As the sister of sutt205, I remember that conversation like it was yesterday. I had just returned from spending 3 months in Rwanda where my worldview was radically changed, wondering what could be next for me in the states. My brother and I talked on the phone for 3 hours about Ron Paul - never once having a political conversation in the past - it couldn't have been better timing. I wanted more for our country, for how we treat others in the world, and never thought I could return home and learn about one who spoke of such hope.
One by one, fires have been lit. I went from an utlra-conservative Republican who questioned little, but loved to debate my angle, to deciding nothing was more important than knowing the truth... forget the sides, forget holding my ground if the ground I stood on was a pathetic foundation of hype and meaningless speeches that led to no action or worse - dangerous action.
4 years ago, our family thought we were lunatics - this year my Dad calls me if Ron Paul is going to be on the tv doing an interview. 4 years ago my boss joked about my being "fringe", but I'll never forget the day 5 months ago when he stuck his head in my office and declared he was voting for Ron Paul - he had his own reasons, not even all the same as mine, but they became lodged in his heart and there they remain.
This past March the day after the South Carolina debate in Charleston, my brother and I were walking through a Lowe's Improvement parking lot. We had been in town for the debate the night before, and had caught up with Ron Paul before he departed for his 6-stop tour of the state. From across the parking lot, we heard "Vote for Ron Paul"... my brother looked at me and said, I think that maybe I love Ron Paul so much that I'm beginning to hear things... I swear someone just yelled "Vote for Ron Paul" in the midst of all these shoppers. A few seconds later we arrived at my car, and a guy met up with us and said "I yelled Vote for Ron Paul" to anyone who would hear - but I see you are on board by the sign on your car"..... We didn't hear voices - another heart could not be contained on on primary day, and found itself yelling to a parking lot of Lowe's shoppers for anyone who would listen...
The great thing about truth is that it doesn't change your mind, it changes your heart, it is contagious and it cannot be contained. This revolution is here to stay!
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