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Friday, September 28, 2007

The price of a box of ammo, to save the Constitution

I've already mentioned Gun Owners for Ron Paul, but I should probably also mention a way to help his campaign out. He won't be bankrolled by enormous corporate funds--everything he gets will come from everyday Americans who long for this country to return to its Constitutional roots. He has set a goal to raise $1,000,000 by midnight, Sept. 30th. It can be done, but it will take the kind of grassroots movement that the gun rights movement prides itself on being.

He doesn't need vast sums of money from any one person--a few dollars here, a few dollars there, multiplied by hundreds of thousands, adds up in a hurry. If we each send him what we typically pay for a range session, his campaign gets a big boost.

Look at his record on Second Amendment issues, and look at his platform on those same issues.

Can you name any other candidates who want to abolish the BATFE?

8 comments:

Al said...

We haven't had a presidential candidate this good since the 1800s. I never thought I'd see an honest man of integrity running at this level, but Ron Paul is the real thing.

For smaller budgets, a donation of $17.76 is a popular figure among Dr. Paul's supporters.

45superman said...

For smaller budgets, a donation of $17.76 is a popular figure among Dr. Paul's supporters.

I like it.

dwlawson said...

I really like Ron Paul and want to see our government reduced, I don't see how we can roll things back to the 1790s.

In past years, I would be all over the Ron Paul candidacy. My concern this election cycle is purely 2A. I feel that Ron Paul will pull votes away from Thompson and hand the nomination to Guiliani.

Bullwinkle said...

> In past years, I would be all
> over the Ron Paul candidacy. My
> concern this election cycle is
> purely 2A. I feel that Ron Paul
> will pull votes away from
> Thompson and hand the nomination
> to Guiliani.

If you're not voting for whom you believe is the best candidate, then why bother voting at all? IMO, you just threw away your vote, so don't complain when Ron Paul isn't nominated and your gun rights go down the toilet.

Smershagent said...

If you're not voting for whom you believe is the best candidate, then why bother voting at all? IMO, you just threw away your vote

In my opinion, the only wasted vote is one that is not cast. While it's great principle and psychologically cathartic to vote for your ideal candidate, it's not always for the best.

Because gun owners in Illinois (and other traditional GOP allies) couldn't all agree to get behind Oberweiss during the last gubernatorial primary, we were condemned to another four years of Rod (unless he gets indicted first, but the wheels of justice turn very slowly).

Ron Paul is fantastic, but the harsh reality is that he's almost certainly not going to get the nomination. What he may do, however, is pull votes away from Thompson, thus leaving us with a choice between Rudy and the Hildabeast.

It's unfortunate we have to consider voting strategically, but given the current system and current candidates - it makes sense.

Just for the record, I still may support Paul in the primary, but I'm leaning towards Thompson.

LibertyPlease said...

My concern this election cycle is purely 2A. I feel that Ron Paul will pull votes away from Thompson and hand the nomination to Guiliani.

I understand where you're coming from, but I don't think we're ever going to roll things back, even with Thompson. Under Thompson the ATF will continue to grow, our other civil liberties will continue to slip away, but we will get to keep our guns a little bit longer.

At this point, I'm just very happy that Ron Paul is rallying folks with a constitutional message, 'cause the days of working within the system are coming to a close. I'd rather know that there are a lot of other patriots out there, and convert as many as possible, as our freedoms are ending.

I don't really expect Paul to win (don't get me wrong, I'm doing my best to rally money and votes, my own money and vote incl) but the message alone is worth promoting. He has done a tremendous service already, and I'd like to see how far we can get.

45superman said...

I don't really expect Paul to win (don't get me wrong, I'm doing my best to rally money and votes, my own money and vote incl) but the message alone is worth promoting. He has done a tremendous service already, and I'd like to see how far we can get.

That's pretty much the way I see it--the better he does, the more the Republican party bosses will realize the cost of departing from the Constitutional roots of the country.

Al said...

Why the infatuation with long-time Washington lobbyist (creature of the Beltway) Fred Thompson?

Gun Owners of America reports that Thompson is just 19 for 33 (or 57.6%) on gun-related votes. That's a flip-flop record for sure.