I had the privilege of meeting Former Congressman Ron Paul and hearing him speak at Cal State East Bay in Hayward California today.(http://www.independent.org/multimedia/detail.asp?m=2530) I think I found my soul mate. Too bad that he is happily married and more than a generation older than me, but soul mate nonetheless.
He validated every thought I have had and spoken about in my blogs, and my interviews on Libertarian Counterpoint on the Access Sacramento TV Channel, regarding The U.S. government. Ron Paul is a prophet. If you doubt me google his youtube videos from 2002 (or earlier) and see how many of his predictions have come true.
Truth hurts, therefore prophets are not very popular. That is why the bipartisan Leviathan that is the U.S. government had no place for him. It is well know that the farce that is the Republican Convention was manipulated to eliminate him from the presidential race in 2012. As Dr. Paul is quoted saying “Truth is Treason in the Empire of lies.” The Empire had no room for his brand of truth.
America has had enough of the lies. Today’s speech felt like a revival meeting as thunderous applause followed each truth. I wanted to shout “Hallelujiah!” He spoke about how America has intervened in conflicts around the world that were none of our business. He echoed my thoughts that avoiding the Syrian conflict was due in part to American citizens saying “no”.
He talked about how America has manipulated the conflict in the Ukraine and has put us in a very dangerous position with Russia. He spoke about how other speakers of truth like Edward Snowden are treated like traitors while our own elected officials lie to us.
He spoke about the absurdity of political correctness. See my previous blog. We do not have to agree with everyone and just because you allow people the right to make mistakes doesn’t mean you agree with their behavior. He talked about the danger of the government trying to manage our vices and that prohibition proved that it is a disastrous idea.
He believes the “war on drugs” to be an unmitigated failure. He said that the government propagates the war on drugs by making money on it and then punishes the people it makes money off of.
He said that Obamacare was a big deception and that the government really wanted socialized medicine and should have just presented it as such.
He encouraged us to be like the Amish and Mennonites and “opt out” of the government programs. We have that right.
Our rights are God-given and inalienable and no government has the right to take them away from us according to Dr. Paul.
He believes that the monetary system is a hoax and we are headed to lose our financial power as other countries like China buy up gold and real assets to back up their economies.
The final message he had for those of us who were fortunate enough to meet him in a lovely catered private reception was,” Now that you are enlightened to freedom you need to do something about it. Spread the word. Educate others. Support liberty candidates. Become a liberty candidate.”
And as a final Amen I think of Jesus’ words: “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Thank you Ron Paul for having the courage to speak truth in the Empire of lies.