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    Doug Wead “We are not out, We are Up!” The fight has just begun!

    Submitted by Kurt Wallace on Mon, 05/14/2012 - 19:28


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    Senior advisor to the Ron Paul 2012 campaign joins Daily Paul Radio with Kurt Wallace for ‘Doug Wead ‘We are not out, We are Up!’ The fight has just begun!’ to discuss today’s email from the Ron Paul campaign and the media spin that Ron Paul has ended his campaign. Doug also explains the reasons for the campaign allocating resources to win this primary election with the delegate strategy and the need for help to fight the corruption state by state.

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    Are We Really Gonna Let Romney Win? Hell NO

    Submitted by RedZ1900 on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 01:48
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    What ever happened to the Fire, Rage, and Enthusiasm we had over these last couple weeks? Weren't we fired up when our Liberty Movement won a majority of delegates in 11 states? Weren't we fired up when we had Several Thousand enthusiastic supporters show up in college campuses to hear Ron Paul speak? Wasn't the enthusiasm for Ron Paul's message of Limited Government, Sound Money, Personal Liberties and Peace growing exponentially by the numbers? Weren't we Angry and ready to Fight back when the Republican Establishment repeatedly tried to take this away by attempting to cheat Ron Paul out of the Nomination through cheap tricks, rule breaking and not following written procedures? Weren't we Pissed off at the Lame Stream Media's constant Bias and Black out of Ron Paul?

    Come on People! WAKE THE UP. Are we really going to let the things that happened these last 48 Hours ruin what we have accomplished?? F*** NO. To all of you who are Angry at the official campaign, let's direct that Anger towards Mitt Romney and the Establishment, because those two are our true enemies right there. WE ARE STILL IN IT TO WIN IT. Screw what the Lame Stream Media has said about Ron Paul being "unelectable" by bringing up Bulls**t delegate numbers from AP. We all know that's not true. Ron Paul Is Electable and still Is. Let's continue to Grab Delegates like what we have been doing beautifully by following the Rules and continue to Fight back against the Shenanigans and Rule Breaking going on. Let's make our Revolution be known in the History books as one of the greatest Revolutions ever fought. Let's get fired up again.

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    Man Loses $22,000 In New 'Policing For Profit' Case

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    A perfect example of Kafkaesque bureaucracy and government corruption at its worst.



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    Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan Chase & The Fed: Billions & Trillions for Insiders

    May 16, 2012
    William F. Jasper
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    Oops! Another couple billion dollars lost. Oh well, no biggie; nothing to get too concerned about. That, in essence, was the reaction of Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, America’s biggest bank, to the news that Morgan had lost $2 billion in derivatives trading.

    “This is a very unfortunate and inopportune time to have had this kind of mistake,” Dimon said in an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press with David Gregory on May 13.

    But, not to worry, because JPMorgan Chase has plenty more cash where that came from. “This is not a risk that is life threatening to JPMorgan,” Dimon said. “This is a stupid thing that … we should never have done. But we are still going to earn a lot of money this quarter. So it isn’t like the company is jeopardized.”

    Yes, if you’re Jamie Dimon or one of the other Wall Street insider banks — especially those with special status as “primary dealers”— that have a direct pipeline to the Fed’s “thin air” machine, a mere $2 billion is barely a trifle.

    Thanks to the decades-long efforts of the Federal Reserve’s tireless nemesis, Rep. Ron Paul, last year the Fed was finally audited by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which partially lifted the veil on some of the egregious conflicts of interest and colossal theft that have become commonplace in that institution. The GAO audit only partially lifted the veil because the Fed’s lobbyists succeeded in limiting the Congressionally mandated audit; nevertheless, it was the first time the Fed had been independently audited and the revelations were eye-popping. As Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) noted, on May 14, after Dimon’s Meet the Press interview, the incestuous relationship between Wall Street and the Fed bespeaks obvious corruption on an enormous scale. Sen. Sanders pointed out that the GAO audit revealed:

    • Dimon served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York at the same time that his bank received over $390 billion in total emergency loans from the Fed.

    • JPMorgan Chase was used by the Fed as a clearinghouse for the Fed’s emergency lending programs.

