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We ARE Winning in Maine!!!

WOW! - Here are 2 emails I got from my friend, Evangeline, who went to the Maine Republican Convention which was this weekend.

Times are a changing! We are Winning!

Sunny, the convention was INCREDIBLE! The proposed platform was thrown out and everything we have been fighting for for the last 3 years plus was ADOPTED - including audit the Fed and no New World Order. We are searching for a copy of what was adopted. Even Ron Paul's name was mentioned in the new platform. I am not dreaming. It HAPPENED!!! Search for the new text. It was compiled by a group from Knox County. Your jaw is going to hit the floor. It was ALL ABOUT preserving the Constitution.

Sunny, it is EVERYTHING we have been fighting for and it passed overwhelmingly!!! You would have fainted. It threw out the entire platform that was proposed. Our reps now have to support S604.

Here is the website that has the Maine Republican GOP Platform that was adopted:

http://paintmainered.ning...

Here's a comment from Carol on FB to Evangeline's post:
I just told Ron what was going on in Maine and he was impressed with that good news. Keep up the good work.



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Thanks for all the comments on this thread.

I have read them all - PRO and CON - and I appreciate them all.

The platform that was adopted by the GOP is important because it showed the disconnect from reality of the ELITE GOP who would not listen to the voice of the people.

I think this was a big wakeup call within the hierarcy of the Maine GOP.

I was not at this convention BUT I was at the convention in 2008 when Ron was running.

After listening to some friends of mine who were at both, the difference is startling. In 2008 we who support Ron were small in number compared to the McCain supporters.
They were arrogant and looked down upon anyone who supported Ron and his policies.
There was a video on the big screen in front of McCain for all to listen to when the auditorium was filled.
There was no Ron Paul video. We did not even know that there was going to be this BS video about McCain. So right then and there at the convention we were scrambling with Ron's staff to find a video immediately and have it emailed to us so we could play it. It was insane. What should have happened in advance was happening right there on the floor at our booth in the middle of the damn convention.

I begged and pleaded with the people (others did too) to be able to show a video about Ron. They would NOT do it at first. Alot of us were fuming. They finally relented. We, like I said, scrambled with the campaign staff back and forth on cell phones and emails at our booth to find a video immediately.

We could NOT find a suitable video that was short enough to play in the time we were ALOTTED. So somebody called Ron who was at a rally in Penn. and somebody did a video of him right there on the spot and it was emailed to us STAT.

Then the damn GOP people in charge said OK BUT made sure to play during recess when hardly anyone was in the room.
The B*******! We were fuming.

So that's the way it was. Complete disdain and NO cooperation with the ELITIST GOP!

So right after the video we staged our own support for Ron.
This video shows it all. That's me in the black sweater with the RON PAUL sticker on my back.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjE9g-gFuh0

So that's why this was a good thing - OVERALL! The Maine GOP are running scared and they are ANGRY at the fact that their STATIST agenda did not make it!

Ron Paul is My President

This almost brought a tear to my eye!

I am so HAPPY that Maine has taken this up! Wow, this is such a great story and I am so glad this has come to fruition! God bless the great state of Maine!!!

Ron Paul 2012

Sounds like Fox Neocon Tea Party Agenda

What is this?
a.Discard political correctness, make public the declaration of war (Jihad), made against the US on 23 Feb 1998, and fight the war against the United States by radical Islam to win.
This sounds like double speak or a cut and paste of Ron Paul's populist appeal to fit the Neocon agenda
Please would someone that was involved please comment on what happened. Was it a compromise or just another instance of the hijacking of the Original Tea Party Movement?

RE:

The entire new platform that we adopted was an amendment to the party establishment platform. The new platform was all or nothing- it could not be amended. It was written by a group of folks from Knox County. The main writers, I believe were not Ron Paul supporters. I do believe that there was some input by some Ron Paul supporters, especially in regards to the Fed and Austrian economics.

I wished there would have been a plank in support of a non-interventionist foreign policy and not a plank to fight a war against radical islam. I understand your concerns, but this was still a big step for the Maine Republican Party platform with the statements in favor of national and state sovereignty, ending the federal reserve, and opposing world government.

This is a major sea change from the convention two years ago. Maybe in another two years we will get a plank espousing a non-interventionist foreign policy.

If the Foreign Policy doesn't change, nothing else will change

What exactly did we who find that clause disturbing not read in the platform? All governments operate on the premise of "public policy trumps economics", so as long as the threat of Islam can be played up (notice "Islam" not specific terrorists or a specific nation) so that we fight a war against a tactic (terror) or a religion (see how well that worked for the Romans fighting Christianity), there will be no change in our economics. But hey, it gave us all good feelings and that's what really matters right?! The glass is half full, people. Just drink that Kool-Aid and and milk that Bull-Elephant in 2012 and everything will be ok! Because as we all know, hating Obama and getting his party out of power is the most important thing.

Give them a break, seriously!!!

