Comment: They're quoting him directly

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They're quoting him directly

Our Constitution, which was intended to limit government power and abuse, has failed. The Founders warned that a free society depends on a virtuous and moral people. The current crisis reflects that their concerns were justified.

This injudicious choice of words is ammunition for the other side.

Bill Clinton could have wrote that word for word. It can be read as saying the hoi polloi cannot be depended on to exercise freedom responsibly and that it was a mistake to give them such freedom.

Try this instead:
Our Constitution was intended to limit government power and abuse, but it has been subverted. The founders warned that society depends on a virtuous and moral people. The current crisis reflects their exact concerns when men obsessed with money and power are permitted by the electorate to use the law as a tool against the people to spy on them and steal from them.

Instead of saying has been subverted, he may be saying that it indeed has failed because it was too weak to check the power of government. In this case, correct--it's spin; but that's to be expected. He might be saying the constitution failed because it didn't check the government, but Ron Paul's exact words could be mistaken by a reasonable person to say it failed because it gave people too much liberty.

Take back the GOP and Restore America Now.