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Michael Anthony Peroutka, 2004 Constitution Party Presidential Candidate, Endorses Rep. Ron Paul

Contact: John Lofton, Recovering Republican, 410-760-8885


MEDIA ADVISORY, Sept. 20 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following statement has been issued by Michael Anthony Peroutka, the Presidential candidate of the Constitution Party in 2004. He is also co-founder, with his brother Steve, of "Institute On The Constitution." And he is co-host, with John Lofton, of "The American View" radio show.


I endorse Rep. Ron Paul for President. And I endorse him not because he is the lesser of two evils. A Christian can never endorse any kind of evil. I endorse Rep. Paul because -- from a Christian/Biblical and Constitutional perspective – he is, by far, the best candidate running for President.


--- Rep. Paul believes, correctly, that the Bible is the infallible, inerrant word of God and thus it is not the role of God-ordained civil government, at any level, to feed, house, clothe or educate anybody.


--- Rep. Paul takes his oath to God as a Congressman seriously and believes, correctly, that the Constitution is the highest man-made law in our land, that it severely restricts what the Federal Government can legally do, and it must be obeyed. This is why, as he states on his campaign web site, he has: never voted to raise taxes; never voted for an unbalanced budget; never voted for a Federal restriction on gun ownership; never voted to raise Congressional pay; never taken a government-paid junket; and has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.


In addition, Rep. Paul has voted against: the Patriot Act; regulating the Internet; and he voted against the Iraq war. He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program. He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.


--- Rep. Paul, again correctly, is truly pro-life and believes that there are no circumstances under which it is OK to murder by abortion any innocent unborn babies.


Another admirable characteristic demonstrated repeatedly by Rep. Paul is that he speaks honestly and plainly. In one of the recent GOP candidate debates, re: the Iraq war, he said: "Yes, I would leave. I would leave completely" – no troops in the region there, none. Period. He added: "We need a new foreign policy...to mind our own business, bring our troops home, defend this country, defend our borders."


When his questioner dishonestly accused him of saying that we should take our marching orders from Al Qaida who also want us to withdraw from the Arabian Peninsula, Rep. Paul replied: "I'm saying we should take our marching orders from our Constitution. We should not go to war without a declaration. We should not go to war when it's an aggressive war. This is an aggressive invasion. We've committed the invasion of this war. [The Constitution is] where I take my marching orders, not from any enemy."


Well, amen!, Rep. Paul. God bless you, sir, and your family as you proceed in this campaign. And God does bless us when we obey Him.


Rep. Ron Paul is a real patriot who understands that true love of country requires, first, trusting in God's Providence and next obedience to our Constitution. He is a man who rejects mindless jingoism such as "My country right or wrong." Instead, he believes that when our country is wrong – as it is today in many ways -- true patriots must work to set us right. As President, Ron Paul, I believe, would work Christianly and Constitutionally to set our country right. This is why, in good conscience, I endorse his candidacy for President of the United States.


A footnote: You may hear our recent interview of Rep. Paul at www.theamericanview.com/index.php?id=898