by Anson Chi
Just who is Ron Paul (Not to be confused with Ru Paul)? He is a 10th-term Congressman from the 14th district of Texas and he is the only 2008 Republican presidential candidate to have voted against the Iraq War in 2002. His stance on limited government, sound fiscal policy, a non-interventionist foreign policy and the elimination of the IRS and the private Federal Reserve has created a movement that is sweeping America. Ron Paul is also a physician (M.D.) and a former US Air Force Flight Surgeon during the Vietnam War; Dr. Ron Paul is the Congressman for truth, the doctor with the cure for what's ailing America and the Veteran that knows a thing or two about ending war: The Ron Paul Trifecta.
Ron Paul sticks out like a sore thumb amongst the Republican candidates because he’s a real conservative and not a boot licking, pro-torture, war mongering, free speech limiting neo-conservative. Recently, at the latest debate on the Fox News network, America witnessed what the Republican Party does to a candidate that exercises free speech and simply states the facts: When Ron Paul suggested that international terrorism and 9/11 are a result of blowback from our 50 years of foreign intervention in the Middle East plus a full decade of incessant bombing in Iraq, Rudy Giuliani jumped at the opportunity to wrap himself in the “9/11 Hero” cloak. Giuliani claimed that he had never heard that before, and it was absurd to say that terrorism and 9/11 are caused by our foreign policy.
That's interesting; The 9/11 Commission is the official authority on what happened on 9/11 and the conclusion of the 9/11 Commission Report was that it was blowback from our Middle East foreign policy. Has the former mayor of New York City even read the report? One would hope so since the attack did take place there. But never mind that: This is Fox News and the Republican party we’re talking about – Who cares about facts? They obviously do not. Directly following the debate was an immediate smear job and attack on Ron Paul for suggesting what a majority of Americans already know. Somehow, Ron Paul’s words soon became “America asked for it” when in fact, it was an obvious spin crusade by Fox News pundits and the Republican Party. So much for “We Report, You Decide” and instead, “We Decide, You Accept.”
Shortly thereafter, a movement was started within the Republican Party to ban Ron Paul from future GOP debates. Michigan GOP chairman, Saul Anuzis, wanted to spearhead a petition to keep Paul out. However, after making this announcement, his office was immediately inundated with thousands of calls, emails and letters from outraged Americans who couldn't believe that the GOP wanted to ban and silence one of its own prominent members. They were flooded with so many calls that they actually had to shut down their entire office! The following day, Saul Anuzis retracted his statement and stated that he no longer had a desire to continue with the petition; This is a direct result of the Ron Paul Trifecta.
So why would there be such an extensive campaign to smear and destroy Ron Paul? After all, he's just a 2nd tier candidate as stated by FOX and a 3rd tier candidate as proclaimed by petition retractor, Saul Anuzis. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that he won MSNBC's poll following the MSNBC GOP debate and placed 2nd in FOX's poll over Giuliani in the May 15th GOP debate. Or maybe it's because Ron Paul is YouTube's #1 most viewed presidential candidate, #1 in Technorati's search, and #5 in Google's search. Whatever the case may be, the pundits and talking heads are scrambling and trying to explain this phenomenon but it’s pretty clear: The American people are sick and tired of these establishment candidates that cater to special interest groups, lobbyists, and corporate cronyism.
They started off by ignoring Ron Paul but after they saw that ignoring him wasn’t working they’ve set out on a campaign to eliminate the Texas candidate that comes with no strings attached and not afraid to speak the truth. We face a crisis that many people recognize but few understand. It’s time to take back America and Ron Paul is the only Republican candidate that has unequivocally sworn allegiance to the Constitution and to serving the American people: not to corporate America.
“Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” - George Orwell