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January 11, 2012
With regard to Robert Birt's claim that Ron Paul harbors racist views ("Is Ron Paul's 'conservatism' just plain old racism in disguise?" Jan. 9), the answer is a simple, "No. " Mr. Birt writes that libertarianism "prefers a rapacious market over community and an anarchic rugged individualism over social justice and human solidarity. " This is manifestly false. Libertarianism prefers freedom over force, personal liberty over collectivism. Nothing about libertarianism says that people can't or shouldn't organize freely among themselves.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
An organization aiming to "build the statewide liberty movement" in Maryland will host Sen. Rand Paul -- a Kentucky Republican often touted as a potential presidential candidate -- for a fundraiser next month. The Maryland Liberty PAC, run by a conservative advocate with ties to the senator's father -- former Republican congressman Ron Paul of Texas -- will host the Kentuckian in Linthicum Heights on March 26. Ticket prices run from $30 to $5,000. The group is run by Patrick McGrady, an occasional candidate for office in Maryland and a member of the Campaign for Liberty, a conservative group founded by Ron Paul that focuses on fiscal issues.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | January 5, 2012
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. " - Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson, meet Ronald Ernest Paul. He is the very soul of a foolish consistency. Meaning that he is willing, often to a fault, to follow his ideology to its logical and most extreme conclusions. In this, the congressman differs from other GOP contenders for the White House and, for that matter, from most politicians, period. Your average pol might rail against the intrusion of government into the private lives of its citizens, then turn right around and advocate a law regulating what a gay man does in his bedroom - and see no contradiction.
SPORTS
By Arda Ocal | September 28, 2013
It's no secret that Glenn Jacobs, the man who has famously portrayed Kane in WWE for 16 years, is a Libertarian. It's also no secret that Jacobs and former Libertarian presidential candidate Ron Paul are friends . The pair are together in public once again, this time on the "Ron Paul Channel. " A preview of the 16 minute interview can be seen here:  http://www.ronpaulchannel.com/video/wwe-kane-joins-the-channel/ (full access to the interview requires a subscription). Pro wrestling and politics aren't complete strangers.
NEWS
December 14, 2011
Out of curiosity, does your newspaper purposely not report on Ron Paul? Is it because he is the most consistent Republican candidate that threatens the GOP establishment with truth? And scares liberal states like Maryland because of his true American conservatism? Well, maybe its good you didn't report on him or nearly mention his name; it's better then making a ridiculous statement like all of the corrupt media that he is unelectable. Which is obviously false based on his strong polling numbers in Iowa, New Hampshire, and nationally.
NEWS
November 23, 2011
I can't help but marvel at the irony of Ron Paul calling foul over getting the short end of the debate stick on CBS ("Republican debate is the media's latest failure," Nov. 15). Dr. Paul is usually more consistent with his arguments. Clearly the free market has determined that his campaign is not worthy of the amount of time the other candidates get. The Republican line is that he should just work harder. Why should CBS just give him a handout of more exposure? Is he advocating for some kind of affirmative action so that his minority share of the polls earns the same as those in the majority?
NEWS
December 29, 2011
Neoconservative Jonah Goldberg's recent column on Rep. Ron Paul ("The painful naivete of Ron Paul," Dec. 26) is one of many recent neocon hit pieces on the candidate since he rose to the top in the upcoming Iowa primary. Mr. Paul terrifies the neocons because, unlike them, he believes in peace over war, an end to our global empire that we can no longer afford and ending all U.S. foreign aid, including ending the $3 billion that we give to Mr. Goldberg's beloved Israel every year. Rep. Paul believes in putting America's interests first and dialoguing and trading with friends as well as enemies, including Iran.
NEWS
November 27, 2012
Rep. Ron Paul gave his farewell address on the House floor on Nov. 14 after serving 23 years in office over a 36-year span. During that time, he fought tirelessly and courageously for us, the people. He couldn't be bought by special interests, and his political pursuits weren't for self-promotion and didn't come from ego. He was the leading promoter of liberty, peace and prosperity on Capitol Hill. His search for the plain truth of things motivated him to bravely stand in opposition to several of the traditional policies and practices that undermine our full potential as a nation.
NEWS
January 9, 2012
In response to the recent letter written by Elizabeth Fixsen ("Paul is anti-war - but otherwise extremist," Jan. 5), I suggest that Ms. Fixsen check her facts. She states that Ron Paul is anti-abortion. The fact is Mr. Paul, a physician, does not personally believe in abortion, but he does not believe that it is the government's right to stop a woman from having one. Big difference. He is anti-Federal Reserve. Anyone who has witnessed how the Fed has ruined our economy would be crazy to still support the Fed's actions.
NEWS
August 19, 2011
Thrilled as I was with Texas Rep. Ron Paul's good showing as a truly constitutional candidate in the Iowa straw poll, I am concerned that Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be seen in the same light. Granted, Governor Perry is the top elected official of a right-to-work state that has no income tax. That means Texas is a good example for other states to follow. But does Mr. Perry believe, as Congressman Paul does, that there must be a declaration of war before America invades and bombs other countries?
