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Originally posted by onefinalmint
Let me start by saying that I am a young voter. I'm 21 years old, and registered independent. I believe in a little something called the constitution, and until the Republican party embraces that document, and the philosophies of our founding fathers, they will continue to lose power in Washington. The GOP is scratching it's head right now, in the wake of this election. They are pointing fingers, but not looking to the real leader of the party (in my opinion), Ron Paul.
Ron Paul appeals to thousands of young voters, a demographic that Republicans can't seem to get a grasp on. Look, I'm young, and I'm not some "leftist commie." I believe in civil liberties! I believe in a free market society! I believe in the rights of business to succeed, and also to fail! I believe in fiscal responsibility! I believe in personal responsibility! The government is not meant to run a welfare state, nurture the economy, or police the world. The government is responsible for providing sound money, upholding the constitution, and defending our country from threats- both foreign and domestic.
You people in the conservative media have failed to embrace Ron Paul, and you are making a big mistake. I look at this election, and it is apparent to me that the Republicans were never meant to win. They ran a corpse, and put no effort whatsoever into the campaign. I want to hear about the issues! Not the fake right/left paradigm issues that plague every political campaign, but the real issues that nobody wants to address. How are we going to pay back China? What happens if we cancel our debt? How are we going to combat the collapse of our dollar? How can we continue printing money out of nowhere? How much money are we spending to finance an empire?
Guess what, Rush, empires always collapse. Throughout history, time after time, these great civilizations implode upon themselves. We are the Romans. We need to return to the vision of this country that guided our founders. If we do not, we are in for a long and bumpy road ahead. People are actually embracing socialism now, because the Republican party failed to do it's job of upholding the Republic and the Constitution. Socialism can easily lead to Fascism, and if that ever happens I will be blaming people like you. People who have an obligation to inform the public. People who call themselves conservative, yet praised the neocon agenda of the past eight years. Start doing your job, and in four years we can really get this country back on track.
RUSH: Andrew in Mountlake Terrace, Washington. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush, how's it going?
RUSH: Good. Fine. Thank you.
CALLER: I'm calling today to talk about Congressman Ron Paul, and I think that he is probably one of the more conservative candidates running for president, and I think that you should talk about him more on your radio show.
RUSH: I should talk about Ron Paul more?
RUSH: Okay. Well, it's Open Line Friday, so I'll take that under advisement. I appreciate it. You're a Ron Paul acolyte?
CALLER: Well, I'm an 18-year-old now, in Mount Terrace, Washington, and I've been following the 2008 election.
CALLER: And, I don't know, I think that he's... Sorry if I seem a little nervous. It's my first time calling you.
RUSH: I understand that. I've been a first-time caller, too, many years ago. I know how nervous it is. We don't have much time here to talk about Ron Paul because the time is dwindling. Let's see, I have seven seconds, six seconds. What can I say? Uh... Ron Paul. Republican candidate for president, Ron Paul.