Paul, as I have written before, has run a slash and burn campaign in Iowa, and it is certainly working for him....At the expense of a few of the other candidates and in particular former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Paul's campaign has been running non stop ads in Iowa about Newt that contain outright lies. Over the last few weeks, Paul himself has come under the scrutiny afforded to the front runner status as the infamous newsletters that he has tried so hard to hide have reared their ugly heads again. In recent days, there has been an orchestrated internet effort to link the dsiclosure of these newsletters to Speaker Gingrich. (For the record, these newsletters were released first in1996 by Paul's opponent Lefty Morris, although there are a lot of folks who falsely think that they came from Republican primary opponent Charles Laughlin who Newt Gingrich endorsed. The newsletter letter story pretty much died out until they resurfaced again when a writer for The New Republic named James Kerchick wrote an article in 2008 called "Angry White Man".)
Paul has refused to take responsibilty for the newsletters claiming he didn't write them and didn't even bother to read them. His supporters argue that he was a busy doctor at the time to bother himself with the trivalites of a newsletter with his name on them. Yet they want him to be President and leader of the free world. Makes sense huh? There has also been a concerted, organized effort to try and blame Speaker Gingrich for the release of the newsletters. As I have already stated, the newsletters have been out there for years. Further, Paul supporters are claiming that since Kerchick is a Fellow at The Foundation for Defense of Democracies and that Speaker Gingrich is a member of the think-tank's Leadership Council, Newt had something to do with getting the newsletters out there again. Sorry to disappoint you again, but Kerchick was just named a Fellow in November of 2011. The article was written in 2008. There is no connection. Quit fishing for something that isn't there.
"The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.
He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session."
That's it gang....That's the ONLY powers per the Constitution afforded to the President given by The Founding Fathers.
I agree with Michael Medved who wrote last week,
"This means that those who back Paul's domestic policies but ignore his isolationist, moral-relativist approach toward America's position in the world are actually saying they care more about presidential roles not specified in the Constitution than they do about the chief responsibility the Founders themselves had in mind. Dr. Paul wants America to play a less robust leadership role in the world—apparently agreeing with Barack Obama, but disagreeing with great Republicans Lincoln and Reagan."
I sincerely hope that the people of Iowa don't fall for the bait and switch, slash and burn tactics of Congressman Paul and his campaign.With Iran stating that they now have their first nuclear fuel rod, can we afford to leave them alone anymore as Congressman Paul suggests we do? He does not and will not represent the VAST majority of our party and the sooner that we as a party realize it the better.