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The original post is much more upbeat

Best Analogy Ever

My favorite author and favorite Paulitician. 'nuff said.

Amazing article

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Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmaTNf4YhEs

Political/Literary Comparison

Just read it, so here's my two cents. Long which can be a problem sometimes with blog pieces with no outside editor and in my opinion Quinn should have stopped with just his Santiago comparison. But, still a review of Hemingway's life and writing and a look into the life and motivation of Ron Paul over the years. Quinn states in equating Santiago from the Old Man and the Sea with current day, real lead character, Ron Paul: "It is endurance that matters most in Hemingway’s conception of the world ­ a world in which death and destruction, as part of the natural order of things, are unavoidable. Hemingway seems to believe there are only two options: defeat or endurance until destruction; Santiago and Ron Paul have chosen the latter." Maybe Quinn has taken this too far, but whatever your viewpoint, it raises the question: which other candidate has inspired such a connection and who has stayed firm for 30 years against adversity in the belief in the US Constitution and the American people's rights to freedom?

I am speechless!

This author is so incredible I can hardly speak. What an amazing essay. Well worth the read. Brings tears to the eyes. I am saving this one in my favorites forever!

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmaTNf4YhEs