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There are quite a few state GOP conventions this weekend, and reading through the coverage online one finds a recurring theme: the Paul presence.
Within this totalitarian atmosphere Ron Paul backers managed to still get delegates elected to go to Minneapolis for the RP National Convention. As of the end of Saturday the regions that had huge Paul majorities elected Paul delegates. Whatcom County which sent 31 out of 39 County pro Paul delegates to this Spokane convention is in Congressional District Two. There was a major allegation of cheating to get McCain backers in as delegates from Skagit County. Despite a fistful of evidence demonstrating fraud in that county, the Bosses refused to hear the complaints and a slate of McCain delegates was added into the mix and virtually NO Paul delegates were elected from CD Two.
Listen to Bob Schultz. He is very intelligent. I have met him several times and know that he is a true American patriot.
Paul blasted the Bush administration for the way it has attacked terrorism. The U.S. either gives money to countries, or attacks them, he said.
Carey's refusal to allow Paul to address the convention was a blessing in disguise, said Marianne Stebbins, the candidate's Minnesota campaign coordinator. "That made people even more curious about what he has to say."
"I'm disgusted that a 10-term Republican congressman has to speak in a park, rather than in the convention," delegate Bill Jungbauer of West St. Paul said. That inspired him to work even harder for Paul's principles. "But I can vote for McCain," he said.
May 31, 2008
Republican Presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul tries to speak at the Minnesota State Republican Convention - and is denied. His supporters react and discuss their strategy for winning delegates to the National Republican Convention.
And of course, this has always been Ron's position. He has never voted to put a human being in a cage for self-medication, or even peaceful, recreational use. Even before the Reaganite "Just Say No" propaganda campaign began hoodwinking Americans into excusing the explosion of prohibitionist police statism that has transpired since the Gipper took office, Ron was a rare voice for complete sanity and soundness on this issue.
His supporters, disenchanted with what they view as McCain's lack of conservative bona fides, are devoted to Paul's cause, win or lose. "It ain't gonna happen this time, but we've planted a seed and are going to keep at this revolution election cycle after cycle," said Colin Wilkinson, a convention alternate from St. Paul. "I won't be chattel -- we either own the government or the government owns us."
Convention delegate Bill Jungbauer of West St. Paul joined other Paul supporters in opposing Republican officials’ decision to keep the candidate off the stage.
ROCHESTER, Minn. - Ron Paul continued his push for a speaking role at the Republican National Convention with an address Friday to supporters outside the Minnesota state convention.
Just a bunch of "kooks" I guess. If these people are what the media calls "kooks" I guess I'm one also since I spend my days giving you Ron Paul news.
"This was the first person to actually come out and say these are my beliefs, take it or leave it," he said. "This is the way I voted for the entire time I was in Congress take it or leave it. And it was just refreshing to see somebody who had that view."
They're still turning out in droves to support the Texas congressman's presidential bid, dominating local GOP conventions in places like Spokane and Whatcom counties.
Although both men were quite successful in their private lives, both elected to serve in the government. Washington took not one cent of pay while serving his country – both as general during the long years of the War for Independence and again while he served the nation for eight years as president. In similar fashion, Ron Paul has opted out of the lucrative Congressional retirement program. Interestingly, there are even some trivial parallels. Both are tall, athletic men, both have long-lasting marriages, both are prolific book readers, and both are religious men, but not zealots. And there's one more that's not trivial – like Washington, Ron Paul cannot tell a lie. For me, it seems quite clear. Congressman Ron Paul is indeed the George Washington of today.
Republican US Presidential candidate Ron Paul cannot be underestimated heading into the November Elections. The long time Texas Congressman received his largest Primary percentage thus far with 24 percent of the vote, nearly 30,000 votes in all, and these are votes that Senator John McCain is not likely to receive when he presumably goes up against Democrat Barack Obama.
The Texas congressman will bring his still-breathing presidential campaign — which won almost a quarter of the votes in this week’s Idaho Republican primary — to Branson for an evening rally and speech coinciding with the dinnertime kickoff of the state GOP gathering in another part of town.
700+ in attendance.
