Re: your Sept. 6 article, "Paul stands alone on Iraq war policy at Republican debate":
Rep. Ron Paul has voted against the Iraq war from the beginning. He believes it has been a total mistake, and "our troops should just come home."
In response, journalist Chris Wallace asked him the most impertinent question yet, whether this means we should take our marching orders from al-Qaida. Paul answered: "No! We should take our marching orders from our Constitution. We should not go to war without a declaration" by Congress.
We should remember this on Monday, the 220th anniversary of the signing of our Constitution.
Paul shows there is no disconnect between principles and practicality. If we had paid attention to the Constitution, we would not be in the quagmire we are in today. We would also not have the un-American Patriot Act, which Paul also opposed.
Let's stop the pre-emptive wars and loss of our liberties. If we don't uphold the Constitution, the terrorists have definitely won.
— Bruce K. Bell, Moorpark