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☛ Ron Paul: "My Status as a Candidate ~ Pledge to Stand With Me"

PLEASE PLEDGE TO STAND WITH ME NOW

http://ronpaul-2012.org/pledge.html?pid=0308

The mainstream media got the Super Tuesday story wrong. Very wrong. Again.

I'm sure you heard them gleefully talk about which establishment candidate "won" which primary or caucus Tuesday night, if you were even watching. Most Americans thankfully had more sense and switched on something else.

The fact is, just like in many of the earlier contests, very few delegates to the Republican National Convention were decided on Tuesday. Most will be decided several weeks, or even months, from now at District and State conventions - conventions where our local delegates will have a big say in who goes to Tampa.

In fact, while I didn't win any state's straw polls, my team expects me to win a plurality of delegates in at least three states, as well as outright majorities in two more of the states that have already started their process.

Of course, the media totally ignores this story - as they have consistently ignored our message, our passion, and our grassroots army.

Even more lost in the shuffle is that no candidate for President has even made it one-third of the way toward the number of delegates needed to win the nomination.

And for that reason I am determined to proudly battle on, picking up more delegates and skewering the pretensions and historical rewrites of ALL the establishment candidates – Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich.

And I will continue to proudly speak up for liberty, respecting the Constitution in domestic and foreign policy, and returning to a limited government that acts and spends within its means.

And I will continue to do so as long as you will stand with me.
http://ronpaul-2012.org/pledge.html?pid=0308

So what does all of that mean?

It means this race is FAR from over. In fact, you could argue it is just getting started. With the decisive number of delegates still to be awarded between now and June, and with our activists swarming local and county delegate selections, you and I will surely end up with an army of delegates...

… IF we don't give up now.

I know it can be tempting to hear and believe the reports of how we can't win. Even worse, you can listen to the professional political class tell you that ideas, the grassroots, and the future do not matter. They rarely say it directly, but their message to you and me from Day One has been - if you cannot win it all this year, you shouldn't even try. It can be tempting to question whether or not all the hard work is worth it.

Well, I know it is. That's why I'm flying thousands of hours and crisscrossing the country. That's why I am leaving my family and home for weeks on end - to fight for the future of our movement and our country.

I am vowing to you today that I will keep fighting. I will fight in every convention and every place where delegates will be selected. I will fight until there is a clear winner - not because the media says that’s the end, but because the nomination has been clinched.

And by my calculations, that may never actually happen. Even if one candidate starts to rack up a clear advantage, it is unlikely he will have all the delegates needed to win on the first ballot.

And if that is the case, then the hundreds of delegates who support our ideals and my campaign (many of whom may be bound to another candidate for the first ballot or two but then free to vote their conscience), will be unleashed.

And they will hold the key to deciding the nominees for President and Vice President, as well as what the platform and policies of the Republican Party will be.

These things – and, even more, the long-term standing of the liberty movement - are worth fighting for, even when we are tired and feel like quitting.

But I cannot do it alone.

Will you join me over these next few weeks and months in pressing our battle forward?

If so, I MUST have your continued support today, tomorrow, and in the coming weeks.

You can show your support by signing the CARRY ON Pledge. I really urge you to take the pledge, as without your support my efforts won't make enough of a difference.
http://ronpaul-2012.org/pledge.html?pid=0308
And then, frankly, there’s something else I must ask you to do. I ask you to again make a contribution, even if it is a smaller contribution of $25 or $50 to my campaign. As you know, we run a debt-free campaign, and we pushed our resources to do all we could on Super Tuesday.

Your pledge and your contribution are critical to keeping this campaign running for the upcoming fights in other states, as well as finishing our strong efforts in key caucus states that are already underway.

As I'm sure you know, this won't be the only time I’ll ask. There will be more emails. More money bombs. More state and local conventions and elections where we must – and will – fight for delegates.

I hope you'll come to my aid every time you possibly can.

Our message is too important. Think of the issues that are dominating the political debate right now.
*** How and when to BALANCE THE BUDGET. I am the only candidate with a plan to balance the federal budget and end our debt crisis in one term;

*** Fighting for Individual Liberty, including restoring and protecting the Bill of Rights by stopping the Patriot Act and the Indefinite Detention of American citizens;

*** Auditing the out-of-control Federal Reserve;

*** Stopping the continuing bleeding in our housing market by ending Fannie and Freddie;

*** Ending all government bailouts.
http://ronpaul-2012.org/pledge.html?pid=0308
These are OUR issues. And NONE of them were part of the discussion by the other Republican candidates in 2008. Nearly ALL of the candidates now are trying to sound like us!

