WARNING TO TEX. REPUBLICAN CONVENTION -- BY DONNA GARNER -- 6.5.12
Now, here is my letter to Ms. Garner:
Dear Ms. Garner,
I am saddened and disappointd to read your "warning" to the Texas GOP of the Ron Paul supporters that were to join us during our state convention this past week. I cannot understand why you would want to spread lies about people like me and grossly misrepresent Dr. Paul's stance on the right to life bill he voted against last week. Here is what Dr. Paul said about the bill and why he voted against it:
Ron Paul's Statement on HR 3541
Mr. Speaker, as an Ob-GYN who has delivered over 4,000 babies, I certainly abhor abortion. And I certainly share my colleagues’ revulsion at the idea that someone would take an innocent unborn life because they prefer to have a child of a different sex.
However, I cannot support HR 3541, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, because this bill is unconstitutional. Congress’s jurisdiction is limited to those areas specified in the Constitution. Nowhere in that document is Congress given any authority to address abortion in any manner. Until 1973, when the Supreme Court usurped the authority of the states in the Roe V. Wade decision, no one believed or argued abortion was a federal issue.
I also cannot support HR 3541 because it creates yet another set of federal criminal laws, even though the Constitution lists only three federal crimes: piracy, treason, and counterfeiting. All other criminal matters are expressly left to states under the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, and criminal laws relating to abortion certainly should be legislated by states rather than Congress.
I have long believed that abortion opponents make a mistake by spending their energies on a futile quest to make abortion a federal crime. Instead, pro-life Americans should work to undo Roe V. Wade and give the power to restrict abortion back to the states and the people. It is particularly disappointing to see members supporting this bill who rightfully oppose ludicrous interpretations of the Commerce Clause when it comes to the national health care law, which also abuses the Commerce Clause to create new federal crimes.
Pro-life Americans believe all unborn life is precious and should be protected. Therefore we should be troubled by legislation that singles out abortions motivated by a “politically incorrect” reason for special federal punishment. To my conservative colleagues who support this bill: what is the difference in principle between a federal law prohibiting “sex selection” abortions and federal hate crimes laws? After all, hate crime laws also criminalize thoughts by imposing additional stronger penalties when a crime is motivated by the perpetrator’s animus toward a particular race or sex.
I also question whether this bill would reduce the number of abortions. I fear instead that every abortion provider in the nation would simply place a sign in their waiting room saying “It is a violation of federal law to perform an abortion because of the fetus’ sex. Here is a list of reasons for which abortion is permissible under federal law.”
Mr. Speaker, instead of spending time on this unconstitutionally, ineffective, and philosophically flawed bill, Congress should use its valid authority to limit the jurisdiction of activist federal courts and (thereby) protect state laws restoring abortion. This is the constitutional approach to effectively repealing Roe V. Wade. Instead of focusing on gimmicks and piecemeal approaches, true conservatives should address the horror of abortion via the most immediate, practical, and effective manner possible: returning jurisdiction over abortion to the states."
THAT, Ms. Warner, is the reason he voted against this bill - NOT because he's against sex selective abortions. This is the kind of reporting that does more harm than good. You are now guilty of misrepresenting the facts to the public - just like the main stream media.
Now, let's address your inciting email to the republican party regarding our people coming in to take over. We are not here to take over anything, we are here to take BACK our party. In case you hadn't noticed, Ms. Warner,t the convention went very well for everyone involved. There was no chaos, no disruption, no arrests and no silent protest for Joe Strauss. There were no shenanigans, there were no screaming matches, there were no throwing of chairs and there was nothing of which you mentioned has happened in past conventions at our convention. As a matter of fact, you left out some very important bits of information regarding those state conventions where there were problems. Problems like the committees being out of order and not letting anyone that wasn't in their circle of friends make any comments or suggestions at the microphone. Problems like not following Robert's Rules. Problems like banning anyone for having a different idea or different opinion from being able to speak their minds in matters that are going to affect their lives. Problems that you hear of coming out of the democratic party, things that aren't supposed to happen in the republican party. Those Ron Paulers in the other state conventions NEVER broke any rules and followed proper procedures - they did everything by the book and didn't infiltrate these meetings and conventions with those pesky "Paulbots", they came in with regular people like me, normal people, who are disgusted with the way things are going and don't want to sit around bitching about it anymore and want to get out there and make a change themselves! In Louisiana, the gentleman that was arrested had not broken any rules or laws and the police were the ones that were misinformed of what was going on at the meeting. That poor man that had been arrested was later released because the cops didn't know that the meeting had adjourned and that everything had been done by the book, but not before they broke his fingers and dislocated his artificial hip. Did you know that, Ms. Warner? This is the biggest problem that faces the GOP and the biggest reason the GOP is having trouble finding supporters: your lack of trust and inclusion of new people, new faces and new ways to approach the fiscal problems we have. All we want is to be able to get involved without being labeled something we are not. It is absolutely ABSURD that we are being treated this way!
I love my country and I love Texas and I love liberty and justice for all! Part of the problem of the current party members is they are afraid of change so they try to keep new people like me from getting involved. They use scare tactics, like the one you used, and they lie and they won't let anyone participate that doesn't follow the same line of voting as they do. How anyone can still support Joe Barton, Kay Granger, Kay Bailey Hutchison, John Cornyn, et al., after they all voted for NDAA ( the indefinite detention bill) and have consistently violated their Oaths of Office is beyond me and if they do still support the likes of those people, then it's time to pass the torch on to new people that expect nothing but an elected official to follow and honor our constitutional rights no matter what. OUR RIGHTS are more important than anything and the GOP is constantly covering for those that are destroying our rights.
My children are 12 and 16 and they will have to deal with the mess that we helped create, but I will do everything in my power to legally and peacefully get rid of the criminals in our state and federal houses and put in new people that have better ideas and a better understanding of freedom, the federal reserve, our dollar and the free market, capitalist system that has all but been abandoned and replaced with borderline communism and fascism. We have spent ourselves - the government has spent ourselves into the abyss and they have no intention of stopping if we don't do something now. People like you are only adding the fuel to our fire and we will prevail because we are Pro-American, Pro-life and Pro-Liberty. We will not give up. We will not stop. We will not break the law, we will uphold the law. Most importantly, we will restore this nation with or without you.
Fort Worth, Texas