    • Dimon was successful in getting the Fed to provide JPMorgan Chase with an 18-month exemption from risk-based leverage and capital requirements.

    • Dimon convinced the Fed to take risky mortgage-related assets off of Bear Stearns balance sheet before JPMorgan Chase acquired this troubled investment bank.

    $390 billion isn’t small change, even considering our current stratospheric government spendathons that are now measured in Trillions. And since we’re mentioning trillions, it is apropos to bring up another figure that came out of the GAO audit of the Fed: $16 Trillion.

    $16 Trillion in Bailout and Loans — Mainstream Media Barely Notice

    “As a result of this audit, we now know that the Federal Reserve provided more than $16 trillion in total financial assistance to some of the largest financial institutions and corporations in the United States and throughout the world,” said Sen. Sanders in a press release on July 21, 2011. “This is a clear case of socialism for the rich and rugged, you’re-on-your-own individualism for everyone else.”

    JPMorgan Chase was not even the biggest recipient of the Fed’s largesse. That honor fell to Citigroup, which received more than $2.5 trillion! Second was Morgan Stanley, which sucked down more than $2.04 trillion. Third was Merrill Lynch, which took in more than $1.9 trillion. Then Bank of America at $1.3+ trillion, Barclays at $868 billion, Bear Stearns, with $853 billion, Goldman Sachs at $814 … and on and on.

    The details of the huge sums involved and the banks they went to are tucked away in Table 8 on page 131 of the GAO audit.

    Some of the other cozy relationships between the Fed and Wall Street insiders exposed by the audit and highlighted by Sanders include:

    • Stephen Friedman In 2008, the New York Fed approved an application from Goldman Sachs to become a bank holding company giving it access to cheap Fed loans. During the same period, Friedman, chairman of the New York Fed, sat on the Goldman Sachs board of directors and owned Goldman stock, something the Fed’s rules prohibited. He received a waiver in late 2008 that was not made public. After Friedman received the waiver, he continued to purchase stock in Goldman from November 2008 through January of 2009 unbeknownst to the Fed, according to the GAO.
    • Jeffrey Immelt The Federal Reserve Bank of New York consulted with General Electric on the creation of the Commercial Paper Funding Facility. The Fed later provided $16 billion in financing for GE under the emergency lending program while Immelt, GE’s CEO, served as a director on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
    • William Dudley, who is now the New York Fed president, was granted a waiver to let him keep investments in AIG and General Electric at the same time AIG and GE were given bailout funds.

    Wall Street wives got in on the action too. Christy Mack, wife of Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack, received $220 million from the Fed for a scheme called Waterfall TALF, which Mrs. Mack and another Morgan Stanley wife used to purchase student loans and mortgages.

    Doomed “Solution”: The Phony Volcker Rule

    Unfortunately, the latest revelations about the derivative shenanigans at JPMorgan Chase have primarily served to renew calls for instituting the Volcker Rule, as a supposed solution to prevent proprietary trading by banks and, hence, (again, supposedly) preventing a repeat of the recent financial crisis and eliminating the need for future bank bailouts. But the Volcker Rule is a false hope and was so even before the Wall Street lobbyists made it more complex and loophole-laden than it was originally. First of all, the “Volcker Rule” is not a single rule, but a series of “rules” that are still being written and are to be administered by four federal agencies that have been squabbling over turf and interpretations of the law. (See “The Volcker Rule” and “Does It Make Sense to Resurrect the Glass-Steagall Act?”)

    Any “solution” that allows the Federal Reserve System to continue its monopoly as the nation’s central bank creating phony money out of thin air — and encouraging commercial banks to act as accomplices in this financial crime — is a prescription for continued legalized looting of the entire economy.

    In his classic text, The Mystery of Banking, Austrian free market economist Murray Rothbard doesn’t mice words about the rigged deal that we operate under with the Federal Reserve System.

