Ron Paul just makes good sense

Well, I made it.  Today, May 17th, I am sixty five years old.

I love being old.  At least I think I do.  I have lost my short term memory or my long term memory. (I can’t remember which one. ) Sometimes I think I have my short term memory or else I wouldn’t know that I had lost it.  And then at other times I think, well, maybe this has been going on for a long time.

When I was a young man I had a great memory but I didn’t know anything.  So I ask you.  What’s so great about remembering nothing?  At least now I have lots of things that I have forgotten.

I like George Smiley, the old spy in the John LeCarre trilogy.  He had to be called back to save the situation.  That’s kinda how I see congressman Ron Paul.  If there was someone younger who was right on the issues we wouldn’t need to bother him, but sorry, Ron, you are needed once again.  Come back and save your country.

People who say that Ron Paul is too old to be president, that old people are forgetful, need to consider this.

He remembered his wedding vows.  Not many presidential candidates can claim that.  He’s been married to the same woman for 51 years.  Politicians try to convince us that private promises don’t matter.  A person’s personal life is not relevant to their public duty.  But if they lie to their wife and children what makes you so sure they are telling YOU the truth?

Ron Paul has always remembered to pay his taxes.  Almost half of President Barack Obama’s cabinet, including his own secretary of the treasury can’t claim that.  Oh they say that they will make it all good now but what if they hadn’t been named to the cabinet?  You mean there are thousands of people out there who just ignore the rules and get away with it?  Only suckers like me pay taxes?

Ron Paul points out some very obvious, common sense things that you can’t get out of your head.   For example, according to the constitution the U. S. Congress is supposed to write the legislation and debate it and spend the money but the Federal Reserve actually spends more money than the U. S. Congress.  Huh?  Nobody elects them or even audits them and their board meetings are closed.  I wonder if any of them pay their taxes?  Until Obama appoints them to something that requires Senate confirmation we will never know.  Not that it matters.  They not only have “insider” information, they are the “insiders.”  Ha.  When they are thinking they are getting insider information.  And they can literally make money.   I’m not bitter about that.  Just troubled by the corruption of the American constitution and troubled for the nation.

Ron Paul may be the oldest candidate but he seems to care more about the youth of this country than any of them.  He is the only one who seems to remember that the young people will have to pay for the money we are now borrowing.  He is the only one who would stop the endless wars and bring our boys home.  That one percent who are dying for the rest of us and seeing their marriages break up and their children bitter and their suicide rates spike.

He is the only one who points out the absurdities of our foreign policy.  We give $ 3 billion to Israel and $12 billion to her avowed enemies.  We invade Afghanistan because they are harboring Osama Bin Laden.  Our war results in the death of thousands of civilians and coalition soldiers.  But when Bin Laden crosses the border into Pakistan we give that country close to $12 billion in aid.  I guess that was to pay for the food for  Bin Laden and his three wives.  Not to mention, his cable bill, all the extra thumb drives and his porno movie downloads.  Even now, only ron Paul is calling for us to stop this nonsense.  As of today, we are still giving money to Pakistan. Ron Paul seems to be the only person in public life who remembers what our mother’s taught us about the playground.  If you have to pay money to your friends, then they aren’t your friends.

Most of all, Ron Paul still remembers the U.S. constitution and he knows it by heart.  And believes in it.  You can’t say that about Barack Obama or any of the other Republican candidates.  There are the candidates and then there is Ron Paul.  He stands alone.

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36 Responses to Ron Paul just makes good sense

  1. John says:

    Thanks, Doug! Your blogs always make me feel better after trying to talk sense to people that are stuck in the left-right paradigm.

    • George Washington says:

      Could not agree more :)

      Constitutionally, legislatively, and morally, Ron Paul has no equal. His 22 year voting record speaks for itself.
      The World is watching.
      Ron Paul for President in 2012.
      Thank You

  2. Rita Silic says:

    Have a wonderful Birthday celebration, Doug. May your day be filled with fun, love and laughter.

  3. SE Stalker says:

    I’m unemployed and pay taxes… You’re not the only chump who pays taxes. Thank you for the reminder on why Ron Paul is my man.

  4. glennsparks says:

    Maybe by the time some of the rest of us turn 65, we will also share in the kind of wisdom you have expressed in your blog, Doug. In a world where BOTH sides of the aisle continue to present BIG Government solutions to the problems that BIG Government causes, it is refreshing to listen to Ron Paul’s lone voice of reason.

    Happy Birthday, Doug… may your Tribe increase!

  5. Scott Seeman says:

    Happy Birthday Doug!!
    Thanks for the great insight on Ron Paul.
    Your one of my favorite speakers and one of the few people I follow on Twitter.
    Have a great day:-)

  6. PJ McFlur says:

    Thanks Doug. I always enjoy reading your analysis. If Ron doesnt win, his ideas will. Its scary that nobody else defends our liberty, or wants to end the wars any more. Its a sad day in America when freedom, peace and prosperity are not cherished by its citizens. Then described as nutty and dangerous by pundits and politicians…

  7. rick says:

    I really hope the campaign contacts you.
    I believe you said you could be a rel help in Iowa.
    Iowa is real important. I hope the offer still stands and they take you up on it.

