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  1. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    July 17, 2007
    Message from Ron Paul
    What a day and half in northern California! On Friday, my first appointment was at 6:00 am, and my day ended at 11:00 pm. I did radio and tv interviews in San Francisco, followed by a meeting with the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle. The questions were tough but fair: my favorite! Meanwhile, more and more interview requests pour into the campaign. There is a real hunger for our ideas, even in the mainstream media. The message of liberty is popular!
    Then I headed for Google, one of America’s great businesses. Some of the young stars who populate that company took me on a tour of a firm that seemed like a university student union. I saw where everyone works, eats, and exercises. Next I did a political YouTube interview with questions submitted from the web. I was told that never had Google, in the entire history of this series, received the sheer number of questions that it had for my interview. People care about freedom.
    Then I spent an hour answering questions from Google employees, crowded into a large room with overflow rooms overflowing too. Next was fascinating briefing from some of the technical heads of Google Earth, Google Maps, Google Apps, and other extraordinary innovations. Then there was a press conference for the media gathered in a company courtyard, and then a fundraising reception that a group of Google employees had organized off-site. In the evening there was another successful fundraiser.
    Saturday morning was the Silicon Valley Meetup in a park right next to Google. A huge and enthusiastic crowd was there to hear about our ideas, and the diversity was astounding. There were bikers in leather and hippies, young parents and grandparents, high-tech workers and business owners, and so many young Americans.
    I talked about all our ideas: marching out of Iraq just as we marched in; no more meddling in the Middle East; bringing the troops home, from hundreds of expensive bases all over the world, so that we could have the money we need for the transition to freedom in social programs, and to abolish the personal income tax and the IRS. They are not compatible with a free society.
    In a Ron Paul administration, we would also repeal the Patriot Act and the Military Commissions Act, restore habeas corpus and stop the spying on Americans. No more eavesdropping on our emails and bank accounts, our phone calls, home and businesses. No national ID—just the bracing freedom of the Constitution.
    We must have sound money, and not a giant counterfeiting machine called the Federal Reserve that causes recessions and inflation. We must have private property rights, with no pollution or other attacks on property. We should enforce the Second Amendment, and all the Bill of Rights. We can have privacy for us, not secrecy for a corrupt bureaucracy.
    It is all within our grasp, the restoration of the republic and our sovereignty—no UN, no North American Union, no Nafta, no WTO, no World Bank, no IMF. Just federalism, free enterprise, peace, prosperity, and the kind of future we all want for our families, ourselves, and our fellow Americans.
    The dream can be a reality. You can help make it so. Please: make your most generous donation to this effort for America’s future (https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/). Instead of wars and inflation and spying and poverty, we can have peace and freedom and the blessings for our children and grandchildren of doing better than we have, of secure retirements and childhoods. No more theft—of our savings or our liberty.
    Please—give to this campaign, for all our futures (https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/).
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  2. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Ron Paul in New York Times Sunday Magazine
    The New York Times will run an extensive article about Congressman Ron Paul in its Sunday Magazine this weekend, July 22.
    Here's the preview from the New York Times Web site:
    The Antiwar, Anti-Abortion, Anti-Drug-Enforcement-Administration, Anti-Medicare Candidacy of Dr. Ron PaulBy CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL
    Published: July 22, 2007
    The most radical congressman in America is a Republican from Texas. And he’s running for president.
    Read the full article »
  3. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    July 23, 2007

    What a great trip to South Carolina! On Saturday, I talked to the Spartanburg County GOP. About 350 people attended from all over the South, and the local party made $5000 out of it. Originally, this had seemed to be unfriendly territory, but everyone couldn’t have been nicer or more welcoming. And we all learned something.

    Then I spoke to a rally in Greenville. The local papers were less biased than most, but they still estimated the crowd at 500. We had set the room with 1100 chairs, and almost all of them were taken. In addition, people stood in ranks at the back and sides.In other words, there were more than 1000 people there. This crowd -- also from all over the South, and thanks to all those who drove hours to be there -- was typically diverse. Lots of young people, but also lots of families with children. And seniors too. I talked about foreign and domestic policy, and noted that those concerned about pollution must support private property. Government property is never well cared for. Just look at the environmental problems left over from the USSR!

