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Birthday Wishes For A True Statesman

August 20, 2012 by  

Birthday Wishes For A True Statesman

Today, Personal Liberty wishes a happy birthday to Republican Presidential candidate, veteran Congressman and America’s foremost modern champion of liberty, freedom, sound money and a return to the values of a Constitutional Republic: Ron Paul.

During his more than 30 years as a Congressman, Paul has held true to his values and has rejected the corrupting influences that render so many of our leaders criminally culpable in the coming financial and societal collapse of the United States.

As Paul, who today turns 77 years old, continues to fight against those in positions of power within the Republican Party for the simple right to have his voice heard at the coming convention in Tampa, Fla., Americans who recognize the dire state of affairs in their Nation would do well to heed his decades of warnings.

Paul is scheduled to retire from Congress after November. With few in Washington likely to pick up where Paul will leave off, every American champion of liberty should consider what he or she can do continue the Congressman’s career-spanning uphill battle against those who wish to deliver the final blows to the Constitutional republic.

And lack of political power is no excuse for any American citizen to feel helpless in furthering Paul’s legacy. In his book Liberty Defined, the Congressman explains why the American everyman has at his disposal something more powerful than any Washington bureaucrat, moneyed special interest or tyrannical big-government psychopath:

Ideas are very important to the shaping of society. In fact, they are more powerful than bombings or armies or guns. And this is because ideas are capable of spreading without limit. They are behind all the choices we make. They can transform the world in a way that governments and armies cannot. Fighting for liberty with ideas makes more sense to me than fighting with guns or politics or political power. With ideas, we can make real change that lasts.

If the Republican Party, by illegal maneuvering and Soviet tactics, refuses Paul his earned position at the convention to espouse his ideas, let it be known to all of the corporate cronies, RINOS and neocons who shamelessly pretend to value the Constitution in order to further their criminal aspirations: They may quiet Paul for now, but the ideas that he put forth — based on the very ideas of the Nation’s Founders — ring loud and clear in the hearts and minds of an army of Constitutional defenders.

Happy birthday to Ron Paul, who is not America’s last true statesman, but the ideological father of a million more.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    I AM NOT FAMILIAR WITH U. S. Representative Ron Paul’s IDEOLOGY. SINCE HE IS SEVENTY-SEVEN, WOULDN’T Senator Rick Santorum HAVE BEEN A YOUNGER VERSION OF Rep. Paul?

    I WISH I COULD SEE A STATISTICAL “BREAKDOWN” OF THOSE WHO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS “LIBERTARIAN,” “REPUBLICAN” OR, “TEA-PARTIER.” YESTERDAY, ON A SUNDAY MORNING NEWS SHOW, I CONSTANTLY HEARD JOURNALISTS REFER TO “TEA-PARTIERS” – THE WORD, “REPUBLICAN” WAS RARELY USED.

    • http://boblivingstonpl.wordpress.com Bob Livingston

      Dear CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON,

      You write: “SINCE HE IS SEVENTY-SEVEN, WOULDN’T Senator Rick Santorum HAVE BEEN A YOUNGER VERSION OF Rep. Paul?” NO!

      Best wishes,
      Bob

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Bob Livingston,”

        MY POINT IS, THE AVERAGE AMERICAN OBTAINS POLITICAL INFORMATION FROM TELEVISION NEWS AND NEWSPAPERS. IN THE AVERAGE-AMERICAN MINDSET, THERE ARE ONLY TWO POLITICAL PARTIES – OTHER PARTIES ARE CONSIDERED “FRINGE.”

        IF YOU ARE – LET US SAY – IN YOUR SEVENTIES AND HAVE BEEN CONSERVATIVE YOUR ENTIRE LIFE. HOW CAN THIS PERSON EMBRACE A “LIBERTARIAN,” OR, A “TEA-PARTY” IDEOLOGY WHEN THESE “FRINGE” GROUPS HAVE NO CHANCE OF REALISTIC IMPACT ON POLICY? [AT THIS TIME]. A PERSON VOTES BECAUSE HE/SHE WANTS THAT VOTE TO HAVE A “REAL” IMPACT – NOT, AN UNREALISTIC AND FUTURISTIC “HOPE.”

        A PERSON WHO VOTES “REPUBLICAN” WOULD NOT NECESSARILY EMBRACE A “LIBERTARIAN,” OR, “TEA-PARTY” IDEOLOGY; IT SEEMS YESTERDAY’S SUNDAY-TALK SHOW WAS IMPLYING THOSE CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS ARE NO LONGER IMPORTANT. BUT, AT THE VOTING BOOTH, PEOPLE FEEL THEY ONLY HAVE TWO CHOICES.

        AS ALWAYS, I ENJOY YOUR SITE, SIR
        CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      • 45caliber

        Christopher:

        Ron Paul is more Libertarian than Republican but he runs as a Republican for some of the reasons you mentioned. I live in his district. The Republicans don’t like him any better than the Demos do since he refuses to toe party orders. Actually, the Republican primary is more heated than the general election here. The Demos already know they have lost. He tends to vote for what he thinks is best for the district and the country instead. Even his “pork” is designed to help the area and not any person or company despite what the Demos (and GOP) might want you to believe.

