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The gift of Ron Paul, America's Gray Champion

Beautiful heart warming article from The Hill -
here is my favorite part:

...But it(fascism)will not happen here in America because of one person, Ron Paul. And he is what I am thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Ron Paul is the Gray Champion, the aging veteran who stands in the middle of the road at the end and the beginning and says NO MORE. He alone makes the future possible. Historians Neil Howe and William Strauss describe the Gray Champion as the singular figure who cuts through the lies, illusions and deceits, but more important, gives the people the courage and awakens them from their moral slumber...

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/presidential-campaign/...

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!



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Great article

Great article

wonderful

the earlier version of "help me obi-wan kenobi..."

Thanks

Perfect article to spread around on Facebook Twitter and so on.

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Loud Ejaculation

"... come he must, and come he will."

[ Now that I have everyone's attention ... draw near -- Here is a Twice-Told Tale to share 'round the hearth this Thanksgiving when you introduce a remarkable personage to your extended family, particularly to those who clamor for Alpha Hard Guys to make war not love: ]

"One afternoon in April 1689, as the American colonies boiled with rumors that King James II was about to strip them of their liberties, the king's hand-picked governor of New England, Sir Edmund Andros, marched his troops menacingly through Boston. His purpose was to crush any thought of self-rule. To everyone present, the future looked grim.

"The whole scene was a picture of the condition of New England, and its moral, the deformity of any government that does not grow out of the nature of things and the character of the people - on one side the religious multitude with their sad visages and dark attire, and on the other the group of despotic rulers with the high churchman in the midst and here and there a crucifix at their bosoms, all magnificently clad, flushed with wine, proud of unjust authority and scoffing at the universal groan. And the mercenary soldiers, waiting but the word to deluge the streets with blood showed the only means by which obedience could be secured.

"O Lord of hosts," cried a voice among the crowd, "provide a champion for Thy people."

"This ejaculation was loudly uttered and served as a herald's cry to introduce a remarkable personage. The crowd had rolled back, and were now huddled together nearly at the extremity of the street, while the soldiers had advanced no more than a third of its length. The intervening space was empty - a paved solitude between lofty edifices which threw almost a twilight shadow over it. Suddenly there was seen the figure of an ancient man who seemed to have emerged from among the people and was walking by himself along the center of the street to confront the armed band. He wore the old Puritan dress - a dark cloak and a steeple-crowned hat in the fashion of at least fifty years before, with a heavy sword upon his thigh, but a staff in his hand to assist the tremulous gait of age...

"As he drew near the advancing soldiers, and as the roll of their drum came full upon his ear, the old man raised himself to a loftier mien, while the decrepitude of age seemed to fall from his shoulders, leaving him in gray but unbroken dignity. Now he marched onward with a warrior's step, keeping time to the military music. Thus the aged form advanced on one side and the whole parade of soldiers and magistrates on the other, till, when scarcely twenty yards remained between, the old man grasped his staff by the middle and held it before him like a leader's truncheon.

"Stand!" cried he.

"The eye, the face, the attitude of command, the solemn, yet warlike peal of that voice, fit either to rule a host in the battlefield or to be raised to God in prayer, were irresistible. At the old man's word and outstretched arm, the roll of the drum was hushed at once, and the advancing line stood still."

Inspired by this single act of defiance, the people of Boston roused their courage and acted. Within the day, Andros was deposed and jailed, the liberty of Boston saved...

"Who was this Gray Champion?" Nathaniel Hawthorne asked near the end of this story in his Twice-Told Tales. No one knew, except that he had been among the fire-hearted young Puritans who had first settled New England more than a half century earlier... Would the Gray Champion ever return? "I have heard," added Hawthorne, "that whenever the descendants of the Puritans are to show the spirit of their sires, the old man appears again."

Posterity had to wait a while before seeing him again - the length of an entire human life, in fact. "When eighty years has passed," wrote Hawthorne, the Gray Champion reappeared. The occasion was the revolutionary summer of 1775 - when America's elders once again appealed to God, summoned the young to battle, and dared the hated enemy to fire. "When our fathers were toiling at the breastwork on Bunker's Hill," Hawthorne continued, "all through that night the old warrior walked his rounds..."

"Long, long may it be ere he comes again!" Hawthorne prophesied. "His hour is one of darkness, and adversity, and peril. But should domestic tyranny oppress us, or the invaders' step pollute our soil, still may the Gray Champion come."

http://www.nolanchart.com/article6325-ron-paul-the-gray-cham...

Interesting, but...

in looking at the entire article, there seem to be a few stretches. How was Lincoln the Gray hero? I think the thing lost much credibility for me when it went and called FDR the hero. FDR?????? The author of the "Great Gold Heist" that stole 40% of the wealth of all Americans by taking all the gold from Americans' hands and making owning it illegal. The guy who won the '32 election on the "Hoover is a socialist" mantra then just took all those socialist programs and made them bigger thereby extending the depression more than another dozen years. The guy who pushed the US into a war it had no business in participating in, and as a result left much of the world under the thumb of murderous communist regimes far worse than those we were fighting, and the US with its empire along with a hunger for more.(granted it had been growing decades before).

