Respect? Make Nice? Are you Kidding?Submitted by spankz on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 16:39
I am angry with campaign, not Ron Paul.
So, the campaign is now proclaiming that they want to "make nice" as long as the movement and the people within it are treated with respect and dignity.
Make nice with Mitt Romney and the Republicans that have spat and laughed at Ron Paul? The same Republicans that ran shoddy if not downright fraudulent votes? The same ones that cheated him out of delegates and closed down meetings when they didn’t like the results?
If all we were asking for was respect, we should have asked for it a long time ago.
A question that has frequently been asked of Ron Paul's campaign is…what is success? To win the nomination? The spread of the liberty philosophy? Taking over the Republican Party? I might not be able to answer that, but I can tell you what it wasn't: to sit at the table of the warmongering, unprincipled and vicious Republicans. I will not trade my voice and my passion for the respect of these fools and naves.
The minute this movement gives up principle in hope of electoral success is the moment I will leave it.
What benefit is it to the movement if a scene ISN'T caused at the convention? Why not try to show that the Republican Party is NOT united behind that two-face of a nominee? Honestly, I got giddy over the idea of Romney not winning on the first ballot, not even allowing myself hope that Ron Paul would win,…but just to show the weakness of Romney and thus, the weakness of his "ideas."
We had them afraid of us making a circus out of their circus. Which would be better to spread the message of liberty? The disruption of the Republican convention by an insurgent and principled group or a prime time speaking slot and an altering of the platform (which is never adhered to anyway.) I think the choice is obvious.