Apr 26, 2007

Presidential Republican Candidate Ron Paul: Republicans Have Lost their Way

Republican Roundup writes:

Ron Paul

  • Ron Paul was interviewed by The Politico, and talked about a lot of issues, from war to spending to illegal immigration. On the big picture, why he's running, he said the following:

    I am arguing that (Republicans) have lost their way. Right now, on the surface, a lot of Republicans in Washington will be critical of my positions, saying "I don't support the president or the party," but if you look at our platform, our state platforms, our policy positions, I would say we have lost our way. And quite frankly, I have not seen anybody running for the presidency on the Republican ticket that's actually offering to stand up and stand for the principals the Republican Party has been built on.

    In the past six years, when the foreign policy really changed, when we accepted the notion of pre-emptive war, a strong violation of our personal civil liberties, (we) at the same time (became) the party of entitlements, doubling the size of the Department of Education, McCain-Feingold. These are all things that Republicans used to criticize and not support, and all of a sudden we accept them. In essence, we have accepted what has traditionally been the Democratic platform — increase entitlements and foreign intervention, getting involved in quagmires abroad.

  • Video of Paul talking with CNN: