As the 2012 elections near, I read and hear more and more about the "rabid" Ron Paul followers. These people are often referred to as the
"fringe", and are generally ridiculed on national TV as well as in various publications. These crazies follow him around the country, they
rig/overwhelm internet polls, and sing his praises all over YouTube. They INSIST that he can win, despite the fact that most of the country has never
even heard of him. I guess,..... slowly..... I'm becoming one of those crazies. I want to shout his name from the roof top, I want to wrap my car in
Ron Paul stickers, I want to hand out pamphlets, I want to stuff his message down everyone's throat, and here's how it happened:
First time I've ever heard of Ron Paul was in 2008 when he was trying for the Presidency. I remember seeing him in a debate on TV and finding myself
relating to him. He seemed very passionate as he was speaking, and it was obvious that he truly believed in what he was preaching. The other
candidates had the standard debate answers, promising the heavens to the voting public. They had their ridiculous show smiles on, while Ron Paul gave
straight answers without avoiding the questions. I wondered where the hell this character came from, and whether he could win. I mentioned his name to
a couple of people, and they were of the opinion that he was just too crazy and passionate. He wouldn't be able to control himself if elected. He
seemed too "out there". He didn't seem too "out there" to me. He seemed honest, and unlike any other politician I've ever heard speak.
2008 came and went, Ron Paul didn't make it, but now 2012 is looming around the corner and Ron Paul is starting to look like a possibility. Suddenly
more people are paying attention to him. Our current politicians failed us miserably. Things aren't getting better, they're getting worse. People
are in desperate need for something better. They need someone in Washington who won't sell them out. Who is one of the only Congressmen who has a
consistent voting record to uphold the Constitution? Ron Paul. Who accurately predicted our economic future if things didn't change in DC? Ron Paul.
Who continues to protest the wars and outrageous spending habits? Ron Paul.
I have NEVER been this excited over any political candidate, EVER. It's a strange new feeling for me. Why do I feel the need to shout his name from
the roof top? Because I am SICK and TIRED of the puppets the Democrats and Republicans give us to choose from every election. I am sick of their
twinkling eyes, sparkling smiles and polished, politically-correct answers. I'm sick of them supporting big Government, lots of spending, selling out
to big Corporations, and screwing with our lives. I'm sick of them poking and prodding us wherever we go, stealing our right to privacy and
prosperity. I'm sick of the figureheads. I want someone REAL representing me. I want that person to tell me exactly how it is, and do what it takes
to fix it.
By no means do I believe that Ron Paul is perfect in every way, but I really do believe he has our best interest in mind. I truly believe that he is
the sort of politician who would benefit not only the Independents or Republicans, but also the Democrats. I feel that he would do a great job at
uniting all of us. Do I believe he would be able to fix everything right away? Of course not. It will take at least a decade to get this country back
on track, but I think he'll set it in the right direction, and a lot faster than any of these other sell-outs running for office.
I want to make sure that everyone around me knows who Ron Paul is, and why they should vote for him. I feel like he is our only hope. I want people to
open their eyes and help make a real change in this country. Sometimes I truly feel hopeless. I really feel like I'm watching America fall to pieces.
It seems like every day it's getting harder and harder to survive, and if we keep electing these clowns, we'll never get out of this rut. They'll
continue to destroy us until there's nothing left to take. I think (and maybe I'm wrong) Ron Paul followers feel a certain desperation to get back
to the Constitutional U.S. and the way it was intended to be, so that we may become the great nation that we can be. It would be nice not to have to
feel fear across the globe for having an American passport. It would be nice not to have to fear that our soldiers are going to be sent into an unjust
war, dying for an unjust cause. It would be nice not to have billions of our tax dollars going to dictatorships.
Is Ron Paul the superhero some of us crazies make him out to be? I can only speak for myself, but I say he's close.
He's only human, he may fail
even if he wins, but we have to try. Nobody else is standing up for us.