'Bring Them On!'

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In his most
hubristic utterance as president, George W. Bush arrogantly chortled
“Bring Them On!” calling for more murderous attacks upon American
troops in Iraq.

Insurgent forces
have accommodated the death wish of Mr. Bush, adding to the grief
and devastation of thousands of families of service men and women
throughout our country.

Lesson: Be
careful what you wish for.

The elitist
mainstream media fears Ron Paul.

It is beginning
to sink to new lows in its futile efforts to discredit him.

Such a barrage
of mean-spirited attacks can only seriously backfire.

As it did with
George Bush’s deadly admonition to the Iraqis.

Yesterday is
a case in point.

When the sneering
journalist Soledad O’Brien of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 attempted
to belittle Dr. Paul’s positions on the important public policy
questions of the day by labeling him as a "flake," Paul
turned her characterization on its head and described Washington’s
disastrous monetary and imperial foreign policy as truly "flaky.”
Bravo, Dr. Paul!

When snarky
L.A. Times columnist Joel Stein on MSNBC’s Tucker attempted
to ridicule Paul’s widespread popularity by his ever-growing diverse
group of supporters by describing them as ‘crazy’ and ‘nerds,’ he
simply showed his ignorance not only of what is happening in neighborhoods
and on campuses throughout America today but of American history.

The Ron Paul
Revolution is within the deepest of American political traditions.

Wikipedia on-line
encyclopedia provides cogent biographical summaries of important
individuals in this tradition who stood for:

  • Peace and
    diplomacy based upon a non-interventionist foreign policy,
  • Free trade
    and opposition to protectionism,
  • Decentralized
    federalism as opposed to a consolidated national government at
    the expense of the states,
  • No empire
    building,
  • No central
    banking, and
  • No corporate
    welfare.

Here is a brief
pantheon of early heroes in that long-standing tradition:

November
5, 2007

Charles
A. Burris [send him mail]
is a history instructor in an American high school.

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