Ron Paul is Right!
So say the others candidates! Many times during the debates this season I have noticed the other candidates framing their message to appeal to Ron Paul supporters. It hasn't really worked because those who support Ron Paul know that the difference between him and the others is more than policy, it's about the man as well.
A man who spent many years being the figure of ridicule among his fellow congressmen, the outsider, the kook, Dr. No.
We supporters of Ron Paul have discovered a different man and have other words to describe him.
Principled, Honest, Forthright, Frugal, Caring, Intelligent, Scholarly, Loyal.
We see a man willing to stand up the perhaps the greatest pressure of all… peer pressure, and deliver what he knows will be an unpopular speech, introducing legislation that he knows will get few co signers. In short Ron Paul has guts! He is brave in the way that transcends the normal meaning of the word, he exhibits raw courage, not aggressiveness, not machismo, but the real raw courage of his convictions. That is the part the other candidates can't mimic, they simple don't have the record to back it up, Ron Paul does. It is courageous to save lives, not send others to their deaths, Ron Paul knows this deep in his being, I do not think the others understand this.
The other anomaly I have noticed during the debates is the number of times the other candidates agree with Dr. Paul and in some cases even defer to him on some topics. This may be a political strategy or genuine respect, in either event it reinforces Dr. Paul's reputation on Constitutional, Monetary and Fiscal issues. Dr. Paul is the expert on stage in those areas and it shows.
Ron Paul supporters know that he is also the expert in foreign policy. The idea that the way to make the world a better and safer place for all is through aggressive expansion of Empire should be repugnant to any student of history and lover of our Republic. Simply stated the United States should not be a world empire, it was born a Republic and should stay a Republic. There is no need for a "Homeland" if it is the only land you occupy! The very term "homeland" implies " Away Land", it cries out Empire! Dr. Paul knows this and has lived his life trying to maintain and restore the Republic. That is the biggest separation between him and the others, it is the gulf they find to wide to cross to meet him, they love Empire, he does not. The others seeking the highest office in the land truly believe the only thing wrong in this country is that they are not running it! Ron Paul seeks the highest office in the land to help the people regain the respect of being free and independent, and to shrink the control and intrusion of government into our lives, he aims to have less power and influence over you when he serves in office, not more. He looks to expand our opportunities not our so called footprint around the world. Saying " I like Ron Paul except for his foreign policy" is like saying " I like George Washington except for his foreign policy", because they have the same foreign policy!
I have no doubt that a Ron Paul presidency would oversee some very rough waters, there is much turmoil coming regardless of who wins the office. Ron Paul will face tremendous challenges in all areas, with those who benefit from the current system ( almost everyone in Washington ) fighting and sabotaging him every step of the way. A man with a lesser spine would not stand a chance! But Ron Paul has backbone! With the peoples support he will help bring us more freedom and more prosperity , while reducing the burden of government on our shoulders. Not only do I believe he can and will do that, I believe he is the only one who will.
We must do our part to help Ron Paul restore Liberty in America, if we don't, who will?