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What have you learned from Ron Paul?

What have you learned from Ron Paul? A few things, I learned and am trying my best to improve on are:

1. I am learning to THINK deeper rather than go with what is popular but what has a sound platform stemming from the Constitution.

2. I don't have to argue. When I watch Dr. Paul he states his position and he is willing to let people who disagree with him have the last word, because he knows his position is sound.

3. I am working on not being afraid but turn my fears into positive actions which gives me hope.

4. Economics, I was, and still am clueless but a tiny bit less clueless. lol

Please, share with us what you may have learned in our journey to reclaim our Liberty.

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Another great post Q

Good Stuff from a great gal!

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

To read a lot. A lot more.

also perception is reality in only a temporary sense. Reality will eventually become reality. I learned this from our boom bust economic cycle that Dr. Paul so easily spelled out for us with economic truths.

Anything I have not learned directly from Ron Paul...

... I was inspired to do so through his example.
"The War Prayer - Mark Twain"

....that there is no stopping an idea whose time has come.

....that seeing & hearing that sweet man, brings tears to my eyes like a giddy school girl!

Dr. Paul taught me .....

that I was not alone.
That was 21 years ago, and I can't believe how far this movement has come over the last two years.

Our example from Ron is, never stand down.

Thank you, sir.

War Is A Fraud

I've learned about our flawed foreign policy. He taught me that being anti-war was not being anti-patriotic. We are not against the troops, we are actually for them. We are against the policy makers and the military industrial complex.

that everything i thought i knew

was a lie.

for making me a better person, i am in your debt, Dr. Paul.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

The list is too long...

lately I've been learning how to be kind and patient with others. Ron has set the example.

He completely overturned my political and economic outlook.

I have to thank him for that.

"I believe the true significance of the Gold Commission is that the politicians and central bankers were so alarmed at such a thing that they made sure it was packed by an array of Keynesians and monetarists." (Ron Paul 1985)

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Humility,

patience, perseverence, always seeking the truth and acting on it. I think Kipling could have been describing Dr. Paul when he penned the words below.

If

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

- Rudyard Kipling

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I see what you mean

I see what you mean

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

My list got too long :)

I think I'll just concur with what everyone else said.

In a world of darkness and deceit an honest man blazes a trail through the night towards a freer dawn. Learning his name is probably what I'm most grateful for.

There are No Stupid People

That there are no stupid peolple, just those that are uneducated.

Realistically, I have learned that playing the game from inside

takes a lifetime of effort with little return.

All the while Dr. Paul has opposed government, it has grown by leaps and bounds. Don Quixote and Dr. Paul have a lot in common.

I admire Dr. Paul for his efforts, and at the same time I recognize that he is pissing in the wind. The march toward totalitarian government has not been stopped, and ultimately the only way we might be able to restore freedom and throw off the chains of slavery is violence against our masters and those who support them, thus making it too costly to keep us in servitude. Begging for our freedom, the approach followed to date, is a waste of time.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

Realistically

Gandhi managed to free India without his followers resorting to violence. It CAN be done, but we need awareness to spread like wildfire and for resistance to be exercised non-violently at every level. People haven't even begun to try civil disobedience. Heck, to not apply for a marriage license or decline a vaccination is still considered "radical." We have a long way to go, and there's a lot of room for improvement. But education has to come first. Most people don't even know they ARE slaves and do nothing to throw off the chains.

the approach followed to date

"... the approach followed to date ..." was to try to change course from the top-down.

Working from the bottom-up, by taking over city councils of medium-population towns, can work. At least it's beginning to work for me.

To the subject of the thread, I have learned how effective it can be to introduce limiting language into bills/codes that I will ultimately vote against.

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I learned

That actions matter - really matter. Not just words.

That persistence pays.

That you should always do what you love, and what is right. You may never "succeed" in the traditional sense (another thing that is forgotten is that RP could have toiled away in relative obscurity for the rest of his life) but if you do what you love, that is success in itself.

Thank you for the great thread.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

i learned that it's about your personal power

and that everything you do is a vote. every time you think, say, and do anything, you are voting. you are voting with your feet, your actions, your thoughts, your words.

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your statement is very profound and correct. In fact, I bet you could write a book on that statement.

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

For one thing, miracles happen

I started paying attention to Ron Paul in 1998. If someone told me back then that THIS would happen..that Ron Paul would break records for fundraising, be on mainstream TV and write a bestseller about ending the Fed, I would not have believed it. None of this seemed even remotely possible.

I also learned a great many other things. Thanks for this interesting thread.

I learned to look at the BIG

I learned to look at the BIG picture!

I heard someone close to RP say that he forgets where he puts his keys and little things because he such a BIG thinker. I laughed at that because I know people like that.

Anyway, you'd be surprised how many people in the world look at the small things and block out the elephant in the room. This has never been more true in our world today and it's nice to see people waking up--even if it's only a few.

I thank Ron Paul and Alex Jones for helping me search for the BIG picture.

(I know some folks on here hate AJ but the man does his best to point at the elephant even though that elephant is just a shadow.)

I learned

that reality and perception are not the same. not to believe anything that the msm tells you is fact, question everything. That the govt is not you friend, that your representatives are selected not elected.

I learned one

man can change the world. I also learned it might take until you are seventy to realize your goal. I am thankful we have such a role model that is just a man like us.

Our David...

will slay the mighty Goliath in due time!!! Dr. Ron Paul is the David who will do it in God's providence, and the Federal Reserve will be history. The Marxian Graduated Income Tax will not be necessary anymore. Beware of those who promote the so-called Fair Tax proposal. We need to cut the size of government to allow freedom to breathe in our souls again. Dr. Ron Paul has given me the courage to believe in honesty as the best policy. With our help we will see the FED come tumbling down with our David, and his sling at his side after making the projectile hit between its eyes!

He who sells what isn't his'n, buys it back, or goes to prison!!!...-whzh-

There are more of us than I'd hoped.

Before Dr. Paul ran for president, I thought that maybe ten thousand people nationwide had any issue at all with the way our governments at all levels routinely ignore the constitution and overstep their authority.

-jcr

"The problem with trying to child-proof the world, is that it makes people neglect the far more important task of world-proofing the child." -- Hugh Daniel

That the Constitution

is the Law of the land and constantly being abused & attacked.

Obama = O.ne B.ig A.ss M.istake A.merica

Obama = O.ne B.ig A.ss M.istake A.merica

good post

I agree never again