Ron Paul has already given America what it needs to return this country to a Constitutional Republic. His candidacy has opened the eyes of many and confirmed to those whose eyes were never shut that America still has reason to hope. The question is will we realize this gift in time? Win or lose for Ron Paul, he has given us what we need to succeed. He is the hope for America and so are we!
The Power of Unity
The gift that we have been given is the massive coordinated effort to communicate with like-minded people. Ron Paul brought together and exposed those people who still believe in the founding principles of this country, people who believe in the cause of Liberty. He brought people together under one battle cry and when we got together we realized we were from all parties, all faiths, and all ages.
The popular saying, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing,” has been attributed to the Englishman Edmund Burke. To be more truthful the quote should read, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for INTELLIGENT UNIFIED good men to do nothing.”
You may say that you have been gradually losing faith in the Republican Party. The Republican Party can keep the name and subscribe to the principles of the Constitution, as Shakespeare said, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” We have the power to do this. Regardless the outcome of this election we have the numbers to make a huge impact in every state. And when the state governments change – the federal government inevitably follows.
Let us begin again the dialogue of our founding. It is the same conversation that has continued throughout history. Our benefit being that we have the fruits (the Constitution) of a moral, virtuous generation and the hindsight that they never had.
One might ask how does a group that is so diverse stay united? We can be divided by lifestyle, religion, race or socioeconomics, but we cannot be divided by the one standard that matters most – the Constitution.
An LDS prophet, President David O. McKay said,
“Next to being one in worshipping God, there is nothing in this world upon which this Church should be more united than in upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States.”
There is no group that owns my allegiance. No party controls my vote. My symbol is not the donkey or the elephant. I am controlled by an internal belief that I, too, should love liberty so much that the ceremonious taking of the oath of office should be an internal commitment made by every American. I already affirm in my heart a binding oath between me and my Creator that I will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.
No party sets my standards. My loyalty lies with that timeless document that was created when, for a small window in history, the natural man was subdued, public virtue reigned and the benefit of mankind was their unified goal. We have been given the rule book of good government and for generations we have chosen not to read it.
“Put not your faith in men, but bind them down with the chains of the constitution.” – Thomas Jefferson
Human nature has not changed! It is the same throughout history. Just because our representatives travel to their meetings by use of the combustion engine and not horse; does not mean that we have evolved so much as not to be susceptible to the usurpation of power.
“I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, ‘Give, give.” – Abigail Adams