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Open Letter to ‘The Republican Establishment’ – What the Military and Mainstream Knows About Ron Paul that You Should Learn

December 21, 2011
John Keller, LewRockwell.com
12/21/2011

Ron Paul’s surge to the top of the polls in Iowa, and increasing likelihood that he will win is causing angst among many of you “Establishment Republicans”. You are quick to try and dismiss a potential win as some sort of fluke, or owing to Independents registering to vote for him. Your typical argument against him is that “Ron Paul is too far out of the mainstream”, and that his rise in the polls could be bad for Iowa’s standing as the first caucus and bad for the Republican party. Let’s address the idea that Ron Paul is out of the mainstream, and by implication, unelectable.

Divide Ron Paul’s positions into domestic and foreign policy. Domestically, Ron Paul is Mr. Republican. As the ideological founder of the Tea Party movement, he has put forward a plan to cut $1 Trillion dollars from the Federal Budget year one, and he has the voting record to make it credible. He has never voted for a tax increase. He has never voted for a program not authorized in the Constitution. He names 5 agencies that he proposes be eliminated: Energy, HUD, Commerce, Interior, and Education as well as the TSA. This sounds radical, but consider that in 1980 Ronald Reagan promised to eliminate the Department of Education if elected. As his plan points out, these cuts would return spending to 2006 levels. So his domestic policies, low and no tax plan, and budget plan should seem like a dream come true for you. Foreign Policy must be where Ron Paul is “out of the mainstream”.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

One Comment leave one →
  1. December 24, 2011 12:41 am

    Agree with writer 100%.But it is time to look for the key to this issue where a Political Party determines who we can vote for. Finally the Republican gave me the key. On the tax issue the speaker of the house denied an individual member to cast his vote on the issue. They just did not bring it to the floor.
    Lets look at that. Political Parties have no Constitutional legitimacy for the power they have given themselves in Congress as Party. Each representative MUST be called by name to vote or Pass an all issue.
    Ron Paul represent his District and has a right to promote his views to the nation searching for support on issue his district elected him. We need to get rid of the Political Parties as Constitutional entities and recognize them As George Washington did—special interest groups.

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