NEW JERSEY TODAY | February 29, 2012
Ron Paul advocates peace and prosperity through a genuine philosophy of smaller government and lower taxes, with a strong defense for America instead of an imperial military occupation of the entire world. He is the real Republican, blending the best ideas of Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater with those of Dwight Eisenhower and Nelson Rockefeller, but with the most contemporary foundation for the 21st Century.
Receiving more than 11 times as many campaign contributions from soldiers, sailors and marines as his leading Republican rival, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul is the choice of veterans and active duty military personnel.
All of the other GOP presidential aspirants are washed up politicians: Mitt Romney hasn’t been governor of Massachusetts for five years, Rick Santorum lost his Senate seat in 2006 and Newt Gingrich left Congress in disgrace in 1999. Ron Paul, a medical doctor and Texas congressman who was first elected in 1976, is the most honest of the Republican field.
His appeal is reasoned and responsible, not emotional like self-righteous Santorum, fake like Romney, conniving like Gingrich, stupid like Sarah Palin or bombastic like New Jersey’s own Governor Chris Christie. There are fatal flaws in each of the other Republican hopefuls:
Rick Santorum says he objects to the separation of church and state, and that makes him a threat to religious liberty and other fundamentals of this republican democracy.
Mitt Romney is a liar. His recent factual misrepresentations on American military strength pale in comparison to his chameleon-like flip-flopping on issues and pandering.
Newt Gingrich is personally to blame for much of the disintegration of civility in politics and he is immoral in more ways than we care to list.
His opposition to freedom of choice on abortion, as one example, shows that Ron Paul has not strictly abided by the libertarian code with which he is associated, his positions have been consistent for many decades. Whether you agree or disagree with him on issues — and his proposals are among the most revolutionary since Ronald Reagan gave us supply side economics — Ron Paul is a man of character and conviction with a solid vision for America that is based on a legitimate interpretation of the Constitution.
NJTODAY.NET ~ New Jersey’s oldest weekly newspaper ~ endorses Congressman Ron Paul’s quest for the Republican Party nomination for president.