Ron Paul opposed the landmark 2010 McDonald v Chicago gun rights decision. And he supported the Kelo decision.
In both those cases he agreed with the liberals on the supreme court. Any case where the SCOTUS enforces the Bill of Rights on the states, Paul opposes it. Because Ron Paul doesn’t believe in “incorporation of the Bill of
Paul on incorporation and the 1st Amend:
“The phony “incorporation” doctrine, dreamed up by activist judges to pervert the plain meaning of the Constitution, was used once again by a federal court to assume jurisdiction over a case that constitutionally
was none of its business.”
Re the McDonald decision and 2nd Amend:
“Congressman Pauls DC office said he didnt sign the brief because he believes that it interferes with states rights, whose policies shouldnt be dictated by the federal government.”
On the 5th Amend regarding the Kelo decision:
“If anything, the Supreme Court should have refused to hear the Kelo case on the grounds that the 5th amendment does not apply to states. If constitutional purists hope to maintain credibility, we must reject the phony incorporation doctrine in all cases...”
Yep, I’ve been holding on to that one but this is one of the biggest damning things on Paul- his belief that the tenth amendment over-rules other fundamental rights protected by the Constitution.
It is one of the reasons I call him a false Constitutionalist.
Another excellent post!
Thank you, OmegaMan.