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THANKS Ron Paul and the DAILY Paul I was chosen as a finalist in the American Pundit contest because of YOU

Today I received this email:

"We're writing to let you know that you have been selected as a wildcard finalist for Allvoices' American Pundit competition."

Why is this a big deal to me? Because just over a year ago I proclaimed "I will never write about politics!"

A few months later my son educated me about Ron Paul. My second article about him beat all the hits per article on the site at that time. It was so crazy other writers accused me of cheating! Later I learned it was because it had been posted on the Daily Paul a couple of times by a couple of you and RT over and over by many of you!

After that, I couldn't get enough of Ron Paul and began absorbing all the liberty info I could get my hands on, became a delegate in my precinct, and therein began my journey as a political writer.

Most of the ideas for my articles have come from here, DailyPaul!

To be counted among amazing writers who will be competing for $5000 is HUGE for me!!! If I win the contest, I will donate 10% of it to the Daily Paul and 10% to the Liberty Campaign.

How it works: Submit 15 of my top articles to the contest. If anyone would like to help me choose, WELCOME. Just go to my writing portfolio page on Allvoices at: http://www.allvoices.com/users/StephEaly and email me or comment below.

Deadline to submit is Nov. 29. THANKS!

Stephanie Ealy (A political writer for liberty)!!!

Remember: NEVER say, "I will never..."

My email: stephealy@yahoo.com or stephanie.ealyse@gmail.com



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Congratulations!

People who write favorably about Ron get hits, and people who actually have insight get even more. Well deserved!

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

Well, hello sailingaway

Thanks for your encouraging words.

47 States want to secede has my vote

So does Romney's sins find him out. Excellent Pieces, so glad you are here on DP to share them.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

You have no idea how helpful that is to me!!!

Thanks Libera_me, I'm putting them on my list to enter in the contest! THANKS

If You Got Any Ideas From Me, I'm Sure They're All Bad...

Congrats and give em hell!

"E"

PS, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours..

ARRGGG, I'm sure you have great ideas...

Don't be so negative about my friend that goes by E (wink). Thanks for your encouraging words and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well.

Are you famous yet?

If so can I be your friend?

Uh, as famous as you vinceableworld?

Not so much famous, just thankful to be in a competition with some amazing writers who have won the semi monthly $250. I was never a semi monthly winner only a wild card pick to have a chance at the $5K. But we can be friends anyway, right? =)

In 2007 I hugged Ron's wife for the first time ... in 2007

It was in San Antonio at one of his early speakings about his run. I Knew that without the support of a significant other he would never have accomplished what he did.

I think America was always about an Idea of Family, and it's been hijacked.

There are as many women patriots in our revolution as men and sexism has been used to divide our country.

Thank you SO MUCH for standing up for the truth.

God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving!
Base

Wow Base, I think you may have nailed a large part of

the problem! God bless and Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

Great news

Congratulations.
You deserve to win for all your hard work educating/waking up people.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Thanks Tom,

You were one of the first to introduce me to the Daily Paul and I will always be grateful.

I remember that day

I posted your article about Ron Paul activist Kathryn DeLong on the Daily Paul and send you a link on Twitter.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

I do remember that day!

Thanks for the reminder and the assist to a place of great wisdom and knowledge about what is REALLY going on in America!

Congratulations, Stephanie. I

Congratulations, Stephanie. I booked marked your articles. This article especially made me smile: http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/11343317-ron-paul-...

This would be in my top 5 as well

thank you for spotting this one.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Thanks again for your assistance

I'll definitely put that one in Libera_me!

Oh thanks Realdeal

I just went back and read that one and will for sure put it in the contest. Much gratitude! THANKS. Gotta love the good doctor!

excellent!

and congratulations

Few words can be very powerful

THANKS Conalmc, appreciate your encouragement.

A dramatic difference between you and Dr. Paul...

Congratulations on your energy and persistence, but there is a simple truth it would do you well to realize... it is hoped that you take it with grace for it is well meant.

Your most commonly used word, in nearly every sentence of your writing here and elsewhere, is that one letter word... 'I'!

It is rare for Congressman Ron Paul to utter that word. His life has been one of sacrifice for everyone but himself. His life and career have been wholly a giving up of his physical and mental resources for others, for us all, for our children, for our once free nation, for our future. In giving up so much for life, liberty, and property freely enjoyed and owned, for the rule of law, for all that is sound and just, there was little room for 'I'.

He did not want to be president.

He ran because we needed him to run, and because we asked.

Keep up the good work. It will be much harder and far more intense in the real battle of liberty, than in winning prizes. There is no room for 'I' in that battle which looms before the patriot.

