It is often said that a convert to a cause is more fervent than those born to it. That is probably true about me and my "conversion" as an immigrant to this great country.
In that spirit of passionate desire for my adoptive land to become everything it was meant to be, may I humbly suggest, America, that Ron Paul is Your Man.
Just a few years ago, I was excited to follow Obama's success in the hope that he would undo the worst of the un-American shenanigans of the Bush administration, including the abrogation of rights of American citizens, the killing of citizens of lands that don't threaten us and the wholesale transfer of wealth from those that create it and play by the rules to those that do neither of those two things.
Perhaps I was a little caught up in the excitement, but my intentions were good.
As it has turned out, in most things that matter, Obama is not even Bush-lite: he's more like Bush-plus. I'm not questioning his moral intent, but simply looking around me at new wars, continuation of laws that remove Americans' basic rights, mass transfer of wealth from the working man to the large subsidized groups, including financial corporations and unions, that fund the old political game.
By Patrick McEwen | Capital Free Press
February 13, 2012
Now that we have results in from Maine, I’m revisiting my list of the 10 states that Ron Paul is most likely to win. The biggest thing that has changed is that if Ron Paul has a chance to win any state, I now believe that state is going to be North Dakota and I don’t think there is a close second. Notice that I said state and not territory. So few people participate in the caucuses in places like Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands that I frankly don’t have the slightest idea how to go about analyzing his chances there.
There are several reasons why a state might be more favorable to Ron Paul than others and North Dakota fits the profile of almost all of them.
Continue reading at the Capital Free Press
Campaign spokesmen for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul said they will file by Tuesday's deadline. Fellow Republicans Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have already filed their nominating petitions, as has President Barack Obama.
I just found this on Youtube. The Judge's final word on Freedom Watch.
As the father of three daughters and husband to a tolerant wife, the day before Valentine's Day is a critical one for my continued domestic happiness. Failure is not an option! Therefore, during lunch today, I journeyed to the nearest drugstore for cards and candy.
Elbowing aside the horde of other fathers, I succeeded in finding all four cards. From the card aisle I moved on to candy, and collected three identical heart-shaped boxes (which should minimize disagreements among the daughters) and the larger one for my bride. Being the lunch hour, there was of course a line, and I was at the end of it to check out. It's a good thing, since I'm not exactly quick when I start speaking, but today I got a surprise...
After ringing up my purchase, and scanning my discount card, I swiped the card machine, hit "cancel" when it asked for my PIN, and prepared to make my debit transaction a credit one with my signature. I jokingly pointed out to the woman - of roughly my early 40's age - that we could both remember a time when all transactions with a card required a signature. For some reason, she began to point out how our freedoms are disappearing and that she was upset by this. She said she might just become Amish, and then said they were getting persecuted as well.
How stunning is this conversation, I thought! Here is someone I have never met, running the checkout counter at the drugstore, talking about civil liberties! She then floored me by pointing out her friends in California who were raided for raw milk, had their food stores confiscated, their seeds taken, and even their cash. She was visibly upset by this, as we all should be. I told her there was one person who was running for office to fix all of this - and she immediately answered "Ron Paul".
by Ralph Benko | Forbes
Who stands in opposition to “the [central] bank of the United States, public debt, a navy, a standing army, American manufacturing, federally funded improvement of the interior, the role of a world power, military glory, an extensive foreign ministry, loose construction of the Constitution, and subordination of the states to the federal government”? Hint, these words were not written about Rep. Ron Paul.
This is Garry Wills’s description of Thomas Jefferson. The elite political class looked with disdain, and now looks with a certain measure of bemusement, upon Dr. Paul. Paul represents the re-emergence of a great American tradition. That tradition reawakens in the person of Ron Paul, who has a fair claim to be our era’s Thomas Jefferson. As Jefferson’s heir he commands deep respect if not always (as in the case of this Supply Side, Hamiltonian, writer) complete fealty.
One of the keys to America’s greatness is how George Washington was able to harness both the great centralizing, industrializing forces represented by Alexander Hamilton together with the great decentralizing, Arcadian forces represented by Thomas Jefferson. Hamilton’s positions prevailed, tilting America toward a stronger central government. Jefferson, affectionately enshrined in our national memory, has a Memorial. As for Hamilton, “Reader, if you seek his monument, look around you.”
The Hamiltonian version of America is ascendant. Yet the Jeffersonian streak of subsidiarity lives on, is essential to America’s identity and greatness, and is a rising force. It has found its most powerful exponent since, at least, Goldwater in the person of Ron Paul.
