Whittaker Misunderstood Paul Rally

RECEIVED Mon., March 3, 2008

Dear Editor,
    I have to wonder whether Richard Whittaker actually attended the Ron Paul rally on Saturday, Feb. 23. In his "Ron Paul: Moses and handguns" article [News, Feb. 29], he states that some of Paul's statements "caused immediate and obvious division in the crowd." He also mentions "dismissive booing." There was a whole lot of cheering for Paul's policies, and yes, there was some booing. What Whittaker fails to note or is possibly just too naive to realize is that we were booing the bad policies that are currently in place (the Iraq war, the IRS, Social Security) when he would mention them. There will probably be no Social Security when I retire as it looks now, and it's not enough for the people who currently receive it. It needs to be fixed now or scrapped. We're mad as hell, and we want our country back. Damn right, we're gonna boo! Austin has a huge Ron Paul support base, which means second-rate reporting will not cut it here. As for congressional challenger Chris Peden, Paul is set to trounce him. The revolution has just begun and will continue well beyond Nov. 4.
Dustin Hoefling
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