Friends are perishing cruelly around the world of empire, each day. That is how critical this fight is becoming. It is not a fight which will be won by weekend warriors but by selfless 'Ron Pauls' and the fires they light in the hearts and minds of an awakening grassroots.

Gratitude to you JSBach

Thank you JSBach, you are correct on every point. Thank you for quickly bringing me back down to reality. I am nothing like Dr. Paul, but have truly been educated and inspired by him and his mission.

Question: When an individual is sharing their testimony or story, how exactly do they achieve that without saying "I" (hopefully that was my intent).

You have answered your own question already!

Though specific comments are inappropriate on this great DP site, so calculated towards restoring liberty, and will be reserved for private communication, the following is obvious:

You have both asked and answered your own question: "...how exactly do they achieve that without saying "I"". Being a good writer, you have it within you to remedy this dilemma! Go do it!

There is no doubt you have drive, and now apparently, the best of motivations. If you are a good writer, ask yourself that question... then go out and fulfill the answer. If you need examples, the liberty movement is replete with illustrations of valiant patriots of whom we have heard and whose writings we read daily on DP... though you really need look no further than Congressman Paul.

His simple truths spoken with nothing else to shore them up but the return to life and liberty message, coming from the 'humblest of country clay', has inspired millions around the world. Yet how many among those millions can tell you a single grade he achieved in school, or recite a single achievement gained, which they heard from his own mouth?

Why? It made no difference, it did not matter, it was never about him!

Truth stands on it's own shoulders and needs no other human greatness to make it more true!

It was entirely for others, when time permitted and we wondered out loud such thoughts as, 'of what such a giant of patriots is really made'... then it was for others, that inimitable grassroots, to find out and tell. Then, between breaths of battle, it was 'we' who trumpeted Dr. Paul's own horn!

Go back and study Dr. Paul. I can think of no greater teacher! Then when you write, like the many others we have heard wielding that greatest sword for liberty, your pen will also write for freedom, though few might know by whose hand that pen is guided.

The people suffer. They are getting tired of prizes. They are worn and poor, and only beginning to realize it is tyranny under which they suffer. They are really crying out for freedom and liberty!

Their awakening realization and that cry, has already become Ron Paul's legacy... though he never make that claim!

But I digress.

But that's the point.

Points taken

but I get the feeling you have only judged me by my comments on this post. Perhaps you should read my articles about Ron Paul. The ones I write in 1st person are just that to share my experience as a delegate, etc.

I do respectfully disagree with you on many points. First, Dr. Paul introduced himself as "The Champion of the Constitution" and spoke in first person on many occasions making sure people remembered what he had done, etc. Please view the debates on YouTube.

We are all flawed humans. I do appreciate the time you've taken to set me straight, but also know you do not know my heart. I will take all of your input into consideration as I continue to write about liberty. Perhaps you should think about writing as well as it is apparent you are WAY more educated on the subject than I.

That is truly why this honor to be in this contest is so HUGE for me, because I knew almost NOTHING about politics until the great professor, Dr., and best candidate for president touched my life and many on the Daily Paul posted and commented in such a way that was informative, educational to me.

In closing, bless you for correcting me. "As iron sharpens iron, so does one friend sharpen another." Thanks for the opening my eyes to areas I'm sure I can improve in.

You will go far for liberty...

... because you also listen. If you needed sharpening, it is providence which sharpens best!

Regarding debates: when you enter one you will find that you are asked questions. Dr. Paul answered those questions.

Blessings to you and family in this time of thankfulness.

May the Lord keep us all in these tumultuous days!

You must know JSBach, our exchange has been quite

thought-provoking to me! It has caused me to search my heart and make sure my motives are pure. I must confess "EGO" is a battle as a human. How easy it is to become full of ourselves. Bless you for taking the time to cause me to think and evaluate where I'm at. SO very much appreciate it! Blessings and may you see things you've never seen to be thankful for this year!

Amen and...

Thank-you for the blessings and wishes.

On a mundane editor note which I could not resist... :) You said, "...and evaluate where I'm at."

I know where you are... you are behind the 'at'! :)

Where, At: Location

Good catch.

The words where and at denote location and almost always their use in the same sentence is redundant.

One correction: Single quotation marks go inside a quote. Single quotation marks distinguish between what someone said when it contains what someone else said, as in:

Bumper: I was talking with Johnny B. yesterday and he told me, "Bumper, that vanilla cinnamon swirl cake is superb! You've got to try it! Sheryl said it's 'Peome County's cake of the year!'" Boy, I gotta have me a slice now!

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Happy Thanksgiving, JSBach. You write well and you think well.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

please write JSBach

You have a gift. Please use it!!!

Hope u win and congrats on

Hope u win and congrats on already winning what you won..:)