They say that the revolution is over, that there won’t be a revolution. Don’t they wish!”
I’m going to deviate from the “newsiness” of the blog today, and share some of my own thoughts.
I spent a good portion of the day watching the We Are the Future rally at the Sun Dome in Tampa. I tuned in a little late, but was able to watch a lot of speeches that I thought were very important. There were several speakers who were outstanding. These were the highlights for me today:
Tom Davis, Senator from South Carolina, was incredible. He came right out and called Bernake a “traitor and a dictator.” Rather than quoting him more, I’d rather that you listen to his speech. Here it is:
“”I take life with a grain of salt … a lick of lemon and a shot of tequila! Only freedom creates wealth. Welfare produces poverty.”
Ashley Ryan, youngest National Committeewoman, from Maine:
“Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to my fellow delegates, nationwide, for having the courage to stand up in the face of corruption, in the face of tyranny,to not back down, for not taking backroom deals, even when they threatened us, even when they used violence. You are inspiration to us all.”
Donna Holt, Campaign for Liberty:
“In 2007, I heard Ron Paul speak for the first time and I was reminded of Jefferson’s half sentence. From that point on, I was no longer content to be a spectator in the war against our liberty, carried out by corrupt party leaders and evil politicians.”
“You can’t have any weed in here, you know that. We have a reputation to maintain!”
Spiker and our Iowa team have done a lot to promote liberty. We have stacked the deck in our committees and have a largely Paul-dominated delegation in Tampa. That system is threatened. More on that below.
Justin Amash, U.S. Representative from Michigan: He really nailed it. Unfortunately, C-Span decided to censor him when he started to talk about the truth of NDAA, so I was only able to catch a little of his speech.
“Sometimes I’m asked, ‘Are you going to be the next Ron Paul?’ I can tell you, there is no next Ron Paul, Ron Paul is one of a kind. Nobody can replace Ron Paul. Nobody. But there are many new champions.”
Rand Paul: Rand really impressed me this afternoon. He was actually kind of funny. You can also see that he really does love his dad, and he is very proud of him. Here is one of the best things he said today:
“When you read the Beatitudes, it doesn’t say anywhere in there, blessed are the war makers.”
Of course, no words can describe the speech from the man himself. Dr. Paul gave the best speech that I have ever seen him give, full of passion and a wealth of information. It was inspiring, uplifting, and truly incredible. You must watch it for yourself to understand. You can view the entire speech here.
I generally try to stay away from editorializing, but I feel the need to get it out there today. I am very angry at the idea that the Republican National Committee and the Mitt Romney campaign have the audacity to attempt to change our primary system so that a few elite will control who gets nominated by our party. I am disgusted.
Romney has tried to force through rules changes that will keep anyone from challenging him in 2016. He has completely disenfranchised grassroots activists and made our efforts worth absolutely nothing. The “chosen few” will control the platform, pick or veto delegates, and make our caucus system worthless. That is not something that is representative of the people. It’s fascist. It pushes us out, which in turn, makes the will of the people obsolete.
Are we living under an Iron Curtain in America? I thought we were a free nation.
What I see is money talking; not the cause of liberty, not caring for the people, and not being Republican. Mitt Romney is a fake. He is not a Republican. In 2005, the man-made the list of the top 10 RINOs in history.
And just recently, he put his foot in his mouth again. “’Look, I’m the guy that was able to get health care for all of the women and men in my state. … ‘I’m very proud of what we did,” Romney told FOX. At a time when health care is a very important issue to Republicans, he is bragging about the socialized program that he started in Massachusetts, the very same that was the model for Obamacare.
Why are people so blind? We always say, “Wake up!”, but the truth is that it isn’t about waking up any longer; it’s about complacency. It’s about the average voter letting the media or the party pick their candidate. It’s really about tyranny, and letting the “kings in Washington” put the boot to our collective neck. We need to take action! I have never seen a group more organized than Paul supporters. We need to take advantage of that organization.
I truly believe that Dr. Paul gave us the “go” at the Sun Dome today. He told the crowd, in reference to the RNC , the Romney campaign, and ultimately, all in Washington,”“They’ve learned how to bend rules, break rules, and now they want to rewrite the rules. They’ve overstepped the bounds.”
“They have been bending the rules and breaking the rules and rewriting the rules for too long. That’s what we have to stop from happening,”he said. How do we stop it? The National Convention might be a place to start.
As he has said many times, “An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by an army or any government.” Folks, that time is NOW! We cannot allow the Republican National Committee and the Romney campaign to destroy the ideals upon which our party and our country was founded.
I never thought that I would be the one to say this, but our delegates have to stop this monster on the floor of the National Convention. Abstain, vote faithless if you can afford the penalties, but Mitt Romney is unacceptable. We do not consent to be governed by a self-righteous, money-grubbing fool in Republican costume. Not now, not in 2016, and not ever.
Only Ron Paul.
“Ultimately, numbers do count. Numbers count even when they don’t count all the votes. And we have the numbers!”