Letter from David W Hedrick:
I appreciate you support. I have been slammed since this whole thing started. I had no idea this would happen when I stood up at the town hall. I initially ignored this whole thing, even though I heard myself all over local radio. I put the video on youtube (first time I have ever put anything on youtube) to inspire my friends and family to get out there and do the same thing. 24 hrs later, Fox news was on the phone. I still don't know how they got my unlisted number.
While I have been very interested in politics since a young age, I never intended to run for national office. To be honest, the job doesn't sound like fun and Congressmen spend far to long away from their families. I would not have considered myself electable since I am very good at saying what I believe is the truth. This is generally not what people want to hear. They prefer elected officials who lie and tell them how much free stuff they are going to get.
That being said, I did take an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Brian Baird refuses to honor that oath, so I must attempt to remove him from his privileged seat of power. Because of the success of this video, I may have a real shot at dethroning him.
In the last election Brian Baird raised over $750,000. His opponent raised about $60,000. Brian Baird's war chest was almost entirely from special interests. On the Daily Paul forum, I am sure you all know how this works. You support Brian Baird and he will support your cause or business. With taxpayer dollars of course.
I have to take off for work now, (I'm an accountant by the way) but I will get into more specifics at a later date. I do want to make it clear, that I support the Constitution as written and not how anyone wishes it had been written.
I hope I can count on your support.
Alan Grayson and Ron Paul: Progressive Democrat, libertarian Republican promote Fed audit bill
By Mark K. Matthews Washington Bureau
4:03 p.m. CDT, September 25, 2009
WASHINGTON - A measure backed by one of Washington's oddest couples — libertarian Republican Ron Paul of Texas and self-styled progressive Democrat Alan Grayson of Orlando — took another step toward becoming law Friday.
Legislation that would allow a congressional audit of the Federal Reserve — the secretive central bank with authority over interest rates and the nation's money supply — won support from a dozen members of the House Financial Services committee, including its influential chairman, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts.
Their backing adds significant weight to a plan that has struggled to gain legitimacy since Paul, a Republican presidential candidate last year, first suggested it more than 25 years ago. And it bolsters the reputation of Grayson, a freshman member who has championed the audit for months.
"One way or another, it's going to get out of the committee this year, possibly by next month," said Grayson, who has made a name for himself by grilling financial officials in past hearings about how the Fed dispensed hundreds of billions of dollars during the 2008-09 banking crisis.
Under the legislation, which now has nearly 300 co-sponsors in the House, the Fed would be subject to a detailed audit by the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress that examines how government agencies spend taxpayer dollars.
Current guidelines allow the GAO to audit some of the Fed's activities, but it is generally prohibited from examining the central bank's monetary-policy decisions and transactions with foreign banks and governments, according to a Federal Reserve statement.
Paul has argued for years that the Fed concentrates too much control of the economy in the hands of too few people whose broad authority is independent of both Congress and the executive branch. Grayson has homed in on how the Fed distributed $700 billion during the banking crisis, arguing that the agency should be forced to account for the billions it gave to huge domestic and foreign financial institutions.
September 26, 2009 at 2:45 pm | by: Allison Bricker
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) hosted a student town hall featuring Representatives Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Ron Paul of Texas this past Friday at Northrop Auditorium located on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Both Congressional
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Ron Paul September 24, 2009 MSNBC
"When you let people do whatever they want, you get Woodstock. When you let governments do whatever they want, you get Auschwitz."
Freedom Lovers, Free State Project participants and Pro-Marijuana advocates have been gathering daily for the past week, each day at 4:20 p.m. to smoke marijuana (and peppermint cloves to confuse the police, lol) in protest of the war on drugs.
So far only two arrests have been made, despite hundreds of people smoking marijuana.
Here's the Keene Sentinel's article about yesterday's Protest:
By By Nicole Strittmater • Stevens Point Journal
September 26, 2009
During the 2007-08 presidential campaign, two local men did all they could to support Ron Paul.
Even though the Congressman from Texas did not win, Chris Rye of Hancock and Corey Kealiher of Stevens Point were baffled by the unique grass-roots movement Paul inspired.
