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Ron Paul Endorses (the Other) Theocratic Homophobic Lunatic for President

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, irrelevant to irrelevant, laughingstock to laughingstock:

The Libertarian Party Candidate [Bob Barr] admonished me for “remaining neutral” in the presidential race and not stating whom I will vote for in November. It’s true; I have done exactly that due to my respect and friendship and support from both the Constitution and Libertarian Party members. I remain a lifetime member of the Libertarian Party and I’m a ten-term Republican Congressman. It is not against the law to participate in more then one political party. Chuck Baldwin has been a friend and was an active supporter in the presidential campaign.

I’ve thought about the unsolicited advice from the Libertarian Party candidate, and he has convinced me to reject my neutral stance in the November election. I’m supporting Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party candidate.

You can peruse the platform of the Constitution Party at your leisure. Here are the lowlights:

This great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. … The goal of the Constitution Party is to restore American jurisprudence to its Biblical foundations and to limit the federal government to its Constitutional boundaries.
The pre-born child, whose life begins at fertilization, is a human being created in God’s image. … We affirm the God-given legal personhood of all unborn human beings, without exception.
The Constitution Party will uphold the right of states and localities to restrict access to drugs and to enforce such restrictions.
The law of our Creator defines marriage as the union between one man and one woman. The marriage covenant is the foundation of the family, and the family is fundamental in the maintenance of a stable, healthy and prosperous social order. No government may legitimately authorize or define marriage or family relations contrary to what God has instituted.
We reject the notion that sexual offenders are deserving of legal favor or special protection, and affirm the rights of states and localities to proscribe offensive sexual behavior. We oppose all efforts to impose a new sexual legal order through the federal court system. We stand against so-called “sexual orientation” and “hate crime” statutes that attempt to legitimize inappropriate sexual behavior and to stifle public resistance to its expression. We oppose government funding of “partner” benefits for unmarried individuals. Finally, we oppose any legal recognition of homosexual unions.
Gambling promotes an increase in crime, destruction of family values, and a decline in the moral fiber of our country.
We favor a moratorium on immigration to these United States, except in extreme hardship cases or in other individual special circumstances, until the availability of all federal subsidies and assistance be discontinued, and proper security procedures have been instituted to protect against terrorist infiltration.
We particularly support all the legislation which would remove from Federal appellate review jurisdiction matters involving acknowledgement of God as the sovereign source of law, liberty, or government. We commend Former Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court for his defense of the display of the Ten Commandments, and condemn those who persecuted him and removed him from office for his morally and legally just stand.
Pornography, at best, is a distortion of the true nature of sex created by God for the procreative union between one man and one woman in the holy bonds of matrimony, and at worst, is a destructive element of society resulting in significant and real emotional, physical, spiritual and financial costs to individuals, families and communities. We call on our local, state and federal governments to uphold our cherished First Amendment right to free speech by vigorously enforcing our laws against obscenity to maintain a degree of separation between that which is truly speech and that which only seeks to distort and destroy.

This is the platform that Ron Paul believes libertarians should embrace. Indeed, it is the platform that Paul supporters have in fact been embracing from the outset.

I was, along with a few select others, among the first to stand athwart yelling Stop!. We warned against this lunacy, this malignant fever that struck so many intellectually challenged “libertarians” who deluded themselves into thinking that Ron Paul was anything other than a majoritarian, neo-confederate theocrat (who engages in rank homophobia as a hobby).

We were right. You were wrong. We stayed true to our principles. You sold your souls for a bumper sticker and a press conference. Now welcome your new Constitution Party overlords..

As for the future, my advice to Paul supporters is this: By all means join the Constitution Party and vote for [Pastor] Chuck Baldwin. All we who saw through the Paul charade ask is that you do so with your eyes wide open. Know fully who and what you are voting for.

And please, for your sake and ours, stop calling yourselves “libertarians.”

More thoughts at Outright Libertarians, Hit & Run, Wonkette.

On the Ron Paul Newsletter Scandal
“Republican Presidential Candidate” Quote of the Day (1 of 2)
“Republican Presidential Candidate” Quote of the Day (2 of 2)
Ron Paul (Possibly) Flip-Flops on Gay Marriage
The Ron Paul Agenda
A Question for Ron Paul
Another Question for Ron Paul
Another Quick Example of How Ron Paul is Not a Libertarian

6 Responses to “Ron Paul Endorses (the Other) Theocratic Homophobic Lunatic for President”

  1. Kip,

    As one of the few who tried to stay true to libertarian principles and thus rejected Ron Paul, his endorsement of Baldwin did bring me a bit of glee — we were right; the other guys were wrong! — but also a little disappointment.

    It'd be nice if there was a real libertarian candidate with Ron Paul's popularity. Really nice. Why isn't there? Do you think that the so-called libertarians were attracted to RP precisely because of the dark side we rejected? As a "fringe candidate", can you only get as popular as Ron Paul by appealing to white nationalists?

    If yes, that's really, really sad.

    Kind regards, as always,


  2. 09 24 08

    I too am saddened by Ron Pauls shenannigans! His rhetoric would have one believe that he is libertarian in that his main emphasis on the website was to support the American monetary unit. Oh my how he has shown his ass with this endorsement. And to think, I once considered voting for him. Now, I don't know who I will vote for!

  3. […] Kip Esquire notes, the Constitution Party is hardly libertarian in any sense of the word, as these excerpts […]

  4. […] candidates by remaining out of the endorsement business altogether, he has stated his support for a "Theocratic Homophobic Lunatic for President." Rather than retain some semblance of legitimacy as a libertarian elder statesman and an alternative […]

  5. […] Kip Esquire notes, the Constitution Party is hardly libertarian in any sense of the word, as these excerpts […]

  6. [RP supporter, with major whine in voice]
    oooh. ron is the most libertarian candidate. ooh. [/RPSWMWIV]

    Looking at RP's positions, it seems like a good fit for him.


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