Ron Paul 2012: The un-KingSubmitted by robbjerk on Sat, 04/23/2011 - 07:33
Ron Paul always talks about the value of education. It seems at times he doesn't really want to run for President necessarily to win, but to gain a greater forum for his message of liberty.
This is because Ron Paul doesn't want to be King. He wants to reduce government to restore the people's freedom. He can win a major educational battle in the next election just by emphasizing all the things he doesn't want to do as President--all the areas he would like to return to the people.
Every other candidate runs by promising what he/she will do for as many people as possible. Ron Paul wants people to take back control of their lives and be responsible for their own welfare.
He wants the executive (President) to go back to executing Constitutional laws enacted by the Congress. He wants no more President-Kings who think they are legislator, war-maker, judge, and executive.
If people begin to glimpse that the Nanny State is broke and unable to provide for them, perhaps Ron Paul will win a major educational battle just by putting the office of President back in perspective. The President is one of three branches of government designated to serve the people under their Constitutionally-imposed limitations. A President-King is a threat to liberty. Nearly all other candidates are running for King.
A humble servant of the people's welfare like Dr. Paul will be a breath of fresh air if people begin to see that all the would-be kings have no clothes.
I hope he runs hard to win because other candidates will continue to pursue their own power. But he's right. Perhaps who is President is not nearly as important as what people perceive as the President's (and the government's) role in their lives.