03 July 2007

Ron Paul

Two bloggers I read, Andrew Sullivan and Joshua Minton, have been calling attention to Ron Paul's longshot candidacy for the Republican Presidential nomination, so I decided to take a look at his website. Clicking on "Issues", the first thing I saw was this:

Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) is the leading advocate for freedom in our nation’s capital. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dr. Paul tirelessly works for limited constitu-tional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies.

Scrolling down for positions on specific issues, I next saw this:

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..... I have authored legislation that seeks to define life as beginning at conception, HR 1094.....Many talk about being pro-life. I have taken direct action to restore protection for the unborn.

Sorry, but if he favors legislation to limit the right to abortion, he is not by any stretch of the imagination an "advocate for freedom".

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had looked at his site not long ago too, and decided he's on "the wrong side" of some very important issues. But he sure is strong and sensible on others. If only there were a candidate who stood for all the right things... the important ones. But this is America, and what one person thinks is right, the next person is completely against.

03 July, 2007 08:06  
Blogger Chris said...

We must have different definitions of Freedom. Mine would exclude 'the right' to end a fetus's life if it is not threatening the mother's health. I am adopted and never new my parents, turned out fine. Thank Nature that I was not aborted so I could many years later rise to show my support for Paul! The truth is that if we truly want to be a nation of free liberty loving individuals, Federally funded abortions are a tremendous double standard. Once again, this is not an argument against abortion from a religous or moral stance, rather an argument that when created we have unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of development... yes even for a fetus! This is a Constitutional argument. Please Respond.

A highly recommended Aticle to Clarify in his own words.

18 October, 2007 06:24  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Fetuses are not "persons" -- claiming that they are is a self-evident absurdity. Paul does not just want to end federal funding for abortions -- he wants to outlaw abortions, or allow the states to do so. That makes him a hard-core anti-freedom advocate of state control over the individual.

More on Ron Paul here and here.

18 October, 2007 06:54  

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