Like many others I once raised my hand and swore an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution. Bill Salier once reminded me that that oath has no expiration date. Whether or not you formally took that oath is immaterial. It is incumbent upon all Americans to defend the Constitution. It is the basis for our form of government and our very way of life as Americans.
Ignored, abused, and denied by the political class for decades, that Constitution is now under direct assault. The “Father of the Constitution,” James Madison, wrote: “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined… [and they] will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce.” But now the federal government has usurped so much power that seemingly every human activity falls under its purview. The price tag for this constant encroachment is a loss of freedom and a crushing debt upon our children.
Only one candidate for president has a long, proven track record of defending the Constitution: Ron Paul. He has defended it not just when it was politically convenient, not just when campaigning, not just when addressing “Tea Party” activists, but always and often. When you cast your vote in the January 3rd Republican caucus, cast it in defense of the U.S. Constitution. Vote for Dr. Ron Paul.
[I just sent this in to the Cedar Rapids Gazette as a letter to the editor.]