Sometimes you run into an article that just makes you step back and blink (I said blink, not think). Not in awe, but simply the sheer blatant size and duplicity of the status quo.

I refer to this article here:

This article is published by a Dr. Michael Coulter, who works for the The Center for Vision & Values.

In this article, he espouses “No current members of the House of Representatives can run for president.”

To support the premise of this statement, he then focuses on a few select Congressmen like Dennis Kucinich, Duncan Hunter, and Tommy Tancredo.  He devotes 1 paragraph to each of the above named people outlining why none of them are qualified.

He then specifically attacks Ron Paul. He devotes 5 (yes – FIVE) paragraphs as to why Paul is not qualified! Could it be more blatant that this is an Anti-Ron Paul article, not an expose on why “Congressmen should not run for President”? If he wrote 1 paragraph on Ron Paul, I would not have written this article you are currently reading.

Me thinks the good Dr. Coulter is a tool. A tool of the propaganda machine.

From the Center of Vision and Values “About” page:

Advancing freedom with Christian scholarship dedicated to the pursuit of truth is the unique focus of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. At the Center we believe that freedom is the fountainhead of economic and political progress, and religious tolerance. Moreover, we embrace the wisdom of Western Civilization that biblical truth is the foundation of freedom.

This is a concept expressed in the American Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

In short, the Center provides truth-seeking answers to today’s major issues, a vision for individual freedom and hope for the future.

Uh. If all men are created equal (a bit of bone-picking with that statement … they’re not, as everyone has varying levels of gifts and handicaps, and born into conditions where they may not be able to exercise those talents – this statement should read “all men/women are to be treated as equals in the eyes of the law”), and have the right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, AND have the rights of Individual Freedom, is that NOT what Ron Paul is all about? More so than ANY candidate?

Anyone who is a United States citizen should have the right to run for President….and any United States citizen empowered with the right to vote should decide if that person should win.