Ron Paul Authoritarianism and the Rule of Law: "Paul differs sharply from the other candidates in that the Rule of Law is the authority to which he appeals. He is not styling himself the candidate most fit to rule. He is offering himself as a loyal servant of the Rule of Law, and the candidate who will invariably turn to that authority only. That authority just happens to be manifest in the Constitution.
As many Americans have some exposure to the idea of the Rule of Law, from sources as varied as religion to fraternal organizations to the military to plain old-fashioned good parenting, the idea of having elected officials who appeal to that authority is starting to gain ground."