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Originally posted by jimmyx
Originally posted by RealSpoke
reply to post by MidnightTide
Well some people don't want personal responsibility,
No, I don't want corporate or banking tyranny to continue. It would in a right wing libertarian world.
realspoke...i agree with you... poitical movements need to be able to understand the consequences of their positions. the old axiom "for every action, there is a reaction"...if a libertarian party gains enough power to write and/or change laws, there needs to be foremost a strong restraint on "capitals" power. you need a strong government to establish rules and regulations that restrict "capital" from hurting the common man. this is why i have disagreed with ron paul. his brand of government rule, although well-intentioned, has serious problems in the DETAILS of actual governance.edit on 24-9-2012 by jimmyx because: context
Originally posted by RealSpoke
reply to post by eLPresidente
I have a bunch of solutions.
1. Get money out of politics
2. Have governments the size of counties
Originally posted by Cynicaleye
Ah yes, this must be a vintage Ron Paul "revolution" where nothing happens and is just internet hype. Guarantee nothing will be heard from this story or topic in the future. I'm sure i'll get a response saying that Ron Paul is "marching towards the white-house!" despite flopping in meaningful polls.
The battle for the soul of the Republican Party is still ongoing. If you doubt that, take a look at the Romney henchman in New Jersey, who is even now, doing everything within his power to resist the involvement of grass roots Ron Paul people. What you saw in Tampa, where Ron Paul delegates, mostly young and war veterans and Hispanics were unseated, continues in other ways, unabated in state after state, county after county.
Governor Mitt Romney is conducting a war on two fronts. On the one hand he is trying to wrest control of the White House from the Democrats in a close election. But simultaneously, as distracting and draining as it may be, he continues the brutal scrub of any challenge to the American oligarchical system by destroying the last vestiges of democracy within his own Republican Party.
Here’s a typical story, this one coming from New Jersey.
In June a number of Ron Paul activists ran for the Jersey City’s Republican Committee. They won. And like innocent Ron Paul winners everywhere they thought that they would be able to assume their new positions.
But the Committee Chairman, threatened by his new members, called his meeting without telling them. It’s an old story, very familiar to Ron Paul activists. Russell Maffei, Chairman of the Committee, and a strong Mitt Romney supporter, apparently worried that he would lose his position.
Last month, according to a story in the Hudson Reporter, Maffei was asked if “the underlying dispute really has to do with insurgent Ron Paul supporters coming onto the Committee, Maffei said, ‘Yeah, maybe. Why haven’t any of these people contacted me about working for Romney?’”
Originally posted by ugie1028
Just got word that our re-org meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow at 7PM.
7pm at the Indo Senior Center - 3059 Kennedy Blvd
Of course I did not get the letter. A fellow committeeman just informed me about it 10 minutes ago.
Wish us luck! we're going to need it.
- The revolution continues.
Originally posted by ugie1028
Is there a Ron Paul revolution afoot in Jersey City?
According to two local Republican leaders, the answer is yes.
A recent lawsuit involving the Jersey City Republican Committee is linked, at least in part, to a handful of young Ron Paul supporters who have taken his grassroots approach to political
“These young bloods, they’re all new to the city. They’re very enthusiastic. Many of them are Ron Paul people,” said Connelly. “I guess because of the [Republican] presidential primary, a lot of them were looking to run for [the] committee. They came to me. I got them the necessary paperwork and said, ‘You’re on your own. Get your petitions done. If you’re elected, you’re elected.’ And they won. I guess it was about 50 or 60 of them.”
Read more: Hudson Reporter - Young Republicans fight to join city committee Local party influenced by popular Texas congressman Ron Paul
This is great news! I've been a part of this mini Ron Paul Revolution in Jersey City since May/June. (Was elected in JUNE as a committeeman)
We had a lawsuit filed in July/August due to the local Republican parties violating their own party bylaws. They were supposed to inform all committee members 48 hours prior to the re-organization vote, but they never informed anyone and held a secret committee meeting leaving almost everyone in jersey city out. Once we found out, we brought our heads together and pushed this lawsuit through. A few days ago the judge ruled in our favor and ousted the JC chairman, treasurer, and secretary. This is the first time in JC history where a judge removed a sitting chair. (EPIC WIN!)
I am sorry I've kept this a bit of a secret until now. We had to get all our ducks in a row before we showed our hands. (I've used a lot of self control to not make a thread on this all summer!)
The revolution is alive and well. Although RP isn't at the helm, that doesn't mean anything. Our generation has to step up and take control. we couldn't of done it without the RP campaign but we can also do this on our own as we've proven.
we're up for a new vote soon (Based off the judges decision) we don't have a tentative date yet but we have majority support to take over the party in Jersey city. If we take jersey city then that means we take the county. If we take the county then... well guess what guys, we'll be able to influence the whole party in the state of NJ.
edit on 9/23/2012 by ugie1028 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Blueracer
So what happened with this?