Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ron Paul's Deceitfulness

I am not a Ron Paul fan.  In fact this may surprise some conservatives but he is my least favorite of the last four presidential candidates in the GOP race.  He is the least trustworthy IMO.  He kept on changing his answers when it came to reporters questioning him on his letters.  And, yes, I do think that he lied through his teeth when he said he didn't know who wrote the racist parts of his letter.  Even if I give him the benefit of the doubt and he doesn't know who wrote the racist parts of his newsletters that goes beyond incompetence, to negligence IMO.  I do not want a president with that type of "hands off" approach. You wouldn’t trust a medical procedure to someone who took the easy route and got medical training from an online college, so why would you trust someone to run the country who either lies or is negligent? The extent to which someone involves and invests themselves, speaks volumes to how serious they are about the ultimate quality of their work.

 Like last night in the debate he said the problem with politics in Washington is that it does take a team effort.  He is an idealist who is unwilling to compromise and be a team player with fellow Republicans but when it comes to pushing his isolationist foreign policy agenda he is more than willing to work with Democrats.  Ron Paul is willing to be a part of the team when it comes to working with Democrats to promote his nightmare of an isolationist foreign policy agenda.  Paul thinks that a madman who has threatened to blow Israel off the face of the map has a "right" to have possession of a nuclear weapon.  That is just crazy talk. He is just another political opportunist who uses people for his own cause. I don't like his snobbish attitude in how he thinks that he is better than other politicians just because he talks about liberty, the constitution, and freedom.  Just because he gives speeches and interviews promoting liberty? Seriously?  He has a flawed view of both our federal government and the tenth amendment.  It seems to me that Ron Paul thinks that the Federal government has no role in the United States.  The tenth amendment does give states the right to develop different systems of education and different health care services but it does NOT give the states the right to do harm.  Some states do not have the right to legalize abortion while others ban abortion.  The Constitution says that every person has an unalienable right to life and his tenth amendment views violate the Constitution, the very Constitution he pretends to uphold.

Ron Paul's recent television ad is deceitful in its implications which suggest that Rick Santorum supports Planned Parenthood.  This couldn't be further from the truth.  Paul equates voting for a budget that has Title X funding in it with supporting Planned Parenthood.  That is fallacious.  Rick Santorum not only talks the pro-life talk but also walks the walk so when people falsely accuse him of otherwise or distort his record for political opportunism it irks me to no end.  Under the law it is a requirement for budgets to be passed. This happened under Bush.  Unfortunately we haven't seen a budget passed since April 29, 2009, not long after the Democrats took control of the House, Senate, and White House. Plus, the Democratically controlled Senate has blocked all efforts to pass a budget since the Republicans took control of the House.

In an article on LifeNews.com Steven Ertelt makes it clear that Rick Santorum is a stalwart defender of the unborn and does not support Planned Parenthood.

From Life News:


On Monday, on the Sean Hannity program on Fox News, Santorum himself responded to the charge.
“Look, I’m not a big fan of Title X, that is Planned Parenthood. No, I want to defund Planned Parenthood,” he told Hannity.
Santorum also said in December that he strongly supports the most recent efforts in Congress to eliminate taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood.
“[The abortion] is an inhumanity that should not occur in this country,” Santorum said, according to the Daily Iowan. “[Tax dollars] should not be used for things that are morally objectionable.”
“I can’t imagine any other organization with its roots as poisonous as the roots of Planned Parenthood getting federal funding of any kind,” Santorum said. “This is an organization that was founded on the eugenics movement, founded on racism — I mean, it’s horrific. It’s origins are horrific. And you can say, ‘well it’s not that anymore.’ It’s not far from where it was in my opinion.”
In fact, the record shows Santorum has a long line of votes to deny taxpayer funding for abortion and Planned Parenthood and frequently compiled 100% pro-life voting records from the National Right to Life Committee.



Life News has posted at least some of Santorum's pro-life votes while he served in the senate.


* July 2003 – Voted to support the Mexico City Policy de-funding Planned Parenthood.
* May 2003 – Voted against allowing abortions at tax-funded military base hospitals.
* June 2000 – Voted against allowing abortions at tax-funded military base hospitals.
* May 1999 – Voted against allowing abortions at tax-funded military base hospitals.
* June 1998 – Voted against allowing abortions at tax-funded military base hospitals.
* July 1997 – Voted against taxpayer funding of abortions in federal employee health insurance plans.
* July 1997 – Voted against allowing abortions at tax-funded military base hospitals.
* June 1997 – Voted against taxpayer funding of abortions in the S-CHIP program
* February 1997 – Voted against taxpayer fund of the pro-abortion UNFPA

On the other hand, is Ron Paul truly pro-life?  This is part of what is in his prolife profile
Ron Paul wants to be pro-life but is officially pro-choice state by state, and so contradicts himself and wrongly assumes that states' rights supersede human rights, concluding that a state like California has the right to permit abortion. But the right to life is God-given so there can be no 'right' to decriminalize child killing.  
There is more information here

30 comments:

Hack said...

Ron Paul is a lying sack of trash who has hated America and American foreign policy ever since he was drafted during Vietnam. The guy makes me sick anymore. He is nothing more than a cult leader who wraps himself in the Constitution. Well the Constitution doesn't condone anarchy, and whether Paul supporters admit that or not, the universal "government shouldn't be involved" answer to virtually every issue is absolutely wrong.

Bunkerville said...

