February 23, 2012It is no secret that I am a huge Ron Paul fan–and I have been for
many years. Do I agree with him on every single issue? Of course not.
And I don’t have to agree with him on every single issue to know Ron
Paul is the only true constitutionalist in the Presidential
field–from either major party. And when a President (or any other
public office holder) takes his or her oath of office, they do not
swear to be a good conservative, or to be a good Christian, or to
support the state of Israel, or to “create jobs,” etc., etc. They
swear to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United
States. That is their solemn oath before God and the American people.
Nothing more. Nothing less.
And for over two decades, Congressman Ron
Paul has demonstrated his fidelity to that oath. And for that, I can
and must support him.
In spite of Dr. Paul’s stellar congressional record, however, there
are large numbers of Republicans and “conservatives” that are his
fiercest critics. I’ve even heard some “conservatives” say that
they would rather see Barack Obama reelected than for Ron Paul to
become President. Such is the lunacy of many so-called
So, what is it about Ron Paul’s detractors that cause them to
despise him so much? What is their beef? They would never say that
they would rather Obama be reelected than to see Mitt Romney, or Newt
Gingrich, or Rick Santorum elected President. In fact, most of them
spout the antiquated mantra, “Anybody but the Democrat (whoever it
happens to be at the time).” Or, “At least Romney, Gingrich,
Santorum, etc., won’t take us over the cliff quite as fast as
Obama.” But when discussing Ron Paul, many “conservatives” take
the position, “Anybody but Ron Paul.” Why is this? What is it
about this good man that so many good people can have such animosity
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