July 7th, 2008 9:02 am | by Marc Gallagher | Published in Abortion, Big Government, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Drugs, Economics, Education, Election, energy, Environment, Federal Reserve, Foreign Policy, Free Market, Gambling, Gun Control, Health Care, Immigration, Internet Regulation, John McCain, Liberty, Maven Commentary, Media, Politics, REAL ID, Religion, Ron Paul, Social Security, Taxes, War | 15 Responses
July 3rd, 2008 9:59 am | by Marc Gallagher | Published in Abortion, Big Government, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Debt, Drugs, Economics, Education, Election, energy, Environment, Federal Reserve, Foreign Policy, Free Market, Gambling, Gun Control, Health Care, Immigration, Internet Regulation, Liberty, Maven Commentary, Obama, Philosophy, Politics, REAL ID, Religion, Ron Paul, Social Security, Taxes, War | 9 Responses
A few days ago we introduced the Ron Paul Paul-O-Meter. For a description and overview of the Paul-O-Meter, please read the article here.
Today we begin rating the Presidential candidates with our rating for Barack Obama. The Paul-O-Meter will give us a total score on 20 criteria. The closer a candidate gets to 100 points the more that candidate is like Ron Paul. For each criteria we will give the score and a short justification for that score. Read the results for Barack Obama below.
June 30th, 2008 8:50 am | by Marc Gallagher | Published in Abortion, Activism, Big Government, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Drugs, Economics, Election, energy, Environment, Federal Reserve, Foreign Policy, Free Market, Gambling, Gun Control, Health Care, Humor, Immigration, Internet Regulation, Liberty, Maven Commentary, Media, Philosophy, Politics, REAL ID, Religion, Ron Paul, Social Security, Taxes, War | 19 Responses
Who needs a Ron Paul endorsement when you have the Paul-O-Meter?
Everyone knows the perfection of Ron Paul. He is already a living legend. All future candidates are damaged goods simply because they are not Ron Paul. There is only one Ron Paul. So to see how other candidates measure up to his perfection we are introducing the “Paul-O-Meter”.
The Paul-O-Meter ranks candidates on a scale from 0 to 100 depending on how closely they are in agreement with Ron Paul on chosen criteria. Since no candidate can possibly equal Ron Paul, the highest score on the Paul-O-Meter attainable for candidates other than Ron Paul is 99. To simplify the ranking, each candidate will be graded from 1 to 5 on each of the 20 criteria. The 20 criteria are listed below, along with a short description for each.
NEW: Now you can submit your own ratings using our new Paul-O-Meter web polling service. Check it out here.
An article published at the Nolan Chart sums up beautifully the problems many of us have with the Constitution Party as an extender of Ron Paul’s liberty message. The article also points out the shortcomings of Bob Barr’s voting record. Here is an excerpt.
To think that freedom is borne from this book as anything more than coincidence is to either not fully understand the Bible or to engage in willful ignorance of its edicts.
Let’s face it – the Bible is a tome of intolerance. It demands complete compliance by virtue of the “fact” that it was supposedly given to us by an unseen, unheard from, absentee-landlord of a god. It condones some of the most despicable acts known to humans, to include genocide (1 Samuel 15:2-3), discrimination against women (too many to mention, but start with I Corinthians 14:34-35), and blind obedience to the state (Romans 13:1-2). To base a “freedom” movement on this book is only slightly better than basing that same movement on the ramblings of Pol Pot.
It is in the shadow of this book not the rights of humanity – that the Constitution Party platform lies.
June 17th, 2008 10:56 pm | by Marc Gallagher | Published in Activism, Bob Barr, Constitution, Election, Fund Raising, Liberty, Maven Commentary, Media, Money, Politics, Religion, Ron Paul | 3 Responses
There are two candidates left in the Presidential race who have the ability to spread Ron Paul’s liberty message far and wide. Which of these two candidates has the best chance to spread that glorious message to the most people? Which candidate has more “reach” with voters?
