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Manhattan LP Encourages Ron Paul to Run for GOP Nomination

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by KenH, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. KenH

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    "Go Ron Go": Manhattan Libertarians Encourage Ron Paul To Run For President in 2008​

    Manhattan Libertarian Party News Release
    For Immediate Release
    January 23, 2007
    Contact: Ronald S. Ramo
    Manhattan Libertarian Party Director of Media Relations​

    At the 2007 Annual Convention of the Manhattan Libertarian Party, a resolution was passed encouraging Ron Paul to seek the Republican Party's nomination for President. Nic Leobold, the original proponent of the resolution sought to have the convention delegates "endorse" Ron Paul, since he argued Dr. Paul is "the Gold Standard Candidate for all who cherish liberty". However, the delegates amended his resolution changing the word "endorse" to a more general "encouragement" that he run. Some were concerned an actual endorsement of another party's possible presidential candidate might violate the bylaws of the Libertarian Party while others have already committed themselves to support other presidential candidates such as Alden Link and Christine Smith who are seeking the Libertarian Party's Presidential Nomination.

    Despite the fact that Dr. Paul sits in the House of Representatives as a Republican, he has close ties to the Libertarian Party, having been its Presidential Candidate in 1988. As recently as 2004, Dr. Paul spoke at the Libertarian Party's National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. But his respect among Libertarians is based on more than his past relationship with the party. While in Congress, Rep. Paul has been a proponent for liberty, opposing the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act in 2001and 2005, and being a strong critic of the Iraq War Resolution. Healso advocates the decentralization of government and economic deregulation to create an environment more conducive for small business entrepreneurship.

    The support of Libertarians should not hurt Ron Paul's appeal with the rank and file members of the Republican Party. His views on individual liberty, less government and lower taxes place him solidly in the mold of Senator Barry Goldwater and President Ronald Reagan. Further, his support of non-interventionism harkens back to pre-New Deal Republicans such as Henry Cabot Lodge. But most importantly, his nomination and possible election to the Presidency could revive and fulfill the Contract with America that Republicans have sought since 1994.

    - www.manhattanlp.org/
    #1 KenH, Jan 27, 2007
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