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I just got back from a Rand Paul speaking event in Franklin, TN

He was great. He recieved two extended standing ovations to a crowd of well-informed conservatives, and a packed house. Marsha Blackburn was also there, along with the State Senator, Jack Johnson, the host. Both seemed to be riding the coatails of Rand and Im not sure if Blackburn actually supports his policies, but they love him because he is a cash cow. the place was packed, which is significant chunk of change at 50 dollars a pop.

I had heard many of his speaking points before but everyone in the audience, and my dad especially enjoyed his talk. He was funny. it reminds me of a stand up comedy routine of memorizing lines, unlike his father who gave a completely different off-the-cuff speech every time he spoke. But Rand comes off as more of a social conservative and that really appeals to this constiuency(spelt wrong lol) Rand harped on respecting the 4th amendment and being more libertarian (though the word never said) to get more young people.

Idk how he does so many speeches, he must be in high demand for the crowd, and money he draws.

we got ourselves a president in 2016.



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What does everyone here think of this?

http://www.forwardprogressives.com/rand-paul-mocks-hurricane...

Came across this article via a facebook page called 1 million strong defeated Mitt Romney. It's a very anti GOP page which fine with me but they lump Rand in the same category as Mitt. Though it may be somewhat deserved.

Just curious what the dailypaul community thinks of this article. Thanks!

Rand Paul's Jobs plan should

Rand Paul's Jobs plan should include establishing a new Hemp agricultural and manufacturing industry. It is estimated a new Hemp industry could create 2 million jobs in 3 years. Hemp can even be used for bio-fuels.

Sounds like you had a great time.

YAL is having their 5th annual convention this week. Dr. Paul is the keynote speaker. Rand Paul, Cruz, Amash, Massie, and Lee among others with all be there. Oh, to be in Virginia this week.

What? When? Where?

Virginia is a lot longer drive than you think, but I might be able to get a free flight or something

Edit: nevermind. im not popular enough to get invited....

Young Americans for Liberty

website: http://www.yaliberty.org/convention/2013 It shows the full schedule of speakers and events.

the biggest problem in this

the biggest problem in this country are the sheep who only care about abortion and gay marriage. These are the two issues that the media has trained them to believe matter most. It doesn't matter to them if Americans are tortured, spied on, thrown in prison without due process, or killed by drones...they are only fixated on abortion and gay marriage.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

They are good people. Tea Partiers

Social conservatives are being ingratiated with the the other Tea Partiers to care about fiscal issues. the light Tea Partiers lol. They are adapting and will step in line with us high information voters when we praise Paul. Sure there eyes will glaze over, let us nod heads with them when they discuss social issues as they do with fiscal issues

Show that we have common ground wheter we agree with their social policies is irrelevant except that we, the high information voter, are trying to look out for us both with our fiscal concerns. They will vote in line with us if we give them digestable facts, talk about guns, and agree with whatever their stance is on social issues.

Shallow? yes. But pragmatic.

We have so many problems in

We have so many problems in this country that I don't think you can call any one of them "the biggest". What about the sheep who think the War on Terror (TM) justifies anything the government does? The scary thing is that many of those sheep are sitting in congress.

Neither Issue is Federal

Those are both local issues, unless the states want to change the Constitution, or the Supreme Court weighs in under our present Constitution.

Neither issue is currently an enumerated power.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Tell me about it..

I have a woman friend who is fixated on abortion. That's the only issue that matters to her. It doesn't matter what the candidate believes about anything else. Last year, when I told her I supported Ron Paul the only question she asked me was "What's his position on abortion." That was the end of that. Recently, when I initiated a conversation about Snowden and the surveillance state, she told me she really didn't care about that. Then, she denied being a one issue voter!!! When I said I wondered what was going on with Cheryl Atkinson, she asked me who that was. She had never heard of her!!She gets all of her news from MSNBC and Huffington Post, so that speaks volumes. I don't know if there is any hope for someone like that.

The social issues are "teachable moments".

This is what I say when asked: While some may not agree with abortion or gay marriage or just the opposite, we believe that the federal government has no business legislating either subject. If anything, it is a state right, and then, a citizen can live in a state that has the same beliefs. I have found it to come off sounding softer and seems to get them thinking.

