Jon Stewart with Ron Paul: “You are one of our last consistent politicians.”

Via Waylon Lewis
on Sep 29, 2011
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If I were Republican, I’d vote Jon Huntsman. If I were human, I’d vote Ron Paul. I don’t like his positions on many issues—say, abortion—but I respect and trust him, which is more than I can say for many.

Still, coming down on the right side of various issues is sometimes better than coming down on the wrong side, consistently. And, as we’ve seen with President Obama and countless others—it’s much easier to be “consistent” when you’re not electable—when you win and serve, you have to compromise, as the Framers intended through our three (or four) branch system of checks and balances.

As they say: campaigning is poetry, serving is prose.

Part Two, when they get into it (Jon Stewart still treads lightly—I’d like to see a half hour version of these five minutes):


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


One Response to “Jon Stewart with Ron Paul: “You are one of our last consistent politicians.””

  1. Wake up says:

    Ron Paul's position on abortion is probably the most consistent with Buddhist and Yogic values.

    because Planned Parenthood is soo "mindful"

    Truly pathetic