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Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul's “Give Me Liberty” money bomb takes place on March 23rd. “The truth is, right now our campaign is in the very heat of the battle against the establishment,” Ron Paul National Campaign Manager John Tate wrote in an email Monday.

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Bumped in another C note at 7:00 this morning.

Wake up people let`s get this total over a million this morning.

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
Thomas Sowell

I soooo wish I could donate...

Is there any American Ron Paul supporter living here in London, UK? I would love to contribute to this Liberty Money Bomb! I could hand you my contribution and then you'd donate.. Other foreigners could do the same..Admin, if this is against any rules, please feel free to remove my post..I know I can donate to Rev Pac (and I will) but wouldn't it be great for this ticker to reach at least 1 M this weekend. I just feel frustrated standing by and not being able to help..

Buy the official bumper stickers, slim jims, etc. on eBay

If the items are the official ones from the RonPaul2012 store, then the seller has purchased them from the store, which counts as a donation in the seller's name.

jeffjeffjeff's picture

Perhaps you could buy stuff

Perhaps you could buy stuff from the campaign store and have it shipped to known republicans who are on the fence in states which have not voted yet. Kill two birds with one stone ;)

Ok, I see that is still in some way contributing to the campaign. The closest legal thing I can think of then is to support those who support the campaign. It could be through Super PACs but it could also be by supporting small businesses for example where the employees are known to contribute strongly to the campaign. Perhaps by helping out the guy who does the super brochures may be an example. If we wanted to help in this effort we could make public a list of organizations which are made up of strong Ron Paul supporters and help to promote their businesses especially for the purpose of a way for foreigners to legitimately help the movement without getting into legal grey area.

Kathleen Gee's picture

This is AGAINST THE LAW

Please stop polluting the Daily Paul with anything related to campaign donations from foreign nationals!

The Prohibition
The Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) prohibits any foreign national from contributing, donating or spending funds in connection with any federal, state, or local election in the United States, either directly or indirectly. It is also unlawful to help foreign nationals violate that ban or to solicit, receive or accept contributions or donations from them. Persons who knowingly and willfully engage in these activities may be subject to fines and/or imprisonment. [...]

Assisting Foreign National Contributions or Donations
Under Commission regulations it is unlawful to knowingly provide substantial assistance to foreign nationals making contributions or donations in connection with any U.S. election. 11 CFR 110.20(h). "Substantial assistance" refers to active involvement in the solicitation, making, receipt or acceptance of a foreign national contribution or donation with the intent of facilitating the successful completion of the transaction. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to individuals who act as conduits or intermediaries. 67 FR 69945-6 (November 19, 2002) [PDF].

Handy document:

Federal Election Commission Foreign Nationals Brochure

"Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid." - Ronald Reagan

Public Relations Consulting

And we have seen this repeatedly violated by who and whom?

I do not advocate breaking the law but will try to change the laws I see as unconstitutional. Foreign nations or nationals should not influence our political processes but they do. The Big Boys and Girls get a lot of contributions under the table by foreign nations! Usually through kick backs, awarded contracts, or illicit drug or weapons dealings! That is only the half of it. You have to understand that they control the law and if we are to succeed we have to beat them at their own games! They have to breaking their own laws on we have to be on our best behavior. I have seen this work non violently in the past!

hope for the best

jeffjeffjeff's picture

You could be a bit more

You could be a bit more tactful in responding to people who may not be aware of the law. I do appreciate you contributing your knowledge though to the forum I just would rather people try to be a bit more civil in the way they respond. I don't think the OP was trying to "pollute" but instead opening up discussion.

The reason why I say this is that it may turn off people like myself that read it and may influence their sub-concise attitudes toward the campaign and it's supporters. I'm going to support Dr. Paul no matter what because he stands for everything I believe in terms of Liberty, peace, sovereignty, and personal responsibility. For others who are finding it difficult to fund either out of their own financial situation or other reasons will accumulate such things in the back of their minds as reasons not to donate this time. So it's just my long winded way to say if you need to correct somebody please try to do it in a way that is as productive as possible otherwise you undo the hard work others are trying to do by promoting the message.

Hooray for foreign supporters!

