There has been a growing amount in Internet interest over Representative Ron Paul and his run for the Presidency. He has run in the past as an Independent, a Libertarian, and now as a Republican. What most people do not realize is that by definition, Ron Paul is actually a Federalist.
In the days leading up to the formation of the United States, there were also two political movements that were getting off the ground. These two movements were the Federalist Movement, and the Anti-Federalist Movement.
The Federalists wanted the Colonies to band together, and create a Constitution to govern over them as a Country. They believed that the future strength of the Country depended on a strong Constitution that would set the rules in place for the Government.
The Anti-Federalists were not interested in having a Constitution. They believed that the Articles of Confederation were strong enough to lead the Nation into the future. They took every opportunity to attack the Constitution, and attempted on many occasions later to go against the Constitution.
The Federalists believed that the Constitution encompassed everything the Nation stood for. The defended the Constitution, and believed that it should be the ultimate authority in the United States. There were many times in which the Federalists would point out in the future after ratification that the United States had not been following the Constitution.
Enter Ron Paul. Ron Paul has been spending his entire campaign pointing out that the United States has just about given up on the Constitution. Paul has pointed out that the Nation will need to go back to the Constitution, and it’s rulings to make the Nation stronger again.
Ron Paul believes that the main reason why the Nation has seen so many hardships in the past is because we have drifted away from the Constitution. Government has created it’s own rules that are not endorsed by the Constitution. Ron Paul believes that this is wrong.
Since Ron Paul is pushing so hard for the reintroduction of the Constitution, there is a strong argument for the possibility that he is more of a Federalist then anything else. Ron Paul has exemplified the old Federalist Movement in that he believes that the only way that we can strengthen the Nation, is by going back to the Constitution, and making that the ultimate law in the Country.
It will be interesting to see how the Country accepts Ron Paul’s ideas and ideals about the Constitution. So far, the Internet community has been buzzing about his campaign, and about him. Only time will tell if the rest of the Country will accept this Federalist.