Thursday, October 06, 2011

Linkage: Five Lies about Ron Paul

It is no secret that I am backing Congressman Ron Paul for President.  He has been one of the people who have shaped my thinking for the past four years.  One of my frustrations is that so many people overlook him as a viable candidate because they have heard that he supports this thing or that he doesn't support this other thing.  Laurence Vance addresses five of these lies in this article:

Although I am a theological and cultural Christian conservative, I am not a member of the Religious Right and never have been. Adherents of the Religious Right are oftentimes more wrong than they are right. And they have never been more wrong than in their lies about Ron Paul. 
The lies about Ron Paul uttered by the media, the Republican Party, the political establishment, conservative talk show hosts, and rank and file Republicans and conservatives who blindly parrot their leaders, and even some libertarians are legion. However, when it comes to Christian armchair warriors, Christian Coalition moralists, evangelical warvangelicals, Catholic just war theorists, reich-wing Christian nationalists, theocon Values Voters, imperial Christians, Red-State Christian fascists, God and country Christian bumpkins, and other Religious Rightists that have no problem draping the cross of Christ with the American flag, there are basically five lies that are continually told about Congressman Paul, all recycled from the last time he ran for president.

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