Presidential candidate Ron Paul hauled in a nice chunk of change over the last three months (Boston Globe), due in part to his opposition to the liberation of Iraq and in part due to his loud fealty to the Constitution – and his supposed refusal to support any government spending or regulation that goes beyond its enumerated powers.
His supporters might be shocked to know that, in Paul’s mind, “constitutional government” includes de facto price controls on prescription drugs. Three links from National Review Online provide the details on the House Democratic plan. and here, in Roll Call 23, is Ron Paul’s “Yes” vote.
So, in Ron Paul’s’ mind, Saddam Hussein isn’t nearly as dangerous as pharmaceutical companies – and more to the point, neither is intrusive government.
Constitutional government, my foot.