The Lions of Liberty crew would like to wish a very happy 77th birthday to Congressman Ron Paul. As most followers of this site can attest, Dr. Paul has been an inspiration to myself as well as the three other authors on this site. While we have many differences in our personal journeys and even philosophies at times, I think it is safe to speak for the group when I saw that Congressman Paul has had a profound influence on all of us.
Not only has Ron Paul’s philosophy of individual freedom helped to shape our own belief systems, but his consistency and perseverance in proudly stating those beliefs, even in the face of scorn and ridicule, directly inspired the creation of this website. Myself and my fellow authors for years had back and forth conversations about the ideals of liberty beginning in 2007 during Ron Paul’s initial run for the Republican nomination. But last year we decided that if things were to truly change, people like us would have to break out of our little liberty social club and “shout from the rooftops” so to speak. Luckily for us the internet is the new rooftop, and a website is the new megaphone.
In honor of Congressman Paul’s birthday and as a tribute to his influence on this site, below we have linked to our “Ron Paul testimonials” series, where each of us described how Ron Paul influenced our beliefs and made us the liberty lovin’ men we are today.
Dom told us how he went from being a self-described progressive to joining the Ron Paul Revolution.
John explains how Ron Paul helped wake him up from his neoconservative coma.
Marc laid it all out there and confessed to being a Paul-a-holic.
Finally Brian described his revelation via education thanks to Ron Paul.
And finally here’s a blast from the past, as Ron Paul predicted it all back in 2002.