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Rand Paul’s Fillibuster


Wow, I can’t believe some of the things coming out of Rand Paul’s mouth there live on CSPAN.  Just kidding, yes I can.  You don’t grow up with Ron Paul as a father and not come away with deeply rooted ideas against tyranny.

Official portrait of United States Senator (R-KY).

Official portrait of United States Senator (R-KY). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love that he is standing up for the constitution.  I love the anti-war statements he’s made.  He is covering a lot of ground.  Could you imagine having all that information at your fingertips to cover more than 12 hours of time?  I am impressed with the other senators who have come forward to help Rand.  Under no circumstances should the government be able to use drones against American’s overseas or on our soil without due process.
Rand Paul will make his own path in politics and this filibuster is the beginning of that. I am thankful he grew up in a home where patriotism and the Constitution  is at the utmost importance.  I feel like the questions that Senator Rand Paul brought up are legitimate and must be answered!
I have been against the drones since I learned of their existence.  I do not like the idea of killing people at cafes, weddings, or barbeques.  That’s cowardice and cruel.  We should never have “collateral damage” and to all you American’s who still think it’s a good idea to have this drone program here at home– well I just don’t know what to make of you or your kind.
I was very unhappy with Rand and his support for Mitt Romney during the election but I felt like he made up for that a little bit today.  He still has a long way to go but he’s done more to protect our constitution than any other senator on that floor!


My Top Five in 2012


March 6, 2012 The Local Option Sales Tax DEFEAT

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Voters took down the  Local Option Sales tax Election not just once but twice in two years!

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The mayor is still complaining because they weren’t able to secure the money they needed to continue to rob us.  If the money was used right there wouldn’t be so many houses that need worked on!

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March 2012 Officials Arrest Wrong Robert Bates

R0bert Bates wrongfully arrested– protests outside courthouse
Robert Bates was on top of his trailer hooked to his box truck in front of the courthouse on the 3rd Avenue bridge and there were “cops all around” after they arrested the wrong guy. When I got there I didn’t see any cops but I did see Bates on top of his trailer with a megaphone telling anyone who would listen his story.

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June 8, 2012

USS Liberty Memorial Service Held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on the 45th Anniversary of the Horrible Attack

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June 24 2012 Dilapidated Tree Service Set on Fire for Second Time

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Neighbors Lit up over Fire by Public Works Building

There have been more than 40 Arson’s in Cedar Rapids and no arrests reported!

Aug 27, 2012 RON PAUL REVOLUTION

Snapshot 9 (11-18-2011 9-24 PM)Ron Paul draws more than 20,000 new voters into the Republican Party just in time for the caucus

Ron Paul motivated me to do things I’d never done for any other presidential candidate in my life.  He inspired me to become involved and to educate others about his message of liberty.  He is truly one of the most inspirational people I’ve ever met.  I have nothing but respect for him and his time served in Congress.  He is the Champion of the Constitution.

Though we were able to secure the number of states we needed to get Ron Paul the nomination the rules at the Republican National Convention changed at the last minute! There is a petition to reverse that decision if you are interested in signing it! http://www.rlc.org/sign-the-petition-to-reverse-the-rnc-rule-changes/?referrer=100000901083914

Branstad was obviously wrong about Ron Paul supporting Romney

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Ron Paul Leaves the Rə̲̅٨̲̅٥̲̅٦̲̅]ution with many Questions


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Ron Paul’s “Farewell Speech” can be read in full here: http://www.campaignforliberty.org/national-blog/transcript-of-farewell-address/

As usual Ron Paul was brutally honest and leaves us with more questions than answers as he retires from Congress.

Questions from Ron Paul:

“Excessive government has created such a mess it prompts many questions”:

Why are sick people who use medical marijuana put in prison?

Why does the federal government restrict the drinking of raw milk?

Why can’t Americans manufacturer rope and other products from hemp?

Why are Americans not allowed to use gold and silver as legal tender as mandated by the Constitution?

Why is Germany concerned enough to consider repatriating their gold held by the FED for her in New York? Is it that the trust in the U.S. and dollar supremacy beginning to wane?

Why do our political leaders believe it’s unnecessary to thoroughly audit our own gold?

Why can’t Americans decide which type of light bulbs they can buy?

Why is the TSA permitted to abuse the rights of any American traveling by air?

Why should there be mandatory sentences—even up to life for crimes without victims—as our drug laws require?

Why have we allowed the federal government to regulate commodes in our homes?

Why is it political suicide for anyone to criticize AIPAC ?

Why haven’t we given up on the drug war since it’s an obvious failure and violates the people’s rights? Has nobody noticed that the authorities can’t even keep drugs out of the prisons? How can making our entire society a prison solve the problem?

Why do we sacrifice so much getting needlessly involved in border disputes and civil strife around the world and ignore the root cause of the most deadly border in the world-the one between Mexico and the US?

Why does Congress willingly give up its prerogatives to the Executive Branch?

Why does changing the party in power never change policy? Could it be that the views of both parties are essentially the same?

Why did the big banks, the large corporations, and foreign banks and foreign central banks get bailed out in 2008 and the middle class lost their jobs and their homes?

Why do so many in the government and the federal officials believe that creating money out of thin air creates wealth?

Why do so many accept the deeply flawed principle that government bureaucrats and politicians can protect us from ourselves without totally destroying the principle of liberty?

Why can’t people understand that war always destroys wealth and liberty?

Why is there so little concern for the Executive Order that gives the President authority to establish a “kill list,” including American citizens, of those targeted for assassination?

Why is patriotism thought to be blind loyalty to the government and the politicians who run it, rather than loyalty to the principles of liberty and support for the people? Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it’s wrong.

