Dr. Paul Presentation at Spartanburg

July 21, 2007 by  
Filed under US Politics

  • 13:40pm
    • What one thing is your biggest obstacle to get nominated
      • Getting the message out
      • Grassroot
    • How do you capture the democratic vote
      • The Constitution brings people together
      • Property rights appeals to those who care about the environment
      • I’m less worried about this, I can appeal to them on several levels and don’t pose a threat to their issues
    • Who would be your running mate?
      • I have not named one, but Mark (Sanford) and I worked closely together, and we have a lot in common. He would make an exceptional Vice President.
  • 13:30pm
    • Where is the money I paid into Social Security
      • “It’s long gone”
      • I have never voted to use money out of social security
      • Young people know it cannot be paid
      • I would give the young people the option to get out of the social security system
      • How do you take care of those already receiving the checks
        • Change foreign policy
        • Maintenance of our foreign empire, we are spending nearly $1 trillion dollars
    • Remedy Software Patent Problem
      • I need to study and further understand this issue. There are alot of fuzzy issues created by federal involvement
      • Although, individuals should be protected by our patent law and property rights
    • What will be the role of state legislatures when removing the Department of Education, etc.
      • Money would be applied to the deficit
      • It’s the states responsiblity to handle educational issues.
    • What is plan to get around the lack of mainstream media coverage
      • The Internet
        • It is the political equalizer
  • 13:20pm
    • Abortion question regarding the “Health of the Mother”
      • Government or court should not be making these decisions, but the states should determine this
      • Life has value
      • Mother has right to protect her self
    • Illegal Immigration
      • Borders are under jurisdiction of the federal government
      • Border guards shouldn’t be sent to Iraq, they should be on our boarders
      • Borders should be beefed up
        • Bring the troops home and boarder security is beefed up
      • It’s wrong for the goverment to put requirements on states to care for illegals aliens
  • 13:15pm
    • We are borrowing $3 billion a day from where….China
    • All we have to do is respect the Constitution, and we can restore our Liberty
    • Huge applause!!!!!
    • Question & Answer
  • 13:10pm
    • More American’s are dying daily and I say they should come home
    • Young people are joining Dr. Paul’s campaign
    • Constitution is a glue…it brings people together
    • Socialism and Wellfare state divides us
    • Freedom means you work hard and you get to keep, it brings people together
    • Liberty releases creatitive energy
    • Totalitarianism destroys creatitive energy
  • 13:06pm
    • NYT calls Dr. Paul a radical, but the radicals have taken over the government.
    • Should adopt a gold standard
    • The manipulation of the dollar gives the Federal Reserve control of every single person’s money
    • Their existance is un-Constitutional
    • It encourages big government, then law makers create money out of thin air to to pay for all of their programs.
    • Foreign Policy
      • We go to war without a declaration of war
      • Never go to war because of UN resolutions
      • Maybe we should remove ourselves from the UN
      • Republican’s have been elected to get us out of wars
  • 13:05pm
    • Fetus has legal rights
    • If I were to make a mistake, I can be sued over that child’s life.
    • If it were killed in an accident, or baby is thrown away, it is murder
    • You cannot have your own rights until you remove the income tax
    • Replace the income tax with nothing.
    • You cut spending
    • Young people belong to the state, but most register for selective service, but the right to life and prosperty doesn’t support the military draft.
    • People should have control of their own property, government doesn’t have to control it, it creates more pollution with a socialistic method we are adopting
    • You shouldn’t have to rent your property from the government
  • 13:00pm
    • The principle that a citizen can be declared a “military combatant” and have no way to argue this and have access to a justice system
    • Liberty can not be had without life
  • 12:55pm
    • Higher regard for 2nd amendment, 9/11 could probably have been prevented.
    • Our protection comes from the right to protect ourselves
    • Who protects armored cars, the individuals driving them with their weapons
    • We don’t need the government taking our toothpaste from us when boarding planes
    • Many people believe take guns from everyone, just need to take them from the thugs and the people keep their weapons.
    • Spending $40 billion a year gathering intelligence
    • Executive can now implement martial law without any check or balances.
  • 12:50pm
    • No foreign power is wanting to attack us.
    • Doesn’t rule out the criminals who want to though
    • Upholding Constitution against domestic threats
    • We don’t need any more laws like the Patriot Act (huge applause)
  • 12:49pm
    • During depression, belief formed that we needed more government
    • Oath taken when elected to office is to uphold the Constitution!
    • Uphold Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic
  • 12:48pm
    • Freedom is under attack in America
    • Those who have studied history, we have been truly blessed to be the most prosperous and greates nation ever
    • Principles of liberty have been undermined, and they must be stopped.
  • 12:47pm
    • We have joined together to promote the cause of Liberty
    • We have lost our way
    • Republican’s have lost their way in regards to small government
    • Lost our faith and confidence that freedom really works
  • 12:45pm
    • Many thanks to the introduction
      • Do I need to say anything else?
    • Introduction of Carol Paul
  • 12:42pm
    • Ground is shaking in DC
    • A Revolution is coming with Dr. Paul
    • The introduction to Dr. Paul
    • Crowd chants “RON PAUL RON PAUL”
  • 12:42pm
    • Introduces more pieces of legislation as Congressman Paul
    • Tens of thousands are building a grassroots effort across America
  • 12:41pm
    • Huge applause over his opposition to the Iraq War.
  • 12:40pm
    • Very few people in public life stick to their principles, and he is one of the few.
  • 12:38pm
    • One of four Republicans to endorse President Regan in ’76
    • Critic of Federal Reserve Inflationary measures
  • 12:37pm
    • Born in Pittsburgh, PA
    • Flight Surgeon
    • Graduate of Duke
    • Moved to Texas in 1968
    • Delivered more than 4000 babies
    • Married for over 50 years
  • 12:35pm
    • Introduction of Ron Paul by Chris Lawton
    • Leading advocate of freedom
    • Low taxes
    • Free Markets
    • Return to sound monetary policies
  • 12:27pm
    • Beginning with creeds, pledge, and national anthem
  • 12:20pm
    • Rick Beltram opening the forum
    • 72% of the county votes Republican
    • It’s a very diverse community
  • 12:18pm
    • A pearl earring has been found in the men’s room.
    • Laughter across the room.
  • 12:15pm
    • The conference room is packed. Red, White, & Blue fills the room, Ron Paul Revolution signs and shirts everwhere. A lot of excitement.
  • 12:00pm
    • Dr. Paul has arrived!
    • Crowd is chanting “GO RON PAUL GO RON PAUL”
  • 9:45am
    • The venue is coming together well, the excitement is building. The final touches are being applied now.
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  • mj

    Thanks for the live blog!

  • pskalternate

    Was it a successful turnout? How many people approximately?

  • gcoats84

    Latest reports I have gotten was over 400. Very loud crowd and Dr. Paul was heard. See the Spartanburg Herald Journal tomorrow, Jason Spencer will have an article. I’ll post a link on here and have it on digg.