Dr. Paul Rally at Greenville

July 21, 2007 by  
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Live from Greenville, SC at the Carolina First Center. Coming soon, live blog feed from the second rally of the day. The first one today was awesome, 16 standing ovations and over 350 attendee’s. The room was packed and they had to pull in extra seats. Let’s see if we can top that here!

  • 15:20pm
    • Opening remarks from host
    • Pastor Mark Evans giving the benediction
  • 15:25pm
    • National Anthem
  • 15:26pm
    • Greenville Country Chairman Introduced Samuel Harms
    • Ron Paul is welcomed in Greenville, SC
    • Road to the White House goes thru Greenville County, SC
  • 15:30pm
    • Greenville have chosen the Presidential nominee since 1980
  • 15:31pm
    • Introduction of Dennis Fusaro (Ron Paul Regional Manager)
  • 15:32pm
    • Ron Paul Video Review
  • 15:38pm
    • Still running a video review
  • 15:42pm
    • Still running a video review
  • 15:49pm
    • Ron Paul Introduced
  • 15:50pm
    • Freedom is popular
    • We have lost our way and rely on the government way to much. It is not necessary. The confidence comes from the people.
  • 15:51pm
    • Follow The Constitution (loud applause)
    • We are often criticized for coming up short
    • But we care about the people.
  • 15:52pm
    • You never have to sacrifice liberty to be secure.
    • Economic liberty provides prosperity.
    • Federal Reserve system created the problems and forced us to rely on the government
  • 15:53pm
    • Prosperity is based on borrow money and it won’t last.
    • Must get back to basics
      • Must quit sending good jobs overseas
      • Cannot blame the foreigners for this happening
      • Currency destroys the incentives
    • Productivity is way down, and there will be an attack on the dollar.
    • Many in Washington believe they can police the world will save it
    • Only thing we have a right to is our life and our liberty!
      • (HUGE APPLAUSE)
  • 15:54pm
    • Founder’s set us on the right course on warned us about sacrificing our liberties and monetary policy. Gave no authority for a central bank and only gold and silver should be legal tender.
  • 15:55pm
    • Get rid of the Federal Reserve system to solve this problem
    • In 1913, the created the income tax, and that must be removed to restore our Freedom
  • 15:56pm
    • Founder’s said we should:
      • Have a strong national defense
      • And getting involved with alliances and internal affairs of other nations.
      • (loud applause)
    • Imagine the response to know we have sold our sovereignty to the UN.
  • 15:58pm
    • Communication was difficult, the three major networks….are they biased
    • Now we have the Internet, talk radio, etc.
    • People will respond when they hear the message of liberty.
  • 15:59pm
    • They know that a nation cannot maintain an empire that stretches world wide.
    • Bring the boarder guards home that are in Iraq training Iraqi boarder guards.
  • 16:00pm
    • Foreign policy of non-intervension makes perfect since…it’s Constitutional
    • Don’t go to war because the UN tells us to.
    • Paul suggested that we should declare war, not just go.
    • They said the Constitution was frivilous when he suggested this.
    • They branches do not care about the “rule of law”
  • 16:05pm
    • Constitution was created to restrain the Government, not the PEOPLE
      • (LOUD applause)
    • Be careful of anybody declaring a war in Washington, because usually it is against our civil liberties
    • 9/11 is a very real and serious issue
    • But we had laws that restricted our 2nd amendment rights
    • It is the companies responsibility to keep us safe on airplanes, not the government.
  • 16:08pm
    • 9/11 created an opportunity to allow the government to grow, which it had been looking for so long to do.
    • Within in 2 weeks, the Patriot Act was put into place. It had been floating around for years and it should be repealed immediately.
  • 16:09pm
    • How does a national id card stop criminals. We Don’t Need That.
    • An American citizen can be declared an “enemy combatant” with out a judge, a lawyer, and can be held indefinitely.
    • The freedom’s we have left we must utilize and re-claim the ones we lost
  • 16:10pm
    • Who owns your life…not the government
    • Life and Liberty comes from the Creator, but government is there to protect those rights, not control them.
  • 16:11pm
    • Income tax assumes that the government owns your income….is that true.
