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The Case for Ron Paul
American Thinker ^ | December 10, 2011 | Jason McNew

Posted on 12/10/2011 10:02:06 AM PST by Gennie

The Case for Ron Paul


By Jason McNew


Ron Paul, a physician, has earned himself the name "Dr. No" by refusing to vote for any bill which assumes powers other than those given in Article I, Section VIII of the Constitution. When one takes a sober look at our country today, it's easy to see why Dr. Paul would behave this way.

Take note that there is no authority in the Constitution for the setting of interest rates (as the Federal Reserve does) -- interference which led directly to the housing bubble (which Ron Paul predicted). Despite U.S. participation in several sizable wars, Congress has not bothered itself with actually declaring war since 1942 (on Romania). There is no authority to bail out banks, intervene in labor disputes, subsidize farming, regulate health insurance, or set educational policies. Every one of these unauthorized activities drives costs up (or drives prosperity down) and ultimately hurts average Americans. Increasingly, Americans are realizing that most of our social and economic ills can be traced to a failure to follow our own Constitution. Ron Paul has always been a strict, unapologetic Constitutionalist. How Ron Paul would govern as president can be envisioned by simply reading Article II of the Constitution (The Executive Branch.)

When it comes to the science of government, this statement by John Adams makes a perfect starting point for any debate: "The form of government which communicates happiness to the greatest number of persons, and in the greatest degree, is best."

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: constitution; federalreserve; fraudpaul; galvestonsnoopy; larouchies; liberty; morethorazineplease; paulestinians; rino; ronpaul; shrimpboats; yawn
I know most do not favor Ron Paul on here, lol, but there are a few that are open to him so I figured I'd post this anyway.
1 posted on 12/10/2011 10:02:09 AM PST by Gennie
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To: Gennie

2 posted on 12/10/2011 10:04:10 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Gennie

Most do not favor Wrong Paul in the country, not just on FR.


3 posted on 12/10/2011 10:09:01 AM PST by Grunthor (Newt, Perry, Santorum, Bachmann. That is all. None are worth fighting over.)
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To: Gennie

If it was September 10, 2001, I’d consider Paul.

But on the next day, he didn’t see what I saw.

Go Newt.


4 posted on 12/10/2011 10:09:11 AM PST by eddie willers
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To: Gennie

Most do not favor Wrong Paul in the country, not just on FR.


5 posted on 12/10/2011 10:09:35 AM PST by Grunthor (Newt, Perry, Santorum, Bachmann. None are worth fighting over.)
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To: humblegunner

Fandamntastic, humblegunner, you captured this perfectly.


6 posted on 12/10/2011 10:11:21 AM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Gennie

One can only imagine who a president RP would appoint for his cabinet, he’s already said Dennis Kuchinich is one of his favorites. His Secretary of Defense?

And Supreme Court appointee? Perish the thought.


7 posted on 12/10/2011 10:14:05 AM PST by sasportas
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To: Steamburg

Even a blind hog finds an acorn once in a while! ;-)


8 posted on 12/10/2011 10:14:39 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Gennie

IMHO Paul does not do ‘sound bytes’ well which leave his positions open to misrepresentation by the MSM.

However I do like “I define foreign aid as taking money from poor people in rich countries and giving it to rich people in poor countries. “.

When it is pointed out that Paul would end foreign aid to Israel, it is not pointed out that by ending all foreign ail Israel would be better off. Currently “We give $3 billion a year to Israel in loans; and we give $12 billion or more in assistance to Israel’s self-declared enemies. Some of these are countries that say they will drive Israel into the sea. “

Our nation building has resulted in Islamic republics in Afghanistan and Iraq, the installing the Moslem Brotherhood, allies of al-Quaeda, in Egypt and Libya.

In addition remember that “the borrower is servant to the lender” and America should never be the master of Israel and its fate.


9 posted on 12/10/2011 10:17:10 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: Gennie

Ron Paul is appealing because he’ll actually do something to protect the rights of Americans over the rights of lobbyists and minorities.

Say what you want about his foreign policy but I think the guy is serious when he votes no on bills to put you in jail at the President’s whim and wants to reign in the Fed who continues to feed these pigs bailouts.

I also happen to think he’s more electable than Newt (because Newt will get smoked by the liberal media over his 19 divorces, checks from Fannie Mae and that half-mil Tiffany’s account)


10 posted on 12/10/2011 10:19:11 AM PST by StrongandPround
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To: Gennie; Bokababe
In addition, Paul's proposed budget would make a great starting point for dialogue, but have been ignored. Paul would not cut military pensions and benefits, nor SS for those retired and near retired, but would end freebies for illegals. all foreign aid, several entire departments.


