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I'm here (or rather, I'm back) to push back against overgrown and unconstitutional government

Even though I just created this new username, I have been here under a different name for over 4 years. I had to shed that old skin so that I could focus on representing Liberty as a candidate.

I am running for U.S. House of Representatives in Maryland's 3rd District (which I've been told is the 3rd most gerrymandered district in the country) against an incumbent who hasn't been a friend of the Constitution or it's values.

Prior to July of 2007, I considered myself a Liberal because I was against the wars in Iraq and Iran and didn't want to see the country going in the direction it was seemingly going. While watching the debate hosted in South Carolina, I saw this older gentleman I had never even heard of put Rudy Guiliani in his place and a fire was kindled immediately. In December of 2007 I quit my job (a very good one at that) to go campaigning for Dr. Ron Paul in both Iowa and in South Carolina. This is where my re-education began...

My education continued here on the Daily Paul (and continues to this day). I have spent many days and nights writing and replying and bouncing ideas off of you amazing liberty minded people and am now taking this knowledge forth to the streets.

In 2010, I ran for Governor with the Constitution party. This happened partially by chance and partially because I had sworn an oath to the Constitution when I was in the Air Force and felt obligated to represent it in ideas and in name.

As I learned from Ron Paul's example, I decided to run Republican because I feel the party has room for the Constitution and Constitutionalist such as myself.

Since 2007, I have been working in whatever capacity I have been capable of in order to bring this country back to the path it is supposed to be on, and what was intended by our Founding Fathers.

I am a Veteran for Ron Paul and was there on the March to the White House. I have made videos stating why people should stand behind the one man who stands for the Constitution.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpPGpPL5KMY

Which was used for this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohKz9OeiI0g

This year, as I was running in the Primary Election I made this one

http://blip.tv/mcmelect2012/eric-d-knowles-us-congress-distr...

After a difficult Primary, one without much sleep, we pulled away with a victory. I say we because it was not just a victory for me. Here in Maryland we are building an organization that will help to field many more Liberty candidates in the next round of elections and many elections to come.

This is where you come in. I cannot do this on my own. I will, if I have to. But I am doing something that is very hard for me... much harder than facing and staring down the establishment; I am asking for your support and money.

Please visit my website www.KnowlesforCongress.com and if you like what you see, please help us in this effort to restore the Constitution. Also, click on the Facebook 'Like' page and help us spread the message far and wide. This is not just about me. This is not about Maryland's 3rd District. This is about taking our stand and fighting back against a government that has taken away the very things that make us Americans.

And I will stand on the front line and be the first to get hit by the force that is coming our way. Will you back me?

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Hey Eric, after voting for you I met you in the pub post......

victory. And I saw you the next day at Bruce's home after dropping off signs. My name is Bob. I'm very good friends with Bruce and Elizabeth. Once again, congratulations on your Primary Victory! Hope to see you shortly before your eventual Congressional Victory. You have my support along with my wife Stacey. Best of luck through this most trying and challenging endeavor.

I remember!

I wasn't too happy a camper that night since the results were so close and I couldn't celebrate until the next day when they finally declared us the winner. It was a nail biter.

I'm sure we will have many meetings before November.

And I need all the luck I can get, but what I lack in luck... I'll make up for in Fight!

thank you so much Eric

I too attended the Veterans for RP march on Washington...not as a vet, but as a 5year Dr. Paul supporter. it was the first time I was able to feel the electricity of a like minded group, and to speak directly with vets and hear their stories. It moved me to tears, and as I read your story, I pray that everyday there is another RP supporter who starts down the uncomfortable path of running for office in their corner of the universe. the revolution has never felt so alive and within reach. Wishing you all the luck in the world...I will send a donation your way and talk with my dad who lives in Maryland.

krusty

I felt the same way

Though, I always feel that way at any Ron Paul event. The revolution IS alive and well and more and more are stepping forward as they realize that the politicians don't have any special qualities that we do not possess... infact it's quite the opposite. We have the integrity to be faithful to the Constitution and keep our jobs within the scope that was intended.

More will step forward..

welcome back you got my

welcome back you got my support

I love it

We are going to slowly take over and transform this party from the inside out

The best of luck to you.

The best of luck to you. WIN!

RON PAUL 2012 * Restore America * Bring The Troops Home
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You are already a hero to me

And thousands of other liberty Americans who know that you - and so many others in the 1st generation of Ron Paul inspired candidates - are the real true hope of saving our country.

I read your website and I have great respect and appreciation for you. You have all the support I can give you.

I'm bringing everyone with me

I hope that more will step up and take on this challenge. The more of us there are, the easier it will be for each of us. If nothing else, I hope to inspire others to take a chance.

I love your work. I have $50 for you.

:)

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It means a lot!

And will be put to a very good use. Promise.

I will not let you down.

Godspeed :-)

Godspeed :-)

Congratulations!

Congrats, Sir!

