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    From ronpaul2008.com: Message From Ron: Onward!

    Did you see that funny YouTube where Mike Huckabee's young Iowa spokesman endorsed me, "by mistake"? We know what was in his mind! Indeed, I am amazed at the friendliness of the supporters of other candidates. Many Obama voters, for example, in Iowa and New Hampshire are reading our literature, and studying our ideas. It's just one of the reasons I am so optimistic about what we are doing, and where we are heading. And so were the 500 or 600 people at our New Hampshire rally after the primary. I talked to everyone there, and they are rightly enthusiastic about our movement.

    This does not mean we will have an easy time of it -- just the opposite, of course. After all, we are seeking to reverse more than a century of big government, of the warfare-welfare state, of Federal Reserve's dollar manipulation, of a fat and happy military-industrial complex, of the subversion of our Constitution. So all the media and other "second-hand dealers in ideas," as F.A. Hayek called them, who have a vested interest in the current order, will do everything possible to smear me. They will do and say anything to try to block our movement. Even vote fraud is not beyond these people.

    And we have been successful. This movement has always operated on two tracks -- intellectual and political, and must. The first and most important is the intellectual. Such heroes of freedom as Ludwig von Mises, Hayek, Henry Hazlitt, Murray Rothbard, and so many others like Rose Wilder Lane, John T. Flynn, Isabel Patterson, and Garret Garrett, have helped build the foundations of freedom, prosperity, and peace. We carry on their work, to change hearts and minds.

    The other track is political. Here too, we have touched millions with our ideas, and recruited many, many thousands -- not only in Meetup Groups and as voters, but as sympathizers and future voters too. Walter Block was kind enough to call this effort the most important in the long history of libertarianism. I don't know about that, but I do know that even if we place a solid fourth, rather than the higher place we all want and are working so hard for, that is huge progress.

    But we can never forget that this is a long struggle. Many great men and women have lived and died in this cause. I have been deeply involved in it all my life. It is a matter of educational work, and elections. We may not accomplish all we want, in one or even two elections. But we will accomplish it. Young people now living will see the free society that you and I dream of, as their everyday reality, an America at peace, prosperous and free, with the federal government chained down y the Constitution, as Jefferson said.

    Does this mean our campaign has done everything right? No! We have made mistakes, and will make them again. Not only because errors are to be found in any human endeavor, but because an effort like this, to repeal a hundred years and more of evil, is brand-new on the face of the earth. But now is the time to stick together like the brothers and sisters we are, to stand side by side in this fight against the media toadies, warmongers, and Wall Street rip-off artists who stand against us, and who always remind me of Tolkein's Orcs.

    If you have suggestions for me to do better, I want to hear them. But beating back the enemy, teaching so many young people and others about liberty, that is our victory, and it is real and permanent. Won't you link arms with me? We will have more vote victories too, if we stick together and do not let the enemy divide us.

    As you know, and as our neocon enemies try to cover up, we are in a financial crisis. It may chug along at this pace, slowly into recession, or it might drop off a cliff, like the dollar. In that case, we will have the only coherent solution, and we must get our message out.

    All my life, I've been working to make sure that when the Fed had done its work, and the special interests had looted the system to their hearts' content, and there was a crisis, I would be in a position to speak the truth about why, and what to do about it. In this fight, I need your heart, your mind, your time, and your financial support. I also need you to become a precinct leader https://voters.ronpaul2008.com/grassroots/ . What a fight we are in. What stakes there are. Together, we can build a new America faithful to the values of the framers. Bother the enemy, help the good cause: make your most generous contribution https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/, and let's roll up our sleeves and get to work, together.

    Sincerely,

    Ron



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    Orcs? That was a bit... odd.

    The rest of it sounds great, though.

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    Everyone needs to pay attention and take heed to this message. It's so stupid to be negative and whiny when there's work to get done. This message from Ron was MUCH needed right now in my opinion.

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    Ron is Gandalf, I kid you not! (posted this in the other thread with the same letter)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpletruth View Post
    Everyone needs to pay attention and take heed to this message. It's so stupid to be negative and whiny when there's work to get done. This message from Ron was MUCH needed right now in my opinion.
    The negative and whiney posters are trolls trying to break us up. It won't happen.

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    Haha, I just finished watching LOTR and here comes Dr. Gandalf with a speech against Orcs.

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    "Even vote fraud is not beyond these people."

    ain't that the truth.
    the world has come undone, another day and who can wait?
    change don't come from one, it's a wave..
    building.. before it breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knut Schreiber View Post
    Haha, I just finished watching LOTR and here comes Dr. Gandalf with a speech against Orcs.
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=9bIIx8BDJJM


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    What a great message. I wish that Ron Paul could give a real speech like this that everyone could hear. People need to know that he is the only candidate against the establishment. I'm tired of hearing Obama/Clinton talking about change when we all know RP is the only candidate with the ability to fix Washington.

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    Awesome letter. How do I send suggestions?

