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another update! I finally persuaded my wife to take a serious look at Ron Paul - she's voting!

My wife is a life long democrat who has never voted anything except democrat. I've always leaned more right than her but consider myself an independent. When I began to seriously look at Paul and his positions a number of months ago I quickly became convinced he is what America needs. I was excited and wanted to share what I've found with her. I came off too pushy, asking her to watch a video here and there which she never did and eventually she ask me to stop trying to convince her. I respected this and have toned down my enthusiasm around her.

So yesterday she had heard the news about Perry's tax plan and we started a discussion. I brought up the fact that under both Perry's plan and Cain's plan our taxes would go up. We're struggling financially so the idea of higher taxes is not appealing. I then asked if she knew that Paul wants to eliminate the income tax. I was able to explain that we haven't always had an income tax and cutting taxes actually puts those resources back into the economy. This lead to a great discussion about the erosion of personal liberty and the role of government.

Afterwards, she ask me to send her a couple of Ron Paul videos for her to watch. Now I just have to decide which videos to send her :)

UPDATE:

So I sent her a few of the shorter videos (life ad, daily show blackout, and one other one) thinking she might not sit through some of the longer ones. She watched them and ask me to send her some that are more substantial that explains Ron's positions and what he is about. So I sent the "What if" video and couple of others longer video about Ron Paul and the campaign for liberty. I think I peaked her interest and as we know, once you listen and understand there's no turning back.

UPDATE 2:
After discussing this bias of last this debate she said she was voting for Ron Paul and wished she could vote for Ron Paul in the primary, she thought she couldn't because she's registered democrat. I explained Ohio has an open primary so she will be voting there too.
Well, so far I have persuaded my brother and his wife, my wife and my mother to vote for Ron Paul.



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that's awesome.

if people ever stop to consider ron's points - his principles - his life - his every thought - i dare say our world would change quickly and for the better.

i was lucky, i think - and i do believe i still am - without any hint of pompous ass in that statement.

my wife and i never even talked about politics for the first 6 months......is that right?.....let's see....august to may........ooooh that's 10 months. damn.

ok...well......when we finally did talk politics - it was because we had been helped to see what 9/11 was all about. there was no going backwards. that bridge done burned.
and several more behind that one.
in fact - the entire "countryside" of our minds was on fire and our construct of what IS and what WAS was suddenly all but very, very, VERY gone - burned to the ground. black as night.

my wife didn't get as mad as me - for she was already republican - like her Air Force CMS in SAC grandfather before her. i think she is actually the lucky one. and maybe you are as well. maybe your wife is going to appeal to the universe in the way i did - arms outstretched - fire snorting from each nostril - condemning the condemned - begging to know just WTF.

i was something of a dem before my world got rocked and i am now very careful about how i approach people with the truth. i have learned along the way - though not perfect ever - and i know there are more out there like me - though i doubt i am in the majority seriously. no one i know has had such a traumatic experience in finding out the truth. most just shrug it off like rain - as though they somehow know the sun is just around the corner - just over the hill......when i know it is not.

it's not - because THIS is always the way it's been. liberty is - like Ron has stated many times - new to us. it is the exception to the rule. it seems that the most of us somehow find infinite comfort in tyranny - in oppression - in disaster - in the tamping down of individual wills - in the censoring of knowledge - in the moderation of all things possible - in the destruction of conscience - in the belief that everyone else has the answers, but not you - in the types of changes that change nothing - in the relinquishment of self control - in the forging of petty demands and holding them out to that which we cannot see or touch or recall, showing how little our minds have become since having lost much contact with nature, like boats out on the ocean - tethered to nothing - in search of nothing - fishing for nothing - delighted by nothing - brought about by NOTHING - scared, forlorn, bereft of true spirit and love for the closest, most sacred part of life we can ever befriend - that which is we, ourselves.

as i write these words - i wish you and your wife much happiness - please do not be down trodden by the reality of our situation - as i have been - as you together make your way through the knowledge of what has come before us - and what is going on at this moment - i beg of myself nothing less - to keep our heads high above the waters that we could at once be consumed by - with there being no other priority of higher importance than that which includes us safely finding land before nightfall.

good day.