Thanks for supporting the voice of freedom. I know a few registered voters down there. I'll pass your name along. Hope you're successful in drumming up some campaign contributions, as well. Your hair looks pretty good, so you may get those Romney good hair votes to boot! (Doh!) But seriously, good luck, and thanks.

Oh, don't get me wrong....

It was a fight to get me to cut the hair and shave... but I'll do whatever it takes to push Liberty forward, even things that I wouldn't normally do like change my appearance.

I mean, it's part of the reason I left the Air Force in the first place LOL

Congressman Knowles! I can spare $ 10 for a great patroit

You'll get in with help from your friends! You're up against some big boys, but we've got your back. Those are some beautiful videos.
"And I will stand on the front line and be the first to get hit by the force that is coming our way. Will you back me?" (Y E S, GOING TO DO IT NOW HOPE YOU TAKE VISA, BUT I'VE GOT AN ENVELOPE AND A STAMP!)

Congratulations

Congratulations on your primary victory. I voted for you via absentee ballot after only minimal research the day I got my ballot. Not having ever heard your name before searching, it's amazing how easy it is to spot the liberty candidate in a race. Had Broadus dropped his gay marriage nonsense, maybe he would have been successful as well.

Ideas are very important to the shaping of society. In fact, they are more powerful than bombings or armies or guns. And this is because ideas are capable of spreading without limit. They are behind all the choices we make.

Your our hope for a better future.

This is how we can change our corrupt government. We all must in some way get involved. And, one big way is to get constitionalists elected at the local, state, and national positions. Their has been for many years compromised officials due to the lobbyists who don't represent every day citizens but, big corporations.

Good Luck! And, may Liberty prevail.

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Greetings...

..welcome...and great going in your efforts to make the changes in the trenches where it counts the most.

Good to hear more and more folks DOING what it takes to save this country. Every day more and more are getting on board the Ron Paul Wagon Train to the WH.

Give thanks for the circle grows larger and larger every day. Communities all across the nation are circling the wagons for Ron Paul.

Blessings to all!

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what

can we do to help you Eric?

Spread the message of freedom far and wide.

And tell them about every person who is willing to put everything on the line for Liberty and Freedom. Post it to your friends and knock on your neighbors door. Donate what you can and make your own material to spread.

Most importantly, realize your own potential and follow suit.

Be prepared to fight in anyway you are capable.

I want you to know you were in one of the first RP vidoes

that I forwarded to everyone I know. :C)

Opening sleepy minds one at a time...!

God bless you Eric,

THANK YOU for your service, you are a hero. I wish all the best for you and will lift you up in prayer:)

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
-Thomas Paine

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I will visit your website right after writing this

THANK YOU note for running! Veterans for Ron Paul have the best credentials against neocon war-mongers. BEST of luck and blessings to you, Eric K!

Veterans for Ron Paul is a group of great patriots

There is so much love and enthusiasm in that group. Where ever I go in that group they are so happy to support anyone who takes a stand and stands for the right reason... They are not a group to be messed with.

Hey Eric

I couldn't vote for you as I wasn't in your district, but I got my friends that live in your district to vote for you. I recognized your name from that video "you like ron paul, except on foreign policy". When I saw that you were running in my state I got excited. I made sure that everyone I knew in your district voted for you. I didn't really need to know much more except that you stood with Paul. Thanks...the next go around in my district, my father is going to be running and I am going to be helping him. We need to fix Maryland, quick.

We will pray for your father and Eric in Maryland!

I think we're doing that now.. "Our freedom brings us all together" Ron Paul- (remember that debate with Diane Sawyer? the one that ended with everyone with this huge smile on their face - everyone!) What a blessing liberty is! We are voting for you in our hearts, Eric! And PD's Dad as well, lucky you, PD, good karma. See those freshman reps on the house floor - Cspan next year.

I will be helping others who want to run

My ultimate plan is to have Liberty candidates running in every election statewide. This is the only way we can make it work. We have to fight on all fronts. I hope your father will find me and let me share my experience. I want to turn this whole country around.

Up until last year, I spent

Up until last year, I spent my entire life in an area that is now part of Maryland's 3rd. For the first time, that area now how a great candidate to support. I'll be pushing for my friends and family who are still in the area to vote for you.

Thanks and good luck!

I thought Maryland's

I thought Maryland's Congressional primary was a couple weeks ago?

Good luck if you're still in though!

"You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage...Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one...Above all do not appear to others what you are not" - Robert E. Lee, CSA

He won the

He won the primary!

Unfortunately the liberty candidate in the 6th (where I am now) lost to an establishment candidate who supported the PATRIOT Act at a meet & greet and said "where's this long list of US citizens in Guantanamo?" He also didn't know what the NDAA was.

Unfortunately the 3rd is a ridiculously gerrymandered (like most of MD's districts) so it'll be a tough fight (but one that I believe Mr. Knowles can win).