Thursday, December 27, 2007
There's also another page on the website that features people who have complimented Ron on speaking truth to power, although they have not quite endorsed him.
A lot of the links featured on those webpages feature youtube video clips, along with the transcripts of what was said, which greatly improves accessibility for those in the deaf and hard of hearing communities. Thanks to the campaign for being considerate enough to add the transcripts to each of the endorsements! It means a lot. To the readers, please check out the links posted above to see who has endorsed Dr. Ron Paul in his quest to become the 44th President of the United States of America.
First off is a video I found by accident on DotSub that was made by B.J. Lawson of North Carolina. Mr. Lawson is running for Congress as a Ron Paul Republican in the state of North Carolina (4th district), and took the time and effort to caption two videos of speeches he made (one of which occured during a Ron Paul rally). For those of you in the North Carolina area, please take the time to check out Mr. Lawson's videos, which are posted below, and check out his website to see where he stands on issues affecting our country.
We will be seeing more and more Ron Paul Republicans popping up around the country running for office, and I would like to thank Mr. Lawson for being considerate of the deaf and hard of hearing communities by actively seeking to improve accessibility in the form of captioning the videos featured on his website. Kudos!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
For the tea party, Ron has now raised 2.1 Million Dollars in 11 hours. Check out the following links to get updates on how he is progressing.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
I want to share this article written by Brian Bailey from The Paulunteer website with the readers of this blog about the Tea Party.
"Why December 16th Will Top $10 Million (December 13th, 2007)
Are you feeling as optimistic as I am about the Tea Party?
If you’re not, maybe you should be. Here are some reasons to get excited…
Polling at Paulunteer.com indicates that 1/3 of the total number of people who will donate on December 16th have not even pledged at TeaParty07.com.
Personally, I think that even this representative number is conservative. The people who frequent The Paulunteer are actually more likely to sign up for daily email alerts about Ron Paul grassroots efforts than any other group of people: remember, they already get the newsletter each day. Think about how many other people are out there who will donate on Sunday but have not pledged at the website because it’s just not the sort of thing they like to do.
Consider that leading up to the November 5th donation drive 16,000 people pledged to donate and when the dust had settled 38,000 ended up being the total number of donors. Call it what you want- over a 100% increase, more than double, twice and then some- I call it staggering.
Clearly there is no way to draw a direct comparison between the two donation events but there is one thing that we can all agree was learned last time. A lot more people will donate than we think.
The question of course is, ‘How many more?’
Well, think about this.
ThisNovember5th.com got a handful of mentions in the media in the week before the donation drive. TeaParty07.com has gotten many dozens.
We were an unproven commodity on November 4th.
On December 15th we will stand poised as the most successful and dominant peaceful political movement in history.
And how about each one of you? I bet you learned some lessons on November 5th and have thought of others since then. What new methods have you devised for reaching people this Sunday to let them know about the historic event taking place?
Whatever they are, I bet the results will be substantial.
While we’re at it, someone at Daily Paul made this observation regarding TeaParty07.com: “There are over 100,000 unique donors to his site so far this quarter and every day 75% of donors are new. There is an unseen army of Paul supporters who aren’t even on the radar.”
It’s never good to bet on the weather, but I can tell you that this weekend is looking pretty unpleasant in the eastern half of the United States. Snow, rain, and sleet aplenty. Will ‘the perfect snowstorm’ keep people home and near their computers or televisions?
For these reasons and so many more, I think we should fully expect over 50,000 donors on December 16th.
Combine this with the fact that many supporters will see it as our last big chance and therefore donate significantly more than $100, and I think we have a beautiful picture coming into frame.
Finally, we have one last secret weapon that trumps all of the rest. We have the excitement and anticipation of knowing this is inevitable.
As I type this the countdown clocks that are plastered all over the internet are inexorably ticking down to 2 days.
2 days until the big one.
2 days until we prove all of the naysayers wrong.
2 days until we reach the day that will be like every Christmas, birthday, and New Year’s Eve we have ever known all rolled into one.
2 days until we rock the establishment and take back this country.
2 days until the tipping point.
2 days until the most important political event of our lives.
2 days, my friends.
We will raise over $10,000,000 on December 16th, 2007."
If you appreciate Ron Paul's honesty and integrity, please consider donating on Sunday, December 16 at the Tea Party. I can almost certainly assure you that you will be a part of US history as one of the 75,000+ donors that contributed a total of roughly $10 million dollars in 24 hours, all of it online. We are going to shock the world once again and tell everybody that Ron Paul is here to stay, whether they like it or not, and that the Ron Paul Revolution is much larger than anyone not in the know truly comprehends.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
"Many contend that Ron Paul, although an honest, plain-talking man, comes to the 2008 presidential campaign podium without a lot of achievement. While in office, he hasn’t steer-headed proposed legislation into law, or galvanized broad-based support for this national agenda or that, or even been on board with most post-911 bills and actions. For almost twenty years, he’s been a dedicated representative for his Texas District and has not a potpourri of achievements about which to boast on the presidential campaign trail. Is this exactly true? How could someone serve for so long, and have so little to show for it?
