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““The real damage is done by those millions who want to ’survive.’ The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control. If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn.””     Sophie Scholl

September 28, 2007

Ron Paul Meets Fundraising Goal, Sets New One

by Doug Mataconis

A few days ago, the Ron Paul campaign started a campaign to raise $ 500,000 in a single campaign before the end of the quarter on September 30th.

Well, the quarter isn’t over, but the goal has been met.

And, now the campaign is shooting for an equally amazing fundraising goal, $ 1,000,000.

 

Frankly, I’m floored. And very, very grateful. Our $500,000 online fundraising goal for the end of the quarter was reached so fast it took my breath away. But we can’t stop now. So I am raising the bar to $1 million by midnight, September 30th. I am so grateful for all you have done. Would you help me with this?

Whenever I face a hit piece on tv, or a smear in a newspaper column, I remember my secret weapon: you. In establishment politics, people make campaign contributions because they want something: a contract, a subsidy, a special-interest deal. But the thousands of people who contribute to this campaign want no favors from big government — which must come at the expense of their fellow citizens, and sometimes our soldiers’ lives. They want only what is their God-given, natural, and constitutional right: their freedom.

What a difference from the other campaigns. What a refreshing change from politics as usual. What a sign of the reborn American freedom that can be ours, and our children’s, and our grandchildren’s.

Aggressive wars, income taxes, national IDs, domestic spying, torture regimes, secret prisons, Federal Reserve manipulation — we don’t have to take it any more.

And the next step to not taking it is that $1 million goal. Please give https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/ as much as you can, before midnight on Sunday, September 30th.

There are two reasons:

1) We need the money. As we move into the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, then South Carolina, California, Texas, and all the rest, we need your support. We can’t duplicate the spending of the big boys, and we don’t have to, thanks to the internet and our magnificent army of volunteers.

But we need constant website improvements, phone banks, voter registration and get out the vote efforts, mailings, travel, printings, many small offices, targeted TV and radio ads, legal and accounting help, and 101 other things. And without donors like you, we can’t do a darn thing.

2) I want to make the mainstream media sit up and take notice. They did when we beat John McCain for cash-on-hand in the last quarter. This quarter, we can really shock them — if you help. Our total can show the sort of enthusiasm, organization, and grassroots support that will chill every big-government backer, and warm the heart of every lover of freedom — and open the eyes of the media.

Please, help me win a victory for liberty with your most generous gift. You and I are engaged in an historic enterprise. It is growing in power and influence by the day and by the hour. But it will stutter to a stop without people like you. I need your help. Our cause needs your help. We can make $1 million. We can win this thing. Please help me do it. Donate today: https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/

Sincerely,

Ron

$ 500,000 in less than three days is a pretty tall order, but the website shows they’re already over $ 700,000, so anything is possible.

H/T: The Crossed Pond 

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3 Comments

  1. Yeah well, Jesse Benton or someone needs to retool RP, stat…. e.g. did anyone catch last night? Sure he spouted out the same headline stances of course, BUT RP could have e a s i l y phrased his Iraq answer much better. His goddamned voice is too shrill and whiny. This is reallly worrying me because he is not the best speaker and there’s just no time to make him any better at this point.

    BUT he could at least use a very competent coach for the Oct 9th debate, which is going to be highly watched. Also keep in mind that America for some reason is watching the major (R) debates at *twice* the number that watch any (D) debate. That’s somewhat boggling since all we ever hear is how this year is going to be a record (D) blowout or w/e.

    Also, someone here at thelibertypapers.org pointed out that RP tends to swing for a homerun when the question does not call for it. Last night, check out the question he responded to directly after the Iraq question. Totally unnecessary war reference he repeated with too much zeal and slightly off topic to the question. RP BETTER bring his A-game and new “Fleshing out” substance to his debate points on Oct 9…. e.g. who would he appoint as this or that, how exactly would he structure the Iraq pullout, how exactly would he transition away from the entitlement state, etc etc etc etc. HE NEEDS TO BE ABLE TO FLESH ANY OF THESE THINGS OUT ON OCT 9.

    Whew, yes I know the article wasn’t about debates, but I’ve been hyperventilating over RP’s debate weakenesses and whether his people are going to iron it out before Oct 9.

    Comment by oilnwater — September 28, 2007 @ 12:26 pm
  2. Has his appearance last night been posted anywhere?

    Comment by UCrawford — September 28, 2007 @ 1:01 pm
  3. ~750k now, at the rate he’s getting money, he’ll be at a million with time to spare.

    Comment by Greg — September 28, 2007 @ 5:09 pm

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