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Winning is Only Achievable Once We Stop Living in Fear

There is only one thing that is keeping us from achieving our freedom once again in this country and it can be described with only one simple word: Fear.

Franklin D. Roosevelt stated “There is nothing to fear but fear itself,” and I cannot think of a more applicable statement than that right now. Fear is our greatest enemy: Fear of the IRS, fear of stepping outside the lines, fear of disobeying so-called “authority.” And the biggest fear of all: Fear of losing our stuff. If there was ever a time in our history when outright civil disobedience was required, it is right now. And if that civil disobedience leads to outright uncivil acts from the enemy, than I say let it come, let everyone see them for exactly what they are - criminals, cowards and murderers.

They can only do what they are doing to us if we ALLOW them to. If enough Americans would just draw that line and say “No More! You can take my house, take my car, take my bank accounts and even take my life, but you’re not going to do it anymore with my consent,” it would just be a matter of time until the whole house of cards fell apart. They don’t have the manpower to enforce their servitude upon an unwilling populace

Stand up America and live up to the fierce, proud and courageous blood line that you descended from! Don’t you understand that you don’t really have anything anymore anyway?! You don’t own your home if it can taken from you (try missing a few property tax payments and you’ll quickly see who REALLY owns it). You don’t even own the fruits of your own labor. Whatever bank account you may have, dwindles each day with the inflation of the never ending printing of their monopoly money. You’ve got shackles around your ankles and wrists and you’re all sitting around thinking that the next draconian law they pass is finally going to be your breaking point, except it’s already the hundredth time you’ve moved that line and tyranny keeps right on steam rolling over you while you wait to act!

Snap yourself out of the trance that they have you in and realize that if we don’t act swiftly, the time to act will be gone and chains will have been forged so tightly around your children and grandchildren’s necks that they will never escape...those of them that survive it that is. And stop kidding yourself that that is not EXACTLY what is at stake here. Make no mistake about it, these people mean to do you and your family harm. In fact, they already have and you’re all just too scared or too blind to admit it. How many more dead or maimed soldiers need to come back from fighting unjust wars to make these scum of the earth more filthy rich than they already are? How many more innocent people have to be slaughtered overseas? How many more people have to lose their jobs, their homes and any dignity they have left? How much more poison needs to be put in your food and your drinking water and your child’s vaccines before you will call it was it is? How many more elections need to be stolen from you?

So many people today will look back to WWII and ask themselves how it was possible that the Jewish people were just led to slaughter the way that they were and didn’t fight back until it was too late...Well if you really want an answer all you have to do is look in the mirror and you’ll have it.

One of my favorite lines from Mel Gibson’s “The Patriot” happens shortly after he goes out and savagely fights to bring his son back from the British troops that had seized him to hang him. He had just watched another son be murdered in front of his eyes and this second one was also about to be killed so he hunted them down and savagely killed the British troops and brought his son home. Afterwards, he is sitting reflecting on what had just happened. He had fought to stay out of the whole revolution for freedom because he thought he was protecting his children and instead he had already lost one and nearly another. His sister in law approaches him because she assumes he feels bad about killing the British soldiers the way he did and she says to him “You have done nothing for which you should be ashamed”, and he looks back at her and says “I have done nothing, and for that I am ashamed”.

This is a plea to all of you that you don’t find yourselves in the same situation someday...wishing you could go back in time and do things differently so that your children don’t pay the ultimate price for your inaction.

This August is our last hope of turning the tide of tyranny which seeks to destroy this country and everything our forbears fought so valiantly to leave for us. I say we give everything we’ve got to get Ron Paul nominated. The people that are delegates need to stop living in fear of what could or might happen and vote for the only person that really cares about saving this once great country and let the chips fall where they may. If necessary, cause a raucous for the whole world to see on national television and show that the American people are not going to go down without a fight. At least you won’t have to look back one day and utter the words “I have done nothing, and for that I am ashamed”.

