Why MLK Jr. & Ron Paul Are My HeroesSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Tue, 12/27/2011 - 12:08
by Adam G. House, U.S. Army, Retired
With the recent media-hyped controversy over whether or not Ron Paul is racist, I thought I would record my two cents here for anyone who cares. I’ll let others hash out the journalistic digging of the facts in other forums, but suffice it to say for my purposes here that my own digging has satisfied my belief that Ron Paul is not racist. I’m not interested in arguing with anyone who disagrees, but I am simply going to state here why both Martin Luther King Jr. and Ron Paul are both inspirations to me.
I would start by saying that I have spent many years as an autodidact of freedom. I do not wish to fight with those who disagree with the conclusions I’ve presently reached on many issues, but my personal passion of political interest has created deep beliefs in my core. I believe very deeply in the Rights of the Individual to live according to his/her own conscience until they begin to infringe on the equal Rights of any other Individual. I believe very deeply that each individual human has the Right of self-preservation, freedom from the rule of others, and the pursuit of each their own dreams. I believe also that there are many threats to our freedom, and that history teaches us a large and powerful central government is one of free mankind’s greatest adversaries. I find the Constitution of the United States with its’ inclusion of the Bill Of Rights to be the greatest founding document upon which to build a free, peaceful and prosperous nation in the history of the world. It’s not always perfect, but the principles in the Constitution are the guideposts to keeping us free. Though such atrocities as the 3/5 Compromise were present from the beginning, the Spirit of Liberty which was canonized in the Constitution gave us the politics that eventually led to the abolition of the unholy institution of slavery and secured voting Rights for those who were being deliberately and systematically disenfranchised. I believe a revival of Constitutional ideals in the tradition of liberty for every man and woman is the correct solution for many of our nation’s ills today. I refuse to believe that Americans will allow our Constitutional Republic to slip quietly into a Corporatist Empire. I, for one, will at least speak out.