Friday, October 26, 2007

Ron Paul's Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

We live in times of great uncertainty when men of faith must stand up for our values and our traditions lest they be washed away in a sea of fear and relativism. As you likely know, I am running for President of the United States, and I am asking for your support.

I have never been one who is comfortable talking about my faith in the political arena. In fact, the pandering that typically occurs in the election season I find to be distasteful. But for those who have asked, I freely confess that Jesus Christ is my personal Savior, and that I seek His guidance in all that I do. I know, as you do, that our freedoms come not from man, but from God. My record of public service reflects my reverence for the Natural Rights with which we have been endowed by a loving Creator.

I have worked tirelessly to defend and restore those rights for all Americans, born and unborn alike. The right of an innocent, unborn child to life is at the heart of the American ideal of liberty. My professional and legislative record demonstrates my strong commitment to this pro-life principle.

In 40 years of medical practice, I never once considered performing an abortion, nor did I ever find abortion necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman. In Congress, I have authored legislation that seeks to define life as beginning at conception, H.R. 1094. I am also the prime sponsor of H.R. 300, which would negate the effect of Roe v Wade by removing the ability of federal courts to interfere with state legislation to protect life. This is a practical, direct approach to ending federal court tyranny which threatens our constitutional republic and has caused the deaths of 45 million of the unborn. I have also authored H.R. 1095, which prevents federal funds to be used for so-called "population control." Many talk about being pro-life. I have taken and will continue to advocate direct action to restore protection for the unborn.

I have also acted to protect the lives of Americans by my adherence to the doctrine of "just war." This doctrine, as articulated by Augustine, suggested that war must only be waged as a last resort--- for a discernible moral and public good, with the right intentions, vetted through established legal authorities (a constitutionally required declaration of the Congress), and with a likely probability of success.

It has been and remains my firm belief that the current United Nations-mandated, no-win police action in Iraq fails to meet the high moral threshold required to wage just war. That is why I have offered moral and practical opposition to the invasion, occupation and social engineering police exercise now underway in Iraq. It is my belief, borne out by five years of abject failure and tens of thousands of lost lives, that the Iraq operation has been a dangerous diversion from the rightful and appropriate focus of our efforts to bring to justice to the jihadists that have attacked us and seek still to undermine our nation, our values, and our way of life.

I opposed giving the president power to wage unlimited and unchecked aggression, However, I did vote to support the use of force in Afghanistan. I also authored H.R. 3076, the September 11 Marque and Reprisal Act of 2001. A letter of marque and reprisal is a constitutional tool specifically designed to give the president the authority to respond with appropriate force to those non-state actors who wage aggression against the United States while limiting his authority to only those responsible for the atrocities of that day. Such a limited authorization is consistent with the doctrine of just war and the practical aim of keeping Americans safe while minimizing the costs in blood and treasure of waging such an operation.

On September 17, 2001, I stated on the house floor that "…striking out at six or eight or even ten different countries could well expand this war of which we wanted no part. Without defining the enemy there is no way to know our precise goal or to know when the war is over. Inadvertently more casual acceptance of civilian deaths as part of this war I'm certain will prolong the agony and increase the chances of even more American casualties. We must guard against this if at all possible." I'm sorry to say that history has proven this to be true.

I am running for president to restore the rule of law and to stand up for our divinely inspired Constitution. I have never voted for legislation that is not specifically authorized by the Constitution. As president, I will never sign a piece of legislation, nor use the power of the executive, in a manner inconsistent with the limitations that the founders envisioned.

Many have given up on America as an exemplar for the world, as a model of freedom, self-government, and self-control. I have not. There is hope for America. I ask you to join me, and to be a part of it.


Ron Paul

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Ron Paul supporters were spamming again!

