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Paul is inconsistent

Substance in some of the letters supporting Ron Paul seems lacking. This is a man who says he advocates free trade but opposes every free trade agreement. He boasts of being a right-to-life champion, yet his plan allows abortion on the state level. He is one of only four Republicans who support earmarks. Paul’s been a critic of welfare for years, but he voted against extending welfare reform in 2002.

Ron Paul says he’s against gay marriage, but he voted against the amendment to define marriage as only between a man and a woman. He’s at the forefront of the anti-vaccine movement, and he’s a doctor who took the Hippocratic Oath to “Prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.”

Paul opposed the 1964 Civil Rights Act. He voted against it on its 40th anniversary. This law allows black people to eat at the lunch counter and says that they cannot be turned away from hotels.

And he is a man who claims to be a champion of individual liberty? He doesn’t believe that education or health care are rights; they have to be earned.

Ron Paul, Mr. Inconsistency!

Joe Speranzi

Spokane



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