In case anyone missed the action, Ron Paul is on the move in Minnesota, taking enough delegates at the Republican Convention to secure 32 out of 40 delegates. Well done Minnesota.
Naturally, it should come as no surprise that Mr. Paul fared so well in that state for if we recall, the good folks in Minnesota are serious about smaller government and greater liberty. This is a strongly independent state and the independents are a strong base of support for Paul.
But what else is going on here?
Ron Paul is taking the race to another level. His people are well-organized, determined, and loyal. In addition, he is virtually ignoring the so-called independent polls conducted by the mainstream media that has yet to concede that not only can he win the GOP nomination, he is the ONLY candidate positioned to beat President Obama. Why can he win?
A brief history of politics over the course of the last 30 years is useful here.
Ron Paul entered politics as a State Representative during a time when Ronald Reagan was escalating the arms race in a move to crush the USSR under massive debt. Unfortunately, he nearly crushed America as well.
When Reagan took office, the national debt was around one trillion dollars or about $4000 per person and by the time he left, it had quadrupled. It was a bold move and it worked; the only problem was with his successors.
George HW Bush increased the debt another trillion and a half AFTER the USSR fell in what can only be attributed to massive waste and pork barrel spending on the part of Congress, but permitted by the President.
Bill Clinton took over and the Congressional power shift to the GOP caused some stagnation in DC. Clinton clearly understood Reagan’s ideology better than his own party (GOP) and sought to reduce the debt. This he did in his second term.
In the winter of 1996, a spend-crazy GOP-led Congress came to Clinton with a simple request: Raise the debt ceiling. Clinton refused unless Congress could bring to him a balanced budget—that is, a budget that does not automatically surpass revenues. This was not an unreasonable request and the ensuing stalemate lasted for 22 days. During this time, the United States as a political entity did not effectively exist. In other words, had Congress and the President not come to terms, there would be no nation called the United States of America today! Consider the implications of that as we proceed.
By the end of his term, Bill Clinton paid the debt back down to the place it was when Reagan left office.
George W. Bush escalated the debt more than any other President in history and then Barak Obama increased it some more, though not nearly as much (of course, he did more in less time, so another term could spell disaster for America).
I know of many people who were brought into the GOP by Reagan because his policies made sense. The so-called “leaders” of the party after his departure made a mockery of his programs out of one side of their mouths while claiming he was the best President ever. Can we say hypocrites?
Hence, over the course of the next few decades, all the ground that Reagan made was lost by people like both Bushes, Gingrich, the Romney’s in Congress, and many others. Small-government, liberty-minded individuals fled to 3rd parties and the only reason the GOP maintains is through crafty and illegal political moves such as getting dead people in Texas to vote (is this what happened in Florida in 2000? Read the Forida solution here).
Not that the Democratic Party has done any better, but at least they have some semblance of scruples regarding their beliefs. Still, the folks that liked Reagan enough to support him will not likely support Obama (at least not this time around). In addition, these folks have some experience under their belt and can see through the façade presented by Romney.
Ron Paul is different. He has not once wavered in his course to end the monopoly called the Federal Reserve. He has consistently voted in favor of liberty: Against the so-called USA PATRIOT Act, against the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan, against both SOPA and PIPA, against raising the debt ceiling, and for the only economic program that has ever brought true prosperity to the nation (sound money system—gold and silver—which for some strange reason Congress opposes).
But for some reason, the national public cannot seem to ignore the mainstream media when they spew the lie that Romney is the clear front-runner. Nothing could be further from the truth. Oddly, this same public will repeatedly state that they do not trust the media or politicians. But they do. Go figure.
This is why the clear victory in Minnesota is so encouraging. This is a victory that the Media should not be able to ignore…they may, but it will REALLY show them up to be what many already believe them to be—lapdogs for the Status Quo.
I cannot say what my State of Louisiana will decide nor the rest of the nation, but at least one group of Americans have put their proverbial foot down and made it clear that they have had enough of the skyrocketing debt and the associated economic woes. I suppose they have had enough unemployment, housing foreclosures, and inflation. The only question then is…Have YOU had enough?
A vote for Ron Paul sends a clear message that cannot be ignored: We the People still matter. DC needs to listen.
PS-the current debt level equals $53,000 per person…surely a managable level if we listen to the Status Quo. But don’t forget, the entitlement programs are now in the red for the first time in history. Factor that in and the figure is trippled. Personally, I am offended that MY representatives callously put me into 50k of debt and do not allow me the option of paying it down.
For more about this victory in Minnesota, read “Ron Paul Sweeps Minnesota”
Update: Read about the Crybabies in Vegas.
- Ron Paul May be Leading the Race (jeffoakes.me)
- ABC News Side Note – Ron Paul Wins 32 of Minnesota’s 40 Delegates (alexanderhiggins.com)
- The Less-Well-Known Ron Paul Victory in Georgia (dailypaul.com)
- What Does Ron Paul Want? (runronpaul.com)
- Ron Paul Wins Minnesota State Convention (abcnews.go.com)
- Voting for Ron Paul is not Enough to Take Back our Republic. (lonestarwatchdog.blogspot.com)
- Why We’re Entering the Age of Ron Paul (newsworldwide.wordpress.com)
- Ron Paul: Repeal The 1913 Rothschild Federal Reserve: The Hidden Treasonists! (politicalvelcraft.org)
- Moving Forward: Mitt Romney, Tampa And The Revolution…By Jack Hunter (dailypaul.com)
- Jack Hunter – Moving Forward: Mitt Romney, Tampa And The Revolution (runronpaul.com)