Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Ron Paul Update

Sara has more on the not so wonderful Ron Paul. Sara writes from the great blog Orcinius. Here she quotes the late, great Molly Ivins:

I think my favorite issue here is Paul's 1993 newsletter advising ''Frightened Americans'' on how to get their money out of the country. He advised that Peruvian citizenship could be purchased for a mere 25 grand. That we should all become Peruvians is one of the more innovative suggestions of this festive campaign season. But what will the Peruvians think of it?

Jeez Louise, who'd a thunk it would be so easy & so cheap. I, of course, along with millions more, couldn't afford it, so I guess we'd just be coca out of luck.

Here's Sara herself with the seductive problem with Paul, one that the young ex(with good reason)-newspaper reporter just couldn't resist. & he claimed his new marriage was going so well. Go figure.

As a libertarian leftist, I understand viscerally the charm of Paul's message. Who wouldn't be charmed? He's anti-war, anti-torture, anti-drug war, and anti-corporation -- a real progressive dream date. Until you reflect on the fact that he's also anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-environment, anti-sane immigration policy, and apparently, anti-separation of church and state as well:....

Go read the whole thing. It will do your heart good. It's full of that wonderful great Pacific Northwest Wobblyist  writing.  Emphasis added.

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Craig Lowery said...

The article is full of the kind of commentary and "scholarship" I've come to expect on this blog: Anti-American and pathetic.
"Until you reflect on the fact that he's also anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-environment, anti-sane immigration policy, and apparently, anti-separation of church and state as well:...
1. By "anti-choice" I presume you refer to the fact that Dr. Paul agrees with the Constitution that the Federal Government has no constitutional power to legislate in this area. It's a matter for the States.
2.By "anti-gay" I presume you refer to the fact that Dr. Paul believes all Americans have EQUAL rights, and no groups are entitled to special or extraordinary rights. And if any American thinks that a man who uses another man's anus as a playground is sick, twisted, and not to be trusted with the supervision of his sons, he should have the right to say so and act on his beliefs.
3. By "anti-environment" I presume you mean that Dr. Paul takes the Constitutional position that the Federal Government should not be protecting global corporations, interfering in States rights, and trampling the property rights of Citizens.
4. By "anti-sane immigration policy" I suppose you mean that Dr. Paul believes that people who violate our laws and come here illegally (30 million of them) should not be allowed to stay, granted citizenship, or allowed to cost the American Citizen a net burden of $22,000 per year in infrastructure expenses every year for each and every one of those illegal aliens.
5. By "anti-separation of church and state" I suppose you disagree with the Constitution that "Congress shall make NO LAW respecting the establishment of religion". It's none of Congress' business what any American does religiously as long as it doesn't violate the individual rights of other Citizens.
Your heart, like an open sepulchre, is full of corruption and dead men's bones. And your mind is truly ugly.

Craig Lowery said...

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ron Paul:

Anonymous said...

ron paul may have personal beliefs that are not the same as yours, but THE MAIN BELIEF THAT HE HAS IS TO LET THE INDIVIDUAL HAVE FREEDOM TO MAKE THEIR OWN CHOICE ON THESE ISSUES, ie. abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, etc etc etc... he is not going to implement policy, he is going to let the people do that... let him believe what he wants, and he'll solve the main issues, like WAR, BUDGET, obeying the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, keeping our sovereignity..

thanks Ron... we love you....

Anonymous said...

None of the articles in there are BY Ron Paul...all of them say on behalf of Ron Paul...written by someone else.

This site is a weak piece of shit and i imagine the people who like this site are weak pieces of shit as well...enjoy sniffin each others asses...losers hahaaa

Anonymous said...

I second the comments by Craig and Randy! Go Ron, go...I am so thankful that he is standing up and saying the things he is. It gives me hope for our country.
Oh, and if anyone is looking for writings by Ron Paul, check out May our nation prosper!