Be Ron PaulSubmitted by the stranger on Thu, 06/14/2007 - 19:20
As support for Ron Paul spreads like a grass fire, a voice inside keeps asking, is it enough? Allow me to explain, if I can.
Watching the debate re-cap video, it occurred to me why we
get the essence of Paul every time we read or hear him. From issues as varied as the Doctrine of Preemption to the relatively insignificant gays in the military, Dr. Paul is able to flow like water in a mountain stream. Because, when you understand a subject front & back, top to bottom, inside & out, you possess a truth you can access from any angle, at any time.
One field of study Dr. Paul has mastered, obvious to all, is the US Constitution itself. He is more of a constitutional scholar; a constitutional-statesman than the sold-out politicians we have come to expect. It is this genius, in combination with the courage it takes to speak truth to power that endears him to us. He shouldn't be so rare, but he is. Dr. Paul is a verifiable anomaly in American politics today.
American citizens used to have at least a basic understanding of the US Constitution; I guess that's been replaced with sports statistics, buying junk, and the high ideals of The Sopranos. Putin (of all people) recently remarked, "If the face is crooked, don't blame the mirror."
Now I've said this before and I know people don't like hearing it - George Bush is the most accurate, the most honest face this country has worn in a long time. The mask has come off and we don't like what we see. Think about it and ask yourself; who is your neighbor, coworker, and others more like? Who are we all really more like; Dr. Paul? or Bush?
How many have read the US Constitution? The Declaration of Independence? The Monroe Doctrine? Do you have an opinion on gays in the military and if so, are you able to express it? How about the Doctrine of Preemption? This may well be the single most dangerous policy development in the history of mankind. Verifiably immoral, undeniably un-American and yet few Americans speak out against it; Ron Paul does.
To me, asking can Dr. Paul win is akin to asking can Gandhi win; as a human being, he already has. The issue at hand is this; if enough people actually do WAKE UP and carry Ron Paul to the Whitehouse; is it enough? There is no way in hell he can dismantle this growing malevolence alone.
To try and make a difference; you vote Ron Paul.
To keep something priceless alive;
you've got to be Ron Paul. We all do.