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mikedonlin
01-07-2008, 09:48 PM
I love history in that it seems to move in patterns; you tend to see similar events and situations repeat themselves throughout time. I think history has a lot to teach you about the future, and how to deal with the present, if you take the time to look. That being said, we call ourselves the "Ron Paul Revolution", and i believe that we should look back to our revolutionary forefathers for insight on how to upstart and fuel a revolution.

One of the things that caught my eye was Thomas Paine's political pamphlet "Common Sense". This was a series of pamphlets that denounced British rule and called for the independence of the United States. Hundreds of thousands of copies were distributed, and months later the United States proclaimed its independence.

The main stream media is going to ignore us, and yes we have been doing a WONDERFUL job with the grassroots canvasing for support, however, i see this as another opportunity to spread Ron Paul's ideals of limited government, and personal freedom (things that are directly expressed in the opening essay to Common Sense) link (http://www.ushistory.org/paine/commonsense/sense2.htm)

We should gather our movement into a couple page long set of ideas, put it up online in a easy to use format as try to organize a one day Info-Bomb. Ron Paul supporters all across the country print out as many copies as they can manage, fold them, staple them, and drop them off throughout their town. This is how the colonists got their message out without a centralized media (Faux, CNN), and i think we can learn from their techniques.

Sorry for the long post, i just finished reading Common Sense, and it inspired me. This got the American revolution thousands of supporters, and maybe it could work for us too?

rajibo
01-07-2008, 09:51 PM
Common Sense (http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext03/comsn10a.txt)

zmall88
01-07-2008, 10:28 PM
yah but then we start looking like all the other "kooks" distributing literature.

this is the 21st century. people's minds are not free like they used to be. we need to become republicans, run for office, win, leave the party and form our own new one (or the LP) and change the way people think.

until WE become the establishment, it won't work. everyone reading this should start thinking about running for congress in the next four years.

hillertexas
01-07-2008, 10:30 PM
http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=79584

Ron2Win
01-07-2008, 10:34 PM
The beauty about the grassroots is that it's completely up to the individual. I just stayed late one day at work and printed 50 flyer's and papered my town.

It's up to you to do your own thing.

Brian4Liberty
01-07-2008, 10:43 PM
One of the things that caught my eye was Thomas Paine's political pamphlet "Common Sense". This was a series of pamphlets that denounced British rule and called for the independence of the United States. Hundreds of thousands of copies were distributed, and months later the United States proclaimed its independence.


Here is the link to today's Common Sense. Without this, there would be no Ron Paul Revolution.

http://www.house.gov/paul/legis_tst.htm

Fortunately for the Founding Fathers, and unfortunately for us, the Mainstream Media did not exist during the time of the Founding Fathers...today we are at a competitive disadvantage against the media oligopoly...the internet certainly helps us get out the message today, and in 40 years, the internet could be on equal footing with the MSM. This is if they are unsuccessful at taking over the internet. Unfortunately again, they are well on their way to dominating that too...i.e. Google, Yahoo, AP, etc. All part of the MSM...