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Ron Paul on ballot here in Montana !!
Posted September 6th, 2008 by Shawn4Liberty
Montana Constitution Party Submits Presidential Electors Pledged to Ron Paul and Michael Peroutka
September 5th, 2008
On September 5, the ballot-qualified Constitution Party of Montana submitted its presidential elector candidates to the Secretary of State. The party informed the Secretary of State that its electors are pledged to Ron Paul for president and Michael Peroutka for vice-president. Ron Paul was aware that the party planned to do this, and has said that as long as he can remain passive and silent about the development, and as long as he need not sign any declaration of candidacy, that he does not object.
"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." Barry Goldwater
Originally posted by Major Discrepancy
his "support" is nothing but smoke and mirrors being perpetrated by a couple of geeks in their mom's basement
Originally posted by NorthWolfe CND
Will he finally have the balls to form his own Party, or is this just another Ron Paul Whining Express 2008 rant?
Originally posted by Major Discrepancy
reply to post by TonyClifton
The Major appreciates your initiative soldier, and for making the Major's point for him. Please note in your independent source images and captions the one thing that is not mentioned is the number in attendance. There is little doubt that most will look at the pictures and think that there are a fair number of attendees, the Major being a trained observer, puts them at regimental strength. The Major is being gracious in his estimate.
The Major has little doubt that somewhere those same pictures have a different caption. The Major invites you to guess which ones will be "digged" into prominence.
Update on Dr. Paul’s Special Annoucement
I just sent this release to the national wire.
Ron Paul to Hold Major
Press Conference Wednesday
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jesse Benton
September 8, 2008
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – Congressman Ron Paul will hold a press conference in the Ball Room at the National Press Club on Wednesday, September 10th at 10:00 am. Dr. Paul will announce his intentions for the fall presidential election and will be accompanied by several special guests.
This event comes on the heels of Dr. Paul’s historic three-day Rally for the Republic in Minneapolis, Minnesota that drew over 12,000 supporters.
by the sound of it, it seems to be true:
[link to en.wikipedia.org]
Potential run as an independent
On September 5, 2008, the Constitution Party of Montana removed Chuck Baldwin from their presidential ticket, replacing him with Ron Paul for president and Michael Peroutka for vice president. [link to www.ballot-access.org]
The same day, Paul made a brief press statement: "On the heels of his historic three-day rally in Minneapolis that drew over 12,000 attendees, Congressman Ron Paul will make a major announcement next week in Washington at the National Press Club." [link to www.reason.com]
The congressman has apparently invited Chuck Baldwin, Bob Barr, Cynthia McKinney, and Ralph Nader to the press conference, leading some to believe that they will endorse Paul running for president on the ticket of either the Constitution, Libertarian or other third party. [link to www.economicpolicyjournal.com]
Write-in votes should not be discouraged, but the electoral officials must be held accountable and make sure the votes are counted. But one must not be naïve and believe that under today’s circumstances one has a chance of accomplishing much by a write-in campaign.
The strongest message can be sent by rejecting the two-party system, which in reality is a one-party system with no possible chance for the changes to occur which are necessary to solve our economic and foreign policy problems. This can be accomplished by voting for one of the non-establishment principled candidates—Baldwin, Barr, McKinney, Nader, and possibly others. (listed alphabetically)
Yes, these individuals do have strong philosophic disagreements on various issues, but they all stand for challenging the status quo—those special interest who control our federal government. And because of this, on the big issues of war, civil liberties, deficits, and the Federal Reserve they have much in common. People will waste their vote in voting for the lesser of two evils. That can’t be stopped overnight, but for us to have an impact we must maximize the total votes of those rejecting the two major candidates.
For me, though, my advice—for what it’s worth—is to vote! Reject the two candidates who demand perpetuation of the status quo and pick one of the alternatives that you have the greatest affinity to, based on the other issues.
A huge vote for those running on principle will be a lot more valuable by sending a message that we’ve had enough and want real change than wasting one’s vote on a supposed lesser of two evils.