Who are the Patriots?

This is LONG… but if you want to listen to/watch Ron Paul speak while following along, go to this link: http://www.ronpaullibrary.org/document.php?id=571

Before the U.S. House of Representatives

May 22, 2007

In the Name of Patriotism (Who are the Patriots?)

For some, patriotism is “the last refuge of a scoundrel.” For others, it means dissent against a government’s abuse of the people’s rights.

I have never met a politician in Washington, or any American for that matter, who chose to be called “unpatriotic.” Nor have I met anyone who did not believe he wholeheartedly supported our troops wherever they may be.

What I have heard all too frequently from various individuals is sharp accusations that because their political opponents disagree with them on the need for foreign military entanglements, they were “unpatriotic, un-American, evil doers deserving contempt.”

The original American patriots were those individuals brave enough to resist with force the oppressive power of King George. I accept the definition of patriotism as that effort to resist oppressive state power. The true patriot is motivated by a sense of responsibility, and out of self interest — for himself, his family, and the future of his country — to resist government abuse of power. He rejects the notion that patriotism means obedience to the state.

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“I like Ron Paul’s ideas, but is he practical?”

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September 21, 2007

Ron Paul – I like his ideas but they are not practical.

I hear this all the time. Many people like Ron Paul’s views, but for some reason, they have decided that liberty is not “practical” and freedom is a “luxury” we cannot afford anymore. But deep down, they really wish it were different. It can be different. The answer is right in front of you: Vote for Ron Paul. The other day a person said to me that they really liked all of Ron Paul’s views and ideas, but why vote for him if he can’t win? That logic confounds me. Was the person really saying that it makes more sense to vote for someone you don’t like, who will get into office and hurt you, just because he has a better chance of winning? It is astonishing the way some people think. In case the news did not get out, the $5000 cash prize for picking the candidate who wins has been canceled. The only thing you get when you vote for a guy you do not like is policies you do not like – policies that will hurt you, hurt your pocketbook, and hurt your family. Oh, and P.S., Ron Paul is winning, he is winning in debates and straw polls and sweeping the Internet, Continue reading ““I like Ron Paul’s ideas, but is he practical?””