It has been said that once you wake up to the cause of liberty and to all that the Ron Paul Revolution stands for, you can’t go back to sleep. The news that Rand Paul has officially endorsed Mitt Romney for President makes me want to sleep for a month.
Maybe I’ll feel differently about this when I wake up. Maybe Rand will get the VP slot under Romney and somehow I’ll feel just a little better. Rand says his Dad is “still his first choice”, but here’s the stark reality as I see it: At this moment for all practical purposes, Rand Paul’s endorsement of Mitt Romney marks the end of the organized battle for liberty in the United States, through the existing (completely corrupt) system. I don’t know how else to interpret it. We tried. But it’s darn near over.
Millions of us have stood with Ron Paul over the past several years. We have stood for principle, for the rule of law and for a return to the Constitution. We have sacrificed our time, our creativity, our passion – and many of us have sacrificed our money in the noble quest to “Restore America”.
We showed up by the tens of thousands at rallies, at marches, at caucuses and at state conventions to support the one candidate we believed in. The one candidate who made us ‘believe’ again. And even after the GOP establishment itself pulled every trick in the book to steal the election from Ron Paul, including changing their very own rules along the way, still we stood – and were willing to continue standing with Ron Paul.
But his son has decided not to. Rand has decided that it’s in his best interest and in the best interest of the GOP to pledge his full support to the Republican corporate establishment candidate and Wall Street insider Mitt Romney.
So, what does this mean? It ain’t good.
At a Fox News debate earlier this spring, Mitt Romney was asked if he would have signed the National Defense Authorization Act as it’s written if he had been President. He acknowledged that he most certainly would have signed it, no question about it. We must sacrifice our liberty for security, Romney style. Mitt Romney has absolutely no intention of dismantling the NDAA. Mitt Romney has absolutely no intention of ending the unconstitutional wars of aggression or the “empire building”.
Mitt Romney believes that the privately owned Federal Reserve can help revitalize the economy through further “stimulus”. Mitt Romney supported the TARP and Wall Street bailouts. Yes, the new Goldman man Romney supports all of it. Everything that is now shall be in the future under Mitt Romney. And Rand Paul had endorsed this man.
By endorsing Romney, Rand Paul has endorsed the things Romney stands for: The NDAA, endless unconstitutional war, the fiat debt-based monetary system, the Federal Reserve, Wall Street criminality and the end of liberty.
And here’s the real issue. Rand Paul and Ron Paul share an apartment together in Washington DC. They talk to each other on the phone DAILY. They are extremely close. Ron Paul is Rand’s confidant, his father and his mentor. Do you think for one minute they did not discuss this decision in great detail?
Clearly a political decision was made in the interest of Rand’s career as a United States Senator, and as a POLITICIAN. And I might add, just as Webster Tarpley predicted would happen, which ruffled many feathers including my own.
I am sure of only one thing at this point, Rand Paul’s decision was not made in the best interest of the American people. His decision was not made in the interest of the Constitution or in the interest of the continued fight for liberty.
If I was Ron Paul’s son, I can’t imagine – in a million years – doing what Rand Paul did on Thursday, June 7th. Not to my father, or to the people who supported him.
Millions of dedicated, awake, intelligent and motivated American patriots were ready to stand with Ron Paul. Millions of us were ready to fight the good fight for liberty, all the way to Tampa and beyond. And millions of us were betrayed today.
Rand Paul didn’t betray his father. Rand Paul betrayed all of us. And I fear he did it with his father’s blessing.