Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Message from Ron Paul

From: Ron Paul 2008
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 11:32 AM
Subject: Message from Ron Paul

August 22, 2007

Not all the media are biased. A local newspaper in New Hampshire reported
on an annual GOP bbq in the town of Hollis. It could be called "the Ron
Paul show," they said, since the far bigger crowd that usual consisted
mostly of our supporters. One volunteer even rented an airplane and flew a
wonderful sign around the sky. What great, creative, self-starting people
I'm meeting, at every stop, all of them united by a love of America and
American freedom.

Politics is usually about division. But this campaign is just the
opposite. Not only are our volunteers a bunch of happy warriors, but they
also practice the virtues of tolerance and peace, just as they want the
nation to do.

The other day, the state chairman of an opposing campaign (not in New
Hampshire!), angrily tore a sign out of one of our supporter's hands and
trashed it. Different people with different beliefs might have responded
differently. But our people, though they'd been standing in the rain all
day, applied the Golden Rule. It's because of quiet heroes that I know we
can change this country.

A reporter in New Hampshire told me this story about Florida: she had seen
the same three supporters working every day passing out our literature, and
so decided to interview them. She was startled to discover that one was a
Republican, one was a Democrat, and one was an Independent. But I wasn't.

Freedom brings us all together. We can all agree on leaving people alone to
plan and live their own lives, rather than trying to force them to obey at
the point of a gun, as runaway government does. Instead of clawing at each
other via the warfare-welfare state, people under liberty can cooperate in a
unity of diversity.

There is no need to use government to threaten others who have different
standards, or to be threatened by them. Looking to our Founders, our
traditions, and the Constitution, we can build, in peaceful cooperation, a
free and prosperous society.

At a talk show in Nashua, New Hampshire, the host asked me about the fair
tax. Well, I agree on getting rid of the IRS, I told her, but I want to
replace it with nothing, not another tax. But let's not forget the
inflation tax, I said.

This was something she had never considered, but after I talked about the
depreciation of our dollar by the Federal Reserve, its creation of
artificial booms and busts, and its bailouts of the big banks and Wall
Street firms, to the detriment of the average person, she loved it. That is
another tax, she agreed, a hidden and particularly vicious tax.

They try to tell us that the money issue is boring or irrelevant. In fact,
it is the very pith of our social lives, and morally, Constitutionally, and
economically, the central bank is a disaster. Thanks to the work of this
movement, Americans are starting to understand what has been hidden from
them for so long: that we have a right to sound and honest money, not to a
dollar debauched for the special interests.

Unconstitutional government has created a war crisis, a financial crisis, a
dollar crisis, and a freedom crisis. But we don't have to take it. We
don't have to passively accept more dead soldiers, a lower standard of
living, rising prices, a national ID, eavesdropping on our emails and phone
calls, and all the rest.

We can return to first principles, and build the brightest, most brilliant
future any people on earth has ever aspired to. Help me teach this lesson.
Help me campaign all over this country, in cooperation with our huge and
growing volunteer army. Help me show that change is not only possible, but
also essential. Please, make your most generous contribution
( to this campaign for a Constitutional
presidency worthy of our people. Invest in freedom: for yourself, for your
family, for your future.




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