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UPDATED: If you could LEAD someone to RP or DP in ONE paragraph, how would you do it?

I believe it is time to sharpen the message, and go forth and multiply.
(RP supporters that is)

EDIT: Here I am writing about "sharpening the message", and my own message was not that sharp......8)

I know that Ron Paul, or the principles of Liberty cannot be "sold" to someone in one paragraph. For some people it takes a long period of study. I know that I am still learning myself.

My main purpose for this, was to be used as a guerrilla advertising tool to help LEAD frustrated, disenchanted potential voters here or somewhere else, where they could learn more about Ron Paul and the principles he has been writing about and discussing for decades.

Some people say "It can't be done". Well, "can't" never could. How many times have you read testimony about someone seeing someone else holding a sign on an overpass, Google'd Ron Paul, educated themselves, and became a recovering neocon etc.
This is basically the same idea, but for the internet. There are hundreds of thousands of "overpasses" on the information super highway, and Michael describes the Daily Paul as a "giant electronic billboard" on the side of that highway.
These "paragraphs" are like mini signs, that tap into voter frustration, and lead them to the billboard. We are leading horses to water, so to speak. Whether they drink or not, is up to them.

This project is intended to reach and lead the most amount of people, for the least amount of time, effort, and money. Something that many of us may be shorter on, this time around.

Since some people might be a little apprehensive to get on talk radio and get the message out (which I can understand), we must dominate the comment sections on other discussion forums, articles, youtubes, etc.

Youtube was the main area of focus for this project, as it has as much, if not more viewers than regular television.

PLUS, we are able to find our target audiences, by knowing what kind of content they are watching, and being able to advertise to them for FREE.
I have already cut and pasted some of these on youtube, and have gotten responses to them, so I know it has potential.

This thread could be a resource for people to be able to create copy, and others to paste the persuasive commentary around the internet.

It is not about taking just ONE chosen paragraph, and pasting it all over the internet, but using a a variety of excellent ones to share with each other, and put out there. Think of this thread as a "mini sign" factory.

But...
Whoever writes most persuasive paragraph (500 characters or less) describing the coming disaster, and how or why Ron Paul is the solution, while leading them to the DP, RonPaul2012.com, or somewhere else will win a limited issue "Ron Paul 2012" T-Shirt, and a .999 Silver American Eagle.

The contest will be open until Thursday May 12th for entries, and THEN vote for your favorites.

Here is a rough example:
(You can type in a youtube comment box to count your letters, and then copy and paste here)

Tired of the same old broken promises every 4 years? Tired of watching your hard earned money go to taxes that get spent on endless wars, occupation, and reckless, unresponsive Government? This election YOU will have a chance to make history, and vote for the ONE man that can TRULY make a difference. If we don't get involved, and take our Govt. back, then we will look like Egypt in the next couple of years. Please...Join the discussion and the fight to RESTORE AMERICA NOW at the DailypaulDOTcom
(499 characters)
(Feel free to use any of this in your own creations)

Sorry my earlier post wasn't more clear.

Good luck, and most importantly HAVE FUN!!



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I Really Thought This Would Do It In 2008.

"The only U.S. Congressman in history, that wanted to abolish the IRS, and let you keep all the fruits of your labor" !

beesting

5 words...

He won't lie to you.

I'm sure Obama doesn't think he's been lying either

Familiarity with legal language can vastly increase the fineness of hair-splitting.

doesn't matter, we're

doesn't matter, we're speaking to voters. Obama's not on the fence about voting for Ron Paul...

hmmmm...

I know I'm replying to my own post, but...

Ron Paul 2012 (he won't lie to you...)

...has a nice ring to it.

Ron Paul: The ONLY Congressman.......

The ONLY Congressman with a 100% Constitutional voting record.

You vote for him you get your country back!

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

I would say something like

I would say something like this:

Most of the problems we face as a nation today are caused by the same phenomenon. And that is, we the American people have allowed our public servants to become our defacto masters. We have allowed them to sell us a bill of goods, promising us something for nothing. We have allowed them to ignore the Constitution, which limits their powers, and their ability to robs us. The one candidate on the political horizon who stands for Constitutional government is Ron Paul. Dr. Paul understands that our economic, social and political problems all stem from ignoring our Constitution. Restoring Constitutional government means honest money, no bail outs, no infringements on our freedoms, and an end to the endless wars and the terrorist threat.

