I don’t know if you have noticed, but the U.S. economy is failing and the two-party system in America has become a mere battleground for politicians. Candidates may enter the presidency with good intentions toward the American people, but they are often sucked into the “machine” that is Washington D.C.–they succumb to bribery by special interest groups and make decisions based on their strategy for re-election. In other words, popularity of the politican has become more important than the well-being of the people. Ron Paul defies this system. Because of this, he has been viewed as crazy and extremist by many. But in reality, he is honest, humble, principled, and provides real solutions. It seems that our country has gotten so off track that the virtues upon which our nation was founded, are now viewed as extreme. These are just a few of the reasons that Ron Paul should be president in 2012:
Ron Paul believes in freedom. Ron Paul understands the value of freedom, by which the great nation of the United States was founded. Liberty is essential for human dignity, for the freedom of expression that gives power to the people and not the government, and for human creativity and innovation.
Ron Paul is honest. He is not afraid to speak the truth, even if it means upsetting the delicate egos of other politicians. Watch him in the 2008 Presidential Debate
Ron Paul understands economics. He predicted the recession. He is not afraid to acknowledge the unsustainable debt of our country, and that we cannot spend money we don’t have. These are ugly truths that we need to take responsibility for before it’s too late.
He follows the Constitution. The Constitution drafted the best government that has ever existed, with a checks and balances system meant to limit the power of the federal government. This document has been repeatedly ignored by federal officials.
He is a Republican against war. Ron Paul understands the military-industrial complex– the perpetual cycle of overseas wars and imperialism that has depleted our budget, caused enemies abroad, and resulted in tremendous casualties.
There is a vast movement behind Dr.Paul. He was the winner of the straw poll at the last two conservative political action conferences. This should be an indication of the growing sentiment in favor of Dr. Paul and his platform. However, the media continues to portray him in a negative light. Please take the time to learn more about Ron Paul, as he is the best hope for our country.
If this post has inspired you and if you believe in Dr. Paul as I do, I encourage you to contribute to his quest to run for President of the United States in 2010 by donating to Liberty Pac. This will determine whether or not Ron Paul will run for president…and every contribution, no matter how small or large, will help.
About the Author: Ann Fields is a graduate of Duke University and recently finished an internship with the Young Americans for Libery in Washington, DC. She holds a B.A. in Public Policy and has served on the staff of the FCC in our nation’s capital and as a representative of the Duke Engage Program in Costa Rica.
A note from Bea Fields: Ann Fields is my daughter. I must admit that I knew very little about Dr. Ron Paul prior to August of 2010, and my eyes have been opened to the wisdom, strength and commitment of this leader. He is a smart man of integrity and passion. As a result, I have financially donated to his campaign, and I wish him the best in his quest for the presidency. The one quote which comes to my mind when I now think of Dr. Paul is one that many of us know:
The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered…staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.
Thank you, Ann and to all of the young (and older) Americans who are invested in insuring that we all preserve the sacred fire of liberty.