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I was at a Republican congresswoman's fundraiser this week. You will not believe what happened.

I live in a wealthy Florida neighborhood, homes start here at $700,000 and up and one of my neighbors invited me to a fundraising event for a congresswoman. I accepted just to get a feel for what wealthy private citizens are looking for.

As she spoke I was just listening and some of what she said was good but I could see most of it was pandering and talk about the Democrats and Obama, I would roll my eyes when she spoke about the Constitution, etc. etc. I think you all get the point.

I felt out of place because of my views and my support for Ron Paul.

Then came the open question and answer session with the congresswoman. This is where it got interesting.

The room was silent for almost 30 seconds when she asked for a question, so I popped up and said what are your plans for our economy. I got the political answer as usual and after hearing it I couldn't help myself any longer. Thinking I was either going to be laughed at or thrown out.

I said, one of the biggest threats to our country is our economy and no Republican presidential candidates are talking about cutting anything expect for congressman Ron Paul who has proposed 1 trillion in cuts his first year as president, the other candidates are talking about tinkering with the tax code, but we don't have a taxing problem in this country we have a spending problem.

These 40 or so people erupted in cheers after my comment, the congresswoman was silent as these people cheered and the look on her face was priceless.

Then the discussion about illegals came up, people were throwing out ideas and myself feeling more confident then I was originally I said, fixing the problem with illegals is easy, WE END THE ENTITLEMENTS to them and they won't have an incentive to come here, why wouldn't people flock here if we just give them, medical care, housing, food, money, schooling, etc... I said it is no wonder they want to come here.

Then the congresswoman said to me but what do we do about deporting them, we can't possibly deport all the illegals. I responded: We won't have to deport them, if we take away all the free benefits they receive they will leave on their own, again the room erupted in cheers.

After she left, we all stayed and had cocktails, my neighbor made a comment to the room, would anyone like to ask [MY NAME] some questions because he made some great points tonight. They surrounded around me and said, "How did you come to the conclusions you did tonight?" I said they aren't my ideas they are common sense brought forward by Dr. Ron Paul, these are his positions and I happen to agree with him.

BRACE YOURSELVES FOLKS. Many said yes I like that guy (Ron Paul), some even said tell me more about Ron Paul, I had the full attention of 40 or so wealthy Republicans and spoke for the rest of the night about Ron Paul and his positions, I never dreamed it would end up this way.

We are winning, but we must win in a civil and intellectual manner. I assumed these people were neocons -- I WAS WRONG, they listened and became educated.

Over all it was an incredible night for liberty and Ron Paul.

UPDATED: The moral of this story, never assume anything, if you don't try you will not succeed.

I guess that's why they say that assumptions are the mother of all F**K ups, I think they are correct.

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Who was the congresswoman?

Is there a need to protect identities or other basic details of the story? The who, what, when, why and hows ALL seem very unspecific.


Sir (or Madam)!!

This is my motto and I have stuck by it time and again even

when I thought I was in fish-out-of-water situations but always speaking my mind diplomatically but confident. My motto is that "I am willing to look foolish so that others can have courage."
Often after that moment or sometimes months or years later people will come around and lend you their ears because they see it too. That doesn't mean you play jackass, but you know what I mean. Often others or thinking the same thing, but are afraid to look stupid. So look stupid so you take the heat of them. They will become more open.


Is there any way you could let us know your precinct so someone could follow this up with a superbrochure?

