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Beware the Establishment's Third Party Trap

Beware the Establishment's Third Party Trap

Ron Holland
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." – Albert Einstein

Recently, Justin Raimondo wrote a thoughtful editorial, "Ron, Don't Let Your Heroic Effort End In Tampa."

I agree with Justin about how the GOP is actually a greater threat to our remaining liberties, wealth and the continuance of perpetual war than even the socialist Democrats.

I also think he is right about Paul's young supporter demographics; the fact this is the least likely group to vote in the conservative Republican primaries indicates his overall political support is substantially greater than the smaller vote totals might indicate in the closed primary process. He also asks Ron Paul where the movement he inspired and created should go following the GOP Tampa convention, ending on August 30th.

Justin and many of my libertarian and freedom movement friends sincerely believe that Ron Paul should go the third-party route following the convention but I have come to a totally different conclusion, although I highly respect their opinions, views and intellect.

Any Movement Future Discussion is for After the GOP Convention

While "Where do we go from here?" is certainly a legitimate question, the Ron Paul campaign cannot answer this question or even publicly explore the possibilities until after the convention. The political power of the Ron Paul delegates and campaign through the convention are totally dependent upon keeping the GOP establishment and Romney forces guessing on the future of the Ron Paul movement. Otherwise, we will make ourselves irrelevant to the GOP sooner rather than later. Now they have to consider:

Will Paul endorse Romney or sit out the fall campaign and general election? Read more>>...Beware the Establishment's Third Party Trap

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R. Holland makes many good points.

Last paragraph:

"The GOP political establishment wants Ron Paul and us out of the Republican Party. He has created hundreds of times more support, education success and made our views more prominent in the press than has the LP since inception. A third-party action is a recipe for disaster and failure designed and crafted by the GOP to get us out of their party. We should stay and fight for our liberties inside the GOP as only here, using their institutions designed to control us, do we have the chance to be free once again."

In other words, stay the course. Good advice.