ANKENY, Iowa – In
the latest display of steady momentum and organizational growth for the
Iowa segment of the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign, the Iowa team
announced today additions to one of its many growing official coalition
organizations, “Homeschoolers for Ron Paul.”
Over months of retail politicking and one-on-one interaction with the
voters of Iowa, many everyday people representing significant
population segments have stepped forward to offer their voice and
endorsement of Dr. Ron Paul’s message. Noteworthy is the
dispersion of the families below, illustrating that Dr. Paul is making
inroads among families and individuals that value education freedom in
the run-up to the January 3, 2012 Iowa Caucus.
“My husband and I participate in homeschooling our two youngest
children. Ron Paul believes that parents know what is best for
own children, not bureaucrats and politicians. Values should come
the family and the church, not politicians. This is one of
we support Ron Paul,” said Dawn Burns of her family, which resides in
Waterloo, Blackhawk County.
Tom and Crystal McIntyre of Indianola, Warren County, offered the
following reasons for their support: “Our family has six
19 and under. There is not a doubt in our mind about Ron Paul’s
conviction to support each individual citizen’s rights, especially when
it comes to our family’s right to educate our children. Ron Paul
been an outspoken representative on homeschooling and we know he will
continue that support in the future. His lovely wife Carol is an
example of what homeschool mothers aspire to become and the White House
would be blessed to have such a woman living inside its walls.
other success can compensate for failure outside the home’ is a quote
said often in our home to help us align ourselves and the entire Paul
family emulates this sentiment well.”
Third grade teacher of one son Lori Leporte enthusiastically proclaims
that Ron Paul is not only the best among other on education freedom,
but on the whole platform. She writes to us: “Ron
Paul ‘gets it.’ In
addition to his wholehearted support of homeschooling, the
right-to-life, and the Second Amendment, Ron Paul distinguishes himself
as the only candidate who is a strict Constitutionalist,” said Mrs.
Leporte of Des Moines, Polk County.
Lori and John Leporte are both HSLDA members.
Jonathan Crandall’s homeschool family of Marion, Linn County speaks for
how many families feel in a single, concise sentence, “I appreciate
that Dr. Paul has been absolutely un-compromising in his pro-homeschool
and pro-life positions.”
And finally, Thomas Rutherford, a disabled veteran and resident of
Davenport, Scott County reflects on the positive impact homeschooling
made on his life while growing up on a fourth generation farm.
“My parents instilled in me a love of learning and a strong set of
values, integrity, hard work, and perseverance. At an early
recognized the moral decay being forced on us in the education
Their example taught me to do what’s right – not what is popular,” said
Homeschoolers of five children for nine years Matt and Mandie DeVries
said, “I give Ron Paul my wholehearted support, and encourage others to
check him out: you won’t be disappointed,” offered the couple, who
reside in Ankeny, Polk County.
Mr. DeVries also serves on the national advisory board for the
“Catholics for Ron Paul” nationwide coalition. He also serves as
Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 10282 out of All Saints
Catholic Church in Des Moines, and is a Ron Paul campaign co-chairman
for Iowa’s 3rd congressional district.
As a function of this announcement, all of the above supporters now
serve on the national advisory board of “Homeschoolers for Ron Paul.”
So for those who are in Iowa and interested in joining the growing
ranks of “Homeschoolers for Ron Paul,” please visit www.RonPaul2012.com/Homeschoolers
, or send an
email inquiry to Meghann Walker, Director of Iowa Voter Outreach for
the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign, at email@example.com
For more information on Ron Paul’s stance on education freedom, click here