My Remarks Introducing Ron Paul in East Aurora (Buffalo) on Friday
by Jim Ostrowski
August 5, 2011
Donâ€™t you love the smell of Revolution in the afternoon!
Before I begin, I need to make a public service announcement. To be fair, there is a Mitt Romney rally today in East Aurora. Itâ€™s in the phone booth down near the abandoned railway station.
Seriously, Romney has no grassroots supporters. If he scheduled a rally in East Aurora on three days notice, heâ€™d be up here talking to his five paid consultants standing where you are.
Seven years ago, Western New York woke up from its 100 year old progressive slumber and began a Jeffersonian movement to fight big government where it was strongestâ€”New York State. The movement was made up people who refused to leave New York but chose instead to stand and fight the political class. Western New York became the front line in Americaâ€™s war against big government.
As we predicted, the Buffalo disease of Big Government quickly spread nationally under President George W.–Obama so it is too late in the day to flee to Virginia or North Carolina. You can run but you canâ€™t hide from the federal taxman, the banksters and the regulators. They will find you. You must stand and fight!
Two years ago, the movement that started in Western New York called the tax revolt spread to the entire nation under the name â€œTea Partyâ€ and we of course embraced it.
Today, we have the honor of welcoming to the front lines the commander-in-chief of our army of libertyâ€”Dr. Ron Paul, the undisputed leader of the Liberty Movement in America.
Itâ€™s been tough on the front lines and we have lost some battles and sustained many casualties but we are tough. Our fathers and grandfathers fought the Second World War and our sacrifices pale in comparison to theirs but some of their toughness is in our genes as well. They too lost some early battles but knew they would win so long as they had a dedicated army in the field that refused to lose. And I can see from this turnout that the Liberty Movement has a very strong and very dedicated army in the field.
In recent days, Dr. Paul once again stood up for liberty against tyranny by opposing and exposing the phony debt limit deal that taxes our children and grandchildren to pay for the fraudulent campaign promises of FDR, LBJ, Bush and Obama. That deal showed that all the efforts of the tea party movement that resulted in the GOP taking control of the House were for naught. These bums who used the tea party movement for power have been unable to eliminate a single federal program, agency or department.
That leaves the tea party movement with only one realistic goalâ€”the White House. Does anyone here think that the country can survive a second Obama term?
If Mitt Romney is the answer, I want to know what the question is. Which presidential candidate looks like a soap opera star and talks like a used car salesman?
Ladies and gentlemen, hereâ€™s the straight dope, only two men can win the Republican nomination, Ron Paul and Mitt Romney but only one of those men can beat Barack Obama. Donâ€™t nominate another sacrificial lamp to the sacred cause of liberalism such as Bob Dole or John McCain. Only Ron Paul can stop Mitt Romney from losing to Barack Obama.
Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Itâ€™s time to restore the idea of individual liberty as our guiding principle. Itâ€™s time we elect the first Jeffersonian president since Buffaloâ€™s own Grover Cleveland who fought his own fight for sound money, free markets, limited government, peace and civil liberty. The time is now to elect Congressman Ron Paul the next president of the United States!