Rep. Ron Paul's (R-Texas) presidential campaign had a pretty good week. Paul announced that he raised $5 million in the third quarter, which not only stunned the political world, it put him on par with GOP heavyweights like John McCain in the race for campaign funding. It's difficult to dismiss a guy as a "fringe" candidate on a "quixotic" quest when he's able to demonstrate this kind of support.
But it's incredibly easy to dismiss a guy as "nutty" when he writes bizarre, hand-written letters about a U.N.-takeover of the world.Brendan Nyhan received
a fundraising letter from Paul, in which the candidate insisted that American sovereignty is hanging by a thread.
I don't need to tell you that our American way of life is under attack. We see it all around us -- every day -- and it is up to us to save it.
The world's elites are busy forming a North American Union. If they are successful, as they were in forming the European Union, the good 'ol USA will only be a memory. We can't let that happen.
The UN also wants to confiscate our firearms and impose a global tax. The UN elites want to control the world's oceans with the Law of the Sea Treaty. And they want to use our military to police the world.
Keep in mind, all of this was written long-hand. I know fundraising operations have grown sophisticated, and professionals can make it appear as if a letter is hand-written when it's really just a clever font, but this
(.pdf) certainly looks
like it came from Ron Paul's pen. What's more, it is, as Kevin put it
Listening to the debates, Paul often comes across as the most sensible guy on the stage, especially when it comes to Iraq and the Patriot Act. And then we're reminded, in print, that when it comes to a paranoid vision of the world, Paul really is out there on the political periphery.