Monday, April 30, 2012

Reader submission: War or Peace?

By Meagan Sharp

Is Iran in 2012 another Iraq like 2003?

First of all, the biggest danger for our country right now is that a president is going to overreact and we are going to end up bombing Iran. If we can live through the cold war, which we did, with 30,000 missiles pointed at us then we should sit back and think and not assume that we are going to be attacked! Look what happened with Libya! ISRAEL has 300 nuclear weapons so why are we making them out to be some poor defenseless nation? We have 45 bases in IRAN (not including submarines)! IRAN can’t even produce enough gasoline for themselves and we're worried about them obtaining ONE weapon? Politicians are building this war up just like they did Iraq. We do not need to get involved in another war people!

As if that crisis wasn’t bad enough, President Obama has made it very clear that he will not only ignore the US Constitution, but will refuse to listen to congress when they don't let him have his way. Obama ignores the US Constitution and Congress when it suits his purposes. He issues edicts without regard to the US Constitution and signs into law unconstitutional acts. He is blatantly inconsistent, and he continues to get your support???

Oh, and for those of you who think he’s saving the economy and lowering unemployment: Our national debt has actually increased since Bush was in office, to be specific, the Debt rose $4.899 trillion during the two terms of the Bush presidency and has now gone up $4.939 trillion since President Obama took office. As for unemployment, North Carolina has lost nearly 50,000 jobs since President Obama took office and the unemployment rate is 9.9 percent. In Charlotte, unemployment is even higher, 10 percent. In total, 450,000 North Carolinians are unemployed, up 13 percent since Obama took office and these are just TWO examples.

HOWEVER, just because I am completely against Obama being reelected I want to make it clear that I am just as adamant about Romney NOT being elected either. What Republicans don’t seem to understand is that if Ron Paul is NOT on the ballot, none of his supporters are going to vote for Romney. Ron Paul is the only politician that has a chance of beating Obama. If you vote for Romney and don’t vote for Ron Paul then you can blame yourselves for Obama’s reelection and be prepared for a socialist society.

SO PLEASE, vote for peace, not war; for restraint, not excess; and for civil liberties, not authoritarianism.

RON PAUL 2012.

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Ron Paul Wins Louisiana Caucus

Wins four and a half of six congressional district caucuses, securing 111 of 150 or 74 percent of delegates elected yesterday to the state convention

LAKE JACKSON, Texas – Supporters of 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul won yesterday’s Louisiana caucus, securing an overwhelming majority of winnable delegates to the June Republican state convention that will affect the weight of the Paul delegation to the August Republican National Convention in Tampa.

Preliminary results from the Louisiana Republican Party indicate that Ron Paul supporters won majorities in Congressional Districts 1, 2, 5, and 6, with a narrow decision having occurred in District 4.  This means Ron Paul supporters won about four and a half of the six Congressional District caucus conventions held yesterday.

In each CD the top 25 delegates will go to the state convention on June 2nd in Shreveport.  Yesterday, 111 out of 150 or 74 percent of delegates elected today were in fact Ron Paul delegates.  The Louisiana state GOP soon will award 30 additional delegates.

A “conservative slate” ran a partially combined slate with establishment-moderate Mitt Romney in CDs 1, 2 and 4.  In each of those districts Ron Paul supporters required more votes than all of their opponents combined.  Remarkably, supporters of the 12-term Congressman from Texas accomplished this in CDs 1 and 2, but fell just short of this in CD 4, which is why the decision was split.

Taken together, victories across four and half CDs mean that Ron Paul supporters are likely to control the outcome of the state convention in June.

To be sure, a win on this scale gives Ron Paul supporters a majority of yesterday’s elected delegates and the ability to choose most of the at-large delegates, as well as the three National Delegates from CDs 1, 2, 5, and 6.

The Ron Paul campaign’s Louisiana State Director Pete Chamberlain said of the victory, “Yesterday’s result shows the changing dynamic among grassroots conservative activists dedicated to promoting a Republican platform that adheres to the Constitutional values Dr. Paul represents.  Back-room dealing and insider politics are no match for the grassroots enthusiasm that is the hallmark of the Ron Paul campaign.  Yesterday, Ron Paul’s dedicated Louisiana supporters showed what passionate, persistent activism can achieve when centered around a consistent message of freedom and prosperity.”

