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Ron Paul Returns as Honorary Chairman of Campaign for Liberty

Dear Friend of Liberty,

With the end of a busy year behind me, I wanted to make sure I sent you this note with an important announcement: Effective immediately, I am returning as the Honorary Chairman of Campaign for Liberty.

And I will do so at our most critical juncture in years, with important decisions that must be made at once.

- Ron Paul

www.ronpaul2012.com also redirects to Campaign for Liberty.



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Yeah, Thank You Dr. Paul!

I've been waiting for this!

Honorary chair...an explanation

Many here seem unsure of what an honorary chair is. I know but I looked up a definition since I was too lazy to write one out. lol
An Honorary chair is one of the ways of an institution to attract public attention. Usually the role of Honorary Chair is given to someone who has a very good publicity, who is important or famous in the region or the whole nation. This sort of people have connections in high grounds so they bring popularity to the institution or to that specific event.
Sometimes honorary chairs are given duities as member of boards etc. Their primary duty is to use their publicity and power to benefit this company/event but they are not directly in the administration.

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That is my understanding,

That is my understanding, too.

Honorary chairs, in the spirit at least, are meant to be influential or very influential, by the track record, works, and network they bring, and for the credibility of whatever they are to oversee or inform with their experience.

They just aren't supposed to deal with all details of the day to day affairs.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

ytc's picture

I'm glad RonPaul has an organization to base his perpetual

campaign to spread the philosophy of LIBERTY. He looks very presidential in this Sept 14, 2012 speech.

Ron Paul: The Campaign Continues! We Must Stop the Enemies of Liberty!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxXy7n8CVAM&feature=share

** I also HOPE that he gets to comment on daily economic & social national & world events on a TV or a YouTube daily show. . . perhaps in a conversational format with the good Judge Andrew Nap. "The Daily Liberty Hour"

Engaging a CPA to prepare

Engaging a CPA to prepare financial statements monthly would probably solve a lot of problems for large, fast moving fundraising efforts.

Sound familiar?

LIBERTY Political Action Committee
Congressman Ron Paul, Honorary Chairman

Dear ----,

I couldn't help but notice something recently.

On an ill-advised resolution that sailed through the U.S. Senate, my son, Senator Rand Paul, stood up and cast the only "NO" vote.

Of course, I've done that more times than I can count during my Congressional career!

But thanks to the hard work of good folks like you, the times where Rand and I vote alone are becoming ever more rare.

Today, with the November 6 elections rapidly approaching, I'm counting on you to help bring those lonely days to a hard and fast end entirely.

So won't you please agree to help continue our R3VOLUTION by making your most generous contribution to Liberty PAC IMMEDIATELY?

I hope you will.

Time is running out, and in many races, polls are literally deadlocked.

For weeks, the statists have been going all-out to SMEAR pro-liberty candidates in some of the most crucial contests to our movement, including:

*** Michigan, where Kerry Bentivolio came out of nowhere to win a Republican Primary. And, of course, you and I can't forget about proven allies like Congressman Justin Amash;

*** Kentucky, where Thomas Massie is running against a high-powered Democrat county chair and lawyer in a critical open-seat contest;

*** Rhode Island -- a state usually written off by many Republicans -- but where liberty-minded GOP candidate Barry Hinckley is making a strong push just at the right time;

*** Texas, where both Senate candidate Ted Cruz and former Congressman Steve Stockman are fighting to go to Washington, D.C. and stand up for limited government and constitutional principles.

These races – and many more – will be absolutely crucial to continuing our R3VOLUTION.

So I'm counting on you to make your most generous contribution to Liberty PAC TODAY!

As you may know, I started Liberty PAC for one simple reason...

That's to ensure pro-liberty candidates have the funds to fight back against the deep-pocketed Washington, D.C. political establishment.

If you and I don't support candidates who stand with us on critical issues like restoring free markets, sound money, respect for individual liberty, and constitutional principles, we can be sure no one else will!

After all, politicians have learned over the years that joining in with the Big Government establishment means they'll have no trouble raising money.

They just head to New York City, stick their hands out, and come home with tens of thousands of dollars in campaign cash from Wall Street fat cats.

