April 16th, 2012 - Scott-158780 said:
If we had a primary in WA I'd vote for Ron Paul, but the liberal WA govt has decided to fund planned parenthood and other fraudulent organization rather than our voting privileges. So no primary in WA. Santorum previously voted to support planned parenthood so I'm not so unhappy he pulled out. Ron Paul would be the go to in the general if he had a chance, but the establishment has made impossible for him to be elected. If we're lucky Romney will get temporarily violently ill and have to pull out and Paul will have to take his place. However, he's a far better cry than Obama whose backed by none other than the devil. At least Romney decreased the MA debt with a liberal state govt and base.
April 15th, 2012 - Zerline-454458 said:
Personally, I don't think that any of them are being truthful, they will say anything to get into office and then do whatever they want knowing full well that unless they do something really herific we can't get them out for four years. I don't even want to hear the chatter. Personally, I think that the campagne season is way too long! It should be no more than one year and then the voting should take place.
April 13th, 2012 - Stan-639465 said:
Georgio- SERIO?? separation of Church and state is bogus lies you've been spoon fed! "in a socialist country is that would be true." Read what the founders actually said and believed.....The constitution only states it prohibits the passing or creation of any law which "establishes a religious body" and directly "impedes an individuals right to practice whichever religion they see fit". such as, the King of England persecuting other faiths . Thank you for reading the facts
April 13th, 2012 - Stan-639465 said:
Santoram, as all Catholics should, based on his Faith and Family life- in spite of sometimes dumb remarks, and a schizo voting record at times. (we all do and say things we regret, at least he is man enough to admit when he was wrong) Poor John....RPaul, more popular than Robert Kennedy??? wow that's some serious "duh-nile" lol (intentional word play) lol
April 10th, 2012 - John-164525 said:
Santorum is more evil than Obama: he is more of a national-socialist (fascist) than Obama. Romney is slightly less evil, less socialistic. And Newt an egomaniac. All three are serial hyprocrits, flip-floppers, and fake conservatives.
Ron Paul is the only one who can beat Obama. He is the only one who is "electable" because he is the the only one who attracts 'swing' voters, Libertarians, and the Ron Paul supporters who will only vote Ron Paul. Ron Paul is the only honest politician who has and will fulfill his oath of office to uphold and defend the constitution. All the others lie. They ignore and violate the Constitution and their oath to uphold and defend it. As G.Bush said, the "constitution is just a damn piece of paper."
You'd never know it from the MSM, but Ron Paul draws huge crowds wherever he goes. He is definitely the most popular politician since Robert Kennedy, and probably more so.
April 2nd, 2012 - Nick-823034 said:
If you want a candidate that has a foreign policy agenda more abysmal than Obama's, vote Ron Paul. His domestic policy is where he starts to get somewhere. I think he's a reasonable guy and if he were to become president I think he would be awakened to the 21st century. Until he gets his head out of the isolationistic fantasy world that he wants to bring to America, he is dead last on my list of president hopefuls.
I can't make up my mind if Mitt Romney is clueless of reality or if he is intentionally being insulting to America's intelligence. He's a master at flipping hotcakes, just change out hotcakes with policies and you've got an order for disaster if Romney is nominated. In addition, he seems to like showing off his deep pockets. Uh, really? Did you have to mention that you like to fire people? I don't know how you spin that, doc. Thanks, but I'll pass.
Is Newt still running? Sure, he's a solid speaker and cuts to the meat of the matter, but he does not have America's trust. I think he would make a great president, except for the fact that he's got an ego problem, he's got deep pockets, and he has ties with big business.
Santorum is the only candidate that proposes a foreign policy agenda that reflects reality, has a solid record of keeping to conservative values, and isn't connected with big business. He's Catholic and isn't ashamed of it, thank God. He's the most human of all the candidates, which is why I believe he is the most electable, even more so than our dear leader.
