Archive for November, 2007

Huckabee Fans Spam Ron Paul Meetups

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Huckabee fans are now spamming the Ron Paul meetups in a desperate attempt to recruit people into the Huckster camp. I’m using the traditional definition of spam here (transmission of unsolicited email) not the MSM’s newfangled definition (voting in public polls).

“If we could just recruit the right person (or people)… we could harness the power of the internet, have our own ‘revolution’, and raise millions of dollars,” seems to be the mantra of those who are trying to emulate Ron Paul’s difficult-to-explain success, and it shows an innate misunderstanding of why this Revolution is unfolding for Paul.

Listen carefully, Hucksters, and I’ll tell you the secret:
Paul supporters are not passionate because of a strategy of the campaign nor because of an action by any one single supporter. Not by a long shot. Indeed, Paul supporters are passionate because of the message. There is a principled man among us who understands the concepts of freedom and economics. He has a real shot at winning, and the balls-of-steel required to not only take that shot, but continue to hang onto his principles in the process. It gives people who live in the United States hope that not only what’s left of their dilapidated freedoms might be preserved for four or eight years, but that perhaps some freedom might even be regained. That shred of hope is enough to spark a fiery passion that burns so fiercely that it inspires people to do wild things. They’re getting involved in politics for the first time, joining meetups, talking to everyone they know, standing out in the cold for hours just to hold signs for strangers to see, writing letters, making phone calls, travelling to neighboring states, buying ads, organizing fundraisers, and inadvertently participating in a revolution. It’s the same passion that inspired the birth of this nation, and it can’t be repressed or bought with any amount of money.

It’s the message, you see. And without this message, there can be no passion. And without this passion, there can be no revolution. It can’t be duplicated by simply mimicking the actions of Paul’s campaign or those of his supporters.

This, of course, is lost on those outside the Paul camp. The average politician with ‘morals’ that morph to fit the latest opinion polls just might be completely incapable of understanding. How can he recruit so many die-hard supporters without abandoning his principles and sucking up to the majority? It’s simple. Offer them freedom.

Homegrown Libertarianism Prevention Act of 2007

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Thanks to, well, just about every member of the House of Representatives, a bill that eviscerates free speech and empowers the government to deem anything an “extremist belief system” is up for vote in the senate. Once an “extremist belief system” is declared, the associated “terrorists” shall be stripped of US citizenship, tortured, and/or executed with no habeas corpus rights and no ability to challenge, even in the supreme court.

The good news is that government tends to be very responsible and will probably limit the use of this power to extremists who want to harm the citizens of America. It’s not like citizens with traditional conservative values could ever possibly be fingered as terrorists. If you didn’t pick up on the sarcasm of that last statement, click here.

For the love of God, please pick up your phone RIGHT NOW and call your senators. This lunacy must be stopped, and public outcry is the only way to kill this bill.

When All Groups Are Polled, Ron Paul Wins

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Zogby released the results of its latest telephone survey today which is known as a “blind bio” poll because likely voters are given details of the candidates’ resumes without their names attached. Among Republicans, Dr. Paul came in 3rd, with 13%. However, when Democrats and Independents were included in the group surveyed, Dr. Paul won with 33%.

Liberty Dollar Raided by FBI and Secret Service, Co-Founder Confirms

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

The company that offers the Liberty Dollar, a gold-backed private currency, was raided by the FBI today. “…they took all the gold, all the silver, all the platinum and almost two tons of Ron Paul Dollars that where just delivered last Friday. They also took all the files, all the computers and froze our bank accounts.” writes co-founder Bernard von NotHaus. This after the company began offering silver coins featuring an image of presidential candidate Ron Paul, who espouses hard money and commodity-backed currency. Details regarding the raid, including the reason for the raid, have been scarce. However, a host of RonPaulRadio.com was able to reach von NotHaus for an interview. The server that originally hosted the interview is virtually usable right now, but with some patience I was able to obtain a copy. I’ve uploaded a copy to silenceisdefeat.com, which should be able to serve several thousands of users at once without being bogged down. You can listen to it here:

Why Washington Lobbyists Don’t Like Ron Paul

Friday, November 9th, 2007

“With him, I could send millions to his pocket, and if he intended to vote against my wishes, that money wouldn’t matter… he would still vote against my wishes. He’s a big problem if he ever made it into office.. thank God it looks like he won’t… not because I don’t like the man as an American.. it’s just that he would make my job hard.”
Read the full story here.