Where were you when Ron Paul was being torn apart by other Republicans? How long would Barry Goldwater last today and look at who defeated him in the general election. I have stood on principle. It is a cold and lonely stance. I completely agree with you, but I also know from half a century of experience, most people won't back you when the going gets rough. Politicians pander for votes! The campaigns of Ron Paul for President are excellent living examples of how the Republican party behaves.