A recent article on PolicyMic stated that the “Liberty Movement is Dead.” I imagine most of the Liberty movement would strongly disagree with that statement. The eventual retirement of Ron Paul will most definitely NOT signal the end of an era or the end of the movement he began. Our movement is less about one person than it is about many individuals seeking a mutual goal – a goal of freedom and liberty. We’ll be continuing to put our message out in the limelight through such venues as Freedomfest and PaulFest, writing books, starting talkshows, talking to our family and friends, or what have you. Millions more people have come to our side during the last few years and the movement continues to grow. Rand Paul is truly a great leader for the future of the liberty movement. If we truly wish to put a person who holds our values in the White House someday.
During the presidential primaries, it appeared as if the Liberty Movement might gain some ground and indeed make a significant impact on the 2012 presidential election. If nothing else, it certainly appeared that the movement may grow enough to be a formidable political force for a long time. While some die-hard supporters of the Liberty Movement insist that it will stand the test of time, it is becoming more clear with each passing day that the movement was simply built on the hype of a fleeting moment than the commitment that would be required to help it endure for the long haul.
The strength of the Liberty Movement is predicated upon the consistent firm stance that Ron Paul has held over his congressional career. One can only commend the Texas congressman for not only saying what he believes, but also living it as a congressman. This consistency is the main reason that the Liberty Movement has gotten to where it is today. However, Ron Paul is a one of a kind citizen that is hard to find. He has lived and voted his conscience consistently. It is now all the more apparent that when Ron Paul retires, the Liberty Movement will indeed “rest in peace” with its imagined glory long forgotten as it will not even be judged worthy of mention when the history books of the next generation are written.