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Ron Paul

September 12, 2011 by  

Ron Paul

Education: B.S. from Gettysburg College, M.D. from Duke University.

Military: Flight surgeon in the USAF 1963-1968.

Professional: Obstetrician/Gynecologist. Author of 10 books.

Family: Married with five children.

Political: U.S. House of Representatives, 1976-1977, 1979-1985, 1997-present. Ran for President as Libertarian in 1988 and as a Republican in 2008.

Age: 76

State of residence: Texas

Campaign website: http://www.ronpaul2012.com/

Either Paul is the smartest man in the room that is the GOP field or he’s a prophet. It has to be one or the other, because only Paul was warning in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s and three years ago that were we headed right smack dab into the middle of where we now find ourselves.

And certainly, the Johnny-come-latelys to the battle for a sound money policy and an end to the Federal Reserve — Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich — can’t say they’ve advocated against the Federal Reserve for longer than a month or two. For them, it’s a matter of expediency and a political ploy. For Paul, it’s a matter of conviction.

A look back over his record shows a man who is today the same man he was yesterday, last year, last decade, 50 years ago — ever since he became a disciple of Ludwig von Mises and believer in Austrian economics while pursuing his medical career.

His entry into politics was sparked by President Richard Nixon’s price controls and the decision to remove the United States from the gold standard.

“I remember the day very clearly,” Paul says of Aug. 15, 1971. “Nixon closed the gold window, which meant admitting that we could no longer meet our commitments and that there would be no more backing of the dollar. After that day, all money would be political money rather than money of real value. I was astounded.”

The Republican establishment calls Paul Dr. No, because in all votes Paul defaults to the Constitution. If Congress is pushing a bill that exceeds its authority, Paul will vote no, no matter who in the Republican hierarchy is pushing him to vote yes. He always votes against tax increases and bills that increase spending in unConstitutional ways.

It’s a position that hasn’t endeared him to the establishment, and that’s one of the reasons so many in the establishment are working so hard behind the scenes to defeat him. They’re doing this by attempting to marginalize him and misrepresenting his positions on the issues in an effort to portray him as a kook.

But if you examine what he says about the major issues as opposed to what his opponents or the mainstream media say, you have to conclude that he is the only true conservative in the race. He opposes abortion, he believes in secure borders and opposes amnesty, he wants to get out of international organizations like NATO and the U.N., he wants to repeal the Brady Bill and the Assault Weapons Ban, he wants to end the “dishonest, immoral and unconstitutional Federal Reserve System,” he wants to remove restrictions on drilling for oil, eliminate the EPA, repeal the Federal gasoline tax, and repeal the 16th Amendment.

He also wants to bring home American troops stationed abroad and fighting wars for foreign nations. This stance has caused many to mischaracterize him as isolationist. That’s not true in any sense. He wants to engage other nations through trade. He just believes the proper use for the military is national defense. He rejects the idea that the United States should be deciding who rules which country and spending money blowing up people and buildings and then paying to rebuild what’s been destroyed.

Paul’s stance on the issues, his strong moral character and his understanding about keeping our nation a Republic as the Founders intended is drawing the interest of people from all sides of the political spectrum, as evidenced by this article that ran on The Huffington Post.

In a nutshell, Paul believes in liberty, sound money, secure national borders and a strong defense. He is a statesman in a nation sorely in need of one. He is a person who puts country ahead of self-interest. What could possibly be wrong with that?

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American who has been writing a newsletter since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • Chris

    Great piece

  • NancyJ

    Totally agree with your observations.

    The only problem is his age. I think it is a drawback; however, he does seem to have a great following with the college students and he recently polled very much higher than all the others in the Western states.

    • newspooner

      Don’t let the increasing propaganda about his age discourage you. Ron Paul is as mentally sharp today as he was in 1978. His physical health is also top notch. I suspect that not one person out of 50 or 100 can ride a bicycle further than Ron can.

  • terry

    If only he could win!!!!!

