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Paul: Less is best Brings message of smaller government to GOP dinner in Dover

Paul: Less is best Brings message of smaller government to GOP dinner in Dover

BY AIMEE LOCKHARDT
alockhardt@fosters.com

Saturday, March 26, 2011

DOVER— As U.S. Representative Ron Paul left the room crowded with more than 230 people, he was showered with chants of "Run, Paul, Run!"

But Paul, walked out of the room with a smile, seemingly confident at his response to a question posed by an audience member as to when he would consider running for president.

"The president wants to be powerful and control things," he said. "If I was to be president I don't want to run your life or economy."

And that's a point Paul made certain was clear in his speech Friday night at the Hellenic Center in Dover where he made an appearance at the first Lincoln Reagan Dinner for the Dover Republican Committee.

Paul began his speech saying he is often asked why he hasn't achieved more in Congress. He said the downside to this question is that many people measure success by how many laws they have written or passed.

"I'd like to see the day when you measure successful Legislatures by how many laws they repealed," he said.

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