November 24, 2011- Tuesday’s debate on CNN of the Republican presidential hopefuls proved one thing if nothing else – Ron Paul is the only GOP candidate who has the liberties of Americans in mind. The debate was held in Washington, D.C. and topics of foreign policy and national security were discussed.
Texas Congressman Paul was able to distance himself from other GOP candidates by being the sole candidate who truthfully wants to keep freedom and liberty in place for all Americans. He used all of his allotted time to stress how important the issues of this particular debate were for the country. He expressed how the wars America is involved in are both unnecessary and needless. He said they add to the country’s deficit and undermine liberty and prosperity in America.
He said what hurts America’s liberties and freedoms the most is the Patriot Act. Fellow GOP candidates such as Herman Cain and Rick Perry supported the legislation and Newt Gingrich helped to get the legislation extended. Nevertheless, Paul distanced himself from them by completely condemning the controversial act.
He said, “The Patriot Act undermines the liberties of Americans therefore, it is unpatriotic.” He added, “I, like everyone else, am very concerned with terrorism. It is a crime and needs to be dealt with both nationally and internationally. However, the writers of our Constitution did not want liberties sacrificed for security.”
Paul says the Bill of Rights does not need to be sacrificed in our war against terror. Security can be provided and at the same time, our liberties and freedoms upheld. All the other candidates present were willing to sacrifice liberty and freedom to ensure security.