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Revolution ATX ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/04/16 17:19:10
I am a TRUE conservative, and I can make the switch to Ron Paul. America First!!!
Screw that, I'm a neo-Con shill and I wanna BOMB someone! Israel First!!!
I'm still waiting on the media to tell me who to vote for.
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Former Santorum Supporter visits Paul rally: changed forever

A former Santorum supporter and author of the book Common Ground America posts his conversion experience after visiting a Ron Paul rally:


Having lost my preferred choice for a
presidential candidate on Tuesday, I determined that after a suitable
period of mourning and reflection the only viable option was to shake it
off and begin the search anew, the presumptive, media-anointed
frontrunner not being desirable or acceptable.


Last night, as part of this Quixote-like
quest, I ventured into the heretofore unexplored dimension of a Ron Paul
rally and was witness to something that can only be described as all
parts exhilarating, befuddling, encouraging, depressing, moving,
maddening and, ultimately, inspiring. More on all that later. . . .


I have spoken before a lot of groups in
the last several years as we have all grappled with the seeming
dissolution of our country. I have half-jokingly said on many of these
occasions that the other side doesn’t really have to defeat us
politically, they just have to wait for us all to die off so they can
implement their plans. My point has been that the greatest issue facing
the conservative cause is a demographical one, a lack of diversity that
will shortly render the conservative message irrelevant. Where are the
youth? I and others have asked. Where are the people of color? Why
doesn’t the conservative message resonate?


The answer to where they are could be
found last night at the Will Rogers Auditorium. Often at political
events there is a sense of excitement, anticipation, a certain buzz in
the audience while waiting for the main event. Excitement, anticipation
and buzz are weak and inadequate words to describe the pre-rally crowd
last night. Energy is even inadequate. What undulated through the
thousands who thronged outside before the doors opened last night was a
kinetic power, the power of hope, the power of liberation, the power of
anger at a system turned upside down, the power of liberation and, yes,
the ultimate and emancipating power of freedom. You had to be there to
understand it.


Once inside, for the only time in my
politically active life, I was transported to a world I had not seen
before. There was enough energy in that room to power a skyscraper.
Teenagers, college students, whites, Hispanics, African Americans,
Asians, middle-aged, elderly, every racial, ethnic, socio-economic,
cross cultural ingredient of the American melting pot was there. The
auditorium was a cauldron of American citizens who understand and have
grasped the true nature of the tyranny which has befallen this nation, a
conflagration, if you will, of passion and anger and joy and
determination. This is where the fire starts this time. The eruption
when Mr. Paul took the stage was deafening.


While I didn’t find much to cheer about
on the foreign policy portion of his speech, it is on domestic policy
that I find much agreement with Ron Paul. In fact, he could have lifted
whole tracks of his speech from my book, Common Ground America. Foreign
policy, while a crucial element of any president’s agenda, has slowly
shifted from my center of attention to domestic policy, I having long
come to the conclusion that the greatest threat to American freedom
comes not from foreign governments, but from our own. Sadly, America has
become one of the least free nations on earth. Increasingly, everything
in our lives is being regulated by a faceless bureaucracy, to a degree
that neither Orwell nor Huxley could have imagined. Want to add a room
onto your house? Get permission. Want to get married? Get permission.
Want to open a business? Get permission. Want to fly a flag in your
front yard? Get permission. Want to own a gun? Get permission. Want to
open a lemonade stand? Get permission. Want to play Frisbee on the
beach? Get fined. Want to preach politics from the pulpit? Get fined.
Want to protest your government without permission? Get arrested.


We have become a nation of regulations
and licenses and permits, fines and punishment and intimidation by a
remorseless, uncaring government. We have become, as Dylan sang in 1971,
“One big prison yard”, in which our guards are always watching, always
monitoring, always snooping, always threatening, always ready to swoop
in with a fine or a cuff or a taser or a bullet should we wander outside
the boundaries of what is allowed. The IRS can now revoke your passport
should you owe too much on your taxes, making you not just a literal
prisoner but a figurative one as well. It has been so long since we were
truly free that we don’t even recognize it anymore. Freedom is slowly
being snuffed out in American.


Obamacare is only the latest affront to
freedom. While lawyers and pundits debate the constitutionality of this
provision or that, what goes unstated is the insidious evil of the bill
itself. Your very body, your existence, you own life will now belong to
the state should Obamacare stand. If your physical body belongs to the
state, how then is American freedom defined?


What exactly is our national security
securing? Certainly not our liberty. We have been sacrificing ever
larger chucks of our liberty to the gods of security for decades now and
in the interests of securing our liberty have given it all away. Go to
an airport if you want to witness the loss of liberty in all its
glorious humiliation. One wonders if we actually were taken over by
another power and our Constitution dismantled what exactly could they do
to restrict our movements, monitor our activities and control our
actions that would be any worse or oppressive than what our own
government is doing right now?


This part of Mr. Paul’s message, if I
have interpreted it correctly, is what resonates with me. All the other
things pale in contrast to our becoming a nation of slaves.


Can Mr. Paul become the next president of
the United States? At the risk of inflaming his supporters, I must say I
doubt it. The media’s message is that he no longer exists, the question
is settled and Mr. Romney is the Republican nominee. It is true Mr.
Paul’s most ardent supporters are strenuously working at the precinct
level to tilt the delegate count at the Republican convention in his
favor. Do they have the numbers to pull that off? I don’t know. But
knowing the ones involved locally I would guess their chances are better
than 50/50. Will that type of organized effort be successful in enough
states nationwide to put Mr. Paul over the top? Your guess is as good as
mine. I’m not even going there.


So what did I come away with last night?
It can be captured in one picture. Before Mr. Paul was introduced, part
of his family took the stage: his wife, one of his sons, a smattering of
cousins, nieces and nephews. That picture tells us all we need to know.
They are us. They weren’t pulled from central casting, exquisitely
coifed and finely tailored, prepped and ready for the cameras. No. They
are a family. They are us. . . .


The flame of liberty’s torch is no longer
just slowly being extinguished. Each day brings new Executive Orders,
new laws, new regulations, each more ominous than the last. Corruption
in our government and our financial markets is rampant. The disease of
dependency is infecting every layer of society. America is dying. We
need an army of citizens, motivated and committed, to restore liberty in
America, to breathe new life, new vibrancy into a nation on life
support. We will not return our nation’s vitality with lawyers. We will
not be prescribed the cures for our ailments by opportunistic
politicians pedaling the latest edition of What Will It Take to Buy Your
Vote. We simply will not. America is on the brink of flatlining.


Which logically only leads to one question:


Is there a doctor in the house?


Which logically only leads to one answer:


Ron Paul 2012

My question to all Santorum supporters: Are you finally ready to support the only REAL conservative in the race?

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  • Tully 2012/04/17 16:49:49
    I am a TRUE conservative, and I can make the switch to Ron Paul. America Firs...
    Tully
    +1

    RON PAUL 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
  • hippietim 2012/04/16 23:04:20
    I'm still waiting on the media to tell me who to vote for.
    hippietim
    +2
    I have actually decided in favor of Ron Paul, and just 4 the record, I am not even close 2 being conservative; I am on the opposite end of the spectrum. I live on the left coast and am a proud liberal Christian hippie who is casting his ballot 4 Ron Paul in November!

    Timothy

    :o) End the war on drugs
  • Næthan Æterna 2012/04/16 22:35:53
    I am a TRUE conservative, and I can make the switch to Ron Paul. America Firs...
    Næthan Æterna
    +1
    I have already been in the Paul Camp. Once you get there, you stay there.

    To those who just joined: welcome home. :)
  • Cal 2012/04/16 22:04:51
    Screw that, I'm a neo-Con shill and I wanna BOMB someone! Israel First!!!
    Cal
    Well you got first half of it right.....SCREW THAT. If your so upset about the MSM telling people who to vote for.........why are you doing the exact same thing here? Hypocrisy and irony...lovin it.
  • Revolut... Cal 2012/04/17 02:00:24
    Revolution ATX ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    Exactly WHERE in this thread do I tell anyone who to vote for?
  • Cal Revolut... 2012/04/17 02:53:38
    Cal
    +1
    I am a TRUE conservative, and I can make the switch to Ron Paul. America First!!!

