Sunday, February 18, 2007

George Will on Ron Paul

A Cheerful Anachronism

Rep. Ron Paul says he can find in the Constitution's enumeration of the federal powers—Article I, Section 8—no reference to rice.

By George F. Will
Newsweek

Feb. 26, 2007 issue - Some rice farmers from Congressman Ron Paul's district were in his office the other day, asking for this and that from the federal government. The affable Republican from south Texas listened nicely, then forwarded their requests to the appropriate House committee. It may or may not satisfy their requests in some bill dispensing largesse to agricultural interests. Then Paul will vote against the bill.

Read more here.

4 Comments:

Anonymous JosephSHaas at hotmail dot com said...

Way to go Paul! Can we get you to witness the signing of a "SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT POLICY" statement from Sullivan County Sheriff Richard L. Prozzo, Jr.? when you visit us here in N.H. later this week to announce your Republican run for the Presidency. The print-out form in the Ch. III.E. I.R.S. or Ch. IV Enforcement paragraph for a "Limited Federal Government". www.uhuh dot com/action/sheriff/mattispol dot htm

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron Paul pay his taxes.

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron Paul,

He is the best constitutional representative in congress, which doesn't say much given the pathetic state that this legislative branch finds itself. I was taken back by Ron Paul's statement in the documentary AFTF when he said that they have all the guns and weapons, but it's a totalitarian approach. If he really believes this, why doesn't HE have congressional hearings relating to lower courts violating the law. He hasn't been in congress long enough to have hearings on this matter?


This is one of the things that Irwin Schiff commented on when asked about the party. They talk, but they don't do anything. When you get voted in repeatedly it is easy to repel lobbyists whithout conciqence in your constituency.

I know I will get all kinds of flak on this, but I really don't see one man with his track record getting elected without being marginalized by threat. Let me be very clear on this, I think Ron Paul is the best in congress, but again I think if we had 50 of them, it would create balance, but over the course of time we have, as a society settled for much less. It's the old saying, when a corrupt lier stands next to the typical congressmen he looks good.

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron Paul remembers what happened to
Con Geroge Hansen and Jim Traficant.

Congress does not hold hearings to fix anything.
They hold hearings to find out who knows what and
then shut them up.

9:42 PM  

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