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    This 31-year-old Ron Paul Republican is now the mayor of Ocean Springs, Mississippi

    In June, 31-year-old Shea Dobson unseated Democrat Connie Moran from her position as mayor of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Though Moran was a three-term incumbent facing an opponent with no previous experience holding political office, Dobson won a decisive, double-digit victory, garnering 55 percent of votes to Moran’s 45 percent.

    Dobson’s story begins in 2008. While visiting his father in Tennessee, Dobson watched a presidential debate featuring former Congressman Ron Paul (R-Tex.), who immediately caught his attention. Feeling inspired, Dobson started closely following Congressman Paul and set out on a roadtrip to participate in the “Revolution March” on July 12 of that year. “That was really when I [realized] it’s not just a couple friendly people, there’s really something here,” Mayor Dobson commented.

    Then, in 2012, Dobson began canvassing and knocking on doors for Congressman Paul’s second presidential campaign. With the help of his fellow liberty-leaning conservatives, their team “took over our entire county republican party and sent a 100 percent pro-Ron Paul slate of delegates to the state convention,” Dobson boasted.

    That was only the beginning of Dobson’s involvement in the liberty movement. In 2013, he founded a Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) chapter at the University of Southern Mississippi and was quickly promoted to Mississippi State Chair with the organization. After graduating, he moved on to work for the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR), Concerned American Voters, Students for Liberty (SFL) and Americans for Prosperity (AFP), in addition to canvassing for Senator Rand Paul’s 2016 presidential campaign and later volunteering for Gary Johnson’s independent run. Dobson’s extensive involvement in grassroots activism and various leadership roles provided him with the experience and vision necessary to take on his next big move — a bid for the mayoral seat in Ocean Springs.

    Throughout the mayoral race, Moran repeatedly criticized Dobson for his youth and inexperience, which he fiercely combated. “I’ve been on the ground working with people,” Dobson said. “Thomas Jefferson signed the Declaration of Independence when he was 32. Don’t tell me that young men can’t do great things.”

    Instead, Dobson used his youth to reach the voters of Ocean Springs. Having previously been a passive observer in the political scene, Dobson is familiar with the attitudes many voters have about discussing politics. “You [have to] talk to people about their average, everyday lives,” Dobson explained. Taking a more grassroots approach, Dobson’s volunteers were composed of local residents and friends of his. By having more of a politically secular base, Dobson was able to keep his message intact and reach constituents in ways his opponent could not.

    After taking office on June 30th, 2017, Mayor Dobson is off to a solid start— but there are certainly challenges, such as excessive city-level regulations, that he intends to address. He is confident in the character and good-heartedness of Ocean Springs residents to work together in addressing the needs of their community. His election represents the spirit of the American people who are simply fed up with establishment, salesman type politicians, willing instead to elect a man with passion and principle. Dobson intends to “Get people working towards a common cause” for the betterment of his community.

    When asked what advice he has for liberty activists seeking to run for office, Dobson said, “There’s no perfect time to take on a project. Don’t be afraid of how big the mountain is to climb. Surround yourself with good people [who ]are [willing] to work hard and do everything they can to help you out. Keep your head down when it comes to a lot of the political chatter. Work hard, and tell the truth.”Dobson will be at the YAL National Convention in Reston, VA this week to speak with and guide 400 liberty youth activists.
    http://rare.us/rare-politics/rare-li...s-mississippi/

    There needs to be more positive news like this.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jtap View Post
    There needs to be more positive news like this.
    Amen to that.
    "The Patriarch"

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    Not going to happen.
    Quote Originally Posted by Schifference View Post
    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.

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    So great!
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]

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    Excellent news!
    My website: https://www.theherbsofthefield.com/

    "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~ Charles Dickens

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtap View Post
    http://rare.us/rare-politics/rare-li...s-mississippi/

    There needs to be more positive news like this.
    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtap View Post
    http://rare.us/rare-politics/rare-li...s-mississippi/

    There needs to be more positive news like this.
    Awesome news! Haven't seen you around in forever. You are one of the guys that pretty much only posts worthwhile stuff. Thanks for sharing.
    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    It's a balance between appeasing his supporters, appeasing the deep state and reaching his own goals.
    ~Resident Badgiraffe




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    Next step is Governor or Senator. Maybe people will be calling Ocean Springs, Mississippi the freedom capital of the world in the near future.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Schifference View Post
    Next step is Governor or Senator. Maybe people will be calling Ocean Springs, Mississippi the freedom capital of the world in the near future.
    Before that happens there will be massive cries of him "selling out."
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]



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