The biggest hurdle for Rand

Rand's biggest hurdle for 2016 will be the 6 inches between the ears of the sheeple who listen to MSM.
They control the masses, and the masses are asses.

that and...

vote counting...aside from that it is smooth sailing :)

Oh and a possible threat of a third party run by palin should he win the nomination.

They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds. -mexican proverb

The biggest hurdle is the belief that the MSM control the masses

You had the numbers in some states last time. You'll have the numbers in more states this time.

You need to be prepared to protest against the RNC and MSM when they announce their fake results. And I don't mean online. You need people in the streets demanding that your vote is respected.

10% approve of congress. Less than 30% trust the MSM and yet you people are convinced that they are still in control? Remove that shackle. It's no longer true and it just holds the revolution back. All they have left is smoke and mirrors.

Or you can stay at home like good slaves and think that things will be different next time... My preference is that people take a stand before the enemy have clone armies to won't refuse to follow orders.

Interesting exchange on

Interesting exchange on Morning Joe's propaganda burst this morning. First Mika plays a clip of Greenwald on This Week with Steppy from yesterday. Then they spend an obligatory few minutes bashing Greenwald. Then they talk to a guest writer who wrote a piece about trying to live - for a day - off the surveillance grid (i.e. without cell phones, with all web activity via VPN etc...). WTF, BTW?

Then they all agree how silly it is to, assuming you're not a terrorist, to try to avoid NSA surveillance, with the conclusion that, if you want to avoid being tracked all you have to do is leave your cell phone at home. Hardee Har Har.

Then, CFR head Richard Haass chimes in with the "acceptable political thinking propaganda thought for the day", namely that he likes the back and forth between Rand and Christie on the NSA issue and that is where the debate should be.

WTF? Richard Haass suggesting that Rand is politically acceptable?

Perhaps it's just conspiracy thinking on my part but I can't help thinking Rand is being set up to be knocked down later.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

MMMM, a healthy does of Shallowness and Pedancy, I do say

I actually enjoy Fox News and so does my dad. He loves O'Reilly. But last night I caught him staying up to watch all of Stossel's take on Detroit which he never does. I could really tell he was learning quite a bit and was eating out of his hand..

the tide is changing, our moment is arriving.

I thought Stossal's show on Detriot

was good. The last segment about the million of dollars of artwork floored me. How in the world do they own so many famous paintings. They refuse to sell them saying "They belong to the people". Meanwhile, no one comes when you call 911.

Biggest Hurdle?

I think the biggest hurdle are diebold and the rest of our voting machines.

Liberty forever, Jasper Texas 75951

how did you hear about this speech?

are these things private invitation only or how does one know when/where to show up with their 50 FRNs?? :)

Goggle any of the Ron Paul, YAL,

Campaign for Liberty, or other sites for upcoming events.

join...

The GOP. You will get invited to all the functions.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Sounds Exciting, but I have a question.

Where does Rand stand?

I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war. Ps 120:7
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Better to be divided by truth than united in error.
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"I am the door." -Jesus Christ

Join, or Die

Signed,

B. Franklin. Sam Adams.

I Stand With Rand!

I Stand With Rand!

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds”
-Sam Adams

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I think you're right about 2016!

It's gonna be a fight, but we're gonna win this time.

Google is government.

Thanks for the report! I took a gamble on these, but...

Thanks for the report! I took a gamble on these, but I think they'll sell well, even though haters gonna hate! Rand does have a really big following! I got the chance to see him speak at the RNC sham in Tampa. He commands the audience very well, and you're right! He's a pretty funny dude. I just hope he will actually shrink government (doubtful), or at least grow a bigger coalition and help continue to snowball the ideological paradigm shift that seems to be happening in America. Without the shift in ideology of the people, Rand could be completely ineffective as President. I'd hate to see the liberty movement get blamed for Bush and Obama's mess!

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Oowha. Now I'm getting

Oowha. Now I'm getting excited about 2016.

I just ordered this, and the snake....

to add to my Revolution badges already on my car. Thanx for the free shipping!!

Thanks Ginny!

The SWR Badges are in transit to me from the manufacturer and should arrive in the next day or two. I'll ship it out to you ASAP!

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