Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Paul Supporters Insupportable

Paul Has Run the Race
I liked Ron Paul. I liked his constant and consistent advocacy of fiscal discipline without compromise, demanding an end to the Fed, and end to all the wars, all the  military bases, all the spending.

He even changed his mind about the Death Penalty, where as the Libertarian candidate for President, he supported capital punishment, he since then rescinded his support for the terrible measure.

Ron Paul is fiscal discipline with a capital "F. D." Sadly, his insistence received no assistance in Congress. His following, however dutiful across the country, was as deep as the Mariana Trench, yet as wide as a micrometer. Such diligence cannot delegate, let alone style itself a "revolution."

Rand His Son Will Take His Place
His foreign policy credentials were not credible, either. Unlike the Soviet Union or other previous hostile states, Iran's leadership subscribe to a fanatical, monomaniacal religious system, aberrant and abhorrent. Free trade works with free people, or at least with state which minimally respect the sanctity of their people's lives. Iran's theocracy thinks nothing of dropping nuclear bombs, wiping out a third of the world's population, and thus welcoming in the Muslim Messiah in an apocalyptic finale of fire and brimstone.

Ron Paul had a sound, though controversial fiscal policy of cut, cut, cut. Now if only his supporters would cut their incendiary insistence on rallying around the man. He lost the election. He gathered very little support during the GOP primaries. He fared terribly even in the caucus states, where he commanded very little support.

Paul's message is not lost, and his impact will be felt for years to come, starting with his Junior Senator son Rand of Kentucky, who is pushing "Right to Work" legislation while demanding a thorough audit of the Fed. Unlike his House bound father, Rand Paul is connecting with legislators from both sides of the aisle, making deals instead of just dealing out libertarian truth to an illiberal political class. His purpose, his prowess, deserves all the attention. Father Ron has run his race. Now his troops must get in line behind Romney, stop Obama, diffuse the tax bomb about to  drop January 2013, and get this country back on track.

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