Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Constitutional catch-all

The easiest response to the question, "why do you support Ron Paul?" is "because of the Constitution." But it's much deeper and diverse than that.

But interviews with Paul supporters of all political stripes suggest less sunny reasons: alienation from both parties and a pervasive sense that the country, as they know it, is slipping through their fingers.

For some, it's a bellicose foreign policy that culminated in the Iraq war. Others cite economic unease, globalization and a sea of national debt. Some fret about civil liberties lost in the post-9/11 era. Yet others argue that U.S. sovereignty is threatened by porous borders.
Plus, considering that 81% of us think this country is going in the wrong direction, how about a big, resounding DUH!
81% of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, and in the same poll, 72% believe our Founding Fathers would be disappointed with the state of our nation today. Link


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