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Ron Paul: My muzzle has been removed

I got this in my inbox earlier today.. surprised it hasn't been posted!
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You may not know this . . .

But for the past year, I was censored.

Believe it or not, federal rules governing former members of Congress for their first year after retirement limited my ability to mobilize Americans to advance liberty.

Every communication had to be carefully crafted, and often even double-checked by C4L’s lawyers, to make sure I didn't violate federal law.

But as of January 4th, the muzzle has been removed!

I'm now free to speak my mind.

And I've got BOLD plans for 2014 - starting with sending a loud-and-clear message to Congress.

I want to kick off 2014 by letting Congress know you and I are going to ramp up our efforts.

This is especially important to me as I watch pro-liberty members of Congress, such as my friends, Representatives Justin Amash and Thomas Massie, and my son, Senator Rand Paul, work to Audit the Fed, end NSA snooping and TSA groping, repeal ObamaCare, and cut government spending in all areas.

Just as I did when fighting these battles in Congress, Rand, Thomas, Justin, and their allies face tremendous opposition from statists in both parties.

And, just as it happened when I was in Congress, I know pressure from pro-liberty Americans can overcome the bipartisan, pro-Big Government D.C. establishment.

That's why Campaign for Liberty is launching a "Freedom Bomb" from January 13 to January 23 to celebrate the restrictions being lifted.

Our goal is to flood Congress with 200,000 "Defend Liberty Directives" letting EVERY legislator know the R3VOLUTION is alive and well.

As you'll see, whether it’s supporting Audit the Fed, repealing ObamaCare's Individual Mandate, defeating the Internet Tax Mandate, or stopping the statists' National ID scheme, your Directive demands your elected officials stand up and fight for our God-given liberties.

I'll give you the link to sign your Directive in just a moment, but first let me tell you why our "Freedom Bomb" is so important.

You see, when I retired from Congress, the statists cheered in relief.

They thought the largest "thorn in their side" was now gone.

Well, P., they figured wrong.

I’m determined to fight harder for liberty than ever before.

I want to let Congress know beyond a shadow of a doubt that, far from backing off, you and I are going to turn up the pressure in the fight for individual liberty.

But I'm counting on your help to make that happen.

Of course, Campaign for Liberty will be fighting the statists on every front.

Our top legislative priority for 2014 will be forcing a Senate vote on Audit the Fed (S. 209).

Nearly 75% of the American people support auditing the Federal Reserve.

Given the Fed’s track record, it’s no wonder.

And as it becomes increasingly clear that, in the words of former Fed official Andrew Huszar, the Fed’s Quantitative Easing program is “the greatest backdoor Wall Street bailout of all time,” I only expect that percentage to grow.

So you and I have a tremendous opportunity to take this fight to the next level.

Last year, Campaign for Liberty made great progress in its efforts to pass Audit the Fed legislation (S. 209/H.R. 24).

With my son, Senator Rand Paul, placing a hold on Janet Yellen — President Obama’s nominee to be the next Fed Chair — Audit the Fed received unprecedented attention in the U.S. Senate.

But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid still refused to allow a vote on Audit the Fed, despite the American people’s overwhelming support.

However, Janet Yellen's vote total marked the lowest show of support for a Fed Chair nominee in history!

That's because, even with 100 years of Fed propaganda and the Fed’s cheerleaders doing their best to stop us, you and I are gaining more ground against our nation’s out-of-control central bank every day.

If C4L can raise the resources to educate and mobilize millions of Americans on this issue, you and I will be able to force an up or down, roll call vote on Audit the Fed in the Senate.

And just getting a public, roll call vote in the Senate on Audit the Fed would be a huge victory.

It's a win/win situation.

With so many Americans in our corner, if Rand's colleagues in the Senate want to vote to defeat Audit the Fed, they’ll pay the political price at the ballot box when faced with reelection.

And you and I will move one step closer to passing Audit the Fed in the next Congress.

But aside from pushing for a roll call vote on Audit the Fed, C4L will also be leading the fight to REPEAL ObamaCare's Individual Mandate.

Now that the American people are finally getting a taste of ObamaCare, the political dynamic over this legislation is completely changing.

In fact, roughly one-dozen Democrat United States Senators, worried stiff about their political careers, are beginning to push for “reform” of the bill.

It’s not hard to see why. Issues with the website appear to be the least of President Obama’s problems.

Millions of Americans - those that haven’t seen outright cancellations - are watching their health insurance premiums skyrocket.

Businesses are cutting hours and freezing hiring. States that have spent millions setting up exchanges have enrolled only a handful of people.

This all means the fight over ObamaCare is NOT over. But this could be the most dangerous time in the entire law’s history.

The establishment of BOTH parties is going to want to pass quick fixes to paper over the law’s failings, kicking the can down the road until this law becomes even more entrenched.

Our movement can’t let that happen.

It’s up to liberty-minded Americans to keep pushing for nothing less than FULL repeal of the individual mandate.

If the mandate is repealed, the entire ObamaCare law will completely unravel.

