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DP'ers who stuck with the GOP to carry on RP's vision of transforming the party from within...

I'm interested to hear what you've been doing! I just attended my local GOP meeting. Our caucus here in CO is next month and there was also talk of candidates for local positions.

I totally respect those who ran away from the party in disgust after 2012. Perhaps I am fortunate to live in a rural county where Republicans are largely farmers & ranchers and the party is a minority. They were happy to have me even after I blew my cover and they knew I was a RP supporter. I come from the kooky side of our vast valley so they appreciate my input since most of the voting base of the county is in my area.

I'm contemplating running as a delegate to State Assembly again. Once I express the interest, I think my chances are solid. It sure won't be as exciting as 2012 but there's a lot more work to be done! CO may be great for the legalization thing but we still face many daunting issues as I'm sure most of, if not all other states do.

Anyone else want to share their experiences? Peace

Update: My County Assembly is this Sat. and my county chair will be pushing for me to be elected as a delegate to State Convention. If elected, I will have the opportunity to support 2 Liberty candidates in CO CD3...David Cox (former RP delegate) & Senator Owen Hill (RP endorsed). Very low turn out at my caucus but we reminded ourselves that this is where it all begins! Again, I respect those who chose to opt out of the Republican BS but it sure can't hurt to have some of us liberty-minded folks in the fold. Hope to see some of you DPers in Boulder at the State Convention!

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Wow. That's kinda rare.

Our elders have put a lot of faith in government.

I was a delegate!

I plan to be a delegate again. But, the corruption, the ignoring of our verbal votes, and the changing of the rules suddenly were quite evident during our State Convention.

The RINO'S sent out letters warning the Republican Committee members that the Ron Paul people were coming. And, not to cooperate with us.

Priebus is a shrill and corrupt establishment goon who has keep the rule change permanent that was illegally obtained during the FL. National Convention.

DPers Who Stuck with the GOP

..."I'm interested to hear what you've been doing!..."
THAT was the QUERY.
A sounding board for Quitters
Nor an inquiry aimed at those who aren't involved.

I commend those who have stayed the course, and committed themselves to a positive action.

The many negative posts here clearly illustrate two things:
1- A lack of reading comprehension
2- A vicious attitude aimed at these hard workers that is undeserving.
Although the former can be remedied by self-help and practice, the latter is shameful....Shame on you.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Bravo! For someone who keeps

Bravo! For someone who keeps his eye on the ball.


You Can't Argue Against TRUTH

Ron Paul taught us that, and the truth IS apparent,NOT a THEORY of RELATIVITY...it is a CONSTANT.
And I THANK YOU for your support.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

oh great you're repeating 2 previous failed attempts

full o' fraud

this time will be different because ____ ?

The GOP is Dead

I do not participate in their functions and have even changed my voting status to "no party affiliation" so that they can't find me and inundate me with their propaganda. The Democrats are no better and quite frankly they all talk and look the same these days. I educate my children on the principles of liberty but I have also told them that they need not feel burdened if they don't vote. The slave mindset is a difficult one to break and I don't want them to have to go through "rehab" like I did. I'm awake now and I'll never look back. Instead of getting involved I'm doing what RP said is another viable alternative...I'm opting out of the system altogether. I'll defend what I have and take care of my own. This country is beyond the brink I'm afraid and it will take generations to get back what we lost. I'm just not convinced that we have that kind of time left. Without a TOTAL revamping of our political process in this country we are doomed. The problem is those in power are WELL insulated and even when we break down a wall in one place they build another somewhere else. We needed to pull a Kiev about 25 -30 years ago but it's too late now. All we can do is brace and prepare for what is coming.

Devil's Advocate

Have you really opted out of the system??? Still paying your taxes? Yes? Then, you're still in the system. But, now you're just a silent cow.

Of course, I'm in the same boat... we're all in the same boat. But, let's see this for what it is. You can do whatever you want. But, if you're still paying taxes, you still are in the system. You still SUPPORT the system.

