Skip to comments.Rand Paul 2016: Principle is How the GOP Will Win Over Millennials
Posted on 03/13/2013 7:37:12 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
The Republican Party is at an impetus. Reflecting upon the 2012 primaries, it is easy for us to see how split the party has become. There was Rick Santorum, running almost entirely on social issues like abortion and family values, who drew a great deal of controversy by talking about bans on pornography and contraception. There was Ron Paul, an unwavering constitutional libertarian who championed Austrian economics and an end to wars abroad. He stood alongside Governor Rick Perry of Texas, who offered up a plan to go to war with Turkey and Venezuela.
Eventually the party was left with Mitt Romney a flip-flopping moderate who ultimately failed to hit President Obama where it hurts on the economy. Disenfranchised libertarians who had supported Congressman Paul left the RNC to start their own convention across the street. Many either did not vote, or jumped ships to Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, also a former 2012 Republican candidate. Millions of conservatives, who were simply not convinced that Governor Romney was their guy, stayed home from the polls that day.
It is no coincidence that Congressman Paul did the best amongst the younger members of the Republican Party, holding a 30% plurality of voters 18-29. Paul's message of limited government, fiscal responsibility, personal freedom, and non-interventionism is increasingly popular amongst young voters. In order to garnish the support of these individuals, the GOP must embrace these same principles. This would not be any drastic or fundamental change in the party platform; it is simply reverting back to the fundamental concepts which the party was founded upon.
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Ban on pornography? Rick is running for President of Iceland? http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/01/world/europe/iceland-pornography-ban
Santorum Promises Broad War on Porn
The Daily Caller flags a little-discussed position paper on Rick Santorums campaign websitehis pledge to aggressively prosecute those who produce and distribute pornography
Santorum offers a good case study on how to lose an election.
So you support child pornography?
So doing much “research” are you?
This is a damned lie. Santorum did not talk about banning anything. Ever. Georghe Stephanopolous did and the rest of the media followed like the lap dogs they are.
What Santorum said was that he would enforce existing pornography laws and I don’t believe it ever came up on the campaign trail.
The birth control this was his personal traditional Catholic belief but he said that government had no right or responsibility to force Catholic or any other health institutions to pay for it under Obamacare.
The lying Alinskyites will stop at nothing.
You’re right. He said on several occasions that he would NOT try to ban contraceptives and the liars didn’t even slow down. My own wife told me during one of the debates that she would like him a lot more if he could just stop talking about banning contraceptives! The media knows it’s business...tell alie often enough and it will become the ‘truth’.
I like Santorum but he stumbled around on lots of issues where he sounded like a prohibitionist....
Just as weve seen from a lot of other things that are vices on the Internet, they end to grow exponentially as a result of that. Its one thing to come to Las Vegas and do gaming and participate in the shows and that kind of thing as entertainment, its another thing to sit in your home and have access to that it. I think it would be dangerous to our country to have that type of access to gaming on the Internet.
His statement references going after pornography that is distributed not just on the Internet, but also on cable/satellite TV, on hotel/motel TV. Perhaps I am not staying in the most interesting hotels, but my impression is that porn distributed through such channels is almost definitionally not extreme.
And remember this was the election when we had a terrible economy and a President who’s socialist policies were to blame. When our liberties are threatened by the government in so many ways. Santorum was at odds with the people and the times.
Santorum only ever mentioned those issues when asked, and then pressed to answer. He never brought them up, that’s not what his camapign was about. do you think he won Iowa because Iowans want to ban the pill? Ridiculous...but after he showed he was a viable candidate the press and his GOP opposition came after him and tried to paint him as some kind of uber Catholic prude.
Lower the drinking age to 18. That will get quite a few young votes. That would also cause some problems, but electorally that’s a winning idea.
They claimed that he said he didn’t care about unemployment when what he really said was that unemployment was a result of the real problems (government) and if you fix the real problems, unemployment would take care of itself.
I travel very little In the past few years compared to former times.
but had occasion to spend three or four stays in Dallas for some seminars, last summer.
the TV was so full of porn it was alarming. I had to adjust my usual habits and be sure to bring light reading. Doubt a whole lot of people are doing that.
Teen boys’ formation is becoming irreparably damaged.
People hope these kids will have normal sex lives after this exposure but it is not going to happen.
We think the media and the government and corporations are protecting us when it comes to telling us what to do with our kids.
This is where stupidity just reigns.
No, they are doing studies on why lesbians are fat, but never on the effects of deviant sex on the formative brain or, well. ..
It’s now prohibition to prevent Wally and the Beav from watching actual sex on line in their rooms. It’s repressive to tell them it’s bad for them and it’s unusual to protect them from the temptation to expose themselves to it.
They are not going to have normal sex lives. The brain becomes rewired. The developing brain is damaged from it.
It is extremely addictive and it, and it, addiction to pornography is a LEADING cause of marital breakup.
That was a lie, the whole “war on women” was a lie propagated by the MSM for the reelection of Bambi. I actually voted for Santorum even though he wasn’t my first choice (I wanted to stop Romney from being the nominee), but I don’t think he was a very good candidate. He would have likely lost far worse than Romney did. This thread printing his new op-ed kind of confirmed that one to me: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2996137/posts
He tied Romney in Michigan which was a pretty astounding feat since Romney beat McCain by 9 points here in 08.
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Say what you want about Rand Paul. I liked his filibuster. But don't tell me he's about 'principle' just yet. I want to see more and I want to see him adhere to conservative values across the spectrum.
I'm not ruling him out. But as a social conservative I have serious doubts.
Banning contraceptives becomes a hot issue and a complete obstruction to the presidential run, and one’s own party in such a scenario won’t come to the defense, even when there is no talk of a ban as it would be unconstitutional and not even possible.
But a ban on ownership of weapons is fine.
This is complete insanity
Nice try, but child pornography is already illegal and I have no evidence that these laws are not being enforced.
Santorum was a gift to the democrats last year. While people were worried about surviving during the recession he was on natonal television saying that contraception is a ‘Grievous Moral Wrong’. Yes, he said it.
He stood alongside Governor Rick Perry of Texas, who offered up a plan to go to war with Turkey and Venezuela
Gov. Perry wanted to go to war with those two countries??? I didn’t hear that!!
Santorum lost by 3% to Romney, unfortunately that’s not a tie. Romney got 41% of the vote, Santorum 38%. A good showing, but that’s not a tie.
Whatever, I’m not going to argue about it. Cox lays it out clearly.
How’s that Newt working out for ya?
Last I checked he was pumping up gay marriage.
Exactly, and last I checked he won as many states as Romney did in 2008.
Pity FReepers aren’t getting behind a solid conservative candidate who’s proven he can run a good campaign.
It used to be 18, how does it change how people vote?
Santorum was kicked out of his Senate seat by a larger margin than Christine O’Donnell lost in her rookie attempt to take Biden’s seat.
Santorum is a lifelong supporter of Arlen Specter who switched to Romney in 2008.
Santorum is very much like his man Romney, he was anti-Reagan, and became pro-life to run for office.
Yes, the enemy media came after him. Like most Republicans —he was unready for it.
Just like the war on women etc. etc.
The media is the enemy and if you have strong opinions on social issues be ready to beat it.
All very true.
But we have a power hungry socialist in the White House who is threatening many of our freedoms. He is dooming hundreds of thousands to poverty by his punishing economics. It is his party that is happy to firehose pornography into our culture.
We needed to end him - and confusing the issue just allowed him to be reelected.
He’s also solidly prolife, and unlike newt, doesn’t support Gay marriage. :D
So did I. Warn I did, Freepers, listen they did not.
That’s just it, Santorum has always supported abortion behind the scenes, even endorsing removing life from the GOP platform in 1996, only a few years after he admits that he switched from his abortion position as he started his first run for office, just like Romney.
“has always supported abortion behind the scenes”.
So you’re a liar as well.
What other lies do you have?
Your ignorance does not make other people liars, and you can lay off the name calling and stay on the subject, or is this the kind of Christian support that Santorum attracts?
Stating that Rick Santorum has always supported abortion ‘behind the scenes’ is a filthy lie.
“you can lay off the name calling”
Liars Lie. ‘Rats gotta tax and ansel has to lie.
Have you ever wondered why Santorum fought tooth and nail to keep Arlen Specter in power, or even wanted to make him president, until finally the republicans managed to get rid of Specter, with Santorum then switching his allegiance to Mitt Romney?
Do you have a citation to your claim about Santorum?
Have I wondered? No.
Now, why are you lying about your fellow brother in Christ?
Don’t bear false witness against me and call names just because you don’t know things.
You mean like being anti-Reagan, or endorsing and campaigning for Arlen Specter’s presidential campaign calling for removing pro-life from the GOP, or his original identity of being a progressive conservative ?
Switching to life when he started his first campaign, supporting Specter even for the 2010 election until Specter actually became a democrat, something that you probably didn’t know?
No, I asked if you had a citation. Your opinion is very nice, but without documentation, it is only an opinion.
“Dont bear false witness against me and call names just because you dont know things.”
What, for calling you a liar because you told a lie about Santorum? That’s not false witness. That’s the truth.
Rather than writing a book and hoping to cover what you wanted, I was asking you what specifically you wanted to know about. I will just make my own decision and cover the Specter for President part.
Here is video of Senator Santorum on stage with Arlen Specter, as Specter is announcing his Presidential run, based on making the GOP a pro-abortion party, Rick Santorum endorsed him, and campaigned for him and his platform.
Santorum is seen nodding and applauding at Specters side:
3:46 mark: In 1996, I intend to win the other house the White House with ten commitments to America including a womans right to choose
13:22 mark: Even though we have this historic opportunity for these achievements, there are those in our party who would lead us down a different path and squander this unique moment in our nations history by using our political capital to pursue a radical social agenda that would end a womans right to choose
13:48 mark: When Pat Robertson says there is no constitutional doctrine of separation between Church and State, I say he is wrong
14:31 mark: When Ralph Reed says a pro-choice Republican isnt qualified to be our President, I say the Republican Party will not be intimidated or blackmailed by those kinds of threats.I, and millions of other pro-choice Republicans, will not be disenfranchised and made second class citizens.
15:33 mark: it is not Christian, or religious, or Judeo-Christian to bring God into politics; or to advocate intolerance and promote exclusion.
15:54 mark: I want to take abortion out of politics. I want to keep the Republican Party focused on the vital economic and foreign policy issues and leave moral issues such as abortion to the conscience of the individual. I believe abortion is an issue to be decided by women
16:40 mark: I pledge to lead the fight to strip the strident anti-choice language from the Republican National platform
Not a single word from Santorum, all your quotes are from Arlen Specter, a fact you don’t attribute.
Gosh. I guess that makes you a liar.
Santorum was at Specter's announcement of his presidential run and of his agenda, as a prominent supporter and endorser of it.
Yes, and? You said that he supported Abortion, not Spectre.