There was little hope and change in Obama’s State of Union speech last night. In fact, he demonstrated how far America has fallen away from the principles of our Founders. When Obama suggested that states require high school students stay in school until they reach age 18 or graduate, I nearly lost it. If you have school-aged children you may know why. There is no denying indoctrination is happening in our schools. We now home school our children, but there was a time when we did not. I recall my daughter coming home from school and refusing to throw anything in the trash because no matter what it was, she learned, could be recycled! So the choice was clear… end up on the show “Hoarders” or start home schooling. This was not the only occurrence that lead us down the home schooling road, but it is representative.
Obama didn’t directly attack Congress, but he strongly implied it with his rhetoric, continually saying things like, “send me the bill and I’ll sign it”. He seemed to take zero responsibility for the state of the country, blaming everyone else. It seemed the main area of agreement in the room was over the war-mongering words he used when discussing foreign policy and Iran. When it comes to foreign policy these days, there is no Left or Right there is only “Bomb them, if they get in our way!” How does this attitude foster an appreciation of America all over the world? That appreciation stems from fear. America is the fear-inducing tyrant in the world. Uh-oh… am I blaming America?
Yes. I am.
Of course, I’m not blaming the people of America. Just the status-quo “bomb them” policy of the Republicans and Democrats today and the recent past.
There is hope in the candidacy of Ron Paul. I firmly believe that just as many agree here in 2012 that Ron Paul was right on the economy in 2002 when he predicted the housing bubble collapse he will be seen as similarly prophetic on foreign policy when we look back at his words today from the year 2020 (or maybe before that, hopefully).
Ron Paul is an old dude and he won’t be around forever. Luckily, his son Rand Paul, is already in the Senate and has taken up the fight for liberty like his father. In fact, he is poised to be the standard-bearer for the message of liberty in the future. He is young, charismatic, and energetic.
America can show the world we are ready to lead by example rather than lead by the bomb by nominating Ron Paul as the Republican candidate to take on Obama. This is unlikely to happen, but we can still show the world we are on the right path by ensuring Ron Paul gets the highest number of possible votes and delegates toward that nomination.
While the state of the union may seem bleak right now, Ron Paul and son could pave the way for a game-changing resurgence of the libertarian message of America’s founding. The success of his 2012 campaign thus far is already proving this to be true.
This is the hope you are voting for when you vote for Ron Paul today.