At this time, I should share a story I heard from two entertainers at my son’s grade school. The entertainers were turning books from different parts of the world into short, little plays, in order to spark the children’s interest in reading. The following story took place centuries ago in the Far East.
The wise, old emperor was keenly aware that he was getting along in years, and he worried about finding a suitable replacement to lead the people. One day, he solicited the young people of his kingdom to gather, and he shocked them by telling them that he would be stepping down and that he would choose one of them to be his successor. “I am going to give each one of you a seed today, a very special seed. I want you to plant the seed, water it and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next emperor!”
One young man named Ling, a son of a farmer, was there that day, and he was certain that he could cultivate that seed better than anyone else. He got a pot, filled it with rich soil and watered it carefully. Day after day, he checked the pot. Weeks passed by, then months, and still nothing had grown. Other youths from the kingdom began to talk about their plants and flowers and trees, but Ling said nothing. He was sure that he somehow had killed the seed.
After a year had passed, all the youths of the kingdom brought their plants to the emperor for inspection. Ling’s first inclination was not to attend, but he showed up that day, sick to his stomach. He was amazed at the plants that the others had brought. They were of all different varieties and all so beautiful. Some of the others made fun of Ling’s empty pot and others felt pity for him. Ling stood toward the back of the crowd.
The emperor looked over the vast array and seemed pleased. Then, he spotted Ling standing at the back of the room with his empty pot, and he ordered his guards to bring the young man to the front. Ling was led grudgingly, fearful that he may be punished for his utter failure. The emperor asked his name. “My name is Ling,” he replied. Now, all the youths were laughing and making fun. The emperor then announced to the crowd, “Behold your new emperor! His name is Ling!”
The emperor continued, "One year ago today, I gave everyone here a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds which would not grow. The rest of you substituted your own seeds for the one I gave you, but Ling was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be your new emperor!"
Ron Paul, like Ling, is a great truth-teller. His voting record is one of the most consistent this writer has ever seen. No flip-flops are to be found. As well, he is a courageous and wise man, and a heck of an economist. Just ask the Wall Streeters. However, he bears to his fellow countrymen (and countrywomen), an empty pot. He can’t claim to have brought you wars or higher taxes, which we now have. He never brought you an unbalanced budget, which is a perennial joke. He never voted himself a wage increase and, to this day, gives back part of his salary every year. He has always voted to preserve the Constitution, cut government spending, lower healthcare costs, end the war on drugs, secure our borders with immigration reform and protect our civil liberties. Sorrowfully, he was outvoted or shot down on all measures. The Constitution has been chiseled down, government spending is through the roof, healthcare costs are out of control, the war on drugs keeps getting less effective, immigration issues remain unresolved and our civil liberties have been crimped for our own safety. I’ll just throw in that Ron Paul opposes regulation of the internet, which has been a revolution in the exchange of ideas, this article being a case in point.
The eye-popping reality of the situation is this. No longer can it be said that Ron Paul is running for President. Amazingly enough, his candidacy has been hijacked, and it appears now that the people are running for President. . . through Ron Paul! That’s the true revolution about which your neighbors are speaking.
So, do you want the plants and flowers that your other government representatives have cultivated for you year after year, or do you want an open and honest effort at change, not for the powerful interests, but for you and for members of your family yet to arrive. If you want to see an unprecedented effort at change - starting with the only man on the campaign trail who is not afraid to tell you the truth - your action must start now. Get informed. Get angry. Get talking to your neighbors. Then, get to the voting booths!"
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
It just amazes me how many people do not seem to truly understand what is taking place. I truly feel like a paradigm shift is occurring, and the people of this country are speaking out in droves. One example of this is via Meetups. For those of you unfamiliar with Meetups, they are essentially where people who share common interests with other people locally in their area meet online and agree to organize as a group in person and host events. In the form of the Presidential campaign, the meet up groups are the ones that set up events, sign wavings, and other activities in order to help the campaign from a grassroots level.
As you will see in the following images posted below, every other campaign is top-down and the message is controlled, whereas the Ron Paul Revolution is truly the most bottoms-up campaign any of us have seen in our lifetimes. We, the People, have spoken, and we are tired of the same old gang of liars and crooks running Washington and this country down the toilet.
A few days ago, one of the Meetup leaders who formed a group in the Los Angeles area with the purpose of getting Barack Obama elected announced that he was now registering as a Republican and putting his support behind Ron Paul. He posted the following on the ObamaLA.com website that he ran:
"My name is Marc Whittemore. I started the original grassroots group ObamaLA and carried it until it was 2,500 people strong. Having done substancially more homework now I am inclined to switch my vote.
