With 24 hours to ponder what has happened with the ending of the RP campaign and with his son's endorsement of M!#t R*%^@y, I think my head is clear enough to share an encouraging perspective on the situation. Ron Paul woke me up, like many of you, from a deep sleep of childish negligence and apathy. He taught me about the principles of law and liberty, the fraudulent monetary system, the immorality of empire, and he showed me how one person could change the world. Most importantly he has taught me how to look at the world through the lens of justice and discover principled solutions all on my own.
At the beginning I looked to him as a god among men (like a son to his father) because he seemed incorruptible, he had the voting record to prove it and he was saying things that were new and exciting to me. Of course it was silly to hold him to godlike status but I think we can agree that he has to be the most principled political figure in modern history and I personally have had a great time being a part of his campaign and our revolution.
Now that his campaign is over I look to the future of the Revolution. It's time for every one of his followers to become independent, to find their own way, fulfill their own callings and become leaders in their own spheres of influence. For some it might be being active in the R party. Some might teach neighbors how to garden, some might start a business or teach at church, write a book, or be a good mom. There's a million different ways to promote freedom and only you can know your part. Don't wait for a leader to give you "marching orders".
But still we are not left without new heros. Alex Jones, Peter Schiff, Scott Horton and Jerry Doyle have popular radio shows. Penn Jillett has a stage. The Judge is in the MSM almost everyday. TMOT, Stefan Molyneux, Liberty Ann and Ben Swann have popular internet videos. Tom Woods, Lew Rockwell and other fellows of the Mises institute will become even more successful in developing educational resources. Gigi Bowman is helping identify and promote liberty candidates like RJ Harris and Justin Amash with fundraising and networking. Anthony Gregory, Will Grigg, Sheldon Richmand, Jack Hunter, Robin Koerner, Connor Boyack and hundreds of other columnists and writers are teaching people how to consider liberty on a variety of subjects to different audiences. Gary Franchi, John Papola, Jason Rink and Chris Rye are engaged in creating videos and media. The revolution is all grown up now. We can fly on our own.
Rand seems to have chosen his path and I can only hope he has a strategy to make it work for the right causes but this is where we part ways...and that's okay! We're all about decentralized unity and natural order, right? We spontaneously found each other through the message of the campaign and It's been a BLAST. I know that there will be other circumstance where all of our paths will meet again. Until then, believe in the message and in yourself.