The Most Popular One I think is by Aravoth

It's called "stop dreaming", that's what got me hooked, from 2007!!

Try these

First watch this short interview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdJhHsAdXro

then go here to 2003:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2970178683925412799

I'd recommend you review these first because you know your wife best.

It may be interesting to her to know that Ron Paul has always returned the remaining portion of his congressional office budget to the U.S. Treasury each year. That blew me away when I learned that. I didn't know anyone ever did that!

So do we have an honest man here?

-Bloatedtoad

Send your wife to the Blue Republicans...

resource page here: http://www.bluerepublican.org/blue-republican-resources/

This site is targeted to the typical democratic voter and has some good videos to highlight his ideas as they are important to democrats.

Remind her, modern day liberalism is just a deviation from classical liberalism, which is really what the founders and Ron Paul represents.

I am working on my father now

It makes me so proud when my father starts turning towards Ron Paul. My father has been a voter of whomever the republican was since 1960. I started talking to him about Ron Paul a few months ago and he had never heard of him. I started sending youtube clips and he is slowly turning the tide. However, I will point this out, its not his message that initially starting getting him actually in the Paul camp. It was two things that made him want to support him, which I would say resonates with some of the early and late majority people. 1) was the simple fact that he has always talked seriously about all the affairs and what to do about them while others argue about lawn cutting, etc. Essentially he likes him because he isn't F-ing around. 2) That young people are enthusiastic about him. My father has the belief that the youth are to cooped up into their own personal lives and are not at all concerned about the world around them. He simply likes the fact there is a strong youth movement behind him. My pop basically is voting for him because he knows his son and his grandchildren are going to have to live here for awhile and if things don't change our lives our going to be slowly ruined. I appreciate it because he is literally setting aside his lifelong beliefs to vote for the people that have to deal with the mess. My mother is another story though, she hates the Rush Limbaughs and Hannity's so much that she refuses to join the Republican party. I don't know how I am going to convince her though. Maybe I will just guilt her??

Only one problem

The income tax is not scheduled to be eliminated in the 4 years that Ron Paul is elected. Granted your taxes won't go up, especially if you've been stacking silver and gold, but he won't eliminate the income tax. So is this the best way to sell ron paul? I don't know. Seems actually dishonest. Dr. Paul says he wants to get rid of the income tax. He says that you SHOULD be able to keep your money. But no such plan has been put out by the Paul campaign. Just saying.

If he gets elected for a second term in a row, then maybe that will come later, I don't know. But we need to get elected the first time. And if he's not reelected, it will never happen because no opposition to him is going to do what Ron Paul wanted to do in the long-term.

You should watch this video

You should watch this video segment from the May 2007 GOP debate as it addresses the issue you brought up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hfa7vT02lA#t=1m45s

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I already know what his position is

I am just saying that there's nothing Ron Paul can/will do to eliminate the income tax in his first term. Nothing. That is the facts. He might have a very good reason for it, but this is not something I think we should be telling potential voters who would change sides, only for the media to come out swinging and inform them that Ron won't actually do this.

Even if Ron is elected and then gets voted out after only 1 term, if he hasn't eliminated the income tax then, nobody else will carry it out. This is what I'm saying.

Essentially, Ron needs to be the president for the next 10-15 years to adequately get all of his changes in. Obviously he knows that's impossible, which is why he's trying to change the attitudes of the people - so they can carry on the ideas long after Ron is gone.

I just think it's intellectually dishonest to tell people to vote for Ron Paul because of no income tax. While he won't raise taxes - most people won't see an improvement here. There are better reasons to vote for Ron Paul - tangible changes that will actually happen day 1, not some hope/dream that may or may never happen.

I looked at his plan - the average person doesn't see much in the way of lower taxes than what they've seen before under Bush. Sadly, mostly corporations and people making money through capital gains will see the most benefit here. So unless you hold gold, silver and a variety of other assets that tend to go up rather than down, you probably won't personally see much benefit here.

