Making the Case for Paul

RECEIVED Sat., Dec. 31, 2011

Dear Editor,
    Tim Pipe’s letter unwittingly makes a case for supporting Ron Paul ["Postmarks," Dec. 30]. He writes about “Paul’s anti-war, anti-torture and indefinite detainment, and anti-wiretapping views.” Tim Pipe is right; Ron Paul’s 2005 proposed “religious freedom” bill was horrible. I disagree with some of his major domestic policy views. But Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate who won’t be railroaded into a senseless, dangerous “preemptive strike” against Iran – creating global enemies, wasting trillions of dollars, and killing countless soldiers and civilians. He’s the only candidate who opposes the heinous National Defense Authorization Act and its dangerous abridgment of the Bill of Rights. Unlike the other candidates (a pack of idiots, liars, and corporate shills), Ron Paul is receiving grassroots support. For me and many other Americans, these are top priority concerns.
    He has proven consistent and wise on many issues. He opposed NAFTA and other so-called “free trade” corporate-drafted bills. He courageously voted against the Iraq invasion, against bank bailouts, and against the USA PATRIOT Act. As president, he would work to end the stupid “war on drugs” and conduct a long-overdue inventory of the Federal Reserve. He wants to protect the Internet from government regulation, rein in Homeland Security and the National Security Agency, and preserve our right to protest and practice civil disobedience.
   Most importantly, I can count on him to not start World War III.
Fancy Fairchild
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