Donating to an individual politician who makes great speeches, but with no real influence in his party, appears to be counterproductive. I would much rather make a donation to the National Rifle Association which has a proven track record of both promoting legislation which protects the Second Amendment and which defeats legislation which would weaken the Second Amendment.
All I can see with Rand Paul is an ineffective opportunist like his father, Ron Paul, who is lining his campaign coffers for a possible presidential run in 2016. There are no guarantees that any money contributed will be used to fight for the Second Amendment or even that it will be used for anything other than building out the “Rand Paul for <insert office here>” effort.
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In just days, President Obama will cross his fingers and swear to uphold the United States Constitution at his second inauguration ceremony.
In the meantime, he and his anti-gun pals are scheming to shred it.
Just this Wednesday, President Obama announced his 23 anti-gun initiatives - even going so far as to use Executive Orders to bypass our gun rights and our Second Amendment.
As I explained in the interview below, America doesn't need a king with no respect for law or the Constitution!
Our Founders fought a revolution to STOP this kind of madness.
And if you value our God-given right to keep and bear arms, it's absolutely critical you and fight back by signing your Second Amendment Protection Pledge IMMEDIATELY.
What's at stake?
There are almost too many schemes to list. But the worst of President Obama's schemes center around;
*** The Feinstein Gun Ban - to criminalize firearms that look "scary;"
*** A thinly-veiled national gun registration scheme hidden under the guise of "background checks" to ensure federal government overlords gain every bureaucratic tool they need for full-scale gun confiscation;
*** An outright BAN on magazines holding more than 10 rounds.
And that's not even close to the end of it.
Since even before my election, I've been committed to the protection of our gun rights.
Like most Americans, I understand that stopping crime doesn't begin with adopting Chicago's gun laws!
All that would do is ensure law-abiding citizens are powerless in the face of a criminal threat.
That's just common sense that's been proven time and again in study after study.
All over the world, higher rates of civilian ownership of firearms translate into more safety - not less.
And as more and more Americans are becoming armed, our national crime rate continues to fall.
Yet President Obama continues to lecture Americans on the inherent evil of firearms - all from the center of a slew of armed guards.
Patriot, I'm committed to stopping the Obama gun control assault in the U.S. Senate, but I need you to stand with me.
Your signed Second Amendment Protection Pledge will play a crucial part.
And with your gift of $250, $100, $50, or $25, RANDPAC will mobilize pro-gun Americans to turn up the heat on my colleagues in the U.S. Congress to oppose these radical schemes.
Many of my colleagues have their head in the sand and their fingers are in the air right now.
They're waiting to say where all the political chips fall before deciding how to vote.
So it's up to you and me to turn up the heat.
So please, help turn up the heat by signing your Second Amendment Protection Pledge and agree to your most generous gift of $250, $100, $50, or $25 to RANDPAC TODAY!
Senator Rand Paul
P.S. Just yesterday, President Obama announced his 23 anti-gun initiatives - even going so far as to use Executive Orders to bypass our gun rights and our Constitution. I'm committed to fighting them tooth-and-nail, but I can't do it without your help.
With your gift of $250, $100, $50, or $25, RANDPAC will mobilize pro-gun Americans to turn up the heat on my colleagues in the U.S. Congress to oppose these radical schemes.
And what is that pledge?
Second Amendment Protection Pledge!
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
*** Whereas: The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees our God-given right to keep and bear arms; and
*** Whereas: President Obama recently announced his 23 anti-gun initiatives - even going so far as to use Executive Orders to bypass our gun rights and our Second Amendment; and
*** Whereas: Gun control only ensures law-abiding citizens are powerless in the face of criminal threat; and
*** Whereas: Stopping crime doesn't begin with adopting Chicago's gun laws!
*** Therefore: I urge you to vote against ANY gun-control schemes designed to trample our Second Amendment freedoms.
By submitting the information below, you authorize RAND-PAC to deliver your Second Amendment Protection Pledge to the Capitol Hill offices of your Senators and Congressman.
Bottom line …
First, the e-mail I received contained tracking beacons that would insure that you will be bombarded with additional pitches for funds. And, second, a pitch to add your name to a common document is relatively worthless – especially when delivered by another politician.
If you are a patriot and want to uphold, protect and defend the constitution, the job cannot be “outsourced” to any politician. You need to make your message heard in the offices of your local, state and federal representatives. Actual telephone calls, faxes and the most potent of communications, the stamped letter, have far greater impact that delivered petitions and e-mailed messages. Be polite and respectful – but firm – ask the staff assistant to convey your message telling your representative how you wish him to vote. Do not threaten or use ugly language. Give your name, address and telephone number. Request a call back and get the name of the staff member you spoke with. Reinforce phone calls and faxes with a written letter. You may wish to mention some of the clubs and organizations you belong to – without suggesting you are speaking for others or the organization unless you have been designated as their official spokesperson.
In all likelihood, your message will wind up on a tabulated “tick” list and have far more impact than a message delivered by a political hack in your name.
In the final analysis, politicians respect people who contribute funds to their campaign and who vote or can influence the vote in their constituent areas. They have no respect for mass petitions or the influence of other legislators unless they are trying to cut a deal – a deal which is almost always anti-citizen, anti-consumer and pro-special interest.
If you really care that much: do it yourself, do it today – and let your voice be heard as the voice of patriots, past and present.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius