Why Ron Paul Matters Among all the GOP presidential candidates, he’s the only one who stands for constitutionally limited government.

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from the Wall Street Journal/Opinion

Why Ron Paul Matters

Among all the GOP presidential candidates, he’s the only one who stands for constitutionally limited government.

by Edward H. Caine, DECEMBER 31, 2011

The controversy surrounding decades-old newsletters to which GOP presidential aspirant Ron Paul lent his name is regrettable. First, it is regrettable because the sometimes bigoted, intolerant content of those newsletters is inconsistent with the views of the congressman as understood by those of us who know him. Yet, while Mr. Paul disavows supporting those ideas, he refuses to repudiate his close association with their likely source, Lew Rockwell, head of the Alabama-based Mises Institute.

Second, the New York Times editorialized recently that these unsavory writings “will leave a lasting stain on . . . the libertarian movement.” That is wishful thinking on the part of the Times, but it adds to the background noise surrounding Mr. Paul’s candidacy, obscuring the real libertarian policy initiatives that have made his candidacy the most remarkable development of the 2012 campaign.

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