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My Grandfather, The Patriot

Who is Ron Paul? –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. Ron’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, “You delivered me.” Just recently, in a trip to a local restaurant, a woman stopped my grandfather and said, “You delivered all three of my children, and I just want you to know I love you, and support all that you do.” 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.

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Thank you

Matt,

I just read your latest blog entry. Thank you. This reminded me so much of my own dad:

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.

My father would do the same thing when I interrupted him - usually he would be reading the paper. But he would always set the paper down to look at me, and talk to me. Your post brought back some wonderful memories for me.

Michael

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

I would love for you to pass

I would love for you to pass along a personal message to your Grandfather for me.

I will do anything within my power to see to it either you or your ideas make it to the stage, during this election cycle. I, like you, feel that this is probably our last chance. I am the father of two young boys, and as such worry incessantly about them being called to war through an unconstitutional draft. I'm not afraid of defending my country nor am I raising cowards who wouldn't lift a weapon to defend this great nation.

But I will be damned if I will put 18 years of love, sweat, tears and knowledge into my boys, only to see them die in some faraway place, just so I and everyone else can continue to drive SUV's to the mall, or go on vacation in the Hampton's.

I will help you in anyway that I can. I have already started the process of building networks of friends via MySpace and websites such as the Dailypaul.com. You have a ground swell of support behind you Dr Paul. The mainstream will do everything they can to ignore you. But just remember this quote(i'm sure you've heard it before)..

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

On most of the blogs I'm on,they have moved past ignoring you, and now they are making fun of you and your "anachronistic" ways(as George Will put it)..

Soon the fight will come to us and then we'll win

Robert NW Ohio
"The freedom tree is watered by the blood of both patriots and tyrants alike".........."time to water the tree"..Authors Unkn

MONEY IS NOT THE PURVIEW OF THE SOVEREIGN OR THE BANKING ELITES.... MONEY BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE...FREE THE MONEY!! Member for 4 years and 3 months :) :)

mlpyeatt's picture

I will pass the message

I will see to it that my grandfather gets your message. I agree with you about raising sons in fear of a draft and our current international policies. My wife and I just had our first child, a boy, and worrying about our country has changed for me. In the past, it was about my life, my country, and my concerns. It is now about my son's life, his future, and what his country is and what it stands for.

Please continue to work and get the message out. We can only win if we work to educate the American people. I have faith that we can, and will, succeed. We have too much to lose to stop fighting now.

Matt Pyeatt

Matt Pyeatt

Thank you

If he, or his campaign needs to contact me for anything.. Call me at 419 535 4680... I am a trained Network Technician and can put together computers in a networked environment. I could help in setting up a computer network for a war room or such.. I can walk door to door in the freezing cold if they want me too.

Or I can just work independently and get the word out. Just let him know that he has more friends than he can imagine out here...

Good luck with your son btw.. It's an amazing time, when they're that young. Enjoy it, he'll be in kindergarden before you know it...

Robert NW Ohio
"The freedom tree is watered by the blood of both patriots and tyrants alike".........."time to water the tree"..Authors Unkn

MONEY IS NOT THE PURVIEW OF THE SOVEREIGN OR THE BANKING ELITES.... MONEY BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE...FREE THE MONEY!! Member for 4 years and 3 months :) :)

Thank you

If he, or his campaign needs to contact me for anything.. Call me at 419 535 4680... I am a trained Network Technician and can put together computers in a networked environment. I could help in setting up a computer network for a war room or such.. I can walk door to door in the freezing cold if they want me too.

Or I can just work independently and get the word out. Just let him know that he has more friends than he can imagine out here...

Good luck with your son btw.. It's an amazing time, when they're that young. Enjoy it, he'll be in kindergarden before you know it...

Robert NW Ohio
"The freedom tree is watered by the blood of both patriots and tyrants alike".........."time to water the tree"..Authors Unkn

MONEY IS NOT THE PURVIEW OF THE SOVEREIGN OR THE BANKING ELITES.... MONEY BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE...FREE THE MONEY!! Member for 4 years and 3 months :) :)

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I just set up an IRC channel for him on FreeNode named #RonPaul. If you are using FireFox get the Chatzilla extension and click here:

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Ron Paul wins online straw poll

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Ron Paul wins online straw poll.

link: http://disinter.wordpress.com/2007/02/13/ron-paul-wins-straw...

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Ron Paul - REMOVED

They have removed Dr. Paul from the poll!!

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Everyone write in and protest (but please be polite).

http://pajamasmedia.com/pages/2006/08/contact_us.php

My Comment:
I am very distressed to see that you have removed Dr. Ron Paul from the field of Republicans and then ask us to pick our favorite. What gives?

Other online polls that he has been removed from:

http://disinter.wordpress.com/2007/02/25/polls-that-exclude-...

And the ones that include him:

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Regards,

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