Why Ron Paul Hasn't Called for Armed March on D.C.Submitted by rpcongress on Sat, 05/11/2013 - 14:12
Why hasn't Ron Paul called for an armed march on D.C. as Adam Kokesh has? Is it because he's so old and senile now he missed realizing it's a good idea?
Of course not. We all know Dr. Paul's mind is sharper than most people in the world, and everyone in the federal government. So is Kokesh right and Ron Paul wrong?
I will tell you. Dr. Paul understands more about the whole situation than Kokesh probably ever will. That's why Ron Paul as a leader has grown such a large following, a following that includes not just enthusiastic gun owners but smart people like Tom Woods and Judge Andrew Napolitano, people that can't be easily labeled "domestic terrorists".
Dr. Paul understand this must be, for now, an intellectual revolution where we win hearts and minds, which we have been. Why? It's because we don't have a situation of absolute tyranny. There is still a peaceful process by which we can regain constitutional government. The very fact this site exists and we can openly discuss taking up arms against government is evidence of that. If this was China we'd all have been picked up by morning.
Let me clear up a few things.
First, the armed march Adam Kokesh plans is a huge risk, because there are variables he can't control such as agent provocateurs or independent minded marchers. At the same time there is palpable frustration over how far we've strayed from the Constitution which could convert to violence if sparked by a bloody march outcome. I think that's a real danger, and not one I think should be up to Adam Kokesh.
Second, I'm not completely against a hot revolution. If the government pulled an unconstitutional gun grab or martial law then I would agree the time had come, because these are strategic events that could hinder the ability of the people to rise up which is the last Constitutional check keeping government from absolute tyranny.
Third, there are other ways, besides politics or violence, the current status quo will come to an end. The dollar which funds this overgrown empire will crash in the near future. If you don't believe that you haven't been paying attention.
Fourth, the impending economic collapse is inevitable, and we can't "save" things by quickly re-taking government. Any move away from the dollar being printed out of thin air toward gold will collapse it. That's just the reality of the situation because there are too many dollars.
Last, people shouldn't be so ready to kill their fellow countrymen. I doubt most people on this site can say they've always been "awake" to everything that's going on.
Yes, freedom means the ability to rise up against government. I have love and sympathy for people that are willing to in the face of tyranny. I think that's part of being a true American, but with freedom comes responsibility. It's not that anyone is "cowering" to rulers. We know we have the right position. That shouldn't give us the right to grab a gun and curse the world. Don't you see? That's the easy thing. The harder thing is to exercise restraint and use our heads. Otherwise the bankers and elite are playing us for fools - again. They are meddling in the system and creating this dangerous situation where we turn on each other. Don't allow that.