Prostitutes and Bicycles

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Minuteman, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Got your attention?

    How should a politician base his decisions? By following his personal beliefs or by following the constitution? Our forefathers knew that the minds of men would continually change and that we could never be a succesful country by following the whim of any particular person. That is a lesson that the prostiticians of the last several decades have forgotten. They want to re-make this country into their image. Not strive to keep it in our forefathers image. That is why I support Ron Paul. He alone of all the politicians out there today, of any party, knows that it doesn't matter what your personal beliefs may be, it's what the constitution says.
    I think the new motto for this campaign should be "It's about the Constitution, stupid."

    Ron Paul endorsed by Nevada brothel owner

    RENO, Nev. -- Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, an underdog Texas congressman with a libertarian streak, has picked up an endorsement from a Nevada brothel owner.

    Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch near Carson City, said he was so impressed after hearing Paul at a campaign stop in Reno last week that he decided to raise money for him.

    "I'll get all the (working girls) together, and we can raise him some money," Hof told the Reno Gazette-Journal. "I'll put up a collection box outside the door. They can drop in $1, $5 contributions."

    Hof and two of his prostitutes, Brooke Taylor and a woman who goes by Air Force Amy, attended a Paul news conference.

    The women said they liked Paul's message, but wanted to learn more about other candidates before making a decision.

    Paul spokesman Jeff Greenspan said Paul is a diehard supporter of states rights and an ardent libertarian who wants to return the purview of the federal government to what is articulated in the U.S. Constitution. Paul also is a devout Christian who opposes abortion.

    "On a personal basis, he doesn't condone those things," Greenspan said of prostitution. "At the same time, from his campaign perspective, it's not the role of federal government and it's not in the constitution for federal government to regulate these things.

    "The Nevada voters and Legislature have decided it is legal activity in this state," he added.

    In 1971, the Mustang Ranch near Reno became the state's first legal brothel and led to a movement that legalized prostitution in 12 of Nevada's 17 counties.

    Hof was accompanied to the Paul news conference by television news personality Tucker Carlson, who is traveling with Paul for a magazine article he is writing.

    "Dennis Hof is a good friend of mine, so when we got to Nevada, I decided to call him up and see if he wanted to come check this guy out," said Carlson, who hosts the show "Tucker" on MSNBC.

    The MoonLite Bunny Ranch has been made famous by an HBO series "Cathouse" detailing the lives of the brothel's working girls.

    It's that kind of stand that has his followers going out of the way to help spread the word. By organizing history making fund drives and by paying for full page ads in national papers, and by doing what they can like the guy in this article.

    Bicyclist peddles Ron Paul

    By Erin McKeon
    The Facts

    Published November 26, 2007
    LAKE JACKSON — Come rain or shine, intense heat or freezing temperatures, 45-year-old Michael Maresco pedals his way through the countryside spreading the word about Congressman Ron Paul and promoting paul’s campaign for president in the 2008 election.

    Sunday, Paul joined in on the bike ride and rode with Maresco for about 10 miles before returning to his Lake Jackson home.

    "That’s why I can’t fade out of this campaign very easily, with people like this," Paul said.

    Maresco, who lives in Hawaii, began his journey on Oct. 21 at the Santa Monica Pier at the end of Route 66 in California. His destination is Washington, D.C., and he has taken a southern route through the United States so far.

    "The hardest thing, other than the hills, has been seeing people that don’t care," Maresco said. "Every time I see a person who doesn’t vote anymore and is who I was 10 years ago ... it’s heartbreaking."

    He said that people need to get active in politics to protect their children and their world.

    "Freedom is not free and freedom takes work, and if you don’t work at it then it disappears," he said.

    Maresco said he is not a cyclist, but he has climbed mountains, backpacked through China and hitchhiked along the Australian and American coasts.

    "I work long hours and I’ve been a cliff climber, a rock climber, so I know I’m in shape and I know I have a lot of endurance — and I know I have commitment," Maresco said.

    He began the trek with a partner, who dropped out the second day as smoke from the wildfires in California and the thought of riding into the unknown made him nervous about the trip.

    Maresco has traveled as much as 90 miles in one day and has braved temperatures in the desert of at least 112 degrees, he said. He pulls 75 pounds of supplies behind him everywhere he goes with a bedroll, tent, change of clothes, camera and computer inside.

    "I needed something to put the signs on," he said, "because some guy on a bike is just some guy on a bike. But really I’m trying to promote Ron Paul, so I needed something to put the signs on other than just the back of the bike."

    Maresco keeps a daily blog of his journey and at least 500 people read about it, he said. Other Ron Paul supporters from around the country contact him and meet him outside of cities, he said, and they lighten the load in the two-wheeled trailer he pulls, lead him into town and even sometimes allow him to stay in their homes overnight.

    Lake Jackson resident Bruce Bolock is a member of the South Brazoria County Ron Paul 2008 Meet-Up Group, and said he first heard of Maresco through that group.

    "Michael uses e-mail through the meet-up group to let people know where he’s coming into town and through that meet-up he can automatically send out e-mails to all of us," Bolock said.

    Bolock arranged for Paul and Bolock to meet, and through that, the two began to ride together for a few miles, Bolock said.

    Paul said it’s been an encouragement to know that he has supporters willing to go the extra mile for his campaign.

    "It’s a lot of encouragement because it was a lonely battle for some time and you get tired," Paul said. "But if you see someone doing something like this, then there’s no room for getting tired. They say I give supporters a lot of encouragement, but because they’re so enthusiastic they give me encouragement, so it’s sort of back and forth. We encourage each other."

    After leaving Brazosport, Maresco planned to pedal his way to the San Luis Pass area, and stay there Sunday night before embarking again for his final destination at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.

    I don't know how anyone who sees what Dr. Paul stands for could ever think of voting for anyone else. Who cannot support his platform? That is why I put this here in F&L instead of Election 08. Many people see Ron Pauls name in a thread and they won't even read it. So if your one of those then forgive my covert posting here but you are exactly the ones who NEED to read about him and what he really stands for. Turn off Faux News, and Commie News Network, Block out the media mouthpieces like fraud Hannity and rush in limbo and see what Dr. Paul is REALLY about.
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