Make no mistake about it -- I think Obama would make an AWESOME President -- far better than any other stale "part of the problem" Democrat running. However. In case you have not noticed America is picking up "flush momentum" and going down the tubes FAST. We no longer have time for rehersals or inexperience. We MUST get it right and get it right this time. We don't even have the luxury of voting along party lines if we are to get it right.
And so. Even more surprising is that for the first time in my 32 years of voting I will be voting for a Republican president. And that Republican is Ron Paul. Listen people. And take the time to listen CLOSELY to Ron Paul -- because, like the last, we can ill afford one more drastic idiot mistake in the White House. Lives depend on making the right choice -- indeed our entire nation depends on the right choice this time.
Los Angeles, CA"
Very interesting. I wonder how Obama's supporters will react to this news, and how they view Marc's rationale for voting for Ron Paul. Another strange tidbit that made the news recently was Dennis Kucinich's wife saying that her husband would "absolutely consider supporting Ron Paul". The following day, Kucinich himself said that he would not shy away from Ron Paul serving as his Vice-President.
“I’m thinking about Ron Paul” as a running mate, Kucinich told a crowd of about 70 supporters at a house party here, one of numerous stops throughout New Hampshire over the Thanksgiving weekend. A Kucinich-Paul administration could bring people together “to balance the energies in this country,” Kucinich said.
Too crazy for me to comment. They are polar opposites, and such a ticket seems infathomable to me, although intriguing.
I will end this blog post with a great video that was made by aweirdpoet.
But before I go, here is a reminder! On Wednesday, November 28, 2007, CNN will be airing the Youtube/CNN GOP Debate, which will be held in St. Petersburg, Florida. It will air from 8 PM to 10 PM, and should be a lot of fun to watch, because average American citizens like you and me are the ones asking the candidates questions. Check it out! You'll be surprised at how interesting it could and will get. Meanwhile, folks in Ron Paul Nation are preparing for the rally in ways that only RP supporters are capable of!
Thanks for reading through this long post! Till next time!
Monday, November 26, 2007
"A two-month-long journey from California to Washington DC on bicycles? Yes, and in every town along the way, the Ron Paul message of freedom, prosperity and peace will be the emphasis".
On his way to D.C., Maresco was able to meet up in Texas with Ron Paul, and they had a good 10-minute bike ride together. After the bike ride, Dr. Paul submitted this message to Ron Paul Nation. Thanks to RonPaulHawaii of the Ron Paul Forums for the transcript.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
On the highways getting there, we got a lot of thumbs up from passing drivers, a few blank stares, and one or two incredulous head shakes from folks who seemed to be thinking "wow, these Ron Paul supporters are serious about this thing!". On the way back from the rally, it was great seeing another car also decked out in similar style as mine.
I am told by a friend that signs for Ron Paul are everywhere on Old St. Augustine Road and parts of US 1 in NE Florida. Another person told me she saw Ron Paul signs from Florida all the way to Louisiana on the highways. Great job, everybody! The name recognition is improving day by day.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Thanks to Marcaeld from Youtube for submitting this video with captions! Yes, captions already embedded into the video! You saved me a bunch of work, Marcaeld, and it is much appreciated! If you watch the clip, notice how the mainstream media personalities continue to belittle Ron Paul by saying he is a long shot and trailing by significant margins in the polls. They also seem to doubt the results of the fundraising push, stating that they have to "wait" until the funds are verified. If this was Huckabee raising 3 million dollars in 20 hours, I seriously doubt that Wolf Blitzer and the other "journalist" would present the information the way they did here:
It is a time to celebrate in Ron Paul Nation, as we all now know beyond any shadow of a doubt whatsoever that WE ARE NOT ALONE!
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Part one is the introduction and focuses on his general platform regarding smaller government.
In part two, Ron talks about personal liberties and explains why he decided to run for president.
In part three, Ron speaks out about foreign policy and about social security.
In part four, Ron talks about the war on drugs, health care, and the Federal Reserve.
EDITED TO ADD: Parts 5 and 6 are now up!
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Tonight, I will be watching the Democratic debate from 9 PM to 11 PM on MSNBC, and then tuning into NBC to watch the Jay Leno show, where Ron Paul will be a guest. An article in the Baltimore Sun covers the Leno appearance (please read all the comments below the article). I hope you'll tune in!
Edited to add:
MSNBC has two good articles written by Tom Curry up about the Ron Paul Revolution.