    He writes:

    Commercial banks—that is, fractional reserve banks—create money out of thin air. Essentially they do it in the same way as counterfeiters. Counterfeiters, too, create money out of thin air by printing something masquerading as money or as a warehouse receipt for money. In this way, they fraudulently extract resources from the public, from the people who have genuinely earned their money. In the same way, fractional reserve banks counterfeit warehouse receipts for money, which then circulate as equivalent to money among the public. There is one exception to the equivalence: The law fails to treat the receipts as counterfeit.

    “Government is supposed to apprehend counterfeiters and duly break up and punish their operations,” notes Dr. Rothbard. “But what if government itself turns counterfeiter?

    In that case, there is no hope of combating this activity by inventing superior detection devices. The difficulty is far greater than that.”

    Prof. Rothbard, one of the Fed’s most trenchant critics, exposed the blatant immorality and theft that is built into fractional reserve banking.

    He explained:

    Through its centralization of gold, and especially through its monopoly of note issue, the Central Bank can see to it that all banks in the country can inflate harmoniously and uniformly together. The Central Bank eliminates hard and non-inflated money, and substitutes a coordinated bank credit inflation throughout the nation. That is precisely its purpose. In short, the Central Bank functions as a government cartelizing device to coordinate the banks so that they can evade the restrictions of free markets and free banking and inflate uniformly together. The banks do not chafe under central banking control; instead, they lobby for and welcome it. It is their passport to inflation and easy money.

    This was a message he expanded and expounded in his many articles, books, and lectures. In his essay, “The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar,” Prof.

    Rothbard wrote:

    In my view, issuing promises to pay on demand in excess of the amount of goods on hand is simply fraud, and should be so considered by the legal system. For this means that a bank issues “fake” warehouse receipts—warehouse receipts, for example, for ounces of gold that do not actually exist in the vaults. This is legalized counterfeiting; this is the creation of money without the necessity for production, to compete for resources against those who have produced. In short, I believe that fractional-reserve banking is disastrous both for the morality and for the fundamental bases and institutions of the market economy.

    The redoubtable Dr. Rothbard developed this theme further in The Case Against the Fed.

    It’s quite simple, really; you and I are legally and morally prohibited from printing counterfeit money to fraudulently take things of value with something that is worthless. It is immoral for banks to do so also, and should be illegal. In a genuine free market economy, banks would be held to the same market principles and the same criminal penalties for fraud and theft that apply to other corporations and private citizens.

    Unfortunately, many political and economic conservatives who identify themselves as “free market” advocates have adopted the monetarist views of Milton Friedman and see the Federal Reserve as a necessary (or even a good) thing — if only it will limit the annual money supply increase (and the resulting inflation) to something around two percent. The problem is no government entity, or government/private entity like the Fed, can be entrusted with that kind of power, as the history of banking over the past several thousand years — and the financial debacle of the past several years — amply attests.

    What then is the genuine free market solution to our banking/finance dilemma? In addition to the cogent proposals offered by the late Professor Rothbard mentioned above, we can point to Dr. Ron Paul’s excellent book, End the Fed and the testimony of Jeffrey M. Herbener, Professor of Economics at Grove City College, before the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology?Committee on Financial Services?of the U.S. House of Representatives, on May 8, 2012.

    The text of Dr. Herbener’s written testimony can be found here.

    Related articles:

    JPMorgan Chase’s $2 Billion Trading Loss Results in Calls for More Regulation

    Now, More than Ever, Time to Audit the Fed

    Congressman Paul Subcommittee Hearing "The Federal Reserve System: Mend It or End It?" PART 2



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    Congressman Paul Subcommittee Hearing "The Federal Reserve System: Mend It or End It?" PART 1



    Published on May 10, 2012 by CongressmanRonPaul
    This hearing examines a number of legislative proposals to reform, replace, or abolish the Federal Reserve System.

