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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 it.

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 candidates.

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 country.

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.

November 22, 2007