All these politicians have to do is keep voting for TRILLIONS in bailouts, debt ceiling hikes, and "stimulus" packages once elected.

Of course, these are also the politicians who fight you and me every step of the way as we try to finally shed some light on the out-of-control Federal Reserve.

This is "politics-as-usual" in Washington, D.C. and it has been for years.

For the sake of our country, for the sake of our kids and grandkids - and for the sake of ourselves – you and I cannot allow this madness to continue.

Today, our nation is over $16 TRILLION in debt, yet so many of my colleagues seem intent on "piling on" with new spending schemes and Big Government boondoggles like "ObamaCare."

Now, more than ever, when statists try to ram bad bills through Congress before they're even read – let alone debated - you and I need more than just one principled Congressman or Senator voting alone.

You and I need the numbers in Congress to DEFEAT these schemes.

And we need the numbers to finally start cutting our federal government down to size and restoring its proper constitutional limits.

I hope you agree.

If you do, I'm counting on you to help me continue the R3VOLUTION today.

My days in Congress are coming to an end, but I'm not about to stop fighting for the principles you and I hold so dear.

The good news is, as I told you about, there are so many wonderful candidates who are ready to continue the battles you and I started.

You and I simply must stand with them during this absolutely critical time.

But there are now just days left before November 6, so please agree to your most generous contribution to Liberty PAC TODAY.

With your generous support, Liberty PAC will make sure the next Congress is filled with more pro-liberty, pro-Constitution Congressmen and Senators!

As I've said time and again, I believe our liberty movement is the future – and that means wonderful things for our country.

With the continued hard work of good folks like you, we will finally succeed in restoring core American principles and usher in a new era of peace and prosperity.

But it won't happen without good folks like you working to continue our R3VOLUTION. So please agree to your most generous contribution to Liberty PAC TODAY!

I don't know what you can afford to give right now -- $1,000, $500, $250, $100, $50 or $25.

Please just give what you can. Every penny you can.

Victories build on victories. Every win you and I have this November will translate into dozens more in the future as our movement grows larger and larger.

And one day, not too long from now, the days of lone votes by pro-liberty Congressmen and Senators will be a distant memory as the America you and I love is finally restored.

But time is running out.

So please agree to your most generous contribution of $1,000, $500, $250, $100, $50, or $35 TODAY!

For Liberty,

Ron Paul

P.S. I've voted alone more times than I can count during my congressional career, so I think it's high time to send more pro-liberty reinforcements to Washington, D.C.

If you agree, please make your most generous contribution of $1,000, $500, $250, $100, $50 or $35 to Liberty PAC TODAY!

With your generous support, Liberty PAC will make sure pro-liberty candidates have the funds to fight back during this most crucial time!

Yes

Sounds like another rambling plea for more money not written by Ron Paul but by someone else under his name. I don't donate to John Tate and company. I'll donate directly to the candidates if I agree with their positions. Ted Cruz? ha yeah...

cool

let's start afresh with new supporters

millennials are coming.. the supply pool is never ending

Does anyone have any info transparency wise?

Who will be in charge? actually in charge?
How will decisions be made?
How is the leadership decided? maintained? removed if necessary?
How are funds spent?
What are C4L's expenditures over the past few years?
What grass root input, if any, is actually considered, accepted, implemented by the organization or even heard by Dr. Paul?
Will John Tate or anyone around him be involved and to what degree?
These may not be popular questions but are important to me if I am to resume support of this organization

I joined C4L day one in support of Dr. Paul and his message and had high hopes for it. Then I saw it being mismanaged and money, time, resources, grassroots efforts being squandered and a never ending drone of sleasy cheesy gobbledegook mess of scaremongering "Send us Money!" emails and wasteful 3-ply full color snail mails. Any money I donated was quickly spent sending more of these awful things to my mailbox for more money. No. I got involved with my local c4L slash meetup group which were great, but they did everything on their own with no help from C4L HQ. I kept on the email list for any important insider information and/or campaign info. Never received any useful information, just pleas for more money. I finally unsubscribed from it just last week having had enough of John Tate and company.

