A Ron Paul moment at my Republican Town Council meetingSubmitted by LdyLbrty on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 20:02
Hello all! I have been meaning to share something that happened to me last week at a Republican Town Council meeting.
Last week I had sought out the help of my Ron Paul family regarding any information one might have had on a CT candidate for Senate, Linda McMahon. Obviously a few of you came to my rescue and really got me fired up. I was prepared to ask her about why she thought TARP was a great idea, thoughts on the Fed, and thoughts on military involvement (she believes we should take our orders from the Powell Doctrine). Needless to say, I was armed and dangerous.
Can you believe it, she did not show up! She sent an intern to talk to our groups-many were not pleased. (Personally I think she backed out because she has moles on this site and found out I was going to be there) An older gentleman made sure to tell this intern he thought it was very disrespectful, as a candidate, to say you will talk to a group of possible supporters but then send in "her lackey."
I felt deflated. All geared up for battle and then nothing. But all was not lost...
Twenty minutes left to the meeting and all the talk about budget, Board of Education, etc was over, the chairperson states, "We have twenty minutes left and since you normally can't talk religion and politics in public without losing friends, we can here, so I would like to have a discussion. Let's talk about our national republican nominees. I'll start..." She goes on to discuss how upset she is with the party. That all they do is name call and this type of behavior will cost the Republicans the nomination when against Obama.
People chime in about the media and why would they agree to go on CNN, MSNBC, or how mean they are to each other. I couldn't believe it, of all the things to discuss and you choose this?!
I have to say something. I raise my hand and then hear my name.
My heart is pounding, but I stand up, and as I look around me I see that I'm one of two young people there. Mostly everyone else is in their late 30-40s to 60s-70s. It went something like this.
"The biggest threat to our national security is our budget. And that is what we need to talk about. You say that there is no one good up there, but I would have to politely disagree. There is ONE person up there. There is one person who wants to cuts $1 trillion in the first year and balance the budget in three. Why aren't we talking about that?
Three of them are the status quo. I am tired of the status quo. That's what got us into this mess! I'm tired of it"
At first I try to side step Dr. Paul's name and not give myself away, but then I thought..I already did...
I tell them Ron Paul is the only chance we have to beating President Obama. I tell them he is the only one that brings in the disenfranchised Reps and Dems, and pulls in the Independent vote. NO ON ELSE CAN DO THAT! I let them know that I am a disenfranchised Rep. That I'm tired of the spending. I'm in a generation that will most likely never own their own home and it was the spending that got us here (had to pull on their heart strings a little bit). I went on to talk about the military industrial complex. How much we're spending on it and no one (expect for our boy) wants to do anything about it. I threw in the correlation between our income tax and our overseas spending. I even pulled the media card and told them to "stop letting the media pick who you're going to vote for"
At the end of my speech I looked around, and almost every head was shaking in agreement. At the end of the meeting, most of the room came up to me and thanked me for speaking up. They loved my passion and said "I couldn't agree more" I even bumped into the other young person there-side note-who I pegged to be a Paul supporter at an earlier meeting but wasn't sure-and he said to me quietly, "Thank you. You said everything I have been wanting to say." The mayor even started chatting with me and told me I was great and I should run for an office seat! I simply said-"I'm working from the ground up and planting the seeds of thought for Liberty."
I hope you guys liked my story. No matter what happens in the national election, we are already successful. We may not win all the battles, but we will win the war!
Let the R3VOLUTION continue...