[It’s Happening] Three time Presidential Candidate and 12 term libertarian Republican Congressman Ron Paul just passed a large mile stone in his path towards the White House. He has finally won an electoral college vote but he didn’t even run for president! This huge honor just shows what a large influence Ron Paul has been not on just the Republican Party but America in a whole. (Please note he is done with his quest towards the White House but he has handed the reins to Rand Paul who I am sure we will see more of during the 2024 election)
Texas 36 for Trump, 1 for Ron Paul, 1 for John Kasich
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) December 19, 2016
Over the coarse of Ron Paul’s three presidential campaigns in 1988 (Libertarian Party), 2008 and 2012 he has obviously never won the main election but many would say he has won in many other ways. Ron Paul has influenced a generation of liberty minded writers, activists, politicians and just everyday folk to inspect the ideas of liberty. Before listening to Ron Paul I was a left wing Socialist who thought I was so intelligent that I should get elected to tell people what to do. The ideas Ron Paul espoused made me re-look my whole idea of the role of government and the idea of individual liberty.
A friend of Ron Paul’s, Ronald Reagan once said…
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
At the time of that being said Ron Paul probably didn’t know but he has if not singlehandedly done a large majority of the legwork for keeping Freedom living on to the next generation. Ron Paul’s common sense message of liberty and solid stance of consistency has inspired a generation and revived the spark of liberty that our founders had in 1776. For that I want to say thank you and congratulations on the electoral vote.