Posted by: reddiva | February 9, 2010

Nancy Reagan Would Be Proud of You


There are three good Republicans running for the US House from District 14 in Texas;  John Gay, Tim Graney, and Gerald Wall.  Surely between these three gentlemen, the good people of Texas’ 14th Congressional District will be able to select one who will serve them better than the incumbent Congressman Ron Paul.  He is one of those incumbent who most definitely should be given a pink slip.

They say the acorn doesn’t fall too far from the tree.  With a voting record like this, let’s hope this time that truth is wrong.  Why?  Because Rand Paul wants to be the US Senator from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, that’s why.  The people of Kentucky definitely deserve better, and the American people do not need a Libertarian Paul in both houses of government in Washington.

Rand Paul has said that he agrees with his father on most issues but that there are a few minor areas where they disagree.  I wonder if either of them considers these issues “minor?”

The information I have printed below can be found and verified at VoteSmart.org.

FLAG DESECRATION RESOLUTION

Roll no. 296 — Joint Resolution Passed (House)

H J Res 10: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing the Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.

Representative Paul voted NO

ENHANCE ‘AMBER ALERT’ BILL

Roll no. 127 — Conference Report Adopted (House) (400-25)

Vote to adopt the conference report that would combat child crimes, including, but not limited to, enhance the AMBER alert program, provide additional protection for children against sex crimes, and promote stricter sentencing for child pornography and other child sex crime offenders.

Representative Paul voted NO

HUMAN CLONING PROHIBITION ACT OF 2007

Roll no. 439 — Joint Resolution Failed (House)

Vote to pass a bill that bans human cloning, as defined by the implantation of a cloned egg into a uterus.

Representative Paul voted NO

SAME-SEX MARRAIGE RESOLUTION

Roll no. 378 — Joint Resolution Failed (House)

Vote to pass a joint resolution proposing a constitutional amendment providing that marriage in the U.S. consists only of the union of a man and a woman, and federal and state constitutions can not be construed to require marriage or legal incidents of marriage be conferred in other unions.

Representative Paul voted NO

CHILD CUSTODY PROTECTION ACT

Roll no. 261 — Bill Passed (House)

Vote to pass a bill that criminalizes the act of transporting a minor across state lines to avoid parental notification laws and obtain access to abortion services.

Representative Paul voted NO

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

Roll no. 201 — Joint Resolution Failed (House)

Vote on a constitutional amendment to clarify that neither the U.S. nor the individual states can establish an official religion and that the people’s right to pray or recognize their religious beliefs on public property shall not be infringed.

Representative Paul voted NO

GUANTANAMO TRANSFER PLAN

Roll no. 370 — Amendment Adopted (House) (220-208)

Vote to pass an amendment that requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to the Congress within sixty days of enactment detailing a plan for the transfer of prisoners out of the Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Representative Paul voted YES

REAL ID ACT OF 2005

Roll no. 31 — Bill Passed (House)

HR 418: To establish and rapidly implement regulations for State driver’s license and identification document security standards, to prevent terrorists from abusing the asylum laws of the United States, to unify terrorism-related grounds for inadmissibility and removal, and to ensure expeditious construction of the San Diego border fence.

Representative Paul voted NO

FIREARMS MANUFACTURERS PROTECTION BILL

Roll no. 534 — Bill Passed (House) (283-144)

Vote to pass a bill that provides liability protection for manufacturers, dealers or importers of firearms or ammunition products, as well as their trade associations, for harm caused by criminal or unlawful misuse.

Representative Paul voted NO

GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR

Roll no. 288 — Resolution Passed (House) (256-153)

H Res 861: Declaring that the United States will prevail in the Global War on Terror, the struggle to protect freedom from the terrorist adversary.

Representative Paul voted NO

PRICE GOUGING PREVENTION ACT

Roll no. 448 — Bill Failed (House)

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits price-gouging of gasoline and other petroleum based fuels during times of an energy emergency.

Representative Paul voted NO

CHILD INTERSTATE ABORTION NOTIFICATION ACT

Roll no. 479 — Bill Passed (House)
Vote to pass a bill that criminalizes the transportation of pregnant minors across state lines with the intention of the minor obtaining an abortion, with certain exceptions.

