FITSNEWS Endorses Gary Johnson For PresidentSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 17:35
Last December this website enthusiastically endorsed U.S. Rep. Ron Paul’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination – and specifically the “First in the South” presidential primary here in South Carolina.
Did Paul win? No … although his support here in the Palmetto State quintupled from its 2008 level.
Why did we back a long shot like Paul? That’s easy: He Because unlike virtually every other “Republican” in America – and particularly the “Republican” chosen to be his party’s 2012 standard bearer – Ron Paul actually walks the walk.
“When it comes to Ron Paul, concepts like constitutionally-limited government, free markets, individual liberty and fiscal restraint aren’t merely spoken at the moment into a waiting bank of cameras – they have been given repeated, courageous expression (via) more than three decades of lonely, unpopular votes in the U.S. Congress,” we wrote in our endorsement.
GOP nominee Mitt Romney? His commitment to these fundamental principles – to the extent he’s ever been committed to anything beyond his own political ambition – is “subject to change.”
You know … like an Etch-A-Sketch.
Also Romney has made it perfectly clear that he’s not interested in doing the hard work of cutting government – a shameful display of cowardice given the deepening hole into which future generations of U.S. taxpayers are currently being pushed. Hell, Romney wants to expand military spending by more than $2 trillion over the coming decade.