"Ron Paul's Iowa dreams becoming more real
Presidential hopeful gets chill from GOP Establishment, but wins admirers"
"The people powering the Paul phenomenon: College students, old-line conservatives, anti-globalists back contender"
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I really did not hear anything from anybody on Facebook, except for two individuals who felt that it was not appropriate for me to post the videos in those forums. One person in particular asked me why I had not worked on having such videos captioned for other candidates running to become the 44th President of the United States. My response was that I did not support those candidates, and that all of the work being done by hearing Ron Paul Supporters was done for free on their own without any compensation for their efforts. I was not about to go ask these kind folks to begin captioning Hillary or Obama videos for those who wanted them, but at the same time, if anyone out there was motivated to do such a thing, more power to them! It is my hope that by the 2012 or 2016 Presidential Campaigns, accessibility will be even better for deaf and hard of hearing folks, so that they can make informed decisions about who they believe to be the best candidates to vote for.
Thanks to John from Tampa, Florida, I just learned about this website called Project Read On. The website works by having two windows, one for the actual video, and one for the subtitled content that can be viewed in real-time simultaneously with the video. This is an amazing site, and for Hillary and Obama fans, this site has plenty of videos. I promise you, however, that I am going to try and get more Ron Paul videos on this site as well. Expect no less. Competition for increased subtitled videos amongst candidates can only be a good thing for the deaf community, not a bad thing, and I am hopeful that supporters from every campaign will take advantage of sites like Project Read On and Dotsub to improve accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing voters across the country.
Currently, Project Read On's site has 4 RP videos, and they are:
- Ron Paul s first video announcing his candidacy
- Flying Under the Radar: Ron Paul for President
- Congressman Ron Paul at the GOP Presidential Debate
- Ron Paul on Tucker Carlson on 6/6/07.
Because they are already transcribed, it will be a cinch for me to use the google video .srt function and embed the subtitles onto the video to make it more viewer friendly. Once I get all four of those videos done, I will embed them onto this blog for all of you to enjoy. In the meantime, feel free to check out Project Read On to see what they already have.
Monday, October 22, 2007
At last count, there were 247 comments. If one looks at all of these comments, it seems like 95% of them are pro-Ron Paul. Some of my favorites included these gems:
"The booing reflects ignorance. Really, who wants to police the world? Who wants to spend billions overseas when we can spend that money here? Who still believes that Iraq has WMD and works with Al-Qaeda? We need to think logically and not emotionally. Ron Paul speaks the truth and the rational truth. For those who boo truth, that scares me... Vote Ron Paul 2008"
"Reading the posts, people aren't falling for the propaganda. America is waking up, and America loves Ron Paul. Grassroots all the way to the White House!"
"It is a sign of pure genius to get an audience to both boo and applaud at the same time. Revolutions are always met with this kind of reaction".
I've seen a few great quotes lately. One in particular that stands out is "Dr. Ron Paul cured my apathy!". That would apply to me, and probably many others like me reading this blog. I know people feel numbed down and defeated by this whole political process, but I have seen firsthand how amazing the Ron Paul Revolution is. This is already the greatest grassroots movement in US history, and when we're done, RP will be the 44'th President of the United States.
Here is awesome interactive video of yesterday's debate, where you can view the video and read the transcripts that scroll in sync with the video (thanks to the LRC blog).
Below are the times that Dr. Paul speaks:
15:30 - 17:30 - Ron Paul on gay marriage issues.
29:45 - 31:00 - Ron Paul on health care issues.
53:45- 55:30 - Ron Paul asked about differences between him and Senator Clinton on Iraq.
77:20 - 78:20 - Ron Paul on foreign policy issues.
80:00 - 81:45 - Ron Paul asked about whether the Republican party has lost its' way
Sunday, October 21, 2007
BREAKING NEWS - "Newsweek Predicts Paul Could Create a Stunning Upset in New Hampshire:"Mainstream candidates from Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney have good reason to watch him"
Tonight, in Orlando, Florida, the GOP Debate will take place. Fox News will be airing it live from 8 PM to 9:30 PM. Check it out! Here is a cool article in the Orlando Sentinel that talks about a drinking game for the debate tonight. Enjoy!
Let's see if the guy who has more straw poll victories than anyone else in the field (scroll down to see head to head results), the most volunteers by far, larger crowds than any other GOP candidate, and the third most cash on hand in the entire field finally gets more airtime and more questions thrown his way. It is likely, however, that he will not get the time that a top three candidate deserves. When he does not, instead of getting angry, just donate money to his campaign, whether it be $25.00, $50.00, or more. It sends a much better message than getting angry and complaining about lack of time given to us by Fox News.
I am expecting Huckabee to get the "top-tier" minutes tonight that belong to RP. If this indeed happens, it will be very apparent that the "powers that be" are going to try and present Huckabee as the true "David" against a field of "Goliaths" and are going to do their best to propel him to the nomination. Huckabee has now started talking about the constitution and fiscal spending, but does not practice what he preaches. On his website, it shows that he has raised $170,000 for the month of October. Ron Paul raised $150,000 in 24 hours (bottom left graph). Of course, this means Huckabee is the one with the momentum and deserves more air time *sarcasm mode on*.
