Is it Time for a Republican R3VOLution?

“We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects.”

Ron Paul

In light of the election outcome, it’s hard to refrain from the, “I told you so!” attitude toward the Republican party; however, a lot of us have to remember that it wasn’t our local GOP that put that clown Romney up as the nominee. The maneuvering done at the Republican National Convention was not a nationwide effort, though there is corruption at every level.

We need to take this Obama win as a positive thing; this could be the impetus that we needed.

I posted some of my thoughts on Facebook last night as the finalized exit polls were coming in, showing Obama to likely be the winner. I would like to share them with you:

“I am about as far from Democrat as you could imagine; that’s probably fairly obvious. However, I am okay with this Obama win, and I will tell you why.:

Is Obama good for this country? No. I think it’s time to buckle up, folks, because we will continue to go down, and the collapse is coming; probably sooner than the analysts are predicting. Maybe that’s a good thing…we may get someone to understand that empires that practice nation-building and play the bully are doomed to fail. Will my family survive the collapse? We’re poor already. I don’t know. But we will damn sure try.

What happens if Romney wins? We are lost. It is hard to beat an incumbent, as history has shown us. The RNC and Romney screwed us in this round. If Obama wins, we have control. We have the opportunity to place a liberty candidate in the POTUS race in 2016 and the opportunity to change those atrocious, fraudulent rule changes that were made at the national convention, and to oust Preibus, who definitely fits the definition of turncoat.

On the election front, either way, we lose. On the liberty movement, we have already won…but we need momentum, and honestly, we will get it from Obama faster than we will get it from Romney. It’s hard for me to admit this and put it into perspective…I bawled my eyes out today because I knew my president was not on that ballot. But I am not one to lie down and take it, and I hope that you aren’t either. Take an Obama win, if that’s the case, in stride, and use it to your advantage to move the cause of liberty forward…because if he messes things up as bad as he has the last four years, the idiots will have no other option than to vote the opposite direction in 2016. It’s lose-lose as it is, we need to turn it into win-win for the liberty movement.”

Here’s the deal: the GOP shot themselves in the foot…we know this. We told them that they could not win without us, and it was pretty obvious in some states. In my state of Iowa, the numbers for Obama weren’t surging because people were hopping over to the Democrats; Romney did not get the numbers because even strong conservatives were voting for Ron Paul on that write- in line.

I truly believe that Romney’s only purpose in this whole thing was to discredit the liberty movement and to lose to Obama. He should know all about the latter…he has lost before.

We cannot let this stop us from moving forward. This is an excellent opportunity for us to start swaying people to our side. You still have a lot of disgruntled Democrats out there that only voted party lines because they felt that their choices were limited. You have the Libertarians that have beliefs that line up with what we want to achieve and realize that third-party is just not viable right now. You have folks like myself, the paleoconservatives, who are fed up and ready to start purging the GOP. You have social conservatives,( who may have initially been Santorum supporters), that won’t vote for a pro-choice candidate but believe in personal liberty and fiscal responsibility.

There are so many folks involved, and we cannot isolate them by forming factions. Our movement was fractured, but it was a temporary setback. Leave it behind you, and let’s get down to business.

It’s not just about elections. There is so much more to this: we need to talk to people, reach people, make them understand what is happening to their freedoms. Americans as a whole are much too complacent; the entitlement society has given us a nation of programmed automatons. I always thought it was silly how some Ron Paul people used the Matrix as an analogy, but now, I get it. We really do need to wake these people up…but to do that, we need those who are willing to work to make a difference, rather than standing idly by and hoping that they’ll get it.

It’s up to you to make them understand.

The next four years are going to be hellish. We know this. You have to be strong and move forward. And, as much as some of you don’t like to admit it, third-party is not the way to go. It does not work; it has not worked for decades. We have to go about this from one of the two established parties, and I really do believe that the GOP is the way to do it. In order for that to happen, there needs to be change.

Will the GOP implode? I don’t know. It’s pretty bad; and I think that even some of the neoconservatives are feeling betrayed by their own party. We are in a good position to make positive changes and to weed out those who are a liability. Is it time for a Republican R3VOLution? I believe so. Romney’s horrible posturing and performance in this election gave us the perfect opportunity to jump in with both feet. Let’s do it.

Now that the election is over, it is imperative that we close our ranks and stop the infighting. It’s time to stop acting like bullies on the playground, and get down to business.

We have a country to save, and to do that, we need to unite, now more than ever.

 “Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.”

Abbie Hoffman

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Pre-Election Musings and A Message to My Fellow Patriots

“Perseverance is a great element of success. If you knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.”

 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Folks, it’s time to face reality. After the polls close tomorrow, we will have a new president-elect. It will either be Mitt Romney or Barack Obama. As much as we had hoped to change that outcome, it is just not going to happen.

I’ve already heard some of you say, “Well, this is it. What is point of working for something if you continue to get screwed in the end? I am not even going to bother to vote anymore.” Others are ready to move on to other pursuits, some are voting straight party, and there are even those who have jumped ship altogether.

I have something to say to those of you who are thinking about giving up: It does not matter what happens in those voting booths tomorrow.

We have already won.

Look around you. Do you know how much of an impact you have made? We have made tremendous strides in the liberty movement, even amidst setback, cheating, lying, and outright fraud.

Let’s look at some numbers, just to give you an idea of the differences in vote counts between the 2008 and 2012 primaries:

In 2007, Ron Paul came in fifth at the Iowa Straw Poll in Ames with 9.1% and placed fifth in the Iowa caucuses in January 2008, with 10% of the vote. In New Hampshire, Paul received 8% of the vote. When all was said and done, after he had dropped out of the race, he received 41,905 votes in the November 2008 general election.

