The GOP Race: My Grandfather, The Patriot
by Matt Pyeatt
With interesting surprises in the last 24 hours, we have seen the Republican field for the nominee of president whittled down even further with the departure of Rudy Giuliani after his disappointing finish in Florida. While I cannot say that I was thrilled about my grandfather’s results, this was not our battle to win nor was it the battleground to fight.
The battleground for victory begins tonight, January 30, 2008, in Simi Valley, California at the CNN/Politico debate that will, once again, be held at the Ronald Reagan Library. We will truly begin to see that the only logical candidate for conservative Republicans who believe in limited government and freedom is my grandfather, Ron Paul.
We are looking ahead to the debate tonight, Maine’s caucus process this weekend, and the upcoming excitement that surrounds Super Tuesday. I was thrilled to see that more and more ads have been purchased and my grandfather is continuing to travel around this nation to spread his message that is so very simple: liberty.
I know that the Ron Paul Nation has been frustrated with the main stream media and the lack of attention and national exposure that would seem certain for a candidate who has raised such a tremendous amount of money and continues his effort to win his party’s nomination. However, the problem with the media is not a new one. In fact, Thomas Jefferson, himself, very succinctly summed up the problem with media even in his day. “Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper,” he said.
Isn’t it convenient that we have raised so much money and we are able to continue providing those advertisements for people all over the country?
It is very important that we continue this message and this campaign. Our government today acts in a cloud of mystery and fails to realize that it is the role of our national government to be transparent, open, and honest with all of America. This, too, has been addressed by our founding fathers. “The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them,” Patrick Henry so eloquently warned.
This election is just now heating up and we can now get to business in selecting the best candidate who will represent the party that has historically been known for its advocacy of smaller government, fiscal responsibility, and a humble foreign policy.
While my grandfather has been able to raise a tremendous amount of money over the last several months, we cannot give up. Now, more than ever, it is important that you give whatever you can to carry this cause on through Super Tuesday and into the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. “Ron Paul in St. Paul” How fitting is that?
To those who worry about my grandfather and his health, he is doing fine. He is in great spirits and is excited about being able to fight this battle and be the messenger for liberty and freedom.
We were also very glad to have him home for a while last weekend before he headed out to Maine. My son, his great-grandson, turned one year old and we were thrilled that my grandfather’s schedule allowed him to be on hand for the festivities.
My grandfather and all the people of his campaign have done such a wonderful job in organizing this plan of attack that has worked so well to keep him in the race. One thing my grandfather taught me is to never give up and work hard until the job is done. He is now fighting hard until the job is done and we have restored a mindset to the American people and the Republican Party that the government does not own our lives!
Keep up the good fight and continue to donate when you can. A wonderful opportunity to do so would be for my grandparents’ 51st wedding anniversary on Febrary 1st. That would truly be a wonderful gift!