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I know that this comment is going to get "down-voted" a great deal. But here goes… I watched this video and I really tried to listen to what people were saying. I have been coming to a place where I am of a new or different opinion about something and after the events of this primary season and of this convention I am more certain than ever that I am completely comfortable with my change of heart. I did not really become interested in politics until 1990. I got married in that year and it wasn't until I began listening to and talking with my new father-in-law that I got interested in politics. In the beginning I was one of those people who listened to rush limbaugh and watched faux news; and I actually believed what I heard. I did deviate from that when I heard Ross Perot. I voted for Mr. Perot and I still believe that he was the best person for the job at that time. I began to see the error of my ways with rush, faux, and the republican party in general. As far as I am concerned, the republican party is dead. Everyone here believes that Ron Paul was and is a good and wise man and that he was the individual who was the best person to send to the white house in 2013. I believe that Ron Paul was wrong. Every time he ran for his parties nomination he was treated badly and cheated by the republican party establishment. But he never gave up and every time he ran the party treated him the same way. And in my opinion, the way they treated him this time was the worst. I see it in the same way as a married woman whose husband uses her badly, steals from her and beats her badly…and then after he beats her so severely that she almost dies, she ends up going back to him and repeats the whole experience again and again. In the 22 years that I have been interested and involved in politics, I have also become interested in history. And as far as I am concerned, one of the worst, if not the very worst president in the history of our great republic was abraham lincoln. What I am getting at is that I just don't see the republican party being any better than the democrat party. And both of them are taking our great republic to a place of ruin. We were meant to be a Constitutional Republic, but we have become an oligarchy and/or an empire. And we are following the exact same path that every other empire has taken. Neither party is going to change or stop that. And to think or believe otherwise is, in my opinion, naive at best. Both major parties are also oligarchies. And to think that by joining this institution that you are going to change that institution is just crazy. To use another relationship metaphor, this is like the woman who keeps getting robbed and beaten telling herself that it will all get better once they get married! You guys have to do what you truly feel is the right thing for you to do, but please, think, pray, meditate or whatever you do when deeply contemplating a major decision. I usually ask God for guidance and direction. Good luck to you all.

Larry in North Carolina
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men and women to not support Ron Paul!