Friday, April 13, 2012

Ron Paul’s path to victory or third party

I will not waste my vote on flip-flop Romney.

It's better to have the people you can't trust in front of you than in your camp.

If Paul and Gingrich can't block Romney,I hope Paul runs as a third party so I can vote for him.

Fred

http://www.dailypaul.com/225962/doug-wead-what-now-ron-paul-s-path-to-victory

Doug Wead: What Now? Ron Paul’s path to victory
Submitted by Maeve on Wed, 04/11/2012 - 11:00
in Daily Paul Liberty Forum
What Now? Ron Paul’s path to victory
By Doug Wead

"Okay, Rick Santorum is out. What does it mean for the race to the GOP nomination? And what choices does the Ron Paul campaign now face?
You can help us decide. Here are some options. And you don’t have to chose just one."

1.Make an all out effort to go for it.

2.Become the anti-Romney candidate and try to gather in all of his opponents.

3.Work with Gingrich to block Romney.

4.Stay in the race but don’t antagonize the GOP leadership.

5.Seek a deal with Romney while it still matters.

6.Be prepared for a separate “Liberty Convention” in case Romney wins the nomination and shuts us out.

7.Prepare for a Third Party run.

http://www.newsmax.com/DougWead/Ron-Paul-Christian-evangelicals/2012/04/12/id/435652

Paul Meets Quietly with EvangelicalsThursday, 12 Apr 2012 10:35 AM

By Doug Wead

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inShare inShare0 In the wake of Sen. Rick Santorum's departure from the presidential race there are signs that some evangelical leaders are refusing to jump on board the Mitt Romney bandwagon and are turning to Congressman Ron Paul instead.

The Texas congressman spoke to several thousand people last night at the Will Rogers Auditorium in downtown Fort Worth but met quietly afterward with evangelical leaders.


Ron Paul met quietly with evangelicals.
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Why Ron Paul? And why now, when the race is being declared "done" by the mainstream media?

"Because you don't give away your support without getting something in return," says a former congressman who has been at the heart of the Christian right movement since its beginning. The longer that Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich stay in the race, the more likely that Romney will be forced to take an evangelical conservative as his vice presidential nominee.

Why not turn to Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Catholic who is a former Southern Baptist, with views that resonate with evangelicals?

"If we had to do it over again, we should have gone with Gingrich," one of Santorum's supporters told me today. But if we switch to Gingrich now we risk another drop out."

Meanwhile, the Ron Paul campaign, with cash on hand, has begun airing television ads in Texas and launches another “moneybomb” this weekend.

"I have one question for you," one of the ministers reportedly said in the private meeting last night with Ron Paul, "Are you going to drop out? Or will you stay in all the way to Tampa?"

"I'm in," the Texan replied.

"That's all I need to know," the minister said.

The evangelical community began reaching out to Paul almost immediately after Sen. Rick Santorum dropped out of the presidential race.

Yesterday, Pastor Steven Andrew of USA Christian Ministries announced his support of the congressman, calling for a day of prayer and fasting. Andrew released a statement saying that, "After Santorum, Ron Paul is the most God-fearing presidential candidate [and] the Republican Party should endorse him." Andrew said that "If Republicans don't give a Christian candidate, Christians should look elsewhere — even to a third party."

Christian Newswire ran an article yesterday saying that Christians like the fact that Ron Paul "opposes tyranny, would cut the deficit and is prolife."

A prominent television evangelist, speaking on the promise of anonymity, says that there was great disappointment in Rick Santorum's withdrawal from the race. "No one faults a man for being a good father, and dropping out to take care of a child, but it hurts many of us very deeply. We were counting on him to lead our cause."

Wyoming businessman Foster Friess, who was a major contributor to the Santorum super PAC, has publicly said he will now help Mitt Romney.

Meanwhile, evangelical leaders are skeptical of any of their brethren who are now pledging to Romney. A Gingrich supporter who is quite vocal about his disappointment with the Santorum campaign suspects that evangelical leaders who supported Santorum, did so in return for donations to their nonprofit organizations. "They will now try to repeat the same thing with Romney and are already in the news laying the foundation for their appeal. It is appalling."

But the rank and file evangelicals are not for sale and many seeking an end to the corruption in Washington see Ron Paul, a born again Christian, as their best voice of protest and the best way to force
Romney to deal with them.