If you agree, please send a strong message to your Representative and Senators by signing your "Defend Liberty Directive" IMMEDIATELY.

Of course, the statists are scheming to pass new laws to take away even more of our God-given liberties.

So C4L will be facing a number of defensive battles this year, including:

*** Defeating National ID.

For months now, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) have been working behind the scenes to pave the way for the bill’s passage.

If passed, this dangerous scheme would require a new National ID card based on Social Security cards.

These cards would be tied to a national database containing biometric identification information, potentially even including fingerprints, retinal scans, or scans of veins on the back of your hands, which could easily be used for government tracking.

*** Defending our Fourth Amendment Freedoms.

It’s no secret statists in BOTH parties have declared an all-out WAR on our Fourth Amendment rights in recent years.

If Campaign for Liberty does not mobilize in support of reining in the NSA, we may lose this opportunity to begin rolling back the surveillance state, as Congress will pass legislation either endorsing NSA spying or taking half-measures that don’t protect your right to be free of unconstitutional surveillance.

*** Stopping the Internet Tax Mandate.

As you recall, the Internet Tax Mandate has been rammed through the U.S. Senate and could be voted on any day in the U.S. House.

So far, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte has promised to follow the normal Committee process.

But he is under tremendous pressure from high-powered DC lobbyists, establishment insiders, and governors hungry for tax dollars to RAM the National Internet Tax Mandate through Committee and on to the House floor, where it will surely be gaveled through to Barack Obama's desk.

That's why you and I must create a grassroots firestorm of opposition to stop the National Internet Tax Mandate in the House.

P., I’m convinced our shared ideas of liberty have what it takes to restore our country.

But to win, you and I must be louder than ever in 2014.

That's why I hope you'll help me put Congress on notice that the R3VOLUTION is alive and well by signing your "Defend Liberty Directive."

After you sign your Directive, I hope you'll agree to make the most generous contribution you can afford to Campaign for Liberty.

Your contribution will help me contact more liberty-minded Americans across the country to help generate 200,000 "Defend Liberty Directives" to Congress.

As a former Congressman, I can assure you that will get their attention.

Not only that, but it'll also be another step in generating the massive grassroots pressure needed to force a Senate vote on Audit the Fed, repeal ObamaCare, and fight back against the statists' other assaults on our liberties.

So please agree to make your most generous contribution of $75, $50, $25 or whatever you can afford today to help C4L contact millions more Americans.

I’ve been amazed at the incredible progress our R3VOLUTION has seen in recent years.

I can’t tell you what it means to me to have wonderful activists like you fighting continually for restored liberty.

Because of good folks like you, Campaign for Liberty is now one of the most feared political forces in the entire country.

But you and I have our most important work to do in the months ahead.

So please sign your "Defend Liberty Directive" and agree to make your most generous contribution of $75, $50, $25, or whatever you can afford TODAY.

For Liberty,

Ron Paul
Chairman

Here is the link that is in the email:

http://paracom.paramountcommunication.com/ct/17018781:184625...



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Any new truths in there?

Couldn't read the whole thing. And tired of being asked for money by them.

oh...so you are tired of being asked for money by "them"

...who then will fund the fight for liberty if you are tired of being asked ? Hmmm... ?

Btw..."them" is Ron Paul ..just saying.

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

I'll take that as a no to my original question.

And I guess you will fund CFL.

I suspect we all know the truth already.

Not sure what he could say that he hasn't said already. Forgive me but I am worried we have lost our momentum, momentum that seems to be contingent upon ideas, passion, funds and action.

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

deacon's picture

Here is what gets me

Ron Paul felt/thought,that another man could create a law
that says...HEY,WE VOTED FOR A GAG ORDER,TO SHUT ALL UP FOR A YEAR
AFTER LEAVING OFFICE
The same man who fought for unconst laws
The same man who fought against the corruption
The same man who should have known,congress has no authority to create laws
This same man,who read the const,knows it frontwards and backwards,felt
compelled,under threat of jail or whatever,followed this unconst law
I have a big problem with that

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

...

..like how you probably obey an unconstitutional federal income tax law.

Give the man a break

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

deacon's picture

Probably

Would be the correct term.
And seeing this is the only thing about the man I have a problem with
Maybe,just maybe,you should give me a break.But you probably won't.

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

yes I can

...and will.

Love ya:)

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

deacon's picture

well crap

I didn't see that comment coming
thank you,and same to you :)

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Hmm

He has been being diplomatic about how he conducts himself for his entire political career has he not ?

Freedom is a byproduct of acceptance - judge not.

deacon's picture

Diplomatic?

I fail to see how your comment has anything to do with my comment.
But yes,he has been diplomatic.

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Diplomatic

meaning that he has always been tactical about how he delivers his opposition and content. Maybe waiting a year to then continue his campaign was going to be more effective than breaking the law for the sake of making a point. Maybe it wasn't... but it was his choice and I don't see that subtracting from what he stands for.

Just my thoughts.

