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Ron Paul's New Book Sinks His Immigration Grade to an 'F'
Numbers USA ^

Posted on 12/29/2011 8:24:29 PM PST by mnehring

The biggest problem with Rep. Paul's (R-Texas) latest comments on immigration is that they are NOT just some ad hoc thoughts tossed off carelessly at some speaking event. These are engraved in a brand new book.

Until the release of the book, Liberty Defined, Dr. Paul had a mixed record in Congress and the fact that he had taken the NumbersUSA "No Amnesty" pledge at the end of his Presidential campaign in 2008.

That had earned him a C-minus on our 2012 Presidential Hopefuls Immigration Stances Report Card. Not impressive, but the third best (behind Rep. Bachman with a B-minus and Gov. Tim Pawlenty with a C+) of all the Hopefuls.

PAUL NOW 2nd WORST OF ALL HOPEFULS ON IMMIGRATION

In the graphic below, you will see how we have had to rate Dr. Paul on the 12 most important immigration categories.

The ratings add up to an overall stance that just barely misses warranting an F-minus and squeaks through just better than Pres. Obama. It is significantly worse than the grade of former Speaker Gingrich who had previously been the worst of all Republican Hopefuls on immigration.

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Click here to read all citations and analysis behind each of the 12 ratings for Dr. Paul.

Also, here is where you get information about how to contact Congressman Paul about his immigration positions.

Click here to see the ratings and grades of all Presidential Hopefuls.

PAUL SUPPORTERS, YOU HAVE YOUR WORK CUT OUT FOR YOU

We do not endorse candidates and we do not judge them on anything other than their immigration stances.

For those of you who already support a Hopeful for other reasons, we encourage you to pressure your favorite candidate to improve his/her immigration stances to earn a better NumbersUSA grade.

Obviously, those of you who are big supporters of Ron Paul have your work cut out for you.

PREZ GRADE WORSE THAN CONGRESS GRADE

If you look up Rep. Paul's immigration grade for his congressional actions, you will find a much better report. He earns a 'B' grade over his career.

But you will find that only one Republican in Congress has a worse grade on border issues than Ron Paul. Furthermore, he has failed to act in every category of immigration during this new Congress.

His grade on Presidential stances is different because it is based not just on what he has done but on what he publicly says he would do as President. As a Member of Congress, he has been able to avoid acting on many immigration issues, thus protecting his grade a little.

SEVERE BACKSLIDING ON AMNESTY

In his book, Dr. Paul sounds very much like supporters of Comprehensive Amnesty measures by talking about the impossibility of sending back home 11 million illegal aliens.

Like most amnesty supporters who say they oppose "amnesty," Dr. Paul seems to buy the false choice between "legalization" or mass deportation. Since he says mass deportation isn't possible, he feels he has to choose some kind of legalization.

He fails to support Attrition Through Enforcement, which is the middle way supported by most anti-amnesty Members of Congress.

He would limit the legalization by perhaps not allowing the illegal aliens to ever be citizens or to vote. But they still would get to stay in the U.S. and to keep their U.S. jobs, while millions of Americans who want the jobs would have to stay unemployed.

"It could be argued that (this system) may well allow some immigrants who come here illegally a beneficial status without automatic citizenship or tax-supported benefits -- a much better option than deportation," Rep. Paul writes on page 156.

MORE FOREIGN WORKERS SOUGHT WHILE REMOVING EMPLOYERS FROM RESPONSIBILITY

Congressman Paul in his book espouses a largely unfettered business philosophy that seeks to allow employers to import far more foreign labor than they do now. His comments in this vein seem oblivious to the 22 million Americans unable to find a full-time job.

Nor is he much interested in punishing businesses for hiring illegal foreign workers, saying the U.S. should NOT "punish third parties for not being keen to act as law enforcement agents in regard to illegal immigration."

Requiring businesses to verify the legality of workers is a form of "compulsory servitude," he writes. This is consistent with his record. In his more than a decade in Congress, he has never co-sponsored a bill mandating E-Verify.

He says the federal government -- not businesses -- should keep illegal aliens out. But how does that happen without cutting off the jobs magnet at the work place? Tens of millions of foreign citizens visit our country each year legally as students, temporary workers and tourists. Border enforcement can do nothing to keep them from overstaying their visas and taking U.S. jobs.