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By Matthew Hay Brown | June 13, 2013
Sen. Rand Paul is recruiting plaintiffs - and seeking donations - for a class-action lawsuit against the National Security Agency. “Dear Patriot,” the Kentucky Republican wrote Thursday in an e-mail to supporters. “I'm looking for ten million Americans to stand with me and sue the federal government and TAKE BACK our rights. “Can I count on your help? “Without it, I truly fear where our fragile Republic could be headed …” Paul, who is expected to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, told a Fox News interviewer this week that he would be asking Internet providers and telephone companies to join him in a lawsuit against the electronic eavesdropping agency based at Fort Meade.
NEWS
March 7, 2013
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul got a lot of attention Wednesday for mounting an honest-to-God filibuster of President Barack Obama's nominee for CIA director, John Brennan. The nation's political class marveled at his real-life Mr. Smith act, the funny stuff his fellow senators said as they took their turns in support - Sen. Marco Rubio, for example, referenced Jay-Z, Wiz Khalifa and "The Godfather" - and the reason he stopped 11 hours short of Strom Thurmond's filibuster record (it seems the late South Carolina senator was, if not stronger in his convictions, at least stronger in his bladder)
NEWS
November 27, 2012
Rep. Ron Paul gave his farewell address on the House floor on Nov. 14 after serving 23 years in office over a 36-year span. During that time, he fought tirelessly and courageously for us, the people. He couldn't be bought by special interests, and his political pursuits weren't for self-promotion and didn't come from ego. He was the leading promoter of liberty, peace and prosperity on Capitol Hill. His search for the plain truth of things motivated him to bravely stand in opposition to several of the traditional policies and practices that undermine our full potential as a nation.
NEWS
November 5, 2012
It was gratifying to see the photograph of the Johns Hopkins students who have developed the new device, "FastStitch," for closing abdominal wounds ("The Future of Suture?" Nov. 1). Why? Because they were such a conglomeration of ethnicities and races and cultures. I hope the young supporters of the perennial isolationist presidential candidate Ron Paul will see the value in our porous borders. Students, and permanent residents, come to this country, make their contributions, and either stay, making ours a better place to live, or take their knowledge home and make their own countries better.
NEWS
August 10, 2012
The column "A conservative case against Mitt Romney" (Aug.7) is correct when it states that neither presidential candidate is worth voting for. The problem is that both candidates are representatives of their political parties, which are incompetent and corrupt. The Democrats will continue to run trillion dollar yearly budget deficits, wasting our tax dollars on welfare, unions and minorities until we are bankrupt. The Republicans will waste our money on starting new wars and pandering to Israel.
EXPLORE
April 19, 2012
Famed "Veterans Against The Iraq War" activist Adam Kokesh will speak at Harford County's Campaign For Liberty April meeting. Kokesh will be the featured speaker on April 24 at 7 p.m. at the monthly Campaign for Liberty meeting at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Forest Hill. Kokesh is an Iraq war veteran who experienced combat in Fallujah, receiving the Combat Action Ribbon and the Navy Commendation Medal. Since his honorable discharge from active duty, he has been an outspoken opponent of unconstitutional U.S. wars - wars not authorized by Congress as prescribed in the Constitution.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | May 6, 2011
Last night's GOP presidential debate was as newsworthy for who was there (and what they said) as for who wasn't there. Several of the bigger names from Republican politics didn't show. But out of those who did, who do you think won? Poll is to the left.  Here's my take:  • Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson scored points for his interesting life experience. He's climbed Mount Everest, ran in 30 marathons and is probably a better candidate for a reality show than Sarah Palin.
NEWS
By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2012
Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul will take his presidential campaign to the University of Maryland today, the latest in a series of college campus events that have drawn big crowds but failed to translate into significant support at the polls. Paul will speak at Ritchie Coliseum on the College Park campus at 7 p.m. The Paul campaign has performed better than it did in 2008 but has yet to win the popular vote in any state. Paul appears to have a sizable grassroots organization in Maryland and he has raised more money in the state than every other GOP candidate except Mitt Romney.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | April 6, 2012
If this year's competition for the Republican presidential nomination were a real horserace rather than a figurative one, Mitt Romneywould be rounding the backstretch and heading for home. Only if he suffers the political equivalent of throwing a shoe or breaking a leg in the homestretch is he likely now to lose the race. The three remaining walking wounded -- Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul -- all avow their intentions to keep competing all the way to the convention in Tampa.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Dave Gilmore | April 5, 2012
Plague The Pitch: "You play as the plague, trying to spread sickness to as many inhabitants of each level as possible - but in a fun way!" Goal: $20,000 Status: 5% funded, ends April 29 There's a contingent of people who hate playing as the good guys in video games. Then there's people who wish they could control a continental pandemic and wipe out half of Europe. Credit where credit is due for originality, as there is no major game studio right now scratching this concept off their list.
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