The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced on Tuesday that Constitutional and international law expert Bruce Fein would join the campaign as the senior legal adviser. The addition was described by staffers in a press release as an opportunity to add to the campaign’s intellectual heft in addressing issues regarding “constitutionality, civil liberties and the dangers to national security of an increasingly interventionist foreign policy.”
After graduating from Harvard Law School with honors in 1972, Fein went on to serve as deputy attorney and general counsel to the Federal Communications Commission under President Ronald Reagan, Research Director for Republicans on the Joint Congressional Committee on Covert Arms Sales to Iran, and on the American Bar Association’s Committee on Presidential Signing Statements. Additionally, his career includes stints as a Visiting Fellow for Constitutional Studies at the Heritage Foundation and an adjunct scholar at American Enterprise Institute. Fein has written a weekly column for The Washington Times for more than two decades, in addition to several books.
“I am honored to advance the Republican presidential aspirations of Ron Paul. He is the only candidate in the field who understands and practices the constitutional principles and philosophy of the Founding Fathers that made this nation a government of the people, by the people, for the people,” Fein said in a press release regarding the appointment. “He is the only candidate who knows that limited government and war are antonyms, not synonyms. He is the only candidate who repudiates aimless, endless wars at extravagant expense. And Dr. Paul is the only candidate that recognizes that the glory of a Republic is liberty, not domination.”
In his book Constitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for our Constitution and Democracy, and American Empire Before The Fall, Fein describes damage done to the Constitution by the policies of the Administration of George W. Bush and a lethargic Congress. The Constitutionalist describes the need for strong Presidential leadership and new ideals regarding U.S. foreign policy.
The Ron Paul campaign continues to get its message out using Internet resources and appearing for interviews on radio and television shows throughout the country. A campaign schedule for this weekend, shows Paul returning to Iowa for the first time since his largely ignored second place finish in the Ames Straw Poll.