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06-13-2011, 10:01 PM

I saw this sub-forum and decided to compile some letters to editor for my local newpapers. The main one I was looking at has a 400 word maximum, I assume others do as well.

So, I compiled this out of various sources of information, I think it's nice...hope you do as well. Feel free to comment, copy/share, etc.


Who is Ron Paul?

Ron Paul is a medical doctor, practicing for over 30 years.
Ron Paul is a former United States Air Force officer, servicing as flight surgeon.
Ron Paul is a former United States Air National Guardsman.
Ron Paul has been married to the same woman for the past 54 years.
Ron Paul is a #1 New York Times bestselling author.
Ron Paul is a protector and defender of the Constitution & Liberty.
Ron Paul is a Congressman from Texas.
Ron Paul is running for President in 2012.

Dr. Ron Paul is America's leading voice for limited, constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, sound money, and a sensible pro-America foreign policy.

Congressman Paul’s consistent voting record prompted one of his congressional colleagues to say, “Ron Paul personifies the Founding Fathers’ ideal of the citizen-statesman. He makes it clear that his principles will never be compromised, and they never are.” Another colleague observed, “There are few people in public life who, through thick and thin, rain or shine, stick to their principles. Ron Paul is one of those few.”

Brief Overview of Congressman Paul’s Record:
He has never voted to raise taxes.
He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
He has never taken a government-paid junket.
He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.
He voted against the USA PATRIOT Act.
He voted against regulating the Internet.
He voted against the Iraq war.
He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
He returns a portion of his congressional office budget to the U.S. Treasury every year.

Dr. Paul's top issues are your top issues: The economy, healthcare, taxes, government ethics & corruption, social security, education, immigration, national security/war on terror, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

"Ron Paul is one of the outstanding leaders fighting for a stronger national defense. As a former Air Force officer, he knows well the needs of our armed forces, and he always puts them first. We need to keep him fighting for our country." Ronald Reagan

If you are looking for a real leader, or are still looking for that "change" promised in Washington DC, look no further than Congressman Ron Paul. He can beat President Obama in the 2012 election.

Dr. Paul cured my apathy, he can yours too. Google him!

06-13-2011, 10:03 PM
Basically the same info but in a poster format:


http://www.scribd.com/doc/57229190/WHO-IS-THIS-MAN-2 (slight variation from above, I like above better)

Classic Revolution poster:


Just another poster, not necessarily following the above ideas:


06-21-2011, 08:25 PM
I used the above to make my first YouTube video ever.

Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl1JOsgM_wQ

06-24-2011, 01:55 AM
Thought I'd let you know I printed a bunch of these off for a GOP mixer we had tonight. Very well received.

06-24-2011, 04:21 PM
Thought I'd let you know I printed a bunch of these off for a GOP mixer we had tonight. Very well received.

Right on, thanks for letting me know! I did leave out "he" in one of the posters but have since fixed it. :P


06-24-2011, 04:46 PM
He has never voted for a House appropriations (spending) bill in all 12 terms.

(Pretty sure this is true).

FL John
08-30-2011, 02:35 PM
My letter to the editorial staff and their prompt reply:

Mr. ----:

I take your point. We’ve received similar complaints from other readers.

The reason we didn’t cover Dr. Paul when he spoke at the Liberty Summit was because our politics writer, Scott Powers, had to work earlier that Saturday covering the debate between the four Republican U.S. Senate candidates in Orlando. Because our Saturday night staffing is normally just one reporter, we weren’t able to send anyone over to the Liberty Summit that night.

As I’m certain you know, there will be several occasions in September to cover Dr. Paul – at the CNN debate in Tampa and at the Fox News/CPAC/P5 gathering in Orlando late in the month. We’ll be staffing each of these events. And if Dr. Paul makes news, we’ll certainly write about it.

I understand the frustration of Dr. Paul’s supporters, like yourself, that candidates like Perry and Bachmann have stolen the spotlight. (And I saw the Jon Stewart rant the night he delivered it.) At the same time, Dr. Paul’s numbers in both national and state polls are mostly in the single digits, suggesting the public doesn’t see him as one of the top-tier GOP candidates. I realize there’s an argument that less coverage equals lower ratings – that one feeds on the other. At the same time, Dr. Paul has done little to draw attention to his campaign here in Florida.

To sum up: we expect to be covering Dr. Paul as a serious candidate as the GOP presidential campaign moves into Florida. If he says or does anything newsworthy, I expect we’ll have a story. And I regret that staffing problems left us unable to cover the Liberty Summit.

Thanks for writing. And thanks for reading the Sentinel.

Bob Shaw

Government/politics editor

From: John ---- [mailto:----]
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 10:07 AM
To: Lafferty, Mike T; Russell, Mark; Shaw, Bob
Subject: Subscriber concern about election coverage


I am concerned about the lack of Sentinel coverage of a top tier Republican candidate in the 2012 Presidential election. The candidate is Dr. Ron Paul.

Ron Paul was the keynote speaker at the Florida Liberty Summit at the Rosen Centre Hotel during August 19th and 20th. There was no coverage in the Orlando Sentinel.

Michele Bachman was the keynote speaker at the Florida Family Policy Council Awards Dinner on August 27th at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel. She received an above the fold front page photo/sidebar plus a full article following the event. She continues to receive regular coverage while Ron Paul is seldom mentioned in comparison to the other "top tier" candidates.

Ron Paul and Michele Bachman were statistically tied for the win in the recent Ames Iowa straw poll and Dr. Paul is polling better than Michele Bachman in many national polls, typically within the top four or five candidates. Ron Paul is an experienced statesman, veteran, medical doctor and past Presidential candidate with robust grassroots financial support. He has garnered more donations from active duty military than all other candidates combined. Failing to cover Ron Paul as a viable presidential candidate is a disservice to your readers and the public at large. Disregarding Ron Paul diminishes the credibility of your news organization.

I understand that there are many factors determining coverage. I plan to contact the Ron Paul campaign to encourage them to be proactive regarding press releases and access. I am a Ron Paul supporter, but not involved in the Ron Paul Presidential campaign in any official capacity.

I had intended to contact the ombudsman, but was unable to find contact info for that position. If this letter is misdirected, I would appreciate it if you would forward it to the appropriate member(s) of the Sentinel team. Thank you for your consideration and time.

John ----
----, FL