Ron Paul said,
The US has fundamentally altered the balance of power in our democratic system.
Votes, campaign promises, polls, public opinion, laws, restrictions on the state, all these forces took a backseat to the goals for government to expand.
Imagine a irresponsible teenager with an unlimited amount of credit. The parents, teachers, pastors, and authorities in his life are powerless to change his habits. Now imagine that teenager armed to the teeth and also immune even from the rule of law. THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE WITH A GOVERNMENT BACKED BY CENTRAL BANKS
The banking establishment in our country enjoyed new guarantees against failure, which created a moral hazard, their lending practices would proceed without DUE CONSIDERATION OF RISK, ULTIMATELY WAS THE MAIN CAUSE OF OUR HOUSING CRASH.
When our government gains more influence and power, they become more convinced that they are the savior’s of mankind, and if any resistance or obstacles appear that limit their power, they believe that brute force must be used to impose their goodwill on a stubborn few.
THE PURPOSE OF FREEDOM VANISHES FROM THEIR MINDS.
TYRANNY always goes hand and hand of the governments wrecking of the money system.
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Addison and his film crew held an interview with Candidate Dr. Paul in his D.C. offices yesterday.
One of the nuggets Candidate Dr. Paul shared was how he became motivated to run for office by the dismantling of the Bretton Woods system and that he never expected to get elected on such an arcane talking point.
Some 35 years later, people even in his own political party are declaring his points as self-evident.
Political money is money created for the benefit of a few while disguising itself as beneficial to all. Market money is the stuff that’s made the old-fashioned way….earning it by finding and filling an actual market demand.
The one is the plaything of central planners, the other the lifeblood of the free market and ,thus, despised because it refuses to be controlled.
We turn further explanation over to candidate Dr. Ron Paul. Below is an excerpt from the foreword of Dr. Paul’s book we like to call “The Lost Gold Bible.” If you read this and didn’t know it was written in 1982, you’d think he wrote it yesterday:
“More and more people are asking if a gold standard will end the financial crisis in which we find ourselves. The question is not so much if it will help, or if we will resort to gold, but when.
“All great inflations end with the acceptance of real money — gold — and the rejection of political money — paper. The stage is now set; monetary order is of the utmost importance. Conditions are deteriorating, and the solutions proposed to date have only made things worse.
“Although the solution is readily available to us, powerful forces whose interests are served by continuation of the present system cling tenaciously to a monetary system that no longer has any foundation. The time at which there will be no other choice but to reject the current system entirely is fast approaching.
“That moment may come very soon — it nearly arrived in the 1979 dollar crisis — but I hope it will not arrive for several years. That way, a greater understanding among more people will prompt a wiser choice in establishing the new order.
“The minority views of the Gold Commission deal precisely with this task. In planning for a constructive monetary reform, the errors of the past and the myths that have evolved around money must be fully understood and explained. In this report –The Case for Gold — we have made an effort to analyze the American experience with gold and to refute the cliches used to condemn the use of gold as money.
“…Outlines of different methods of achieving a convertible currency can be made. Briefly, we offer two methods…
“…one through the legalization of competing currencies…[which Dr. Paul proposed yesterday with H.R. 1098]
“…the other, a government-directed gold standard of the classical variety.
“We do know that current monetary policy cannot continue indefinitely, and we are obligated to prepare for better times.
“This report establishes the foundation on which a sound monetary system can be built.
“It was a foregone conclusion that the Gold Commission would reject the gold standard.
“The public attention, however, was quite beneficial and is absolutely necessary before gold is generally accepted as money once again.
“This report makes the point that we need not return to a gold standard — which had many shortcomings — but we can learn from the mistakes of the past, improve upon past systems and go forward to a modern gold standard. By contrast, all the effort and planning imaginable cannot make paper money work.
“There is no way paper can be ‘improved’ as money. Whenever governments are granted power to purchase their own debt, they never fail to do so, eventually destroying the value of the currency. Political money always fails because free people eventually reject it. For short periods individual countries can tell their citizens to use paper, but only at the sacrifice of personal and economic liberty.”
