The Revolution Diet
At the risk of stating the obvious, it is common knowledge that few people are in politics for something other than just gaining the weight of power. Let’s be honest. Wait. Nevermind. This is politics.
In the embarrassingly obese city we call our capital, both Republicans and Democrats spend their every effort to gain power. And cake. There is no measurable difference in their foreign policy. We are just as despised as the world’s policemen with Obama as we were under Bush. Nothing changes regarding the political machine’s overseas “adventurism”—otherwise known as meddling.
Nothing changes with the monetary policy when a power shift occurs between the two parties. They’re still bankrupting the next generation before it has a chance to eat breakfast. Did you know the dollar has lost 98% of its value since the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913? It’s not looking good for Junior’s chances at success.
Election cycles turn their witchy little wheels, yet nothing changes with the deficit; it’s rising faster than the giant thermometer at the Gateway to Death Valley in July. Did you know the Pentagon says it is too large to be audited? Our outstanding public debt is $15,499,364,662,579.05 at the moment; that amount will be outdated by the time you read these words. The funny-money deficit will double as we continue to drop a few bombs on The-Country-of-the-Week and subsidize most of America’s grocery and doctor bills. Is Fat Washington’s behavior sustainable? If this was a reality show, a major, tear-jerking intervention would have aired by now.
Yet, in the land of “free” and the home of the knaves, nobody seems to really care about personal liberties, either—including the Democrats who claim they know a civil liberty when they see one. The Patriot Act is the TSA is the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is the Constitution’s funeral.
Did you know that Mitt Romney said if he was already president, he would have signed the NDAA, just like Obama did? So there’s the hope—hope you don’t get indefinitely detained!
With that backdrop, I can see why running into candidates like Congressman Ron Paul gets confusing for those used to supporting political power grabbers. It is obvious to anyone with eyes that Dr. Paul cares solely about the issues. By definition, issue-based consistent candidates cannot care about their personal power. This is why he has earned the trust and loyalty of former political skeptics, apathetic non-participants, and disillusioned politicos.
Congressman Paul confirmed, “No, I don’t care about power. I care about influence, and the best way you can influence a nation and move a nation is by translating this into a political action that is successful.”
Paul’s ideas are met with wild, enduring enthusiasm, and an exhaustive reading list on subjects like economics and history. His supporters devour books like How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes by Peter Schiff, The Case Against The Fed by Murray Rothbard, and Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse by Thomas Woods.
What books do Obama supporters share like wildfire? What books are on Romney supporters’ reading lists? What authors’ ideas are endorsed by Santorum and shared at meet-ups? Please, people supporting the squawking Washington mouth, educate us.
Students of history know that it only takes ten percent of a population summoning iron spines and healthy appetites for revolution to reform a nation. Thanks to Ron Paul’s decades of work, we now have more people than we need to be successful in cooking up some real change. In the past three months alone, more than a million voters rang the dinner bell for liberty and prosperity.
“Unlike my opponents, I am not running from my voting record. I am not running from my public statements. I am not running from my predictions. I am running on them,” said Paul.
Perhaps my fortune cookie said it best, “Many people who have power become deaf-mutes.” Patriots for liberty have heard the call and are answering it. We are very, very determined to win—even if it takes 20 more years to slim down the country and prevent its fatal heart attack.
“Liberty, once it takes root, is a plant of rapid growth.” - George Washington