With the debacle of the recent Republican National Convention all but past, liberty minded voters have been left with no real political options. Gary Johnson has received a boost from some Ron Paul supporters, however he simply doesn’t have the name recognition for any votes his way to make a real statement.
New information has arisen that shows Ron Paul is planning to make a big announcement on the Leno show September 4th – could it be a 3rd party run? A Gary Johnson endorsement? Sources say it’s probably something else, but there is a petition running with over 11,000 signatures strong for Ron Paul to make one last run for the presidency as the 3rd party candidate. Furthermore, apparently Ron Paul is open to the idea, provided he is assured that he will have the support necessary to make it worth it.
So please go sign this petition, if anything, just for the principle of it. I no longer believe in participating or voting within the political system we’ve been given, but signing the petition shows a stand against the wars, the Federal Reserve, and other important issues that neither Romney nor Obama will confront.
From BuddyRey of the Ron Paul Forums:
As some of you may know, for the last two years, I’ve made an effort to publicly commemorate the birth of one of the greatest, yet often unsung heroes of the early libertarian movement, the great abolitionist attorney and anti-statist thinker Lysander Spooner. Tomorrow, January 19th, marks 204 years since the birth of this uncompromisingly bold, brilliant, and intrepid defender of Natural Rights and individual sovereignty. And, appropriately enough, it’s also the final debate for Ron Paul before the South Carolina primary. With apologies to Spooner’s deist sensibilities, nothing pleases me more than to imagine him standing with Ron in spirit tomorrow night, and helping the good doc perform especially well!
Most of all, tomorrow is a day to revel in your individual liberty in its truest and most unalloyed form. A few suggested activities for a well-spent Spooner Day include calling your so-called “representatives” to demand they vote against SOPA, rereading some of Spooner’s classic works, like “No Treason” or “An Essay on the Trial by Jury”, or even just microwaving some popcorn and rewatching “V for Vendetta” for the 18th time. Let’s live it up, and party like we’ve never even heard of NDAA!
A man’s natural rights are his own, against the whole world; and any infringement of them is equally a crime, whether committed by one man, or by millions; whether committed by one man calling himself a robber, or by millions calling themselves a government.
– Lysander Spooner
The official announcement is expected to be made tomorrow, but Jon Huntsman has made the decision to drop out of the GOP Presidential Race. The campaign has given word that Huntsman will be backing Mitt Romney, citing that Romney is the only candidate capable of fixing the economy. This is an example of what is wrong in the game of politics. Just days ago, Jon Huntsman was debating against Romney, pointing out his many weaknesses. My personal opinion? If you believe any one of the candidates is worthy of your endorsement, then you should have never entered the race to begin with. Unfortunately, the Presidential Race isn’t based on the uniqueness of the ideas, but rather the desire to be popular and liked (with the exception of Ron Paul). I suppose that’s where the idea politics is just show business for ugly people came from.
As you can see in the original post, Dana Bash is a CNN reporter who has more then adequately demonstrated a very pronounced bias against Ron Paul. Asking irrelevant and precisely phrased questions for the sole purpose of hurting his reputation, ignorance of the many current numbers favorable to Ron Paul’s campaign, while citing some extreme minority position that is opposed to him. This joke of a journalist is essentially paid for by your viewership – let CNN know we do not tolerate special interest journalists. The people in the video above got the ball rolling.
P.S. Her whole denial of being “worried” about Ron Paul winning and performing “objective” journalism is soundly debunked, in her own words, in the video from the original post.
The Reporter Who Cannot Be Trusted
Dana Bash: The Journalist With An Agenda
The lack of professionalism from CNN’s political reporter Dana Bash is becoming unbearable, and her increasingly blatant political agenda is beginning to cast a negative stigma over the entire CNN network’s reporting and credibility – beginning with her admission of personally worrying about a Ron Paul victory. Regardless of your personal political stance, recognizing the unprofessionalism of Dana Bash is inescapable. It has become incumbent upon CNN to either reassign Dana Bash, or sever association with this disrespectable reporter altogether.
CNN, however, has recently released a statement to the Huffington Post defending their employment of Dana Bash:
The notion that Dana is anything but objective is preposterous. Dana’s report should be fully reviewed in the context in which she meant it—to reference John’s sources and her sources, not her own opinion. Keep in mind, Dana was the only reporter that Rep. Ron Paul chose to conduct an interview with last night after winning second place in the NH primary. That should speak for itself.
And Then There Were Two…
Ron Paul outperformed all expectations tonight with his strong second place finish in New Hampshire, the first primary of the election season. Ron Paul’s support has consistently bucked the trend this election season which has seen virtually every candidate momentarily soar in the polls, only to come crashing back down into virtual obscurity. Paul’s support on the other hand has been consistently gaining every single with nary a decline. This demonstrates a remarkable loyalty among Americans to the message Ron Paul espouses, a rarity in politics, and especially the politics of the past few months. If history is any indication, the supporters Ron Paul has aren’t going anywhere, and many more are sure to be on their way in the weeks and months ahead.
With a recent report from South Carolina’s largest newspaper, The State, it is becoming increasingly evident that we are now down to a 2 man race in the GOP between Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, with all other candidates failing to make the ballots of all the states:
• Newt Gingrich is not on the ballot in Missouri and Virginia and did not qualify for all of the delegates in Tennessee.
• Rick Santorum is not on the ballot in Virginia, Ilinois and Washington, D.C., and did not qualify for all of the delegates in Ohio and Tennessee.
• Jon Huntsman is not on the ballot in Arizona, Virginia and Illinois and did not qualify for all of the delegates in Ohio and Tennessee.
• Rick Perry is not on the ballot in Virginia and did not qualify for all of the delegates in Ohio, Tennessee and Illinois.
Ron Paul the Rockstar
Rick Santorum is fading fast, and on his way back into obscurity, so a part of me feels silly for still mentioning him, but this is just too ridiculous NOT to post. Rick Santorum here is arguing in no uncertain terms that people cannot be free to pursue their happiness and interests. What a horribly warped sense of freedom he has. There’s really not much more to say – the absurdity of Santorum’s beliefs are plenty clear in his own words in the video above. Santorum makes it quite clear, he badly wants control of you – your freedom is harmful to others, and Santorum wants the right to control your actions, to create a world for his own pleasure by imposing his values on you. Please don’t let anyone you know consider giving this madman the gun that is government. Friends don’t let friends vote for Santorum.
Here is a cheesy Rick Santorum video from just 5 years ago. It shows Rick in the midst of silly wrestlers touting his ability and willingness to compromise with the liberal Democrats in office, and every single policy he is bragging about creating involves increased spending, and decreased liberty. Whereas Mitt Romney is a twin of Obama – could Santorum be even worse for America?