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A Rick Santorum supporter visits a Ron Paul Rally

Here is a Facebook commentary from Adrian Murry, a Rick Santorum supporter and Ft. Worth tea party leader, who recently attended a Ron Paul event in Ft. Worth, TX:

...I have spoken before a lot of groups in the last several years as we have all grappled with the seeming dissolution of our country. I have half-jokingly said on many of these occasions that the other side doesn’t really have to defeat us politically, they just have to wait for us all to die off so they can implement their plans. My point has been that the greatest issue facing the conservative cause is a demographical one, a lack of diversity that will shortly render the conservative message irrelevant. Where are the youth? I and others have asked. Where are the people of color? Why doesn’t the conservative message resonate?

The answer to where they are could be found last night at the Will Rogers Auditorium. Often at political events there is a sense of excitement, anticipation, a certain buzz in the audience while waiting for the main event. Excitement, anticipation and buzz are weak and inadequate words to describe the pre-rally crowd last night. Energy is even inadequate. What undulated through the thousands who thronged outside before the doors opened last night was a kinetic power, the power of hope, the power of liberation, the power of anger at a system turned upside down, the power of liberation and, yes, the ultimate and emancipating power of freedom. You had to be there to understand it.

Once inside, for the only time in my politically active life, I was transported to a world I had not seen before. There was enough energy in that room to power a skyscraper. Teenagers, college students, whites, Hispanics, African Americans, Asians, middle-aged, elderly, every racial, ethnic, socio-economic, cross cultural ingredient of the American melting pot was there. The auditorium was a cauldron of American citizens who understand and have grasped the true nature of the tyranny which has befallen this nation, a conflagration, if you will, of passion and anger and joy and determination. This is where the fire starts this time. The eruption when Mr. Paul took the stage was deafening...

...

What exactly is our national security securing? Certainly not our liberty. We have been sacrificing ever larger chucks of our liberty to the gods of security for decades now and in the interests of securing our liberty have given it all away. Go to an airport if you want to witness the loss of liberty in all its glorious humiliation. One wonders if we actually were taken over by another power and our Constitution dismantled what exactly could they do to restrict our movements, monitor our activities and control our actions that would be any worse or oppressive than what our own government is doing right now?

This part of Mr. Paul’s message, if I have interpreted it correctly, is what resonates with me. All the other things pale in contrast to our becoming a nation of slaves.

...

So what did I come away with last night? It can be captured in one picture. Before Mr. Paul was introduced, part of his family took the stage: his wife, one of his sons, a smattering of cousins, nieces and nephews. That picture tells us all we need to know. They are us. They weren’t pulled from central casting, exquisitely coifed and finely tailored, prepped and ready for the cameras. No. They are a family. They are us....

...

America is on the brink of flatlining.

Which logically only leads to one question:

Is there a doctor in the house?

Which logically only leads to one answer:

Ron Paul 2012

http://blog.briangallimore.com/2012/04/adrian-santorum-and-r...

Original source:

http://www.facebook.com/adrian.murray2/posts/10150700157891158



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I just sent this to my family members

who supported Santorum. It brought tears to my eyes as the writer expressed so well the passion and the sincerity of Dr Paul and his supporters. It is so DIFFERENT than just the normal political game. It is TRUTH.

Unless Dr. Paul wins, this will be my last political campaign. I will not participate in the shell games anymore. But it has all been worth it to have been able to see and support one honest and decent man in my lifetime! So all of the "agony" and the "ecstacy" and MONEY have all been worthwhile.

Hopefully this effort is changing the thinking of the masses and my children and grandchildren will have a better life because ......
"one man, scorned and covered with scars, still strove with his last ounce of courage; to reach the unreachable star".

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmaTNf4YhEs

Yeah!

This is badass! it's nice to see rick santorum ppl waking up and being open to dr. paul!

