The Political Earthquake

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There is a
monumental shift taking place in the United States of America, of
which you are well aware. Its effects have been felt throughout
the world. The tectonic plates of public opinion are resettling
and causing earthquakes all across the country. I have seen and
felt some of the shock waves. This rumbling of which I speak is
of course the Ron Paul Revolution. It is not just the presidential
candidacy of Ron Paul, though. It is a mass awakening of a long
silent populace. An eclectic group of people who see the good doctor
as the embodiment of their country’s past greatness. He is also
their beacon of hope for the future shining to them from a Washington
that has long since been clouded and obscured by the pollution of
corruption and greed.

I work in Silicon
Valley and get paid to sit in front of a computer all day. I search
and sort through masses of information and in my free time like
to keep a finger on the pulse of the country. I first noticed something
odd coursing through the veins of the United States after Dr. Paul’s
performance at the first Republican debate. Not many people in this
country actually saw it live, but I assume anyone who did noticed
this infusion of adrenaline into the political discourse. Everyone
in the mainstream media claimed that Dr. Paul had a snowball’s chance
in hell of winning the Republican primaries, let alone the general
election. However, that little snowball kept rolling, picking up
speed and has resulted in the avalanche that we see before us. The
country is gradually turning off the loudspeakers of the government,
who were once considered to be journalists and commentators, and
tuning into the message of Dr. Paul.

I have been
following this campaign very closely since I first took notice of
Dr. Paul. His message of freedom and liberty awakened something
alive within me which had lain dormant for so long. As so many signs
state, "Dr. Paul Cured My Apathy." I was never shocked
to learn of new successes for Dr. Paul. In fact, everything that
has happened thus far has seemed to be pretty obvious and inevitable.

Dr. Paul will
continue to get big-time endorsements. Barry Goldwater, Jr., was
an important one, but there will be many more to come. The consciences’
of the elected will prevail. They are not all dumb men and some
will swallow their pride for a moment to come out on the side of
truth. More celebrities and musicians will continue to come out
for Dr. Paul. Not just John Mayer arguing with Justin Long (that
Apple guy). Smart people will continue to support the campaign financially,
as they realize it is a very good investment. The effect of one
such effort was seen today by millions of people as they traveled.

Crowds will
get larger and larger. 5,000 people in Philadelphia was impressive,
but that will be easily surpassed by some of the rallies that will
be held in the future, with masses upon masses of all parts of the
country coming together to hear one man speak. They will be bringing
friends and family. Some people claim that there is a cap on Dr.
Paul’s support. They think that his campaign is like a wildfire,
which can be contained; only moving so fast and so far. This is
dead wrong. People have become dried up from the tired rhetoric,
blatant liars, endless wars, increasing taxes, and decreasing civil
liberties. The populace has become kindling and this wildfire, which
is being blown around quicker than anyone can imagine because the
Internet has enabled truth to be available to anyone with a mind
to seek it. It will not be stamped out and the people will not lose
their will as the ridiculous attacks against Dr. Paul continue and
get much worse. It seems mud does not stick to a man with impeccable
and enlightened morals, values, ethics, ideas and a record to prove

The campaign's
goal for Q4 of $12 million will be blown out of the water. This
is obvious. Dr. Paul will already have over $12 million banked before
the Boston Tea Party of 2007. As for the amount raised during that
celebration of liberty, it will make fundraising history. By the
end of the quarter, Dr. Paul will have raised well over $20 million
in just 3 months, utterly embarrassing the rest of the Republican

People who
support Dr. Paul have fire in their bellies, which will bring them
to them out in large numbers in the cold winter to support their
man in the primaries. The other Republican candidates might gather
some pretty large numbers in a few states, but there will only be
one man with consistent and impassioned support all throughout the

Given the choice
between Dr. Paul and any of the Democratic "front-runners,"
the people of the United States of America would choose Dr. Paul.
No one wants war once he realizes that no one is truly at war against
him. Dr. Paul offers a clear alternative. People will make the right
choice IF they are given a choice.

There are
big things happening in this world of ours. I am excited to be observing
such a pivotal point in history and I am glad that there are people
in this world that give me cause for optimism. The world is ready
for some revolutionary thinking.

22, 2007

[send him mail] is a Massachusetts
native, currently living and working in Silicon Valley. He graduated
from Amherst College in 2006, majoring in Psychology and Theater
& Dance.

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