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Marine Responds to Glenn Beck

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With permission I am posting this letter to Glenn Beck from a Marine in response to Beck's conspiratorial tirade against Dr. Paul which aired on the November 12th segment of his show. David Horowitz also chimes in with some pretty outrageous and wacky stuff that needs addressing.

Dear Mr. Beck,

The image you have so carelessly planted in the minds of your viewers, that regular, honest, hardworking American supporters of Dr. Ron Paul are a bunch of 'terrorists', is not only inaccurate, but grossly negligent, sir! I take extreme umbrage with your assertions. I am a former Marine, decorated with a Good Conduct Medal, a Navy Unit Commendation, and an Overseas Deployment ribbon for my service to these United States from 1982 to 1986. Seeing as we are both forty-three I think it's safe to say that while I was serving my country, you were much more busy becoming a drug addict and practicing to become an alcoholic, correct?

You see, unlike you sir, I have taken the time to gather some facts to support my position. I love this country and its people more than life itself, and would at a moment's notice put my life on the line once again in her defense. I took an oath to uphold our Constitution, and I take this oath very seriously.

You sir have done a grave disservice to me personally by implying that I am a terrorist because I support Dr. Ron Paul. Over my forty three years of life's trials and tribulations I have developed pretty thick skin, and am not easily bothered by someone's words. But when I heard you imply that Ron Paul supporters are "akin to terrorists" for choosing the fifth of November as the day for our fund raising donation, I have to admit that I was a highly upset! I sincerely believe you have a right to your opinion, as do we all. But where you enjoy an assumed position of authority in television and radio with the potential to influence millions of viewers and listeners alike comes an even greater obligation to ensure that the opinions you espouse are well founded, and responsible ones. Is that a fair statement sir? I work very hard to introduce my friends and family to the issues that Dr. Ron Paul supports, and believe with great sincerity that our Country is in very serious trouble and we need to elect someone to the highest office who exemplifies the qualities of a Dr. Ron Paul.

I was with my wife and 18 year-old daughter when we watched you're 'Ron Paul supporters may be domestic terrorists' piece. My family knows how strongly I feel about Dr. Paul's views and I got a strange feeling in the pit of my stomach upon hearing your comments. Especially in front of my family, who trusts my decision making process in order that I provide a stable, moral example for them. It was an awkward moment to say the least, I was at a loss for words. I simply gritted my teeth and supported your right to your views regardless. Mr. Beck, your implication that Ron Paul supporters, like myself, are terrorists, is so far beyond the pale of reasoning that I fail to understand how you could formulate this opinion. Now I'm not naive, I know this was not some spontaneous thought you were sharing with your audience. I realize this was something you ran by your staff and bosses alike. You had to book the guests that would be sympathetic to your views in order to project the desired effect for your viewers. Plain and simple sir, this was a tongue-in-cheek political hit piece directed at Dr. Ron Paul's Presidential Campaign by casting his supporters as domestic terrorists. I find this type of guerrilla journalism very distasteful and a betrayal of America and our ideals of the sanctity of a free press that is suppose to inform its body politic, not to deceive its people as you have chosen to do. As I stated earlier, I am not naive sir, and I realize you could care less how I feel or about my opinion of you, and that's just fine by me. But what you are doing is just plain wrong, and you will have to atone for your actions at some point in time. But until then you have lost a faithful viewer.

I know it is of little consequence to you but as a matter of principle I can no longer support a network that supplies a platform from which you so carelessly spew your hate and rhetoric. I will also be boycotting all of your sponsors' products until they pull their support in the form of advertising dollars that go to pay your salary. Here is the list of people and companies I will be contacting.,1641,24679,0...

I know people have temporary lapses in judgment, and will leave some of my personal information to assure you that I am a real person and not a "spambot" just in case you would like to reply to this e-mail, but, ummm, I'm not holding my breath though.