April 15th Tax Day Moneybomb!
http://ronpaul2012.com

Dear Adrian,

I hope you understand how much your comments mean. I thank you for them. I am 65, I am so sorry to everyone younger than I. I was a very poor citizen...until 2007. I pledge to you and all others that until the day the Lord calls me, I will work to make this country what it was meant to be. I will be the citizen Ron Paul has been his whole life. Can we imagine what America...the world would be like if we all had taken seriously the responsibility of citizenship. Adrian, you are correct, it is electrifying to awaken. Thank you for your post. Thank you for your words. Once we awaken, we can never sleep again.

I often tell people...

...that Ron Paul has made me a better person and a better citizen! And I am grateful to him for awakening me to my duty to my country and countryman. I see you feel the same way too!

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

badass!

badass!

HELL YA!!

That is so AWESOME!! I have tears in my eyes after reading that!! Now if only we could get the rest of America to attend a rally, or even just watch him on YouTube!!! Ron Paul 2012!

A great read!

Thank you for posting! Sent to others!

i don't facebook or i'd do it myself

can we find out what drew the author to santorum in the first place?

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

sent to Santorum delegate

I'm sending this to a family member of mine, santorum supporter, who is a state delegate. He's not sure if he'll vote for Paul or the Grinch. He said he knows he's not voting Romney, but is going to see who gets the most pledged delegates from former contenders. I'm in the process of trying to show him the light, wish me luck + pray blessings!

My reply on Adrian's "Tracebook" page

Adrian, As a hot rodder, a Ron Paul supporter and a businessman, I can't tell you what a gift it was to read your re-posted Facebook testimony on the Daily Paul site.
"A Rick Santorum supporter visits a Ron Paul Rally" http://www.dailypaul.com/226693/a-rick-santorum-supporter-vi...
If I could only tell you one thing about Ron Paul, Adrian... In the seven years since I discovered... him, I have never once been embarrassed or felt betrayed by Ron Paul. The media and the GOP have done their best to discredit and malign him, yet he stays cheerful and out works all competitors at 78 years old.
I put up a thread that illustrates how desperate the status quo is to get rid of this voice of the American people.
"☛Ron Paul Is Destroying The Status Quo! Total Upset Underway ~ April 15th [VIDEO]"
http://www.dailypaul.com/226736/ron-paul-is-destroying-the-s...
People have attacked Ron Paul and lied about his foreign policy as being too weak. They are completely wrong. Ron Paul, as commander in chief would unleash hell on any country that would even begin to attack America. But he will not waste trillions of dollars to please Pentagon military contractors.
"Colonel Douglas Macgregor: "Ron Paul Best For National Defense"
http://www.dailypaul.com/208805/ron-paul-best-for-national-d...
Welcome to the R3VOLution Adrian.
I'm looking forward to reading your book, "Common Ground America".See More
Donate TODAY! We shall overcome! Fight on! Fight Hard!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz7BCcKR6LA&feature=uploademail

I posted this on a Santorum site..

last night and not a single person commented on it. It was an open thread, so not that many people commented on the thread and it was a Saturday night. They are really all pretty programmed to say Paul is crazy, a looney, etc. Well, I tried.

On which site did you post it? Link?

We'd be interested in checking it out.... ;D

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

The Right Scoop

http://www.therightscoop.com/saturdays-ot-not-exactly-a-lion...

That's the link to the open thread; my post is at 22 hours ago (as of now, 8:30 pm est).

i was there. don't bet the farm that i wasn't.

by god....

quite impressed, am i, if these words did indeed come from the brain of a supporter of frothy. i find this very hard to believe but like all things on earth.......i will, with no hesitation like a starving child being handed an organic apple, take it and ask few questions.

