For those of you who can't quit moanin' and groanin'- Please ReadSubmitted by renegade republ... on Wed, 06/06/2012 - 22:10
For those of you who can't seem to quit moanin' and groanin' about Dr. Paul's latest email, I've read some reports that Valley Forge wasn't a picnic in the park.
I'm going to take several wild guesses that I assume will probably be right.
Right now you are:
-Fed and watered
-Are in a house, totally protected from the outside elements
-Are surrounding by loving friends and family
-Relatively safe from harm
-Are financially secure enough to own a computer and internet (much more than A LOT of people in the world can afford)
-Have not spent the last year or so getting shot at
Those who spent an entire winter in Valley Forge had NONE of the above. Many of them froze to death. A lot of them died of disease and starvation. They ate firecakes (ash and water mixed together) and their own dang boots to survive. Some of them left yes, but MANY of them stuck through it, despite the risk to their life and that of their families if they were captured by the British. However, they still went on to surprise the Hessian soldiers in Trenton and win a major victory of the Revolutionary War.
If they can go through ALL OF THAT and still fight for liberty, CERTAINLY we can manage to get through one e-mail, one that doesn't even concede defeat, but is more likely a subtle status update from Ron Paul. So those of you hinting that you've "wasted your time" and want to quit and go home, perhaps you could put your position into perspective by considering what real liberty fighters have gone through.
I don't mean to sound like such a downer or like I'm condemning anyone, I just find the lack of resolve and emotional toughness of some people on this site a bit frustrating. One day, we win Louisiana amid our delegates getting assaulted and everyone is like "TAKE ALL THE DELEGATES! WE'RE GONNA ROCK TAMPA! WOO!" and the next day this email comes out and everyone is like "We're gonna looooossseeee! =( Everyone go home and hide in your houses!"
I understand that emotions can run high in these sort of situations, especially for those of you who have invested a lot of time and money into the campaign. But please think through what you're posting, and whether or not it is constructive. Best case scenario is everyone holds onto their complaints and whining/moaning for after Tampa. Even if we lose in Tampa, we still have made great strides as a movement. If we win in Tampa all of these low-points and doomsday prohphecies are going to look silly.
Keep your chin up mates, it's a long road to Tampa.
Ron Paul 2012!