Skip to comments.Big turnout for the little Texan: Ron Paul at the U
Posted on 09/26/2009 2:18:01 PM PDT by GoldStandard
If you think speeches attacking the U.S. Federal Reserve couldn't excite a Friday night crowd on a college campus, think again.
About 2,000 people -- students and older adults who were in the majority -- filled Northrop Auditorium at the University of Minnesota to cheer libertarian Rep. Ron Paul, a Texas Republican, as he joined Rep. Michele Bachmann to preach the gospel of a less powerful federal government.
Before Bachmann, R-Minn., introduced Paul, she hailed legislation of his that would require a detailed audit of the Fed. The crowd jumped to its feet and roared approval.
When she described the Fed's actions helping the banking industry as "shrouded in secrecy," one man jumped up and yelled, "Ponzi scheme!"
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Fiscal responsibility is great. But can't conservatives find a better example then Ron Paul? I think we can.
God bless them both...the good doctor can bring the “change we can all believe in”!
His domestic policy is the same as what the Founding Fathers intended. We need more like him in GOP positions of power, not less.
The same Ron Paul the blames America for its ills and embraces, or at least must agree with, Obama’s weak kneed action in Iraq and Afghanistan?
The same Ron Paul that if he had his way, the terrorist plots revealed just this week would have gone undetected until they were carried out?
Paul has some decent fiscal ideas, but when it comes to foreign policy, he’s no better and in some ways is worse that Barack Hussein Obama.
At least we know that Obama wishes to undermine our military and their fight against terror.
Oh yes, we also can’t forget, the same Ron Paul who rails against earmarks, then grabs more than any other Republican in the House?
What earmark has Paul voted for again?
Ron Paul doesn’t rail against earmarks. John McCain does to present some semblance of fiscal sanity. Paul realizes that they’re the best way to get money back to the people that deserve it most: taxpayers.
There seems to be a pretty large anti-Afghanistan contingent here. Not every conservative wants to keep our military in a country that is not going to change and under Obama’s rules of engagement.
God forbid that there would be fiscal responsibility in this country, especially at the federal level of government.
Ron Paul's fiscal responsibility doesn't excuse his anti-American values on foreign policy. On Iraq and Afghanistan, Paul is pathetic. This is a conservative forum, not a Libertarian forum or a GOP forum. Having said that, the last thing the GOP needs is foreign policy weenies like Paul.
That's ridiculous. Noticing that savage tribesmen resent being bested by the White Western Gods isn't "Blame America First", it's fundamental sociological and psychological fact.
Dont' blame Ron Paul for calling a spade a spade, because he's absolutely right.
Your Federal Government is *not* your friend, my FRiend. Never has been, never will be. And it does things in your name with your money that should not only make you hurl, but it enrages other people to the point of suicidal madness (not that they were very far to begin with, but every little push over the line helps, and painting the US citizenry as targets is not something we should encourage).
And just FYI, I think we should have gone nuclear in Afghanistan the first week of the war. And Iraq? If we had gone nuclear in Afghanistan, there would have been no need to send a single American into Iraq.
Compassion only works on the compassionate, and Ron Paul knows this, and he also knows that America is too emotionally weak to nuke a city, even a vicious enemy city, for the sake of victory.
I happened to catch part of Beck’s the Women’s special on Friday. Some woman thanked Ron Paul for making it happen. That’s when I switched it off. The Tea Party movement was in response to the CNBC reporter. Any politician involved in only attempting to bask in reflected glow.
Ron Paul is a nut.
Personally, to me, he blamed the actions of the U.S. federal government, not the American people.
So unless you think the federal government IS America....
not the terrorists for 911.
Come on, don't say things you know aren't true.
Ron Paul was onto something.
Yes, I am a nut before you ask.
So you’re calling a person who has the non-interventionist foreign policy of the Founding Fathers weenies. Yep, that’s real “conservatism” for ya! More like Neoconservatism, actually, not constitutional conservatism.
The Paul-Haters remind me a lot of the idiots @ MSNBC in their vitriol for Rep. Paul. It makes me wonder if they are actually in the same boat.
This has been written way too many times, just this. Repeat the lie often enough, I guess.
Somehow I doubt Paul has ever said he made the tea party movement happen. He can't control some random woman saying it.
Of course, I assume the confusion comes from Paul supporters holding a real tea party in Boston on the actual anniversary of the event back in 2007.
No, YOU'RE ridiculous, newbie!
If I'm wrong then post Ron Paul's remarks in support of Iraq and Afghanistan. I know better. Screw Ron Paul and his blame America first foreign policy. The same foreign policy Obama supports.
I’m not about to excuse Ron Paul or ANYONE for blaming America for 911. The only ones who deserve blame for 911 are the terrorists. Period.
Ron Paul’s anti-America foreign policy of cutting and running isn’t supported by this forum. Period.
Fact is, Paul and Obama have the same foreign policy beliefs. Blame America!