As I have said before, Ron Paul is America’s best congressman. It is great that Paul’s campaign has awakened many Americans to the perils of government and the value of liberty.
Tomorrow night, Friday the 30th, will long be remembered by all who attend the Ron Paul rally in Branson, MO at the Tri Lakes Center, 2527 State Hwy 248. See www.trilakescenter.com. The doors will open at 6:00, Ron Paul will speak at 7:00.
It's such a pity that he doesn't have just a few extra months, or that this trend had started sooner, because at the rate he is gaining in popularity, he could quite easily in my opinion defeat either Obama or Clinton in the general election, because this guy deals in hard facts, not your typical meaningless rhetoric like the others, and votes consistently for freedom. With the spotlight of a one-against-one scenario, he has the potential to humiliate and ultimately crush the Democrats.
LAKE JACKSON — U.S. Army veteran Irving Zelade was overjoyed when U.S. Rep. Ron Paul handed him a case of medals framed behind glass. The Lake Jackson resident had waited more than 60 years to receive the awards for his service during World War II.
I have been an outdoor open air preacher for a decade and now will attempt to use all my oratory skills in a last ditch effort to convince as many delegates as possible to abstain from the 1st round of voting to give Ron Paul a chance at the nomination.
Paul supporters have shown in the other contests this year that they are less interested in the pledges than in the individuals selected as delegates, as their emphasis is on bringing change to the party. And regardless of the position of Governor Romney or the outcome of the primary, there is likely to be a fight over naming the delegates.
Despite what the mainstream news media choose to report, SenatorJohn McCain of Arizona is not the last remaining Republican candidate for president today. Congressman Ron Paul of Texas never abandoned his run for the GOP nomination, and he fully intends to present himself before the Republican National Convention in September as a true conservative alternative to McCain's status-quo candidacy.
Presidential candidate Ron Paul will speak to supporters and delegates to the Missouri Republican State Convention Friday evening, May 30th. The event will be held at the Tri-Lakes Center in Branson at 7:00 pm CT and is open to the public. Dr. Paul will be available for media interviews in the south lobby from 6:15pm to 6:50pm.
They arrive at their hotel, only to see an extremely large group of Ron Paul supporters, weathered from having just walked over 250 miles from Green Bay, WI, and Ron Paul himself is addressing the crowd as they cheer loudly. They take the elevator up 4 or 5 floors, run into some RP people in the halls, and finally arrive to their hotel rooms.
As is typical of our tyrannical government Rice gives no solid constitutional answers and pretends Iran is somehow a threat to us. Hmm lets see what about all those other countries that have "bad" people? OH!!! they don't have any oil and are still taking our worthless dollars!
Ron Paul has been the star of the Republican debates (that he has been allowed to participate in), humiliating John McCain at the Reagan Library, making Rudy Giuliani cry "Uncle!" on his way out of the campaign, and yet was never afforded the air of credibility given to, say, Fred Thompson.
McCain received an "F" Rating from the Gun Owners of America, while Ron Paul received an "A+" rating. McCain votes with Teddy Kennedy on every piece of gun control legislation (a worse record than Hillary
Ron's The Revolution: A Manifesto will be #5 on the NY Times Bestseller List for June 8th. This is up from #7, but down from #1. The book took a drop because the publisher ran out of copies, and was not able to get more printed immediately. So let's do #3 the week after, and the appropriate spot, #1, the week after that. See what a gradualist I am?
Idaho County was his best showing with 35% of the vote to McCain's 65%. Idaho also has three unpledged national delegates and six unpledged district delegates up for grabs.
Covering a lot ground in this interview...
May 28, 2008
Imagine what would have happened without a media blackout of his campaign..
"The Washington Post recently claimed that I was paid to be a surrogate speaker for my father, Ron Paul. This is an outright lie.
Ron Paul Draws Large Enthusiastic Crowds in San Diego. A good media report for a change.
An Exclusive Interview with Ron Paul
Paul's showing came despite making only one campaign stop in the state. "Dr. Paul’s grassroots supporters in Idaho and across the country are doing a tremendous job spreading our message, winning votes and laying a strong foundation for the future," campaign spokesman Jesse Benton said in a statement.