Make less, pay less taxes.

Make less, pay less taxes. Drain Obamacare dry like the swamp it is. Keep the tax 'n' war machine grinding away to implode under it's own weight.

I am in Mesa County, CO

I went to my caucus training last Saturday.

If you are in Congressional District 3 you should check out Liberty Candidate David Cox who was a Ron Paul delegate during the last election. We are hoping to win against Scott Tipton.


I am in CD3 and will definitely check him out!

David's a good guy

He came over to our anti fluoride event last night.

Spoke to the people and then several of us went to grab some food and beers.

He'll be back soon. Was a great time!

"The only thing we die with is our own personal integrity!" LRH
Vail, CO
Freedom and Liberty for Eagle County, Colorado. www.flecc.org

It's a complete joke and waste of time.

I know people who have proceeded in this manner and in fact I dabbled in it myself.

But the GOP establishment HAS NOT AND WILL NOT CHANGE.

Case in point: Jeb Bush is a FRONTRUNNER for the 2016 republican nomination for president. Rand is last with about 10%.

I don't waste my time with republican functions anymore even tho they petition my invlovement weekly.

The way I stay involved is to return their correspondence (emails, letters, phone calls etc) with a bashing about how immoral and treasonous they are.

Eventually they'll quit contacting me - hopefully.

The GOP is every bit as immoral as the Democrat party.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Yes, It is true about Jeb

Yes, It is true about Jeb Bush being not only 'frontrunner' but the choice of Rove and Priebus--just as Romney was the choice of ……etc. What this means is that they will have to bend and break the primary results just as they did last time…so we should somehow contrive to be ready for it.


Take Two Bricks (clay that is)

tape them together and wrap them in brown paper. Tape their next letter to you to the outside of the package and put, "Return to Sender". I bet they lose your name really fast!

Joking of course. You could probably go to jail for mail fraud or the like.

Used to be legal for a while

Used to be legal for a while before too many people did stuff like that.

Southern Agrarian

Just attended my county meeting as well...

....and to be honest, it looked bleak. There were a few Paulites there, but it was mostly the same old "old guard" folks who were already in the party before, and who I assume will vote for whoever the party puts in front of them. I don't always attend those meetings, but I go every so often to ensure that I don't lose my spot as a precinct committeeman. Regardless of what happens with the Pauls, keeping that PC spot is essential to trying to make these changes peacefully. Ron thought the GOP was the vehicle to make the changes he sought. I agree, and that is why I still stay involved with the local party.

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

Doing best to help LEE BRIGHT defeat Lindsey Graham in SC

I wouldn't say I'm active in the GOP/RNC/State RNC, but I have certainly been supporting any truly pro-liberty candidate to the best of my ability, whether they be republican or 3rd party.
Especially if they are local/state.

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

I'm in Arapahoe county

And I plan on running as a delegate. If I get elected, I might wear a Ron Paul shirt to the state convention. I'm gonna show the OGREs that we aren't going anywhere

"Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito."

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Ron Paul Quote

"There are so many other ways for people to make a contribution to society besides politics that it is probably a waste of time for most people to devote time to political activism at all."

Ron Paul, 2013, The School Revolution, Page 42.

Currently consuming: Morehouse's "Better off free", FDR; Wii U; NEP Football

That is very true...

Can you give us some examples of things in which you or others have done or can do to contribute to the restoration of individual liberty/opposition to tyranny without getting involved in the political process. I know there are countless answers.

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

tasmlab's picture

Teach my children to be peaceful

Teach my three little children to be peaceful, be sweet to them, and took them out of school. Most immediate thing that I have control over.

Besides that I just complain on Internet discussion boards.

Currently consuming: Morehouse's "Better off free", FDR; Wii U; NEP Football

Well that is so commendable, and under-rated...

Raising the next generation to believe strongly in Liberty and traditional American values is imperative.

