Michael R. Crittenden
Wall Street Journal
February 5, 2012
CHANHASSEN, Minn.–GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul is attracting strong support at a series of rallies in Minnesota Saturday, and few lines of his stump speech are receiving more cheers than his call to repeal the Patriot Act and National Defense Authorization Act.
With a libertarian platform focused on reducing the influence of the federal government and boosting individual rights, Mr. Paul is a natural adversary for the more invasive provisions in the Patriot Act and NDAA. The latter especially is a frequently yelled slogan at Mr. Paul’s event, typically with a derisive sneer or as a rallying cry for supporters.
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