It is clear that other campaigns are realizing that people are responding to RP's message, and imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. However, only RP has the words, knowledge, actions, and record to back up what he has been saying for decades. I sincerely hope everybody will spread the word and tune in to watch tonight. Listen to all of them, and listen to your instinct of whether these people are selling you something like a used car salesman or whether they are speaking from the bottom of their heart and feel passionate about what they are saying and make a lot of sense. I, for one, will be observing the moderators, especially Wendell Goler, who horribly misstated one of Dr. Paul's positions as it relates to airport security. In another debate, Chris Wallace, one of the other moderators who will be featured tonight, asked RP is he was taking his "marching orders from Al Queda". Ron said "NO! I take my marching orders from the Constitution! (not captioned, but one can read the great summary from the site that explains everything in the clip)". If Dr. Paul seems a little tense or on-guard tonight, I wouldn't blame him, as he has been attacked virtually every time he has been on a Fox News Debate.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
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"Both Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani spent more than they raised in Q3. Romney brought in $9.9M and spent $21.3M. Giuliani raised $11.6M and spent $13.3M.
"Mitt Romney often cites his executive prowess as a key credential in his White House bid. However, if the race ended today, his organization would have lost over $8M.
"John McCain is in the red. McCain claims to have $3.4M in the bank, but due to debt and money earmarked only for the general election, he is in the hole $53,446 for the primary.
"Dr. Paul outraised Duncan Hunter, Mike Huckabee, Tom Tancredo and Sam Brownback’s combined efforts by 61 percent. Dr. Paul’s $5.4M is 8.5 times greater than all of their cash on hand combined.
"Dr. Paul is the only top-tier candidate who carried no debt into the fourth quarter. Because of outstanding debt of $678,432, Fred Thompson actually has $6,443,312, less than $1M more than Dr. Paul.
"Rudy Giuliani has $11,428,979 available for the primary. While impressive, this is far from insurmountable for Dr. Paul and Mr. Thompson.
"Dr. Paul stands alone in fundraising growth, trajectory and organizational health. Much work remains ahead, but the Paul campaign is in a strong position to make a run down the stretch toward the nomination."
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
"In a nutshell, the core data behind the "scientific" polls is as flawed as the data in the humorous example at the start of this essay. It's based on a mere handful of the Republicans who were registered four years ago--and those who were so rabidly pro-George W. that they turned out--in a trickle, not a flood--to propel him through the primaries and into the election."
* A Ron Paul interview on issues dealing with the environment.
* An interesting analysis comparing the candidates coverage from media sources in relation to the blogosphere coverage.
* A graph and analysis of which states are contributing money to Dr. Paul's campaign.
Monday, October 15, 2007
"To the editor, St. Petersburg Times,
I continue to be amazed at how out of touch the media are. Your front page article on Ron Paul contained so many half-truths and distortions that I don't know where to begin. You obviously cherry-picked your information to put a bad light on the most honest man in Congress. I found your article to be, in some ways, personally insulting. I got the sense that you do not respect me because I support Ron Paul.
Let's start with some real facts that your article did not mention at all. In the past few months there have been 36 straw polls conducted around the country. Ron Paul has finished in first place in 17 of those polls and in the top three 29 times. He has beaten "front runner" Giuliani 31 times. Of course, there was no mention of the straw polls in your article.
Your article mentioned the thousands of people who are organized through Meetup groups. You failed to mention that this group grows literally every day and there are now over 1000 groups with more than 55,000 members nationwide.
Your article failed to mention that of all the candidates of both parties, Ron Paul routinely draws the largest crowds.
Your article does mention the various gold medals that Ron Paul voted against, such as the medals for Rosa Parks and for Ronald Reagan. What it does not mention is the fact that Ron Paul offered to put up $100 of his own money for the medals if the other members of the House would do so. He got no takers. He voted against the bills because the Constitution does not authorize this spending, not, as your article stated because it is a "waste." Ron Paul regards this spending as illegal, not wasteful. If Congress spends the taxpayers' money in a manner not specifically authorized by the Constitution Congress is guilty of theft.
Your article implied that Dr. Paul wants to eliminate all taxes. This is not true. He has a plan to eliminate the federal personal income tax, but plans to retain corporate taxes, excises, imposts and duties that comprise two thirds of federal revenues.
Your article also stated "he supports re instituting the decades old policy of linking the dollar to gold and silver." This is not entirely accurate as his plan actually calls for competing currencies, some of which can be based on tangible assets such as gold. Your article completely ignored the very sound economic reasoning behind this plan. Your article failed to mention the fact that the paper money issued by the Federal Reserve system is the cause, not only of inflation, but also of our current credit crisis. Ron Paul's economic plan would eliminate inflation completely, allowing our savings to retain their value over time. It would be a tremendous benefit to those living on a fixed income. It would stop the current flow of wealth from the poor and the middle class to the rich.