I will not support or give another dime to such an intransparent poorly run and at times anti grassroots organization, even if Ron Paul is once again the "Honorary Chairman". I trust Ron Paul, but I dont trust anyone around him that have been running his campaign or his organizations. I'm sure there are a few exceptions that quietly do the right thing and have been a great help to Ron, I exclude them from this, but the main players, the publicly visible and vocal managers, I have been less than impressed and will not involve myself in anything they are involved with. I will have to be thoroughly convinced by Ron Paul through some serious transparency efforts, facts, figures, explanations and administration changes for me to renew any support again whether time, effort or financial. Clean house or good luck.

Yes - what does "Honorary" mean?

That they get to use his name on the emails asking for money?

exactly

If that's all it means count me out. If he's really going to take charge of the organization and run it in an accountable and transparent manner, hand in hand with the grassroots im all for it.

As history has shown unfortunately, Ron's greatest and perhaps only weakness, that I can observe, is that he lets unqualified and inadequate people run his organizations and act and speak in his name. I love the guy but he needs to stop letting these kind of people ruin his good name. I really hope he finally takes matters into his own hands and leads this organization himself, not honorarily, but in fact, or else leave it all to the grassroots. No central unaccountable unchangeable organization as there is now. Just us working together, friends in liberty. Coordinating and combining efforts where ever we can to spread the message in an unstoppable decentralized manner.

Why are you looking to RP to "take charge"?

Why are you awaiting help from HQ?

BECOME HQ (for your state).

Who is stopping you?

I think you just like to whine more than DO.

Don't b*tch, DO IT.

Easy there tiger

Im not waiting for anyone. I left C4L years ago because of its ineptitude (the local people were great, and we ended up doing our own thing without c4l). Since then I have done my own thing and helped others who have and are doing good things too. Does that mean I don't believe there's a place for C4L? No. Thing is, I WANT C4L to do well. It has very high potential and name recognition because of Dr. Paul and the people he can draw together around it. It can be a greater force for good than the many smaller outfits out there doing the best they can, that is if it was run better. But it isnt. So I dont bother with it. Many others dont either. I pity it. C4L would have done a lot more if Ron Paul would either take more charge of it or appoint better stewards. Perhaps it still can. Until then I will do my own thing and coalition with like minded people.

I appreciate the sentiment you are trying to express but I believe your ire and/or encouragement is perhaps more directed at those you imagine are doing nothing and spouting off unconstructive criticism. That is not me. You don't know me, so I'll consider what you said as directed more towards those who really aren't doing anything and whining about it. Thanks.

Debbie's picture

Fantastic!!! Now things will really start to move again. I am

anxious to see what the important decisions are! I'm so glad Dr. Paul is taking the helm at Campaign for Liberty again - that was his organization - he formed it and I bet he is glad to be back there again.

Debbie

Urgent matters at C4L

Dr. Paul is right. There are urgent matters to attend to in Campaign for Liberty. Like purging the organization of the Bentonites, GOP wannabes, and haters of nonintervention.

Campaign For Liberty

It's finally time to get the CAMPAIGNING in C4L, let's get something done!

I hope Ron Paul will use the organization to make speeches across the country to inform the masses! That way it can also be used to set up his presidency in 2016. :D

"Truth is Treason in an Empire that lies" - Ron Paul

Educate the masses, and win in the end.

I Support Ron Paul But Not One Penny For Campaign For Liberty

I Have Supported Ron Paul Day And Night Since 2007 but I will not give ONE PENNY nor ONE SECOND OF MY THOUGHTS, TIME NOR EFFORTS TO CAMPAIGN FOR ""LIBERTY".

I spoke with them in 2008, offer to VOLUNTEER to hand out literature and materials and they were not interested.

ALL THEY WANTED WAS MONEY: Donations.

I worked 100% Exclusively with The Grassroots:

Eric and Curt from The Super Brochure Project and Dr. K Research.

They provided me time and time again with materials FREE OF CHARGE!

That is for Rand Paul and I do not support Mitt Romney, The Neo-Cons Or Rand Paul.

I am still supporting Ron Paul.

RON PAUL R[3]VOLUTION 2012 - Write In Campaign

Wisdom Strategies

RON PAUL R[3]VOLUTION: The Write-In Campaign

RON PAUL R[3]VOLUTION: The Write-In Campaign

http://www.dailypaul.com/256862/ron-paul-revolution-the-writ...

