Skip to comments.Ron Paul's Flip Flop No Surprise on Don't Ask, Don't Tell; Who is Next?
Posted on 01/03/2011 12:51:43 PM PST by grassboots.org
Where were all the presidential candidates* as the vote to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell was nearing? The collective silence was loud. Only Rush Limbaugh brashly called the repeal, gays in the military, show and tell. But at the end it was largely a GOP candidates no-show and no-tell.
Before the recent votes in the lame-duck session of Congress repealing DADT (a policy that dated back to the Bill Clinton administration), I called on politicians to come out and announce their positions. Former governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson wrote a piece for the Huffington Post saying he was against DADT, while 2008 nominee John McCain spoke in the Senate to retain it. Otherwise, I was mostly ignored. In fact, I was completely ignored (Does anybody but me really think Johnson or McCain announced because of me?) But I digress.
Speaking of surprises, we shouldnt be surprised when candidates without principles stick their fingers in the wind and change their votes as often as President Obama changes batteries on his teleprompter. But when candidates like Ron Paul claim their position is a principled one (based on the U.S. Constitution), their changes in position almost certainly mean one of two things: Either the candidate has not been candid all along, or he or she is going soft.
Ron Paul previously supported DADT. His recent vote to repeal it is one more thing that shouldnt surprise us, however. Though Paul professes Christianity, years ago he said he does not even think homosexuality is a sin. He says this because he is a doctor, not because he can find support for his position in the Bible. As I have pointed out elsewhere, without the Word of God as a standard, there could be no successful stand against moral degradation. I believe abortion...
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David Shedlock (Grassboots.org)
Brings a whole new meaning to “in the rear with the gear”., don’t it ?
Yea it does. And when the DI calls "to the rear, MARCH" who will march to the rear? John Fitzpatrick or Patrick Fitzjohn? Just wonderin'.
I always heard the “Patrick Fitzhenry” and “Henry Fitzpatrick.”
RP will prove his worthyness when he goes after Bernake.
The GOP has surrendered to the gay agenda and this has been obvious for a while. That is a sad but true fact. Without the GOP, DADT would not have been repealed. Now that activist judges and both political parties along with the military and CPAC have proclaimed homosexuality wonderful, that is what we got.
We have to fight the implementation of the gay agenda to make gays and their activists sexually harassing others with their “out of the closet” sex illegal, risky, and costly. That is where we are now.
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