Where is Ron’s Army Now

February 5, 2009 by  
Filed under SC Politics

Congressman Ron Paul speaks to members of the Spartanburg Executive Committee

Congressman Ron Paul speaks to members of the Spartanburg Executive Committee

Ron Paul proved to be an influential figure in some GOP Party politics across the nation.  He even got some recognition here in Spartanburg after GOP Chairman Rick Beltram shunned him after the May 2007 debates in Columbia, SC.

Since Congressman Ron Paul has dropped out of the race, his supporters in Spartanburg, SC have seemed to disappear and we haven’t heard much about his workings.  In most political circles, many just laugh at the mere mention of his name.  We won’t name names today.

Congressman Paul proved to be one of the few presidential candidates that knew what was going on in the economy.  He was harshly criticized for his stances on the economy and has since become a regular guest on CNN, FOXNews, etc after the meltdown in September.  A quick search  on YouTube (we know that Ron Paul supporters love YouTube) and you find a variety of interviews on the news outlets.  Here are a few.

So what is Congressman Paul up to?  As many of you may know, he has formed the Campaign For Liberty (C4L).  This organization’s mission:

to promote and defend the great American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a noninterventionist foreign policy, by means of educational and political activity.

As for the C4L in South Carolina.  It seems to be sparsely organized.  I have found reports where Rep. Nikki Haley spoke to a group in Lexington concerning the Roll Call Voting rules changes that she has been promoting and that Spartanburg County’s very own, Hal Grogan has been named interim coordinator of the state.

We know that several Ron Paul supporters were ousted from the Greenville County Executive Committee for supporting Democratic Senate Challenger Bob Conley, who was running as a Conservative Democrat.  He had little support from the state Democratic Party and claims to have been a Ron Paul ally.

All in all, it appears many of the army went different ways, supporting different candidates and getting involved in local parties.  Some have said “screw the GOP” and is afraid to touch them with a 10 foot pole.

To be absolutely honest, I am kind of disappointed that they have disappeared.  They tended to make the meetings around here, well, interesting and some would even say thought provoking.

My question to the boisterous army is…where are you now?

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  • http://www.theeconomicadvisor.com Stacey Derbinshire

    Well said? Great information, keep up the great work!

  • the silent majority

    Do you hear the rustling wind through the trees?? It’s the sounds of FREEDOM & LIBERTY!

  • http://www.wrisley.com John Wrisley

    Ron’s supporters are still busy. I published this today at my web site. ~JW

    It is the policy of government schools to keep pupils in the dark about the nature of money and credit. As a result, bankers – particularly the Federal Reserve System – have been able to pull the wool over the eyes of the general public. Since Congress gave its authority over money to the private banks the dollar’s purchasing power has been reduced to 5¢. (Source: Federal Reserve)

    Rep. Ron Paul has introduced a bill in Congress which would eliminate the Fed and put the people and Congress in control of money. This may be over the heads of our representatives in Washington, but we should remind them of their duty to straighten out the monetary mess. HR 833

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  • Doug

    I am here.

  • Adam

    I am here. Preparing for the collapse of the dollar thanks to the bailouts.

    For the Republic! For the Cause!

  • Jarrod Tipton

    I’m here. I’m in Savannah, GA but did come over to SC to campaign for Ron Paul.

  • Ex

    C4L has over 100,000 members and membership is free. Keep on top of current government issues and action alerts to save our great nation. The movement hasn’t so much died down as it has redeveloped it’s approach.

    We are all are finding our own role in pursuing Liberty and Freedom. More and more people are getting it. It may not be before too long that a PAC is not necessary as we will become the mainstream. Once the country falls into depression, and it will, then us ‘kooky’ and ‘crazy’ people that enjoy our freedoms so much will once again see a country that realizes that the constitution was written to restrain the government, any right not delegated to the government is a states right or reserved to the people. Notice Bailouts are nowhere in the constitution, yet somehow we buy banks now. This is unconstitutional, and slaps every citizen directly in the face.

  • Mike Vasovski

    We are staying up late doing our homework. Reading, studying and practicing public speaking. End of this month it’s off to DC for CPAC 2009 and the following week it’s a seminary put on by the FEC for new candidates. June 8th, 2010 is 481 days away!

  • Mike Vasovski


  • Patrick

    Don’t worry. We are here!

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