Continue reading at: Forbes
The following are quotes taken from a Maine Blog, where there are many eyewitness accounts of the vote total not being correct in their caucus results that were reported from Maine GOP, please follow the links to see many more...
"I'm not sure how acurate the announced count is in reality. My town had 4 votes: 2 Santorum, 1 Romney and 1 other (that was me). Yet the tally in the state news release shows only 3 votes: 2 Santorum, 1 Romney and claimsthere were zero other. And I know for fact the state got our total because I was the one who called it into Michelle from the caucus. I wonder how accurate these counts were for other towns, based on the evidence of the announced tally for my town." #19
"After reviewing the totals, I know of at least one error in my town. I wrote in the name of someone other than Romney, Paul, Santorum or Gingrich - and the totals for "other" in my town show 0. I know for a fact that there was at least one "other" vote, because I cast it."
"Matt Deckers of Franklin, a volunteer for the Republican Party, carries a Ron Paul sign out of Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast after a countywide caucus on Feb. 4. Paul won the event by a small margin, but the results were not included in statewide tallies."
Since it looks like the topic may be a recurring theme for us, we may do well to understand the difference between voter fraud and election fraud.
When you hear "We have no reason to believe that voter fraud in (Maine, Nevada etc) had any affect on the outcome", it may be true ...election fraud though, now thats a whole different subject.
Voter fraud involves individual voters. Illegal immigrants voting or registered voters voting more than once are both examples of voter fraud.
Election fraud involves candidates and/or parties trying to illegally influence the outcome of an election. This kind of fraud can include ballot stuffing, manipulating results, voter suppression and disenfranchisement.
This is the kind of fraud we are most concerned about.
Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 2/13/12: The Latest Obamacare Overreach
The guy is awesome
RP Supporter Chairman of Belfast Maine Caucus Calls State GOP to Confirm Vote Tally, result "not even close" to the actual vote!Submitted by GCN3030 on Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:59
Saw these comments in another thread, they deserve their own post...
Possible eyewitness confirmation of vote fraud:
I just called the Maine GOP
Submitted by MattMcDonald on Mon, 02/13/2012 - 12:05.
I served as the Chairman of my Caucus in Belfast and I just called the State office to make sure they had the numbers from Belfast and the number they had wasn't not even close to the actually vote [sic]. They said that Romney won, when in fact Ron Paul won.
This is happening all over Maine.
what I did
Submitted by MattMcDonald on Mon, 02/13/2012 - 16:37.
What I did was give her the right numbers, and then called the Vice-Chairperson of my caucus to let her know what happened. The person at the Maine GOP office didn't sound really interested in what I had to say until I told her that we publicly counted the ballots in our caucus, then her ears perked up.
I typed this up after a family member told me he was leaning towards Santorum (he listens to talk radio). Feel free to use it with your own family, friends, etc.
Rick Santorum helped bring about the fiscal calamity that is destroying the United States. He was, and is, as much a part of the problem as Obama and the Democrats. Ron Paul, meanwhile, was and remains the lone, consistent voice of opposition to the big-spending, government-expanding schemes of both Republicans and Democrats. Santorum's path has led the country to ruin. If Dr. Paul's prescription had been followed, all of this could have been avoided. Here is the record.
As a U.S. Senator, Rick Santorum voted to raise the debt ceiling
FIVE SIX TIMES. Ron Paul has opposed EVERY debt ceiling increase, and has NEVER voted for an unbalanced budget or tax increase.
Santorum voted to DOUBLE the size of the U.S. Department of Education. Ron Paul has always advocated ABOLISHING the Department of Education, as Ronald Reagan promised but never succeeded in doing.
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GLENS FALLS -- Local supporters of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul will hold a rally from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Centennial Circle roundabout in downtown Glens Falls.
"It's nothing really organized. It's all grassroots, some people trying to show some support,"...
I wrote a letter to the editor of my local paper on Friday (2/10/12) to promote a sign wave for Ron Paul. This morning I found a reply from the paper in my inbox. They have to verify that letters are from actual people, which makes sense to me. I verified that I did indeed write the letter and I was in fact a real person.
A few hours later I got a call from a reporter at the paper and he started asking me questions. His first question was "What is your position within the campaign". I paused of course and then he quickly asked, "What I mean is what is your title within the campaign". I laughed and told him that I was just a regular guy trying to help. He asked me several more follow up questions and then the call was over. I was in my glory. My letter would was going to make the newspaper!
An hour later my brother is calling and texting me because this went out on the Post-Star's Twitter feed... It wasn't my actual letter to the editor but the event is getting way more exposure now!
PS If you haven't written a letter to your local paper maybe you should think about it...