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This is Brent Stafford from Missouri - Updated #3

This is Brent Stafford. I wanted to let everyone know I am out of jail and am just now starting to read some of the posts about what happened today.

I am actually in my car right now, so I will post more complete details when I get to someplace where I can take more time.

First of all, thank you to everyone who was concerned and calling the police station. Apparently they were getting flooded with calls.

I was trying to reconvene the meeting in the gymnasium, according to the rules, and was told I have the leave the gym along with everyone else or I would be trespassing. I went outside and tried to let everyone know we were going to try to reconvene. Some people we trying to go to a nearby park to do so, but the rules are clear the the caucus may only be held in the location printed in the Call to Caucus printed in a newspaper 15 days prior. The ONLY place we could reconvene was at the high school.

I stood on a chair to address the crowd to let them know we were going to reconvene and what we needed to do. At that point I was approached by told I was under arrest.

More to come...

--------------- Update

Okay, I have a minute, and a beer! Here is the saga.

There are three main culprits to today's fiasco. Eugene Dokes - St. Charles County Republican Committee Chairman, Bryan Spencer - Chairman of the Caucus Committee for the St. Charles County GOP (he organized the caucus), and Matt Ehlen - The guy they installed as Chairman and who ended the meeting before conducting any business.

I approached Bryan Spencer several times, prior to the commencement of the caucus, to point out where things that were being planned violated the rules. He said, "We are going to do it this way, challenge it if you want." He is the one that was trying to rig the process to select delegates proportionally based on who was in attendance. They conducted a straw poll as people were checked in, in violation of State GOP rules.

The meeting was supposed to begin at 10:00am. There were so many people still in line that by the time the meeting was ready to start it was just after 11:00am.

Eugene Dokes started the meeting by immediately declaring there would be no video or audio recording allowed, and that if anyone refused to stop, they would be removed by police. The entire room of what has been reported as over 2,500 people began booing and demanding that recording be allowed. It was not just Ron Paul people.

Eugene Dokes then refused to commence the meeting until everyone stopped recording. I made multiple attempts to make a point of order to address the situation, but he refused to acknowledge me. He then left the podium and called the police.

There were St. Peters Police, St. Charles Police, St. Charles County Sheriffs, and Missouri Highway Patrol that eventually came into the gymnasium and through threat of arrest made everyone turn off their cameras. Of course many did not.

Eugene Dokes then started to convene the meeting a second time.

Let me digress a moment. We had prepared very well ahead of time. I won't get into all of the details, but the Mitt Romney people agreed to support me for Chairman. This was an incredible vote of confidence in my ability to chair and to convene a fair process. I had also hire the President of the Missouri Association of Parliamentarians who I intended to appoint for that role. I never got that chance.

Eugene Dokes appointed the Creditials Committee, Rules Committee, and Parliamentarian. These are all appointments made by the elected Chairman, not the temporary Chair which is what Eugene Dokes was acting as. The body loudly booed and started making all kinds of points of order and other declarations of disgust at the blatant disregard for the proper process.

He then opened the floor for nominations. I immediately started nominating myself multiple times. He recognized a woman, who was obviously preselected, who nominated Matt Ehlen. At that point about 2,000 people started chanting my name to be appointed. Eugene Dokes ignored that and called a hasty voice vote and declared the one nominee, Matt Ehlen, as the Chair.

Hundreds of people started calling for Division of the vote. Eugene Dokes ignored them all.

Matt Ehlen took the podium and tried to regain order. After anout 20 seconds he declared that St. Charles County would not send any delegates to the CD and State Conventions. He quickly found motions to adjourn and closed the meeting.

At that point I went to grab the parliamentarian I had hired. She had not been allowed inside, because of an arbitrary rule Bryan Spencer made up, but I had checked in with her by sticking my head through the door of and on earlier. I told her to come with me and I headed to the podium. I asked her how to reconvene and since no business had been conducted according to the Call to Convention, we had every right to reconvene.

I took the microphone and announced that people should not leave and that we would reconvene the meeting. Eugene Dokes came up and unplugged the microphone. At that point the police began ordering people out of the gymnasium.

At that point I went outside to try to reconvene the caucus, according to the rules. A number of people were going to go to another location to reconvene. I had to stop those that had not left and explained that we were required to convene at the location published 15 days prior in the newspaper or it would be invalid.

I then found where the biggest crowd had gathered and began to address the crowd. Everyone got quiet to hear me. There were 300-400 people there. I explained very quickly that we needed to begin collecting a roster, as required, and what that meant. I was immediately approached by 4 or 5 police of unknown jurisdictions who made me step down from the chair and put me into handcuffs.

When I asked what I was being arrested for, or if I was being arrested, I was told they would tell me later. Eventually I was booked for trespassing and released.