Ron Paul supporters, we spammed again, but this time with over $1 million dollars and counting, in less than 7 days! Thanks to everybody that has donated!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Ron Paul Wins Gaston County Straw Poll

Gastonia, NC — No, Gastonia is not a country in Eastern Europe. It’s actually a North Carolina town just west of Charlotte, and tonight they had a county GOP meeting that featured fantastic barbecue at Alfred & Charlie’s BBQ House as well as a presidential straw poll. These results are just in:
John McCain: 2.4%Rudy Guiliani: 4.9%Mitt Romney: 7.3%Newt Gingrich: 7.3%Mike Huckabee: 9.8%Fred Thompson: 31.7%Ron Paul: 36.6%
Given how much time and money the Ron Paul campaign has spent in North Carolina, I’m sure they’ll be pleased.
While the barbecue was excellent (and I’m not even a huge barbecue fan), the best part about the evening was the opportunity for numerous “meaningful conversations”, as referenced in my previous comments. The straw poll drew Ron Paul supporters from within and outside the county, and the articulate enthusiasm of the Ron Paul crowd seemed well received by the regular attendees. After the meeting adjourned, questions about Ron Paul and his candidacy from the “regulars” generated healthy discussion for the next hour. By the end of the evening, which lasted longer then many attendees planned, there were a lot more people prepared to answer the question, “Who is Ron Paul?”
The bottom line is if you’re a Ron Paul supporter, or just beginning to explore his candidacy from outside the Republican party, don’t be intimidated to show up at GOP functions and start talking to people. We’re all living in the same world and seeing the same problems — the easiest way to identify the need and light the path for a Constitutional federal government and individual liberty is a one-on-one conversation!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

CALL Texas!

"Ron Paul supporters,

Please email Chuck Young at with your 1) First and last name 2) City you live in 3) your email address.
Ron Paul could WIN the Texas Republican Straw Poll in Fort Worth. But first he needs a little bit of your HELP. The #1 thing you can do right now is to help us make 17,000 phone calls within one week to all the Texas Republican delegates whose phone number we have. It is critically important that we do voter identification with these delegates to find out 1) who supports Ron Paul and 2) who is undecided. We need to do this NOW in order to get these folks to Fort Worth, possibly on buses from around the state.
Please recruit yourself and friends to help us do this job! In order to make phone calls, please email your 1) First and last Name 2) City you are from and 3) Email address to Chuck Young at Chuck's is organizing our Ron Paul phone effort and Chuck's phone number is 512-448-7898. Also you can call Robert Morrow at 512-306-1510.
Only after you have sent Chuck your relevant info will he send you your username and password so that you can get started on the Advokit system to help us blast through these 17,000 phone numbers of Texas Republican delegates.
Here is the Advokit page: Here is the Help page for Advokit: It is critically important that if you actually talk to a delegate that you hit the "Add a Task" button to record a contact.
Secondly, we are sending an alert to Ron Paul nation that we will need their campaigning help at the Texas Straw Poll, which is in Fort Worth Friday, August 31st and Saturday, Sept. 1st. We hope to have a party for Ron Paul at 8:30 PM at the Renaissance Hotel (although this has not been confirmed yet!). We will need as many Ron Paul supporters as possible in Fort Worth to 1) put Ron Paul stickers on our delegates 2) pass out push cards 3) hold up Ron Paul signs 4) campaign with delegates and 5) have a great time.
Thanks for your help. The great thing about working with Ron Paul volunteers is how passionate and dedicated they are about Dr. Paul's message of liberty and the man himself. Now let's prove it again with a big push for Ron Paul in the Texas Straw Poll. And right now we need people to make PHONE CALLS to Republican delegates. Have a great day!

Robert Morrow 512-306-1510 Austin, TX"

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Ron Paul on the Charlie Rose Show

No, not yet...but let's start an effort to get him on the NC natives show that is viewed all over the world! I sent this email this morning to

Dear Charlie Rose Show,

I would like to request that you have presidential candidate, Congressman Ron Paul on your show. He was very positively received on Candidates @Google , Bill Maher show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and the Colbert Report. Paul is a great thinker on economics, history and foreign policy, and will provide an interesting, substantive interview.

Ron Paul is incredibly popular on the Internet, especially with the younger audience that is growing hungry for more information about world issues. It would be a great way to introduce the Charlie Rose show to many more folks. I am quite certain that his presence would draw new viewers to your show--not to mention the fact that he is a great conversationalist with a great story and wealth of knowledge and life experience.



