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Actual Libertarian to run for prez

One of my favorite people, Ron Paul, who is the Congressman that represents Galveston and most of the Texas Coast from Beaumont to Corpus, has announced he is running for President. he routinely wins by 70 point margins, and is probably the only actually honest man in Congress. I would actually consider voting for him, because unlike our resident "libertarians" he is against the war in Iraq, and wants a government that keeps it's fiscal house in order. Take a look:



March 12, 2007, 1:45PM
Ron Paul to run for president as Republican


By JOE STINEBAKER
Associated Press


Ron Paul, a nine-term Texas congressman who describes himself as a lifelong libertarian, formally announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination today.

Appearing on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal," Paul said he was at first reluctant to run, but that "a lot of people want to hear my message and I'm willing to deliver it."

Paul, who formed an exploratory committee in January, said he had raised more than $500,000 in the past month "with very little effort."

"So far, the amount of money raised isn't competitive with those establishment candidates who will raise $100 million, but with the Internet and the amount of money and enthusiasm, I think we can become very competitive," he said.

Paul, who also ran for the White House as a Libertarian Party candidate in 1988, has spent three days campaigning in New Hampshire. He is planning trips to Arizona and Iowa, homes to some of the nation's earliest caucuses and primaries, and said he expects to be included in any GOP debates.

Paul, an obstetrician/gynecologist from just south of Houston, is far from the Republican mainstream and acknowledged that he has been largely shunned by the national party. He has criticized President Bush for acting unconstitutionally in sending U.S. troops to Iraq and has said he would support an investigation into whether Bush "deliberately misrepresented" his reasons for doing so.

"I'm very confident the Republican party has gone in the wrong direction," Paul said in his C-SPAN appearance. "We used to be the party of small government. Now we're the party of big government."

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
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Whomever it is that the Libertarians nominate is likely who I will vote for.

Only a complete idiot ideologue expects perfect conformity. I completely disagree with him on the WOT, but am more in agreement with him than anybody else on everything else.

Fuck the Demopublicans.

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When I first saw the title I thought it said "Librarian"... and I thought, "good, finally we'd have a candidate who 1. can read 2. appreciates SILENCE and 3. could 'splain the dewey decimal system to the rest of the country.

But in all seriousness -- and I realize I'm a broken record on this subject -- we really need to get rid of the two-party system of government. While it might still have some usefulness (although what that might be escapes me) the baggage it comes with is just too great.

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. (Winston Churchill)
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