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Who should I vote for at Tampa?

It has been made very clear to me in no uncertain terms that if I vote for Ron Paul at Tampa, I will have no political future whatsoever. A passionate Ron Paul supporter even said they would make it their life's mission to keep me out of the future of the movement and the party.

I could have decent success getting elected to some local or state office, but not so if I vote for Ron Paul. So my question to all of you is after this election, are you going to stay in the party fighting them at ever turn and taking positions within your local and state parties, and support people like me who would have to stick their neck out to vote for Ron Paul, or are you all going to get mad and go home like many of you did after Rand endorsed Mitt?

What say ye?

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Overwhelming Fear

At the very worst, in the end, I believe you can abstain from voting at all. However, rule 38 being the kicker, voting with your conscience is your absolute duty.

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I just want to say

that most of these comments are truly beautiful. Hopefully all the RP delegates in Tampa will echo the words of one of our new Committeewomen in her acceptance speech (Maine or Nevada, I don't remember which one), "I will NOT compromise. I will be loyal to principle. I will stand by the Constitution." Go delegates!!!

Ron Paul is going to tell you

Ron Paul is going to tell you on the 26th of August to vote for Romney if that is who you are bound to.

I can't WAIT until August 26th. Ron Paul will be murdered and it will be HILARIOUS. Because it will be a Ron Paul supporter who will do it.

Vote for Ron Paul. Don't

Vote for Ron Paul. Don't listen to people that want you to go along to get along. These people are not the future of the party. People that stand up for their convictions, and do what is right no matter what political threats or pressures are sent their way, are the future of the party.

They are statesmen. The rest are politicians.

Do you want to be a statesman? Then vote for Ron Paul.

Do you want to be a politician? Then vote for Mitt Romney.

Vote for



1. Ron Paul would vote for

1. Ron Paul would vote for whom he was bound to.

2. Do you not realize how HORRIBLY DISTURBING it is to replace Jesus with "Paul" in your words? IT is SCARY how you are deifying a fucking HUMAN BERING.

IT is scary because you are definitely part of a cult, and like ALL cults, it will end in your suicide.

Not scary for those of us who WANT you dead. Like your parents. But it should be scary for you.

Whats more important to you?

Liberty or a shot at becoming one of those parasites living off the productive elements of society, we affectionately refer to as politicians?

If someone tells you they'll ruin your "political future" because you vote for Ron Paul, then stare them in the eyes and dare them to, do what you know is right.

Vote for Dr. Paul, any Ron Paul supporter who tells you not to vote for the good doctor, is no Ron Paul Supporter, and is not welcome in our Revolution.

Real courage is doing the right thing, even when its hard to do it.

Ron Paul has been threatened countless times, but he still votes his conscience.

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"The State is a gang of thieves writ large." - Murray Rothbard

Ron Paul


Ron Paul IS

the future. Going along with the establishment now is not something you will be able to justify later. You will be seen as another compromising go-along pol. Maybe that's what you want to be. I'd never vote for you knowing that you voted for Romney when you COULD have voted for Ron Paul. Do you know what an honor and privilege that is?? Do the RIGHT thing, not the political thing.

Vote RP on every ballot.

Worry about your political career later. At least you'll be setting an example, that you refused to "play politics" and voted for who you believed was best for the country.

Every time. No compromise.
This is where we have to "hold the line!" This is where the pressure on us to "show party unity" is turned WAY UP.
Tampa will be our Battle of the Bulge.
This is where Jeffersonian Republicanism is reborn in America

Tampa will be the first swing of the ax on the shackles that have bound Americans in economic slavery for the past 100 years.

Hold the line!

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav


Let NOBODY TELL YOU WHO TO VOTE FOR! You are unbound!!!


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You must be allowed to vote your conscience without threat!!
There aren't two parties anymore. Stand for the person and the ideas.

I think the consequences would be WORSE if you did NOT

vote for Ron Paul! I mean, what kind of party or political future will there be AFTER the convention? If Ron Paul gets the nomination then EVERYTHING will be different. If not...well, you tried and don't you feel better for the effort? If the party kicks you out, so what? This is an ongoing fight and there are many more of us. I say I'd support you 1000 times MORE if you voted your conscience and cast your ballot for Ron. Who cares what the naysayers think??

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

4 things

1. If you're trying to vote the way that gets you ahead in life, you haven't learned anything from Ron Paul and you're not in this for the Constitution and Liberty.
2.If you´re trying to inspire those who got mad and went home, they're gone, so you posted this comment in the wrong place.
3.I know of some veterans who "stuck their neck out" and got shot or blown up. They knew they might get shot or blown up, and they stuck their necks out anyway.
4.Our Forefathers stuck their necks out. They turned out OK. You'll turn out OK too. Do it.

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Great response! As Wayne Gretzky once said....

You will always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

Vote Ron Paul

Or else why bother going to Tampa at all?

Surely you know that during decades in Congress, Ron Paul got all sorts of "your career in politics is over if you don't vote the way the whip says" type of threats.

Sacrificing principle for politics, like Rand Paul did, is a loser's game. Do the RIGHT thing and don't start compromising before you've even decided to run for future office.