    • Questions the military draft. It is not the way to defend the country. Assumption is made that the government owns the people. If we are under attack, every citizen is responsible to react, not just the 18 year old.
    • Government owns us by the fruits of our labor…our property.
    • Property is something we pay rent to the government to live on. Then we have to get permits to do something with it. Must have private property rights and a limited government
  • 16:14pm
    • Do we need socialized medicine. NO, we need freedom!
    • Constitution brings people together.
    • Government reduces amount of production, takes control, and then divides up the loot
  • 16:18pm
    • Government taxes to the limit, borrows to the limit (still don’t have it), so lets print some money to catch up
    • So what happens to the dollar, it is dropping.
    • No inflation by putting more dollars out.
    • Inflation is made to look good by changing the calculation to make it look good. The old calculation is showing that inflation is up by 10%
  • 16:20pm
    • When you destroy a currency, you undermine the middle class and punish them.
    • Unfortunately inflation, costs, and pay raises doesn’t rise together.
    • The transfer of wealth bothers Dr. Paul.
    • 1792, The Coinage Act, and provided death penalty for those who counterfeited money. What would happen to those at the federal reserve who counterfeit daily.
  • 16:24pm
    • No paper currency has lasted for a long period of time, gold and silver does.
    • Don’t turn over money making to the politicians that we do not trust.
    • Until 1971, dollar was backed by gold
    • The trust has lingered since then. But that trust is dropping
    • What happens when that continues to drop
    • Oil companies want more because it is not as valuable
    • Congress and President need to send the checks, but what happens if the money is not accepted. Benefit will be that we’ll have to change foreign policy and bring our troops home.
  • 16:26pm
    • Our troops are still in Japan…wasn’t World War II over in 1945?
    • And Washington is even considering going into Iran
    • Empires die because they spread themselves to thinly.
    • We are in better situation compared to the Russians, because we can change our direction.
  • 16:28pm
    • Decided to run after friends and family continued to suggest that he run
    • Paul’s fear was that the people didn’t want to hear what he had to say.
    • Paul was wrong….the numbers are much larger than he had ever dreamed.
    • The message is so powerful and convincing that people are jumping on in leaps and bounds.
    • Washington would not believe a word that he just said, but the people believe it
  • 16:30pm
    • Communications are different
    • 1950’s only a few organizations that published books and talked about multiple ideas
    • The Internet idea of people coming together spontaneously with meetup groups has been “a miracle”
    • Campaign is a grassroots effort. It is not a top down organization. I am a part of it. We need less government meaning we need more freedom.
  • 16:32pm
    • I don’t believe our foundations are solid in their current state. But we do know that we have obligations. We need to know about it and spread the message.
    • We assume responsibility for ourselves and neighbors.
    • Ideas move the world
    • Ideas of Liberty work, and that is what we have to cling to
  • 16:34pm
    • I am a lot more optomistic now than I was 6 months ago.
    • Numbers are growing and every reason to believe that we will make an impact
    • Truth wins out in the end

That concludes the rally. Many are meandering back to a private briefing to help raise money for Dr. Paul’s campaign. I hope to have video posted on youtube shortly. Check back here for updates.

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  • Rev Mark

    Mad thanks for the updates G.. you’re our only source of real-time info.. waiting on the live vid feed to start.. 3:25pm EST still not streaming yet..

  • paul4prez

    Thanks for the great report!

    How many people were there for the rally?

    Any local or national media coverage?

    How many people from out of state?

  • Jason

    You rock. Thanks for posting this

  • gcoats84

    I wasn’t capable of getting a live stream. I hope to begin placing video on youtube later today. As for the Greenville Rally, estimated around 1000. Had several local stations and newspapers there. Was not able to confirm national media. No figures on out of state attendance.

  • mj

    Yes, thank you for keeping us in the loop.