    "More and more people are beginning to understand just how destructive the Federal Reserve's monetary policy has been," said Chairman Paul. "I hope that this hearing will kickstart a serious discussion on the need to rein in the Fed. 100 years is far too long for Congress to have taken a hands-off approach," Paul continued. "The Fed continues to reward Wall Street banks while destroying the dollar's purchasing power and driving up the cost of living for average Americans. This reckless behavior must come to an end"

    The hearing was held on Tuesday, May 8th, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2128 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

    Witnesses to include:

    Panel I
    • Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX)
    • Representative Barney Frank (D-MA)

    Please also see Part 2 with:

    • Dr. Jeffrey M. Herbener, Chairman, Economics Department, Grove City College
    • Dr. Peter G. Klein, Associate Professor, Applied Social Sciences and Director, McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, University of Missouri
    • Dr. John B. Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University and George P. Schultz Senior Fellow in Economics, Hoover Institution
    • Dr. Alice Rivlin, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution, and former Vice Chair, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
    • Dr. James K. Galbraith, Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
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    Big Story about Ron Paul - Bangor Daily News

    Submitted by Cheiro Honlomarr on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 06:41
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    Please look at this story. It tells about Ron Paul staying the course....this is for anyone who has thought that Ron Paul has quit...

    PORTLAND, Maine — Ron Paul supporters in Maine, who less than two weeks ago staged what has been called a takeover of the state GOP convention, said they continue to stand behind the presidential hopeful even after he announced Monday he will not spend more money in pursuit of state primary victories.

    Ron Paul delegates in Maine pledge to fight on — Politics — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

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    Ron Paul delegates in Maine pledge to fight on

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    In this April 5, 2012, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas speaks at the University of California at Berkeley, Calif.

    By Seth Koenig, BDN Staff
    Posted May 15, 2012, at 5:03 p.m.

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    Waldo County Ron Paul supporter Matthew McDonald said he wanted delegate votes cast Saturday night, not Sunday morning at the Maine GOP convention in Augusta on Saturday, May 5, 2012.

    PORTLAND, Maine — Ron Paul supporters in Maine, who less than two weeks ago staged what has been called a takeover of the state GOP convention, said they continue to stand behind the presidential hopeful even after he announced Monday he will not spend more money in pursuit of state primary victories.

    In Maine, where the Texas congressman has built a fervent base of supporters, at least 20 of the state’s 24 delegates to the Republican National Convention will carry Paul banners. Many of those delegates told the Bangor Daily News on Tuesday the libertarian-leaning candidate’s Monday announcement has been widely misconstrued as a declaration he is ending his campaign.

    In an email to supporters Monday, Paul urged his backers to remain involved in politics and to champion his causes.

    “Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted,” Paul said in his statement. “Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have.”

    “I encourage all supporters of liberty to make sure you get to the polls and make your voices heard, particularly in the local, state and congressional elections, where so many defenders of freedom are fighting and need your support,” he added.

    “There was such a gross amount of media misrepresentation [Monday],” said Matthew McDonald, a delegate from Belfast and Paul supporter since 2007.

    “Any person with a fifth-grade education could read that [letter] and say, ‘He’s not quitting the campaign, he’s just not going to spend money on the primary states.’ But if you’ve been following him, you’d have seen that that’s been his campaign strategy all along, to focus on caucuses and conventions and earn as many delegates as he can.”

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is widely considered the frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination. He was declared Maine’s top choice by the party establishment after edging Paul in a February presidential preference poll taken during municipal caucuses statewide.

    But Paul said it was premature to put Maine in Romney’s win column, with the poll results trumpeted before several communities had a chance to caucus, casting initial doubt on the process.

    Paul backers then filled the party convention on May 5 and 6, voting supporters Brent Tweed and Ron Morrell into the convention chairman and secretary positions, respectively. Under their watch, champions of Paul were tapped for at least 20 of the state’s delegate spots.

    In states which hold caucuses, party members show support for nominees in open floor votes cast during community-level meetings. Most states hold primaries, in which party members go to the polls and cast secret ballots for their nominees — in many cases, delegates in primary states are pledged to the winner at the polls.

    In caucus states, Paul has built his delegate count by organizing supportive rallies in local and state conventions — ensuring advocates for the congressman are chosen for the delegate posts — even after failing to win majorities in the caucuses. Paul is slated to speak this weekend in Minnesota, for instance, where he finished second in the February caucuses but will be represented by 18 of the state’s 24 delegates at the national convention thanks to strong showings in the state’s subsequent county conventions.

