase spending. Mitt Romney would increase spending by $19.5 Billion, John McCain’s increase would amount to $6.9 Billion and Mike Huckabee would increase spending a whopping $54 Billion.
What has happened to the Republican platform of smaller government and less spending? It is still alive and well in one of the GOP Candidates: Ron Paul. The NTU’s report states that, when you crunch the numbers, only Ron Paul would actually shrink the size and cost of Federal Government.
Ron Paul supporters actually get this. That’s right. The sign waving, shouting and enthusiastic supporters of Ron Paul are not just a bunch of anti-war protesters. These are people that understand the economic challenges America faces. There is no doubt that when Ron Paul said: “Just bring ‘em home!”, there were many Democrats, liberals and independents that joined his campaign as they were not hearing such decisive speech about the war from the other candidates, including the Democrats. But once involved they became enlightened to a vision of America they had once scoffed at because of a total misunderstanding of it as well as a misunderstanding of the role Government is limited to in the daily life of Americans.
These numbers that have come over to take part in the Republican party could easily have supported Kucinich or some other anti-war Democrat. Upon researching the positions of Congressman Paul, and their overall effect on the American landscape, they have become fervent supporters. Mainstream Republicans seem to miss the point that Congressman Paul has garnered this energetic support by promoting traditional conservative ideals.
If the GOP ever finds its way back to those traditional ideals they could reshape America into something far greater than it ever has been. The Party’s growth is directly attributed to Congressman Paul’s campaign. And that campaign stands on the traditional ideals of the Republican Party. The front runners of the GOP primary have yet to understand the consequences of abandoning those principles.