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A Limerick on Andrew Sullivan

You cannot, when reading Sullivan, Help but allow your own head to spin; From a Tory for war, To a Ronulan bore, His bullshit is really not hard to pin:  But the deeper reason to support Ron Paul is a … Read More

By / December 18, 2007

You cannot, when reading Sullivan, Help but allow your own head to spin; From a Tory for war, To a Ronulan bore, His bullshit is really not hard to pin

But the deeper reason to support Ron Paul is a simple one. The great forgotten principles of the current Republican party are freedom and toleration. Paul's federalism, his deep suspicion of Washington power, his resistance to government spending, debt and inflation, his ability to grasp that not all human problems are soluble, least of all by government: these are principles that made me a conservative in the first place. No one in the current field articulates them as clearly and understands them as deeply as Paul. He is a man of faith who nonetheless sees a clear line between religion and politics. More than all this, he has somehow ignited a new movement of those who love freedom and want to rescue it from the do-gooding bromides of the left and the Christianist meddling of the right. The Paulites' enthusiasm for liberty, their unapologetic defense of core conservative principles, their awareness that in the new millennium, these principles of small government, self-reliance, cultural pluralism, and a humble foreign policy are more necessary than ever – no lover of liberty can stand by and not join them.

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