And If God forbid, Ron Paul does not get the nomination, then the rest of us better realize that this will be the last line in the sand to be drawn. Four more years of anyone else and our country will not survive. The time will have come to withdraw your consent or face utter ruination. You won’t be able to claim that you weren’t warned.

NOTE: Least I be called a hypocrite, I made my stand a long time ago and as a result, I own nothing and never will again without it being unlawfully seized from me. There was not yet enough people willing to stand with me, but my stand in my eyes was not in vain. My biggest fear had always been losing my home and my stuff, and my biggest surprise was that after they were gone, my life did not end. In fact, the process removed my fear because I now know that standing up for truth and justice brings a much deeper happiness and contentment than any worldly possession could ever provide, even when you yourself don’t reap the immediate benefit from it.

Lose your fear and we will win this war.

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"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win." - Sun Tzu

"In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it."
- John F. Kennedy

"If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible."
- Henry David Thoreau

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- Baltasar Gracian

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"Posting useless quotes is a productive activity." - epliptic

The single most intelligent comment

That I have seen on this blog - hyperbole in the extreme to compare the Ron Paul Movement to historical events where people actually risked life, limb and property. Bravery takes more than writing comments from behind a computer screen or confronting a group of middle-aged and senior citizen attendees at a Republican convention.

Ron Paul is not going to be the Republican nominee - the campaign failed to achieve this objective - Ron Paul thinks that there are other objectives to be achieved in Tampa - either get on with it and follow his lead to get something done or make fools of yourself in Tampa. You haven't convinced the American people of your philosophy - just hasn't happened - remarkable progress has been made in the past 3-4 years in expanding the libertarian base that MAY give the movement a future role in setting the direction of the country but that depends on how this campaign ends.

Ron Paul has an intelligent end game plan and it does not entail blustering comments or comparisons of himself to prior historical heroes. Do his followers have the same wisdom or do they implode in their delusions of self-appointed heroic importance? I hope that the Daily Paul is not representative of his delegate base that is actually going to Tampa or it will be a disaster for Ron Paul.

Well I am one of that

Well I am one of that delegate base. We don't have the numbers, but we will take whatever steps we can to promote liberty.

Ron Paul will be the GOP nominee

... despite "johnny-come-lately" pronouncements from user # 56, 219


ecorob's picture

beautifully written...

You nailed it! I found myself agreeing with every paragraph.

You've explained it very well, DB. Even I understand it now.

We'll all be heroes.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.



Why do people fear?

Alex Jones...

Because people think he's

Because people think he's what's that annoying word...

Jarofnails, thank you for your comment

Jarofnails, thank you for your comment. I have been so inspired by the wonderful people on the Daily Paul, and the message of liberty, that I have really come out of my shell.
I attempted to become a delegate at the Nebraska County convention and missed by only a few votes. I had never been to a convention, and really knew nothing about politics until I started reading The Daily Paul. I started to notice a fire igniting within me, and this introvert was starting to talk to people I had never met before. I spoke freely and without fear, and I even surprised myself with the boldness I had.
When I went to the NE state convention as a guest, I quickly realized that things were not going our way. Instead of getting upset and depressed, like I had before when reading accounts of RP people being abused and ignored, I decided to start talking to everyone I could at the convention about Ron Paul and liberty. I ended up having a wonderful time!
The atmosphere in NE is quite interesting. NO ONE mentions Ron Paul's name. When I introduced myself I let it be known that I was a Ron Paul fan, and the reactions I got were initially shock. Then as I listened to them, and brought up the truth that I had learned, they let me talk and respected what I had to say. I spoke with a young woman who's boyfriend was attempting to become an at-large delegate. I had a feeling she was a Ron Paul supporter when she was speaking with some Romney people. Later I talked with her and encouraged her, saying that if each one of us reached out to at least 5 people with the liberty message, and then asked them to reach out to 5 others, we would spread this message like a wild fire around the world. We both got excited about the concept, and she said she got goosebumps just thinking about it. I told her not to rule out the older crowd (I am in my 50's) because each of us needs to at least be given the opportunity to hear the message. Ironically, I ended up reaching over 5 people with our message and had alot of fun doing it!
I thank God for Ron Paul, the Daily Paul, and the wonderful people who speak from their heart here. God Bless you all!

