Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Land of the Free

Let's get on this and donate $100 on 12/16. This date will be the biggest one-day contribution for any candidate in history!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Runnin for Ron!

This morning I did a 10k "turkey trot" run and met up with a few fellow Ron Paul supporters here in San Diego. We all wore t-shirts and one guy dragged a wagon behind him with signs, slimjims, and a CD player playing Ron Paul speeches!

There were probably 600 people at the event. Plenty of them were exposed to Ron Paul, a few came over to us after the race. Most were neutral or supportive. One guy ran by my friend who was wearing a t-shirt and informed him that Ron Paul would let poor people starve! Pretty funny since what does he think is happening now? What would his version of government do for these poor people? Give them weekly rations of food?

The attacks on Ron Paul, as ridiculous as they usually are, are a good sign. His name is getting out there. Freedom is clearly not for everyone, so there will be some backlash. But it's nice to get ANY reaction, rather than NO reaction!

My run by the way was good- 45 minutes and a new PR for me!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Ron Paul wins latest Nationwide Zogby Poll!

Ron Paul Wins Nationwide Zogby Blind Poll


The predominant group targeted by the phone polling was hard-line
Republicans. The biographies of the candidates were attribute ,
political platform and issue-substantiated and provided by Zogby. The
Iraq war was a defining issue and according to another question in the
poll, people overwhelmingly support bringing the troops home from
Iraq. When asked:

Which candidate are you more likely to vote for - a candidate who is
opposed to the Iraq War and wants to begin an immediate withdrawal
from Iraq or a candidate who wants to stay the course in Iraq?

49% responded they want immediate withdrawal, 41% want to stay the
course and 10% were unsure.

In the ‘blind-bio’ poll, which serves to discuss the issues and
policies of the candidates without the nameplate, Ron Paul is the big
winner with a 32.8% share with Giuliani following at 18.6%. As
reported here, each candidate was represented ‘blindly’:

Candidate A is a 10-term US Congressman from a large Southern state
who is an advocate for a smaller government and individual liberty.
This candidate believes in strictly following the Constitution and has
never voted to raise taxes. He has never voted in favor of the war in
Iraq or the Patriot Act, and wants to bring troops home as soon as
possible. As a former doctor, this candidate has delivered more than
4,000 babies. One of this candidate’s goals is to return America to
the gold standard, and he believes that the current monetary policy
needs to be drastically overhauled because of the dollar’s decline.

Candidate B is a former governor from a Democratic state in the
Northeast. Before that, he was credited for essentially saving the
2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. He is a Mormon and family man
who is considered a moderate-to-conservative member of the GOP. While
Governor, he signed the first state laws in the nation requiring all
citizens of this state to obtain health insurance. He is a strong
supporter of keeping troops in Iraq although he has been critical of
how the war has been handled.

Candidate C is a former two-term senator from a Southern state who was
a long-time lobbyist before running for public office. He was chief
Republican council for the Congressional committee that investigated
Watergate in the early 1970s. He was an actor playing supporting roles
in several major motion pictures before entering the Senate, and
returned to a prominent role as a New York City prosecutor in a
popular network television series after leaving office. He has mostly
supported the war in Iraq, but has said he would have managed it

Candidate D is a former two-term mayor of a major city in the
Northeast, and is considered a moderate member of the party on social
issues. As Mayor, he presided over a dramatic drop in crime in his
city, and is best known for his leadership in the aftermath of the
9/11 terrorist attacks. He established a worldwide security consulting
business after leaving public office at the end of 2001 He has been a
supporter of President Bush since leaving office and supports the war
in Iraq.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Ron Paul silver dollars confiscated

Amazing. The FBI raided the headquarters of the Liberty Dollar www.libertydollar.org and confiscated all the Ron Paul dollars as well as the silver stored to back the liberty dollar. Story developing, may have something to do with donations to the Ron Paul campaign. This could actually backfire on the people who want to put a stop to the Ron Paul campaign- already he is getting mainstream media coverage from this story!


Monday, November 12, 2007

I asked Lou Dobbs a question last night!

I went to go see Lou Dobbs speak at UC San Diego last night. He was there to promote his new book, "Independents Day".

Here's a recap of my evening, and what I learned:

I arrived and right outside the venue, there was a huge protest going on, lots of signs that said "Lou Dobbs is a Racist!" and other accusations along those lines.

I entered the building and the woman taking my ticket noticed my Ron Paul 2008 button. She smiled and I asked her if she liked Ron Paul. She said "yes he will take lots of votes away from the republicans and democrats." I told her not only that but he has a good chance to WIN the GOP. She gave me a funny look and I told her he raised $4.3 million in one day last week. She was very surprised to hear this!

The Dobbs talk was not too far from what he says on air. His main platform is that the republicans and democrats are two wings of the same bird, that they're both bought and paid for by corporations. He believes we all need to register as independents and find a candidate for 08 that is not running for either major party.

He went on to talk about how the illegal immigration issue is NOT racial, and is instead political. He mentioned the North America Union but clearly stayed away from the topic as a reason for all the illegal immigration. He mentioned Ron Paul briefly and said how while the $4.2 million day was impressive, if we had an independent candidate, that could be a daily event.

