By Doug Newman
August 16, 2011
The Open Forum
The Denver Post
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Denver, CO 80202
In his column of August 16, Mike Littwin calls Texas Governor Rick Perry “the anti-Obama.” He totally fails to mention a far better candidate for this designation, and for president, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX).
Paul, a former physician and Air Force veteran, has been elected to Congress 12 times. He finished second in Saturday’s Iowa presidential straw poll by the slimmest of margins.
Presidents swear an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Of all the candidates, Republican or Democrat, Ron Paul is the only one with a consistent history of adhering to the Constitution. Numerous times, when Congress has voted 434-1 for an unconstitutional expansion of federal power, Paul has been the lone dissenter.
Barack Obama supports oppressive taxation, reckless spending, massive debt, gross intrusion on our civil liberties and endless war. Ron Paul supports eliminating the IRS, extremely strict limits on federal spending, gold-backed currency, ironclad respect for the Bill of Rights and ending all our current wars.
Other candidates may talk a good game about liberty and the Constitution. Only Ron Paul has a decades-long legislative record of supporting them.
To learn more about Ron Paul, visit his House web site – www.house.gov/paul – and his campaign web site – www.ronpaul2012.com. Support liberty! Support the real anti-Obama! Support Ron Paul for president in 2012!