24 votes

Nebraska Convention Delegates biggest concern.

As a county delegate to the convention I respected and demanded that the rules were followed. The rules were followed as enumerated in the "2012 State Convention Proposed Rules." We guarded the ballot boxes, we observed the count, we used machines that have provided fair counts in the past and do not justify the ultra paranoid software hackers theory. Trust me I have been an IT professional for over 32 years. These contraptions only see blacked vs un-blacked ovals on the ballot. No secret software was injected into the equation. Nebraska used simple readers and were visually supervised.

The simple fact of the vote was that we did not have the delegates in place. This has been stated in many posts. It was going to take an exceptional coincidence of things to occur for Nebraska Liberty minded folks to win.

However, nowhere in the rules numbered 1 through 14 were there any ballot construction guidelines.
The ballot in my opinion was slanted dramatically. At the top of the ballot was a framed box that stated "it" (the nominees in this area) was the Romeny slate. This framed box contained the names of those fully vetted to support "the agenda" of Mitt Romney.

Below this, was a random listing of the others wishing to seek the support of the voter.

I would not scoff at this under normal circumstances, but sitting behind me two rows was an older gentleman of about 75-80 years of age and overheard the assistant to the Sergeant of Arms instructing him concerning his ballot.

He explicitly said to this older gentleman that "if you support Mitt Romney you need only to vote for the candidates in the top box, the rest are other supporters" This occurred during the "National Convention Delegates by Congressional District" election.

For me this is unacceptable. What should I have done at this point?

36 votes

Americans Will Work More than 6 Months to Pay Cost of Gov't in 2012

This year, Americans have to work until July 15 to pay for the burden of government, more than six months.

In a new report, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) has calculated that Americans will spend a total of 197 days toiling to pay for the cost of government.

"Cost of Government Day is the date of the calendar year on which the average American worker has earned enough gross income to pay off his or her share of the spending and regulatory burden imposed by government at the federal, state and local levels," reads the report.

MORE:

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/americans-will-work-more-6-m...

196 votes

Winning is Only Achievable Once We Stop Living in Fear

There is only one thing that is keeping us from achieving our freedom once again in this country and it can be described with only one simple word: Fear.

15 votes

Poll: Fewer young people plan to vote this November

"Unlike in 2004 and 2008, when young voters flocked to the polls to vote for their favorite candidates, only 58 percent of young ages 18 to 29 say they are “definitely likely” to vote this fall — a 10-point reduction from June 2008."

http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/14/poll-fewer-young-people-pl...

192 votes

Open Letter to Ron Paul, Re: National Delegate E-Mail

Dear Dr. Paul,

I am writing in response to the email sent out by your campaign to the national delegates and alternates.

I am a national delegate from Nevada.

I was sent to the Republican National Convention by the people of our state to vote for you, sir. I answer to those people who voted for me at our state convention. I don't answer to the Republican Party or to any political campaign. Just as you sir, stood firm and represented the people in your district for thirty years without once compromising your principles, so I intend to do my duty representing my state at the RNC, God-willing.

Your supporters have elected National Delegates from all over the country, and they are heading to Tampa to fight for you – because you have become the face of the movement for freedom and liberty in this country. As you have often said, the principles we are fighting for are greater than any one man. They are greater than any of us. So many have stood up for these principles; so many throughout history have made the ultimate sacrifice in this battle. In comparison, fighting for these great principles at a political convention does not seem like much to ask.

Your email says that you only have three hundred delegates going to the national convention. However, the question of how many delegates each candidate has can only be really answered at the Convention in Tampa. Until then, all numbers are speculation. In previous emails, your campaign has hinted at many more that three hundred. Again, no one will know the real delegate count until that roll call vote.

-28 votes

Nebraska Delegate Count Video: Paul 2, Romney 30.

District RP-2 MR-7

At large- RP-0 MR-23

Link below at 37:30 Chair calls at large winners.

http://www.ustream.tv/rec...



Video streaming by Ustream

35 votes

Doug Wead: All Eyes on Nebraska

All eyes are on Grand Island, Nebraska today. Will it be a Soviet style fraud? Or will it be a real convention? Today’s event will be telling. It will provide clues on what to expect at the Republican National Convention in Tampa next month.

136 votes

Attention Fellow National Delegates

Let me preface this by saying that my statements below might be a bit too strong for some, and if that is case for you I would advice you just to not pay attention to my statements, thank you.

My fellow Ron Paul National Delegates, I believe it is time we take off the rose colored glasses and accept the reality that the RNC doesn't give a crap about us, in fact we are to them nothing more than little buzzing gnats ruining their party.

If we really do stand for the principles of liberty, then we have to stop acting like we are going to some type of tea party in Tampa (not the movement but in the British since) and instead realize we are going into the arena of battle.

The fact of the reality is that the majority of the people at the RNC are not going to welcome us with open arms. The fact of the reality is that some of us going might not be seated. The fact of the reality is that everything is going to be done to make sure our voices aren't heard.

