Dear Friend of Liberty,
You and I have stood together in our battles for Liberty and the Constitution before. Now, even larger threats – and greater opportunities – are in front of us.
Our constitutional principles and freedom-centered values are being assaulted at every turn. More bailouts, nationalized health care, cap and tax, trillion dollar “stimulus” plans, expansion of our interventionist foreign meddling. I could go on and on.
But the good news is, with your help, Campaign for Liberty has been fighting back.
And we’re even on offense, putting the statists and the Fed on notice with our Audit the Fed bill.
You and I are making progress every day.
As you may know, Campaign for Liberty is carrying the Revolution forward and fighting our battles in Congress and all across the country.
And it needs your help.
Please read the enclosed letter from Campaign for Liberty’s President, John Tate.
John and Campaign for Liberty need your advice and your help as we head into 2010. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read this letter and to continue the fight alongside me and Campaign for Liberty.
Congressman Ron Paul
I’ve just finished a series of long and difficult planning meetings with my staff.
You see, right now, you and I are at a key stage in many of our current battles – and I’m faced with some decisions unlike any others I’ve ever had to make.
And I’m writing you today because it’s vital that as Campaign for Liberty goes forward, we receive your advice on C4L’s Confidential Member’s Directive.
The good news is, thanks to your help, we’ve really made an impact in Washington.
Today, AUDIT THE FED is up to 317 House cosponsors and 31 Senate cosponsors. Campaign for Liberty has grown like no other Liberty organization in history, both in number of supporters and in our impact across the country. All thanks to Patriots like you!
We’re helping keep back many of the big government power grabs many thought would already be law – like Cap and Tax and nationalized health care.
Though many of the battles still rage on, we’ve proven to the statists in Washington, D.C. we won’t just roll over and play dead for their radical freedom-robbing agenda. If they want to continue to try to take our liberty, well – now they’ve got a fight on their hands like never before.
But the truth is, there are so many battles to fight right now, we’re being stretched thin at the most crucial time.
So today, I regret to inform you — with all the critical battles we’re facing right now — without an IMMEDIATE influx of funds, I’m going to have to start cutting some of our most vital programs.
You see, unlike our overlords in the Federal Government, I can’t just print money when the bills come due!
Nor would I want to.
But the battles we are fighting don’t come cheap. The fact is, I hope you’ll help Campaign for Liberty fight ALL of our battles. But if we are faced with hard choices, I’d rather quit some fights (even though we could win!) than risk losing everything.
But before I cut anything, I want to be sure to receive your advice.
I’m sure you’ll agree: the idea that we may have to cut some of our vital programs is not welcome news. And it couldn’t have come at a worse time considering everything we’re facing right now.
And any of these battles could be won or lost depending on the resources Campaign for Liberty can spend fighting them, including:
*** Socialized, Government-run Medicine that would not only include astronomical tax hikes, but would give big government bureaucrats decision-making power over virtually EVERY medical decision;
*** The Cap and Tax scheme that would drive already sky-high energy costs through the roof, massively hike taxes on hardworking Americans and give the Federal Government unprecedented control over the economy;
*** Audit the Fed, so the American people can finally see the corruption and economic devastation caused by a handful of bankster bureaucrats;
*** PATRIOT Act renewal, and the new, even more DANGEROUS ID Bill that would not only allow the government to listen to phone calls and monitor internet accounts, but would mandate Americans get a federally-approved ID card complete with an RFID tracking device..
To me, all of these fights are so foundational to our freedoms it’s almost like asking which amendment in the Bill of Rights I would like to keep.
That’s why I need your advice.
You see, the Big Government crowd isn’t hurting for funds. The statists inside government just tax, borrow or print money when they need it.
Those outside are happy to ride the taxpayer gravy train with their bailouts, their welfare checks, and their bloated government contracts.
I’ll tell you up front: I don’t want to quit fighting anywhere.
Honestly, I’d rather meet the barrel of a loaded shotgun than to see Big Government politicians ham it up for the news cameras after they ram one of their statist schemes into law.
I’m sure you feel the same way.
I also know that without your financial support, there would be no Campaign for Liberty.
