Sunday, January 20, 2008

URGENT: A letter to the Ron Paul meetup members around our country

My name is Vijay Boyapati, I'm Director of Operation Live Free or Die. Some of you may remember me from the interview with Dr Paul at Google (skip to 42:31 in the interview - that's me).

I'm writing to you because we're at a turning point in Ron's campaign. In the short history of this Revolution we're in the best position we've ever been in. I don't mean to sound hyperbolic and nor am I exaggerating. Consider these facts:

- Two Republican Presidential candidates (Tancredo and Hunter) have dropped out of the race for want of both money and support. Along with Ron, Tancredo and Hunter were the only candidates truly strong on fixing illegal immigration. Illegal immigration is a huge issue for many voters, and Ron is now the only candidate left with a sterling record on the issue.

- Fred Thompson has had no successes in any states and finished a distant third in South Carolina where he needed a strong result. He has little money and no grassroots support. It's very likely that he'll drop out of the race in the near future.

- While both Huckabee and McCain have won some states, neither has established a clear lead. Neither has significant financial resources, and both will struggle to advertise in the super Tuesday states.

- Rudy Giuliani has chosen a very risky strategy of focusing his efforts on Florida, and has done abysmally in every other state. If he doesn't post a victory in Florida his campaign will essentially be dead.

All the while, Dr Paul has has built an enormous war-chest that will allow him to be among the very few candidates who can afford to advertise in a significant way in the huge super Tuesday states (California, Illinois, New York etc). (Please read this article).

Further, only a small fraction of the total delegates necessary for the party nomination have been decided. The Republican race is still wide open. We still have a terrific opportunity to shock the media and the country with a strong showing.

This is not the time for despair. It is not the time for complacency. It not the time to abandon the American Revolution. Now is the time for our greatest effort in the glorious cause of human freedom.

So I ask each of you to help us deliver a third huge fund-raising day for Dr Paul on January 21st (this Monday) by promoting this effort as much as possible in your meetup group:

Free At Last 2008

Here's a fantastic video promoting the effort.

The money we raise will allow Dr Paul to dominate the air-waves in the days leading up to super-Tuesday. Please make your most generous donation.

I also ask that you participate in a march in your city and contact your local press to let them know this is part of a national movement. Even if you're only able to march with 5 or 10 fellow supporters, you should do so. Together we'll show that ours is a national movement. That freedom is not forgotten in our beloved Republic. And that we will not stop the fight until our Government acknowledges our urgent entreaty: we demand liberty and justice for all Americans.

Vijay Boyapati, Director of Operation Live Free or Die.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Free At Last 2008 (12/24/07 update)

664 pledges at 12:01 pm EST 12/21/2007
8943 total visitors - 12/21/07

Please join me in spreading the word about this historic effort on January 21st. If each of us can bring five people into our movement we can make this the largest donation day in American history.

Have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Free At Last 2008 (12/21/07 update)

"My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."
--- Dr Martin Luther King

600 pledges at 12:01 pm EST 12/21/2007
8943 total visitors - 12/21/07

Please join me in spreading the word about this historic effort on January 21st. If each of us can bring five people into our movement we can make this the largest donation day in American history.

And together we will show that the message of freedom is one that transcends race, sex, color and creed. It is a message that brings us together.

One day we will all be able to shout together: We are Free at Last!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Free At Last 2008 (12/20/07 update)

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

466 pledges at 10:01 am EST 12/20/2007
6371 total visitors - 12/20/07

Please continue to spread the word about this important effort.

Freedom, peace and prosperity to all. Free At Last 2008

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Free at Last

Martin Luther King was an American hero who dedicated his life to fighting for liberty and justice for all Americans. In 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln memorial in Washington, he saluted our spirits with the immortal words, "I have a dream..."

Today the dream of liberty and justice for all is slipping through our fingers. Our government no longer speaks for the people. It is waging an immoral, unconstitutional war abroad, while stripping us of our basic civil liberties at home. And today, Dr King's appeal to "let freedom ring" seems like a distant echo.

But today another American hero has taken the stage to fight for our freedom. Dr Paul, like Dr King, opposes the immoral wars that we have fought abroad, and he believes in the principles on which our beloved Republic was founded. That we are all created equal, and that we are endowed with certain inalienable rights.

On January 15th, when we honor Dr King and his message of peace and freedom, please support Dr Paul, who carries the same message, with a pledge of $100. Do not let history record that those of us who had the most to lose, did the least to prevent its happening.