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HOT New Ron Paul Rap! "Iowa's Choice: Liberty or Death (Ron Paul 2012 Song)" by Smiley Chris

"Iowa's Choice: Liberty or Death (Ron Paul 2012 Song) "by Smiley Chris

http://youtu.be/IEd7F5wBrqI

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I see a new opening act at

I see a new opening act at the next Kelly Clarkson concert?

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

Well done folks!

Well done folks!

NOSHEEPLE

Time to get jiggy with it!

Time to get jiggy with it!

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

Love it love it

love it!!!

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Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Not a fan of Rapp Music.... BUT I AM NOW !!!

Nice job! I think I may even memorize the words...

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WOW....that was so good!

WOW....that was so good!

I am

not in to rap much but that was good,

Also if you are going to put that picture as the main pic at least Photoshop TSA onto the gloves so you can clearly see the point.

Maybe A Different Still Image From The Video?

Don't take this the wrong way guys. Smiley's video is absolutely compelling and should be hugely influential with the younger demographic. The following I put out simply for your consideration: for the undecided voter visiting Daily Paul for the first time to take a hard look at Ron Paul the candidate, is a (top of the page) still image of a faceless young woman being clinically groped more likely to turn older folk off and drive them away or provoke them into looking deeper into DP and Paul's issues? The problem I see with this particular still is that when the website's front page loads this image pops up devoid of all context. Out of context, on its own, it is simply unsettling, and many may not make the connection between the rubber gloves and the rubber gloves treatment dished out by the TSA before leaving the website. The only way to gather the context is to load the video (five minutes time on my computer) and play it. Will those who find the image offputting even bother to watch the video or care to further explore the site?

I am not saying DP should bump the vid from the top spot, I'm saying maybe a different still from Smiley's inspired rap might be more helpful in drawing supporters to the cause. Maybe ask your wives, girlfriends, grandmothers, and the different generations of males in your orbit what they think?

Thanks for the idea... but i'm still not sure what I should do.

If I change the pic I have the choice between Ron Paul on Tv (with Iraq/n in front of him) or a small crowd of Ron Paul supporters... I don't know if people will still click it as much if I change the pic... This is definitely the most viral video I've ever made and I don't wanna jinx it! I definitely understand the concern and if anyone from the Paul Campaign staff (or the main man from the Daily Paul) expressed a concern and asked me to change it I would right away! Thanks for watching and keep fighting the Good fight!
"Smiley" Chris Halton

What About Photoshopping 'TSA' Into Image?

Chris I understand you may be limited in your choice of alternatives, but I suspect many people will not make the connection between the abuse depicted and the TSA without some additional visual cue in the still. Standing alone the image is disturbing but not politically disturbing in a way helpful to Paul because there is no obvious connection to the TSA's abuse of our 4th Amendment rights nor to officially sanctioned sexual assault. We want folks to focus on why Paul must be elected. The downside is if Undecideds (voters) are scared off because of the sexual nature of the picture and they don't stick around for the message of liberty being promoted here. What about AmeriRock's suggestion of somehow Photoshopping 'TSA' onto the gloves or somewhere else in the image?

All this said, kudos for a passionate, brilliant rap and video in defense of Liberty. And I do agree you should keep this picture if there is no other which you feel will serve and it is unworkable to follow AmeriRock's advice. After all, you do need a provocative still frame to get people to load and watch your vid. Again, congratulations, you are changing minds.

Don't Change Anything

...bump

fonta

The man himself!

Chris - this was BRILLIANT, and thank you. Not only was it beautifully put together, but I could tell it was from the heart.

You may want to consider changing the image on the dailypaul.com site only, in order to avoid the controversy. The image seems to be getting in the way of the message.

By all means leave it as is on YouTube or wherever else - it is very provocative and if it's generating the clicks, don't mess with success.

I'm not sure what other advice you've been getting, but again with my two cents. :)

Thank you for sharing this with the world!

nonewt noromney, your gut...

...reaction is spot on. The use of this image is not a coincidence.

See my comment above.

“None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free.” – Goethe

The image SHOULD be disturbing

My two cents...keep the image. Our government is violating us - our rights and even our bodies. That is an offensive thing and it should be called out.

I am a woman, and I didn't find the image offputting but rather the opposite. My first thought upon seeing this photo was of little children and senior citizens being groped by the TSA, and it roused my anger.

There is context, I believe, within the title of the video "Liberty or Death." This is what a country looks like without liberty and it's not a pretty sight.

Thanks for your Two Cents!!!

I agree!!! It angers me too. Thanks for watching!!! Ron Paul 2012. But i'll change it if the Paul campaign or family asks me too! Happy New Year!

Some kind of hint that it's TSA...

only because much of Rap Music is explicit with lots and lots and lots of sexual lyrics...I didn't get it until you guys pointed it out that it was TSA...now it makes sense and is quite powerful.

Our daughter had to do a university English paper on the lyrics of rapper Drake's "The Best I Ever Had" - she switched teachers (no easy task) because the subject matter offended her so much...the class devolved into the guys totally dissing the girls. Read the lyrics to the song and imagine being a girl in the class and discussing those lyrics in mixed company...wow...

So, a hint that it's TSA would have helped me...my humble two cents. And keeping the Diebold text up a bit longer...THAT is vital info that most people don't know.

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Thanks for watching!

Good idea... I'll add an annotation that it's TSA!

joeneesima, you picked up on ....

...a very important truth. Those who are not clued into the political scene and who do not fly will not get the TSA connection.

There are millions in America who will see this video who will not be able to make the TSA connection because they have no knowledge of the TSA. They will not have the TSA context. For them, this video will have an entirely different meaning. It is a very dangerous meaning.

This is an incredibly dangerous image. See my comment above.

“None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free.” – Goethe

Should Also Be Obvious TSA Is Groping Us, Not Some Unknown Party

What do you think of AmeriRocks's suggestion that 'TSA' be Photoshopped onto the gloves in the image? I think this idea makes it far more explicit in a POLITICAL context why the image is disturbing. As it stands its just kind of all-purpose...pervy?

If people aren't thinking "TSA", I'd make a change

I didn't realize so many people didn't get the TSA connotation. I understand your concern. If your first reaction is "ick" but you don't link the "ick" in your mind to "TSA" (as I did) then, yeah, a change is probably called for. Either putting TSA on the image somehow, or find an equally powerful image that people understand right away.

Also, I would assume Chris will change the title after the Iowa caucus to read "America" rather than "Iowa?"

Thanks for watching and for the concern about the Image.

Would more people share this video and would it continue to go viral if I changed the image??? If I change the pic I have the choice between Ron Paul on Tv (with Iraq/n in front of him) or a small crowd of Ron Paul supporters... I don't know if people will still click it as much if I change the pic... This is definitely the most viral video I've ever made and I don't wanna jinx it! I definitely understand the concern and if anyone from the Paul Campaign staff or family (or the main man from the Daily Paul) expressed a concern and asked me to change it I would right away! Thanks for watching and keep fighting the Good fight! And Yes! Right after we win Iowa I will change the name to New Hampshire's Choice: Liberty or Death!
"Smiley" Chris Halton

I agree.

I agree.

this video is superb

five out of five stars
rated EA for Every American
This thing needs to be on iTunes ASAP
Email it, share this baby worldwide... get this out there NOW
This video can secure the greatest youth vote in history !!!

For the splash image I like 0:35 - 0:40 of the girl waving a Ron Paul sign

I wish! thanks for the kind words!

do you think i can legally put it on itunes? its a remix of the airplanes song by B.O.B. Happy New Year!

Should be heard on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno

This is quality catchy stuff! I think it should be heard on the late night shows. All age groups would appreciate it. It deserves to be played on the radio stations OFTEN too as far as I'm concerned.

Posted on facebook, emailed to friends and family....

Let's get this out NOW, it says it ALL adn amazing production to boot.
God bless you, Smiley!

nice

nice

WOW! Simply outstanding - and I'm not a rap music fan

I generally am not that fond of rap music, but I love this one! WOW! This one definitely goes on my new Ron Paul video site designed to help promote and help fund Ron Paul. (See http://www.dailypaul.com/198626/help-me-with-my-new-ron-paul... )

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rap is not my genre either

rap is not my genre either but I found the music and video enjoyable and well done. Great job!

5 Stars!

I'm a fan of rap as much as I am of Newt or Romney, but I have to confess this video was awesome.

Thanks.

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