Tuesday, December 27, 2011

10 Fun Facts You May Not Have Known About Ron Paul

10. "Of the 620 measures that Paul has sponsored [since 1976], just four have made it to a vote on the House floor. Only one has been signed into law."

9. Ron Paul is 76 years old and would be 80 at the end of a hypothetical first term.

8. In 2007, Ron Paul criticized Abraham Lincoln for using military force to end slavery during the Civil War: "He shouldn’t have gone to war… Slavery was phased out in every other country in the world and the way I’m advising that it should have been done is do like the British Empire did; you buy the slaves and release them."

7. In 2009, Ron Paul said even the Nazi Holocaust was not sufficient cause for interventionism. He said, among other things, "No, I wouldn’t. I wouldn’t risk American lives to [end the Holocaust]."

6. The Washington Post's Charles Lane -- hardly a "neocon" -- says that "Paul actually comes closest to the foreign policy views of Obama’s longtime religious leader, Jeremiah Wright."

5. Just days after the horrific 9/11 attacks that killed 3,000 Americans, Ron Paul blamed America for the attacks: "It is clear that protecting certain oil interests and our presence in the Persian Gulf help drive the holy war. Muslims see this as an invasion and domination by a foreign enemy, which inspires radicalism."

4. In a television interview he gave in 1995, Ron Paul explicitly and personally endorsed the views of his newsletter: "I also do an investment letter. It’s called the Ron Paul Survival Report, and I put that out on a monthly basis ... which is a gold-oriented newsletter, but it’s also, uh, convening — expressing concern about surviving in this age of big government, where there’s a lot of taxes and regulations, and attacks on our personal liberties."

3. Ron Paul refuses to disavow support from "the racists, anti-Semites and neo-Nazis in his coalition (sorry, but whatever you think of Lew Rockwell, Stormfront and David Duke certainly deserve such labels)."

2. In an interview he gave just last month, Ron Paul also refuses to disclaim the despicable 9/11 Truther movement and, in fact, actively encourages it. When asked "why won’t you come out about the truth about 9/11?", he responded: "Because I can’t handle the controversy, I have the IMF the Federal Reserve to deal with, the IRS to deal with because no because I just have more-too many things on my plate. Because I just have too much to do."

1. Ron Paul believes in pretty much every discredited, crackpot conspiracy theory you've ever heard of. To wit:

He knows how crazy his conspiracy theories about The Illuminatis are, so he initially deflects the question ("What do you think the Bildersbergers are doing?") with an empty demurral. Then the questioner asks it a second and third time, and he can no longer counterfeit his beliefs; he offers up the Illuminatis conspiracy.

Remember, we're fighting a "phony war" against Al Qaeda, and it's all ginned-up neocon nonsense that Iran is cooking up a nuclear bomb, and Hamas was created by Israel.

But the thing we've got to really keep our eyes on is the Bildersbergers and Trilateral Commissioners.


Image credit: iOwnTheWorld.


A Conservative Teacher said...

Putting this stuff on your blog is going to get the crazies upset.

JDellAnno said...

You're incredibly opinionated. I see this fanatical meme as one of the biggest problems with American culture today. I can't believe that anybody would read this and objectively decide that you are an objectively spoken. Are you unable to put yourself in RP's shoes? Although I will not be voting for RP, I admire that he speaks his mind when the rest of America wants to bomb Iran, keep spending money on the military/ Fed, and limit civil liberties in the name of security. Slowly people are beginning to agree with RP and if things get worse soon with a QE3, don't be surprised to see America rally around RP - a candidate that truly represents conservatism and what the constitution stands for. You appear to lack all semblance of empathy.

Anonymous said...

@ JDellAnno
If America ever rallies around RONPAUL, I'm busting a move to Canada (and I don't like Canada)

Professor Why said...

"You're incredibly opinionated."

Amazing that someone would have opinions on their blog, a site for that person's opinions to be published... ;)

Keep up the great work, Mr. Ross... :D

Anonymous said...

I nominate Paul for President Tin Foil Hat of the Planet Duh.

Shayne said...

"You appear to lack all semblance of empathy."

If a lack of empathy, as you call it, keeps our nation safe, then sign me up.

