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07-26-2008, 12:18 PM
This a rough draft, I am hoping for comments, criticisms, suggestions


George Carlin recently passed..., he was a maverick who spoke from the heart, I may have disagreed with some of his politics, but he spoke truths; things which needed saying..., and we need more of that in this country.

One thing he said was,

"The owners of this country know the truth: It's called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it."

Well, that is why I have walked here today.

Many of our neighbors are drowsy and do not see the dangers we face as a nation. Some are too busy with the cares of life to pay much attention; some consider it hopeless and the efforts of one person to be meaningless; most are have just forgotten the necessity of being involved in this “Gov't of The People, By the People, and for the People”

I am here to ask for your help awakening your neighbors, by spreading our message of true hope and meaningful change. We know the answers lie in simply following the Rule of Law, as written in the Constitution of these great united States of America. We know the answers lie in getting our public servants to obey their oath of office. It cannot be that hard for them and we are asking for help in holding them accountable. Basically, our movement is about integrity.

Who is happy with the choices for this years elections

Discuss (flip chart)

Who thinks the Media is telling us the straight un-biased truth

Discuss (flip chart)

Who thinks the country is on track and doing great vs wondering how we ended up in this hand basket?


What are the issues that are important to you here in ... (flip chart)

Address issues using our platform as guide

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So you see, we have considered this thoroughly and actually do offer true hope and meaningful change. No silver-bullet solutions, just a simple, commonsense path, to get this country back on the track we seem to have gotten of. Yes, it will take some effort on many of our parts, that is why bushwhackers, like our walking teams here, are attempting to clear the trail a bit.

Let me tell you a little about us.

We are the remnant, we are the grass roots who rose up around the presidential run of Congressman Dr. Ron Paul, one of the few “honest politicians” in DC. We are those that believe, as Margret Mead said, we should, Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. (http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/33522.html) We are the vigilant. We understand the value of liberty and how its' losses are bankrupting our great nation, indeed, as Wendell Phillips Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. We are the modern American Revolution that has arisen from the ashes of the presidential campaign. We have been maligned and thwarted, yet we soldier on. We will not be silenced and we are not going away.

How many of you have heard of us? What are your impressions <flip chart>
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Did you know we:
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Major Accomplishments

Money Bombs
Bike Ride
Ads (get Ames from Raz) <pass around>

Media Bias/Blackout

March - 10k true vs CNN's 500-800 (VERIFY)
Face Time vs. Popularity Statistics

Election Irregularities

Thing like that happened all over the country

Suspended Campaign

New direction


We have realized that one election cycle will not be enough to turn this country of this dark path we are tumbling down, and we are creating a new approach to the solutions we offer. By suspending the Presidential Campaign, we can now move forward in a greater movement to take this country back from those who are failing us. We are marching towards the first rallying point for this peaceful revolution; The Rally for the Republic in the city of Minneapolis. We are uniting under a new organization, The Campaign for Liberty, whose mission statement says;

The mission of the Campaign for Liberty is to promote and defend the great American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a non-interventionist foreign policy, by means of educational and political activity.

Our strategies include:

Getting people back involved at the local level, assisting those who follow our principles .

Educating and lobbying against harmful or unconstitutional legislation.

Encouraging discussion groups and book clubs at the local level to help people learn more about our ideas.

Establishing a speakers bureau to give presentations around the country about the great principles we champion.

Developing materials for homeschooling families, to help them educate their children in history, sound economics, and related fields.

We believe this approach offers true hope and meaningful change, but we cannot do it without you. You have all taken the time out to come and hear us. You obviously share our patriotism and sense of civic duty. We ask that you consider our appeal, and if we have made sense here today, join us.

Samuel Adams once said,

If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.

All of you here are those patriots, and IT IS TIME.

There is something going on in this great country – Be a part of it.

Thank You, do you have any questions?

(I will be gone a few hours...)