Your article also failed to mention that, unlike any other presidential candidate, Ron Paul has a live ticker on his website that shows the running total of money raised month by month. No other candidate has the integrity and courage to be this open about his finances.
I have known Ron Paul personally for 20 years. I met him during his 1988 campaign. At that time I got to meet with him several times and had the opportunity to have lengthy one on one conversations with him. I have followed his career ever since including his service on the Gold Commission sponsored by the Reagan administration, and his recent terms in Congress. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on economics. I have found that he is probably the single most honest man in Congress. Lobbyists don't bother calling on him because they know they won't get any favors from him. He is also, far and away, the most knowledgeable man in Congress on economic issues, and has the best sense of history of anyone in Washington.
Your article mentioned some of the people who support Dr. Paul's candidacy and strongly implied that we are somehow different from most Americans. It failed to mention that there are retirees (like myself), professional people such as medical doctors, chiropractors and other health care practitioners, engineers, business owners, students, etc. Our own local group in St. Pete includes a former White House employee. There are people of every race, color and creed supporting Ron Paul. There are Republicans, Democrats and independents. We are your neighbors. Look around you. How many bumper stickers do you see for any other candidate in this area? I have seen none. Ron Paul is the only candidate in this area with any visible sign of support at all.
I invite you to attend the rally for Ron Paul in Orlando this coming Sunday, Oct 21. Meet with us, talk with us. Meet Dr. Paul and see for yourself the kind of man he is. You will find that he really is Hope for America.
Ron Paul for President
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Be part of it."
"First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win".
"We must be the change we wish to see in the world"
Ron Paul's Supporters are doing their part. There are thousands more joining daily. We need your help.
Check out this meetup chart from TechPresident that details the massive support that Ron Paul has around the country. He has 10 times more supporters than the runner up, BarackObama.
Below are a bunch of videos below (not captioned, but still visually appealing) that detail Ron Paul's very loyal and passionate fan base. Because we are not getting the publicity from the mainstream media that the other candidates are getting, we have been forced to take it to others and advertise ourselves in every way we know possible. The reason we do this is simple, as I am reminded of this quote by George Orwell: "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act". Nobody reflects this quote better than Dr. Paul. Where are all the other candidates' supporters ?
"Google Ron Paul"
"Ron Paul Grand Central Station NYC (10-13-07)"
"Ron Paul in NYC by CNN (10-13-07)
Sunday, October 14, 2007
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Saturday, October 13, 2007
For the hearing bloggers out there who make youtube videos, it would be great if you could take an extra few minutes out of your day and add captions to the wonderful new movies you make within the grassroots campaign before releasing them out on the net. Check out an example of such a video (Cafferty Files), which was done via google and the srt function. Being able to toggle on/off the captioning for the video would be wonderful, because it would improve accessibility AND not hinder the enjoyment for those in the hearing world who find it distracting. It would be immensely appreciated beyond what words can express.
Friday, March 16, 2007
The Doctor Is In!
To celebrate Ron Paul's official announcement, we thought we'd kick off a blog that will challenge everything you've been taught about the great American political "divide." So here's the first installment of why Ron Paul is the candidate for the right and the left.
For the last few election cycles, we've heard a lot about moderate politics, with each side accusing the other of partisanship and an interparty nastiness that didn't exist in the good old days. The implication is that whichever "We" is speaking are the white hats, the principled people who are willing to converse civilly and reach consensus. And "We" are also sure that the great mass of the American people are "moderates," too, not in-fighting extremists. "We" can bring the country together because "We" represent the midpoint between two poles.
It's time to ask what part of that nonsense speaks to the American people.
What is the midpoint between "yes" and "no"? What is the compromise between "up" and "down"? If you know you want to turn, but you don't know whether to go left or right, what exactly is the use of marching straight ahead?
The kernel of truth in that political rhetoric is that the American people are not in-fighting extremists; we do have more in common than not; and we are in search of political leaders who will use their time in office to unite, not divide us. But the answer is not watered-down principle--it's the right principle acting in full force. We're going to ask you to put aside your picture of the left-right divide for a moment, and consider what it is that you really think.
- Do you think American citizens should be sent overseas to topple and restructure foreign governments?
- Do you believe that the government has an unquestionable right to your earnings, and do you think it spends them responsibly?
- Do you think that your government, here at home, should be monitoring citizens--your bank activity, phone records, Internet use, or email traffic?
- Do you think that our $500 billion education system does a good enough job for your child?
- Do you believe that healthcare decisions should be between you and your doctor?
- Do you believe that the $9.2 billion spent annually on the incarceration of drug offenders is money well spent?
Are your answers to those questions left or right? Are they founded on party platforms, or on your intellectual and moral framework? And, most importantly for our purposes, do your answers line up with the official positions of any candidate for the presidency in 2008?
