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America According to Ron Paul

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It is exciting to chronicle the Ron Paul revolution of hope, liberty, and freedom. You can never accurately gage how far any grassroots movement will go, but his campaign shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Although he has taken on the mantle of leader, it is our actions that have brought success. He continues to perform well in debates and in interviews, and this quarters campaign contribution numbers are expected to be good, which will even further distance him from the bottom pack candidates and give him a better chance at becoming president. We have all witnessed the chuckles, snickers, the taunting, the ridicule, the misrepresentation, and the outright disrespect that some have directed his way. He is focused, refuses to engage in sandbox politics, and continues to put his heart, soul, and body on the line because he sincerely wants to make this country better. He isn't an establishment type, and unlike other politicians, he doesn't wish to further control our lives. America according to Ron Paul would be a safer, freer, more independent, and more liked nation around the world.

 

Ron Paul understands the importance of the constitution and national sovereignty. He believes that they are obstacles to the global elite, and that both are threatened by continued U.S. membership in the United Nations. He views the UN as an undemocratic body that serves as a forum for anti-Americanism, and doesn't wish to see our armed forces under its control. He said, “We should stop worrying about the UN and simply walk away from it by withdrawing our membership and our money. We should demand a return to real national sovereignty, and respect other nations by rejecting our failed interventionist foreign policy.” The United Nations is the necessary mechanism in place for a world government that wishes to control all aspects of our lives. Ron Paul stated, “The choice is very clear: we either follow the constitution or submit to UN global governance.”

 


It is isn't only the UN that we are ceding more and more sovereignty to. Other unelected and unaccountable organizations like the WTO are also a real threat. Ron Paul said, “the WTO is the third leg of the globalists' plan for a one-world, centrally-managed economic system.” First of all, we don't need a treaty to have trade, and both NAFTA and CAFTA are not about free or fair trade but represent government-managed agreements. Ron Paul is a co-sponsor of resolutions stating that Congress should not engage in the construction of a NAFTA Superhighway or any other agreement that promotes or advances the concept of a NAU. He said, “Any movement toward a North American Union diminishes the ability of average Americans to influence the laws under which they must live.”

 


Ron Paul advocates a humble foreign policy and believes that we should not entangle ourselves in the affairs of other nations. He said, “We can continue to fund and fight no-win police actions around the globe, or we can refocus on securing America and bring the troops home.” That means bringing the troops back from Iraq, which he has always viewed as an unconstitutional war in the first place. He wishes to secure our own borders and coastlines and enforce visa rules and is against any sort of amnesty. Ron Paul understands that there is a fine line in becoming a protectionist and isolationist and stated, “Let us have a strong America, conducting open trade, travel, communication, and diplomacy with other nations.”

 


Many people hear that Ron Paul wants to the end income tax and eliminate the IRS, they like the idea but can't understand how this could possibly be done. He believes that income tax isn't necessary to pay for government services, and by cutting spending overtime it could be eliminated. He said, “Few people know that every penny of the income tax is used to service federal debt.” He went on to say, “If we stop incurring debt, we can quickly end the IRS.” A limited constitutional government with low taxes, one that doesn't interfere in the business of other nations, sounds good to me. Ron Paul has always been on the front lines fighting for our privacy, freedoms, and liberties. Whether it be his opposition to the Patriot Act or the National ID Act, he understands the importance of a free society and recognizes that the biggest threat to it is the government itself. One of the great things about Ron Paul is that it doesn't matter if you find a quote or statement he made yesterday, two months, or five years ago-his principles and philosophy have remained consistent and true to the constitution.

 


Many in the patriot movement have known for quite sometime that Ron Paul represents what is right with America. It has taken others a little longer to catchup with his message, and I pray that more will wake-up. It is impossible to ever agree with everything someone says or does, but I am convinced that the changes that he would bring about can and will save this country. America and the world would be a much safer and freer place with him as president. If another attack on a country like Iran or Syria doesn't take place before the 2008 elections, his presidency might be one of the only things that could prevent such a strike and further escalation in the Middle East. We all know that just because one man becomes president, things will not automatically change for the better overnight. Improvements will have to be done gradually, but they will not require us making sacrifices at the expense of our freedoms or the constitution. He is the right man to lead us back on the road to recovery and respectability, not only in our own eyes, but in the eyes of all those around the world. Ron Paul's campaign continues to win over the hearts and minds of the people with his simple message of freedom for America.

 

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Dana Gabriel is an activist and independent researcher. He writes about trade, globalization, sovereignty, security, as well as other issues.

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