Do Most Americans Understand What Ron Paul Means When He Talks About Liberty And Freedom?Submitted by cactus1010 on Fri, 11/04/2011 - 20:11
Most Americans, especially the older generation already think they are free. They have no idea the freedoms they've lost.
As for Liberty, I don't believe they even know what it means.
So much of what Ron Paul talks about goes right over the head of the average voter. This is why they gravitate toward someone with a simple message such as 999.
We all know it's a gimmick, but that's what most voters fall for...the gimmicks. And of course, the lies.
Now I don't think Dr Paul should resort to gimmicks. But I do think he needs to pretend he's talking to children and bring the language to their level. Explain what he means by liberty, freedom, fractional banking, etc. in terms they would understand. Either that or hand out pamphlets defining these words and show how it effects them personally.
Simply saying that the printing of money devalues the dollar means nothing to the average Joe. But telling them that the price they pay for milk, bread, meat, gas, etc. will be increased is something every American can relate to.
Dr. Paul should give examples of what he's talking about in simple language and not just assume people know what he means, because most Americans don't.
And when a person doesn't understand...they tune out to everything else that's being said.