Paul Supporters Go on Offensive
Ron Paul vows battle for liberty far from over; ‘revolutionaries’ plan major showing at convention
By Pat Shannan
Ron Paul’s formal end to his presidential campaign leaves him more free time to do what scares the Establishment most: educate rising generations of young Americans on the Constitution. Fear that new generations of educated Americans will end globalization and save national sovereignty strikes fear into the hearts of such elites as Bilderberg (AFP June 23, 2008).
Response to his campaign “overwhelmed me,” Paul said in his formal withdrawal. “More Americans believe in liberty and the Constitution than I ever imagined. . . . It is time now to take the energy this campaign has awakened and channel it into long-term efforts to take back our country. We have some exciting plans and projects to move the revolution forward. I will work until my last breath on behalf of this great message.”
Paul’s exit came on a high note. Only a week earlier, The Los Angeles Times, certainly a mainstream publication, surprisingly described Paul as a true conservative alternative to McCain’s candidacy who “looks to do
more than merely show up at the door.”
“Largely under the radar of most people,” reported the Times, “the forces of Rep. Ron Paul have been organizing across the country to stage an embarrassing public revolt against Sen. John McCain when Republicans gather for their national convention in Minnesota at the beginning of September. They hope to demonstrate their disagreements with McCain vocally at the convention to . . . Paul, who’s running unopposed in his home Texas district for an 11th House term, still has some $5 million in war funds and has instructed his followers that their struggle is not about a single election, but a long-term revolution for control of the Republican Party.”
What the Times described is precisely what the party elite feared so much. Their chosen candidate is so weak they cannot chance a public showdown on the convention floor. Paul supporters are eager to help carry the message and protect the messenger. Said Florida organizer and activist Henry Morgan, “We can put the militia around his house and provide a private bodyguard for every one of his grandchildren, if necessary.”
“He mustn’t quit now,” said Carol Asher of Idaho. “He has a verbal contract with a few million of us.” Ms. Asher said several more delegates are sure to come from the Montana state convention, another Ron Paul
Janet Lee reported from the Washington state convention earlier that the parking lot was swamped with Ron Paul signs and only two were visible for McCain. The Paulites outdid the McCainiacs on the convention floor with a count of 685 people, where McCain had only 618, yet the McCain chairman conveniently refused to do a vote count.
Evidence of vote fraud carried out against the Paul campaign continues as Rene Holaday pointed out: I was an elected state delegate for Ron Paul, and was supposed to be put on the ballot for the National Convention. I sent in my paperwork and my fee to the Washington State Republican Party, but my name wasn’t on that list, and neither were many other Ron Paul supporters from my district. The chairman said they must have been lost, if we did in fact send them. They told us they would put our names on the list if we had our receipts of mailing and proof of payment with us. Most of us were blind-sided by that tactic, and of course, we didn’t have those receipts with us, as they were sent in almost two months prior to the event. So I stood up and asked the chairman if it was the official statement of the Republican Party, that all they had to do to keep Ron Paul delegates from going to the National Convention was to throw away or lose the delegates paperwork? And the chairman said, ‘Yes.’ I was so shocked I stated, ‘Are you really sure that is the official statement from the Republican Party—that all you have to do to keep us from going to vote for the president is lose our paperwork prior to the state convention?’
Again he said, ‘Yes, the burden of proof is on the challenger.’ Of course, no McCain supporters’ paperwork was lost at all. So the majority of the Ron Paul people weren’t even listed on that ballot for the vote. How simple a scam for the McCainers. Author and talk show host Alan Stang has summed up the choices:
“The inconceivable, utterly unthinkable fact—as I write I am telling myself it can’t be—is that on Tuesday, November 4, unless God decides He has had enough and intervenes by giving us Ron Paul, the American people will elect a communist president of the United States.”
Pat Shannan is an assistant editor at American Free Press.
(Issue # 26, June 30, 2008)