Representative Paul voted NO

VIOLENCE AGAINST FETUSES/UNBORN CHILDREN AMENDMENT

Roll no. 88 — Amendment Rejected

Vote to adopt a substitute amendment that assigns additional punishment for violence committed against a pregnant woman that interrupts or terminates her pregnancy.

Representative Paul voted NO

2009-2010 DEFENSE APPROPRAITIONS

Roll no. 770 — Conference Report Adopted

Vote to adopt a conference report that authorizes $681.02 billion in appropriations for the Department of Defense and for defense activities of the Department of Energy.

Representative Paul voted NO

EXTENDING FEDERAL EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

Roll no. 722 — Bill Passed (House)

Vote to pass a bill that extends the availability of federal emergency unemployment compensation for up to 13 weeks for individuals residing in states with an unemployment rate of at least 8.5 percent for the past 3 months.

Representative Paul voted NO

No doubt Congressman Paul would tell us that he voted NO on so many of these because they should not be regulated from the federal level but should be relegated to the states in accordance with the 10th Amendment.  He may be right in a couple of instances; however, they give a fairly accurate picture of the way he views our military, and unborn life, and the problem faced by many who are unemployed and forced to rely on unemployment benefits.

I suggest to you that a vast majority of his NAY votes have been as a direct result of his Libertarian beliefs.  States rights are wonderful and are protected by the United States Constitution, but there are times when if he believes more in issues such as the protection of life and support for our military he should have voted YEA.

Stop and think for just a moment.  Do we want more of this attitude in Washington?  I think not.

Just say no to the Libertarian take-over of the Republican Party.

The alternatives for Texas are John GayTim Graney, and Gerald Wall.   The alternative for Kentucky is Bill Johnson.

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Responses

  1. Wow RedDiva…this is quite an indictment of Ron Paul’s policies. This sure doesn’t bode well for the people of Kentucky, since his son Rand is running for the Senate here and he said, “I know that third party candidates can’t win in KY. Although I’m a libertarian at heart, I’ve decided to run as a Republican. Once I win I’ll be able to promote my father’s principles and work towards reforming the Republican party”.

    • Yes, Adam. It really is, but you can’t argue with the Congressional Voting Record. It’s there in black and white.

      As for Rand Paul and his famous quote – the people of Kentucky are very well aware that he is a RINO to the Republican Party, and Bill Johnson is going to make a believer out of him on May 18 – then again next November when Rand Paul finds himself being represented by a real conservative. Perhaps Rand can take lessons ….

      RD

  2. Rand Paul: “I agree with my father on all but the most minor of issues.”

  3. Funny how you guys support Debra Medina who’s a good friend of Ron Paul, is pretty similar to him and yet don’t support his son.

    • “You guys”..? I don’t have a mouse in my pocket. And the reason I am supporting Debra Medina is because I know Texas. Texans won’t put up with any bull from her or any other Libertarian. Ron Paul gets away with it because until now there hasn’t been a better option. I wouldn’t count on his re-election this time.

      You probably should read some of the other things I’ve written. I have spoken my concerns about her Libertarian leanings to Debra Medina. She knows that I will hold her to the platform and planks of the Republican Party. And she also knows it won’t be just me holding her feet to the fire – it will be every single Texan who votes for her.

      Texans are an interesting lot – we don’t like to be lied to. Especially by a politician.

      RD

    • There are many of us in Kentucky who do not and will not support Rand Paul. He is a clone of his father disguised as a Republican. Look at the interview videos with Alex Jones. He’s a one trick pony on finance. All other issues are nothing more than a dog and pony show, which he is very good at selling tickets to by the way. We don’t find him credible on any of his other stated positions, including immigration and abortion. When you attempt to decieve the voters on one issue, good luck in getting them to trust you on another. That’s exactly what we are fighting in D.C. now.

  4. Looks like Ron don’t help Texas one single bit .. Rand is just so distasteful as a candidate. He is just a acorn off the ole Libertarian Tree. I would not vote for either Ron nor Rand for dog catcher! Ya’ll need to get rid of Ron!


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