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Ron Paul has been a distinguished member of Congress for years. His peers in Congress call him "Dr. No" because he boots the lobbyists out of his office on a regular basis. Ron Paul stands against the New World Order's one-world government. Help the man.
Ron Paul on Patriotism - Speech before the U.S. House of Representatives May 22, 2007
TJRG archive of speech here.
Ron Paul has been featured at Lew Rockwell dot com for years. His archived articles are here:
The following link was good on May 17, 2007. It is a Yahoo link to numerous sources on Ron Paul and his campaign.
Please sign the petition below in support of Ron Paul's continued presence in Republican debates.
Petition Alert: http://www.petitiononline.com/RPRNC08/petition.html
The above petition seeks to counter a drive by Michigan party chairman Saul Anuzis within the RNC to prevent Ron Paul from speaking in future Republican debates.
Petition Notice at TCF:
Ron Paul at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Paul
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Text of the Petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/RPRNC08/petition.html
To: Republican National Committee
Date May 17, 2007
To the Republican National Committee,
WHEREAS, Michigan party chairman Saul Anuzis has announced a petition of Republican National Committee members asking the Republican National Committee to bar Congressman Ron Paul from future debates due to Congressman Paul’s comments in the second Republican presidential debate that Mr. Anuzis characterizes as "off the wall and out of whack";
WHEREAS, the terrorist motivation comments made by Congressman Paul are, at minimum, supported by the following:
The 911 Commission Report: During the 9/11 Commission hearings, Vice Chair Lee Hamilton asked, "What motivated them to do it?" FBI Special Agent James Fitzgerald answered, "I believe they feel a sense of outrage against the United States. They identify with the Palestinian problem, they identify with people who oppose repressive regimes, and I believe they tend to focus their anger on the United States." 9/11 Commission testimony June 16, 2004
One of the countless expert CIA statements: Former CIA Bin Laden Unit Chief Michael Scheuer has bluntly stated, "The politicians really are at great fault for not squaring with the American people. We're being attacked for what we do in the Islamic world, not for who we are or what we believe in or how we live." Lou Dobbs CNN
Osama Bin Laden statement: In response to President George W. Bush’s statement in an Address to a Joint Session of Congress and to the American People, "They hate ... a democratically elected government. ... They hate our freedoms -- our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other,”
Bin Laden in a video response stated, "The White House (is) hiding the truth ... the reality is that we are striking them because of their evil and injustice in the whole of the Islamic World, especially in Iraq and Palestine and their occupation of the Land of the Two Holy Sanctuaries (Arabian Peninsula)."
WHEREAS, Congressman Paul’s statements concerning the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Education spoke to Congressman Paul’s position of reforming and streamlining both organizations to make them more efficient while lessening the expense burden on the U.S. taxpayer – a true conservative Republican position;
WHEREAS, Congressman Paul represents traditional, conservative republican values more so than any Republican candidate;
WHEREAS, the Republican party is losing membership to other parties due to the abandonment of the traditional, conservative republican platform;
WHEREAS, registered Republican voters and American citizens desire to hear Congressman Paul’s message on these issues and others in his bid for president;
BE IT DECLARED, that the undersigned request the Republican National Committee to support fair election procedures, as well as the views and desires of its members and American citizens, by allowing Congressman Ron Paul full participation in all future debates and election events as a Republican National Committee candidate.
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Elias writes to the Montana GOP about Ron Paul
The following letter was emailed to the Montana GOP on May 18, 2007. I'll let you know if I hear back from the Montana GOP. Or if I don't....
Dear Montana GOP;
I am representing myself, as a citizen of Montana, and a small group of more than fifty members in The Jefferson River Coalition, which is a grass-roots organization presently forming in the Gallatin Valley and the Bozeman area. Our coalition is not affiliated with any political party or religion or philosophy. But we do plan to issue endorsements for political candidates, and that is why I am writing you this morning.
I am writing an article for our coalition focusing on the resistance within the Republican Party to the presence of the Honorable Representative from the 14th District of Texas, Dr. Ron Paul, in current Presidential candidates' debates. It occurs to me to ask the Montana GOP if you have a statement regarding Ron Paul's participation as a Republican candidate in the current presidential race.
I ask this because of the current movement in Michigan's GOP which seeks to prevent Dr. Ron Paul from joining any future Republican candidates' debates.
From that article:
"5/16/2007, 7:07 p.m. EDT
By JIM DAVENPORT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The chairman of the Michigan Republican Party said Wednesday that he will try to bar Ron Paul from future GOP presidential debates because of remarks the Texas congressman made that suggested the Sept. 11 attacks were the fault of U.S. foreign policy.
Michigan party chairman Saul Anuzis said he will circulate a petition among Republican National Committee members to ban Paul from more debates. At a GOP candidates' debate Tuesday night, Paul drew attacks from all sides, most forcefully from former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, when he linked the terror attacks to U.S. bombings." (end excerpt from article linked above.)
In light of this move to ban Ron
Paul from future debates, my question to the Montana GOP is simple:
Does the Montana GOP support and endorse the Honorable Ron Paul's candidacy for the 2008 Presidential election? A "yes" or "no" answer will do, but - If - there are any comments you would like to furnish to the Jefferson River Coalition (for possible publication) which would specify, clarify, and/or substantiate your answer to that question, I would be happy to receive them.
Thank you for your reply,
Three Forks, Bozeman
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This article of June 20, 2007, by Mike Green notes that Iowa GOP is attempting to deny Ron Paul a spot in the Iowa GOP debates.
Teasers from article:
"Few examples of the behind-the-scenes power exerting its authority over the people are more impactful than the deliberate stranglehold on the free speech of candidates running for office. Today, Ron Paul finds himself in the chokehold of a couple of Iowa organizations that have refused to allow his message to be heard on the same stage as other Republican candidates. Ironically, one of the groups claims to be Christian." (snip)
"Today, the organizers in Iowa are preparing for a debate between Republican presidential candidates. This time the odd man out is Ron Paul of Texas. His campaign is quite dismayed at the display of hostile suppression by the folks in Iowa who purport to be Iowans for Tax Relief and the Iowa Christian Alliance. Such strongarm tactics to prevent Paul from addressing issues the other candidates prefer to ignore is not in keeping with the spirit of our constitutional rights to freedom of speech and the democratic process of electing leaders. The gatekeepers that guard access to the public will do no great service to that public by dismissing a relevant voice in the presidential debate in order to kowtow to the candidates that have ganged up against Paul. " (snip)
[EA note: In case that page goes down, I've saved it "as" in html, filename: Iowa GOP vs Ron Paul June 2007.]
Same topic: This one is an excellent look at Iowa's refusal to allow Ron Paul into the Republican candidates' debate for June 30, 2007:
Meanwhile, the Montana GOP has not acknowledged receiving my email of May 18, 2007, inquiring about the Montana GOP's position on Ron Paul's candidacy. I'm thinking that no one is interested in answering my query. I'm wondering why. I will make a call to the Montana GOP. I'll post my results here.
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