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Why is the Media Ignoring Ron Paul?
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August 7, 2007
Why is the Media Ignoring Ron Paul?
By JessBlakemore


If you live in America, you probably don’t even know who Ron Paul is. That is, unless you spend any time online researching the current Presidential candidates. Do me a favor, and “Google” Ron Paul’s name and see what happens. I just did & got 4,600,000 results.

He & his campaign are literally a phenomenon taking place right now. Thousands of grass roots organizations have formed across the country through websites such as Meetup.com. There are also hundreds of videos on YouTube… mostly from young and independent supporters. Even Elliot Schrage (Vice President of Global Communications & Public Affairs) from Google has acknowledged that Ron Paul received more questions for his interview at Google than any other candidate running for President! Watch his interview with Ron Paul (Candidates@Google) & see how many times this video has been viewed, etc. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCM_wQy4YVg

I have watched the intensity of Ron Paul’s campaign heat up over the past several months, and am dismayed over the fact that he continues to be ignored by the mainstream media. Did you know that he WON the first Presidential debate with ballots cast online? Many people were not able to see Ron Paul face off with Rudy Giuliani and hear his powerfully truthful words regarding our foreign policy. Instead, most of America saw carefully selected clips from the debate… pruned for your eyes to see Ron Paul finish his sentence, and then the crowd clapping as Giuliani snagged the emotional heartstrings of Americans by bringing up 9/11. I personally found this moment disgusting, and extremely eye opening to expose the true motivations of Giuliani as a Presidential candidate. It is painstakingly clear that he is simply trying to ride the coat tails of September 11th into the White House.

Ron Paul, on the other hand, is motivated by a philosophy of freedom. His opinions are not dictated by public opinion, or any type of special interest group… that is, unless you consider FreedomWorks or The National Taxpayers Union a “special interest group.”

I realize that Ron Paul has what may be considered an extreme view on many issues facing our country. However, isn’t that exactly what we need? Do we not want our troops home IMMEDIATELY? RP is the only candidate who will bring them home IMMEDIATELY… and not just from Iraq! Ron Paul wants us to stop policing the world! Doesn’t that sound like a great idea? Wouldn’t it be nice to give our own country a little TLC? Or perhaps we could pay off our debts and figure out a way to release this generation from such an enormous financial burden. How would you like to not pay income tax anymore? Ron Paul wants to eliminate the unconstitutional impositions of the IRS. In fact, he wants to ELIMINATE the IRS! How do you think your small business will fare when you are freed from this ungodly burden? Don’t you think the economy will soar into heights it has never seen before? I do!!!

I have to tell you that I’m not an expert in government or politics… just a regular everyday American. I threw in the towel and decided not to bother with politics anymore… but then I found out about Ron Paul. His message is refreshing. I guarantee you will be in support of him if you do a little homework and discover what he is all about. I was a Republican about to vote Democratic… but both parties are extremely corrupt. I want to vote for somebody who doesn’t give a darn what his/her party is currently in favor of. I want to vote for somebody who actually opposes (in word and deed) anything that is against the constitution. Is there a single politician in this country with a more consistent voting record than Ron Paul? Is there another Presidential candidate who wants to eliminate the special privileges he might have when he takes office? Is there a man or woman who is more passionate about your personal freedom? I don’t think so! Vote for Ron Paul in the Presidential Primaries & show the mainstream media that your vote counts & that your voice WILL be heard.

Perhaps you like Ron Paul but disagree with where he stands on a couple of issues. I challenge you to compare the importance of these issues with the importance of bringing the troops home, your personal freedom and most importantly choosing the one and only candidate with indisputable integrity. He isn’t wearing religion on his sleeve to get your vote. He has lived his life and voted in such a way as to show his character. Isn’t that what we are all looking for? Vote for Ron Paul… he is the real thing!



Quick Facts about Ron Paul:

He voted against the Patriot Act.
He voted against regulating the Internet.
He voted against the Iraq war.

He has never voted to raise taxes.
He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
He has never taken a government-paid junket.
He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.

He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.

He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.


A Petition for Fair and Equal Treatment in the Media of Dr. Ron Paul's Presidential Election Campaign http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/487443841

If you’d like more information, check out the following websites:

www.ronpaul2008.com

http://www.house.gov/paul/

Ron Paul YouTube videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgfzqulvhlQ

(How to Create an Angry American from puppetgovcom)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA93157HAHk

(Ron Paul is Bill Maher’s new hero)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsT1iRAZHP4

(“Never Give Up” by aravoth)

http://www.youtube.com/watchv=FG_HuFtP8w8&mode=related&search=

(“Don’t Tread On Me” by aravoth)


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