My Grandfather, The Patriot
Who is Ron Paul? â€“Today, in my blog, I want to tell readers about my grandfather, who he is, and where he comes from.
Ron Paul was born August 20, 1935 in Pittsburgh, PA. His father, Howard, was the son of a German immigrant. Ronâ€™s parents owned a dairy just outside of Pittsburgh, and this is where he learned about hard work, integrity, and the value of real money.
Ron is the third of five sons, all born to Howard and Margaret Paul during The Great Depression. It is awesome to note that all five sons are college educated, and have had success in their own careers ranging from a Ph.D. in mathematics, theology, and accounting. My grandfather, as most of you know, is a medical doctor and graduated from Duke University Medical School.
From an early age, my grandfather delivered newspapers, worked alongside his father and uncle in the family dairy, and worked at a local drugstore. In college, he delivered laundry, mail, and managed to make amazing grades at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA.
After attending medical school, my grandfather joined the U.S. Air Force and became a flight surgeon. He joined around the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis and served out of San Antonio, Texas. His love of his time in Texas, and the lack of snow was a lot of the reason why he and my grandmother relocated to Lake Jackson, Texas in 1968.
My grandfather has always believed that The United States must be ready to defend itself and protect its borders. He still very much believes this today!
In a very long and rewarding career as an obstetrician, my grandfather delivered over 4,000 babies, many of whom stop him on a regular basis and say, â€œYou delivered me.â€ Just recently, in a trip to a local restaurant, a woman stopped my grandfather and said, â€œYou delivered all three of my children, and I just want you to know I love you, and support all that you do.â€ That is always very neat to see people stop him and thank him.
Frustrated and tired of the economic instability and inflation of the 1970s, my grandfather entered politics with the goal of restoring government to its proper role and size. He also believed very firmly that our monetary system was becoming unstable, and we needed to restore our currency to the true value spelled out in The Constitution.
After years of hard work and uphill battles against people who often would not listen, it is finally time to allow Ron Paul to be heard. We had better listen before it is too late!
Most kids have memories of their grandfathers on fishing trips or throwing the baseball. I have many memories of boat rides, swimming pools, and family gatherings too. However, some of my greatest memories of my grandfather are in the living room at his house watching Crossfire with him, interrupting his concentration to ask a question, and trying to understand what all those people were saying. He was always patient. He would mute the television and explain to me what the topic was, and what the true Constitutional view was on the topic at hand.
Many people think of their elected representatives as aloof, hard to reach, and unapproachable. My grandfather is the exact opposite. He is a regular guy who loves his family, plays with his grandchildren, and attends football and baseball games to cheer on his kids and grandkids just like countless other Americans.
Vote for the only candidate who will bring limited government, fiscal responsibility, and integrity back to the greatest nation in the history of civilization. Ron Paul. 2008.