Mark Levin had a great program last night with a real eye opener on what Paul is all about, and his connection with Romney. If you go to Mark's webpage, he has an sudio download of last nights program, commercial free for the most part. He referenced an Amercian Thinker piece which I look forward to reading. I cannot recommend it enough. Chilling.

cube said...

I think Ron Paul is a nutcase. His foreign policy would be a disaster for the USA.

Right Wing Theocrat said...

“[The abortion] is an inhumanity that should not occur in this country,” Santorum said

Now i understand the blind hatred the left has for Rick Santorum.

"Ron Paul wants to be pro-life but is officially pro-choice state by state..."

Yeah i always thought Libertarians were pro-abortion, not when they're in campaign mode, but when push comes to shove and it's time to take an actual stand.

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TheTruth said...

Ron Paul 2012, only hope left for America, go educate yourselves

Teresa said...

The Truth,

He's the only dope left for America within the GOP field who is utterly naive. Paul is an opportunistic liar.

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Teresa said...

To ALL Ron Paul robots, the nonthinking people who are adverse to reality, I deleted your comments because your comments suggest they continued to perpetrate and promote falsehoods and continue the political chicanery of Ron Paul's deceitfulness. You have mischaracterized other candidates with baseless charges and lies.

I WILL NOT HAVE THIS TURN INTO A PRO-PAULBOT POST. Plus, I am ill and don't want your garbage up on my site before I get a chance to respond. Ron Paul garbage is not allowed on my site and I will continue to delete any comments which support him while making fallacious statements about other candidates or about Paul. I have that right since this is my blog.

T said...

Lmfao, I sure hope you don't pretend to endorse free speech then.

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Teresa said...

I have a medical condition and don't have time to deal with all of you Paulbots lies. Go screw yourself. Freaking Jagoff....

Teresa said...

Go free speech away somewhere else you stupid twat. Ron Paul is an immoral, anti-American, unprincipled schmuck. Go spew your anti-American and anti-Semitic rhetoric somewhere else.

Teresa said...

Rick Santorum is the most consistent conservative in this race. Yes, he worked with the Republican team. That's what politicians are supposed to do. If Ron can't handle what it takes to be a good politician tell him to go retire in Texas and STFU.

T said...

Lol. Even Romney is better than Santorum. Ron Paul loves America more than you; I saw you and all your neocon friends jerking off to 9/11 footage.

Teresa said...

"I saw you and all your neocon friends jerking off to 9/11 footage."

Proof? Gee... what lovely talk coming from a Paulbot. If this vile rhetoric is an example of your love for America and someone who is a supporter of Paul thank God I and many others have enough good sense not to follow your gibberish and buffoonery.

T said...

Haha! "Vile rhetoric" huh? Welcome to politics then. I'd rather be a Paulbot than a Santorum sucker.

Teresa said...

T,

At least I am a moral human being who believes in our national defense, the Constitution, instead of believing in immorality and is an isolationist like you do. A Paulbot is almost as bad as Obamabot. At least I don't follow people blindly like you Paulbots and Obamabots do. Paulbots have more in common with liberals than conservatives. You distort the Constitution constantly.

T said...

There's a difference between noninterventionism and isolationism. Do you know anything about politics? I don't blindly support Ron Paul. Hell, I'd even vote for Pat Buchanan if he was on the ballot over Romney, Gingrich, and Santorum. It's immoral to send people over to Iraq to get slaughtered by IEDs. Two can play at this game. You don't believe a shred of the Constitution. Democrats and Republicans are doing a good job dismantling the country.

Teresa said...

So are actually saying that the U.S. is responsible for terrorists blowing up IED's? I supposed you'd be clueless to the fact that most nations saw Iraq as a threat. So, you think Saddam should still be in power? Your okay with nations violating 18 separate sanctions over a number of years? Do you realize that Iraq did have WMD's in prior years and that trace amounts were found over there after we entered Iraq? It is immoral not to stop aggressors who have a high potential to harm you (Iraq -Hussein) and when it is known that in their past they used WMD's to murder innocents. It is immoral to turn a blind eye to atrocities and say to the people "keep on suffering" because you believe in isolationism as far as foreign policy is concerned.

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Informed said...

It is disheartening and discouraging to observe the utter ignorance of some citizens within the electorate.

Firstly, to equate Ron Paul with anything relating to "deceitfulness" is so beyond logic and reason it is shocking that someone of seemingly some intelligence would do so. He has never sacrificed his principles, something Santorum openly admitted to doing in the last debate; "I have to admit, I voted for [No Child Left Behind]. It was against the principles I believed in, but, you know, when you're part of a team sometimes you take one for the team for the leader... You know, politics is a team sport, folks." You see this sacrificing of principles across the board, except for Ron Paul.

The unfortunate reality of our political system is that it is a complete facade. Meaning, regardless of whom you "choose," the result is inevitably the same. Of course, there are minor differences in the approach to certain policies but on the important and major issues there is no difference.

Ron Paul is the only candidate that offers that difference, and for that reason the elite and controlled media continue to masquerade the falsity that he is somehow "unelectable," "radical," etc. to distort and reduce his message into something it is not.

I plead with you, the American public, to please research Ron Paul's positions before blindly adopting the fabrications and illusions that are daily presented to us through the mainstream media. I urge you, if only for a moment, to take the initiative to question, inquiry, research certain beliefs you currently hold. I think you will reach a conclusion you had previously disregarded.