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Why This Site Must Remain The Daily Paul, Not The Daily Libertarian or The Daily Anything Else (IMO)

Ron Paul is a hero.

I was born and raised in America's smallest football town, a young-budding, libertarian-minded, anti-sports-hero-worship nerdy type. However, over the years years I began to notice that several of the people I would consider personal heroes had made their names in sports, as well as in Hollywood making movies or other entertainments.

Vince Lombardi, Jesse Ventura, and Richard Belzer are all heroes of mine, not merely because of what they accomplished on the field, the screen, or in the wrestling ring, but because of what they did with their lives besides just being really good at their jobs.

Ventura became an elected representative and an author.
Belzer writes books exposing corruption in Washington.
Lombardi was a physics teacher and master psychologist and motivator.

I have a hero in politics as well. He's not the most successful politician in history - after 12 'seasons' he's only gotten 1 bill passed. He's been in 3 'championships' and has lost 2, and looks likely to lose his third and last. And, like Lombardi, Belzer and Ventura, he's not really the most photogenic guy in the world. Then again, neither were John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, or Benjamin Franklin.

This site could easily justify changing its name to the Daily Washington, the Daily Jefferson, or the Daily Franklin, and I believe most members here could not find an argument against it that was based on anything any of these men's ideas or writings. Nor could anyone argue that to make such a name change would be some sort of hero-worship or idealization of the man's whose name was chosen. Even the Daily Liberty Page or some such thing could be embraced by everyone here because that's what the Daily Paul is all about, right?

I don't think so.

I believe that this site is the Daily Paul and will, must always be that. Not because Dr. Paul is my hero (even though he is.) Not because he is perfect (impossible.) Not because he perfectly represents 100% of everything we all want in our ideal politician (of course he can't possibly be that either.)

The Daily Paul is the Daily Paul for the very simple reason that a very simple, humble man decided to go out there and take a chance and try, and try again and again to do something, anything he could think of to make a difference in the lives of people he knew he would probably never meet, with no guarantee of success and even less certainty of personal glory, and ended up changing not just a nation but a whole world.

We don't remember the Alamo because it was a beautiful fort. We don't remember the Maine because it was a particularly special ship. We don't remember Ron Paul because he ran for president. We remember them all not for what they are but for what they mean.

The Daily Peace. The Daily Gold. The Daily Liberty.

The Daily PAUL.

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Hey Hullabalooski

How about the Daily Rand?

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.
bigmikedude's picture

Oh noes...

Here we go again. A question like this leaves the same feeling of cresting the top of that first hill on a roller coaster.

Give me a day or two.

I'll have to dig the riot gear and armor plated tactical mouse back out of the closet.

ChristianAnarchist's picture

Ron Paul became a turning point.

Ron Paul became a turning point. The term "Ron Paul" is no longer just a man. It now means a movement called "Ron Paul". Ron will forever be the figurehead of this movement towards liberty. I sincerely thank him for being the consistent "rock" that he has been standing firm for what is right while surrounded by selfish people only interested in seeing how long they could get away with raping the rest of us...

Beware the cult of "government"...

SteveMT's picture

Remember what happened when Coke announced it changed?

The newer better formula with a sweeter taste like Pepsi went over like a lead balloon. No, I don't think a change like that is going to happen here.

Michael Nystrom is a hero

Whether he likes it or not.

even Teddy Roosevelt disdained pandas

egapele's picture

Nah

He just had a really brilliant idea. We all have them, but the demand for his was enormous.

We have all shaped the Daily Paul.

I can 100% guarantee

that a POLITICIAN would ever have woken me up but Ron Paul did. I know 100% that his son would never have been able to do it nor anyone else specifically as a politician.

He brought something to the table that really can't be explained but there it is.

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Bump

For historical relevance.

"I'm Ron Paul." - Ron Paul

ecorob's picture

You make a pretty good argument.

Hard to argue with that.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Agreed with OP

Dr. Ron has set a timeless standard and interestingly so, where a standard also means a type of banner or flag
http://www.webster-dictionary.org/definition/standard

a timeless standard

a timeless standard

Sometimes it's nice to look back.

:)

even Teddy Roosevelt disdained pandas

Yes it is.

Words like 'liberty', 'freedom', 'conservative', and 'tea party' can all be co-opted by anyone with enough money and influence. But the very people who would do such a thing, won't touch the name of Ron Paul with a very long pole. I am happy with that myself.

Dr. Ron Paul Inspired All Of Us,

Woke Up Many of Us, and is still inspiring new people to support Liberty!
Absolutely, this should remain the daily Paul! (Although Re-carving MT. Rushmore would be fun...( thanks, dwalters) replace Lincoln or Roosevelt? Replace the Lincoln Memorial? The possibilities seem endless.........)

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

You're

right.

even Teddy Roosevelt disdained pandas

Are there any other boards

Are there any other liberty related boards that are as active as this one?

Séamusín

jrd3820's picture

I don't know Chris

It is only September over here, let's wait and see how everyone feels say in May?

Seasonal

humour...

even Teddy Roosevelt disdained pandas

bump.

Reading this again I can't disagree or find any way to alter the original text.

even Teddy Roosevelt disdained pandas

Daily Paul

The future is going to get much worse. Improvements will not be made during my lifetime.

I would ask the owner of this site to retain the name of Daily Paul.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Let the free market sort

Let the free market sort things out. Maybe theres another website out there that will cater to Ron Paul fans?

Aye....

i agree

I support

Paulian Republicanism and Paulian Libertarianism, Its a special brand, the one that brought us all together. Without him as standard-bearer, the coalition breaks.

Well said.

BumP

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.

Definitely no reason to change the name...

Dr. Paul hit the heart of America with a defibrillator. He deserves to be honored and remembered. More so than just a website, Ron Paul deserves a monument. If the progressive Theodore Roosevelt can have his face blasted into the side of a mountain, we should terraform the man in the moon to the likeness of Ron Paul.

Awesome!

Comment of the Year material right here, bro!

even Teddy Roosevelt disdained pandas

Thanks y'all!

:)

even Teddy Roosevelt disdained pandas