    I'm still waiting on the media to tell me who to vote for.

    Screw that, I'm a neo-Con shill and I wanna BOMB someone! Israel First!!!

    ....

    Please. We we're not born yesterday. Your one sided poll is obvious. It's a liberal technique here on SodaHead and I'm surprised you had the balls to ask me WHERE in the thread you told us to vote for. You CREATED the thread.......
  • Revolut... Cal 2012/04/17 04:29:15
    Revolution ATX ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +1
    I still haven't told anyone who to vote for. It's an article written by a guy who switched to Paul after Santorum dropped out, and he doesn't tell anyone who to vote for. You can vote for whoever you want! You can choose Obama (Democrat), Romney (undercover Democrat), Gingrich (Democrat Lite), or a real conservative, Ron Paul. You claim to be a true conservative and I assume you'll VOTE for a true conservative; however, there's only one in the race.

    A quick trip to your page taught me you support Gingrich. Actually, I like ol' Newt, but not for president. Give him a talk show, I'll tune in every night. Sorry, but your pony has even less a chance of winning than MINE does! Talk about unelectable...
  • Cal Revolut... 2012/04/17 16:36:24
    Cal
    Your doing it right now. How stupid. Apparently you believe in say one thing, and doing another. Does Ron Paul have that trait?? I'll vote whomever I want...regardless of your one sided and rather bigoted views on each candidate. Thanks.
  • Neal B. Forzodd 2012/04/16 21:15:46
    I'm still waiting on the media to tell me who to vote for.
    Neal B. Forzodd
    +1
    RON PAUL will simply NOT win. - -he's unelectable. Most TRUE conservatives are afraid of Ron Paul. Her offers sound perspective on the Fed and tightening the financial purse strings, but his foreign policy is dangerous and he will not be embraced by the majority of TRUE conservatives. - - the independent minded Conservatives like him but in the end, Ron Paul will NOT win. - -its cute though you think he might be though. awww . . so cute.
  • Næthan ... Neal B.... 2012/04/16 22:38:25
    Næthan Æterna
    +2
    Why is that you choose to turn a deaf ear to our Military? Ron Paul gets an overwhelming amount of campaign contributions and support from our troops overseas. Why is that? Could it be that they want to come home? They know how it really is over there? Is it becaue Ron Paul is himself an Air Force Vet and can relate?

    Whether you like it or not, we are the future of the Republican Party. We're awake and we don't like how our future is looking.
  • irish Neal B.... 2012/04/17 11:10:36
    irish
    +1
    i see you repeat the msm lies about being unelectable. repeat anything often enough people think its true. and refuse to consider that what they hear is not real. his foreign policy is dead on right! its our foreign policy and the endlessmeddling and subversive actions in other countries that has brought us to the mess we are in to this day. and used against americans to take away our freedoms. how americans cannot see that is beyond me. we are a fascist country teetering on the edge of totalitarianism. wake up.
  • Tully Neal B.... 2012/04/17 16:50:57
    Tully
    +1

