"Our goal is not political power…our goal is to live free, because we know that means we live better. When political power becomes the goal, we have lost the mission. Some people think that if we control the system, then we can use to our benefit. But government power is like Tolkein’s one Ring, that controls them all. Some Republicans think that we can use power only for good. We know better. We know power corrupts. Our goal is not to win elections so we can impose on people our version of what is good. Our goal is to throw the one Ring into the fire of the Constitution !"
--Marianne Stebbins, Minnesota Chair, Ron Paul 2012 Campaign, during her speech Aug 26, 2012 in Tampa, FL at the Ron Paul Rally.
Well said! And if you missed Ron Paul's speech at the We Are the Future rally in Tampa, here it is in its entirety. Ron Paul begins at 10 minutes in. I have to listen to Ron Paul speeches periodically to remind me that there still are honorable and sensible people in the world. Ron Paul will go down in history as a hero....a "Christian Thomas Jefferson".