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What will you tell your children?

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Our enthusiasm is waning. People are beginning to follow the siren's song of 'support a winner' and drift away. We cannot allow this to happen! All the other candidates are bought and paid for, with them nothing will change. I look at the parents and ask: "What will your children say when they discover that you had a chance and did nothing?" I'm disappointed as I'm sure many of us are. However, we need to get over it and get back to educating those within our sphere of influence. Need a little encouragement? Picture your children in breadlines or worse. GET BUSY! What have we become when after the first few battles we just surrender? Now WE have lost our way! I don't know about you, but I'm in this for the long haul. Who's with me?



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Hey Jimbo

This movement is much bigger than Ron Paul. He's simply our General Washington.

"Walls are stronger than the men that defend them."

Ghegis Khan

"Walls are stronger than the men that defend them."

Ghengis Khan

You get to be 100% genuine

hero.

Unify

don't worry

this will snow ball bigger and bigger. I think the younger generation will never let this die. We will have more support in the house in the years to come due to the movement today. I think this is a long term movement. And miracles can happen in the short term.

I don't have children

and may never have any. I do hope that my brother will tell my nephew that I did what needed to be done in order to ensure their freedom.

long haul for me! My

long haul for me! My daughter is watching and no longer rolling her eyes when topics come up. Then, my little grandson is watching her as she begins to grow too :-)

Trust in God, but tie your camel tight.

"Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another,they both march in the same direction." - Paul Proctor

I will proudly tell my grandchildren that in

my 11th year as a liberty activist I gave everything I had toward advancing the presidential campaign of very special candidate, a brave man ahead of his time, that helped change the direction of the country.

This isn't the end of anything for me, I'll still be toiling for liberty 10 hrs per week another 11 years from now I'm sure, then 11 years from then. As such, I've never needed encouraging or guilt provoking posts here at DP to prod me to get busy. Small government was only popular with about a half million Americans when I became active. Thanks to Ron Paul, the number is now in the millions. Another 10 million believers say by 2020, and the country will finally make the sea change back to the constitutionally sized government we need to have the most peace and prosperity possible.

-JP

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.

I Love this "Here I am"

Youy guys are great!!!!

The Population Bomb

This is what we marched for..... Americans were worried, so they lowered their birthrate but the neocons brought in illegals to keep it all going.... Now where are we?

Maybe we can call it a "field Trip"

Maybe the march could be a field trip that your children could reort on and gain credit.... I dunno, but there is a lot of things to learn in DC....

I hope someone will tell my grandchildren

I hope someone will tell my grandchildren
On February 17th, 2008 mack black says:
what my parents instilled in me. The notion to question things. My father always knew something was wrong with the system

Mack Black you have spoken...I have listened.Trust the truths of Mom and Dad.

"Liberty and Freedom for our Grandkids"

"Liberty and Freedom for our Grandkids"

Thank You!

You guys had the right answers to keep me from kinda going whacko. I've watched my friends shun ANY political speech or talk because "it isn't polite" BULLPUCKEY! You guys (even some of the trolls, whom we are winning over BTW) just made my week! Thank You!!!!

I'd say that $500,000

is anything but waning support.

I'm in

Don't worry that there is a lull. Ron Paul is defending his seat in Texas and everyone is just taking a breather. Many of us had our primary and there doesn't seem to be anything to do right now.

That said, if anyone can think of a way to keep people involved and keep it growing I would love any suggestions, but the convention is so far off and it's hard to generate any ennthusiasm right now. I have been donating, but I've notice the numbers aren't as big this quarter. I think we need to address it.

Excellent post

You're right. It's a lull...it's NOT over.

Actually the Precinct program can get you involved

the have a call for paul program. It'd very cool, takes two min to do and is a huge help for states that have yet to vote.

Mathew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Do I really have to say this...?

Do I really HAVE to tell you that it's NOT over? Do I really HAVE to explain that this forum is a call to arms? All but a few of you DIDN'T GET IT! Read my forum topic ALL THE WAY THROUGH, then comment. Don't bellyache about the campaign, DO SOMETHING!!!!

I hope someone will tell my grandchildren

what my parents instilled in me. The notion to question things. My father always knew something was wrong with the system, and it took him years to figure it out. He was a local politician (county commissioner), who fought for 24 years to keep federal money/federal control out of his county. He's always been anti-establishment, and through frustration, he could be a little reactionary. Goldwater in '64--- Wallace in '68 and '72, He was 70 years old before he got all the pieces put together to figure out how the CFR and the esablishment bankers have played us. I was nearly 50 before I was able to sift through the bullshit and get a solid handle on what's been going on. My children are in their 20s, and with the knowledge that my father and I have accumulated, and with the information that the internet can provide, they are close to 50 years ahead of my father in their enlightenment. I hope they will pass this understanding to their kids and that those kids will understand that past generations did the best they could do with the information that they had. And, that in '08 we had a slim chance at charting a different course for this nation and we did all we could do with the hand we were dealt. I hope this little revolution will continue and, if I live long enough, I will see my grandchildren be active participants. Because, as you know, freedom and liberty are eternal struggles.
Oh, and by the way. We're in it, three generations, to the bitter end.
Good Luck to all.