    Ashley Ryan of South Portland, who was elected Maine’s new Republican National Committeewoman during the Paul-dominated convention here, said the congressman’s announcement Monday signals simply that he’s focusing on caucus states — like Maine — not that he’s waving the white flag.

    “What we did in Maine has always been the goal,” she said. “The national campaign helped us out tremendously to get organized, but it really wasn’t about campaign advertising or videos. It was word of mouth, people volunteering, making phone calls and going door-to-door. Instead of spending few resources on the primary states, we’re devoting our efforts toward caucuses and conventions.”

    “The strategy all along has been to accumulate as many delegates as possible,” said Pete “the Carpenter” Harring, a Paul delegate from Auburn who is credited with founding the Maine Tea Party. “I believe not spending money on primaries that may or may not ultimately benefit Ron Paul is the right idea.”

    Bryan Dougherty of Bangor, another Paul delegate to the national convention, said the message of limited government embodied by the congressman has too much momentum to halt now.

    “He’s already garnered a lot of delegates from a lot of states,” he told the BDN on Monday. “To throw money at television ads in primary states is kind of a waste in when it can be used to make sure we have parliamentarians at the conventions.”

    According to The Associated Press, Romney has secured 973 of the 1,144 delegates necessary to become the party’s official nominee to challenge Democratic incumbent President Barack Obama in the fall. Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum from Pennsylvania and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tallied 264 delegates and 130 delegates, respectively, before they dropped out of the race. Paul is now carrying 104 delegates.

    All states and U.S. territories which hold caucuses already have done so. However, after Nebraska and Oregon on Tuesday, nine more states are scheduled to hold primaries between May 22 and June 26.

    Ryan said Paul shouldn’t be counted out. She took a confident tone when describing the impact of Paul’s decision to step back from primaries.
    “Once we win the nomination, we’ll have that much more money saved for the fall campaign,” Ryan said.

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    Zero-zero, bottom of the 7th, 1 out, bases loaded, Ron Paul steps up to the plate

    Submitted by Ron Johnson on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 06:41
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    The crowd is chanting wildly "Grand Slam! Grand Slam!" The game has been closer than anyone had any reason to expect. The Team should have folded long ago, taken their lickin' and gone home. But here, now, at the bottom of the 7th, they have a chance to clinch it.

    Ron Paul steps up to the plate. He hears the crowd. They want a win, and they want it now. If he feels the pressure of their expectations, he doesn't show it. His face is unmoved as he concentrates. He intends to win the game, the series, and the season.

    The first pitch is high inside. Ron pulls back and avoids taking one on the chin. Ball one. He steps back into the batters box and stares down the pitcher. The second pitch hits the dirt in front of the plate, ball two.

    The crowd begins booing. They want their Grand Slam! Give him a good pitch, they scream. The pitcher ignores the hostile voices. He knows what is at stake. If he walks Ron, he loses. If he pitches to Ron, he may lose big time.

    On the windup, the pitcher is ever so slightly off balance, and the ball whizzes by Ron's knees, over the plate. Ron senses a moment's hesitation and turns to the umpire. "Strike," he says. The ump is shocked. "Strike," Ron repeats. The ump calls out "Strike One!"

    The crowd boos louder. "You're blind, ump!" They are rowdy and agitated. The ump turns his back to the crowd, uneasy.

    The pitcher winds up and sends a curveball over the plate. Ron swings for the bleachers, and misses. "Strike Two," the ump calls. Ron steps out of the batter's box. The chants are louder than ever "Grand Slam! Grand Slam!" He hears it. He knows what is expected of him. He mentally shuts the door in his mind to block out the crowd who, swilling their beer and munching on hot dogs, want satisfaction.

    Ron steps back into the batter's box. The pitch comes over high and inside, again. Ball three.

    Full count. The crowd cannot contain itself. They are mad at the pitcher for throwing unpredictably. They are mad at the ump for calling balls and strikes. They are mad at Ron for whiffing what appeared to be a perfectly good pitch. They want their grand slam. They will settle for nothing less.

    Ron steps in the batters box. He's done this many times before. This is where ball players are separated from chest-thumping wannabees. The pitcher is at his moment of truth: walk, run, or strike out. There is only one option...he MUST deliver a strike and hope for the best.

