Good Grief: Ron Paul's Campaign Is a Family Business

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  1. LadyEagle

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    Ron Paul's Campaign Is a Family Business
    http://citizensforethics.org/node/31826
     
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    Ron Paul doesn't preach an isolationist policy.
     
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    I know. It's a knee-jerk reaction to us not wanting to bomb everyone. The truth is, opening up Iran & Cuba for trade & travel are the opposite of isolationist.

    Another thread ?
     
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    Long as you start it Bro I'm counting my spare time in minutes these days.
     
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    Really! Let's complain! Nepotism in campaigning oh my!!!!!...... Ron Paul's ethics in question?...... bet he has others who are also paid.... Actually, these salaries quoted look like they are very conservative and reasonable......

    It's like....... did he knowingly accept a donation from some foreign agent or solicit such? NO. Neither does he attempt to disarm his opponents by the typical political ploy of digging up dirt and tossing it: Instead he attempts to campaigne with understanding and logic, and presents facts as he understands them...... many of which make sense and when carefully examined appears to correctly inform the American public of things which they should know and are a part of the public record...... but no one else's gives voice to.

    But, when he is campaigning..... and his funds come mostly from $25-$50 donations from many donors, many of which represent more nearly the average ranges of American households, values, and education...... then, just let one brthel owner/or advocate give a modest donation..... and it is scandalized like he should have enough staff to screen every modest donation..... or be concerned about the 'political influence' such accumulations of small donations from just a few shady characters represent...... Give me a break! The other three candidates get speaking engagements, hold dinners and concerts, and other fund raising events which solicit large political donations or charges to attendees.... which exceed most Americans budgets..... which means they are funded more by the 'elite,' high powered business people, administrators, executives...... and are more obilgated to their wealthy funding base once in office.

    Nothing personal meant to any member of this board..... It just doesn't seem like a resonable charge against this man. Sorry, but 'isolationist' or not..... I don't understand associating the charge of nepotism in employing family in his campaign equates to his stand on foreign policy, military involvement, and trade..... Honestly, I just don't get the connection..... and trying to make one looks like a poor attempt to sling mud.
     
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    Contributing to the advancement of Paul's ideas is optioal. Not donating to Paul will not land you in prison, have your property seized, or make you the ongoing victim of harrassment. Threats, violence, and compulsion are not the tools he employs to garner respect among his base. The same will never be said about his critics and their tax funded ideology, which says some men's economic freedoms must be destroyed for the good of those in charge. Were Bush or the Dems to allow the free market to decide the fate of their ideas, govt would be much smaller.
     
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    True enough in a free market there would be no need for central planners. Hmmm, suppose that's why the central planners have such a dislike for Dr. Paul and his principles? He's a threat to their parasitical livelyhoods?

    Naw, can't be.
     
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    There is nothing wrong nor, as far as I know, unethical with any of this. Someone has to do these jobs and it doesn't look like they were being paid exhorbitant amounts to do them. Maybe they did the jobs cheaper than it would have cost to hire outside firms to do them.
     
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    Like I said, Good Grief!
     

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