    A vote for Romney is a vote for more of the same. Ron Paul for REAL change!
  • Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru 2012/04/16 20:30:51 (edited)
    I'm still waiting on the media to tell me who to vote for.
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    Lame, lame choices. You left out the one: Another person trying to make money off of writing something about politics.
  • Neal B.... Assassi... 2012/04/16 21:16:09
    Neal B. Forzodd
    Mitt Romney! boom!
  • LAAD Gunner - USMC 2012/04/16 20:10:29
    I am a TRUE conservative, and I can make the switch to Ron Paul. America Firs...
    LAAD Gunner - USMC
    +3
    This is truly awesome!!!
  • TuringsChild 2012/04/16 18:39:03
    I am a TRUE conservative, and I can make the switch to Ron Paul. America Firs...
    TuringsChild
    +2
    Just remember, do NOT try to vote using the Diebold machines. They're still rigged.
    http://vaticproject.blogspot....
    Use paper ballots if you have a choice.
  • DeeB Turings... 2012/04/16 18:58:26 (edited)
    DeeB
    +3
    Everyone should demand them.
  • DDogbreath 2012/04/16 18:03:07
    I am a TRUE conservative, and I can make the switch to Ron Paul. America Firs...
    DDogbreath
    +2
    I was always a Ron Paul supporter... Now my eyes are bleeding from that red font... LOL
  • Neal B.... DDogbreath 2012/04/16 21:16:46
    Neal B. Forzodd
    and now you will vote for the only candidate that actually hasa shot of winning . . .MITT ROMNEY!
  • DDogbreath Neal B.... 2012/04/16 21:27:54
    DDogbreath
    +2
    He may win the nomination but will NEVER beat Obama. How stupid can you get support a "draft dodger" over a conservative VETERAN?
    A vote for Romney is a shoe in for Obama. Don't make the same mistake you made on 08.
  • Tully Neal B.... 2012/04/17 16:46:52
    Tully
    Then you are voting for another Obama, NOTHING will change. We will keep the bloated budgets. We'll keep sending people to their deaths. We'll keep spending like its going out of style.
  • irish 2012/04/16 18:03:01
    I'm still waiting on the media to tell me who to vote for.
    irish
    +6
    poor ,poor insanitorium supporters! didn't they realize all that smearing by prick was a lie? prick  santorum
  • Neal B.... irish 2012/04/16 21:16:57
    Neal B. Forzodd
    +1
    hahahahaaaa
  • irish Neal B.... 2012/04/17 11:49:40
    irish
    LOL :)
  • DeeB 2012/04/16 17:59:16
    I'm still waiting on the media to tell me who to vote for.
    DeeB
    +6
    I don't do sides! But I know a winner when I see them and that is Ron Paul. Vote for Freedom, Liberty and the Constitution! RON PAUL 2012!
  • irish DeeB 2012/04/16 18:05:17
    irish
    +3
    you don't do sides?? wow dee plain food for you huh??LOL chicken no sides
  • DeeB irish 2012/04/16 18:12:15
    DeeB
    +3
    You are on a roll today ma'am! woman on a roll
  • irish DeeB 2012/04/16 18:21:53
    irish
    +2
    LOL LOL and you are? woman on  roll
  • DeeB irish 2012/04/16 18:56:30
    DeeB
    +3
    I am toilet paper? Or full of it?!! LOL!
  • irish DeeB 2012/04/17 11:50:01
    irish
    +1
    on a ROLL!!LOL
  • DeeB irish 2012/04/17 12:29:58
    DeeB
    +2
    Aw! LOL! Too much on my mind I guess!! Any excuse will do at this point!! My head is stuffed up today, one of those days where you can't wake up!
  • irish DeeB 2012/04/17 12:30:56
    irish
    ewww,i hate that! they come and go ! well the tissue might help then!LOL LOL
  • klausd11 irish 2012/04/16 18:14:58
    klausd11
    +2
    Damn, that looks delicious! :)
  • irish klausd11 2012/04/16 18:22:10
    irish
    +1
    thanks!LOL
  • RalphHornsby 2012/04/16 17:50:23
    I am a TRUE conservative, and I can make the switch to Ron Paul. America Firs...
    RalphHornsby
    +7
    "I once was lost but now am found,
    Was blind, but now I see."
  • DeeB RalphHo... 2012/04/16 17:56:48
    DeeB
    +5
    That is great news, welcome home!
  • Revolut... RalphHo... 2012/04/16 18:00:11
    Revolution ATX ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +4
    Best answer anyone could possibly give! Welcome aboard, Ralph!
  • Neal B.... RalphHo... 2012/04/16 21:17:59
    Neal B. Forzodd
    and now you will vote Mitt Romney. -- the only candidate that can actually win. - -welcome about the Mitt Train, Ralph
  • Tully Neal B.... 2012/04/17 16:48:46
    Tully

    Obama or Romney, its still 4 more years
  • ConLibFraud 2012/04/16 17:46:55
    I'm still waiting on the media to tell me who to vote for.
    ConLibFraud
    +6
    Look! I am awaiting Fox News to tell me how to proceed!!! (sarc)

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