Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ron Paul Issues a Challenge to Two Party Duopoly



Ron Paul held a press conference today with the Green, Reform, and Constitution Party candidates for President. Paul's message was that the two parties have iced all other political parties from the debates by setting up their own debate commission- run by former party chairmen of each party. It used to be that groups like the league of women voters sponsored the debates, but they refused to yield to Republicrat demands to keep the other candidates out. The Republicrats responded by forming this bogus debate commission which shut out all other ideas and candidates.

Paul's group, the Campaign for Liberty is going to sponsor a debate which includes all candidates on enough state ballots to theoretically win the election. This would be six candidates. If Obama and McCain accept the invitation, the Campaign for Liberty will donate one million dollars to veterans groups.

The four candidates came together to make a statement which basically said despite their differences, they agree on four points, 1) move away from military interventionism 2) protect civil liberties and curtail unconstitutional government spying on the civilian population without a warrant 3) Stop adding to the government debt and 4) Investigate and curtail the activities of the Federal Reserve.

Here is one of the candidates, Chuck Baldwin, on Lou Dobbs.....sounds good....

6 Comments:

Anonymous Rick said...

Mark,

Isn't Ron Paul a Republican? If he hates the Republican Party so much why don't he leave? Do you not think the hypocrisy of Ron Paul is astounding? He preaches we should abandon the Democrat and
Republican Parties but turns around and runs as a Republican in Texas. Maybe Dr. Paul needs help finding the door.

7:00 AM, September 11, 2008  
Blogger F. Prefect said...

Perhaps he thinks that today's Republican's don't deserve the name, and he does. Other parties will create competition and force the rotten apples out of his barrel.

12:00 PM, September 11, 2008  
Anonymous Rick said...

The people in the Republican Party didn't think he deserved to be the nominee for President and now he is bad mouthing the Republican Party and saying vote 3rd party. Is that sour grapes on his part or is he the bad apple?

1:13 PM, September 11, 2008  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

I think he is on the way out, and has been given help finding the door by the GOP establishment constantly cheating and undermining him. Still, it is a process and older folks especially have a hard time realizing that things have changed. This is no longer the Reagan Revolution GOP (of which Paul was a founding member) and certainly not the Founding Fathers GOP. It is like the "pro-life" conservative Democrats hanging on to a past image of their party when the reality is so different. It is time for Dr. Paul to face the facts squarely, as I think he is beginning to. Still, he has spent 10 terms as a Republican Congressman and old habits die hard.

I don't understand why he doesn't just leave myself. If most of them don't want you hanging around, don't believe in the things you believe anymore, why hang around for an ugly fight? Just move on and take whatever talents, energies and gifts you have elsewhere.

I think you are watching that process in his life unfold. It is a process, but I can see why both his friends and enemies would be in a hurry for him to speed it up some.

3:22 PM, September 11, 2008  
Anonymous John McCain is no Republican said...

I think Ron Paul is the closest thing to a real Republican we have.

Unlike the rest of the Republican Party, I remember the John McCain of the last 20 years instead of just the last 18 months.

The Republican Party is becoming more and more Liberal and if you think a liberal Republican can be elected, I think you need to talk to Bob Dole

11:12 AM, September 14, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The GOP base are wishfully thinking that they're electing Sarah Palin.

Miracles aside, we're getting a liberal for our next president.

11:18 AM, September 14, 2008  

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