Why are you supporting Ron Paul?Submitted by Anon A Mouse on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 16:39
Clearly Ron Paul has considerable support and some of those who support him understand why. Very few, however, can articulate the reasons for their support in a way that others can understand. This may be the single most important thing that Ron Paul supporters can do for his campaign. From my personal experience it is apparent that no one person is able to explain an issue in a way that all, or even most, people comprehend. Instead it may take hearing from many people about the same subject before a light bulb comes on and I say, "okay, I get it."
There are many reasons I support Congressman Paul but some are clearly more important than others. This is, in my opinion, the most important. Over the many years I have participated in, and observed, the political process I have noticed one thing that jumps out as wrong and that is the simple change from the word "we" to the word "I" in so many political speeches. To many this may not seem unimportant but I hope to show you how it is significant, dangerous and very important. There are some politicians who are currently in office and some that have been in office recently who, more than most, repeatedly use words like: "I know"; "I expect"; "I demand"; and one of my favorites while campaigning; "I will give you".
That many people, including politicians, want power is not a surprise to anyone and we all know what happens when one person or a small group gets too much of it. Law becomes subordinate to one person or small group of people and they become tyrannical. The Congress and the presidency, even the entire federal bureaucracy, is a small group of people and there are very few restraints on their power. In recent years they have become empowered by a constituency that does not understand the necessity of the rule of law over the rule of man. There are far too many examples to list here or to explain the concept to people who just don't get it. They will have to do their best to relate to that idea by using their own experience of being harmed by a supervisor at work who ignores company personnel policy to show extreme favoritism to one person they like. Or maybe a police officer overlooking the law to enforce a their own rule on people they just don't like.
There is only one solution to the problems that face our nation and that is to enforce the Constitution for all the people and reduce the power of a few individuals. There is only one candidate who understands this and intends, if elected president, to enforce the Constitution rather than his own personal wishes and desires for everyone. Most candidates are offering only to treat symptoms and it may be time to fix the cause.
That's the reason I support Ron Paul, please tell everyone why you do.