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Listen to the CLC Gets Grizzly Tuesday, Aug. 25 for a Wrap-Up of the Liberty Ride

August 23rd, 2009
Click to visit Liberty Rider

Click to visit Liberty Rider

Join us this Tuesday evening, August 25 at 7pm CDT / 8pm EDT / 6pm MDT / 5pm PDT

on the Constitutional Liberty Coalition Gets Grizzly!

on Blog Talk Radio

This week, we will have Liberty Rider Michael Maresco as our guest for the full hour to review his Ride for Honesty.

Michael spent over two months this summer riding a bike across the country, starting at the Statue of Liberty and ending at Alcatraz Prison to symbolize freedom to fascism.

Click to visit the Liberty Rider website

Click to visit the Liberty Rider website

But Michael’s trip had other purposes, several of which he would like to see continued even though his ride is over.

To listen to the show, just click on the icon below.

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If you have questions for Michael, the call in number for the show is 646-915-9997.


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Zen and The Art of Pedaling a Bicycle

May 17th, 2009

Well, 7 days out. Will be six before many people read this.

Time to start the journal.

I’d like to get one thing out of the way right off the bat, and it may surprise a few of you, but I am not a cyclist.

In fact, I am not even much of a fitness buff, at all. I’ve never been to a gym, haven’t formerly exercised since High School, and before the Ride for Ron Paul, had never owned a road bike, nor pedaled more than a few miles in any one direction. So, though I’ve quite a bit of experience pedaling, now, I am still not a cyclist.

This surprises plenty of people I meet. Many think I just took something I enjoy and worked it into a political event. The truth of the matter is that I was watching too many people debating tactics/philosophy online and not enough posting evidence of taking those tactics to the street. So I decided to do something outrageous, so far outside of my “box” that even the most timid supporter might look and say, well if that Hawaiian guy can pedal a bike across the country for freedom, I can go knock on my neighbors door.

And it worked.

That remains the greatest satisfaction from the last ride. Not the thrill of finishing, not the celebrity it brought me, not even meeting and riding with Ron Paul. The greatest satisfaction I get from that ride is the testimony of people I meet, who tell me that the effort encouraged them to step out of their own box, and opened up a whole new world of effective activism to them. That is how I judge success. To me, there is little difference between approaching that first mountain range, and approaching their first door. Both are equally intimidating in the eyes of the beholder. Getting to the top of that first range, or walking away from that first door, is a watershed moment for most. When we realize that we CAN do this. With a little bit of courage, and a  LOT of determination we can do things we never dreamed. And that is how we will take back control of our government. Persistence, determination, and a little bit of courage. It may not be sexy, and may not even be much fun, but it certainly is satisfying at the end of the day. Knowing you did everything in your power to advance the cause of liberty and leave a better world than we were born into. Indeed, it truly is not, whether we win or lose, but how we play the game.

So, well wishers tell me how much fun I’ll be having. And yes, I will enjoy meeting all of you on the route, I will enjoy seeing the light turn on behind peoples eyes as I pitch the ideas of the r3VOLution to them, I will, also, enjoy some of the beautiful scenery this great country has to offer. I’m sure I will laugh and sing with new met friends, and that will be fun, but pedaling? No, sorry, that is not much fun at all. It is hot, dirty, and dangerous on the roads I’ll be traveling. It takes enormous concentration to watch ahead for pitfalls and tube shredders. The bike seat becomes harder with each passing mile, my knees start talking to me, and on long days they start yelling. No, I do not expect to have a ton of fun on this trip, but the satisfaction of hearing one person explain that the effort encouraged them to find such determination in themselves, that to me is priceless.

Now, back to the title of this post. What I do enjoy, while pedaling, is the chance to think, to meditate on all I’ve learned and experienced, and focus my mind on ways to further our cause. Pedaling is kind of mindless, it just takes a sharp eye, a good ear, and a steady pace. When my mind is free to ponder, not clouded by the online noise and incessant calls for help from all corners, I am better able to discern the culture of the area I am in and tailor my message to suit.  And by being out there, talking to people outside our circles, I know the circles grow.

And that is why I do it.

GO GRASSROOTS!!!

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New Meetup Group formed for Ride for Honesty!

May 17th, 2009

Welcome to the Ride for Honesty!

This cross country bicycle trek is inspired by the boundless enthusiasm of the American People for freedom, justice, tolerance, and charity.

Mike Maresco, the Ron Paul Rider, rode his bicycle across the country in 2007, inspired by the growing need for Freedom in America. Along the way, he met many liberty activists, and had the chance to ride with Ron Paul for 10 miles around his home in Lake Jackson, TX. In 2008, he co-sponsored the Great American Walk for Freedom, a 280 mile journey of freedom and brotherhood from Green Bay, Wisconsin to Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is back in 2009 for another ambitious cross country trek. His theme this time is America: Freedom to Fascism, inspired by the popular film by the prophetic film maker Aaron Russo. Michael’s choice of start and finish for his journey is related to his theme – from New York City’s Statue of Liberty (Freedom) to San Francisco’s Alcatraz Island (Fascism).

The Ride for Honesty begins May 24 in NYC and ends July 22 in California.

The official website is www.rideforhonesty.com

Help Mike with a ChipIn on the official website.

Check out the route and join us along the way!

To join meetup click here!

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#R4liberty hashtag on twitter announced

May 12th, 2009

Just letting everyone know about our hashtag for Michael’s Ride 4 Liberty which was used on a couple of messages tonight.  If everyone uses #R4liberty on messages about the journey, then anyone wanting to see what was said that day can search on the #R4liberty hashtag.  Here’s one of my twitters for an example:

Liberty Rider Launches soon/Maresco to cross USA spreading freedom msg/get involved! http://bit.ly/814wo #r3s #clcs #R4liberty

@scrosnoe

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Website Under Construction

May 5th, 2009

This site is being used to build the primary RideForHonesty site. Plenty of action behind the scenes here. Please excuse our dust.

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Made a bunch of changes tonight as we discussed by phone earlier 05/15/09:

i used inove appearance because it has the drop down menus on the top line and fixed all the side bar items  and made a few changes there

the rss feed for twitter fixed! #R4liberty is active use away and it will appear on this site / we can add one for your tweets too Michael if you want!

will see if someone else can help get some graphics back in the header via css – not my area of expertise, but think doable  I think we may be able to overlay the entire banner

hope you like, but just change back if not – everyone seemed to think that was possible 😉

Contact Us page created – but you will have to add content there – feel free to give me as backup as needed can list Sandie Crosnoe sandiec99@​hotmail.co​m918.440.6876 skype sandiec99 twitter @scrosnoe (whatever helps you best) not usually available in the am but they can call 24×7 and leave a message.

replicated chip in on left side also can move over map if you want

but i like it better under  😉

need to get greg to help with header if possible – I would like to see the liberty head and the bike graphic up there somehow

Adding tags now so it should look more populated in the tag cloud – if everyone posting will utilize tags and categories – it helps a bunch!

Blessings to all,

Sandie

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