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Old 08-06-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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Ron Paul's son following in father's footsteps - CNN.com

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(CNN) -- The phrase "like father, like son" is ringing true for Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

His son, Rand Paul, announced this week he's set his sights on the Kentucky Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Sen. Jim Bunning.

"I'm very worried about our country; I'm worried about the debt. I'm worried about what the debt will lead to," Paul said in an interview on CNN's "American Morning" when asked why he's jumping into the political arena. "Both sides of the aisle -- Republican and Democrat -- have been unwilling and afraid to address the deficit, and someone's got to."
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:00 PM
 
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Who cares? Other than the Ron Paul fanatics: they'll be all aflutter at what they see as the possibilities inherent in the new Paul generation: another Republican (or "libertarian") who argues against government intervention in our lives, but wants abortion rights taken away from women.

He will never, never, never make it further than state government.
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Old 08-06-2009, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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I'm glad to see someone picking up the baton from Ron Paul. I hope he can fill his father's shoes and keep the "revolution" going.
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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He's a physician as well -- not another ambulance-chasing lawyer, like most of Congress.
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:11 PM
 
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Default Rand Paul's abortion position.

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Who cares? Other than the Ron Paul fanatics: they'll be all aflutter at what they see as the possibilities inherent in the new Paul generation: another Republican (or "libertarian") who argues against government intervention in our lives, but wants abortion rights taken away from women.

He will never, never, never make it further than state government.
I believe this is a misinterpretation of Rand Paul's position on abortion: "I would introduce and support legislation to send Roe v. Wade back to the states."

A government intervening to safe a life is not an intervention that most Libertarians would argue against. They argue against a woman's right to choose for the same reason you would argue against a man's right to rape or murder: The victim has rights, and government must uphold them. I argue that whether or not a fetus has rights is a tough question, and we should get as many answers as possible (and see how they play out) before we start spending money enforcing one of them. Do you support a person's right to kill himself? Mutilate himself? Herself? See, it's a tough issue.

The general rule that I see both Pauls following is to increase the amount of choice. By moving the abortion issue out of Federal jurisdiction, there will be 50 choices instead of 1. This provides fifty experiments, and, of course that will find better outcomes faster than having only one choice. This is the general idea behind the constitution's 10th amendment supporting state sovereignty.
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Texas
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it would be nice to have ron paul as president right now!!
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:04 PM
 
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I believe this is a misinterpretation of Rand Paul's position on abortion: "I would introduce and support legislation to send Roe v. Wade back to the states."
Giving that power over to the States is soo 10th Amendment.

I like it where it is now - the 9th Amendment.
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:33 PM
 
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He's a physician as well -- not another ambulance-chasing lawyer, like most of Congress.
Yes of course. All lawyers are ambulance chasers Did it ever occur to you that lawyers probably have a better skill set to actually write laws?
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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By moving the abortion issue out of Federal jurisdiction, there will be 50 choices instead of 1. This provides fifty experiments, and, of course that will find better outcomes faster than having only one choice. This is the general idea behind the constitution's 10th amendment supporting state sovereignty.
That was the situation prior to the Roe v Wade ruling in 1973. Every state had their own laws governing abortion. Some states were very liberal, some were very strict. I lived in CA at the time. Organizations (maybe NOW??) assisted women to come from other states to have abortions in CA.
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:21 PM
 
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I'm glad to see someone picking up the baton from Ron Paul. I hope he can fill his father's shoes and keep the "revolution" going.
Rarely is the son like the father!
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