Respectfully Submitted,
Stephen Dupont
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02745

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All U.S. Veterans Deserve Respect

I am getting sick and tired of Punk Ass talk show host/shills like glenn beck,rush ,hannity etc.Spewing their bs.
Americas Veterans differ in their opinions-- we don't all agree with iraq,afghanistan etc.
All Veterans do however believe in protecting our country and our people and our constitution.
Veterans will unite under the banner of the constitution and bill of rights -Remember Liberty,Freedom and Justice for all?Remember innocent til proven guilty? Government transparency?
Ron Paul is who all responsible, freedom loving patriots should unite with to take the constitution back to washington and get our country on a good course again one that will make you proud to be an american .
The Ron Paul campaign is the embodiment of the people speaking loudly spreading the message of liberty and limited transparent govt.
Godbless The Bloodless, Peaceful, Revolution that is awakening, the spirit of America is being rekindled at every Ron Paul Rally. and everytime the message is passed on to another----awesome!!!!!
There is hope for our country and we are positively dropping peaceful money bombs! Dec 16th just around the corner.

Opresso De Liber
Life,Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness!
Conscious of Our Creator and Source of our Liberties.

Stephen Dupont, My ut most

Stephen Dupont, My ut most regards. That was an awesome example of the power of the pen. I did not see the show live, but have seen clips and heard from other Dr. Paul supporters who are very upset at this obvious hit and slander.

I too will be writing to each of the companies you listed. Even if I have to drive down the street past the store that is closer to my home.

Freedom is not Free...and we cant charge it.

Freedom is not Free

American Expresse Credit Cards

I read American Express co-sponsors the Glen Beck Show. I just canceled my account with them. I suggest everyone else do the same. Do not do business with anyone who sponsors the likes of Glen Beck or Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity.

Make sure you tell them WHY

Make sure you tell them WHY you're canceling, or it will be an empty gesture.


"Ron Paul delivers babies without his hands. He simply reads them the Bill of Rights and they crawl out in anticipation of freedom."

Email to Marriott. If you stay in Marriott you can do that too!!

To Lisa Caruso
lisa (at)

John Wolf
john.wolf (at)

The purpose of this email to express my thoughts related to one of the Glen Beck shows where Marriott is buying some advertising time.

In my opinion on the November 12th show Mr. Glen Beck crossed the line and called a significant segment of Americans, supporting one of the presidential candidates, a bunch of "terrorists".

I am a Marriott rewards Platinum member # ###-###-###. I have always enjoyed the quality provided by your chain. However, unless Glen Beck publicly retracts statements made during the primetime show or your company discontinues association with aforementioned show, I will use all efforts not to return to your chain of hotels and resorts. I may also use my influence on my family, friends and other individuals that I know.

Very sincerely,

Engage in Secure Exchange

Intellectual Prostitutes....

One night, probably in 1880, John Swinton, then the preeminent New York journalist, was the guest of honour at a banquet given him by the leaders of his craft. Someone who knew neither the press nor Swinton offered a toast to the independent press. Swinton outraged his colleagues by replying:
"There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it.
There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone.
"The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread.
You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press?
We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."
Source: Labor's Untold Story, by Richard O. Boyer and Herbert M. Morais, published by United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America, NY, 1955/1979.)

Another email to send has Glenn Beck advertising all over it..I sent them an email stating my meet up group and I would be boycotting their magazine and web site until all Beck advertising was removed..Form for email is available at

terrorism v mormonism

Few media outlets seem interested in the Glenn Beck anti RP supporters comments aired on national TV . But when someone makes a few phone calls in New Hampshire saying negative things about Romney and his faith, then we have it all over Drudge along with speeches and a major investigation. This is the same guy blamed for the cancellation of the Fox News debate. Now he is eyeing for more publicity in NH.

For those interested American Express pulled advertising from the Don Imus show after his comments about a basketball team. I have not heard of any advertiser pulling out of Glenn Beck yet - even though many have been contacted including Amex.


