Praise for Dr. Paul's CampaignSubmitted by nuke726 on Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:48
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.
- 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.