With less than forty five days until the opening of the Convention I believe we have to stop trying to do all these "stealth" operations to make sure our voices are votes are heard and instead take as much time as we can to strengthen our convictions of liberty.

Next week I am going to be taking a "patriotic pilgrimage." I am taking the train from Maine down to Philadelphia so that I can visit Independence Hall.

-107 votes

Just received an e-mail from Ron Paul... thoughts?

[ Also posted here: http://www.dailypaul.com/244504/did-you-get-this-where-we-st... ]

Dear James,

Just last week, I sent you an email letting you know my staff would be following up with you shortly to tell you everything you need to know about our plans for the Republican National Convention.

My staff has been busy burning up the phone lines, so many of you may have already heard from them.

But because this email is so important, I wanted it to come directly from me.

For several weeks now, I’ve been up front about the fact that Mitt Romney has obtained enough delegates to secure the Republican nomination.

That fact hasn’t changed - and it’s not going to change.

31 votes

Judge Andrew Napolitano Praises Gary Johnson

The following is from a transcript of of an audio recording of Judge Andrew Naplitano's presentation at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas on Thursday (12 July 2012) afternoon. His presentation was entitled “A Government of Waste and Lawlessness.” Here are the comments he made regarding Libertarian Presidential nominee Gary Johnson:

34:30: “I’m going to really go off script for a minute. . . .

There’s really no script; there’s just a note telling me I’m talking too long.

(Laughter.)

There is a person in this room, who I must invite to the attention of everyone, because he has the courage to stand in front of the establishment and say, “Enough is enough!”

Whether he wins or loses in his latest quest to set you free, he is a figure of historical significance and profound contemporary interest. He was once called, “Governor No!” when he said to the legislature of his state, “You are not going to interfere with commercial transactions that are voluntarily entered into.”

Maybe . . . who knows . . . after this campaign, or the next one, he might be in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Former New Mexico Governor, whose sandal straps I am unworthy to fasten, who will speak here tomorrow (sic) at 10:30, Governor Gary Johnson.

(Gary stands, applause.)

That’s what we should be doing. Challenging the establishment, reminding them that there is a Constitution and a Declaration of Independence that put restrictions on the government.”

77 votes

The Things We Know, Yet Refuse to Admit: Our Presidents Are Hand-Picked Puppets (Eerily Similar 1964 Book)

We’ve all thought about it. We’ve all referenced it. And the evidence is overwhelming. All U.S. Presidents are manipulated marionettes tied to strangling strings of secret societies and egregious elitist kingmakers. Groomed and bloomed, our Presidents are either grown or hand-picked early in their careers. Mountains are moved, seas are parted, and skies are cleared by the kingmakers for their anointed candidates. The think tanks start thinking, the media dis-information machines start manipulating, muscle men start muscling, and useful idiots get used, all to keep the gravy train going the wrong direction down the track to nowhere.

The primary season of 2012 has all but anointed former Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney as the nominee for the Republican Party ticket to challenge President Obama. This would be a good time to note that the kingmakers will always try to anoint the most controllable candidate on both sides of the isle and then convince the masses that the strongest, most obvious candidates are “unelectable”. They don’t really care who wins, as long as both candidates will progress their gravy train domestic agenda and foreign policy of dollars or doom for dictators so that the banking elite can facilitate all those transactions worth TRILLIONS. The kingmakers’ well greased machines then start pounding the pavement, airwaves, and blog-o-spheres with phrases like, “I like Ron Paul, but he can’t win.” Or, “We must unite around Mitt Romney to beat Obama.” Or, “Mitt Romney has the best chance to beat Obama.” Or my personal favorite, “Mitt Romney saved the Olympics.”

This essay is aimed at all Republican National Delegates that will listen and have the courage to join forces in objecting to the current plot to anoint Mitt Romney as our party’s nominee by the same execrable interests that control the Democrats and virtually all aspects of our political and economic system. You are being told we have to unite to beat President Obama, but the person we’re supposed to unite behind cannot win. Mitt Romney, like previously anointed John McCain, cannot and will not beat President Barack Hussein Obama. Please, for the love of all that is good in this world, consider forming a coalition to restore our Republican Party back to its roots of limited government and liberty for all by nominating a true Constitutional Republican at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL this August 27th thru the 30th.

96 votes

Video Update: Ron Paul on Cavuto 7/13/12

Teaser was RP discussing Mitt's VP pick (Rice) saying he didn't think his supporters would like that very much. Video:

http://youtu.be/Wcc5awRrKpM

58 votes

Isn't it strange to think that we're funding our own loss of freedoms?

I mean at the end of the day, we're the ones paying the politicians' salary... Sure, the Fed can just print the money out of thin air to finance our massive government, but our tax money helps slow down their inflation and keeps the system going for longer... Just a thought.

Anyway, back to work so I can fund my government!

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