Monday, December 17, 2007

Ron Paul for 08' !



Posted By: ResourceEngineer <Send E-Mail>
Date: Monday, 17 December 2007, 6:36 p.m.

December 17, 2007

What a day! I am humbled and inspired, grateful and
thrilled for this vast outpouring of support.

On just one day, in honor of the 234th anniversary of
the Boston Tea Party, the new American revolutionaries
brought in $6.04 million, another one-day record. The
average donation was $102; we had 58,407 individual
contributors, of whom an astounding 24,915 were first-time
donors. And it was an entirely voluntary, self-organized,
decentralized, independent effort on the internet. Must
be the "spammers" I keep hearing about!

The establishment is baffled and worried, and well they
should be. They keep asking me who runs our internet
fundraising and controls our volunteers. To these
top-down central planners, a spontaneous order like
our movement is science-fiction. But you and I know
it's real: as real as the American people's yearning for
freedom, peace, and prosperity, as real as all the men
and women who have sacrificed for our ideals, in
the past and today.

And how neat to see celebrations all across the world,
with Tea Parties from France to New Zealand. This is
how we can spread the ideals of our country, through
voluntary emulation, not bombs and bribes. Of course,
there were hundreds in America.

As I dropped in on a cheering, laughing crowd of
about 600 near my home in Freeport, Texas, I noted
that they call us "angry." Well, we are the happiest,
most optimistic "angry" movement ever, and the
most diverse. What unites us is a love of liberty,
and a determination to fix what is wrong with our
country, from the Fed to the IRS, from warfare to
welfare. But otherwise we are a big tent.

Said the local newspaper
"The elderly sat with teens barely old enough to
vote. The faces were black, Hispanic, Asian and
white. There was no fear in their voices as they
spoke boldly with each other about the way the country
should be. Held close like a deeply held secret, Paul
has brought them out of the disconnect they feel
between what they know to be true and where
the country has been led."

Thanks also to the 500 or so who braved the blizzard
in Boston to go to Faneuil Hall. My son Rand told
me what a great time he had with you.

A few mornings ago on, I saw
a YouTube of a 14-year-old boy that summed up our
whole movement for me. This well-spoken young man,
who could have passed in knowledge for a college
graduate, told how he heard our ideas being
denounced. So he decided to Google. He read some
of my speeches, and thought, these make sense. Then
he studied US foreign policy of recent years, and came
to the conclusion that we are right. So he persuaded his
father to drop Rudy Giuliani and join our movement.

All over America, all over the world, we are inspiring
real change. With the wars and the spying, the
spending and the taxing, the inflation and the credit
crisis, our ideas have never been more needed. Please
help me spread them
in all 50 states. Victory for liberty! That is our
goal, and nothing less.



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