I’ve been in politics long enough to know making predictions is a dangerous game.
But standing on the floor of the Republican National Convention this past August, I’ll admit I made one.
Completely shocked at what I had just witnessed, I muttered, “Romney just lost the election,” under my breath.
The GOP establishment had just railroaded through new party rules designed to weaken the power of grassroots activists of every stripe – not to mention the thousands of young people who were just starting to become politically active after hearing Ron Paul’s unwavering message of liberty.
The mood inside the building at that moment was hard to describe.
People were frustrated. They were confused and hurt. Many felt betrayed.
Just two years after these very Tea Party grassroots activists provided the energy that made the 2010 elections such a success, the question on everyone’s lips was “Why?”
As news of the event trickled out to the grassroots all throughout the country, the situation only became worse.
With $16 TRILLION in national debt and sky-high unemployment with no end in sight, many folks I know were desperate and chose to look past what happened.
They would have voted for a ham sandwich for President if it was running against President Obama.
I certainly understand that feeling.
Like you, I want my kids to grow up in a free and prosperous America.
Like you, I’m worried about the future of our country.
But on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 12 million fewer Americans showed up at the polls than voted in 2008.
I think that’s incredible. And it’s incredibly sad.
You see, I don’t believe those numbers are because Americans don’t care about what happens in Washington, D.C.
It’s not because Americans don’t understand the problems we face.
It’s that fewer and fewer Americans are buying what the Big Government, big spending establishment of both parties is selling.
And there’s no denying – with shifting political principles and positions, to go along with many anti-liberty stances – Mitt Romney was an incredibly tough sell for the GOP.
Going up against any incumbent, candidates who are tough sells virtually never win.
But now, you and I must be ready for the statists in Congress to double-down with even more assaults on our liberties in the coming months.
The good news is, our liberty movement is growing by leaps and bounds.
The next Congress will have more pro-liberty members than any in memory.
Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) won a tough reelection race yesterday.
He’ll be joined by Congressman-elect Kerry Bentivolio from Michigan.
Former Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) and Republican Senator-elect Ted Cruz (R-TX) both won their races handily.
Thomas Massie (R-KY) also emerged victorious in Kentucky.
All of these candidates and more answered their Campaign for Liberty Candidate Surveys in support for our issues.
The liberty movement’s success yesterday – even despite poor results overall for the GOP – should prove that it’s our movement that’s ready to take the reins and lead.
There are many more victories from yesterday to tell you about, and I’ll be sending another update with that information in the coming days.
But charting a new course for our country won’t be easy.
And it won’t be done in political party headquarters in Washington, D.C. or state capitals.
It will be done by tens of thousands of folks just like you from all over the country.
Campaign for Liberty is leading that charge. And the statists are on the run.
Five years ago, the Federal Reserve issue wasn’t even mentioned in political circles.
But this summer, Ron Paul’s Audit the Fed bill passed the U.S. House by a bipartisan three-fourths margin.
Thanks to the help of good folks like you, Campaign for Liberty has also successfully derailed Big Government schemes like “Cap and Tax,” the so-called “Disclose” Act, and government takeovers of the Internet.
We’re fighting to build a bipartisan coalition to stop intrusive government spying through the so-called “PATRIOT” Act and the indefinite detention of American citizens without trial.
And at the state level, Campaign for Liberty organizations are leading the fight to ban red light cameras, pass sound money legislation, stop “ObamaCare” implementation, and much more.
With your help, this will only be the beginning.
Each victory will lead to more.
As politicians learn that the price for betraying constitutional principles is political pain at the polls, you and I will see even more successes.
But first things first.
With the lame-duck Congress set to go into session next week, you and I have our work cut out for us.
The statists will be back in full force.
You and I will also have our hands full in the new Congress.
So I simply must be able to count on you moving forward.
I’ll be sure to keep you updated on any new developments in the coming days.
But thank you so much for your support.
Your continued action is making an incredible difference.
P.S. The next Congress will have more pro-liberty members than any in recent memory.
But you and I have to be ready for an all-out statist assault in the coming weeks and months.
If you could help Campaign for Liberty’s efforts to restore constitutional government by chipping in just $10 or $25, it would be very much appreciated.
There is some good that has come out of this election. As I predicted, the Tea Parties are now doubling down, and are ready for an all out fight with congress. It will take individual acts from across the board to stop the statists from ruining everything this nation stands for. There are looters on both sides of the isle, and they all need their feet held to the fire.
The best thing you can do is spread the message, join liberty groups, and work together to solve the issues which challenge our very way of life. Every cloud does have a silver lining, but you have to be the one to go out there and get it!
The Ron Paul Revolution and the liberty movement is just getting started!