Cummon, this is a giant step for us! Why do you focus on one little part and throw away the GREATNESS of the rest of this platform?!?! Not all people think like you or I, Patagonia. As a matter of fact, MOST conservatives, whether paleo or neo, believe in the threat of radical Islam. As a matter of fact, I and Ron Paul know the threat of radical Islam. The war on terror is a bunch of BS, but that doesnt mean that there isnt a threat of radical Islam and if they discarded that part, the rest of this beautiful ammendment would have been thrown out the garbage. Seriously, be greatful for such a big step and also try to pick your battles.

Ron Paul 2012

i read your comment twice. i

i read your comment twice. i think i agree. i think in instances like this its an opportunity.

So the majority of the

So the majority of the platform is decent, especially the economic provisions (specifically mentioning "austrian economics" and the audit the fed bill). The marriage thing i am not thrilled about and the foreign policy is disastrous but overall i would give it a solid B.

I guess this is a State of Maine (only) republican platform...

There are some good points - And some shortcomings...

1. I would have like to have seen more on our interventionist foreign policy

2. If you are going to resolve to "fight radical Islam", then you'd better start in Saudi Arabia. That is where Wahabi teachings are radicalizing children at a very young age.

But we went for the easy target (Iraq) who doesn't even particularily care for Saudi Arabia.

Both Bushes and Obama are stooges for the Saudi Kings and after 9/11 (as Dr. Paul said), we went after the wrong country.

There are some good things in this Maine platform but it still has plenty of flaws or shortcomings in my opinion, so I'm not all that excited about it.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

is there a video of the

is there a video of the entire convention?

Marriage between man and women?

Ron paul thinks marriage should be a religious issue only. Meaning gay marriage would be recognized and i tend to agree. I also don't like the tea party idea since it was highjacked by those who favor the wars. All and all it seems like wonderful news and i know i know you can't please everyone.

Wake up or Waco!

You are assuming facts not in evidence

Marriage between a man and a woman is recognized by God. Someone's religion that does not comport with God's law has nothing to do with it. Further, the defacto government has nothing to do with it as common law marriage requires no marriage license (permission).

if the government

has nothing to do with marriage, why should it be mentioned at all in the platform?

You are assuming facts not in evidence

I wrote: "..the defacto government has nothing to do with it as common law marriage requires no marriage license (permission)." Look up the word defacto.

As far as the dejure government: the Republic of the united States of America (1791), political parties are forbidden per Federalist No. 10 (Madison), and have no standing in law, policy, procedures or the customs and usages of a society.

You do not need the governments consent to engage in a lawful union or any other activity or contract unless you are a corporation (see: Article IV, section 2, clause 1 and Amendment IV). Under no circumstance should you consent to allowing the defacto to approach you in any manner except with severe restrictions and conditional acceptance.

Daily Paul: Dedicated to restoring Constitutional government to the United States of America.

I still don't understand why

I still don't understand why "Marriage is an institution between a man and a woman" needs to be in the platform.

uh

No one true of faith would recognize a gay marriage. A union perhaps but marriage is only for men and women and last I checked nature itself backs that up not just faith.

I don't agree with gay relations but each to their own, I draw the line when those practicing wrong try to warp nature and or faith to suite their own needs or desires.

It is a touchy subject I prefer to avoid.

The Abuse of Greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power. - Shakespeare

Gay Marriage recognized by

Gay Marriage recognized by who?

“Defiance of God’s Law will eventually bring havoc to a society.” - Dr. Ron Paul

Ron Paul mentioned

Ron Paul Mentioned in the platform..."c.Pass and implement Fed bill #1207 (Introduced by Ron Paul), to Audit the Federal Reserve, as the first step in Ending the Fed."

that's awesome!

r3VOLution Continues...

This is fantastic news!

Three cheers for our brothers and sisters in Maine!

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"The greatest mystery of all is truth." - Me, 2009

The only thing I might add...

is that employer sponsored health insurance should stay with the employee once employment ends. This was a great victory.

Thanks for sharing this GREAT

Thanks for sharing this GREAT news with us!!!

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Great job

Maine, let's hope it catches on everywhere!!!!!

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

The

establishment here is PISSED! I love it!!
www.asmainegoes.com search for GOP platform.

I think this story is going national...need it to go viral!

Terrific!

I hope their ears are smoking!

Its what they need damnit - an in your face reality check!

Ron Paul is My President

excellent! props to those in

excellent! props to those in maine!

We should bring this type of

We should bring this type of action to all our areas.

I was in Las Vegas and now I am in Grand Junction, CO. Going to head down to the GOP office this week and see how I can get involved here.

Colorado meetup group

Please join the colorado meetup
http://www.meetup.com/Liberty-Loving-Coloradoans/

You missed the caucus this year. State assembly is in a couple weeks. You can go as a guest if you know someone who is going.

You wrote "Austrian

You wrote "Austrian Economics" into the platform, excellent. Love your cartoonist too, the logo of the Patriot carrying the donkey and elephant by the scruff of the neck is a classic. Bravo.

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.

Thanks to those who love Liberty in Maine!

Regardless of the trials... the length of the journey... all the heartaches and disappointments... we will win. And this was one of those days! Thanks!