This is Ridiculous


I just checked my email, and I received an email yesterday from the Ron Paul Campaign.  In the CBS debate Saturday night, Ron Paul was given a whopping 89 seconds of speaking time out of 90 minutes of debate time.  89 seconds.  Michele Bachmann didn’t fare any better.  I am really sick of this blatant blacklisting of Ron Paul by the mass media.  I’m not a big Bachmann fan, but you know, everyone deserves to have an equal say in a debate.

For those of you who don’t know who Ron Paul is – if you found your way here, you probably know who Ron Paul is – I strongly urge you to find out immediately.  Ron Paul is the only candidate who isn’t calling for an attack on Iran.  Ron Paul is the only candidate in favor of bringing our troops home and stopping these endless wars, which are contributing to our bankruptcy.  Ron Paul is the only candidate who is serious about shrinking the federal government to a manageable size.  And most importantly, he is the only candidate who is serious about ending the Federal Reserve.

Please, educate yourselves on Austrian economics.  I, too, thought economics was a dull subject intended only for math wizards and people with too much time on their hands, but Austrian economics is a genuinely rewarding, uplifting field of economic study.  Read Frederic Bastiat.  Read Murray Rothbard.  Read Ayn Rand.  Read Garett Garrett.  Do it now.  You will be so glad that you did.

Most importantly, if you’re a Ron Paul supporter, please donate to his campaign immediately.  I know that times are hard.  I know that most people don’t have a lot of extra money right now.  But if you can spare even five or ten bucks this month, please, invest it in liberty.  We have got to give this man a fighting chance.  We have to make a statement that we want real change, not more of the same, tired old rhetoric of war, endless spending, and lies.  It’s time America learned the truth and got back on track to prosperity and freedom.  But we have to stand up and fight for it.

I don’t mean to get up on a soapbox, but we’ve got to be vigilant.  This may be the most important election in the last century.  Are we really ready for four more years of Obama or – God forbid – Rick Perry or Mitt Romney?

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About The Lady Libertarian
I am American, currently expatriated but hopeful about getting back home one of these days. Besides reading and writing about politics, I enjoy camping, sailing, canoeing, making pie, and traveling. I hope you'll enjoy this blog and find it informative and accessible.

4 Responses to This is Ridiculous

  1. Beth says:

    I agree, that is ridiculous. I will definitely be looking into this more when I get some time. Like I said before it does worry me the way things are going. I always hate feeling like the at elections, I am just trying to pick the lesser of two evils!

  2. Well, the University of Minnesota actually released a study on this one. Ron Paul has gotten the least amount of speaking time of any of the candidates, which is honestly incredible because he’s consistently ranked in the top three of the Republican candidates, he raises millions of dollars in individual (read: non-corporate) donations, and he wins dozens of straw polls. If Herman Cain or Mitt Romney was winning dozens of straw polls, it would seal their fate as the Republican nominee. The only reason Ron Paul isn’t in the lead is because the media is either telling everyone that he has no chance or just avoiding talking about him at all.

  3. Mike says:

    Nice blog. I agree Ron Paul gets the short end of the stick. Maybe through blogs like yours a grass roots internet campaign can be waged for him. Remember Obama seemed to come from nowhere to win the White House. I suspect he used the internet very efficiently in wooing the newer generation of voters to his side.

  4. Here’s hoping! Fortunately, I think most Paul supporters figured out pretty quickly that a bulk of the campaigning would have to be done online and through personal networks, more or less. I agree with you about Obama – I think his campaign did a great job of mobilizing the Internet generation. We’ll see if he can recreate that success this time. It’s hard to upend a sitting president, but I wonder how many of those youthful supporters will be returning?

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