I am a 45 year old mother of two boys. I am a Veteran of the Air Force where I worked in Electronic Warfare with a Top Secret security clearance. I have been a Republican since I was 18. The only offences I have ever commited was that I got a parking ticket and a ticket for not wearing my seatbelt once. I think Ron Paul is an honerable man & far & away the best candidate for president in a long long time.
WHO the hell are YOU to call me a terrorist?
I think you are stupid.
Thank God for Free speech, cause I feel better now!
Debra Murphy

Today, supporting the Constitution

is considering being a terrorist. People who are strict 2nd Amendment supporters could be potential terrorist.
Or someone who talks about the Constitution alot.
It's frankly so vague it's absurd.
How anyone can feel save after this admin's foolish policies is beyond me?

Glenn Beck is a Romney sycophant

I have nothing against Mormons. In fact we have numerous Mormons supporting Ron Paul. They have taught me that to be a true Mormon you have to believe deeply in the principles embodied in the US Constitution. These are teachings of their highest leaders. Most Mormons are Constitution loving, patriot, great Americans. Many are not supporting Romney just because he is a Mormon.

Now Glen Beck, he believes that having a Mormon in the White House will be the savior of this country. Not because of his loyalty to the American people and US Constitution but because of his religion.
Additionally, Beck is attempting to overcompensate for the obvious metal instability he suffered as a young man.

This is from his own website:
"Coming to terms with his past and staying sober shifted his life direction. He found a new love (his second wife, Tania), religion (he was baptized Mormon in 2000), and a new vision of his career – he would pursue talk radio."

The motive is evident and his actions detestable. Now does the gushing Glenn Beck - "Romney Crusade" make sense? Glen Beck's show is self serving propaganda promoting his "savior." I am casting my vote against Beck by changing the channel on Beck....forever.

Edited... 11/15/2007

I have edited the above for a few typos/grammaticals. I also noted that people are going to protest this outrageous declaration how they will, but to please keep in mind civility.
Yes, what Horowitz and Beck said was despicable, but you knew the attacks would get worse, as the support for our guy gets stronger and stronger. I've been through this before...and believe me, this is not as bad as it can get...

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

Yeah, well, consider this...

"The Homegrown Terriost Prevention Act" (H.R. 1955) that has passed the House and is now in the Senate for deliberation. Who do you think the "Homegrown" are? Mostly US citizens! The language in the bill is so vague that it could encompass a censorship of the intenet and all "thought crimes" that could be labeled as "terroist activity".
So, could Mr. Beck be a dliberate talking head for this sneaking measure? Hmmm......

"Each of us should choose which course of action we must take; education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary change, but let it not be said that we did nothing" -Ron Paul

Terrorist? I'm a Better American than Beck Will Ever Be!

Glenn Beck and I are about the same age.

While he was spending his youth getting drunk and breaking the law (admitted drug user), I was defending this nation as an officer in the US Army.

I've served 26+ years in the US Army, active and reserves. To have this demagogue claim that service members and veterans who support Ron Paul (also a veteran) is despicable.

I'm a soldier. I'm about as "clean cut" as you can get. I'm not a "terrorist", I'm a defender of the Constitution, and I support RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT!

in the US Constitution.

in the US Constitution. These are teachings of their highest leaders. Most Mormons are Constitution loving, patriot, great Americans. Many are not supporting Romney just because he is a Mormon.

Write him a nice letter

Write him a nice letter and tell him just what you've said above. I've seen him have epiphanies before, perhaps enough letters from exceptional citizens like yourself will strike a chord in his conscience, because I do believe he has one.

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

Stop and think about what you are doing.

I know that all Ron Paul supporters are upset about Glen Beck and his comments but you all need to stop and think about the consequences of your actions. Personally, I wouldn't spit on Glen Beck if he was on fire. He only cares about getting attention and ratings and he is no different that O'Reilly. If it makes you feel better emailing Glen Beck and letting him have it then so be it BUT CNN has done nothing wrong and if you feel that Glen Beck is hurting their station then by all means let them know nicely but in my opinion to call ALL of CNN's advertisers ranting and raving because of Glen Beck is crossing the line. Keep in mind:

CNN has been the biggest media supporter of Ron Paul in the last several weeks. Jack Cafferty (two of Ron Paul's best video's start out with Jack Cafferty and his comments), Anderson Cooper 360 interviewed Ron Paul, the Situation Room has interviewed and covered Ron Paul almost daily, Lou Dobbs (supporter of the middleclass) stated on Nov. 9th that if Ron Paul doesn't win the primaries that he would be the best candidate to run on a 3rd party ticket. Yesterday, Lou Dobbs aired an email that I sent to him about how "we the people do have a voice and can stop the abuse and destruction of America"

Has anyone asked the campaign if Ron Paul would want his supporters doing this? NO

Why in the world would you want to bite the hand that feeds you. In my opinion, this whole Glen Beck issue has come not from Ron Paul supporters but supporters of the opponents trying to get us worked up, divide us and use us to discredit Dr Paul. All I ask everyone is to calm down and think about what they are doing and realize that we have so little time left and to quit focusing on the negative media and instead work harder on the positive. What we the supporters do can either help or hurt Ron Paul's chances of winning and I for one will not be used and fall for the tactics of his opponents. We need to be an example of what Ron Paul stands for, peace, truth and change.

Think it over

"Personally, I wouldn't spit on Glen (sic) Beck if he was on fire."

Really? Have you thought this through? Not even as a matter of public safety? After all, if a burning Glenn Beck were to go running loose, he could spread the fire to innocents. Sometimes, there is a time to expectorate and a time to urinate, and when public cretins are (literally) on fire, then we should all do what we can to protect the community.

Viva Agora!

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to be continued

RP supporters terrorists?

Under a Paul administration, all of the facts about 911 would probably emerge. I dare say they have every reason to be terrified of RP supporters!
Fun, educational projects to inspire young minds...

I salute you sir!

I am a solder that was active Army for 8 year and now Texas National Guard and I Salute you It's just a shame that most people have lobotomized their entire left brain in favor of government experts and media.

Keep up the good work. RP08

Please send Beck a similar letter!


Glenn Beck Claims Olbermann Is ‘Killing…The World’s Democracy,’

MSNBC host Keith Olbermann is profiled in this month’s issue of Rolling Stone. In the piece, Olbermann shares his thoughts on right-wing CNN Headline News host Glenn Beck:

A wolf in sheep’s clothing. The very dangerously bigoted guy who is selling himself as a pragmatic philosopher. I don’t think he sees his own bigotry. There’s something about him that suggests that, one night, he’ll say something that will cost him his career in television.

“fringe elements” that support Paul.

Beck actually said that the US military may have to be used against the growing threat of domestic terrorism: Ron Paul donors

Thats funny!

I would hate to see them shoot themselves as RP supporters. Bet Beck didn't think that one thru


I honor this Marine, will help spread the message about what Glen Beck has done, and will actively join in the boycott - promoting it to all family, friends and Ron Paul supporters I know.

my letter to Berkshire

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to inform you that a subsidiary of our company (GEICO) advertises with Glenn Beck, who has called Ron Paul supporters terrorists.

This Ron Paul supporter and Berkshire owner thinks that there are better uses of GEICO advertising dollars than with a media outlet that alienates an entire segment of the American population. While I respect his Mr. Beck's right to his opinion, I frankly do not think that Berkshire nor GEICO needs this liability: there are better uses of our resources than supporting a polarizing personality.


Oliver Yu

I just saved a bunch of money by switching to RON PAUL!

THAT should be GEICO's new slogan...LOL!


GEICO may save 15% or more on advertising by switching to CNBC

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Thomas Jefferson, 1791

No terrorist here

Beck plays to real conservatives but bashes their candidate. He loves us to hate him. I for one am a Veteran,I donate not just money but my time to charities.I pay my taxes, have raised a family and love animals. How could I be a terrorist? I don't even own any strap on suicide bombs!

I am not a terrorist. I

I am not a terrorist. I support the Constitution of the United States. I have sworn under oath to defend it from foreign and domestic enemies. You sir Mr. Beck have become the domestic enemy of the United States by your betrayal of the American people, by supporting the corporatism that is destroying our country from within. It is not too late to return to your values and stand behind principles that made this country great. Stop the destructive means of fear mongoring. When your words are terror to the people as they are Mr. Beck, then you sir are the terrorist.
It is so disheartening to see someone of influence such as yourself attempt to destroy the very thing that made this country great. Our spirit.

