How many times have you wanted a candidate, a politician, and a role model, to gain the presidency? How many times have you wished for a president with values and character that your children could look up to? How many times have you looked at your options for the election and been forced to vote for the lesser evil? I believe God understands this feeling. When debating the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah God asked is there not one righteous? As he searched the people he found a man named Lot. Though Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed, Lot found favor with the Lord and he & his family were saved from the destruction. Ron Paul is our Republican ‘Lot’.
Ron Paul is honest. He stands on values and doesn’t waiver to be a “team player”. He does what he says he will do and doesn’t compromise his principles to make a deal. He votes according to a deeper conviction, honoring his position in office, while others vote the way their party tells them to. He is careful to speak clearly and definitively while taking the time needed for people to get an understanding of context, not just hear a clever sound bite. He doesn’t take lobbyist money; in fact he doesn’t even take their meetings. He speaks truthfully whether you (or others) want to hear it or not. Ron Paul preaches the ‘gospel of freedom’ and protects the constitution even when it gets him booed on national television (remember South Carolina)? That brings me to my next point.
Ron Paul is humble. Not with some false humility that almost everyone can see through. Dr. Paul actually bites his tongue, breathes deeply, and tries to educate the masses against the mocking and ridiculing. In nearly every debate He has been cut off, cut short, denied time, moderators or other candidates have put words in his mouth and twisted what was said to mean something entirely different. Did Mr. Paul react with ego and anger? Did he lash out or whine about what was happening? No. Ron Paul has humbly submitted to the moderators according to the agreed upon rules of the debate. He has tried to keep limits with his time and respected others. He has shown great humility not only in the debates, but also in interviews with the media, in public appearances, and in his role of office.
Ron Paul is humorous. Since the joy of the Lord is our strength, Ron Paul is a Samson! His smile is genuine and warming. Even the political pundits have commented on this joy. I heard one say… “He’s having the time of his life!”
Ron Paul is honorable. Over and over we hear Dr. Paul speak about the oath of office. Respecting the rule of law and honoring the constitution. I can’t remember the last politician I heard say anything about honor or upholding an oath… Let alone the oath of office. Ron Paul reminds us to honor our commitments, honor our principles, and most of all honor each other. He helps us refocus to reduce aggression towards our fellow’s civil liberties and towards other nations. Perhaps Jesus said this best when he called us to treat our enemies with kindness and prayer. In so doing, he taught, we would heap hot coals upon their head. More so, Jesus hoped that if we would offer love to each other, perhaps we could help draw more souls to his loving redemption and forgiveness; just as he drew us with love, not force.
Ron Paul is hopeful. Last but not least he is hopeful not for selfish gain or ambition, but hopeful for a resurrection of the constitution and the ideals of the founding father’s. He is hopeful that the message of freedom is engaging the youth and causing them to get involved to help save the very framework of our nation. He is hopeful that he is awakening America to once again believe in the liberty that founded our great nation. He is hopeful that he is winning the hearts and minds of the people and encouraging them to once again fight for freedom.
How many people do you know that are honest, humble, humorous, honorable, and hopeful? How many people do you know with core morals and values? How many of them are politicians? How many of those can you say have true character and don’t use their faith for political gain? How many have you met that can lead in the face of adversity? And how many people have you met that inspire you and others?
How many have you met like Ron Paul?