Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A brief Background of What This Blog Is All About

For the last year I have been active in the 2008 Ron Paul for President movement. Since Dr. Paul's chances for being elected president have diminished, I began to think about how to best channel my energies for political activism.

I now believe that the key to seeing our political landscape restored to Constitutional principles lies in local and state level organizing. Hence the creation of this site. I hope to show through practical examples and real life experiences how to build a vibrant political base.

Right now I am the Orlando Ron Paul Meetup Organizer. Begun in May of 2007 it has grown to be the largest single Ron Paul Meetup in Florida with well over 400 members. Not a bad 1 year growth curve. I only wish that my own small business could experience such success;-)

A little more about me. I'm 53 years old and have been a political junkie since I was able to read, hold a sign, or knock a door. I witnessed the height of the anti-Viet Nam war period, led sit-ins at my local high school, was editor of my college newspaper, and continued the lifelong pursuit of how the political process worked.

Right now I'm embroiled with the Orange County Republican Party over the inclusion of Ron Paul supporters into the organization. I'll reprint some of my past postings from the Orlando Meetup concerning our history, then I'll copy and paste stuff from the media. You are free to take and repost anything. But how about showing me some love, and give credit where credit is due;-)