That tells you our message is breaking through. We are winning on many fronts.

And we must carry the message through the rest of this campaign.

So will you join me? Will you sign the CARRY ON Pledge and send your most generous contribution today to help me carry this fight forward?

I don't believe the media. YOU shouldn't either.

This fight goes on as long as you and I are in it together.

For Liberty,

Ron Paul

P.S. With no candidate even one-third of the way to locking up the nomination, and our campaign set to bank far more delegates then the media acknowledges, now is not the time to back off, back down, or quit. Our liberty message and our movement are growing stronger every day.

They will continue to do so, if we continue to insist on it.

That's why I'm pledging to stay in this fight and to battle for every possible delegate. But I can only succeed if you will keep fighting alongside me. If you will, please sign the CARRY ON Pledge HERE.

And then, please help keep this campaign running by making a contribution (even if it is only $25 or $50). I insist upon a debt-free campaign, and I cannot carry on without your support.
http://ronpaul-2012.org/pledge.html?pid=0308

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Dear Ron,

I am vowing to stand with you today so you will keep fighting. You should fight on in every convention and every place where delegates will be selected.

Our message is too important. Auditing the Fed, balancing the budget, ending the bailouts, and stopping the bleeding in the housing market by ending Fannie and Freddie are dominating the political debate.

These are OUR issues. And NONE of them were part of the discussion by the other Republican candidates in 2008. Nearly ALL of the candidates now are trying to mimic you!

That tells me our message is breaking through. We are winning on many fronts.

Now is not the time to back off, back down, or quit.

That's why I pledge to stand with you as you carry on the message of liberty all through the campaign and to the Republican National Convention.

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What an inspirational letter from Ron!

Forge Ahead!

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against all odds, golden rule

I have always and will always do the right thing. Ron Paul our best messenger with a wonderful message of liberty, freedom, and peace across the world. I stand up for all of humanity, I do not falter. Its not our first or last rodeo. When the going gets tough the tough get going. The test of your strength only comes under the preasure times. We have been lied to, stolen from, cheated at every turn, We have acompliahed so much already. We have just begun to fight.

sovereign

Even foreigners

There are many people outside the US that see Ron paul as an icon for the needed Change not only for the US but bearing consequences for their own countries, being it Asia or Europe. His message of peace, Austrian economics and Liberty is universal. That the US can be once again the leader in individual liberty and freedom is important for us all.
Not being able to contribute direct to the pledge as that requires a US citizenship, we can help out here at Daily Paul and support Michael Nystrom in his impressive tireless work in spreading the good doctors words.

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US Permanent Residents (foreigners) CAN donate

The info is on the RP 2012 donation page

We are winning the battle of ideas

I really understand that some people are fed up with the media, dissapointed and frustrated with the results etc. etc.
But this is not the time to be frustrated.

Throughout the entire 20th century the battle of ideas has raged. For the most part, keynesianism, left-wing socialism and right-wing socialism have been victorious.

Hayek and Mises lived their whole lives without their ideas ever getting wide recognition. Ron Paul has fought for those ideas for 40 years. No one has achieved what Paul has, no one has awakened so many people to the philosophy of liberty. We are winning the battle of ideas and that is what counts, ideas shape the world we live in.

And yes, you guys DO make a HUGE difference. If it wasn't for Ron Paul I would still be somewhat of a socialist or moderate leftie. If it weren't for you guys and the tons of Youtube videos needed to break through the blackout I wouldn't have known about Ron Paul. And in turn, I have converted three close friends to being libertarians. And I'm from friggin' Sweden. I know that might not encourage some since I can't vote for Ron Paul but let me assure you, this revolution is global. This is not just an election in your country, not just a short term battle. This is part of the battle of ideas that has raged worldwide throughout the entire 20th ccentury.

Even if you are "the superpower" you are not immune to change. Do you think the American government could have expanded as much as it did if European governments had not expanded at an earlier point? Do you think US could've gone so far if someone else had not already went further?
If EU is so and so large, that becomes an argument to expand the american gov't and vice versa, if even the freedom-loving Americans expand their gov't - why shouldn't Europe do the same?

