Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Spend Christmas Vacation with Ron Paul

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s campaign is increasing its efforts in early voting states by recruiting college-aged supporters to spend their "Christmas Vacation with Ron Paul" as part of a get-out-the-vote program. The campaign is asking students to devote their holiday break working for the campaign in Iowa (Dec. 27 - Jan. 4, 2012) and New Hampshire (Jan. 2-11) while providing meals, lodging and transportation, reports NBC's Anthony Terrell.

As part of the selection process, an online questionnaire asks applicants their views on public policy positions using a rating scale of 1 - 5 (from strongly agree to strongly disagree) answering statements like: The 9/11 attacks were carried out by Islamic extremists connected to Al Qaeda who were the sole perpetrators of the damage that day; after a complete audit of the Federal Reserve, the Fed should be abolished; cannabis should be legalized for recreational use; and preemptive, unilateral military action is never an appropriate policy for the U.S.


  1. One of the questions... "are you in the blame america first crowd?"

  2. It appears the Paul Campaign wants to filter out the 9/11 "truthers."

    The campaign wants to protect its image because of the mud-slinging they took from the media concerning the association of "truther" elements in Paul's '08 campaign. The campaign does not wish to include people who question the government's official 9/11 story.

    If the campaign feels so strongly about not attracting these "kooks", Ron Paul should stop spreading the freedom message to listeners of Alex Jones' Radio program. Jones, an avid Ron Paul supporter, has been instrumental in popularizing the notion that the Feds played an active roll in the 9/11 attacks. Isn't it a waste of energy to educate his listeners, as the campaign does not want to include these fringe individuals in the freedom movement?

    What I'd like to point out is that Ron Paul is popular among skeptics because of his willingness to openly reject the narratives and dogma peddled out by the state.

    These are the people who reject the idea of a War on Terror, who no longer believe that America is a Republic, who openly question the modern American state's fundamentalist beliefs that centralization of authority is better than federalism, that the economy can be wisely manipulated by the employees of the Federal Reserve, that crisis' are reason enough to disregard the Constitution, etc.

    Again, I understand the reason they want to filter out the 9/11 skeptics. However, I think it's a shame that this campaign, which challenges the state in every area, would cavalierly exclude those individuals who question the 9/11 story from participation in the freedom movement.

  3. Anonymous @ 7:59pm

    Any thinking person realizes that the govt's official story of 9/11 is not the truth.

    However, as the old saying goes, "you cannot die on every hill".

    Whether or not Ron Paul believes the official 9/11 story I don't know. However you have to acknowledge how much he would be relentlessly crucified by the corporate media were he to open that pandora's box.

    They already attempt to discredit and marginalize him at every opportunity. Even when he discusses the very basic concept of "blowback" (you know, that actions have consequences), he is met with contempt from the sell-outs and morons.

    "Isn't it a waste of energy to educate his listeners, as the campaign does not want to include these fringe individuals in the freedom movement?"

    It is never a waste of energy to try and educate people - the message of liberty needs to repeated OVER AND OVER and spread far and wide. After all, the price of liberty is eternal vigilence.

    Ron Paul is a true hero and he is fighting the best fight he can given the dire circumstances we find ourselves in.