But I really appreciate you bringing this to our attention. There are some great points in the article. I just hate it when authors who should know better end up as gullible as those he is trying to warn.

Hope In Times Of Crisis: The Champion Of Liberty

Most libertarians agree with your ultimate assessment of Lincoln and FDR [ For a populist/patriot spin of the salient history see, http://www.libertyforlife.com/banking/federal_reserve_bank.html ]; but is there a clue here as to why these usurpers are named as great ( besides the public school brain wash, which is generally explanation enough)? Of course they both were war chiefs who ruled by edict, messed up the economy while increasing immensely the size of the presidency and government in general; but consider this Mises scholar’s view that the source of FDR’s popularity was his libertarian bold stroke in the face of crisis, rather than his socialist and warmongering policies. ( Reflect further that Lincoln is most remembered and revered for soaring libertarian rhetoric, if not the bottom line, of his Emancipation Proclamation.)

http://mises.org/daily/4797

“Robert Higgs is right that crisis usually leads to expansion of the state. It doesn't have to be this way. Someday, some politician will discover the logic of liberty and usher in a new era of liberty-enhancing actions. So long as politicians and historians remain confused by the real source of FDR's popularity, they will continue to be befuddled for why we don't thank them for their socialism. We love them when they get the government off our backs.”

From Whence Our Champion of Liberty Cometh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESoAMbcO9SM

FDR's executive order 9066 to send Japanese Americans

to prison camps doesn't strike me as especially libertarian.

Nor does Lincoln's draft, income tax, and suspension of habeus corpus.

Perhaps the Mises scholar needs a history refresher course (not that I was taught any of this in the government schools that I attended, either).

Points Well Taken

Yet in Lincoln’s favor, he doesn’t seem to have been as much an active collaborator with those who instigated and fueled the conflagration of war. In fact, to his credit, Lincoln’s Greenback defiance and public pronouncements demonstrate he had a somewhat redeeming appreciation of the real enemies of liberty in spite of the many misdeeds for which you correctly indict.

“"The money powers prey upon the nation in times of peace and conspire against it in times of adversity. The banking powers are more despotic than a monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. They denounce as public enemies all who question their methods or throw light upon their crimes. I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me and the bankers in the rear. Of the two, the one at my rear is my greatest foe. Corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow. The money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in the hands of a few, and the Republic is destroyed."
- Abraham Lincoln

Let’s take heart that the Mises’ author’s premise may indicate a true champion of liberty, who also walks the walk, should be all the more enthusiastically embraced when he stands true to his word facing our enemies and the crisis their false designs foment.

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Animator needed for this inspiring tale

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This Site Poignantly Illustrates …

… many powerful stories depicting what happens in desperate times, when bold Americans, animated by patriotic urges, feel they have nowhere else to turn.

http://www.graychampion.com/

I’m convinced our champion, Ron Paul, understands why he makes his stand.

He is the needed animator illustrating by his message and example.

reedr3v's picture

Good point. He is the living animator

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These Colorful Stories Vividly Illustrate, ...

in black and white, the mythic charm of our Gray Champion of Liberty.

Thanks, reedr3v, you always get and make the point. ;-)

well said

America's future is being decided.
And everything is in our hands.

Onward!

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I was sure this article would be popular here on DP

oh well...

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Happy Thanksgiving LibBerte

Thanks so much for this beautiful story.

The last part moved me to tears:

"His hour is one of darkness, and adversity, and peril. But should domestic tyranny oppress us, or the invaders' step pollute our soil, still may the Gray Champion come."

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Turning To Ron Paul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bmjJHvUXBk&feature=related

Turn …

…………. Turn …

……………………. Turn …

……………………………….. Turn

http://archivesmb.wordpress.com/have-we-entered-the-fourth-t...

To everything there is a season.

http://argus-press.com/opinion/guest_commentaries/article_39...

Turning Point

http://www.disclose.tv/action/viewvideo/77171/The_Ron_Paul_T...

… it’s not too late …

WOW

Thanks for all those links.
I read one so far and just WOW...

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Happy Thanksgiving ...

... to you LL.

Happy Thanksgiving to you

Happy Thanksgiving to you LibBerte!

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bumping for . . .

the 'gray champion'--

Thanks, LL.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

+1

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Dr. Ron Paul Champion of the Constitution

Thanks for a bump.

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please help make this article go viral

This is perhaps the best article on Dr. Ron Paul in this election cycle.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
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Ron Paul = Civil Liberty's Last Hope.

LL, can this article be placed on a new page /thread?
RT is playing a very positive role, for peace & liberty.

Ron Paul - civil liberty's last hope
http://rt.com/usa/news/paul-war-security-liberties-061/

new posting with this link?

I have to go now.
Perhaps someone else can create a new post with that link.
Good find.

Thanks!

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15