The following was sent to me via one of the Ron Paul meetup group mailing lists. It is a complete outrage.
People, your rights are gone; they’re just treating us like frogs in a pot so that we don’t know it. Before I saw this, I was kind of disinterestedly watching this election. Now I hope that Jack Sss McCain loses all 50 states and that “conservatism” is dumped on the ash heap of history.
CALL TO ACTION! PLEASE FORWARD THE FOLLOWING PRESS RELEASE TO THE MEDIA. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. CALL TO ACTION.
SECRET SERVICE CONFISCATES RON PAUL DELEGATES MATERIALS.
St Paul, MN
Boris in Miami
Sept, 04 2008
Delegate Dennis Rothacker from FL opened this story when he sent the following urgent text message:
“We just had a group shot of all the RP delegates and alternates, the secret service came and started searching everyone and took anything RP related. We got it on video though…”
Today at the Republican Nationa Convention, as the Ron Paul Delegates were taking a picture in front of the model White House inside the Convention Center, they were surrounded by Secret Service which proceeded to search the bags of all the delegates. They took any and everything related to Ron Paul including signs, buttons, videos, slim jims, cards, even books. “this is an obvious and outrageous violation of our first amendment rights” said Nathan Hanson, attorney and Delegate from MN.
Alternate Delegate Dennis Rothacker from Florida said “We were done taking the picture when Secret Service started walking into the room and surrounded us. There were about 30 of them. When they searched my bags they took my Ron Paul sign and turned a deaf ear to my complains, they just walked away.”
Delegate Ron Warner from Fairbanks Alaska added that as he was walking into the convention center today with about 15 Revolution Manifesto books, 20 DVD’s for Delegates, 20 Ron Paul buttons and a handful of other things, we was stopped by security which called on an obviously important higher up, who directed all the materials to be confiscated. She told him, and I quote “You can’t bring that in here, this is Mc Cain territory”
Dennis, Ron and the other delegates report being openly followed by secret service. He says that they had been monitored from the beginning of the convention, but that now they are being shadowed constantly.
There are also reports of delegates being approached by security and told that they will be summarily thrown out if they leave their assigned chair.
19:07 PM St. Paul, MN
Delegate Corey Sax From MN’s district five was on the floor and he witnessed six oral votes for Ron Paul out of a forty something total delegation. These votes were not counted or read aloud by the RNC.
Corey says that Ron Carey and Tim (last name missing) witnessed the RNC tell them that they had technical difficulties and that was the reason for not reading the votes for Ron Paul. He says that the same happened to the Texas delegation and other states. He clearly stated that illegal under counting of delegates votes was going across many states delegations.
Adam Weigold, Delegate from MN, reported that today he has been approached at least five times by other delegates at large who ask him to borrow his pass to go the bathroom. From his conversation with other delegates, it seems that this is an orchestrated effort as many of them have been approached. Without their pass credentials, they would not be able to claim their seat or remain at the convention.
Other delegates who gave interviews were Austin, from NC, and Nathan Hanson, a delegate and attorney from MN.
The delegates remain at the convention center till 10:30 or 11:00PM. They are gathering together and plan to approach the media in mass and demand that this obvious disregard for the first amendment and for their votes be reported by the national media.
St Paul MN
Boris in Miami
I will be following this story closely. Wake, and sleep no longer. The country that your great-grandfathers built is history.