Steve Scheffler, president of the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition and a GOP national committeeman, is dumbfounded that the Romney’s campaign had so far made no effort to reach out to evangelicals.

"The presidential race is likely to be truly competitive . . . in about a dozen states, including Iowa, and the Republicans will need to motivate people to volunteer at calling centers and put up signs. I don’t think there’s much room for error,” Scheffler said,

Meanwhile, the Ron Paul people continue to fill the vacuum. In Iowa they are helping Scheffler and other Santorum people get re-elected to their positions. They can afford to be generous. They have everything else.

Says Brian Jacobs, a former consultant to Billy Graham and to evangelical leaders such as Kenneth Copeland, "Ron Paul is a born again Christian who is untainted by this corruption that has engulfed Washington. It should be no big surprise that evangelicals are discovering him.”

Doug Wead is a presidential historian and a senior adviser to the Ron Paul presidential campaign. He is a New York Times best-selling author, philanthropist, and adviser to two presidents, including President George H.W. Bush. Read more reports from Doug Wead — Click Here Now.

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Friday, April 06, 2012

Our Lady of America Divine Mercy Novena

Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 16:16:50 -0400
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Our Lady of America Newsletter
April, 2 2012




Our Lady of America Divine Mercy Novena
Divine Mercy Novena Prayers + Rosary + Prayer to Our Lady of America



JMJ
For the sanctity, longevity, excellent health of soul, mind and body, successful endeavors and prayer intentions of His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, and of any person (and spouse) in the Catholic Church solemnly committed to advancing the devotion to Our Lady of America; and, for the immediate defeat and eventual conversion of all those opposing the endeavors of The Holy Father or the endeavors of any person in the Catholic Church solemnly committed to advancing the devotion to Our Lady of America.



Our last novena was extremely successful and soon we will notify you about how it has advanced resolution of the issues confronting the devotion.

We ask you to consider another Novena which will simply go along with the annual Divine Mercy solemn novena beginning on Good Friday and continuing through the Saturday after Easter in preparation for Divine Mercy Sunday [the Second Sunday of Easter, an 8-day Feast]. Thus, we will also begin with Confession and each day pray the daily meditation and a Divine Mercy Chaplet: and also pray a five-decade Rosary [Sorrowful Mysteries on Good Friday and Holy Saturday and Glorious Mysteries throughout the remainder of this Novena, along with the:



Prayer to Our Lady of America, Patroness of our Land
Written at the behest of Our Lady, October 5, 1956 by Sister Mary Ephrem (Mildred Neuzil)


Oh Immaculate Mother, Queen of our country, open our hearts, our homes, and our land to the coming of Jesus, your Divine Son. With Him, reign over us, O heavenly Lady, so pure and so bright with the radiance of Gods light shining in and about you. Be our leader against the powers of evil set upon wresting the world of souls, redeemed at such a great cost by the sufferings of your Son and of yourself, in union with Him, from that same Savior, Who loves us with infinite charity. We gather about you, O chaste and holy Mother, Virgin Immaculate, Patroness of our beloved Land, determined to fight under your banner of holy purity against the wickedness that would make all the world an abyss of evil, without God and without your loving maternal care. We consecrate our hearts, our homes, our Land to your Most Pure Heart, O great Queen, that the kingdom of your Son, our Redeemer and our God, may be firmly established in us. We ask no special sign of you, sweet Mother, for we believe in your great love for us, and we place in you our entire confidence. We promise to honor you by faith, love, and the purity of our lives according to your desire. Reign over us, then, O Virgin Immaculate, with your Son Jesus Christ. May His Divine Heart and your most chaste Heart be ever enthroned and glorified among us. Use us, your children of America, as your instruments of peace among men and nations. Work your miracle of grace in us, so that we may be a glory to the Blessed Trinity, Who created, redeemed, and sanctifies us. May your valiant spouse, St. Joseph, with the holy Angels and Saints, assist you and us in "renewing the face of the earth." Then when our work is over, come, Holy Immaculate Mother, and as our Victorious Queen, lead us to the eternal kingdom, where your Son reigns forever as King.
Amen
(200 days)
Nihil Obstat: Daniel Pilarczyk, S.T.D.
Imprimatur: +Paul F. Leibold, V.G.
Cincinnati, Jan. 25, 1963


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