Ron Paul's closing statementSubmitted by wpsmithjr on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 00:07
It's not that bad, but...
This is one point in every debate where he could really lay it on the line instead of using his "I support the cause of liberty" response.
Something like this is what I want to hear:
"You know, we get together for these debates... and as republicans we generally all agree the kinds of things that need to be done with almost every issue that faces America.
My whole question is...
Will the other candidates on stage REALLY do the things they say they're going to do?? Or will they be like every other presidential and congressional candidate and give up on their principles and kowtow to the special interests who contribute to their campaigns??
The reason I have a strong grassroots following is because for over 30 years I've been fighting for the cause of individual liberty, small government, low taxes, sound money, strong national defense, and PEACE.
AND I'VE ALWAYS VOTED THAT WAY. Special interest money has NEVER swayed my vote. The lobbyists don't even come to my office any longer.
I voted against TARP and the bailouts.
I voted against the Patriot Act.
I voted against the Iraq war which has been nothing but a waste of money.
I voted against the stimulus packages.
I voted against ALL of the spending.
I voted against increasing the size of the dept. of education.
I've voted against all the unbalanced budgets, tax increases, spending increases, and increases in the power of the federal government.
I even give a portion of my personal congressional budget back to the treasury every year.
ALL THE PROBLEMS AMERICA HAS TODAY WOULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED HAD THEY LISTENED TO ME ALL THOSE YEARS. All those years they were calling me crazy. Now they're basically copying my lead.
Not that I'm some genius or anything. I just upheld my oath to the constitution. That's where the solutions to all our problems lie.
Ask yourself... look it up if you have to...
Have these other candidates done the same?? Have they upheld their oath to obey the constitution??"
If he wanted to he could call them out individually at some point. I know that he doesn't like to do that, but he needs to start setting himself apart.
Bachman - Patriot Act
Perry - Vaccines
Romney - Romneycare