Presidential candidate Ron Paul received 29,741 votes, or 24 percent, in the Idaho Republican primary yesterday, making it his strongest Republican primary showing to date. Dr. Paul made one stop in the Gem State during the month of April.
Next in line after the New York Times, the Washington Post continues the mainstream media’s shrill smear campaign against Ron Paul in an article entitled “Ron Paul’s Campaign Is a Family Business, FEC Reports Show“. The mischaracterization begins right in the first sentence:
Glenn Beck being an ignorant shill MSM tool again. Knowing full well that Ron Paul has addressed all these issues he forgets his name.
With 100% of the districts in, cnn.com is reporting that yesterday, Dr. Paul took 24% with 29,741 votes! According to cnn, he also picked up 5 delegates!
Paul is a U.S. Representative from Texas with Libertarian beliefs. He's against the Iraq war and is pro-life. He's also against big government, federal taxes and forming federal agencies. He focuses on following the Constitution.
Paul supporters directly involved in the congressman's campaign lay claim to a history of working within the Republican Party from the local to the district to the state and national levels.
Not invited to MN GOP convention, Ron Paul to speak to delegates before the gavel drops
Congress has considered several bills this past week that would affect veterans. Many of the measures are very positive. I applaud efforts to shore up health care for veterans, and make sure that veterans know about the services available to them. I strongly support improving educational opportunities for veterans. I also believe a pay raise is well-deserved, and long overdue for our men and women in uniform. These benefits constitute their pay for serving our country.
Ron Carey, Republican Party of Minnesota chair, and Marianne Stebbins, Minnesota campaign coordinator for Ron Paul, exchanged several e-mails this weekend that were reposted on local blogs. They afford a rare glimpse of some of the internal frustrations that Republicans are experiencing over McCain and Paul, a disagreement that's likely to go all the way to the national convention in St. Paul in September.
Many of you may know me from my brief attempt at running for U.S. Congress out of N.H., having been endorsed by Dr Paul. During my run I realized that this was not the year to make this happen in my district, and I decided that my time and energy could be better spent in other ways. I wanted to update the community on these efforts, since they will help New Hampshire in the short term, and by increasing freedom in the first primary state, the entire country in the long term.
What would America be like if we up held the values of the Constitution? Reducing the size of government and stopped imposing our values on the world, this speaks to the “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” approach to lead nations by example, not by demand or force. My understanding of Ron Paul’s message is that the Constitution allows us to defend ourselves against aggressors; but that we should evaluate the situation and use proper law procedures, before taking action.
Republicans will meet in Spokane, Washington this week, from May 28th to May 31st, to select delegates for the National Convention in Minnesota. John McCain is the preemptive candidate and should pick up a fair amount of delegates at the Washington convention. However, there are a variety of predictions that a good number (predictions range from 40% to 75%, depending on your sources...) of the delegates at the Washington State Convention are expected to support Ron Paul...!
It makes you feel good.
It is up to us, ultimately, to keep the movement alive and growing, so that on Memorial Day next year, we can look back with pride in what has been accomplished and the ones who have been added. As Dr. Paul has mentioned before, let it not be said that we did nothing. Let it not be said that we didn’t try. Let it instead be proclaimed that when the message of liberty was once again threatened and seemingly surrounded, those who trusted in its principles and lived by its ideals stood by it and championed it in an uncertain battle, confident in the righteousness of their cause.
“I’m from the 4th district, which is heavy Libertarian leaning Republicans up here in the foothills, with lots of support for Ron Paul up here, but the election results show no significant support for Ron Paul up here, no different than anywhere else in the State of California, which is clearly false.”
Freedom for Americans means being free to spend their money as they wish rather than having the government control a significant portion of their paychecks. We need to reduce our overseas empire and entitlement spending at home so we can begin to live within our means.
This Revolution, with Ron Paul really sounding the call, is that time for us. The call to fight for our American way of life has sounded, only the fight has changed, along with its weapons. The greatest of all challenges we face, our country faces, is a simple but sometimes invisible enemy: APATHY
Have you taken a moment and looked around you and wonder “whatever happened to the country I love so much”?