  8. Phil Brewer says:

    Thanks for this great analysis Doug. Your analysis beats all the great ideas. Why do all these other analysts talk about good ideas, but it is either not their money they are spending, or it openly violates the supposedly inviolate US Constitution?

    • Doug Wead says:

      Well, thanks much. But I was blind until Ron Paul started explaining things and then it was like the lights going on.

      • Thomas Johnson says:

        It’s strange isn’t it Doug. Even if you’re involved and follow politics closely…there was always something deep down that said something isn’t right. You keep looking for solutions from the authorized pool of ideas and BOOM! Along comes Ron bearing an enlightened message that has been hidden. You start looking around at everything differently…you start to see the false matrix of ideas for what they are…a mental political prison.

        Yeah…the lights going on. It is like you were blind and then healed suddenly to catch your first glimpses of the real world.

  9. Dan says:

    Doug, that was just great. I can’t think of a better way to convince people to vote for Ron Paul who are concerned about his age than to send them here.

  10. Gary Hardee says:

    Happy B’Day Doug… how old did you say you were? Ooops there goes my short term memory.

    Glad to see you supporting Ron. Would you say you have grown since your “compassionate conservative” years of the early ’90s? I am a compassionate conservative, just not with someone elses money.

    Ignorance of the wisdom and truth of history, economics and fundamental human liberties is destroying our great republic and Ron is a vitally needed in this race to bring voice to them. Young people do love him. He has standing room only crowds at college campuses but needs greater support from our Christian brothers. Many think he is not pro-life enough though he is against Roe v Wade. I don’t get it.

    Great blog, good points. Go Ron Paul in 2012!

  11. Doug, Happy Birthday! I just turned 35 and I don’t even know what short term memory is anymore. But I do remember well how much Ron Paul has educated this country over the last four years, and how much you’ve helped in that respect, too. Many happy returns, my good fellow.

  12. Andrew says:

    Dear Mr Doug Wead, I am writing to you from Australia. I have been blessed by hearing you speak and teach on a wide range of topics, and again above, your perspective cuts clear to the sometimes overlooked heart of significant but oft ignored issues. I pray that we will still be hearing / reading your material at your 165th Birthday – Have a Great Day !

    God Bless

  13. Randy Collins says:

    Happy Birthday Doug, if your not on the ticket then the next best person is your endorsement! Thank you Lord for Doug Wead!

  14. David Anderson says:

    This was a very entertaining and thoughtful article. Ron Paul is a straight shooter. If he has a fault, it is that he stands on principle almost to the exclusion of other principles! Politics is compromise, but compromise is not well acquainted with principle.

    That trait may make him a great man, but an unlikely President. Sort of like Socrates, who cared about the truth so much he was willing to give his life for it.

  15. Sean says:

    Great article. Dr. Paul is the only hope!

  16. I’m glad to hear you will help the campaign. Excellent article, hope you had a great birthday.

  17. George Washington says:

    If I may please;
    Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate who would cut enough spending to avert a debt crisis. Only he will restore constitutionally sound money. And, only he will strengthen our national defense by bringing our troops home and putting an end to the nation-building that is draining our country.
    Watch Dr Paul question Ben Bernanke if you doubt Paul understands even subtle aspects of the economy.
    Other candidates speak flowery words and tell nothing of how anything will get done. Mr. Paul is very different.
    Constitutionally, legislatively, and morally, Ron Paul has no equal. His 22 year voting record speaks for itself.
    The World is watching.
    Ron Paul for President in 2012.
    Thank You

  18. Cromwell says:

    Ron Paul is to the Constitution and Liberty what Fred Phelps is to the Bible and Christianity.

    also, his latest book is one of the most biblical Heretical, dishonest pieces of crap I’ve ever read.

    The man is making an absolute fool of himself and is extremely dangerous.

  19. Cromwell says:

    RuPaul just placed “International Law” above the Constitution and US Law, Pakistani Sovereignty above US Sovereignty, he’s a fool and toast politically.

    Not only that he can’t be the least bit honest about basic, well known facts.

  20. Cromwell says:

    “For example, according to the constitution the U. S. Congress is supposed to write the legislation and debate it and spend the money but the Federal Reserve actually spends more money than the U. S. Congress.”

    Perhaps you should familarize yourself with the Founding Fathers themselves and the Constitutional “Implied Powers” doctrine they themselves created before spouting out Paul’s lies.

  21. Cromwell says:

    “Until Obama appoints them to something that requires Senate confirmation we will never know. ”

    Uh, the Fed Board governors are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

  22. Cromwell says:

    and I suppose you now support Legalized Prostitution and Heroin.