Rye, 37, and Kealiher, 30, spent the last year traveling the country, interviewing people involved with the Texas congressman's campaign and producing a documentary, For Liberty: How the Ron Paul Revolution Watered the Withered Tree of Liberty, which was released this week.
These two small-town men knew there would be some interest in their film, but they never imagined the nationwide interest they're receiving.
More than 1,000 copies were pre-ordered; they are swamped with interview requests; well-known authors, such as political writer Tom Woods, are promoting the film, and screenings are happening across the country.
Continue at the Stevens Point Journal
It was the End the Fed / No more Bailouts - Ron Paul for Sec. of Treasury bumber sticker.
Some jerk called the cops on my wife and 5 year old son today in our small town of about 2600. They had gone to town to get a battery for my sons remote control truck. They parked in the shade (was in the mid to upper 70's) and left our 6 month old choco lab pup in the car w/ a bone and all the windows cracked. They walked in the hobby shop (never busy there) found the battery, paid and 6 minutes later walked out to find a county sheriff waiting for them. Some @$$ had called 911 and said (LIED) that the dog had been left in the car for an hour or more! (I was home when they left and they came back in 15 minutes!) The sheriff asked how long the dog had been left in the vehicle. My wife answered about 5 or 6 minutes. He asked if it have a bowl of water. She said no, it would have spilled it in the first minute or two, but she did have a bowl and water in a container to give it if need be. The dog was on the seat chewing away on her bone when the officer looked in, she was wagging her tail and had not barked, whined or anything when my wife and son were in the store. He told her what the caller had said and then said "Nice Ron Paul Sticker... Have a nice day."
Must listen..... Gold, silver.... inflation, deflation.. social unrest...
Their silence is deafening and speaks volumes about their neo-con views. But how much longer can they hide from the truth?
RJ Harris gave an insightful interview over at The Humble Libertarian. Check it out. This guy knows the Constitution.
By Pat Doyle, Star Tribune
September 25, 2009
If you think speeches attacking the U.S. Federal Reserve couldn't excite a Friday night crowd on a college campus, think again.
About 2,000 people -- students and older adults who were in the majority -- filled Northrop Auditorium at the University of Minnesota to cheer libertarian Rep. Ron Paul, a Texas Republican, as he joined Rep. Michele Bachmann to preach the gospel of a less powerful federal government.
Before Bachmann, R-Minn., introduced Paul, she hailed legislation of his that would require a detailed audit of the Fed. The crowd jumped to its feet and roared approval.
When she described the Fed's actions helping the banking industry as "shrouded in secrecy," one man jumped up and yelled, "Ponzi scheme!"
Paul came onstage to a standing ovation, and he quickly denounced the government's actions in dealing with the financial crisis.
Continue at the Star Tribune
Glen Beck's program today on real mothers who just want their country back asks who they really trust in Washington. The Answer speaks for itself.
Update: Live Stream Links: Jeff Frazee of Young Americans for Liberty sent this info along, including these links to watch & listen to the event over a live stream:
The links appear only to work with Windows media player. If you don't have it installed, especially if you're using a Mac, try this open source player which should support the format:
Ron Paul & Michele Bachman will lead a student town hall discussion at the University of Minnesota on Friday, September 25, 2009 at 7:00pm CT. This is a big day for Dr. Paul and the movement, as it is the same day as the HR 1207 hearings. Dr. Paul will fly immediately from the hearings in DC to Minneapolis for the event, so this will be his first opportunity to comment on the hearings. Jeff is trying to set up a webcast of the event so everyone can watch and hear Dr. Paul's comments. Stay tuned for more info.
Here's an article from the local press, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune: Paul, Bachmann to speak at student town hall at U
The event is hosted by Young Americans for Liberty and sponsored by the Minnesota Campaign for Liberty, Republican Party of Minnesota, Minneapolis City Republican Committee, College Republicans, CFACT, and Students for a Conservative Voice.
For more information, visit www.yaliberty.org
I am sick to my stomach watching this. Shades of Nazi Germany...
It's here folks it is time to prepare to resist while we still have any ability to do it.