One man's terrorist is another mans freedom fighter. Our ForFathers were all terrorists according to the British. Not because they hated their country but because they loved it. I may have been considered a terrorist to the British in 1776 but I would have been a freedom fighter for the people of this country. Thank God we can still vote and make a difference. When the peoples voices are heard their guns fall they are.

Jeremy Rochon

Jeremy Rochon

I am not a terrorist. I

I am not a terrorist. I support the Constitution of the United States.

Actually, that makes you a domestic terrorist, according to recent legislation.

In point of fact, Beck is correct: Ron Paul supporters, as ardent defenders of the Constitution, are indeed perceived as a threat to national security by the current administration (and, by extension, shills like Glenn Beck). Presumably because they fear that any REAL terrorists, who are found to be plotting against America from within, will raise the same Constitutional arguments in support of their rights. Which they of course would do. You and I understand that the solution to this is to take such matters to the courts as they arise. The government's solution is to take out a pair of scissors and bottle of Elmer's glue and hack up the Constitution until it lets them do whatever they want, at our expense.

According to this tongue-in-cheek quiz, I am 60% domestic terrorist:


"We should have a strong president -- strong enough to resist the temptation of taking power that a president shouldn’t have." --Ron Paul

Only got a 65

Kind of depressing, really. I might have done better if I'd said I believed in "gun rights", but since I recognize that guns are tools and only humans have rights, I could not in good conscience agree that I believe in "gun rights."

Of course, by the same exquisite logic, I also don't believe in "drug abuse". Again, whatever I do to drugs, however destructive to them (like burning them up) could not constitute "abuse."

Only people have rights.

LehrBoy, Atheist Pothead

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Partial boycott list with names and phone numbers

Please take the time to fill out and email the addresses within:

Sample letter:

On last night's show 11/12/2007, Glenn Back implied that any person who supports Ron Paul is a terrorist. Due to this my group in NW Indiana is now boycotting your products and/or services until you pull your advertising from his program. Thanks for your understanding.

My name,
NoWhere, IN

Taken form:

On last night's show 11/12/2007, Glenn Back implied that any person who supports Ron Paul is a terrorist. Yes...that's bullshit, but this just means we are now in the attack phase of the campaign, and we'll see a ton more crap like this just because we are a real threat now.

So the best way to deal with this is not to attack Beck or CNN...we all know they are just trolling for attention. Beck's show has been sliding in the ratings, and its time to put the final nail in the coffin. Take 5 minutes out of your day, and contact any of the following companies...and tell them you'll boycott their products until they pull their advertisement from Beck's program.

We need to make an example out of Beck, for all future talking heads that will dare call Americans terrorists just because they are supporting Ron Paul.

Here is a list of advertisers who advertise on his program:
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Walgreens Media Relations
Mary Shultz, Walgreens Manager, Broadcast Media: 847-914-2961
200 Wilmot Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 914-2500
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Lexmark x2 859-232-2221
Director of Corporate Communications ? Lexmark
Tim Fitzpatrick
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Liberty Mutual 617-357-9500
John Cusolito, Vice President, Corporate Communications ? Liberty Mutual
Phone: 617-574-5512
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Yellowbook 1-800-YB-YELLOW
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Lending Tree 800-555-8733
Allison Vail - Manager of Corporate Communications ? Lending Tree
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Edward Jones 314-515-3269
John Boul, Manager of Global Media Relations of Edward Jones
(314) 515-3265
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Hyundai 800-633-5151
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Direct Buy 800-988-6049
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AARP 800-852-0879
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Schwab Bank 866-855-9102
415-636-5454 Speak to Glen Mathison or Greg Gable
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Legalzoom 323-962-8600 or 800-773-0888
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Joesph A Bank Clothiers (JoB Clothiers) x2 1-800-999-7472
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American Express x3 877-890-2639
212-640-5951 Speak to Mike O?Neal
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Cialis (Lilly Corp) x2 1-877-242-5471
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Honda 800-999-1009, 310-783-2000
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And then go to http://www.teaparty07... and sign the pledge to give $100 to Ron Paul on December 16th.