    Support, as he states in Liberty Defined, the “freedom” to define Marriage however we’d like to and in a ‘free society’ all arrangements would be recognized and respected??????? like gay marriage, Polygomy, Incest, etc…..all “freedom” under Paul’s understandings.

    He smears Christianity and Judaism and completely ignorant of Islam in the same book.

    He flat out says, Jews distort Judaism to “STEAL Arab and Muslim Lands”

    STEAL!!!!!

  23. Cromwell says:

    His Sanctity of Life Act is a federal law which would give states the authority to allow abortions. The Congressman is essentially saying he wants it to be legal to kill a child if a state agrees.
    He is… saying the federal government has no right to tell states what they can do regarding abortion, and this would return the nation to the situation which existed prior to the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. On the one hand the Congressman says the purpose of government is to protect life, and on the other he is saying this should no longer be a federal responsibility. He views abortion as an act of violence so it should be a state rather than a federal responsibility.
    After 38 years of judicial involvement there will have to be a federal solution, so Rep. Paul’s solution is impractical. By returning this issue to the states discriminatory practices would be established.
    All unborn children deserve a right to life from the moment they are “created”. In other words, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
    The Federal Government Should Have Nothing To Say About Abortion
    Abortion is the first issue discussed in Paul’s new book “Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom.” Libertarian leader Lew Rockwell discussed Paul’s position in his book review: “If a community wants to permit the practice, Dr. Paul’s view is that the federal government should have nothing to say about it either way.”
    Ron Paul had the same position on slavery and civil rights. He is the only Member of Congress who is opposed to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. He believes if a state supported slavery or segregation it should be of no concern of the federal government. He wants the federal government to regulate very few things.
    The Libertarian Party Has Always Supported Abortion
    Ron Paul was the 1988 Libertarian Party nominee for President. Their official position is “Government should be kept out of the matter of abortion.” Once again, Congressman Paul is “pro-choice for states” on abortion. He believes individual states should be able to legalize abortion if they so choose. The Congressman does not believe pre-born babies have a God given right to their own lives which no individual state may ever violate.

  24. Cromwell says:

    From “Liberty Defined” chapter on Marriage:

    Paul says Marriage is a First Amendment issue, we have the ‘right’ to define marriage however we’d like as free speech and Freedom of Religion, Paul says in a “truly free society” that “ALL voluntary and consensual agreements would be recognized”

    So under Paul, he’d be okay with bringing back Polygamy, Incest, Gay marriage and on and on under the Idiotic claim that this is a “free speech” issue and the Un-Biblical claim that the Civil Magistrate plays no role in Marriage.

  25. Teri says:

    Very good comments. Really gives you sometbing to chew on. Liked the video at the end too!

  26. Mark says:

    Unfortunately, Ron Paul doesn’t have a chance. He is too honest and takes the budget too seriously, which is not what mainstream Americans are trained to expect.

    I think it’s odd that mainstream fiscal conservatives actually oppose Ron Paul and almost everything for which he stands. Fiscally conservative Republicans are basically liberals with a Jesus complex. They are no different. Both spend money faster than it can be printed and sold to China.

    The mainstream media has done a great job giving the name Ron Paul such a negative connotation. Just mention his name in public and people will start their attacks, because they were trained to do so.

    I’m fairly liberal, and Ron Paul won my vote because he is the only one who takes our military spending and foreign policy seriously. The fact that he had the courage to call 9/11 ‘blowback’, puts him ahead of every other politician. It’s sad that most Americans actually believe that these people just woke up one morning, spun a globe, randomly picked us, and carried out an attack. Americans don’t want to hear that America has faults. They just want to hear mindless, pro-America propaganda while they stuff their faces at the buffet.

    Ron Paul would have fared better had he lied and catered to mainstream Americans from the start. Tell them what they want to hear. Just enough to get the votes. Then he could just break his campaign promises like all presidents. But in this case, his dishonesty would actually be beneficial to America. Ron was very naive to think he could go against the grain and win the hearts of the media, which ultimately controls how we vote. Lie, Ron, lie.

  27. Michael says:

    Thanks Mr. Wead,
    As a man who has watched you from a distance for 20 years, Thank You! You stand on principle and the Paulites have your back! God bless you and yours! America needs more people like you! In Liberty!!!

  28. Man says:

    Ron Paul talks ten times faster than any other candidate.

  29. Reason says:

    Wow, Cromwell, you certainly have a way with words. After reading your remarks I feel that I want to vote for Ron Paul just to spite you. Seriously, do you really think you’re going to convince any Ron Paul supporter with your typical hate minded rhetoric? You sound just like a Democrat or Republican who is only trying to smear Paul for political security. Perhaps you should think before you hit the POST button. I mean, you can always say it later, but you can’t take it back.

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