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My Mom texted me today "He has my vote"

I had something amazing happen to me today. My mother texted me, "I love your passion for Ron Paul. He has my vote." I am 39 years old and have never been involved in politics. I have lived in the San Francisco Bay area all my life. The "lesser of two evils" thing kept me away and uninterested, like most people my age. My eyes were opened to Ron Paul about 6 months ago and I had an awakening. Something inside me changed. For the first time in a very long time I had hope. So I began to share videos of Ron Paul speaking on Facebook.

Six months later I am happy to say I have exposed many people to Ron and his message. Today was a great day. My mom is a Republican and has been my whole life. When I first started to talk to her about Ron Paul, she basically laughed him off. Now she is on our side. People are waking up. This is a major win in my eyes!

If my mom can be convinced at 64 years old that freedom and liberty are the only way we should vote, that Ron Paul is the only choice... I am really starting to believe we can win this thing! I have always hoped, but this amazed me.

Now the real work starts... my Dad.



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Your Dad Will Come Around!

Your mom AND you are going to be able to 'team up' on him!

Just let him know that sometimes 'old dogs CAN learn new tricks'!

HECK, YOU learned that 'sometimes' your vote MIGHT ACTUALLY make a difference, at 39!
Sometimes, there needs to be a point of convergence between the 'generational gap': A single subject that is important enough to him, in which he agrees with The Good Doctor, could be the catalyst!
From then on, it's simple. You KNOW that he (Ron Paul) is RIGHT!
Good luck with your father.

I AM
MONTGOMERY SCOTT

My Mom will be 95...

on April 25th. She has been a strong Ron Paul supporter since he first got elected to Congress. She's even got "The Ron Paul Family Cookbooks" that they put out every couple of years. They are mine now, since Mom isn't up to cooking anymore. But she'll be voting for Ron Paul come November.

Minnesota Mary

"Yeah the young people like him,"

that's what we hear after every large Ron Paul rally. People responding hear are not lying about their age are they?

hthomas

Eisenhower years were golden.

59 here. Ask your Dad if he remembers how wonderful it was back in the days of Eisenhower....then tell him that is who Ron Paul models himself after.

HEY!!!

I'm almost 60, and I came into the Paul philosophy on my own before I heard of the doctor the first time in 2007 during that primary cycle. :) All "old" farts aren't THAT closed minded! I bet your mom would agree that there are still a few things she could teach you.

Thanks for the funny story.

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That is fantastic! Congrats and well done!

We have some things in common LOL

46 year old here.

I started actually listening to Ron Paul about 6 months ago and the same damn thing happened to me.

I am now hooked on the message of liberty. I am currently reading three books by the good doctor, including End the Fed, and another BIG book on the Fed, as well as Judge Naps latest book, Hayek's The Road to Serfdom, and the End of America by Naomi Wolf.

The defense of liberty now consumes me...and my parents have to listen to my speeches at the dinner table when I visit them once a week.

I think my mom is about there with Dr. Paul too (she loves her son and listens to the things he is passionate about)...and, yes with me, the real work, is also on my Fox News-addicted dad.

Thank you for sharing your experience and successes and I just wanted to share some similarities.

Maybe we should form a support group. LMAO.

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

May I recommend "The Creature

May I recommend "The Creature from Jekyll Island", by G. Edward Griffin, if you have not already read this and another must read is "The Law" by Bastiat...actaully even more important then "The Creature..." I mentioned first!

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

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On about page 300 of the Creature from Jekkyl Is.

Good suggestion. Good minds think alike. Thank you.

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

LIBERTY...OUR MAGNIFICENT

LIBERTY...OUR MAGNIFICENT OBSCESSION!

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

Sounds like you got a long reading list

but I just got done with The Creature From Jekyll Island by G Edward Griffen, and it's a MUST READ. If you get a chance!

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That's the 'other' book I am reading on the Fed

So...(lol) good minds think alike. I just finished the chapter on the Rothschilds and am plugging away.

