Trying to Kill the Ron
Years Before it Started.
If I devote more than an
itty bitty bit of time to this issue then I will have fallen into the trap
intended by this legislation. Fear and Doubt are powerful weapons to be used
against the American people. Out of practice and experience I have done my best
to demonstrate the possibilities of what can be accomplished when we act
decisively and without fear.
Understanding the risks
helps inoculate us from the mind fog produced by the fear and doubt created
with legislation and media propaganda. I’ve always found history (the real stuff)
to be very interesting. History is a time machine that allows you to see into
the future. I remember a biography of Paul Revere that was written by a
grandchild I think. It was amazing how I could find a match for each of the Boston rebels among the
local freedom activists I often work with.In our group we have our John Adams,
Sam Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere etc.
And on the other side there are the
expected ‘bad guys’ that parallel history with their efforts to stop
individuals from expressing themselves.
The distribution of pamphlets
and the posting of broadsides (posters) were very much opposed by the tyranny
that motivated their placement. The power of peaceful communication with others
is so well known to those that use it, and to those that are threatened by it,
that The Bill of Rights would list the freedom of expression FIRST above all
Ron Paul’s campaign site http://www.ronpaul2008.com/get-involved/grass-roots-guidelines
you will see the obligatory text: “Grass roots activists are not authorized
agents of the campaign, should not represent to others that they are, and
should not otherwise engage in activities as though they act on behalf of the
official campaign.” And this is as close as you’ll get the “official campaign”
to the issue of individuals doing whatever they want in support of,… whatever
(“Expenses for these items do not count as contributions toward Ron Paul
2008 P.C.C. However, you should not spend more than a total of $1,000 on all of
the above activities combined.” Wow, so how many of you are going to jail?)
To avoid FEC registration and reporting
requirements, rally and meeting advertising should be limited to use of
• Your own Internet web page
• Any number of personal emails
• Postal mailings of 500 or less
• Telephone calls of 500 or less
• Printed flyers of 500 or less
Expenses for these items do not count as
contributions toward Ron Paul 2008 P.C.C. However, you should not spend more
than a total of $1,000 on all of the above activities combined.
Pooling resources or depositing
contributions from others into your own bank account to support Ron Paul 2008
may subject you to FEC registration and reporting requirements. See the next
section "Activities Outside These Guidelines" for more information
about activities outside these Grass Roots Guidelines.
So I’m limited to $1000???
Well, if you take a look at the "Activities
Outside These Guidelines" http://www.fec.gov/pdf/nongui.pdf
realize how ‘inside’
you are when “outside”. Details about how bank accounts are to be structured
and meetings held and money management etc. These rules are part of a Matrix created
never challenged, mentioned, encouraged or detailed (but by Ron Paul in any
number of YouTubed speeches) is the right of every individual to do whatever
the heck they want, with as many people as they want, saying whatever they
want, as often as they want, using whatever method they want without any fear
of violations of campaign law,… it’s called the First Amendment. And if
the 1st Amendment is null and void, then I need to know that as soon
as possible. As long as these individuals are not acting under the direction
or control of the campaign, the government has yet to be bold enough to outlaw this free expression. Support something like the "Ron Paul Revolution" that has nothing to do with the campaign or even voting and any attempt by "The King" to stop any one of us is cause for celebration as we detail the entire court process,... assuming they bother with the courts and don't send us directly to Guantanamo (another bit of information we should know as soon as possible).
Each of us must decide what
we are willing to risk (learn the law) in our efforts to save this country. But
I am certain that any effort to convince the American freedom fighters of the
early 1770’s that we were justified in our inaction due to the threat of a small
fine, or even time in jail and a larger fine would produce unflattering
The Ron Paul Revolution is
very scary to everyone that seeks to control individual effort. And the desire by individuals to
not be controlled in one of the most powerful demonstrations of the people’s will in the
history of this country has produced at least as great a desire to control them.
Those fearful of the people’s
influence in the toppling of an oppressive and unconstitutional government would
not hesitate to cut off the head of this phenomenon if they could only find it.
Ron Paul is very smart to
make it clear that he is happy to be allowed to join
the people’s revolution. He knows better than to become a ‘head’ that would
simply be removed at the whim of those he knows all too well wouldn’t hesitate
if they thought it in their self interest to do so.
And the desire for control
will come from both outside and inside the Ron Paul campaign. I have total confidence
in Ron Paul and his message or I would not have invested so much effort in the support
of the message he represents. But I have been motivated by several factors to
make it very clear that I am of the opinion that any supporter that would place
fear and doubt into the efforts of another in an effort to divert that enthusiasm
towards the goals of another is making a very very big mistake. I understand
how the needs of a campaign can (and always does) produce requests/demands of
others. But when making a reasoned argument for help doesn’t produce the
desired result then maybe the task needs to be reexamined. And employing
tactics of manipulation that prey on negative emotions will never produce a net
positive in such a volunteer effort that thrives on positive emotions. Like the
emotion of LOVE.
18 years of political
activism as a liberty activist has placed me outside the traditional machines
of the political process but close enough to see in detail how it really works.
The Ron Paul Revolution’s influence is due primarily to its not having any
structure other than whatever individuals choose to give it at a local level.
The effort to produce any sort of “handle” that can be used to control the
r3VOLution should be resisted. Without any central planning or control there
can be no successful effort to stop it without exposing just how close we are
to the days experienced by the American Revolutionaries that started this
Many individuals involved in
the r3VOLution from the beginning have decided that our individual efforts are
best focused on the State of California
for the next month or two for many reasons. This effort is being prepared for now
and begins the first weekend in October. By the second weekend in October
(after we have done our best to make the r3VOLution known to the media etc.) we
will start in San Diego and work our way to Oregon. Everyday we will
attempt to train and help any individual wishing to obtain training and
materials for the production of Ron Paul Revolution materials. We already have
over 100 stencil kits to share with those looking for such assistance. Those
interested should contact me at ernesthancock at cox dot net.
This effort has absolutely nothing
to do with the Ron Paul campaign. Only those willing, eager and able to
participate are sought to be trained. There will be no collective effort or web
site or e-mail discussion list. Interested individuals acting on their own and
with other individuals are welcome to contact me to schedule a day and time
during our tour through California.
No Fear & No Doubt.
602 717 5900