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Ten Thousand Ron Pauls

Here on this day of the first GOP primary, hours before the Iowa caucuses, I want to make an observation. It isn't news so much as encouragement.

Ron Paul is truly a great statesman, consistent, principled, trustworthy, smart, and many other ameliorative adjectives that would get boring if I kept going. But this alone is not why we will win.

Ron Paul has an enormous following of energetic, excited, motivated people who believe he should be the next President. But this alone is also not why we will win.

We will win because the quality and interest of his supporters has created a powerful army not of mindless drones or starry-eyed idealists, but of principled, reasoning, liberty-loving and politically awakened individuals.

He has inspired ten thousand more statesmen just like himself. Ten thousand Ron Pauls.

These are people who will eagerly run for office in the near future, regardless of the outcome of the presidential election.

These are people who can effectively communicate the constitutional, economic, political, and moral justification for even difficult decisions not because they memorize and regurgitate, but because they research and comprehend.

These are people who will be able to cultivate the same kind of magnetic support, albeit on a smaller level, for the cause of liberty within their own circles of influence.

These are people who could, in all likelihood, be dropped into the office of the President of the United States and fully emulate a Ron Paul administration, not because they are "Paulbots," but because they understand the role of government in the same clear way that Ron Paul does.

These people are the future of American politics. There are too many to ignore, too many to marginalize, too many to defeat now. The establishment cannot survive against such an attack based in truth and principle.

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Very true. Well said.

Very true.
Well said.

Let it not be said that we did nothing.-Ron Paul
Stand up for what you believe in, even if you stand alone.-Sophia Magdalena Scholl

Ron Paul has already won.

People aren't just going to *forget* about the Federal Reserve and go back to watching TV. Not gonna happen.

Or the NDAA

Or the ballooning debt, or the foreign policy questions, or the blatant baseless smears, or...

This is indeed quite a memorable fight.

Absolutely!

You are spot on, and that's why I always emphasize teaching about liberty and the Fed and focusing on issues. I will do everything in my part to help Dr. Paul get elected, but we can't pretend elections are the be-all-end-all.

I personall have many friends and relatives that have been converted, which I discuss in this post as well

http://www.dailypaul.com/199115/confessions-of-a-paul-aholic...

http://lionsofliberty.com/
*Advancing the Ideas of Liberty Daily*