View Full Version : Why Ron Paul is Still Relevant and Necessary

12-07-2011, 04:31 PM
Spread it far and wide. And they have to gall to claim he's not a Republican or a conservative? Hrmmph!


But, this isn’t the first time the top echelon of Republican leadership has wandered from the path of virtue. Decades ago in the 1950s and 1960s, Republicans found themselves in a similar situation. Fortunately for the fate of the party -- and the modern conservative movement -- they had United States Senator Barry Goldwater to bring them back.

"There were other solid conservatives in Congress in the 1950s and 1960s, but only Goldwater had the guts to stand up on the floor of the U.S. Senate and call President Eisenhower's policies a 'dime store New Deal,'” writes ConservativeHQ.com Chairman Richard A. Viguerie in his book, Conservatives Betrayed. “That forthrightness and honesty endeared him to us conservatives, and we made him our leader."

Goldwater’s 1964 presidential campaign may not have been a success electorally, but what it did do was launch a conservative movement that is still flourishing today. By challenging the establishment leadership, Goldwater became a hero of conservatives looking for new leadership. And, today’s conservatives are beneficiaries of his courage and determination to see change within his own party.

Yet, there is a voice reminiscent of Goldwater’s. His name is Ron Paul, and since his earliest days in Congress, he’s been fighting back against the liberals in the Republican Party. The consistency in his message of fiscal values and restrained foreign policy, along with his willingness to call-out the establishment leadership, has endeared himself to conservative activists ready for a change in the ruling class.

Unlike his colleagues, who are beleaguered by accusations of flip-flopping, Paul’s message hasn’t changed over the years. “Thanks to the President and Republican Party, we have lost the chance to reduce the deficit and the spending in a non-crisis fashion,” Paul writes in a letter to the chairman of the GOP. “Even worse, big government has been legitimized in a way the Democrats never could have accomplished.”