How I Met Ron Paul, Part II

As I mentioned in Part I , I stayed up late into the night transcribing the exchange that I had heard earlier in the morning between Alan Greenspan and Ron Paul, to put up on my website. Later that day, I.M. Vronsky from Gold Eagle contacted me and asked if he could republish my transcript on the Gold Eagle web site.

Could he? Could he ever! I was ecstatic!! This meant a huge audience for people who had never heard anything of the sort - who had never dreamed that someone would dare challenge Greenspan in public. To this day, that reprint remains up on the Gold Eagle site - you can see it here: F is for Fraud (I chose that title because it was the month of F, for February)

Well the next day later I got an email from someone named Jeff in Ron Paul's camp! The email read:

"Thanks for your kind words about my boss (Ron Paul) and his exchange yesterday with Chairman Greenspan. My boss is a firm believer in hard money, having a thorough understanding of monetary policy and Fed folly. Please do not hesitate to visit our website (www.house.gov/paul) to find out more about Dr. Paul, and please feel free to call me if we can help you with any information in the future."

- Jeff

Wow! I couldn't believe it, really. The speed and power of not just the internet but of the average man -- you have to remember, I was just a regular Joe up in Seattle typing away on his home computer -- and the next day someone from a Congressman's staff in Texas writes to thank me. And plus it showed me that Ron Paul had class. All of this made an impression that I still haven't forgotten and I've been a fan of Ron Paul's ever since.

Don't forget people, we do have the power. The only legitimate source of our government's power is us - We the people.

Until next time! Stay tuned

Michael Nystrom



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Primary is Key!

We must convince all of the libertarians and freedom lovers to change party affiliation to Republican before the primaries. This is the only way he can win the primary, and if Dr. Paul wins the primary then I really feel sorry for poor Hillary.

We must do this!

Also, you can donate via credit card at Ron Paul's exploratory site beginning Feb, 20th. We have the opportunity to make the Howard Dean 04' election look like chump change.

"If I give government the right to control you, I give them the right to control me"

"If I give government the right to control you, I give them the right to control me"

The Primary

One must check to see if your State holds an open primary or closed primary. If open, party affiliation is of no importance. If your State holds a closed primary then, yes, each separate party members vote for their candidate. Dr. Ron Paul has informed me by letter that he has been invited by CNN to the "First in the Presidential Primary Debates" to be held on April 4th at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. The debate will be moderated by CNN's Wolf Blitzer . It will be broadcast live from 7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. ET on CNN,CNN Radio and CNN.com. Dr. Paul states in the letter," I look forward to participating in this national debate."

All hands on deck

Michael this site is just what i was looking for. Ron Paul as President may be a long shot but I'm going to persuade everyone I can and give every dollar that I can muster in the effort to make it a reality. Hopefully many, many people will do the same.

On other blogs I have seen many people state that they willl support Ron Paul and vote for him, but that his campaign is doomed to failure from the very beginning due to the current state of national politics. Admittedly the odds are very long, anyone would be foolish to think otherwise. Imagine though how much his chance for sucess could improve if everyone who thought that defeat was a foregone conclusion, would instead assume a positive attitude and do everyhing in their power to aide his campaign.

Who knows what could happen. With this current field of lackluster, status quo canidates, a well organized dark horse may be able to surprise everyone!

I agree with you, it seems

I agree with you, it seems like a long shot, but I'm thinking this is really a new era for American politics, television is slightly less important, and the internet is magnitudes more important than ever. I think Dr. Paul has a good chance if "we the people" make it happen. Everyone's big concern here it seems (myself included) is the lack of communication coming out of the Ron Paul camp - we don't even seem to know that he is in fact running? We all want to see some sort of serious commitment before we go full steam ahead. Perhaps he is working on a website or something else that has to be finished before he makes the big announcement? Who knows - but one thing he should learn right away is that communication is critical. Why http://www.ronpaulexplore.com/ ? He needed a website to "explore"?? Come on. Then you have the fact that ronpaul.com is some unfinished site for some consultant not at all related...

Drumming up support.

I am already planting his name around my part of NH. Just letting concerned citizens know he should be looked at. I hope he makes the run, even if it's just to put his concerns and beliefs into the mix.

I hope to soon post "How I met Ron Paul in Person".

CKPonzi

I'm With you...

I am saving at least 4 or 5 days vacation to make it up to New Hampshire to walk door to door if I have to, to get his name out there. I too would LOVE to meet him in person. He seems like a very genuine and very inteligent person.. Would love it, if he was able to make it through the early primary seasons and force his way onto the stage with the big whig Republicans like McCain and Giuliani.. Make them stand up for what they have done..

Especialy McCain,, man that guy bugs the crap out of me..He has Manchurian Candidate written all over him.

Robert NW Ohio
"The freedom tree is watered by the blood of both patriots and tyrants alike".........."time to water the tree"..Authors Unkn

MONEY IS NOT THE PURVIEW OF THE SOVEREIGN OR THE BANKING ELITES.... MONEY BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE...FREE THE MONEY!! Member for 4 years and 3 months :) :)

Action Required

So is he officially running or still just exploring? I feel that we must urgently do everything we can to make sure Dr. Paul becomes fully committed to the race, and immediate focus should be put on winning the primary.

I think I was first introduced to Ron Paul via the documentary "Fiat Empire" about the Federal Reserve and the dollar. This documentary is available for free on the net:

http://www.mecfilms.com/fiat/

Anyway, congressman Ron Paul appears in that documentary, and I thought "WOW - you mean there is actually a politician out there that really GETS IT?" So I did some more research about Ron Paul, and the more I read about him, and his actual speeches - the more I REALLY like this guy. He is the ONLY fiscally conservative politician I know of, and as you know we have not had a fiscally conservative president in probably over 100 years. This guy is serious about smaller government, adhering to the constitution, free trade, and cutting off government waste. Some call him the "non-crazy Ross Perot". Well I never thought Ross was crazy, but I think of Ron Paul as the Ross Perot who can actually win!

Anyway - I think we (by we I mean anyone who actually cares about this country and the direction we are headed especially as it relates to the destruction of the dollar) need to be out there doing everything we can to ensure Dr. Paul not only gets INTO the primaries, but wins them. If this is going to happen its ONLY going to happen at a grass roots level. We need to get the word out in a major way, and we need to start acting immediately. I've been doing what I can recently to get the word out and hope you will join me in doing whatever you can! I wholeheartedly believe in the power of the internet and this could be the first presidential campaign where that really makes a difference. I also believe that if Ron Paul wins the primary he will win the presidency because I know Independents, Democrats, Republicans, and Libertarians that will vote for him and this country is NOT going to be better off with Hillary or McCain! We need to dismiss the same old same old politician types and elect someone with integrity who thinks independently and believes in a true constitutional government.

Perhaps it would be a good idea to come up with a form letter that people could use as a basis for emailing their friends and family informing them about Dr. Paul. Of course many of us already know exactly what to say, but anything to make it easier for other people to get the word out should help. Actually multiple form letters for different audiences should be created (for example perhaps a more general version that doesn't talk so much about monetary policy or fiat currency would be appropriate for people that have no clue about such things, it might also be good to have a form letter targeted at different political affiliations like Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Libertarians, etc.). Maybe we could even use "Wiki" technology to create these form letters as a group effort?

Most people probably don't know who Ron Paul is, and that will work against him, but with the power of the internet we can change all of that. I would love to know that 80% or more of all Americans got an email describing Ron Paul, who he is, what he stands for, and why you should support him. I really believe that most Americans don't want another Clinton or McCain - but its up to us to give Americans a REAL choice!

-Gordo

Am I the only one who feels

Am I the only one who feels the ticking of the clock banging away like gongs?? I sent a rather urgent message to his campaign people, asking what the hell they are doing. THEY HAVE TO GET INTO THIS FIGHT!!

Time is ticking away, and everything is against him now. The shortened primary season, the locking out of his name from any mainstream source, etc ,etc..

He has to announce now or he mine as well forget about it. The fight will be over soon, and I'd for one like to at least get a few shots off before it's over..

Robert NW Ohio
"The freedom tree is watered by the blood of both patriots and tyrants alike".........."time to water the tree"..Authors Unkn

MONEY IS NOT THE PURVIEW OF THE SOVEREIGN OR THE BANKING ELITES.... MONEY BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE...FREE THE MONEY!! Member for 4 years and 3 months :) :)