Lawrence Eagle Tribune just published a letter from my 85 year old mother about Ron PaulSubmitted by Ersatz on Wed, 07/13/2011 - 14:17
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!