Did you know? Bringing Ron Paul to the masses!Submitted by britterm on Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:48
Updated 5:03pm EST
I've been following the DP for just a few months now... I was "woken up" by a co-worker early this year and my apathy was cured. I started posting stuff about Ron Paul on my facebook page as I discovered how deep and fundamental our problems in America are.
The issue I've run into, however, is that most people discount my posts and likely have even unsubscribed from my updates because of preconceived notions of who Ron Paul is and what Ron Paul stands for. Here's a snippet of a message I got in response to these posts:
I remember some of the batshit-crazy stuff that came from him back in the early 90's and I have a hard time reconciling it. I mean back then when I read one of those pamphlet/paper someone gave me, I lumped him with other political crazies like Lyndon LaRouche
The mainstream media has done such a good job of causing people to immediately turn off anything they hear about Ron Paul that I've come to this conclusion: The message we give people has to be concise and impactful. If it's too long, nobody will read it. If it's inconsequential, nobody will care.
I'm going to be starting a once-a-day "Did you know?" post on my facebook page in order to attempt to educate and awaken my friends and family who are still asleep. I need help coming up with these facts. Here are some of my current ideas. Help me out, and post these on your social media of choice as well!
- Did you know? In 2011, Ron Paul received 67% of all active duty military contributions, compared against 33% for all other candidates in either party COMBINED (including Obama) according to the FEC Year-End Report, Donors By Employer.
- Did you know? Ron Paul has never voted to raise taxes and never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.
- Did you know? Ron Paul has surpluses in congressional operating budgets each year and returns the unused money back to the government.
- Did you know? Ron Paul has never voted to raise his own pay. (thanks to Patsfan)
- Did you know? Ron Paul has never voted for anything that is unconstitutional. (thanks to Patsfan)
- Did you know? Ron Paul has never voted for an unbalanced budget. (thanks to Patsfan)
- Did you know? Ron Paul voted against the war in Iraq, where we never found WMDs. (thanks to Patsfan)
- Did you know? Ron Paul predicted the housing market crash of 2008 way back in 2002. Watch this amazing video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifJG_oFFDK0 (thanks to Patsfan)
- Did you know? Ron Paul voted against and would appeal the NDAA and the Patriot Act. (thanks to Dan T Man)
- Did you know? Ron Paul wants to restore our liberty and the constitution. (thanks to Dan T Man)
- Did you know? "It makes no sense to fight terrorists abroad when our own front door is left unlocked" - Ron Paul (thanks to SeedPlanter)
- Did you know? "You cannot tax people and businesses to the point of near slavery and expect them to keep producing" - Ron Paul (thanks to SeedPlanter)
- Did you know? "We should have a strong president, strong enough to resist the temptation of taking power the President shouldn't have." - Ron Paul (thanks to SeedPlanter)
- Did you know? The real inflation rate is around 6%. The money in your bank account has a -6% real interest rate. Yes, you are losing money. (thanks to Lofabred)
- Did you know? The current two party system only allows for a 'choice' between two options. These options historically are always the two candidates who get the most money from the big corporations. This is not a choice, it's the illusion of a choice. (thanks to Lofabred)
- Did you know? Starting a company in China is currently easier to do than in the USA. (thanks to Lofabred)
- Did you know? If you're a taxpayer, your portion of the national debt is about $138,500. (thanks to Lofabred)
- Did you know? Ron Paul predicted terrorist attacks like 9/11 back in 1998 as a result of bombing Iraq. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzbEWYi_CI8 (thanks to vincebodie)
I'm sure there are lots of great points that will open people's eyes. Help make this list awesome! i'll update the post as comments flow so we have one place for them all.