Fantastic Story!

Thanks for sharing! When the truth is lived and spoken boldly, without fear and without negativity, its effects are exponential. I too am an introvert of introverts, but now that the truth has set me free from the fear, there is no turning back. Every experience of taking "tiny steps" sharing liberty only emboldens me for more and greater. We have nothing (of true value) to lose, and everything (meaningful) to gain!

Denise B's picture


to the rEVOLution! Glad to have you aboard! :)

FEAR: FalseEvidenceAppearingReal

FEAR is an acronym for: False Evidence Appearing Real


Excellent post Denise, I hope you don't mind that I will be sharing this with everyone I know and maybe some I don't know!

Denise B's picture

Thank you...

and I don't mind a bit...share away! :)

LIBERTY2ME's picture


Ok so we arleady have 5 states. what are we doing about them? How are we going to get them to count. Please don't say Lawyers for Ron Paul. I hope they win but watching this election and the things that have been happening in our Govt the least 6 months, every time we depened on 1 person, we get blind sided. That 1 person turns out to be corrupt, or "changes their mind", or soemthing... so I hope they win and unbind delegates but as you can see the GOP/RNC has been so adamant that they ARE bound do you think they will stop at a little ole judge? not gonna happen. So, someone please HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET THE STATES RON PAUL WON TO COUNT?? WE NEED SOME KIND OF PLAN. ANYONE? Ron Paul keeps saying, "it's not going to happen, they just won't give me 5 states. yes, maybe it's all a paln on his part and there is a big scheme somewhere behind the scenes, but I just don't beleive that anymore.
How are we going to get the RNC/GOP to include all states that RP has won. bound or not??

If they screw him out of what is fair can he....

still run as a 3rd party candidate and be on the ballot in November in all 50 states (if he isn't on the ballot in Tampa like we all know he should be, considering he controls 5 to 10 or more states -- if the truth be told)?

Would that work? This way just as many people and perhaps more would vote for him. Then we'd just need to verify the election proceedings and make sure the voting machines aren't reprogrammed--- perhaps by somehow having an independent party at least keep track of all votes made for Ron Paul. People could call in and give their name and their precinct where they voted or they could go to a website or something.
However, how would it work as far as the electoral college goes and delegates representing a 3rd party?

If it starts to look like they are going to disenfranchise the Ron Paul delegates at the RNC, could all the Ron Paul delegates at Tampa all decide then and there to become third party delegates? Would there have to be a 3rd Party convention to officially nominate Ron Paul?

I agree, we DEFINITELY need a plan B. 4 more years of Obama or Romney is just NOT acceptable.

what are YOU going to do?

"Hope" is for Democrats.
"We" is the terminology of socialism.
"How" is the cry of the unimaginative.
"Plans" are for bureaucracies.

»»» first thing you gotta do is clear your mind of all that static «««

"Fear is the mind killer."

-- Paul Atreides

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

"Fear is

the little death. I will face my fear. I will conquer it, let it pass through me and away."

Paul Atreides

I have A Fear, And That Is That Our Nation Is Already Gone.

That there is nothing left but to take up arms in order to keep the enemy within from destroying us all.

The window is closing and we still haven't achieved our liberty.

Our hero is old, tired, worn out. We have no funds, not enough delegates to champion our cause..The truth is, all we have are inspirational words and too few of us willing to do what we have to do.

It is better to fight and die as freemen then it is to fight and die as slaves..


ecorob's picture

we shall fight and die...

as free men!

I have this fear, also. It drives me.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

We rightly criticize American leaders for partaking in

wars of aggression. We rightly criticize American leaders for not exhausting all other avenues before engaging in war. Certainly, we will never be guilty of the same. By "we" I'm referring to genuine Ron Paul supporters, genuine supporters of the Liberty Movement, those of us who respect life. I fear that you are not really one of us or that you are an insecure, impressionable individual. If it's the latter, I suggest doing what you can to change things for the better within your more immediate sphere of influence - your self, your family, and your community - leaving the rest to those with more wisdom and clarity.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

egapele's picture

"..so that your children don't pay the price for your inaction."

