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Forum Post: Ron Lawl's Connections to Gary North & Christian Reconstructionists

Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 16, 2011, 11:06 a.m. EST by GreedKills (1119)
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Christian Reconstructionism arose as an ideology among conservative Calvinists. The movement in its modern form was founded in the United States of America, popularized by Rousas John Rushdoony, in his work The Institutes of Biblical Law (1973), though to an extent it had its beginnings in the colonial governments of early New England (especially that of the Massachusetts Bay colony). Other past and present Reconstructionist leaders include Gary North (Rushdoony's son-in-law), Howard Ahmanson, Jr., Greg Bahnsen, David Chilton, Gary DeMar, Kenneth Gentry, and Andrew Sandlin.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_North_(Christian_Reconstructionist) Religious Views and Affiliations

He is the founder of the publishing firm Institute for Christian Economics (ICE). The company reportedly got its start with a bequest from an anonymous benefactor. North never received a salary or book royalties for the 25 years of its existence. At North's request, the board disbanded the ICE in 2001. The assets were transferred to Dominion Educational Ministries, Inc., a non-profit organization that operates Christian day care centers. North is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America.

Rousas John Rushdoony, one of the founders of Christian Reconstructionism, was North's father-in-law, and North is a Christian Reconstructionist. The Institute for Christian Economics[12] published many Christian Reconstructionist books online. Christian Reconstructionists are also presuppositionalists in their approach to Christian apologetics as taught in modern Calvinism, and oppose natural law theory as a basis for civil law order.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/30/us/30beliefs.html

Gary North was nearly impossible to track down. He did not return multiple e-mails, and when finally reached by phone, he refused to talk and hung up.

But if you know where to look, he is everywhere.

Mr. North, a onetime aide to Representative Ron Lawl of Texas, a possible 2012 Republican presidential candidate, is the leading proponent of “Christian economics,” which applies biblical principles to economic issues and the free market.

http://reason.com/archives/1998/11/01/invitation-to-a-stoning

Mainstream outlets like the Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post are finally starting to take note of the influence Rushdoony and his followers have exerted for years in American conservative circles. But a second part of the story, of particular interest to readers of this magazine, is the degree to which Reconstructionists have gained prominence in libertarian causes, ranging from hard-money economics to the defense of home schooling. "Christian economist" Gary North, Rushdoony's son-in-law and star polemicist of the Reconstructionist movement, is widely cited as a spokesman for free markets, if not exactly free minds; he even served for a brief time on the House staff of Rep. Ron Lawl (R-Texas), the Libertarian Party presidential nominee in 1988, when Paul was a member of Congress in the '70s. For his part, Rushdoony has blandly described himself to the press as a critic of "statism" and even as a "Christian libertarian." Say what?

Thank You poster BlueRose for the info below.

Why women don't support Ron Lawl, besides abortion, is they know we are disenfranchised from owning property since before the Bible. Ron Lawl is a religious Bible following nutcase who doesn't even believe in evolution, wants property owners to rule, make no mistake. So of course he would love to implement this:

"Property Rights and Purity Not surprisingly, in a patriarchal culture in which women function primarily as daughters, wives, and mothers of particular men, women have virtually no property rights. Unmarried women inherit from their fathers only if they have no brothers; and, in such cases, they must subsequently marry within their father's clan to prevent the dispersal of tribal property among outsiders (Numbers 36:2‑12). [This was the case with the daughters of Zelophehad, who successfully petitioned Moses and God for their father's inheritance.]

Queen Esther Widows do not inherit from their husbands at all, but are dependent on their sons or the generosity of other heirs. According to the practice of levirate marriage, childless widows are the legal responsibility of their husband's oldest brother (Deuteronomy 25:5‑10)."

more at http://www.myjewishlearning.com/beliefs/Issues/Gender_and_Feminism

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[-] 6 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Ron Lawl at the Thanksgiving Family Forum said he supports churches having court hearings and that the man in the family has total control of his wife. A Christian Reconstructionist if I ever did see one.

[-] 3 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

http://blogcritics.org/politics/article/a-quick-investigation-into-ron-pauls/

Ron Lawl can do no wrong. At least, that's what I'm seeing in the replies to other Blogcritics articles. There are some who are absolutely sure that Ron Lawl had nothing whatsoever to do with those racist newsletters (photocopies here; they're very interesting reading). So let's first examine the known facts, the possibilities, and then let's examine the proof. For all those who are absolutely sure that Ron Lawl is completely innocent, at least do yourselves the favor of reading this whole article before replying. The known facts:

Read more: http://blogcritics.org/politics/article/a-quick-investigation-into-ron-pauls/#ixzz1eU5TqWTn

[-] 2 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

More about Christain Reconstructionists and dominionists in the US. This covers David Barton and mentions David Lane, who is helping Ron in IA.

http://www.talk2action.org/story/2011/11/28/154330/25

David Barton is best known for his revisionist history, which recasts America as having been founded as an expressly Christian nation, and his historical distortions, inaccuracies, and founding father misquotes can be found in Christian homeschooling curriculum, in textbooks used by the national Junior ROTC program, and even declaimed on the floor of the US Senate.

Barton has also provided a Christian nationalist thematic centerpiece to pastor David Lane's Renewal Project / Pastors Policy Briefing events, held in swing states across America over the past several years, which according to Lane are geared towards "the mobilization of pastors and pews to restore America to her Judeo-Christian heritage."

David Lane's events interlock neatly with United in Prayer's Champion the Vote initiative, which aims to sign up 5 million new Christian voters in advance of the 2012 election and 40 million over the next five years.

According to the LA Times, one of the main financial backers of the initiative is a publicity-shy Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur named Ken Eldred, who is identified by C. Peter Wagner as a "marketplace apostle". Eldred has funded key New Apostolic Reformation initiatives including George Otis, Jr.'s widely influential Transformations videos.

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/30/us/30beliefs.html

Christian Economics’ Meets the Antiunion Movement

By MARK OPPENHEIMER

Published: April 29, 2011

Gary North was nearly impossible to track down. He did not return multiple e-mails, and when finally reached by phone, he refused to talk and hung up.

