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The Apostles of Paul: He’s the Only One

January 16, 2012 By: Keiron Jackman Category: Campaign 2012, Current Events, Headlines, Politics

Ron Paul supporters are the most dedicated of all the candidate supporters in the 2012 Republican Primary. They are known by their constant insistence that a mix of government debt, Federal Reserve policies and a departure from the Constitution will destroy America. The Apostles of Paul speak with confidence, and they are prepared to handle every party-affiliation on the political spectrum by the script. Like Jehovah Witnesses they are constantly seeking to convert unbelievers, providing a litany of Youtube docudramas to back it up. In all fairness, the Youtube docudramas are used with the utmost care, reserved for only the toughest, but slightly susceptible voters. And when asked why no other candidate is speaking about these topics, they point to conspiracies and rich families controlling the media. Nonetheless every conversation ends with some sort of variation of, “Ron Paul is the only one.”

Although it is true that government debt, monetary policies and a departure from the Constitution can lead to the demise of America, it is not so simple. In fact it is stupid to think that it is so simple: that all of our problems we face in America can be solved by a return to the Constitution and the gold standard. Many of these concepts the Apostles of Paul support involve the study and understanding of the history of civilization, American history, immigration, higher math, monetary theory and economics. No black and white grainy ten-minute Youtube video can substitute for formal education on these topics, nor does any accredited university or online university include this information in its curriculum.

Even more troubling is that Ron Paul trivializes these complex issues by making specious arguments such as where in the Constitution does it say . . . Ron Paul makes his gains by playing on our ignorance for he is willfully ignorant of the Necessary and Proper Clause. The Constitution is a set of principles to be interpreted by our Courts, namely the Supreme Court, and not by the likes of Paul. The Constitution, like the Bible, does not enumerate every instance for every situation, but its principles are extrapolated to fit all times and controversies. For example, the Bible makes no mention of the Internet or video simulations however, it would still be a trespass to defraud people over the Internet (freeload wirelessly) or watch repugnant videos although animated and unreal. The Constitution makes no mention of the right to privacy, use of contraceptives, raise your children, marry or that Ron Paul should be paid a salary with benefits for his representation in the U.S. House of Representatives, but these things are recognized as constitutional.

What Ron Paul represents is utter disrespect: a disrespect of our fathers, and our father’s fathers. He is quick to mention how he would do away with (but is not limited to) Social Security, Medicare, Welfare, Medicaid, EPA, Department of Education, DOE, and parts of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the claim that Congress has gone too far beyond the call of the Constitution. He further justifies these eradications with a philosophy of personal responsibility and liberty.

Ron Paul disrespects our fathers by ignoring the purpose for which our fathers thought it necessary enough to lobby Congress and to elect presidents and representatives past that would provide these institutional instruments for the general welfare of our people. They understood that personal responsibility and liberty could not shield against the world. That no longer could America operate in isolation, understanding that a crisis in Rome could lead to the starvation of America. That the liberty of bankers in the Middle East could affect the supply and demand in America, that the action of few could affect many.  That it is necessary to protect the old, the young, the minority, the unemployed, education, and the environment – for they understood that misfortune did not discriminate, that misfortune was no respecter of persons and that misfortune can visit all.

Think about Congress today: bickering and fighting. Think about how difficult it is just to handle the routine affairs. Do you believe it was any easier for our forefathers to get Congress to do these things? Would it not have been even more radical back then, when the first of these departments was enacted for Congress to implement a department? Know your history; know why our fathers thought it necessary to have Congress implement the SEC, FDIC, EPA etc. These departments were not created by congressional whims; the people fought for it, they were viciously debated, passed by large majorities and challenged in court. The people fought for these institutions because they wanted a better future for their children’s children and the generation to come. They realized they needed each other, and that the weakness of Americans broke the chain of society. I was a Ron Paul supporter. I am no more.

Ron Paul, the great disrespecter.

15 Comments to “The Apostles of Paul: He’s the Only One”

  1. The founding fathers were anti-establishment rebels who sought to free future Americans from Tyranny.

    Ron Paul fits this bill. The idea he represents, and the powerful love of liberty shared by his throngs of followers, are way more important than Ron anyways. So trying to compare him to Obama and hold him up as a Dictator is really ludicrous actually.

  2. Right… he’s disrespectful because he understands that those decisions made by our fathers, and our fathers fathers, have gotten us to the point where we are today. He is the only candidate who will realistically try to change where we are today, and where we are going tomorrow.

  3. “the people” for whom several of the aforementioned departments were created were specific groups, i. e. dept of education and cabinet-level appointment as a payoff to the national edumication association. more gov’t never equates to better gov’t.
    once again, this story puts forth an either-or scenario: we break the bonds of overreaching and massive gov’t with the burden of payment down to succeeding generations OR we stay in bondage to the welfare/warfare machine…but remain “safe”. We dont deserve liberty…we dont remember what it is….

  4. I am not a huge Paul supporter, but as of now he certainly has my vote, it was our father, and our fathers fathers, that got us in the mess that we are in, why should we be so quick to honor their mistakes?

  5. And hindsight’s 20/20. Why aren’t we allowed to acknowledge the mistakes of “our fathers and their fathers?” Cover your eyes, plug your ears and keep your mouth closed, ya?

  6. Really? I support Ron Paul but by electing him we aren’t going to have things change overnight like you had thought. He is right that we need to have sound money and that for all these years the government has been taking away much of the peoples freedoms and rights. I do think we should have rules and I do believe we should have things like public schools and public roads for the government to provide, but we really need to change. We have too much debt, too much gun restrictions, too much rules in order to start a business, too much rules destroying our civil liberties. The government needs to be cut back. Ron Paul 2012

  7. Of course the Constitution does not enumerate everything that the Federal government cannot do, that would take a lot of vellum. That’s why we have the relatively concise 10th Ammendment. Whatever is not stated that the role of the government is, is given to the States.

  8. RainbowPie says:

    The “Necessary and Proper Clause” was a baloney argument from the very beginning. Alexander Hamilton was wrong, Jefferson was right. (though he made mistakes as President IMO)

    I personally don’t like public schools, or even most formal education, BUT I think we can all agree that schools would be better if they were funded and managed locally instead of by unelected bureaucrats thousands of miles away.

    Most of the stuff in this article is just a justification for fascism. Of course the government is useful for putting murderers in jail and such, but in most areas people need to be free to make their own mistakes. If you think someone’s lifestyle is bad, let LIFE prove it to them; let them learn the hard way. If the government keeps legislating how people run their lives, there’s no guarantee that the government will always be right, because politicians aren’t effected by the policies they adopt. Let the individual make decisions about their own lives, because they care more about their own success than bureaucrats thousands of miles away.

    As for regulation, OF COURSE we need regulation, but when you concentrate the power of regulation in Washington, all the evil corporate types know EXACTLY WHO TO BRIBE. As an example, go to YouTube and type “Factory Farm”. Those disgusting places, all GOVERNMENT APPROVED, is where your food comes from. MY food comes from a local farm, which I have visited and inspected MYSELF. The animals are healthy and well-treated. They even invite customers to help them slaughter their animals. I’ll take THAT system over government “regulation” anytime.

  9. “The Constitution makes no mention of the right to privacy, use of contraceptives, raise your children, marry or that Ron Paul should be paid a salary with benefits for his representation in the U.S. House of Representatives, but these things are recognized as constitutional.”

    …..Seriously??? Article I Section 6 – The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States.) (The preceding words in parentheses were modified by the 27th Amendment.) They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.

    27th Amendment – No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.

    4th amendment – The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    Interesting document give it a read…

  10. More and is evident all media is controlled by those adverse to our founding fathers Constitution and that they are constantly lying in behalf of it`s enemies,Ron Paul will be President or Neocons will get Obama,that`s a promise

  11. I did not read the whole hack job. I stopped when it was clear the writer clearly did not know know of Paul policies. I am all for arguments but come on don’t just listen to sound bites and think you know it all. Then again I guess thisis whyitison a blog and not a real paper.

  12. Ray Kutens says:

    What a bunch of drivel and ignorance on the part of the author.
    Firs, the necessary and proper clause is supposed to be used to keep the federal government in adherence to Art I sec 8. The general welfare clause does not promote socialism as the author suggest and laws repugnant to the constitution do not necessarily decided by the SCOTUS, but by jury nullification in the local courts which this author is most likely clueless about as well. Perhaps the author should read Iserbyt’s book, ” the deliberate dumbing down of America” and get some education

  13. The author hasn’t read the constitution.

  14. Interesting that those of you running to the defense of Ron Paul…cling not to the factual impact if this his actions ( if put in place) but that what’s there today is so “offensive” to the Constitution (as if some how it’s now a Bible and not a legal guideline) What’s next laws like Iran have that go after people who “offend the scared scrolls of the Constitution” . Oh right I forgot it’s Ron Paul…. there are no laws…the market looks after everything and Adam Smith rises up from the gave to dance sing his praise…my word.

    Things like moving back to the gold standard mean the value of the USD money would be set by a process of hoarding a precious metal …something the “average” American will never be able to do..but BIG Corps will have a field day with. You might as well back the USD with diamonds or oil. Oddly this runs wholly counter to the things the “Paulist’s” can’t stand. It gives corps more power over the masses…not less. And speaks directly to my point. Before you start foaming at the mouth over a return to the gold standard….use the brain you have to ask…what’s the impact! Paul only asserts it’s his answer to get rid of the FED… but he takes no responsible ownership of the impact. It would be market chaos. Pegging currency to metals means as gold rises in value the currency becomes too “hot” and you stop exporting because your GDP costs too much for others to buy….further… there is no way to control inflation via interest rates and currency supply because valuation is now pegged to a free market factor…not a controlled one. Why the gold standard was abandoned. What part of disaster don’t you get in this? btw…it’s likely impossible any other western nation would adopt the gold standard for just these reasons. Average Americans would suffer greatly from this move. And wait until rioting masses show up in DC when millions are taken off Social Security. Let’s toss the poor on the street en mass and expect them to have nothing to say about it…. Think again. That’s a revolution moment that will make Occupy Wall St. look like (dare i say it) ….a Tea Party.

    Paul is selling snake oil….wake up… the author is dead on.

  15. Totally agree with the above comment. So important. I think it’s also important to remember that confidence isn’t the same as being 100% good at something – it’s having faith that you can learn, change, grow and unsaadtend.Kritlyn invites you to read


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