GOP Presidential Candidates – Principled or ‘Political Animals’? – Jeff Knox Discusses Their Views On Gun Rights, Economy, and Constitution

GOP Presidential Candidates – Principled or ‘Political Animals’? – Jeff Knox Discusses Their Views On Gun Rights, Economy, and Constitution

Jeff Knox has a thoughtful article on the various GOP Presidential candidates. ‘Political animals’, what a name.

. . . Among the Republican candidates we see plenty of narcissism with very little principled commitment to constitutional ideals. Gingrich, Romney, and Perry, while they display some differences on policy matters, are, above all, political animals running to be President and have demonstrated a willingness to shift their policies and agenda as needed to advance their political ambitions. Bachman and Santorum likewise show strong narcissistic aspirations, but with a bit more consistency regarding “social conservative” issues. Their dedication to those issues however, suggest a willingness to place the Constitution behind their own religious and social preferences – acceptable on a personal level, but not in an official capacity.

Of all of the candidates, the only one who could be characterized as being agenda-driven for restoration of the Founders’ Constitutional principles, and with personal ambition being a secondary, or even tertiary issue, is Ron Paul. Paul has a long and consistent record of unwavering support for, and defense of, the Second Amendment and the Constitution. The problem with Paul however, is that his agenda is perceived as too aggressive and there is significant doubt as to his ability to be able to put all of the pieces together to make it work. A president has only limited power and even if Paul exercised that power to its utmost, there is much to his agenda that would require support from the Congress – support that he simply would not get. As President, Paul would face constant resistance and undermining from not only Democrats, but from Republicans as well, along with opposition from the media and, perhaps most significantly, federal bureaucrats. Another challenge for Paul would be finding qualified people to serve in his cabinet who agree with his agenda and have the knowledge and experience necessary to be effective. . .

There are some interesting reader comments about the logic Jeff expresses here. We want to restore our country to the Constitution, defend gun rights, etc., but, but, but, but. . . Sorry, I just don’t share that view. Why even talk about the gun rights issues and then vote for someone else who doesn’t and won’t defend the gun rights of America’s millions of law-abiding gun owners?

Please click through to the article and read more here.

GunOwners of America – 2012 Presidential Candidates – Ron Paul A+ ; Rick Perry A ; Michelle Bachmann A; Rick Santorum B- ; Newt Gingrich C ; Mitt Romney D-

GunOwners of America – 2012 Presidential Candidates – Ron Paul A+ ; Rick Perry A ; Michelle Bachmann A; Rick Santorum B- ; Newt Gingrich C ; Mitt Romney D-

Is the media really reporting where the GOP Presidential candidates stand on gun rights and gun control? I do not think so. I have heard very little said about Gingrich or Romney on gun rights. Come on folks, comment on this and get the news out.

Read more about the GOP 2012 Presidential Candidates and their gun rights’ records at GunOwners of America here.

Ron Paul’s Gun Rights Record – STELLAR- The ONLY Republican Presidential Candidate With Such a Record

Ron Paul’s Gun Rights Record – STELLAR – The ONLY Republican Presidential Candidate With Such a Record

The following blog mentioned that Rick Perry is courting gun owners in Iowa. That may be true, but Perry failed to return a basic gun survey earlier this year, as mentioned on this blog Rick Perry Failed To Return a National Gun Rights Survey back in September.

I’m glad Perry is courting gun owners, but I hope he is as sincere as Ron Paul when it comes to gun rights, and that Perry is not just seeking votes (why would anyone ever think such a thought about our political candidates? Newt Gingrich’s gun control voting when in Congress, perhaps???).

Ron Paul’s stellar pro-gun rights message and legislation goes way back, all the way to 1968. Not only does Ron Paul promote gun rights, he seeks to repeal gun control legislation.

You can read what Gun Owners of America said about Ron Paul’s gun rights record in September 2011 this year:

Rep. Ron Paul – A+ Voting Record
Friday, 30 September 2011 16:23
Rep. Ron Paul of Texas has a perfect voting record on Second Amendment issues. He has sponsored legislation to repeal most gun laws dating back to 1968 — as well as, introduced legislation to get the U.S. out of the anti-gun United Nations.

Ron Paul has an A+ rating with Gun Owners of America.

Ron Paul’s Gun Record is A+, according to Gun Owners of America.