The actions of Eugene Doke, Bryan Spencer, and Matt Ehlen were the direct cause of the event getting out of control. They have tried to shift the blame, but it is all on them. If they had conducted the meeting according to Robert's Rules and the proper order of the agenda, none of this would have happened.

---------------- Update #2

I forgot to mention, I am on the St. Charles GOP Central Committee, the one Eugene Dokes is Chairman of, as well as being Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary of three different GOP Legislative Committees.

I need to remember to tell the media that. It was so crazy today I just wanted to tell what happened and forgot to mention it.

------------- Update #3

I have been doing interviews pretty much non-stop since this all happened. I have more set up for tomorrow. I even had a reporter come to my front door.

I have not had time to keep up with where they all appear, hopefully I can compile a list tomorrow.

I was really impressed with this one reporter. I will have to go look up his name later and put in here. Anyway, this guy really knew his stuff when it came to caucuses. There were times he would stop to describe for his listeners some complex issue, that I would have been happy to do myself, and the guy would nail it.

There are starting to be some developments concerning the aftermath and path forward. Its all in early stages so I won't get into it until things are more definite.

I have heard that Eugene Dokes is telling people Ron Paul supporters are threatening his family. My advice to Eugene is since I know he knows how to call police, call them on anyone making real threats. My advice to all of you is do not make physical threats. I would also leave his family out of it.



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This is true, and you should

This is true, and you should have listened to this interview. Ron definitely talked about it.

youre right

I did listen to the interview clip, and he did mention it. I guess I mustve missed that interview the first time it came around. So, my next question is, are there people in the campaign that are following any of this up?

Paul leaves us home work as the revolution comes to town.

That's our job. Paul can't get bogged down in things at our local level. That is the people's work. He is supporting as best he can without pegged as a conspiracy theorist (even if it is real issues)as the media would love to do. He is doing it right. Here is some reassurance if you like right from the man... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N36fXOWgyA

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

Great job Brent!

Look forward to the updates..
It'll be great for everyone to learn from you and I'm glad these kinds of shenanigans are being exposed early because it will prepare everyone for the congressional district and state conventions.

Thanks!

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9-11 Actors:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aPvJSQtmoE

Pysops.. media.. actors.. propagandists... disinfo agents.. fake videos.. fake photos

"This is Brent Stafford from

"This is Brent Stafford from Missouri"

Now that I think of it, sounds like a play on "This is John Galt". Like a mythical figure- awesome.

LMAO

I can see it now...

whispers "Who is Brent Stafford?"

I don't know whether to feel honored or creeped out!

there's a video interview up

there's a video interview up with Brent on RonPaulFlix

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxNCI7oxWJ8

Here is my Ron Paul Flix interview

Here is the link to the Ron Paul Flix video http://ronpaulflix.com/2012/03/ron-paul-flix-show-brent-staf...

This is actually the second version. The first was kind of long and after it was over Israel found out it did not record. So we did this second interview. After Israel listened to me go into a lot of detail the first time around, probably too much, he had a good idea of what he wanted to cover.

Sometimes I feel the need to put things into context so I have to backtrack to set things up. But anyway, there it is.

That explains it

He cut you off a couple times when you were filling in details, details we wanted to hear. He knew the rest of the story, but we didn't. It was disappointing not to be able to hear you finish what you were saying.

great work

can you post this in its own thread? its apt to be linked to on tne front page in one way or another

thanks Brent !

its just so blatant what the establishment is doing, but the general GOP voters won't mind all this. but they dream that with such a corrupt system they can elect a President which will restore the country !

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Dr.Ron Paul's 2002 Predictions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

Thanks Brent Stafford!

Bump for liberty!

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"Ron Paul Backers" trending at #2......Was at #1 earlier!!
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Wow

Incredible job!
You did an amazing thing and I hope it becomes the GOP's worst mistake ever with terrible consequences for their attempt to hijack their own primaries.

Thank you for your hard work.

Peace

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I try to change people every day. Do You?

charges

I believe charges should be filed on dokes. I think it was an act of treason. He did not run the caucus by the rules for one moment.

Brent was awesome I attended a caucus training he conducted and he knows his stuff about how the caucuses should be ran.

I guess the new gop establishment candidate is santorum. He is no conservative.

superstar

Brent Stafford should featured in a new Ron Paul 2012 ad by the superpac showing the video from St. Charles caucus and his successful battle to end water fluoridation in O'Fallon Missouri. Powerful possibilities here . . .

Millions of people in North America have voted fluoride OUT of their water recently:

http://www.fluoridealert.org/communities.aspx

I'm glad stuff like that doesn't happen in my hometown

I have tried to piece together what happened in St. Charles County. Hopefully, by getting news of this event spread as widely as possible, it will decrease the chance of this abuse of power from happening elsewhere.

http://virginiaconservative.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/chaos-i...

