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Praise for Dr. Paul's Campaign

The Successes of Ron Paul's Campaign

The New American ran this article on 4/17/12. I don't think it's been posted here yet. If so, my apologies.
Highlights:

  • Of all of the presidential contestants, no one was more eligible to remind the American voter that the key to the liberty that we enjoy is the Constitution. And no one was better positioned to call to their attention the state of neglect to which this hallowed document has been relegated by both major political parties.
  • It isn’t necessarily that the faux conservative sets out to deceive the rest of us as to his true intentions; chances are better than not that if he deceives anyone, it is himself. Yet his true intentions aside, the fact of the matter remains that in effect, the faux conservative imperils liberty to at least as great an extent as does the leftist.
  • Paul has made it clear that “the conservative movement” or the Republican Party or whatever name we choose to give it is not nearly as monolithic as its most visible and vocal champions would have us think. Furthermore, Paul exposes the fissures with which it is riddled, for he gives expression to a “libertarian” strain that it has not yet succeeded in extracting from itself.
  • Fourthly, Paul has done something that no Republican since Reagan, if then, has managed to do: he has not only reached large numbers of American youth; he has energized them. Few people, including Paul supporters, have grasped the significance of this.
  • Through a style all his own, Paul wins over young adults by doing nothing more or less than treat them as adults.
    And this means simply and solely that he commits to allowing them to live as free men and women.



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Few People....

..Few people, including Paul supporters, have grasped the significance of this......

The significance is becoming more, and more apparent, thankfully!

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

It takes time to understand.

I came across Ron Paul five years ago and since then my understanding of his message has grown. If there is one sentence that acts as a mnemonic for me to enter into the meaning of the message of liberty it is this quote from Thomas Jefferson:

" In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”

This should also apply to all the Constitutions of the various States which similarly should be limited by their Constitutions to the actions that they can take leaving most of the political power, and the responsibility to wield it justly, in the hands of the People.

That this is not the case is ultimately the responsibility of the People since it was to them that the protection of the Republic was vouchsafed.

For someone like myself who was born and raised in a socialist country, Scotland, even though much of the philosophy that animated the founding fathers of the United States was written by Scottish thinkers like David Hume and Samuel Rutherford, it has been very difficult to shake off many of the convictions of collectivism imbibed by osmosis and education from the culture of my native land. The difficulty stems from the fact, I believe, that these convictions are more congenial to the natural mind that would rather take the easy road than contend with the rough patches of life and overcome them. This is the broad road that leads to destruction.

Nevertheless, this metamorphosis has taken place, slowly but surely, over the past five years and one of the influences that I can credit for this change is Ron Paul. That he has had a similar influence on all his followers I am quite sure and as this article states this will be one of his greatest contributions to America and the world. He will make a great President, maybe the greatest in the history of the USA.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

This could be..

one of the best articles I have read in some time. Outstanding job on all counts, save one. Ron Paul can and will be elected POTUS, Romney must be stopped, we have enough liberals in Washington as it is.

A change in tone...

What will they do if and when Paul takes the presidency? Hannity, Limburger, Mark Ledim, will just being going, uh, uh, uh, well, um. You know, like Obama w/o a prompter.

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin