Barney Frank and Ron Paul! Unlikely duo? Nope, not really. Ron Paul is just finally exposing his true colors. Ron Paul is not the true conservative he has tried to make us all believe he is. Rather, Ron Paul hides behind “States Rights”, knowing full well if he can say this is his reasoning, he will be able to gain conservative support. But he just may have gone too far this time. Working together with Barney Frank (liberal US Representative from Massachusetts) to write a bill to legalize marijuana may finally be the catalyst to cause us all to stop and ask, “Wait a minute! Who is this man, Ron Paul, really?”
I have said it before, and I will say it again: Ron Paul is not a conservative Republican. Ron Paul is a Libertarian that is conservative on some issues and very liberal on most social issues. If any one is a RINO - Republican In Name Only - it is Ron Paul. He even finally admitted it a month or so ago, by saying there is no way he could win a Presidential nomination any other way but by running on the Republican ticket. It would simply cost millions of dollars that he would not be able to generate by running on any other ticket. He said it; I didn’t.
If we stop to think critically for just a moment, we can see that writing a bill to legalize marijuana is not leaving the decision to “States Rights”. Creating a bill to legalize marijuana is rather PUSHING it forward. Yes! I meant to use the word “pushing”.
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Ron Paul has voted in his own state for the legalization of marijuana as well as the legalization of prostitution claiming these are issues that should be left to the states. Ask a Ron Paul supporter about this and they will always defend him saying, “Well he is simply a true Constitutionalist and he believes these are things that should be left to the states.” I am afraid that is just not true. Can you imagine our Founding Fathers voting to legalize drugs or prostitution? Hardly! They understood the fact that there are some things that simply need to be considered illegal. That is why we have a rule of law in the first place. The Tenth Amendment was to ensure the federal government did not gain too much power; it was not created to allow states an "out" to accept criminal behavior.
It is time we stop to think about the fact that there are some issues that simply cannot be left to “States Rights”. Case in point – The Parental Rights Amendment is a prime example. Now if you have not followed this attempt to amend our U. S. Constitution, you can read about it here: www.parentalrights.org/
The UN Rights of the Child is trumping your position as parent of your own child to make your own decisions in what might be best for him or her. If a parental rights amendment is not passed, it may very well be the UN that is telling you how to raise your child…Does that sound extreme? Read about it here: http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=00f9e4541df7da80194807124&id=4a8dea1faa
Now the reason I bring up Parental Rights is because this is a perfect example as to something that is entirely too important and has moved too far forward to simply leave for the states to handle. We need legislation at the Federal level in this case to prevent loosing our rights to parent our children which would instead be given to the UN under the authority of other nations. CONSERVATIVE politicians are diligently working to pass this amendment so that our children might be protected from the UN. I imagine Ron Paul would oppose this legislation in the same manner that he opposes the Marriage Amendment. No these amendments aren't something we like to see, but unfortunatley this is where our country has come and if these amendments are not passed we will lose the simple basic rights to remain a nation of traditional families. Unfortunately the family and our basic Judeo/Christian values are being attacked and now need to be protected. It is time for Ron Paul to quit hinding under the cloak of States Rights and take an authoritative stand on these issues. That is, if he really believes in them. Sometimes I wonder!
But let me get back to the legalization of marijuana. I think we can see the correlation. To enact legislation to legalize an already illegal and dangerous drug is not leaving the decision to the States. It is moving it forward. Next, I’m sure Dr. Paul will say. “Oh, but it will be up to the states to decide if they want it or not”. But I guarantee you, this will lead to nation-wide legalization of this drug. And we can thank Mr. Paul for helping us get there.
There are one or two more things I would like to address in this post, though I know it is getting lengthy. Dr. Paul has always claimed his pro-life stance. He has for the most part voted accordingly. But don’t be misled. Though there are those that have tried to make us believe otherwise, Paul’s record is not a perfect pro-life position. For example, Ron Paul neglected to show up for one of the most important pro-life votes in our nation’s history: the vote to protect the right to life of Terri Schiavo. Remember Terri, who was said to be in a vegetative state though doctors and family testified otherwise. Ron Paul also voted “NO” on legislation that would criminalize those that take an underage child across state lines (without parental consent) to receive an abortion. That is simply not a pro-life position. The fact is, Ron Paul is not the most pro-life candidate in this election, nor was he the most pro-life candidate in the last election. Ron Paul is a moderate that is hiding behind the guise of “States Rights”. There are others that would seek to change what happened with Roe V. Wade and openly oppose it. Ron Paul will not. He will only say it should be left to the states. And I’m afraid this is one more time that States Rights is just not good enough. As upsetting as it may be, there are times we now need to seek the change at the Federal level.
Don’t get me wrong. I understand the importance of States Rights and the 10th amendment that our Founding Fathers ensured for us. But I also see how it is being abused at this time in our history to fool conservatives into voting for what is otherwise a LIBERAL platform. Think about it! It is a clever way to get conservatives to join forces with liberals in these critical issues thereby ensuring liberal success. And it is working! The states are not going to be able to stand individually, at least in regard to the issues I have mentioned above.
Further, Mr. Paul’s position on Israel is atrocious. Christian, this is especially important for you to pay attention. We have a Biblical mandate to stand with Israel. For those that have a different theological belief in this area, most can still understand the need to stand with a nation that has been our long-time ally; a nation that is the only democracy in the Middle East. Israel is being attacked by nations that are not only their enemy, but nations that are also our enemy. Yet Dr. Paul and his son, Rand, continue to seek to deny aid to Israel. Rand Paul attempted early in the year to enact legislation that would deny support to Israel and he received so much opposition that he had to withdraw it. Thank God, for those still paying attention. Much of this I discovered when I decided to find out why Dr. Paul had the strong support of Neo-nazis and Muslim voters and Muslim organization in the last Presidential election.
We must think critically and we must think for ourselves. If something seems odd, we must ask why. We must check out voting records for ourselves, and we must look at things for what they really are - like legislating the legalization of marijuana. That fact, I’m afraid has nothing to do with “States Rights”!! We cannot afford to be fooled again this next election.