Did You Know? Pt 2Submitted by 1777free4all on Sat, 10/13/2012 - 20:19
Link to "did you know part 1."
Did you know, before the 2008 election Ron Paul couldn't even bring himself to ask his constituents for donations for his house campaigns? That's true! 1000's of speeches, TV, Radio and thousands of campaign events over 40 or so years, and NOT ONCE did he ask us for a donation.
Do you ever remember hearing RP ask for a contribution to any of his house campaigns? No! And here's why.
He has been over heard saying "The gvt takes so much from them all ready, how can I ask for more?" !!!!
Here is a politician that could not bring himself to ask for even one donation from one person all these years. As broke as his campaigns were, always running and winning on a shoe string budget- and wont even ask for money!
BUT RON HAS HIS WAYS!!! ;)
SO CHECK THIS OUT.
Once, and sometimes MAYBE twice a year, Dr. Paul would send out a fairly large mailer to all his constituents. Inside this VERY large and VERY bland mailer one would find writings from Dr. Paul. He would write about all the bills he had written that year and sponsored( EVERY YEAR he wrote more bills then anyone in congress!) He would write about votes he has made and the reasons why he voted the way he did. He would speak about the current issues in gvt that we all should be concerned about and what the Constitution has to say about these issues and always drew a direct link to it, so we could understand.
He would go on to speak of his remedies for the issues at hand and promised to work hard in the coming year, towards the goals he lined out and set for himself.
In this mailer, which came in a large manilla envelope, there were those writings to us, he would sometimes include a family photo- with any new editions added that year ;) (photos were in B and W of course!lol) and maybe even a good crab-stuffed flounder or an AWESOME seafood gumbo recipe his wife Carrol came across and wanted to share with us. So, you dump out the envelope and all this stuff falls out and you're reading.... Then way at the bottom, behind everything else in this big envelope, there was a MUCH smaller envelope... No bigger then a folded check!! No directions on what the envelope was for, it was just there chillin! The only words written on it were where the stamp would go it read "your stamp will save this office much needed funds"! and THAT WAS IT!lol
Not even a mention for what that little envelope was for! it was just... there!
Dr. Paul couldn't even bring himself to ask for a campaign donation from us for all those years! I guess he figured if we wanted him to represent us, then we should know what to do!! AND WE DID!
We loved him for that, and GAVE HIM MORE EVERY TIME because of it!
The politician that couldn't even bring himself to ask his constituents for a donation... That's how we will remember Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul!