- Medical advice from the web
- How Iranian President was treated
- The Rocky Mountain Collegian editorial
- Illegal immigrant issues
- Iranian President Ahmadinejad
- Bill Johnson & Greeley forum
- J. Jackson & A. Sharpton are “racist agitators”
- Racism alive in America
- Americans should sacrifice for Iraq war
- Regarding a Denver Post editorial
Presidential candidate Ron Paul
I am responding to an omission in your September 18 edition. In an article outlining where the various presidential candidates stand on the federal role in health care, I saw no mention of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX).
Paul, 72, is a 10-term congressman. Prior to entering politics, he was an Air Force flight surgeon and an OB-GYN doctor. He is the only physician in the 2008 presidential race.
More importantly, he is the only constitutionalist. The Constitution makes no mention whatsoever of health care. The Tenth Amendment forbids federal activity in any area not mentioned elsewhere in the Constitution.
Paul correctly diagnoses the problem – too much government intrusion in the medical marketplace – which gives rise to the symptom – high medical costs. He favors massive cuts in federal taxes, regulations and mandates. All this unconstitutional federal activity in recent decades has done nothing but increase medical costs and leave millions of Americans frustrated and angry.
During his distinguished tenure in Congress, Ron Paul has earned the moniker “Dr. No”. Time and again, when Congress would vote 434-1 for unconstitutional expansions of federal power, Paul would be the lone dissenter.
Presidents swear an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Of all the candidates, Republican or Democrat, Ron Paul is the only one with an ironclad track record of adhering to the Constitution. He doesn’t just say that he favors strictly limited government, very low taxes, free markets, sound money, secure borders and the Bill of Rights. His voting record and the legislation he has introduced over the years are consistent with his words. Moreover, he opposed the Iraq War and the proposed attack on Iran long before he declared his candidacy for president.
To learn more about Ron Paul, visit his congressional site at www.house.gov/paul and his campaign site and www.ronpaul2008.com. Support liberty! Support Ron Paul for President in 2008!
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Why you ask? His clueless stand on terrorism. If somebody doen't recognize that we are in a life and death war, then he must have just stepped out of a flying saucer from Mars and I'm not interested! Lose this nutjob bum.Posted by Hank on September 26, 2007 05:06 PM
I feel that voting for a lawyer to go to Washington is like sending coal to Newcastle. But Bill Frist cured me of wanting a doctor anywhere near Washington, unless they are there to treat the mental cases in Congress. And by the way, did anyone else notice that Ron Paul's nose appeared to grow each time camera was on him (seldom) but then again he really had nothing to add to the discussion. He is about as much Republican as I am a millionaire.Posted by Frank25 on September 26, 2007 05:48 PM
Ron Paul is a libertarian and that might explain why he is less a factor and more prone to being omitted than even Tancredo.Posted by RU Serious on September 26, 2007 06:07 PM
Great letter Doug. Ron Paul is the only Republican running that I would even consider voting for.Posted by Joe on September 27, 2007 07:11 AM
Ron Paul is the only Republican running, period. I am a core conservative who has been fed up with this party since I could vote. Although I would not want Ron's libertarian leanings for commissioner or other state office, in Washington is exactly where it is needed. We have lost - not losing - LOST our freedoms as Americans to a bloated federal state that will only get worse no matter who is elected. All of the other Republicans are little neocon clones - Bush swelled the fed. govt. more than any president since LBJ!!!! That's not only not Republican, it's criminal.Posted by Michelle on September 27, 2007 07:55 AM
I can almost laugh at chicken hawks like Hank. He, like thousands of other Republicans, have been brainwashed by the frat boy, GWB, into believing that what our military has been doing in Iraq has anything to do with fighting terrorists. Decades ago, Ron Paul recognized that interventions in the affairs of other nations are charades designed to keep our populace alarmed and under the jackbooted control of our government. If Hank truly believes that those nasty terrorists are trying to kill him, then he should quit being a little sheep who follows the likes of GWB to slaughter, acquire the necessary weapons to defend his life and liberty, and start kicking some Islamic fascist ass himself. Hank, be an independent and courageous man like Ron Paul. Quit being a drone and a coward. Republicans like you who believe that our government should continue to invent hobgoblins and then spend billions of our tax dollars to fight them are naive, childish slaves to an unconstitutional government. You and other chicken hawks would make me laugh if your idiocy didn't cost me so much.Posted by Steve Gresh on September 27, 2007 09:12 AM
Hank, you are a useful idiot. Everything the letter writer said is true. You are in willful denial of the truth. Even though it is true that the Muslims do want to kill or enslave all those who are not Muslims, you can't possibly believe the administration story about what caused this current, endless, global war on terror and our freedom.
Ron Paul is about preservation of liberty. The liberty of the citizens in fact. He is 100% correct in his statements about the Federal government's unconstitutional ways. Ron Paul is totally ignored by the establishment mass media because they are owned by the globalists, and he is a threat to their never ending quest for total global domination. "Why take 1/2 the pot when you can have it all?" If you and the rest who blindly support Bush would open your eyes and spend some time researching the facts, you too might come to understand the peril this nation faces today. Bush is also informing Hillary what to do about Iraq when she becomes president, as if it is already a forgone conclusion.
A vote for Ron Paul is a vote for freedom.
A vote for any of the other candidates currently running is a vote for global corporate fascism and the destruction of this nations sovereignty. 2008 will very likely be our last chance to change things for the better.
Hank, life and death? The "war" on terror is a war on idealism, Its not winnable, I actually read a post by some moron claiming victory would be the destruction of all people that hate America and wish us harm, War is fought against countries (ie, Germany , Japan..etc) not idealism such as the cold war, the war on poverty, or my favorate, the drug war! Not everybody sees black and white, there are gray areas. Just as not everybody is a left wing liberal or a gun-nut conservative, Its the people in between that are real americans, not brainwashed arrogant trash like you!!!!You are a discrace to all republicans, and a typicle wanna-be neo-con!!Posted by Terry on September 27, 2007 02:31 PM
I'd take Ron Paul for President and Kucinvich for Vice president in a meinute and screw the rest of the Republicans and Democrats.Posted by Dennis Paul on September 28, 2007 01:45 PM
Thats a lot of politicians to have sex with Dennis. You must have a lot of stamina.Posted by on September 28, 2007 02:14 PM
It's amazing how far from traditional principles Republicans have fallen.
If Ronald Reagan or Barry Goldwater were alive and running today, the same people would be calling them "nutjobs".Posted by Kevin Tuma on September 29, 2007 03:38 AM