Traitors are everywhere? Stop the witch huntSubmitted by voteliberty2012 on Mon, 06/11/2012 - 08:50
Has the Bush doctrine taken over the Daily Paul? You are either with us or you are against us?
Rand Paul is now attempting to legalize hemp and OMG already people are saying we can't support a traitor.
Everyone here wants to be like Ron Paul. Let me ask this. Do we think Ron will not work with Rand anymore after this endorsement? If Rand attempts to for example stop the deployment of drones in the U.S. are we really going to stand against Rand on principle? You know, we will not support an endorser of Romney no matter what? Are there people really going to go there?
And if you say yes to that, consider this. Ron Paul worked with individuals like Ralph Nader, Dennis Kucinich to advance the cause of liberty. We are still going to need to work with those who will advance the cause of liberty. Ron always sticks to the issues. When is the last time you heard Ron say something like, "because of this comment you made, or the person you hang out with, I'm not going to support you in ending the wars"
On the subject of principles. How many delegates faked support for Romney so they could advance in the delegate process? If it is wrong on principle, then the person doing it and the significance doesn't matter. That is what principles are.
On the subject of playing politics. How many RP supporters are libertarians? Didn't they play politics to become a Republican? Aren't we all playing politics as Republican since we are against everything the modern party stands for? We are better fit as libertarians but we are all playing the game.
I'm sick of the witch hunt I'm observing going on. Now I see everyone being called a traitor because they aren't 100% like Paul. You know, Ron Paul is likely the Michael Jordan of the liberty movement. If this is the low bar for joining the movement, then we aren't going to have enough people to fill the seats in Congress to make a difference. This doesn't mean we should lower standards. All should strive to do as well as Ron Paul, but we aren't going to find many with his experience with such a young movement.
I've seen some comment that following the constitution to 100% perfection is not much to ask. Then what do we do when even Ron Paul and Judge Napolitano don't agree 100% on everything in the constitution. Would anyone here actually not vote for Ron Paul or the Judge?
TMOT is one of the very few I've seen with some actually sane comments. This is about us, not about Rand or any single individual. We got to carry on. This is such a very small thing in the big scale of the movement. I've already seen some people post they are going to quit and give up. OMG, really! Ron Paul has endured 30 years of ridicule, laughter, called crazy, and was mostly alone for most of this time. And some here of already come undone over this?
If this isn't strategy and Rand sold out it will be become clear. He won't be able to hide it. We got work to do for liberty and right now staying stuck on this distraction is only hurting.
There have been a number stating below that Ron Paul only supports individual policy of those he is not in ideological agreement. He would never support such a person to political office.
He did vote for John Boehner
This obsession with ideological purity is not healthy. We are starting to do to ourselves what the government does to us. What next? Liberty checkpoints? Searches to make sure you are pure? Have you watched Fox or listened to Hannity lately? Maybe you aren't a true supporter.
In no way am I asserting Rand gets a free pass, but this is expanding into something I don't see as helpful. Consider the other possible perceptions. Ron Paul supporters now consider politics more important than policy as they look to cleanse Rand Paul and others from the movement not on policy but on politics. Ron Paul supporters are working harder to now remove Rand than Obama.
If you are going to go on the attack against Rand. Consider you better have a game plan to replace him with someone better. The liberty movement will have to find and build support for a better candidate. Otherwise, you are hastily setting up a scenario where Rand Paul's senate seat becomes vulnerable and could be replaced with a full blooded neo-con.