From The War in Afghanistan to the Ron Paul Revolution

22 Nov 2011
by Adam G. House, U.S. Army (Retired Combat Veteran)

Adam G. House, Combat Veteran

In May of 2007, the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team deployed to the Konar Province of Afghanistan. The 2/503rd Infantry Battalion occupied the Pesche River Valley, which is the mountainous tribal region along the Pakistani border where the Russian military was pushed out in the 1980’s. I was an active duty soldier who served there until our deployment ended in August of 2008. While we were there, ABC’s “Nightline” ran a special about one of our platoons, calling the area “the most dangerous place on Earth.” The White House and DOD (Department of Defense) publicly proclaimed that we were at the tip of the spear of the Afghanistan campaign in the “War on Terror.” During this deployment, our Unit dropped more ordnance than any other unit in any other area in Iraq or Afghanistan. Journalist Tim Hetherington of Vanity Fair covered part of our experience which led to the Oscar-nominated documentary, “Restrepo.” Tim would later be killed covering the U.S. intervention into Lybia. Many of the soldiers he covered would come home to find that they had been so affected by combat experiences, they could no longer function as average members of society. Many would go back to Afghanistan again, or to Iraq… again. Some of them had already been to both… again… and again… and again. Some would choose to take their own lives. I came home with a combat-related disability and was honorably discharged via medical retirement. American forces were pulled out of the Korengal Valley in 2010. That whole region of Afghanistan is still in chaos as of this writing.

When I joined the Army, I took an Oath; I took it seriously and I would readily take it again. Serving the Constitution has been one of the greatest privileges of my life. I believe in the Constitution, the ideas which led to its inception, and the principles for which it still reminds us to stand today. The Framers of our Republic knew the dangers of a perpetual Warfare State and advocated free trade with all and entanglements with none. They understood that war breaks down the moral fiber of a nation, which has both cultural and economic consequences. The Founding Fathers of our nation envisioned a population that would keep itself educated and vigilant about the danger of government overreach into any and all parts of individuals’ lives and affairs. If you don’t keep your rights secure, don’t be surprised when you no longer have any. Freedom is fragile, and liberty is losable. Passivity, complacency, disinterest, ignorance, and taking the Blessings of Liberty for granted are our enemies and the conditions which will sink any future for American greatness. Autodidacticism is the order of the day for conscientious citizens.

I’m supporting Ron Paul for the following reasons and many more, as well:

·Dr. Ron Paul is a pro-life obstetrician who has delivered thousands of babies.

·Texas Libertarian Republican Ron Paul is solidly behind the 2nd Amendment & the Rights it ensures.

·Vietnam era Veteran Air Force Flight Surgeon Dr. Ron Paul wants to finally end the wars & bring our troops home.

·Monetary Policy expert Ron Paul wants a full and transparent audit of the Federal Reserve Bank for an accounting of how the secret manipulation of taxpayers’ money was handled around TARP & the other bailouts.

·Limited government champion Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate advocating the elimination of five cabinet level departments of the federal government.

·Fiscal responsibility advocate Ron Paul has promised to balance the federal budget again before his 1st term in office expires.

·Rep. Ron Paul has a roughly thirty year record of being the most consistent vote in Congress regarding fidelity to the Constitution and the Rights, Freedoms, & Liberties it represents.

·Austrian Economics expert Ron Paul has the right capitalist vision for unleashing the free market engine of opportunity and potential for our posterity.

·Civil Liberties advocate Ron Paul would restrain the government’s policing power from asserting itself into non-violent private actions of peaceful people in their own homes.

As a concerned taxpaying American, a combat veteran who still fights for the Constitution, and a deeply convicted believer in individual human Liberty as a Natural (God-given) Right, I’m wholeheartedly supporting Ron Paul for President of the United States in 2012 and would sincerely implore you to do the same. I would appreciate if you would join me in VOTING FOR RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT in 2012!♠

Adam G. House is a retired U.S. Army veteran. He served with the famed 2/503rd Infantry Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, including a deployment to the infamous Konar Province of Afghanistan from May 07-Aug 08.

Ron Paul receives far more campaign contributions from members of the Military than all of the other Republican candidates combined.


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18 Responses to From The War in Afghanistan to the Ron Paul Revolution

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  2. Barrett Lee says:

    Sky Soldiers! I was with 1-91 on that deployment and am an adamant Libertarian. Ron Paul is also in my opinion the best candidate by far!

  3. Adam Gordon says:

    The 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry are the “Chosin”. We occupied the KOP for 14 months before the 173rd. I was blessed to take a bullet through the ankle on patrol. Blessed because I didn’t die, and because if it had been 2 inches higher, I wouldn’t have a son right now, if ya catch my drift. ; )

  4. bluestardad says:

    Hi Adam,

    Very well written warrior! As a parent of a former Chosen Warrior during that same deployment in the very same Province out in Chowkay Valley. I stand behind you on this one

  5. Assault Team says:

    I didn’t see my own captain where I was during the same deployment, in the same unit, and the same hell hole that is the Kunar. Wild Bill isn’t running for President any time soon so my ONLY option is to go all in with Dr. Ron Paul. Honestly he is the best choice, and THE ONLY choice.

    X-Chosen Few
    2nd Batt. 503d PIR
    173rd ABCT

  6. Anonymous says:

    What does Mr. Paul have to do with the Korengal Valley in 2007? I was there at the time and never saw Mr. Paul.

  7. Greg says:

    Thank you CVRP. I am proud to say that I took the Nolan quiz when I was first aware of it and I am at the extreme max of the Libertarian model. I cannot see any other prez but RP and he has my full and active support for that office. Adam (and the rest of the folks @ CVRP) GREAT JOB! I am a Viet Nam era U.S. Navy vet and I remember my oath and that is why I support RP for 2012.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I’m a service-connected disabled Infantry Vet and I wonder why you would make the pro-life “choice” your number reason on the list. Since a President cannot “create” laws that govern our beliefs – this would seem to be an area to stay far away from politically… especially when our country is $15 TRILLION in debt and has MUCH bigger fish-to-fry just to survive this period. Sure, I think abortion is wrong, but I also think it is a subject that a President has ZERO ability (Constitutionally) to affect and is best left to our legislative and judicial branches. If you feel that this is a topic worthy of placement on your list (especially FIRST on the list) then you have missed all of the great strengths of Dr. Paul’s platform, and I am blown-away by this as a Soldier and a Veteran, and I would encourage you to study MUCH more.

    • cvrp2012 says:

      We appreciate your comment and your service. All articles submitted are the original work of the author. Yes, we edit for grammar and spelling, but not content. Like you, I agree that abortion (as well as gay marriage and drug use) has no place in politics on the federal level and I cringe when one of these topics is brought up on a talk show or debate. But if it is important to the author, then we will leave it in.

      The other thing that comes to mind is that the idea behind this site is to promote Ron Paul, by combat vets, to the general electorate who aren’t already supporters. And to many of those people who aren’t as libertarian minded as you and I, abortion is an important issue. I think that Mr. House was appealing to that large section of voters, the neocons, who falsely believe that Dr. Paul isn’t “Pro-life enough” for them.

      Besides, we aren’t professional writers and editors and web designers. We are just combat vets, like you, who are attempting to make our voices heard.

      Speaking of which, if you would like to write your own article/opinion piece, we would love to publish it on this site.

      Thanks again,
      Nick Allison,
      U.S. Army Infantry,

      • Collin Mayfield says:

        I’d like to point out to anonymous and cvrp 2012 that while Ron Paul is pro life, that is his personal belief and I don’t think he’d ever translate that into a national law. The writer’s choice to include a shared moral conviction as a reason to support Dr. Paul in no way implies that he or Dr. Paul would support a federal law enforcing such. Just wanted to make that point defending both parties.

        Pro Libertate et Patria,

  9. Wow! Thank you for your service abroad, but mostly “State-side.”

    Wanna see some Federal Reserve officers jailed?
    Check it out:

  10. Luckie McDonald says:

    Amen brother, Iraqi Vet x2 also supports Ron Paul for President since 2007. Thanks for your service.

    • cvrp2012 says:

      Luckie, thanks for your service and support. Keep fighting the good fight. And if you feel like writing your own article/opinion piece/RP endorsement, we will gladly publish it for you. Thanks again.

  11. Thanks for your post and for continuing the good fight for freedom.

  12. cvrp2012 says:

    Good article bro. And thanks for your service.

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