The odds are, regardless of your party affiliation, that your answers are in line with Ron Paul's. That isn't because Dr. Paul has taken a thousand polls and crafted a cafeteria-style platform that cherry-picks the most popular positions on the issues. It's because he, like you, has a principle in mind and keeps it: that America is a free country and ought to stay that way. His positions defy the left-right divide just as yours do, because that divide is more illusion than fact. (If you balk at that notion, try to list 5 issues that the parties disagree on with anything more than rhetoric.)
America is not a house divided; it is a well-built structure in need of a handyman who respects its craftsmanship. For 2008, that man is Ron Paul."
Another wonderful article about how the polarization of parties has created conditions that end up hurting many and profiting few was written by Anthony Wade. He raises very interesting questions, and I particularly liked this:
"Somehow in this country we have been convinced that while we can have 31 flavors of ice cream we can only get two coherent lines of political thought. The result is exactly what the machine wants. We snipe at each other at the lower levels of society while the machine keeps getting fed above us."
Friday, October 12, 2007
From the Orlando Ron Paul Meetup Group:
- When: Sunday, October 21, 2007, 2:00 PM to ??????
- Wall Street Plaza/One Eyed Jacks
18 Wall Street Plaza Orlando, FL 32801
Umm, can you say Ron Paul Puallapallosa? What does it mean? Am I invited?
Orlando Welcomes Ron Paul to the Presidency IV Debate. We have finalized the particulars of the biggest GRASSROOTS rally ever held in honor of Dr. Paul. Sunday afternoon Oct. 21, all Ron Paul Supporters in the state of Florida are invited to come to Orlando and celebrate the next chapter of the REVOLUTION.
Come one, come all. We've all worked hard for the man that has taken on the mantle of Protector of our great Country. Now it's time to kick up our feet and DANCE to a NEW SONG. A song we, the Florida Meetup groups, will write and sing with GUSTO!
This event will dwarf ANYTHING the campaign has ever seen. We are a VICTORIOUS army that has earned the right to call the tune. Never doubt, my fellow countrymen, that on election day WE WILL WIN!
Location has been settled and secured. This will be the Official Unofficial Rally. We fully hope and expect that the good Doctor will make a house call, i.e. make a personal appearance before the assemble throng of supporters.
But this rally is for YOU! You did the work. You made the signs. You waved the signs. You handed out the literature. You made the telephone calls. You do get the picture, DON'T YOU??
We're going to have rock bands. We're going to have the keys to the city (well at least some of it;-) This is an all day and into the night celebration. We be JAMMIN' so leave your stuffed shirt at home. Bring the family, bring your friends this will be huge.
Then when night falls, we'll kick back and watch our CHAMPION... KICK THE..er..STUFFING out of Judy McRomney! Not on a little TV. We're talking BIG SCREENS for a BIG SCREAM!!!
Of course an extravaganza of this type won't be cheap. We're asking a $10 a head donation. You'll receive a coupon good for one free drink to get you 'in the mood.' And sure, we know that some have been giving all they can to the campaign. Bless you. If you can't honestly swing it, don't worry. We love you and would be hurt if you don't come because a measly 10 clams is a problem. So the rest of you guys...open it up once more for a brother or sister in need. 'Nuff said.
And now for the best part. After the expenses are covered, all profits will not go to the Orlando Meetup. Nor will it go to the Ron Paul 2008 National campaign. It's going to stay right here in FLORIDA and fund the Real Grassroots Meetup Revolution. You heard right. We will be dividing this treasure between all FLORIDA RON PAUL MEETUPS. Big or small. 10 members or 100 members. All have worked their hearts out. All will share in the glory. All will share in the proceeds.
As was mentioned earlier, some details remain to be finalized. But this has been a while in the making. We the grassroots are doing THIS ONE on our own. Let's show the big boys at National, that herding cats CAN BE DONE! Maybe then they will understand that WE MEAN TO WIN FLORIDA FOR OUR CHAMPION OF THE CONSTITUTION, DR. RON PAUL.
Name of the venue is One Eyed Jacks. This fashionable bar has an adjoining restaurant and plenty of outside tables too. Bands are being signed. Multiple front projector 7 foot screens assure us great viewing. Other entertainment is being lined up. Stay tuned.
Want to get out and stretch your legs? There is plenty to do with beautiful Lake Eola Park just one block away. It's majestic fountain located in the middle of a huge lake offers paddle Swan Boat rides
- Event fee:
USD10.00 per person
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Last week at a rally in Tennessee, the place was standing room only, with 1,500 people. Approximately 100 people were turned away because it was packed. To get an idea of the crowd there, and the excitement there, check this out:
* Ron Paul has over 50,000 volunteers signed up at meetup groups across the country. At last count, the second place victor, Barack Obama, had 4,500 signed up. Hillary has maybe a thousand, while Fred and Rudy are easily under 500 members.
* In terms of straw polls, he has won or placed, sometimes by astounding margins of victory, in virtually every one of them, and yet the media does not report this.