Liberty is not just an opinion and a political philosphy that some can agree on but others don't. Liberty is objectively right as in "correct". Liberty can be proven to work both logically and empirically. Everyone can understand liberty given enough time.

For anyone interested in "the battle of ideas" there is a PBS documentary called Commanding Heights, part 1 is extremely good and it is called just that - the battle of ideas. A great documentary to uinderstand where Ron Paul and this movement id coming from and how big this is. This is not just about you americans or the 2012 election, far from it actually.

Link to documentary:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1466397368167658753

Not being an American I cannot pledge.

However I can say something that addresses the constant mantra put out by the mass media that Dr. Paul is unelectable. This is the big lie so beloved of Josef Goebbels the Nazi propaganda genius.

The mass media want to convince people that this is a horse race that Dr. Paul cannot win. They are wrong. This is a push cart race. The candidate that wins will have more energetic people pushing his cart. In other words it is not a spectator sport it is a participant sport. If you want your guy to win you have to PUSH.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

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I have a question. I have been living in the USA for 3 years...

... As a permanent "alien" resident.

Entering my third year in Northern California alone.

I haven't stopped working to sustain my family here and a son overseas. ALONE.

I haven't received one cent from public funds, since I'm self-reliant.

Because of the income I make here, I have been stolen in the circa $20,000 by the IRS in two fiscal years already.

I take the bus to go to my work.

Dear wife needs the car more than me.

I can't drive anyway and don't need it to make my living.

I haven't even had one misdemeanor in my 42 year lifetime so far.

I don't know how it feels in a police station on either sides of the Atlantic.

I have donated several times to the campaign.

I am a 20 bucks/month subscriber here on DP.

I have just one question:

Can I pledge to stand alongside Ron Paul?

(I mean, using this link above, in the OP post)

Is it legal, am I allowed to do it?

Thank you,

Because I did it already.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Presumably.

If you have a resident address in the US the campaign will assume that you are legally qualified to make a contribution. I believe that they must return any contribution from anyone who is not qualified. You should perhaps ask them if you qualify.

If one uses the pledge link on this article it is not only to pledge to stand alongside Dr. Paul it is to make a contribution to the campaign. At least that is how I understood it.

Where are you from? I guessed England but I could be wrong.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

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I have donated several times via the official campaign site

Besides, the link only asked me for email and valid US zip code of residence.

Which I both have.

I am a French citizen. Green Card holder.

I do know I cannot vote in elections, which is normal, since I am not a US citizen. Yet.

This, for one, is a difference between citizens and alien residents. I was wondering if it's the only one.

Also, I haven't seen any trace of refund of my donations so far.

Thus, I hope I still am eligible, otherwise, to make this pledge at least.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

You can donate.

A post above indicated that a permanent resident may contribute so I checked the campaign website. This is the actual declaration one makes when donating there:

2. I am a United States citizen or "a lawfully-admitted permanent resident."

https://secure.ronpaul2012.com/

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

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Thank you

Now I know for sure I can stand with Ron Paul and continue to support him the best I can.

I will donate again today to his cause to Restore this country.

For it is my two year-old's, too.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Just Donated $100 More!

I plan to keep feeding the good Doctor $100 at a time each week. His campaign donations won't be going down because of me!

Anyone care to join me? I am at $400 total now. When I max out I will get my wife to donate!

Thank you!

Thank you for your generous donation!

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Ron Paul or none at all!

"If you put a gun to my head and said vote Romney/Gingrich/Santorum...I would say pull the trigger!"

So needed to hear this!

My admiration for this man just continues to grow. I felt so inspired after reading this! As an Aussie, I cant vote and I cant donate money, or help in any other way except to offer moral support and encouragement in this quest for Liberty. Started a conversation with a fellow shopper in the supermarket check out line today about our countries own sorry state of affairs. I commented that Australia needed a Ron Paul! Who is Ron Paul I was asked, so gave a very brief explanation. The person's response, "Are there really people like that in politics? I would vote for that guy!" Remember the name and google it when you get home I told him. Reckon he will.

Thank you everyone

The donations, the votes, the constant work will pay off.

I'll Do What I Can Which Means 150,000+ Others Must As Well

Personally, I try to avoid pledges, but I'll try to do my best in supporting your continued campaign. However, other realities such donating a small sum to the DP, huge medical bills, and prioritizing a HUGE amount of requests from other campaigns forces me to be quite frugal in allocating available resources. I'm VERY concerned about funding congressional candidates as well. With Ron in the race through the GOP's national convention, other supporters will likely have to frugal as well. We'll make it, but we must be realistic here. You'll still be able to travel though, Ron! I'll do my best.