The Q&A session was interesting. We wrote down questions and Lou read them and answered. Mine was "How would a Ron Paul presidency help the American people?" And "Can you tell us more about the North American Union?"

He skipped my NAU question but did answer about RP. He said that he is not a supporter of Ron Paul. He does think that Paul and John Edwards are the two closest candidates to his views, but he does not think they will do enough about our borders and ports, or our education.

Someone asked about Bloomberg and he's not at all excited about him.

Another question was about the CFR and he just said it is an elite organization that does not have the American people in it's best interest.

He was asked about Kucinich's bill to impeach Cheney, and he said while Kucinich has a lot of good ideas, impeachment would be a waste of time- if we impeach Cheney, we should impeach a lot of others in the administration. Instead, Dobbs said, we should vote all these corporate politicians out and vote in independents.

Enrique (the guy that hangs out at the border and argues with the minutemen ) was there and accused Dobbs of being a racist. Dobbs brought him up near the stage and asked him a couple of questions. Enrique is full of confidence but appears to have many facts wrong, and he could not back up his accusations with any examples. It started to get a little rowdy as people were yelling at Enrique, but it quickly calmed down and everyone was civil.

Overall I feel that Lou Dobbs is truly independent and is not beholden to a political party or candidate. However, he is also a statist who believes in government solutions to most problems. He pushes the envelope more than most reporters on TV, however, he skirts along the edge of complex topics like the CFR and NAU (to keep his job in my opinion), and does not delve very deep into them.

He could do more, but he clearly does not want to upset his bosses enough to take him off the air.

Thursday, November 8, 2007


Wow, if you really want a lesson on the constitution, watch this interview and pay close attention to Paul's reasoning for voting the way he did.

Ron Paul on CNBC Talking Monetary Policy 11-8-07

Great interview! Competing currencies defined by Ron Paul.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Superb endorsement by Peter Schiff!

Also it has been confirmed that long time stock market guru Richard Russell has endorsed Ron Paul! Here is Schiff's letter to his base:

Call to Action

Congressman Ron Paul, America's best hope for the future.

I recently had the pleasure of personally handing the Honorable Ron Paul (the only member of Congress truly worthy of that title) a $2,300 check (the legal maximum) as my contribution toward his presidential campaign. I have never given one dime to a politician (though Congressman Paul is more of a statesman then politician) in my life, and you know what; it felt great. It was the best $2,300 I ever spent. The purpose of this email is to urge every single one of my clients, every subscriber to my newsletter, and every one in my database, to make a similar contribution.

There are over 60,000 names in my database. If a significant percentage of us donate $2,300 to Ron Paul, he will have a decent shot at being the Republican nominee, and he is probably the only Republican candidate capable of wining the Presidency in 2008. Come election time, this country will likely be in a severe recession, and Ron Paul is the only Republican able to distance himself from President Bush, who will clearly be blamed for the mess our economy will be in.

Like me, Ron Paul was against America's decision to invade Iraq. Unfortunately, our predictions regarding what would happen if we did have all been proven correct. However, the one good thing that could potentially come of this whole fiasco is that it may be the single biggest factor making Ron Paul so electable. If that is the price of putting the only principled man in Congress into the Oval Office then perhaps it was worth it.

Unfortunately, most of the criticism of our phony economic expansion has come from the left. The mindless cheerleading of the right will leave them devoid of any credibility on economic issues. Ron Paul is the only Republican who can say "I told you so." If, as a result of right wing rhetoric, voters blame capitalism for our problems, this nation will take a giant turn to the left. While many on the left have criticized the economy, they have mainly done so for the wrong reasons and their "solutions" will only make the situation worse.

Fortunately we have the power to stop them and we cannot let the opportunity to do so pass us by. This is a unique moment in history, a fork in the road to serfdom. We may actually be able to prove our founding fathers wrong in their belief that democracy does not work (For those of you who do not know our nation was founded as a Republic not a Democracy. For more on the difference between the two forms of government read my new book Crash Proof. Click here to order your copy.) Perhaps with your help we can prove that the special interests of political factions can actually be overcome by an inspired electorate motivated solely by the love of freedom and a respect for the constitution.

If you are fortunate enough to be one of my clients, writing a $2,300 check should not be a problem. As I have likely made you tons of money over the years, here is an opportunity to donate some of it to a worthy cause. We have made our money by betting against the U.S and betting against the dollar. Giving $2,300 of our winnings to Ron Paul gives us the opportunity to bet ON America for a change. And it's a bet none of us can afford to lose, and the best part about it is that if we all make this bet together we can't lose.

My penchant for foreign investments has from time to time caused some of my critics to label me unpatriotic. While such attacks are clearly out of line, using some of our foreign profits to secure the election of Ron Paul goes a long way toward defusing such allegations.

If you are not a client and you think $2,300 is a lot of money, it's not. In fact, if Ron Paul is not our next President, such a sum will be practically worthless by the end of the term of whoever is. So what do you have to lose? Just write the check and hope for the best.