But if you know where to look, he is everywhere.

Mr. North, a onetime aide to Representative Ron Paul of Texas, a possible 2012 Republican presidential candidate, is the leading proponent of “Christian economics,” which applies biblical principles to economic issues and the free market.

Largely unknown to the broader public, Mr. North is an influential figure on the American far right. He has written dozens of books, blogs prolifically and is on the curriculum of Christian home-schoolers across America.

He may even have turned up among the antiunion protesters in Madison, Wis., this year.

Not literally, of course (and who would have recognized him if he had been there?). But Christian conservatism and free-market conservatism meet in Mr. North’s writings. A small but vigorous part of the conservative movement has absorbed his view that the Bible is opposed to organized labor, and especially to organized public employees.

“Not only do Reconstructionists believe that public employees should not have the right to organize, they believe that almost all of them should not be public employees,” writes Julie Ingersoll, of the University of North Florida, in the Web magazine Religion Dispatches. “Most of the tasks performed by those protesting the Wisconsin state budget would, in the biblical economics of North,” be privatized.

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

4;51- Paul says we could have passed a law to repeal Roe v. Wade ten years ago when we had the majorities. “If we would have passed that by a majority vote, we could have saved millions of lives.” Said we did not have the support from the right to life community.

Thanksgiving Forum 11/19/11

[-] 1 points by parish32 (16) from Mt Wolf, PA 8 years ago

Lol. Are you delusional?

This is probably one of the dumbest threads that I've ever seen!

Ohh! You guys got him now. Lol.

Why dont you just look at his record. Lol.

[-] 2 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

CATO, John Birch Society, Students of Liberty, Freemasons, Chuck Baldwin, Gary North, Koch Brothers, Steward Rhodes to name a few of Ron's life long friends and associates.

You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?

[-] 2 points by parish32 (16) from Mt Wolf, PA 8 years ago

Lol. Koch bro's hate RonPaul - so, everything else that you sa yis probably bullshit, too.

And what does htat metter anyways?

What about what the man stands for? What about his policies?

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

That reply proves my point that over 80% Ron's supporters have no clue about the man. What policies??? To remove all regulations and allow big banks and big business to self police???What do you think caused what happened in 1929 and 2008?? Or his other policy of gutting the safety nets so the poor, elderly and disabled are dump in the streets to die if they can't pay a bill. Please don't tell me that won't happen because it has already started. Ron Lawl is a far right dominionist just like Bachman and Perry. Grow up and do some research on your own don't be spoon fed by the likes of Koch and Alex Jones.

[-] 0 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Ron Lawl is just shy of the lead in Iowa less than two months before the Republican presidential caucuses, and has risen to second place in New Hampshire. But even as the GOP keeps searching for an alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney, just about no one in politics thinks it will be the 76-year-old congressman from Texas.

He doesn't seem to either.

When RealClearPolitics asked Paul Wednesday morning, after a speech sponsored by the Cato Institute, if he actually wanted to be president, he shrugged and said, "Sure."

Asked by RCP later in the day, as he was leaving a health care-related event in the Rayburn Building in Washington, why he wanted to be president, Paul responded, "I think that's a silly question."

Ron Lawl in it for the money ;)

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

No you and yours are delusional and brainwashed. Nothing I have posted is a lie and proves that the Paulites only take the talking points of Alex Jones and throw the rest to the side. You are brainwashed by those who will make your lives harder not better. This has been in the works since the 80s but you are either too young or stupid to see this fact. Ron Lawl the one who stood by Reagan that was his ad earlier this year LMFAO!!!!

[-] 1 points by parish32 (16) from Mt Wolf, PA 8 years ago

Lol. I dont even fuc(k with Alex Jones - Dumbass! Who is the delusional and brainwashed one now? Lol

No. Im sure that by restoring civil liberties, ending these dumbass wars and ending the policing of the world as well as nation building foreign lands, when we are in troublesome times here at home, but allowing younger people to opt out of govenrment programs while maintaining them for people that depend on them, by ending the police state, the military industrial complex, by fighting back against corporate personhood... Fuck it, you probably wont even read this anyway, so I'll just end with by fighting for liberty and justice - i am making my life easier and not harder. What do you advocate? More government so that it is just easier for the wealthy to buy them and fu(k people like me? You'd rathr me be a slave to the state and not have my civil liberties and my freedom?

I mean, seriously - What are you talking about? Why do you oppose Ron Lawl? Seriously! Name a few things. maybe I can set you straight.

Yea - He stood with Reagan - when Reagan was a small governemnt libertarian of a man. RonPaul left the Republican party and ran as a libertarian in 1988 because of Reagans big government spending.

Are you just really misinformed?

And what do you mean 'the plan'? lol Alex Jones much?

[-] 2 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

You are under informed but only you can change that fact if you are willing to do so. Ron Lawl's 96% conservative approval rating.

http://www.conservative.org/ratings/ratingsarchive/2010/House-Senate-combo.htm#TX When Paul launched his second presidential quest in 2008, he won the endorsement of Rev. Chuck Baldwin, a Baptist pastor who travels in Christian Reconstructionist circles, though he is not precisely a Reconstructionist himself (for reasons having to do with his interpretation of how the end times will go down). When Paul dropped out of the race, instead of endorsing Republican nominee John McCain, or even Libertarian Party nominee Bob Barr, Paul endorsed Constitution Party presidential nominee Chuck Baldwin (who promised, in his acceptance speech, to uphold the Constitution Party platform, which looks curiously similar to the Ron Lawl agenda, right down to the no-exceptions abortion proscription and ending the Fed).

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Wonder if Ron spent Thanksgiving with Gary North???

[-] -1 points by theaveng (602) 8 years ago

CITATION PLEASE.

As for the original post, I fail to see any damning evidence. So this "gary" guy served briefly as Ron Paul's aide. So what? President Barack Obama has known communists (and fertility sterilizers) serving on his staff. I don't hold that against Obama, nor do I hold it against Paul, especially since it happened nearly 40 years ago.

