Nephew of Rick Santorum: Vote Ron Paul!

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Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum catapulted himself to the top tier of the Republican presidential race this week, losing the Iowa caucus by just eight votes.

With newly-minted contender status comes increased scrutiny, however. Santorum was booed off stage in New Hampshire yesterday for comments about gay marriage.

Not everyone in his own family is convinced he's up to the task, either. This week his nephew penned an editorial for the Daily Caller in support of ... Ron Paul.

Paul and Santorum

"If you want another big-government politician who supports the status quo to run our country, you should vote for my uncle, Rick Santorum," John Garver writes.

Garver, a 19-year-old student at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, continues:

"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.

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.

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.

It is because of this inability of status quo politicians to recognize the importance of our individual liberties that I have been drawn to Ron Paul. Unlike my uncle, he does not believe 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).

Another important reason I support Ron Paul is his position 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.

Ron Paul seems to be the only candidate trying to win the election for a reason other than simply winning the 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."

The candidates square off, along with frontrunner Mitt Romney, in debates Saturday night and Sunday morning in New Hampshire, which holds its primary Tuesday.

Expect fireworks.

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Obama has this all the way! Funny how know one remember obama didn't get us in debt... helloooo bush did that! Obama killed that sob bin laden everyone cheered him on for that! Come on ppl 4 years can't turn a lifetime of debt around give obama his full rite and let him get this turned around!!!! Obama will do the rite thing people need to stop being so racist and remember obama is and always will be a legend no matter what he got that sob binladen he is the first african american president and give him 2 more years and american will be a job creating machine again. These so called jokes we have running now are all liars and against abortion really what if ur child was rapped and got pregnate would u want her to get an abortion or keep a baby by a man who raped her?? Think people stop using ur stupidity and close ur eyes and remember obama is #1

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I was leaning towards Santorum. But the more I looked at his record, the more I knew I couldn't vote for him. I've always dodged Ron Paul because of what everyone seems to say about him. But the more I did my own research and listened to the positives about Ron Paul, the more I started understanding exactly what he's saying and how he's so right about most of it. Especially on foreign policy and economics.
When it comes to ecnomics, which is the most important thing to me, Ron is genius. And understands the inner workings of our economic system.

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Well done, what a well written letter from an astute young man. I happen to agree with him. We need real change, we need someone with a different vision than the statu quo. There are enough safe guards in the Constitution and Safe Guards to keep Ron Paul from going too far in any direction. Yet, I think he will do the best job to push us towards a stable financial position and restore our individual freedoms.

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im voting 4 ron paul,he will lead the country out of its current status.im from a small town in sw mo called buffalo mo

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