Mr. Ross does not show a "lack of empathy." Rather he shows a true understanding of the danger a Ron Paul presidency would bring.

JimK said...

I try to avoid a certain kind of person in my life because they give off that crazy, "you don't know what I'm gonna do next" vibe. Ron Paul falls into that category.

Anonymous said...

If Iowa makes Paul the winner they will prove their irrelevance in the Presidential nominating process.

Stewed Hamm said...

@JDellAnno Those blue words in Mr. Ross's post? They're links. They take you to the article or video that provides evidentiary support for the claims he makes. That's why these are not 10 memes about Paul, they're facts.

Paul's ideas regarding Iran, spending, etc. have no bearing whatsoever on basic facts like his age, bills he has sponsored while in Congress, or videos he appears in. In fact, they're pretty much the definition of "objective."

LargeBill said...

One minor error, Paul would not be 80 at the end of a term as president for a couple reasons.
1. Because he would be 81
2. More importantly, there ain't no way in hell he is getting elected.

Anonymous said...

Nice conspiracy which the CIA, 911 report, and US gov dispute your points since Paul quoted them.

People can not read 911report when it says the attacks happened because of US policy.

everyone knows a war with Iran is insane which US gov officials have stated as well as the and experts that attack him which do not deny Paul and something admit it like Bill O'Reilly, Israel, Russia, China.

But the average American IQ is too stupid to understand or read so maybe the US gets every corrupt politician they deserve. LOL

Has anyone read a book? A good start is animal farm and tell me if that sounds familiar.

I disagree with Paul that people are smart enough to make a decisions since I see only morons here. lol

Anonymous said...

I can tell how much weight you pull with your 9 comments. Says a lot about the author, or is that a little?

Anonymous said...

You're an idiot, half of your facts are false. Sounds to me like we have a neocon once again thinking his views are right. You have nothing bad on Ron Paul lets face it he will be the only person to help America Recover.

Jason Schatz said...

10. His "measures" do not get voted on because they go against the current status quo of big government and centralized banking
9. He will be 81
8. Approximately 620000 Americans died during the civil war. Buying the slaves freedom and outlawing slavery would have been a lot less costly, both monetarily and in lives
7. May 13, 1939, more than 900 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution was turned away by the US Government. The US entered WW2 after the attack on Pearl Harbor, not because of the Holocaust. There is currently a Genocide in Africa. What is our current president doing about that?
6. Ron Paul's Foreign Policy is backed by most of the worlds experts in Foreign Policy and ex-CIA/FBI officials
5. Ron Paul did not blame America, he blamed our current Foreign Policies.
4. Have you actually read any of his news letters? I have and agree that some of them were a little much and out there.
3. Our current president, and his opponent have far more dangerous corporations, or "people" as Mitt Romney calls them, in their "coalition" that have done far more damage to this country than a bunch of bigots who do nothing more than spew hate
2. If you still believe that Al Qaeda is solely responsible for 911, then I feel sorry for you. When people say it was an inside job, they are not referring to our congress and senators. They are referring to the people that I call the 0.25%, The international banking cartel that runs all governments and controls their policies.
1. Ya he is crazy for thinking that the Bildersbergers and Trilateral Commissioners (created and ran by the international banking elitists) are up to no good. Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson must have been crazy too.

Anonymous said...

The despicable 911 truther movement? So, care to explain how WTC 7 collapsed? No planes hit it, so how comes it fell to the ground in 7 seconds flat? A fire could not have caused so much internal damage simultaneously. Think about it.

The laws of physics aren't really that hard to grasp. Take a good ol' look at the top of the WTC's as they collapse - notice how the tops of them are already giving off tremendous amounts of dust from the offset of the collapse? Now, tell me - where did the energy come from, to pulverize the concrete at that stage? The forces present at the top would be nowhere near enough to explain such.

Is it wrong to question such contradictions? I don't like conspiracies; they breed fear, but I also don't like lies, because they hide threats that everyone has the right to know about. We might as well all go back to believing that the Earth is flat and that we are at the centre of the Solar System - because the same mentality that refused to question those illusions, is stilly very much present in modern day society.