Rand Paul’s announcement on FOX News two days ago has left most of the Ron Paul r3VOLution feeling shocked, angry, sad, betrayed, and confused. As Ron Paul’s own son, I am guessing that few of us expected Rand to go so far as to endorse Romney, even those who have mistrusted Rand and his intentions for a while now. I have been thinking about what happened, and I have come up with four possible explanations for Rand’s actions…
1. Rand Paul is a traitorous scumbag and a typical sell-out politician who cares only about his own political career. No better than Obamney, he has willingly betrayed his dad and the entire r3VOLution. This is the conclusion 90% of us immediately jumped to, including myself.
2. Rand Paul is strategizing, likely with the approval of and maybe even at the suggestion of his dad. Remember, the Pauls are very intelligent people and are well aware of the force and power of the establishment machine we face. Perhaps they want the sheeple and MSM to forget about Ron Paul so he can pull a surprise victory at the convention. An “endorsement” of Mittens by Rand would make it seem like Ron Paul has given up. The Republicans at the convention would never see him coming!
3. A few weeks ago Ron Paul had breakfast at Ben Bernanke’s. Then not too long ago Rand met up with Romney. What if the Pauls were threatened in some way? Assassinating Ron Paul would not stop the r3VOLution just as assassinating MLK didn’t stop the Civil Rights movement. You can kill a person, but you cannot kill an idea whose time has come, as the elite know very well. However, Ron and Rand Paul’s family could have been threatened. What if they (the establishment/powers that be) forced Rand to endorse Romney and stop supporting his dad’s campaign under threat of harming his three sons (Ron Paul’s grandsons)? I am sure ALL of us would do the same as Rand did if our families were threatened.
4. Rand honestly thinks that his dad’s campaign is done, that Romney can actually beat Obama & isn’t his ideological twin, and that endorsing him will help Rand’s political career in the long run. I am doubting this one because I have always thought that Rand Paul was a rather smart person, but I thought I might as well throw it in here.
I am not claiming to have any answers here, however I do think this is an issue which at least needs to be discussed. Have you ever seen that old movie, “Twelve Angry Men”? It’s about a dozen men on a jury for a trial of a young man accused of murdering his father. At the beginning the evidence, at first glance, all seems to point to the boy being guilty, and 11 of the jurors are ready to simply declare him guilty and be done with it quickly. But one juror convinces the others to at least talk about the facts and discuss it instead of jumping to conclusions. Finally at the end after truly examining the evidence they declare the defendant innocent. It’s an incredible movie, if you’ve never seen it.
Anyway, I’m not saying that Rand is innocent, and I’m not saying that he isn’t, but I at least think we should discuss this and consider all possibilities rather than making assumptions. I admit, I am guilty of jumping to conclusions here too and perhaps that had something to do with my strong emotions about this. But after clearing my head I have been able to think more rationally about the whole incident.
I would love to hear your thoughts.
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Thomas Jefferson is often considered one of America’s greatest Founding Fathers, and he is one of my personal heroes. However, many haters say terrible things about him, calling him a hypocrite and saying that he knew nothing about freedom due to him owning slaves. Instead of making assumptions about it, I am going to lay out the true facts about it here.
Jefferson inherited his slaves when he was about 14 from a relative who passed away. In his political career, he fought for anti-slavery laws but unfortunately was not too successful due to the prominent pro-slavery attitude in Virginia at the time. In fact, he even condemned the slave trade in his original draft of the Declaration of Independence; however, the paragraph on it was taken out by the congress – a change which Jefferson said he deeply resented.
But the biggest question most people wonder about is, if Jefferson was such a big advocate of freedom, why didn’t he free his slaves? Simply, he could not. Virginia laws prevented him from doing so. He freed a few of the slaves in his will, but could not free most of them under the law.
Notably, he did pay his slaves for some of their work, and allowed them to keep wages that they earned elsewhere.
In conclusion, I hope people see that Thomas Jefferson was not the villain that some revisionists have painted him to be. He was a true American hero and patriot and deserves to be recognized as such.
Sources: The Internet; some writings of Thomas Jefferson; the book “The Jefferson Lies” by David Barton
Thomas Jefferson was a brilliant individual who came up with many ingenious inventions. Is it possible that he created a time machine during his lifetime, also? Archaeologists are wondering after making this remarkable discovery, rolled up behind an old wall in the basement of Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello:
Experts have confirmed the painting as authentic.
“Thomas Jefferson lives. He’s Ron Paul.” -Doug Wead, historian
(Note: This isn’t real).
After the Ron Paul rally in Philadelphia two weeks ago, I went to visit Independence Hall, the birthplace of our nation and later, it’s Constitution. It was a very moving experience for me.
Our tour guide spoke and explained some interesting facts. One thing that intrigued me was a story he told us about when the Constitution was being written.
On the back of the chair at the front desk of the room (where I believe George Washington sat) is a plaque of the sun on the horizon:
According to the account told to us by our tour guide, after the Constitution was done being written and had been signed, Ben Franklin stood up and said that the entire time he had often looked at the little sun behind the President without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting. But now, he said, he knew that it was a rising sun.
Now look at Barack Obama’s campaign logo:
It is also a sun on the horizon. Is it rising, or is it setting?
Let’s see. Over 200 years have passed since the day the Constitution was ratified. Since then, and most notably in the past decade, it has been completely trashed by the US government. In Obama’s admininistration alone, over half the Bill of Rights has been wiped out under the National Defense Authorization Act. The government has also been trying to pass Internet censorship bills – the latest being CISPA. There goes the First Amendment! The nation our Founders established has all but vanished. And unless we the people do something about it, the sun will set on the America we once knew and cherished. In it’s place will arise a totalitarian state, ready to merge into the coming one world government.
I am a Ron Paul supporter. This election season, no candidate will get my vote for the Office of President of the United States of America except for Ron Paul. There will be no exceptions. If he does not win the nomination, I will write his name on the ballot.
No amount of slick talking, flip-flopping, wooing, cajoling, threatening, or condescending will persuade me to vote for any other contender for that office.
You don’t want to admit it, but you know that the Republican Party cannot beat Obama without me, a Ron Paul supporter. It’s long past time you admit it.
You and I have conflicting goals. I will only cast a vote for liberty, for peace, for small government, for fiscal sanity and respect for the Constitution of the United States and adherence to the oath of office of the Presidency.
You however are content merely to vote for whatever Republican the GOP leadership and the media approve of.
I will not move. I cannot be persuaded. You cannot win without me. I am not here to convince you that Ron Paul’s positions are superior. I am not here to convince you that his foreign policy is in line with traditional conservatism. I am not here to convince you that his understanding of economics put everyone else in Washington to shame. I am not even here to convince you that the positions of the other candidates are not materially different than Obama.
No, I don’t need to do any of that. I only need to tell you that without me, you have lost.
If you do not vote for Ron Paul in your Primary or Caucus, you are already defeated. If you fail to nominate Ron Paul to be the Republican candidate for President, Barack Hussein Obama will serve a second term.
This is not blackmail. This is not a threat. This is a simple statement of fact.
I stand firm and I will not accept anything less.
Apparently some people think that because Ron Paul wants to leave abortion up to the state governments rather than the Feds, he is pro-choice. This is totally false.
First, the other choices we have are definitely not pro-life. Even Santorum, hailed as “the Christian candidate” by evangelicals before he dropped out, voted at least 5 times for bills that included funding for Planned Parenthood. And Mitt Romney, of course, is a notorious flip-flopper. Check out his old stances on abortion – does he really seem trustworthy?
Back to Ron Paul. Dr. Paul, as you may know, is not a career politician. He is an OBGYN and is very much dedicated to preserving and protecting life. Please watch Dr. Paul on abortion in this short video:
Unlike Mitt Romney, Ron Paul has been consistently pro-life. You don’t have to trust me, you can go back and just look at his speeches and voting records for decades back.
Now, about Dr. Paul and states’s rights on abortion…
1. States prosecute murder without intervention from the federal government. Do you propose to take this prerogative away from states, too?
2. The alternative is to elect a long line of pro-life presidents, hope they elect enough Supreme Court Justices to one day over turn Roe v Wade, AND keep electing pro-life candidates so that it is not later overturned. This is the plan since Roe v Wade, how’s it working for YOU? It will NEVER happen using this approach! NEVER! If you insist on making it a federal issue, you are insuring that it always stays legal!
3. The ONLY hope of limiting/outlawing abortion in most states is by making it a states issue! Otherwise, it stays just like it is now!
4. The Constitution does not give this jurisdiction to the federal government.
“If you can’t protect life you can’t protect liberty, because liberty is a consequence of life.” -Ron Paul
“It is much more difficult for pro-life advocates to win politically at the federal level. Those who seek a pro-life culture must accept that we will never persuade 300 million Americans to agree with us. Our focus should be on overturning Roe and getting the federal government completely out of the business of regulating state matters. A pro-life culture can be built only from the ground up, person by person. For too long we have viewed the battle as purely political, but no political victory can change a degraded culture. A pro-life culture must arise from each of us as individuals, not by the edict of an amoral federal government.” -Ron Paul