You have restored my faith in the American PeopleSubmitted by davidinliberty on Sat, 10/20/2007 - 12:54
This message is as much to the supporters of Ron Paul as it is to the good Doctor himself.
For at least a decade I had been completely disillusioned with the political process in this once great nation.
I had also become totally disillusioned with the apathy of the American People. I had not become apathetic. I still cared. I continued to talk politics with the few that I met who were interested AND reasonable.
But as for the American People, I had given up.
You see, I spent 10 years in the Marines, and several more as a defense contractor. I lived in several different countries, mostly in Muslim nations. There isn't much I haven't done, and even less that I haven't seen or heard about. I'm self educated - without even an associates degree; possessing just an insatiable thirst for knowledge and improvement. I rose from the bottom, digging up mines with my fingers, to where I am today - a highly paid IT professional. I paid little attention to the media. That hasn't changed and never will. However, when I returned home from time to time I grew increasingly dismayed by the overall lack of competence, lack of education, lack of understanding of the basic foundations of American government, lack of work ethic, lack of discipline, lack of compassion, lack of respect for elders, lack of respect of the rule of law or even an understanding of why laws exist at all.... well, i could go on and on, couldn't I?
The situation is so much more dire now than it ever was, isn't it? An entire nation of young people is being indoctrinated with the ideas of progressive world government; an idea that is neither progressive nor worldly, since power will rest in the hands of the few. So many Americans already confuse compassion with enabling destructive behavior. So many Americans look to demagogues for leadership or, even worse, a wealthy celebrity. They have more fame and money, and therefore must be better people, too.
Even more disgraceful is the lack of leadership from our own leaders. I'm not just talking about the bumbling politicians and soul-sucking bureaucrats that make up every government. I'm speaking of those who are supposed to rise above the nonsense. I'm speaking of religious leaders (where is the Church? - and I'm not even a church-going man and I can see their cowardice), social leaders (compare MLK to these charlatans), and most of all, our military and business leaders (so many stars and stock options, so little courage.)
Then I found the message of Ron Paul. It was about 6 months ago. Already a Libertarian, I was instantly drawn to him. 'Finally!' I exclaimed. Trouble is, 'this guy has no shot.' The American People don't deserve a man of his character.
And then I found all of you. What wonderful people! What true patriots! It is because of the Ron Paul Revolutionaries that my faith in Americans has been restored.
I am not alone!
Thank you. God bless you all.
And God bless The United States of America!