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The Ron Paul Revolution Past 2012
October 10, 2011
Editorial By Nelson Hultberg
Times of great crisis in history are usually the crucible from which nations form new leaders and new visions. Such leaders seem to suddenly appear, often out of nowhere, to alter the national path pursued, to cleanse the old ways and stake out a saner, more just means of living and governing.
Is it God, destiny, fate that are somehow at work to bring about a saving metamorphosis in which some visionary soul rises to the occasion to stir the passions of the people and bring about a righting of the ship? Whatever the force may be, our country is in dire need of its power today.
If such a force is at work in history, I pray that it is exerting some heady pressure upon the one politician in Washington who has never been a politician – Congressman Ron Paul, who has always been a throwback to the original "citizen statesman" promoted by the Founders as the ideal type of leader for the republic they had formed.
It is said that the Founders modeled their "citizen statesman" after the example of Cincinnatus of Rome. In the early days of the Roman Republic around 450 BC, Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus was a private farmer who left his plough to lead his countrymen in battle against enemy invaders, and then returned to his pastoral life, only to be called again later to lead the Republic as Consul in a time of political crisis. Cincinnatus has, thus, been handed down over the centuries as a prime example of the citizen statesman who does not seek office and political power as a lifetime career, but gives service to his country by his leadership when called.
Ron Paul is our modern day Cincinnatus. He serves the Republic that the Founding Fathers gave us, rather than the unlimited Democracy into which the socialists have transformed us. In a world that no longer values the guiding benevolence of the Constitution, Ron Paul makes it his revered compass. In a Washington dominated by unctuous Machiavellians who build their lives upon Faustian bargains and ruthless careerism, Ron Paul stands like a majestic oak of clarity and sanity in defense of the American ideal. His watchword is "steadfast adherence to principle." Compromise if need be on the means of implementation; but never on the principle itself. Never on the Constitution. Never on the rights of man.
"The Feds want us to be hamsters on a treadmill," says Paul, "working hard, all day long, to pay high taxes, but otherwise entirely docile and controlled. The huge, expensive, and out-of-control leviathan that we call the Federal Government wants to run every single aspect of our lives. I'm in Congress to cut the government: its taxes, its bureaucrats, its spending, and every single unconstitutional action it takes."
The beautiful thing about Ron Paul is that he has the mettle to back up his campaign rhetoric with action. The man fulfills his promises. Imagine that! In this day and age, a politician who does precisely what he says he will do! When big government advocates smear him as a "right-wing extremist," Paul calmly replies, "Isn't that what George III called Thomas Jefferson?" You can almost hear an ingenuous Jimmy Stewart talking to reporters on the Capitol steps in "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington." Frank Capra would have loved Ron Paul.
The Famous Speech
On July 10, 2003, Dr. Paul gave perhaps the most important speech of his political life, "Neo-Conned," to the House of Representatives. (Click here to read.) "The modern-day, limited-government movement has been co-opted," he stated in his opening. "The conservatives have failed in their effort to shrink the size of government. There has not been, nor will there soon be, a conservative revolution in Washington. Political party control of the federal government has changed, but the inexorable growth in the size and scope of government has continued unabated."
Following this opening salvo, the patriot doctor proceeded to put forth a blistering expose of the political-intellectual movement called "neoconservatism," its sinister goals, its former socialist members and how it has taken over Washington politics along with Big Media to further the desecration of the Constitution and the vision of a free and ordered Republic.
We have come to our present deteriorated state of affairs, said Paul, "because ideas...have consequences. Bad ideas have bad consequences, and even the best of intentions have unintended consequences."
"Spending, borrowing and printing money cannot be the road to prosperity," he warned. "It's never worked anytime throughout history. A point is always reached where government planning, spending and inflation run out of steam....Both sides of the political spectrum must one day realize that limitless government intrusion in the economy, in our personal lives, and in the affairs of other nations cannot serve the best interests of America. This is not a conservative problem, nor is it a liberal problem – it's a government intrusion problem that comes from both groups."
Powerful words from a bold contrarian to a corrupt and conformist Congress.
What Needs to be Done
Let this be an open plea to Congressman Ron Paul. The past 35 years of your life have resulted in a profound and accomplished career of service to the noblest ideals of Western civilization. Yet as great as those years have been, I believe they are but a prologue to your real destiny. I believe the force working through history, that I spoke of earlier in this article, has been preparing you for the final denouement of your real destiny. And that is to lead a great, enduring crusade to reinstill the principles of the Founding Fathers into the public forum. It will be a dramatic first step toward salvation of the Republic in these initial tumultuous decades of the 21st century.