Do not just send in $50 or $100, dig down deep and pony up. If you are married send him $4,600. Think of what is at stake. Let's not let Ron Paul lose this election for lack of money. Think about the sacrifices others have made for this country. Think of those who have given their lives to secure the liberties we are now losing to a tyrannical Federal Government. The signers of the Declaration of Independence not only risked their sacred honor but their very lives. You have a chance to do something to reclaim the principles embedded in that document yet risk nothing but a lousy 2,300 bucks, the cost of a single plasma TV. If we all make that one small sacrifice, maybe, just maybe, those who have died defending our freedoms may finally rest in peace.

Giving money or voting for any other political candidate, Democrat or Republican, is a complete waste of time, effort and money. The only person in the race whose victory will make any difference what-so-ever is Ron Paul. Even if he does not win, just having his positions heard by a wider audience will make a bigger difference to the country than the outcome of the election itself.

Do not get me wrong; electing Ron Paul will not stop America's day of reckoning from coming. The piper will have to be paid no matter who is in the White House. However, President Ron Paul will be extremely important if we are going to dig our way out of this giant hole. Any other declared presidential candidate will make the job far more difficult if not completely impossible.

Rebuilding a viable industrial economy will require a return to our constitutional roots of limited government, low taxes, minimal regulation, and sound money. Ron Paul is the only candidate capable of bring those reforms about. He has already proven that his principles are more important then his own reelection. He is the only man in Congress I know that power did not corrupt. In fact, with Ron Paul as President, many others in Congress might actually find the courage to vote their conscience as well.

If you do not know who Ron Paul is, visit his web site at www.RonPaul2008.com and see for yourself. He is the real deal, a true statesmen and citizen politician in the traditions envisioned by the framers of our Republic. From time to time I get emails from people suggesting that I run for President. While such suggestions are indeed flattering, I realize that they are offered purely in jest. However, for those who agree with my take on things, a vote for Ron Paul is the closet thing to a vote for me that you will ever have an opportunity to cast. He understands the real problems facing our nation and knows what must be done to enable "we the people" to solve them for ourselves.

Here is the link to make your contribution. https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate?c=SCHIFF

If you donate by telephone or use the general donation web page, make sure to reference the project code "Schiff" when you do. That way I can better judge the effectiveness of this email.

Once you have done so forward this email to every contact in your address book. Let's give Ron Paul the greatest political war chest in history. In modern American politics money talks. With your help, Ron Paul's voice can be the loudest one of all.


Peter Schiff
President and Chief Global Strategist
Euro Pacific Capital

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

$4.2 Million! Why Ron Paul's Message is Winning

Yesterday, the Ron Paul for president campaign raised $4.2 million dollars from its grassroots supporters. 37,000 of them gave an average of $129 each to the campaign, inspired by the movie "V for Vendetta" (Remember, Remember, the 5th of November!).

This is completely unprecedented in politics! The only candidate in history to raise more than this in one day was John Kerry in September, 2004, who raised $5 million the day he accepted the democratic nomination. The huge difference was that most of the Kerry money was from the corporate elite, not $100 donations from average Joe voter!

The pundits will be out trying to make sense of this phenomenon today, including the neocon radio talk show hosts. They will make up crazy conspiracies like "it must be the Clintons donating!" and they will try to come up with excuses like "well these aren't republicans who are donating anyway". They will put forth the media-spun poll numbers and claim "Ron Paul is not a factor anyway, he's only polling at 3%!" (which even if you take these land line polls seriously, is wrong: he's at 5% in the latest CNN poll).

The real question is, why is this man and his ideas so popular?

It's not an easy question, and there certainly is no sound byte answer here! Here's a quick overview to explain the $4.2 million in one day:

1. A large percentage of Americans actually agree with Ron Paul's ideas regarding freedom and liberty, which no other candidate is discussing, i.e., Paul would put an end to the Patriot Act.

2. Ron Paul is anti-establishment and anti-status quo. Even today, Americans have an inherent tendency to go against authority, or as some might say, a rebellious streak. Ron Paul represents this like no other candidate.

3. There are actually millions of libertarians in the U.S. who have been sitting on the sidelines in the past few presidential elections. Ron Paul coming on to the national spotlight has given them hope that they haven't had in a long time. In the past, libertarians running in the Libertarian party would be lucky to get 1% of the vote, most did not even do that well. Now, we have a candidate who has 1,100 Meetup groups with 70,000 members, growing by the day!

4. Many feel that NOW is the time for real change in D.C., and voting for a democrat is really not going to make a whole lot of difference from what we have now- most of the democrats will keep the war and military-industrial complex alive, while taking more of your money in the process. Other GOP candidates offer either more of the same, unpopular G.W. Bush policies, or even want to take it a step further and get us involved in a nuclear World War III!

5. Ron Paul is the only true anti-war candidate from either two of the major parties, and 70+% are now against the war.

6. Ron Paul is clearly not running for president to "take power", in fact, he is a reluctant candidate who wants to take the power AWAY from the federal government. Everyone else running is going to "run the country", Ron Paul wants the people themselves to run it.

I could probably list a dozen or so more reasons why Ron Paul is exploding in popularity, but I have to go work and make some fiat dollars in what is left of the free market in the U.S.!