by Matthew Silber
“We’ve slipped away from a true Republic. Now we’re slipping into a fascist system where it’s a combination of government and big business and authoritarian rule and the suppression of the individual rights of each and every American citizen.” – Ron Paul at Kansas City, Feb 18, 2012
On the evening of Saturday, Feb 18, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul arrived at Kansas City’s Union Station to an energized and diverse crowd of supporters.
Paul draws what his backers call “freedom-loving people eager for Constitutional leadership.”
On Saturday, that crowd included young people who held signs that stated “Not old enough to vote, but old enough to support Ron Paul! And older folks, military, middle aged families with children, and the college students who waved “Legalize the Constitution.”
The size of the crowd impressed observers in that the event only had two days notice.
Paul supporters in attendance included two young gentlemen who were serving in the Air Force, were supporting Dr. Paul out of concern for our nation – and their friends who may be put unnecessarily in harm’s way.
One man with his elementary aged children wished for more Christian support for Ron Paul, while another family expressed concern over federal intrusion into the school system.
An older lady was sharing with her friend on Paul’s consistent support of Constitutional issues, and how – in the spirit of the United States – brings people together from varied backgrounds.
Among other highlights of the evening, Rep. Paul Curtman (Missouri, District 105) worked the crowd in his introduction for Dr. Paul, and Tom Woods (author of Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century) was also present.