Very good wake up videos

A very good video is "END THE FED" , a compilation of 6 or 7 presentations showing the truth about the "federal reserve". You can buy them for a dollar a piece from: ONEDOLLARDVDPROJECT. Another is of course " For Liberty" by RONPAULFILM.COM.

John Stossel

A New Hope

To this day, I believe it's still one of his highest viewed videos, and it's the one that changed my life:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG2PUZoukfA

'Once you become knowledgeable you have an obligation to do something about it!' — Ron Paul

https://www.facebook.com/dave.lamarand

A New Hope

I Agree. This video was probably the greatest eye-opener for me. I watch it every few months and recharge my confidence, optimism and hope.

Rights belong to individuals, not groups; they derive from our nature and can neither be granted nor taken away by government. Ron Paul

Ron's appearance on last

Ron's appearance on last Sundays Meet The Press would be an excellent place to start. Ron Paul was brilliant.

Have you considered reminding her

that she is a woman?

"He did not come into the world to condemn it, but to save it." - John 3:17

"Well, you know it's like I always say 'it ain't government work if you don't have to do it twice.'" - Jerry Gergich

(Totally kidding.) But

(Totally kidding.)

But seriously... her opinion should be your opinion...

(I swear I'm kidding!)

... ;-)

"He did not come into the world to condemn it, but to save it." - John 3:17

"Well, you know it's like I always say 'it ain't government work if you don't have to do it twice.'" - Jerry Gergich

The campaign should make professional videos

I think exactly for this purpose there should be a series of videos, professionally made by the campaign, where Ron Paul explains all his positions.

One video per position, in style similar to this video which I like very much:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoYGAxF-zWE

I always have the problem to find good videos... This would solve it.

Good For You

It took me years..and a lot of fights..to get my husband off the Bush family band wagon..but it was worth it..hes 100% for RON PAUL now. (In 2008 he was split)
If he hadnt of woken up this time..I really thought about saying good bye to him. I mean Im proud I married a Navy Vet. but...I kept reminding him..he took an oath..if he believed in that oath..it was time to vote RONPAUL2012

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

My favorite video is Ron Paul at google in 2007

He gets the time to answer a lot of questions in detail in a receptive group.

Ever thought....

about getting a new wife? Just sayin'.

mijnomrah 4 "selected" videos:

mijnomrah,
Following 4 videos (total time: less than 10 minutes) should make her join the Revolution!

Intelligence to understand 'root-causes' of problems and courage to say so (even if it's unpopular):

Amazingly accurate predictions of Dr Ron Paul: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48Gfzgxh3ZQ
Let it NOT be said no one cared for Liberty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWJ34YANTYU&feature=related
What if people wake up one day and find...: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0R5ML5kEoE
Answer to loaded question: "Do you have any elect-ability, sir?": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8TkmE5t1Pk

Go Ron Go!

Date night movie

Pop some popcorn and watch For Liberty. It is so inspiring to watch the dedication people have and doesn't push the ideas all at once
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR4WYqabTxU

Great!

I just got a call from my Mother today,(a dem), who
has decided to vote for Dr. Paul! She watched him on
MTP and liked the honesty. Yay!!!

Me too

My wife is a registered democrat
I printed out a party change form for her and she's going to send it in!

doing the same thing

Im convincing my wife as well. Our state really doesnt matter (MA), but I think I've convinced her to vote for Ron Paul anyway.

I'm embarrassed to say she voted for Clinton twice...

*sighs*

Who isn't for Liberty?

Don't be embarrassed, I voted

Don't be embarrassed, I voted for that clod hopper Bob Dole and Bush SR. Al that matters now is that we are on the Pro Liberty, Ron Paul express mowing down the vermin on the way to restoring our Country!

There is no Left or Right -- there is only freedom or tyranny. Everything else is an illusion, an obfuscation to keep you confused and silent as the world burns around you." - Philip Brennan

"Invest only in things that you can stand in front of and pr

another one