- Post 01 August 2012
(Jennifer Harper | The Washington Times) -- The dedicated fans of Rep. Ron Paul are determined to make a big noise at the Republican National Convention, and the Texas Republican is raising money to get them there. Mr. Paul says he's told his campaign staff to offer financial assistance to "pro-liberty delegates" who can't afford to journey to Tampa, Fla., at month's end; the lawmaker has sent out an impassioned plea for contributions to help with their travel and lodging.
"This is incredibly important for a number of reasons. First, the convention is our opportunity to plant our flag and show that our Liberty movement is the future of the GOP," Mr. Paul says. "Second, we're expecting a credentials battle at the convention to ensure the national GOP doesn't just 'look the other way' at some of the dirty tricks my supporters had to deal with in many states."
The lawmaker also has his eye on the party platform, despite suspending his "active" presidential campaign in May. Among his causes: Internet freedom, an audit of the Federal Reserve and "the indefinite detention of American citizens." Mr. Paul also anticipates a possible "battle over a plank opposing the so-called Patriot Act and undeclared wars." ...continues...