Freedom's Phoenix Printer-Friendly Page


Powell Gammill
Powell Gammill

Subject: Politics: Republican Campaigns

Many RP patriots in the Austin area are upset about a letter that appears to be from Dr Paul with a quasi-endorsement of Lamar Smith. I am copying the text of it below. Does anyone else have a clue about this? Is it legit? If so, has Lamar Smith seen the light, so to speak? I look forward to your responses. Thanks.


Congressman Ron Paul

Dear Fellow Texan,


As you know, America faces tremendous problems. I have dedicated my career to fight for solutions, but I need friends in Congress who will help and work with me in these critical times.


That is why I am grateful for the friendship of Congressman Lamar Smith. 

Lamar Smith is a thoughtful, intelligent leader who keeps his door open to me and is always willing to listen.  As the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, Rep. Smith\'s word carries a lot of weight on Capitol Hill and I am glad to see he fights to take principled stands on important issues like Healthcare and Cap and Trade.


Congressman Smith made a point of reading both of my recent books, The

Revolution: A Manifesto and End the Fed and I enjoyed our discussion. True intellectual exchange has become all too rare in Washington and I appreciated his effort.


Lamar is also one of the true gentlemen in Congress. I value Congressman Smith\'s thoughtful approach and consider him a true friend. If more leaders in Washington adopted his style of governing, I know we could break down a lot of barriers.


I am proud of my friendship with Lamar Smith. I hope you will consider supporting him in his bid for re-election.

In Liberty,


Ron Paul