Who Exactly is Ron Paul?
Many people have asked this same question about the angry old man up there on stage during the Republican Debates confusing people with his crazy talk, here a a few words from the man himself, judge for yourself….
Ron Paul has fooled a lot of liberals lately. They think that because he is anti-war, that it makes him a liberal. The problem is, Ron Paul is not even close to being a liberal. He is simply an anti-war conservative who wants to rip apart the federal government until it can no longer function. Liberals should not vote for Ron Paul and here are 16 quotes that demonstrate why.
1. “The notion of a rigid separation between church and state has no basis in either the text of the Constitution or the writings of our Founding Fathers. On the contrary, our Founders’ political views were strongly informed by their religious beliefs.”
~Ron Paul, claiming that there is no separation of church and state, despite these writings by Founding Fathers Jefferson and Madison:
“I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibit the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state.”
~Thomas Jefferson, as President, in a letter to the Baptists of Danbury, Connecticut, 1802
“The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.”
2. The Founding Fathers envisioned a robustly Christian yet religiously tolerant America, with churches serving as vital institutions that would eclipse the state in importance.
~Ron Paul, claiming that churches are more important than government. Here’s what the Founding Fathers really thought about churches.
“A Firehouse is more useful than a church.”
“In no instance have the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people.”
3. “Having federal officials, whether judges, bureaucrats, or congressmen, impose a new definition of marriage on the people is an act of social engineering profoundly hostile to liberty.”
~Ron Paul, criticizing the LGBT community for seeking the same rights straight couples have.
4. “You don’t have a right to a house, you don’t have a right to a job, you don’t have a right to medical care.”
~Ron Paul, saying that Americans have no right to have jobs and health care.
5. “It would help the poor people who need jobs. Minimum wage is a mandate. We’re against mandates so why should we have it? It would be very beneficial.”
~Ron Paul, saying that abolishing the minimum wage would help poor people.
6. “Technically, they [Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid] are. . . . there’s no authority [in the Constitution]. Article I, Section 8 doesn’t say I can set up an insurance program for people. What part of the Constitution are you getting it from? The liberals are the ones who use this General Welfare Clause. . . . That is such an extreme liberal viewpoint that has been mistaught in our schools for so long and that’s what we have to reverse—that very notion that you’re presenting. And the Constitution and the courts said slavery was legal to, and we had to reverse that.”
~Ron Paul, saying he would get rid of Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid during a GOP Presidential Debate.
7. “All rights are individuals. We do not get our rights because we belong to a group. Whether it’s homosexuals, women, minorities, it leads us astray. You don’t get your rights belonging to your group. A group can’t force themselves on anybody else. So there should be no affirmative action for any group.”
~Ron Paul, saying he’s against affirmative action.
8. “The concept of equal pay for equal work is not only an impossible task, it can only be accomplished with the total rejection of the idea of the voluntary contract. The idea that a businessman must hire anyone and is prevented from firing anyone for any reason he chooses, and in the name of rights, is a clear indication that the basic concept of a free society has been lost.”
~Ron Paul, opposing equal pay for women.
9. “I think the current policy is a decent policy.”
~Ron Paul, supporting DADT
10. “If it were written the same way, where the federal government’s taken over property–it has nothing to do with race relations. It has nothing to do with racism, it has to do with the Constitution and private property rights.”
~Ron Paul, saying that he would vote against the Civil Rights Act if it were to come before Congress today.
11. “I call it “nationalism without a whimper,” and the corporate business community is begging for it. The nationalization of industry, while retaining private ownership in name only, is just another word for fascism.”
~Ron Paul, saying that the auto industry shouldn’t have been saved, even though it worked and saved millions of jobs.
12. “Yes, but not overnight. As a matter of fact, my program’s the only one that is going to be able to take care of the elderly. I’d like to get the young people out of it, just the younger generation.”
~Ron Paul, after being asked if he favors abolishing Social Security.
13. “As a Congressman, I’ve never voted for any budget that includes funding for Planned Parenthood. Instead, I’ve introduced the Taxpayers’ Freedom of Conscience Act to cut off all taxpayer funding of abortions, so-called “family planning” services and international abortionists.”
~Ron Paul, saying he would abolish Planned Parenthood this ending vital medical services provided to women.
14. “A state can decide. We don’t need somebody in Washington. I live on the gulf coast, we deal with hurricanes all the time. The local people rebuild the city. Built a sea wall and they survived without FEMA. We should be like 1900, we should be like 1940, 1950, 1960.”
~Ron Paul, advocating the abolition of FEMA just before Hurricane Irene struck the east coast and caused major damage, requiring FEMA to help out.
15. “Yes, because there’s no authority to do this, and just think of all this willingness to want to help every student get a college education. So they’re a trillion dollars in debt, we don’t have any jobs for them, the quality of education has gone down, so it’s a failed program. I went to school when we had none of those. I could work my way through college and medical school because it wasn’t so expensive. So when you run up debt, you print money, costs go up in the areas that the government gets involved in: education, medical care, and housing. So it’s artificial and distorts the economy.”
~Ron Paul, admitting that he wants to abolish federal student loans that millions of students wouldn’t be able to go to college without.
16. “The freer the market is and the more respect you have for private property, the better the environment is protected.”
~Ron Paul, stating that we should allow people and corporations to pollute all they want, any way they want to and somehow, the free market will stop it.
Ron Paul is a conservative. He wants to repeal the Civil Rights Act, privatize public education, abolish Social Security, kill Medicare, re-establish DADT, eliminate public housing, abolish federal student loans, kill Planned Parenthood, end the Departments of Energy and Education and the EPA, abolish the minimum wage, end affirmative action, disagrees with equal pay for women, and wants to end FEMA. He is a dangerous individual who believes in mixing religion and government. Ron Paul would allow fundamentalist Christians to control the government, the very people who would end the personal liberties he claims to fight for. Ron Paul would destroy every good thing liberals have stood for and fought hard to gain over the last 100 years. By comparison, Ronald Reagan was more liberal than Ron Paul and any self-respecting liberal voter would be wise to reject him and his destructive agenda.