As a sort of counter-convention to the RNC, which begins on Monday, Ron Paul and his supporters held a rally at the University of South Florida on Sunday to advance what Paul calls the “liberty movement.”

Here is Ron Paul’s complete, unedited speech to the crowd on Sunday:

Report from ABC News:

TAMPA, Fla. — Rep. Ron Paul might have fallen short in his bid for the presidency, but this afternoon the libertarian leaning Texas congressman proclaimed his “liberty movement” alive and well.

Paul took center stage at his “We Are the Future” rally at the University of South Florida.

Animated and witty, he stuck to the message of limited government, the central theme of his presidential bid and a message he has been delivering all of his life.

“We want to get the government out of the business it’s not supposed to be doing,” Paul said.

Paul’s rally sometimes resembled a rock concert. Fans wearing shirts with his name and image stood under colorful lights drinking tap beer and listened to Blues Traveler frontman John Popper perform ahead of Paul’s remarks.

Many carried signs and shouted for the elimination of the I.R.S. and the Federal Reserve banking system. In an otherwise highly scripted week for the party, the event on the eve of the kickoff of the Republicans’ nominating convention, was seen as an unpredictable.


  1. Well, no, actually, THAT was the edited version.

    The text of his FULL HOUR speech is not yet available.

    However, according to the Los Angeles Times, here’s a brief synopsis:

    Paul spoke for an HOUR,

    offering a history lesson on where he believed the nation faltered

    in its economic and military policy.

    He called for the legalization of all drugs,

    offered words of support for Wikileaks case figures Bradley Manning and Julian Assange,

    and urged an end to all wars.

    He warned of impending fascism

    because of the power of big business, big banks and big government.

  2. Nate — bravo for posting this video in full!

    If the Main Stream Media (MSM) showed this nationwide — Rmonkey, and the other monkey, would be ground into dust (no real American would vote for either creature)!


    The RNC Crime Lords are trying to pull another of their FRAUDS — by claiming the Convention will start on Tuesday (the 28th)! NOT TRUE — Convention STARTS TODAY!!!

    If you do not enter the Convention TODAY — YOU, Ron Paul Supporters, most likely WON’T be Allowed to enter it on Tuesday (something they’ve done before)!

    When entering today, have enough water and ice-packs, to last the heat if they turn off the AC — like they did at the Arizona Convention! Also, take lots of plain cheese sandwiches (so RNC employed “Security” DOGS don’t go ripping them off your hands looking for meat…)!

    In about 2 hrs I’ll be peacefully walking to the Convention Center, hoping to be there by 5:30am (despite Tampa Police, State Police, SWAT Teams, trying INEFFECTUALLY to prevent Ron Paul Supporters to get there — good news is that it looks like some of them are not that brainwashed…as many feared)!

    We’ll be asking All Delegates to PLEDGE in front of the RECORDING camera THAT They’ll VOTE THEIR CONSCIENCE…AND NOTHING ELSE!

  4. At the Sun Dome it was easy in easy out except for the long line to get in But over at convention center: I started counting, inside the perimeter of the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the number of machine guns strapped to National Guard or Secret Service personnel totaled 28. All roads but one leading to the Forum—where networks are broadcasting Sunday morning shows—were barricaded, some with snowplow trucks, and the line of cars and trucks angling to make it through wrapped around two blocks.

    Two people with different visions of “freedom”

  5. Ron Paul is the only chance for USA, If he would be nominated USA will be saved, restored and it will be real improvement, the same thing with the world. If he would loose USA will go down together with US nation. This great politician is really the only and the last chance.


      “The GOP is smarter than we”!

      While, We The People, have hopes of saving our Nation — THEY, the GOP Elite, has none.

      We are idealistic — believers that Truth, Liberty and Justice will eventually prevail, thus saving US from imminent economic collapse and the loss of all freedoms!

      The GOP Establishment has no such illusions — THEY want to assure that ONLY THEY and THEIR OWN have first dibs on the choices pieces of meat, when the carving of the American People starts. THEY do not want rejuvenation of the Republican Party, nor is stagnation enough — PURGING is needed, so THEY are first in line to pick our bones clean when the economic collapse starts. (Same goes for the Dems in power).

      We, the Real American People (the producers), are the HOST — and THEY, the Non-Producers, are the Parasites!

      While the Host was strong and healthy in the past — the parasites fed well with little notice on OUR loss.

      But, NOW the Parasites have become GREATER than the HOST — meaning in order to survive, THEY have to suck MORE blood out of US than we can produce for ourselves, let alone THEM.

      Realizing this, THEY are preparing the road ONLY for THEMSELVES and THEIR OWN to strip our carcass clean (after they’ve sucked US dry).

      Now, back to working two jobs Real Americans, so you can produce some more to feed THEM longer…until THEY are finally ready to send you to the glue factory… (“Animal Farm” by George Orwell).

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