posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 12:23 PM
I'm waiting for the "usual suspects" to come on and start piping off about how "unAmerican" and "unpatriotic" Dr. Paul is for saying these
things, just as they try to level the same charges against me (and others) for the same sentiment. It seems as if there are a bunch of people who
think that disagreeing with the status quo -or calling attention to its contradictory nature- is somehow a disservice to the fabric of America, while
ignoring the fact that this kind of sentiment is the exact definition of what "Americanism" is. Liberty and in fact America itself, is entirely
independent on its citizens speaking out against the unjust (and unconstitutional), while holding their government accountable. It strikes me as so
sad that our society has degraded so much and that the weave our nation has been so forgotten, that anyone could falsely believe that disagreeing with
government policy or calling attention to breeches of our Constitution, is synonymous with "unAmericanism". When in fact, it is "unAmerican" to
blindly support any politician or policy without upholding our responsibility as American citizens to steward this country in the right direction, as
to keep upright the pillars of what made this country and the fabric of the same, intact.
It is the MSM, particularly outlets like FOX News and CNN, both active components and beneficiaries of the status-quo, who are rewriting the ideals of
Americanism and leading people to falsely believe that "America" is the government and the politicians who have its reigns. It is the politicians
and in fact government itself who is supposed to be in service to the people, not the other way around. We don't elect these politicians to make
choices in our stead, but rather to put into action, the choices that we make as a country.
Ron Paul seems to be one of the very few politicians in government, who truly defines what it means to be American, whether you agree with his
politics or not.