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05-24-2007, 09:25 PM
Writing to the newspaper editors is a good way for free publicity. Here's a nice one in my local paper.

Stepping outside the political party box for the best candidate
From the Record Enterprise newspaper

by Jan Stearns

05/24/2007 - Presidential contenders are already aggressively marketing themselves to voters. After watching the last several debates and doing my own research, I've made up my mind. Congressman, Dr. Ron Paul (R-Texas), will get my vote in the primary.

Who's Dr. Paul, you ask?

Ron Paul graduated from Gettysburg College and the Duke University School of Medicine. He served our country as an Air Force flight surgeon before going into private practice as a specialist in obstetrics/gynecology. Dr. Paul is a refreshingly straightforward and principled member of Congress and a leading advocate for freedom. Largely ignored by the mainstream media (even after outpolling most of the other candidates post-debates), Dr. Paul has an ever-growing grassroots support system. Unlike the slick and polished Rudy McRomney candidates who will tell you what they think you want to hear, Dr. Paul proudly and openly works and votes for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies. Former Treasury Secretary William Simon, said that Dr. Paul is the "one exception to the Gang of 535" on Capitol Hill.

As you might guess, Dr. Paul's limited-government ideals have not been popular in Washington. In 1976, he was one of only four Republican congressmen to endorse Ronald Reagan for president. Congressman Paul's consistent voting record prompted one of his congressional colleagues to say, "Ron Paul personifies the Founding Fathers' ideal of the citizen-statesman. He makes it clear that his principles will never be compromised, and they never are." Another colleague observed, "There are few people in public life who, through thick and thin, rain or shine, stick to their principles. Ron Paul is one of those few."

He has never voted to raise taxes.
He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
He has never taken a government-paid junket.
He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.
He voted against the Patriot Act.
He voted against regulating the Internet.
He voted against the Iraq war.
He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.

I spent 30 years voting the Democratic party line. No more. I now vote for the best candidate for the job regardless of party affiliation. I urge you to step outside the political party box and research the individual candidates. Learn more about Dr. Paul at www.ronpaul2008.com.

Jan Stearns lives in Thornton.

05-24-2007, 09:28 PM
That is a great letter. Good work.

12-16-2007, 09:05 PM
bump - this is how we get people to cross over to vote for Ron by the MILLIONS. :)

12-17-2007, 12:42 PM