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I had a talk with one of our younger members last night and it got me to thinking. The conversation started out with the obligatory, 'Man, it sure sucks that Ron Paul is not going to be president.' After reveling in our past accomplishments supporting the rEVOLution, I was tempted to agree that we could all just get back to life as usual before Dr. Paul cured our apathy.

The more I thought about it, the more wrong I realized we were. True, the coronation of John McCain as the Republican presidential nominee is a foregone conclusion. But if you think that current events are going to just amble along with no surprises, forget about it.

In case you haven't been watching the news, the war in Iraq is far from being won. The Sadir army is breaking it's ceasefire. Watch for the civil war to again be on the front page of news outlets.

And by all means keep an eye on the US dollar. What used to be the world's 'reserve' currency is crashing and burning. Dr. Paul was the only candidate that understood and talked about the ramifications of this looming catastrophe.

While the rest of the media obsesses about the Obama vs. McCain puppet show, we want to 'have our powder dry.' What I mean is that this is not the time to slumber and say 'the hell with it.' We must absolutely be ready to proclaim that the US Constitution and Founding Fathers foretold all of these problems.

A mind your own business, non-interventionist foreign policy, coupled with an honest monetary system (read dollars backed by gold and silver) is the only safeguard against an oppressive and bankrupt government. Today's following 'the rule of men' vs. 'the rule of law' is destined to lead us to ruin.

So I say be ready to act. We will soon have our day in the sun. And to quote one other hero of the rEVOLution, Barry Goldwater, "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. ... Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."

Nick Egoroff
Orlando Ron Paul Meetup Organizer
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