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A Rick Santorum supporter visits a Ron Paul Rally

Here is a Facebook commentary from Adrian Murry, a Rick Santorum supporter and Ft. Worth tea party leader, who recently attended a Ron Paul event in Ft. Worth, TX:

...I have spoken before a lot of groups in the last several years as we have all grappled with the seeming dissolution of our country. I have half-jokingly said on many of these occasions that the other side doesn’t really have to defeat us politically, they just have to wait for us all to die off so they can implement their plans. My point has been that the greatest issue facing the conservative cause is a demographical one, a lack of diversity that will shortly render the conservative message irrelevant. Where are the youth? I and others have asked. Where are the people of color? Why doesn’t the conservative message resonate?

The answer to where they are could be found last night at the Will Rogers Auditorium. Often at political events there is a sense of excitement, anticipation, a certain buzz in the audience while waiting for the main event. Excitement, anticipation and buzz are weak and inadequate words to describe the pre-rally crowd last night. Energy is even inadequate. What undulated through the thousands who thronged outside before the doors opened last night was a kinetic power, the power of hope, the power of liberation, the power of anger at a system turned upside down, the power of liberation and, yes, the ultimate and emancipating power of freedom. You had to be there to understand it.

Once inside, for the only time in my politically active life, I was transported to a world I had not seen before. There was enough energy in that room to power a skyscraper. Teenagers, college students, whites, Hispanics, African Americans, Asians, middle-aged, elderly, every racial, ethnic, socio-economic, cross cultural ingredient of the American melting pot was there. The auditorium was a cauldron of American citizens who understand and have grasped the true nature of the tyranny which has befallen this nation, a conflagration, if you will, of passion and anger and joy and determination. This is where the fire starts this time. The eruption when Mr. Paul took the stage was deafening...

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What exactly is our national security securing? Certainly not our liberty. We have been sacrificing ever larger chucks of our liberty to the gods of security for decades now and in the interests of securing our liberty have given it all away. Go to an airport if you want to witness the loss of liberty in all its glorious humiliation. One wonders if we actually were taken over by another power and our Constitution dismantled what exactly could they do to restrict our movements, monitor our activities and control our actions that would be any worse or oppressive than what our own government is doing right now?

This part of Mr. Paul’s message, if I have interpreted it correctly, is what resonates with me. All the other things pale in contrast to our becoming a nation of slaves.

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So what did I come away with last night? It can be captured in one picture. Before Mr. Paul was introduced, part of his family took the stage: his wife, one of his sons, a smattering of cousins, nieces and nephews. That picture tells us all we need to know. They are us. They weren’t pulled from central casting, exquisitely coifed and finely tailored, prepped and ready for the cameras. No. They are a family. They are us....

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America is on the brink of flatlining.

Which logically only leads to one question:

Is there a doctor in the house?

Which logically only leads to one answer:

Ron Paul 2012

http://blog.briangallimore.com/2012/04/adrian-santorum-and-r...

Original source:

http://www.facebook.com/adrian.murray2/posts/10150700157891158

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Absolutely

poetic!

What an Amazing Blog...

This needs to be shared with the MSM and social media sites. Another Santorum supporters eyes, have opened to the truth. Ron Paul does revivalize the Republican party. He inspires every diverse group out there especially, to his ideas on liberty which is universally binding.

Awesome

The brushfires are spreading.

This rocks, but so true

I just emailed to a local conservative radio talk show host.

Made my day

Thank you for posting it.

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"The eruption when Mr. Paul took the stage was deafening"

I always like it when everybody roars when RP takes the stage. The louder the better. I guess I'm just an old hippie.

It timeless....

Your feelings are timeless, it is as old as forever, the uproar of joy and the power behind every cheer will never mean anything else for eternity...hope.

I say: if you can't make it better, don't make it worst!

This Piece Is Worthy Of Publication

New York Times, Time, Newsweek -- it's an amazing piece.

Are there Santorum boards to which we can re-post it?

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"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

This should be...

... featured on the official campaign website.

Plano TX

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What a writer! I hope Brian sees this reprint

in the DP. Thank you sir!

I see it!

Started seeing the comments and wondering what was up! I should have thought to post it to DP in the beginning, but glad it is here now!

Thank you, Sir!

... And warm Welcome!!!

It is one thing to be steeping in the soup of long-time like-minded souls over here, it is entirely different experience to be exposed to the outsider's honest viewpoint, while he is maybe changing his mind, maybe coming over to your side, maybe just aligning tactically --- all are welcome under this big tent, and we will have fun debating finer policy and philosophy questions later, when "Mr." Paul is elected (special thanks for giving us better than 50/50 chance!), and we can still debate!

Good luck, and Godspeed!

Paul B.

Excellent!

Made my day!
Thanks Brian and oh how we welcome you aboard the freedom train!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Shared this on FB earlier

Shared this on FB earlier today. One of the most inspirational I've seen in a while!

Trust in God, but tie your camel tight.

"Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another,they both march in the same direction." - Paul Proctor