by Richard 'Dick' Olson
Some of us 'older folks' like to break a few rules like backing a candidate who's outside the established mold. I ask readers of this letter to read it with an open mind to consider making a huge change in the upcoming primaries
10-term Congressman Ron Paul is the only acceptable candidate among the 11 Democrats and 12 Republicans. Others represent the "statusquo".
Ron Paul does not rely on lobbyists and special interest groups to fund his campaigns. His campaign is funded by ordinary Americans like you and I. As a doctor, he has delivered more than 4,000 babies, has been married for 50 years, and has 5 children and 18 grandchildren. He has the "life experiences" to lead us into a new dimension.
Congressman Paul has never taken a government-paid junket, nor voted himself a pay raise, has not participated in the lucrative congressional pension program, and has given back a portion of his pay to the government. This is radical?
Paul's absolutist anti-war position and his call for a foreign policy that is non-interventionist, but not isolationist are refreshing. He has called for withdrawal of troops not only in Iraq and Afghanistan but from all other U.S. bases abroad. For the last hundred years government has created an American empire we can't afford and needs to "regroup and rebuild". We need to become humble rather than arrogant. Dr. Paul supports protecting our borders from those that will do us harms both physically and financially. This can be done if we are not deployed all over the world.
Paul is quoted as saying "Washington has forgotten about it, but the people in this country haven't. You ought to have a natural right to keep everything you earn and not give it to the government to spend wastefully around the world." He also says that the people in this country are sick of the status quo."
Ron Paul served our nation as a flight surgeon in both the Air Force and the Air National Guard and has received more donations from active military personnel than any other candidate.
As a long term registered republican voter, veteran, patriot, and family man, I ask that you join the revolution by supporting Congressman Ron Paul . On December 16th, Ron Paul supporters will lead another "Boston Tea Party".
More information is at www.teapartyo7.com .