07-18-2016, 05:04 PM
The events today confirm something I had been wondering about since the 2012 RNC finished. I thought it was possible the RNC and GOP just hated Ron Paul and the ideas of liberty and that is why everything transpired the way it did. I'm sure they do hate Ron Paul and liberty, but that's not what was causing their poor behavior.
Instead, we saw nearly the identical thing happen today, with different opponents, different presumptive nominees, and different ideologies that had nothing to do with what RP espoused. I think this tells us it's more about the ironclad grip of power they want to maintain over the process, rather than keeping the ideas of liberty and freedom out of RNC discussion.
The only difference this time, is the media coverage of this event has increased dramatically, specifically the attention to the events on the floor, whereas in 2012 it was almost completely glossed over.