Freedom is a byproduct of acceptance - judge not.

deacon's picture

excellent

and worthy to see another side of things
thank you
D

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

They need more innovative

They need more innovative marketing. Perhaps that stuff works but it's so predictable and boring.

Check out http://ronpaulforums.com for activism and news.

Oh no, Ron will be banned from this site

if he keeps supporting Rand like that.

I know....Ron must be a

I know....Ron must be a neocon for supporting Rand.

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"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

Another provocative title

leading into more c4l hot air and rubbish. Not a word of new information of substance in this entire tedious piece.

You Knew About the Muzzle?

I found it fascinating that there should be a muzzle on what he could say for a year.

Can you imagine giving up one's rights in order to serve in Congress?

One person's "hot air" is another person's heartfelt appeal. I know we INTJ's gag on these types of appeals, but that isn't enough reason to trash the sender.

I could justify donating because I want to show my support for the sacrifices Ron Paul has made to benefit all of us. I could do that despite it not being my kind of appeal language or substance (these types of appeals clearly work on others). I could certainly refrain from attacking the style of the letter without offering any concrete suggestions.

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

If I was 78 years old

and finally free of an oppressive gag rule, truth bombs would be dropping like it's hot. I hope Ron Paul lets loose.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

Maybe he will tell us about

Maybe he will tell us about how the aliens bombed Tower 7 right after they shot JFK - via time machine - on the grassy knoll.

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"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

Dead Milkmen, much?

http://youtu.be/DGXyXL0vs8w?t=21m11s

Defeat the panda-industrial complex

I am dusk icon. anagram me.

So the muzzle is off...

and he(?) chooses to say the same things he's always said? I clicked this to see him take the gloves off too.

I wanted to hear him admit that congress knew all the crap that's been going on all along. Wanted to hear his personal views on 911, birth certificates, NSA spying... I want lobbyist names and associations. I want the scoop we've been lied to about since day one.

When that info comes from him like it did (partially) from Jessie Ventura, then I'll believe he's ready to get his hands dirty. Only then will I believe he's going to make the rounds on live TV so he can expose criminality all the way up the chain. Til then, this came off like every other C4L email I get. "Great things ahead if you give us money."

Everything

I've ever seen about Ron Paul has shown me a man who has dedicated his life to creating and defending the rights and freedoms of his fellow man... So it is somewhat surprising for me, to see people in a forums dedicated in his honour, suggesting that what he is doing isn't enough !

Freedom is a byproduct of acceptance - judge not.

I got this in my inbox earlier today.. surprised it hasn't been

It was posted I just thought it inapropriate to duplicate the headline for a repost.

http://www.dailypaul.com/309989/i-cant-wait-what-ron-paul-sa...

This is a dupe post.

sovereign

I looked for it.

I usually keep the same headline/subject as the original poster/writer. Just so these things don't happen. It's hard to find the post if its changed.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

What's with people whining about duplicates, anyway?

If it's good information then who cares if two people post it inadvertantly? Is this guy so hungry for attention that he needs to even mention the fact that he posted it previously? It's not like he wrote it.

Defeat the panda-industrial complex

I am dusk icon. anagram me.

I will support Ron and Rand

I will support Ron and Rand in their efforts. I didn't join this movement to watch it die. Rand is the future and he has my support, as well as others who follow Dr. Paul's path.

TL;NRP

Too long - not Ron Paul.


If he's really unmuzzled Ron Paul can make his own contribution plea and lead his own organization. I don't trust those he put in charge of C4Lwith my money or with Ron Paul's name, even if he does.
C4L leadership is completely out of touch with the grassroots and most importantly with the people that the message of liberty needs to reach. All they're good at is writing longwinded money grubbing chain letters and solicitations in hopes of swindling some grandma or old geezer out of their retirement money.

Once they get that money who knows what they do with it. I've never seen or heard of them doing anything worthwhile or visible to the general public with it and I'm more than half way paying attention.what about those completely oblivious to what's going on the country and fall for every news sound bite they're programmed to accept? I mean, where's the viral marketing, where's the boots on the ground calls to action, the songs, the marches, the get involved activities/events and outreach? The movement? There's only so much that can be done politically, the majority of the work needs to be done educating and changing the hearts and skewed perspectives of those so hopelessly deceived by the corrupt system they've been taught to love and accept it that, like the matrix says, they fight against us to defend it. We need to change their minds around. What will C4L do with that money to achieve that?

And as far as fund raising, did C4L learn nothing from the money bombs? Why did that money come in? Because Ron Paul or anyone asked for it with endless annoying spam? No! The money came in because bold visible joinable action was being taken by Ron and others and people voluntarily and enthusiastically wanted to be a part of it and support it. C4L has it all backwards. Action then money.

TL;DR

But, I agree. I get sooooo many emails asking for money from random, and some not so random, groups under the name of RP and Liberty it's actually starting to jade me on being involved with any at all.It just stinks of "Liberty" tourists trying to scrape a little money out of us freedom loving suckers.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Anyone who thinks Ron Paul actually wrote that

is delusional.

He's the ideas guy. Fundraising is not his department.

He's the man.