    My earnest recommendation is that he air the boldest TV attack ads he has ever aired. Not against any particular candidate, but against the thinking that everything is honky-dory with the economy, that the war is some kind of success. He needs to go on the offensive on our constitutional rights. They have been trampled by an out-of-control federal government. But there should still be an undercurrent of optimism.

    The message should be as follows: Problems and enemies surround us, but America will don the courage to acknowledge and face these crises, and charge through them to a brighter tomorrow, with the leadership of Ron Paul.

    No more walking on eggshells. It doesn't even need a script. Just let Ron read the kind of prose he is so experienced in writing, just help the guy give his voice some rhetorical oomph. It will set him apart from the rest of the GOP, and we'll find out right quick how many Americans are ready for some actual change.
    Last edited by Hancock1776; 01-10-2008 at 04:47 PM. Reason: had to add some things

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    Default This letter is an absolute mess

    Dozens of grammatical mistakes. It reads like it was written by a high school student. (And even mentioning "vote fraud" is just irresponsible....)

    Why does everything HQ produce seem so unprofessional?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okosroka View Post
    Dozens of grammatical mistakes. It reads like it was written by a high school student. (And even mentioning "vote fraud" is just irresponsible....)

    Why does everything HQ produce seem so unprofessional?
    SIEG HEIL, the grammar Nazi's are among us!! Seriously, just plug your mouth with the feces that just came out of it.
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okosroka View Post
    Dozens of grammatical mistakes. It reads like it was written by a high school student. (And even mentioning "vote fraud" is just irresponsible....)

    Why does everything HQ produce seem so unprofessional?
    What are you talking about? That was just what I needed to lift my spirits up and continue the fight. The message was perfect because what we all really need is a good dose of reality and a reminder of what we are actually fighting for.

    If all your concerned about is grammar and the superficiality of your own sense of "professionalism" perhaps the cause of liberty is not for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okosroka View Post
    Dozens of grammatical mistakes. It reads like it was written by a high school student. (And even mentioning "vote fraud" is just irresponsible....)

    Why does everything HQ produce seem so unprofessional?
    You are not a friend. Go away.

    I hope everyone takes the message in regards to HQ. Constructive criticism is one thing, calling for heads to roll in HQ - that is not our call to make. I certainly agree with what some posters have said about doing their own thing being more productive than doing what HQ wants. Don't waste energy trying to get people at HQ fired, if you feel they are incompetent then do your best to fill the gaps they are leaving. Certainly Suggest to them where things need to be improved if you feel it will do any good.

    Stop eating our own, save your vitriol for the enemies of freedom!

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    This message needs to be stickied. With the activity on this board, it's getting buried.

    BTW, I could be considered a grammar purist, but there are times to let that go. Dr. Paul is hugely busy and probably stressed to the max right now with all the crap that has happened in the past couple of days. That he took time to write a lengthy message to his supporters should far outweigh silly issues over grammatical syntax and editing bloopers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Ron is Gandalf, I kid you not! (posted this in the other thread with the same letter)

    AMEN..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonPaulFTW08 View Post
    But now is the time to stick together like the brothers and sisters we are, to stand side by side in this fight against the media toadies, warmongers, and Wall Street rip-off artists who stand against us, and who always remind me of Tolkein's Orcs.
    Ron Paul is America's first Nerd President.

    And the geek shall inherit the earth.
    All your voter base are belong to us!

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    "our neocon enemies" WOW i wasn't expecting that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okosroka View Post
    Dozens of grammatical mistakes. It reads like it was written by a high school student. (And even mentioning "vote fraud" is just irresponsible....)

    Why does everything HQ produce seem so unprofessional?
    YOUR OWN POST IS FULL OF GRAMMATICAL MISTAKES, TROLL!

    The message from Ron is inspiring. I almost, almost choked up.

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    BUMP! This is seriously what I needed to hear right now Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonPaulFTW08 View Post
    From ronpaul2008.com: Message From Ron: Onward!

    Did you see that funny YouTube where Mike Huckabee's young Iowa spokesman endorsed me, "by mistake"? We know what was in his mind! Indeed, I am amazed at the friendliness of the supporters of other candidates.
    For those who missed the video Ron mentioned, here is the link to it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe3v4JDD_gA

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    Awesome, Dr. Paul.

    I am with you for the long haul.

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    I started a thread for constructive criticism here:
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=85493
    My review of the For Liberty documentary:
    digg.com/d315eji
    (please Digg and post comments on the HuffPost site)

    "This political train-wreck Republicans face can largely be traced to Bush’s philosophical metamorphosis from a traditional, non-interventionist conservative to the neoconservatives’ exemplar of a 'War President', and his positioning of the Republicans as the 'War Party'."

    Nicholas Sanchez on Bush's legacy, September 30, 2007.

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    Well I am sure there will be photoshopped Gandalf Ron taking on some Orcs soon!
    http://www.ronpaulwarroom.com/

    When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.

    Thomas Jefferson

    "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

    Benjamin Franklin






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