Why RoM-Paul Might Happen-Look To Thomas JeffersonSubmitted by Smaulgld.com on Thu, 02/23/2012 - 12:59
RoM-Paul 2012 might happen.
Think Vice President Thomas Jefferson.
Last night Ron Paul said something very telling in commenting on Rick Santorum's justification for voting for No Child Left Behind. Rick said he voted for it to be a "team player" for the Republican Party.
The good doctor remarked "I understand the go along to get along mentality of politics, but our obligation should be to the oath of office not to the party. And the oath of office is to the constitution."
Ron Paul believes in the oath of office- as Vice President, his fidelity would be to the Constitution NOT to Mitt Romney.
Thomas Jefferson, Democratic-Republican, was the Vice President to political enemy Federalist, John Adams.
During Jefferson's tenure as VP he was anything but a yes man to Adams.
Indeed as Adams' Vice President, Thomas Jefferson did not support John Adams policies, opting instead to serve the Constitution.
Thomas Jefferson, as Vice President set the stage for the second American Resolution during the Adams administration.
The Alien and Sedition Act in 1798 -that day's Patriot Act-was passed during the Adams' administration while Thomas Jefferson was Vice President.
In response, Thomas Jefferson with the father of the Constitution, James Madison, authored the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions arguing against this Federal power grab and for the states' right to nullify unconstitutional Federal laws.
The country was better off having Thomas Jefferson as Vice President.
Imagine if John Adams had a more like minded big government Federalist as his VP, like Alexander Hamilton instead of Thomas Jefferson....
If Mitt Romney becomes President, we would be better off with Ron Paul as Vice-President than another Neo-Con as VP.
While I hope Ron Paul gets the nomination and becomes President, my second hope is he becomes the Vice President and keeps the cause of limited government in the forefront and acts as a watch dog and Constitutional conscious to the President, should the President consider acting in violation of his oath of office.
While a President Paul would be optimal, a Vice-President Paul would be the next best thing.