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What Should We Negotiate For?

At the very least, Ron Paul's delegates will have a large presence and help shape the GOP platform at the Republican National Convention.

What positions should we add to the GOP platform?

I was thinking:

Ignore the War Powers Resolution and only a Constitutional Declaration of War will allow a President's use of troops beyond 60 days.

A semiannual (or quarterly) complete audit of the Federal Reserve Bank.

A removal of the responsibility and tools necessary for full employment and monetary controls allocated to the Fed. The Fed would not be allowed to do QE or any other bond buying, set interest rates, or bail out anybody.

End the TSA and restore Constitutional civil liberties.




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Apparently you don't remember

Obama's promises in 2008: Hope and change...

I'll spell it out for ya:

I-T-'S-- R- O- N-- P- A- U- L-- O- R-- N- O-- O- N- E!

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, an

Just because

some statement is on some platform does not mean anything. This is why we support Ron Paul, because we know he will do what he says. Don't forget George Bush campaigned on humble foreign policy, no policing of the world...
Bits and pieces of Ron positions are spread through the field - santorum spoke against NDAA, Gingrich will audit the FED, and I wouldn't be surprised if one of them, if times get desperate, becomes the "peace candidate" all of a sudden, just like perry started sending more troops to Iraq in one of his last TV appearances as a contender.
The most important thing in this movement for me is the message. Now there are millions that carry it, but only Ron Paul (for now) can carry it to Washington.

Don't waste your time trying to be right, spend it trying to get better

Nuts.

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"Give a man a gun, and he could rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he could rob the world."

The problem is - We can't trust them.

They might agree to certain concessions now - WHILE WE HAVE THE POWER - before the nomination.

But once they get their nominee (other than Dr. Paul) - and say he becomes president, do we really think they will honor ANY of the promises whey made us?

I don't see much advantage to negotiate.

Either we get the nomination or it's 3rd Party (For me anyway).

If Dr. Paul is on a 3rd Party ticket then GREAT! He's got my vote.

Otherwise it's most likely Gary Johnson on the Libertarian ticket for me.

But what an anti-climactic ending that will be.

Nothing of substance will change - And all will have been for naught.

"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

You have a good idea and valid points

and I think that as we progress to Tampa we will see many of Ron Paul's ideas, taking shape IN OBAMA'S ADMINISTRATION (In his attempt to defuse Ron Paul) and we will see Romney talking more like Ron Paul. I believe the campaign is registereing GOP candidates talking points that are Ron paul's, so we can negotiate, just as you are thinking.

Did all ye down-voters actually read this?

Good grief.

All of those are great choices. Sorry I'm not in a state of mind to add more to it or intelligently critique it.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

Adding things to the platform

Adding things to the platform will get us nowhere. They will just be ignored. This is obvious. No negotiation. NOBP.

delete this

there will be no negotiation with terrorists.

-quiet engineer

I didn't say compromise

Negotiate and change the platform to what we represent. Regardless of the outcome, influencing the GOP platform is going to happen. Ron Paul has always campaigned with the belief that influencing the party is winning. Ideas are more powerful than standing armies. If we get our ideas in the Republican platform, we are winning.

"What Should We Negotiate For?"

Exactly!

;-)

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