To the Editor:
"Occupy the Budget" by Sarah Anderson makes me recall presidential candidate Ron Paul's words in N.H., late November. From the Institute on Policy Studies, she writes: "We make three recommendations that would cut $252 billion in military spending without endangering our national security."
We should: 1) End the war in Afghanistan; 2) Reduce the sprawling network of overseas U.S. military bases that were built up during the Cold War era; and 3) Eliminate obsolete military programs. All three of these goals are supported by the majority of Americans." Ron Paul as Commander in Chief will order our troops home, and reduce U.S. military personnel in 130 nations on 900 bases.
This elder statesman offers us wisdom, reason. Not in it for prestige and money, Ron Paul sees a turning point. We can continue breeding enmity against us as the high-handed world policemen we're addicted to being, or we can run foreign policy on the Golden Rule. A recent New York Times-reported poll shows Ron Paul leading in Iowa when it comes to values. Values are everything. On stage in Iowa with the other candidates Ron Paul stated, "freedom comes from tolerance and non-violence." That supports basic decency.
Please, Iowans, choose Ron Paul.
Lynn R. Chong