That’s why I need YOU to tell me WHICH FIGHT to focus on.
But, believe me, there’s no easy choice. Let me lay out the options.
Should I concentrate on efforts to stop government’s total takeover of medicine?
Even besides the massive costs that could literally bankrupt our country, this dangerous scheme strikes at the heart of everything you and I hold dear.
Under their Big Government Health Care power grab, American citizens will be nothing more than a dehumanized statistic — a number on a piece of paper.
So those federal bureaucrats won’t be making their decisions on what health care you and your family receive based on what you and your doctor decide is best — they will decide what is “best” for you.
I don’t know about you, but that sends shivers up my spine.
So if stopping Big Government’s takeover of medicine is your number one priority, please mark “OPTION 1” on your Member’s Directive.
But before you do, please consider what’s at stake with the dangerous “Cap and Tax” Bill.
Of course, you and I both know this bill has nothing to do with the environment.
It’s really about raw government POWER.
Government POWER to tax.
Government POWER to enter your home to “check for compliance.”
And government POWER to control the economy, our lives and our freedom.
If passed, Cap and Tax would give the Federal Government UNPRECEDENTED control over the private sector — and our very lives.
And it will virtually guarantee our economy grinds to an IMMEDIATE halt.
I’m sure you can see why I’m torn.
If this is where you believe we should concentrate our resources, please mark “OPTION #2” on your Member’s Directive.
And, of course, I haven’t even mentioned AUDIT THE FED yet.
Thanks to the help of folks like you, we’re at a truly historic crossroads in our fight.
Of course, from here on out, our battle will only get more difficult because the Fed banksters and their cronies in Congress are going to do everything they can to stop us.
But if you and I can somehow pass AUDIT THE FED, the American people will finally see it’s the Federal Reserve that’s the cause of inflation, our constant economic crises and the destruction of the middle class . . .
. . . and we’ll be well on our way to finally ENDING the Fed once and for all.
If you believe we should concentrate solely on the AUDIT THE FED Bill, please mark “OPTION #3” on your Member’s Directive.
But please remember, that’s not all.
You see, I know you weren’t fooled by Barack Obama’s campaign rhetoric . . . his empty promises to “protect” civil liberties.
The truth is, the assaults are continuing and only getting worse.
Today, the PATRIOT Act is up for “reauthorization,” and Obama Administration officials “support its provisions.”
You know, the “provisions” that allow government goons to wiretap American citizens and search everything from banking to library to medical records.
Just as bad, they’re pushing a new DANGEROUS ID bill.
If passed, DANGEROUS ID would allow Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to establish virtually any standards she wants.
Retinal scans. Fingerprints. DNA information.
RFID tracking chips so anti-gun government goons can watch your every movement.
And after reading all those Homeland Security “memos” and “directives” calling patriotic Americans like you and me “terrorists,” I can’t imagine sitting idly by while police state cheerleaders in Congress continue their assault on our civil liberties.
If you believe Campaign for Liberty should focus on this fight, please mark “OPTION #4” on your Member’s Directive.
Of course, there is one more option.
I’ve hesitated until now to bring it up because it’s absolutely critical you understand the situation we’re in.
Without an IMMEDIATE and massive influx of funds, I will be FORCED to make cuts to our programs.
In fact, without an immediate contribution of at least $100 or $50, I may have to make cuts across the board.
“OPTION #5” is “FIGHT ALL OF THE ABOVE.”
Don’t back down. Don’t leave anything to chance. FIGHT.
If you choose this option, please make a contribution to Campaign for Liberty of $500 or at least $250.
I know that’s a tremendous amount to ask.
If our backs weren’t against the wall, I wouldn’t even consider it.
But if we don’t fight back, who will?
I know we can count on Ron Paul in Congress. Can he count on us?
Please click here to fill out your Member’s Directive and make your most generous contribution today. Your advice and your support will make all the difference.
P.S. The tough economic times are affecting us all — and Campaign for Liberty isn’t immune.
Without an influx of funds, your Campaign for Liberty is going to be forced to make devastating cuts.
So I need your IMMEDIATE advice.
Edited for Privacy.