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Liz Cheney Goes After Rand Paul Critical of Dick Cheney, Halliburton, & Iraq War

April 9th, 2014 No comments

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Ron Paul to Create News Channel!

July 15th, 2013 No comments

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Rand Paul CPAC Speech GOP Front runner

March 14th, 2013 No comments

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Senators join Rand Paul in Rare Senate Eruption “Randpage”

March 6th, 2013 No comments

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Senators joining Rand Paul in Rare Senate Eruption

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Country GOP Chairman Resigns – Cites Tyrannical Party

January 21st, 2013 No comments

“I am resigning as Chairman of the Smith County Republican Party as of Friday January 18, 2013. I have come to the conclusion that the National Republican Party cannot be reformed from within and that also applies to the State Republican Party. The establishment that controls both are not for the Constitution and limited government. They are for big government and crony capitalism.  They will do everything in their power to prevent constitutional conservatives from having input in the party. They are willing to lose elections rather than cede power.  The Republican Party no longer stands for anything, it is a hollow core. It is merely one of two platforms to run on to get elected to office. Elected officials are not held accountable by the party for following the National or State Party Platforms. The political system is broken beyond repair. I can no longer in good conscience tell individuals to give any more money to the National or State Republican Parties or to vote straight Republican. They should only give directly to, or provide other support to Constitutional Conservative candidates. Voters should only vote for Constitutional Conservatives. Even if a RINO (Republican In name Only) is uncontested, the lower vote total vs. other candidates will show their vulnerability in the next election. This may influence how they vote.

“The real power in conservative politics today is in the Freedom Movement. This consists of the Grassroots, Tea Party, Ron Paul people, Constitutionalists and others. They are the hope of saving our country by electing Constitutionalists who care more about what is right for the US rather than their political or personal careers. We need politicians with the character and conviction of those who signed the Declaration of Independence. They put their sacred honor, fortunes and lives on the line for Liberty.

“I do not plan to retire from politics, but become even more involved through Grassroots America – We the People, and working with other groups throughout Texas and the United States. I will tirelessly work to elect constitutional conservatives in Republican primaries to unseat RINO’s at the local, state and national levels. In the general election I will support constitutional conservatives no matter which party they run on.

“The time is short. Our culture and political system have failed. The anger and animosity in the country is raising to the surface. What people must realize is that it will never be like it was in 2007. We are either going back to the Constitution, limited government and our nation’s founding principles, or at best becoming Greece, Spain or Italy, but most probably becoming like Venezuela or Argentina.”

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Ron Paul’s Last House Floor Speech Farewell 11/14/2012

November 14th, 2012 No comments

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Ron Paul’s message to the GOP (from Ron’s Facebook)

November 10th, 2012 No comments

America is over $16 trillion in debt. The “official” unemployment rate still hovers around 8%.

Our federal government claims the right to spy on American citizens, indefinitely detain them, and even assassinate them without trial.

Domestic drones fly over the country for civilian surveillance.

Twelve million fewer Americans voted in 2012 than in 2008, yet political pundits scratch their heads.

It’s not hard to see why, though.

To go along with endorsing a never-ending policy of bailouts, “stimulus packages,” and foreign military adventurism, the establishment of neither major party questions the assaults on Americans’ liberties I’ve named above.

As my campaign showed, the American people are fed up. Many realized heading into Tuesday that regardless of who won the presidential election, the status quo would be the real victor.

GOP leadership is now questioning why they didn’t perform better.

They’re looking at demographic changes in the United States and implying minorities can only be brought into the party by loudly advocating for abandoning what little remains of their limited government platform and endorsing more statist policies.

My presidential campaign proved that standing for freedom brings people together.

Liberty is popular – regardless of race, religion, or creed.

As long as the GOP establishment continues to not only reject the liberty message, but actively drive away the young, diverse coalition that supports those principles, it will see results similar to Tuesday’s outcome.

A renewed respect for liberty is the only way forward for the Republican Party and for our country.

I urge all my Republican colleagues to join the liberty movement in fighting for a brighter future.

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Ron Paul Speaks the Truth of His Own Party

August 31st, 2012 No comments

On Aug. 31, Congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul officially washed his hands of the GOP, just as the 2012 Republican convention comes to a close. Citing the party being no different than the Democrats in fiscal spending and irresponsibility, the Texas Congressman denounced fully that the GOP in its current form was no longer his.

