Monday, January 28, 2008

Another One Bites The Dust?

Rumor has it ( that Rudy Giuliani is considering quitting the race. Many in the Revolution will take this gleefully, but ...

But I don't think our objective should be to simply 'win' an election. We need to win the hearts and minds of our political opponents. We want the wholesale rejection of centralized political power, Keynesian economics, empire-building and all the other failed policies and philosophies that have brought us to the edge of the abyss.

The mainstream media, I suspect, are not happy with another drop-out, as there will be less advertising dollars for them. Too bad. It would be nice if the media would also figure out what is really going on.

Fund Raiser

(This was a fund-raising 'Chip-In' widget to support the Ron Paul campaign in North Carolina.)

Saturday, January 5, 2008

New Hampshire Debates - we were lucky

Dr. Paul did not look well on Saturday night. He looked exhausted, and also a little confused. I think it was clear that he got the least face time of all the candidates. I also think it's a blessing in disguise that the FOX effort was cancelled. They are still not our friends, but the NH GOP took the opportunity to appear 'principled' and I think not having another debate works to our advantage.

Dr. Paul differentiates himself by being the only candidate who stands for the RULE OF LAW. This is significant, and instead of addressing issue-this or issue-that, he needs to rise above all the "me, too!" offered by both parties, and hold every one of them accountable to the Constitution. Even when asked about his core principles, he hit maybe a ground rule double when he should have hit that one out of the park.

We are tired of tyranny. We've seen enough rule by well-intentioned men who think that anything worth doing should be done and managed by the Federal government. And we need to hit all these tyrants with that concept over and over and over again. We need to remind the body politic that if ANY proposed course of action does not pass Constitutional muster, it must be rejected, and that any pretender to the Presidency who will ignore the Constitution is not worthy of anyone's vote.

Before we know it, all kinds of other candidates will be launching campaigns for judgeships, State senators, U.S. Congress, sheriffs, etc. etc. And we owe it to the electorate to raise up a clear standard, that standard being the Constitution. We need to tell them over and over again that we are replacing a government of men with a government of law. That's what this Revolution is all about. We want our freedom back, and we will never get it back as long as we support people who refuse to obey the law. We need to urge every voter or potential voter to turn off the tube for 20 minutes and read the Constitution (and a downloadable PDF copy should be available on every web site that supports Ron Paul).

Finally, I would suggest a series of radio spots along the lines of:
Hi, I'm Ron Paul, Republican candidate for President.

During this campaign, you will continue to hear candidates for various positions as they offer their solutions to the many problems our country is now facing. How can an intelligent voter decide which solutions are best?

Might I suggest a simple test that is often overlooked? Just look in the U.S. Constitution and see for yourself if the law gives authority for the solution proposed. For instance, a candidate may universal health care. However, the Constitution does not grant the Federal government authority to meddle with health care at all. The Constitutiont says, "the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution ... are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people," and the Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land.

The lawful and moral answer then becomes clear: Health care is a matter for families, the free market, and perhaps state governments. History has also shown us that this is the right path. Since the Federal government began meddling in medicine, health care in this country has gotten worse.

Be an informed voter. Visit our web site for a free copy of the Constitution.

I'm Ron Paul, and I endorse this message.

These can be mp3 files on the web site that we can download and play on local radio stations, pass on to friends, or even call local call-in radio shows and play through the phone and over the air. Dr. Paul's answers and issue statements should be salted with direct quotes from the Constitution.

We ... as Ron Paul supporters ... need to be totally conversant in the Constitution. The defining issue of this campaign is nothing less than the future of our country, and perhaps of the free world, and that issue is this: Are we a nation of law? Either we will be a nation of law or we will be a nation of tyrants. We either elect a President or we get a king. Hillary recently responded to a hard question by having the questioner hauled out of the meeting and tasered. This while she is campaigning to get people to like her and trust her. What she will do if elected is anyone's guess, but almost all of our Republican candidates are cut from the same cloth.

Feel free to forward this, read it on your program, whatever. Most important is to get these ideas before Dr. Ron or Dr. Rand.

Let freedom ring!