* The military gave him more than any other candidate in the GOP in the second quarter, and from the buzz, a significant percentage of them LOVE him.
* He wins virtually every debate poll that goes out there, and then the network removes them, as I posted in my earlier blog entry.
* Everywhere you look, there are homemade Ron Paul posters, bumper stickers, and signs. Can you say that about any other candidate ? The man does not accept money from lobbyists.
With all those facts in mind, how in the WORLD can he only be polling at 2% to 6% in the national polls ? An article posted on Lew Rockwell that offers an explanation for this can be seen here. This was written back in July, and as more and more people heard his message, they spread the word to even more people. Yet, he continues to poll low on the national polls. Either the polls are outdated, or they are intentionally misleading.
At the debate last night, he was the only one of the candidates who had the expertise in economics, as he serves on the Financial Services Committee. He's the only one talking about getting rid of the income tax, and replacing it with nothing. That's right. You get to keep what you earn. If you think that it is impossible, just view "Stop Dreaming" and then do more research from there. He's also the only one who wants to get rid of the Federal Reserve, as they are the ones who print our money and devalue it further and further, so our savings depreciate over time and products cost more money. It is essentially a tax on the middle class and lower class, as he clearly explains in the "Moral Hazard" video in this blog. He was also the only candidate in the entire GOP who actually fundraised MORE money than he had in the previous quarter. With all of that, and general acceptance that he has by far the largest grassroots campaign in modern US history, it was stunning that CNBC gave him only 6 minutes to talk.
We must ask ourselves why this is. Then we must ask if we can trust the mainstream media and take their word for it. The revolution has begun a long time ago. Please look around you and figure out if any of the other candidates even remotely come close to offering the solutions that Paul is offering.
For every question you have, such as "But he'll cut social security!", "But he'll cut out the department of education", or "but he's pro-life", please do not make these assumptions. First, go ahead and check out his stances on various issues yourself at www.ronpaullibrary.org, and read what he has to say. Then, look at his history and you will see he has been one of the more consistent and principled politicians there ever were.
To be fair, you should then use the same scrutiny you did towards him, and apply it to all the other candidates. I think it will be clear that only he, and Kucinich to a lesser extent, stand out as principled honest men who really want the best for this country. Isn't it time we stopped letting the media tell us how to vote or who to like ? The two party system is no longer working, and Ron Paul represents our last chance to unite together as a nation. Even people from around the world are watching us and rooting us on!
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Ron Paul raised $5,000,000.00 in the third quarter, and was getting a lot of media attention and publicity. The debate focused on economic issues, and Paul got a total of maybe 5 minutes in 2 hours to state his views, while much of the "second-tier" candidates such as Huckabee, Brownback, Hunter, and Tancredro had much more air time than Paul.
Paul still did great in the limited time he had, so I hope you will check it out yourself tonight to see how blatant the media bias is, and has been ever since the campaign started. "When in the course of human events", the first video posted in this blog, is a good video that relates to the issue I am raising about media bias at hand.
After the debate, there was a poll. 8,000 people took it before MSNBC took it down. The page can no longer be accessed, but take a view at this screencap just before MSNBC took it down.
Monday, October 8, 2007
A full story can be found at: http://www.cnbc.com/id/21149087
For new visitors to this site, I suggest that you look at the video entitled "Ron Paul on moral hazard and the Federal Reserve", which can be found on the next page. This video, along with "Stop Dreaming" by Aravoth will help one better understand where Paul stands on these issues before the debate happens. I really think he will especially shine at this debate, as it is clear that the man knows exactly what he is talking about when it comes to fiscal policy, and is not reading ideas or words fed to him by others. I always like to play the game of "who's the liar?" when I watch the debates. I hope you will tune in tomorrow so that you can hear the blunt truth about just how bad the economy really is right now, and what the solutions are.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
My name is Dan, and I am a Deaf guy that grew up in Philadelphia, PA. I currently live in NE Florida in Palm Coast, and I wanted to take the opportunity to inform you all about a guy that I think would be a great president for this country, Dr. Ron Paul. I have been following Dr. Paul closely since May or June of 2007, because every time that I saw him, he seemed sincere in his beliefs and seemed to make a lot of sense. The more I looked into him, the more I liked. What frustrated me was that Dr. Paul was seemingly being marginalized by the mainstream media, who when they did not ignore him, seemed to be dismissing him as a "moonbat" and calling his supporters "spammers that live in their parents basements". I wanted deaf and hard of hearing people around the country and this world to get unrestricted access to Dr. Ron Paul and his message of freedom and liberty.
Thanks to the unbelievable efforts of some volunteer Ron Paul Supporters, several subtitled videos of Dr. Paul that were made on the internet or video captured on the news are now available for us. This is why I created this blog, and I hope people will frequent this site for updates whenever they happen. Information is the key to making informed decisions, and I hope one will view the videos with an open mind and see what Dr. Paul has to say.