If you ask Congressman Paul about this guy he';d likely say, "Gary who?" It's doubtful he remembers someone he was just a low-level staff person.

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

I see theaveng has left the thread. Like most of the cult members, when faced with facts they run like cockroaches when exposed to the light.

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

When RealClearPolitics asked Paul Wednesday morning, after a speech sponsored by the Cato Institute, if he actually wanted to be president, he shrugged and said, "Sure."

Asked by RCP later in the day, as he was leaving a health care-related event in the Rayburn Building in Washington, why he wanted to be president, Paul responded, "I think that's a silly question."

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WCFUGCOLLU

Go on and take the money and run Ron!!!!

[-] 4 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Ron Lawl's 96% conservative approval rating.

http://www.conservative.org/ratings/ratingsarchive/2010/House-Senate-combo.htm#TX

14 paul + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + - 2010 96.00 2009 91.00 2008 83.51

[-] 2 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

I like how his conservatism has gone up each of the last three years.

[-] 3 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

What do all the Paul Cultists choose to ignore this thread??? Truth is a scary thing isn't it???

[-] 3 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Bump for the truth about Ron Lawl

[-] 2 points by kfreed (19) 8 years ago

Just noticed this post on Christian Reconstruction.

Bravo.

Here's a bit more info if you're interested in keeping up with current events... politically speaking... in regard to the Christian Reconstruction movement.

For current events regarding Christian Reconstruction and election 2012, see People for the Amerocan Way (journalism and legal assistance in defense of separation of church and state) at www.rightwingwatch.org (they generally back up their articles with video documentation).

Start here (re: Gary North): http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/random-book-blogging-gary-north-aids-ron-paul-and-christian-reconstructionism

For background on Christian Reconstruction (dominionism) and politics, see www.theocracywatch.org *Some terrific videos on this website (see menu "download materials")

For Gary North's entire 10,000-page "expostion" on "Biblical Capitalism" see his web page: http://www.garynorth.com/public/department57.cfm

And to top it all off, here's my research bookmark page with over 1400 links to news, video, academic research, pdf files, etc. devoted to the Christian Reconstruction movement and "Biblical Capitalism":

http://www.delicious.com/InsaniTEA

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 years ago

i sure wouldn't want anyone that believes any of this stuff running the country.

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Thank you kfeed, in bad times like we have these days the American Taliban is alive and growing....

[-] 2 points by kfreed (19) 7 years ago

You're most welcome. Sorry to take so long to respond - busy times we're livin'...

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 7 years ago

No problem at all!

[-] 2 points by BlueRose (1437) 8 years ago

I find similarity between Ron Lawlites and this site: http://www.albionmonitor.com/freemen/ci-roots.html I think this is their playbook!

[-] 2 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Thank you for the link, you have hit the nail on the head. The saying everything old is new again fits Ron Lawl and his beliefs perfectly. He is just tricking young people because the older generations have see his song and dance before. Don't let this man fool you.

[-] 2 points by BlueRose (1437) 8 years ago

Why women don't support Ron Lawl, besides abortion, is they know we are disenfranchised from owning property since before the Bible. Ron Lawl is a religious Bible following nutcase who doesn't even believe in evolution, wants property owners to rule, make no mistake. So of course he would love to implement this:

"Property Rights and Purity Not surprisingly, in a patriarchal culture in which women function primarily as daughters, wives, and mothers of particular men, women have virtually no property rights. Unmarried women inherit from their fathers only if they have no brothers; and, in such cases, they must subsequently marry within their father's clan to prevent the dispersal of tribal property among outsiders (Numbers 36:2‑12). [This was the case with the daughters of Zelophehad, who successfully petitioned Moses and God for their father's inheritance.]

Queen Esther Widows do not inherit from their husbands at all, but are dependent on their sons or the generosity of other heirs. According to the practice of levirate marriage, childless widows are the legal responsibility of their husband's oldest brother (Deuteronomy 25:5‑10)."

more at http://www.myjewishlearning.com/beliefs/Issues/Gender_and_Feminism/Traditional_Views/Biblical.shtml

[-] 2 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Thank you BlueRose I have added this reply to the main post just in case it gets buried by those who stifle free speech.

[-] 2 points by TommyNYC (730) 8 years ago

Pawn Drawl hides behind his isolationist stance on the war and his "do whatever you want as long as is doesn't hurt anybody" rhetoric in order to appeal to young middle-class and wealthy male voters.

His insane policies would essentially create a permanent caste system in America.

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Thank you for your reply Tommy. I posted some of this info on the website below and the Paultards are so scared to see the truth surface that they reported me to facebook and now I can not defend myself nor access my Facebook. I was Gray Mann and look at the attacks toward me. I am disabled and family and friends have abandoned me and the Paultards make fun that I have no friends. I'm living proof that Ron's fantasy of people taking care of others who are disabled is BS and his supporters actually abuse those less fortunate. Selfish psychopaths/sociopaths one and all.

http://thinkprogress.org/special/2011/12/05/381801/ron-paul-99-percent-movement/#comment_link

[-] 2 points by TommyNYC (730) 8 years ago

That's terrible man! Was your Facebook account deleted?

Here's a glimpse into what kind of trash the Ron Lawl campaign attracts:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/end-the-fed-movement-has-ties-to-domestic-terroris/

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

I tried to give my phone number and Facebook stated I have tried too many times....really???? The Paultards are using documented tactics the SA/Nazis used to drown out, overwhelm and silence the people who would expose or disagree with Hitler. Ron Lawl is not Hitler but too many of his supporters do act like the SA did.

[-] 1 points by kfreed (19) 7 years ago

Dear GreedKills,

You're doing a fantastic job on this thread.

So the little Eichman's managed to get you locked out of your Facebook account? I am so sorry (don't let it throw you - just set up another). Those are exactly their tactics - duplicitous and cowardly.

I had several of them try to get me banned from Raw Story for posting (the list below) as spam.

Fortunately, most of the links I provide are to well known websites and so challenged them to go ahead and try to convince Raw Story that links to their own articles are "spam."

That's just the way they roll... but they won't get very far if people like you continue to speak up. It is imperative that we don't allow them to intimidate us. Gotta get creative... they slam one door shut, we open another.

PS Twitter can work wonders in spreading the word... links, links, links...

Keep on keepin' on.

[-] 1 points by kfreed (19) 7 years ago

Allow me to reiterate one or two points about Ron Paul and add some video (presenting Ron Paul himself) for those who still think Ron Paul is the man for Occupy (he's so far removed from your worldview you might as well be living on different planets):

I read Occupy's Manifesto - and agree with every single item on it.

Ron Paul agrees with mostly none of it.

He's a fraud and his supporters are (some wittingly and some unwittingly) undermining this precious movement for economic justice and human rights:

Who Is Ron Paul? In His Own Words…

*Anonymous Hacks White Supremacist Site, Finds Direct Links to Ron Paul – Ron Paul’s connections to Neo-Nazis revealed: “The documents show numerous connections between Republican candidate Ron Paul and these racist Neanderthals; they’re heavily involved in campaigning for Paul, and according to the messages, have held regular meetings with Ron Paul himself: Ron Paul, the American Third Position Party and Stormfront. Also revealed: Ron Paul has held meetings with A3P and Nick Griffin, leader of the British National Party — the notorious UK fascist group with neo-Nazi roots.” Anonymous Statement: http://pirasec.com/ http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/39862_Anonymous_Hacks_White_Supremacist_Site_Finds_Direct_Links_to_Ron_Paul

[VIDEO] Ron Paul promises “big cuts” in new ad:

“Paul has vowed to cut $1 trillion from the budget in the first year if he were elected president by ending the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Education, Energy, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Interior.

The Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration and Department of Defense would also see deep cuts under his budget plan.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/05/ron-paul-promises-big-cuts-in-new-ad/

[VIDEO] Ron Paul: End Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid: http://www.rawstory.com/rawreplay/2011/04/ron-paul-end-medicare-social-security-and-medicaid/

[VIDEO] Ron Paul Calls For Federal Public Lands To Be ‘Sold Off To Private Owners’: http://thinkprogress.org/green/2011/10/21/349536/ron-paul-public-lands/

[VIDEO] Ron Paul plans to ‘eventually’ end all federal student aid: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/10/23/ron-paul-plans-to-eventually-end-all-federal-student-aid/

[VIDEO] Ron Paul Rejects Evolution: http://scienceblogs.com/dispatches/2011/08/ron_paul_rejects_evolution_too.php#more

[VIDEO] Ron Paul’s powerful pro-life ad: http://hotair.com/archives/2011/10/14/video-ron-pauls-powerful-pro-life-reminder/

Ron Paul: No Church/State Separation: http://atheism.about.com/b/2007/08/06/authoritarian-or-libertarian-ron-paul-on-churchstate-separation-secularism.htm

[VIDEO] Ron Paul in a nutshell:

“ThinkProgress compiled video of just a few of Paul’s many claims that basic laws and essential programs violate the Constitution. A short list includes Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the National Labor Relations Board, the Federal Reserve, income taxes, and even the dollar bill.”

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/12/20/392728/paul-everything-is-unconstitutional/

[VIDEO] CNN: Ron Paul’s Racist Newsletter – Paul Walks on CNN Interview “Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-TX) emergence as the front-runner in the Iowa GOP primary is bringing new scrutiny on Paul’s newsletters from the 1980s and 1990s. The newsletters, published under his name, included content claiming that African-Americans are trying to give white people HIV, suggested that Washington, DC is “anti-white and proud of it,” provided instructions on how to murder African-Americans, and warned of “malicious gay(s)” who spread HIV.”

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/12/22/394625/ron-paul-storms-interview-racist/

5 Reasons Progressives Should Treat Ron Paul with Extreme Caution -- 'Cuddly' Libertarian Has Some Very Dark Politics

“He's anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-black, anti-senior-citizen, anti-equality and anti-education, and that's just the start.”

http://www.alternet.org/teaparty/152192/5_reasons_progressives_should_treat_ron_paul_with_extreme_caution_--_%27cuddly%27_libertarian_has_some_very_dark_politics?page=entire

Ron Paul [Election 2012] Hires Christian Right Political Activist with American Family Association for Church Outreach: [Quote] Paul has brought several Christian conservatives onto his campaign in an ambitious effort to reach believers for his cause. Michael Heath, the campaign's Iowa director, previously worked for a New England-based group called the Christian Civic League of Maine that fought against adding sexual orientation to the state's Human Rights Act. The national campaign has tasked Heath with leading church outreach in Iowa, where for months he has met with pastors and Christian congregations. "That's the biggest part of what I'm doing as state director," Heath told Yahoo News after a day of knocking on church doors with campaign literature. "Going to churches with a message in support of Dr. Paul's campaign that is very much faith-based and is also rooted in his commitment to a constitutionally defined limited federal government." [Unquote] http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/mike-heath-resurfaces-ron-paul-iowa

[VIDEO] Ron Paul’s Full Speech at the Christian Fundamentalist Values Voter Summit 2011 Paul won the straw poll. Note the organizers listed on the screen behind him: Liberty Council, American Family Association, Family Research Council, American Values, Liberty University – the entire Christian Reconstructionist crew all gathered together under one roof.

Listen to ALL of it. Paul says that government has no place in education and that the responsibility for educating children should fall solely to the family. Reiterates elimination of the Dept. of Education.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnj-5z9NJoY

Paul Rosenberg: Exposing Religious Fundamentalism in the US [Ron Paul included] http://spencerwatch.com/2011/09/07/paul-rosenberg-exposing-religious-fundamentalism-in-the-us/

Saint Paul: Inside Ron Paul’s effort to convince conservative Christians that he’s their man [Paul tells Yahoo his policy ideas are rooted in scripture – see former Paul staffer Gary North’s “10,000 page exposition on Biblical Capitalism”] http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/saint-paul-inside-ron-paul-effort-convince-christian-150637605.html

Gary North’s “Biblical Capitalism” [Christian Reconstruction] http://www.garynorth.com/public/department57.cfm

Rachel Tabachnick on Gary North, Christian Reconstruction, and the Religious Right’s War on Progressive Economic Policy http://www.talk2action.org/story/2011/2/1/132159/0192

Like Father Like Son, Rand Paul Opposes Civil Rights Act and Americans with Disabilities Act: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/rand-paul-address-ralph-reeds-religious-right-conference

Ron Paul: Stealth Dominionist: http://www.religiousrightwatch.com/2011/09/exposing-religious-fundamentalism-in-the-us.html

Random Book Blogging: Gary North, AIDS, Ron Paul, and Christian Reconstructionism http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/random-book-blogging-gary-north-aids-ron-paul-and-christian-reconstructionism

Ron Paul photo with White Supremacist ‘Stormfront’ Leader (particularly see the embedded Orcinus link): http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/12/21/425193/-Ron-Paul-in-photo-with-Stormfront-leader,-son

Dominionists discuss infiltrating #OCCUPYWALLSTREET: http://www.articlesbase.com/news-and-society-articles/is-gop-stance-on-the-occupy-wall-street-movement-a-mistake-5317528.html

Ron Paul's brand of tea party is exactly the same as the fundamental Christian right's brand of tea party (look up “Gary North: Biblical Capitalism”). Paul simply dresses his ideology in secular terms for Republican dupes. In short, he’s a libertarian theocrat, oxymoronic as that sounds (look up “theocratic libertarianism” as well while you’re at it).

See: www.theocracywatch.org for background on Christian Reconstruction.

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

So did the Clones drive off GirlFriday??? What a shame. greedkiiis and the other trolls for paul are such warriors for free speech and liberty. The Fascist they follow must be so proud.

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Happy New Years to all the Sock Puppet Ron Paul clones!!!! You guys can follow quotes from the newsletters here and reminisce.

http://twitter.com/RP_Newsletter

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Ron newest Christian Reconstructionist supporter Phillip G. Kayser. He supporters executing gays, those who support them and insubordinate children. Killing children??? Got to love the company Ron Paul keeps. Here his book on the death penalty.

http://www.biblicalblueprints.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/DeathPenalty.pdf

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[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Please take note of the board members of Ron's Foundation in 1983 ;)

Abortion and Liberty

Congressman Ron Paul

Copyright © 1983 by The Foundation for Rational Economics and Education, Inc.

Library of Congress Cataloguing in Publication Data

About the Foundation

The Foundation for Rational Economics and Education, Inc. is tax exempt under 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. It was founded by Congressman Ron Paul of Texas, and publishes his monthly Freedom Report, available upon request.

The Foundation, from time to time, publishes papers such as this. It also hosts seminars and publishes their proceedings. For more information, write: The Foundation for Rational Economics and Education, Post Office Box 1776, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566.

Advisory Board of the Foundation

Dr. Petr Beckmann

Mr. John Chamberlain

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Mr. Charles Koch

Mrs. Ludwig von Mises

Dr. Gary North

Dr. Murray Rothbard

Dr. Hans Sennholz

http://files.meetup.com/504095/Ron%20Paul-Abortion%20and%20Liberty.pdf

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Just in case anyone has not seen this thread. Please review before making a BIG mistake trusting Ron.

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Look who is producing Ron's ads. The same guy who ran George W. Bush’s 2000 campaign Jon Downs.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/campaigns/the-man-behind-the-ron-paul-ads/2011/12/08/gIQAQ3BfqO_story.html?tid=pm_pop

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

http://ronpaulquotes.com/Texas_Straight_Talk/tst122903.html

Ron Lawl's Texas Straight Talk - Christmas in Secular America (AKA the war on Christmas Fox News Bill O'Reilly)

Through perverse court decisions and years of cultural indoctrination, the elitist, secular Left has managed to convince many in our nation that religion must be driven from public view. The justification is always that someone, somewhere, might possibly be offended or feel uncomfortable living in the midst of a largely Christian society, so all must yield to the fragile sensibilities of the few. The ultimate goal of the anti-religious elites is to transform America into a completely secular nation, a nation that is legally and culturally biased against Christianity.

The notion of a rigid separation between church and state has no basis in either the text of the Constitution or the writings of our Founding Fathers. On the contrary, our Founders’ political views were strongly informed by their religious beliefs. Certainly the drafters of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, both replete with references to God, would be aghast at the federal government’s hostility to religion. The establishment clause of the First Amendment was simply intended to forbid the creation of an official state church like the Church of England, not to drive religion out of public life.

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Ron Lawl Rejects evolution....

http://scienceblogs.com/dispatches/2011/08/ron_paul_rejects_evolution_too.php#more

Here's a video of Ron Lawl being asked about evolution at a townhall meeting. There are two things that are interesting about it. First, he uses the old "it's a theory" line as if that casts some doubt on evolution. This is based on the false notion that a theory is a stepping stone to becoming something else once it's well supported

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/saint-paul-inside-ron-paul-effort-convince-christian-150637605.html

Paul has brought several Christian conservatives onto his campaign in an ambitious effort to reach believers for his cause. Michael Heath, the campaign's Iowa director, previously worked for a New England-based group called the Christian Civic League of Maine that fought against adding sexual orientation to the state's Human Rights Act.

Paul sides with social conservatives on most issues: He believes that marriage should be defined as being between only one man and one woman and he does not think the federal government should guarantee women the right to have an abortion, a position influenced by his decades as an obstetrician who delivered thousands of babies. In public speeches, Paul often articulates a biblical foundation for his economic policies, framing capitalism as the moral giant among all other economic systems.

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/mike-heath-resurfaces-ron-paul-iowa

Another Far right Christian reconstuctionist joins good old Ronnie!!!

http://www.mainepolitics.net/content/beware-zombie-heath

Michael Heath, the fiery anti-gay crusader who has led the far-right Maine Christian Civic League for fifteen years, has resigned. Notice of his departure comes just 45 days away from the statewide referendum on same-sex marriage, the right Heath has most doggedly opposed.

An announcement posted on the League's website (whose writer seems to have forgotten the organization's recent attempt to change its name and image) says that Heath will now be working as a "private consultant." Heath has told the press that he plans to spend time "teaching solar cooking to needy Africans."

While Heath's resignation and exile has provoked jubilation from the blogosphere and the twitterverse, MPBN reporter Anne Ravana has a historical warning:

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Ron Lawl supports a religious over a secular society on a number of other levels as well. He opposes Roe v. Wade and believes that it should be overturned. His preference would be for abortion to be criminalized and, contrary to most libertarians he doesn't not treat this as a states' rights matter. He would impose the ban at the federal level if necessary. Ron Lawl also opposes states' rights when it comes to same-sex marriage: rather than let them work it out for themselves, he would use the power of the federal government to restrict gay marriage and prevent gay couples from being treated equally.

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

The Organic Constitution, reads like a Ron Lawl speech doesn't it??

Took effect is used as there is a great deal of suspicion as to the nature of these amendments (common law vs equity), also whether these last 16 amendments are legal, how many were ratified correctly, do they create a federal constitution in opposition the original, etc. In its most concise form, the myth of the organic Constitution can be summarized as follows: The Constitution is a divinely inspired document in which human agency is secondary to God's will. Only the original Constitution and Bill of Rights as signed by the Founders is the supreme Law of the Land and this law should be interpreted in the light of Biblical understanding. All later amendments, laws and regulations are "unconstitutional" in the sense that they "create a federal constitution in opposition to the original." There are several corollaries to the myth of the organic Constitution which inform Christian Patriot "common law." In the following statements can be found much of the meaning of the catch- phrases and slogans of Christian Patriots:

The organic Constitution is God's law and the only law of the land.

"Natural rights" come from God, not the state. The rights enumerated in the divinely inspired organic Constitution are expressions of God's laws and can not be altered by the laws of men.

The federal government is an "unconstitutional" tyranny and the Constitution must be "upheld" by resisting that tyranny.

Because the 13th and 14th Amendments are unconstitutional, there are two or more classes of citizen, with only white Christian property-owning males possessing the natural rights of first class citizenship -- "sovereign citizenship." All others are "14th Amendment citizens" and possess inferior rights.

These "sovereigns" are the only people empowered to interpret the organic Constitution as the law of the land. The upshot of the myth of the divinely inspired organic Constitution is that Christian Patriot sovereigns can do whatever they want if they convince other sovereigns that such an action is "constitutional." According to the Christian Patriots, no other laws apply but the ones that they recognize.

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Church & State in the Constitution

The notion of a rigid separation between church and state has no basis in either the text of the Constitution or the writings of our Founding Fathers. On the contrary, our Founders’ political views were strongly informed by their religious beliefs. Certainly the drafters of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, both replete with references to God, would be aghast at the federal government’s hostility to religion. The establishment clause of the First Amendment was simply intended to forbid the creation of an official state church like the Church of England, not to drive religion out of public life.

The words of Ron Lawl

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Ron Lawl

Through perverse court decisions and years of cultural indoctrination, the elitist, secular Left has managed to convince many in our nation that religion must be driven from public view. The justification is always that someone, somewhere, might possibly be offended or feel uncomfortable living in the midst of a largely Christian society, so all must yield to the fragile sensibilities of the few.

http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2003/tst122903.htm

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Ron Lawl is just shy of the lead in Iowa less than two months before the Republican presidential caucuses, and has risen to second place in New Hampshire. But even as the GOP keeps searching for an alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney, just about no one in politics thinks it will be the 76-year-old congressman from Texas.

He doesn't seem to either.

When RealClearPolitics asked Paul Wednesday morning, after a speech sponsored by the Cato Institute, if he actually wanted to be president, he shrugged and said, "Sure."

Asked by RCP later in the day, as he was leaving a health care-related event in the Rayburn Building in Washington, why he wanted to be president, Paul responded, "I think that's a silly question."

Ron Lawl in it for the money ;)

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Ron was banned from the Republican Jewish Coalition debate. Wonder if it is because they understand what Ron is really all about?

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving Folks. Let us be thankful that everyone is not fooled by someone who hides their true intentions.

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Ron Lawl's Value Voters Speech...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnj-5z9NJoY

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

http://weirdloadreboot.com/blog/2011/08/29/what-exactly-is-wrong-with-ron-paul-george-wallace-for-the-21st-century/

When Paul launched his second presidential quest in 2008, he won the endorsement of Rev. Chuck Baldwin, a Baptist pastor who travels in Christian Reconstructionist circles, though he is not precisely a Reconstructionist himself (for reasons having to do with his interpretation of how the end times will go down). When Paul dropped out of the race, instead of endorsing Republican nominee John McCain, or even Libertarian Party nominee Bob Barr, Paul endorsed Constitution Party presidential nominee Chuck Baldwin (who promised, in his acceptance speech, to uphold the Constitution Party platform, which looks curiously similar to the Ron Lawl agenda, right down to the no-exceptions abortion proscription and ending the Fed).

At his shadow rally that year in Minneapolis, held on the eve of the Republican National Convention, Paul invited Constitution Party founder Howard Phillips, a Christian Reconstructionist, to address the crowd of end-the-Fed-cheering post-pubescents. (In his early congressional career, Julie Ingersoll writes in Religion Dispatches, Paul hired as a staffer Gary North, a Christian Reconstructionist leader and Rushdoony's son-in-law.)

At the John Birch Society 50th anniversary gala, Ron Lawl spoke to another favorite theme of the Reconstructionists and others in the religious right: that of the "remnant" left behind after evil has swept the land. (Gary North's publication is called The Remnant Review.) In a dispatch on Paul's keynote address, The New American, the publication of the John Birch Society, explained, "He claimed that the important role the JBS has played was to nurture that remnant and added, 'The remnant holds the truth together, both the religious truth and the political truth.'"

Based on his religious adherence to his purportedly libertarian principles, Ron Lawl opposed the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Unlike his son, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Ron Lawl has not even tried to walk back from this position. In fact, he wears it proudly. Here's an excerpt from Ron Lawl's 2004 floor speech about the Civil Rights Act, in which he explains why he voted against a House resolution honoring the 40th anniversary of the law:

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Just wanted to bring this to the top for anyone who would like to see the side of Ron Lawl his supporters do not like exposed.

[-] -1 points by FattyFatty2x4 (13) from Anchorage, AK 8 years ago

When you don't put his remarks into context he looks pretty shady. You guys throw as much spin on this as Bill Oreily.

Ron Lawl believes that Abortion is an issue that needs to be handled at the state level.

Also he did not support the Civil Rights Act, but he does support the movement (if you think it is over you need your head checked).

He is not responsible for what people who support him say. If that were the case the whole Occupy Movement could be considered a bunch of dope smoking hippies raping people (there has been Pot smoked by supporters at events, people raped at camps, and a lot of drum beating).

Quit being such hypocrites and realize that no one man can be responsible for the actions of all those that support the message of freedom, fiscal and personal responsibilities.

*edit for some spelling btw I like the way your self imposed censorship changes P A U L to Lawl, pretty sad.

[-] 0 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

So now Ron is running scared and won't go to Trump's debate. If he is too frightened to stand up to Trump, how can this man stand up to the MIC??? He can't...but he will allow the Republicans to steal your parents safety nets which they paid for all their lives, that is why they are called ENTITLEMENTS because they are EARNED!!!!

[-] 0 points by Payyourtaxesrichasses (19) from Brooklyn, NY 8 years ago

You don't have to come to these forums. If you babies want to talk about Pon Lawls there is like one other website that you can go to. OWS has NO PLACE FOR PON!!! He wants to cut off welfare and give tax cuts the 1%. He is a white trash raciest who will set America back 200 years. Stop trying to destroy my America with him! We are human and humans needs laws to survive. If you don't like OWS then go back to your failed Tea Bagging parties! This is not the place for Republicans so gtfo, and take Pon Lawls with you!!!

Even the mods agree that their is no place for you Pon Lawl pricks here! Please GO AWAY, WE DO NOT WANT YOUR SUPPORT! We get enough support on our own!

Mods can you change the first letter from a 'R' to a 'P' please... Thank you!

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Please look at my posts I am trying to show the other side of Ron Lawl which he hides very well, even from the alex jones Paulites.

[-] 0 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Did you notice that his followers don't even respect what Ron believes. Like the right of a property owner to refuse service. This is a private web site yet they do not respect the owner's wishes. Tell you the truth these Paulites remind me of the SA.....

In 1921 Adolf Hitler formed his own private army called Sturm Abteilung (Storm Section). The SA (also known as stormtroopers or brownshirts) were instructed to disrupt the meetings of political opponents and to protect Hitler from revenge attacks. Captain Ernst Roehm of the Bavarian Army played an important role in recruiting these men, and became the SA's first leader.

[-] 3 points by Payyourtaxesrichasses (19) from Brooklyn, NY 8 years ago

The Pon Lawls supporters are idiots and need to go away. OWS has no place for the Republican and Libertarian Nazis that want to spam their fascist views all over these boards. They don't understand the the Constitution is a living breathing document that has to be adapted for changes in society. They are stone-walling human evolution with their greed, hate, and lies. Their shit stinks and they are not welcome here!

[-] 2 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

I totally agree!!! They are very dangerous.

[-] 1 points by chuck1al (1074) from Flomaton, AL 8 years ago

GreedKills....Speaking of Hitler what do you think of this quote..................................Secular schools can never be tolerated because such schools have no religious instruction, and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith ... we need believing people. ~ Adolf Hitler

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Sound like what Ron said at the Family Values Summit or the Thanksgiving debate. He went even further when he said churches should hold court on family matters.

[-] 0 points by tasmlab (58) from Amesbury, MA 8 years ago

Hi everybody,

You can find a full archive of Gary North's articles here and amongst all the stuff about economics, not having wars, etc., you can hear his perspectives on Christian Recontructionism et al. directly. It is unabashedly libertarian, but the Christian nuggets aren't as pronounced:

http://www.lewrockwell.com/north/north-arch.html

(Disclosure: I'm an atheist, anti-religion libertarian world-view wise)

[-] 2 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Here comes damage control... Wasn't Lew Rockwell one those ghost writers for the Ron Lawl newsletters in the late 80s and 90s?

[-] -1 points by tasmlab (58) from Amesbury, MA 8 years ago

Hi GreedKills,

Lew Rockwell and Dr. Paul are two peas in a pod, both students of Rothbard, both founding members of Mises Institute, worked closely on many campaigns, etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lew_Rockwell

One nice feature of these guys (Paul, Rockwell, North) is that they each have thousands of pages of available writings through books and articles and are all very forthcoming about their POVs, esp. unpopular ones.

In comparison, many of our other political candidates have such a thin written record that you have to really read between the lines and sleuth. When I read "Audacity of Hope", for example, I could barely find any policy discussion whatsoever, and really only one other book to examine. I wouldn't bother trying to read Romney or Gingrinch's books personally (for example), but I bet they are equally thin and diaphanous about their thoughts.

Being personally an 'enemy of God', I'm probably more fearful that a stronger Federal government will less likely provide religious neutrality in law, education, etc., than a decentralized government would. I'm sure many states would enact more religious governments, but I doubt there would be a plot to sneak Jesus into my children's Massachusetts schools.

You provide an interesting perspective. It's certainly more provocative and thoughtful than most anti-libertarian critique.

Respectfully,

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

http://www.garynorth.com

An Introduction to Christian Economics Gary North The free market is not autonomous. It rests on men's faith in economic cause and effect, and especially their faith in its moral legitimacy. The Bible provides the moral foundation of free market voluntarism. The moral issue is personal responsibility. The Bible places this squarely on the shoulders of the individual decision-maker.

This book stands as a refutation of what is known as the Social Gospel. The Social Gospel, developed in the late 19th century, calls for government intervention into the economy in the name of biblical ethics. The Social Gospel is contrary to biblical ethics. (For a free book on the history of the Social Gospel, click here.)

