Things I've Learned From Being a Ron Paul Supporter

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Wed, 03/19/2008 - 3:27pm.

I became an instant Ron Paul supporter when I heard him say in a debate something to the effect that:  by Nelson Winters

We're fretting about third world nations that don't have an army, navy or air force and don't have any nuclear weapons while during the Cold War we went toe-to-toe with the Soviets who had an army, navy and air force and had 40,000 nukes pointed at us.

As soon as I heard it, I knew he was right and I was wrong and I had a lot of learning to do. Well, I got busy reading books and stuff online and talking with people and here's some of the stuff that I would like to thank Ron Paul for opening my eyes to:

I learned about the Federal Reserve and the the inflation tax and how this is one of the most important and least understood issues of all.

I learned that if the government would cut spending it could easily function without the revenues it gets from the income tax.

I learned that we are are an empire and that our foreign policy needs to be re-examined if we ever hope to combat terrorism.

I learned how international organizations (UN, NAFTA, CAFTA, World Bank, IMF, etc.) threaten our national sovereignty by trumping our Constitution with their dictates.

I learned that the media is more controlled and controlling than I ever imagined.

I learned the difference between collectivism and individualism. Between a democracy and a republic. Between isolationism and non-interventionism. Between republican and conservative.

I learned what is meant by the rule of law versus the rule of man.

I learned that by ignoring parts of the Constitution we undermine the checks and balances built into it.

I learned that the Bill of Rights doesn't grant us any rights, but rather goes out of it's way to deny the government from infringing upon our rights.

I learned that we've already forfeited many of the civil liberties to the government of which the Bill of Rights was designed to protect us from.

I learned that security can not be achieved by sacrificing liberty.

I learned that there's solutions to our nation's toughest problems and miraculously it's all contained in a short document written over 200 years ago.

I learned that each and every one of us not only can make a difference, but it's our duty to stand up a do our part.

I learned that our similarities are MUCH greater than our differences.

I learned that education is the key.

I learned all of this and so much more in the past four months. These are all things that I KNOW to be true. I will do my best to teach my children these ideas. I will teach them to teach their children. I will share the ideas of liberty and the constitution to as many as I can. I will remain vigilant. I will remain involved. Dr. Paul cured my apathy.


Nelson Winters - March 6, 2008 - posted at

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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Wed, 03/19/2008 - 3:27pm.