What is the liberty movement about? My observations about recent rhetoric here on the Daily Paul LIBERTY forum.Submitted by SXgarage on Fri, 05/25/2012 - 19:21
Is it advancing the causes of life liberty and property? About the self evident truths we have come to recognize, or about favoritism and political parties?
Why is it deemed by this community treasonous to support liberty in every avenue? Ron Paul is the obvious choice, but i ask you this, why is it ok to support liberty minded "REPUBLICANS" running for smaller offices yet GJ who is running for president is deemed to be some kind of anti-paul? RP is obviously more popular in terms of numbers, status and relevancy to the cause, but does that make johnson our enemy? does that make the libertarian party our enemy? because we choose to support a man running under the republican flag? WHY NOT support GJ while trying to get the nomination for paul? WHY NOT publicize other liberty candidates? Why not have a plan B?
I fear that this movement is moving towards glorification of RON PAUL rather than to see that Ron's work is completed in restoring the IDeals that made this nation what it is, I fear that the message will be lost to prejudice, and that the focus will ultimately be to reject moving toward liberty because the candidates name is not PAUL.
I recognize that this forum is called the daily paul, but WHO is ron paul, ron paul is the manifestation of the yearning we have for freedom, he is our most effective representative, but he is not the be all end all of the ideas of liberty, as is written in the motto of this this forum, PEACE GOLD LIBERTY that is the point. not rallies and political statements.
We can all recognize the similarities between establishment politicians, yet we choose to focus on the ever slight differences in the people who want to see liberty prevail, I urge my fellow liberty advocates, keep an open mind, welcome all who choose the path of liberty, for liberty is the antithesis of uniformity. If people here think we will ever have another RP, you will have made a major mistake, the same way we will never have another ghandi or mlk or any other individual that has changed the world. We must accept the fact that Ron Paul is the standard that all of us wish to achieve in our lives, and by god as long as he is in this race i will support him to the bloody end, BUT that does not mean i will oppose, or support the slander of other good men who like all men have flaws who have made it their lifes work to advance liberty.
Remember the goal, Life Liberty and private property.