Paulites Take over Minnesota's GOP party

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  1. InTheLight

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    ST. CLOUD - After years of quiet, relentless organizing, followers of libertarian-leaning GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul have exploded inside the Minnesota Republican Party, becoming its most potent army.

    "This is one of the greatest states that I have witnessed, where I have seen the transition, where the enthusiasm's there," the grinning Texas congressman told hundreds of exuberant activists Saturday at the state party's convention in St. Cloud, where he won 12 of 13 open delegate spots to the GOP national convention in Tampa, Fla., in August. The 13th went to former presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann -- and only after a Paul supporter dropped out to let her have that spot.

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    The old guard brought out the tired stereotypes of Ron Paul supporters:

    Libertarians preach less intrusion in private life, question all federal income taxes and want to leave moral issues up to states.

    The change also marks a clear split from when state Republicans made "family values" the passport for party entry. Instead of evangelizing about religious principles, Paul disciples cheer for a scaled-back foreign policy and the freedom to drink raw milk and grow hemp.

    "They took over, basically. Nobody else was organizing," said Andy Parrish, who used to work for Bachmann and is now helping to manage the campaign for the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. "These libertarians don't believe in natural law whatsoever."


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    >"These libertarians don't believe in natural law whatsoever."

    "Natural law" means exactly what? List a few.

    Now, if you mean "what goes around, comes around," then I agree.
     
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    Sorry, but I'm not Andy Parrish. You'd have to ask him.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_law

    "Natural law, or the law of nature (Latin: lex naturalis), is a system of law which is purportedly determined by nature, and thus universal.[1] Classically, natural law refers to the use of reason to analyze human nature -- both social and personal -- and deduce binding rules of moral behavior."

    Does anyone on BB believe this is how the universe operates and how we should respond to our environment?

    (Note it is not talking about physical "laws," observations about physical forces interact)
     

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