My article on The Blaze honoring Ron Paul: http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/ron-paul-an-american-hero/
Mistake in the editing process: “Many candidates who won in 2012, like Justin Amash, Thomas Massie, Kerry Bentivolio, and Ted Cruz – were (endorsed by Ron Paul, and will now carry on his powerful message.)”
My new article in Townhall.com. More young people are turning away from Obama’s statist ideas and embracing libertarianism: http://townhall.com/columnists/julieborowski/2012/08/10/increasingly_libertarian_millennial_generation_rejects_obamas_statism
Many of my friends in the liberty movement are sharing an article on Facebook from Examiner.com (anyone can write for this website) titled “Paul Not Given Role at Republican Convention.”
Lew Rockwell sourced this Examiner article in his post titled “Ron Paul Barred From Speaking at Fascist RNC Convention in Tampa.”
Look at his original source: CNN. The CNN article only lists some of the keynote speakers. It’s an incomplete list! The article even mentions that there are names that have not been announced in the first roll out of convention speakers. There will surely be more speakers that they haven’t announced yet.
The CNN article also says nothing about Ron Paul. Nothing about him being invited to speak and nothing about him being barred from speaking.
As far as I can tell, there is no solid evidence that Ron Paul is barred from speaking at the RNC convention.
I don’t know if Ron Paul will be invited to speak or not (I highly doubt he will endorse Mitt Romney which may be a prerequisite to speak) but I say we should hold our judgement until the full list is released to the public. And yes, Ron Paul should be on that list.
Edit: The CNN article says nothing about Rand Paul either. I would be very surprised if Rand does not get a speaking slot.
Edit: From the Washington Post: “Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has announced an initial list of seven prominent Republicans who will speak at the party’s national convention in Tampa later this month. But the list, which includes five current and former governors, a U.S. senator, and a former secretary of state does not include either Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) or his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). The list will be built out in the coming weeks, but it’s still worth exploring where the Pauls – two figures with intense national followings – fit in at Mitt Romney’s nominating convention.”
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor recently announced his intention to bring Rep. Ron Paul’s audit the Fed bill to a floor vote in July. According to the Library of Congress’ THOMAS website, H.R. 459, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011, currently has 245 cosponsors.
FreedomWorks has identified 30 (edit: now 14!) Republican House members who have not cosponsored the audit the Fed bill.
I urge you to contact the following representatives below and urge them to cosponsor H.R. 459 today.
*Speaker of the House. Rarely cosponsors bills.
**Majority Leader. Rarely cosponsors bills.
Click here to see FreedomWorks’ letter in support of H.R. 459.
Click here to contact your representative and ask him or her to cosponsor H.R. 459.
Edit: It is interesting to note that Reps. Boehner, Brady, Cantor, Issa, King, Nunes, Reichert, Royce, and Ryan all cosponsored Ron Paul’s identical bill (H.R. 1207) in 2009.
What are they waiting for?
Senator Rand Paul recently endorsed Mitt Romney on the Sean Hannity Show on FOX. Does this make him a sell out? Or did he compromise politically to advance liberty?
Wow, what a misleading headline from CNN.
Ron Paul did not drop out of the race or “suspend his active campaign.”
He is very much still in the race despite the lack of coverage from mainstream media.
He has only suspended campaigning in PRIMARY states that have not yet voted. The media unfortunately doesn’t understand the difference between primaries and caucuses. They desperately need a civics lesson.
Ron Paul has announced his campaign strategy to acquire delegates. That is all. He is now solely focused on CAUCUSES. It’s a smart move. He’s going to continue to do what he has been doing which has been working. Tampa could get rowdy as there is still a possibility that Mitt Romney may not have all 1,144 delegates necessary to secure the nomination.
Ron Paul has recently won Iowa, Minnesota, Maine, Alaska, Louisiana, Colorado, Massachusetts, Alaska, Arizona, Nevada, and Washington. Ron Paul will continue to rack up delegates as there are still caucus states that have not yet voted. It ain’t over yet.
Disregard media, acquire delegates. Onward.
Ron Paul’s full letter: