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TeaParty Reaction (Very good read)

Discussion in 'Politics' started by melbo, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator 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.



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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    NBC said squat all day. Here's hoping the money gets put to good use by way of more publicity of the groundswell. Publicity of the good type, not the paid political announcements by the PR folks. Another go 'round with Stephanopolis would be nice, and pretty soon Tim Russert (Meet the Press) will have him on. I hope.
  3. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I think that in large part they are scared to acknowledge it to much for the fact it tends to blow their stand that 'he cant possibly win' out of the water when he has so many more people putting their money where their mouthes are than any of the 'front runners' they say are shoe ins, especialy since folks willing to part with their money to support his campaign arent to likely to be sitting at home on election day.
  4. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Ron Paul is the guest on the Colbert Report tonight at 10:30 and the Glenn Beck guest at 11:00 central.
  5. <exile>

    <exile> Padawan Learner

    Since I don't have cable here anyone willing to record and post for the rest of us saps?
  6. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    This from Trevor Lyman, the organizer of the Nov. 5th money bomb and the 07 teaparty.

    On Sunday December 16th, 2007 we stood together and spoke louder than ever before in defense of Liberty. Tomorrow we will speak louder still, and then louder again the next day.

    On November 5th, 2007 twenty one thousand proud patriots donated for the first time to the Ron Paul campaign. On December 16th, 2007 twenty five thousand more proud patriots joined us in our cause of Liberty. Our growth is staggering.

    Why do we do it? Why do we give our hard earned dollars to the Ron Paul campaign? Why do we tell our friends and family about Ron Paul? Why do we wave signs on the side of the road? Paint our cars? Go door to door and hand out information? For each of us the reasons will vary but all of us have at least one reason in common. Liberty.

    We admire Ron Paul for many things.. for his integrity, his truthfulness, his defense of morality.. and much more. But never forget that no man is great without greatness in the people who surround him. Never forget that no man can defend liberty until liberty beats in a million hearts along with his. Everything that you admire about Ron Paul exists in you and on December 16th you proved it.

    From the bottom of my beating heart- thank you for having a heart that beats for liberty, and for all you do in her defense.

    Trevor Lyman
  7. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Just watched him on G Beck... not bad :)

    Sorry, can't record, but I'm sure it will be on youtube within the next day or so at the latest.
  8. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I was suprised at the Glen Beck piece. I would have thought it was planned as a hit piece. i bet GB votes for RP
  9. <exile>

    <exile> Padawan Learner

    No kidding, I'm about 20 minutes into it on YouTube and surprised, this guy is treating RP with respect and not in some sort of sparring match, found this user that has uploaded the entire interview (in parts): http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=vapatriot2
  10. BAT1

    BAT1 Cowboys know no fear

    I've been wacthing it, Ron has answered every question with eloquence, but Glenn is coming back with He has had to have swat teams guarding him since he [ glenn has said things] about Dr.Paul. He comes the trick... people getting peeved at Becks remarks lately about Romn Pauls supporters. Let's see how Ron does.
  11. <exile>

    <exile> Padawan Learner

    One thing that struck me is this guy might be giving Ron a little more respect because he's scared, sounds like some whack jobs have been making his life a little rough.
  12. BAT1

    BAT1 Cowboys know no fear

    Ron did great!
  13. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    It seemed to me that Beck was either scared and trying to turn away the wrath of the Paulites or that maybe CNN has gotten so many protests that they forced him to have RP on. He didn't look happy to be interviewing him.

    Looked like a lot of backpedaling to me.
  14. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    RP will be on Meet the Press this Sunday 23 of Dec.

  15. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Thanks for the heads up. I'll watch for it.
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