When Chicago gangs were running roughshod over cities and towns across the nation and all hope was seemingly lost, the FBI brought in the "G Men," led by Elliot Ness. Ness was good, righteous and uncompromised. Ness could not be bought. And Ness brought the forces of evil to its knees.
Why do I bring this up? Because I can't help but see the ghost of Elliot Ness when I look at Paul Ryan. The paradigm is the same. Of course, this time evil is cloaked in a rogue presidency and they are making the laws, but the battle is the same: right and wrong, good and evil, etc. And Ryan, like Ness, is righteous and uncompromised.
Eliot Ness took on mob boss Al Capone and his army during the Prohibition Era. He assembled a special force of agents who were known for their incorruptibility, "the untouchables." Like Ness, Ryan came from humble beginnings. And he believes firmly in individual rights:
Paul Ryan developed his political philosophy reading the works of free market authors including Milton Friedman, F. A. Hayek, and Ayn Rand. "The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand," Ryan said at a D.C. gathering four years ago honoring the author of "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead." (here)
"EQUAL OPPORTUNITY NOT EQUAL OUTCOME" Paul Ryan - 8/11/12
Ryan has a very conservative voting record during his seven terms in Congress, including repeated votes against spending bills, unemployment-benefit extensions and most of President Obama’s agenda.
His chief breaks with most Republicans usually came on spending bills, where he regularly voted against his party leadership when they controlled the chamber before 2007. In 1999, he voted against expanding the Peace Corps, and voted against expanding debt relief to impoverished nations.
Mr. Ryan voted for the Patriot Act and later voted to preserve federal authorities’ ability under that law to seek library records in their investigations — a major test point for the legislation. (here)
I believe that Paul Ryan, an intellectual leader, and his ilk are the antidote to what ails this suffering nation. Barack Hussein and his band of moochers, looters and destroyers are no match for the likes of him. I underestimated Romney, and I am glad to say it.