More Proof Congressman Ron Paul Isn’t Racist or White Supremacist

IF IT WALKS LIKE A DUCKKK AND QUACKS LIKE A DUCKKK, IT MUST BE A ROOSTER?

Make no mistake about it, arguing that the Confederate States of America were right in their cause does not make Ron Paul a racist or White supremacist. Contributing to Stormfront’s political conspiracy to invade the Domincan Islands could be seen as a mere rumor; that doesn’t give Ron Paul a racist bone in his body. Permitting racist newsletters written by someone else but is otherwise in your name is not racist. Arguing that the Civil Rights Act of `1964 (let alone still talking about it) is an act of violence against business people is again, not racist. Raising a son who basically said the same thing about the CRA 1964 does nothing in no way appeal to White Supremacists.

And you know what? Bring up the Civil War and why the South was on the right side of history surely is a sign that Ron Paul is reaching out to black people.

“In the video [posted below] he claims that the North should have paid to buy slaves from southern slave owners to avoid the war, rather than the South renouncing slavery.”

There is no problem at all with Ron Paul arguing that the North should have paid the South to free the slaves. Nothing racist about that at all. How much were enslaved Blacks worth back then, $1000, give or take a piece? Maybe women may have been worth more, right, since they could have made more enslaved black babies? Ron Paul is pro-life, and he believes life is sacred, and you can’t put a price-tag on human life, that’s why he IS against the Civil War.

Human life sho’ is precious!

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For more information on Ron Paul’s anti-racism, please see the links throughout this post.

Say, you wanna go abortion doctor huntin’? Come to South Dakota

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I kid you not – the Republicans in the South Dakota House have introduced a bill allowing for justifiable homicide for those who harm the unborn:

FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to expand the definition of justifiable homicide to provide for the protection of certain unborn children.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That § 22-16-34 be amended to read as follows:

22-16-34. Homicide is justifiable if committed by any person while resisting any attempt to murder such person, or to harm the unborn child of such person in a manner and to a degree likely to result in the death of the unborn child, or to commit any felony upon him or her, or upon or in any dwelling house in which such person is.

Section 2. That § 22-16-35 be amended to read as follows:

22-16-35. Homicide is justifiable if committed by any person in the lawful defense of such person, or of his or her husband, wife, parent, child, master, mistress, or servant, or the unborn child of any such enumerated person, if there is reasonable ground to apprehend a design to commit a felony, or to do some great personal injury, and imminent danger of such design being

See here, here, and here for more detail.

This is what we like to call, ‘The Final Solution.’ Or, perhaps, drawing your beliefs to the final conclusion. If you make an abortion a crime, what do you do to those who have them or perform them, and like this bill, with no exemption? Is it a misdemeanor like a parking ticket. It won’t pass – and more than likely, will not see the end of the day, but the fact is, is that more than one sponsor signed on to this.

I wonder if this also includes mothers who smoke, drink, or people who speed with a pregnant woman in their car, or live in Baton Rouge (cancer ally)?

Enhanced by ZemantaThe author of the bill says that it has absolutely nothing to do with abortion… and the income tax had nothing to do with health care either when it was first introduced (although I don’t believe the author of the bill)…

Oklahoma Conservatives want Government out of Marriage

Republican members proposed three pieces of legislation imposing new regulations on marriage and divorce in Oklahoma. Two of the measures were defeated, but another — requiring counseling for those planning to wed, and therapy sessions for couples considering divorce — is awaiting action.

The issue has produced sharp clashes among conservative colleagues who normally find themselves in agreement. The debates have featured charges of hypocrisy and of betraying Republican principles against government intrusion into private lives.

“How far do I want government to come into my home and your home about private personal matters?” asked Rep. Leslie Osborn, a Republican from Tuttle, in a debate. She referred to state government as a “huge monster.”

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The Associated Press: Okla. conservatives debate divorce legislation.

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The GOP does not speak for God or THIS Christian

The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children. In the Old Testament, the first born of every being, animal and man, was dedicated to the Lord. There’s a special punishment Christians would suggest. – State Delegate Bob Marshall (here)

No, Delegate Marshall, God’s doesn’t work that way. Read John 9 and Romans 2.

Let me restate his theological idea: Disabled children are God’s punishment.

Strategist Warns GOP Risks Becoming 'Religious Party'

John McCain’s top adviser from the presidential campaign urged fellow Republicans on Friday to warm up to gay rights and warned that the GOP risks becoming the “religious party” with its opposition to same-sex marriage.

Steve Schmidt, in his first political appearance since the election, spoke at the Washington, D.C., convention for the Log Cabin Republicans — a grassroots group for gay and lesbian Republicans.

He urged Republicans, in the near-term, to endorse civil unions and stop using the Bible as rationale for gay-marriage opposition.

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African-American Catholic elected to head GOP

Former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele won a sixth ballot victory today to become the first African-American chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC).

A prominent Catholic lay person, Steele serves on the Administrative Board of the Maryland Catholic Conference — the church’s lobbying arm in the state capitol of Annapolis — and is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Landover Hills, MD, where he attends mass regularly with his wife Andrea and their two sons Michael and Drew.

Steele, a native of Washington, DC, spent three years as a seminarian in the Order of St. Augustine, but ultimately chose a career in law instead. He earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1991.

In 2005, President George W. Bush chose Steele to be part of the U.S. delegation to the investiture of Pope Benedict XVI.