Hidden Cameras

We need hidden cameras next time to capture this fraud in its entirety.

I know none of us want to get arrested.

However, this was not a crime experience.

A next person could have stood on the chair and continued as Brent was. When that person gets arrested. The third person stands on the chair and continues.

It is still peaceful escalation.

imagine.

Thats a hell of a way to document a majority oposition. Cant refute that as evidence of cheating and tyranny. Just keep it peaceful.

Overwhelm their ability to

Overwhelm their ability to process people. Just make sure as many police as possible have left with the last person they illegally arrested.

Very good citizen action article.

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timing

... pace yourselves ... wait for it ...

As they process the second one, wait a couple of minutes ...

The massive crowd of Ron Paul supporters stand their ground peacefully . . .

Then the third parliamentarian takes the podium ...

... gets arrested.

After a couple of minutes a fourth parliamentarian takes the podium ...

... gets arrested.

Then a fifth ... sixth ... seventh ...

All the while hundreds of hidden video cams taking footage from all angles ... posting in real-time to multiple websites. Multiple hard-copies smuggled away just in case ... USB mini-drives thrown across barriers to up-loaders waiting in the wings ... NSA unable to track the resistance fast enough ...

That would make one hell of a compelling political non-violent resistance statement!

How many of us can become parliamentarians how quickly?

We're running out of time America . . .

Yes, this is how I was seeing it

Kind of like a Ghandi resistance but without violence.

Just keep the intelligence moving forward.

Thank you...

You are a courageous and brave soul. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to your updates. I pray they will drop the charges against you.

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It only take a few Heros to make history

Hello Brent,

Thank you for your more than courageous endeavors and good works sir. Truly, you are a history making Soul and this Sunday Epistle is written for you and all who stand behind you as do we. This is being reproduced for posterity purposes and more honorable and worthy Light that should be shined on you, and all these great folks from Missouri.

Show me!!

Greetings to all on this Storm-a-comin Sunday.

Bless you dear Sir for your courageous actions and more so for your astute reporting. That goes for all here.

Like prairie fire, this crime becomes more known about and we see from all parts of the nation all creeds and colors coming together under the tent of community, family, and the American Way for freedom and liberty. Give thanks.

The tribe will follow those like your self from all parts of the country that still hold Truth, Justice, Honor, and the Rule of Law as something to cherish and still call Sacred. What many do not understand is, God, or what ever name you give your higher power sees and knows all and IS that reinforcing energy at the side of those who embrace these true and real American Values that this communistic corruption seeks to destroy.

You stood up!...God bless ya man...and held the American values high!!...for US ALL!!! The evil of babylons paid mercenaries tore you down, like throwing the USA flag on the ground and stomping it out. That was a crime! That!...was un-American and every bit of what totalitarian socialistic-communism is all about. What is the rule of law?

We are seeing more and more hubris of the beast that is taking over the country on national mind Kontrol propaganda digital TV. They openly support and reinforce the corruption and evil of vote fraud, and cover up this kind of blatant criminal activity. Were it boldly identified as the socialistic-communism it is, more might pay attention to the horrible disgusting vote fraud and out-right-in-your-face corruption of these entrenched evil criminals. Like destructive barnacles, THEY MUST ALL BE SCRAPED OFF if the ship is to survive.

We see them cretinous creatures for what they are, and more and more people see it every day. Everybody knows! Bodacious stagnant puky like dead fish been kept in the box of evil for far too long. It is filthy, stenchy, plain and dirty disgust that has had it's beastly way upon this nation since money became god.

Oh, whoa unto ye Oh Israel.
(Definitions: Israel = the People.)(All of God's Peoples created equal-No one better than another)

Ponder that.

Think back to the foundations that Our Fathers put forth, and think from this base of righteousness that will expose the indignation of this corruption and voter fraud/rigging/disenfranchisement of the American People. Remind each other at these caucuses, primaries, conventions, WE ARE ALL AMERICANS FIRST! ONE NATION. ONE PEOPLE. The divide and conquer methodology goes back to the Cesarian ways. Old as the hills, and still as dangerous. It is anti-Love. Or, anti-God. Or, anti-Christ. (For definitional clarification, this Heart defines God = Love.)

It is not about red or blue, republicrats or demopublicans, left or right, this or that. It is ONLY about RIGHT and WRONG!

If there are ways to shine more light on this wicked horrendous and blatant cheating of Ron Paul and all of us who support him, then open your minds and get as creative as we can to do this in our Peaceful Ways. The truth is engraved in Stone. It might truly be as easy as Ten simple Commands and this is what our foundations rest upon. We remember THIS will never ever go away or change...it is the Law!

Bless'ed are the Peacemakers.

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WE NEED A BRENT STAFFORD MONEY BOMB!

Serrriously, do it. Do it.

NO MORE LIES. Ron Paul 2012.