Ron Paul = My HeroSubmitted by austinscott on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 22:25
I FINALLY made a username for DailyPaul.com but literally check the site FIVE TIMES A DAY! I've been a HUGE Ron Paul supporter for the last few years and wanted to share with you all something. Back before the Iowa Caucus, there was a Ron Paul Stump Speech contest. I wrote a speech but I never got the chance to film it. I put a lot of emotion into it, so I'd love for you fellow Ron Paul soldiers to read it and let me know what you think. Maybe if enough of you like it I'll film it just for the heck of it. RON PAUL YOU ARE MY HERO!!!!
Ladies and gentlemen, attendees of the 2012 Iowa Caucus, I am honored to stand before you today and speak on the precipice of what I believe is the most important election in our country’s history. We are in historic times. Our country has managed to run up a national debt bigger than any in the history of the world, yet as Alan Greenspan so eloquently put it a few years back, “The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that. So there is zero probability of default.” This brings up fundamental questions and concerns such as: What is money? Where does it come from and what backs it? If the only thing that backs our currency, which is the world’s reserve currency, is trust… how far does that trust extend and for how long?
I am proud to say that I am a supporter of Ron Paul, the only 2012 Presidential candidate who has raised these fundamental questions about the Federal Reserve, and other equally important ones, every day of his political career. Why do we need to maintain a foreign empire to protect our freedom, and is our generations-old idea that we can impose our brand of justice on other countries the downfall of our own? Why do we need to sacrifice our civil liberties and privacy in exchange for security? Why, in the middle of the worst job recession since the Great Depression, are we sending our hard-earned United States tax dollars off to foreign countries, to protect their borders, while our border along Mexico is the most dangerous its ever been? These questions in my opinion are fundamental ones that we as a society don’t ask enough. Yet in the face of extraordinary power and opposition, Ron Paul approaches these topics consistently.
Ron Paul addresses the biggest concerns in the history of this country every time he speaks. It includes bringing an end to our foreign occupations and our unnecessary foreign aid. Unfortunately for those in the defense industry, you’ll have to concentrate on just that – defense… because Ron Paul isn’t interested in bombing or occupying other countries. He wants to use our military to strengthen our own country’s defenses, instead of strengthening others. Ron Paul’s ideas on taxes are about as good as anyone can ask for. Eliminate the income tax and begin the transition to a country without a Federal Reserve. Both are unnecessary and unconstitutional. Ron Paul promotes limited federal government, and sending more power back to the states where they were originally intended to be. That way, citizens can be more active in their local governments and see the change they want.
This election cycle, there IS no ‘most important’ issue for me. My generation is facing a virtually jobless economy with over $1 trillion in student loan debt. Our country is embroiled in countless foreign conflicts and we are almost three times as likely to be attacked by terrorists now than before 9/11. Meanwhile the economic crisis of 2008 has only been prolonged by the Fed’s quantitative easing programs and the world is quickly losing trust in our dollar.
In 2008, America was convinced by a Presidential candidate that he would and could create massive change. He did not have the record to prove it. We are in a different position now. Ron Paul is a 12-term Congressman and every single one of his votes in his political career back up his unwavering stances on sound monetary policy, peace, and liberty. His plan to cut $1 trillion from the federal budget the first year in office is a VERY bold plan, and one that doesn’t include a national sales tax. His non-interventionist stance on foreign policy and his plan to end our foreign occupations is the reason he is the most supported candidate by our troops, not to mention he is one of only two candidates who have served in the military. Finally, as a politician, he has continually pursued sound monetary policy for our country, and in this historic, worldwide financial crisis we are facing today, that is exactly what we need. I urge you to do what you all know is right and vote… Ron Paul for President of the United States. Thank you.