“Ron Paul’s victory shows his delegate-attainment strategy is working and demonstrates that the media and Washington pundits are underestimating his influence in the nominating process,’ said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Manager John Tate.

“The Louisiana win forecasts a prominent role for Ron Paul at the RNC.  It also signals that the convention will feature a spirited discussion over whether conservatism will triumph over the status quo, all in relation to the end game of defeating President Obama,” added Mr. Tate.

Behind the Scenes: Screening "To Kill A Mockingbird" at the White House

President Obama commemorates the 50th Anniversary of "To Kill a Mockingbird" – a 1962 film adaptation of author Harper Lee’s 1960 novel about racial inequality in the Deep South – by hosting a screening in the Family Theater at the White House.

Take a behind-the-scenes peek at the "To Kill a Mockingbird" screening:

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Happy Thoughts for the Weekend

By Dan

The primaries are still happening and is in, what seems like, its hundredth month so let’s take a second and take stock of what is happening. First, and most importantly, the delegate strategy is working. Washington can now be added to the list of states, along with Iowa and Minnesota, in which Ron Paul is set win over half of the delegates. This means that three of the five states needed to be on the ballot at the RNC are pretty much locked down. North Dakota and Maine are becoming more and more likely to join the ranks of states that Paul wins as they finish their caucus processes in the coming weeks; more states will likely join this list as time goes on.

The main stream media is likely not going to report any of this but it is becoming increasingly apparent that Paul is almost guaranteed to get onto the ballot at the RNC where he could pull a Warren G. Harding and clinch the nomination. The RNC is still a ways off and there is a lot of work that still needs to be done, on all levels, to guarantee that. The primary season is stretching on and on and everyone, myself included, is starting to get weary of the endless race however Ron Paul is 76, is always energetic and is on a tour that would wear out most people a third his age. It is time to get our second wind and redouble our efforts. The liberty movement does not have the backing of the corporate media and the banks but it has the support of patriots everywhere! This support is clear as literally hundreds of people across the nation are stepping up and running for elected office on every level of government, becoming involved in their local or state GOP, and generally being the embodiment of the citizen-politician that the founders envisioned.

The best evidence of the success of the liberty movement is to look at the GOP primary in your state from 2008 to 2012 and check the amount of Paul votes then versus now. I bet that the 2012 vote count blows the 2008 one out the water. That is progress and we should all take a second and pat ourselves on the back.

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Weekly Address: Helping our Veterans and Servicemembers Make Informed Decisions about Higher Education

President Obama discusses a new Executive Order designed to crack down on the bad actors who prey on our veterans and service members considering higher education.

Watch the President's weekly address:

Friday, April 27, 2012

Stand Up for Your Constitutional Rights!

Dear friend of liberty,

The House will begin debating H.R. 3523, the "Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act" (CISPA) today, and a vote on final passage is expected tomorrow.

We already have to be careful enough about our privacy on the Internet, but CISPA is the next great threat to further expand the government's control over what we say and do online.

Unlike the fight against SOPA and PIPA, however, the cavalry isn't coming to back us up.

This time, Internet giants like Facebook and Twitter are all openly supporting CISPA.

Please take a moment to contact Rep. David Dreier by phone at (202) 225-2305 and by email to urge a "NO" vote on H.R. 3523 and any other similar legislation!

As Matt Hawes wrote to you on Saturday, we've seen the power the liberty movement can have when it speaks out with a unified voice.

And since my last email, I've already heard firsthand about our members sending a high volume of calls to Congress on CISPA.

But we need to turn up the pressure as high as we can get it if we're going to win this fight.

So please, take five minutes of your time to contact Rep. David Dreier by phone at (202) 225-2305 and by email to urge a "NO" vote on H.R. 3523.

Our privacy is on the line.

In Liberty,

Tim Shoemaker
Director of Legislation