I am more than willing to promote
another freedom oriented candidate's efforts here on FreedomsPhoenix
without hesitation. But there has been a long string of pent up
frustration that is long over due a release.
The Ron Paul Revolution has had several
components that have experienced different levels of success. Within
hours of learning that Ron Paul was willing to attempt the feat of
injecting freedom rhetoric into the 2008 election cycle
I was “all in”.
At a dinner party very early in 2007 I
remember a very well known anarchist/libertarian and close friend
warning me of the damage that could be done by legitimizing a system
that was flawed at the core. I took his concern very seriously,...
since I agreed. The Ron Paul Revolution had 2 main parts in my
mind,... the part that would use revolutionary thinking in support of
a candidate and the part that would make use of a candidate to
support a revolution.
From the beginning I made it as clear
as possible to as many people as possible using as many media outlets
as possible that I was far more supportive of r3VOLution than I was
in support of legitimizing a system, designed to prevent the
opportunity of a peaceful revolution promised with each election.
Murray has made no mention of the
r3VOLution that I know of in relation to his campaign but has counted
on the promotion of his endorsement by Ron Paul. And I am certain
that many candidates would love to have the support of Ron Paul for
their electoral efforts. But after seeing this TV spot I have to
wonder what is the criteria?
I guess you should watch it first to
appreciate my comments:
Good/Bad – Inspiring/Uninspiring –
Misleading/Educational – Relevant/Irrelevant are subjective terms
that only those that experience the TV spot can comment on. Across
the country and on YouTube I saw similar spots for Dr. Paul and
various print material that mirrored the style of this commercial.
For the past year I intentionally
focused my energy on helping individuals express themselves in
support of a message of freedom. Often times their message was not
supported by the Ron Paul campaign. But I was much more concerned
with their willingness to express themselves and learning how to do
it peacefully than I was the exact manner they chose to do so. I was
often known to defend the inexperienced activist's efforts to express
themselves while offering options rather than criticisms. I was so
happy to see such enthusiasm that I was willing to overlook even
tragic efforts to communicate a message to their neighbors. In time
we all learned what worked and became better freedom fighters in the
It is in this spirit that I make some
observations about some of the material that has come out of the Ron
Paul campaign and this TV ad from Mr. Sabrin.
To take too seriously my effect one way
or the other on any campaign is to give me far more credit than I am
due. But to my readers on FreedomsPhoenix with whom I share this type
of campaign/promotional material I feel at least a small obligation
to comment rather than to allow my silence to be perceived as an
endorsement of this sort of ad.
With that said....
WOW, does Dr. Sabrin need help. I cringed when I saw other similar commercials over the past
year in support of other freedom candidates (and there were a few).
Who decided that immigration was the number one issue,... Fox News?
In all federal race commercials I have yet to get the impression that
government sanctioned torture is a bad thing, that War Crimes have
been committed, that election fraud is to be taken seriously, that
'Global Warming' should be questioned even a little bit (while people
hunger from the policies adopted), that the Drug War is a big FAT
Lie, that gun control is about control, that we are rapidly evolving
into a fascist police state that can declare us an enemy of the state
and disappear anyone without ever knowing what happened to them (just
to mention a few).
These are suppose to be freedom
The best TV and radio commercials of
2007 and 2008 were done outside of political campaigns by those that
understood what stirred individual minds. If we need to look to
Gallup or Rasmussen to determine what should be debated then we don't
deserve to lead. Even calling Registered Voters bombarded by Faux News is a false and shallow reading on reality.
Generalized statements that have to be
decoded only produce confusion and certainly don't inspire. Making
the primary objective to 'not offend' anyone makes for a very boring
and noneducational message.
The initial opposition to the r3VOLution
logo took a lot longer to quiet than many realize. It was the
overwhelming support of individuals outside of traditional politics
that determined what best represented what they were feeling.
Now I think that being more specific is
useful at this time. Around the country I see very creative messages
that drill in on what is important to those willing to get out and
share their opinions. I hope that the r3VOLution of the past year has
encouraged many to seek avenues that will allow them to challenge the
idea that worshiping an all powerful and all knowing government is a
very bad idea.
I think that Ron Paul's decision to
represent freedom on such a large stage was a leap of faith that paid
off for us all. But for any of us to now play it safe with watered
down messages and think that we will continue to inspire the energy
needed to make a difference when it counts is to forget what got us
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Dr. Sabrin's message
As the front-runner to win the June 3rd Republican Primary for U.S.
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Front-runner Sabrin Launches First TV Ad
Maverick Murray Touts "The Sabrin Solution"
Jersey City, NJ – New Jersey conservative Republican leader Dr.
"Maverick Murray" Sabrin, the Garden State's strongest advocate of
limited government and individual freedom and the front-runner
for United States Senate, unveiled the first television ad of the
Republican Primary which focused on The Sabrin Solution. The
advertising campaign will be seen throughout New Jersey and is being
reinforced with Dr. Sabrin's aggressive grassroots campaign.
The TV ad can be viewed online http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
Here is the text:
"I'm Dr. Murray Sabrin and I approved this message to Legalize Freedom.
While our nation's at war and our economy staggers, we need
conservative solutions to these serious problems. Here is The Sabrin
First, we must secure our borders from foreign terrorists and illegal immigrants.
Next, we must secure our economic well-being by getting government off our backs and out of our wallets.
And finally, we must secure a first-class education for our children.
I'm running for the United States Senate from New Jersey – please join me at MurraySabrin.com."
Dr. "Maverick Murray" Sabrin is a successful entrepreneur
working in commercial real estate, portfolio management, and economic
research. Maverick Murray is an author, TV and radio commentator, and
Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Business and Public
Policy at Ramapo College. He and his wife Florence of 39 years reside
in Bergen County. For more information, please visit http://www.murraysabrin.com