Why is it is claimed that if people won’t or can’t take care of their own needs, that people in government can do it for them?

Why did we ever give the government a safe haven for initiating violence against the people?

Why do some members defend free markets, but not civil liberties?

Why do some members defend civil liberties but not free markets? Aren’t they the same?

Why don’t more defend both economic liberty and personal liberty?

Why are there not more individuals who seek to intellectually influence others to bring about positive changes than those who seek power to force others to obey their commands?

Why does the use of religion to support a social gospel and preemptive wars, both of which requires authoritarians to use violence, or the threat of violence, go unchallenged? Aggression and forced redistribution of wealth has nothing to do with the teachings of the world great religions.

Why do we allow the government and the Federal Reserve to disseminate false information dealing with both economic and foreign policy?

Why is democracy held in such high esteem when it’s the enemy of the minority and makes all rights relative to the dictates of the majority?

Why should anyone be surprised that Congress has no credibility, since there’s such a disconnect between what politicians say and what they do?

Is there any explanation for all the deception, the unhappiness, the fear of the future, the loss of confidence in our leaders, the distrust, the anger and frustration? Yes there is, and there’s a way to reverse these attitudes. The negative perceptions are logical and a consequence of bad policies bringing about our problems. Identification of the problems and recognizing the cause allow the proper changes to come easy.


Ron Paul Slams Barack Obama And Mitt Romney For Being The Same On FOX


Ron Paul Slams Barack Obama And Mitt Romney For Being The Same On FOX.


Pre-Election Musings and A Message to My Fellow Patriots


Pre-Election Musings and A Message to My Fellow Patriots.


Our Gary Johnson/ Greg Hughes Sign Wave encounter with Blairsferry Beggar


We went to the triangle on Blairsferry Road NE and I380 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where we met the panhandler. Even though we weren’t even in his vicinity (we were across the street) he got mad and yelled at us for “coming around”. We weren’t there asking for any money. We were doing a sign wave exercising our freedom of speech and expression. He acted as if he was entitled to this tiny piece of land and I wonder, does he pay taxes on it? How about the money he makes? He was not nice! We tried to include him offered to “help” him (his sign said “Please help”) but he didn’t want our help he wanted us gone so that he could make money. I’ve given people money on that corner. Never again.

Aside from the rude panhandler we received positive feedback from the drivers! We got a lot of honks and thumbs up. Only one middle finger! You can’t win them all.


My ticket this term 2012


The newspaper finally did a story on Greg Hughes but it seemed gender biased. I like Robin Tucker’s idea of taking gender out of the Iowa Constitution. That is something we can do at the grassroots level across the state if we’re tired of the gender bias going on- on all levels.

A couple years ago my son came up from Alabama to visit. He got permission from his father to stay. When I called asking for help he freaked out and filed charges on me. I tried to get a lawyer to help me. There was no way I could go to Alabama. Greg helped me act on behalf of myself and my parents were there in person. Had I not filed the paperwork I did I wouldn’t be here to type this blog. Greg Hughes is the real deal and it doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman.

I do a lot of court watching. I have gone to I don’t know how many court proceedings over the last few years. I’ve seen these judges in action. People complain about the judges but don’t vote on them. Educate yourselves! There will be more about how to do this on my blogs in the future. Things are spiraling out of control.

Which leads me to why I am voting for Gary Johnson and his Vice President pick Judge Grey. Both know that things have spun out of control within our judicial system. Kids are going to jail and made into criminals over a plant! Why? Because the government can’t figure out how to make money off of it without locking people up for smoking it. Ridiculous is what it is. Hemp could help our environment and essentially save our economy! It’s not like people aren’t going around finding alternatives to smoke to get past the drug testing. I would rather be around a bunch of pot heads than a bunch of people smoking incense! Now they are making up MORE LAWS to restrict the legality of that!

Anyway…


Gazette Visits with Greg Hughes but not because they Called!


I am kind of offended that the media is literally ignoring our local candidate for congress. While some outsider gets prime time coverage for being “interesting”. Really? How is Greg Hughes NOT INTERESTING? Does him making it on the Daily Paul as the ONLY liberty candidate in Iowa running for Congress count for anything? How about the fact that he is the chairman of the Iowa Child Support Advisory Committee to the Iowa Supreme Court? Or how about the fact that he is the only viable candidate for congress who isn’t a lawyer!

Why does the media ignore Mr. Hughes? Well they ignore him based on a Governor race (from all four districts and all 99 counties) where he only got 3600 votes. I think that’s pretty good considering he got no real media coverage from the mainstream. Then Mr. Lynch from the Gazette mentioned polls- what polls? How are people supposed to make an informed decision when the media won’t cover them? It’s no wonder people from out of state are running for office! Would the media even know if someone from the Lange campaign didn’t point it out?

Check it out yourself I got it on video!

Question Everything!


Greg Hughes First Event


With little notice the Hughes campaign was able to put together an event that resulted in 33 people coming by asking questions and wanting signs.

Two hours is how long the event took place. There was free food and drinks (including beer). Jim Pate stood outside holding up the “Free Beer and Food” sign while people drove by they yelled “What’s the catch?” There was no catch. Just some good old fashioned face to face time with congressional candidate Greg Hughes!

We will be having another event soon! Stay tuned and go like “Greg Hughes for Congress” on Facebook!


The Greg Hughes Campaign Office



The Greg Hughes for Congress Campaign has opened an office at 1917 Mt. Vernon Road SE. If you are interested in volunteering please give Greg a call at 319-651-3622 or come to the Greg Hughes for Congress Facebook page to discuss the issues or find out how you can help! Click here for more details!

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