March 29th, 2012 - Tim-150861 said:
people need to wake up and do the research and stop being sheeple listening to the main stream controlled media that tells you what they want you to hear.. research the bilderberg group. the global elites that are satanists and run all govts. they want a one world govt. Romney is a puppet of theirs like Obama. Gingrich is a member of council on foreign relations that is an organization created by David Rockefeller , another bilderberg memeber. they support agenda 21 and nafta. research what they are. Rick Santorum is the true conservative.
March 27th, 2012 - Roger-624701 said:
I would vote for Mitt Romney. All I really care about is getting Obama out of office. If anyone has a chance to beat Obama, it will be Romney. He gave it a good fight against Ted Kennedy in the 1994 US Senate Race and he did what he could as a Republican governor in the most liberal state in the US between 2002 and 2006.
March 26th, 2012 - Candice-807614 said:
I would vote for Newt Gingrich if the primary were today. He's very qualified, is a terrific debater, and when he speaks I listen & like what I hear. He's full of ideas and I hope he's able to get America back to the way I want it. Plus, he came to our aid when he defended Catholics against the media's attack on religion.
March 8th, 2012 - Margaret-659437 said:
Look, we need to wake up, and realize that were headed toward bankrupcy.and the only honest man is Ron Paul, hes not sold out to the "war mongers"and corporations that are controlling our country. He has guts to defend our constitution, not like those others who are controlled by the anti Catholic, people.< and the "status quo" we need a third party, they are both bad parties for a one world government, end times. wake up people.
March 3rd, 2012 - William-792747 said:
Everyone wants to be Ronald Reagan! There can obviously be only one Reagan. We can honor him by preserving our freedom, pride, and love of America. A vote for Rick Santorum is as close as we can get. Ron Paul lacks the charisma and love of people Reagan had and used daily.
February 20th, 2012 - Art-828490 said:
Peter from February 17th? Your argument of 'President Obama pulling us out of the mistakes' of Republicans and wars is false. The Obama Administration did not want to pull troops out of Iraq. They argued to keep troops there indefinitely. The Iraqi government did not allow blanket immunity for our troops. This blanket immunity for our troops was requested by the Administration to keep troops in Iraq. The troops did not come home from Iraq because of some success by Obama or him keeping a campaign promise. If you want to spin stumbling into something when it is not your intent as 'success'...well, I'm not surprised.
February 20th, 2012 - Art-828490 said:
When all this ends, hopefully Republicans and Independents can coalesce behind Romney. Newt and Santorum are unelectable even against someone like Obama. Catholics have to believe Romney's 'conversion' on abortion just as they believe converts sitting in the pews next to themselves at mass. Mitt has truly converted to the anti-abortion side and his power will be great to push the Pro Life agenda in this country.
February 19th, 2012 - Stephen-665 said:
I'm extremely dissapointed to hear on Greta Van Susteran's show of Senator Santorum's support for funding contraception. That basically means he has NO PROBLEM supporting Planned Parenthood itself!! Disgusting...really!!! He's not such a stalwart "conservative" Catholic like I thought he was.
February 19th, 2012 - Scott-709048 said:
I will not support someone who has no moral values. We cannot be one nation under God with a president that does not live for God. I pray Rick Santorum will win it so God can lead us to become a great country once again. You always hear about George Bush ruining this economy but Obama has just made it worse. He has not helped America one bit but has destroyed it.
February 17th, 2012 - Peter-551700 said:
Frankly, Republicans are the party that put us in 2 wars and ruined the economy. Predident Obama is pulling usout of their mistakes. He is the one to lead us in the Middle East as well as getting us out of this MESS the Repulbicans put us in with our economy. Republicans do NOT have the answers!!
February 16th, 2012 - Peter-524594 said:
i would vote our president in he is flexable he makes mistakes but learns if the churchs ect are against abortion and birth control they should railly the troops and get things changed the leaders of all the churchs should be marching together like KING DID INCLUDING THE POPE INSTEAD OF OK YOU DO IT preaching morlity from politices is only politics to use it to get electied..po;itics is the result of morility on the last day of George w bush,,, ther was a rally going on the same day of the enogration of obama in Washington what did george do instead of going to support the rally He and his wife jump on the first plane to look at there new house we need leaders in the churchs with guts and willing to stick togeether in unity instead of fighting each other in how and where to pray lets save lives and love life email@example.com 920 845 2824
February 7th, 2012 - Anthony-464632 said:
Apparently my last message didn't entirely fit. Below you will find the end of it:
Ron Paul plans on cutting one trillion dollars the first day he takes office. He also pays back a hefty amount of his congressional pay each year (last year he gave back $110,000 of the $170,000) because he believes it is immoral for congressmen to take so much money to do their job. He plans on taking a salary - as president - of ~$33,000 - the pay of an average American worker. THAT is integrity!!
He has never flip-flopped on his votes. He stands behind his word, and he has been professing the same message for 20 years. He predicted an absurd degree of the economic disasters we have suffered because of his knowledge of Austrian economics and fractional reserve banking. He also has an amazing amount of knowledge of history. If you have ever seen him debate you would agree he has more understanding of history than most gentlemen he debates against. In my opinion that is a necessary and important quality if you plan on being a president that does not repeat the mistakes of past generations.
Not to mention he defends our civil rights - the constitution and our bill of rights!
I could go on and on, but these are just a few things that have pushed me to vote for Dr. Paul over Santorum - who, I would agree, seems like a well intentioned man. I just can't support him over Dr. Paul.
February 7th, 2012 - Anthony-464632 said:
In response to what Maggie said, I agree completely that you should vote with your conscience and not your 'gut feeling' of who will or won't win. You should not let your opinion be swayed by the mainstream media, as they are not the source or the summit of your morals, beliefs, ideologies, and ultimately - your life. Rather, we should be voting based on the principles we believe in as Catholics.
That being said, I am interested in voting for a candidate who has proven his or her character by standing up for what is right time and again - not merely 'some of the time.' Ron Paul has done exactly that. Actions speak louder than words - it is easy for any smooth talking candidate to provide endless lip service to people who are willing to watch their televisions and lap up the promises like brainless zombie sheep.
I for one, think for myself. I do the research when I look into a candidate. I learn about their history and I check - for myself - the source of their history as a candidate and politician.
Personally, I have found that many things Santorum has promised or professed to believe in he has turned the other cheek when it was profitable to do so. (The most prominent example of this is that he voted to federally fund planned parenthood. There is nothing anyone can say to convince me that is a person who should be trusted - or even a person who is pro-life.) I no longer care what he tells me about his stance on abortion, the writing is on the wall. Look up the document yourself and you will see that I am correct. Words are meaningless in comparison to actions and their immediate consequences.
In addition, I think he has a very poor grasp of economics. While he is a seemingly good intentioned fellow, I do not believe he is a man who will be capable of making the decisions necessary to put our nation back together. So far as I have seen, he has not even produced any sort of documentation or plan to balance the budget and put our nation back together. Ron Paul has. He plans on cutting one trillion d
February 6th, 2012 - Margaret-470845 said:
Rick Santorum is the candidate that can beat Obama in 2012, you need a true conservative to do it. Just like Ronald Reagan, the media hated him and they hate Santorum and Gingrich. I saw one of the latest polls and if the election was held to day Santorum would win by 2% of the vote. Paul would loose by 14% and Gingrich would win by 1% and Romney would lose by 20%. But than again, that depends on the people you ask. I am for someone who will put the constitution back where it belongs, in the center of our govt. Paul would rather have the articles of confederation, and those didn't work.
February 3rd, 2012 - Maggie-650175 said:
If you truly want to save lives, ultimately our nation's very soul, you will support financially, and with your mouth, and with your access to the internet and whatever other opportunities out there, you will support the best pro-life candidate out there...even if you think they don't have the "juice". We all have our off days but there is no one so consistent and dedicated to the true intent of the Constitution in this matter, nor conscious of how to do this than Rick Santorum. I say vote with the thought in mind that God will choose who will become President. We have to support the candidate that we, in our hearts, want elected.
February 3rd, 2012 - Anthony-464632 said:
If you truly want to save lives you will look at changing the hearts and minds of the people of this nation. It is wishful thinking to assume that a federal ban would suddenly change everyone's heart. Dr. Paul has the right idea in my opinion - and I have heard much the same (ideologically) when speaking to Catholic bishops and priests.
