I have great respect for Ron Paul and his challenges of the status quo over the years. His honest and courageous speeches to congress, as well as running for presidential nominee, are all admirable endeavors that he has pioneered. However, this primary season I was a little shocked that Ron Paul did not get behind Donald Trump and show his support.
After all, Ron Paul has called for auditing the FED, honest money policies and a pro-American foreign policy all align with positions that Donald Trump has taken. He has fought against corruption, crony capitalism and the bailout of the banking industry.
In March during an interview on CNN, Ron Paul said:
“I was very explicit about that. I wouldn’t vote for Donald Trump,” he said on CNN on Thursday.
“If you can’t stand any of them and you happen to be a dedicated progressive, you ought to make your vote count and vote for the Green Party and if you happen to be a libertarian, vote for the Libertarian Party,” he continued.
Vote for the Libertarian or Green party? Seriously Ron Paul? I cannot believe that he is so far out of touch with how corrupt our government has become now that he can’t realize a Hillary Clinton presidency represents the end of any future chances of turning our country around. Any chance for true conservatism (not neo-conservatives, or republicans-lite) to ever clean up our government is gone. Neither Republicans, Libertarians or the Green party will be able to uproot the corruption that will take hold once Hillary Clinton gains power.
I get that Dr. Paul wants to vote for who he believes would follow his principles of how to best resolve our country’s issues, but we need to be realistic. Neither the Libertarian candidate, Green party candidate or anyone else has a chance of beating Hillary Clinton except Donald Trump.
On May 26th, Ron Paul was on an interview with Alex Jones and when asked about giving at least a soft-endorsement of Donald Trump, he replied,
“His economic policies are all over the place, you talk about a 35% tax on imports, you’re looking for a trade war…I think he’s very much authoritarian, and I’m looking for someone to leave me alone…”
Ron Paul, do you really think Hillary Clinton is going to “leave you alone?” Do you think she loves our country and wants what’s in its best interest? No, she represents the exact opposite of what you want for this country.
Maybe you don’t agree with Trump’s tariffs and some other policies, but you can’t possibly believe that our country will ever prosper under Hillary Clinton. The top 1%, the banks and the large corporations will prosper. Our country’s enemies will prosper. But the citizens will whither and the middle class will be obliterated.
We will not be able to correct our political systems through one party alone, either Republican or Democrat, it will take a combined effort of many groups coming together and saying, “We’ve had enough.” We must challenge the establishment and the crony capitalist methods that they instill. Most importantly, we need a leader for like-minded voters to gather around. I’m sorry Ron Paul, I wish it was you back in 2008 or 2012, but you couldn’t overcome the rigged system.
Donald Trump beat the rigged system, the liberal media, those in his own party that sought to end his campaign and everything it threw at him. Trump received a record number of Republican votes during the primary season, beating every previous candidate in history.
Despite whatever your perceived faults of Trump are, at least give him some credit where it’s due. He has accomplished the impossible against all odds and no political “expert” or pundit saw it coming. We are living through a time in history that will be studied for generations.
Ron Paul, do you think you’ll be able to work with Hillary Clinton, have meetings her and come to some sort of compromise? No, but you would with Donald Trump because he respects you and is pliable. He has not lived in the political system the majority of his life, he admits he doesn’t know everything, and just maybe you would have a chance at helping him fix the country, rather than just ignoring him.
Would you really rather have someone in power that you know is corrupt and has no regard for the law?
I’m sorry Ron Paul, I think you need to get your head out of the sand and look at the bigger picture and the danger that our country’s values are in.
During antiquity, much of Greece was made up of rival city states such as Athens, Sparta, Corinth, Argos and others. They spent many years warring among themselves, yet, whenever their country was threatened by an outside invader, they put their differences aside and joined as one to fight a common threat.
That is where I believe we are as a country right now. Many conservative factions, (Trump voters, Cruz supporters, Rubio supporters, Libertarians, Independents, etc..) who all may have our country’s best interest at heart, but refuse to form an alliance against a system that they all agree is corrupt and broken.
Like the Greeks, we can unite as one, or fall divided.
I have much respect and admiration for Dr. Ron Paul, and I think he’s a great man, but if he would rather hold on to his Libertarian principles and vote for an alternative candidate besides Trump, who has zero chance of making any difference whatsoever, then he must also must admit that he helped get Hillary Clinton elected. That’s what a vote for a third party is this year, its a half a vote for Hillary Clinton. This goes for anyone who is completely against the Clinton cartel, yet has their reservations about Trump and refuses to vote for him out of priciple.
Say it out loud to yourself, “I helped get Hillary Clinton elected.” The woman who the law does not apply to. And ask yourself if you could live with this decision that will impact our country for generations? Will you be confident telling your children someday that, you didn’t vote for Trump because you just could not do it in good conscience, Hillary Clinton was elected and drove our country in collapse, and that’s why you can’t find a job these days. That’s also why we have rampant illegal immigration and constant radical Islamic terror attacks…because I couldn’t bring myself to vote for Donald Trump.
Don’t try to use the “lesser of two evils” argument either, it doesn’t apply to this scenario. That choice would apply to a decision between Hitler and Stalin or Mao Zedong, but Trump is 70 years old right now. Ask yourself, if Trump was such a evil man, why are we only hearing about it when he’s 70 years old running against the established political system? He’s not an wicked man. Evil men do not pay off a young couple’s home mortgage because they helped him with a flat tire once, as Donald Trump did
I can’t possibly be the only person who has had this thought regarding the choices we are faced with this election. I just hope enough people see Hillary’s true, corrupt nature before November 8th, otherwise the globalists, the elite and banks will win once again.