Rand Paul in the last few days has endorsed Mitt Romney, to the annoyance of many patriots.
Ron Paul may have suspected he wasn't going to win the nomination, but was still shooting the moon with some kind of back door technique to get delegates. It didn't work, of course. Duh.
He also underreacted to the Republican Party stealing his delegates and giving them to Romney, and told his supporters to "be polite".
The hard-line Libertarians are complaining bitterly about all this.
But I say, you put your trust in a POLITICIAN? (*face palm*)
Look, there was only one Cincinnatus. Stop expecting his reincarnation. Both Pauls are looking after their careers. Rand is more Republican than Libertarian anyway, and he's trying to get into the mainstream, probably for 2016. This is his career, and his dad's campaign is a dead horse now. That doesn't mean the issues aren't still important. We can still push the issues and show our numbers to influence Romney and our congresscritters.
But these Paul guys are only human. They might have been threatened, or they might have decided it's better to fall back and try again later. Who knows? Ron Paul has always been pretty genteel, I don't think he would conscience rabble-rousing at a political event, so of course he would tell people to be polite. And like I said, Rand's even closer to being a typical "pragmatist" politician than Ron is.
It's important to keep trying to use the system to
influence the system. It's better to use the ballot box than the
cartridge box to effect change. Because if someone opens that cartridge
box, well, that's Pandora's cartridge box. And she's likely to slamfire all over the place.
So what's the solution to the box? Think outside the box. It's hard to make someone else (especially a politician) do something your way. So, while trying to change the outside world, arrange your life for maximum liberty. Come up with some alternative income. Have a plan for alternative shelter, just in case. Have a plan of how you will leave if you have to. Get to know your immediate area. Build your tribe. Clean your house. Figure out how you will communicate in a communication breakdown, ahead of time.
And don't keep all your eggs in one box.
March Against Monsanto
2 hours ago