    I also talked about sound money and the Federal Reserve, about the inflation it is inflicting on us, and about the recessions it causes, and the unjust redistribution of wealth it brings about. A young man who drove up from Auburn, Alabama, said he’d never thought he’d see the day when a call to abolish the central bank would receive a long standing ovation in American politics. But if there is one thing we know, people are hungry for the truth. And that is especially true of this moment.

    I found the same concerns at a picnic of local political activists I attended. I even got questions about Austrian economics! Last Tuesday in Georgia, Dr. Paul Broun defeated state senator John Whitehead in a special election to Congress. John had all the establishment and money on his side. But Paul discussed obedience to the Constitution, limited government, the failure of the national Republican leadership, and a less aggressive foreign policy. And he won. Columnist Robert Novak said this "terrified" all the establishment types in the Republican Party. I had talked to Paul during his campaign, and was thrilled to congratulate him on his victory.

    There is a new wind blowing. Our bottom-up campaign -- not top-down in the usual official fashion -- has gotten far bigger and more successful, at a faster rate, than even I dreamed. And the sky is the limit. Don't we owe it to our great forbears, and to our children and grandchildren and great grandchildren down through the generations, not to lose our country? We can win the fight for the ideals of the founders. We can have freedom, peace, and prosperity. We can be blessed by our fellow citizens, and by all those who come after us. Come, join me in this great endeavor with your most generous contribution.


    Sincerely, Ron

    (all italics and highlights are mine MM)
  4. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    August 22, 2007

    Not all the media are biased. A local newspaper in New Hampshire reported on an annual GOP bbq in the town of Hollis. It could be called "the Ron Paul show," they said, since the far bigger crowd that usual consisted mostly of our supporters. One volunteer even rented an airplane and flew a wonderful sign around the sky. What great, creative, self-starting people I'm meeting, at every stop, all of them united by a love of America and American freedom. Politics is usually about division. But this campaign is just the opposite. Not only are our volunteers a bunch of happy warriors, but they also practice the virtues of tolerance and peace, just as they want the nation to do.

    The other day, the state chairman of an opposing campaign (not in New Hampshire!), angrily tore a sign out of one of our supporter's hands and trashed it. Different people with different beliefs might have responded differently. But our people, though they'd been standing in the rain all day, applied the Golden Rule. It's because of quiet heroes that I know we can change this country.

    A reporter in New Hampshire told me this story about Florida: she had seen the same three supporters working every day passing out our literature, and so decided to interview them. She was startled to discover that one was a Republican, one was a Democrat, and one was an Independent. But I wasn't. Freedom brings us all together. We can all agree on leaving people alone to plan and live their own lives, rather than trying to force them to obey at the point of a gun, as runaway government does. Instead of clawing at each other via the warfare-welfare state, people under liberty can cooperate in a unity of diversity.
    There is no need to use government to threaten others who have different standards, or to be threatened by them. Looking to our Founders, our traditions, and the Constitution, we can build, in peaceful cooperation, a free and prosperous society.

    At a talk show in Nashua, New Hampshire, the host asked me about the fair tax. Well, I agree on getting rid of the IRS, I told her, but I want to replace it with nothing, not another tax. But let's not forget the inflation tax, I said. This was something she had never considered, but after I talked about the depreciation of our dollar by the Federal Reserve, its creation of artificial booms and busts, and its bailouts of the big banks and Wall Street firms, to the detriment of the average person, she loved it. That is another tax, she agreed, a hidden and particularly vicious tax.

    They try to tell us that the money issue is boring or irrelevant. In fact, it is the very pith of our social lives, and morally, Constitutionally, and economically, the central bank is a disaster. Thanks to the work of this movement, Americans are starting to understand what has been hidden from them for so long: that we have a right to sound and honest money, not to a dollar debauched for the special interests. Unconstitutional government has created a war crisis, a financial crisis, a dollar crisis, and a freedom crisis.

    But we don't have to take it. We don't have to passively accept more dead soldiers, a lower standard of living, rising prices, a national ID, eavesdropping on our emails and phone calls, and all the rest. We can return to first principles, and build the brightest, most brilliant future any people on earth has ever aspired to. Help me teach this lesson. Help me campaign all over this country, in cooperation with our huge and growing volunteer army. Help me show that change is not only possible, but also essential.

    Please, make your most generous contribution
    to this campaign for a Constitutional presidency worthy of our people. Invest in freedom: for yourself, for your family, for your future.

    Sincerely, Ron
  5. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    September 20, 2007

    Dear friend,

    Our American way of life is under attack. And it is up to us to save

    The world's elites are busy forming a North American Union. If they
    succeed, as they were in forming the European Union, the good ol' USA
    will only be a memory. We cannot let that happen.

    The UN wants to confiscate our firearms and impose a global tax. The UN
    elites want to control the oceans with the Law of the Sea Treaty. And
    they want to use our military to police the world.

    Our right to own and use property is fading because bureaucrats and
    special interests are abusing eminent domain.

    Our right to educate our children as we choose is under assault. "No
    Child Left Behind" is seeing to that. And our right to say "no" to
    forced mental screening of our school-aged children is nearly gone.

    The elites gave us a national ID card. They also gave us the most
    misnamed legislation in history: The Patriot Act. And these same people
    are pushing to give amnesty to illegal immigrants and erase our national

    Record government debt is putting a burden on our children and
    grandchildren that is shameful.

    Yes. Our American way of life is under attack. And it's
    understandable that many are concerned, even discouraged, about the kind of country
    our children and grandchildren will inherit.

    But we must never let discouragement become surrender.

    One reason I am NOT discouraged is because I know I am not fighting
    alone. Each day I head out I know that you and thousands of other
    patriotic, freedom-loving Americans are right beside me, standing brave and
    true for what is good and right.

    I need your help now, more than ever, to save the country we love...for
    the people we love.

    My wife Carol and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary early this
    year. We are proud parents of five children and 18 grandchildren. We
    love them very much, as I know you love your family.

    As a U.S. congressman, I always think about the well-being of my family
    and of all the families of our great nation when I cast a vote or
    introduce legislation. I also remember that I have sworn a solemn oath to
    uphold and protect the Constitution of the United States.

    For me, upholding that oath is the first and best way to preserve and
    protect the blessed American way of life for our children and

    And now you know why I'm running for president of the United States.

    I ask for your help. Please send your maximum donation today by going
    to https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/


  6. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    September 22, 2007

    The end is nigh. Of the third quarter of 2007, that is! And I need your help to make sure that our campaign gets a big boost. At the end of the second quarter, on August 1, we had more money than McCain, and we got a million dollars worth of free publicity.

    This time, we can get 10 million dollars worth, IF we have good results to announce on October 1, and therefore the resources to build for the future. After all, our ideas have never been needed more. The Federal Reserve is killing our dollar, the war is killing our soldiers, police-state methods are killing our civil liberties, and the income tax and bureaucratic meddling are killing our economy.

    But there is hope for America in the ideas of this Revolution. What progress we are making, all across this country, among all groups. The mainstream media may ignore us, but we are winning strawpolls, drawing huge crowds, getting local media, moving up in the regular polls (a lagging indicator, of course), organizing, dominating the internet, and preparing the way for the early caucuses and primaries.

    As our opponents begin to falter, and the undecideds grow in strength, this is our time. When people learn about our ideas and our work for them, they join the Revolution. So my job is to make sure they learn! But I can't do this job alone. I need you. Please, reach out your hand and clasp mine. Our country is at stake, our children's future and ours is in the balance. Make the most generous contribution https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/
    you can, and make it soon. Help me go into October with a roar. Help me build this campaign as it must be built.

    A 13-year-old said to me the other day, "Dr. Paul, you are the hope of my future." No, I told her, but this Revolution is. Will she grow up in a poorer, more socialist, more militarist, more oppressive country? Or the free country you and I love? Let's work together with all our strength for the Constitution, for America, for all our people, for freedom, prosperity, and peace. Together, you and I can make a Revolution. Let's do it!

    Sincerely, Ron
  7. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Funny how a few here that are very political and fiercly supportive of the Second amendment have not even cracked this and the other RP threads open. What are you afraid of?

    This man is the only politician that is not lying to you when he says he is going to do something. Have any of you Paul-haters-who-get-their-views-from-Hannity ever taken a look at an issue sheet that came from RP.

    I wore a RP button to a UT game today and passed out business cards with the quick view facts of Dr Paul. Anyone who asked me, "Who is Ron Paul", got one. After 5 seconds of reading the card they'd get a big grin and say something like, "Alright, I like this guy". I told them to Google him.

    Ask yourselves this. Why are the current leadership trying like hell to hide the poll results, amount of donations, and revolutionary views of Dr Ron Paul?
  8. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    October 17, 2007

    The other day, my old sparring partner in so many Congressional
    committee hearings, Alan Greenspan, was on the Fox Business Channel. After
    Alan promoted his new book, the reporter asked if we really needed a
    central bank. Greenspan looked stunned, and then said that was a good
    question; he actually talked about fiat money vs. a gold standard. Now, the
    ex-Fed chairman is not about to endorse our sound monetary policy, but
    you know our Revolution is working when such a question is asked in the
    mainstream media, and this powerful man gives such an answer.

    You and I are reopening a whole host of questions that the
    establishment thought it had closed off forever: on war, on taxes and spending, on
    inflation and gold, and on the rule of law and our Constitution.

    A few years ago, I asked a famous conservative columnist a question.
    What did he think about the prospects for a restored Robert Taft wing of
    the Republican party? He thought I was joking. As you know, I was not.

    After all the aggressive wars, the assaults on our privacy and civil
    liberties, the oppressive taxation, and the crazed spending and deficits,
    I believe that many Republican voters are ready to return to our
    roots. And the big boys feel it too. It is no coincidence that the
    Republican National Committee invited me to a fundraising dinner involving only
    "top-tier candidates."

    Some of the opposition claims that I am not a "real Republican,"
    whereas I am the only one in the race. And our campaign is registering new
    Republican voters by the boatload. None of my opponents is doing anything
    approaching that.

    Of course, they pooh-pooh our success. "He's just registering Democrats
    and Independents and people who have never voted before." Well, yes.
    It's called growth. We are laying the groundwork for the primaries.

    All over America, our support is wide and deep and growing, and young
    people are joining like never before. After the Dearborn debate, I went
    to the University of Michigan for a rally. 2,000 students turned out,
    something that has happened to no other candidate this year.

    The crowd cheered all our ideas, but especially our opposition to the
    Federal Reserve, and our support for real money of gold and silver, as
    the Constitution mandates, instead of prosperity-wrecking fiat money.
    American politics hasn't seen anything like this in many decades. It is
    truly revolutionary.

    But time is getting short. We must do massive radio and TV advertising,
    open many small offices (three in just South Carolina the other day),
    staff them, pay all the bills, and turn out our vote with massive
    organizational and phone-bank efforts.

    As you know, the blackout is ending; our campaign is starting to get
    mainstream media attention, thanks to growing donations and volunteers.
    And contributions are the key to more attention, and to our being able
    to do the actual work of victory. Good news: our recent green-eyeshade
    analysis of all the candidates' net finances, which got so much press
    attention, shows our campaign as one of only three in the top-tier.

    But we must keep moving up, and the Iowa caucuses are now on January
    3rd. The New Hampshire primary may be in early December!

    As always, everything depends on you. Please, make the most generous
    donation you can https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/ as soon as you can.
    I need your help so badly.

    The other day, an 8-year-old boy handed me a small white envelope. It
    contained the $4.00 he had saved from his allowance, as a donation to
    our campaign. I can't tell you how seriously I take my responsibility to
    work hard, and spend frugally and effectively, to be worthy of his
    support, and yours.

    Please help me keep working, even harder and more effectively, for all
    we believe in. Without you, I'd have to pack it in. Donate now
    https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/ . We have more than an election
    to win. We have a country to save.

    Ron Paul
  9. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Ron Paul's Impressive Haul

    Long treated at debates as the cantankerous old uncle you don't want to get started talking about the gold standard, Paul had big news. Announcing a relatively astounding haul -- $5.1 million -- in the fundraising quarter that ended Sunday, Paul is knocking on the door of the top-tier candidates in the race.

    Paul's campaign announced Wednesday afternoon that the congressman from Texas had raised more than $5 million -- twice as much as he raised in the last quarter. Almost every other candidate hit the traditional third-quarter lull in the summer and raised less money.

    And while Paul's haul is likely less than that of better-known Republicans, such as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who have not yet reported third-quarter numbers, it's roughly what Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is estimated to have raised, and five times what former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee brought in.


    "Ron Paul says to a lot of people eager to hear this message, 'You can be anti-war and be a conservative,'" said columnist and ABC News consultant George Will today. "In fact, he says, 'If you are a real small government conservative you have to be anti-war.'"


