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The Maryland primary is less than a week away and one specific group candidates like to attract is young voters. Hundreds of them showed last night at a Town Hall meeting at the University of Maryland to support Texas Congressman Ron Paul.
Originally posted by HauntWok
You know, it might just be possible that Paul isn't as popular as you all think, and it might not be the dang dirty media that's the problem. It might just be that more people DON'T like Paul's platform than do like it.
You know, silly things like forcing the poor to home school their children, making abortion a federal murder charge, things like that, might not resonate with the masses the way that you all think it should.
Originally posted by HauntWok
reply to post by Erongaricuaro
Everything I know about Ron Paul comes from Ron Paul's own campaign website. So tell me how I am getting the wrong message again?
...silly things like forcing the poor to home school their children, making abortion a federal murder charge, things like that...
Or perhaps it's partly a case of, as seems apparent here, people getting a twisted message of what Ron Paul is all about.
I don't support Paul.
Would you be so kind as to post quotes from that site where you derived that take on his message?
* Help parents better educate their children by providing parents with a $5,000 per child tax credit for tutors, books, computers, and other K-12 related educational needs.
* Ensure that the federal government treats high school diplomas earned through homeschooling the same as other high school diplomas.
* Immediately saving lives by effectively repealing Roe v. Wade and preventing activist judges from interfering with state decisions on life by removing abortion from federal court jurisdiction through legislation modeled after his “We the People Act.”
* Defining life as beginning at conception by passing a “Sanctity of Life Act.”
“I have accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior, and I endeavor every day to follow Him in all I do and in every position I advocate.”
Sanctity of Life Act of 2011 - Deems human life to exist from conception, without regard to race, sex, age, health, defect, or condition of dependency and requires that the term "person" include all such human life. Recognizes that each state has authority to protect the lives of unborn children residing in the jurisdiction of that state. Amends the federal judicial code to remove Supreme Court and district court jurisdiction to review cases arising out of any statute, ordinance, rule, regulation, or practice, or any act interpreting such a measure, on the grounds that such measure: (1) protects the rights of human persons between conception and birth; or (2) prohibits, limits, or regulates the performance of abortions or the provision of public funds, facilities, personnel, or other assistance for abortions. Makes this Act and the amendments made by this Act applicable to any case pending on, or commenced on or after, the date of enactment.
As regards Home Schooling I see noting there compelling anyone to pursue that route against their will. There is proposed tax-break measure only to assist those choosing Home Schooling to make that more affordable for them. I can understand people's objections to public schooling and favor better availablility of other options.
As regards Paul's Religious leanings I suggest that is a personal matter for anyone. I respect that his religious beliefs are not brought to the forefront of his public campaign addresses as a means of pandering to those segments of society as many candidates do. Almost all candidates have been asked that by interested voters to disclose their religious leanings. While I do not share his personal beliefs I do not hold his against him.
I have read over the Sanctity of Life Act - which Ron Paul is sponsor. The wording tends to leave the authority up to the individual states but passage of such an act I would agree with you it likely would have such impact to ban abortion outright under federal law. This could be why it does not make it out of committee.
tells me his supporters just aren't as willing to 'get out the vote' for him than other candidates.