Letter: Nothing crazy about Ron Paul's beliefs

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With regard to our “Crazy Uncle” Ron Paul, if Edgar Allen Beem were nearly as bright and informed as he’d like us to think he is, he would make a case for his “liberal Democrat” brand. But, obviously, the extent to which he has studied the meaning of that phrase is on a par with the depth of study that he has achieved with most of the other subjects that he pontificates and babbles about. Ridicule and sarcasm are the tools of the intellectually bankrupt. It is especially ludicrous that Beem considers himself learned and wise enough to mock and deride Paul, a truly great American.

For over a hundred years now some have thought it stylish and sophisticated to express views that seem progressive and to the “left” of the accepted views of the times. The most prominent of those – Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini and Hitler – all insisted that their goals and behavior were devoted to the very notion that Beem presents: “It’s for the public good.”

There is nothing in our Constitution about a public good. There is much about our rights to be free. Nothing in the history of the human race is as noble and elegant as the Fourteenth Amendment’s “nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

There is no doubt as to where Ron Paul stands on this subject.

Tom Crotty