The troops support Ron Paul

The Presidential candidates who talk the most about going to war with Iran get the least in campaign contributions from the troops who would have to do the fighting.  Ron Paul, the most outspoken opponent of war with Iran, gets the most.

Political campaign donations to Ron Paul from members of the U.S. uniformed military exceed donations to Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum combined, in every branch of military service.  President Obama gets more donations than Rep. Paul from employees of the U.S. Department of Defense, which I’d guess are mainly civilians.

Click on Why Does the Military Love Ron Paul? for background on the chart in Mother Jones magazine.   The Mother Jones writer said that troopers are impressed by Ron Paul’s opposition to military intervention abroad, his libertarianism and the fact that he served as a flight surgeon in the Air Force and Air National Guard during the Vietnam era.

By the way, even though the U.S. Department of Defense is a huge bureaucracy, it is not a contradiction for libertarians to serve in armed forces, as the Mother Jones article implies.  The libertarian philosophy is that national defense is one of the few necessary and Constitutional functions of government.

Click on Military Donors Prefer Ron Paul for a report from the Center for Responsive Politics.

Click on Ron Paul gets the most military donations for an independent report from Army Times.

Hat tip for the chart to The Agitator.

Note: My original headline was The uniformed military loves Ron Paul.

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2 Responses to “The troops support Ron Paul”

  1. Atticus Finch Says:

    I’m not sure if you know, but I’m a big supporter of Ron Paul. I definitly do not agree with everything he says, but I really admire his strong fiscal conservative consistancy and logical and peaceful foreign policy.

    I also think it’s telling that he has the most contributions by individuals and the least by corporations. His campaign has been almost totally supported by grassroots, which really says something to me.

    A man willing to give the power back to the people means a lot to me.

  2. EarthBornHero Says:

    U.S. ARMY INF VETERAN HERE…So, yesterday was the April 15th Money bomb for Ron Paul, and he stated they need at least 2.5 mil or the campaign may be in danger of lacking funds to continue for much longer. So.. it’s April 16th, and we’re only at $958,729.24 WTF? Where the heck is everyone? All these college kids and folks showing up to Dr. Pauls rallies these last few weeks, and with numbers like this, you can’t tell me everyones pitching in. $20.12 IS THE SMALLEST PRE-SELECT AMOUNT YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM! PUT DOWN THE PIZZA FOR ONE NIGHT AMERICA, PASS UP A FEW OF THOSE COMFORT FOOD TRIPS TO SEVEN ELEVEN FOR A DAY OR TWO, AND DONATE TO THE CAMPAIGN!!! The point being that there are things we all can temporarily sacrifice to support Liberty and Ron Paul.. IF WE EACH EXPECT THAT EVERYONE ELSE WHO DONATED TO THE OTHER MONEY BOMBS THAT REACHED 4MILLION AND 6MILLION ARE GOING TO DO IT WITHOUT A LITTLE HELP, THEN WERE GOING TO FALL APART!! WE ALL NEED TO FOCUS! :) :) :) RON PAUL HAS BEEN FOR NEARLY 40 YEARS STICKING IN THERE, AND AGAINST GREAT opposition, WE NEED TO SUPPORT HIM NOW!! HE NEEDS OUR HELP, WE NEED OUR HELP, OUR COUNTRY NEEDS OUR HELP, LETS STEP IT UP AND SPREAD THE WORD. POST ON ANY AND ALL BLOGS SUPPORTING RON PAUL AND LIBERTY THAT WE NEED TO KICK IT INTO GEAR!! LETS DO THIS!!! Donate to the money bomb and lets keep this old dog in the fight, I think we owe Dr. Paul that to say the least. Imagine history without Ron Paul and all he’s stood up against, and many times… all by himself. UNTIL NOW. :) )))

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