February 3rd, 2012 - Anthony-464632 said:
Ron Paul is a Pro-Life Champion. He believes that life begins at conception, and he has consistently supported every child's God given right to life.
He delivered over 4,000 babies and never once found an abortion necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman. His efforts to help women seek other options, including adoption, saved many lives during his time working as an OB/GYN.
Ron Paul's "We the People Act" effectively repeals Roe v. Wade and would prevent activist judges from interfering with state decisions to protect life, and his bill to protect the unborn - the "Sanctity of Life Act" - would define life as beginning at conception. The "Taxpayers' Freedom of Conscience Act" would stop the American people's money from being used to pay for abortions and fund any so-called "family planning" programs.
You may criticize his desire to remove federal mandates to the state level, but it is his consistent principled defense of the constitution which motivates that outlook. The American Constitution and Declaration of Independence are two of the most powerful and well written documents in existence. No other country has ever been granted the freedoms from government, under God, that we have been given by our founding fathers.
The truth is, that while a federal ban on abortions would have a slight impact on the number of murders of unborn children (namely, partial birth and late term abortions) - the effect would be negligible when you consider the many other methods of committing abortion that would not be able to be policed by our government (the morning after pill, and other medical contraceptive practices.) The children dying from the morning after pill are no less alive with God given souls and rights than those children dying from late term abortions. A federal law would have no impact on the morals of anyone in this country. Four years later, those strongly opposed to a ban on abortion may simply vote the other direction and we'd end up with another president like Obama down the road.
February 2nd, 2012 - Michael-112734 said:
Sorry if I misinterpreted your statement to believe you had questions concerning Ron Pauls integrity and his pro-life views. I guess when I read the first sentence Tom Woods never explains the troubling inconsistency of Ron Paul's position regarding abortion I guess I jumped to conclusions.
Youre correct. I cant appreciate the practical considerations that allow a President, a Government or a few Judges to mandate law regarding abortion or other choices which concern my life and our countrys future. Especially when they conflict with our Constitution, Bill of Rights, our liberties and freedoms or our Catholic beliefs. I prefer a government that allows we the people of each state to vote on issues, too have choices and make choices. Devolvement to me is another example of more control instead of more choices.
Your right Matthew, I missed the historic correlation perspective completely. Slavery, Jim Crow Laws and Abortion and all unconstitutional and all abhorrent practices. Good catch Matthew. Thank God we have a man like Ron Paul who isnt afraid to say he lives by the Golden Rule.
February 1st, 2012 - Michael-112734 said:
Troubling inconsistency of Ron Paul's position regarding abortion? LOL. Everyone who knows anything at all about Congressman Paul knows of his consistent unwavering views and beliefs on everything for over 30 years and has always been staunchly pro-life. His steadfast views, beliefs, honesty has been a big part to his re-election to Congress for 22 years. Dr. Paul has delivered over 4,000 babies, married to the same woman over 50 years and raised 5 kids. Theres obviously no candidate more qualified than Dr. Paul to know, understand and explain the truth to the question When does Life Begin? Also, who better to ask than a doctor about healthcare reform? He also wrote Abortion and Liberty published by the Library of Congress in 1983. You can find it over the internet. Here is the PDF. http://files.meetup.com/504095/Ron%20Paul-Abortion%20and%20Liberty.pdf
Re Roe v/s wade? All Catholics should applaud Ron Paul for this. Ron Paul in an effort to stop the current Government abortions laws, wants to remove the court decision to Roe v/s Wade and give the decision back to the people and the states. As most here know, Catholics have recently been given notice that all health care plans must cover contraception, sterilization and abortions per ObamaCare. Catholics are being forced to fund abortion which goes against Catholic core beliefs. Funding an act is equivalent to committing that act yourself.
There is no correlation between states rights concerning slavery and Jim Crow Laws (segregation) which were declared unconstitutional. Although we can probably thank a Libertarian defending our constitution, our liberties and freedoms for that one.