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The Revolution has come to Pittsburgh

by John O. | Lions of Liberty
April 26, 2012

How can a 76-year-old country doctor send a crowd of usually politically apathetic individuals into frenzy simply by walking on stage? He doesn’t fit the traditional mold of today’s political crusaders. Politicians today are two sides of the same coin. For a large majority, the bidding of special interest groups trumps the oath they took when they swore to protect the US Constitution. Most of these animals could care less about the prosperity of their own constituents. One man has remained incorruptible while serving in the capital of moral depravity. Lobbyists do not even visit him in Washington. There has not been one time that he has voted in opposition to the Constitution. It has been a dream of mine to see this man in person. Not to witness the power that he wields, but in contrast the power that he fights to cede back to the great people of the United States of America.

Over the past five years I’ve watched more Ron Paul speeches on YouTube than I can remember. In the same time frame I have read many of Dr. Paul’s books, A Foreign Policy of Freedom, The Revolution: A Manifesto, End the Fed, and Liberty Defined. Similar to sports or concerts, some events are better experienced live. It has been a goal of mine to attend a Ron Paul Rally and experience first hand the hype that surrounds his campaign. Last Friday, April 20th I was lucky enough to attend the Ron Paul Rally at Soldiers and Sailors Hall at the University of Pittsburgh.

As Ron alluded to at the beginning of his speech, he was up against some stiff competition for the 7:00 PM time slot in the city of Pittsburgh. The Penguins were playing a playoff game against the rival Flyers and the Pirates were back in town taking on the defending World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals. This did not stop the more than 2,500 people who came out to cheer the greatest champion of liberty in our lifetime. Many people do not know that Ron Paul was a standout athlete in his youth and still holds the record as the only congressman to hit an over the fence home run during the annual congressional baseball game. He did this in 1976, during his first stint in congress. At the beginning of his speech he correctly asserted that ball games will be forgotten, but the liberty movement will have a lasting impact.

Dr. Paul also overcame another obstacle in his quest to assemble a large crowd on the campus at the University of Pittsburgh. Most people outside of western Pennsylvania probably are not familiar with the recent epidemic of bomb threats that have vaulted the campus into chaos. Buildings and dorms were forced to be evacuated numerous times, as a result of the bomb threats that began 2 months ago. This week, a group has finally taken responsibility for the threats and has claimed that they are now finished sending bomb threats. Last Friday, at the time of Dr. Paul’s rally speech, there remained a serious fear for public safety on campus. This did not deter freedom lovers from coming out to support Dr. Paul on his historic campaign tour that will go down as one of the greatest contributions to the advancement of liberty in our lifetime.

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scheduling conflicts

So, Dr. Paul held a rally in Pittsburgh while the Penguins hosted the Flyers, then he rallied in Philly while the Flyers hosted the Penguins.

Is the campaign trying to thin the crowds? I don't understand this strategy.

MY video of the Pittsburgh rally

Due to length and heavy winds that kept kicking out power and re-booting my computer...etc, it took me three days to upload.
But this is the entire thing for all of my friends.
RON PAUL 2012 Rally in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (4-20-2012)
http://youtu.be/y0j1FDqwOpI

RAND PAUL or NOT AT ALL

Great video tw! Hats off to

Great video tw!
Hats off to Ed King and Pittsburgh youth for Ron Paul for organizing such an energetic event.
I could not have thought of a more appropriate venue than the Soldiers and Sailors auditorium.
Front row was awsome!

The concourse around the auditorium serves as a military history museum with a section for each military conflict throughout our history. I plan on visiting again to tour the whole place.Recomend those who love military history to pay a visit sometime.

Thanks for posting the video

I haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but once I do would you mind if I add it to the blog?

PLEASE DO - Post the video EVERYWHERE

By ALL means. That's why I drove three hours to Pittsburgh to get the video. So everyone could share it and BE THE MEDIA.
We have someone from a local Ron Paul MeetUp group that is going to be showing it on his public access channel. Which is why I tried to keep it under an hour.
PLEASE everyone. Post it wherever you dang well please.
And thank you to everyone who does.
~Tumbleweed Steve

RON PAUL 2012 Rally in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (4-20-2012)
http://youtu.be/y0j1FDqwOpI

RAND PAUL or NOT AT ALL

Keep on Keeping

on being a positive force in our community!

Did I hear a JaGoFF?

I don't know.

There's another runner, damn!

And they want to claim

Paul got 23,000+ less votes than '08? HA.

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There unbound

so take the spots as a ron paul delegate. Flyers get to many penalties they need to stop otherwise they will certainly lose to the Capitals. glad pittsburg and boston is out, if senators beat rangers tonight they have a chance to get the cup if they don't choke.

This English is so bad I can

This English is so bad I can not even figure out what you are saying..sheesh.

well

you obviously don't know English, learn it before you come to America.

english?

where? on the DP ? ha!

Go Flyers! And also LIBERTY!

Good to see Ron's message is strong as steel. Yes that's a bad pun but hey, all in the name of liberty.

Flyers are looking strong

With the Penguins out I could care less about the NHL postseason. More time for spreading liberty!

Flyers looking very strong

Now that Boston Bruins are out they could go all the way and win the Cup.

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Thanks again

Posted on Twitter.

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Thanks

Just followed you on twitter.

Thank you

Bump for Liberty!

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