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RP censorship deep to tiniest level: Ron Paul quote obscured in elementary school yearbook

I never told this because it was so disappointing to me.

I submitted a photograph of my daughter with Ron Paul to the annual yearbook collection during her 5th grade year (2 years ago). The school was taking $$'s for an entry of your child's picture and some wording to go along. I paid the $$'s and awaited the printing.

When my daughter got home with the yearbook, I was crestfallen. The photograph was there but Ron Paul's quote was printed on such a dark background, the lettering can only be read when tilting the page into the light (scanning also brings the lettering to light, see scan).

None of the other children's background's were so dark you could not read the wording.

In some ways I felt screwed because I paid for the wording. Perhaps some may say this sort of thing is "too heavy" for the kids and I was dumb to do it anyway. Maybe, but I don't feel that way about it. If it was so, that the quote was offensive, why did they take my $$'s, why wouldn't they have just told me that they needed different wording?

I just wanted to share today because I felt moved to share this tiniest censorship with you in hopes that someone that is not believing "our conspiracy theories regarding RP censorship" will ask themselves how much farther you can go than to not care if you hurt an excited, proud elementary school child?

The scan looks great believe me, in person you simply cannot read the wording unless you tilt and trap the wording in a particular light. Besides the burying of Ron Paul's quote, also totally eliminated was the additional wording of "Ivy, it can never be said that you did nothing"....so it really hurt me as a Mother. Scan posted here: http://s221.photobucket.com/albums/dd93/butterflybreakfast/L...

Just wanted to get that off my chest, thanks for listening.



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I hold out hope that most people who see the picture

of a youngster with Ron Paul, would be curious enough to perform the necessary amount of squinting to read the caption, and in doing so more fully commit it to memory than if it were emblazoned in pink day-glow neon.

hey I feel your pain

My kid is on the year book committee at her school and I didn't even think of the opportunity
Might not be too late will find out though

The Year of Ron Paul would be a great theme

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

That's a great picture of

That's a great picture of your little girl with Dr. Paul. I agree with you that if they did not want to have the quote in the yearbook they should not have taken your money. But I do have to say that I see terrible ads like that quite often. I subscribe to several gun magazines and I see things like that more and more. It could have simply been a poor choice of background and font coloring.

Larry in North Carolina
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men and women to not support Ron Paul!

Those friggin' masons are everywhere

Most have no idea how controlled everything is.

I am no Dr Paul but sure...'s picture

Hi, i am hoping to send you a present for your daughter

I am having didficulty with the printer over licensing authorization nonsense. I would like to email you the image of concern and maybe you could post it since I cant (it contains the quote from the yearbook) Please click on my sig link below to understand what I am talking about. I need someone from the campaign to say they have no objections to satisfy the printer.

Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected, once it's realized that our Liberties and Wealth are in Jeopardy. -Ron Paul

People who work in graphic arts and printing

understand basics.

Either its censorship or the printer.

Demand your money back. Ask the school who did the printing. Go to the printer and inquire if they were told to do it.

Tony M can you help me if you know this stuff?

I need simple graph design help for my upstart

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Ask for a reprint or your money back

Anyone with a braincell in printing and design services knows that contrast is to be used.. You don't ever print dark on dark, especially, that dark.

Patriot Cell #345,168
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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

Unintended consequences

That the background makes the text harder to read may be the best thing they could have done for the message of liberty, making the reader work for the words. Given the subject matter, I could not think of a better way to make a lasting impression on the intrepid reader.

Subtle, yet effective.

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RON PAUL 2012

Can you make crap soup sound

appetizing?

Patriot Cell #345,168
I don't respond to emails or pm's.
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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

go crap somewhere else!

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RON PAUL 2012

Bring your head closer.

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Patriot Cell #345,168
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I like that.

I dont think that was the intention, I think there was no intention at all but I do like your comment.

