Category Archives: Ron Paul

Abortion and Roe v. Wade

Schaeffer and Koop in Whatever Happened to the Human Race? said: 

 Let it never be said by historians in the latter days of this century that—after the Supreme Court decided on abortion in 1973 and the practice of infanticide began—there was no outcry from the medical profession….Let it never be said that the extermination program for various categories of our citizens could never have come about if the physicians of this country had stood for the moral integrity that recognizes the worth of every human life….All Christians know why people are different and have value as unique individuals—sick or well, young or old.  People are unique because they are made in the image of God.  What has happened to the human race?  Why are we afraid of being people, of being human?  Of enjoying the greatest blessings that life can bring—being alive and being people of love, tenderness, gentleness, care, and concern? It is vital that we put first, not economics or efficiency charts and plans, but being  people—real flesh-and-blood people.  We are not to be materialistic robots who think and act like machines and will even kill to maintain their lifestyles.

{Quoted in Ron Paul, Abortion and Liberty, pg. 36}

Ron Paul Podcast

In my blog, I have re-started the practice I began in 2007. Back then, these podcasts were very successful. I will link to new ones as they become available. They are short little introductions to the political thinking of Congressman Ron Paul.

Here are episodes 1 & 2

Ron Paul’s Pro-Life Message

Congressman Ron Paul argued that he opposes abortion from a Christian and Libertarian perspective. His remarks were made to an audience Monday in Iowa. Politico reported Paul as saying:

“Life comes from our creator, not our government…Liberty comes from our creator, not from government. Therefore, the purpose, if there is to be a purpose, for government is to protect life and liberty.”

Rand Paul (his son) remarked earlier that at least one Paul will run. Is the 76 year-old Pro-Life Libertarian going to make another run for the presidency?

You can read more Ron Paul news here.

Ron Paul takes on Chris Matthew

I saw this video this morning and thought Paul did quite good. There are always things I wish he would have said, but I do not love the man because of his rhetorical abilities, but his philosophy. Speaking of philosophy, Matthews observed that Ron Paul was the only consistent one he has met. He was referring to how Paul is consistent both economically and socially. He also pointed out what I hoped he would say many times, and that is, that in case of harm or medical need, there is a proper role for churches and charity (he also added family and friends). When caring for physical needs, voluntary assistance always trumps the forced assistance of the state.

Ron Paul CEO

Writes Ryan Jaroncyk:

Like him or hate him, Dr. Ron Paul doesn’t just talk a big game about fiscal conservatism, he lives it. In 2008, his congressional office returned $58,000 to the Treasury. In 2009, his office returned $90,000. Now, according to an official press release, Dr. Ron Paul’s congressional office has just paid back $100,000.

At a time when Wall St is running wild, the national debt is $14 trillion, and the federal government is running $1.4 trillion deficits, Dr. Ron Paul’s congressional office is running a surplus and paying back the American people. At a time when the federal government is paying record salaries and hiring record numbers as the rest of America suffers punishing unemployment, Dr. Ron Paul is operating his congressional office with a frugality that recognizes the current economic climate and respects the suffering of the American people.

Whether you like him or not, you have to respect the anti-war, fiscally conservative Republican Congressman. Unlike the vast majority of politicians, he doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk. If President Obama claims that he is serious about reining in the runaway debt, perhaps he should install Dr. Ron Paul as the CEO of the bipartisan deficit commission. It appears he’s the only one in the federal government with the track record to speak with the highest degree of credibility.

{HT: Lew Rockwell}

Ron Paul has Republicans and Democrats on his side…

…says Politico.

Is libertarian rock star and Texas Republican Ron Paul going mainstream?

He’s got everyone from South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint to Minnesota moderate Democrat Collin Peterson to California liberal Barbara Boxer on his side in his audit-the-Fed crusade. He’s drawing liberal support in his push to rein in the cost of the war in Afghanistan. Senate candidates like Democratic Rep. Paul Hodes of New Hampshire are finding Dr. No’s populist economic anger to be useful in the campaign, echoing Paul’s criticism of the Federal Reserve.

Audit the Fed

In an unprecedented defeat for the Federal Reserve, an amendment to audit the multi-trillion dollar institution was approved by the House Finance Committee with an overwhelming and bipartisan 43-26 vote on Thursday afternoon despite harried last-minute lobbying from top Fed officials and the surprise opposition of Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who had previously been a supporter.

The measure, cosponsored by Reps. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), authorizes the Government Accountability Office to conduct a wide-ranging audit of the Fed’s opaque deals with foreign central banks and major U.S. financial institutions. The Fed has never had a real audit in its history and little is known of what it does with the trillions of dollars at its disposal.

Read the rest.

{HT: Lew Rockwell}