Wisdom Strategies

Is Campaign for Liberty the

Is Campaign for Liberty the primary organization that Dr Paul will use to perpetuate his message? If not CFL, which organization do we look to?
Or are we going to go in separate directions after this? I recognize that CFL has lost its way in recent years, but I will keep an eye out to see if Dr Paul turns it around.

As for Rand, you may be able to easily throw him out, but a seriously doubt the Dr can do the same. I suspect he is a big part of the fight as we go forward. I am going to give Rand the benefit of the doubt as well.

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein

NO. It Is The Grassroots That Will Perpetuate His Message.

NO. It Is The Grassroots That Will Perpetuate His Message.

We Built It. We Built Campaign For Liberty As Well.

It Is Us: THE TRUE RON PAUL R[3]VOLUTION

Wisdom Strategies

Yeah, but if Ron really is C4L, I'll be active there. If not,

not.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

Yes, C4L is and will continue

Yes, C4L is and will continue to be the primary organization that Dr. Paul will use to educate the masses. Here is a good layout of the idea behind the structure: http://www.campaignforliberty.org/about/faq/

Specifically: "The Campaign for Liberty is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. A “501(c)(4)” is an organization not organized for profit and operated “exclusively for the promotion of social welfare.” It is essentially a tax designation. There are many different tax categories for political organizations, each with its own pros and cons. In our case, the pros include having no limit on the amount that individuals may donate, while cons include a restriction from endorsing political candidates. Those who would like to donate to an organization that can support political candidates should donate to a Poltical Action Committee (PAC) such as the Liberty PAC. Donations to 501(c)(4)’s are NOT tax deductible."

Dr. Paul uses C4L to spread the message and Liberty PAC is designed to fund liberty-minded candidates. It's all designed that way because of the tax laws surrounding campaign finance. It's really kind of slick the way that they set it up to further the cause.

"The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live." -Ayn Rand

Well: C4L can ask Rand Paul To Ask His Friend Romney To Fund It.

Well: C4L can ask Rand Paul To Ask His Friend Romney To Fund It.

RON PAUL R[3]VOLUTION - WRITE-IN CAMPAIGN

Wisdom Strategies

BEFORE WE GET TOO EXCITED~~

We need to know what people (their names) will be a part of this structure, and what their titles will be. Otherwise, it's spinning in the dark, and I think after all we've endured that we cannot afford to waste valuable money on something, when we are being faced with what is probably a massive devaluation of our money.

How hypocritical.

Why are you waiting for a national solution? Why do you CARE about national?

Build your OWN STATE's organization.

Take the trainings and organize locally. No one is stopping you. No one has EVER stopped you. You stopped yourself.

I Am Telling All My Friends To Start Saving Money.

I Am Telling All My Friends To Start Saving Money.

Some of us have spent 5 Years of Money Bombs, Thousands Of Hours Working: On The Internet, In The Streets.

My father told me today that Mitt Romney raised $90 Million in one day - either today or yesterday. He said it was on the news. I don't know if this is true or not but this is crazy.

We need to start saving a little for ourselves.

I am willing to support a RON PAUL WRITE-IN CAMPAIGN but that's it.

RAND PAUL - NOW THAT HE IS WITH MITT ROMNEY HAS ACCESS TO ALL THE MONEY WE COULD HAVE NEVER RAISED: We are people, not Corporations.

Wisdom Strategies

I love Ron Paul, his work is never done, remember when

he said, "I am going to go home and read a book on economics." Thanks dailypaul for helping me to stay up to date.

Please everyone take a look at my recent full time job. Please help.

http://www.dailypaul.com/257537/freedom-supporter-needs-your...

What does "Honorary" mean?

Is there an official chairman and an honorary chairman?

I hope that means he is planning to have...

C4L address foreign policy. And maybe 'clean house' a little. Also, would love to see more 'bottom up' activism, instead of the current 'top down' stuff going on now.

Dagny
"I don't know if the world is full of smart men bluffing
or imbeciles who mean it."

Hope this means I get to hear from Ron more often.

Its good to hear from him every once and a while.