this is true. my dem parents were even there, much to the chagrin of my wife who saw them as trampling on our "church grounds" - you know - with my mom not clapping ONCE EVER (to be expected and i did expect this). my mom was actually physically affected by the energy. she had to literally sit down during Ron's speech and did not get back up. my dad remained standing. they, unlike ANYONE ELSE THERE, came dressed in black (BOTH OF THEM! MY GOD!) as if attending a funeral - my mom with her slightly over-sized, richly tinted sunglasses that cover half her face like two storm clouds on a bad outing. i silently and candidly observed them as they approached the entry to Will Rogers. arms crossed and making eye contact with no one, they made their way forward in an ever increasing line of people with the ease of broken, rusted, and forgotten door hinge lost, buried, and long forgotten at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

i apologize to everyone else who was there for having invited them. it was a compulsive and selfish decision i made in texting my parents about Ron coming to speak. it was a unilateral decision that i made and my wife is correct when she talks about how people can change the energy level in a room (or on earth, galaxy, universe) for better or for worse.

she is right and we need no religion to come to this understanding.

i am so sorry to everyone, but i tell you my honest thought on this.....and that is......that OUR energy overcame whatever that was which they dragged with them, chains and all.

did you get me? you get that?????

OUR POSITIVE +WHITE LIGHT+ ENERGY OVERCAME AND DEFEATED THE SUSPECT ENERGY MY PARENTS BROUGHT TO THE TABLE.

the above commentary by a santorum supporter is correct when talking about the crowd being "deafening" - but not just through sound alone - no no - it was the energy level that was so PRESENT and IN YOUR FACE.

and no.......it is not brought on or realized through the grace and power of human imagination.

it is REAL. it is EVIDENT. and it IS.

it IS as we ARE.

BE the change.

NEVER let it go......

we are winning.

Cinco, You were OH SO RIGHT

Cinco,
You were OH SO RIGHT to invite your parents. If I were standing next to them and understood what was going on I would have loved to watch them shift their energy. I give them full credit for just going, even in their full blown reticence.It may be years before you hear of what impact it really had on them internally. Love is what brings us together and LOVE while cloaked in suspicion and resistance brought you all into one of the most powerful uplifting event of our lifetimes!! Don't be so hard on them they gave birth to you and you are such a gift to the r3volution.

PS My very dyed in the wool Democrat father was a delegate for RP because of me. I would think Satan would have been converted first....wonderful strange things can happen.

The facebook comments

to his article show how uninformed the santorum supporters are.

We need more reasonable comments there.

This article on Facebook is a big chance to win the anti Romney vote in Texas!

When we are able to win the guys posting on his article and wall then we may get a stone rolling..

Our only problem is that of exposure and getting the info and the
facts to the people.

for example this guy:
"
Clearly you need a beer. RP? We need someone a little more lucid and with a vision of what national defense is......his domestic stuff is fairly sound, his international strategies are Clintonlike and we all know that WJC emboldened the world with his manana military strategy. Ya need to read the book "Dereliction of Duty" by Buzz Patterson (if you cannot find it in print, I will loan you mine), then maybe you would understand that a real not imagined offense is our best defense. When did we lose our position and stature in the world? When robber barons like Kennedy and LBJ put us in a quagmire with no real winning strategy, duplicated sadly by W in Afghanistan and Iraq, we have become paper tigers because of flawed PC confined military leadership and confusion in our govt. Ron Paul who never drank a glass of combat water let alone in-country water, has no real clue, hence his laughable positions on who and how we operate internationally and militarily. But go ahead and write Ron in and give Obama a landslide victory. Ron Paul has way fewer delegates than Rick S who intelligently dropped out......."

needs to be educated. Paul winning against Obama in a Poll. Paul for a strong defense and just war.
Ron Paul the only candidate who is a Veteran.

Win this guy and his friends and we win the nomination.

Ron Paul on National Defense

Ron Paul on National Defense
http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/national-defense/

Ron Paul has the surging delegates and is the only one who's got it right on national defense. Flood the arena.

A terrific article to facebook!

And tweet!

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

some truth

if people with an open mind just listen to Dr.Paul, they would understand that what he is telling us is right and what the MSM tells us about him is wrong !

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

Adopt a Santorum Supporter!

