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.