I will tell the children the truth...

I will tell the children the truth.

I will tell the children that despite the tremendous efforts, the money, the blood sweat and tears of hundreds of thousands of individual supporters in all 50 states around the nation, that a campaign staff... who utterly refused to hire professional people, or to even accept the assistance of professionals in their ranks of supporters, to create ads and pursue solid public relations work for media exposure...

And instead arrogantly presumed that THEY knew better than anyone else how to create ads, how to run a campaign, how to "win" votes, and how out of an ignorant pride and hubris, from the early days of the campaign increasingly to its end, created and festered a needless animosity and adversarial relationship with the press...

...and wasted the opportunity for placing the option of Peace, Prosperity and Freedom plainly before the nation, squandering away the $30 million of hard earned money donated by a large number of working men and women in the process.

That while there was still time to correct course -- instead of owning up to their own mistakes, their own inexperience, ineptness, incompetence, and indeed their own hatred of the media which caused the "blackout" -- instead of rectifying that, resigning or changing course to bring in and listen to experienced people -- the campaign staff management chose to feed supporters false hopes and vague conspiracies; and then hid behind a veil of "victim-hood" and blamed the media for the "blackout" -- continuing to draw their salaries, but refusing to schedule campaign events, or to even answer emails or return phone calls -- and finally placed the blame on the reluctance of the supporters to give them even more money, when those same supporters were not allowed to know where it would be spent, nor how past monies had been used, nor indeed even how much was left at any point in time.

And that even such a man as Ron Paul, of otherwise solid and upstanding character, still had human flaws and that among these was one which proved to be his downfall on repeated occasions: that -- over and above the trust he had asked of and therefore owed to his supporters -- he again foolishly placed and kept his loyalty to individual men he considered friends, allowing them to cover and hide their mistakes rather than hold them accountable, and thus refusing to re-examine or change the "prescription" of his campaign tactics or strategy, though he should have known it was killing the last chances of his patient: the remarkable uprising of the remnant that had coalesced around him.

That in the end, by choosing to abandon virtually all active advertising and campaigning when the greatest chance of gaining ground was before them, and instead turned his focus on retaining his current political office and position -- the candidate and campaign brought to nothing the hard work and steadfast efforts of hundreds of thousands of supporters in multiple states around the nation.

And then the blind and uneducated people of the "democracy" -- being unable to have confidence in an "invisible" candidate with an unclear message, and still wholly dependent upon the media the campaign spurned and angered -- did what they had always done in the past, and faced with no real choice at all... voted for what each of them felt and thought was the lesser of evils ...and were once again betrayed.


And I will tell them that from all of this they MUST learn a lesson -- that every man who stands for accountability must also BE ACCOUNTABLE -- and that they should be very wary of those who have a history of "covering" for anyone on anything... especially if it reveals that they will place personal loyalties above their duties and responsibilities in a position of trust.

THAT is what I will tell the children...
I will tell them the WHOLE truth.

Give me a F'ing Break!

What is this B.S.? You blame the Ron Paul campaign for everything. Sorry, but it doesn't matter if we all bent over for the F'ing media and took it up the A-hole everytime they wanted it- they were never going to be on our side. Ron Paul has fought the best battle against the pieces of sh*t running this country there has ever been. You spend 95% of your post blaming the Ron Paul campaign. WAKE UP! The God Damn little decisions and intricasies of the campaign don't mean crap. This is good vs. evil and the good is gaining ground because of Ron Paul. Blame the Establishment, the Moronic Sheeple and the corrupt media. If you don't see that it is a conspiracy against sane minded people by now, then you have a lot to learn.

Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You, But What Your Country Is Doing To You.
The Only Thing We Have To Fear, Is Government Itself.

The campaign was given $30 Million -- what did they do with it

that was even REMOTELY effective?

Go ahead, buy into the whole "victim" mentality if you want to.

But I've looked at the financial data in detail and aggregate.

The sad but simple truth is that the campaign was very poorly managed, in fact it was mismanaged so abusively and ridiculously that it borders on (but does not quite reach) fraud.

The only reason the campaign even continued past NH was that an extra $8 Million was raised beyond what the $12 Million they had requested (and which they did not expect to reach) -- and they had no clue what to spend it on. Likewise, they have not spent the $6 Million raised this year because they again do not know what to spend it on.

Simple verifiable objective facts. But if you prefer the wonderland of blame, excuses, conspiracies... well be my guest.

OK, What is your solution?

Going forward... What is your POSITIVE suggestion on what WE can do going forward?
I'm sorry, but this surrender mentality is beyond belief.

Long Term "war" is to takeover a major party.

It is NOT a "surrender mentality" (jeesh, can we quit with the BushCo propaganda phrases already?) -- but there's no point in wasting your efforts and ammo shooting guns into the air. And there's no point following a losing strategy of a bunch of confirmed "idiot" 90-day wonders who couldn't find their way back home along the yellow brick road.

The Paul campaign is just a minor "skirmish" in a long term battle to retake our country (if we still can). Yeah, they wasted $30 M and we got nothing to show for it but a couple of bloody noses.

But many of us have woken up, found each other, built some resources and are digging ourselves into the party learning the rules so we can flip the tables on them.

This is a Long Term "war" to takeover a major political party machine -- no more trying to reinvent the wheel from scratch -- GOP is a party that has "stated" principles that match our own (however much they ignore them currently), and is also at a very weak point. It will be like a ship with only a skeleton crew after McCain is done decimating the ranks this summer and fall.

We just need to hide in the engine room and the various other nooks and crannies... and then, when we take over the ship next year... we patch it up, get the engines running and revved up, grab the wheel & turn the ship around. (And throw overboard the toadies than refuse to tow the line).

Call it a retreat or a fall back and regroup if you have to use military terminology -- but ditch the BS Bush propaganda please!

They DID hire "professional" political campaigners

Some of whom worked on very prestigious campaigns in the past. And THOSE PROFESSIONALS ARE THE ONES WHO SOLD US OUT. The grassroots kept asking for professionals, GOP insiders, etc. And Ron Paul responded and hired on those professionals and insiders. And those guys and gals destroyed the campaign from the inside. THAT is the truth.

RP2012!

Those were low-level drones.

I'm talking about hiring a Public Relations or Media Relations FIRM or MANAGER.

And hiring a solid Advertising Agency to create EFFECTIVE ads and to place them properly (you know, so you're NOT running "crappy" ads on cable TV channels 6 hours AFTER the polls close in a given state).

Neither of those necessarily needed to be standard "political" agencies that are hired by other campaigns. Indeed -- they could have easily identified and VETTED firms run by or staffed with solid supporters (say people who donated substantial cash a few months earlier, AND have solid references and resumes... you know the thing NORMAL business people do BEFORE they hire someone for big $$).

The RP campaign didn't hire ANY "professionals" for the management people -- the shipdits you had in Alaska were just a bunch of hacks (and I don't recall the grassroots EVER asking them to hire those kinds of "professionals").

Besides, the campaign wasn't even listening to the grassroots until late January, and then gave us lip service instead of any actual change.

Don't forget to

tell your children what part YOU can take responsibility for.

http://kidsresourcecenter.org
Fun, educational projects to inspire young minds...

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That they will continue the Revolution!

In the world's broad fields of battle. In the bivoac of life. Be not like dumb driven cattle...be a HERO in the strife.

Does my burka make my butt look fatwa?

Hm

It's kind of funny when you see how many young kids support Ron Paul, it's funny because they actually know what's better for the country and our futures than most adults, lol. I'm talking about McCain voters of course :P I'm only 22 and don't have kids, but when I do in the future, they'll be well informed of the good doctor's teachings.

Hineni --Here Am I

I'm in for the long haul -until my last breath on earth . If we can, we will be at a march on Washington. Reason magazine's site has an interesting video on their site concerning a revolution singing with hope. I thought it was very inspiring: www.singingrevolution.com. I thought a singing march would be great, any suggestions for songs?

I will tell my children that freedom is worth standing up for, we did what we could in the time we had, and their father and I will do the best we can to help restore their freedoms and protect them from harm. We will stand up to defend their rights as long as possible.
BTW- My daughter is in a you tube video called 'I Don't Want Hillary, I Want Ron Paul,' later she painted a shirt with flowers and asked me to paint her reasons for liking Ron Paul on the shirt : 1. stop the IRS 2. lower taxes 3. smaller government 4. more protection for the borders.

Libera me, let the truth break, what my fears make--Leslie Phillips

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

That the people were sheep...

And that the masses had been brainwashed to such an extent, that truth was laughed at...mocked.

In looking at the 3 candidate choices the media and the masses asked for, it was clear to me that the average person DID want Socialism.

I will tell my kids that the United States of America fell fast, and great was it's fall.

A Second (Bloody) American Revolution will be the ONLY way Socialism, NAU, or NWO will not come to this country.