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We Are NOT Winning.

Reality check, our movement is huge, and I mean HUGE.....on facebook.

However, I went to my local county Republican committee meeting today, and all I saw was the same old, old-guard Republicans there.

I am a Ron Paul Republican, and with any luck, I'll have a great candidate to support in 2016 for president, and other great candidates for local and national offices in 2014. However, if I continue to be the minority in my county, and if liberty loving people continue to be content winning battles on facebook, youtube, and other marginal formats, rather than becoming fully, and I mean FULLY engaged in the party, then we aren't going to win anything.

If you don't know how party politics work, you need to start asking those people who are involved. If you think winning debates on facebook is helping our cause, well....you are right, it is, but just not that much. We need to control our local Republican committees.

If you don't think that our best chance for liberty is moving through the Republican party, then ignore everything I've said.

If you agree that our best shot is through the GOP, then let me repeat myself just once more: We need to control our local Republican committees. The only way that happens is for us all to be involved, to become PC's, to attend the meetings, to get elected to local positions, etc.

We have to do it and we have to do it now, because as it stands, we are not winning.



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pot heads got up off the couch long ago

and they went to jail, prison, were harrassed, and forced to quit of go underground. I went to my first NORML (National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws) meeting decades ago, and throughout the decades, there was always this feel to the room of paranoia.. there was always a challenge going of who is going to stand up.. and then Jack Herer, busted through with his little H.E.M.P (Help End Marijuana Prohibition) stand on Venice Beach late 80's, and his book , "Emporer Wears No Clothes", there was a breakthrough that was establishen with CA Prop 215.. but most of the organizers of that petition were Libertarian (and another reason many Libertarians remain underground and not actually politicaly active.. though they will show up to a HEMP Festival.

I think most the actions you have witnessed in now 17 states that have legalized or decriminalized cannabis is one way or another (I remember when hemp food was outlawed, now I think it's in all 50 states).

And now we have Rand who will be a great leader for the stealth Libertarians who appear to not want to stay on the couch.. or hey.. Adam Kokesh.. there's a pot head even produces shows from the couch.. see how creative they are?

Doing the same....

....precinct chair, involved in local elections, prepping for 2014 mid-terms & finding precincts in my congressional district that have statistically significant number of Ron Paul votes in 'Publican primary of yesteryear.

Yes, we need a site designed for fellow infiltrators to connect ;)

To whomever questioned the term infiltrators, we are only infiltrating so long as we're in the minority. The Republican Party is whoever comprises the Republican Party. Maybe "they" aren't the Republicans, maybe libertarian philosophy underpins a genuine Republic. :)

I ❤ that big red button!

But I hate politics. I think I would be more of a hindrance than an asset attending meetings. I hate Parties as well. Although I love parties.

How?

How is it a hindrance?

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

I think we are winning

And I liked your post.. and want you to know, watching the GOP change to a Liberty GOP in my county has been a wonderful thing.. my committee meetings are as much fun as DP.

I hope mine gets that way.

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Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

Yes we are.

Yes we are.

outta nowhere comment

Didn't read the others, just saw the big red button.

I guess you just figured out who the leader of the resistance is in your county. Where are all your folks? People will come if they are invited.

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You mean we have not Won.

As far as winning, there are battles being won everywhere. The tide IS shifting.

It is an excellent idea to influence through both the republican and democratic parties. Not only participate, but bring anyone and everyone you can. This is happening and will continue to happen more and more.

The corrupt establishment set in place took over a century to construct. More has been done in the last few years to spread Liberty, freedom and truth than was done in the previous century. Polls show people's lack of trust in the government. Viewer statistics show the loss of credibility for the corrupt system of broadcast.

A wise man once said "Once an idea's time has come, it cannot be stopped by any army or any government". Brushfires of freedom ARE spreading in the minds of men.

It would be nice to wave a magic wand, or have God strike with his staff, and all would be well. Unfortunately, that isn't going to happen. The tide has shifted though and these are exciting times.

