I'm a regular at the lewrockwell blog. As a former chief of staff for Congressman Ron Paul's office, he is a staunch Ron Paul supporter. Basically,
his website preaches much of Paul's rhetoric (although there are a few dissenters who post from time to time).
It is interesting to me that Lew himself would post this message:
These "behave yourself" admonitions are meant for the best, though the world didn't come to an end when the Goldwater delegates booed Nelson
Rockefeller during his entire speech at the 1964 Republican convention.
But this is not 1964. That is the main reason Ron delegates must not look askance at the Ronmeyites and other official criminals at the Tampa
convention: it will be a police-state hellhole, especially for anyone with libertarian sympathies. The swarming cops, SS, DHS, FBI, CIA, et al. will
be looking for the chance to taser and cage Paulians. Trained agent provocateurs will seek to cause incidents.
So, given the high cost, the unpleasant atmosphere, and the disgusting crowning of King Willard, any LRC'er ***MIGHT WANT TO LET SOMEONE ELSE GO IN
YOUR PLACE.*** First, you have already spent a lot of money--not to speak of your heart and soul--and going to the convention will be very expensive.
Second, the place will be full of the illegitimate rich lording it over you, arrogant types who made their fortunes through politics. A middle-class
Paulian is dirt to these people. Third, the thousands of non-Paul delegates and alternates--like their heroes Romney, Palin, Gingrich, Santorum, etc.,
and like the media and the staffers--will be warmongers, torture fans, drone lovers, and concentration camp advocates. They will oppose the 4th
amendment, the free market, Ron Paul and liberty--I could go on.
Tampa, even more than the rest of the country, will be Occupied Territory. You could be targeted for wearing a Ron button, let alone refusing in some
way to bow down to your betters. Now, you may want to go for the experience. Understood. After all, I did so myself, though in a less totalitarian
America. But if you are a radical, keep your mouth shut, your smile pasted on, and your demeanor lackadaisacle, for your own safety. Obey everyone in
a uniform or expensive suit. Turn away from anyone who suggests anything disruptive. Oh, and email me the truth about what you see!
UPDATE from Chris Breaux:
I got almost the exact same warning from a local GOPer who is honestly afraid for my safety at the state and national conventions. Thank you for
this warning to my fellow Paul supporters. We must truly become “stealth” delegates.
This "maybe we are getting in over our heads with the jack-booted thugs" rhetoric is odd... do you think Lew has gotten word of something we don't
edit on 17-5-2012 by therealdemoboy because: emphasis ***ADDED***