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Regret/fear & loathing

I, like many of you, am a rookie at this politics game. When all of this talk of going to conventions and becoming delegates started, I wanted to become one so badly. Instead I let self doubt, negativity, and excuses get in my way. I told myself "You can't take the time off work." And "You don't have the money. Who are you kidding?? You can barely make rent this month!" And the most sad one of all "You are just a single mom who hasn't made the best decisions. Who is going to listen to someone like you? Those men in fancy suits would laugh you out of the building." Tonight I really looked at the numbers it would take for Dr. Paul to get the nomination. I realized that what those of you who weren't too afraid and who took action have pulled off is amazing...but because of people like me... the chance of him getting the nomination are slim to none. This is a regret I will have to live with the rest of my life.

Even earlier today, I was emphatic that we could still pull it off in Tampa. The reason I resisted acknowledging the reality is in part because I knew I bore some responsibility.... but also because, and I suspect this is true for some others as well, I feel like Dr. Paul and this revolution are the last hope to keep this country from collapse. If RP doesn't get the nomination and doesn't become POTUS... the alternative was too scary to even consider.

Well tonight I forced myself to start considering what to do now. I am not sure what the future holds but you can be sure I won't let fear or excuses stop me ever again. I am so sorry that I didn't find this bravery before the delegates were selected for Ohio and I am sorry that I let you all and Dr. Paul down. I can't change that now.

While trying to see the positive side, I must say that I agree with some of the sentiments I have seen expressed about this helping us refoucus our energy on state and local races. I am definitely ready to help in any way I can but quite honestly I am not even sure where to start. So far I have donated, put up some signs on my own, and did a lot of talking to friends and neigbors but have yet to connect with anyone in real life in my area that is actually involved in local freedom activism. I don't know where to start and any direction you guys can give me will be much appreciated.

I feel like I missed a once in a lifetime opportunity to be involved as a delegate. :( But I won't sit on the sidelines any longer. This war is far from over... I want to join your ranks. Just need a little help figuring out how....

For liberty


Edited to add: I can't say that there is STILL not a part of me that holds out hope for a Tampa upset... :) I guess I am just trying to figure out what to do if it doesn't turn out that way.

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Painfully aware

or blissfully ignorant.

Welcome to the painfully aware group.

It takes some time to set in. We go through a period of mourning, grief and then anger.

Sounds like you're done with the mourning and grief part.

Notice all of us lashing out at each other now that we've done all we can to peacefully lash out with our votes and conventions.

We are still angry.

You are doing great

Just continue what you are doing and follow your heart. Opportunities will continue to come your way and you will take the ones you are ready to take.

And don't be too hard on yourself.

Just keep fighting

The best thing (imho) is for all of us to do what we can to wake up AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE in our own backyards and stop worrying about the politicians or those "trying to be".

If we can show those around us what a liberty living life is like then they might see the light and help us get our country back.

We need to keep waking people up. There will be alot of uphill battles but thats why we are here, we are in a rEVOLution and it isn't going to be easy.

I sit here looking at Ron and wonder if I too can fight for liberty as long as he has. He is a hard person to try and live up to but that is whats exciting about this whole thing.

I was bummed out when he didn't win in 08. I woke up in 07 and like many thought the revolution was going to take back our republic in under a YEAR!!!!!

The more I researched it the more I realized how long of a battle Dr. Paul has been fighting.

I just hope that I too can keep fighting until my old age but what I can do NOW is wake my kids up.

My son for instance is going with me to the PaulFest. It will be a father son liberty trip for us to remember for the rest of our lives. He will continue the liberty message once I am gone and that is far more important than any "vote" that I can cast right now.

For Liberty!

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I am trying to go and take my daughter as well! I may possibly take my son but he is really small so haven't quite decided if I am going to take him or not!

If I could ask Dr. Paul one question it would be "How, for all these years and in the face if so much adversity, did you keep going?" He is a hero and an inspiration.


If I'm reading the signals correctly, there's some very good news around the corner.

Don't let the spin fool you Tiffany.. this isn't over.

Not. Even. Close.



Don't be like the Rand whiners. Keep your chin up. This fight is far from over. I am a fighter, just a nonviolent one as my religion forbids me to inflict harm even when people harm me.

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