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FactCheck.org punctures Ron Paul


FactCheck.org examines the following 3 Ron Paul items:

  • Paul claims that a secret conspiracy composed of the Security and Prosperity Partnership and a cabal of foreign companies is behind plans to build a NAFTA Superhighway as the first step toward creating a North American Union.But the NAFTA Superhighway that Paul describes is a myth, and the groups supposedly behind the plans are neither secret nor nefarious.[Also check snopes.com on this issue.]
  • Paul says that the U.S. spends $1 trillion per year to maintain a foreign empire and suggests that we could save that amount by cutting foreign spending.Paul gets that figure by including a lot of domestic programs that he isn’t planning to cut, like the U.S. Border Patrol and interest payments on the debt.
  • Paul has run television ads touting an endorsement from Ronald Reagan, but he fails to mention that, in 1988, Paul wanted “to totally disassociate” himself from the Reagan administration.

FactCheck.org also comments on a brief post at Ron Paul fansite, DailyPaul.com

The post is titled, “Factcheck.org shows Ron Paul is truthful,” and says [emphasis added] …

At http://www.factcheck.org/, there are many references to falsehoods that other candidates have told, but I couldn’t find any references to falsehoods told by Dr. Paul. It’s not that they are ignoring Dr. Paul as a lower-tier candidate. They called Duncan Hunter out, and they have called out others who have confronted Dr. Paul. Why not use this highly-respected web site as evidence to support Dr. Paul’s truthfulness.

And speaking of DailyPaul.com, here’s a real treat. Under the title “March on Washington,” a very interesting YouTube video they feature to get supporters into the right mood.

See it on their site. Or give it a psycho-whirl, below, dude.


Michelle Malkin provides this brief transcript of Ron Paul on the Alex (9/11 was an inside job) Jones Show, conducted by guest host, Jack Blood:

CALLER: I want a complete, impartial, and totally independent investigation of the events of September 11, 2001 . I’m tired of this bogus garbage about terrorism. Ask Michael Meacher about how he feels about this bogus war on terrorism. Can you comment on that please?

HON. DR. RON PAUL: Well, that would be nice to have. Unfortunately, we don’t have that in place. It will be a little bit better now with the Democrats now in charge of oversight. But you know, for top level policy there’s not a whole lot of difference between the two policies so a real investigation isn’t going to happen. But I think we have to keep pushing for it. And like you and others, we see the investigations that have been done so far as more or less cover-up and no real explanation of what went on.

Near the very end of the interview, Ron Paul says:

… doing what this radio station does so well is get the information up and get our supporters animated and involved bringing about these changes.

In addition to being a BIG Ron Paul supporter, one of the other things Alex Jones does “so well” (I don’t know if Ron Paul knows this) is sell all sorts of merchandise, such as “9/11 was an inside job” apparel:


And what about Jack Blood?

He shares some of his views here.

For instance:

… I believe that the One World Order does not care who helps them do their bidding. My understanding of history tells me that the Jews and Israel were set up to appear to be the front men of the global cabal.

The Vatican is certainly in on the global take over and I am sure that they have been promised a big piece of pie.

… I am also reading ‘The Puzzle of Fascism’ by Eric Williams and David Ray Griffin’s ‘Debunking 9/11’. Debunking is a superb compendium of the strong body of evidence showing the official U.S. Government story of what happened on September 11, 2001 to be almost certainly a monstrous series of lies.

You get the idea. Big Ron Paul supporters.

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  1. Darel

    I noticed the bloger didn’t provide there name. So factcheck.og you would have a little more creditability if you posted the name of the author.

    There really isn’t a so called secret conspiracy composed of the Security and Prosperity Partnership any more. Why? Well, The NAFTA Superhighway is now part of normal conversation amongst the people of Texas.

    Teh NAFTA superhighway is no myth and months ago it may have been considered a conspiracy but they are presenting this issue before the people now. So Ron Paul was correct when he presented the issue as a concern.

    If anyone doubts this issue just visit the Security and Prosperity Partnership website to learn more… In addition pick up the book which exposes it in detail from Jerome Corsi I have the book myself I just don’t recall the title. But visit http://www.worldnetdaily.com and visit the book store and look for Coris’s book. The book offers gov references and numerous documents which proves the NAU is a threat to our nation.

    Does the US spend 1 trillion per year to maintain our foreign empire?

    Well, it depends on the reports you use… IT may range from 941 billion to just over a trillion…

    Paul did endorse Reagan and Reagan changed his positions and actions after elected. Paul waas correct to limit his support of Reagan. Let’s face it Reagan did in fact lie before congress.

    In regard to his visitation of the Alex Jones show. I must admit at one time I thought Jones was a nut but Jones has interviewed Paul Craig Robert’s and hundreds of gov members and non gov members. As far as Michelle Malkin, why don’t you ask her why she was one of the first people who opposed the official story of 9-11? Yes, she did not support the official story and many have her on youTube clips at various events.

    But of course the issues you raise are old and have been debunked over and over.

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  2. goldenequity

    This is a very weak hit piece…..
    c’mon…. you’re NOT trying…. why
    don’t you practice first….. let’s say on
    Obama (CFR member) or how bout
    Hilary (CFR) or McCain (not EVEN a natural born citizen)
    besides being almost an obscenely narcissistic psychotic?
    You’re truly wasting your poorly developed skill(?) on
    a target such as Dr. Paul….. when there are such easier
    targets out there.
    You need the practice.

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  3. badmedia

    If the NAFTA superhighway is a myth, why are states fighting it? They don’t call it the NAFTA superhighway, it’s some other name. But it is real, ask people in Texas.

    What Ron Paul stands for is a government that follows the law. That is why “truthers” support Ron Paul. Not because of what Ron Paul believes on it. But because Ron Paul is an honest man, who fights against corruption. He isn’t bought and paid for like the other candidates.

    Because the constitution isn’t the law for citizens. It’s the law for the government to follow. And when the government isn’t following the constitution, then they are breaking the law. The constitution is the law the citizens gave to the government to operate on. If you understand the constitution, you understand why it was so great. And if you believe in it, then you believe in following it.

    And the founding fathers weren’t stupid. They allowed for it to be added to. But it is a “living” document because you can add to it, not because you can warp and find verbal holes in it to fit the needs. They are called amendments. As per our 10th amendment, if the government wants to take on new duties, such as healthcare they only need to add an amendment. Then because it is a right to all people, it’s automatically equal for everyone. I think it’s a bad idea, but that is the proper way to do it. Not by using holes in the general welfare clause. Because the preamble to the constitution states directly that part of the constitution is defining the general welfare in that clause. And it is the amendments themselves.

    It is the duty of citizens everywhere to enforce the constitution, by electing officials who follow and understand it. These qualities of Ron Paul should be a minimum of every politician, not the exception.

    Everyone says “go vote, go vote”. But they forget to mention the first step. And that is becoming an educated voter so that you understand what you are really voting for. And that comes not from the media, but from understanding the constitution.

    When the government fails to follow the constitution and ignores it, then we have a unlawful government, and that is tryanny. It doesn’t matter if ANY conspiracy theory is true. The truth is that even if not true, that ability is still there, because those powers have been taken by the government.

    And the constitution works for both democrats and republicans alike. Because in the end the majority of us just want to do the right things. Nobody wants to see people going around hungry, uneducated etc. But there is a method to it.

    So go ahead and find other supporters and find some silly reason on why they vote for Ron Paul. But the above is why I support Ron Paul. It doesn’t have anything to do with any conspiracy, except that the current government is NOT following the constitution. And that is not a conspiracy, that is a FACT.

    Today’s problems are caused simply by not following the constitution.

    You sir are part of that problem. You don’t talk about any issues here. No substance at all. Just a bunch of gossip and spin. But you show me a single candidate who understand and follows the constitution, or can even or will even show how their plans follow the constitution and lets debate it. But this is the US, following the constitution is the oath you take, so obviously it has some importance.

    Have a nice day, visit my blog or send me an email if you want a better understanding of how the constitution is setup to handle the problems of today. It’s not that hard, it’s setup so that any common man can understand it. I’ll be more than happy to explain and talk about it.

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    Excellent comment by BadMedia.

    The duty to prevent tyranny is in the power of the people. The government is not following the law of the United States which protects the people. The officials we have in power now, due to our complacency and ignorance, believe the Constitution to be “just a piece of paper” and they break the law of the land at will. If our citizens break the law, they go to jail. The journalism you are producing is dangerous. The people in this Country are misguided, and you are adding fuel to the fire. If you don’t understand something research it or ask someone for help, but to attack blindly regarding things you do not understand makes you look ignorant.

    The “Ostrich” syndrome is just not going to cut it this time. If there are people you love and care about, listen to what Badmedia is saying. Visit Dr. Paul’s website, and make an educated decision and print intelligent articles.

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  5. Stevo

    Another cut and paste job. Read this the other day somewhere else. You’d think a blogger might try to add some original writing.

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  6. Lex

    FactCheck should check their facts.

    1. Ron Paul never said the NAU/Nafta Superhighway was a secret conspiracy. He was asked specifically that in one of the debates, and he pointed out that it was more a battle of ideas, between those who believe in American sovereignty, and those who don’t.

    2. Ron Paul endorsed Reagan in 1976, and Reagan endorsed Paul in 1978. Those are the facts. Paul later pointed out the obvious, that Reagan hadn’t delivered on his smaller government promises.

    3. So we only save a few hundred billion a year, and not a trillion, by ending the stupid war in Iraq and no longer borrowing from China and Saudi Arabia to defend rich countries like Japan, Germany, South Korea, Italy, and the UK. It still makes sense to do what Ron Paul proposes.

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    The comments by goldenequity, LAWGRL, and Stevo add nothing to understanding the facts or showing us anything worthwhile about Ron Paul.

    I did, however, find goldenequity‘s attempt to swipe John McCain interesting: “McCain (not EVEN a natural born citizen)” – as if to suggest there is something not genuine or not quite American about him.

    From the Wikipedia:

    McCain was born on August 29, 1936, at the Coco Solo Air Base in the then-American-controlled Panama Canal Zone to Admiral John S. “Jack” McCain, Jr. (1911

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  8. Strider


    I fear that criticising Ron Paul based on the fact that some of his supporters, whom he does not choose nor control, are rather loopy is a bit like saying that Orkopoulos, Keith Wright, Bob Collins and the other pedophiles inside the Australian Labor Party mean that the ALP entirely is a party of pedophiles. Fun yes, but wholy logical, no.

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  9. BB


    Ron Paul is a nut who believes terrorism is our fault, that if we stop hurting the poor Islamofascists they’ll stop attacking us, and recently argued that the American Civil War was “senseless”. With views like these, is it any wonder that many of his rabid supporters are racists and wild conspiracy theorists?

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