Jul 11, 2007

Gun Owners of America analysis on Ron Paul; Best Alternative to Leading Candidates

From the website of Gun Owners of America, by far the better 2nd amendment defender than the compromising NRA, the following information comes from their analysis

Presidential Election 2008
Pro-gunners -- Keep Your Powder Dry

Their analysis proves that Ron Paul has a track record superior to that of Giuliani, McCain, Thompson, and Romney when it comes to defending the 2nd amendment of the Constitution. Of course Paul does not stop with just the 2nd amendment either...but consistently defends the entire Bill of Rights which keeps Americans free from government intrusion and oppression, and is greatly under attack since Bush started office and implemented a neoconservative legislative agenda. How many know that the USA PATRIOT ACT and Homeland Security measures is a threat to 2nd amendment rights?

The other leading candidates are moving America toward blatant fascism which strips away our constitututional rights, , including 2nd amendment, now maligned under the phrase "civil liberties", as if every official does not swear to defend them upon taking the oath of office! Every government official, by definition, is a "civil rights" defender, that is should be. If "conservatives" means erecting totalitarian government and fascism (disobeying the Constitution rather than "conserving" its laws and power), then that conservatism is pure tyranny, contrary to the constitution, and more like the Great Britain Americans fought to gain independence from. American Christian dissenters fought against the "conservative" Tories of Britain, against their Church of England (resisted by Baptists and Presbyterians particularly), as much as the King. It is time for Americans to review their history before following words and terms made into a political correct orthodoxy but contrary to the principles of justice.

After James Madison's Bill of Rights was submitted to Congress, Tench Coxe (see also: Tench Coxe and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, 1787-1823) published his "Remarks on the First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution," in the Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789 He asserts that it's the people (as individuals) with arms, who serve as the ultimate check on government:

As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow-citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.
Even a more contemporary Senate committee has still concluded the same thing:
[Constitution, Federalism and Property Rights Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, September 23, 1998, Federal Document Clearing House]
Gradually, Americans have been taught, since the Civil War, that bearing arms, as a contingency against government oppression, is something absolutely evil, instead of something long held as a legitimate means of self defense against a tyrannical government. No American government since Lincoln and Wilson (Alien and Sedition Acts) has more threatened Americans constitutional rights than the post-9/11 government of George W. Bush.

Giuliani's New York City police-state (including surveillance as much as arms control) stands as an example of the kind of 2nd amendment rights that would come under Giuliani's fascist anti-constitutional principles of totalitarian control, under the tyrant's plea of "necessity". No candidate is more of a threat to Americans and gun owners freedoms than Rudy Guliani. No other candidate opposes such tyranny as republican candidate Ron Paul. IF OUR RIGHTS TO BEAR ALL KIND OF ARMS IS CONTINUALLY "INFRINGED" BY REGULATIONS AND NEW LEGISLATION IT CAN BE MARKED AS AN ACT OF HOSTILITY BY THE GOVERNMENT INCONSISTENT WITH SUPREME CONSTITUTIONAL LAW. Already too many regulations have been put into force, but are gradually being appealed and overturned by honest courts (e.g. the D.C. Gun Ban).

Ron Paul
by Larry Pratt
Executive Director, Gun Owners of America

Ron Paul has represented areas near Houston, Texas for nearly 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. He has the reputation of the paramount defender of the Constitution and seeks to follow it in casting every one of his votes.

Ron Paul has been a leader in the fight to defend and restore the Second Amendment. He has sponsored legislation to repeal the following:

  • the Brady law;
  • the requirement to lock up your safety (guns);
  • the law permitting the US to be part of the UN (which, among other attacks on American freedoms, seeks to ban privately transfered firearms);
  • participation in UNESCO -- which has been used to dumb down US education standards;
  • the federal prohibition on importation of guns on a sporting basis test;
  • federal prohibitions on any pilot wishing to carry a handgun to and in his cockpit; and,
  • the so-called "assault weapons" ban (prior to its sunsetting in 2004).

Paul also has sponsored legislation requiring states to treat the concealed carry permit of one state the same as they do that state's driver's license.

Paul has viewed his opposition to a national ID card as a protection for gun owners. A national ID card would most likely identify the bearer as a gun owner, among other things of interest to government officials.

Paul acknowledges his underdog status in the 2008 presidential race. He argues that he is offering himself as a pro-Second Amendment alternative to the candidates who have initially led the field, none of whom have a pro-gun record. Paul hopes to use his long experience in raising grassroots support to gain sufficient funding to become the pro-gun alternative to the current leaders of the field.

Ron Paul is a Medical Doctor who for years even as a member of Congress continued practicing as an obstetrician. He is married and has five children, 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.