        I dislike some of his stance since I’m against drugs. He prefers to allow everyone the freedom to use if they wish – I’ve seen too many drug adicts and I don’t. Frankly, I prefer to see drug dealers shot than imprisoned. He wants to guard the borders, which I do want. He wants to pull all our troops home – which I want AFTER they finish off the Taliban. There are other differences too. One thing I do what that he wants badly is to audit the Federal Reserve. It is not federal – it is a privately owned banking system. He believes – probably correctly – that they are making far more dollars than they admit to making and keep those for their own use overseas. The same family also makes most of Europe’s money. He does believe in the Constitution and wants to follow it as most of us here do. He was a pediatrician, if I remember correctly, and is against abortion as a result. He is also one of the reasons for Oblamacare since the lawyers don’t like the fact that physicians are one of the very few professions that can afford to run against them for political office. The Demos have a bill in Congress to ban doctors from running for office but so far dont’ have the votes to pass it. With Oblamacare, they restrict what a doctor can earn to prevent them from getting enough to run against the lawyers. After all, only lawyers should hold political office, right? They certainly think so!

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “45caliber,”

        AS ALWAYS SIR, YOU HAVE GREAT COMMENTS.

        IT IS ONE THING FOR A CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE TO BE LIBERTARIAN; IT IS QUITE ANOTHER FOR A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TO BE LIBERTARIAN. I COULD BE WRONG, BUT AS A BETTING MAN, I BELIEVE IF SOMEONE POLLED THE “MAN ON THE STREET” AND ASK THOSE POLLED TO DEFINE LIBERTARIANISM AND TEA-PARTYISM, MOST COULD NOT; THEREFORE, THE PUBLIC HAS TO BE “SCHOOLED” BEFORE ONE OF THESE “FRINGE” POLITICIANS CAN GAIN NATIONAL “TRACTION.”

        THOSE WHO PLAN ON “WRITING-IN” Ron Paul MUST BE DOING SO OUT OF LOYALTY – NOT, PRACTICALITY. IF I SEE Mr. Paul’s NAME ON THE TENNESSEE BALLOT, I WILL PROBABLY VOTE FOR HIM. IN THE PAST, I DID NOT PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE BALLOT IN REFERENCE TO THIRD-PARTIES. I ALWAYS VOTE THE ENTIRE REPUBLICAN TICKET.

    • Max Kerr

      Dear CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON:

      If you are not FAMILIAR WITH U. S. Representative Ron Paul’s IDEOLOGY, then you should educate yourself about his ideology to make comparisons.

      Happy Birthday Rep. Paul . . . Keep fighting the good fight!

    • Wayne rigg

      Rick Sanorum is nothing like Ron Paul…if you took the time to watch the debates you wouldn’t be asking this question…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HXmARJofnk

    • http://www.facebook.com/amy.schrecengost.1 Amy Schrecengost

      A younger version of Ron Paul would be his son, Rand Paul…who is a US Congressman himself. Santorum, while he may say he’s ultra conservative, is anything but. I know this first hand, as he was a Senator for our state (PA). I suggest you compare the voting records of the two, and you’ll find that Santorum is NOT the conservative he claims to be.

      • 45caliber

        Amy:

        Rand Paul is a Senator from Tennessee instead of a Congressman. Just info.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        Rand Paul IS A SENATOR FROM KENTUCKY.

    • KC Ted

      Dr Paul is the leader of the liberty movement, which has gone beyond the USA into nations all over the world. Santorum is a plastic establishment lackey pretending to be in the religious right to curry favor. Enormous difference.

      Happy Birthday Dr/Congressman/Captain Ron Paul! A true historical figure and modern day American Hero! I will consider you my president regardless who wins the election.

    • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.dobbins Thomas Dobbins

      Uh, no. If you think that Santorum is a younger version of Rep. Paul then you either know nothing about Rep. Paul or nothing about Santorum…

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Thomas Dobbins,”

        I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT Ron Paul. WHEN Senator Rick Santorum FIRST RAN FOR THE SENATE, I SAW MUCH OF HIS CAMPAIGN ON C-SPAN. I THOUGHT [THINK] HE IS FANTASTIC.

  • xcactus51

    America is a better place because of Dr. Paul. Regardless of his age!

  • http://Gaines Marie

    Happy Birthday Ron Paul and I wish you many more. We need your voice and sound reasoning!

  • JimH

    Happy Birthday, Ron. Keep up the good work.

  • Palin16

    Happy Birthday Dr. Paul

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Happy Birthday, Dr. Paul.

  • cawmun cents

    A real good birthday present would be auditing the Fed!
    -CC.

  • http://facebook polly lemasters

    Happiest of Birthdays Dr. Paul!!!! Have many many more. We need all the common sense we can get in Washington!!!!! And as far as I can tell, there aren’t many like you!

  • ELaine Wilhelm

    Don’t give up the fight. We need a real leader with real integrity in the White House!

  • JeffH

    Happy Birthday Ron Paul!

  • David

    Happy Birthday Mr. future President Ron Paul. I still have faith you will make it.

  • Jennifer Teague

    Happy Birthday Mr. Ron Paul. Thank you for all you do for America!! I appreciate you and your love of America!!

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