*REP. PAUL SAYS BOTH PARTIES KEYNESIANS, GOP ‘NOT HIS PARTY’
*REP. PAUL SAYS FED PRICE FIXING
*REP. PAUL SAYS FED FLOODING MARKET WITH MONEY - Zerohedge via Bloomberg

The irony of today’s announcement by Congressman Paul is that it was the Republican party who first rejected him, long before Paul’s decision to wash his hands of the GOP. During the primary campaign season, multiple Republican committees in states across the country used rule changes and local law enforcement to ensure the Texas Congressman did not succeed in winning primaries. Couple this with the fraudulent attempt to keep Ron Paul from being nominated at the Convention bystealing his delegates in Maine, and in other states, and it is no surprise that the soon to retire Congressman has had enough of the corrupt political party he supported for more than 30 years.

Congressman Paul’s assessment of the Republican party being no different than the Democrats when it comes to government spending and Keynesian economic doctrine is easily exemplified in Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential candidate, Paul Ryan. As Chairman of the House budget committee, Ryan backed the raising of the debt ceiling in August of last year, and voted for TARP and the Obama stimulus packages which has increased the national debt by more than $2 trillion. His recent speech on cutting spending is actually just a proposal to cut future increases in spending, and not remove much from the over $1.4 trillion annual deficit.

As the Federal Reserve finishes up its annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming today, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has the support of both Republicans and Democrats, no matter the campaign rhetoric. Through their willingness to bail out the banks during the credit crisis of 2008 under then President Bush, to the voting in of the failed Dodd-Frank act which actually lessens restrictions on the financial industry, the proof lies in the desire of both parties to continue to spend money it does not have, and create an ever growing debt than is unsustainable.

In the twilight of Ron Paul’s political career, the time to play nice within the Republican party is over. Just as the highly suspicious TSA interrogation on Congressman Paul and his family occurred at the same time Mitt Romney was winning the nomination, so too was the establishment sending a message to Paul that his contributions were no longer welcome in the political party he dedicated his life to defending.

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Yahoo on Rule Change pulled at GOP Convention

August 27th, 2012 No comments

TAMPA–On Monday morning, at a meeting of more than 100 Texan delegates and alternates at the Saddlebrook Resort 20 miles north of Tampa, one topic got the crowd more fired up than any other. Delegate Melinda Fredricks read aloud a letter condemning recent changes to the national Republican party’s rules that would allow the GOP presidential candidate to veto and replace state delegates. “Our delegates are in shock that such an amendment even would be presented before the Rules Committee much less passed into rule,” Fredricks said. “Please know from the Texas delegation standpoint that the only way a floor fight can be avoided is for this rule to be stricken.” At that point, the entire Texas delegation stood up and applauded. Texans don’t necessarily want to have an ugly floor fight on the same day the party officially nominates Mitt Romney. But they’re willing to do it if their concerns about the rule aren’t satisfied. The changes, which Mitt Romney’s top lawyer put forward last week and Gov. Haley Barbour along with some other Romney supporters have embraced, are seen by opponents as intended to significantly weaken the power of grassroots politics and insurgent candidates such as Ron Paul.

Many against the move worry that it would give national candidates the power to replace delegates–often grassroots party faithfuls–with big-time donors or friends. “We truly consider that an infringement on our rights,” Fredricks, a member of the rules committee, told Yahoo News of the changes. Today, states generally choose their delegates at state conventions, and then those individuals travel to the national convention to cast their vote for a candidate based on the share the candidate won of the primary or caucus vote of each state. But, the changes could allow a candidate such as Mitt Romney to boot out any delegates who are assigned to vote for him and replace them. While opposition to the rules began with Ron Paul supporters, it has spread to the entire Texas delegation and significant portions of those from South Carolina, Colorado, Virginia and Louisiana too. Mitt Romney’s campaign lawyer Ben Ginsberg proposed the rule last week, but even some Romney supporters are staunchly opposed to the changes. Indiana delegate and Romney supporter James Bopp wrote in an email to RNC members that it’s “the biggest power grab in the history of the Republican Party.” Fredricks, a Romney TAMPA–On Monday morning, at a meeting of more than 100 Texan delegates and alternates at the Saddlebrook Resort 20 miles north of Tampa, one topic got the crowd more fired up than any other. Delegate Melinda Fredricks read aloud a letter condemning recent changes to the national Republican party’s rules that would allow the GOP presidential candidate to veto and replace state delegates. “Our delegates are in shock that such an amendment even would be presented before the Rules Committee much less passed into rule,” Fredricks said. “Please know from the Texas delegation standpoint that the only way a floor fight can be avoided is for this rule to be stricken.”

