Attention Fellow National DelegatesSubmitted by MattMcDonald on Sat, 07/14/2012 - 10:44
Let me preface this by saying that my statements below might be a bit too strong for some, and if that is case for you I would advice you just to not pay attention to my statements, thank you.
My fellow Ron Paul National Delegates, I believe it is time we take off the rose colored glasses and accept the reality that the RNC doesn't give a crap about us, in fact we are to them nothing more than little buzzing gnats ruining their party.
If we really do stand for the principles of liberty, then we have to stop acting like we are going to some type of tea party in Tampa (not the movement but in the British since) and instead realize we are going into the arena of battle.
The fact of the reality is that the majority of the people at the RNC are not going to welcome us with open arms. The fact of the reality is that some of us going might not be seated. The fact of the reality is that everything is going to be done to make sure our voices aren't heard.
With less than forty five days until the opening of the Convention I believe we have to stop trying to do all these "stealth" operations to make sure our voices are votes are heard and instead take as much time as we can to strengthen our convictions of liberty.
Next week I am going to be taking a "patriotic pilgrimage." I am taking the train from Maine down to Philadelphia so that I can visit Independence Hall.
For Americans, indeed for all people, there are no more potent symbols of individual freedom than Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.
My goal there is to some how draw from the spirit of Independence that dwells in that place because I know I am going to need it going into Tampa.
If the liberty revolution can learn a lesson from the founding fathers it can learn that if the movement is going to be sustained it is not going to happen because of compromise. It will be sustained because people will stand for their convictions no matter the price.
I believe that revolution will continue (at least here in Maine) for three reasons;
It will happen because people will no longer accept the call for unity just for the sake of the Republican Party.
It will happen because people will no longer compromise for the sake of the Big Tent.
And it will happen because the days are coming to an end when we will be no longer be voting for a candidate just because they have a "R" beside their name on the voter ballot.
Next month we will have the attention of the world on us make no mistake about it, my prayer is that we will stand with spines of steel and that come hell or high waters will stand for what is right no matter the cost.
National Delegate from the State of Maine