Why Do Evangelicals Ignore Ron Paul?

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  1. JamieinNH

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    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]The question burning in the minds of evangelicals today is: Which Republican candidate for president will we anoint? There are several possibilities, but apparently Congressman Ron Paul is not one of them.

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    [/FONT][FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]Furthermore, unlike most Republicans, Paul's commitment to the life issue is more than rhetoric. For example, during the 2005 congressional session, Rep. Paul introduced H.R. 776, entitled the "Sanctity of Life Act of 2005."

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    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]Had it passed, H.R. 776 would have recognized the personhood of all unborn babies by declaring, "human life shall be deemed to exist from conception." The bill also recognized the authority of each State to protect the lives of unborn children.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif] In addition, H.R. 776 would have removed abortion from the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, thereby nullifying the Roe v Wade decision, and would have denied funding for abortion providers. In plain language, H.R. 776 would have ended abortion on demand. (It is more than interesting to me that none of the evangelicals' pet politicians, including George W. Bush, even bothered to support Paul's pro-life bill.) [/FONT] ​


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    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]Another trap evangelicals seem to fall into is the puerile desire to "pick a winner." Wanting to be sure that they are seen dancing with the last man on the floor, evangelicals are trying to figure out who that man will be so as to be ready to receive their invitation to the dance. And since they don't expect to see Ron Paul issuing dance invitations, they have already written him off.

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  2. KenH

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    As Laurence M. Vance recently wrote:

    "...I don’t believe the leadership of the Christian Right will embrace him. I think they love centralization more than federalism. I think they love political power more than liberty. I think they love war more than peace. I think they love politicians more than principles. I think they love faith-based socialism more than the free market. And I think they love the state more than God Almighty."

    - www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance109.html
     
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    It is very refreshing to hear Ron Paul, and read his words, we haven't heard the like in a long time, and even though I know the house & senate would fight him on everything, for some reason I trust him when he says he'll get things done. We need to trim the federal gov't from the last two presidents, and spending is out of control. We have let liberals intimidate us into complete dependance on foreign oil, and the liberals are screaming loudest about alternatives. With a guy like Paul, I would expect we'd see responsible drilling in our gulfs, and perhaps even nuclear power, which is long overdue. And abortion would finally & thanfully would be challenged. Embtronic stem cell research wouldn't even be brought up. And I can't see him kissing up to the thugs at the U.N. And he probably won't be checking people's library & movie rental records. I love all that, about the man.

    Where I split hard with him is the war. I believe it is our responsibility to our grandchildren to rid the world of the threat of Islamofacism, like our grandparents did with Nazism. It's suicide to wait for an attack from these guys.

    But I plan on paying attention in these debates. I know he's going to be asked national defense questions. I'll give him a chance to show me we can trust him to keep us safe. 'cuz I don't care what other folks on this board say my politics are, I want to vote for this guy.
     
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    I hate to break this to you but...Nazis and fascists still exist.
     
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    So does communisim.

    It ain't none to smart to leave the borders unsecured neither. If the threat was all that and the Bush administration was as worried about "Islamofascists" as you apparently are then they would have closed the borders and put armed guards on them, not adopt and impliment a CFR policy plan to abolish them and merge the U.S. Canada and Mexico by stealth.
     
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    I hope you get that chance. In a lot of the polls and interviews, he is left out. In the GOP debate coming up, I don't think he is in the list.

    I wish they would give him as much attention as any other person.


    Also, in another thread on this board, there was a PDF file that was linked from the BaptistPress (I think) and they didn't include him. I went through his record and linked it to show everyone that he seems more consistent than anyone else, Republican or Democrat.


    You're right. WE need someone like him in office after the last few Presidents.

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    It appears Ron Paul will be in the Debate on May 3rd!

    Jamie
     
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    Well there not gassing Jews by the millions anymore, now, are they ?


    Seriously Ken, you are smarter than that. I hope you are, anyways.
     
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    Absolutely. I'm sorry that I left that reason out. It's a biggie.
     
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    The point I am making is that even if we totally wipe out al Qaeda and its Taliban allies(and we should) that will not wipe out terrorism - Islamofascist or other.
     
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    We can eliminate terrorist governments, (and we should.):praying:

    And it appears to me the front on the fight with Al Qaeda is Iraq.
     
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    No, it is in Afghanistan and western Pakistan. There is some al Qaeda in Iraq now. There were none before we invaded Iraq.
     
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    No matter, they are there now.
     
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    Well, maybe if the Iraqis will stop fighting each other, then the Iraqis could wipe out the few that are there.

    The Saudis seem to be taking care of the ones in their country.
     
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    And they will be there when we leave, whether it's within two years, or two decades, unfortunately.
     

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