Join the Tea Party this Sunday! - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal
Dec. 14th, 2007
03:21 pm - Join the Tea Party this Sunday!
On December 16th, 1773, American colonists dumped tea into the Boston Harbor to protest an oppressive tax.
This Sunday is the anniversary of that event, and in celebration, I’m going to be donating $100 to the Ron Paul presidential campaign.
In my opinion, Paul is the most pro-liberty major-party candidate for President in at least a 100 years. I support him for a variety of reasons, but among others:
* He opposed the war in Iraq from the very beginning, even when it was extremely unpopular to do so.
* He’s opposed regulations requiring Wifi providers to snitch on their users, even when he was one of only two representatives to do so.
* He’s supports your freedom to gamble online.
* He opposes the BATF’s restrictions on your right to defend yourself with firearms
* He opposes the DEA’s restrictions on your right to take recreational drugs.
* He opposes the FDA’s restrictions on the medicines you can take.
* He opposes the FEC’s restrictions on your political speech.
* He opposes the USDA’s restrictions on the food you eat.
* He opposed the Patriot Act and the Military Commissions act (acts which weaken your habeus corpus protections, and allow for torture and warrantless wiretapping).
* He opposed the Real-ID national ID card/citizen tracking system.
* He supported using Letters of Marque and Reprisal against terrorist organizations.
* He opposes the Treasury’s monopoly on our money supply.
* He opposes the Federal Reserve’s inflation of our money supply.
* He opposes the IRS’s claims to the money you earn.
Put positively, he supports your freedom to do as you wish, provided that you don’t infringe on the rights of others, or expect them to pay for your mistakes.
For these reasons, among many others, I support his candidacy. (He’s not perfect of course — I disagree with him on abortion and immigration — but taken as a whole, he’s better than any other candidate we’re likely to see any time soon.)
Our last fundraiser — the November the 5th “money bomb” — raised $4.2 million, the largest amount ever raised online on a single day in a Presidential campaign. Prior to that fundraiser, Ron Paul was largely ignored by the mainstream media.
After that event, he received large amounts of publicity in the mainstream media, which continues to this day. For example:
- Tonight, at 8:30 p.m., PBS will be devoting a a one hour edition of Now to his campaign.
- ABC’s John Stossel is conducting a five-part interview of Paul available on their website.
- Next week, Paul will appear for a one hour interview on Glenn Beck’s program on CNN’s Headline News.
This Sunday’s fundraiser promises to raise even more money than the last one. If we can raise more than $6.2 million, we’ll beat Hillary Clinton for the largest single fundraising day ever, online or off, which will likely result in even more publicity for Paul.
In addition, if we can raise $18 million or more for the quarter, it will likely make Paul the largest Republican fund raiser for the fourth quarter. This money will allow him to make large ad buys leading up to Super Tuesday (the day on which the parties in most states nominate their Presidential candidates).
Therefore, if you support Paul, I hope you will join me on Sunday and donate to his campaign.