A new website is designed to rally support among truckers for the presidential bid of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas. Self-described over-the-road trucker Aaron Turpen says on his website, www.truckers4ronpaul.org, that the site is “a way for other truckers to get to know the Republican candidate and find out what his views on driver-related issues are.”
Turpen says he has sent Paul questions on the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexican trucking, border security, Customs, hours-of-service regulations and new hazmat-endorsement requirements. As of Tuesday, Oct. 2, he had not yet received a reply, but noted on the site, “He is a busy man, after all.”
“All drivers, company drivers, or owner-operators, have their pure love of freedom in common,” the website states. “No one in D.C. has been a stronger, louder, or more consistent voice for freedom than Congressman Ron Paul.”
Paul states on his own campaign website, www.ronpaul2008.com, that he is for “limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies.” He was the Libertarian Party presidential nominee in 1988 and is the only Republican candidate in a position to do so to vote against the Iraq war.