Ironically it is the fear of what price my children would pay if I DO act & cause them to be taken away from me or separated from me that holds me back.

Any words of wisdom from you all with regard to that would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much for this post.

Denise B's picture

If you are looking for a promise

or a guarantee that no harm will ever come to you or your family if you stand up to fight against tyranny, I can not give that to you. No one can. But what I can promise you is that if we allow our fear of what might happen keep us from doing what needs to be done, ultimately we will all pay the heavy price that tyranny and despotism always exacts. And sadly, many people in this country have already paid that price because when they stood up to do something, they found themselves standing alone. I am advocating that we all try standing together and not let our fears overcome us

History is riddled with examples of wholesale slaughter of entire populations who were either unwilling or unable to stand against their oppressors. This is not speculation, this is a fact. And denying the truth of this, does not make it any less true. Your silence and apathy will not protect you. (And I am not attacking you personally, I am just making a general statement of the truth).

I have no doubt that our founding fathers struggled with the same questions, but thankfully, they came to the conclusion that it was better to stand and fight while they still could, then allow their fear of what might happen to paralyze them into inaction and ultimately servitude.

I also am not advocating all out violent revolution tomorrow. The time may very well soon come for that, although I pray daily that it will not. I am just trying to make people realize that it is WE that have the real power, if we can just decide to stand together and refuse to let them bully, threaten, cheat and beat us into submission.

It is a personal choice that we each have to make for ourselves, but is also a choice that needs to be made with a full understanding of what awaits if you choose to do nothing. “ I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death”....Patrick Henry

watch the movie "The Patriot"

... starring Mel Gibson. Let us fight in the political arena as hard as our minds are able, lest we face the horrible realities of a violent revolution. Let us use our creativity, eccentricity, unpredictability NOW while we are still able.

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
- Albert Einstein

"The surest defense against Evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even -- if you will -- eccentricity. That is, something that can't be feigned, faked, imitated; something even a seasoned imposter couldn't be happy with."
- Joseph Brodsky


just say "No"

There have been, for decades now, many who fought back with what ever they could and with what ever knowledge they had. Many lost all they had including their families. I remember the elderly couple who received a “notice of deficiency” for an unbelievable amount an decided instead of fighting something they felt was bigger than they were came to the conclusion just to committed suicide. Later the collectors said “Were sorry the “notice” was a mistake and they really didn't owe anything”. No line was drawn in the sand then. When a family was killed by the government at Ruby Ridge no line was drawn. When the men, women and children at Mt. Caramel were burned alive by the government no line was drawn. When the government bombed the Murrah building in Oklahoma City no line was drawn. How about September 11, 2001 no line was drawn. Taking a stand now might seem too late, however no stand at all would be giving into the fear.
The only tool these usurpers have is fear. Believe it or not they are much more afraid of you than you of them so get over it and have a little courage and just say ”No”. You can start by getting on your knees and pleading with God to forgive you for your cowardice and ask for some courage and help. With His help anything is possible and we will prevail.

When you are not afraid of

When you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve. - Lao-Tzu

Let it not be said that we did nothing.-Ron Paul
Stand up for what you believe in, even if you stand alone.-Sophia Magdalena Scholl

Ron Paul and the revolution is global

Thank you, Denise, for an inspiring post. Your stuff is nothing if you do not have freedom! No one should have to be anyone’s slave, and it is slavery when we surrender more than half the fruits of our labor to the government and international bankers, who live off the INTEREST on the debt, bailouts, and your credit cards!

These parasites cannot be allowed to enslave the world. Hitler got away with it by brainwashing children to be his Hitler Youth. It was FEAR that kept it all going. The brainwashing was so bad children would report on their parents. It all starts out as volunteering, and then becomes duty without choice under penalty of punishment or death.

Obama’s Youth Groups

If it comes to revolution we will fight for freedom all over the world. Ron Paul and the revolution is global.