* Do States have the Authority to Decriminalize Murder: Michelle McIntyre of LifeofTheParty discusses Ron Paul's philosophy that the federal government should be tolerant of the states decriminalizing the murder of children. From Bob's notes:
Did Germany have the authority to de-criminalize killing Jews?
Would it be right or wrong for neighboring nations to tell Germany that it could decriminalize Jews.
Does California have the authority to decriminalize killing children?
Would it be right or wrong for the federal government to tell California it has the authority to decriminalize abortion?
And here are notes that Bob previously posted on Michelle's website:
Libertarian Pro-Lifers: guilty of revisionism
Typical Claim: The federal government gave us abortion with the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade. What makes anyone think the federal government will end abortion?
Truth: The states began "legalizing" child killing with 19 states permitting abortion for various reasons in the seven years before Roe (MS, CO, CA, OR, NC, NY, AK, HI, WA, FL, AL, AR, DE, GA, KS, MD, NM, SC, VA) including a number with virtual abortion on demand like New York which allowed abortion through six months.
Paul's 'Life' Bills: allow abortion in the states
Sanctity of Life Act of 2007: "each State has the authority to protect lives of unborn children... [but] the Supreme Court shall not have jurisdiction to review... any case arising out of any statute... on the grounds that such statute... regulates-- the performance of abortions..." Sec. 2(b)(2) & 3(a)(2). Consistent with other Paul bills, his legislation contains words that satisfy inattentive conservatives: notice he says the states would have the authority, that is, the option, but not the responsibility to protect children. Donors who have given Paul millions are mostly unaware of this trick. For Ron Paul then insists upon enormous Planned Parenthood-sized loopholes that would permit every single abortion committed in the fifty states to continue, many millions over his career, by requiring the federal judiciary to officially tolerate child killing in the states, which is where almost all U.S. abortions occur. [Michelle, imagine if an 1800s abolitionist argued that blacks were people too, but the Supreme Court could not consider any claim from any black man in a state that treated him that chattle.]
Paul's Bills Even Violate Constitution: allow depriving of life and liberty
Paul would require the federal government to violate the U.S. Constitution and tolerate child killing, rejecting the 5th Amendment and the 14th: "...nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." [Michelle, of course pre-Roe, the state of New York deprived unborn persons of life by decriminalizing their murder. The states may prosecute murder, YES. But they may not decriminalize murder, as ARTL points out:]
Libertarian Falsehood: claim states' rights include authorizing murder
States prosecute murder. They do not have the right to decriminalize murder. God gives no country, state, or any subdivision of government permission to authorize or even tolerate the intentional killing of the innocent. The federal and state relationship is irrelevant to the 'legalization' of abortion. If a neighboring country legalized the killing of Christians, Jews, children, or any class of person not convicted of a capital crime, it thereby commits an act of war that would justify invasion. God won't and pro-lifers must not give a pass to the federal government to look the other way when American states authorize child slaughter. [Michelle, that is where John McCain and Ron Paul are so eggregiously in error. If Massachusetts legalized child killing, McCain and Paul wickedly suggest that the Federal Government would be justified and should apathetically allow such state-sanctioned genocide to continue.]
Finally, Michelle, we ran out of time, but just minutes before we went on the air, I mentioned that I had just made an audio recording of Ron Paul with Ralph Nader on CNN with Wolf Blitzer at 4:35 p.m. E.T. Paul said he is not endorsing fellow-Republican John McCain, but instead is giving an "open endorsement" to Ralph Nader and other third-party candidates. Per my recording from CNN today, Paul said, "Ralph Nader is a good friend. I plan to get as many votes for him as possible." His justification for this endorsement of evil was to take away votes from the two major parties. This further evidence shows that Ron Paul has elevated process above principle (states' rights above Do not murder, etc.), in that he is so obsessed with the political process, that he will urge people to vote for a godless, leftist, child-killing, pro-homosexual, hate-America-first socialist like Ralph Nader.
-McCain Rejects the Right To Life of the Unborn
-McCain Gives $100s of Millions to Abortionists
-McCain Kills the Tiniest Kids for Research
-McCain Rejects Human Life Amendments
-McCain Promises Judges who Reject RTL
-McCain Doesn't Even Seem to Truly Oppose Roe
-McCain and Palin Refuse to Enforce 14th Amendment
-McCain Funds Surgical Abortions
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