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My Grandfather, The Patriot

My mother, Lori, is the second child born to Dr. Ron Paul. I happen to be the oldest of all the Paul grandchildren. At current count, Ron and Carol Paul have 17 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one grandchild on the way. My wife and I are proud to have given them a great-grandson only four weeks ago. This blog, “My Grandfather, The Patriot,” is aimed at letting people know who Ron Paul is, what he believes, and why he should be elected the next President of the United States.

When Does He Rest? – When I was a young kid, I asked my dad, “When does Grandaddy Ron rest?” I am now twenty-six years old, and I still wonder the same thing. Ron Paul has one of the most grinding schedules of anyone I have ever known! Just to let you know a little about this man, let’s start with the fact that he has not missed a workout in as long as I can remember. Every day, whether in Washington, D.C. or Southeast Texas, my grandfather walks several miles every morning and rides his bicycle as many as 10-15 miles when he gets the chance.

Not many people know this, but my grandfather was an accomplished track star in high school. He probably would have continued to compete in college, but he hurt his knees playing football. The men in our family were all pretty fast, but the standard is still set by my grandfather. Sports and exercise are important to him. Though he doesn’t follow professional sports very closely, he is an advocate for team sports and the lessons that they teach.

I have watched my grandfather work my whole life. Whether reading a book, writing a speech, taking care of his property, or just giving attention to his tomato garden, he does not stop. I am convinced that he will do the same thing for our country when elected president. He will not stop until he restores our republic to the size and scope that was originally intended by our founders. Not many people can say that their grandfather is an “American Patriot.”

Please continue checking www.dailypaul.com for updates on my memories, and recollections about my grandfather. I will also incorporate ideas and stories from other members of my family. A special thanks to Michael Nystrom for all he has done in setting up this spectacular site that promotes true liberty and freedom, to which we are all entitled.

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ron paul, the man

a great man, a great leader. thank you for sharing!

Special Grandfathers Who Are Patriots

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about your Grandfather, and I hope you will continue to enlighten us about your relationship with him. It is a pleasure to know that he has the stamina to contend with the many duties required of a Statesman as well as devote time to his family.

My Grandfathers had both passed away before I was born so I have not had the opportunity to learn things which only Grandfathers know. Unfortunately, my relationship with my father was, at best, strained most of the time. Fortunately, though, I have had a close relationship with my Heavenly Father, and my Savior Jesus Christ.

Our country desperately needs leadership like that which Ron Paul has demonstrated, and I believe his time has come. I believe there are others out there who will work to restore our blessed land to the inspired foundational priciples with which we began, and I pray we will seek them out.

Michael L. McKee