Well done

Well done, Marine! I am currently active duty and leaving for my second tour in Iraq in January. Many of the Marines I know very enthusiastically support Dr. Paul. It's pretty upsetting to hear Glenn Beck call us terrorists while we're fighting for that arrogant bastard's right to run his ignorant mouth on TV and get paid for it. I understand he's just parroting the neo-con talking points for the day, but even the talking heads should have standards. I'm going to steal your list and contact Mr. Beck's sponsors as well.

Semper Fi,
Cpl M.

Please send Beck a similar letter!

Perfect when they receive letters from active duty.

Military Support for Ron Paul

Ron Paul does have the support of our military and veterans alike.
I would however like to point out that our reasons for this support vary beyond just ending the war in Iraq.
We took a oath to uphold our constitution and I am compelled to support him because of his strong defense of these guiding principles.

A5/21 Inf (L)

Typo in email

This is a great letter. Props.

only problem is the typo, 4th paragraph.

"I was with my wife and 18 year-old daughter when we watched YOU'RE 'Ron Paul supporters may be domestic terrorists' piece.".

It should be "your", right?

Sorry I'm a strickler for spelling.

Asians like Ron Paul too, I'm proof.

Asians like Ron Paul too, I'm proof.
Freedom is popular to EVERYONE.

Typo in email

And I take extreme umbrage with you assertions.

should prolly be

And I take extreme umbrage with your assertions.

from the first paragraph.


Thank you.

Marines for Paul

My best friend is in the Marines right now. He ships to Iraq in March too. He also supports Ron Paul and liberty in general.

I know active duty personel are restricted in what they can say and do, and I understand the reason for it. However if there are other vets out there who have been silent, I think it is time to speak up.

I agree with Glenn Beck that there is a lot in America worth saving, but if we keep going the direction we're going that won't be true in another 10 or 15 years. We still have the chance to put the constitution back in office, but if we sit by idly the American Experiement will ultimately fail.

Our form of government is a Republic, if we can keep it.

I am active duty and I hate this rule but I think it is muted wh

I am active duty and I hate this rule but I think it is muted when The Commander in Chief makes political statements in front of crowds of Service members every chance he gets. I thought there was a law against that but maybe I am wrong. I don't know why I can't make a public statement about politics. I know I used to feel differently about this... But I heard from a story from a journalist that interviewed the senior trial lawyer of the Marines charged with murder in the Haditha case. He was pointing out a ton of cases that are popping up and that he feels are a product of PTSD. All of these criminal acts that are ruining young service members careers, let alone lives. When the reporter asked who he felt was responsible for these issues the JAG Officer dodged the question for days until one day he opened the UCMJ and pointed to

Article 88—Contempt toward officials


“Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Transportation, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.”

Fascinating list of officials...and a modest suggestion

So you could use contemptous words about the Secretary of Energy, Education, Health and Human Services, etc.? Unconstitutional and pointless agencies, I guess, but no Secretary of State on this list? Very odd. I guess contempt was assumed for the Attorney General. :)

Does disagreement with policy count as contemptuous words?

I wonder what Dr. Paul would make of restrictions on political speech in the military. Not that I don't understand the general reasoning behind the contempt thing, I'd just like to hear his take on it.

The military donations to the campaign speak loud and clear over all the rest. Everyone wants to know what our soldiers really think.

As for Glenn Beck, I'm still not sure that we can't convince him to join our side someday. Maybe that's what he's subconsciously asking us to do.
As far as I can tell, Glenn Beck's only real point of disagreement with us is the "War on Terror"(TM). He's talking about a lot of our issues, which has been pointed out before. The more polite persuasion we can give him, the better he will respond. I'm starting to think this is a bit of political theatre meant to draw us in. He's gotta know we bring ratings by now :)

He keeps asking Dr. Paul to appear. I think he should. Now is the time. Let's let the man himself set the record straight. That's the way to turn this into lemonade. I know it sounds crazy, but this is looking like a good fire for Dr. Paul to just walk right into with a smile on his face. Ron doesn't flinch, I'm not worried at all about it. This could still turn into good press.