[GARY'S NOTE: Politicians cherry-pick information to support their position, night follows day and paper money must fail.
Dr. Paul has been hammering on this idea since Nixon closed the gold window in 1971.
No one asked us for our opinion, of course. But if we were forced to give it, we'd simply say "Yep. What Dr. Paul said."
So let me ask you...
How long do you think before the masses realize that this entire funny money printing scheme is...well...not funny at all, and definitely not real money?
And are you prepared for the (eventual) day that paper money dies?
Ah...but there's a rub, right?
The banks and people who benefit from our current unsustainable monetary system are going to do everything in their power to keep the music going. To keep the illusion going for another day.
And that brings us back to Ron Paul's "Lost Gold Bible."
We call it "lost" because the banks and politicians who want to keep the paper currency fallacy going are the same types of people who buried Ron Paul's report in the '80s.
His "Lost Gold Bible" was too dangerous to the current establishment of politicians and bankers.
They understood that Dr. Paul's plan would end the party for all of the banking elite, and they could not afford to let that happen.
But they were unsuccessful. We've recently run across a small -- and dwindling -- hoard of these "Lost Gold Bibles."
What, exactly, is the "Lost Gold Bible"? And how can you get your hands on one of the rare copies?
We explain everything you need to know right here.
Don't you owe it to yourself to at least know the truth?]
“Governments can fool people for a while with paper money, but it’s inevitable that trust in the money — something absolutely required for it to serve as a medium of exchange and to allow economic calculation — will be lost.
“Governments have power to declare paper to be legal tender, but they do not have power to make that money trustworthy.
“As governments more and more insist on paper alone serving as money, less and less trust is placed in it.
“This report was written to demonstrate as clearly as possible the choices available to us: political (paper) money or commodity (real) money. It is imperative that we make it clear to the American people the alternatives they have, and that they make the correct choice.
“Making the wrong choice will jeopardize our political freedom and destroy the possibility of restoring a truly productive economy. Making the correct choice — limited government, free market, private property and sound money — ensures liberty and prosperity.
Our economic troubles look more ominous each passing day. How many of your friends, coworkers relatives are losing their jobs and how many houses near you are for sale, foreclosed on? How much more are you going to pay for food gas and energy? When is our state politicians going to add new taxes and start closing schools, firehouses and let go policeman?
The facts are our congress are leading America into financial crisis and our media paints a rosy outlook. What they are doing to the dollar should be criminal. The more dollars the Federal Reserve creates, the less your are worth.
Fed wanted to lower the interest rates, more bank lending, more money flowing through national economy, and more printing spree has done nothing to increase spending. They say our government can not let our banks fail, but every time we bail them out it’s us that has to pay the price. Ron Paul warned us “we got to stop printing money that we can not back, it’s destroying the value of the dollar”.
Painted into a corner best describes the Fed today.
Fed’s can’t reverse it’s extreme policies without risking the entire US Banking Industry. By shooting interest rates down so low, Fed chairman Bernake has strangled buying power out of our dollars with every purchase we make. It’s robbery, brought on by the supposed government experts who should have the answers in the first place. It’s only a matter of time before The American people wake up with a vengeance.
Politicians are now openly examining the probability of states declaring bankruptcy.
A spiraling deficit means great pressure on the Fed to by Treasuries, more bailouts lead to wider deficits, lead to a deader dollar. By 2012 an economic uprising could be very well under way, violent protest and food riots and the list goes on and on. Banks are sinking faster than the Titanic these days and the Fed will have to inject a few hundred billion more taxpayers money to just keep their equity positive, and that just makes me plain sick.
Our politicians have no problem spending our money and creating huge deficits that eventually we’ll default on , just a matter of time, but for the life of them they can’t come up with a decent proposal on cutting our deficit. All they know is spend, spend ,spend.
Our economic troubles loom greatly on Americans.
