On Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3:58 PM, Ron Paul wrote:
You may not know this . . .
But for the past year, I was censored.
Believe it or not, federal rules governing former members of Congress for their first year after retirement limited my ability to mobilize Americans to advance liberty.
Every communication had to be carefully crafted, and often even double-checked by C4L’s lawyers, to make sure I didn't violate federal law.
But as of January 4th, the muzzle has been removed!
I'm now free to speak my mind.
And I've got BOLD plans for 2014 - starting with sending a loud-and-clear message to Congress.
I want to kick off 2014 by letting Congress know you and I are going to ramp up our efforts.
This is especially important to me as I watch pro-liberty members of Congress, such as my friends, Representatives Justin Amash and Thomas Massie, and my son, Senator Rand Paul, work to Audit the Fed, end NSA snooping and TSA groping, repeal ObamaCare, and cut government spending in all areas.
Just as I did when fighting these battles in Congress, Rand, Thomas, Justin, and their allies face tremendous opposition from statists in both parties.
And, just as it happened when I was in Congress, I know pressure from pro-liberty Americans can overcome the bipartisan, pro-Big Government D.C. establishment.
That's why Campaign for Liberty is launching a "Freedom Bomb" from January 13 to January 23 to celebrate the restrictions being lifted.
Our goal is to flood Congress with 200,000 "Defend Liberty Directives" letting EVERY legislator know the R3VOLUTION is alive and well.
As you'll see, whether it’s supporting Audit the Fed, repealing ObamaCare's Individual Mandate, defeating the Internet Tax Mandate, or stopping the statists' National ID scheme, your Directive demands your elected officials stand up and fight for our God-given liberties.
I'll give you the link to sign your Directive in just a moment, but first let me tell you why our "Freedom Bomb" is so important.
You see, when I retired from Congress, the statists cheered in relief.
They thought the largest "thorn in their side" was now gone.
Well, ...they figured wrong.
I’m determined to fight harder for liberty than ever before.
I want to let Congress know beyond a shadow of a doubt that, far from backing off, you and I are going to turn up the pressure in the fight for individual liberty.
But I'm counting on your help to make that happen.
Of course, Campaign for Liberty will be fighting the statists on every front.
Our top legislative priority for 2014 will be forcing a Senate vote on Audit the Fed (S. 209).
Nearly 75% of the American people support auditing the Federal Reserve.
Given the Fed’s track record, it’s no wonder.
And as it becomes increasingly clear that, in the words of former Fed official Andrew Huszar, the Fed’s Quantitative Easing program is “the greatest backdoor Wall Street bailout of all time,” I only expect that percentage to grow.
So you and I have a tremendous opportunity to take this fight to the next level.
Last year, Campaign for Liberty made great progress in its efforts to pass Audit the Fed legislation (S. 209/H.R. 24).
With my son, Senator Rand Paul, placing a hold on Janet Yellen — President Obama’s nominee to be the next Fed Chair — Audit the Fed received unprecedented attention in the U.S. Senate.
But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid still refused to allow a vote on Audit the Fed, despite the American people’s overwhelming support.
However, Janet Yellen's vote total marked the lowest show of support for a Fed Chair nominee in history!
That's because, even with 100 years of Fed propaganda and the Fed’s cheerleaders doing their best to stop us, you and I are gaining more ground against our nation’s out-of-control central bank every day.
If C4L can raise the resources to educate and mobilize millions of Americans on this issue, you and I will be able to force an up or down, roll call vote on Audit the Fed in the Senate.
And just getting a public, roll call vote in the Senate on Audit the Fed would be a huge victory.
It's a win/win situation.
With so many Americans in our corner, if Rand's colleagues in the Senate want to vote to defeat Audit the Fed, they’ll pay the political price at the ballot box when faced with reelection.
And you and I will move one step closer to passing Audit the Fed in the next Congress.
But aside from pushing for a roll call vote on Audit the Fed, C4L will also be leading the fight to REPEAL ObamaCare's Individual Mandate.
Now that the American people are finally getting a taste of ObamaCare, the political dynamic over this legislation is completely changing.
In fact, roughly one-dozen Democrat United States Senators, worried stiff about their political careers, are beginning to push for “reform” of the bill.
It’s not hard to see why. Issues with the website appear to be the least of President Obama’s problems.
Millions of Americans - those that haven’t seen outright cancellations - are watching their health insurance premiums skyrocket.
Businesses are cutting hours and freezing hiring. States that have spent millions setting up exchanges have enrolled only a handful of people.
This all means the fight over ObamaCare is NOT over. But this could be the most dangerous time in the entire law’s history.
The establishment of BOTH parties is going to want to pass quick fixes to paper over the law’s failings, kicking the can down the road until this law becomes even more entrenched.
Our movement can’t let that happen.
It’s up to liberty-minded Americans to keep pushing for nothing less than FULL repeal of the individual mandate.
If the mandate is repealed, the entire ObamaCare law will completely unravel.
Of course, the statists are scheming to pass new laws to take away even more of our God-given liberties.
So C4L will be facing a number of defensive battles this year, including:
*** Defeating National ID.
For months now, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) have been working behind the scenes to pave the way for the bill’s passage.
If passed, this dangerous scheme would require a new National ID card based on Social Security cards.
These cards would be tied to a national database containing biometric identification information, potentially even including fingerprints, retinal scans, or scans of veins on the back of your hands, which could easily be used for government tracking.
*** Defending our Fourth Amendment Freedoms.
It’s no secret statists in BOTH parties have declared an all-out WAR on our Fourth Amendment rights in recent years.
If Campaign for Liberty does not mobilize in support of reining in the NSA, we may lose this opportunity to begin rolling back the surveillance state, as Congress will pass legislation either endorsing NSA spying or taking half-measures that don’t protect your right to be free of unconstitutional surveillance.
*** Stopping the Internet Tax Mandate.
As you recall, the Internet Tax Mandate has been rammed through the U.S. Senate and could be voted on any day in the U.S. House.
So far, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte has promised to follow the normal Committee process.
But he is under tremendous pressure from high-powered DC lobbyists, establishment insiders, and governors hungry for tax dollars to RAM the National Internet Tax Mandate through Committee and on to the House floor, where it will surely be gaveled through to Barack Obama's desk.
That's why you and I must create a grassroots firestorm of opposition to stop the National Internet Tax Mandate in the House.
... I’m convinced our shared ideas of liberty have what it takes to restore our country.
But to win, you and I must be louder than ever in 2014.
After you sign your Directive, I hope you'll agree to make the most generous contribution you can afford to Campaign for Liberty.
Your contribution will help me contact more liberty-minded Americans across the country to help generate 200,000 "Defend Liberty Directives" to Congress.
As a former Congressman, I can assure you that will get their attention.
Not only that, but it'll also be another step in generating the massive grassroots pressure needed to force a Senate vote on Audit the Fed, repeal ObamaCare, and fight back against the statists' other assaults on our liberties.
I’ve been amazed at the incredible progress our R3VOLUTION has seen in recent years.
I can’t tell you what it means to me to have wonderful activists like you fighting continually for restored liberty.
Because of good folks like you, Campaign for Liberty is now one of the most feared political forces in the entire country.
But you and I have our most important work to do in the months ahead.
So please sign your "Defend Liberty Directive" and agree to make your most generous contribution of $30, $20, $10, or whatever you can afford TODAY.
P.S. Due to my retirement from Congress, federal law has restricted what I could say and do for the past year.
But the muzzle's been removed - and I'm now free to speak my mind.
That's why Campaign for Liberty is launching a "Freedom Bomb" from January 13 to January 23.
Our goal is to flood Congress with 200,000 "Defend Liberty Directives" letting EVERY member of Congress know the R3VOLUTION is alive and well.