Selling Ron Paul to AmericaSubmitted by Canoeist on Thu, 04/28/2011 - 17:05
How do we sell Ron Paul to the Americans who still have never heard of him or have heard he is "extreme"? What sold us? The media is going to hammer on his age and his "crazy" ideas of legalizing pot, abolishing the Fed and sending poor people into the streets. I'm trying to remember exactly what it was that made me sit up and listen. I'm a very average person, and something about "that Ron Paul guy" changed who I am and how I think forever. He just makes sense to me and I'm very frustrated at how closed minded people are about him.
I think his age should be used to his advantage. The young guys have proven to us that they don't have enough experience. Ron Paul is wise, period. He has proven that he can't be bought and his principles are unwavering, period. He will follow the constitution, period. Ron Paul will not blindly cave into the fear tactics used to influence congress and younger Presidents, period.
I don't mean to sound corny, but I can honestly say Ron Paul changed who I am and what I believe, or made me think about what I believe. I now see that being an American is a responsiblity. A responsibility to not only take care of myself, which I always have, but responsiblity to step-up and care for the people around me. It is not the job of the government to help out a neighbor, friend or relative. I never used to give money to charities, and now I realize the importance. If I step-up and give a little once in a while, the government doesn't have to.
When 911 happened, I was one of those people that didn't understand why. The explanations giving by the talking heads didn't make sense either. Then my teacher, Ron Paul, explained why. People don't like bullies and don't like being betrayed, blowback is the term, period. "Not very complicated" as RP would say.
So what do we say this time? I couldn't even convert my own mother in 08', but my mother-in-law is listening, she's hung-up on the pot thing.
Sorry about the long post, just needed to vent after discussing RP at dinner last night. Ron Paul is my hero and I love him no matter what. Remember the moneybomb on the 5th.
"Make love, not war" Ron Paul