Nearly every business that has ever used E-Verify extols its virtues and ease of use. Rep. Paul seems to want to set himself up as a protector of businesses, but his positions primarily protect outlaw businesses to the disadvantage of patriotic, law-abiding, community-loving business owners who comprise the majority of employers.

For political supporters of Rep. Paul, they can hope that the immigration sections of the new book were ghost written by naive aides and that Rep. Paul will soon disavow them. For now, though, NumbersUSA has to rate and grade him on the best available information we now have.

ROY BECK is Founder & CEO of NumbersUSA

NumbersUSA's blogs are copyrighted and may be republished or reposted only if they are copied in their entirety, including this paragraph, and provide proper credit to NumbersUSA. NumbersUSA bears no responsibility for where our blogs may be republished or reposted.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; apaulling; apaulogia; apaulogists; illegalimmigration; rino; ronpaul; zot

1 posted on 12/29/2011 8:24:36 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Bu... Buut ... Rick Perry is called us heartless...


2 posted on 12/29/2011 8:26:43 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mnehring

Romney should be there too. He’s a stronger “hopeful” right now than either of the (R)s you have listed. You may not like him, but you can’t ignore his presence either.


3 posted on 12/29/2011 8:35:25 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: mnehring

Since when is an F- a grade?


4 posted on 12/29/2011 8:35:54 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: mnehring
Here's the Link to the full "report card", showing all the candidates. That C- grade of Romney's is a big reason why many will end up supporting him in the general election. Being the strongest "leader" candidate on immigration will score him big points with a lot of people. He's already at well over 70% on Intrade, which means he's likely got the primary in the bag thanks to his support by the establishment, if something major doesn't change soon.
5 posted on 12/29/2011 8:42:27 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: nickcarraway

When it comes to Obama, you don’t just fail, you Epic Fail.


6 posted on 12/29/2011 8:46:50 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

It’s clear, from Paul’s stance on immigration, that he’s no racist.


7 posted on 12/29/2011 8:49:01 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: mnehring

so paul is bad but newt right next to him is what? nice try though


8 posted on 12/29/2011 8:50:14 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: mnehring

so paul is bad but newt right next to him is what? nice try though


9 posted on 12/29/2011 8:50:14 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: Little Pig; mnehring
Romney should be there too. He’s a stronger “hopeful” right now than either of the (R)s you have listed. You may not like him, but you can’t ignore his presence either.

Watch me!
10 posted on 12/29/2011 8:54:57 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: nickcarraway
Since when is an F- a grade?

When you care enough to give the very best?
11 posted on 12/29/2011 9:06:57 PM PST by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: mnehring

So you have started 6 or more anti-Paul threads here on FR?

I will repeat the same comments on each one:

Keep it up.

You are the one that sounds insane.

I am voting for and supporting Ron Paul because he is the only candidate that can stop the crack whores in Washington from spending my money.

That’s all I care about.


12 posted on 12/29/2011 9:33:00 PM PST by American in Singapore (End the Fed)
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To: American in Singapore

Want to bet?
Bye


13 posted on 12/29/2011 9:35:39 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: All

Solution to Illegal Immigration:
1. National Project to build double fence. Work 24/7 with contractors and army corps of engineers. While construction is happening patrol the border with NG,Army USMC units armed with lethal and non-lethal weapons. Install cameras day/night and radar which can see a few miles into Mexico,to provide early warning of approaching groups of illegals, so we can be ready to intercept them.
2. Train border guard in ambushes,use of automatic weapons,grenade launchers,etc.. police/paramilitary training — depending on the threat they will use lethal or non-lethal means to stop/repeal or arrest invaders.

3. AFTER the fence is complete,announce amnesty: All illegals in the next 3 months who appear in-front of Immigration receive an ID card valid for 30 days until their voluntarily departure from US at the full expense of US Tax payers. All illegals who arrive at airport to leave US, have all their crimes of illegal entry forgiven and allowed to apply for legal entry to US from their home country. They also are given $300 (as incentive to leave) cash and boarded on planes. Leaving voluntarily is much cheaper for US,this is why we should encourage it.
4. Illegals captured after amnesty are treated like criminals,put through the “system” and forceful evicted from US by INS,they forfeit right to get back to US forever.