Ron Paul 2012!!

your nuts !

you are behaving like the lunatic fringe ! There is zero chance this was an attempt to censor paul..... you mabye but not paul.

Goldmember777

To the graphic designers comment

The person usually in charge of the yearbook is not a graphic designer but I teacher who volunteers. I would chalk this up to a mistake.

Last years yearbook had a black kid giving the middle finger.
This years yearbook 25 copys were printed upside down and backwards.
Ron Paul hasnt been in either issue.

Ron Paul 2012!

AirborneSapper7 YOU ROCK :)

Thank you for posting this article. I love all the work you have posted, I lifted some of it to pass on. Hugs!

Y'all cruise through this humongous RP post at ALIPAC http://www.alipac.us/f19/ron-paul-issues-237297/index370.html
There are some great pics I've never seen before.

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

click here

http://www.dailypaul.com/230408/youtube-barked-up-the-wrong-...

a nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat

They might have done it to be apolitical and PC...

Though likely if it were their favoured candidate that would have gone out the window...

Occam's razor and all that

I have to guess it wasn't intentional. just bad design.

Did you factor the omission

of words I specifically asked and paid for, but do not appear at all?

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

being a designer...

Just bad design.

They might have done it to be A- political an PC...

Though likely if it were their favoured candidate that would have gone out the window...

That was disgraceful. I can

That was disgraceful. I can guarantee you 100% you weren't the only one not happy about that. I'm sure there was at least another parent who likes Ron Paul (and knew about the media censorship) that noticed what was done. All the censorship did to us was light the flame of freedom and we've fought that much harder. Look at what we are accomplishing. I had a friend of mine on Facebook today tell me she is now a Ron Paul supporter because of all the posts I've been putting on Facebook. And I've noticed even a few liberal friends of mine seem to like Ron Paul. So heads up! Even if Dr. Paul doesn't get the nomination, it won't stop the freedom movement!

ytc's picture

2010: on the eve of the RonPaul r3VOLution. . . this happened

when a mother's heart sensed a touch of censorship that obscured the wise quote selected for the beloved daughter.

Thanks for sharing that ache, SC Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ. You absorbed the pain for her, to shield her until she emerges as a strong gorgeous butterfly herself.

Not to add ammo to your battle

but I'm a graphics designer. That was done on purpose. The first thing we are not supposed to do is camouflage text. That's how you get fired. Make a stink. Ask for your money back. Btw I'm an old friend incognito. ;) Liberty Love, Hidden Places.

ooooh LL HP

I love a good mystery. :) I'm going to have to think on this one ole Pal "incognito".

I know it was purposeful because had I scanned the entire back of the yearbook, everyone would see out of about 30 entries, my daughter's was waaay darker than all the rest.

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Hey Lady...

HP girls room, I will post the mystery. ; )

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Awesome! Go mom!

It's great that you were able to get something like that in there, despite being nearly unreadable. Dr. Paul's smiling face says it all.

Just so you know, it's unlikely that it was intentionally made hard to read. I was on the yearbook staff when I was in high school, and even with as much time as we spent on it things still got screwed up. This was probably a simple case of the computer monitor not being calibrated properly, making the background appear lighter than it would be when printed. I'd imagine they also just skimmed over the print proof and/or didn't have time to make corrections.

Celebrate the little victories.. just imagine the look on someone's face when reminiscing about their school days and they come upon the picture of your daughter with our 45th president! :)

Don't worry. Ron Paul is the

Don't worry. Ron Paul is the boss of that page. My eyes are attracted to the big guy with a suit and tie with a happy girl next to him. People will wonder why she looks proud and then they'll want to read the caption.

I feel your frustration - sometimes I have to laugh because

even my best intentions mostly turn sour. Look on the bright side - it is a GORGEOUS picture of your daughter and RP - as I was reading your post I was afraid you were going to say they cropped RP out or scaled it down drastically so I was pleasantly surprised to see the beautiful picture!

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix