However, I am a realist. I hear the horror stories about the TSA; see cameras all day long; can tell you about ex post facto laws being upheld by the courts (like the Lautenberg Amendment and it IS ex post facto.) The big food companies like Monsanto dream of being able to control the world's food supply by modifying seeds. The police and military are rapidly becoming one big complex. Local police agencies are now collecting hard core military hardware. The county I live in boasts APCs and tanks.
We are being governed and controlled by private corporations and unconstitutional agencies like the Dept. of Homeland (IN) Security. We have created TRILLION DOLLAR agencies when the prices we were talking about were in the BILLIONS. Gas is going up; wages going down. Unemployment is going up while new housing starts are down. The fact is, we will face more foreclosures in the United States next year than at any time in this nation's history.
Worse, regardless of whether the people pick Mitt Romney or Obama, your gun Rights are on the chopping block. The big headline of the day are the stand your ground laws and the clampdown on them will seriously jeopardize your Right to even own a firearm.
I'm on this site almost daily. I see every kind of political group trying to use the Ron Paul platform to launch their own mickey mouse agenda. Many times that agenda is 180 degrees opposite of the stances that Ron Paul takes. I don't mind them disagreeing with Ron Paul's message, but what I do mind is that they take a few things out of context to somehow "prove" that Ron Paul agrees with them. So, unless we rally and unite... and develop a consistent message, the Ron Paul Revolution disappears the moment Ron Paul dies or retires.
The back up plan is to DEFEND LIBERTY.