It was never about the message.Submitted by jw4068 on Sun, 11/18/2012 - 01:49
It was always about Ron Paul.
I don't usually post things in the Daily Paul, especially those with intentionally controversial titles, but I think this an important message post election.
As the Romney campaign has been analyzed and scrutinized by the right wing media, they love to throw out words like liberty and freedom. They are able to mix these important words in with their message of intolerance and big government, I am not wise enough to tell if they do this intentionally to disrupt our movement or if they honestly just don't understand.
So just in case our conservative "spokesmen" don't do the job correctly I wanted to remind us all that conservatism/libertarianism needs to be tough on a daily basis by individuals in our local community.
Help those in need if you are able, let people do as they please if it doesn't impede on your liberty, and most importantly when you discuss political topics with neighbors....keep an open mind and try to understand why they feel the way they do.
It is important to remeber that people as a whole will act rationally. As conservatives inform people that we can no longer run a welfare state, we must be able to explain why it is socially immoral. This, in my onion is where Ron Paul seperated himself from the crowd.
Ron Paul's consistent message of limiting government, no matter who was in power gained him respect from both sides.
All conservatives call for a decrease in government power but it is very clear that very few actually believe in defending the constitution,
So most of the post above doesn't matter that much considering Ron Paul is leaving congress. I guess I just wanted to say to all the great members of the daily paul, that it will be up to us to carry on the message and it won't be all about the words we speak, but rather the actions that those who might not otherwise follow our message, can follow.
Ron Paul's ability to speak humbly about the topics of capitalism, free markets and foreign intervention should be our common sense guide to covert others through the power of critical thinking, not corrupt political propaganda.