The candidates for liberty are Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin and Libertarian Candidate Bob Barr. Like Ron Paul both are preaching to bring the troops home from Iraq and switching to a non-interventionist foreign policy. They are advocating getting rid of the Federal Reserve. They are both advocating privacy rights and an adherence to the Constitution. They are both preaching a federalist approach on abortion and drug policy. They are the only liberty candidates left in the race.
Ignoring media attention and the potential for more media attention for now let’s look at hard numbers where we can. The hard numbers we will look at are fund raising and meetup group support via meetup.com.
June 10th, 2008 12:38 am | by Marc Gallagher | Published in Big Government, Bob Barr, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Drugs, Election, Foreign Policy, Free Market, Individual Responsibility, Libertarianism, Liberty, Media, Philosophy, Politics, Racism, Religion, Ron Paul, Video, War | 3 Responses
Here is another good interview with Bob Barr on the Bloomberg Channel’s “Night Talk” show. The interviewer, Mike Schneider has interviewed Ron Paul and Judge Andrew Napolitano in the past few months. He always asks insightful questions and allows ample time for his guests to answer, which is unfortunately rare in the media these days.
Barr’s drug warrior past is discussed along with the Defense of Marriage Act, the Libertarian Party, the Iraq War, Iran policy, role of religion, white supremacist supporters, and big government spending. Ron Paul even makes an appearance in a clip from his previous interview. Watch the interview in 3 parts below.
Breaking News! Read and Listen here at the dod.mil link. Digg this if you think Donald Rumsfeld is “waaaay off the record,” I mean way out of line!
(Originally published by the author at The Nolan Chart http://www.nolanchart.com/article3806.html)
A newly released audiotape by the Department of Defense of a December 12th, 2006 Luncheon taped Rumsfeld telling a group of military analysts that the American public needs another 9/11 Attack to wake up. Please listen here at dod.mil and read below, but decide for yourself please. The Huffington Post beat your author to the punch and released an article here as well.
To the clatter and din of dinner knives and forks, Rumsfeld also blathers on about attacking Iran, jokingly infers to a “stroke of lightning” (aka assassination) of Moqtada al-Sadr and that he would reward the killer with a bottle of champagne. Perhaps topping everything is a statement that the US will win the actual military fighting, but can’t win a War of Occupation against guerilla warfare in Iraq, etc., etc.
March 25th, 2008 1:13 am | by Marc Gallagher | Published in Activism, Constitution, Economics, Election, Federal Reserve, Foreign Policy, Free Market, Liberty, Media, Philosophy, Politics, Radio, Religion, Ron Paul, Taxes, War |
Ron Paul sits down with George Noory for about 35 minutes (after the commercial breaks were cut out) to discuss his campaign and the issues affecting America today. He also answers callers questions in the second segment.
February 8th, 2008 3:04 pm | by Marc Gallagher | Published in Abortion, Activism, Constitution, Debt, Economics, Election, Foreign Policy, Free Market, Liberty, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Ron Paul, Taxes |
Ron Paul will be speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference tomorrow at 4:30pm in Washington DC at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. John McCain, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Dick Cheney, and President Bush will also speak at the conference.
The conference is open to the public. In order to get in to hear Ron Paul speak, a 3 day registration pass must be purchased for $125. It can be purchased the day of the conference on site.
There are actually several other forums and discussions at the conference of interest as well. John Lott will be participating and signing his book “Freedomnomics”. Richard Viguerie owner of ultimateronpaul.com will be moderating a forum called “Is the GOP still lost?” that Rep. Jeff Flake is participating in. One of Ron Paul’s new foreign policy advisor’s Doug Bandow is included in a forum called “What is a conservative foreign policy?” Also, Reason magazine’s Nick Gillespie will be there discussing the role of religion in politics. Not all of these speakers are appearing on the day of Ron Paul’s speech though.
Also, in past years a straw poll was held, and according to the agenda, one is planned for this year as well. Can Ron Paul win a straw poll at a largely neo-conservative GOP event? Probably not. My bet is Romney will win that.
So, fellow Ron Paul supporters and liberty lovers, find $125 and go support Ron Paul at CPAC 2008 on Thursday.