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Rand Paul: Is the Revolution Over or Just Beginning?

by Rand Paul MD | March 8, 2008

Reports that Ron Paul has quit the Presidential Race remind me of Mark Twain's famous quote, "Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." The Ron Paul Presidential campaign continues, albeit at a different pace.

What does that mean?

Ron Paul will continue to contest the remaining primaries. Ron Paul's name will be on all the remaining state ballots. Ron Paul volunteers are encouraged to become precinct captains, delegates to state and national conventions, and to try pass Constitutional proposals to each state's Republican platform.

For example, volunteers in each state should try to attach amendments such as the following: Republicans believe that war should only be fought after a proper Declaration of War by Congress. Another possible platform idea is that: Republican Congressmen are expected to vote against any federal budget, Republican or Democrat, that is not balanced.

Want to have some fun? Just imagine the fun when the debate begins on these ideas.

Is Ron Paul still campaigning for president? Yes. Ron Paul has tentative plans to campaign in Pennsylvania and Kentucky. Ron Paul will also likely appear in other states that have remaining primaries.

The press is reporting that Ron Paul has quit the race. This is not true. Ron Paul's video simply acknowledges that the campaign will continue but will also transform into additional activities such as education and supporting other candidates. In Kentucky we just held precinct conventions and Ron Paul Republicans won hundreds of precinct captains. In Kyle Texas, Craig Young upset the establishment choice for Republican County Chairman.

The Ron Paul Revolution lives on! Victory comes in many forms. Help shape what the Ron Paul revolution becomes.



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,,the challenge

Will you meet me with your Ron Paul sign at the republican national convention no matter what?? ................. I will be there. ...............Will we have ....2, or .... 10 or ....a hundred show up?? .......... I'll be there. ...... Will you?? ............... Over a hundred and fifty thousand people donated to his campaign and there are still new people that have never donated to his campaign still joining in to donate..... Wouldn't it be awsome if a hundred and fifty thousand people showed up with Ron Paul signs at the convention. ..... but, with the right motivation I believe we can again do massive fund raising for the freedom message. ........................... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBCKMTo210k&feature=related ....If in August Ron Paul received ...........................a hundred thousand dollars couldn't he have a huge effect on the convention ........................... if he spent that much in August alone to get the people to demand that the convention delegates suspend the rules and have an open nomination at the convention to nominate someone that would promise not to violate the constitution ??? Just a wish, however Will you meet me in Minneapolis with your Ron Paul sign wither you or I are elected to be national delegates ??

Liberty is our campaigns gift to the world it is our manifest destiny.
Freedom is a movement who's time has come. Our campaign will lead world wide freedom.

naysayers meet me in Minnesota Sept 1st.

clearly "victory in the conventional political sense is no longer available" means that whatever it is that we win will have to be won in an unconventional way. thats all he said- and followed with "get as many delegates as possible."

lots of delegates were elected to District/State conventions here in NC. not a majority, but i bet a higher % of ours stay involved since our candidate hasnt 'already won' as mcain has, and Congressman Paul's message has more value.

naysayers and resilient supporters alike, become a delegate and meet me at National Convention. see you in 5 months. lets finish what we started, regardless of any so called 'chances'. It aint over till Congressman Paul concedes or someone gets 1191 votes on the floor of the national convention..

Is the Revolution Over or Just Beginning?

We are not likely to survive another presidency like the previous (2) nut-job fascists psychopaths we've had to endure. If Paul does not win, now, this country is toast. I don't want to hear about how our ideas are spreading and this is some kind of moral victory. We need the Win, Period. The media has committed fraud throughout this campaign. There was proven vote fraud in NH and LA. and pretty much anywhere else that was inspected. Where is the fight in Paul? What good will a seat in congress be when we are in a Dictatorship? Total endless war and a tyrannical police state is what we're looking at if we don't get the criminals out of the white house. A seat in congress is not going to do that. We are about to lose EVERYTHING this nation has ever stood for. Those who make a peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.

Global rEVOLution!!

Vincent Beazel, Director
REPower Education OutREach R.E.O.
Tehachapi CA/USA
http://www.tehachapihigh-windfarms.blogspot.com

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Why limit our fight to Republican Committees?
On March 22nd, 2008 vinbeazel says:

Vincent Beazel, Director
REPower Education OutREach R.E.O.
Tehachapi CA/USA
http://www.tehachapihigh-...

