April 2012

What Ron Paul Did For Me

Many of you don’t know that Ron Paul played a part in my rescue when I was in prison. First, let me say that I met Ron Paul a couple of times before I went to the slammer, and he and his wife were gracious and warm. Even though we didn’t get together during the filming of Aaron Russo’s movie America: Freedom To Fascism, both of us were featured in the movie.

Congressman Ron Paul and Sherry Peel Jackson

When I was ill in late 2009 there was an outcry after people were informed of the severity of my condition. I had written a letter to my U.S. Congressman (Hank Johnson) via prison e-mail, and forwarded it to my husband to deliver to him since the congressman was not on my approved e-mail list. My husband, without editing the letter, sent it out to about 20 supporters after furnishing a copy to the congressman. These supporters were outraged at what I was going through. At least one of these supporters had a large e-mail list and he forwarded the letter to his entire list. That desperate cry for help went viral, and soon I was receiving letters of encouragement and financial support from literally all over the globe.

Someone got in touch with Ron Paul’s office. I don’t live in Texas, but he and his staff took action and contacted the prison with a demand for information about my situation. Shortly after Ron Paul’s inquiry about my treatment I was shipped away to a high security prison. While in solitary confinement there (for the security of the institution, they say) my medical situation was constantly observed, and I was treated with respect by the medical staff.

Along with Congressman Hank Johnson, I believe that Congressman Ron Paul’s eye on the situation got me the care that I needed so that my condition did not go critical. I was in really bad shape as you can see here.

Prison photo - Sherry Peel Jackson

For those that say that Ron Paul is a racist, you would never be able to convince me of that. His actions speak louder than your words. He has delivered thousands of lives into this world, of all races and colors. He has helped people of all races, even when it was not popular and could have put him and his family’s lives in danger.

For those that say that Ron Paul is a nut, a large oak tree is yesterday’s nut that held its ground. For over 30 years Ron Paul has not switched his position on any of the socio-political issues of our day. You can call him a nut if you want, but at least he’s not a flip flopper that changes his position with the ebb and flow of the masses.

For those that say that Ron Paul can’t win, God says nothing is impossible with Him. His sticking to his guns and staying in the race shows me that he cares not only about his own family, for he could have made a fortune and bilked the country, like others. He could have taken bribes, high paying corporate positions or even created policies that would have enriched him and his family for generations to come. Instead, his stick-to-it attitude shows me that he cares about me, about us, about America as a whole, about the rule of law, about justice, about equity. Very few people in power care about you, I hope you understand that fact.

Ron Paul takes the criticism and the flack, the jokes and the insults because he knows who he is and he knows what God has told him to do. He knows that he has the truth on his side, and sooner or later truth will prevail. He has been a beacon in the darkness, one that shows up the evil that is in our country and shows the way to correct it, to the chagrin of the evildoers.

I sent a thank you letter to Ron Paul’s offices in Texas and in DC. I wanted them to know that I appreciate them reaching down to help a lowly prisoner that was afraid for her life. Life, that is important to us as humans, or at least should be. Do the people that you trust and endorse care if you live or die? Selah (pause and think about that).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Tipping/1021344775 Daniel Tipping

    The word,’hero’, is overused. But, in the case of Sherry Peel Jackson, it is an understatement.

    I send out a prayer for His fullest blessing on the Jackson household.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LMDLRN2DVWLLKKPVIQ4B76ADFI Amber

    You are a hero, Mrs. Jackson. I’m glad you’ve been rescued by Dr. Paul. May you and yours be blessed!

  • mike donovan

    People like you who put all on the line for the rest of us amaze me. The true definition of hero. Thanks Sherry. I wish I had that courage.

  • JLL11

    Thanks Sherry Peel Jackson, for helping me get educated. I watched your presentation on youtube and you are inspiring. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btJtIImmGfw

  • Penny_Worth

    God Bless You! Just heard about this blog on the Daily Paul, My husband and I have respected your stand ever since we saw you on Aaron Russo’s Film, ‘Freedom to Facism’. You just gave me even more reason to respect you. Thank you

  • http://www.facebook.com/davidblakejones David Blake Jones

    You did what few are willing to do! Thanks for the shining example!

  • Sally Oh

    Thank you. I join the chorus of voices calling you a hero.

  • http://www.facebook.com/al.martin.10420 Al Martin

    Dear Sherry, my name is Al Martin. My wife and I were targeted by the IRS when I was a member of the Save-A-Patriot Fellowship. As a result, we, like you were sent to prison. On top of that we lost everything we had. Everything. We now live in a makeshift shelter in my daughters basement. We have very little to live on and not nearly enough to get an apartment or furniture and appliances. Come August I will be off home confinement and will need to start from scratch. At 63 years of age and physically falling apart I can’t see a very bright future but I know that you also are a patriot of the 1st degree and as long as there are people like you in America I will keep my chin up and know that I did the right thing in resisting government tyranny. Thanks for your personal sacrifices. I know only too well the pain.

  • B Green

    Al, in view of today’s IRS issues in the news, I would say you must have been and early part of this targeting of conservative org.s. I just discovered Sherry Jackson today, and I shared this on my FB page. I hope only the best for you.

  • R. Jerome Harris

    Is this America? American government wants to instill fear, issue threat and exercise power and control over it’s citizens (slaves). These are not the qualities of a benevolent system of government, but a malevolent one that acts as if it hates and despises it’s citizens.

    If entities like the IRS and Federal Reserve can exist and function “untouched and unchallenged” as they have been, then America has already been overthrown.

    We need to stop viewing all of this as “normal” and business as usual.

    And, if in each election year we allow these presidential candidates to lull us to sleep by grandiose speeches that distract us from this MOST IMPORTANT issue and that give us a short emotional “high,” then shame on us for allow it.

    It is obvious that the media and MOST politicians know about this but some power is in place that prevents them from being courageous to doing anything about it.

    I am a 20 year Vietnam Era veteran and law-abiding citizen who has never been in trouble in my 60 years of life and all I know is that no fabricated so-called terrorist threat has impacted and ruined my life. It was a domestic entity called the IRS who did; and, it still holds me under a fire.

    What the heck is going on?

    Who REALLY runs (and owns) America?

  • Thomas Rivera

    i love you sherry you are what makes me want to fight our invisible elite we will win

  • Trecia Stormy P