Skip to comments.Ron Paul: A Conservative Study in Contrasts
Posted on 04/19/2007 7:22:28 PM PDT by cva66snipe
Excerpt: The candidate is one of the most outspoken defenders of gun rights in Congress and has never voted for a bill restricting gun ownership. He thinks this week's tragedy at Virginia Tech could have been prevented if the university allowed students and professors to carry concealed weapons. "People are a little more cautious if somebody might have a gun there. A concealed gun carried by a responsible person, that might have ended the problem that they had at Virginia Tech, with one person being killed, or two people being killed," he said. Another signature Paul proposal is support for the elimination of income taxes. His campaign slogan in congressional elections has been "The Taxpayer's Best Friend." "I don't think we need an income tax," Paul said. "I promised my people I would do anything and everything I can to get rid of the income tax, to repeal the 16th Amendment, never vote to raise taxes and always vote to lower taxes. And it's been a popular position."
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This April 19th, (Waco anniversary) remember....the BATF is the Armed Forces of Gun Control!!!
I'm not sure that a suicidal nut job like Cho would have been more cautious if the entire campus were armed with cruise missiles.
That wasn't the point though. Cho was crazy a mad man. A bullet or two put in him from a professor or student may have saved many lives. Cho was bent on killing people and himself. Every person that man killed deserved the right to self defense.
Nobody should forget Waco. No matter how anyone felt about the cult the whole situation was handled wrong from the very start. Very poor and reckless judgment was used on the part of all law enforcement involved. There was no excuse for what the feds did none. A reserve deputy would have even had more sense than that and arrested him in town.
If the quote is accurate, he made two points. The first is the one I questioned... And that was his point.
The second is the one you came back with. Yes, If someone had been sitting in class with a weapon and reacted properly, maybe fewer would have died.
I agree with much of what Paul stands for and would vote for him but I’m afraid THE MONEY SYSTEM makes it virtually impossible for him to win the nomination .
Real Republicans, unlike paleoPaulie, want to crush Islamofascism in its Middle Eastern nest rather than cower in their beds at home waiting to be slain like isolationists. PaleoPaulie is on the same wavelength as the Demonrat leftists in resisting the war. On the war, PaleoPaulie= Murtha= Pelosi= Kerry= Ted the Driver= Dennis Cuckoocinich= the rest of the antiAmerican antiwar looneytunes.
Cho would have been dead and a lot quicker and many of those whom he victimized would not have been shot much less slain.
2 positions that any cnadidate MUST support to get my vote............
Pssst, hey don’t tell anybody but a Letter of Marque could have gotten Saddam a whole lot cheaper and it was Constitutional as well.
I wish the GOP Congressmen would act more like Ron Paul and less like the Democrats!
True, but article is talking about Conservatives.
Oh, I'll grant that he's a long-shot.
But, you know -- if you do Vote for him... and if enough other folks Vote for him... then the Money System doesn't really matter, eh?
If I can persuade you to vote for Ron Paul in your State's GOP Primary, how much does Ron Paul have to spend on your Vote? (I'm not being paid by the Campaign, or anything)
That was the whole point. It was a show of force by the ATF. They didn't want to arrest him quietly especially since he hadn't done anything wrong.
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