Writes Charles Burris:
"Ron Paul once again demostrated that he is the most decisive, authoritative, and substantive consistent conservative candidate on the crucial national security issues facing our nation. Americans have always rooted for the heroic underdog, the principled David facing down Goliath. By standing out from the pack of neocon clone candidates in the ABC News/Yahoo debate, Paul once again proved his forthright courage, his dedication to first principles, and to the United States Constitution and the rule of law.
"Ron Paul is our Cicero, our defender of the republic, a statesman of unblemished character and principled judgment. The twelve-term congressman has for decades courageously and consistently spoken out for a conservative foreign policy based upon a strong national defense of the essential core principles of liberty and justice as established by the Framers, a defense of the territorial integrity of the United States and its national borders. Peace, diplomacy, international trade and commerce, and the free exchange of ideas are the key elements to a constitutional foreign policy. Only by setting an exemplary example to the world will the United States of America once again become 'the exceptional nation,' that 'shining city upon a hill.'
"But Ron Paul is first and foremost a realist. America is financially bankrupt due to decades of reckless, irresponsible fiscal and monetary policies pursued by the Fed, the Congress, and the Executive branch of the state. Paul's measured conservative program of strategic disengagement from the unconstitutional pre-emptive wars of the past decade, coupled with a serious analytical reassessment of the imperial over-reach of 900 military bases in 130 nations, is the only wise, prudential course dictated by this unsustainable debt situation."