Stop the printing of money and the artificial suppression of interest rates. Return to hard money. Allow interest rates and market prices to again reflect the true extent of voluntary savings, and to thus allow the liquidation of the accumulated imbalances from previous money expansion.
Ron Paul said Americans will either reject Barack Obama’s plans for more government spending as a way to fix the economy, or face a future filled with governmental tyranny.
40 years ago, one man uncovered a secret so shocking it changed his life forever. And while he tried to warn us, most Americans refused to believe him.
Today, his frightening predictions are coming true…
LIKE Ron Paul. He is honest and not a weasel. He is NOT a significant threat to win anything. Agree with him or not he is the Republican candidate with the most genuine ideas and integrity.
Ron Paul has tremendous grassroots support across the nation and evidently among young voters as well.
Hey, I’d just like to remind you all Ron Paul will bring all our soldiers home starting the day he takes office. Now, here is a thing I want to propose. We all are aware the reason we are in all the conflicts support Big Oil or Big Military. In these conflicts, many people are killed – thousands of Americans but millions of overseas is to foreigners. If you are a rational person, it is your duty to save others if it is possible to do so without harming yourself.
Keep in mind that up until now, whichever candidate was elected we could be fairly certain the wars would continue.
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Now, however it is different. With your single vote, you could save thousands of Americans and a million or more foreigners. Are they so unimportant you can’t be bothered? Myself, if I don’t do my best for Dr. Paul I will feel complicit in the murders if I do not try to stop them. It may be the most honorable act you’ve ever performed. Isn’t it worth your time?
The Federal Government is TOO Big for its own good. Ron Paul has clearly stated several times that he sees absolutely nothing wrong with Iran having nuclear weapons. This guy and his nutty ideas have been rejected by the voters before and will be rejected again. He’s a fringe
candidate who appeals to the misinformed and politically naive young voters.
I agree on all counts. I have one issue though with this candidate. He’s a libertarian in GOP clothing. That’s not really a bad thing being spending is way over the top and big brother has gotten really big. But faced with some severe cutting in various programs who would you really want wielding the axe: a republican, democrat or libertarian. I’m just afraid that people in power will be too eager to blindly cut and slash without really looking into waste and abuses first. By simply cutting those wastes continue. For example waste is found in the way Medicare buys medical equipment. A home oxygen concentrator costs about $950 for a good one. Medicare makes 36 monthly payments to the provider of $177 a month. The provider probably paid $400 for it.
Then there subsidies.
Ron Paul offers a great deal to voters. As a liberal, I would seriously consider voting for him. For one, we wouldn’t be involved in these endless wars and he would seriously cut defense. He is a very intelligent politician which is rare nowadays. He is also respectful to others. I have never heard him attack anybody personally. He will attack the issues and that is the way it should be. He is also not advocating eliminating Medicare and Social
Security as the others have. Personally, I like Ron Paul and find his views very interesting. His only problem is that the military/industrial complex hates him and they represent the moneyed interests in this country.
And when Iran, the biggest and most consistent supporter of terrorism in the world, develops a suitcase nuclear bomb and, because they hold a grudge against us, gives it to Al-Qaeda to detonate in NYC and kill millions and render NYC uninhabitable for a thousand years, and then tells us that Washington, Boston and Tel Aviv are next, what will President Paul do then?
Give a speech saying he’s sorry? Give a speech saying that we deserved it because we installed the Shah sixty years ago? Give a speech saying that it is none of our business what foreign countries do? Retaliate with a nonexistent military? What would President Paul do?
Apart from the marijuana issue (I support legalization–but not as the theme of a Presidential campaign), it is impossible to discuss Rep. Paul without a true believer citing a Big Oil/Big Defense conspiracy today, or a Jew
Monopoly yesterday. I was disappointed that the libertarian message of Rep. Paul’s 2008 campaign was lost in the noise of all the fringes that his campaign brought together, and it’s happening again. And regarding running a 77-year-old against Joe Cool, my fellow libertarians falsely assume the upcoming Presidential campaign can be fought totally on the issues (on which Rep. Paul is correct and unwavering). The Party of Anti-Bullying is also the Party of Personal Destruction and the Obama campaign will ride full-time ridicule to victory.
