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Ron Paul Would End Presidential Love Affair with War

This candidate has no multimillionaire to fund his campaign. The corporate news media dislikes him and tries to avoid mentioning his name.

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Leon Panneta photo courtesy: topnews.in

(RICHMOND, R.I.) - “In how many countries are we currently engaged in a shooting war?”

What an easy question Scott Pelley asked Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on “60 Minutes,” Jan. 29. At least it should have been easy for the top man in our war department.

But Panetta was stumped. President Obama has started so many wars (none of which were declared by Congress) that Panetta said, with an embarrassed laugh, “It’s a good question. I’ll have to stop and think about that.”

Republican candidates Gingrich, Romney and Santorum are all eager to start more wars. But, if we want multiple endless wars based on lies (with hundreds of thousands more deaths) why change presidents? Just re-elect the one we have.

On the other hand, there is one candidate who would totally turn this policy around. He would allow no wars based on lies, and no wars without a congressional declaration as required by the Constitution.

This candidate has no multimillionaire to fund his campaign. The corporate news media dislikes him and tries to avoid mentioning his name.

But, in spite of these handicaps, Ron Paul is doing well in polls and caucuses as his supporters work with limited resources to get his message out.

Rod Driver studied engineering and mathematics at the University of Minnesota, receiving a Ph.D. in mathematics in 1960. He worked at Sandia Laboratories in Albuquerque for six years before taking a teaching position at the University of Rhode Island for 30 years. Rod says he became a 'peacenik' in 1951 (thanks to a few weeks on Pariss Island). He became particularly active in opposition to U.S. wars in Indochina and U.S. involvement in overthrowing governments and supporting dictators in Latin America and Iran. As the Vietnam war was winding down Rod began paying attention to the abuse of Palestinians - enabled with U.S. weapons and dollars, which has never stopped. Rod is the founder and president of the non-profit Justice First Foundation.

In Rhode Island Rod was an elected delegate to the state constitutional convention of 1986, Then he was elected a state representative for 10 years. At this time he is not in office. You can write to Rod Driver at this address: rod@roddriver.com

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Daniel Johnson February 20, 2012 5:21 pm (Pacific time)

Look to the current situation in Jefferson County, Alabama for one end result of Ron Paul's political philosophy:


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