    Support From Soldiers

    Another Paul constituency, interestingly enough, comes from the military. A study by the Center for Responsive Politics found Paul received more campaign cash from members of the military than any other Republican presidential candidate.
    The study of contributions of $200 and more during the first two quarters shows that Paul has raised three times as much from members of the military as what's been raised by GOP fundraising front-runner Romney, and four times what Giuliani garnered.

    Full Story Here

  10. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    October 23, 2007

    Keep the momentum going...donate today! https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate

    Here's an update from Ron Paul 2008 headquarters:

    • Today Ron Paul is in New Hampshire to officially file his candidacy papers with the Secretary of State.
    • Dr. Paul also will be making crucial visits to Iowa and Wyoming this coming weekend.
    Media and Press
    • Thanks in part to your e-mails, we've confirmed that Ron Paul will be on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on the evening of Tuesday, October 30<SUP>th</SUP>. Be sure to mark your calendar.
    • We've produced two radio ads, and both are being broadcast in New Hampshire, South Carolina, Iowa, and Nevada. TV ads will be coming shortly.
    Website and Online
    • We are now closing in on 60,000 Meetup members, and 5,000,000 YouTube views!
    • We've added a featured supporters section to our homepage, as well as special pages for Gun Owners for Ron Paul and Home Schoolers for Ron Paul.
    • Yesterday, we unveiled the first installment of our Discover/Imagine series, which will be telling the story of Ron Paul's long history of legislative leadership.
    • We've brought on board state coordinators in several states and added new members to our communications and fundraising teams. In addition, we've opened new offices in states across the nation.
    Ballot Access
    • The campaign has satisfied all ballot access requirements in California, Georgia, Michigan, South Carolina, and Utah. Petition drives are currently underway in Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, New Jersey, and Virginia, with petition drives in a number of other states about to be underway.
    Campaign Store
    • We're closing in on 10,000 customers served at http://www.RonPaul2008Store.com.
    • Please continue to check in for the newest products, including new slim jims, collector buttons, and an entire new line of fall jackets, sweaters, and long sleeve shirts.
    Youth Efforts

    • Congressman Paul has said many times how excited he is to see young people energized by his campaign. Currently, there are over 200 "Students for Ron Paul" chapters on college campuses all across the country and more are starting everyday.
    Keep the excitement going. Make your most generous donation today: https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate
  11. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    This isn't the latest but one of his best.

    by Ron Paul, Dr. July 3, 2006
    On the fourth day of July, in 1776, a small group of men, representing 13 colonies in the far-off Americas, boldly told the most powerful nation on earth that they were free.
    They declared, in terms that still are radical today, that all men are created equal, and endowed with certain inalienable rights that government neither grants nor can take away.
    In the Declaration of Independence, the founding fathers sought to demonstrate to the world that they were rejecting a tyrannical king. They listed the "injuries and usurpations" that contain the philosophical basis for our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
    One point of consternation to our founding fathers was that the king had been "imposing Taxes on us without our Consent." But 230 years later, taxation with representation has not worked out much better.
    Indeed, one has to wonder how Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin would react to the current state of affairs. After all, they were outraged by mere import tariffs of a few pennies on the dollar. Today, the average American pays roughly 50 percent of their income in direct and indirect taxes.
    In fact, most Texans will not start working for themselves for another week. Texans, like most Americans, work from January until early July just to pay their federal income taxes, state and local taxes, and the enormous costs of regulation. Only about half the year is spent working to pay for food, clothing, shelter, or education.
    It is easy to simply blame faceless bureaucrats and politicians for our current state of affairs, and they do bear much of the blame. But blame also rests with those who expect Washington DC to solve every problem under the sun. If the public demanded that Congress abide by the Constitution and pass only constitutional spending bills, politicians would have no choice but to respond.
    Everybody seems to agree that government waste is rampant and spending should but cut—but not when it comes to their communities or pet projects. So members of Congress have every incentive to support spending bills and adopt a go-along, get-along attitude. This leads to the famous compromises, but the bill eventually comes due on April 15<SUP>th.
    Our basic problem is that we have lost sight of the simple premise that guided the actions of our founding fathers. That premise? The government that governs least is the government that governs best.
    When we cut the size of government, our taxes will fall. When we reduce the power of the federal bureaucracy, the cost of government will plummet. And when we firmly fix our eyes, undistracted, on the principles of liberty, Americans truly will be free. That should be our new declaration.

