The Genius Of Ron PaulSubmitted by Ron Paul Or Non... on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 20:16
Whether through good luck or providence, I found in the summer of 1988 a small room at Drake University in which one Ron Paul, whom I had never heard of, gave a speech to a few dozen people. His clear, logical and persuasive speech laid out a new political program. This man expressed my own vague feelings as a veteran of the war, making clear what was necessary for the nation’s salvation. He outlined a new America from the heart of a US Army veteran, an America that I suddenly realized was the one that had to become reality!
This man had driving passion, persuasive logic, and astonishing knowledge. A powerful faith streamed from him — I had never experienced its like. What was most remarkable was that I and the other entirely rational members of the audience did not laugh as he in all seriousness explained his drug policy, civil liberties and sexual freedom.
In the long years that followed, the rest of the world laughed and mocked us, and the MSM spread their poison and scorn about this “madman,” but nothing could shake my faith and readiness to give my all for this man, so long as he did not lose faith in himself or his mission.
Still, his opponents did not take him seriously then, or for many years after. Luckily so! For the most serious error his enemies made was that they did not recognize early enough what a danger he was to them. They missed the opportunity to destroy him and his small following when it was still possible. The mighty tree of today, able to withstand any storm, was then only a tender plant.
But like so many other things in Dr. Paul's life, fate probably determined that those around him were blind enough to lose valuable time by fighting him only with ridicule. Providence, of which Dr Paul often speaks with such faith, preserved him and his movement from destruction, preserving both for its purposes. In later years I saw this man during the triumphs and defeats of his movement. At the moments of the worst defeats when his followers often were near desperation, it was always he who restored the faith of the doubters, gave them new enthusiasm, new faith.
The great historian Treitschke held the ability to see things correctly as the decisive ability of a statesman, more important even than talent. What leader has ever had this ability more than Ron Paul? The proof is in his speeches, even those from 1988. Rarely have political conditions and developments been predicted more accurately, seldom have conclusions been drawn more clearly, thanks to his ability to see the fundamental nature of the most difficult and complicated things.
The “simple understanding” of the genius is able to see the essential and the obvious.
Ron Paul adds to the ability to see correctly, which the historian sees as more critical than talent, not only talent, but also genius.
My fellow American citizens! You will vote yes for Ron Paul! And if you are asked why you voted for him, you will be able to answer:
We voted for Ron Paul:
Because he is the man who from his experiences as an American soldier developed a world view that is the foundation for all that is happening in America.
Because his 24 year struggle against a hostile world is a model of strength and courage.
Because he always acts at the right moment, thereby showing that he is a heroic leader.
Because he does nothing for himself, but everything for America and for the future of his people.
Because he has given all of us a new faith in America.
Because he has given our lives meaning once more by showing us why we America are on the earth.
Because he is the instrument of the will of a higher power.
In sum, because he is a true President!
With our “yes” votes, we Americans will say in November:
To you, our President, we pledge our loyalty — Ron Paul, we believe in you!