Ron Paul Challenges the 'Cult of the
We at FreedomsPhoenix are soooo all
over this story.... and here's why.
The evolution of Ron Paul's campaign
for President and the r3VOLution that supports that campaign have
more often than not run a close parallel. Overlapping interests were
due to the sharing of personal goals that orbited a desire to be
free. And the most obvious representations of those overlappings have
been at the state by state efforts to secure National Party Delegates
for the Republican Party Convention this September.
Ron Paul has attracted more than a
large number of enthusiastic supporters, he has attracted decent and
ethical men, women and children that support the “rule of law”
and fairness as the only limitations on their efforts to achieve
For the first time that I am aware of
Ron Paul and his campaign has clearly taken the side of the members
of the Republican Party in direct opposition to the Republican Party
leadership,... at every level.
In the past Ron Paul has been willing
to make his positions clear while supporting the tradition of the
Republican Party in hopes of influencing change with the competition
of ideas and philosophy. But before real change can be accomplished
it is essential to point out just how far the Republican Party (and
American Politics in general) has been removed from the influence of
the people that are said to make up its membership.
It has been well documented and
understood by anyone with any interest in the truth just how corrupt
politics has always been. But for the first time in history the
ability to observe the process in real time has educated millions
when it has counted. And for the first time there is the right
candidate for President that is in the right place at the right time
in history to really make a difference by exposing what goes into the
making of the United States Government's sausage that we are
constantly being force feed.
“We hope to make
it clear that Ron Paul supports all of the individual participants in
the process (of the Nevada Republican Party Convention) that followed
all of the rules and now may have all of their efforts, expenses and
votes negated because the desired results of the Nevada Republican
Party's membership didn't match the desired results of Republican
Party leadership.” said Lew Moore, Ron Paul's National Campaign
Wow! Does this
mean what I hope it means?
Well, I'm not
really sure what it means. But it is definitely a welcome change. For
the first time that I am aware of the Ron Paul campaign has made it
clear that Dr. Paul is siding with the Republican Party's membership.
While Dr. Paul has not been shy about his opinion that John McCain
was not representative of what it means to be a “Republican”, he
has yet to directly challenge the Republican Party leadership in
their efforts to limit what the party membership had to say about
what they thought best represented the Republican ideal,... until
I'm certain that
many others may not see today's announcement/press release the same
way that I do. But I am confident that behind closed doors
(especially here in Arizona with our State convention/delegate
selection only 10 days away) there are very important decisions to be
made. Will the Republican Party abide by their own rules, or will
they abandon any pretense and demonstrate what has been known by
activists for decades, that they make rules as they are required.
As a libertarian
activist it is easily understood why I am very happy to see Dr. Paul
take a stand against the corruption that all political collectives
share. But his success at changing the minds of the Republican Party
leadership is not a determining factor in that success. Once again we
can see just how much is gained by the education of those that have
been duped into thinking that the political process was anything more
than a rubber stamp of decisions made long ago to make absolutely
certain that our lives are under the control of others.
I don't expect the
Ron Paul campaign to spend a great deal of time and money on the
securing of the delegates won at the Nevada State Convention. In fact
I am sure that the 'System's Bad Guys' would very much enjoy this
distraction from the daily damage the r3VOLution continues to inflict
on their legitimacy. I do expect the real challenge to be in the form
of creative activities from individuals that will use this example to
further erode the varnish of credibility the current political
process has (and the Republican Party in particular).
The courts are
always an option, but more for the media coverage obtained due to the
“government numbers” provided by such an effort. These numbers
(case numbers) are little more than permission slips/requirements for
press coverage. Often just another legitimizing of another portion of
“the system”. Other than the limited benefit of documentation of
a grievance's details and the limited education for the people that
there was a grievance at all, I expect little benefit from the court
power comes from the already established communications network that
allows us the powers of instant communications (so we can expect the
Internet to be a target of the Biggest and the Baddest with the
unlimited resources of a federal/global government).
from the government's propaganda matrix we are then left to our own
choices about what to do. I do not expect Dr. Paul to save me or my
family. But I have a great deal of admiration and respect for a man
that has done so much for so little for so long and still has the
courage to take on the most powerful in the full light of day.
Now is not the
time for us to relax, we need to divert some of our attention to
thoughts of how we might pursue an end game to this election cycle
and its aftermath. Failing to utterly defeat the enemy means we must
fight the same battles again, but pyrrhic victories are often common
in politics when emotions are involved and we should be mindful of
When you have such
enemies on the canvas, there is a great tendency for many to kick
them in the face and leave a scar to remember you by. But then you
must be prepared for the escalation that will produce. Often it is
argued that your enemy should be allowed an escape route to prevent
carnage that could otherwise be avoided. But in the end each of us is
ultimately responsible for our own actions, what actions we endorse
and even what actions we allow to happen in our name or we
demonstrate that we have learned nothing over the past year.
We are well into
the time that we should start thinking about where all of this freedom fighting
is leading,... you didn't think that advocating freedom in a neoCONed
country was going to end in a handshake,... did you?
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