What woke you up?Submitted by matt_ on Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:05
I'm a newbie around here, and I wasn't a supporter of Ron Paul in 2008. I'm somewhat ashamed to say I voted for John McCain last time (primarily because I thought his anti-earmark stance would help limit corruption). I'm wondering what issues led you to support the liberty movement?
The issue that woke me up was the TSA pat downs that started 7 months ago. It made me ask what is wrong with our country? I've done a lot of reading since then (including two of Dr. Paul's books), and it has changed my world view. I feel like a veil has been lifted. I can no longer stand listening to Rush, Hannity, or O'Reilly any more than I can stomach Maddow, Matthews, or Olbermann.
I had hoped Obama would end the wars, torture, and secret prisons. I was one of the many thousands who called and emailed my legislators to oppose the TARP program of Paulson. At least I understand better now why the government ignores the will of the people. Honestly, I have little faith that the oligarchy that runs our system will allow Ron Paul to win. However, I'm supporting him monetarily as much as I can. I have deep concerns for my children's future, and I can see no better cause to support than liberty.