    • http://www.meetup.com/ronpaul2012eriecounty/ Brandon Magoon

      “If Ron Paul has no chance then why are the other candidates adopting his stance on issues? You dont copy off the guy who you think is going to flunk a test do you?” ~ Fred Nomasters

      • Rayma Dorsa

        I believe it is up to ALL of us to pass on this information,I have voted since I was 21, I am 79 and I see one important thing “they”are afraid of our CONSTITUTION, there for, Ron Paul.Some of those running stated to Ron Paul “you can’t win anyway” I say why not?He is about the only one who hasn’t mentioned changing the Constitution, It should never be touched, I will say this in all my studying, there is no one running who can save America, if Ron Paul doesn’t get in: Just kiss America “goodbye” I love America,& so does Ron Paul…He won’t get any coverage from the news media, as they are ALL globalists and wants America to fall, but our Constitution is the only thing that can save America, I think if we get Ron Paul elected we will be showing God that the Church is repenting, I say that because,I believe 9/11 was a wake up call to the Church…The Identical thing that happened to Jersulem when she fell happened to America…the Jews didn’t listen…I only hope we do,as America was dedicated to God by George Washington on the day of his Innogration right there in New York city at ground Zero,George Washington went into St.Pauls Chapel and prayed to God to protect America. There were no windows broken or any destruction to the Chapel on 9/11,I say lets SAVE AMERICA by voting RON PAUL. We can do it through the internet…

    • Ken

      You might be surprised. Where do you get your news? Many of the uninformed get their news from the TV. This population is shrinking. I, like you I’m sure, get our news online where the truth is told more frequently. Now, search around on the internet and you will see that Dr. Paul has a lot of support. What’s surprising is that he’s also getting support from democrats and leads obama among independents by 10%. The prospect of Perry or Romney is so frightening that many democrats, if legal in their state, will come out and vote for Paul in the primary as will independents. It’s a win/win situation for them. If obama wins, they have their guy. If Paul wins, the wars stop. Don’t be afraid to vote for him. The cavalry is coming and we’ll defeat the establishment republicans and the democrats. obama goes home next year. Be sure to remember that although misguided, democrats are still our fellow countrymen and once they figure our what’s really going on with our country, they’ll be on board for real change too

      • Raymond Agnew

        Its not that hard to register republican in states with closed primaries just go to your States libary,local Politicians office,DMV,or do it online,most welfare offices, and state run Job Search center have Voter Registation Forms. For Freedom and the Win VOTE Ron Paul 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://none BAP362

    I have followed Ron Paul for years and listened to him every time I saw him interviewed on Tv. A true conservative. He will be the best president this country has had since Eisenhower. Why can’t more people see through all the media drag and misrepresentations of him. He should be on top in the polls right now.

    I offer this up.

    Dear heavenly father in Jesus name. Please for the sake of survival of our country, and to put this nation on proper moral and constitutinal footing again. Make Ron Paul our president. In Jesus name we pray Amen.

    • robert

      pray all you want
      BUT UNTIL AMERICAN STOPS ITS GAY AGENDA
      GAY PRIDE PARADES abortion of millions
      wars that are MURDER THOU SHALL NOT KILL

      and starts to actually DO what JESUS SAID TO DO
      this nation is under the judgement of god
      the skull and bones masonic luciferian zionist elites control the world and their NEW WORLD ORDER IS SATANIC AND SICK
      just read the ten planks of the communist manifesto and wake up

    • Christine

      Ron Paul would be the best president since Coolidge. We haven’t had a fiscally conservative president since then. Read history. He turned a terrible recession into the roaring twenties with low taxes, low regulations, & low spending.

    • Diane

      AMEN, BAP362!

  • Dave

    The Following is What is Different and Better About Ron Paul Over All Others:

    He has never taken a government junket.

    He does not participate in the lucrative Congressional Pension Program.

    He returns a portion of his annual Congressional Office Budget every
    year.

    He has never voted to raise taxes.

    He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.

    He voted no to the bankster bailout.

    He voted no to raising the debt ceiling and warned us against
    the “Super Congress” part of the legislation that resembles both
    an “ Enabling Act” and a “Politburo.”

    He has never voted to restrict gun ownership.

    He has never voted to raise Congressional Pay.

    He never voted to increase Executive Branch Power.

    He will Reinstate The Constitution and Save The Republic

    He will END the unconstitutional FED.

    He will phase out the unconstitutional IRS beginning immediately 

    He will secure the borders

    He will limit Big Government in your private affairs

    He will stop Illegal immigration and no amnesty

    He voted against regulating the Internet

    He is almost the only candidate for President in 2012 who actually served his country.

    He was a flight surgeon during Vietnam.

    Ron Paul’s popularity is so high among U.S. service members that the Texas
     Congressman’s presidential campaign has received more money from U.S.
    soldiers than any other candidate in the 2012 presidential race.
     http://www.thestatecolumn.com/

    He voted against the Iraq War and warned us against going forward with
    an undeclared war.“Let it not be said that no one cared, that
    no one objected once it´s realized that our liberty and wealth are in
    Jeopardy” July 10th, 2003

    He voted against the unconstitutional and un-patriotic misnomered so called “Patriot Act”.

    He supports a non-interventionist foreign policy yet a strong defense

    He will end the inflation tax He is a true Constitutional
    Conservative

    He would have soundly beat Obama in 2008 because Independents trust him and like him.

    We could have had a V8 instead of McCain´t in 08

    Ron Paul for President 2012

    Because no one else can be trusted to say what he means and do what he says like Ron Paul does.

    Ron Paul is the man of the hour. They used to laugh him for being way ahead
    of the others in his thinking and his warnings. Now, they are not
    laughing because what he predicted is coming to pass. Now, he is being called
    a prophet for having warned us and still calmly suffered through the
    barbs. “First they, ignore you, then they fight you, then you
    win.” Gandhi

    When fascism goes to sleep it looks under the bed for Ron Paul.

  • Dave

    I second your prayer with sincere amen BAP362

  • http://applecreekstudios.biz William Poe

    I would suggest that every Christian offer up a prayer, every day, echoing the thoughts suggested by BAP362. Ron Paul recognizes the importance of our founding documents, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. These documents are, next to the Old and New Testaments, the closest we have to being Divinely inspired.

    • Deidre

      And I would suggest that for every prayer you offer you go out and tell ten people about Ron and direct them to this or a similar site. Put up a Ron Paul sign on your lawn. Add a bumper sticker to your car. Get some flyers from his website and leave them lying around the laundromats, libraries, etc where the other magazines are (don’t make a mess, we don’t want people to think his supporters are pigs or litterers). Educate the people around you. And don’t be contentious about it (as many political discussions get), just be excited that there is finally someone who can help this country. And make sure you tell people that, even though he may be against abortion, etc, he has no intention of making laws about it.
      Being against something personally and doing something about it legally are two different things. Whenever someone says ‘oh, he’s for this or that” make sure they understand that his stance is that it is not for the federal government to decide these things (since the constitution does not give it the authority to do so), it is for the state (THEIR state) to decide for themselves. That gives THEM more power to influence policy in their own backyards.

  • Dan az

    Thanks Bob for the list!
    I don’t feel that he is a prophet.Because anyone with common sense should have seen all this coming.He’s not a radical that is just trying to change gubmnt,he is a person that believes that the forefathers had it right and there was know reason to change it.If someone was afraid of that then they were the problem.I feel strongly that he will take it this time and we can thank obumer for that.With the blatant disregard of the constitution and bill of rights and the sole purpose of destroying this nation,pretty much makes it a know brainer.I just hope it’s not to late to fix this mess.I would like for everyone to show support to his cause and give him what its going to take to turn this around.And that being,he needs a congress that is going to stand up to the corruption that they were brought into and show us that they have a set.Now there’s change you can count on.

  • Brenda Choate

    Ron Paul’s age can be an asset rather than a fault. He has the wisdom of years in the Washington arena, yet has remained true to his beliefs. Very few can claim such a record. However, there are some things that worry me about him. I agree with his strong defense stance, but his statement during the debate of allowing Iran to have a bomb scares me. While I agree that we intervene in other governments far too much, and generally wind up supporting the wrong faction, to allow a country like Iran to produce an atom bomb seems detrimental to the safety of the world. I lived through the Soviet threat and the only deteriment was equal weapon strength. While the Soviets were aware of that equal threat, Iran would not be. The hate Iran feels for America and Isreal makes us targets.

    • Dan az

      Brenda
      Ron Paul dosen’t want them to have the bomb he just believes that its not up to us who dose and who dosen’t.Id they did get the bomb then they too would have to be part of the treaties that all of the others are.Packistan also has the bomb and so do allot of other countries.Point being should we go to war with them to?If they could deliver a bomb do you not think that their total annihilation of their country and people would not be a deterrence to their cause?They and everyone else knows that we would do it so why should we care what other countries do.If they want trade so be it if they want to become what we use to be so be it.We are not the UN’s lap dogs to be untethered on to other nations just because they say so.And have us pay for it to boot.If you read the constitution you will see that we are not following it and there is a reason for it.Know nation has successfully fought 5 undeclared wars with out going bankrupted and destroying the very thing that we stand for.Liberty!With out that we are know better than hitler.

  • Jerry Hamm

    Thanks for this article. Before I read this article, I had not really paid that much attention to Ron Paul. Not so now. Very interesting article!

  • PatHenry52

    “When fascism goes to sleep it looks under the bed for Ron Paul”

    That is the greatest line I’ve seen in a while… love it!

  • Glenn Filipponi

    Nice review on Dr Paul, I am a Canadian very much hoping this man Dr Ron Paul wins the nomination, I believe not only the USA would benefit if he becomes President, the whole world would benefit as well. Would also be a nice change to see your great nation led by a man without a foam nose, just sayin!

  • Ormore

    I have no problem with Ron Paul because of his age. However, because of his age, I might have a problem with who he picks for a vice-president. All else is good.

    • Average Joe

      Do you have a problem with Andrew Napolitano? Acouple of months ago Ron Paul was asked about his choice for a running mate…His reply; “I really haven’t given it much thought, but I sure do like that Andrew Napolitano fellow”.

      Ron Paul/ Andrew Napolitano 2012!

      • Raymond Agnew

        Put the Judge on the supreme Court untill then he can run the Department of Justice as the Att. Gen.

        • Average Joe

          Just giving Paul’s quote concerning his choice two months ago.While I agree that either of the positions that you suggest would be a great place to have the”Judge”, but I would think he would be better suited in the role of VP…in the event that something “happened” to Ron Paul…He would be an excellent person to succeed him to the presidency. Ron Paul doesn’t speak highly of many people in government(all branches)..If he trusts the judge….I trust him too.

    • Raymond Agnew

      How about 2 term N.M. Gov.Gary Johnson for VPOTUS he is a younger version of Ron Paul & would have his back and would take down the NWOITE Thugs if they do anything to Ron Paul.

  • Little LaC

    In responding to the statement by wandamurline, “I believe Livingston is pushing Paul,” you responded, “You are correct.”

    That is a big WHOOOPS for me and I am sure it is for other readers who have accepted your reporting as being unbiased with integrity. However, by your admission, we cannot accept this to be the case. This is perhaps why we can read your evaluation of Ron Paul and find absolutely NO Negatives attributed to him, unlike the other candidates you have excoriated.

    Can we believe that Ron Paul is the new “Chosen One?” The perfect candidate? A flawless conservative? Certainly not.

    Has Ron Paul made mistakes…not if we read your report.
    Has Ron Paul made off the cuff remarks that were incorrect and even humorous…not according to your report.
    Has Ron Paul made incorrect statements when his statements were prepared…not if we listen to you.

    I am loathe to have to say this Bob, but today you lost credibility with me and I would expect many other of your readers. That you are pushing a candidate instead of honestly reporting ALL the known positives and negatives makes you no better than the idiotic talking heads we see (or refuse to see) on the nightly news.

    Please go back to reporting the facts, and ALL of the facts. You don’t have to make up our minds for us, we are not the babbling idiots the progressive media makes us out to be.

    • http://www.boblivingstonletter.com/ Bob Livingston

      Dear Little LaC,

      I have made no secret of the fact that I think Ron Paul is the only statesman in government today. I have stated this many times. As for my reporting: If you read each of the summaries you will see they are not only factual but also sourced. If you have something negative to report on Dr. Paul you are free to post it. It will not be censored, but it should be factual and sourced.

      Best wishes,
      Bob

      • Little LaC

        So then, if I understand you correctly, Ron Paul is in every way, perfect? He has never made a mistake of any kind, he has never made an off-the-cuff gaff of any kind, and he has never made a questionable or erroneous prepared statement, he is truly perfect?

        My problem is that regardless of how good Ron Paul might be, and I am inclined to believe that he is indeed quite good, I find it hard to believe that he is perfect. Imperfection is not a bad thing, by the way, it merely shows that a person is human. My point is that the lack of anything negative about Ron Paul detracts from the credibility of the reporting and fails to illustrate the humanness of the man.

        • GregS

          Little LaC, good things, as well as bad things make people human. Negativity does NOT hold a monopoly in that department. Consider Mother Theresa as an example. Her care and love for her fellow human beings was as human as anyone can get.

          That said, we all have our bad points as human beings. NO ONE is perfect, but that does NOT mean that a person’s bad points always have to be exposed, just to show that he/she is “human,” especially if those points have nothing to do with that person’s qualifications for the job in question.

          If you were applying for a job, or if you were recommending a friend to an employer for a job, and you truly feel that you or your friend would be best qualified for that job, would you bring up your bad points, or your friend’s bad points to that employer, just to show that you or he/she is “human?”

          If you really think that everyone has to have bad points exposed, just to show that they are human, and if you know of any bad points about Ron Paul, which have anything to do with being qualified for running for President, then why don’t you enlighten the rest of us with that information???

      • SamFox

        Bob you are quite correct about Ron Paul. He IS a statesman! He is NOT a political hack who uses his faith as a vote magnet.Ron has remained constant over the years, not changing his mind at the whim of current the political breeze.

        Jack Hunter has a lot of good things to say about Ron Paul. Jack has been on Freedom Watch, IMO one of the 4 remaining Fox shows that are worth watching. They are Freedom Watch, Stossel, Cavuto & Lou Dobbs.

        http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=SA+on+ron+paul&aq=f

        SamFox

    • Average Joe

      Little LaC,
      “Has Ron Paul made mistakes…not if we read your report.
      Has Ron Paul made off the cuff remarks that were incorrect and even humorous…not according to your report.
      Has Ron Paul made incorrect statements when his statements were prepared…not if we listen to you.”

      While you are free have your own opinion, it would have been more conducive to your arguement to have posted verifable links to support said argument. It’s easy to make an accusation against anyone….it is entirely another matter to prove the accusations and without proof…it is simply an accustaion(AKA opinion). So please…in the future, enlighten us with facts instead of opinion.

  • http://gmail.com David J. Sanchez

    God bless us all in this nation and God bless Ron Paul as we are so gifted to have a statesman of his honest stature. Hopefully his qualities rub off on other true patriotic Americans.

  • http://gmail.com David J. Sanchez

    Talk about consistency and truthfulness. This is my choice as well.

  • John

    The reason Paul won’t get the nomination is because our most dangerous liberals are the supposedly conservative talk show hosts.Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, etc. are like the pied piper leading borderline conservatives away from the truth.

  • krhteaparty

    @ John: I agree, Hannity, Levin and Limbaugh ARE part of the Establishment (no doubt whatsoever). It was even mentioned somewhere on the net that Limbaugh was with the Koch Brothers in Vail, CO where the secret crowning of Rick Perry occurred (Koch Brothers are said to be Libertarians? LOL, they are Crony Capitalists posing as Libertarians).

    Levin, Hannity and Limbaugh are Warfare State lovers and Hannity stated at one point that he agreed with 99.5% of Ron Paul’s Domestic Policy, but not on his Foreign Policy. Excuse me, if your Domestic Policy collapses (GOP Establishment Special…Reagan 2nd term, Bush Sr, and Bush W) then your Foreign Policy is nothing and you sure better hope your debtors and potential enemies don’t buy up your assets and infiltrate our country even more so economically (very likely to happen). Our Foreign Policy needs to be retrenched period. Neo-conservatives are clueless to this because they are GLOBALISTS.

  • Not Impressed

    Bob has made no secret that he supports Ron Paul and I would vote for RP if he was nominated. My problem is sort of a reverse problem. I think EVERY liberal that is anti-war should absolutely support Ron Paul as the anti-war candidate. Obama said he was anti-war and he LIED.

  • http://personallibertydigest Rose Thorne

    I agree with Ron Paul that he opposes abortion.
    Now at 55 years old looking back at the three abortions.
    I had One at 17 years old. I was told by his wealthy parents not to tell anyone to let them take care of it.If not I was going to ruin a young mans life if I was to have his baby.He died in a car wreck 6 months later. Their only child.My first true love.
    My second abortion was when I was 20. I had just had a baby and was so happy.The baby was 3 months old. My boyfriend at that time soon to be husband.Told me I must get rid of it because he didn’t want any more kids and I didn’t really have a say in the matter. If I didn’t he would leave me and the new baby. I was young and scared.He took me to Planned Parenthood and they said it was the best thing to do because we where two young kids with nothing to offer a second child.The nightmares I had for weeks after having the abortion.
    The third Abortion I had at 24 when my daughter was 4 years old.
    I got pregnant on the pill. I was so happy.
    My husband became another person.He didn’t want the child.
    He took me to a abortion place. I don’t remember the name.
    They where sprang up every where.He had me sit down with this doctor who explain to me how this child was going to ruin my husband’s up and growing career. I started crying so hard they gave me something to relax me.The next thing I knew the baby was gone.The doctor sent me home with script from a 90 valium and told to take them for the next few months that they would help me forget. I became hooked for many of years because of the heart break and pain of not talking about what I did that day. I had also learned that some of my women’s parts, my(tubes) where so scared from a infection I got from the last abortion that I would never get pregnant on my own again. I regret having had those abortions the rest of my life.Pro-life would have saved 3 lives and years of heart break.Pro-choice destroys women’s lives that Pro-life would have saved.

    • http://www.easyinvest.co.za peter

      Hi Rose,

      Perhaps you fell in love too easily, but that happens when people are young. Don’t beat yourself up too much. The past is done now and I hope that life is good to you these days, just as I hope that the present arrogant potus does not serve another term. There is a large difference between being young and gullible and being arrogantly incompetent. Be blessed.

      Pete

    • Patriot Diva

      Dear Rose, Jesus stands ready and willing to forgive you. Just ask him into your heart. Perhaps your story could be used to save the lives of countless babies. Praying that God heals both the physical and emotional scars you have endured.

    • jacksonr

      Amen, As a father we are not suppost to have any feelings in these chose that our wifes or daugthers make. But I need to say we have a feeling of sadness that we care with us. I have lost both a child and a great child as a result of abortions. I will always wonder what kind of people those 2 would have been? Don’t get me wrong because I have 3 grown kids and 7 grandkids & 1 greatgrandson. But there is a loss I will always have..

    • Leslie Schmid

      Rose:
      Have you hear of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign? It’s for women like you who have been through abortion. Their website address is silentnomoreawareness.org. You don’t have to bear this alone. Many Pregnancy Resource Centers also have post-abortion counseling often done by people who have also been through abortion. Thank you for sharing your story. May God bless you.

    • Ken M P

      It’s amazing what experience teaches. Now, retired and 55 I can come to tears over the loss of pair of what could have been lovely individuals. As a young man, I followed advice from selfish people who appealed to my own selfishness. I didn’t want to, but I went along. Abortion is the worst kind of crime against the defenseless. God forgive me for my part in it, and may God bless the USA.

    • Jeanie Avery

      Rose,

      May God heal your heart. I am your same age and remember the pressure of the times. I lost my first pregnancy by miscarrage at a few months along. I successfully had three more children. I still mourn the loss of my first, and always wonder who they would have been. Thank you for sharing your story, as it puts a face to the reality of abortion that is almost always left out of the discussion. Know that God knows your heart, and that His love heals all, eventually.

      Jeanie

    • gavinwca

      How could one woman pick so many loosers.

    • GregS

      Rose, thank you for sharing your painful experiences with the rest of us on this forum. You’ve clearly shown that the woman is the second victim of every abortion.

      The abortion establishment tries to gloss over abortion as “choice.” The question is WHOSE choice??? The woman is usually under so much pressure to have that abortion from other influences in her environment, and it is never really HER “choice” at all. Your past experiences clearly show that Planned Parenthood and the people around you made those “choices,” NOT you.

      The abortion establishment also tries to portray abortion as “healthcare.” In addition to the fact that most abortions are done for birth control (as opposed to the physical health of the woman), your painful mental and physical experiences, as well as your inability to become pregnant in the future, have clearly shown that abortion is NOT healthcare by any stretch of the immagination.

      Although I could never begin to feel the pain and anguish that you must have experienced, I will offer my prayers and best wishes for inner peace for you in the future.

    • http://na Al

      It’s everybodys fault but yours. Why didn’t you find out if the men wanted kids before you got pregnant. There are plenty of people who just don’t want kids and they shouldn’t be forced to raise a kid they don’t want ( hint: they won’t do a good job of it). Making kids suffer because you were thoughtless is not the way to go. There are plenty of kids who got brought into this world and neither parent wanted them and it would have been best if they had an abortion. Another hint the penitentiary is full of them. Why are there so many kids up for adoption and from what I understand they cant even get adopted once they get over 7 years of age. Why arent there right to lifers lined up to get these kids in orphanages and foster homes. People should have their choice just because you cant make sound decisions on your own behalf is no reason the government should tell me what to do. They’ve already got too much power.

    • charles Stewart

      If this man is so great why has he been living on the government dole for the last 50 years he is full crap, he took every raise that congress was given, people that back him want to rape the earth and the people on it. With out taxes we wouldn’t have roads a military and social security. He isn’t turning down health care that the government provides, and doesn’t want you to have any.

    • Julia

      I am 60. Like you, I became pregnant at 16. My father took me to a woman for an abortion (they were illegal in 1968). I cried throughout the procedure. It didn’t work. I had a little boy who, at 18, killed himself. I had another child in 1971, a little boy, who died in a mobile home fire when he was 5. Although not married with first 2 boys, I loved them dearly. Married at 25 to a very rigid man and had 3 more children. Had one abortion in 1970 I have never regretted, wasn’t sure who father was, before DNA became available, how do you tell your child, you don’t know who father is? If I had had that child, I would not have had my son born in 1971. My point, every woman has a story. The deaths of both my first two children devastated me. Neither one of their fathers’ wanted them, just me. Did I do the right thing to have them, as a single parent, not for me, but for them? Abortion is and should be, each WOMAN’s Choice. Like you, no one else LIVES IT but you.

    • William Bolton

      One of my good friends is an alcoholic and drinks around the clock. She still feels that she killed her baby even after more than 30 years. A functioning alcoholic. Planned parenthood killed a baby and created an alcoholic at the same time but of course it was what was good for everyone except the ones directly involved.

  • http://personallibertydigest Honest Man

    Thanks
    The truth be known by age 50 and paying attention off and on for the last 20 conservatively speaking. Really should have known all about Ron Paul. However It wasn’t until the chips were down and Rand Paul had a solution to the debt crises,was I drawn into the Paul’s corner.
    Somehow the media besmeared Ron name from the pool of candidates in my head.Beseiged by the artillery of the on going info wars in which Ron name has seldom surfaces,if at all. Media manages to keep Ron’s age bracket out of the running. WONDER WHY? Probably the same reason why Barry can do no wrong .Least way in our media eyes. Thanks again for writings such a comparative survey repeating many of his long held beliefs and idea of my right on Ron’s in my head amongst this info barrage.

  • Rev. Douglas May

    I have spent 20 of the last 35 years in the Middle East. I have spent 18 of the last 32 years as a Maryknoll Missioner in Egypt. As such, I have made multiple contacts with government, non-government and miltary individuals of various nationalities including US. I also spent some time in Israel-Palestine including the last three weeks of the first Gulf War. Even though Mr. Paul may not have a chance to become President, I thank him for being the only candidate who seems to know, understand and tell the truth when it comes to the Middle East. His courage to speak out may not earn him votes, but it does earn my respect. For almost a decade, I was the only US-born Catholic priest in Egypt. I will probably return there again next year after four years in Kenya. It would honor for me if he ever came for a visit. God bless him. Sincerely, Doug May

  • Angel Wannabe

    Ok_ BoB Livingston_I felt compelled to learn more about Ron Paul, because I trust you, your opinions facts & sources.
    Aside from Ron Paul’s stance on legalizing drugs & prostitution,(from which I feel is an conviction of his from a Constitutional Standpoint) I’d say, he seems to have his stuff together for a longer period of time that most. I will follow him further_Thanks AW_-

    BTW___None of the nominees are going to be perfect in their past or present lives, but we as Americans “should be” responsible enough, to be informed as much a s we can and vote as close to perfect as possible!__

  • Rich

    I have to say though Mr. Paul has and is the best candidate by far, unfortunately he had to align himself with a corrupt organization like the RNC in order to have a chance to be elected. I do hope and pray that he gets the ticket to run for president, as all of the other candidates are ‘fair-weather’ friends changing their positions as the political tides shift.

    • Rich

      I have been following him for about 5 years now, and far from perfect he stands for an by his convictions and I just happen to agree with him about 90% of the time.

  • http://90stvshows.net/ 90s TV Shows

    Yet again, you have managed to captivate my brain with another great write up. I find it all highly intriguing. Please keep up with more of the great posts I look forward to your next one.

  • http://personallibertydigest Jill

    To the abortion victim.
    The pro choice isn’t that someone else makes the decision for you to have an abortion it is YOUR choice to have it or not have it.
    To live your life with someone who would push an abortion on you…I would have said good bye to them. Scared or not, you have agencies out there that support you as the decision maker.
    Pro life is a good thing, but making sure that pro life means that you have the right to make the decision.
    I don’t agree with using abortion as birth control.
    I don’t agree about not having the option when rape and incest are involved. You should have that choice. Many women have chosen to have the child anyway. That is what a constitution should include, your choice. You get your choice to have guns, you get your choice to say what you want per the constitution, why not the abortion choice.
    There are many families out there that want a baby and go to great lengths to get one, but told by the U.S. they can’t adopt because they aren’t qualified to be loving parents. Maybe those are the rules that should change and abortion rates would go down. Look what has happened with the International adoptions. The kids from Romania are broken even before they get to have good loving parents, they spend their days with no love, liquid diets and have many mental problems from it. Yes, personal experience.
    Being extreme on stances only gets you extreme prejudice.

    • Suzanne

      Jill, I totally agree with you about pro-choice. This should be up to the mother and if the guy is a human being hopefully he will understand. This is the only thing about Ron Paul that I don’t agree with. The rest of the candidates aren’t worth of votes because they will do the same as Obama is doing — listening to those above him.

    • Mary Cares

      I too agree with Jill, to have an abortion is strictly up to the individual. A personal choice. Government and politicians have no business making that decision for anyone. It would be nice if we could separate Social from Fiscal in political agenda. It makes it difficult for someone like myself, who leans Liberal on social and environmental but conservative on fiscal issues.

    • Jimbo

      Jill, the difference between the choice to have an abortion and the chioice to own a gun, is that the abortion choice ALWAYS results in the death of an innocent human being, whereas ownership of a gun doesn’t have to result in death.

      YOUR selfish choice shouldn’t be the end of all the choices another person would make over their entire lifetime. It’s not YOUR body. It’s an independent human being. That’s also not anti woman, because over 50% of the babies killed are female.

      There are two supernatural beings at work in the world, influencing mankind. God and the Devil. Which do you think is telling people it is ok to kill their babies? The author of life, or the author of lies?

  • Maxine Gridi

    The subject line of this email I received was entitled “Liberty Alert: A Look At The Candidates”!

    That sounded to me, like it would be an informative and objective look at the ups and downs of EACH of the candidates!

    Wanting to do more research and learn more about the candidates, I gratefully opened it!

    Instead, I found that the highly misleading title turned out to be a fawning (and extremely deceptive) deification-style endorsement for Ron Paul … in conjunction with a hit piece on the rest of Paul’s republican opponentss!

    I would have more respect for the author (Bob Livingston), had he simply stated from the beginning that he was writing a favorable article on his candidate … and criticizing the others!

    All I can say is, if the candidate of this very dishonest author’s choice is in any way reflective of the disingenuous ‘values’ of this author, then truly, that does not say very much favorable for the
    candidate he is so energetically shilling for!

  • roy s

    i went to the polls to “help make history”, i believed we needed “hope and change”, and wanted to help put the first black president in office. so much for “hope and change”. our great commander in grief was only “hoping” to get elected, so he could “change” his wealth and political stature. he has renigged on anything of stature that he campaigned on. a humble platform became a name change for him- awlbombya is not doing our country any good. he said what the people wanted to hear, then did a complete 360 on just about everything.
    im voting ron paul this time. i believe he is our last and only hope of saving our country. he is the only honest politician i have ever heard. the reason bob didnt write anything bad about ron paul is, there’s nothing bad to write about him! he has been consistantly honest and steadfast in his beliefs, and put his beliefs in practice in his life. he is trying to save our country from all the corruption going on in our government by downsizing, de-regulating, eliminating, and using a common sense approach to making the people stronger and giving us our rights back, which have been systematically whittled away by our current crooks in office.

    ron paul, president, 2012!

  • charles Stewart

    abortion is a personal choise, no one elses, 9 out of 10 men don’t want the baby and they damn sure don’t want to raise it and half won’t pay the support bill when it comes due. I sure wish someone had told A. Hitlers mother, and Pol Pot’s and all the rest of these sick killers that have been unleased on the earth

  • William Bolton

    Abortion should be legal for years after birth upon agreement of the community and maybe there would be better behavior!

  • William Bolton

    How I would love to have the finances to care for all these unwanted children and show them that there are people that do care and do treat others with respect and love. Since I’m only a disabled Veteran I can only afford to sponsor three children through world vision but I would do more if I possibly could. You that rush your loved lady to the clinic to end that child should be ashamed. You are so selfish. You cast away the wonderful love of a child for your own thoughts of a little money saved for your own selfish ideas. What was it, a car or what? No wonder you never get your desires because you only think of yourself. Listen lady, if he wants you to get rid of the child you made together he doesn’t love you and you’ll never find happiness with his kind.

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