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Chaos Unlimited
12-28-2007, 03:40 PM
link to my letter (http://morningsentinel.mainetoday.com/view/letters/4583600.html)

Why Ron Paul's message resonates
Morning Sentinel / Kennebec Journal

Two hundred thousand people have donated to Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul this quarter, totaling more than $18 million. He has received more active military donations than any other candidate; 73,000 people have joined Ron Paul Meetup.com groups around the country. These supporters are printing flyers and signs. They are independently raising money to produce television, radio and newspaper advertisements. They raised $400,000 to fly a Paul blimp over the early primary states.

These supporters are regular people, not lobbyists, not corporations. Why has Paul attracted so much grassroots support?

During Paul's 10 congressional terms, he never voted to raise taxes. He voted against the Patriot Act. He voted against the Iraq war. A President Paul would bring the troops home immediately. He would end a foreign policy of meddling in the affairs of other nations. That alone would provide us with enough savings to render the federal income tax unnecessary. If we got rid of the federal income tax tomorrow, the government would only need to return to its year 2000 budget.

Please Google Ron Paul (as the homemade supporter signs say). You'll find a humble, honest doctor who has been delivering the same message since he began serving the public. That message is individual freedom, Constitutional government and a free market. Please consider participating in your town's Republican caucus Feb. 1, 2 or 3. You must register Republican at least 15 days prior. Caucus is where your vote counts.

Stephanie Dunn


Has everyone written a letter to their local paper? I know our paper prints every letter received (unless it's beyond insane - a tad insane = printable!)

Oh and yes, I know I got the number of donors wrong.

12-28-2007, 03:41 PM
Go Maine!

12-28-2007, 03:42 PM
Looks good but we don't have the 400k for the blimp yet. Still about 65k off target

Chaos Unlimited
12-28-2007, 03:45 PM
I was writing for a newspaper. Facts are not essential components.


12-28-2007, 04:16 PM

12-28-2007, 06:18 PM
Good work! We need more of this!

12-28-2007, 06:22 PM
Great letter, Stephanie.

12-28-2007, 06:28 PM
Our Meetup organizer had his letter published here in Stevens Point, WI. The letter was awesome.

Here's his letter. (http://www.stevenspointjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071115/SPJ06/711150344/1711)

Chaos Unlimited
12-29-2007, 10:23 AM
I've gotten a lot of nice emails about this. You don't even have to leave your computer to write a letter to the editor. It's a lot more constructive than complaining about the mainstream media.