Saturday, September 6, 2008

Winning the Battle, Losing the War (B.J. Lawson)

B.J. Lawson on a tale of two conventions:

The Republican National Convention concluded in St. Paul this week. While I wasn’t a participant in the RNC, I did receive an invitation to attend and help out at the Campaign for Liberty’s Rally for the Republic in neighboring Minneapolis. This rally was funded by Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty, an organization that grew out of Dr. Paul’s grassroots Presidential campaign.

I had an excellent time serving as M.C. for the Ron Paul Nation Celebration, a four hour outdoor concert and rally on Monday night and had a great time talking with supporters, donors, and conservative luminaries from across the country at Tuesday’s Rally.

I credit Dr. Paul and his principled stands on economics, foreign policy, civil liberties, and Constitutional government for cutting through my decade of personal cynicism. Grassroots organizing for his Presidential campaign inspired and grew into our Congressional campaign in North Carolina’s 4th District, and it is exciting to see a groundswell of thoughtful Americans who are deeply concerned about our future.

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