I'm trying to have patience with people who are new to Ron Paul's message...Submitted by pawnstorm12 on Mon, 11/21/2011 - 14:35
...although it's very difficult at times.
But I must remember back to when I didn't know who Ron Paul was myself. It wasn't that long ago.
When I first heard Dr. Paul speak in late 2007, I was intrigued immediately with his responses (in the republican debates).
But even I must admit that a few of his philosophies (at first) seemed somewhat "radical" to me (although I loved it!).
What I mean for example are things like;
Abolishing the federal income tax ("where would the government get the money to operate?" I asked myself)
"Why does he talk so much about the Federal Reserve -what's the big deal about them?." (I had always thought Alan Greenspan was some very wise fellow who, when he spoke, the whole world seemed to listen to very closely).
You mean he wants to end all foreign aid - even to Israel? (crazy I would think).
We have troops in 130 countries on over 900 military bases? (I never knew that).
So I must remember how much this great statesman has taught me but - Here'e my message...
I WAS OPEN-MINDED to hear the truth.
This is where most establishment republicans drift away from Ron Paul, but let me say this very clearly...
RON PAUL HAS NEVER MADE AN UNTRUE STATEMENT THAT I CAN FIND.
Therefore, I realized either I'd have to agree with the TRUTH, or go down a different political path.
Obviously, THERE WAS NO CHOICE.
So...Anyone who disagrees with Ron Paul, DISAGREES WITH THE TRUTH whether they accept that or not.
And sadly, so many republicans want to stick to their errant beliefs (like the Arab world hates us because we're a free and prosperous nation), that they shut out any message of truth.
They love hating Arabs so much (because their government tells them to) that they don't DARE let a message of PEACE enter their Neo-Con minds.
Many people are still new to Ron Paul so I try to give them time to come around to his "radical" views.
Sadly, many never do.
They are so hung up on party-loyalty that they can't see the damage their own party has done to the country.
They also can't understand that the 2 major political parties are basically the same - no real difference.
And they get real upset when Dr. Paul says he won't necessarily support the republican nominee (if it isn't him) because how could the party nominee ever be wrong?
And to top it off, their hero (Rush Limbaugh) says things like "all the republican candidates would make better presidents than Obama - EXCEPT for Ron Paul."
And they buy into it.
My best observation is this...
I feel that how people respond to Ron Paul's liberty message is a measure of their (political, civic and historic) intelligence.
Those who agree with what he's saying are patriots in my book.
Those who don't are close-minded establishment stooges who put their PARTY before their COUNTRY.