Rise Up!Submitted by Sehoner on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 19:32
“Be ye not weary in well doing, for in due season you shall reap.”
“It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”
“There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.”
What are we fighting for?
Who are we fighting for?
Who are we fighting?
Who are we supposed to be fighting?
These questions I ask myself daily.
I find myself so utterly frustrated at the people in our campaign today. I am sitting here trying my best to contain my rage and get a handle on my emotions as I type this. For years we have known about this campaign and for years, the majority of us have supported it. Now all of a sudden, when we are winning, we decide to throw in the towel? I need to ask a great big WTF?!!!!!!!
I read about delegates saying they are disappointed in the official campaign and that they are going to, in essence, give up. WTF?
I read about supporters bashing the campaign because they do not agree with what a spokesman has said. WTF?
I read about our people turning on each other because of dis and mis-info. WTF?
All this over a little press release that basically reaffirmed the campaigns official and original strategy. WTF?
Jesse Benton released a statement in which he declared that the campaign would no longer spend campaign funds in states with future primaries. Instead the campaign would focus their efforts on states that have already, or will hold caucus votes and delegate conventions.
I see no problem with this, so what is the big deal?
Well, the media is having a field day with it, as we all knew they would. The MSM is doing their usual cut-and-paste job on the statement and using the wording as propaganda to fit the agenda.
Ok, again, no big deal, we knew they would. We have watched them twist our words and actions to fit their agenda. We have watched them ignore and marginalize our efforts and candidate. We have watched them outright lie to every American about this race. We have watched them convolute the information so badly that hardly an ounce of fact can be discerned from it. None of this is new so what is the big deal?
We have fought long and hard to get to this point. We have overcome seemingly insurmountable odds and achieved goals the establishment said we could not. We have raised money to support our cause by sacrifice. We have marched on and achieved victory after victory, even in the face of or on the heels of defeat. We ARE winning so WTF is the big deal?
The campaign has always been about the delegates. The good doctor himself has stated this many times……..many times.
It has never been about the straw votes. The good doctor has stated this many times…….many times.
We know the voting system is rigged and not so in our favor. We know we are fighting against a corrupt government and not only political system, but party. We know that if 10,000 people vote in a beauty contest for Paul, that only, 3500 will be reported. We know the system is corrupt and rigged to support those in power.
We know who we are supposed to be fighting and who we are fighting for, so WTF are we fighting each other?!!!
We know what we are fighting for and why we are fighting for it, so WTF are we fighting each other?
Are we, as a group, really so fickle and simple minded that we can still, after all this truth we have found and shared, still be led by the nose on the words of the MSM? Have we really not learned anything from all of this, and from each other?
Everyone involved in this campaign, whether you are a delegate, council member, party official, sign maker, cookie baker or half-assed blogger like me, needs to understand that this r3VOLution is not about Jesse Benton, Doug Wead, Jack Hunter, Rand Paul, Ron Paul, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney or any other person. This movement is about liberty-plain and simple.
It is about reasserting our god given right to govern ourselves. It is about peace, sound money, limited government and a non-interventionist foreign policy. It is about ending the wars and ending the fed. It is about drinking raw milk and smoking weed if you want to, it is about people marrying whomever they want, straight or gay, it is about texting and walking, it is about personal space and privacy and it is about our children. It is about the Constitution and We the People.
The whole world is watching us and the whole world is supporting us. What more do you need? What more can one man do for you than to open your eyes? What more can I say to encourage you? What other motivation do you need than your Life, Liberty and Property?
They said we were a fringe group. We proved we are a mass.
They said we had a ceiling of support. We blew the roof off that mother.
They said we would never win any delegates. We have the majority of delegates from several states.
They said we would never make it to the convention. We blew past the plurality of delegates required.
They said our vote would not count. We said our voice will be heard.
They said it could not be done. We are doing it every damn day.
They said we could not win. We ARE winning.
This r3VOLution will continue, with or without you.
This r3VOLution will not be televised.
This r3VOLution is growing every day.
This r3VOLution cannot be stopped.
The fight is not over and we need to send a message that is heard loud and clear by all that would seek to oppose us, to all those in power that would seek to deny us our god-given rights, to all those that are still asleep, to all those that think and hope we have no fight left in us. Let them hear us now; let them know that we, have not yet begun to fight.
Remain steadfast and staunch in your integrity; never give an inch, not even 1/16 of a chiggers track.
Fight like your life depends on it – because it does.
Ron Paul 2012