Usually when making your third bid for the White House you’d try to play down the amount of crazy things you say to the voting public. While speaking to a group of pro-life anti-abortion activists in Jacksonville the U.S. Representative from Texas declared that abortion is “the most important issue of our age.” Paul who parades around as a Libertarian threw the definition of his party under the bus even further when he without citing sources said that legalized abortion has led to an increase in crime and child abuse when it has actually had the opposite effect (further info).
Paul however feels that “to give abortion-on-demand is to show there is no respect for life,” but forcing a mother to keep a baby that she cannot afford or care for also shows that there is no respect for quality of life. When taking a look at the drastic drop in crime rates as well one has to wonder what Ron Paul means by “respect for life.” Paul also wants to drastically reduce the size and reach of the federal government which would ultimately shrink assistance programs such as welfare that mothers who would be forced to keep their child would need to feed their babies.
What strikes me the most about Paul’s speech is that he hints at wanting to revert the American society back to the 1950′s way of thinking about things which when you look at some of his racist saying’s it does make sense. Ron feels that “the legalization of abortion has come from a change of morality,” and implies that the culture of today is more immoral than the one of his childhood. He says that we will never see an end to legalized abortion until the culture has changed. Frankly I do not want to live in the 1950′s and 60′s.
Another fascinating thing about Paul who thinks that abortion is the most important issue of our age, he feels that at the time abortion was a huge issue that the Supreme Court should have never heard the case. If he is a “champion of liberty” why does he want to undermine the very thing that gives us additional liberties?
We haven’t legalized the killing an individual because embryos and fetuses are not individuals. If that’s the case then we should follow Christine O’Donnell’s path and outlaw masturbation because I have killed a lot of potential individuals. In the end it should be a mutual decision by both the father and mother whether or not they wish to raise a child or terminate the fetus. Governments big and small shouldn’t have that much say especially when most of those who choose to abort either can’t or don’t want to take care of a child. Abortion has led to a dramatic decrease in crime and child abuse because kids aren’t being left in the hands of unfit parents who neglect them. Any candidate who blatantly makes up statistics and pushes less government while trying to implement more government shouldn’t be taken seriously. It is a shame because I really liked Ron up until he started spewing this horse crap.Source: Sunshine State News Study on Abortions affects on Crime