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A funny thing happened at the Ohio Lincoln-Reagan dinner

Rand Paul was the honorary speaker. His face was on a placecard at every table. It was the largest event the Franklin GOP has ever hosted (and 100 bucks a plate). No question this was because of Rand.

Unfortunately Rand Paul could not attend because Harry Reid called the Senate into session for the budget. I was pissed because I went there for Rand, and the Ohio GOP has been very hostile towards Ron Paul and libertarianism. Thev event started poorly with a glowing tribute tribute to Reagan for being a beacon of conservatism and to Lincoln for ending a war torn America (you know, ignoring that he started the Civil War).

Then a prominent judge led a prayer. It was a typical prayer for the troops and America, but then she slipped and said, plain as day so no one missed it, "and pray for senator RON Paul." Every single person heard it, a group of possibly the most hostile Republicans to Ron Paul. I had to bite my lip to not laugh out loud.

Then the event starting getting good. The random guy next to me was my CCW instructor and a libertarian. The couple across from me were two libertarians, one of who is LibertarianGirl, who has made several videos that have appeared on the DailyPaul (small world).

Then a standing ovation was giving to a group of veterans. As I found out later, the entire group of veterans were young Ron Paul supporting libertarians. The most passionate and active Ohio Republicans gave them a standing ovation.

At the end of the event, a special message by Rand was played. It was very well done, and it started with clips of his historical filibuster, to applause. I was teary eyed. It was well done. Then Rand gave a kick ass speech, like always, but he had a strong message...

He told the Ohio GOP, gently but clearly, that the GOP is broken, and the activists need to "keep being conservative, but they need to add a twist. They need to start being more LIBERTARIAN." It recieved significant applause and cheering. A lot of the old guard was silent, but the cheers were powerful at this line.

Before tonight I thought the Ohio GOP was hopeless. I WAS WRONG.



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Phxarcher87's picture

Oh so

funny how people continue to put so much hope in politicians. As if one individual can save us from the future storm. Protect your family, build a wall around your heart, an fear no man.

One of the biggest pitfalls in a "movment" is the temptation to get cultish about it and refuse to realize that it is only part of the picture. -Joel Salatin ; You Can Farm pg 202

I'm not sure if this was a dig on me (the OP) or not

But at this point we have no choice but to work within the system. I sure as hell do not have faith in any one individual, nor do I know others who think like this.

Yes it might seem stupid to some purists for an anarcho-capitalist to get involved in politics, but I am not going to practice as a doctor because I love disease or I expect to eliminate disease from the Earth. It is the same thing with politics.

imagine their shock & horror

... if one day soon after yet another egregious violation of the Constitution the entire libertarian wing of the Republican Party ... led by Senator Paul ...

...silently turn away from the tired neocon fools and walk out

It's the Ultimate Filibuster Option . . . UFO
It's the liberty insurgency's answer to the Globalist Archon Consortium's veiled threats of a "nuclear option" ostensibly just verbiage but behind the curtain this is an actual threat of a false-flag nuclear strike(s)

The precursor to the rloveution could be this simple powerful protest.
A similar walkout shall soon befall the lying hypocritical Democats as well ...

>>>~ global STRIKE ~>

GOP to Houston; We have a

GOP to Houston; We have a problem. Thanks for the update.

"the old guard was silent"

music to my ears.

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

"Libertarian" is an easy word to say

My local communist council with an R likes to say "libertarian" too, but then they collect their farm subsidies and discuss why people shouldn't have the right to decide what goes in their own body. We all grew up under and have been educated in a fasco-communist society and are mostly communists as a result. It's hard to talk about actual freedom with lifelong commies, even ones who don't think they are.

No army can not stop an idea

No army can not stop an idea whose time has come.

Sounds fun.

And 100 bucks is a darn fair price. I'll bet there was great conversation.

Winning.

Tks...

Bump...

Bad food, worse weather, please rEVOLution the states so I can bring my family back home!
Rosa Koire for for President!

Nicely presented.

Well done. Thank you.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Excuse me Sir, But pester bear is here

http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/3010927

I can't figure out what in the world is going on. I ran into 2 people talking like this yesterday late afternoon. I have tried not to pursue Mr. Twain with my unending questions, but I figure you might know. I didn't see you online at that time and have run into you this morning. I think the allegations are serious. Of course I haven’t been around here between elections...

I respect Dr Ron Paul. I trust he has taught his children well.

Examples of ACOLYTE (Merriam Webster, 2913 Edition)

a popular professor dining with a few of her acolytes
(a highly influential economist whose acolytes can be found at many major universities)
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Let it be for those that may benefit... without harm to others.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Thank you

Ron Paul is being called an Anarchist and Communist. And not just name calling, but saying he IS those things. I have never seen anyone on the DP say such words about Ron Paul. It is very troubling to me.

In this upside down world where left is right and blue turns to red it can get so confusing.

I want to stand my ground and defend, but than at the same time I am afraid that I might not know what I am talking about.

And then I saw someone else saying that they are going to start calling the Liberty Movement Anarchists and Communistis so that the public won't mind when "we" get "rounded up."

I have always figured someday I might get rounded up for being a Christian, but not for being an Anarchist or a Communist.

...

You're welcome.

Words escape me.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

It Looks Like...

The R3VO_|UTION is Alive and Well!

geminitwin73's picture

Awesome!

Thanks for posting.

JustLiberty4US's picture

Holy smokes, that is an

Holy smokes, that is an incredible ending to your story. He actually said the GOP needed to be more libertarian? This is great progress.

It stinks that Rand could not make it (thanks Harry), but it was very nice of him to record a message.

Thanks for sharing your story. Inspiring (especially the parts about the vets and others being libertarian).

What an awesome night afterall!

Kinda funny, I was just thinking today that I would start calling the CAGOP and demand Rand Paul be a speaker at our fall convention..

Man, that's a bummer he was not able to show up, but it was awesome what happened and your experience. THANK YOU for sharing.. made my night!!!

we

are winning..do not let the nay sayers tell you otherwise. The GOP will be reformed because that is the nature of our not so quiet revolution. I always knew we had the numbers. It is just a matter of everyone becoming active. The minute we all become active is the minute we win.

I thought Ohio was a lost cause for liberty

because Ron Paul didn't even bother to campaign here during the 2012 primaries, but their are more patriots here then I initially thought. We also love our guns, so the Ohio remnant is here. They all just don't know it yet.

Thank you for going and

for posting. Do you remember the judge's name?

Amy Salerno. She is a nice lady. I'll vote for her.

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