Sam Marsh

Why don't they just call it

Why don't they just call it like it is:

"Upon enlisting in the United States Armed Forces, your First Amendment rights become null and void."


"We should have a strong president -- strong enough to resist the temptation of taking power that a president shouldn’t have." --Ron Paul

suspension clause

We voluntarily acquiesce to the temporary suspension of many of our civil liberties while on active duty. Tough break, but it's a condition of employment. If I didn't like it (and I didn't), I should decline to re-enlist, which, of course, I did.

Viva Agora!

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to be continued

Of course they don't tell us until we've left for basic training

The sad thing is that the recruiters don't tell us about these things. I took an oath that included "I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic." I didn't think that I would lose civil liberties beyond what was necessary to accomplish the mission. A couple days ago I sent Glenn Beck the following letter.

"This comment is in response to the following video.

Hey Glenn, don't forget about those terrorists who shot at soldiers in their red uniforms back in 1775 when they were trying to protect the country by trying to seize 'assault rifles' and 'explosives' (gun powder) from the domestic terrorists in the militia. Too bad that terrorist sympathizer Paul Revere wasn't caught before he could activate the terrorist cells.

What's up with those Ron Paul supporters who are trying to start a peaceful revolution by voting for the only candidate who supports and defends the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, by honoring his oath of office instead of ignoring it like all the others. /sarcasm (This comment wouldn't let me put in a fake html tag.)

I used to enjoy listening to the Glenn Beck Program, but you appear to have turned into a kooky conspiracy theorist for the neocons. Ron Paul did not start the rEVOLution campaign. An independent supporter started it with the emphasis on LOVE. Not all revolutions are violent. The November 5th "money bomb" fundraiser was also started by an independent supporter. The date was chosen because of the timing (Independence Day doesn't fall in early November) and because of the symbolism in the movie V for Vendetta. See the following clip.

In the video, the main masked character warned the country that he was going to blow up parliament that night beforehand so they had plenty of time to evacuate it beforehand. He did not kill anyone who was not physically trying to kill him. He was the leader of thousands of people who decided that they were no longer going to suffer through government sponsored tyranny. Watch the movie, and I think you’ll understand.

Ron Paul and his supporters condone peace, while the big government neocons and some of the Democrats condone wars and violence against the people by government agents. I support Ron Paul because I don't like violence and I like liberty. I fear that if one of the other candidates wins, things will only get worse in this country. I want freedom, liberty, property rights, and an adherence to the Constitution of the United States. These things have been seized by our government. I am a veteran who took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. I never stopped honoring that oath, even after getting injured in the line of duty as a result of the "war on terror" and getting out of the Army after 6 years of service with an honorable discharge. I still support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. That is why I support Ron Paul for president of the United States. He is the only candidate who consistently votes to uphold the principles written into the Constitution.

In Defense of Liberty,

Timothy Logsdon
183 High St.
Somersworth, NH 03878

I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Iran - Oil - $US - War

This is an excellent article. Pass it around.

Glenn Beck

His website today has a poll on who will win the Republican nomination. Ron Paul's name is not on the list for voting.

The last time somebody did

The last time somebody did that, Ron Paul supporters all voted for Tancredo. I suggest we all do that.

You see, the problem with leaving out names is that we will vote Tancredo and continue to make a mockery of these people. Then if they remove Tancredo, we would all vote Hunter. Then they remove Hunter, and....

You see where this is going. Eventually their polls will only have the two or three candidates that THEY want, and they will be exposed.

Go vote Tancredo. :-)


"We should have a strong president -- strong enough to resist the temptation of taking power that a president shouldn’t have." --Ron Paul

the patriot

In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man; brave, hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. — Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)


Thanks for your service to our country...

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