URGENT: Tom Davis vs. Lindsey Graham!Submitted by Vots on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 16:58
CONTACT TOM DAVIS AND TELL HIM YOU WANT HIM TO RUN FOR SC SENATE TO BEAT LINDSEY GRAHAM:
If for some reason you're not familiar with South Carolina State Senator Tom Davis -- the first state senator to endorse Ron Paul for President -- here's some quick material:
Tom Davis' amazing speech at We are the Future rally
A few recent DP articles I've posted about Tom Davis' legislative work
Tom Davis is so principled in liberty. He routinely stands up against keynesian policies in SC -- he's currently trying to deny Boeing from getting tax subsidies in SC. He's dived head first into the Austrian principles of economics; studying at the Mises Institute. If you recall, Davis made a pretty strong hint that he'd be running against Graham in Tampa Bay this past August. At the beginning of the year though, he announced he wasn't going to run against Graham.
Witnessing just the last couple months of Lindsey Graham in action has made me reevaluate Tom Davis' decision, and I call on him to reconsider the South Carolina 2014 Senate seat.
I encourage anybody that would support, donate or campaign for Tom Davis, to contact him and ask him to run against Lindsey Graham. He is our best chance of unseating Graham. Below is a letter I sent to Tom Davis a few days ago:
To my fellow friend in LIBERTY Tom Davis,
You don't know me, but I'm a recent addition to the Carolinas. Ever since your endorsement of Ron Paul in the 2012 primaries, I've been a huge supporter of yours. I became even more excited when you told the LIBERTY movement in Tampa Bay, FL that you needed our help to defeat Lindsey Graham in 2014. After your speech, I was mentally all-in for your 2014 Senate campaign. Back in January I knew you had to be close to announcing your intentions to run against Graham, so I started to promote your message of LIBERTY throughout the LIBERTY spectrum. I posted a couple things on the Daily Paul. One of my articles made it to the front page and received lots of hype, and you eventually posted it on your Facebook page. I began to create a network of people that were interested in actively campaigning for you in South Carolina. But shortly after I started doing this, you announced that you would not run against Graham and you were going to take care of things in South Carolina at the state level.
Obviously I was disappointed, but your decision was not an ill-informed one. Growing the cause of LIBERTY through the state level can be just as effective as trying to grow it through the federal level. You can't go wrong either way using the state or federal legislature to promote LIBERTY. And I don't disagree that if we can get the state to come our way, it will cause the federal level to come our way. And I don't disagree that if we promote LIBERTY through the Federal level, it will no doubt flow down to the state and local levels as leading by example. But given the current circumstances and political atmosphere, I think a Senator that promotes the cause of LIBERTY will be far more influential than a State Senator would be. Please here me out:
Right now, Graham is as vulnerable as he's ever been. Once seen as somebody who could not be defeated, Graham has done some questionable things as a supposedly leading conservative. From supporting Obama's "right" to drone strike American citizens, to allowing a discussion to happen on our 2nd amendment rights (even if he voted against it) when the discussion should have never even happened! And just recently, declaring the United States a battlefield where you're not guaranteed due process! And you know as well as anybody, that the above does not represent South Carolina.
Not only does Graham's recent anti-LIBERTY actions make him vulnerable, but the current direction of the GOP also makes his stance weaker. With Rand Paul continuing to make strong beachheads along the nation's voting base, this is causing many conservative voters to see, learn and adopt the liberty-conservative message. And at a time when LIBERTY is growing across the GOP spectrum, Graham thinks we're "wacko birds". And with Rand Paul announcing just recently he'll be making his rounds through South Carolina in the summer, the promotion of LIBERTY candidates in the Palmetto state just got easier!
Yes, I'm well aware that Graham has built up a war chest of campaign funds. But never underestimate the power of the LIBERTY movement. The reception you've received among us has been pretty big. And the vitriol Graham has received among the LIBERTY movement, makes me strongly guess he's the most hated Republican Senator among the LIBERTY movement. With those two things in mind, I don't think you'll have any problem raising the funds to take on Grahams war machine. Plus don't forget how dedicated we can be. Like I said, I'm mentally all-in for you. Give us the word and I'll do everything I can. I know a lot of South Carolinians who aren't happy that Graham voted to even allow an anti gun rights discussion to take place.
Please really consider what I've just said in this letter. If you don't run, Graham will be re-elected. We need a LIBERTY candidate, and you're the only one in the state with the track record -- which will go a long way in mobilizing LIBERTY support. Also consider the effects of winning South Carolina Senator on the national level. With Rand Paul making his Presidential move, a LIBERTY candidate upsetting the incumbent Lindsey Graham would create shock waves throughout the nation -- and don't forget Justin Amash who's also considering a Senate run in Michigan. This would tell the nation that Liberty has arrived on the shores of America once again, and we'll ride those waves of LIBERTY into the Rand Paul campaign.
I'm fully committed to the idea of LIBERTY. I've studied LIBERTY from our foreign policy to Austrian economics -- the best part of LIBERTY in my opinion. And I'm ready to put that knowledge to work now.
CONTACT TOM DAVIS: