Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Freedom Is Not Complicated

Ron Paul paid a visit to the San Francisco Bay Area this last weekend (July 13-14). On Saturday, July 14, the South Bay Ron Paul Meetup group hosted a rally for the Presidential contender in Charleston Park, right next door to Google's corporate campus.

Here are the YouTube videos of his address:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

I loved the backdrop of the stage depicting Howard Chandler Christy's painting "Scene at the Signing of the Constitution." The painting with it's faded yellowish tinge made Ron Paul, wearing a yellow sport shirt and tan slacks, appear as though he stepped out of it to give us his speech - straight from the Constitutional Convention.

Dr. Paul's speech was one of the best I've heard so far on the campaign. His message that 'freedom isn't complicated' drew enthusiastic applause and cheers from 500-600 supporters in attendance.

The wonderful thing about Ron Paul is that he comes across as a real person, with no one handling him. He speaks without notes, spreading both arms wide as though he's passing along the gift of the Founding Father's wisdom to us. His message was about personal liberty, humble, non-interventionist foreign policy, low taxation, sound money and small government. He pointed out that critics and naysayers of this message are quick to brush aside these principles because simplistic they are simplistic, outdated and isolationist. Looking back on history and where we stand in the world, the current policies have done more to isolate the United States from the rest of the world than anything.

I agree with Ron Paul. It isn't that complicated. Give freedom a chance.

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