You made me cry tears of joy! I can feel the energy all the way to Oahu. Hope the man who wrote this knows he's on DailyPaul and he's setting more brush fires in the hearts and minds of men! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Please spread the message of liberty! And hurry, liberty can't wait! Don't worry, I'm doubling down on the money bomb! God Bless and keep Ron Paul safe. Alot of people joked about Obomba being a messiah. Here comes Ron Paul - the world's messiah!

MONEYBOMB IS ON NOW Show That You Mean It

C'mon people. Dig deep. Ron is asking for 2.5. He deserves it.

Susie 4 Liberty's picture

A SELF-Proclaimed "Neocon Warmonger" high school bud

Retired Marine; Bleeds GOP: Sent this to me earlier. And if I can find my response to him? Well, here 'tis:
Dear _ _,
And particularly appreciate this piece. The description of the crowd is EXACTLY what I've noted in my necessarily limited "reach people" efforts.
And when a Dr. Paul supporter is clearly identified, he/she is passionate about his campaign and can tell me why... Well-informed re what's happening in this Country; use the word "Republic"; talk about the Constitution; know those laws which have violated Amendments - and are specific as to which ones; understand the FED...etc, etc, etc...
And no, not just young 'uns! And not just one color/socio-economic class.
BUT the MEDIA declared long ago he "couldn't win".... and I can't tell you how many times I've heard that from friends, "I like what Ron Paul has to say, but he can't ___..."
Well, if indeed the fraud is rampant - as it has appeared to be, and we no longer have free and fair elections in this Country? OKie Dokie... ???

Susie 4 Liberty

Santorum Supporters : Go To A Paul Rally

I have suggested this in the past when people would post how to convert a Santorum supporter. I have even been accused of being a former Santorum supporter for suggesting this. I saw Dr. Paul at a rally in Michigan (first one for me) and it was exactly as he described. I came away thinking if everyone could see him live they could not help but be won over to our side. It was a rally for small businesses for Paul in Hudsonville and here is a link to a video taken as we waited about an hour in the cold to get in.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGmz10o1Zk8

hthomas

Awesome!

I would love for him to come and speak to my Republican Central Committee.. I would love for him to tell this to the whole world!!

I could be wrong,

but there is NO WAY that was a santorum supporter. I don't believe that someone that could write that eloquently could have ever supported santorum

That was a delusion.

This is what happens in political campaigns. The candidates lose their humanity and are turned into cardboard cutout figures devoid of meaning except for the epithets the media draw on them.

We must always be alert to the de-humanising effect of propaganda. This especially applies to those who are opposing us. They may have lost their way but then that means they need someone to help them back to the right path. They certainly do not need to be abused and vilified. That is what we see others do to Dr. Paul and his supporters and we do not like it. It just plays into the hands of those who would rule us.

Check this out:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=255394864552690&set=a...

Now read some of the comments at the page linked to and you will see what I mean about the effect of the propaganda against Dr. Paul. One remark that is particularly telling is this one:

"in some ways I admire him -publically against the drug war, and wars we are in generally. but.. people on his bandwagon aren't seeing the bigger picture"

See what I mean? WE are not seeing the bigger picture! Everyone believes they are seeing the bigger picture, they are all just different pictures.

"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)

Truth bomb right here.. just

Truth bomb right here..

just want to stress that we should be careful not to walk into the same trap. It works both ways. Romney's negative campaign isn't doing him much good, he gets support but doesn't convince. That's what we do.

I agree wholeheartedly.

I did post to that effect some weeks ago that it would be a good thing if we could focus mainly on Dr. Paul's many good personal character traits and policies. Negative advertising if overdone tends I believe to turn people off eventually.

"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)

A lot of Santorum supporters would say the same thing

about Ron Paul supporters because of the stereotypes people are led to believe.

No, he really was. He had the Santorum

sign up at his business and 100's more to hand out. Other Ron Paul supporters have been basically working on him for years. It finally paid off.