Ron Paul defended his foreign policy stance and limited government philosophy in remarks to Ankeny, Iowa, caucus-goers on Tuesday evening.
“Why should we fight wars that aren’t declared wars? How can we fight for our constitution if we avoid using the constitution?” Paul said in remarks broadcast by CNN.
The Texas congressman stressed the support his Republican campaign has received from active servicemen and women. “That sends a powerful message,” Paul said. Later, he added, “If we cared about our military, we’d be much more conscious about how we go to war.”
“We want a conservative, constitutional government which means the government is small, the people are large, the people assume responsibility for themselves and, believe me, the world and us, we would be better off. That is the road to peace and prosperity,” Paul said.