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Letter: Ron Paul’s voting record matches campaign promises

February 21, 2012

Dear Editor, Friends and Neighbors:

Ohio’s Primary Election is just weeks away, and we know that we are not alone in feeling that our government has strayed considerably from what was originally intended by our Founding Fathers. Real changes need to be made to restore those intentions, and we believe that too many candidates are utterly out of touch with us; they run for office promising to fight for limited government, lower taxes, and individual liberty, only to betray their constituents once they get to Washington. It frightens us to see our civil liberties slipping away as our Congress passes more and more legislation under the guise that it will keep us safe, when it in fact, those laws are quietly chipping away at our civil liberties.

If you share these concerns, and don’t want to see the 2012 presidential election become yet another contest that offers no real choice, we hope you will be open to learning more about Texas Congressman, Dr. Ron Paul, a man whose voting record matches his words on the campaign trail.

A physician who has delivered more than 4,000 babies, Dr. Paul also served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force, making him the only veteran among the four remaining Republican candidates. He has been married to his high school sweetheart for 55 years, and is a man of faith although unlike some of the others, he has refused to exploit his Christian beliefs for political gain.

In 12 terms in the House of Representatives, Ron Paul has never voted for an unbalanced budget, nor has he ever voted to raise taxes. He has refused to participate in the congressional pension plan and returns unused funds from his congressional office budget to the Treasury each year. He has vowed that as president, he will accept no more than the median U.S. salary of $39,336. Clearly, Dr. Paul is not like the others.

In the coming weeks, we hope to offer opportunities for you to meet with us learn why we, and other grass-roots organizations like ours, are trying to overcome the mainstream media blackout and raise awareness and rally support for a candidate we can believe in.  Find us on Facebook at Vinton County Ohio for Ron Paul. For more information, please visit http://www.ronpaul2012.com/.

Thank you.

The Vinton County Committee to Elect Ron Paul 2012

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 21, 2012 2:55 pm

    I am a vet,and I just threw up in my mouth reading this.

    • John Timms permalink
      February 24, 2012 7:51 am

      I also am a veteran. Perhaps acid reflux has more to do with the oral vomit situation than the contents of the letter. I served during Ronald Reagans terms as Commander In Chief. He was the United States Service Members best friend. We had the best and ample supply of everything. With the very real threat of a Nuclear Armageddon, we did not fritter away money and American lives as the past two Presidents have done. By the way, because of that, we won the Cold War. If you are immersed in the Republican or Democrat rhetoric I suggest you take a long hard look at the negative things these parties have and are continuing to do to our country in the glorious name their parties. Above all else the military instilled a sense of initiative and thinking out side of the box. I became a free thinker. If you follow a sheep, you are a sheep. If you are a leader, you are a sheep dog. Ron Paul in my humble opinion is the only true leader in this presidential race.

  2. Chris McDaniel permalink
    February 21, 2012 6:34 pm

    Ron Paul receives more financial support from active military than all other candidates combined. This includes Obama, Newt, Romney, and Santorum combined. Yesterday the Vets for Ron Paul rally was in DC.

  3. Mike Huff permalink
    February 23, 2012 11:00 am

    Ron Paul is the best choice of all republican candidates.
    He has the voting record to show for it, not one instance of ”flip-flopping” on issues.
    Just listen to his message, he knows what he’s talking about and is dedicated to making those changes happen.
    Then listen to Perry, and Santorum; those guys don’t speak with the same conviction Ron Paul speaks with. Nor do they have the voting record to back up their credibility.

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