Tuesday, May 21, 2013
It is to my great disappointment that my governor, Paul LePage, whom I had considered to be the smartest man I know after spending time with him, has chosen to throw away the good people of Maine who voted him in with his vehement support of the Ron Paul delegation to the national convention in Tampa.
Ron Paul speaks to a crowd at Hastings Hall on the University of Southern Maine’s Gorham campus in January.
2012 Press Herald file/Gordon Chibroski
Those people do not represent the majority of the GOP voters in Maine, should not be going to Tampa and should not be seated. Thievery was what they achieved in Augusta, and that should not be rewarded.
Ron Paul's people are simply domestic terrorists and should be treated as such. Paul is the most racist politician we've ever seen and routinely dilutes history to suit his needs and pocketbook. Louis Farrakhan loves him and has endorsed him.
Paul refused to endorse John McCain in 2008, and he refuses to endorse Mitt Romney now. In fact, his followers are threatening Ron's own son, Rand, with violence for daring to endorse Romney. Ron Paul has endorsed people like Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney.
The fact that they will not accept the caveat given by Charlie Webster that they must commit to the GOP pick should be reason enough to not send them to Tampa. They are not part of the GOP, do not represent us and were not legally elected by the majority of the entire state convention. That's not something anyone should stand behind.
The governor wants to throw away all the progress he has made and his promises and all the work we have all done to make Maine a better place, and that's not OK with me.
Massachusetts has already removed its Paul delegates; Maine should, too.
To Americans who are undecided on whom to vote for in the coming election: Ron Paul is still in the race. As Paul said several months ago, he changed his strategy from active campaigning to gathering delegates for the Republican runoff in August. This he's done.
Paul has laid out his plan to reduce our national debt by one trillion dollars the first year in office. Here are a few of his priorities: change our foreign policy; call an immediate halt to our wars; stop all foreign aid; demand that the Federal Reserve account for trillions of dollars in unreported loans; and eliminate bloated agencies and programs that are actually inhibiting economic growth.
He would put the interests of this country first, as he has for the past 30-some years. He sees real danger in this administration and our Congress in their thoughtless, frantic rush to a war with Iran; a knee-jerk reaction based upon similar falsehoods that took us to a pre-emptive attack on Iraq.
If either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney wins the White House, both have stated that they would commit this country to continued war (with the resultant loss and maiming of even more Americans) in addition to a slippery slide toward World War III.
Both these men have pledged to curb our national debt, increase employment and a lot of other stuff, depending upon which group they are speaking to at the time.
What are their plans? Where is the money coming from? How would they reduce our trillions of debt? How would they justify spending trillions more in the Middle East while American families lose jobs and homes and join the swelling number who can no longer feed their families?
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