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It is in the libertarian party platform.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarian_Party_%28United_States%29#LGBT_issues

And they are counting on the fact that Paul ran as a Libertarian in 1988 and he is still an honorary member of that party.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Paul_presidential_campaign,_1988

Proof of where their marching orders come from:

Alex Jones Launches ‘Occupy the Fed’ to Counter ‘Occupy Wall Street’
Posted by Grant J. Kidney on October 4th, 2011
end-the-fed

Dissatisfied with the anti-Capitalist fervor displayed by the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ crowd, conspiratorial minded radio host Alex Jones has today launched the ‘Occupy the Federal Reserve’ movement.

Citing unsubstantial claims concerning the Occupy Wall Street crowd concerning their apparent “wishing for taxes on the middle class” and a passion for getting Obama re-elected in 2012, Alex Jones’ website, INFOWARS.com stated,

“Focus should instead be on the real source of power for the out-of-control bankster class- the private, unaccountable Federal Reserve bank that creates money out of thin air, issues secret loans to insiders and foreign governments and systematically institutes debt on the American people through their undue powers.”

Alex Jones and co. are correct in their assumption that the Federal Reserve system is a big problem for the United States economically speaking. However, the Fed is not the root cause of our economic woes. Systems like the Federal Reserve are only allowed to operate in a world plagued by a much greater, overarching threat- Capitalism.

Millionaires like Jones and his sponsors are frightened by the anti-money fervor displayed by the thousands of folks who’ve lost their homes and their jobs and who are now taking to the streets in utter rage.

In order to protect the very system that has made Jones and others like him filthy rich, expect to see major attempts from those considered “alternative” (politically speaking) to squash the emergence of a crowd that wishes to see money and resources spread out equally among the masses.

http://grantjkidney.com/alex-jones-launches-occupy-the-fed-to-counter-occupy-wall-street/

And there's this, where they are doing Alex Jones' bidding of diverting people and going for the 9/11 thing. I've watched videos of preaching to the people in NYC. They are feeding off the energy of Occupy to help Ron Paul (GOP):

Forum Post: Anti-OWS trolls have taken over this entire forum

http://occupywallst.org/forum/anti-ows-trolls-have-taken-over-this-entire-forum/

That being said, Paul has helped some people such as Kucinich and Paul on things that Democrats wanted for a long time. And he may not personally be a bad person, but in the end, he's a corporate tool who refuses to come out of his Cold War era mentality and accept that capitalism is not the answer for everything. He contradicts himself talking of medical freedom and then not opposing Texas's anti-abortion law that affects only women. I've also listened to 'Mr liberty and freedom Jones' praise the new bagger majorities in several states enacting their anti-abortion and anti-secular initiatives. These folks are either ignorant of what they're doing, or complicit in taking this country back over a hundred years.

They are the Prison Planet contingent, trying to co-opt OWS.

Alex Jones put out a call for them to go to keep the young people of OWS from 'falling prey to liberals and socialists and turning against capitalism.'

When you scrape the rhetoric off what they're asking for it's no different than the Koch brothers. They regard unregulated, free market capitalism as next to godliness. Jones called out the troops for Frank Luntz, and the GOP worried Americans might lose their only true religion, capitalism.

When you strip away their talk against banksters, their true gods remain gold, guns and Reagan. Their libertarian cult hero is the shiny face for Ayn Rand and the end result of Ron Paul's policies coming into effect is fascism.

They seek to skim off those who don't know them. They started up in the Bush era, but he's the only Republican they don't like. They are a cult who were co-opted a long time ago, by following a man who votes GOP but tries to act like he's not one. Economically, there is no daylight between Boehner, Ryan, etc. and Paul.

Ron Paul = Reagan 2. Sadly, a generation of people have grown up in the Rush, Hannity, O'Reilly media environment and think that Reagan was a good guy, never realizing he began what the young people are fighting against now.

OWS needs to steer clear of the Ron Paulies. They don't respect the homeless, disabled or poor, just think along the lines of Ron Paul and 'let god sort it out.' In other words, they are rebranded GOP, the conspiracy cave of the Teaparty.

I'm not saying to be unkind to them as I've known a lot of them and they want things to change, just haven't thought it through. They are unwittingly in bed with some of the worst ideologues.
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