There is now a breath of constitutional fresh air. For the first time in many decades there is an individual who truly believes in his oath of office of swearing allegiance to the United States Constitution and follows through on that oath all the time. His name is Dr. Ron Paul, a ten year term United States congressman representing the 14th district in Texas. He was the Libertarian Party presidential nominee in 1988 and is seeking the Republican nomination for the 2008 presidential election.
As a congressman Dr. Paul always votes in favor of the United States Constitution. This is why he votes against such bills and laws like the USA Patriot Act, the Real ID Act, the Military Commissions Act of 2006, and the Iraq war. He submitted a bill outlining a declaration of war against Iraq so that congress could and would debate the issue as called for in the United States Constitution, but his fellow congressmen and senators would not hear of it. Many said declaring war is an anachronism and not really necessary today. However, given the current situation in Iraq and with all the debate now going on, it appears the founders were correct in guiding all generations when demanding that a declaration of war by the representatives of the people is quite necessary.
Ron Paul stands for “We the People” and his integrity and honesty are unparalleled. He personifies the ideal of the founding fathers and sticks to those principles with grass roots conservation of the United States Constitution. His experience in congress spans four decades.
Ron Paul has never voted to raise taxes. He has never voted for an unbalanced budget and has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership. Dr. Paul has never voted to raise congressional pay nor has he ever taken a government-paid junket. He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch. Dr. Paul does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program and he returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.
After the three republican debates Ron Paul garnered 59% of a CNN.com poll, 84% of an ABCnews.com online debate poll, 69% of a C-span online GOP candidate poll, and won the MSNBC poll after the first debate.
Dr. Paul has now become the most searched term on Google and Yahoo and has the most YouTube subscribers among all the candidates. He just recently won a recent straw poll vote in New Hampshire and now has more campaign funds than John McCain.
Americans are generally disgusted with the institutionalized fraud and waste in government and are tired of having their intelligence and interests insulted by political party puppets seeking office. They know that there is a reason for the existence of the U.S. Constitution. They just have not had an individual they could look to for the expression of the idea that the Constitution means something and that politicians and elected officials are suppose to abide by it. That individual exists in Dr. Ron Paul and Americans now have an opportunity to select the United States Constitution over statist policies.
However, in order for Dr. Paul to receive the republican nomination for president of the United States, the majority of delegates to the Republican national convention, which is to be held in St. Paul, Minnesota September 1-4, 2008, must vote for him. In other words, for the United States Constitution to win, members of the Republican Party nationwide must either elect or nominate individuals who will vote for Dr. Ron Paul at the Republican Party national convention.
www.ronpaul2008.com for more information and highly encourage any delegate to the Republican Party national convention to vote for Ron Paul. The future of individual liberty depends on it.
Tomorrow, at 7 PM at the Yuma Community Food Bank, located at Engler Avenue and 24th Street, the People for the USA Yuma Group will host Yuma city councilman Paul Johnson, who will speak on the city’s proposed annexation plan. The public is invited.