Will we support Dr. Paul if he does NOT pursue the 3rd Party Option?Submitted by elviejo on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 11:30
Crunch time guys.
There are a multitude of practical reasons that Dr. Paul may chose NOT to pursue this 3rd party option that many are excited about. There are also, probably, some reasons that we know nothing about involving direct threats, etc.
If Dr. Paul announces tonight that he and Carol are going to take an "around the world" cruise .... instead of the announcement that we want, are we going to RESPECT his right to do that as an INDIVIDUAL who has already given enough?
Are we going to grant Dr. Paul the RIGHT to back away and turn the movement over to US? Or is Daily Paul going to be filled for weeks and weeks with articles on how Dr. Paul "BETRAYED" us.... "let us down".... "didn't do ENOUGH", as if we have any right at all to DEMAND what another individual choses to do?
Are we so infatuated with the "quick fix" option of one election, and so DAUNTED by the prospect of building from the ground up over decades, that we will abandon and reject the man who ignited the movement?
Let's all examine our libertarian consciences carefully before tonight. Do we REALLY believe that an individual has NO OBLIGATION to live for another? Or are we just "emotional" libertarians, who are going to go to the dark side of "force" when the going gets tough?