Last night, former UN Ambassador Richard Holbrooke seemed to have been reading Ron Paul's notes as he discussed Iraq with Rose. It was spooky...and Rose sure didn't call Holbrooke a wacko!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Paul Supporters Flocking To Georgetown

By - John Boyanoski
(July 26, 2007)
A straw poll in Georgetown Saturday likely won't be an accurate reflection of GOP voters in the Lowcountry county, but it means big bucks for the local Republican Party.
Supporters of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, purchased 300 tickets, and supporters of former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson have purchased 100 tickets, said Tom Swatzel, chairman of the Georgetown GOP. Tickets cost $10 each.
That likely will skew the voting, but Swatzel said the point of Saturday's event is to raise money for the local GOP while also showing the grassroots strengths of the presidential campaigns.
"This is about focusing attention on campaigns," he said.
There are no rules against ballot stuffing South Carolina straw polls. And while it is not an everyday occurrence, it is not uncommon, said Chip Felkel, a South Carolina-based political consultant.
The benefits for a campaign to send a lot of delegates is it allows them to win a straw poll and later use that as a campaign rallying point, Felkel said. Most people won't know or care months later if the votes were rigged or not.
"It's about perception," Felkel said.
Paul supporters are planning a car caravan from the Greenville-Spartanburg area and a campaign bus/RV that will arrive in Pawleys Island on Friday night before the event at Waccamaw High School, Swatzel said.
In addition, Paul supporters have been posting items on Web sites reminding people they have to be South Carolina residents in order to vote in the poll.
Paul's campaign has been lifting more and more in the last few weeks as ardent on-line supporters have started to translate into event attendees. Paul drew very large crowds in Greenville and Spartanburg last week.
Swatzel said he had invited the 11 Republican candidates recognized by the state GOP as well as Thompson, who has not officially announced.
"Coming right before the big Iowa straw poll, I think presidential candidates, particularly those not participating in Iowa, will be looking for a boost from a win or high placing in our poll," Swatzel said in a release.
This is the first time that Swatzel knows of that the Georgetown GOP has held a straw poll.
"We are very excited," Swatzel said. "There is a lot of energy."
So far, the campaigns for Thompson, Paul, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas and U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California have said they are sending a representative to the event, Swatzel said.
Thompson is sending U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett of South Carolina and Hunter is sending Van Hipp, a former deputy assistant secretary of the Army, who is also a former chairman of the state GOP. The other two campaigns haven't announced their surrogate.

John Boyanoski can be reached at

Sunday, July 22, 2007

According to Anti-Paul Gossip Page, SC's new Hero Has Problems

By The Editor of the Palmetto Scoop July 18, 2007 - 5:12 pm -

Here are his comments...

After months of public denials, a quote in Wednesday’s Spartanburg Herald-Journal may be a solid indicator that acerbic New Jersey native and controversial Spartanburg GOP Chairman Rick Beltram has pledged his support to former-Gov. Mitt Romney in the presidential primary.
“Romney still needs to convince voters, before Fred Thompson gets into the race… that he is the conservative answer to the GOP nominating process,” Spartanburg County Republican Party Chairman Rick Beltram said. “I’m hoping that he’s starting to see, for his sake, more significant traction.” [JASON SPENCER - Spartanburg Herald-Journal]
Party chairs are often expected to remain neutral during primaries as they represent the GOP rather than any particular candidate. And with one of the largest conservative-voting bases in the state, Spartanburg is vital to winning South Carolina’s Republican presidential primary. By backing Romney, Beltram risks destroying the credibility his position brings.
Back in March, Beltram caught flak for his embarrassing mismanagement of the Spartanburg Straw Poll - which appeared to many campaigns to be rigged for Romney. He announced the wrong results live on FoxNews, only to sheepishly admit the next day he had “found” ballots at his home. The real winner - Sen. John McCain - was announced long after the national media had left Spartanburg.
Beltram appears to be fashioning himself as the heir apparent to current state GOP chairman Katon Dawson. Days before this year’s State Republican Convention, it was rumored that Beltram was speaking with Romney’s S.C. campaign manager about challenging Dawson’s re-election bid. The plan never reached fruition, by shed light on his personal ambition.