5 Lessons From Ron Paul's "We Are The Future" SpeechSubmitted by Marc Clair on Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:57
Last night, as Tropical Storm Isaac plowed its way towards Tampa, a real storm was brewing in the Sun Dome – a liberty storm of Ron Paul supporters waiting to hear the speech that won’t be allowed at the Republican National Convention.
Typically I like to use this space to ramble on and on, and believe me I will return shortly to do so. But until then, watch the Conscience of the GOP and The Godfather of the real Tea Party give one last address to his supporters, both present and future.
What could I possibly add to this speech? Probably not much, so instead I’ll give you 5 Lessons I Took Away From Ron Paul’s “We Are The Future” Speech:
1.The Revolution Is Not Over, It Is Just Beginning. Paul begins by referencing a number of mainstream media articles proclaiming that the revolution won’t be happening. His response? “Don’t They Wish!”. He discusses how the Republican Party should want to welcome them into the tent with all their passionate enthusiasm. But emphasized that they don’t matter, because soon the Revolution will BE “The Tent”. Liberty activists, even in the face of foul play by the RNC, need to stay involved with their local politics and continue to take it over. We will have much more success from the inside than shouting from the outside.
2. Stay Principled. Dr Paul mentioned how many people throughout the campaign have said something along the lines of “You could have more success, if only you’d change your foreign policy”, to which the crowd predictably booed. But Paul believes that if he didn’t stay consistent and didn’t promote a foreign policy of honesty and peace he wouldn’t have the success and enthusiastic supporters that he has today. “Success” doesn’t always mean immediate victory, it means creating change by standing principled to one’s beliefs. They are mutually exclusive.