Ron Paul A True Statesman With IntegrityI'm concerned about the detention provisions in the defense authorization bill and other losses of civil liberties over the past few years. So I'm closely following the Republican Presidential Primary news and polls of who is winning. I think this election is a make or break for America's survival. I strongly support Ron Paul's ideas and platform.
This morning I logged onto Google News and looked at the news stories. I read a story on Politico about the Presidential debate held at Drake University last evening. The article did not even mention Ron Paul, the most consistent champion of civil liberties of any candidate. Google news highlights had articles about other candidates performance during the debate, but nothing about Ron Paul.
To find how Ron Paul did during the debates, I googled Ron Paul on Google news. Online polls showed Ron Paul with a runaway. ABC news.com poll received just over 8,746 votes of which 6,500 plus were in Paul’s corner. Gingrich followed with 1,000, Romney 590, Bachmann 200, and Perry 156. Paul had 63% of National Review poll voters followed by Gingrich 18% and Romney at 12% ba
We are tired of war, In a recent CBS poll three-quarters of Americans support US withdrawal from Iraq. Two-thirds of Americans believe the Iraq War was not worth fighting. Half of Americans oppose US involvement in Libya. More than half of Americans want to end the war in Afghanistan. Seventy per cent of Americans do not support military intervention to change dictatorships into democracies. 41% of Americans say that Israel is an ally. 37% of Americans say that Israel is 'not an ally,' and 12% say Israel is 'unfriendly' or 'an enemy.' 55% of Americans say Iran can be contained via diplomacy. Only 15% of Americans support military intervention in Iran. Support for ending these conflicts will be a significant factor in the caucuses. Ron Paul is the only voice of the top ttier candidates for ending the war.
The main street media ignores online polls favoring standard polling method that question a few hundred "random" individuals to support their dismissal of Ron Paul. However the caucuses are an exercise in voter enthusiasm. Traditionally they have been an exercise for the "party faithful", but this election appears to be a watershed of emotional outpouring against politics as usual as evidenced by the Occupy Wall Street movement that has swept the world. Younger voters are being energized to participate in a process that has historically been ignored by the average voter. I sense the dialogue of political opinion, ideas, and honest concern for the future has never been greater. As voters become more sophisticated, and more self directed in their search for information, no longer are they looking for pundit's opinion. They are choosing for themselves with greater information than at any time in history. The media standards of former years are changing in ways few anticipated as we garner greater and more diverse information from blogs, email, ezines, reprints, online news sources and internet copies of video. The internet is having a greater influence on the political landscape than anything since Guttenberg’s printing press. I sense this reduces the effectiveness and accuracy of conventional polling techniques and conventional wisdom from mainstream media.
I sense that this election will turn into a test of personal values. People are remembering the forgotten dreams of youth and they are reaching for them, many for the first time through the political process. There is deep discontent with the status quo of government bailouts and war. I conceive that this will be a significant factor in the 2012 election. As we keep adding legislation like the Defense Authorization Bill and the Patriot Act in an obvious drift toward a police state, Ron Paul's support of the constitution, limited government and freedom are a breath of fresh air in a world of disingenuous compromises. The concerns expressed by many over the rule of law, disintegrating liberties, corporate bailouts, job creation, unjust war, and financial problems faced by our country and Europe are valid. However I have great confidence in this country's voter to see through the illusions and propaganda to recognize honest policies instead of the parasitical self destruction advocated by most politicians. I sense that Ron Paul will win the Republican nomination for president and ultimate the presidency in 2012. I also perceive that current trends and the outpouring of heartfelt emotional support for one candidate represents a tipping point of individual voting power overwhelming political debate during this election. Ron Paul's integrity is readily apparent in his consistent voting record, his candid answers during debates and his clear reasoned vision of a bright future for America. I commend his honesty, his forthrightness and his vision.
His advocacy of the greater accountability and eventual elimination of the Federal Reserve is a highly significant, but often overlooked plank in his platform. Think about money for a second. Pull out a bill and look at it. It says on the bill FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE. It is a promise to pay. I also have issued several bank notes which represent my promise to pay. However, I unlike the Federal Reserve must provide something of value to others to earn Federal Reserve Notes to repay my notes. The Federal Reserve Bank however can issue more Federal Reserve Notes. This would be the equivalent to me issuing more personal notes to discharge my obligations. The Federal Reserve issues notes that are backed only by the paper they are printed on. Our only assurance of their value is the "goodwill" of these private bankers not to issue more notes and thus reduce their value. Their record in this has been horrendous. For this "service" they charge interest to member banks to borrow Federal Reserve Notes to cover their reserve requirements etc. The total interest and fees charged by the Federal Reserve equals the revenues the US Government collects in personal income taxes. This interest collected by the Federal Reserve does not go to the Federal Government for social programs, defense, public works etc. It goes to line the pockets of the wealthy individuals who own the Federal Reserve Bank.
If the Federal Reserve Bank services were provided by the US Treasury, these interest payments would be left in the Federal Government coffers instead of being diverted to enrich private investors. That's it in a nutshell. Private bankers are taking an amount equaling the Total Federal Revenue from Personal Income Taxes for providing slips of paper that have no more value than the strings of sea shells used in America before Columbus. Eliminating the Federal Reserve, a sound fiscal and monetary policy with no federal income taxes would lead to an explosion in economic activity the likes of which the world has not seen since the industrial revolution. Ron Paul advocacy of greater Fed accountability is gaining traction and being echoed by other candidates.
The excitement shown by Paul supporters indicates the ideas of the founding fathers are not dead. Civil liberty is still very popular and the foundation of the good life we all want for ourselves and future Americans.