My Grandfather Endorses Ron Paul for President

My grandfather, Erwin Ossowski, a veteran and historian of the Second World War, has officially endorsed Ron Paul for President of the United States.

(First from right, Lindau, Germany March 1944)

After having been drafted into the war as a teenager, and later conscripted to work in the British coal mines, my grandfather escaped the doomed occupied Germany and made his way to North America.

I’m proud to have finally influenced the foremost intellectual mentor in my life.

My grandfather’s reasoning for supporting Paul is quite simple. “He wants to dismantle the empire,” he said. “No other American politician has even acknowledged trying to do that since Pat Buchanan.”

“Ron Paul has the knowledge on foreign policy and monetary policy to end war militarism and bring back a sound currency system. Who else is talking about money?”

“He’s the only one out there even considering the consequences and lessons of history.”

After a life of hearing stories and lessons from my grandfather, I was glad to finally see the intersection of my own thoughts and beliefs I currently adhere to as a young man with his own enlightened wisdom earned from decades of diligent study, work, and experience.

There is nothing more coveting than a historian’s endorsement. Ron Paul should wear it proudly.

Yaël Ossowski is an international consumer activist and writer. His writings and interviews have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and online outlets across the world in multiple languages. He is founder and editor of Devolution Review, deputy director at the Consumer Choice Center, and senior development officer for Students For Liberty. He was previously a national investigative reporter at He has a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE) from the CEVRO Institute in Prague and a Bachelor's in Political Science from Concordia University, Montreal. He currently splits his time between Vienna, Austria and Charlotte, North Carolina.
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