I agree. It is groundbreaking!

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

That book is incredible

the info it puts out is easy to understand, and really fun to read. it's incredible. it's like realizing how interest rates effect the boom bust cycles. before the dot com bubble and housing bubble seemed so random. after reading the creature I world events make so much more sense.

I worked on my mom-in-law

I worked on my mom-in-law after she voted for Newt..kinda late but i am glad she is also disgusted by the other two. She took MSM stand on Paul but told me she does not watch MSM, only watch FOX.... She said someone has to police the world to prevent WW3...She hates FED too and she feels Newt addressed it.

A tough one. My hubby warned me it is the best way to make enemy with mom-in-law. But I did anyway. I sent her video links by email and told her I will check on her comments...

My story is the opposite...

I found out about Ron Paul from my Dad in 2008. I wasn't to involved with politics because, I always felt that their wasn't much of a difference between the two parties philosophies. I also, felt that I was voting for the lessor of the two evils.

But, Ron Paul is the modern day Thomas Jefferson that we have been waiting for in a century. His supporters are informing many people about him. Many of our problems originate from not upholding the constitution by our elected officials and our justices.

Ron Paul is the only person who will restore our liberties, reduce our debt now, and return us to prosperous economy once again.

Mine too.. now ask for more...

Both my parents finally (over this past weekend) also stated that Ron Paul now has their vote. I thanked them, gave it a few hours, but then, asked for more! I said, now that he has your vote, please do MORE! Prayerfully consider TELLING EVERYONE YOU KNOW, telling your pastor, telling your GOP and Dem friends and family that you would never talk politics with, tell your church friends, tell your pastor's friends, join a meet-up, put signs in your yard, SERIOUSLY consider becoming a PCP/delegate and going to Tampa (I can't this cycle, because i swapped over from Ind party too recently, but they can!)

They agree that the GOP has been hijacked by war mongering neo-conservatives and that Ron Paul best represents a Christian world view. I am now trying to convince them that, in the words of Ron Paul, 'now that you know the truth, you have an OBLIGATION TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT'. Voting is great, but we need more! We must transform the Republican Party from the inside.

The great thing is, my parents are really excited about liberty again, just because I am excited about it. It's not that hard to convince your parents to fight for the future of their kids, especially when it's the kid asking them!

About 3 hours after challenging my parents to do more, I got to overhear a lively political debate between my awesome Dad & his cousin re: the role of government, and also he found that some of our other relatives from CA are Paul Supporters.

YAY team GO GO GO ra-ra etc !!

mauip3, tell your Mother I

mauip3, tell your Mother I thank her :)

Im in your same boat. My

Im in your same boat. My parents both watch Fox news every night, well my mom not so much anymore, my step dad is completely absorbant to everything he sees on fox. If they change their position, he does. He literally has no intellect when it comes to politics not putting him down but this is the problem with the media and politics today. The older folks trust the news, they believe its what everyone is thinking, so therefore they follow it. My mom on the other hand distanced herself from the Fox thing and has been quite open to my stances on the Doc, but ive personally given it up and let them do what they want. Progress is slow though but when I went home for spring break my mom actually chimed in on a quick convo my step dad and I were saying and said "Romney is not a conservative" to my step dad..

Just say what you can, that goes for everyone, and they will make up their own decisions. "You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink."

Just be poised, confident, and compassionate when you portraying Dr. Paul and no need to argue, if the person clearly is just too ignorant to facts, then just drop it and move on. For every 1 you can't change, there are 15 willing to listen to you and will most likely follow.

Multiply your Mom's impact by four.

Ask your mom to do this simple thing:

1) Make a list of 10 people she knows and likes.

2) Call each one and find out if they have a candidate preference or if they don't care about politics. Don't push RP on them or they'll get turned off.