At that point, the entire Texas delegation stood up and applauded. Texans don’t necessarily want to have an ugly floor fight on the same day the party officially nominates Mitt Romney. But they’re willing to do it if their concerns about the rule aren’t satisfied. The changes, which Mitt Romney’s top lawyer put forward last week and Gov. Haley Barbour along with some other Romney supporters have embraced, are seen by opponents as intended to significantly weaken the power of grassroots politics and insurgent candidates such as Ron Paul. Many against the move worry that it would give national candidates the power to replace delegates–often grassroots party faithfuls–with big-time donors or friends. “We truly consider that an infringement on our rights,” Fredricks, a member of the rules committee, told Yahoo News of the changes. Today, states generally choose their delegates at state conventions, and then those individuals travel to the national convention to cast their vote for a candidate based on the share the candidate won of the primary or caucus vote of each state.

But, the changes could allow a candidate such as Mitt Romney to boot out any delegates who are assigned to vote for him and replace them. While opposition to the rules began with Ron Paul supporters, it has spread to the entire Texas delegation and significant portions of those from South Carolina, Colorado, Virginia and Louisiana too. Mitt Romney’s campaign lawyer Ben Ginsberg proposed the rule last week, but even some Romney supporters are staunchly opposed to the changes. Indiana delegate and Romney supporter James Bopp wrote in an email to RNC members that it’s “the biggest power grab in the history of the Republican Party.” Fredricks, a Romney supporter, says only 30 people of the more than 300 Texan alternates and delegates support Ron Paul, yet the delegation is “united” in its opposition to the rule. At 2pm on Tuesday, the Rules Committee members will debate whether the new rule should be struck down. Fredericks thinks she has the 29 members necessary to start a debate about the change, and is hopeful she can resolve the issue before the committee adjourns and joins the larger convention floor.supporter, says only 30 people of the more than 300 Texan alternates and delegates support Ron Paul, yet the delegation is “united” in its opposition to the rule. At 2pm on Tuesday, the Rules Committee members will debate whether the new rule should be struck down. Fredericks thinks she has the 29 members necessary to start a debate about the change, and is hopeful she can resolve the issue before the committee adjourns and joins the larger convention floor.

 

 
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China Making Enormous Gold Purchases For Gold Backed Currency

August 21st, 2012 No comments

Hedge fund gurus George Soros and John Paulson and central banks around the world are jumping back into the bullion market.

At MarketWatch, Myra P. Saefong, speaks to Kevin Kerr, president of Kerr Trading International, Brien Lundin, editor of Gold Newsletter and Mark O’Byrne, executive director at GoldCore about “unconfirmed speculation” that China – the world’s number one producer and second-placed consumer (at the moment) – is gearing up to buy up to at least 5,000 to 6,000 tonnes starting before the end of the year.

There is also “the potential for greater demand from unreported purchases by the People’s Bank of China, should they decide to again report an increase in their gold holdings,” [O’Byrne] said.

[Kerr said] “If China buys this much gold, that would exceed annual, global production of gold, he said. “We do not have enough gold for China to buy that much, and it will take China time to purchase this amount of gold.”

“There’s a significant discrepancy between domestic gold demand in China and the level of Chinese gold imports and production, and apparently this gap is being made up by central bank gold purchases,” said Lundin.

“We will know in time, but the bottom line is that China is … consuming an ever-growing portion of global gold production,” he said. “This forms a floor under the gold price, which is why the most pessimistic assumption of downside targets in gold corrections have always been far off the market.”

Global gold mine production has averaged roughly 2,600 tonnes per year over the past five years, according to the World Gold Council.

Central banks went from net sellers to net buyers during 2009 while recycled gold supply has declined over the same period to constitute around a 1,000 tonnes or less than a third of annual supply
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