While GOP presidential candidates have been taking aim at former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum since he began surging in the polls, no one quite managed to do so like Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who is touting an endorsement from his rival’s 19-year-old nephew.
“If you want another big-government politician who supports the status quo to run our country, you should vote for my uncle, Rick Santorum. America is based on a strong belief in individual liberty. My uncle’s interventionist policies, both domestic and foreign, stem from his irrational fear of freedom not working,” John Garver, a student at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, writes in The Daily Caller
“It is not the government’s job to dictate to individuals how they must live. The Constitution was designed to protect individual liberty. My Uncle Rick cannot fathom a society in which people cooperate and work with each other freely,” according to Garver, who endorsed Paul in an article published today.
“When Republicans were spending so much money under President Bush, my uncle was right there along with them as a senator. The reason we have so much debt is not only because of Democrats, but also because of big-spending Republicans like my Uncle Rick.”
Garver said he was attracted to Paul because of the inability of “status quo politicians” to recognize the importance of individual liberties.
“Unlike my uncle, he does not believe that the American people are incapable of forming decisions. He believes that an individual is more powerful than any group [a notion our founding fathers also believed in],” Garver explained to The Daily Caller, noting that he also agrees with Paul’s stance on foreign policy.
“He is the only candidate willing to bring our troops home, not only from the Middle East, but from around the world,” Garver adds.
He ended the article by saying that Paul seems to be the only candidate who wants to win for reasons other than simply winning an election.
“This year, I’ll vote for an honest change in our government. I’ll vote for real hope. I’ll vote for a real leader. This year, I will vote for Ron Paul,” declared Garver, who loves his uncle, according to The Daily Caller.
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