14 posted on 12/29/2011 9:37:31 PM PST by alex2011
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To: American in Singapore; darkwing104; 50mm; Old Sarge; 230FMJ; A.Hun; abigailsmybaby; AFPhys; ...
So you have started 6 or more anti-Paul threads here on FR?

I will repeat the same comments on each one:

Keep it up.

You are the one that sounds insane.

Another WRong Paul spam monkey, American in Singapore, bites it. ZOT!

To be added or removed from the Viking Kitty/ZOT Ping List, FReepmail Darkwing104 or 50mm.

15 posted on 12/29/2011 10:04:14 PM PST by 50mm (Trust nobody and you'll never be disappointed.)
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To: 50mm

Lordy, the Paultards are sproutin’ like mushrooms!

Thanks for the pings, it’s funny reading their posts.


16 posted on 12/29/2011 10:06:01 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Is it really time to go?)
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To: mnehring

good work.


17 posted on 12/29/2011 10:08:55 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: American in Singapore

How will Paul “stop the crack whores in Washington from spending my money” if he has zero support in the House and Senate?


18 posted on 12/29/2011 10:08:55 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Is it really time to go?)
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To: American in Singapore

Too bad, So sad....


19 posted on 12/29/2011 10:09:33 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: American in Singapore

Too bad, So sad....


20 posted on 12/29/2011 10:09:48 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Darkwolf377

Their posts over the next several weeks (as the caucuses and primaries get underway) should be quite entertaining. ;-)


21 posted on 12/29/2011 10:12:45 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: American in Singapore; mnehring; 50mm
So you have started 6 or more anti-Paul threads here on FR?

Well, FR is pretty much an anti-Paul site, seeing as how we're conservatives here.

I will repeat the same comments on each one:

I have a sneaking suspicion you won't be.

Hey, does anybody have the Paultard Kill Number from the last week? It's got to be pretty high now.

22 posted on 12/29/2011 10:13:34 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

How many times will we see Paultards type this line: “The Constitution died today...”


23 posted on 12/29/2011 10:14:24 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Is it really time to go?)
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To: 50mm

Wow, they just keep pouring out of the crevices!


24 posted on 12/29/2011 10:14:55 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (I think, therefore I am conservative.)
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To: mnehring

I used to get his joint newsletters in the late 80’s, early 90’s and he was always for open borders, as were most Libertarians. Why anyone thinks this is new baffles me.


25 posted on 12/29/2011 10:21:54 PM PST by packrat35 (Heartless)
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To: Darkwolf377
Or "He's the only true conservative on the ballot!"

One of my coworkers is a PaulBot. He's been hitting me with these arguments for the past six-eight weeks. He tries to sound logical and informed, but comes across as nuttier than squirrel poop.

26 posted on 12/29/2011 10:26:15 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Paulists have a kind of inflexibility I find dull. They are humorless sorts who think they are the only ones with Special Knowledge. Like the Truthers, they think the rest of us are deluded, while they know the REAL story.

They’ll all be wearing toy helmets when they participate in their local militia meeting next week, celebrating Paul’s victory (if he gets more than five votes, that’s a victory for them).


27 posted on 12/29/2011 10:50:45 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Is it really time to go?)
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To: Darkwolf377

Toy helmets instead of the usual tinfoil hats?!? Wow, they must be feeling brave. ;-)


28 posted on 12/29/2011 10:56:58 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Plastic can go in the dishwasher, cheaper than buying Reynold’s Wrap. Have to save those bottle refunds, Star Trek conventions coming up!


29 posted on 12/29/2011 10:58:22 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Is it really time to go?)
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To: Darkwolf377
Hey, I resemble that remark. ;-)

qalegh 'oH QaQ 'e'

30 posted on 12/29/2011 11:11:04 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: Admin Moderator

Thank you, I was starting to get PO’d!

JC


31 posted on 12/30/2011 12:16:54 AM PST by cracker45
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To: Allegra

At least 10 I know of.

We need a trophy room...


32 posted on 12/30/2011 4:50:16 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Allegra

At least 10 I know of.

We need a trophy room...


33 posted on 12/30/2011 4:50:30 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Darkwolf377
You know you are a Paulitard if you think Star Trek is a documentary.