In 2011, Ron Paul placed second in the Iowa Straw Poll, losing to Michele Bachmann by only 152 votes. (Paul received 27.74% to Bachmann’s 28.65 %) Some say that Bachmann’s win was due only to the fact that she offered a free Randy Travis concert to those who would vote for her, under the condition that they stop by the booth and vote first. You can see a photo of that flyer to the left.  Paul “lost” to Bachmann by less than 1%. ( Mitt Romney actually placed 7th, with only 3.37%.)

In the 2012 Iowa caucuses, the final results placed Paul in 3rd with 21.5%, and Santorum and Romney in a virtual tie at 24.6% . (Margin of error would technically have put them in a statistical tie all the way around.) Paul and Santorum actually tied in my county (the only one in Iowa with a tie) at 23.5%; Romney placed fourth at 18.1%.

In New Hampshire, Paul came in 2nd to Romney, at 23% to Romney’s 39%.

Despite all of the cheating and fraud, Paul still received nominations from seven states at the Republican National Convention (though Preibus swept it under the rug), and 190 delegate votes. Who knows how many votes he will receive in the election tomorrow? I am excited to see those numbers.

The point is, look at those differences! They’re huge! While it may not seem like much right now, here are some things to ponder:

In 2008, how many people do you know that were aware of Ron Paul and his message? Were you?

In 2012, how many of your friends and neighbors have heard of Ron Paul, or even voted for Paul in the primaries, despite the fact that the media shut him out? How many Facebook groups have you joined, how many Twitter posts did you see about Ron Paul compared to the previous election cycle?

How many people do you know that have woken up to the corruption? So many people went along blindly before; and now their eyes are wide open. What kind of impact will that make on the future elections? Or, more importantly, how will it impact our synergy with other nations, and the future of the United States as a whole?

How many of those people are willing to work for change?

How many are willing to work for peace?

We all have personal victories from this cycle as well. For me, the Iowa state convention was an enormous triumph, as well as watching my fellow Iowa delegates and party members stand proudly for Paul at the Republican National Convention. I met so many amazing people along the way, got far more involved in the process than I ever had before, and felt that I was and still am doing my part to further the cause of liberty.

(Something else….my mom, who has NEVER been political, and went as far as refusing to allow political talk to occur at Christmas dinner, asked me how to spell Napolitano so she’ll get it right tomorrow when she writes in Ron Paul and the Judge.)

To those of you in danger of falling asleep again: snap out of it! This is far from over! The most amazing part of this movement is that it truly is a revolution: it’s not about party, it’s not about taking sides…it’s about working for change and embracing diversity. We have Republicans, Constitutionalists, Libertarians, Democrats, Independents….and we have brought in others who never gave a hoot about politics or the future of our nation.

Some have decided to stick it out in the GOP and to work to change the party from within. (I am one of those people) Some have decided to vote third-party, which is great as well, because it may open up the debates to third-party candidates in the next election cycle. The most important thing is that so many people are staying involved.

You all have so much to give! Please don’t forget, above all, that it’s not just for us. We have so much to teach younger generations, and the opportunity to put them back on the path of personal freedom and responsibility. It is up to us to ensure that they don’t lose their way.

(Washington Times Communities)

Our revolution has just begun. So Ron Paul didn’t win. It came as a big disappointment, sure, but it was hardly a surprise. The two-party system has had a stranglehold on America for a very long time, and anyone who is “outside” of the bureaucratic circle is immediately labeled a “fringe candidate.  However, it should not stand in the way of taking up the torch of liberty and moving forward with his message. There will never be another man like Dr. Paul; however, his vision should live on in all of us who are within the liberty movement…it’s not just about one person….it’s about taking those ideas and making them reality, and to do that, we still need every single one of you that champions this cause.

I am glad to be in this with all of you, and proud that there are so many of you who are willing to stand up for what you believe in. To quote the famous Revolutionary, John Paul Jones, I leave you with this sentiment:

“We have not yet begun to fight.”

“Liberty has never come from government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.”

Woodrow T. Wilson

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Off the Record: Clarifying Sources and A Personal Message for my Loyal Readers

I wanted to just give some quick information, because I am being libeled and harrassed on Facebook as well as other places on the internet due to false information that is being thrown around. I have added this to my previous post, but wanted to make a separate one to clarify.

I am not a paid writer. This is a personal blog, and the articles that I have written are my own and are my personal effort to keep my readers informed about events that may affect them. I do accept donations, however, your reading and sharing are much more important to me.

Some folks have been told that the court documents that have been included in these blogs have been stolen from Richard Gilbert or his private groups. I am not a member of any of their groups; nor have I “stolen” information. Court documents are public record, and for a fee, may be accessed through the Public Access to Court Electronic Records, or PACER system:

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator via the Internet. PACER is provided by the federal Judiciary in keeping with its commitment to providing public access to court information via a centralized service.

You may sign up for an account with PACER at this link: Public Access to Court Electronic Records

Content on Facebook is usable when posted in a public setting, including groups and timelines.

In light of documents filed two days ago detailing the intent for the Plaintiffs to dismiss the case against ALL Defendants (title of motion is misleading so make sure that you read it here) some feel that they have been duped. If you feel that there have been ethics violations, please research the California Bar Association‘s Rules of Professional Conduct. You can find that here.

This will likely be my last post on these lawsuits, as I feel that my safety may be compromised, in light of the vicious attacks against me on Facebook as well as other arenas. I am glad that I had the opportunity to keep you up to date on information that may have had a serious effect on the Liberty movement. For those who are disgruntled or feel that they have been fooled, I ask that you don’t give up…now is a time where we can stand strong together once more, without all of the division that these events have caused.

I will continue to post about other things that are related to the Liberty movement, and I hope that you will continue to read them.


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