The Liberty message is making mainstream. Liberty and Justice for all. Everybody wants it, and they sure aren't getting it with the current establishment.

Those that currently control world banking/politics/warfare cannot stand. It might seem overwhelming, but seriously....give these fools enough rope and they'll hang themselve.

Those who post on social media and comment sections are doing their part. More and more people read social media more than mainstream media. There is growing activism in so many forms, including within the major political parties, and not just in America.

Some counties are winning and

Some counties are winning and some are not. Mine is not. Keep pushing the message.

Very true! The difference

Very true! The difference between winning and almost winning (losing), is showing up at your local political meetings!

i think you guys should

i think you guys should infiltrate the republican party. more should, anyways. you guys were making progress as infiltrators.

lawrence

infiltrators?

Interesting term for participation.

I'm fine with the term "infiltrator"

I am almost embarrassed that I am registered Republican. I feel awkward and out of place at the meetings, but I have enough in common with most of the old guard to make polite conversation without having to get into the ideas where they'd think I'm a "whacko bird". This party has tried hard to keep people like me out, and suppress people like Ron. So I think infiltrate works perfectly when describing what I'm doing. I'd like for it to be kindly participation, but at the moment, it is infiltration.

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

See my above comment

Or I'll repeat.

It's only Infiltrating if we're the minority mindset.

The GOP is whoever comprises the GOP.

Oust them because libertarianism is the philosophy that underpins an authentic Republic.

Unlike some, we are NOT whining...

about the fascists that dominate the unitary party. We recognize the challenge that lies ahead, but like the founders, we accept the challenge in spite of the odds and are determined to give it all we've got.

In my state, Republican caucus votes are not binding. This allows the fascist control freakazoids to nullify the process of representative government. So making the votes binding is an important step toward restoring a Constitutional Republic.

http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

BUT...

making the votes binding allows them to cheat & commit fraud on the caucus vote to lock in their candidate if votes are binding.If votes are binding in all or a majority of the states,they win in the first round every time.They have already displayed that no level of cheating is beneath them & they don't even care if proof of it is aired on national tv.
In short,I very strongly disagree with your comment!

So you prefer not to challenge fascism?

I'll take my chances with binding votes that, if dominated by grass roots organizers, will provide a legitimate representative process.

http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

Hold on one cotton-picking second!! You mean to tell me...

...that winning on facebook with numbers isn't the end all be all?

GASP!!!!

Guess you...

...missed the "Facebook generation" quotes fom Rand that were circulating on Facebook today.

Despite your Dad joke, your purple comment status proceeds you. ;)

Are we color-coded for a reason?

If we are, I had no idea.

Color Caste System

is affirmative.

It's my understanding purple is the Grand Poopah of DP. ;)

Grand Poopah?

Honsetly, I never noticed the colors before...I thought it was just to break up the comments...but, sure enough, all my comments are purple! lol

From clicking on a couple of other "Purple people" it looks like it is people who have been on here for 5 yrs or more. Is there a place on here to verify?

It's a color spectrum based on "seniority."

Purple-blue-green-yellow-orange-red; the users who've been registered here the longest gather toward the purple end; newbies start out at red . . . anyone who stays here a few years will see their color evolve toward the purple end of the spectrum. Michael Nystrom is User #1, so his posts will always set the standard for darkest purple. The Grand Poopah, indeed.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

I don't comment often but I have hung around a long time! lol

So does that mean we purple people are def not trolls? lol

Purple people

are either not trolls or are VERY persistent and dedicated trolls. But purple people -- WATCH OUT!!

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

Watch out for?

"Purple People Eaters?" lol

we are in a battle.

That is for certain.

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

As RP is no longer a republican,

is there still such a person as RP Republicans? I have no will to engage a corrupt system, but good luck to those of you who do!

you're solely needed. the

you're sorely needed. the numbers that voted for ron paul in the primary could easily take over the county precincts.

lawrence