Comment: Hero ? To Be Or Not To Be ?

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Hero ? To Be Or Not To Be ?

"that aims to show people that Ron Paul should not be treated as a hero"

Hero ?

Well, (almost) everything is relative of course.

"When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity." -- Albert Einstein

So... Hero ? Of course, if one thinks of Ron Paul as a "hero" a la Superman, that'd be a rather silly stretch.

Now, if one thinks of Ron Paul as a Constitutional hero who is maybe ("god knows") the sole reason you(?) and I are still able to speak freely about the Constitution without being thrown in jail, especially ever since the Patriot Act or the NDAA inception ...

... I beg you : name to me WHO ELSE would better deserve the title than Ron Paul, I'm very interested.

I hope you're not ignorant of the fact Ron Paul stated publicly many times, and even wrote in his book, End The Fed, that he does NOT enjoy politics ... AT ALL.

Don't know about you, but do I enjoy paying my income tax ? Hell, no.

Do I pay it ? Hell yes... for I have a six-members family to sustain, ALONE. I'm not going to gamble with that / put it at stakes any time soon.

Point is ... doing something you REALLY DO NOT enjoy doing, but you do nevertheless CONSTRAINED BY FORCE (e.g., I, and paying my taxes) OR BY MORAL, GENUINE PATRIOTIC DUTY (e.g., Ron Paul and entering politics he DESPISES, if only for his 40 YEAR-LONG STAND for THIS country, for you and I) ... precisely implies you ACKNOWLEDGED somehow you have NO OTHER CHOICE but do it, still.

Another word, maybe a bit too strong, maybe not, for that, is : (SELF-)SACRIFICE.

So, in the Constitutional sense, at least :

my goodness, yes, I have the weakness to believe that Ron Paul is a hero. Or I have no clue WHO ELSE could ever be.

If not read yet, End The Fed is a really good read I strongly recommend you on how and why exactly, what motivated the good doctor to enter that other sort office, back in the 70s.

'Hope it helps,

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius