A bit of political soul searching lead me to......

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@Matt_McDonald_
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A bit of political soul searching lead me to......

Dr. Ron Paul.

Until about a three weeks or so ago I was an avid Mitt Romney supporter, even going so far as to work on his campaign here in the State as a volunteer director. I, like many, dismissed Ron Paul as a crazy libertarian who had no chance of becoming the next GOP candidate for President much less winning the election, that was until I heard him on the GOP debate. While out of my mouth I was saying "Go Mitt Go!" in my head and in my heart I was agreeing with what Dr. Paul was saying. After the second debate I realized that I needed to do a bit of soul searching to see who I really supported and by the time the third debate came around I realized that it is Ron Paul who I want to be the next President, not Mitt Romney.

I would highly encourage everyone on the forum to look at the facts about Ron Paul before you dismiss him;

* He has never voted to raise taxes.
* He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
* He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
* He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
* He has never taken a government-paid junket.
* He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.
* He voted against the Patriot Act.
* He voted against regulating the Internet.
* He voted against the Iraq war.
* He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
* He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.
* He is in favor of replacing the Federal Reserve Bank
* He is pro-life

Dr. Ron Paul in my mind and in my heart is the perfect example of what a servant leader should be I am going to gladly support him with word of mouth, my check book and my myspace page.

rklindell
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Send me a PM guy, and I'll send you a Ron Paul bumper sticker.

LarryinAugusta
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[quote="rklindell"]Send me a PM guy, and I'll send you a Ron Paul bumper sticker.[/quote]

I got my bumper sticker today. I have never had a bumper on any of my cars. This is my first. Still deciding if I should put it on the glass or the bumper.

I also ordered 10 pins. rklindell trade ya a big pin for a little one.

Who is the state director for the RP campain?

Can't wait for CSPAN tonight :D :D :D

Michelle Anderson
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Ken, I would like a bumper sticker!

I wrote to the campaign last week, asking about their organization here in Maine. Here is the response I got from them:

[quote]Ms. Anderson,

Thanks for your hard work and effort in support of Ron Paul.

At this time, we have no official campaign office in Maine, as we are focusing on the early primary states like Iowa, New Hampshire, Florida, and South Carolina first.

Thanks again,

Michael Krekel
Ron Paul 2008[/quote]

JustSayNo
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And there you have it, in a nutshell.

There is so much MONEY (Billions upon BILLIONS)
involved in partypolitics
a qualified, principled third party candidate
like Paul doesn't stand a chance.

Democracy?
No. We have Moneyocracy.

Michelle Anderson
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Dr. Paul is currently taking questions via phone on CSPAN, and I must say he is making total sense and being quite consistent.

Michelle Anderson
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"Paul in Lewiston."

Is that caller one of us?

LarryinAugusta
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Ron Paul was Awsome on CSPAN!!!

This was recorder last week. Ron Paul Rocked it!!!!!!

Mary1
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Joined: 06/30/2005 - 12:01am
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I was just looking at RP's agenda and so far only one thing concerns me -

He thinks a good way to slow illegal immigration is to do away with birth right citizenship - so what does that mean? My future children will have to apply to become U.S. Citizens and take classes etc?

Robert
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Mary, he is talking about doing away with anchor babies. If a woman comes here illegally and has a baby, the baby is automatically a citizen.

bogeys
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Mary, I believe he was referring to children born here from illegals and gaining instant citizenship.

Mary1
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Ahhh - I gotcha. I understood the intentions of his idea - but for some reason the idea of the difference between a child being born to a U.S. citizen and an illegal alien didn't click.

I'll have to blame it on Mondays, I guess.

His idea makes sense to me.

gopcollegestudent
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It was soul searching that led me to support Sam Brownback as well...

rklindell
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I don't know of any other country in the world has birthright citizenship. I was born in France. Both my parents were Americans legaly residing in France on temporary visas. Nevertheless, I could not have claimed French citizenship unless I had jumped through a bunch of hoops to get it.

BlueJay
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Birthright citizenship is a holdover from colonial times and is something that perhaps should be reconsidered at some future point. It's day is long past in light of events in the past 55 +/- years.

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