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cien750hp
12-17-2007, 04:08 PM
What a day! I am humbled and inspired, grateful and thrilled for this vast outpouring of support.

On just one day, in honor of the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, the new American revolutionaries brought in $6.04 million, another one-day record. The average donation was $102; we had 58,407 individual contributors, of whom an astounding 24,915 were first-time donors. And it was an entirely voluntary, self-organized, decentralized, independent effort on the internet. Must be the "spammers" I keep hearing about!

The establishment is baffled and worried, and well they should be. They keep asking me who runs our internet fundraising and controls our volunteers. To these top-down central planners, a spontaneous order like our movement is science-fiction. But you and I know it's real: as real as the American people's yearning for freedom, peace, and prosperity, as real as all the men and women who have sacrificed for our ideals, in the past and today.

And how neat to see celebrations all across the world, with Tea Parties from France to New Zealand. This is how we can spread the ideals of our country, through voluntary emulation, not bombs and bribes. Of course, there were hundreds in America.

As I dropped in on a cheering, laughing crowd of about 600 near my home in Freeport, Texas, I noted that they call us "angry." Well, we are the happiest, most optimistic "angry" movement ever, and the most diverse. What unites us is a love of liberty, and a determination to fix what is wrong with our country, from the Fed to the IRS, from warfare to welfare. But otherwise we are a big tent.

Said the local newspaper: "The elderly sat with teens barely old enough to vote. The faces were black, Hispanic, Asian and white. There was no fear in their voices as they spoke boldly with each other about the way the country should be. Held close like a deeply held secret, Paul has brought them out of the disconnect they feel between what they know to be true and where the country has been led."

Thanks also to the 500 or so who braved the blizzard in Boston to go to Faneuil Hall. My son Rand told me what a great time he had with you.

A few mornings ago on LewRockwell.com, I saw a YouTube of a 14-year-old boy that summed up our whole movement for me. This well-spoken young man, who could have passed in knowledge for a college graduate, told how he heard our ideas being denounced. So he decided to Google. He read some of my speeches, and thought, these make sense. Then he studied US foreign policy of recent years, and came to the conclusion that we are right. So he persuaded his father to drop Rudy Giuliani and join our movement.

All over America, all over the world, we are inspiring real change. With the wars and the spying, the spending and the taxing, the inflation and the credit crisis, our ideas have never been more needed. Please help me spread them https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate in all 50 states. Victory for liberty! That is our goal, and nothing less.

Sincerely,

Ron

Green Mountain Boy
12-17-2007, 04:10 PM
I like Ron's emails so much more than Bydlak's. :)

JoeySweets
12-17-2007, 04:12 PM
Awesome.

VICTORY FOR LIBERTY!!!!!!!!!!

Mandrik
12-17-2007, 04:13 PM
Amazing.

senorironclad
12-17-2007, 04:15 PM
I am sick of the spammer term.

But awesome to see the international movement mentioned! It really is fantastic!!!!

markderidder
12-17-2007, 04:16 PM
I like this message from Ron, very down to earth. Thanks Ron!

PatriotOne
12-17-2007, 04:16 PM
That was beautiful. You can tell when he writes his own messages. Some of the messages posted under his name obviously are not really written by RP. This one is.

Arek
12-17-2007, 04:17 PM
United we stand. I really feel our movement is a house United as opposed to the divided house of liberals and neo-cons. Every time I see one of these press releases I feel proud to support a real American hero. We're fighting for the future of America, the freedom and liberty our founding fathers wanted us to have. If Thomas Jefferson was a live today I think he'd cast his ballot for Ron Paul. I think the real reason they moved up primaries was in hopes it would thwart our movement and give us less time to Unite America. The establishment fears the people knowing the truth. Ours is the only house that has a solid foundation that brings in people from all backgrounds and political affiliations, I wish there was a way to find out how many people are new Republicans that registered just for Ron Paul.

Bradley in DC
12-17-2007, 04:23 PM
Nice that he's grateful, but a simple thank you (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?p=623518#poststop) would have been nicer.

Bryan
12-17-2007, 04:36 PM
Here's the video of the 14 year old:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msilh1H7E1g