WHY RON PAUL?
Idaho State Rep., Phil Hart
March 28, 2012
On Tuesday March 6, 2012 I had the privilege of speaking to the Twin Falls County Republican Party Caucus. There were 4 candidates in the race. I was honored to be able to speak for Ron Paul. Below is that 5 minute speech.
The Twin Falls GOP County Caucus only had one round of voting. But had the voting taken two rounds, my prepared remarks for the second round of voting are also included below.
Round Remarks in Support of Ron Paul,
Twin Falls, Idaho March 6, 2012
Thank you all for allowing me to speak to you tonight. And thank you to the Twin Falls County Ron Paul campaign for inviting me here.
As I have observed Dr. Paul’s life over the last few decades, I know him to be a friendly gentleman. And as both a medical doctor and a congressman, he is servant of people.
Dr. Paul is also the only member of Congress who has delivered over 4,000 babies. Congressman Ron Paul is 100% pro-life and has never voted for any funding for Planned Parenthood. As a doctor he refused to take Medicare, but when necessary would treat people for free instead.
He is the only veteran in the race. And he is the only candidate for president who advocates the Christian Just War Theory.
He is also a man who has a realistic plan to eliminate 5 cabinet departments of our federal government. A plan to eliminate $1 trillion of the federal budget, and to Restore America to our roots of limited government.
And as I have observed his life over the last 4 years, I see a man who has a passion for justice, an ambassador of free markets, and a champion of liberty. And with an aggressive plan as his to cut the size of government, he has also become a target of many.
What carries Ron Paul forward, against all the criticism of those who do not want to see a Trillion Dollars cut from the federal budget, is his knowledge that unless America makes a hard course correction our future is uncertain.
In 2011, Congress’s approval rating was only 9 percent.
And while Congress is going in the wrong direction, Congressman Paul was earning the nick-name “Dr. No.”
Congressman Paul votes NO on any legislation that is not expressly authorized by the Constitution. He votes No a lot.
He has NEVER voted to raise taxes; He has NEVER voted for an unbalanced budget; He has NEVER voted for a restriction on gun ownership; NEVER voted to raise congressional pay.
Nor has he ever voted to fund the United Nations.
According to a University of Georgia political scientist, Ron Paul had the most conservative voting record of any member of Congress from 1937 to 2002. His future performance as president can be predicted based on his past performance as a Congressman.
In 1775, the military commander of the British forces in Boston, General Gage, wrote a letter to King George. General Gage complained, “I have a nation of lawyers, everyone is a lawyer, they know your statutes better then you know them yourself.”
At that time more copies of Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England were sold in the Colonies then were sold in England. These colonists knew their rights, they knew the law, and consequently they were willing to fight for their rights.
So it is with those of us who, one by one, become Ron Paul supporters.
In 2008, Ron Paul held a national convention for his Campaign for Liberty at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
There were over 10,000 people in attendance. I was one of them. And when the name of a free market economist was mentioned, names like Fredrick Hyack, Milton Freedman or Ludwig von Misses, the crowd cheered as if Magic Johnson had been in the arena playing basketball.
Oh, and by the way, we booed economist John Maynard Keynes.
Those of us who support Dr. Paul do so because we know Dr. Paul has done the personal study to understand how our economy works, how our monetary system works, and mostly, how our government is supposed to work based on our Constitution.
He is like one of our Founding Fathers who knew all the failures of other systems of government in human history. But they also knew what worked. The same is true for Ron Paul. Congressman Paul knows what works for nations. And he knows what will work for America.
Congressman Paul is the only candidate for President who has a realistic plan to Restore our Republic.
Tonight, Please cast your vote for Ron Paul. Thank you.
Twin Falls Idaho GOP Caucus, Second Round Speech
The apostle Paul wrote at Philippians 2:12 “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”
Embedded in this statement is the idea that each one of us is to have a personal relationship with our Creator. This is implied by the words “Work out your own salvation” In other words, each one of us is responsible for our individual relationship with God.
Those who came to America for religious freedom believed this. It was one of their major points of contention with the religious structure of Old World Europe. In the Old World, the church hierarchy believed that God did not speak directly to an individual person, but instead spoke only through church leadership.
This same mentality played itself out in the Old World political system by way of the Devine Right of Kings. The king would claim he was always right, because he was God’s representative to the nation. How could one argue with that?
The apostle Paul wrote at Colossians 2:10-11 “[You have] put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him. A renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freemen, but Christ is all, and in all.” This scripture makes it clear that we are all equal before God.
This spiritual belief of the founders of this nation worked itself out in our purely American political system were each one of us was equal before the law. Each of us has an equal vote in the electoral process.
In the same way, we are to “work out” our own understanding of the American political system. Since we all possess an equal vote to choose our leaders or to vote for any ballot item, we are each equally responsible for the outcome. America has rejected the “Devine right of kings” and instead we hold our leaders to the same standard that applies to each one of us.
And in the American political system, each one of us is entitled to the same “due process” as the next person.
When you realize this, you will quickly conclude that the Patriot Act is wrong! Because the Patriot Act denies due process rights to a certain class of people. When you come to this place in your thinking, the only candidate you can support is Ron Paul.
You will also conclude that the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) is wrong! Because the NDAA denies due process rights to a certain class of people. When you realize this, Ron Paul becomes your candidate.
And you will also realize that circumventing the Declaration of War process robs us of the vetting process where we can have a debate of the justness or unjustness of attacking another nation. When we circumvent this national debate, we are more likely to make a mistake and violate the due process rights of innocent people. When you understand this shortcoming of circumventing the Declaration of War process, Ron Paul becomes the only candidate you can support.
The bible speaks about money more than any other topic. Appearing numerous places in scripture is the admonition found at Leviticus 19:36 to have “just weights and measures.”
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The money system of the Federal Reserve Bank is based on a fractional reserve model where money is created out of thin air and multiplies faster than weeds. Those who get the money first, the insiders, receive a huge benefit. All the while the rest of us experience a reduction of our purchasing power from the effects of inflation, which effectively steals our wealth.
When you get this figured out, Ron Paul becomes the only candidate you can support.
Ron Paul is the only candidate for president who understands our economy. Ron Paul is the only candidate for president who understands what Constitutional Government is supposed to look like. Ron Paul is the only candidate for president who has a realistic plan to Restore our Republic.
Tonight, Please vote for Ron Paul. Thank you