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!!