An Open Letter to Veterans for Freedom and LibertySubmitted by Janice Grace_MI... on Sun, 08/19/2012 - 11:11
It has come to my attention that the Veterans for Ron Paul march is “on hold,” awaiting some sort of recognition from the Ron Paul Campaign.
The spirit of the message that Ron Paul advocates cannot be lost, for it was never his to begin with. Ron Paul did not invent or create the idea that every person on earth is entitled to certain inherent freedoms.
Ron Paul reminded people of what our forefathers intended, and for that I am thankful. Freedom and Liberty does not, however, stand or fall on one man. Freedom and Liberty does not stand or fall on Ron Paul. And Freedom and Liberty certainly does not stand or fall on whether this march gets the pat on the head that certain individuals believe that it deserves.
Thank God that our forefathers didn’t cease their march after countless appeals to Britain for recognition proved unsuccessful. Thank God they did not give up. And thank God that they realized that the fate of the country was far bigger and more important than their egos.
This march will move forward. This march envelopes the broken spirit of our nation and helps it enter a stage of healing, not just for the veterans who show up to move this amazing message forward, but also for the rest of us who see the symbolism in every step taken.
Ron Paul may have been the beginning of enlightenment for many people, and for that I express my most profound gratitude, but this great movement does not belong to him; it belongs to The People.
I am not a veteran, but I will march myself if I have to. I will march and carry on my back the spirit of every single person on this planet who hungers for Freedom and Liberty. I will carry on my back the egos of every individual who has separated himself along the way. I will march over every mountain and through every valley that I encounter until we restore this Great Republic. I will be strong and unwavering.
I have given myself completely to this great movement, for we are One Nation Under God, Indivisible -- I don’t need your approval, and neither does anybody else. It is not yours to give, and it is not yours to take away.
Michigan National Delegate for Liberty
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