Drink your tea

I rarely like to talk politics, mostly because I believe that all politicians are scumbags and when you vote you’re voting for the lesser of two evils. Plus even though the people of this nation are supposed to have a say in what goes on with our beloved nation it rarely seems like we have any sort of power. The government and big business have their hands in each other’s pockets and until the American people get mad, mad as hell nothing is going to change. So as per usual, I had my head down in the sand when it came to all the people running for president and spouting their party line drivel.

Then along came Ron Paul. Hopefully by now you’ve heard of Ron Paul, if you haven’t it behooves you to check him out. He is a breath of fresh air in the manky underworld of politicians. He is someone who isn’t afraid to speak the truth and really stand up for what he believes in. Furthermore, what he believes in is just about the craziest thing I’ve ever heard out of a politicians mouth. Smaller government, going back to the Constitution, less government control, new foreign policy, no more policing the world, less government spending…etc…etc. He’s running as a Republican, but I don’t think he falls into either party. He’s the loose cannon and that’s why I think he’s great. The best part? He is as sharp as a tac and a genius with money. If you haven’t, you should look him up on youtube and see him in some of the recent debates. He never vacillates and his answers are strong. Do I believe in all his view points? No, it’d take Jesus or Steve Irwin (R.I.P.) running for president for me to agree on every issue. Can’t you imagine Steve Irwin as president? “Right, so whot wee have heeere is a national deficit of 9 treeeellion dollars. Now, I’m gonna sneek up on this debt very cautiously and when I say go, I’m gonna grab it fast and I’m gonna grab it hard.”

The coolest thing about Ron Paul is that he has such a huge under the radar/grassroots following. On the 5th of November his supporters raised $4.2 million dollars in one day. This was no fancy fundraiser with $2,000 plate dinners, it was done on the Internet without any prompting by him. Amazing. Tomorrow (Dec. 16th) marks the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. Once again Paul’s supporters have organized an event to donate like crazy to his campaign to show the other candidates and the government that he’s the real deal. For the first time in my life I not only like and agree with a presidential candidate, but I am going to take what little money I have and donate something to his campaign.

Not to sound all doomsdayish, but I really believe that America is in trouble. And unless there is a drastic change things are only going to get worse, much worse. I hate to use the word revolution, but if you don’t think that there needs to be a change, then you’re not paying attention. This country needs someone that is willing to abide by the Constitution, not take away our rights as citizens and stand to make a change. From everything I’ve read and seen I really believe Ron Paul is radical enough to do it. As things get worse and worse it is going to take someone radical, otherwise we’ll really be in shambles. I know many people wouldn’t even give Paul a second look because he’s a Republican, I say vote for the person, not the party. As for me tomorrow I will enjoy my tea and do what I can to make sure we’re still the land of the free.

3 Comments »

  1. mego said,

    December 16, 2007 @ 9:52 am

    Were you stanind on a soap box when you wrote this? But seriously, this guy sounds interesting, i’ll have to check him out (in the political sense).

  2. EsoPhil said,

    December 16, 2007 @ 3:51 pm

    I’m pretty much as far from being interested in politics as possible, but I do realize it is my responsibility to make good voting decisions. From what you briefly described, this guy looks like he might be worth a look into. To be honest, other than knowing who I’m NOT going to vote for in a million years, I haven’t given much thought who I AM going to or WOULD possibly vote for. I usually wait until the last second to get into this stuff because, as I mentioned, I can’t stand politics and politicians, much like you started out saying.

    I also believe this country is going to pot. I’m not even certain it will exist for a great deal longer, simply because of my spiritual convictions and basic following of world events. Not only is this nation destined for a great spiritual judgment if they don’t turn around, but I have never found any clear mention or reference to it in any end-time prophecies. Besides, with our actions in the last couple decades, we have pretty much set ourselves up as the scourge of the world, with very few significant allies. If nothing else, a few powerful countries might band together and decisively take us on/out. I use the pronoun “us” loosely, because, while I am an American, my true loyalties and homeland are not to/of any nation of this world - though I rarely act or live in a manner ‘worthy’ of such a claim. In general, if I had to say what I’m loyal to in this world, without using spiritual terms, I’d say I’m for those actions and leaders that bring about the most peace and prosperity to the most humans possible, those actions that are not driven by monetary and power-hungry motives, but rather to preserve the dignity and value of human life everywhere, not just in middle to upper class white America. Of course, if a certain someone comes to power in my lifetime who promises all these things and even delivers… if it is clear he is this “certain someone” of infinite evil proportion, I will never be loyal to him or his cause, no matter the amount of good things he does.

  3. Phil said,

    December 17, 2007 @ 12:25 am

    He raised 6 million dollars today. Not too bad for one day.

    Quoting EsoPhil
    “I also believe this country is going to pot.”

    Speaking of which, Ron Paul is also against the ‘Drug War’, one of the single biggest money wasters this country is involved in.

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