Ron Paul symbolises a unique message. No one else in political life at the Federal level has stood for what he has established in the public mind. Many call themselves Ron Paul Republicans. There is a reason for that.
I believe that Ron Paul created a political platform that he crafted out of his forty years in public life (so far) and 12 terms in Congress. This is his own property even though he has freely shared it with millions of his countrymen. Anyone who studies this platform and researches the legislation he presented during his terms in Congress and reads his books will be better equipped to deal with the political situation America finds itself in today.
There are other messages under the "Liberty" banner, e.g. the Libertarian message, but these are not the Ron Paul message. The Ron Paul message is specific and proprietary with a specific political purpose. To diffuse the energies of the Ron Paul R3VOLution would be singularly unproductive at this time. This is why it is important to maintain the attachment of the name to the message. Just as FDR's name is attached to a specific programme of public works interventionism at the Federal level so is Ron Paul's name attached to a specific political platform firmly based upon a certain economic and monetary theory and the jurisdictional limitations placed upon the Federal government by the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
I believe Michael Nystrom acted in haste when he removed Dr. Paul's portrait from the front page of the website. Perhaps he will come to realise this in due time. The iconic portrait of Ron Paul painted by a Ron Paul R3VOLutionary would be a very good replacement. The website can represent the IDEAS of Ron Paul for the very specific political ACTION required to RESTORE THE REPUBLIC. Ron Paul himself will be the public face of these IDEAS and ACTION so long as he is alive and others will gradually grow up and mature around him as the IDEAS spread and through political ACTION the R3VOLution gains traction.
Many have embraced these IDEAS 100% and are taking ACTION in the way that Ron Paul himself advised his supporters to do. Now that he will be even more influential and unrestricted by political office I would expect the RON PAUL R3VOlution to gain tremendous momentum and support in the years to come.
"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)
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