What a horrible year this has been. The authoritarians launched one of the most successful operations of all time. Forcing masks, forcing lockdowns, forcing churches to be closed, forcing people to stay apart, forcing people to take experimental medical treatments, etc. It was a test run for tyranny and sadly many if not most Americans bowed their heads and allowed themselves to be led off to the gulag.
But you did not!
Like all of us at the Ron Paul Institute and Ron Paul Liberty Report, you put on your gloves and helmets and plunged into the scrum. I personally remember spending a hot, miserable summer standing along Oyster Creek Rd. – the main drag here in Lake Jackson – with my kids every Saturday holding up signs saying “Open Texas!” and “Honk if You Hate The Mask!” Those were dark days. Lots of horns honking in solidarity but also lots of middle fingers and words we cannot print here. But we did it every week. Sweat, embarrassment, pain. Was it worth it? Yes.
Then every day on the Liberty Report we did our best to break down the relentless Covid propaganda machine. We felt in the wilderness at the time, but it paid off. As one of our dear friends and supporters wrote me not long ago, “I was a little concerned when you and Dr. Paul started spending so much time on COVID. Looking back on it, you two made the right call.”
Nothing was as painful for us as the cancellation of our events last year. We were actually laughed at by venues when we inquired about holding events. But as much as we enjoy publishing highly curated articles and doing the daily Liberty Report, there is nothing like getting peace and liberty minded people together! As our good friend Jacob Hornberger said at one of our conferences, “spending time with all of you re-charges my batteries!”
Our batteries are needing re-charging, as perhaps are yours. And there is no question that the tree of liberty needs re-watering.
That is why we are asking you to save TWO dates this summer for two opportunities for all of us to get together!
First, please mark your calendars for August 15th in Houston for a very special event with Ron Paul, Lew Rockwell, and friends to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Nixon’s closing the gold window. This will be a small, intimate luncheon with very limited seating.
Finally, we are thrilled to announce a full-fledged Ron Paul Institute return to the belly of the beast! We have just signed a contract with the Dulles Airport Marriott for a September 4th RPI conference! This year’s theme: “The War on Us!” It’s going to be great!!!
More information and tickets will be available soon! We cannot wait to get together with you again!