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In his own words: Ron Paul

September 21, 2007 |  6:24 am

Top of the Ticket is constantly cruising the Web seeking the most interesting and revealing political items and news.  From time to time we've decided to publish the entire text of some presidential candidate's statement from his website.

This way, readers can get a feel for the candidate and form their own impressions free of any blog filter.

We start this series today with a statement from Rep. Ron Paul of Texas that we found on his campaign website.  Here it is without intermission:

Sept. 20, 2007
Message from Ron Paul

Dear friend,

Our American way of life is under attack.  And it is up to us to save it.

The world's elites are busy forming a North American Union.  If they succeed, as they did in forming the European Union, the good ol’ USA will only be a memory.  We cannot let that happen.

The UN wants to confiscate our firearms and impose a global tax.  The UN elites want to control the oceans with the Law of the Sea Treaty.  And they want to use our military to police the world.

Our right to own and use property is fading because bureaucrats and special interests are abusing eminent domain.

Our right to educate our children as we choose is under assault.  "No Child Left Behind" is seeing to that.  And our right to say "no" to forced mental screening of our school-aged children is nearly gone.

The elites gave us a national ID card.  They also gave us the most misnamed legislation in history:  The Patriot Act.  And these same people are pushing to give amnesty to illegal immigrants and erase our national borders.

Record government debt is putting a burden on our children and grandchildren that is shameful.

Yes.  Our American way of life is under attack.  And it's understandable that many are concerned, even discouraged, about the kind of country our children and grandchildren will inherit.

But we must never let discouragement become surrender.

One reason I am NOT discouraged is because I know I am not fighting alone. Each day ... 

I head out I know that you and thousands of other patriotic, freedom-loving Americans are right beside me, standing brave and true for what is good and right.

I need your help now, more than ever, to save the country we love ... for the people we love.

My wife, Carol, and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary early this year.  We are proud parents of five children and 18 grandchildren.  We love them very much, as I know you love your family.

As a U.S. congressman, I always think about the well-being of my family and of all the families of our great nation when I cast a vote or introduce legislation.  I also remember that I have sworn a solemn oath to uphold and protect the Constitution of the United States.

For me, upholding that oath is the first and best way to preserve and protect the blessed American way of life for our children and grandchildren.

And now you know why I'm running for president of the United States.

I ask for your help.  Please send your maximum donation today by going to https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/.

Sincerely,

Ron

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