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Ron Paul Has Most Successful Fundraising Day in American Political History


Ed Haas

Ron Paul Has Most Successful Fundraising Day in American Political History

December 17, 2007 – Congressman Ron Paul’s presidential campaign had a record fundraising day yesterday.  

In a 24-hour period on December 16, the Paul campaign raised $6.026 million dollars, surpassing the one-day record of $5.7 million held by John Kerry. 

December 16th was the date selected by grassroots Paul supporters to raise money for the presidential campaign because it commemorates the ratification of the Bill of Rights. 

Of all the presidential candidates, democratic and republican alike, Congressman Paul is the only candidate dedicated to a full restoration and reconstitution of individual liberty and freedom for the American people. 

Unlike the rest of the field that favor hubris disguised as balancing the rights of the people against the manufactured, unconstitutional needs of the government, Paul stands firm on the principle that in America, individual liberty and freedom are non-negotiable inalienable rights that the government cannot and ought not oppress. 

Over 58,000 people contributed to Dr. Paul’s campaign, including 24,940 first-time donors.  Over 118,000 Americans have donated to the campaign in the fourth quarter. 

Paul made news in the 3rd quarter by raising $5.3 million.  He has raised over $18.1 million so far this quarter.  Paul is on pace to raise more money than any other republican candidate for the 4th quarter.

“We have the right message: freedom, peace, and prosperity,” said Ron Paul 2008 campaign chairman Kent Snyder.  “We also have the right candidate: Dr. Ron Paul.”

With Israeli Intelligence Officials in Washington DC this week to try to convince President Bush, who does not need much convincing because he is already consumed with bad intent, that the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran is wrong, it can be expected that powerful pro-Israel lobbyists such as the American Jewish Congress and AIPAC will be putting unprecedented pressure on the President and the U.S. Congress to manufacture the justification to launch an attack on Iran.   

Many of the Paul’s republican presidential candidates have demonstrated the willingness to rely on Israeli intelligence over that of the 16 U.S. intelligence agencies that contributed to the NIE, while ignoring the fact that Israeli interests in Iran are not in the best interest of the United States. 

Standing on principle again, Congressman Paul appears to be the only republican presidential candidate that recognizes that Israel would prefer for the U.S. to attack Iran so that it does not have to sacrifice the blood of its sons and daughters in the region again.  Therefore, Israel has a conflict of interest – its security interest, which is in direct conflict with the best interests of the United States of America.

With over a half of million innocent Iraqi civilians killed in Iraq, with millions more displaced, with tens of thousands of innocent Afghani civilians killed in Afghanistan, and with nearly 4000 U.S. military dead, the time for a sane U.S. foreign policy that strategically targets known terrorists rather than entire nations, the type of U.S. foreign policy that will be free from Israeli influenced entanglements, the type of U.S. foreign policy that Congressman Paul has been speaking of for over thirty years – the time is now for a Paul presidency. 

A skyrocketing number of Americans seem to agree.   

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