Letter: The case for Ron Paul

What is the case for Ron Paul as president? He doesn't have the appearance of a politician. His clothing seems to be ill fitting with the facade of the curmudgeonly uncle. He is, however, "the real deal."

His views are consistent when other politicians "modify" their deportment by events. He is quite credible calling for smaller government.

His views on foreign policy are correct despite the opinions by many vested pundits and politicians. Observe the following:

1. Current foreign policy has us drowning in debt. We cannot continue as "sugar daddy" of the world.

2. That defense of our country requires overseas adventures is at best questionable and at worse will destroy us financially. These obligations go far beyond military commitments and include logistical infrastructure backup, administrative involvement, supplies, contractors, etc.

3. Iran's rhetorical policy towards the U.S. and Israel is based upon an inferiority complex. Recognizing Iran would defuse this inferiority complex. War with Iran would take us to the brink of cataclysmic international war. Should Iran develop nuclear weapons and attack a neighbor, the counterattack upon Iran would effectively destroy Iran overnight!

4. The best we can proffer is to have a robust and productive country with a strong military to defend our shores and offer military assistance if needed on a shared basis with other nations.

Be advised Ron Paul, the more acceptable your positions become, establishment professional attack dogs will be forthcoming. Bet on it!

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