i've been working on showing my stepdad the ron paul message and i stumbled across what i think is the single most effective thing to show someone who comes from that perspective.
first off, hes in his 40s and Reagan was the first republican he voted for, during the excitement era of the republican party and has voted for them ever since.
Reagan to him is no longer a human being and is now some sort of deific type figure, and i showed him the beginning part of the "a time for choosing" speech.
i didn't show him any of the ones that are packaged with ron paul slogans because they seem cherry picked and it doesn't have the same impact.
but the critical thing here is the MSM has connected Vietnam and Iraq irrevocably. The secret weapon here is when Ronald Reagan uses Vietnam as an example of the evils of a secret socialist plot to overtake the original intent of the founding fathers.
This critical moment clicks over in his head in the sense that it sounds IDENTICAL to Ron Paul's position on Iraq.
this speech sounds like a Ron Paul speech from a week ago.
im serious in that my stepdad looked dizzy the rest of the night after watching this video. it just lulls you into the golden reagan voice, talking about small government virtues, and just when you stop paying attention... BAM, 2 minutes in, an anti-vietnam statement that simply makes it click.
i really urge that a ron paul supporter show this to your sortof neoconned friends who idolize reagan, without the thomas jefferson quotes or ron paul stuff cut in. just seeing ron pauls message come out of reagan's mouth is more powerful to them. try it out if your at an empasse. im pretty sure this is the beginning part of his famous speech endorsing barry goldwater... the vietnam statement i think is a minute and a half in.
- RonPaulForums.com is an independent grassroots outfit not officially connected to Ron Paul but dedicated to his mission. For more information see our Mission Statement.