“… so long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.”
According to an article posted on CNN one hour ago, the Republican National Committee and the Ron Paul campaign are set to strike a deal on seating disenfranchised Louisiana and Massachusetts delegates.
CNN reports that the deal is expected to be announced this afternoon. The Paul campaign recently filed a second appeal in the case of the Louisiana delegation, who have video of their chair being assaulted by Shreveport police. The delegation was given “supplemental rules” shortly before the convention, which would have forced them to pledge themselves to a particular candidate. When a deal could not be reached, the LA GOP threw out the delegates and seated Romney supporters in their place. You can read about that here:
The “deal in progress” has not been made public, but CNN’s sources say that 17 delegates for Ron Paul will be seated at the Republican National Convention, set to commence in Tampa on Monday, August 27th. They have also agreed to seat additional delegates from Massachusetts, who were replaced by the Romney campaign via the Allocation committee. UPI reported on the situation back in July. You can read that here:
No word yet on how many will be seated from MA. Sixteen were challenging the seating.
Unfortunately, Maine delegates are still in limbo. Hopefully, the breakthrough with MA and LA will spell good news for Maine.
While not exactly what we wanted, this is good news for the Paul campaign. Even without a win in Tampa, a larger delegation means more influence on the Republican platform; a major victory for the Liberty movement.
I will try to keep you updated as this progresses.
Most people can’t think, most of the remainder won’t think, the small fraction who do think mostly can’t do it very well. The extremely tiny fraction who think regularly, accurately, creatively, and without self-delusion – in the long run, these are the only people who count.