Ron Paul is neither a big man nor a loud one and his polite demeanor effectively disguises a vicious fighting spirit. No other politician in recent history has been the been lone dissenter on so many congressional votes. From Mother Teresa to Gaza, only one man dissented: Ron Paul. He transcends party lines, confusing the mass media who are not sure whether he is a radical left wing peacenik or a John Birch Manchurian candidate.Right or Left?
“We can achieve much more in peace than we can ever achieve in these needless, unconstitutional, undeclared wars.” Ron Paul
As shocking as it may seem to The New York Times, Fox, The Wall Street Journal and CNN, The Constitution and The Declaration of Independence actually call for a peaceful, free Republic unencumbered by Government.
What other member of Congress is for ending the war on drugs, phasing out Medicare and Medicaid, making Social Security optional, legalizing prostitution, ending The Fed, halting all aid to Israel, lowering taxes, and closing all American military bases abroad? How do you define Ron Paul within the current political spectrum? You can’t. He simply doesn’t fit into any of the convenient labels available for the two party charade. The Ivy Leagued Wall Street/Washington nexus doesn’t know what to make of man who is against two of the most dreaded things in life: war and taxes.
Is Ron Paul a Radical?
“I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom, limited government, and minding our own business overseas.” Ron Paul
This is probably the most vexing question regarding Ron Paul. He is so sensible that he is considered radical. Take for example his foreign policy. He believes Europe, Israel and South Korea are all wealthy and capable enough to defend themselves and considering the enormous US budget deficits, he thinks we should close our foreign bases and bring our soldiers home. This is called radical.
On the other hand, jumping into the fray with Libya while we are engaged in Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen is considered mainstream. How many politicians could even articulate, for example, why we fought the war in Iraq?
What is fascinating about the Ron Paul phenomena is that even in mainstream newspapers there is not one columnist as “radical” as Ron Paul. From The Wall Street Journal, to The New York Times and The Washington Post, there is no one who consistently calls for an end to all foreign wars and a peaceful, mind your own business foreign policy.
The Great One
The war in Iraq had to be the biggest lie ever told to the American people, until Barack Obama was elected President. Tax cuts for the rich and more wars for the weary. Never again should the American people allow themselves to be sold a “brand” instead of an agenda.
Paul Newman was a fine actor, but he couldn’t hold a candle to The Great One. Jackie Gleason had something unmistakably, unabashedly real about him. We should have listened to him in 2008; we didn’t. Will we listen to him in 2012?
Ron Paul is 75 years old and this is certainly his last shot at being president. Before the 2008 financial crisis he was a voice in the wilderness, but that voice has come of age. Many members of the Republican party became Ron Paul followers after the eight long years of war and bailouts under George W. Now, many liberal Democrats completely disillusioned with both Party and Obama are becoming supporters of Dr. Paul.
The essence of his philosophy is peace, prosperity and a strictly Constitutional Government that minds its own business at home and abroad. Is it so shocking that this message resonates with both Republicans and Democrats? People are “waking” up at an accelerated rate and flocking to Dr. Paul. His sound money policies could be the catalyst that sends him to the White Houses if we experience another financial shock event between now and November 2012.
Ron Paul believes in people’s liberty, in their innate intelligence, ingenuity, and capacity to fend for themselves. Both the condescension of the Ivy Leagued and the corporate fascism of those who want us to all speak and eat the same garbage has become repellent. They have lied, plundered and war mongered long enough.
Ron Paul as Rocky
Can he win? The author could give two hoots. All we ask of Dr. Paul is that he stay on his feet and land a few good punches. The rest will take care of itself.