I'm an American in Germany but if I was closer, I would help you out. I would say the best thing to do is that if you're near any of the American establishments, especially military bases, and can find supporters there, they'd be more than happy to help you. Just make sure you can trust them first before you give them your hard earned dollars, or pounds ;)

Thanks everyone for your reply

My apologies for suggesting something not so quite legitimate. I will make a donation to a Super Pac instead.
Just know that many many people abroad are on your side. You are doing a great job!

I've just sent the following

I've just sent the following to the moderators:

"I feel quite uneasy after reading the reply from Kathleen Gee on my second comment and her forum post (plus some subsequent comments on this forum post) she placed which was obviously related to my comment. I totally understand her intention to protect the integrity of the Daily Paul and the Ron Paul Campaign and warn against any 'foreigners claiming to be RP supporters trying to entrap you'. I have been a supporter of Ron Paul and specifically his message of liberty since 2008 and I wholeheartedly believe that the world would be a better place with Dr. Paul as president of the US. I won't stop being a RP supporter but reading this left a bad taste in my mouth.. I don't want to be associated with these things even if I'm not using my name.. For sure I'm taking these things too personal but I've dedicated so much time following your presidential elections and in my heart I'm all the time rooting for you that it did hurt a bit reading some of these things.. Please could you remove my comments and delete my Daily Paul account."

My apologies again..
Don't give up on your fight for liberty!
I will always be on your side.

Please wait a day or so

before you decide to leave our community. I understand how you feel but, many times people leave a reply that upsets the original commentator. It happens. Just like in families, there will be times when someone says something that upsets another family member. It's not a fatal blow but, it does hurt. Let the hurt heal and talk to the family again.

We are unified in our support of Dr. Paul but, we are above all else, INDIVIDUALS with different personalities and with varied ways of expressing ourselves.

The poster to whom you refer has hurt my feelings in the past, too. HOWEVER, let me assure you that she is one of the most dedicated and active grassroots supporters we have. She has taken on tremendous efforts to help the cause of liberty and I applaud her for it.

Take people as they are and don't take things personally. I got over it and, if you give it a little bit of time, so will you.

Your contributions to DP are appreciated and would be missed, if you decide to go.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Thank you so much for the kind and

wise words Nonna. You're right in everything you've written. I did let it get to me but all is good now.

Thanks to jeffjeffjeff as well.

Almost 1 M reached guys. Well done!

Its not so much that people aren't donating but

its that alot of people dont KNOW about it. he has over 260k followers on twitter but failed to mention the money bomb. He did on FB, that was good but i think it was poorly planned and too many people that like him think he is in last place because they are too busy with life and not paying attention to anything but mainstream.

If he has one before California, make sure it is talked about a week in advance, make sure he uses ALL social media to advertise it, and make sure that all the supporters know that he can still WIN and how well he is actually doin..If the media is blacking out our progress we have to come up with a plan to reach those only watching the blacked out programs...The campaign needs to let people help that have good ideas to maximize money and votes

Bumping up.

Keeping this right at the top!
Quite a great job.

Bump for...

...another BUMP !
ceya !

Before Friday's reset at zero, there was over $200 thousand

already given. Now it is nearly $750,000. If you added those two up it sounds like nearly a million dollars. It would be really exciting to see those numbers add up for all of us! Is there any information out there?

betty

Joη's picture

it doesn't work that way

(again!)

Why keep suggesting it will?

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

Now I'm confused, how does it work?

Does the money that was initially raised before the set point of zero get melded into the money raised on the 23rd? I was really excited that the money that I saw raised before was going to be automatically added, I guess I'm wrong, but I'm still confused. Any explanations out there in RP land?

betty

Joη's picture

it defeats the purpose of a goal to raise X if you don't start@0

If they need one million dollars (presumably calculated as "in addition to what is on hand", which was at least partially what the last running total you saw was), it's not helpful to add the amount on hand and say "look! We raised what you asked!"

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

I maxed out at the legal limit some time ago

So somebody else had better take up the slack.

ask your spouse. parent, BF, to donate...

..with their card in your name and you simply hand them the cash when u see your donation show up .

Hit rev pac or something then

Hit rev pac or something then

LETTER FROM RON PAUL

You don’t have a clue!”
That’s what my Campaign Chairman, Jesse Benton, said to an MSNBC talking head yesterday who was belittling my chances at winning the Republican nomination.
The truth is, Jesse was 100% right. I’ll explain everything shortly.
But first, ------, if you haven’t yet contributed to my Give Me Liberty Money Bomb, please do so IMMEDIATELY!
You see, the reality is that my campaign is racking up delegates in state after state, but it’s absolutely critical I reach $1 million . . .
With your support, my campaign will keep winning incredible victories like we saw in Missouri today!
Just hours ago, St. Louis City and Jackson County – the second largest county in the state – held their caucuses to elect delegates to the Congressional District and State Conventions.
The results?
*** In St. Louis City, my supporters completely SWEPT the caucus – winning ALL 36 delegates and alternates to the District and State Conventions;
*** In Jackson County, after five hours of caucusing, my supporters won the overwhelming majority of delegates, doubling the number of the next closest candidate.
As a result, I’m now leading the delegate count in the largest caucus state in the entire country!
Rick Santorum?
SHUT OUT!
While several weeks ago, Rick Santorum spent days campaigning to win Missouri’s meaningless straw poll beauty pageant, my campaign was working hard to win the votes that really matter – Missouri’s delegates.
That’s because my campaign is strategic, smart – and very frugal with our donors' hard-earned money.
I’m making sure we spend our resources where it counts.
Rick Santorum can be elected beauty queen all he wants.
I’ll stick to delegate hunting.
And all this success is despite the establishment’s attempt to shut out patriots like you from participating in their elections.
Remember what happened last week in St. Charles County, Missouri, when GOP officials declared the caucus over with no winner and no delegates elected?
Well, the Missouri GOP is holding a new caucus in St. Charles – and has guaranteed a free and open process.
They’ve even agreed to allow TV cameras in to film the Caucus.
-------- this is just one example of where you and I are WINNING where it counts in state after state.
But if we’re going to take an army of delegates from Nevada, Iowa, Washington State, Alaska, Missouri, and elsewhere to the National Convention, the bottom line is my campaign must have the resources to continue organizing at the next level.
That’s why I’m hoping you’ll make a generous contribution to my Give Me Liberty Money Bomb!
Your generous contribution will be put to immediate use in my campaign’s hunt for delegates.
So please, dig deep and make a contribution to my campaign’s Give Me Liberty Money Bomb IMMEDIATELY!
You and I are ROCKING the entire political establishment nationwide.
Now we must finish the job.
Please contribute TODAY!
Together, you and I can Restore America NOW!
For Liberty,

Ron Paul

P.S. After the results of today’s Missouri Caucuses, I am now leading in the delegate count in the Show Me State.

But the battle is still raging on, and I must have the resources to continue organizing these delegates for the next step of the process.

So please make the most generous contribution you possibly can afford to my Give Me Liberty Money Bomb!

[NOTE]-------GAVE YET AGAIN FOR THE 5TH TIME.

Deekey

Wow

.... hope everyone sees this.

fonta

I'm getting ...

this appears to be a duplicate transaction,
Anybody else?

It Saddens Me.

It saddens me that this is all I can give, but here it is.

Thank you for your generous donation!
Amount: $5.00
Transaction ID: 348363956
Transaction date/time: 2012-03-25 00:09:41

That saddens you?

The fact that you gave all you could saddens you? Be PROUD, my friend in liberty! You are living up to your screen name and have set an example for lots of others here who haven't coughed up a dime for any money bomb yet.

Hope your donation inspires others who feel strapped right now. If only every DPer and lurker here would give all they could today, this thing would be over the top.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

You're doing your part!

If everyone gave $5 or $10, the campaign would have a heck of a lot more money right now. Every dollar counts! And as it said when you donated, thank you for your generous donation!

there are MANY....

..who give 5$ and $10
and many never speak so as not to feel embarrassed

BUT

we small donators are the million drops that fill the buckets/coffers that help put out the fires of ziogovt!

do NOT feel sad as now you realize you are in a huge and special club of we who are the base of the campaign.

in a Ron Paul world all are welcome, not judged by amounts of cash and wealth they display but how much effort they do to get us ALL a Ron Paul world !

hugggzzz to you ! we are in that same club.

Don't be Sad

Be Happy, you gave $5.00 more than so many people out there.