28 JAN 2012
I will start by telling you a little about myself. My name is Christopher Nolan and I am a veteran. I began my military career in 2003 as an infantryman and I am currently finishing up my obligation in April 2012 as a Military Information Support Sergeant. I’ve deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and have drastically changed my opinion throughout my near nine years in the military. I started out as a fresh American kid out of high school wanting to go to war and kill the enemy. Now I’m a vet of two undeclared wars and am wondering if our actions have made us safer, or if they have only created more enemies and given more power to an ignorant central government set on subversively controlling the world, its own people, and expanding an empire under the guise of “freedom.”
This is not what the founding fathers had ever intended, this is not what the Constitution allows, and that is why I, Christopher Nolan, endorse Dr. Ron Paul for President of the United States of America.
“Freedom is lost gradually from an uninterested, uninformed, and uninvolved people.” Thomas Jefferson
Ron Paul’s plan to Restore America Now is no less than saving America from kingdom. Based off his years in Congress, he is the only trustworthy candidate running for the office. He sticks to his values and the Constitution and does not pander to voters; what you see is what you get.
Ron Paul is the only candidate that is running for less power. Gingrich, Romney, and Santorum all talk about smaller government, but if you listen to their rhetoric, you will find they have no intentions of actually reducing government. They, including Obama, do have a lot support—constituents exist for their agendas—but they would better serve the United States of America as governors, not presidents.
“In questions of power then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” Thomas Jefferson
The fact of that matter is, America is not a one size fits all nation, which is the exact reason why We The People are in need of a substantially smaller federal government. Allow states to govern and settle issues that are best for that state. If Iowans want to live socially conservative, great! If New Hampshire wants a universal health care model, fine! If South Carolina wants a fiery governor that likes to fool around, all right! Just kidding, South Carolina…If California wants to make rather strict environmental regulations, go for it. Unless the state is violating the Constitution, such as infringing on civil liberties, there is not much reason to intervene. But don’t try to impose what your individual state views as “right” on the other states!
“The powers delegated to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the state governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, [such] as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce. The powers reserved to the several states will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people.” James Madison
Similar to our mistaken foreign policy of current, America should not be forcing freedom on other nations. It’s not only ridiculously expensive in blood and treasure, but it’s not logical. The way to influence other nations is by being an example for other nations to emulate, not by destroying other nations with bombs and invasions and then setting up a corrupt government fed by American tax dollars. Let these nations look up to America and come to their own conclusions. Let it be their idea, that if they want to be free, they should consider following our lead.
“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” James Madison
It is my fear that many primary voters are not seeing the difference between a state election and a national election. They have become so familiar with the federal government’s drastically imposed power in their everyday life that they have become institutionalized and feel safe and warm with the thought of Washington, D.C. right outside their window.
“Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.” Thomas Jefferson
If Gingrich, Romney, Obama, or Santorum are elected, the power will remain in Washington, and their specific agendas will be pushed down the throats of the American People by the federal government, despite whether we individually supported them or not.
So please, voters, see that what is good for you may not be good for everyone. In a national contest, please elect someone who will at least give us the liberty to shape our neighborhoods, towns, cities, and states the way our neighborhoods, towns, cities, and states desire.
“To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” Thomas Jefferson
Take the power back from the federal government and put it back in the hands of the American People.
“The very definition of tyranny is when all powers are gathered under one place.” James Madison
The only man truly committed to the “radical” idea of liberty is Ron Paul.
SSG. Christopher Nolan
3D US INF (TOG) 2003-2006
2-27 INF, 25 ID 2006-2009
4th MISG (A) 2009-2012