Good Idea

Fla's big. Over 18 million

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

Having worked with quite a

Having worked with quite a few "illegals" I can tell you for a fact that most do not come here because of the entitlements. I am sure there are of course some who do, but most just want a job...you have to realize that the exchange rate between the USD and the Honduran Peso for instance is 20:1, that means that making $6hr for a Honduran is like making $120/hr for us, since they send a good portion of the money back home. They come here, work very hard for 10 or 15 years and go back home to retire as millionaires in their country. Illegals in fact have much better spending and saving habits than the average American. I had a co-worker who was a legal immigrant who owned his own shoe-making business in Honduras and was doing great down there,he would make his shoes, then travel to another city and sell them in the market, making the equivalent of a few hundred thousand a year. Then what happened is that NAFTA went into effect and it absolutely destroyed his business, he decided to come to America to be able to continue making money. The problem is the average American citizen does not understand the motivation of the average immigrant, illegal or otherwise. These are for the most part, good hardworking people that work jobs that Americans consider themselves too good to work. That being said, of course illegals should not be allowed in to begin with, however the reason they are here is simply to work a decade and then go home and retire, while they are here they often pay taxes(both sales taxes, and in a lot of cases income taxes as well believe it or not). They buy food at American stores and pay rent to American landlords, to blame them for taking American jobs and living off of American entitlement programs is a gross distortion of the truth, They do take some jobs that Americans are willing to do, but more often they take jobs most Americans are not willing to do, and while some take advantage of the entitlement programs, most do not. In point of fact, immigrant workers in general tend to have a far better work ethic than a lot of Americans I have worked with. These are all my observations having worked for years with legal immigrants, the only difference with illegals is a lot of them just jumped the border because it was too difficult to get in otherwise(For example if you live in Honduras its easier to get here legally than if you live in Mexico since there are fewer applications simply because America is further away...I believe each country has a certain quota rather than a general quota for all countries)

P.S. keep up the great work!

Is it too late

... to run for her seat?

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Central Pa, Lycoming County, Williamsport

You Are A Hero !

Is it not amazing how simple it is to wake people up when you have common sense and courage to back you up. Thanks man !!!


Nice Job.

Nice Job.

F**up stuff you talked about

F**up stuff you talked about I think was not necessary I might add

You are new here, so I will give you a friendly bit of info

The educated people here (either self taught or formal) deserve a real response when a post is made.

3 weeks and 3 days should be long enough to learn a good bit about us. Where were you before this?


....where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is LIBERTY. 2 Corinthians 3:17(b)

***wants are unlimited, means are scarce...***


are you talking about?

Bump. Funny, She's Asking YOU what to do about illegals...

Great leadership... You, I mean. Do we need to find fundraisers to attend? City Council Meetings... What other events?
...Then the congresswoman said to me but what do we do about deporting them, we can't possibly deport all the illegals. I responded: We won't have to deport them, if we take away all the free benefits they receive they will leave on their own, again the room erupted in cheers.
Good Story

You are my hero!

made my day!


for Congress!

this is what it takes

speak up and they might listen
BRAVO to you!!!

Five Stars For You Brother * * * * * !

Good job !


Love it!

That's such a great story!! Thank you for speaking up!

Good work.

Thank you!

Dang! Ya gave me goosebumps!

Dang! Ya gave me goosebumps! That must have been totally outrageous. You are blessed. Super! Wow,,

yup, got 'em too! Thanks! For

yup, got 'em too! Thanks! For Liberty!

Same reaction here: Major Goosebumps!!!

Kudos to you for keeping your ideas organized and for being brave and confident enough to address the room. At the same time, you were humble enough to publicly credit Ron Paul as being your educator. You had a glorious opportunity in those moents...and you seized it! Huge commendations to you, Crickett!!!

Robby Lane

Hot Damn!

The fact that they erupted into applause means they were primed by all they see happening in the economy. You were the catalyst. Nice work!

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

Absolutely FANTASTIC story!

Absolutely FANTASTIC story! Thanks for sharing it with us!


"We are winning...

..., but we must win in a civil and intellectual manner."

Your absolutely right; your civil and intellectual discourse with others likely helped others to be open to your perspective. Thank you for representing the R3volution in such a positive matter!!! This is what we all need to do. Good job brother :)

Revolutionary !

Neverquit ... Cadre.

You rock!



HAHA, That's too Awesome for sure!

u sure this was not a dream ?

lol !! sounds too good to be true !
great job done. i hope u got some contacts from those people, and could at least direct them to some good resources. these things will surely matter.
be polite, focus on issues when talking to people.
thanks a lot !!
on the other hand, why dont u run for Congress there, haha !!

Dr.Ron Paul's 2002 Predictions

I hope this was the chance

To distribute Ron Paul Super Brochure hahaha. That's AWESOME! So while everyone was pretending to listen to the congresswoman. All of them was going for Ron Paul because they get it.

"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."