Well, the Republican National Convention is upon us. Time sure has flown. It seems like 2007 was only yesterday when I first started writing about Ron Paul. Back then I held no expectation at all that Ron Paul would receive the Republican Party nomination and wrote mostly about his message of freedom and how important it was. Times have changed. Ron Paul and his message are more popular than ever.
I have to admit, for about two seconds this year I actually felt that
Ron Paul and his supporters could pull it off. I actually thought that
the Ron Paul campaign knew what it was doing and the Republicans might
actually be forced to run a free thinking, principled individual as
their candidate rather than an obvious establishment puppet. I thought
the Republican candidate just might be the person that was elected by
the grassroots of the party rather than selected by the upper echelon of
that party. Of course for that to have happened the Republican Party
leadership would've had to become honest and even *gasp* followed their
For a time, even though Ron Paul supposedly lost so many primaries, I
thought his supporters were really going to be able to pull off the
political surprise of the decade by simply following the rules laid down
by the Republican Party and taking over the delegate process. After
all, we all know elections can be fixed. It is well documented that
electronic voting machines can be hacked. Anyone who doesn't believe
this and still thinks that elections in this country are fair, I suggest
you check out Bev Harris' work at Black Box Voting.
I'll believe that voting is fair when we once again have paper ballots
counted at the precincts at the end of the night with the general public
invited to watch and independent representatives watching alongside
representatives from any political party involved.
That said, I was very disappointed with the Ron Paul campaign that they
didn't follow through with demanding investigations when evidence of
vote fraud was discovered in Iowa, New Hampshire and other states. I was
disappointed that they didn't make more of a big deal out of winning a
plurality in a number of states. I was very disappointed that they gave
up so early in the year when there was still so many primaries to be
held. I wanted them to stick it out to the end and cause as much of a
stir as possible. I wanted as many people as possible exposed to the
message of freedom. I wanted there to be a choice of someone other than
the Democrat Mitt Romney. I wanted a true Republican candidate, one who
believes in the idea of a constitutional republic with a federal
government of limited power.
Well I should have known better. That didn't happen. Barring a miracle, I
doubt very much that that's going to happen. The problem with Ron Paul
is that he's too damn honest. He's too damn principled. He couldn't lie
to save his life and he's not about to make any promises he doesn't plan
on keeping. He doesn't tell you what you want to hear just to get your
vote, he explains to you his position and why freedom is the answer.
There's no way the Republican establishment is going to let him or
anyone like him get the nomination. There was never any way that was
going to happen. They want someone in there that they can control, not
some maverick that wants to empower ordinary people.
When you lay down with pigs, you're going to get dirty. That's as true
if you lay down with Republican pigs as it is when you lay down with
Democrat pigs. They're all dirty, and Ron Paul did not want to get
dirty. He did not want to play their games. He did not want to
compromise his principles to gain power. That is why the Republican
establishment couldn't afford to let him win, despite the polls that
showed he would have so much better of a chance of beating the Democrat
incumbent than Mitt could ever hope for. That's why they pulled all the
dirty tricks to make sure he'd lose and kept Ron Paul's name out of the
spotlight as much as they could.
Now, they want to silence Ron Paul's message. Now they want to take away
the voices of the millions who supported Ron Paul's candidacy. I don't
suppose that should surprise me either. They want to make this
convention a love fest for Mittens. They want the world to think that
everything is hunky dory with Republicans and they all just want to get
behind him as a candidate because he is so different from Obama. Yeah,
right. When it comes to policy, they are twins separated at birth. They
are both big government, corporate bought and paid for elitists who are
going to do what their central banking corporate masters tell them to
do. Mitt Romney was selected by the establishment, not elected by the
people. His message of more of the same, maybe with a twist, is the only
message they want you to hear. Enough of this freedom stuff.
I write this the night before the Republican convention is slated to
start, so I can't be sure how things will play out. I'd really like to
see the Ron Paul delegates stand up and be counted. I'd like to hear
them get his message out. I'd love to see a huge conversion of Mitt
Romney delegates. I'd love to see them come to their senses and cast
their votes for Ron Paul and his message of freedom rather than for
Mittens and more corporatism. I doubt very much any of that is going to
happen. As tenacious as the Ron Paul delegates are and as much as I
admire them for that, I think the Republican Party leadership is too
spiteful to let that message get out. I think they are frightened of the
Ron Paul folks. I think they will do everything in their power to
prevent the Ron Paul delegates from so much as even gesturing their
support for him, even to the point of initiating violence. That's how
I hope I'm wrong in my prediction, but if I'm not I hope their will be
plenty of cameras rolling at this convention. I hope there will be
plenty of Ron Paul delegates reporting on Youtube what I'm sure the
mainstream media will neglect to report. If things play out poorly, I
hope the American public will be able to see just how despicable the
Republican establishment can be. If the Republican Party doesn't give
Ron Paul's delegates the voice they deserve, then that party makes
itself irrelevant. At that point it might as well just merge with the
Democrat Party. Policy wise they're both pretty much the same anyway.
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