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Lawrence Eagle Tribune just published a letter from my 85 year old mother about Ron Paul

http://www.eagletribune.com/opinion/x227001438/Letter-Ron-Pa...

There's a discussion area there as well - please comment. This is one of the major newspapers in New Hampshire despite being published in Massachusetts.

July 13, 2011
Letter: Ron Paul will end our involvement in wars

To the editor:

I am a senior citizen, Jewish, an immigrant from Russia.

As a Jewish senior citizen, I always voted for the Democrats. Now, I have registered as a Republican to vote for Ron Paul.

The main reason I will vote for Ron Paul is because he is the only candidate who will stop all American wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and other countries. He will stop bombing them, killing their people. He will close military bases and will bring all our troops home. Democrats and Republicans, Bush and Obama, promised to do this. But they all lied. We are still fighting these wars.

Americans are blessed people. They never had to fight the enemies inside the U.S. and they don't understand what a war is. My father was killed at the front during World War II when I was 16. But at least I knew that he lost his life to save us from Hitler. Thousands of Americans were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. What can we tell their children as to why their fathers had died? Iraq and Afghanistan, not to mention Libya, never attacked us and never threatened to attack us. And what about the hundreds of thousands that we killed in these countries? What can we tell their children? Why did we start the war with them?

Other Republican candidates may promise similar things, but Ron Paul is the only candidate that speaks now the way he was speaking all his life. He has his life's voting record in Congress to support his positions. Ron Paul is the only candidate that will take his oath to protect the Constitution seriously.

Support the Constitution and vote for Ron Paul!

Maria Maymina

Andover



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I was wondering where all

I was wondering where all those favorable Ron paul comments were coming from. Usually it's just me and my big letters ;) commenting on those stories on the tribs site.

Talk to them

I agree with many of the posts about the older generation being swayed by the mainstream media. It's got a strong hold on my grandfather's generation, my father's generation, but even on my own generation. We must keep talking to them respectfully, logically, and emotionally. We must stress that we want no part of the atrocities of war. Talk to your relatives. Convince your loved ones to register Republican and vote for Ron Paul. I live in East Asia and I often send letters to my family members in which I include an appeal to them to vote for Ron Paul. They love getting letters through the mail that have been well thought out and carefully written. I hope you can also find a way to reach your loved ones.

What is she smoking ?

" Americans are blessed, they never had to fight the enemy inside the U.S. they don't understand what war is. What the hell does she think happened on 9/11/01 or to the south durring the civil war ? We real patriots have been fighting a war of propoganda and unjust laws/taxes for all of our lives. Hitler never threatened the U.S. He was fighting the same banksters that we are now fighting.

A fool and his money are soon parted.

Hitler was FINANCED by those bankers. He wasn't

fighting them.

(of course, those bankers financed the Allied Powers as well... so in that sense, yeah)

9/11 was an attack, either by non-state actors, or an inside job. There has not been any talk of this being the work of an act of war of one nation against us.

Yeah, we fought the Civil War here, but no one alive remembers that one.

This letter is spot on.

Could you avoid insulting her?

Seriously?

It takes you a little over an hour as a member to insult someone's grandma?

You'll fit in here just fine. Sigh. Welcome to the Daily Paul.

Defend Liberty!

Wise and profound words from a clear mind.

Wise and profound words from a clear mind.

Yep. Is so wonderful to see

Yep. Is so wonderful to see all kinds of people rally around Ron and be ACTIVE, doing what they can, to restore our country.

This is great!

Bump.

Great letter

your grandmother is still sharp as a tack.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

How cool is that! You come

How cool is that! You come from good stock!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Such a good thing

to read. Most of the older folk I try to talk to (in the south) are so settled in their mainstream Conservative-Republican mind-set (think Bush, McCain and Graham) that it is almost impossible to wake them from their hypnotic stupor. And they can get kinda nasty about it.

Go Maria!

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

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Clear-thinking older citizens may be

persuaded since in their lifetimes they've seen the country decline terribly. And most suffer from diminished value of their pensions due to monetary inflation.

Also the oldest can remember the Great Depression. My mom came from farming folk and still recalls Roosevelt's thugs forcing farmers to plow under crops and kill livestock, to "keep up prices" while folks went hungry. It's not just theory, but many have lived the worst effects of Keynesian-authoritarianism one time already.

Unfortunately, such positions are not relegated to the South or

the Elderly.

I went to Hillsdale College, one of the only two remaining totally independent enties in higher education in the U.S., and even many of my friends from college actually believe that our foreign policy of intervention is necessary in this day and age.

Nearly all of us at the school were Republicans and the vast majority leaned libertarian. This is the college, after all, with the Von Mises wing of the Library.

Many of my friends/aquitances from school are on our side, but I still fight to change others' minds constantly.

Keep the faith. Keep the fight.

Go Ron Paul!

I love your mom!

So many older folks seem to be swayed by propaganda and your mom is definitely an intelligent person who thinks for herself!
My 90+ yr old parents voted for Ron Paul in 2008, and God willing, they will cast their vote for him in 2012!

Great response!! She should

Great response!!

She should lead the Senior Jewish frontier to help elect Ron Paul..

Several of her friends

Several of her friends have registered as republicans to vote for Ron Paul!

Ron Paul is not getting right responses to the article in comments - like "Ron Paul's not a viable candidate on a national level." Hope that it will get overwhelmed by the truth.