I had seen Ron Paul speak in person once previously, at the 2010 Florida Liberty Summit. I however, missed the opportunity to meet him on the Saturday of that event.
Not so in 2011. I made damn sure I would be present at the event, no matter the cost, as well as the “liberty breakfast” where attendees would have a chance to meet Ron, take pictures, get autographs, etc.
Indeed, I got a chance to meet Ron, briefly speak with him, take a few pictures, get his signature, and invite him to The 21 Convention 2012 of Austin Texas (via his chief campaign manager seen in the background of the above photo).
So what was is like meeting the greatest man living?
It was unforgettable to say the least. Ron Paul, by my judgement, is the greatest man alive. He is the embodiment of the hero in man’s soul. He is, a living legend. There is no one else alive I cared more to meet and shake hands with — the man who has stood up to the greatest evils of our day, if not some of the greatest (yet subtle) in man’s history.
While president of the united American States Barrack Obama proudly proclaims “I am my brother’s keeper”, Ron Paul, our next president, ardently believes every individual man on earth has a right to his own life — and government does not.
This difference could not be any greater.
Our current president is convinced man is a slave to his brothers and their “needs” — Ron Paul states clearly that you have a right to your own life and liberty — an unalienable, individual, absolute right that exists independent of government.
Good vs. evil, cowardice vs. conviction, truth vs. falsehood — all at their finest.
And Ron Paul is well on his way to earning the republican nomination, and subsequently, the chief executive office of our federal union.
I was pretty nervous meeting Ron Paul. In fact I don’t think my heart has raced that fast in years, outside of my HIT workouts that is.
Nervous because I admire this man so much — more than anyone on earth. Shaking his hand and speaking with him briefly was great regardless though. He actually reminds me very much of my grandfather, who died at the same exact age in 2006.
As fate would have it, I met Ron Paul on his 76th birthday, and not only took a picture with him, but got his signature on my copy of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America.
I can’t help but grin seeing Ron’s signature “on” the Declaration of Independence — a signature I think all of our founding fathers would have eagerly welcomed — a signature by a man who would carry on their work over 200 years later, as passionately and with every ounce of conviction they held for what amounts to the greatest country on earth, and in the history of the world.
A union of States founded on the rights of man — the triumph of man over men, the one, free from the many, protected, not enslaved by government.
I recognized Jesse Benton, Ron Paul’s campaign manager, instantly. As soon as I got done speaking with Ron I spoke to Jesse, pulled him aside, and after a quick discussion of my toe shoes, invited Ron Paul to The 21 Convention 2012 of Austin Texas. While he can’t commit Ron to anything that far out, they are seriously interested. An event of young men, in the capital of Ron’s home state, with a commitment to the best and highest of themselves, and of their country.
I will also be inviting Ron’s son Rand Paul, as well as a few other related speakers, such as Jack Hunter and Peter Schiff. If Ron and/or Rand confirms, I will be scheduling them on Friday of the event (the first day), and making the event free and open to the public that entire day.
— Anthony Dream Johnson