If 150 000 people share these flyers in their neighbourhood..

..then we will win!

the problem is the People dont know what the candidates stand for!

We need to inform the sleeping masses that rely solely on the mass media that blacks out Ron Paul or spins his message.
Espacially the 50+ generation, that is watching FOXCNN all day, is hurting us at the polls. We also have flyers geared for them!
Lets get these flyers out in masses! Its now on US to educate and inform!
If every Paul supporter prints some hundred and puts them in their neighbourhood then we multiply our chances to win the nomination!

These flyers are all free to print:
http://www.mediafire.com/?s4snpbpsts5b3 <- all versions that are available.
- Including flyers geared towards 50+ generation.(If you know a place or neighbourhood with retirees where they might have an impact)

http://www.dailypaul.com/218640/ron-paul-promotional-flyer-f...
please share links.

Okay, I just donated again

What can you do? I just love this man and everyone involved.

Signed up for Liberty

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The R3volution is bigger now than it ever has been and I am excited for the brush fires of liberty to continue to spread across the country.

This one is going to put the wife over the top,

second donation to Paul in a week, along with $$$ to Daily Paul and Ron Paul Flix :)

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I know what you mean

I've been donating so much I'm getting behind on my bills.

This is a revolution to save this country. It kind of makes me sick that so many people we are trying to save this county for are still asleep.

But we need to do this. I am so happy to see so many people joining us. I think we are in the millions now.

In the 1980's there was only about 100,000 of us. Okay, maybe 150,000.

It's a sacrifice!

I donated the same! How could you not? My heart just poured out for our guy reading that. I never have much to give and wish I could max out, but we do what we can! Thanks for the donation! We all appreciate it!

Is it appropriate to cut and paste the entirety into an email. .

and send it to all contacts?

Why not?

Or just send them a link, and get them to the Daily Paul. That might be even better.

Listen to Ron Paul

I live in WA state, and that "election" was just a straw poll. Maybe Romney won, but what did he win?

Romney won the straw poll in my precinct, but the three delegates going to the next level, two of us are Ron Paul supporters, and we are not bound by the straw poll "vote."

Ron Paul can do very well in WA state, and I think he will, because we will fight. We will get the delegates.

Ron Paul and I go way back together ...

to 1988! Give up on the good doc now? Pffft! Did the troops give up on Washington at Valley Forge? Some did and probably most were discouraged enough to consider it but we know how that one turned out. As far as I'm concerned, the campaign ain't over until Dr. Paul says it is. Besides, we're winning the revolution so let's win some more. $25 for the pledge #344614950 with more on payday.

I'm with you Fritz

I started supporting Ron Paul in the 1980's, I forget what year.

Not all of Ron Paul's supporters are that young. I don't know about you, but I'm in my 60's, and I'm just really happy to see people start to take notice of something I've been working for since the 1960's.

I will also continue to donate every payday, and support the Daily Paul with a monthly donation.

I guess we're the remnant ...

that Ron Paul frequently mentions. I'll be 60 this year myself. To me, Dr. Paul represents ... everything that used to considered good, decent, right, logical and proper. I'm amazed that our generation isn't stampeding to the polls for him. The sleep is deep.

Remember: Dr.P WON TrackScholarship, he IS the Tortoise

Done & Done!

It's a Marathon, NOT a sprint.

"It can be tempting to question whether or not all the hard work is worth it.

Well, I know it is. That's why I'm flying thousands of hours and crisscrossing the country. That's why I am leaving my family and home for weeks on end - to fight for the future of our movement and our country.

I am vowing to you today that I will keep fighting. I will fight in every convention and every place where delegates will be selected. I will fight until there is a clear winner - not because the media says that’s the end, but because the nomination has been clinched."

To Freedom!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"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." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

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Signed up and donated again

We aren't fighting for some political handout; we are fighting for our freedom and for the future for our kids. Therefore, we don't give up. Ever.

The only way we can lose is if we choose to allow our freedom-averse opponents to convince us to quit.

When the MSM and hack politicians realize they can't beat us, they ultimately will have to join us. Resistance to the R3VOLution is futile.

Today we lay the groundwork; tomorrow we prevail.

Let's roll!