Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ron Paul's letter to folks like me and readers of this blog

Ron Paul wrote in an email:
October 17, 2007

The other day, my old sparring partner in so many Congressional committee hearings, Alan Greenspan, was on the Fox Business Channel. After Alan promoted his new book, the reporter asked if we really needed a central bank. Greenspan looked stunned, and then said that was a good question; he actually talked about fiat money vs. a gold standard. Now, the ex-Fed chairman is not about to endorse our sound monetary policy, but you know our Revolution is working when such a question is asked in the mainstream media, and this powerful man gives such an answer.

You and I are reopening a whole host of questions that the establishment thought it had closed off forever: on war, on taxes and spending, on inflation and gold, and on the rule of law and our Constitution.

A few years ago, I asked a famous conservative columnist a question. What did he think about the prospects for a restored Robert Taft wing of the Republican party? He thought I was joking. As you know, I was not.

After all the aggressive wars, the assaults on our privacy and civil liberties, the oppressive taxation, and the crazed spending and deficits, I believe that many Republican voters are ready to return to our roots. And the big boys feel it too. It is no coincidence that the Republican National Committee invited me to a fundraising dinner involving only "top-tier candidates."

Some of the opposition claims that I am not a "real Republican," whereas I am the only one in the race. And our campaign is registering new Republican voters by the boatload. None of my opponents is doing anything approaching that.

Of course, they pooh-pooh our success. "He's just registering Democrats and Independents and people who have never voted before." Well, yes. It's called growth. We are laying the groundwork for the primaries.

All over America, our support is wide and deep and growing, and young people are joining like never before. After the Dearborn debate, I went to the University of Michigan for a rally. 2,000 students turned out, something that has happened to no other candidate this year.

The crowd cheered all our ideas, but especially our opposition to the Federal Reserve, and our support for real money of gold and silver, as the Constitution mandates, instead of prosperity-wrecking fiat money. American politics hasn't seen anything like this in many decades. It is truly revolutionary.

But time is getting short. We must do massive radio and TV advertising, open many small offices (three in just South Carolina the other day), staff them, pay all the bills, and turn out our vote with massive organizational and phone-bank efforts.

As you know, the blackout is ending; our campaign is starting to get mainstream media attention, thanks to growing donations and volunteers. And contributions are the key to more attention, and to our being able to do the actual work of victory. Good news: our recent green-eyeshade analysis of all the candidates' net finances, which got so much press attention, shows our campaign as one of only three in the top-tier.

But we must keep moving up, and the Iowa caucuses are now on January 3rd. The New Hampshire primary may be in early December!

As always, everything depends on you. Please, make the most generous donation you can as soon as you can. I need your help so badly.

The other day, an 8-year-old boy handed me a small white envelope. It contained the $4.00 he had saved from his allowance, as a donation to our campaign. I can't tell you how seriously I take my responsibility to work hard, and spend frugally and effectively, to be worthy of his support, and yours.

Please help me keep working, even harder and more effectively, for all we believe in. Without you, I'd have to pack it in. Donate now .We have more than an election to win. We have a country to save.

Ron Paul


Anonymous said...

John K. says: Ron Paul sounds good until you balance the books. He has no understanding of the forces that face us. He lives in this 1782 world refusing to understand that Barbary Pirates sit off the shores of our major trading partners and could care less about democracy. Ron Paul doesn't get it.

Mark Rauterkus said...

Ron Paul looks even better after you balance the books. The costs of the war, the care for the injured, the repair of what the US broke, -- ugly expenses.

Ron Paul lives in the real world -- not that of Rambo.

Ron Paul is all about making friends and new trading partners. We don't bomb Canada because we trade with them. We need to use the marketplace to make freinds everwhere -- not targets.

John K doesn't get it.

Those who would rush to war -- without following the constitution -- don't get democracy. We are building better democracy in Iraq with their purple thumbs after votes -- yet our democracy and vote count is suspect.

In democratic polls -- as those after the debates have proven -- Ron Paul wins!

Anonymous said...

John K. says: Ron Paul has no answer to the foreign powers that could care less about free markets and trade. And as Jefferson found out, sometimes you need to bypass congress, commission four war ships and 8 Marines and just take the other guy out. Then free trade flows. Ron Paul lives in the world of 1782. He just does not understand that some people just don't like us and would prefer not to do business with us. Regardless of the price. Ron Paul is a loser.

Anonymous said...

John K.says: He Mark you chastised me for comments. So exactly what does "John K. doesn't get it" mean? We can make this personal and you can go back to blocking me. But it won't silence me.

Mark Rauterkus said...

No answer, as you state, and not the answer you want to hear, are different.

Ron Paul has an answer. You choose to ignore it. And, it might not be your answer -- but it is an answer.

That is what you don't get.

This is 2007, not 1782. Get with the real world. Your comments prove that you don't get it. The insults are pathetic and are NOT welcomed here.