This dramatic first step is for you to launch a viable independent challenge to the tyrannical Demopublican establishment in 2012 if you fail to gain the GOP nomination. No man is better suited for this endeavor than you. Ross Perot saw the need for such a challenge in 1992, but unfortunately, he did not understand the necessity to carve out a distinctly different political vision than that of the Demopublicans. Thus he merely cloned the Democrats and Republicans, and his effort died.
You, Dr. Paul, will be different. You will be carrying the torch of true freedom, the wisdom of the Founders and the monumental import of America's role in human history. A Rasmussen poll on September 20, 2011 tells us that 49% of American voters feel that "neither party in Congress represents the people." In a Miami Herald poll on September 29, 2011, you match up in Florida to Barack Obama with 44% to his 45%. Also in the same poll, you lead Obama among Independent voters by 52% to 37%. Granted, these numbers are for Florida, but the national polls will undoubtedly indicate similar support for you "among the general populace" as compared to "among Republicans."
This is the remarkable political statistic of our nation today that shows you with more appeal to America in general than to Republicans in particular. You continue to draw a consistent 12% among Republicans, which are basically Pat Buchanan conservatives in the GOP who agree with your common sense interpretation of today's tragic foreign policy problems. But that is about all you are ever going to draw from GOP enthusiasts who have always sided with the neocon foreign policy goals of "benevolent global hegemony." The great majority of Republicans line up with Gingrich, Santorum, Kristol, Perle, Cheney and Bush when it comes to fashioning foreign policy. This means they not only oppose you; they detest you. Witness the Tea Party Nation's relentless attacks upon you as a traitor and a fool. This pretty much negates any hope of you ever gaining the Republican Party nomination.
But if you take your 12% Buchanan conservatives and launch an Independent crusade for the Presidency, you will pick up about 15% from Independent voters who do not vote in GOP primaries. This gives you 27% in national polls. All that is needed for you to win the Presidency in a three-man race is 38%. That means you would need only to pick up 11% from disenchanted Democrats, which could be done with a stirring campaign and a dramatic sweep into the National TV Presidential Debates next Fall. Such a dramatic sweep could be driven home to American voters with two trenchant half-hour lectures on national TV the night before each of your debate performances in the manner of Ross Perot in 1992. Only this time you will be telling the American people about how the Demopublicans are using the Federal Reserve and the Income Tax to rob us of our freedom, our rights, and our money. You will not clone yourself to the Demopublicans like Ross did. You will offer to America a REAL choice.
Unify the Divergent Factions
Dr. Paul, if you fail to gain the 2012 GOP nomination, millions of us throughout the hinterland urge you to continue your revolution with an Independent run. Cincinnatus helped to save the Roman Republic in his day. You are his modern likeness. Only you can unify the divergent factions in the freedom movement to make it a cohesive power strong enough to actually have an impact. We, who have been your loyal supporters over the years, urge you to rise to this occasion.
The stirring words of the patriot William Wallace come always to mind in times like these: "What will you do for freedom? Will you fight?" Such was his trumpet call to rally his followers for battle with the dreaded English juggernaut seven centuries ago. Back and forth in front of his troops, Wallace rode on his prancing horse exhorting a reluctant army of Scottish rebels until they rose up to drive the English from their land. "What will you do for freedom? Will you fight?" he repeatedly asked.
Your life's work, Dr. Paul, has been in essence the posing of those two questions to all Americans. I write to you today, to tell you we are ready for the fight. Yes, we need you to fight for the GOP nomination. But also, we need you to prepare for the inevitable. The GOP long ago sold out to big government. They will never nominate you. But America will open her arms to you if you challenge this horrid monopolistic system that the Republicans and Democrats have established.
Such a challenge can then be used as the launching pad to forge a REAL freedom party movement of "small government" for 2016 and beyond, which could become a genuine second political party with the Democrats and Republicans merging into what they so obviously are: The party of leviathan. This new freedom party would do to the Republicans what the Republicans did to the Whigs in 1854.
So even if you don't make it into the White House in 2012, you would make it into the history books as a modern day Cincinnatus who, in time of great peril, rose heroically to save his country. Your destiny would have been fulfilled. History's guiding force would have been directed to restoring freedom and sanity to the America we know and love so fervently.
You would be leaving a legacy of powerful, far-reaching consequences. Truth, the grandest goal of mankind, would record you as one of its great paladins. What a magnificent conclusion to your distinguished career.