Great Post Jefferson

thank you

Good to bounce around...

...

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win!"
GANDHI

"The belief is worthless if the fear of social and physical punishment overrides the belief."

Sorry to spoil the fun..

I think it's a great idea to sharpen the message.

I also think we need to be passionate.

But it is probably more about us than about Ron Paul. We are energised, motivated, intelligent but do we represent Ron Paul well?

I think we have to be more like Ron Paul. Always respectful, always friendly, always taking any opportunity to educate someone on the issues.

I feel a big disappointment coming up for this movement cause we can't win. Not because we are not right but because we haven't educated enough people yet.

This campaign should be about educating more people. The platform in 2008 started this and now we are much stronger, larger in numbers and we have a crises which is helpful for the education of others.

Educate, be respectful and like Ron Paul BE the message of freedom.

Ron Paul 2012

BECAUSE FREEDOM IS A RIGHT, AND NOT A LUXURY AS THEY WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE.

I believe in Hope & Change..I Hope the government will Change
Spindale-Rutherford County-North Carolina

The Right Leader at the Right Time, Right Now

Are You As Smart As Ron Paul?

Are you tired of the political rhetoric? Promises that “you can take to the bank”. Promises that were broken for one reason or another but none of them good reasons. You have to know by now that none of the promises were ever made in good faith.

Are you tired of the incessant wars? Wars for no good reason; wars of aggression rather than wars in defense of our nation. Money drained out of your pocket for wars you are not in favor of and won’t solve problems. Wars not fought for our defense only create new problems and enemies through blowback. How much more human treasure will be devalued and wasted in wars of aggression?

Are you tired of losing significant buying power from your hard earned Federal Reserve Notes? Even if you are employed. And if you aren’t employed the devastation of your loss of buying power is even more egregious.

There is a solution if you are smart enough to engage it. Smart people will embrace this solution. This solution is Ron Paul as President in 2012. He won’t let you “take it to the bank”. He’ll tell it like it is as he has always done. It will be hard work, maybe the hardest work you’ve ever engaged in. Is it worth your while? It is if you have the courage to see the future you want for yourself and your children and families and are willing to take the chance of your lifetime. Hard times are coming to our nation regardless of who is elected. There is no easy fix to the mess the past “leadership” has made over the decades of worthless spending and propping up foreign governments begging them to be our friends. This is no way to lead. Leadership must be clear and strong.

So, are you as smart as Ron Paul? If you are smart, you will vote for Ron Paul as President in 2012.

Ron Paul. The Right Leader at the Right Time, Right Now.

Great thread idea, Jefferson

Although I would suggest making it even shorter... One sentence that summarizes why voters should elect Ron instead of Romney, Obama, or whoever.

Ron Paul as potus..

he would be the first to explain that his ideal AND the reality of DC politics will have to usher in a great give and take between himself and the congress. no person really wants him to close down SS or end medicare ..what he can do.. is keep instilling his vision ..thats his great trump card ..ha ... but really ..he knows better than any one that he will not take over the legislative agenda in DC without a fight ..AND.. my wife who voted OB but wants to see ron do well is very concerned that he is not aggressive enough about the environment .. I think she has a point here..

No Lobbyists

Most Americans, regardless of political affiliation, agree lobbyists are ruining Washington. Therefore, why not ask a thought-provoking question:

"Why don't lobbyists visit Ron Paul?"

America has Principles, so does Ron Paul

Dr Paul will veto all spending bills...

He will cut the Warfare/Welfare state and protect the Middle Class and Poor..

He will make Wall Street and Corp America stand on their own two feet....

He is 100% FRO LIFE because he is:

1) Anti-Abortion,
2) Anti-War,
3) Anti-Death Penalty
4) Anti-Income Tax
5) Anti-Fed

He is 100% American because he is:

1) A medical doctor
2) A military Vetran
3) A Grandfather

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America quit paying attention.