Indeed probably more important than any current politics.

The NWO occultists are working hard on brainwashing the children through TV, entertainment, gov't run school systems, etc...

Great example and more people should invest in liberty by investing in their children... America's future.

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

That's a great Ron Paul Quote tasmlab


"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown


Be sure to attend your precinct conventions. Find your local Co (Texas) Republican website, details vary from County to County. Usually @ 7 PM Election day at your precinct.

be a delegate, keep some establishment hack from being a delegate (careful here), present your Snowden resolution. Be there.

Here in Southern Nevada...

...we have a couple of candidates: Carl Bunce (CarlBunce.com) is running for State Senate in a primary challenge to our RINO Minority Leader. Carl's brother Richard (RichardBunce.com) is running to take out our RINO Assembly Minority Leader in his primary. Both have been involved with the Ron Paul campaigns and have held several positions within the party.

Our "Ron Paul" candidate for Committeeman lost in a three-way race last week. We still have our "Ron Paul" Committeewoman Diana Orrock. Pat Kerby was running to replace the departing "Ron Paul" Committeeman, James Smack. James used his final votes at the RNC winter meeting to vote against rule changes Diana had proposed to put the RNC nomination process back in the hands of the grassroots. James will not be missed.

Our county meetings have seen a drop in participation from liberty activists. Many left after the nomination process was revealed to be a scripted show. Subsequently, our "Ron Paul" County Chair, Cindy Lake, was defeated by an admitted spouse abuser and son of Neocon Representative Buck McKeon (R-CA). Carpetbagger David McKeon's ascension to the top has caused some to lose faith and leave for the local Libertarian Party which is dealing with it's own infighting issues.

I stay on because I have a lot of time invested. I also enjoy watching the car crash that is my Clark County GOP. As the Chairman drains the coffers, the establishment continues to push candidates devoid of principles, and the party ignores it's core values of smaller government, less taxes, and personal responsibility, I watch gleefully. We can't build it back up until it's been destroyed. We promote and comment on the destruction of the party on our weekly podcast, "DaveAgainstTheMachine," available on iTunes and Spreaker.

Thanks for letting us know what's going on in NV.

Doesn't sound too good though, after what seemed like a promising state for RP type people. Thank you for putting in the time and effort though for the cause of liberty. There should be more of us like you willing to stick it out.

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Senator Owen Hill in CO is a good liberty candidate...

who is running again this year. He actually gave me a call (because he knew I was a RP supporter) & we had a great conversation. Ron Paul has even endorsed him! When I told my local GOP chair about talking to him, he said he 'kinda liked' him...I'm going to keep working on these locals...there was a lot of soul searching going on in the party after 2012 so I'm hoping they will see the light & realize these Liberty candidates who can appeal to a broader base of voters (esp. since there are so many Independents everywhere)are key if they want to regain their footing.

I once attended a meeting and

I once attended a meeting and after listining to them talk, I was too disgusted. They didn't mesh with me at all. Even the "liberty candidate" disgusted me because he strongly believed and strongly advocated for social policy. The local committees were completely filled by establishment monoculture, too.

Liberty Rising in Eagle County CO

In Eagle County Liberty is Rising, we have been working hard to show the rank and file GOP we are educated, motivated and will not compromise. Three of our liberty members were removed from the local central committee last year for openly supporting an independent liberty candidate over Scott (my net worth has quadrupled since entering congress) Tipton. Our removal was done in true top down fashion in a meeting presided over by Ryan Call the state party chair who is no friend of Liberty! We continue to lead by example and have opened the eyes of many older GOP members to the fact that the local leadership is top down and out of touch with the people of our county. Caucus will be very interesting as our numbers are growing and the rank and file grow tired of the inept leadership here in Eagle County. I hope this is read by every member of our Executive Committee. Your days are numbered, I cannot wait to see your faces when you are crushed in the next election of officers for executive committee.