I began my series, An Economic Commentary on the Bible, at almost the exact time that this book appeared in print: the spring of 1973.

This book is a compilation of articles that were published in various journals, but most appeared in The Freeman. The book introduces the reader to fundamental issues of economics. It shows how the free market offers institutional solutions to scarcity.

To read this book as originally published, you must have the free DjVu reader installed on your computer. It is similar to the Adobe Acrobat reader. Download it here:

[-] 0 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/09/2011948160923228.html

Yet the dominionist connection to the Tea Party goes far beyond just the two candidacies of Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry. Ron Lawl, whose extreme anti-government positions helped to fuel the emergence of the Tea Party, has much deeper dominionist connections than either of the two new darlings. During his first term in Congress, one of his aides was Gary North, Rushdoony's son-in-law, and a leading Reconstructionist in his own right, who has written extensively on so-called "Biblical Capitalism", an ideology profoundly at odds with traditional Biblical-based teachings on economic justice.

While libertarians once traced their descent from John Locke, and more recently from the deeply anti-Christian Ayn Rand, Reconstructionism represents an increasingly important foundation for their views. A recently released sociology study, "Cultures of the Tea Party", found that Tea Party supporters are characterised by four dispositions: "authoritarianism, ontological insecurity, libertarianism, and nativism". Since traditional libertarianism was purportedly the opposite of authoritarianism, this highlights how radically libertarianism has changed - a conclusion that's echoed by the 2011 Pew Reaserch Political Typology Poll, which found that religious and economic conservatives had completely merged into one single group since 2006 and all previous polling.

What this means in the long run is far from clear. But it strongly suggests a solidfying outlook with deep Reconstructionist sympathies that actually looks at government failure to deal with major issues, such as restoring the economy, as a positive good. If faith in American institutions collapses entirely, then who wouldn't give Biblical law a shot? The more loudly such people proclaim themselves patriots, the more loudly they cheer for US collapse. It's not just Obama they want to fail. It's the very idea of America.

[-] 0 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

http://scienceblogs.com/dispatches/2007/10/is_ron_paul_a_dominionist.php

More telling, possibly, are his close ties to the latter group. Gary North, one of the most dogmatic and barbaric of the Christian reconstructionists, was on Paul's Congressional staff at one point and North is supporting his candidacy as well. This is quite disturbing to me. It's not as though North's views could possibly have been a mystery to Paul. This is the man who has declared:

So let us be blunt about it: we must use the doctrine of religious liberty to gain independence for Christian schools until we train up a generation of people who know that there is no religious neutrality, no neutral law, no neutral education, and no neutral civil government. Then they will get busy in constructing a Bible-based social, political and religious order which finally denies the religious liberty of the enemies of God.

[-] 0 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

CAMPAIGN '96/U.S. HOUSE/Newsletter excerpts offer ammunition to Paul's opponent/GOP hopeful quoted on race, crime

ALAN BERNSTEIN, Houston Chronicle Political Writer Staff

THU 05/23/1996 HOUSTON CHRONICLE, Section A, Page 33, 3 STAR Edition

http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=1996_1343749

[-] -1 points by Infowar (295) 8 years ago

Funny how this is the only part about Paul in the entire post.... "Mr. North, a onetime aide to Representative Ron Lawl of Texas, a possible 2012 Republican presidential candidate, is the leading proponent of “Christian economics,” which applies biblical principles to economic issues and the free market."

[-] 3 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Funny how you PAULITES chose to ignore the truth... http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/09/2011948160923228.html

Yet the dominionist connection to the Tea Party goes far beyond just the two candidacies of Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry. Ron Lawl, whose extreme anti-government positions helped to fuel the emergence of the Tea Party, has much deeper dominionist connections than either of the two new darlings. During his first term in Congress, one of his aides was Gary North, Rushdoony's son-in-law, and a leading Reconstructionist in his own right, who has written extensively on so-called "Biblical Capitalism", an ideology profoundly at odds with traditional Biblical-based teachings on economic justice.

While libertarians once traced their descent from John Locke, and more recently from the deeply anti-Christian Ayn Rand, Reconstructionism represents an increasingly important foundation for their views. A recently released sociology study, "Cultures of the Tea Party", found that Tea Party supporters are characterised by four dispositions: "authoritarianism, ontological insecurity, libertarianism, and nativism". Since traditional libertarianism was purportedly the opposite of authoritarianism, this highlights how radically libertarianism has changed - a conclusion that's echoed by the 2011 Pew Reaserch Political Typology Poll, which found that religious and economic conservatives had completely merged into one single group since 2006 and all previous polling.

What this means in the long run is far from clear. But it strongly suggests a solidfying outlook with deep Reconstructionist sympathies that actually looks at government failure to deal with major issues, such as restoring the economy, as a positive good. If faith in American institutions collapses entirely, then who wouldn't give Biblical law a shot? The more loudly such people proclaim themselves patriots, the more loudly they cheer for US collapse. It's not just Obama they want to fail. It's the very idea of America.

[-] -1 points by Infowar (295) 8 years ago

So he was Ron Paul's aid in the 70's and that is all you got?

[-] 2 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

He is a good friend but of course you knew that...not. How about Ron Lawl endorsing another racist Christian dominionist Chuck Baldwin in 2008 for POTUS after Ron took all your money and bowed out. You guys are brainwashed by Alex Jones.

[-] -1 points by theaveng (602) 8 years ago

citation PLEASE.

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 8 years ago

Though Paul should expect such questions about his surge -- which could tilt votes away from the other leading candidates and change the race's outcome -- he seemingly doesn't. Paul was decidedly disinterested when a Washington Post reporter informed him that he would soon be featured in a profile on the paper's front page and asked if they could talk. Paul ultimately wandered into a cab and left the conference at the National Association of Home Builders headquarters in downtown Washington.

Ron Lawl, Alex Jones, in for the money. But be sure to get your When Fascism goes to sleep it looks under the bed for Ron Lawl at T shirt at Prison Planet before he takes your money and bows out once again : P