posted on Oct, 2 2013 @ 02:57 PM
A little outside of my normal posts, this is an interesting opportunity for someone with an historical interest in congressional fiascos.
Ron Paul has put the somewhat historically significant 1979 Chevy Chevette up as a token of appreciation to the highest donor to the FREE Foundation
by October 15, 2013. The proceeds will be used to fund the work of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.
Own a Piece of Ron Paul History
In 1979, when I was headed to DC for my first full term in Congress, I bought a car to keep there. It was a 1979 Chevrolet Chevette. But this compact
4-door soon proved to be controversial. Tip O’Neill, the powerful House speaker, was advocating gasoline rationing for the rest of us, while he was
chauffeured around in a Lincoln, all at taxpayer expense. And no waiting in gasoline lines for him, nor paying for it: he had his own pump in the
House garage. So my little car—which I paid for myself, of course—was parked next to the Tip behemoth for a cheeky photo. Well, you would have
thought I was Ed Snowden. There was a huge blow-up. Tip even levied the ultimate punishment: he blocked pork-barrel funds for me, which I was not
We’ll have a nice turnover ceremony at the FREE office in Clute, Texas, that we’ll photograph, and I’ll also present you with a Congressional
license plate that was actually used on the car. So drive history forward, and make your pledge, mailing it to FREE, 837 W. Plantation, Clute, TX
77531 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 979.265.3034
edit on 2-10-2013 by greencmp because: (no reason given)