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November 5th, 2007
Ron Paul raises more than $3 Million in 18 hours
The only U.S. presidential candidate openly opposed to the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), has raised more than $3 Million dollars in just 18 hours, this November 5th. And the day isn't over yet.
The Interstate Commerce Clause originally was intended to make sure there were no barriers between interstate trade. In this case, we are putting barriers up. I see this as a regulation of the Internet, which is a very, very dangerous precedent to set. the Federal Government has no constitutional authority to ban or even discourage any form of gambling.
Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX)
The mainstream media has continuously downplayed Ron Paul's popular support and tells their audience he has no chance of winning. A grassroots movement of supporters have arranged to all
left to right: Ron Paul, Jack Fields and Ronald Reagan
Ron Paul won his Republican congressional seat in 1976, and has since served 10 terms in congress. Ron Paul was one of only four Republican Congressmen to endorse Ronald Reagan for president against Gerald Ford in 1976. Ron Paul led the Texas Reagan delegation at the national Republican convention.
If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom, and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is. I think that libertarianism and conservatism are traveling the same path.
President Ronald Reagan
Ron Paul represents a return to the Republican ideals of small government and individual liberty that gave Ronald Reagan such diverse popular support in 1980, winning the presidential nomination despite his "long-shot" status and two failed attempts (1968 and 1976).
Ron Paul himself has proven his ability to win against the odds. In 1996, eight years after his presidential candidacy on the Libertarian ticket, Ron Paul was again elected to congress as a Republican, defeating incumbent Greg Laughlin, despite Laughlin being heavily supported by then Texas governor George W. Bush, House speaker Newt Gingrich, and the Republican National Committee.
Ron Paul has received the largest amount of donations from military personnel of all candidates. In an eight horse race with 7 pro-war candidates and one candidate who would bring the military back home, Ron Paul stands a real of winning the nomination and the presidency, and restoring lost individual liberties. Liberties like the right play poker online in the privacy of your computer room, or bet on the Sunday football game.