As one who favors the Trojan virus approach to take over the Central Committees...my question is why are we limiting our influence to one party? We are starting to influence the discussions on the subject of impeachment, which is starting to develop support in city and town councils, and in the state houses of legilslature in every state...

We have a global influence on the debates...in getting the ideas of Dr. Paul into the forefront of a GLOBAL liberation movement! We can move in any direction and find opposition to the oil wars and to global thought control in every corner! our web site on Change.org is called High Crimes and MIsdemeanors; we are linking to the impeachment efforts at all levels. Take the passion for liberty or death to those who are willing to lay their all on the line on either side of the conflict and report back to these sites if you have any degree of success...send us a private email:
vhbeazel@yahoo.com

Vincent Beazel, Director
ApprenticeTeacher/Aprendizajes
http://BlogTalkRadio.com/ApprenticeTeacher

You Say You Want a REVOLUTION!

HUNTARK Some may say that Ron Paul has run the "Good Fight" for the Republican nomination,and now is the time to rally behind the "Party".But,I ask what is a "Good Fight" when the very survival of our country is at stake? I have talked up Ron to anyone who would listen for a very long time,handed out cards,gladly displayed yard signage,voted for him in Our primary. I would like to know when do You quit the fight ,when Your in a fight to the "Death".We have endured 20 YEARS of Bush/Clinton/Bush now Mccain has said He will continue the Bush plan foriegn and domestic should He be elected! I think We all know what to expect from Hillary or Obama. This 2008 election is the last stand for Our Country and its Citizens,if We don't win here the NAU will,and the "Great Experiment" will be relagated to the Dust Bin of History.At 53 this not so much about Me,as my children and grandchildren. Ron Paul is and has been the Last Hope for US.When does a fight to the death end?It has been said "The tree of Liberty must be Watered with the Blood of Patriots and Tyrants" this time is fast approaching.I think Dr.Paul must reconsider an Independant run if the Country is to SURVIVE!

HUNTARK

Keep up the good fight Dr. Paul

Mr. Paul is just what this country needs...

We need to get government out of things they shouldn't be in. It's costing us our money and our freedom.

I do hope that he pushes on and continues the race.

My humble opinion

If Ron Paul was "secretly" trying to throw off MSN and the rest of the media then why did he do that very ambigious video about not being able to win the nomination but continuing the Revolution. Clever as a fox? like some of you are saying? Please, do you really think that this is a secret site and not one else knows what you are saying? Nothing is secret on the internet.

To me, Dr Paul is saying that he can not secure the Presidency for whatever reason (the media, the elite doing whatever they can to discredit him etc) You can pick whatever reason or theory you want but the truth is in my mind equals....Dr Paul knows he won't win (sorry to upset the diehards that will not let go but believing he will win will cost us the revolution and is putting all you eggs in one basket).

What I think Dr Paul is saying is he has started something that is waking up America as to what our government is doing and he is also educating us as to what we need to do at the same time. I have learned more about our government and our economy in the last 8 months than in my entire lifetime.

Our government, the globalists, elite, the UN, CFR and every other organization in the world could care less about the poor and the middleclass in America or in any other country in the world. These elitists OWN us and control everything that happens to us. I believe that Dr Paul has accomplished more than he could becoming the President. He has educated us, made us aware of what is happening and what to do.

A President only has so much authority BUT Congress is the key. I'm going to continue to support Dr Paul campaign until the last dying breath BUT now I am going to start looking very closely at Congressional, State and local candidates running for office. I will do what I can to help candidates that are Ron Paul like-minded win their campaign. This is what I feel we need to do. We are already seeing Ron Paul supporters that are seriously considering running for office. Also, Dr Paul has been guiding us as to what candidates he supports and endorses. Getting these individuals will change our government to look at things the way that they should have in the beginning.

Dr Paul is a mentor and is the core of the Revolution but we are the only ones that can change our government and our future. He is one man, we are millions. God Bless Ron Paul because he is our light to freedom.

count 5 county delegates going to state here in iowa.

and these are 5 friends in one county.

i just wish ron would quit saying just fight on for planks or ideas. this race is about him winning. the next 20 years will be about planks and ideas.

with a lot of discouraging words coming out of the campaign they are causing people to not want finish out the process.

try focusing more on winning and not just playing on the margins...

E Pluribus Unum...

.....Out of many, one.

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if you build it he will come..........Ron Paul 2012.
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This is such a big boost

Not ambiguous at all, really positive and light. Thank you Dr. Paul.

