My friend the Constitutional Cat (one of them at least - you've heard their music) writes:
"I think its important that we represent that we are out of the "Internet Box" that they are trying to put us in. We need to put some fear into the press at this point. They want to contain us on "the Internet" like we are some little subculture. We will not be undermined. We are THEY! We are the Conspiracy of Good, ready to bring the Constitution back to the United States.
Great news from Kansas City...standing ovations...huge crowd...and KC
Meet-up had 700 enthusiastic folks out. Am sure the KC people will be sending their first hand info, but this is from the Ron Paul main site. (Be sure to look at the pictures!)
John Stossel tells us:
Among some of the points made in this 5 minute piece:
How a Three-Word Mantra Has Undermined America
By Zbigniew Brzezinski
The Washington Post
Sunday, March 25, 2007; Page B01
The "war on terror" has created a culture of fear in America. The Bush administration's elevation of these three words into a national mantra since the horrific events of 9/11 has had a pernicious impact on American democracy, on America's psyche and on U.S. standing in the world. Using this phrase has actually undermined our ability to effectively confront the real challenges we face from fanatics who may use terrorism against us.
I don't want anyone to take offense at this little 30 second video - it is all in good fun. As far as I'm concerned the punch lined could be
I received this great email tonight from Colin Elliott who is a musician in a band:
I'm 24 and a huge fan of Ron Paul in Eugene, Oregon. This song has been popular locally whenever my band plays it. I never thought of submitting it to you, but I think it has a relevant message in light of Dr. Paul's campaign. It's about the Federal Reserve and called "Kings of Fiat".
We have to remember that it was the final separation of the dollar from gold that caused Dr. Paul to enter congress in the first place. The song discusses the nature of the Fed, everything from its shady history to the idea that we, the people, need to be doing all we can to fight it. The Fed's ability to print money out of thin air is the reason we have the runaway entitlement spending and military adventurism we do. It all goes back to them. Thank goodness Ron Paul is brave enough to fight them!
It may seem impossible to write a coherent song about monetary policy - but it has been done! People hear this song and actually listen to the words - they get very excited. Anyway, here is a YouTube of it being played live and the album version which was recorded a few months ago. I hope you enjoy it.
This is the currency, the specie which you trade
It bears the name of those who fund this masquerade
It's not worth a thing!
For me or for you
There was a simple time when this a receipt
It was backed by gold and valuable but now it's just deceit
Trade it in for liberty
Stop the Fed and be set free
One of the most disturbing items in recent news is the US posturing toward Iran and threats of US using nuclear power. Here is what Dr, Paul said yesterday on the floor of the house:
That is the voice of reason I want speaking for me. Here is H.ConRes21, who introduced it and who has signed on to it at this point. Interesting to note the dates by names.
â€œPlans are afoot for a great expansion of the hemp industry.â€ So proclaimed the Department of Agriculture in its rousing 1942 movie, â€œHemp for Victoryâ€, which urged farmers to rally to the cause.
I just got off the phone with John NorthdurftÂ of fairtax.org and he has reported that the Americans for Fair Tax has sent a letter to the Iowans for Tax Relief, Attn: Mr. Ed Failor stating that they believe all candidates should be invited to the Iowa Forum.
Mr. Northdurft said that they will not pull out of the forum because they believe the answers the candidates will give are important to the members of FairTax.
Ted Bodine sent me the following message:
I recently got my "letter to the editor" published in the Chicago Sun-Times, and they even put a medium sized picture of Ron Paul next to the letter. I was very pleased to learn of this. The link to my letter can be found here.
I just thought you guys might want to know! I view this as a decent breakthrough in getting attention from major publications.
By THOMAS BEAUMONT
DES MOINES REGISTER STAFF WRITER
June 21, 2007
The decision by a tax watchdog group in Iowa to keep some presidential candidates from attending its political forum in Des Moines next week has led to a barrage of angry responses from supporters of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, one of the Republicans seeking the GOP nomination.
Paul, a Texas congressman, will not be among the six GOP candidates scheduled to speak at the June 30 event in Des Moines. The forum at Hy-Vee Hall is jointly sponsored by the Iowa Christian Alliance.
Officials of Iowans for Tax Relief said the decision not to invite Paul had to do with his scant campaign organization in the state and his low ranking in Iowa polls.
Participating in the event will be former governors Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin, along with U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas and U.S. Reps. Duncan Hunter of California and Tom Tancredo of Colorado.
But Paul - like John Cox and Mark Klein, two other Republican candidates - was not invited because the invitations only went to those candidates who are "credible," said Ed Failor Jr., vice president of Iowans for Tax Relief.
I was dismayed to hear a Democrat strategist who was being interviewed on Wednesday night's O'Reilly Factor say that there was "no anti-war candidate on the Republican side."
This my friends is a blatant form of censorship. Certainly someone calling herself a Democrat strategist who is called on to speak on national TV, cannot be that ignorant of the facts.
Sadly, we have seen some questionable behavior in both the mainstream media and with certain individuals in Dr. Paul's own party who have tried to exclude Ron Paul from debates, forums, and polls.
I was probably one of many folks who called Krishna Consulting and spoke to Mr. Gopal Krishna. He was polite and took time to speak with me in a lengthy conversation. The motivation of sponsoring this forum, according to Mr. Gopal, is that their group can be in on asking questions of the candidates with the goal of exposing any weaknesses in a candidates position on the major issues.