Cole and Graham’s GOP; the Party of Failure. Ron Paul and the Liberty Candidate’s GOP; the Party of Freedom!
By RJ Harris
Coming off of stinging defeats in the last two national elections, the GOP has done all it can to convince everyone from the party faithful to the skeptical media to the previously disillusioned and now to the awaking body politic that the GOP can restore itself to its founding glory while leading the fight to restore our republic. Against this backdrop of promised "hope and change" remain bailout voters and big government progressives like Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Republican Congressman Tom Cole. Both of these "Republicans" voted for bailouts and for stimulus packages prior to the financial collapse. Both of them have voted to fund un-declared wars and both of them have continued to support unconstitutional federal infringements into education and state sovereignty as well as unconstitutional expenditures on foreign aid. Cole has even gone so far as voting for Obama's GIVE Act, which will eventually turn all of our college students into involuntary servants to the state. With people like Cole and Graham holding high office under the Republican banner, it is no wonder the Tea Party Patriots and 912 Marchers have shown the GOP as much contempt as they have the Democrats.
Fed up with the rhetoric and tyranny from these men, a primary challenger has emerged against Cole and a hostile crowd greeted Graham at his recent town hall meeting wherein he claimed that he was attempting to grow the GOP's ranks while at the same time blasting the largest segment of new Republicans in a generation; the Ron Paul supporters. The media and GOP apologists zeroed in on the unruly behavior of the Paul supporters but the story only begins there. Congressman Paul has inspired more than one Congressional Candidate to challenge Cole and a few rabble-rousers to harass Senator Graham. Websites, facebook groups and local conservative groups are sounding the arrival of the grass-roots Liberty Candidates--Rand Paul, Adam Kokesh, RJ Harris (challenging Cole), Peter Schiff and many more. These candidates are popping up on the web and in the districts. It is almost as if a second "Grand Army of the Republic" is mustering to fight on behalf of individual liberty and state sovereignty one more time. So what Paul has actually inspired then is a genuine movement to retake the Congress and restore the Republic and not merely a handful of malcontents as some would have you believe.
In contrast we should ask what have Cole and Graham inspired? Where are the crowds and the candidates rallying to them and their message? How are men like these supposed to convince the Tea Party Patriots and 912 Marchers to rally to the GOP? When Cole, Graham and Co. were selling out their conservative principles one man among them stood out against the rising tide of socialism which is now rushing at us like a flood. By his example are the Liberty Candidates now able to distinguish themselves from the pretenders in the GOP ranks. Without Paul, and those he has inspired, the awaking body politic would be forced to vote third party to find new guards for their liberty. Without Paul; Cole and Graham would be getting away with their hypocrisies unchecked. Without Ron Paul the GOP would continue to be the party of failure instead of having the chance to restore itself as the party of Freedom.
About RJ Harris:
RJ Harris is a currently serving nineteen-year Oklahoma Army National Guard Officer, two-time Iraq War Veteran and U.S. Congressional Candidate for Oklahoma's 4th Congressional District. He is a University of Oklahoma graduate in Philosophy and a second year law student at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. RJ is a Constitutional Conservative Republican and the first 912 Liberty Candidate in the nation. He has appeared on Fox News' Freedom Watch twice with Judge Andrew Napolitano and been the featured guest on conservative/libertarian talk-radio programs across the country.