This is a speech given by Ron Paul on the House floor in which he names the neocons and the views they adhere to. The speech in its entirety can be viewed also...just search "Ron Paul Neo-conned." It's about 51 mins and goes much more in depth.
Inflation hits like an Liston right connecting to the jaw. The American public’s head snaps back.
All Ron Paul supporters in Idaho - don’t forget that the Republican primary is this Tuesday!
Ron Paul has brought a vision of Liberty to the People. This is the practical and profound Plan to peacefully reclaim our Freedom and restore Constitutional Order.
Certain interests were threatened by his ideas - which involved removing their ability to effectively lobby congress to spend money on their behalf and lessening the government's ability to further regulate business - which removes their ability to legislate monopolies or other self interests.
But a substantial portion of the delegates to the Washington state convention perhaps as many as 40 percent, according to some estimates will be backing another candidate and looking to make their preference known at that national gathering.
At San Diego Civic Center Friday 5/23/08
Ron Paul says "America FIRST", before it's gone
As soon as a government servant has made a decision based on party association, affinity, or loyalty, and in violation of his oath and ethics – he has in effect sold out. This experience usually happens very early in his party career – unless he is Ron Paul. Once you have sold out in the little things it becomes easier to move on to the big things. But if you happen to be a Ron Paul you tend to gain a reputation for being one of those recalcitrant people of true and enduring principles. Those folks can really annoy the establishment who regards them as hopelessly naïve – right up until the bottom falls out.
Ron Paul supporters haven't given up on their presidential candidate and will hold an event Sunday in an effort to keep the "revolution" going.
Rand Paul: "We're going to St. Paul whether they invite us or not!"
Mr. Paul was supposed to be a memory by now. But in the Oregon primary last week, he won 15 percent of the vote, and the campaign appears to be growing into something beyond a conventional protest campaign. Some supporters have helped turn the outspoken congressman’s campaign into a colorful, loud sideshow with their guerrilla marketing tactics — self-penned Ron Paul anthems on YouTube, a Ron Paul blimp, T-shirts that portray Mr. Paul as a world-historical icon like Che Guevara.
Paul Wolf, a Navy petty officer, called Paul "a true conservative" for staying true to the constitution.
Each and every Ron Paul supporter who participated has gained a world of experience in standing up to incredible odds. We were outnumbered four to one and I roughly estimate, out spent over a hundred to one. Our wits, skills and resourcefulness were not only tested by the Hawaii McCain campaign, but also the Hawaii Republican Party and RNC consultants.
These selections lay out my views of the proper role of government, namely that it should serve only to protect the life and property of its citizens.
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Keynote Speaker: Ron Paul
If this pattern continues, even with crackdowns at future state conventions, Paul supporters are still likely to fill a lot more seats at the national GOP convention in September than would normally be justified by his showing in the (fraudulent) popular vote, “perhaps 30 times the 21 delegates they are officially entitled to based on the state primary results,” suggests political writer, Dave Nalle.
The free-market Texas Congressman is still drawing a portion of GOP voters who remain unconvinced of Mr. McCain's conservative bona fides. He drew 16% of the vote in Pennsylvania, his highest numbers yet, and he has gotten more than a million votes nationwide. He's even been collecting a few delegates along the way.
This message is for all people who support Ron Paul's message of Freedom and want to know what they can do as a "Freedom Keeper." Listed just below are seven activities of the federal government that are un-constitutional.
The National Convention is looking for 10,000 volunteers to help. We can be a large part of that floor. Ron Paul's name is going to be nominated from the floor. We'll be there in mass inside the convention to wave signs and chant when that happens.
Ron Paul calls Missouri to let them know he *IS* coming May 30th to Branson. Further details in the video. This video stars MANY MANY people all across the state of Missouri from the many Ron Paul meetup groups.
This may be your first visit to our site, or maybe you gave it a quick look before and have returned. Curious as to what all the fuss is about and why so many people across America are having their political apathy cured by Dr. Paul’s message of freedom, peace, and prosperity? You have come to the right place.
The Festival is coming together in a great way, new people are stepping up every day requesting to speak, put on workshops or give seminars. This is wonderful, it is also rather sad as we only have so much time and do not want to in any way stiffle any of the events already in place.