I’m constantly hearing that Ron Paul can’t get anything done in Washington. No argument. He doesn’t rub elbows, stroke egos or blow smoke up the right asses so why is that so surprising? Does this make him unelectable? It does if the average voter lacks the guts for significant change. Believe me when I say we are WAY beyond comfort zones.
The fact that he gets resistance should be a barometer for correctness because what we have…isn’t. I hear many screaming about the status quo and how things must change. Now, let me see if I have this right. We are dissatisfied with what’s coming out of Washington lately. So logic dictates that we are unhappy with the average politician. Yet…we denigrate a man who feels the same way and can’t get a majority of these outlaws to side with honest policies.
It’s not Ron Paul’s policies that have to change. It’s the “business as usual” that has to change. The status quo. As far as his foreign policies go, who are we more concerned about? Israel or the United states? Iran or the United States? Russia vowed to “burry” us in the cold war and they have more than 30,000 nukes and I hear people complaining about Iran MAYBE achieving nuclear functionality. Other than the fact that we have been duped by the propaganda of a militarily industrious corporate government into a climate of fear and hatred, where is the threat significant enough to risk our economic security over?
Pandora’s box is open and we, the U.S., opened it. The genie’s not going back in the bottle no matter how much we wish it so. Iran IS going to get a bomb. So…do we continue to stir the hornets nest so that when they finally get it they are significantly pissed off at us to hurl it post haste? All this while costing us billions in the vain attempt to make it not so. This flies in the face of ALL logic and rationality. Unfortunately logic falls by the wayside in the face of enough national fear and hatred. We LOVE to hate; we’re good at it and even better at rationalizing it.
Paul is willing and ready to kick ass if NEED BE. But the majority of the populous must agree and ratify. That means congress must declare war. Do we really want that power in the hands of one man and if so why? All the concern about his foreign policy doesn’t amount to a hill of beans when he is willing to defer to congress? If we the people don’t want it, it doesn’t fly. I can’t imagine (but apparently it’s true) that I’m hearing my countrymen say that they are willing to give that power over to the “Powers-that-be”.
We need to stop all the intra-party bickering and get behind the only man that is seen by Washington as a threat to status quo. At a time when we are so set upon by corporate government that hundreds of thousands of our young people have considered it preferable to freeze and be pepper-sprayed and beaten by taking to the streets in protest, we need to opt for change. The only person that holds out a hope of that is Ron Paul.
Consider this: Ron Paul is fully aware that if he wins this election, there is a very real risk that he will be assassinated before he completes his term. He’s running anyway because he loves his country that much. That qualifies as a hero in my book.