You need to out this so

You need to out this so called supporter so we can out him. That's a mole.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Are you CRAZY?!?!?!? The

Are you CRAZY?!?!?!? The people that told you that are going to get voted out just like Ron Paul people voted the other idiots out of office! VOTE RON PAUL SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What the heck why do I even ahve to write this. Screw the communist bastards

Take a stand

Your vote belongs to you alone. Not the party and not the media. You are an American and HAVE A DUTY to vote for the candidate you feel is the best choice.

When people in power resort to threats and bullying you can be assured that it is because they are AFRAID OF YOU. Many of us running for local or state offices have been told the same thing, yet we ran and many of us have won.

They want you to believe that power flows downward and it is the party that has power. THose of us on the DP know that in reality it flows upward and the people have the power should they choose to exercise it. The harder they try to cling to power the faster it will slip through their hands.

They are small minded

and scared. Right now is a defining moment for you. do you begin your political career giving in to pressure from opposing views? will you fold over to their empty threats?

Look at the big picture. Just look at the political landscape, look at what idea's are gaining popularity, think about the hearts and minds of the future.

Abandoning Paul is political suicide if you ask me.


In answer to your question, somewhat paraphrased, from Wm. Wallace, "Run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your bed, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just ONE chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM!
William Wallace: RON PAUL gu bràth! (OK, I added that RP part.) ;)

OH, and another memorable part from BraveHeart that I believe is apt to what we are living in today - so I keep in the forefront of my mind:

Robert the Bruce: Lands, titles, men, power, nothing.
Robert's Father: Nothing?
Robert the Bruce: I have nothing. Men fight for me because if they do not, I throw them off my land and I starve their wives and their children. Those men who bled the ground red at Falkirk, they fought for William Wallace, and he fights for something that I never had. And I took it from him, when I betrayed him. I saw it in his face on the battlefield and it's tearing me apart.
Robert's Father: All men betray. All lose heart.
Robert the Bruce: I DON'T WANNA LOSE HEART!! I want to believe as he does.

Write these down - take them with you - and make a decision you have to live with for the rest of your life.

As for your other inquiry. . .I hope to do just that - get inside the party and pull an Alien on them (except I look better and my teeth aren't quite as pointy). ;)

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. ~Thomas Jefferson

“It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie...the greatest enemy of the State.” ~Joseph Goebbels

Absolutely LOVE this!

Some of my favorite lines from BraveHeart. Thank you! So appropriate for today; it made me cry.

They can't do jack $hit. Vote

They can't do jack $hit. Vote for Ron. Run for office. Win. They're just trying to scare you.

More importantly, RECORD THESE THINGS. They're important!! Have a recording device prepared in a sleeve or pocket and make sure it's recording next time you're threatened like that! THIS is important for BOTH our movement and for your personal aspirations



Can you live with yourself if you vote for Romney. I would puke voting for mittens. Would you regret the rest of your life not voting for Dr.Paul. You will make history voting for Dr. Paul. The republicans will fight you anyway you vote.
In Liberty.
Fight like the founders.
Make them proud that you fought to restore the republic.

If you don't vote RP

If you don't vote Ron Paul and Romney starts WW3 your political career won't matter much.

You have one shot to do the right thing. Ron Paul always stood on principle and so should you.

No apoligizes keeping them honest!

I am a National Delegate, Vice Chair of my congressional district and I don't give a rats ass what kind of repercussions come from voting for Paul. You should not either! I will also not apologize for taking a deeper look at Rand and seeing ambition clouding his vision at the moment. I will also not apologize for calling out the Ron Paul campaign on Jesse Benton Saboteur approach of running Rons campaign into the ground. I will also not apologize for telling the truth that Paul was never in this to win it. He was just happy his message was going out and being received. I also will not apologize calling out Rands strange bed fellows like fascist Neo Con Trygve Olson. By the way I am not surprised by Rands endorsement because as Lew Rock said Rand is no Ron!If Rand cared about the movement as much as Ron does and appreciated the time and treasure that so many have put in to bring us to this level he would have waited to shoot his wad by giving his endorsement to RMoney after the RNC. Yippe Kia MF

No one but Paul

No one but Paul

Do what is right.

I say to vote according to your conscience. If the powers that be in the Republican Party are determined to punish moral consistency and uprightness among its membership, in order to install Romney, then perhaps the time to abandon the party to its demise; to create a vibrant new organization, which will truly uphold liberty, is swiftly approaching.

Fear is a path to the dark side

I would recommend voting your conscience, for the man with a conscience. Do not fear what these people who threaten you say. They won't be in charge for very long with that attitude.

You don't need them to win an election, you only need a motivated ground game. Go door to door and get like minded folks to help you. Remember, RP supporters are the most motivated people in the game.

The founders would be ashamed at us for what we are putting up with.

Two Votes

I've yet to confirm this, but I assume there are two chances to vote, one for putting his name into nomination, and the second to actually vote to nominate him from those nominated earlier.

I assume all the discussion about a 5 state plurality is about the former, and the discussion about being bound applies only to the latter vote.

I don't know how it's done, but it's possible one or both of these are secret ballots. If you are bound on the second vote, it may not be secret, but I assume you're not bound on the first vote.

Frankly, the people telling you you have no future don't count. They're on their way out.

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