It would have been helpful had Mr. von Hoffman studied our Constitution thoroughly before writing his "faint praise" column about Ron Paul. Had he done so and then thought about it with serious intentions, he would have found that Dr. Paul's ideas and desires for reform, unlike all of the Democratic and Republican candidates' positions and utopian plans, come straight from the Constitution. In addition, had he opened a nonpartisan history book or read documents from the time of our Revolution, he would have found that Dr. Paul's positions are more than just similar to those of our founding fathers, but are identical to those of such men as Washington, Jefferson, Paine, Adams and many more.
If a columnist is to be taken seriously, he must do more than promote his own ideas; he must be a true student of history, law and economics. Were Mr. von Hoffman to study the Austrian School of Economics in attempt to learn and broaden his perspective, his eyes would open in astonishment about how wrong liberals have been all these years about how best to help our economy and those who suffer most from the wrong-headed policies of liberals and liberal-leaning neocons.
Unfortunately, it is most likely that Mr. von Hoffman, like most others who would rather be blinded by ideology than face reality, will do none of these things in an open-minded manner. Our country and its people are the losers.
San Francisco, CA
Feb 1 2008 - 1:52pm