I’m sorry for the long delay in putting up a new post, but the news monkey was busy and out of town for a couple of days. I’m back now and I know in my last post I promised a history lesson to further explain my position on Syria, but something dear to my heart has come up that I need to address. I promise I will get to the history lesson.
Anyone who knows me personally, or just happened to bring up the subject of politics in the same room as me knows I’m a passionate supporter of Ron Paul. I never fully agreed with his whole platform, but he’s proven to stick to his guns, and he’s not a flip flopper. Until now.
A few days ago Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky said that he would endorse Mitt Romney. He said his reasoning is that his father has dropped out of the race, and his family values and history line up with Romney. Rand also said that he recently met Romney in Washington, and discussed his support for reforming the Federal Reserve, limiting regulations, and SOPA. Rand said “I think there’s a lot of kinship between us on those issues”, in reference to his discussion with Romney.
Shortly after the endorsement was announced Ron Paul effectively dropped out of the race, and asked his supporters to be respectful at the convention. I’m shocked and I find it very upsetting that Ron Paul has thrown in the towel, but still expects his supporters to send him donations and love. If he had no desire to actually win and just spread ideas, there are better platforms for that then running for president. He and his son have effectively betrayed their supporters, and the liberty movement that helped them gain popularity in the first place. I’m starting to wonder if Ron Paul’s whole agenda was to help Romney get elected, and then to have his son jump on board for selection as vice president.
Ron Paul supporters were hoping to make a run at the convention, no matter the fact the MSM (main stream media) chose Romney as the Republican nominee months ago.
Ron Paul and his son have decided to jump on the bang wagon with the Republican party. I can no longer support them in good conscience.
If you don’t like the current POTUS (Barrack Obama) and you vote for Romney, you’re basically voting for the same man. Both of these candidates are funded by the same people and organizations. I really don’t understand what has happened, and what could have cause this effective betrayal from Ron Paul.
The liberty movement in our country was originally brought to main stream consciousness by the Tea Party, and then the Tea Party was co-opted by Republican opportunists such as John McCain and Sarah Palin. They used the Tea Party to serve their agenda and gain popularity like any plastic smile, baby hugging politician would. Now the liberty movement which chose Ron Paul as it’s leader, has been betrayed by his son and by the man himself.
I’m a political atheist, but I now know no matter how strong a politician may appear, he can be bought, threatened, or coerced to sell out. I have no idea what caused this change in the Paul’s, but in my opinion they can no longer be trusted.
An idea can never die, and the idea of the Republic of the United States will never die. It’s up to us to make the change. It’s up to us to find our own leader, and restore this Republic. Both parties are co-opted and have sold us out a million times. Do not vote in this upcoming election. If enough of us refuse to choose between a bad incumbent who is compromised, and a bad candidate who is a flip flopper, then we can deem this election illegitimate.
We have the power.
We are the people. You must never forget that. The time is now. Future generations will remember us for what we do at this time.
Refuse to allow the Republic to die. REFUSE!