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Red Letter Christianity: A new name for progressive Evangelicals

In America, over the last decade-and-a-half, Evangelicalism has become married to the Republican Party. To go on university campuses and declare oneself an Evangelical is to immediately have red flags raised by secularists. Once defined as Evangelical, it is assumed that he or she is pro-war, anti-feminist, anti-gay, pro-capital punishment, pro-gun, anti-environmentalism, and certainly part of the Religious Right.

Many of us made unsuccessful attempts to stave off such categorisations. Eventually, a group of one-time Evangelicals, drawn from the Pentecostal to the Roman Catholic communities, got together to come up with a new name. Henceforth, we said, we are no longer going to call ourselves Evangelicals. We are going to call ourselves Red Letter Christians. Our name refers to the red letters in the Bible. In many editions of the Scriptures, the words of Jesus are highlighted in red letters.

Red-letters? How odd is that to those with coloured bible pages. Seriously, though, looks like Tony is commenting on just accepting the red letters as truth. In others words, it is a buffet style Christianity – you pick and choose what you want. Lovely

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It's the End of the World as We Know it: Pat Robertson praises Obama, criticizes Bush

Pat Robertson is “remarkably pleased” with President-elect Barack Obama, the conservative leader told CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux – and believes President Bush’s administration has not dealt with the nation’s economic crisis in a “professional manner.”

“Well, it’s hard to assess blame, but I, over the years — I hate to be critical, I mean I am a Republican, and this is the president of the party that I’m a member of — but I think we’ve had some serious goofs along the way,” he said on the Situation Room Tuesday.

First, it was Rick Warren, and Pat Robertson? Is Obama really the antichrist after all? Or it could be that Pat is trying to remain relevant and in power – he did support Rudy after all. Robertson goes on to give Bush a ‘c-minus’ because of Katrina, Iraq (but on the rebuilding) and the economy. A ‘c-minus’? Really. I would President Bush 10-20. Pat tells CNN,

“I am remarkably pleased with Obama; I had grave misgivings about him. But so help me, he’s come in forcefully, intelligently. He’s picked a middle of the road cabinet. And so far, if he continues down this course, he has the makings of a great president. So, I’m very pleased so far.”

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A Father of Modern Conservative Movement

Paul M. Weyrich, 66, the conservative thinker who coined the phrase “moral majority” to describe the religious right, co-founded the Heritage Foundation think tank and became the combative intellectual activist who revived the foundering Republican Party with an infusion of passionate believers, died yesterday at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax.

It was not immediately known what caused his death because he was in the hospital for routine tests, his wife said. Weyrich had been in declining health after he injured his spine in a fall in 1996. He also had diabetes, and his legs were amputated below the knee in 2005.

Conservative leaders, in a flurry of statements, praised Weyrich for injecting the movement with new ideas, energy and backbone at a time when Democrats dominated Congress and Republicans had lost their way after the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal.

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Palin: The Election is “All in God’s Hands”

What about those praying for Obama and his victory? Or for merely the right choice for this country without mentioning names?

Is this statement latent Calvinism or religious base bating? You decide.

via Palin: The Election is “All in God’s Hands”

AKRON, OH – In an interview conducted Monday and posted online today, Sarah Palin sat down with “Focus on the Family’s,” Dr. James Dobson.

Dobson, one of the nation’s foremost evangelical leaders, told Palin that he was “asking for God’s intervention” and praying “for a miracle in regard to the election this year.”

The GOP Vice-Presidential nominee said that she gains strength from the supporters she meets on rope lines at campaign events, “I can feel the power of prayer, and that strength that is provided through our prayer warriors across this nation. And I so appreciate it.”

The interview focused almost entirely on religion and Palin told Dobson that her “Christian faith” is her “foundation” and that in regard to the outcome of the election it is “all in God’s hands.”

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Do we really want the U.S. pushing religious freedom?

Readers, we really want a President to make religious freedom part of our foreign policy. This worries me that a President would use military might, or might of any king that might lead to hostilities, to force ‘religious freedom’ on someone else. Before you get all worked up, imagine this:

If a solidly ‘Christian’ nation was accused of preventing, say, Muslims from experiencing religious freedom, would you want the President of the United States to get so involved that that country has to allow religious freedom?

This just doesn’t sit well me.

Arab Times :: ‘Slavery’ in US, Kuwait: McCain.

WASHINGTON (AFP): Presumptive Republican Party presidential nominee John McCain vowed in a speech on Wednesday to make freedom of religion a key foreign policy issue if he is elected to the White House in November. “There is no right more fundamental to a free society than the free practice of religion,” said McCain, speaking at Oakland University in the state of Michigan. “Behind walls of prisons and persecuted before our very eyes in places like China, Iran, Burma, Sudan, North Korea and Saudi Arabia are tens of thousands of people whose only crime is to worship God in their own way.

“As president, I intend to make religious freedom a subject of great importance for the United States in our relations with other nations. I will work in close concert with democratic allies to raise the prominence of religious freedom in every available forum,” McCain said.

He added: “Whether in bilateral negotiations, or in various multinational organizations to which America belongs, I will make respect for the basic principle of religious freedom a priority in international relations.
According to McCain, no society “that denies religious freedom can ever rightly claim to be good in some other way. And no person can ever be true to any faith that believes in the dignity of all human life if they do not act out of concern for those whose dignity is assailed because of their faith.”