The Real Ron Paul Revolution

Ron Paul’s race for the 2012 US Presidential Election is all but over. The result wasn’t unexpected. Romney (backed by Goldman Saches and the Federal Reserve banking system) may have used every trick in the book (and then some) to secure the official Republication nomination, but the lasting change Ron Paul has had on the US political landscape will be felt for generations to come. Millions of people world wide have woken up and released that the US foreign policy is completely wrong and blow back is inevitable. Millions have released that the two party Republican-Deomcrats system is corrupted by insiders and lobbyists (particularly the banking aristocracy) and that both major parties will do anything to uphold the Federal Reserve System of control. Millions now know that 70 years of Keynesian (big government) economics has failed and that the answers lie in substantially less Government intervention and through the principles of Austrian Economics (sound money). Millions want Government out of their lives, wasteful spending on pet projects to end and personal liberties protected.

Ron Paul is arguable the most influential libertarian of all time (thanks in a huge part to the freedom of information on the Internet – which we must fight to maintain). His books have been highly influential, and would recommend them to anyone who wants less Government and banking control in our lives.

Ron Paul video just before the Republican National Convention (his own venue)

The Real Ron Paul Revolution – 31 August 2012 – Ludwig Von Mises Institute

If there was any doubt that Ron Paul was not going to win the Republican nomination for the presidency, it was undeniably removed when on Tuesday Mitt Romney received the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch it.

Does that mean Ron Paul failed? No. It is an open secret that the campaign was really about education all along. And in that regard, Ron Paul’s campaign was wildly successful. Chances are, any young libertarian you meet today will tell you that their chief influence in becoming a libertarian was Ron Paul. Ron Paul has swelled the ranks of the liberty movement to a greater extent than perhaps any other individual in history. If that’s not success, I don’t know what is.

Where should the energy of the Ron Paul rEVOLution be directed next? What cause is the most appropriate successor to the Ron Paul campaign? Another national political campaign? No, because, again, the Ron Paul campaign was never chiefly about winning office in the first place. Moreover, real, lasting progress toward liberty cannot be achieved through the offices of a gargantuan state. The most appropriate successor to a campaign of ideas is another campaign of ideas.

And which nonprofit, educational organization is most in harmony with Ron Paul’s message? You’re looking at it. Ron Paul is an ardent adherent of the Austrian School of economics, a champion of private-property rights, and a fierce critic of the Federal Reserve, fractional-reserve banking, and militarism. And the Ludwig von Mises Institute has been at the forefront and on the same side as Paul with all these issues for 30 years. That is why Ron Paul will be speaking at our Supporter’s Summit this October.

Ron Paul’s legacy is not in his legislative record but in the number of minds he changed. The way to perpetuate his legacy, then, is to continue — and ramp up — the “Paulian” educational campaign. And the most Paulian nonprofit educational organization in the world is the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Must read Ron Paul books:
* Liberty Defined
* End the Fed

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