Let's face it: The Republican party platform is a bunch of balderdash. Can you name anything now in it? Yet, as another step forward in Ron Paul's long war against central banking, it does mean something to discuss the idea, whether it ends up in the platform or not. The senate and the prez would never agree to audit the Fed, and therefore its passage by the house means nothing legislatively. But it was a huge publicity coup for Ron, even though virtually no one in the house except him would have voted for the bill if it had meant an actual audit. Ron Paul's target is not politicians, though he is glad to get a few defections from the regime now and then, but the people of America and the world. There, he is gaining victory after victory. Combine that with the crash of '08 and the worsening depression, and you have the makings of an ideological revolution that does indeed keep Bernanke and the banksters awake at night.
Romney is a flash in the pan. Ron Paul is the continuing influence. For the first time in 100 years, he has made central banking and its partner in crime, fractional-reserve banking, issues that people care about. Among the crooked and bloodthirsty pygmies who constitute the Republican convention, Ron Paul is the giant. And note: Though Ron used politics as his educational base, he is in politics but not of it. His magnificent achievements, which will continue and build, have nothing to do with the lust to rule that otherwise defines that despicable gig. Oh, and End the Fed. (Thanks to Travis Holte)