It's time to take a stand...

I am endorsing the Ron Paul campaign officially. I know that the "Join Ron Paul" ad has been in the sidebar for a while now but I have decided that it's time to take a stand for what I believe. I believe that Ron Paul's campaign is the most honest, forthright political effort made on our behalf since Teddy Roosevelt ran for President.

It does not matter to me that his chances of winning the Republican nomination are slim. What does matter to me is that the ideas he has put forth get attention. That a return to the ideals that made this country great becomes the mission of every individual who grew up, as I did believing the lessons of our history teachers.

I believe it is time for the Republican party, of which I am a member, to get a wake up call. I will encourage those of my fellow Republicans who long for a return to the values which made it my party of choice to support Ron Paul in the upcoming primary. It is time for us to take up a new mantle, it is time for us to separate ourselves from the posturing and pomp which stand in stark contrast to the parties declared ideas and ideals of the parties platform.

These words are my own.
This is my passion for my country.

I believe that we need a return to the Constitution. It is time for us to embrace our freedoms not turn them over to a bureaucracy that claims it will protect us from ourselves. I believe that it is time that we stand up and declare our intent to protect our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness granted by our creator, for which so many of our fellow citizens past and present have given all they had to give. No more erosion of personal freedoms in the name of fear and distrust.

It is time to remind the career politicians that their powers are limited by the Constitution and those powers not given to them are reserved for our state legislatures, who should be free from Federal interference and strong arm tactics based on the threats of withholding our own tax dollars.

We need a return to fiscal responsibility. It is time to eliminate the income tax system that benefits only the bureaucratic machine, confuses and frustrates those who seek the American dream of prosperity and seeks to serve only those who know how to manipulate it to their own advantage. It is time for us to decry the irresponsible economics of the Federal Reserve which was established to ensure the strength of our currency but through manipulation has devalued it in the world market. It is time to return to the gold standard to strengthen our dollar and to base our economy on substance not foreign loans.

It is time to say NO to ALL special interests. It is time to say NO to deficit spending on foreign policy initiatives, NO to government subsidies of mismanaged businesses, NO to welfare programs that don't help people but rather perpetuate their dependence on hand-outs, and NO to billions and billions of defense dollars which subsidize not a stronger more well equipped military but rather a military industrial complex that seeks to fatten its profit margin.
It is time for a return to sanity in our political discourse. To protect OUR interest here at home FIRST and foremost. To feed OUR hungry. To rebuild OUR infrastructure. To work on the United States of America together. Then and only then can we look to help our neighbors, by trading with them. By exchanging ideas and offering our services and goods to strengthen them. We are no example to the world of the health and vitality of self government until we are once again committed to these principles. Let us govern ourselves FIRST, strong, united and free. We are the greatest nation in the world not because we are the biggest bully, or the world policeman, or the seemingly endless resource for assistance, but because we enjoy the outstanding freedoms guaranteed by our unique Constitution, and our mutual pledge to one another to protect those freedoms at all cost.
" We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.."
...ordained and established the most brilliant document ever conceived by the mind of men. The Constitution of the United States of America.
I urge you to educate yourself regarding Dr. Paul and his positions on these and other important issues.
So long as Dr. Paul continues to raise these issues, and fight to ensure that these ideals are paid the attention they so critically deserve, he has my support.

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