I know we are in the midst of Ron Paul season, but as everyone is well aware of, getting Ron Paul to the White House is a most difficult task.
That being said, like all other things in life, its always good to have an insurance policy. Great for the times when plans happen to fall short of expectations, or other catastrophic failures.
I offer to you, that insurance policy. Most of you know now that Ron Paul's friend, Murray Sabrin, is running for the U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey against Frank Lautenburg.
Now, unlike a Congressman, A Senator can definitely stop most legislation in the Senate, unless they can somehow muster together a cloture vote of %60.
You see it works like this: (taken from Campus Progress.org)
The filibuster is a 217-year-old Senate tradition. The filibuster, one of the distinguishing characteristics of the Senate, is the right to engage in extended debate. In order to end debate on a piece of legislation or a nominee in the Senate, at least 60 Senators need to agree to move forward to a vote. Without 60 votes to end debate, the legislation or nominee is “filibustered.” When our founding fathers carefully crafted our nation’s government over 200 years ago, they designed the Senate as a deliberative body to check the impulses of the House and the actions of the President. In the words of Thomas Jefferson, the Senate was intended to be “a saucer into which the nation’s passions may be poured to cool.” To help achieve this goal, Jefferson and his colleagues created the Senate with longer terms and rules of unlimited debate.
Now, when Murray does speak about his candidacy locally (right now he's focused on Ron Paul usually) one of the major points he hits home time and time again is that he would be "A firewall against bad legislation.."
Knowing Dr. Murray Sabrin personally (cause hey, I work for his campaign) I know the man, being a university professor, can talk, and talk, and talk, and talk, (you get the idea).
Again, from the same website:
The Filibuster is an important tool in maintaining checks and balances. When our founding fathers designed our great democracy over 200 years ago they were very careful to create a balanced government to prevent any one person or group of people from wielding too much power. Their meticulous plan created a government with three co-equal branches, each checked by the powers of the other two. The Senate filibuster has been an essential component of the “checks and balances” that limit the power of the President and the majority party in Congress. Particularly when the same party controls the Presidency and both houses of Congress, Senate debate is one of the critical checks to protect the rights of the minority and promote bipartisan compromise.
Murray Sabrin is just the Ron Paul extension of Senate.
But, theres more....
Besides being able to help Ron Paul in DC advance real republican values of Liberty, Freedom, Peace and Prosperity, Sabrin's election would also make him the highest Republican elected official in New Jersey, thus allowing him to set the party platform in New Jersey...
Why is this also important? Well, besides benefiting all of the Real Republicans in New Jersey, (the Neo-Cons are often referred to as "Republicrats" here) geographically speaking, we are sandwiched in between New York City and Philadelphia, two of the largest media outlets in the country.
So assuming the worst case scenario comes to fruition: Hillary Clinton as President (just the thought makes my stomach turn) Having Murray Sabrin in the Senate, along with Ron Paul still in Congress, would definitely be able to keep her and her ilk well in check.
So Joe, you are asking, how much does this insurance policy costs? (cause lets be realistic, nothing is free these days)
Well heres the pitch, A senate race in New Jersey is cheap compared to a national campaign for president. The two big competitors right now are Ann Estabrook, Republican, running for the seat, who is a land developer, and has no experiance in politics, but is attempting to "buy" her way into the Senate (and shes Neo-Conservative) with her 1.55 Million of her own money.
Then theres the incumbent Frank Lautenburg, 84 years old, with 5 million in his war chest.
Thats what we are running against.
Can we win in New Jersey, Most Definitely! No matter who polls the states, %60 of the citizens are ready for a change. There are no Democrats challenging Lautenburg, so its just a fight amongst the Republicans and Republicrats as to who will face Lautenburg. Everyone knows Frank won't debate Murray, cause Murray can eviscerate him in debate.
Plus, New Jersey has one of the best grassroots efforts in the country, and they all are aware that its not just about Ron Paul, its the movement back towards a sensible, limited government. The structure is in place, the boots are ready to continue marching forward, we have the ideal candidate with the right message, we just need your help...
I encourage all of you reading the forums to please go to http://www.murraysabrin.com and donate today. Compared to the millions that it will cost to run Ron Pauls candidacy, the Murray Sabrin Insurance Policy is inexpensive, and if all else fails, at least Murray will be able to stop bad legislation and buy us some time to get other like-minded elected officials into Congress and Senate over the next few years.
oh and by the way, Ron Paul has endorsed Murray Sabrin, watch the video if you haven't done so already...
J. Douglas Fisher,
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