No more "lesser of evils"

I’ve mentioned before the depth of my admiration for Ron Paul. There is no one in Congress who has been a stronger advocate of gun rights–actually, I suspect that there are none who even match him in that regard.

Gun rights are only one issue, of course, albeit an issue of enormous importance to me. Perhaps, then, it would be better to describe Dr. Paul not as the best gun rights advocate in Congress, but as simply the best citizen’s rights advocate. Dr. Paul has, for all his nine terms in Congress, fought for a return to the Constitutional principles upon which this country was founded, and which it has long since largely abandoned. The proud republic that was a beacon of freedom at its formation is now characterized by a bloated, arrogant government, constantly worsening encroachment on the freedoms and privacy of the citizenry, and spiraling deficit spending leading to a national debt of nearly 9 trillion dollars (or about $30,000 for each man, woman, and child).

As one (perhaps the only one) voice of sanity in our legislature, Dr. Paul’s ability to halt this decay, or even slow it down, has been minimal. So when I read that he is considering a presidential run (registration required), I saw a glimmer of hope for this country. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Mitt Romney–all slightly different flavors of the same kind of poison we’ve been spoon-fed for decades.

Ron Paul is the antidote. 2012 might be too late to change our downward course.

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