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Granite Status: Ron Paul tells us why’s he’s back for another run

May 13, 2011 by

Paul, who has long been a foe of the Federal Reserve and has called for it to be audited by an independent entity, said his message is catching on nationally as illustrated by the rise of the Tea Party and growing concern about the nation’s deficit and debt.

“Although I was talking about these things for 30 years, it was during this last campaign that I was not only delighted but so surprised that college students started to shout back at me,” he said. “They originated the term, ‘Audit the Fed,’ and ‘End the Fed.’

“Now, you can even mention Austrian economics and Mises on college campuses and get applauses,” he said, referring to Austian-born economist Ludwig von Mises, who is viewed as an early advocate of libertarianism.

“It’s coming,” he said. “That, plus the fact that I was in a place to be a spokesman for this, plus the crash, the financial bubble, has all brought this together.”


victor May 13, 2011 at 11:03 am

The message is more polished than ever before. He keeps getting better with age.

My first vote went to his LP ticket in ’88. Since I haven’t lived in a U.S. state for years, Paul was the first and last person that I have cast a vote for in the U.S. presidential election. He’ll continue to get my campaign contribution.

victor May 13, 2011 at 11:12 am

The message is more polished. The books in the publics hands. Paul just gets better with age.

It seems strange having cast my first and last presidential vote in ’88 for the LP ticket. Back then, he received 2 or 3% of the popular vote. Those of you who live in the enfranchised States and overseas please vote. A few of us in the territories will do our part with campaign contributions.

It has been a hard 21 years. We need a change for the whole country.

Daniel May 13, 2011 at 11:13 pm

This story is a pack of lies. Everyone knows it’s a crime to be on a college campus and not be a marxist or hegelian or environmentalist or gramsian or gender feminist.

Martin OB May 14, 2011 at 10:06 am

Is this for real? It reads like satire.

Paul said that even if he had know where bin Laden was located in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a President Ron Paul “would have wanted to see what kind of response we got from Pakistan. Why give up on that?

“What if we had had the same evidence that we was in a hotel in Paris and there was a risk that if you told somebody there, they’d put the information out?

“We would have treated it differently,” he said.

He noted that the Pakistani government helped bin Laden out of the mountains of Tora Bora many years ago.

“How could it have been any worse than that and all the tragedy we went through after that?” he said.

newson May 14, 2011 at 10:16 am

the genuine footage that ron paul was missing.

Michael May 14, 2011 at 11:13 am

“Now, you can even mention Austrian economics and Mises on college campuses and get applauses,”

Not in Australia.

After a mind numbing lecture on Keynesian business cycle and the fanciful hope that mathematical models will become good enough to even out the boom-bust I asked a phd econ lecturer:

“Is there any electives that cover Austrian business cycle and other thoughts?”

He replied:

“I’ve never heard of Austrian business cycle, perhaps the administration could help you there.”

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