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Libertarians -- A Force to Be Reckoned With

December 15, 2007 | 31,337 views

What is behind the improbably successful presidential campaign of Ron Paul, a 72-year-old, 10-term Republican congressman from Texas who favors the gold standard?

How did Paul manage to set a one-day GOP record by raising $4.3 million on the Internet? Paul‘s campaign didn‘t even organize the fundraiser -- an independent-minded supporter did.

According to this Washington Post editorial, a new and potentially transformative force is growing in American politics. Americans are increasingly disillusioned with government becoming ever more intrusive at all levels.

Paul’s philosophy of principled libertarianism, predicated on the fundamental notion that a smaller government allows individuals more freedom, appeals to these voters.

Nine percent of Americans -- more than enough to swing every presidential election since 1988 -- now espouse a libertarian ideology that opposes "government regulation in both the economic and the social spheres." They are fiscally conservative and socially liberal, and anyone looking to win elections would do well to understand the deep and growing reservoir that Paul is tapping into.

In the 1990’s, conservative Republicans rose to power by relentlessly attacking Big Government. But under their watch, federal outlays grew by an estimated 29 percent in inflation-adjusted terms. And the biggest Big Government expansions during the Bush era are the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, whose direct costs are already an estimated $800 billion, plus 4,000 American lives. Paul‘s steadfast bring-the-troops-home stance may be the major engine powering his grass-roots success.

Whether Ron Paul wins or loses, the libertarian agitators he has helped energize will find themselves at the leading edge of American politics and culture for years to come.

What Can YOU Do?

If you agree with Ron Paul‘s message of freedom and liberty then JOIN THE CAUSE!

Today, December 15th, is the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, and the Ron Paul supporters are sponsoring a campaign to solicit donations to help gain lots of free national media attention. They raised over four million dollars last month and I think they will greatly exceed that today if freedom lovers can rally behind this good man.

I have never donated to any politician in my life. However, I am going to break that pattern now by contributing to the next Ron Paul drive on December 16th. If you are considering donating to Ron Paul do NOT do it until that time.

You see, it‘s not just about the amount of money he raises overall. By collecting the money all at once, he can also gather media attention that the money itself could never buy, as he did on November 5th when his record-breaking $4.8 million in 24 hours finally made the mainstream media sit up and take notice. This helps spread his message of freedom and liberty.

If you can‘t afford to donate that is no problem. What you CAN do is SPREAD the word.

Search my site for previous Ron Paul videos and send them to ALL your friends and relatives and encourage them to sign up for the December 16th campaign.

There are 1.3 million people that receive this newsletter. We CAN make a HUGE difference. If only a small fraction of you can spread this message in YOUR networks, your communities, and at work, just imagine what we can do.

So inform everyone you know, and have them join the Ron Paul Boston Tea Party Campaign on December 16th, which is the celebration of the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party in which the founding fathers of the U.S. made a difference that ultimately freed them from the largest military force on the planet a that time.

Also, if you want to show your support for Ron Paul in your neighborhood, get a yard sign.

If you saw the amazing water buffalo video you can start to realize that if we all unite together we really do have a chance to overthrow the lions that are trying to eat us alive.

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