Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Your first step

So all 3 of my loyal blog readers. I just took the plunge and signed up for the local Olympia Ron Paul meetup group. You don't have to do anything but it's a great way to 1) find out more information on Ron Paul and 2) get in touch with other Ron Paul supporters in your area. It's also very eye opening, there are your typical Republicans (like myself), independents and even hardcore Democrats that are in the meetup group!

Isn't the message of liberty grand! It appeals to everyone. Any way, if you have every had ANY interest in being political active, or just want to "stay in the loop" to know whats going on, sign up here: ronpaul.meetup.com/278/. If you aren't in the Shelton - Olympia area, there is most likely a Ron Paul meetup group around you as well. Just go to ronpaul.meetup.com and enter your zip code.

The BIGGEST knock I hear against Ron is that people believe he doesn't have a "real" shot at winning. Well if you don't vote for him, and I don't vote for him... then your right, he doesn't have a shot. But if we all vote for him the landslide victory will shock the world :p Seriously, driving around SHELTON I have already seen a truck and a car with Ron Paul bumper stickers. I also saw a Ron Paul lawn sign out on Mason Lake Rd. Ask yourself, how many other candidate bumper stickers/lawn signs have you seen? The support is real and most exciting of all... IT'S GROWING. Be part of the Revolution.

Doctor Ron Paul cured my apathy.

3 comments:

jeremy said...

Come to think of it, i have only noticed Ron Paul material around here. Perhaps others have a presence and im not noticing, or maybe he is more popular than the media is letting on?

james d said...

So before I posted this I wanted to make sure that it was not a internet hoax. Looks legit. Here are some troubling quotes from Ron Paul's Newsletter 1990

"Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the `criminal justice system,' I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal"

"we are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, it is hardly irrational. Black men commit murders, rapes, robberies, muggings and burglaries all out of proportion to their numbers."

"By far the most powerful lobby in Washington of the bad sort is the Israeli government"

Also, his response to the La Riots

He does not deny that he put them in his newsletter but denies he wrote them. I searched for an apology but have not found one.

I know that this was over then years ago but it is pretty serious.

If you find anything to refute it please post. I don't want to sling around the term racist.

This is a very big problem for him and the future of his campaign.

Ryan and Shalisa said...

Sorry for being late to post... something about being trapped on the east coast by NorthWest Airlines and all that jazz.

Anyway, to address both points:

First of all on the "anti-semetic" charges I would go on and on trying to defend them, but I think I will take the "easy" route and let the actual Jewish people speak for themselves here:
http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/news/article/20071112jewsforronpaul.html

The first quote is actually a commentary on the criminal justice system (remember Ron Paul wants to remove drug laws and other non-violent "crimes") and as such was stating that the DC criminal system themselves is broken because of what it considers a crime.

The 2nd comment was in the longer context of talking about the welfare state and how unhealthy it is. And while the "snippet" that is quoted sounds bad, what exactly is "wrong" with it? To state that it is factual that violent crime has a higher incidence rate among black people isn't racist... it's stating fact. Now if you state it is BECAUSE they are black, that is racist, but if you equate it to a symptom of a problem of their socia-economic standing, that is attempting to identify the issue and SOLVE it. The longer article specifically is calling out the welfare state and the environment that it creates... I don't see how that is a bad thing.