11 posted on 12/10/2011 10:21:26 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: Grunthor
Ron Paul is like the old Art Bell show. Just enough real guests and topics to enhance the "entertainment" stuff, and overlook the absolute crazies.

I think he would be more valuable as the new host of C2CAM, rather than someone with government executive power.

12 posted on 12/10/2011 10:24:20 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Gennie; All

If he can find his way onto the ticket as the Republican candidate, I’ll vote for him. If he runs as an Independent, Libertarian or whatever, I’ll not vote for him. Ross Perot’s candidacy is still fresh in my mind.


13 posted on 12/10/2011 10:24:44 AM PST by davisfh
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To: Gennie

Very few, thank goodness.


14 posted on 12/10/2011 10:25:53 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Gennie
The Mental Case: Wrong Paul


15 posted on 12/10/2011 10:27:04 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Calvin Locke

I liked Art. I still listen to “somewhere in time” when I can.....but I’d never want him to be POTUS.


16 posted on 12/10/2011 10:27:08 AM PST by Grunthor (Newt, Perry, Santorum, Bachmann. None are worth fighting over.)
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To: Gennie
The Case for Ron Paul

He’s more articulate than Rick Perry.

17 posted on 12/10/2011 10:29:33 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: MrEdd

LOL!


18 posted on 12/10/2011 10:30:11 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Gennie
"..Dr. Paul would behave this way."

No prejudice here.

Move along.

19 posted on 12/10/2011 10:31:23 AM PST by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: rabscuttle385

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20 posted on 12/10/2011 10:36:40 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: humblegunner

Too bad MOST Americans like having a government that bails out the lazy and reality-challenged;as well as a government that tells OTHER people how to live,right down to what light bulb and toilet!

I say this because Americans have contained to either vote for more government or fail to vote or protest against more government;therefore what we have must be what the majority of those who vote want.If you don’t even bother to vote at all then that is even worse.


21 posted on 12/10/2011 10:41:47 AM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: humblegunner

Too bad MOST Americans like having a government that bails out the lazy and reality-challenged;as well as a government that tells OTHER people how to live,right down to what light bulb and toilet!

I say this because Americans have contained to either vote for more government or fail to vote or protest against more government;therefore what we have must be what the majority of those who vote want.If you don’t even bother to vote at all then that is even worse.


22 posted on 12/10/2011 10:41:58 AM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: humblegunner

Too bad MOST Americans like having a government that bails out the lazy and reality-challenged;as well as a government that tells OTHER people how to live,right down to what light bulb and toilet!

I say this because Americans have contained to either vote for more government or fail to vote or protest against more government;therefore what we have must be what the majority of those who vote want.If you don’t even bother to vote at all then that is even worse.


23 posted on 12/10/2011 10:41:58 AM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: Gennie

Articles like this one is why I stopped following American Thinker on a regular basis. They are getting too far off into the weeds on the side of the road... (And, not to mention their adoption of disqus software for comments. What a pathetic piece of software, to go along with their new moderators and new moderator policy. Useless, more than useless...)


24 posted on 12/10/2011 10:44:34 AM PST by LaRueLaDue
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To: StrongandPround

Welcome. I hope you enjoy your stay.


25 posted on 12/10/2011 10:46:05 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Gennie

The latest out of his mouth has sealed his fate. I welcome him to run third party. He is more attuned to a Michael Moore crowd than anything else.


26 posted on 12/10/2011 10:47:00 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: StrongandPround
Newt will get smoked by the liberal media over his 19 divorces, checks from Fannie Mae and that half-mil Tiffany’s account Checks from consulting work and a credit limit bother you? As Bill O'Reilly would say..... Don't be "Pround" on Free Republic, to be Pround on Free Republic is not wise.
27 posted on 12/10/2011 10:53:47 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: StrongandPround

Your second post on Free Republic, this time around?

Ron Paul would lose all “57” states.


28 posted on 12/10/2011 11:02:36 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Calvin Locke

^5


29 posted on 12/10/2011 11:03:25 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Gennie

Ron Paul’s foriegn policy outlook would be perfect if it sill took 3 months to sail across the Atlantic.


30 posted on 12/10/2011 11:05:07 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: eyedigress; StrongandPround
"Don't be "Pround" on Free Republic"

Pround comif bafore teh fawl.
31 posted on 12/10/2011 11:05:57 AM PST by CowboyJay (Generic Republican - 2012. He's the only 'electable' candidate.)
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To: eyedigress
Don't be "Pround" on Free Republic, to be Pround on Free Republic is not wise.


