Ron Paul, himself a veteran, believes
national defense is the single
most important responsibility the Constitution entrusts to the federal
government. His national defense policy of keeping America
secure, and respected has garnered the support of veterans in Iowa and
The new “Veterans for Ron Paul” coalition members hail from Hamilton,
Henry, and Pottawattamie Counties.
Iraq War veteran Ryan Cook of Mount Pleasant proudly served in the
United States Army for more than four years.
Drawn to Congressman Paul’s foreign policy positions Mr. Cook said,
“Ron Paul understands that nation-building abroad is devastating in
both human and financial costs. We have lost over 4,000 American
fathers, brothers, and sons after a decade overseas. We have
billions of American taxpayer dollars. American families and
can no longer afford it. Ron Paul understands that.”
Another supporter, retired Army Captain Gary Bruns, served more than
six years in the military following the end of the Vietnam War.
“As an Air Force Veteran, Ron Paul took an oath to defend our nation
against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Dr. Paul’s record is
– for decades he has supported a strong national defense. I know
will represent me and veterans across the nation when he becomes
president,” said Bruns, who resides in Council Bluffs.
Finally there is Ray Frye, a U.S. Army veteran living in Williams.
“Ron Paul has a pro-American foreign policy and believes in the values
our nation was built upon. He also understands that we need to
kind of nation-building that increases our debt and sacrifices American
lives,” said Mr. Frye.
As a first basic step, those interested in joining the “Veterans for
Ron Paul” coalition should visit the official page here
. Those residing in Iowa should email
Iowa Voter Outreach Director Meghann Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org