Ron Paul gives a great TEA Party Speech
On May 6th, Congressman Paul spoke in Austin, Texas at a TEA Party event. During that speech, he addressed numerous issues ranging from the drug war, nullification, and the TSA to the PATRIOT Act and monetary policy.
The event was significant for a number of reasons. First, Ron Paul isn't going away. However, the main point is that most people don't seem to be asking him to leave. As can be seen in the film, even though the "race is over," Congressman Paul still draws crowds that dwarf Speaker Gingrich's crowds at the height of his campaign. (We know that because we were in South Carolina and spoke to all 6 people that attended the Gingrich rallies.)
Second, the TEA Party isn't going away. Although the Republican party has managed to nominate largely disappointing Senate candidates in many states, Texans are rejecting the nomination of Lt Gov David Dewhurst and looking for an alternative.
Third, issues matter. The speeches given by Congressman Paul show a marked contrast to President Obama's discussions on hope and change and Governor Romney's repeated assertions that he knows how to run an economy. Congressman Paul addresses the issues and expects that his crowd is politically active enough to understand what he is talking about.
Finally, consistency matters. You can listen to this speech and with the exception of new issues like the TSA and the PATRIOT Act, it mirrors speeches from 20 years ago in both quality and content. His views have not "evolved" to be completely opposite of where they were 5 years ago.
It's a good speech and we though we would post it. Enjoy.