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New idea for Money Bomb!: Read it and weep!

Just some background for those who may not know me and so that you understand what has led me to this idea.

I am a 17 year old from Ohio, and I discovered Ron Paul and the liberty movement this election cycle. Being more interested in the finer points of Ron Paul's ideas, the reasoning per se behind the things he says in his speeches, I decided to read his book "The Revolution: A Manifesto".

Now, for those of you that have read this, you know that it's an amazing book for not just liberty lovers, but for anyone to read. It succinctly lays out Ron Paul's ideas, along with the factual and philospohpical backing that has led him to his beliefs. As I read it, especially the portion concerning the Federal Reserve, I was reminded of a quote by Henry Ford:

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."

But isn't that what we're trying to do? Start a revolution? And the best way to do that is through our national delegates going to the RNC, and get Ron Paul nominated to be the Republican nominee. To do that, we need to explain to ALL of the delegates, especially the non-ron paul delegates, Ron Paul's ideas, and especially outline to them the dangers of the Federal Reserve. And what better way to do that then to read The Revolution: A Manifesto? What if we provided each delegate to the RNC with a free copy of Ron Paul's book to read before Tampa?

So, my money bomb idea is as followed, along with figures.

There are 4,576 total national delegates (counts alternate and regular)

A copy of "The Revolution: A Manifesto" is about $11 on Amazon

Throw in another $10 on average for shippings costs.

So each delegate would cost roughly $21.

4,576 x 21= 96096

So for less than $100k, we could educate ALL of the national delegates on the ideas of Ron Paul, AND give them a book they could share and recommend to their friends? What better way to spread the ideas of the revolution?

I think Ron Paul's ideas on "re-thinking" government, asking fundamental questions about what our government's role really should be, will appeal to a lot of Americans, including the delegates. And considering we have a support base that has shown itself capable of raising nearly a million dollars in a couple of days, 100k should be nothing out of reach.

However, I am young and unsure of how to organize or get this idea started. Is there anyone willing and able to get this idea off the ground and start up the Read it and Weep Money Bomb?

In Liberty,

RR



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money bomb for Dr. Paul awareness

While I agree that everyone should read it, and ultimately we need to think long-term, I think this moneybomb would be more effective in the short term. http://www.dailypaul.com/245437/paul-vs-obama-poll

Just give them the cliff note

Just give them the cliff note version

That's a possibility

Haven't read the cliff notes but it might work. We'd have to print them out individually though, which would cost someone a lot of time, ink and paper.

Addressing

To address the two posts below this.

The e-mail thing would be a good idea but might take more time than we actually have. Also, people would be more likely or inclined to read a book if it's just sent to them rather than if they have to ask for one. Imagine if someone sent you an e-mail asking if you wanted to read something of Romneys:p

To Queen, not sure how to go about getting the addresses, but I'm sure that the names of the delegates are part of a record somewhere, and is it possible to get the addresses from that?

Also, as I have said before, I'm not volunteering to organize this, as I am too young and have not enough time or skills to do it=) However, I do believe it is a good idea and if someone else wanted to spear-head it, I think it would help tremendously going into Tampa.

I will kick in

How can you get the delegate's addresses?

how about...

you get the email list of all the delegates and ask them if they would consider reading a copy. Then based on the response have volunteers send them a copy. I'd be willing to buy a copy or two for that purpose. With prime the shipping would be free too. Just an idea, similar to how the super brochures were mailed out.

-vapaulsupporter

You can download the .pdf or .mp3 for free at the link below

You would probably need to burn to cd and mail to the delgates but it may be another option.

http://libertyactivism.info/wiki/The_Revolution:_A_Manifesto

There are other excellent books there too. 3 more by Dr Paul.

Cheers,

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Quicker, cheaper, more do-able

but still need a good organizer.

As much as i think they should

because that is a fantastic book. I'm not sure there's enough time to malke that happen. Just being real man.

It needs to get to them before they get to Tampa.

That is the last thing people would want to do when they are there...read a book...even his supporters. You would have to get their addresses and mail them out ASAP.

True

With a little over a month until the convention, this would have to happen pretty fast, but that does not make it impossible. If launched by someone within the next few days, we could raise the money and get addresses within a week or two, then have them bought and shipped out over the next week, hopefully allowing a week for delegates to peruse the book at their fancy.

Not the easiest or most opportune time table in the world, but I don't think anyone thought this was going to be easy eh? But like I said, as one of the good Doctor's younger supporters, there is not much I can do to facilitate this on my own, especially considering the fact that I am leaving for a week tomorrow. If someone wants to pick this up and run with it, please do so, I don't even care if you credit me with the idea at the end of it all:p If not, it will remain as just one of my whimsical fantasies.