In late 2011, the indie band Golden State released a single entitled “Bombs (The Ron Paul Song)”. They sold this song on iTunes with the proceeds from the sale going to Ron Paul’s Super PAC. Although I don’t know how much money they raised, I always welcome the opportunity to support fellow lovers of liberty and Ron Paul devotees. True, I missed their big December promotion, but I did download a copy of “Bombs” earlier this month. They have sort of a right-wing U2 vibe and sound to them.
As you listen to this song, I want you to focus on their oft-repeated lyric “end this war”. To what war are they referring? Even after watching the music video, it could mean a whole plethora of things: the war on terror, the war against our civil liberties, the war against the Constitution, the war for the GOP (the neo-cons/establishment vs. the paleo-cons/libertarians), the war on poverty, class warfare, race warfare, or even the war on drugs. Unfortunately, however well intentioned, each of these so-called wars has led to many negative consequences: massive debt, an explosive expansion of the federal government, and the further erosions of our freedom. So, isn’t it time that we finally “end this war”?
Well, without further commentary, here is Golden State’s “Bombs (The Ron Paul Song)”. Enjoy and, if you like it, I encourage you to buy it on iTunes.
In a previous post, I shared two songs about Ron Paul written independently by the fans who love him. Today, I’ll like to offer another sampling of music. Sure, this song been around a few months; it has been available on iTunes since at least early October. However, if you haven’t been looking for Ron Paul materials, you could have easily missed it. I hope you will enjoy Jordan Page’s “The Light of Revolution” as much as I have.
For the sake of liberty and constitutional government, Ron Paul 2012!
Regardless of whether you care for Representative Ron Paul or not, you do have to admit that he enjoys a legion of loyal followers who express their support in a variety of creative ways. More impressive still is the fact that they are completely independent of the official campaign. While some methods are clever and innovative, like the Ron Paul blimp, others are merely bizarre. Unfortunately, a few are counterproductive to his election chances.
One important fact to remember in all of this is that Ron Paul supporters are not a monolithic group. They include folks from all walks of life and various political persuasions. Although we can (and do) disagree among ourselves, we are all bound by an ideological thread to the Texas doctor. But I digress…
Getting back to my original point of supporter created material, I’d like to share two songs written by professional musicians and Ron Paul supporters during the 2007-08 campaign. The first is by Rick Ellis, a Frank Sinatra impersonator out of California. The second is by Aimee Allen, another singer/song writer out of Los Angeles. Although there are numerous sub par examples out there, I think both of these are quite good.
As you listen to them, I’d like you to ponder this thought. How many other candidates, Republican, Democratic, or otherwise, have such a devoted following to write music singing their praises?
I hope you enjoy!
Note: While Aimee Allen’s song is available on iTunes, Rick Ellis’ is free on his website. Also, if you know of any more good examples, please let me know and I’ll add them here.
Special thanks to Joel for reminding me of Allen’s effort.