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The primary is Tuesday and it's a full on effort for robo-calls this weekend. When Phil wins the primary, he is a shoe-in for the general election in November. He is a STRONG 10th amendment governor -- we ALL need the win: in KY and in the US!
Thank you!!! And can't wait to hear Dr. Paul announce in the am -- woo hoo.
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Humble Libertarian, who was a big Rand supporter, reports on this opportunity here
And here is the email I got from John Dennis:
Thursday, May. 12, 2011
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 -- Senate Bill In Support of Industrial Hemp Farming Expected to Follow
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the fourth time since the federal government outlawed hemp farming in the United States over 50 years ago, a federal bill was introduced on May 11, which if passed, will remove restrictions on the cultivation of industrial hemp, the non-drug oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis. The chief sponsor, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) circulated a "Dear Colleague" letter last week seeking support for H.R. 1831, The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011. H.R. 1831 is almost identical to H.R. 1866, which was introduced in the 111th Congress in 2009.
"We are pleased to see the re-introduction of the Industrial Hemp Farming Act in Congress. Vote Hemp is currently working with a Democratic Senator who is preparing to introduce companion legislation in the Senate in support of industrial hemp farming," says Vote Hemp President, Eric Steenstra. "It is due time for the Senate as well as President Obama and the Attorney General to prioritize the crop's benefits to farmers and to take action like Rep. Paul and the cosponsors of H.R. 1831 have done. With the U.S. hemp industry valued at over $400 million in annual retail sales and growing, a change in federal policy to allow hemp farming would mean instant job creation, among many other economic and environmental benefits," adds Steenstra.
Committee on Financial Services
Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy
Hearing on Monetary Policy and the Debt Ceiling: Examining the Relationship between the Federal Reserve and Government Debt
May 11, 2011
Congressman Ron Paul | Statement for the Record
I am very pleased to hold this hearing today. For far too long, monetary policy and fiscal policy have been viewed as completely separate issues. Congress controls fiscal policy, the Federal Reserve controls monetary policy, and never the twain shall meet.
The truth, however, is that fiscal and monetary policy have always been tightly intertwined. In fact, the Federal Reserve has served as the enabler of bad economic policy for many decades. Without the Fed’s relentless expansion of the money supply during both the Greenspan and Bernanke eras, the U.S. Treasury never would have been able to issue the staggering sums of debt that now threaten our economic well being. This Treasury debt is the very lifeblood of deficit spending, permitting one Congress after another to spend far more than the Treasury collects in taxes. It is precisely this unholy alliance between the enabling Fed and a spendthrift Congress that I hope our witnesses will address today.
Until 1971 the United States operated on a gold exchange standard, meaning dollars could be redeemed in gold by foreign governments. The dollar was thought to be “as good as gold” because the U.S. would never renege on its gold exchange commitment. The U.S. had to keep that commitment or risk gold outflows that presumably would keep the government from engaging in loose fiscal and monetary policy.
Very snarky article. Points out the success of the free state folks. They were humble. A good read other than the bias of the article.
The time is now to restore respect for the Constitution. Tell Congress that a blank check on war isn't just unnecessary — it's truly dangerous.
They have to be kidding. Congress is about to vote on worldwide war authority. This was long on the Bush administration's wish list. Now, a few top congressional insiders see an opportunity to sneak it in to a "must pass" piece of legislation: the Defense Authorization bill.
This expanded war authority would give the president — any president — the power to use military force, whenever and however he or she sees fit. It would essentially declare a worldwide war without end.
It is shocking that Congress is entertaining such legislation at a time when many are looking to see an end to escalating conflict and abuses of power in the name of fighting terrorism.
Also, on Salon.com: http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/05/10/new_w...
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, is expected to make a major announcement in New Hampshire on Friday. Having already started a presidential exploratory committee, opened an office in Iowa and raised more than a million dollars online last week on the day of the first Republican presidential debate, Paul looks well placed to make his final decision and announcement to officially throw his hat in the ring.
His exploratory committee website hints at as much, giving details on his Friday appearance in Exeter, New Hampshire and adding this, "I may have a special announcement."
4/28 - 5/1 | 400 Republican primary voters
Compare to January 2011:
PPP Arizona | 1/28 - 1/30 | 400 Republican primary voters
I've noticed a few more "3rd Party" stories popping up here and elsewhere. I have to admit I read this - "Majority of Republicans Back Third Party for First Time" and got excited, not because I believe it's time we abandon the party Ron Paul is a part of, but because it gives fuel to our message within the GOP. We all know our camp has the excitement in the party, and it's our message that resonates with todays youth. If the GOP wants to stay relevent and turn those sad numbers around, they know they need to start sounding and acting like Ron Paul!
Check out this sampling of correspondence I've recieved from Elected Iowa Republican State Rep's and Senators -
- "Zak, Thank you for your email. I am a fan of Dr. Ron Paul. He is THE 1st tier candidate. I am not ready to endorse anyone yet, but Congressman Paul is one of my favorites."
- "Hi Zakery, It was my pleasure to personally meet and take a photograph today with Congressman Paul at our Iowa Capitol. He is an impressive leader. I especially appreciate that he opened today his Presidential campaign office in my city, Ankeny. I will visit this office very soon , yet I am just beginning my assessment of the excellent candidates. I have others I will meet with ion June and want to reserve any endorsement at this time. The value of such endorsements seems to me to rather limited. Regardless, I will delay that type decision. Thanx for sharing this high quality description of this outstanding Candidate to serve as our nation’s President."
- "Zakery, Thank you for contacting me asking for my support. At this time I am focusing on my legislative duties and not looking at endorsing any republican Presidential candidate. If I do decide to endorse I will consider your email and Congressman Paul."
Ron Paul, Iowa Campaign Office Opening Press Conference, May 10, 2011
There are going to be a lot of Independents and Democrats who will find out too late that they cannot vote in the primaries! We need a party registration drive in our individual states:
VOTE RON PAUL 2012
REGISTER REPUBLICAN BY (date)!
If you are in a closed state (or one with special requirements - see below), please find out how many days prior to the primary election people need to register Republican.
I got the following info (except where noted) from FairVote.org: http://www.fairvote.org/open-and-closed-primaries.
* UPDATE: I will edit this list as I receive corrections from DPers.