Who is Ron Paul and why is he inspiring a generation?
I first heard about Ron Paul from my then seventeen year old son.
He was so excited by this guy running for President that I actually went in to his room and sat in front of his computer to look at what had him so energised about politics, politics ?
That's the last thing in the world I had ever expected him to become excited about. So I listened and watched video after video, together father and son. Bonding in a way that still amazes me. I am forty four years old and here I was sitting watching youtube hour after hour with my son. Having incredible intellectual conversations with my kid. We talked about the constitution, we talked about abortion , we talked about the war in Iraq, the war on terror, we talked about our Goverment and the rights of the people, we talked about, Israel and world economies, that I knew he had never had any interest in before this incredible man made it so clear to him.
The most surprising thing of all was that it was me who was learning from him. From my son, I was learning about the Constitution, I was the one being schooled in Goverment and politics from a seventeen year old kid.
What could have possibly happened to him in such a short period of time?
How did he come to know so much that had passed me by?
He quoted the second amendment , the sixth amendment , the first amendment, the sixteenth amendment of the US. Constitution, to me! My seventeen year old kid, who previously cared only about the newest video game or staying out an extra hour after his curfew. I didn't even know what the sixteenth amendment was.
What could have motivated him to be so concerned all of a sudden about politics?
Well I can tell you personally what did it.
His sense of right and wrong, his sense of good and evil, truth and justice, that was brought forward by this kindly old man making sense on youtube.
Making sense and alot of it.
I too have now become a Ron Paul advocate, I have never written a blog in my life , I have never considered getting involved in the political process and I certainly would never had considered writing my opinions on political web sites.
I have been telling everyone I know to listen to his message, and they are, not only are they becoming converts as well, they are also telling their friends and relatives about him.
Today I actually called in to several radio shows, I have now written six or seven letters in support of this incredible awe inspiring man, who is inspiring an entirely new generation of Constitutionalist.