“If some of our leaders fall in the battle, we must move on. We must be relentless.”
Rand Paul a Traitor?
Along with many of you in the Liberty Movement, I watched and listened with sick horror to Rand Paul’s endorsement of Mitt Romney. But thinking about it, in a political sense, in a global context of what is happening in our world, I would like to offer a hypothesis.
We do not know the pressures that might have been brought to bear on Ron and Rand Paul. The power wielded by the enemies of the free people of the world is enormous and they have no scruples, no mercy, and no justice. In a perfect world, there might be a “John Galt” moment, where Rand steps aside to reveal the gun pointed at him. But that is a novel. Real life is not so clean.
If the Powers That Be can see our heroes brought low, it is to their great advantage and will serve them well. That someone breaks under the kind of pressure that they can exert is to be expected.
Ron Paul’s Legacy – the World-Wide Liberty Movement
Ron Paul has opposed them and has begun a large national (indeed, a world-wide) revolution to challenge the status quo. If our leaders fall, or do not live up to expectations, do not lose hope. If they do so because they are threatened and they are just doing the best they can, we cannot blame them. They are only human and love their families. They have put themselves and their loved ones in harm’s way to help us. This seems a far more likely scenario, than that Rand just up and drank the Kool-Aid.
What we must not do is sacrifice our principles when no such pressure has been brought to bear upon us. We must still stay true to what we know is right and just. We must still try to elect those to office who will fight for us as much as they can.
We must grow a movement so large and vast and diverse, that no one can stop us, and from whose political guillotine no tyrant can hide. A movement that will restore liberty and the rule of law in this country.
If some of our leaders fall in the battle, we must move on. We must be relentless. We must do what they cannot, for in their hearts, I am sure that is what they are hoping and they cannot do it all, alone. The truth is, as with any grassroots uprising, the leaders are not the movement. The people are the movement and will ultimately decide what path it will take.
One day, when our leaders are threatened, they will be surrounded by an army so vast that no one will be able to touch them. Until then, keep organizing, keep educating, keep active, stay together, and stay strong.
Rand Paul’s Cross
Before you criticize Rand Paul, you should walk a mile in his shoes. The road he is traveling cannot be easy and will be rocky and dangerous. But his Father must have passed on some of his stalwart principles to his son, and he may yet serve us, even while he faces our ire and castigation for something which well may be completely out of his control, or may be a part of something we cannot yet see or understand. It may be the cross he has to bear and the sacrifice he has to make in order to continue in the fight at all. Only time will tell.