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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Don't Raise the Debt Ceiling

Senator Rand Paul

Dear C4L Supporter,

The battle must be joined today. We are only days or weeks away from a decision that I believe literally may save our country - or allow it to slide further toward economic ruin.

You see, technically, Congress has reached the debt limit. The credit card is maxed out. So now they're back, demanding more spending. More debt. More damage to our already troubled economy.

I've joined with several senators and representatives to stand up and fight. That's where you come in. We can't do it unless we have millions of Americans speaking out at once.

Campaign for Liberty is helping lead this charge nationwide, but they can't do it without your immediate help.

Time is short, and the stakes couldn't be higher. Please read the email below from my friends at Campaign for Liberty and do all you can to join this fight to save our country.

For Liberty,

Senator Rand Paul, M.D.

Campaign for Liberty

Dear C4L Supporter,

The American people are angry RIGHT NOW at the politicians in Washington, and they're also more worried than ever before about America's future.

It's time to draw a line in the sand. It's time to rescue our country and take back our economic freedom. It's time to cut up Washington's credit cards.

That's why Senator Rand Paul has joined over 100 representatives and a handful of other senators in signing the "Cut, Cap, and Balance" pledge to demand that any effort to raise the debt ceiling be rejected unless the federal government is forced to change its ways.

I want to urge you to complete your "Cut, Cap, and Balance" pledge that Campaign for Liberty will send to your representative and senators today before the critical showdown in Congress on raising the debt ceiling takes place in a few short weeks.

You see, the American people's anger - including their massive outpouring of opposition to raising the debt ceiling - is our best weapon against the out-of-control spending in Washington.

Our trillions of dollars in debt are sending us quickly to the brink of a crisis - one that our country may never recover from.

There's not a moment to waste, so please take action immediately.

Click here to sign the pledge

Because as I write this, statist insiders from both parties and the White House are meeting to arrange a "deal" on raising the debt ceiling that does virtually nothing to change the fatal economic course we are on.

All you have to do is turn on the TV, pick up a newspaper, or click through a few of your favorite websites to realize something is dreadfully WRONG.

Bank failures.  Bailouts.  Failed "stimulus" packages.  A surging federal deficit.  Unemployment ticking up month by month, week by week.

The price of food, gas, and other basic necessities going up, sometimes on a weekly basis.

You've seen, even after last year's elections, that politicians can't be trusted to stop flushing our tax dollars away.

It is clear - the White House and Congress aren't going to stop unless you and I MAKE them.

Our country's deficit is increasing at a rate of nearly FOUR BILLION dollars a day.

Factoring in the Big Government programs and social welfare spending already "locked in," the average American family is on the hook for nearly $800,000!

That's why it's vital you act TODAY!

You see, I'd love to tell you that there's no reason to worry - that the politicians in Washington are "experts" who are working hard to "get everything under control."

I'd love to tell you that the politicians understand that unless they not only stop increasing - but actually drastically CUT - spending, the U.S. economy will end up nose-diving off a cliff.

And I'd also love to tell you politicians would never saddle our kids and grandkids with debts they can never repay.  But that just isn't true.  It's business as usual in D.C.

Even after Republicans took control of the House, they didn't balance the budget or substantially change the way government operates.  In fact, their plan adds nearly 7 trillion MORE in debt over the next 10 years.

That is shameful.  And it proves they won't stop unless they are forced to do so. Right now, Speaker Boehner and establishment Republicans are in negotiation with the White House and Senate Democrats.

What they're talking about would disgust you.  They're plotting to raise the debt ceiling by 2.4 TRILLION dollars more now, with the promise of just a few cuts later.

We all know those promises aren't worth the paper they're printed on. And they'll finish off the dollar if we let them get away with their scheme.

Click here to sign the pledge

You and I cannot settle for empty promises to "cut" later, and a bunch of chicken little politicians telling us the sky will fall if they can't continue their borrow-and-spend addiction.

And their claim is laughable on its face.  It's like telling a lazy teenager that the best way to get rich is to borrow money and spend even more.

Enough is enough.

If you agree, I hope you'll take action today.

In addition to Senator Paul, we've heard from other allies in the Senate, like Senators DeMint and Lee, that they are willing to stand up to the powers that be in both parties.

It's time we have their backs.  That's why your action today is so vital.

Now, before I go any further, I want you to know forcing our tax-and-spend Congress on record isn't going to be easy.  The politicians in both parties will fight you and me tooth and nail.

But if we can turn up enough heat - if we can FORCE Congress to heed the will of the American people - I'm confident we can put Congress on notice with one very simple message: Don't RAISE THE DEBT.  BALANCE THE BUDGET!

The legislators who have signed the "Cut, Cap, and Balance" pledge have vowed not to vote to give even a dollar more to raise the debt ceiling without the following terms being met:

1)Substantial one-year cuts in spending totaling at least 500 billion dollars.

2)A spending cap law.

3)Passing the Lee/Paul Balanced Budget Amendment.

These conditions are tough for most elected officials to accept.  But they're the bare minimum any representative or senator should consider.

You and I must work to ensure a majority of both Houses - and as many Americans as possible - sign this pledge.

Click here to sign the pledge

Here's how Campaign for Liberty plans to do that - hopefully, with your help.

First, we're already busy contacting up to five million activists nationwide through mail, phones, and email to generate pledges to the U.S. Congress demanding they stop the madness.

And that's just the beginning.  With your help, we'll work the blogs and write guest editorials.

We'll brief influential writers and columnists who will be sympathetic to our efforts. We'll work the talk radio stations and grant local media interviews to further turn up the pressure.

And a few days before the debt ceiling vote, if we have the resources, we'd also like to run hard-hitting targeted radio, TV, and newspaper ads.

This entire program is designed to send this one, CLEAR message to Congress - any politician who continues working to destroy our economy should look for another job.

But such a massive effort won't be easy - or cheap.  So, in addition to filling out your "Cut, Cap, and Balance" pledge, I also hope you will chip in a contribution of $10, $25, $50 - or whatever you can afford - today.

I know times are hard, but this fight is absolutely critical.

Can I count on you to join the fight to stop the debt ceiling increase by completing your pledge and chipping in a contribution of $10, $25, $50, or whatever you can afford today?

In Liberty,

John Tate

P.S. Despite the recent elections and the continued economic crisis, the politicians in both parties seem intent on spending us into total and complete collapse.  We must stop them!

Please complete your "Cut, Cap, and Balance" pledge urging your representative and senators to fight against anything that increases the debt ceiling without substantially changing how government operates.

And, along with your signed pledge, please chip in a contribution of $10, $25, $50, or whatever you can afford, to Campaign for Liberty TODAY!

Click here to sign the pledge

Campaign for Liberty is a nonprofit, charitable organization fighting to restore individual freedom and respect for the Constitution. C4L's mailing address is 5211 Port Royal Road, Suite 310, Springfield, Virginia 22151. Its web address is

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