One Very Angry Soldier

My friend Adam House of the Combat Veterans for Ron Paul is angry, and has been since Rand Paul shocked much of the world recently by endorsing Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign for 2012 recently.

Today he published his feelings in a new article at CVRP2012, RAND PAUL, BENEDICT ARNOLD, & PATRICK HENRY. In it, you’ll immediately notice that the words practically smoke on your monitor. Adam did not mince words, nor varnish his opinion…and I don’t blame him one bit!

He compared Rand Paul’s action to that of the traitor to the American Revolution, Benedict Arnold, and with good reason, in my opinion. I’ve never paid much attention to Rand Paul, but his rhetoric at least paid lip service to the issues those in the liberty movement are passionate about. Endorsing Romney, on the other hand, flies in the face of that rhetoric…Romney’s proven himself to be no friend of liberty and a statist of the first water, as I discuss in my own recent piece for the American Daily Herald, The ‘Anyone But Obama’ Trap.

To cement his point, Adam quoted the genuinely patriotic Patrick Henry on the eve of Virginia’s entry into the Revolutionary War:

 “It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace – but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! OUR BRETHREN ARE ALREADY IN THE FIELD. Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

I was fortunate enough to have Adam visit my home yesterday, and we had a good time for several hours discussing all sorts of issues, including this one. He hinted at the time that he’d been fuming since the news of Rand Paul’s action was announced and had some choice words on the subject…boy, oh boy, did he!

I saw this essay just before its publication and was racking my brain on ways we might get it published in the Herald, which as a more phlegmatic journal does have some language restrictions, when Adam went ahead and published it in CVRP2012. I can’t claim I was surprised to see it so fast; Adam’s a man of action and doesn’t have an indecisive atom in him.

I wouldn’t presume to know Adam’s mind, and while I have some definite alarms going off about the whole Ron/Rand Paul situation this week myself…I think there’s a lot going on that we haven’t seen a fraction of at this point…we did concur about one thing in our discussions.

Nether Adam nor myself is going allow these disappointing events to slow us down in our enthusiasm to retrieve our stolen liberties, not now, not ever…in fact now’s the time to press for the return of our natural rights as never before!

We’ve all been saying for a long time that while Ron Paul has been the most visible focal point of the liberty movement, it’s never been about any one man. The bedrock of the liberty movement is the message of liberty itself, of the ideas of liberty and natural rights. As has been said many a time, nothing can stop an idea whose time has come. We’ll be putting our money where our mouths are and pressing on!

As for Rand Paul…well, I suspect that for whatever reason he endorsed Romney, it’ll make the Top Ten List of great historical blunders.

Nice work, Adam…I suspect somewhere Patrick Henry is smiling.

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About Glenn Horowitz

I'm a 20 year civil courier pilot, retired by multiple sclerosis. From summer of 2011 until December 2013 my efforts went mostly to my first blog, Get Glenn Mobile, to raise the funds needed to convert my Honda Element for wheelchair access and end my virtual housebound confinement. This was realized just after Christmas 2013 when I was able to acquire a superb X-WAV Element, already modified for my use. Though the original goal wasn't met, what was raised, plus my Honda, plus the proceeds of the sale from my mother's car were enough to make it happen. It's an amazing story in itself! Now, after my release from homebound prison, I can augment the journalistic work I'm doing for the American Daily Herald by getting out in public, talking with people, perhaps even getting some media attention to explain why someone as disabled as I am knows these unfunded entitlement programs like Social Security and its 'disability insurance' are bogus and do more harm than good, and in fact why the whole welfare/warfare state is contrived to keep the gravy train rolling for those who benefit while they drain our resources and eat out our substance. Why 'public education' is really public INDOCTRINATION that's become a meat grinder destroying our youth and our future. Why the fiat currency foisted on us by the Federal Reserve for a hundred years has destroyed the dollar and will without doubt cause its collapse. On and on the list goes, and I want to talk with the world about these vital matters. Please visit my new blog, 'Liberty On Wheels' at http://libertyonwheels.com/ if you're interested in learning more!

Posted on June 11, 2012, in General Stuff and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thank you, Glenn. It was great to visit with you, meet your family, and see the home you’ve made such a great offer of. I certainly hope that others will see the need and support the cause of getting Glenn mobile!

  2. Thank you, Adam!

    Friends are always welcome, you won’t be the only one who’s come by for long if I have any say in the matter.

    Beyond enjoying the heck out of the visit, It’s reassuring to know someone regularly involved with this project has seen with his own eyes that I described my situation accurately, and I’m not some scheming charlatan preying on peoples’ good will.

    I honestly think one reason there haven’t been many of the small donations in large numbers I’ve been hoping to see is that people have got burned so many times in every area that they’re very reluctant to contribute to any cause they’re not 100% convinced is valid. I totally get that and it really is a healthy attitude in today’s world full of liars and frauds.

    As more people visit it’ll help make any concerns that I’m anything but the real deal a forgotten issue, but you as the first one have added a crucial missing piece to the structure of the Get Glenn Mobile! endeavor and I thank you for that in particular.

    Now c’mon back any time the fit takes you!

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