    "Here you go, Ron," the pitcher says to himself. He launches a blistering fastball, dead center over the plate. The time between leaving his hand and arriving at the plate is amazingly short. Ron's brain works fast, unconsciously...speed, direction, height,...he is concentrating so hard that he swears he can see the stitches on the ball.

    He flicks the bat, connects, and sends the ball skating over the ground between the first and second basemen. The right field outfielder runs up and scoops the ball, then twitches the ball to the first baseman. Easy out. Ron couldn't possibly run fast enough to beat that play. He walks off the field, amid some applause, but mostly silence. The crowd is disappointed. Ron didn't measure up. They didn't get their grand slam.

    When Ron gets back to the dugout, he sees the manager. "Sorry, I didn't have it in me." The manager points to the scoreboard: 1-0. Almost forgotten in the excitement over a possible Grand Slam was the runner who came home while Ron was being tagged out at first.

    The manager pats him on the back. "Advance the runner. That's the game." Ron looks out on the crowd that has already forgotten him and is chanting mindlessly at a new batter, demanding satisfaction.

    He sits on the bench, stretches out, and smiles.

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    Some Historical Perspective for Ron Paul Activists ( Lew Rockwell )

    Submitted by RG4RP on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 06:52
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    I've been somewhat surprised by the absolutely hysterical reaction among some RP activists to Ron Paul's announcement that he's shifting resources toward winning more delegates instead of blowing it on straw polls in new primaries. In some of the forums, alleged "supporters" are hurling insults at both Ron and his staffers.

    I remember how after 2008, some people I talked to pledged to "never give money ever again" to Ron Paul because he "wasn't serious" about winning. These people think elections are all that matter, but that's not how political and intellectual movements work. The election of numerous libertarian candidates will be a lagging indicator, not a leading indicator, of the success of a libertarian movement. The population still isn't there.

    Although it will be.

    It's absolutely unbelievable that some people who claim to be champions of freedom are now viciously badmouthing a man who can claim much credit in making libertarianism a household word – as it now is – and has been instrumental in building the most important challenge to central banking and the warfare state in a century. All of this is in addition to taking control of the GOP machinery in numerous states and cong. districts.

    I might also note that I turned on the tele the other day and there was Ron Paul talking about central banking. Note to newcomer activists: I know it's hard to believe, but before RP's 2008 run, there was once a time when libertarians weren't on TV regularly talking about Austrian free-market economics and the evils of war. I swear it's true. Cross my heart and hope to die.

    Politically, Ron Paul is doing what the Religious Right successfully did 20 years ago when it became a major force in the party, and he's rebuilding the intellectual infrastructure of the American right wing in a way similar to what Buckley did in the 1950s. Except, where Buckley only pretended to be for the rule of law and limited government, Ron Paul is the real thing. And Paul's even doing it without CIA money, unlike Buckley. RP's the continuation of the old libertarian movement that existed in opposition to war and the New Deal before it was hijacked by the conservative apologists for the state.

    Except now, instead of being composed of a few dozen guys who could all have met in a small hotel ballroom, the movement for peace and freedom is a huge nationwide movement.

    Anyone who, like me, teaches people in their twenties can already see a huge change. The ideas of libertarianism have a credibility they have not had in decades, if not not since the late 19th century when Herbert Spencer was a best-selling author in America.

    Those of us who have been involved in the libertarian movement for more than ten years can see a huge difference, and those who have been around for decades undoubtedly see even more. Nevertheless, I can understand that a younger person, or a person who has never been politically active before, might view one presidential election as some kind of end-all-be-all of the freedom movement, but it's not.

    The Ron Paul phenomenon isn't even close to being done re-shaping the American political landscape, yet amazingly, some people seem to think that not running TV ads in California somehow signifies a lack of seriousness on the part of the Paul campaign. Only a complete lack of experience and historical perspective could lead one to such conclusions.

    May 16, 2012 Some Historical Perspective for Ron Paul Activists by Ryan McMaken

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    That is all. Thanks for reading

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