Ron Paul, Radical Evangelical Conservative

Okay, I need to come clean - I like Ron Paul. I like him because of what he says about:
Abortion: "The right of an innocent, unborn child to life is at the heart of the American ideals of liberty. My professional and legislative record demonstrates my strong commitment to this pro-life principle." "In Congress, I have authored legislation that seeks to define life as beginning at conception, HR 1094. I am also the prime sponsor of HR 300, which would negate the effect of Roe v Wade by removing the ability of federal courts to interfere with state legislation to protect life."

Iraq War: "The war in Iraq was sold to us with false information. The area is more dangerous now than when we entered it. We destroyed a regime hated by our direct enemies, the jihadists, and created thousands of new recruits for them." After the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, he began reading St. Augustine. "I was annoyed by the evangelicals’ being so supportive of pre-emptive war, which seems to contradict everything that I was taught as a Christian," he recalls. "The religion is based on somebody who’s referred to as the Prince of Peace."

Fiscal Responsibility: "Real conservatives have always supported low taxes and low spending." "Our economy and our very independence as a nation is increasingly in the hands of foreign governments such as China and Saudi Arabia, because their central banks also finance our runaway spending. We cannot continue to allow private banks, wasteful agencies, lobbyists, corporations on welfare, and governments collecting foreign aid to dictate the size of our ballooning budget."

Healthcare: "As a medical doctor, I’ve seen first-hand how bureaucratic red tape interferes with the doctor-patient relationship and drives costs higher. The current system of third-party payers takes decision-making away from doctors, leaving patients feeling rushed and worsening the quality of care. Yet health insurance premiums and drug costs keep rising. Clearly a new approach is needed. Congress needs to craft innovative legislation that makes health care more affordable without raising taxes or increasing the deficit. It also needs to repeal bad laws that keep health care costs higher than necessary."

Trade: "So called free trade deals and world governmental organizations like the International Criminal Court (ICC), NAFTA, GATT, WTO, and CAFTA are a threat to our independence as a nation." "We must withdraw from any organizations and trade deals that infringe upon the freedom and independence of the United States of America."

Immigration: "The talk must stop. We must secure our borders now. A nation without secure borders is no nation at all. It makes no sense to fight terrorists abroad when our own front door is left unlocked."

Education: "My commitment to ensuring home schooling remains a practical alternative for American families is unmatched by any Presidential candidate. Returning control of education to parents is the centerpiece of my education agenda."

I like his passionate pursuit of issues that have the potential to really help our nation. I think that he is the only person running that has the intergrity and will power to change the federal government for the better. Unfortunately, I don't think that I will ever have a chance to vote for him as Kansas does not have a primary ... but you might ... check him out for yourself.

1 comment:

  1. I appreciate his pro-life and pro-homeschooling stands, as well as his disdain for international organizations. Too bad he doesn't support the Federal Marriage Amendment; does not, in my estimation, take seriously enough the jihadists' war against us and Israel; and always seems so angry. I'd vote for him over a number of the other GOP candidates, but he ranks below, at least, Huckabee, Hunter, Tancredo, Brownback, and Romney for me.


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