The Occupy Mom's Basement crowd is very entertaining...

34 posted on 12/30/2011 4:53:48 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: American in Singapore
Bye now...

Be safe out there, they are watching you...

Don't forget you meds...

35 posted on 12/30/2011 4:55:42 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: ejonesie22
You know you are a Paulitard if you think Star Trek is a documentary.

You know you are a Paultard if you think Star Trek is real, but the Apollo missions were faked. :)

36 posted on 12/30/2011 4:59:51 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Is it really time to go?)
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To: American in Singapore

37 posted on 12/30/2011 7:29:06 AM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: American in Singapore
I am voting for and supporting Ron Paul because he is the only candidate that can stop the crack whores in Washington from spending my money.

If you knew anything you would know Cut and Run is NEVER going to do anything to stop spending money. He has been in Washington for over a quarter century. Name one thing he has ever done to stop or even slow the spending of money.
In the entire time he has been in Washington, his only accomplishment is bringing home more earmarks than anybody running. Now is that what you call stopping the spending of money?
38 posted on 12/30/2011 7:43:37 AM PST by John D
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To: John D

I guess I am too late.


39 posted on 12/30/2011 7:49:21 AM PST by John D
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To: American in Singapore; 50mm; darkwing104; Arrowhead1952; Darksheare; TheOldLady; Lady Jag; ...
Another Paulbot!?


40 posted on 12/30/2011 8:15:30 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Little Pig

Romney is this election’s McCain.

No thank you.

Read the tag line!


41 posted on 12/30/2011 8:24:28 AM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: mnehring

Bump.


42 posted on 12/30/2011 8:37:11 AM PST by EternalVigilance (The Republican establishment: a Death Panel for Conservatism.)
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To: American in Singapore; mnehring; Admin Moderator
12 posted on Thursday, December 29, 2011 11:33:00 PM by American in Singapore: “I am voting for and supporting Ron Paul because he is the only candidate that can stop the crack whores in Washington from spending my money. That’s all I care about.”

Wow.... a Freeper with with a posting history dating back to mid-2005 gets the zot for a really stupid post defending Ron Paul.

I wonder why American in Singapore did that?

Anyone who spends much time around Free Republic knows how Ron Paul is viewed. I can't imagine why somebody with an account at least six years old would do something this dumb — especially since American in Singapore has said some legitimate stuff over the years and doesn't appear to be a sleeper troll.

Maybe Admin Moderator has taught a libertarian something that he should have learned from one of the small number of things that Ron Paul believes which are actually good — owners can and should be able to do what they want with their private property.

That includes website owners.

43 posted on 12/30/2011 10:07:23 AM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: American in Singapore; 50mm; Old Sarge; Admin Moderator; darkwing104; stephenjohnbanker; ...


So long, American in Singapore (Posting History)

Hat Tip to 50mm, Old Sarge, and awesome Admin Moderator

Particularly nasty Paulistard raises the ire of Admin Mod and gains experience being a putrid pile of guts and ashes





Wrong Paul is a loon


Thank you JoeProBono

FReepmail TheOldLady to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.

44 posted on 12/30/2011 10:13:17 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady
Another Paulite troll

I really need to start scheduling these things better


45 posted on 12/30/2011 10:26:34 PM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: TheOldLady

Happy New Year!


46 posted on 12/31/2011 7:39:19 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: American in Singapore
So you have started 6 or more anti-Paul threads here on FR?

I will repeat the same comments on each one:

And just how are you going to do that, paulbot spam monkey, now that you've been Zotted.

Oh, you can sign up as a retread, I'm sure no one will notice. LOL!

Kitty

47 posted on 12/31/2011 10:27:35 AM PST by jazusamo (If you don't like growing older, don't worry. You may not be growing older much longer: T. Sowell)
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To: mnehring
So you have started 6 or more anti-Paul threads here on FR?

Good for you, mnehring! Keep 'em coming.

48 posted on 12/31/2011 5:54:03 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Godzilla

They’re really making a push for the old liberaltarian. He and Romney are vying for designated loser to zer0.

Godzilla for president!


49 posted on 12/31/2011 8:10:39 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: SunkenCiv

Happy New Year to you too, my friend. Wish you were here.


50 posted on 12/31/2011 8:11:19 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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