    Here is some latest news reports

    October 23, 2007
    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA—Public opinion service Rasmussen Reports recently released data from its October 12-14 polling that indicates that Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul leads his GOP opponents against Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton among likely voters ages 30-49. He is the leading White House contender for the key demographic, polling higher than Clinton among baby boomers. Congressman Paul polls in at 47 %, compared with Clinton’s 44%, among likely voters aged 40-49.
    The 30-49 demographic has been a key indicator in recent elections, and one in which Republicans tend to fare well in hotly-contested elections. In 2004, exit polls reveal that George Bush beat John Kerry 53% to 46% among 30-44 year olds, and all accounts indicate that this will be the most instrumental demographic in the 2008 presidential election as well.
    "Ron Paul is the only Republican candidate who can beat Hillary Clinton," said Paul campaign chairman Kent Snyder.

    October 24, 2007
    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA--Public opinion service Rasmussen Reports recently released data indicating that Texas congressman Ron Paul is the top Republican presidential candidate among African-American voters.
    1200 individuals were polled and asked if they preferred Ron Paul to Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. 33 percent of Black voters chose Congressman Paul over Senator Clinton and 31 percent over Senator Obama. Rasmussen Reports polled voters on their preference for the other GOP contenders over Clinton and Obama, and all polled lower than Congressman Paul. John McCain was preferred over Clinton and Obama by 24 and 16 percent, and Mitt Romney by 20 and 27 percent, respectively. Rudy Giuliani was only preferred to Clinton by 15 percent, and to Obama by 17 percent.
    Congressman Paul’s support among African-Americans is much higher than what Republicans have received in recent presidential elections. CNN’s 2004 presidential election exit polls show that Democrat John Kerry was preferred over George Bush by 88 percent.

    The RealClearPolitics Insider Advantage Poll from early October also indicated that Dr. Paul was the leading Republican candidate among Black voters in key primary state, New Hampshire.
    "Dr. Paul is the candidate who brings Americans together," said Paul campaign manager Lew Moore. "His unifying message of freedom, peace, and prosperity is drawing supporters of all backgrounds back into the Republican party."
    Rasmussen Reports conducted preference polls for Ron Paul between October 12 and 14. Preference polls for Rudy Giuliani were conducted October 8 through 9 and 15 through 16, and for Mitt Romney and John McCain between October 10 and 11 and 17 through 18.
  12. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    I thought I had posted this but didn't see it. MM

    December 3, 2007

    Want to know a secret? There were two moments I especially enjoyed at
    the CNN/YouTube debate -- despite my frustration at some of the
    questions, and the maldistribution of time.

    First, I was pleased at John McCain's attack, which he clearly had
    planned. Not because that sort of stream-of-consciousness nonsense about
    Hitler and WWII -- when the neocons openly want what they call WW IV! Are
    we to forget that the first war crime charged at Nuremberg was waging
    aggressive war?

    I mean this: mainstream politicians NEVER attack an opponent they think
    is far behind. The McCain campaign, we've heard, is worried sick about
    New Hampshire, and they thought a slam at me would help. Ha! Of
    it only strengthened our forces.

    Then, after the debate, Rudy Giuliani walked up to me and said, "Oooh,
    you sure have a LOT of supporters." It's only the beginning, I told

    Indeed, he could have told that by the crowd outside after the debate.
    Mitt Romney had a few people, but no one else did. We, on the other
    hand, had about 500 enthusiastic revolutionaries, plus a boat, a trolley,
    and two planes towing lighted signs. As I looked out at the crowd, I
    thought: the establishment has no idea of what they are facing. We have
    an army of freedom, prosperity, and peace. As the LA Times political
    blog noted the other day, the
    British also thought they had no problem with the Americans--until
    (bold type mine MM)

    But we have an astoundingly short time before the first contests. The
    Iowa caucuses are on January 3, the New Hampshire primary is on January
    8, and Nevada and South Carolina are both on January 19. We have only
    30 days to stake our claim to the nomination, and to the new America
    that restores the ideals of the founders, and leads the world through
    free enterprise, a sound dollar, the rule of law, and peaceful example.
    Not through
    inflation and bombs.

    Help me surprise the neocons and all the establishment with our
    success. Help me build the foundation for the America we all want. Send your
    most generous contribution: https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate. The
    military-industrial complex, the biased media, the big banks, the Fed,
    the waterboarders, and the IRS don't like what we're doing. But every
    good American is applauding us, and daring to hope for a better future.