32 posted on 12/10/2011 11:06:15 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up)
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To: algernonpj
In addition, Paul's proposed budget would make a great starting point for dialogue, but have been ignored. Paul would not cut military pensions and benefits, nor SS for those retired and near retired, but would end freebies for illegals. all foreign aid, several entire departments.

Yes, Ron Paul is focused on honoring the promises that were made to those who served and got pretty ticked off at Obama for suggesting cuts to military benefits a few months back:

Ron Paul: ““Cutting the benefits of our Veterans benefits while we subsidize the security of other wealthy nations like Germany and Japan and play World Policeman makes no sense. ....Do not mistake me for a pacifist or a person solely focused on the economics of the unsustainable global security and state-building that has helped our country arrive at the shores of financial ruin. On the contrary, I consider my military service as an Air Force flight surgeon during the Cold War to be among my highest personal and professional achievements....

And he saves SSI and Medicare for those already dependent and nearing dependence, by other cuts, while letting younger people opt out.

Personally, I think that Ron Paul's is going to be the least painful way of getting us back on track, economically and socially -- and while it isn't going to painless, it's going to hurt like hell for some -- it's may well be the last step before a potentially real financial, social and political Armageddon for this country. I don't think that most people really understand just how serious this economic situation is and close to the precipice of a complete meltdown we are.

33 posted on 12/10/2011 11:11:28 AM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: RichInOC
He’s more articulate than Rick Perry.

You have not set the bar very high.

34 posted on 12/10/2011 11:24:25 AM PST by neocon1984
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To: neocon1984

Heh.


35 posted on 12/10/2011 11:27:44 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Gennie

His foreign policy sucks.
His view on drugs will destroy the nation.
We are not isolationist.

Nice guy, means well, have a good retirement and take John McCain with you please.


36 posted on 12/10/2011 11:42:50 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: hoosierham

Sorry about multiple posts;don’t know how that happened.


37 posted on 12/10/2011 11:43:31 AM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: Gennie

We are indeed on the precipice and leaning toward the edge.

A sharp return to the Constitution and its limitations is needed NOW, not later.

Get rid of a few of his crazier opinions and bring him up to speed on some of the political realities that have changed since the Constitution was written, and Dr. Paul doesn’t sound that bad.

Besides, don’t we need a little “good crazy” to counter the madness we’ve seen over the past few decades?


38 posted on 12/10/2011 12:11:55 PM PST by DNME (A monarch's neck should always have a noose around it. It keeps him upright. - Robert Heinlein)
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To: Bokababe
Thanks for the link. I bet some here would be surprised to see Paul write "“Authentic, Constitutionally-sound national security – a strong national defense – begins with guarding our borders and not the Afghanistan-Pakistan border."

Re:"I don't think that most people really understand just how serious this economic situation is and close to the precipice of a complete meltdown we are."

I suspect you are correct. The damage done by globalism and so-called 'free trade' until recently had been hidden by cheap electronic toys made by neo slaves in third world countries, access to cheap credit, and by 'enhanced' government statistics (which are losing credibility).
39 posted on 12/10/2011 12:54:03 PM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: CowboyJay

Pround goef bafore tah fal.


40 posted on 12/10/2011 12:55:53 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Gennie

Why RP becomes wacky on foreign policy issues, I’ll never know. This 9/11 was an inside job, illuminati, Bilderberg stuff worldwide conspiracy is far fetched to say the least. It may be true that there are a lot of evil globalist types, but they all have big egos, hate each other and have different aims. Soros and Dick Cheny are not working together in some worldwide group to produce mutant children ( but maybe Soros is).
That being said, I would happily vote for RP over zero any day. I just wonder if RP is not the GOP candidate, would RP voters just throw away their vote?


41 posted on 12/10/2011 2:52:49 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: DNME
A sharp return to the Constitution and its limitations is needed NOW, not later.

These guys, currently serving in Afghanistan, get. Why is so tough for us to comprehend?

42 posted on 12/10/2011 5:04:44 PM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Bokababe

Apparently the guys above got so tired of the Obama fan soldiers being able to keep photos of him on their desk and on display because Obama is the CIC, that they decided to do something — have this photo taken together with the Ron Paul t-shirts on. They can keep the photos in their locker or drawers to remind themselves and each other — and they can send them home. That’s where this copy came from — one sent home.


43 posted on 12/10/2011 5:21:42 PM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Gennie
Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!” — Jim Robinson, 09/30/07

Four years later and I believe this still holds true. It does on my part.

44 posted on 12/10/2011 5:35:17 PM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, retake the Senate.)
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