America quit paying attention. Ron Paul warned us for 40 years about the mess we're now in. Told us how and why it would happen, and how to avoid it. In Congress, mostly alone, he stayed the course. Because somebody had to do it. Maybe now we'll listen. Maybe we're beginning to understand the unavoidable mess government top-down control creates, and the unintended consequences of institutionalized warfare and welfare. Maybe it's becoming clear how compliance has replaced liberty in decisions that used to be ours alone. Maybe now we can see that giving up our wealth, our liberty, and even our dreams doesn't help collectivist control solve our problems; it just makes things worse than before. Maybe now we can see that we as individuals, in voluntary association with neighbors, can take care of ourselves and the deserving unfortunate, as Americans did for more than a century. That we can easily run our lives better than some political "elite" who can't even run their own. Maybe we're ready to be free and responsible again. Yes, maybe this time we'll pay attention.

also I'd say

We need a pres. with experience and integrity first and foremost.
Check his voting record. He says what he does and does what he says.
The other candidates CANNOT cut spending no matter what they SAY. Why? Becasue they believe in GOVERNMENT solving almost everything. Look what happened when we've tried that before. Can you say Katrina? US Primary level Education?

he's too old?
Well, he's been around long enough to NOT be surprised by the things that bush and obama have been.
Healthcare?
Well, thats one of the most important factors in our political discussions. Gee, do ya think a practicing OB/GYN who raised 5 kids 2 of which are ALSO practicing doctors might know something about the parts of healthcare that count? You know the "delivery points". Ground level, call it what you will.
Military?
Hmmm. lets see, did Carter, Reagan, Clinton, GWBush or Obama serve? Ron did, in the AF. I think Ron knows what's at stake when we enter a war.

How can you determine where he stands?
Look at two things. Look at Thomas Jefferson's opinions and quotes.
THEN
review Ron Paul's votes, videos and quotes. I see a close resemblance.

Jackson County Georgia

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
Thomas Jefferson

it can't be done

the brain wake up takes time and research. It took me a good year to wake up and I was frantically researching history and the Constitution and watching videos. Peeople don't know what they don't know.

fyi, just donated to the exploritory committee.

Here it is!

Dr. Paul cured my apathy!
He also cured my ignorance!

Ron Paul 2012
The Champion of the Constitution

At the cross Jesus Christ defeated sin, death, hell, and the new world order.
C’mon boys, let’s take the plunder!

How about....

We are bombarded with the message that the "issues" are what matter in an election. What does the candidate think about such and such? Really that is all a distraction. The most important question is, is the candidate honest? Politicians face a strong temptation to become liars, as it helps advance their careers. But if/when you vote for a liar, someone who has "flip-flopped" repeatedly and given evidence that he or she is a corporate puppet, you really have no idea what that person will do regarding these issues. Such was the case with Obama. On the other hand, there is ONE potential Presidential candidate who is remarkably honest- Ron Paul. And since he is for liberty, fighting for Americans' freedom to do what they want, so long as it doesn't hurt others, he is everyone's ally. People may not be able to put it in perspective now, but as our government increases its infringements against our privacy, property, and person, FREEDOM will be the issue again, there will be no more denying it. And we might all wish we had taken the chance for liberty, and voted for Ron Paul.

Honesty and integrity.

Ron Paul: Not For Sale.

"The world is a dynamic mess of jiggling things, if you look at it right." - Richard Feynman

like it

really like it!

Simply put:

Character matters.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Here's my take

For Freedom and Limited Constitutional Government

I can do it in one

I can do it in one sentence:

"Government shouldn't be allowed to do anything you can't do."

Snodgrass, yours may be the best one of all - In one sentence...

"Government shouldn't be allowed to do anything you can't do."

Mine was one sentence too:
"Ron Paul wants to end the federal income tax"

These two sentences are very related bacause taxing our income and redistributing it is no different than robbing someone at gunpoint and then spending that money in a way you see fit.

No difference whatsoever.

"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

bump for a great thread..:)

bump for a great thread..:)

Thanks Crickett...

RP

Only this man can unify what is the discontented in America today. He will bring about the atmosphere of goodness what has been the hallmark of America until recent times. There is no other but him and without the help of most Americans, the termendous efforts of America's predecessors (ie. Jefferson, Jim Bridger) will and would unfortunately had been for not. To shirk from duty at this moment of impending peril would be a transgression against not only the laws of nature, but humanity, and God. RP will not shirk from his duty, he is America. [ and was/is a Captain - optional ;) ]

donvino