Strategy: Play to Ron Paul’s Strengths
by Thomas Woods on November 16, 2011 at 11:04 AM
A reader in Brazil writes to observe that Ron Paul is very good at explaining his positions if he’s given adequate time to do so. Why not do it, then? Let people hear, from Dr. Paul’s own mouth, what he believes across a wide expanse of topics. The only way people are converted to his cause is by listening to him speak at length. Why not give them more such opportunities?
My Brazilian reader writes:
I’ve watched your strategy to deal with the bias against Ron Paul. I totally agree with, but I’d go further.
The problem is not only about foreign policy. Last week, I read someone say that, because Ron would cut the Education Dept., he only wants the rich to get college education and that he’s against any debt whatsoever.
Until now, he hasn’t got any opportunity to explain his plans in details. When he goes to an interview, he’s usually interrupted, so he can’t explain what are the problems, what are their causes, what would be the consequences of not solving them right etc.
I think his campaign should create something I’d call “The Ron Paul Lectures”. Ron would explain everything he wants in a positive way, not being interrupted, with as much details as he finds necessary.
I created a list of lectures on foreign policy that I would like to hear from him:
- The Christian Just War theory
- What can we learn about foreign policy from the Constitution?
- What is the foreign policy of the Founding Fathers?
- The anti-imperialistic tradition of conservatism
- Wilsonian globalism: from the left to the neocons
- The pragmatic oposition to unnecessary wars: or, what is blowback?
- Did America invite 9/11?
- Why do they hate us?
- Why undeclared wars last so long?
- Our current wars
- Are we safer right now?
- Foreign policy and the economy
- America’s power structure: Wall Street, Washington, the industrial military complex and beyond
- The globalists and Agenda 21
- Get away from UN, NATO and the IMF!
- Foreign Aid
- Stop defending Germany!
- Why wars abroad destroys our freedom: “war is the health of the State”
- A foreign policy of Freedom and Peace
That’s, of course, just a suggestion list of lectures. Ron could record one a day, since those lectures should be short, 15 min. max.
It’d be almost costless to make these lectures. All is needed is a website and a camera and Ron!
Following your idea, other people could make videos corroborating his views.
So, this would be my suggestion. I hope you embrace this idea and try to convince people of its value. You’re someone very respected by every one of us. I can’t do almost anything myself, but your voice can make people support this and, hopefully, make his campaign managers give attention to this simple and costless strategy.
My best regards,
UPDATE: Jeremy Saxey writes: “I like this, but maybe it should be referred to as ‘Ron Paul Answers’ instead of ‘Ron Paul Lectures.’ Most people don’t like to be ‘lectured’ to, especially by a politician, and it has a better connotation showing that Ron Paul has THE ANSWERS.”