Saturday, June 14, 2008

Homeschoolers for Liberty

By now you probably have heard the heartbreaking news that Dr. Ron Paul has dropped out of the race. I think many of us saw it coming, but still it's hard for me to see.

My journey with his campaign started almost a year ago, when I first heard a few hardcore Libertarians talking him up. After doing some research, I was shocked upon finding a non-corrupt politician, as well as a Republican that still stood for the core principals of the party.

This past year has been a crazy ride; full of canvassing, marching, meeting great people (including my neighbors!) and learning so much. I was once a very apathetic and cynical person when it came to politics. But Ron Paul's campaign has awoken something in me that had laid dormant for too long.

After hearing the official end of the campaign comes the hard decision: Where to go from here. Ron Paul has officially launched the Campaign for Liberty, which will focus on the long road ahead. It's mission, as quoted on the site, states:
The mission of the Campaign for Liberty is to promote and defend the great
American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound
money, free markets, and a noninterventionist foreign policy, by means of
educational and political activity.

I have joined the campaign and will continue to fight for Liberty-minded candidates on the local, State and National levels. I have changed the title (but not the web address) of this blog to reflect that. I encourage you to join the campaign if you have not already done so. I also encourage any delegates to the Nevada State Convention to continue their duties. This is not the time for us to back out. It is not about the man, but the message that has resonated within us.

In the November election, we have some serious choices to make. This is something I've been contemplating for a few months. I cannot and will not allow myself to become apathetic again. I will also not allow myself to grudgingly follow a path I do not agree with or blindly fall in step with "party loyalty".

I will no longer "hold my nose to vote" or "choose the lesser of two evils", but will continue to find the person who best represents me.

I still have some decisions to make in who I will throw my support behind, and when I further research my choices I will post my decision and what got me to it. I encourage you all to do one thing: Put aside any party loyalty, as well as party grudges and research ALL candidates carefully to decide who best represents your beliefs. I will do the same.

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