But Bob Paulding asks, “Faced with some severe cutting…who would you really want wielding the axe”? Definitely the libertarian! Democrats unanimously believe that every time they seize wealth and fritter it around, it creates prosperity, by their fantasy “multiplier effect” or by their unquestionably good intentions; while Speaker Boehner and Rep. Guinta, despite the urgings of the Tea Party, have firmly embraced the strategy of imperceptibly slight
10 differences btwn Ron Paul & all the other Candidates including Obama. THEY 1. Will not bring all the troops home 2. Do not question the FED BANK (ignore Perry’s con act) 3. Will take money from lobbyists 4. Voted for the Patriot Act (unconstitutional / Treasonous act) 5. Will not end the War on Drugs 6. Don’t constrain their votes to the constitution 7. Don’t Believe in Free Markets 8. Won’t Support competing currencies 9. Won’t Abolish the IRS 10. Aren’t for true Liberty
Ron Paul is a great man. Win, lose or whatever….he has made a positive impact with people on what it really takes to be an american. Whatever legacy he leaves will be ours to carry forward. Let us push forward with freedom, wisdom, patience and uncompromising will. Ron is teaching, but he is not a savior. The constitution is all you need. You just have to believe in its words like Ron Paul does.
|Ron Paul really cares about the people|
Dr Paul is far from an isolationist. He believes strongly in maintaining the best military in the world for the purpose of defense. Dr Paul has distinguished between ‘military’ and ‘defense’ spending-something no other candidate has done. He was in fact the ONLY member of the legislature to vote against the creation of a permanent military base in Haiti.
Finally why are candidates such as Rick Perry emulating him? All the recent talk of the federal reserve from the governor who openly advocated for the banker bailouts is entertaining though simply demonstrates Perry will say anything to get your vote.
FOX doesn’t show Ron Paul in OVERALL polls, just Republican poll. You can bet plenty of gays, anti-war, liberal and Independents like Ron Paul’s platform! If they don’t, then they don’t realize what Ron Paul stands for. Get INFORMED AMERICA, before you vote 2012!
As far as elect ability, the ONLY way Ron Paul will not win, is if you do not vote for him. If you do not vote for the best candidate, you will vote for someone the media tells you is elect able. That would be a selection and not an election. The choice is yours…
I had this nightmare last night. I was dreaming the Ron Paul was elected and all of a sudden he starts sending troops to Venezuela…I woke up as soon as that happened. Do you think “they” can turn even a person like Ron Paul?
Young people are seeing the ** going on in politics and know Ron Paul is their only hope to live in a free United States with opportunities, economic stability and peace with the world.
I am very pleased to see young people understand that their role as Americans does not require them to go to needless wars and that without a government tethered to an asset based dollar, the debt will destroy our country plunging us into third wordless. If only those who talked war against Iran had to go first. If only the media wasn’t in the pockets of the government. If only people understood how the elections are really just media selections.
Young people get-it, now it’s time we older people forget being separated into parties and start being Americans, voting for our future.
Media Corruption Rising
The media puppet-masters are at work, but who are they really, what are their motives. Who’s really in charge of what is being said and unsaid in todays’ media?
Struggling major newspapers for instance, (The Boston Globe) how much money would it take for them to become a puppet in this political war? How deep will Big Corp. & Special Interest Groups dig, to get what they want. What they want is just another puppet-man in office, I don’t contest that fact, and never will.
In A Case For Ron Paul, clearly they are using tactics like (out of sight-out of mind), of the American people. What’s next in their limitless arsenal too politically derail Ron Paul Campaign?
I believe the 2012 election will be the most important election in America’s history, and if the best man wins, it will undoubtably be Ron Paul.
To really find out about Ron Paul, I ask you all hear his words on Youtube or http://www.ronpaul.com