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Ron Paul Excluded in Iowa...
Iowans for Tax Relief and Iowa Christian Alliance will host a
presidential candidates forum on Saturday, June 30th in Des
Moines. Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Sam
Brownback, Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, Tommy Thompson, and Tom
Tancredo will participate.
Ron Paul, however, will not participate. Why? Because he wasn't
We heard about this forum from numerous supporters in Iowa who
asked why Dr. Paul was not going to participate. Those supporters
assumed that Dr. Paul was invited.
The campaign office had not received an invitation so we called
this morning; thinking we might have misplaced the invitation or
simply overlooked it. Lew Moore, our campaign manager, called
Mr. Edward Failor, an officer of Iowans for Tax Relief, to ask
about it. To our shock, Mr. Failor told us Dr. Paul was not
invited; he was not going to be invited; and he would not be
allowed to participate. And when asked why, Mr. Failor refused
to explain. The call ended.
Lew then called Mr. Steve Sheffler, president of the Iowa
Christian Alliance, to talk with him. Mr. Sheffler did not
answer so Lew left a message. He has yet to respond.
Why are the Iowans for Tax Relief and the Iowa Christian Alliance
excluding the one Republican candidate who scored at the top of
every online poll taken after the MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN
debates? Why are they denying Iowans the opportunity to hear
from the Republican presidential candidate whose popularity is
growing by the day?
We couldn't get answers to these questions from Messrs. Failor
and Sheffler. Maybe you'll have better luck. Their contact
information is below.
It's ironic that on the same day we learned the Iowans for Tax
Relief and the Iowa Christian Alliance excluded Dr. Paul from
their candidates forum, we received a call from ABC News
confirming Dr. Paul's participation in its nationally broadcast
August 5th debate to be held in Des Moines.
Kent Snyder, Chairman
Ron Paul 2008
Iowans for Tax Relief
2610 Park Avenue
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
Phone: 563-288-3600 or 877-913-3600
Steve Sheffler, President
Iowa Christian Alliance
939 Office Park Road, Suite 115
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
PLEASE ACT ON THIS INFORMATION AND CONTACT THE ABOVE OFFICIALS
DEMANDING AN ANSWER TO WHY Dr. PAUL IS BEING DELIBERATELY
EXCLUDED FROM THIS FORUM!
AFTF Media Director
Yours in Freedom and Truth,
AFTF National Director
All Your Freedoms, Inc., P.O. Box #1213, 264 South La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, California 90211
I was not able to get through to any of the extensions at Iowans for Tax Relief...
All their voice mail boxes were full.
Keep trying over the next few days while we figure out what we need to do.
Remember folks, WE ARE THIS CAMPAIGN...if we don't get it done it WILL NOT HAPPEN.
I am prepared to take 2 days off from work to drive up to DesMoines if we need to.
In the meantime, please share your ideas on how we can Introduce Iowa politics to the Most Powerful Grassroots Campaign in the History of this Country!!!!!!
PS - Remember, be respectful in all your communications.
I fired this off tonight....
James Madison Center for Free Speech
1 South 6th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807
James Bopp, Jr. General Counsel
June 20, 2007
Re: Iowa Christian Alliance Presidential Candidates Forum
The work of your organization over the past decade in the fight for free speech in our political process has been invaluable, and as a follow Christian voter I am personally grateful to you.
In the words of James Madison, "the right of free discussion . . . is a fundamental principle of the American form of government."
As a staunch defender of that discourse and free discussion in politics I?m asking for your support in requesting that an invitation to the above forum be extended to Dr. Ron Paul, Ten term U.S. Congressmen and candidate for President of the United States.
The event co-sponsor, Iowa Christian Alliance has not yet invited Dr. Paul to attend. I?m inclined to believe this to be merely an oversight on their part and thankfully, I do find this disclaimer on the ?events? page of their website?
?ICA is currently extending invitations to all potential 2008 Presidential hopefuls?.
Further, the ?politics? page of their website links to your Guidelines for Churches & Pastors memorandum which includes the following?
(7) A church may allow political candidates to speak on church premises;
however, all candidates should be invited and given equal opportunity to
Dr. Paul is an honorable, dedicated, life-long public servant and fellow Christian Patriot. His integrity and unwavering support of the Constitution and our Bill of Rights has engendered him to thousands of supporters?bringing many, like me, back to the ranks of the Republican Party.
I thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide in this matter. I look forward to your response.
Yours in Liberty,
XXXX XX Avenue ° Denver, CO 80249