I just got this email from the TX State GOP:
"The Republican Party of Texas is pleased to announce that we have confirmed Texas Congressman Ron Paul as one of our featured speakers at the 2012 Texas GOP Convention. Congressman Paul will be leading a breakout session for Convention attendees entitled "Uniting Republicans and Balancing the Federal Budget" on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena.
State Chairman Steve Munisteri stated, "I am very pleased that we have been able to confirm Congressman Paul's appearance at our State Convention. His breakout session will undoubtedly be one of the most highly attended special events during the three-day Convention and I know many of our delegates will be interested in hearing about his principled approach to shrinking the size of our federal government from such a major national figure in our Party. His breakout session will be open to all credentialed attendees in the main convention arena. Additionally, I'd like to thank RPT Chairman's Circle member Donald Huffines for his help in confirming Congressman Paul's appearance at the 2012 Texas GOP convention and the coordination of this event.""
We finished installing a lot of the graphics last night, here are some pics. It is tight in our shop so I did my best as far as the pics go.
There is still more room on the truck for more names, wink wink.
If anyone can help out before tomorrow, that would be soooo awesome.
RON PAUL - A New Hope - Classic
Congressman Ron Paul is the leading advocate for freedom in our nation's capital. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dr. Paul tirelessly works for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies. He is known among his congressional colleagues and his constituents for his consistent voting record. Dr. Paul never votes for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution. In the words of former Treasury Secretary William Simon, Dr. Paul is the "one exception to the Gang of 535" on Capitol Hill. He makes it clear that his principles will never be compromised, and they never are."
Maine could be THE model of how to WIN at ANY state convention!
We Won Maine with a 100% sweep!
We elected a Ron Paul Convention Chair.
We elected a Ron Paul Convention Secretary.
We elected a Ron Paul State Committee Man and Woman.
We elected 2 Ron Paul National Electors.
The total Delegates for Maine is 24. We can elect 21 and we did that.
Every Delegate for Maine to Tampa is a Ron Paul Delegate.
Every Alternate Delegate for Maine to Tampa is a Ron Paul Delegate.
"We even took a decisive share of the State Republican Committee for Ron Paul supporters. Now WE are in the driver's seat of the Maine Republican Party." - Eric Brakey
Received in an email:
"The Republican party of Texas is pleased to announce that we have confirmed Texas Congressman Ron Paul is one of our featured speakers at the 2012 Texas GOP convention on Thursday June 7th."
Hoping to soon pass committee and make it to the house is HCR 107, a bill threatening the possibility of the impeachment of the President of the United States for high crimes and misdemeanors, now thrust into the spotlight.
This will be short.
I'm sorry for all of you that gave up on Dr. Paul during the homestretch. I'm sorry that many of you chose to fight amongst yourselves rather than stay unified against these phony politicians. I'm sorry that many of you are becoming complacent and are accepting defeat. I'm sorry that so many of you feel like NOW is the time to skip the last money bomb that Ron Paul may ever have. I'm sorry that many of you feel like you know how to run Paul's campaign better than he does, and you have apparently forgotten that this is the man you wanted as commander in chief...as the leader of our country.
This man can lead a country, I am sure. This man can lead a campaign for the presidency. I'm sorry that so many of you lost your faith in this unwavering statesman because the media finally beat you down.
Freedom won a little elbow room today as the part of the NDAA which gave the government authorization to arrest and detain in an undisclosed location, anyone that supports terrorism, terrorist groups, or voices out against the government.
According to the judge, the wording was too vague to understand precisely what that part of the Act meant.
This is a victory for the Constitution, especially the 1st and 4th Amendments!!! We are changing the system, in baby steps, but it is happening!!
http://youtu.be/rJYCx6eQRWI -please share this video.
I got right through to the governor's office in Oklahoma and spoke with someone who was courteous enough. I tried to let the Oklahoma governor know how much patriots who love their country and Constitution do not take kindly to the perilous times we and our families find ourselves in, being taken lightly. If the governor doesn't understand what is really going on in the country, at the very least the cause of liberty shouldn't be addressed mockingly.
What I failed to do was to ask why the governor made such a statement. If anyone with a peaceable spirit does better please share what you find out.
Regarding unbound candidates to the national convention:
Ben Swann WXIX
"You all have probably seen the response to my response by the blogger who is attempting to explain the unbound delegate situation and why state rules would still apply. He has emailed me directly and there are two points he wants to make. I believe these are vaild points and I am posting my entire reply here."
"Thanks for reaching out. I think you make some very strong points including the issue of how this would affect those who have won state leadership positions. They may not want to compromise the effectiveness of reshaping the party in the long-term for a short term vote that may not translate into a nomination.
The House voted down the Smith-Amash amendment on Friday by a vote of 182-238.
Here's the roll call vote:
The House will be voting on amendments to the 2013 NDAA bill TODAY.
The Smith-Amash amendment explicitly bans indefinite detention and military commissions from the US and repeals section 1022 from the 2012 NDAA. The amendment also guarantees that persons arrested on U.S. soil under the Afghanistan AUMF or the NDAA will be charged for their alleged wrongdoing and will receive a fair trial.
This is great...he's shakin' in his boots. He's doing the only thing that's left to try and that's boasting from a soapbox.
What comes after Banana Republic? Because America is it - after last week Facebook co-founder, and native Brazilian, Eduardo Saverin announced he would denounce his US citizenship, America has decided to make it virtually illegal to denounce one's citizenship in what can only be classified as the dumbest proposed law in recent history: meet the Ex-PATRIOT Act (Expatriation Prevention by Abolishing Tax-Related Incentives for Offshore Tenancy) proposed by Chick Schumer and Bob Casey. One wonders just how much taxpayer money was spent to pay naming consultants to come up with this witty acronym for a law that can only be classified as utter idiocy. Here is our suggestion for the follow up law: The "GULAG" Act: Get Ur Laughable Asses Gone (although we are open to any other non-taxpayer funded acronym suggestions).
TPP secretly cracking downon Internet freedoms?
Published on May 16, 2012 by RTAmerica
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an international trade agreement between nine countries and not a lot of people have heard of it. Behind closed doors the TPP makes decisions that could affect the cost of medication in America, copyright infringement laws and even impede net neutrality. So why should we care about TPP? Maira Sutton, intellectual property coordinator for EFF, joins [host Abby Martin] to shine some light on the TPP.