3) Politely ask at the apolitical ones to do her the personal favor of allowing her to drive them to the polls on to vote for RP. If they like her, they'll agree. (Spare the details, just have her say is that its important to her personally and to the country.)

4) Fill out registration cards from the state elections website, get them signed, and mail them in.

5) Call everyone back the night before the election and reconfirm with a time. Don't accept tha tthey'll drive themselves. Thay won't. She will have to drive them.

6) Drive their butts to the polls and thank them.

This is many times more effective than almost anything else we can do because it leads DIRECTLY to votes. There is no disconnect. Don't waste time debating with the brainwashed. Most of them will talk a big game but they don't even bother to vote in primaries.

If we all did this, we'd dominate every election.

Ignore the media's lies and propaganda.

4x Multiplier

That is the ticket.

I'll add one more. Send email to as many people in your address book. Include a link to a RP video or articles. My favorites are:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sudDo15tCMQ&feature=related
http://cw.ua.edu/2012/03/26/ron-paul-is-the-only-one-we-can-...

Ask them to view, think and propagate the message if they too believe.

Well Mom....

welcome to the Revolution,Good to have you.

"Observe the masses,and do the opposite."

Young people have no idea

how much they can influence this election by just talking to parents and Grand parents. Once they understand that Paul is just about a common sense way of governing.

Ron Paul has said he would protect S.S. by cutting unnecessary spending. If they want to hold onto their S.S. checks and their money have any sending power, then Ron Paul is the only choice.

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

That's awesome!

My Mom is 67 & I spoke to her for a long time! She was a neo-con as was I! Today, my Mom has converted quite a few seniors, goes to tea parties & puts out Ron Paul policies, has her bumper sticker, donates, etc.! So your Mom is not done yet! She is going to spread Paul like wildfire! Isn't that just the best!?

I Really Must Flyer the Senior Center

I wonder if I can get away with it.

Some bureaucrats are so territorial, like a run-in I had with the public library over California Freedom (Libertarian Party Newspaper). Apparently, it's okay to put free copies of The Jewish Journal, Recycler, Auto-Something, and The Times, in the lobby, but not a newspaper for those interested in politics.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Actually

retired (or close to be retired) people are the best potential allies since inflation is their worst enemy. It was a tactical mistake on the part of RP not to focus on seniors.

The WORKING Americans with families are the ones who would resist the most. The transition to capitalism and free market will bring painful adjustments many do not want to experience now.

Sure, folks who receive affirmative-action benefits wont be persuaded no matter what.

make sure she registers

make sure she registers Republican and votes in the Cali primary/caucus or what ever you guys have out there.

Very Cool!

I had just the opposite experience. It was my 64 year old mom who convinced ME (44 years old) to support Ron Paul! LOL!

She started hounding me with videos last Aug and by Nov I finally gave in and watched them (yea, I'm stubborn like that). I, too, felt like a veil was lifted from my eyes and I was changed. NOW all of American history makes sense as well as the stark awareness of just how far off base we've gotten.

What is even cooler is that once you become a RP supporter, you never look back. Once you taste the truth, nothing else will do.

So to see the ranks increasing as they are, brings me much hope because I know these folks are in it for the long haul!!

Wonderful news. :-)

Bump for all the mothers everywhere!

My mom's not so much into

My mom's not so much into politics, she's had MS for 14 years now, and she uses marijuana to help with pain, so she was an easy sell I just told her he was a strong propponent for medical marijuana! She instantly
replied "oh yeah I.m voting for him" lol

Beep beep boop beep... I am a Paulbot... prepare for liberty and prosperity!

I just got a text like that too today!

After a a lot of teaching, clearing up doubts, answering questions and sending videos I got a text today from a friend saying "Ok so pretty much I'm voting for Ron Paul too. Consider me in lol :)"

Congratulations to you and your mother mauip3, that's awesome and good luck with your father!

Keep it up everyone! Keep working on your friends and family they will come around! Don't give up!

welcome aboard "the Liberty Ship"

Mom too!:)