Stop Destroying the Liberty MovementSubmitted by Dnayew on Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:34
It breaks my heart to see what has transpired here on the the Daily Paul. In one fell swoop, the folks on this site have tried to destroy the grassroots base of the R3VOLUTION and all the work the Campaign for Liberty has done to make libertarianism mainstream in the GOP.
Rand Paul endorsed Mitt Romney - So what?
Rand Paul has always been PHASE 2 of Ron Paul's Liberty Movement. Ron has been about education and winning the battle of ideas, Rand has been about facilitating change in Washington. To accomplish this, Rand plays politics with the GOP Big Whigs. People don't seem to remember that when he campaigned for Senator, it was VERY generic, establishment stuff. He NEVER talked about Liberty issues at all.
However, since getting into office, Rand Paul has been nothing short of phenomenal, voting PRO LIBERTY, EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. He even stated after taking office, "Judge me not by how I campaigned, but by how I voted."
Judging by how he voted (what matters), he gets literally a PERFECT LIBERTY SCORE. Cut, Cap & Balance - Rand Paul. Anti Patriot Act Vote - Rand Paul. Audit the Fed - Rand Paul. Leading the fight against SOPA - Rand Paul. Calling for immediate withdrawl of our troops - Rand Paul. Fighting w/ John McCain tooth and nail over NDAA - Rand fracking Paul.
Then when Rand Paul sets himself OR HIS FATHER up for a VP nod (with his Father's blessing I might add), people throw a giant fit; and call him names that even Mitt Romney doesn't deserve to be called. They bomb his email; and even send hateful emails to Carol Paul - a disgusting act. They say, "We're done with you, Rand."
All of this notwithstanding the fact that Rand Paul has been the biggest champion for Liberty we've had in the Senate since Robert Taft.
Rand Paul > Ronald Reagan
Rand Paul > Barry Goldwater.
Rand Paul has not compromised his principles by endorsing Romney, he has compromised his POLITICS to ADVANCE THE PRINCIPLES OF THE LIBERTY MOVEMENT.
This movement is not about Ron Paul. Ron Paul DOES NOT WANT THIS MOVEMENT TO BE ABOUT HIM. He wants to change the course of history and change the course of the GOP.
The way people are talking on this site, they're going to stop participating in the GOP and just rejoin the Libertarian Party. THE RON PAUL R3VOLUTION IS NOT ABOUT FORCING FRINGE IDEAS ON THE MAINSTREAM; IT IS ABOUT MAKING THOSE IDEAS ABOUT PEACE, LIBERTY & SOUND MONEY MAINSTREAM.
PLEASE... I beg of you...STOP TRYING TO DESTROY WHAT WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED. If you truly care about Ron Paul, keep working the GOP system, keep supporting Liberty Candidates (Like Rand Paul & Justin Amash), and keep participating in the process and eventually WE WILL BE THE GOP.
Ron Paul is not the be-all, end-all. Ron Paul is just the beginning.
"I'm not just trying to win, and get elected. I'm trying to change the course of history.” - Ron Paul on his 2012 Campaign
In Liberty and God Bless,