From the Galveston County Daily News (letters to the Editor):
District Needs A Better Man To Represent Us
Are we really getting the most effective representation with Ron Paul as our congressman?
The presidential debates have exposed stubbornness and inability to compromise that is at odds with the intentions of the Founding Fathers.
Democracy requires negotiation and compromise to reach a consensus.
We negotiate and compromise in our daily life, at work and at home. Paul’s inability to reach consensus on vital issues makes him ineffective as our congressman.
He is a self-described Libertarian; if he is so enamored with Libertarian philosophy, why is he running in the Republican primary for Congress?
I welcome his participation in the political process and respect the views of his supporters as honest and sincere.
The question is, does he truly represent the values and priorities of the Republican voters in this district or is he using the Republican Party’s structure and established appeal just to get elected because he can’t get elected as a Libertarian?
If the latter is true, it is intellectually dishonest.
We need a Republican of conviction representing us in the U.S. Congress, not a Republican of convenience.
I urge readers to look at the sterling qualifications, impeccable character and genuine passion and sincerity of Chris Peden as our Republican candidate for Congress.
Peden is a pro-life, pro-family, conservative Christian who is a CPA and the mayor pro tem in Friendswood. He has a proven track record of not only fighting for our conservative principles, but of achieving conservative results. Paul is long on words, but a little short on results.
Just a few days ago, on the Michael Berry radio program, Paul said that being a congressman was his “plan B.” I don’t know about other readers but I don’t want to be anybody’s second choice.
The catchword for this year’s presidential election is “change.” It’s time for real change in congressional District 14 also. Paul is the past — Peden is the future. Let’s put someone in Congress who represents all of us, not just the Libertarians.