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I friggin' love the Daily Paul!

Never in my life have I conversed with such articulate, intelligent people. I just want to say, "Thank you", to all of you.

I am 34 years old. I've always had a passion for politics, and, more importantly, Peace. My first taste of this came when I was 12 or 13 years old, and I remember sitting in the back seat of my dad's car listening to the beginnings of the first Iraq war. I remember crying my eyes out, asking my father why we had to go to War. I didn't understand it, and I still don't, to some extent.

Soon thereafter, I grew my hair out and discovered Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead and Phish. I spent several years travelling with the latter of those bands, i.e. I became a total hippie. I was a Democrat. I was what Liberals are supposed to be - an anti-war, pro-civil liberties protesting machine.

I wholeheartedly supported Obama in 2008, drinking the Kool-Aid like many others. When he announced he was sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan in 2009 or 2010, I gave up. I was so sad.

Then, a few months later, a good friend of mine called me up and begged me to google "Ron Paul". This changed my life. I became passionate again, and remain so. I am forever in debt to this friend for that.

I guess my point is I am so happy to be a part of this movement. I sleep at night knowing I am promoting the cause of Liberty and Peace, and it is so refreshing knowing all of you out there agree with me.

Thank you. My rant is over.




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It was a good rant!

Hey, you kinda look like Eminem there!

Cyril's picture

BUMP for sincere and positive testimony of one's own experience.

BUMP for sincere and positive testimony of one's own experience.

Long live the love AND care for liberty in this country.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

I confess!!

I am a DP junkie--have been for years now. Got to get my DP fix at least 3 times a day--more on the weekends!

Some 21st century rock that speaks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJtKKCwet34

"Dear Old America" by Heart

Standing in line on the depot floor
Taking my time getting through the door
Daddy said "go!" and Mama just cried
Sister said "devil's on the other side"
Hurricane blowing water gets high
Can't turn around or I'll drown in lies

When I get back I'm gonna own this town
Shine that medal and wear that crown
Fall on my knees and kiss the ground...
Dear old America

Run run rabbit save your rabbit skin
Jump right back in your hole again
Bullets they cry whispering drone
Fire in the sky God's on the phone

When I get home I'm gonna shove my doubts
Dream my dreams and shut my mouth
Nobody knows what this is all about
Dear old America

We don't beg and we don't run
We don't lose we don't overcome
Purple mountain majesty sliding to a broken sea
Daddy he swear and Mama she cry
"My sweet baby she's bound to die"

When I get back I'm gonna feel just fine
One more day I'm gonna do my time
Ain't no hammer gonna ring like mine

When I get home I'm gonna shove my doubts
Dream my dreams and shut my mouth
Nobody knows what this is all about now

When I get home I'm gonna shove my doubts
Dream my dreams and shut my mouth
Nobody knows what this is all about

(Favorite line - Nobody knows what this is all about...ain't that the truth).

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

ACinMA's picture

Sounds very much like my story....

Being a phishhead and all.. funny how the world works. I just found RP back in 2006, so a little before you. War has also always been a major issue for me, which was a major driving factor to finding the dailypaul. Ever tour the east coast with phish? i was following the band for a while back in the late 90's - early 2000's..

Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts

ℛ[ƎVO˩]ution
"When one gets in bed with government,
one must expect the diseases it spreads."
‎"It's not like I'm a powerful person. My ideas are."

Right on!

Ya, I did a ton of shows '96 - '99, and then again in '03. Nowadays I just hit a few here and there, although the thought of touring again is very tempting.

And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes, I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.

Musical dissonance (pun there)

Do you ever struggle in that you listen to music that is associated with leftists?

I've always, and still do, love bands like The Doors, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Pearl Jam, etc. All bands associated with the left. Friends of mine who also enjoy the same music all seem to be left leaning. They do, however, listen to my freedom message, but it's hard to get them over some of the environmental issues and tax the rich agenda.

I went to a Flaming Lips show back in 2008 and Wayne Coyne was telling everyone to vote for Obama. I love their music, but again, leftists. I booed him and yelled jokingly for a "Bush 3rd Term". Yea, I got some dirty looks, but seriously, screw that Obama crap.

I recently blogged a bit comparing Buddhism and Libertarianism. Again, similar issues I've seen in that category.

Just seeing if you've had any of this dissonance too.

The founders would be ashamed at us for what we are putting up with.

I hear ya...

...Although I see people waking up more so every day.

I test it by always wearing a Ron Paul shirt to concerts I go to. The response is mixed, but generally well received. Phish fans, believe it or not, seem to give the most positive feedback.

And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes, I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.

Me too but, the bands are

Me too but, the bands are different, i.e... James McMurtry, Steve Earle, way left but great music. I just tag my own meanings to the songs and enjoy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG8ZUaLACZ8

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

henry9's picture

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henry9's picture

Funny thing.

I became a die-hard Paul supporter in 2007 at an anti war rally in Kennebunkport, Maine. After a chat with a fellow with a Ron Paul button on his cap and a little research I was sold.

I suspect the crowd there were mostly liberals due to the selection of the rally site next to Bush Sr.'home and buttons many wore.

BTW- Where are the anti war folks now?

"I was what Liberals are

"I was what Liberals are supposed to be - an anti-war, pro-civil liberties protesting machine." Ha. Not any more. Welcome to the you can be who you want to be as long as you don't physically intrude on others liberties belief.

I'm a Dead Head

Maybe you never saw those Garcia/Zappa bumper stickers, but there were plenty of Libertarians at the shows trying to tell the "Democrats" that the Zoo/shakedown street/ parking lot was not socialism but the free market. Only place I evr saw a free market, and KNOW it works.. worked for all of us.

For you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf9ppX5uMPA

Nice to see you active here again, AzimuthC!

Read some of your recent comments and all I can say is keep commenting and posting. We need more articulate, intelligent people, like you, here again.

Welcome back!!!

I'm glad you're here

and that your journey was relatively short. I'm about 2 decades ahead of you chronologically.

I was a neocon up until around 2002 when I saw that the U.S. was too eager to go to war, however vague the enemy. In 2008 I voted for Chuck Baldwin and began discovering Dr. Paul shortly thereafter.

Unlike you, I've always hated politics. But like you, I am working to promote Liberty and Peace -- it's just too important not too.

Magna est veritas, et prevalebit. Truth is most powerful, and will ultimately prevail.

ytc's picture

DailyPaul Original . . . ThankYou Rant!

It DOES make a difference in the quality of our lives to have a civil peaceful friendly board to come to for info & sharing.

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I remember the feeling when I first youtubed Ron Paul. I kept hearing from alot of sources about him and I kept putting it off with the mentality of "yeah whatever probably just another pandering politician", One day (bored) I decided "what the hell, I'll check him out", typed in his name on Youtube, and The first video that popped up was "Ron Paul couragiously speaks the truth" It was instant shock and abundance of exitement, which spawned days of googling and youtubing to see where Ron Paul stood on every issue. There was alot of stances he took that at first I was like "What that's crazy" that thought alone made me curious as to what kind of explanation he may have to back it up, and everytime what he had to say made an incredible amount of sense. It's so crazy because we've been conditioned to think almost completely backwards, most of America is truly, deathly afraid of liberty (I used to be one of those people).

Beep beep boop beep... I am a Paulbot... prepare for liberty and prosperity!

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Uplifting! :)

Uplifting! :)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius