How do you start a rEVOLution?
As an American History teacher, I have had the opportunity to teach my perspective on the American Revolution for over five years now. As I leave the classroom and enter the administration aspect of education, I am forced to reflect on the comparisons between the American Revolution that we learn about in school, and the rEVOLution that is taking place in our nation today with the presidential election of 2008.
The American Revolution did not begin over night. It took years for the American colonists to see the error and tyranny of the King. As early as The Sugar Act of 1764, Parliament began to limit the market of American colonists and coerce their way on the colonistsâ€™ lives both politically and economically. This is not much different than what is going on in The United States, with the exception that we have let it go on for 94 years.
Finally, we have our own Son of Liberty who is creating a new kind of Committee of Correspondence. This committee is growing. There are so many parallels from 1771 and Samuel Adams to 2007 and Ron Paul. As Sam Adams began his network of corresponding committees, the message of liberty and independence began to spread. Today, the Internet is our society of correspondents, and in my mind www.dailypaul.com is the Boston Committee of Correspondence. Ironically enough this website is run just outside of Boston, proving that the city of Boston still serves as it did 236 years ago.
It is now time to allow this new committee of Sons and Daughters of Liberty to grow and share the message of freedom that my grandfather, Dr. Ron Paul, has been talking about for over 30 years. He cannot do this alone.
The campaign is running strong and my grandfather remains excited about the prospect of his message of limited government, liberty, and freedom catching on. Donâ€™t let the small things that seem like setbacks get you, as supporters, down. As we have seen recently in Iowa, what seems like a negative can become a positive.
I am making a plea to any supporter within a reasonable distance of Des Moines, Iowa to get in your car and battle increasing gas prices to attend the Ron Paul Life and Liberty Celebration at the Hy-Vee Center in Room C at 4:30pm. I will not be able to attend, as I will be in the wedding of my childhood friend. However, my brother, Mark, and sister, Valori, will be there representing our family. I hope the turnout is huge and we show the Iowans for Tax Reform that you cannot have a candidate forum about taxes without â€œThe Taxpayersâ€™ Best Friend.â€
Letâ€™s make Monday another tremendous day for www.dailypaul.com with first-hand accounts from the event.