Guess its time to get back on the saddle, get my precinct in order and ride the momentum till the convention.

Thanks Rand Paul

Thanks for the update on this beautiful Sunday morning here in NW Mo.

Lets have a parade

I stumbled on a idea when I was looking through my local paper the other day. They were looking for people who wanted to enter a float into this summers parade(there is two parades a summer). I live in a small Minnesota town and there are probably a couple dozen other towns in a 50 mile radius, and they all have at least one parade. I'm looking for other Ron Paul supporters in the Vergas Minnesota area who might want to help me create a Ron Paul float. Hopefully someone with a imagintaion and a vision. I have a large trailer to use. Also I'm hoping other supporters might consider the idea also if they have the oppurtunity. It would be a great way to spread the word and might be alot of fun. Contact me at badger114@eot.com.

Lets have a parade

I stumbled on a idea when I was looking through my local paper the other day. They were looking for people who wanted to enter a float into this summers parade(there is two parades a summer). I live in a small Minnesota town and there are probably a couple dozen other towns in a 50 mile radius, and they all have at least one parade. I'm looking for other Ron Paul supporters in the Vergas Minnesota area who might want to help me create a Ron Paul float. Hopefully someone with a imagintaion and a vision. I have a large trailer to use. Also I'm hoping other supporters might consider the idea also if they have the oppurtunity. It would be a great way to spread the word and might be alot of fun. Contact me at badger114@eot.com.

Who needs the approval of Republicans?

I figured out on Super Tuesday 1 that Ron Paul wasn't running for the Republican nomination; he is running for president. I'm counting on him not to get the Republican nomination, which is the kiss of death this year. I'm counting on a McCain/Obama/Nader/Paul contest.

We don't need no stinkin' nomination. We don't even need his name on the ballot. This is the year of the write-in protest vote. Ron Paul is easy to spell and remember.

There are so many things to protest, most of all the choices presented to us by the major parties, and the idea that those parties choose our candidates. 40% of the electorate are disenfranchised independents. And those are just the currently registered voters. Energize the apathetic, and you have a majority, not just a plurality.

Ron Paul hasn't been running on his own power; we have carried him this far on our shoulders. We can carry him the rest of the way into the White House, even if he isn't running. Do you see yourself voting for anyone else?

Even if we don't make it, if we force write-in vote counts throughout the nation from sheer numbers, it will drive a stake through the heart of the party system.

Live free, and prosper.

Rycke

Currently writing at ILoveGrantsPass.com and Jefferson Exchange Forum, ijpr.org.

Currently writing at ILoveGrantsPass.com and Jefferson Exchange Forum, ijpr.org.

that can be plan B

Fortune Favors the Bold

But becoming delegates allows us to do more then just get the presidency. If we can control the party infra-structure, it will be of enormous help getting liberty candidates into office. Our government is more then just the POTUS. We need to get our platform represented at all levels.

Fortune Favors the Bold

good -- thanks, Rand

I needed that. :-)

I'd still like Jesse/Ron to clarify what is going on w/r to the candidacy per se. However, I'm going full speed ahead here in Oregon.

If anybody has the national defense slim jims in oversupply, please contact me.

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What is begun in anger, ends in shame.

2008 is very special year

Do you guys agree with him?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=E9-P1_MX8Gw

I do

I would encourage people to check out

Fortune Favors the Bold

Sun Tzu's Art of War

it's much better, and more useful then The Prince

Fortune Favors the Bold

RP scores in Nye County GOP Convention - Nevada

I just returned from the Nye County Nevada GOP Convention. Of the 65 delegates elected to go to the Nevada State Convention, 42 were Ron Paul supporters (64%)! We also got three planks added to the county platform regarding: Opposing a National ID card, Eliminating the Federal Reserve System, Using the Constitution as a framework for all legislation at all levels of government, and Repealing the McCain-Feingold Act. We almost got another plank approved to demand an end to preemptive wars, nation building, sanctions, and certain foreign aid. Too many tummies got upset over that one! The number of delegates at this county convention has almost doubled this time due mostly to RP supporters. I've never been so involved before and I am honored to stand up for real freedom. I can never go back to dealing with the symptoms rather than the real problems with our nation. The real issues are now out in the open and have to be discussed. Keep the fires burning.

Rand Paul: Is the Revolution Over or Just Beginning?

Rand Paul,

Thanks for composing this message. It has helped a lot.

I'm very happy that we talked this morning on the phone about how the Ron Paul Revolution has been rekindled in our state with many precints taken over this morning.

Many of our people got busy after becoming outraged over the lies disseminated by the MSM this week.

Ron Paul's success is about speaking the truth not 'talking points'

Link?

Does anyone have a link to the original text by Rand Paul? This is something I'd like to be able to reference...

I read down through the comments

and noticed that this came via e-mail from Rand Paul. Can you edit the post to say that?

A MILLION THANKS TO YOU RAND PAUL FOR ADDING YOU LEVELHEADED

CLARITY!!!!!!!!

I hope you are getting this message, I know you are a busy doctor, but if you read this and can call your Father before he appears on CNN on monday and ask him to challenge McCain to a debate live on television while hes on CNN. It will be harder to for McCain to say no(although he might) but the people of the US will hear him ask for a debate....THIS WILL GET NEWS ALL OVER!!!!

Please get this message to Dr, Paul!!!!!

thanks A ton for all your campaigning, PLEASE KEEP IT UP!!!

Be diligent in your reading

It was admitted that Ron won't win in the "Conventional" way. What was really said was that he'll win in the UNconventional way but the MSM people are too stupid to catch it. LOL

Thanks MSM! Now all you Paulites quit listening to the MSM Propaganda and start using those noodles between your ears.

Strategy, strategy, strategy, strategy...

A good study of Sun Tzu's "Art of War" would be appropriate.

"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." James Madison

Let's clarify what is meant

Let's clarify what is meant by the word "win". What is a win to me?

A win is getting our country back to the vision laid out by Ron Paul. Does this mean that Ron Paul must win the presidency? Not really. With our corps of dedicated volunteers and influential young new Republicans, a "win" is possible.

A win of ideas.

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"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic..." —Alan Moore

We don't have to "believe" it...

...it's already addressed in the Constitution!

"Republicans believe that war should only be fought after a proper Declaration of War by Congress."

Democrats and Republicans are bound by the same document. Why don't we just agree to adhere to the Constitution as it stands?

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"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic..." —Alan Moore

Main Stream Media

Just when was it the Main Stream Media quit on, "We the People"?

Dog Years

The candidates of the globalist still have a long haul ahead of them. It may have had advantages to have a long campaign as they seem to be able to afford it in cash. It still leaves a long time to keep up the smoke and mirrors.

I'm counting nine months until the elections. I'm not exactly sure of the math but that must be long time in dog years.

Doctor Ron Paul 2008!!!!!

Why did the Campaign Take Down the Contribution Tote Board??

Rand why did the campaign take down the Campaign Contribution Tote Board on the Presidential Website?

I see that it is still up on the Ron Paul for Congress site?

Is this part of the "winding down" process?

This whole last few days of statements, restatements, points and counterpoints on what Ron Paul meant has really hurt the RP Grassroots Movement...

I sure hope we can move forward....

I'm totally confused

I tivo'd Lou Dobb's Friday night show and just now watched it. According to the lady that stood in for Lou Dobbs, she said that the Ron Paul campaign stated that Ron Paul was stepping down from the race for President due to low voter turnout for him and also that he ranked 4th of Republican candidates as far as delegates. They had a clip showing Dr Paul while she was talking about him stepping down.

Now, she said that "the Campaign" is quoted as saying that RP is dropping out. IF this is not true then why in the heck isn't someone from Dr Paul's campaign headquarters calling Lou Dobbs up and raising hell for lies and misinformation?? If people don't come to this website, they will think that Dr Paul is out of the race and will not even bother to vote for him in the remaining primaries, become district leaders, delegates, contribute etc.

Lou Dobbs show has millions of viewers and if Dr Paul is NOT dropping out of the race then Campaign Headquarters needs to get off of their butts and publicly dispute what Lou Dobbs show said on RP's website and on the air. Someone needs to get some backbone and clarify what is going on because the last video Dr Paul did was very ambigious and should be clarified by him and to what his motives are. Nice guys finish last and his opponents are ruthless and will jump on any confusion to their advantage.

Quite honestly, I am disappointed and disheartened about how this is being handled. Dr Paul has millions of people who support him who are scared to death that he will not win the nomination and these supporters need direction, clarification and facts as to what Dr Paul wants us to do. We need to hear it from him, not the media, not campaign headquarters and not his relatives.