    Please, help me give it to them, to us, to all Americans to come. Keep
    this revolution growing and winning:


  13. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    December 15, 2007

    What an amazing mission you and I are on. What great ideas we uphold
    -- the legacy of the most important thinkers of liberty in our
    country's history, and the most important doers of liberty in America. At the
    top of that list are the donors and volunteers of this campaign.

    I could spend all my time thanking personally you and everyone who has
    done so much for our country's future, and not scratch the surface of
    what justice demands. But I want you to know how much I owe you, and
    everyone dedicated to the real America. You and I know our real
    country -- the America of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, of
    economic, civil, and personal liberty, of strong families and communities, of
    great businesses and professions, of strong peace and low taxes and
    sound money-all of which are under assault by the politicians who occupy
    our nation's capital.

    With your help -- and I can't do anything without your help
    https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/ -- I want to change all that.
    Together, we can restore our constitutional republic, and oust the
    mountebanks who violate the ideals of the Founders with income taxes, Federal
    Reserve inflation, deficit spending, preemptive wars, torture, secret
    prisons, and abolition of habeas corpus.

    How thrilling too are all the great Independent efforts in this cause,
    involving so many tens of thousands of patriots. Of course, since they
    are Independent, the election laws to do not allow me to coordinate
    with them in any way. But I will mention that this Sunday, I am really
    going to enjoy my tea at a party!

    We are making real progress. And goodness knows we need to. Help
    https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/ me keep our revolution going and
    growing. For freedom, peace, and prosperity, for the real America, all
    generosity and hard work are justified.


  14. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    15 million bucks and counting BABY!

    Let's see Hannity write this off to "14 yr old hackers"!

    I let myself in the back door.... hope ya don't mind :)
  15. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    December 17, 2007

    What a day! I am humbled and inspired, grateful and thrilled for this vast outpouring of support. On just one day, in honor of the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, the new American revolutionaries brought in $6.04 million, another one-day record. The average donation was $102; we had 58,407 individual contributors, of whom an astounding 24,915 were first-time donors. And it was an entirely voluntary, self-organized, decentralized, independent effort on the internet. Must be the "spammers" I keep hearing about!

    The establishment is baffled and worried, and well they should be. They keep asking me who runs our internet fundraising and controls our volunteers. To these top-down central planners, a spontaneous order like our movement is science-fiction. But you and I know it's real: as real as the American people's yearning for freedom, peace, and prosperity, as real as all the men and women who have sacrificed for our ideals, in the past and today. And how neat to see celebrations all across the world, with Tea Parties from France to New Zealand. This is how we can spread the ideals of our country, through voluntary emulation, not bombs and bribes.

    Of course, there were hundreds in America. As I dropped in on a cheering, laughing crowd of about 600 near my home in Freeport, Texas, I noted that they call us "angry." Well, we are the happiest, most optimistic "angry" movement ever, and the most diverse. What unites us is a love of liberty, and a determination to fix what is wrong with our country, from the Fed to the IRS, from warfare to welfare. But otherwise we are a big tent.

    Said the local newspaper (http://www.thefacts.com/story.lasso?ewcd=36475b4d132fc0a1): "The elderly sat with teens barely old enough to vote. The faces were black, Hispanic, Asian and white. There was no fear in their voices as they spoke boldly with each other about the way the country should be. Held close like a deeply held secret, Paul has brought them out of the disconnect they feel between what they know to be true and where the country has been led.

    Thanks also to the 500 or so who braved the blizzard in Boston to go to Faneuil Hall. My son Rand told me what a great time he had with you. A few mornings ago on LewRockwell.com, I saw a YouTube of a 14-year-old boy that summed up our whole movement for me. This well-spoken young man, who could have passed in knowledge for a college graduate, told how he heard our ideas being denounced. So he decided to Google. He read some of my speeches, and thought, these make sense. Then he studied US foreign policy of recent years, and came to the conclusion that we are right. So he persuaded his father to drop Rudy Giuliani and join our movement. All over America, all over the world, we are inspiring real change. With the wars and the spying, the spending and the taxing, the inflation and the credit crisis, our ideas have never been more needed. Please help me spread them https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate in all 50 states. Victory for liberty! That is our goal, and nothing less.

    Sincerely, Ron
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