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Conservative Leaders Endorse Rick Santorum for President

(Manassas, Virginia) ConservativeHQ.com Chairman Richard Viguerie announced the first group of conservative leaders to join him in endorsing former Senator Rick Santorum for President:

"Last week some 150 conservative leaders gathered at Nancy and Paul Pressler’s ranch in Texas to discuss the Republican presidential campaign. There was an overwhelming 75 percent consensus to support Rick Santorum for President.

"The group of conservative leaders named today includes Dr. James Dobson, Gary Bauer, Joseph Farah, Foster Friess, Elaine Donnelly, and many others representing all four segments of the new conservative coalition who are coalescing behind Rick Santorum’s candidacy.

"I’m pleased that, so quickly after Rick Perry suspended his campaign, I was able to announce the first bloc of conservative leaders who have come forward to endorse Rick Santorum.

"This list of endorsers demonstrates that Rick Santorum is the best candidate to bring together social conservatives, national defense conservatives, economic conservatives, and the newly energized constitutional conservatives of the Tea Party.

"Rick Santorum is the only reliable conservative left in the race. He has a long involvement in the conservative movement, and he has demonstrated his commitment to hiring conservatives on his Senate staff and in his campaign. On the issues of vital importance to conservatives, such as the right to life, the pro-family agenda, national security, and fighting the growth of government, he has walked with us even when the path was hard.

"If conservatives want a conservative, not just another establishment Republican, nominated in Tampa and elected in November, it is time for us to start concentrating on consolidating that winning four-part coalition behind one candidate. The candidate who best appeals to all four segments of the winning 2010 coalition, with the fewest negatives, is Rick Santorum.

"This is an encouraging sign that movement conservatives are finding their natural home in the Santorum campaign and are in fact coalescing behind Rick’s candidacy."

The text of the endorsement and the list of endorsers released today follows:

"Conservatives are the largest ideological bloc in the American electorate. In this election cycle, a number of candidates with legitimate claims to conservative support have considered or sought the Republican nomination for President, but this has left the conservative vote divided, empowering those who do not share our views and values. To defeat Barack Obama, now is the time for conservatives to rally behind the most electable conservative candidate, and we believe that candidate is former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.

"In recognition of Rick Santorum’s character, judgment, and especially his commitment to institute an administration that will govern according to conservative principles, we the undersigned endorse former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum for President of the United States and pledge to advance his candidacy."

Signatories:
(Listing of organizations is for identification purposes only.)

Cathie Adams
President, Texas Eagle Forum

Gary Bauer
President, American Values

Brian Burch
President, CatholicVote.org Candidate Fund

Tim Busch
Businessman, philanthropist, and attorney

Ken Campbell
California Conservative Leader

Peggy Dau
Special Liaison Representative, Voice of the Martyrs

Penna Dexter
Radio Host and Commentator

James Dobson
Family Talk

Elaine Donnelly
Center for Military Readiness

Tim Echols
Georgia Public Service Commission

Kirk Elliott
Philanthropia, founder and chairman

William J. Estrada
Director, Generation Joshua

Joseph Farah
Editor and Chief Executive Officer, WND.com and WND Books

Robert Fischer
President, Fischer Furniture, Inc

Richard Ford
President, Heritage Alliance

Foster Friess
Friess Associates

Maggie Gallagher
Institute for Marriage and Public Policy

Michael Geer
Family Policy Leader, Harrisburg, PA

Ellen Grigsby
Conservative Leader

Rebecca Hagelin
President, Rebecca Hagelin Communications and Marketing, LLC

Patrick and Toya Hall
Vice President, Guadalupe Radio Network

Jason Jones
Producer of the film "Bella"

Tim LeFever
Chairman of the Board, Capitol Resource Institute

Brad Mattes
Executive Director, Life Issues Institute

William J. Murray
Chairman, Religious Freedom Coalition

Richard Neill
Texas Conservative Leader

Preston Noell III
President, Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

Pam Olsen
President, Florida Prayer Network

Paul and Nancy Pressler
Justice, Texas Court of Appeals (ret)

Penny Pullen
Illinois State Representative 1977-1993
State President, Eagle Forum of Illinois

Jill Stanek
Pro-life activist and blogger

John Stemberger
Florida Family Action

Stacy Taylor
Texas Conservative Leader

Richard A. Viguerie
Chairman, ConservativeHQ.com

Just a thought...

Note I wrote on Jan Brewer's page:
Oh!!! Jan. BIG mistake to endorse Romney. If he is the nominee, Obama will beat him in the debtes and in the general election. Santorum is the ONLY one who has the demeanor to maintain his cool with Obama and win both the debtes and the general election. Mitt the misspeaker and Newt the nitpicker so frequently have to clarify their answers for many days. Tha...t WILL NOT stand with Obama and his cohorts ready to pounce at a moments notice. The general public will be bombarded with the "misspeak or nitpicker" ads and that is what the public will see, over and over. Remember, Obama has mega, mega bucks, and the bully pulpit. Really disappointed in your choice.

 

 

  

 

(Do we really need another "Richie Rich" in the White House?)

 

Almost 60 companies and individuals gave $100,000 or more to a super PAC supporting Romney.


Restore Our Future super PAC raised $18 million from just 200 donors in the second half of 2011.

 

Former colleagues at Bain Capital, gave $750,000 and executives from Goldman Sachs gave $385,000.


 




Three donors active in hedge funds contributed $1 million each.

 

Other prominent contributors include

Walton family members (Walmart)

Texas construction magnate Harlan Crow and

William Koch (brother of David and Charles)

Spread the word! Vote Santorum!!!

Santorum

Personally as a life long Republican and also my hundreds of  friends and business associates are getting sick of the Religious Right (so called Born Again what evers, etc) trying to force their beliefs down our throats I WILL NOT VOTE FOR AND EITHER WILL MY FRIENDS OR BUSINESS ASSOCIATES VOTE FOR Santorum.   IT IS ABOUT TIME THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY UNDERSTAND – THIS IS ALL ABOUT CONSERITIVE VALUES AND HOW TO RUN THIS COUNTRY TO MAKE IT GREAT AGAIN AND NOT ABOUT RELIGION   

santorum

Last week in NH I attended a Santorum gathering and sat in the first row and  was the first to ask him a question....would he have a place for Newt in his cabinet?  Rick spoke glowingly and w/o hesitation that he most certainly would as in his words Newt was a great asset etc.  Then at the SC debate he speaks negatively of him.  So what gives.  Also Santorum can't seem to answer any question in less than 15 minutes time...he repeats and repeats and repeats the same point over.  I feel like my teacher in school wanting to make sure I get it into my head...but I'm an adult now Rick!   He's too wordy.  When I looked around the audience after I watched it on C-span, found several nodding off.  Now with Newt he is succinct, to the point, speaks a language we can all understand and people hang onto his every word.

Say Goodbye to Rick

This list of fools better start thinking about who they will support once Rick Santorum drops out.

Good Bye

I am withdrawing my subscription. It is obvious I do not belong here. I do not support Big Goverment NWO Neo-Cons.

Santorum ... a phony conservative

Santorum is a statist.

No thanks for endorsing

No thanks for endorsing another un_American warmonger and neo-Con Republican!!!!!!

A list of

Turncoats and sellouts, thanks for letting us know.

?Leaders? Supporting Candidates

The GOP needs to come home from the Country Club and mingle with the people that are providing their bread and butter. Most of the people in the street are aware that RETREAD RINOS just wont make the cut. They havn't even heard the whisteling of the TeaPot.

Republican Party's "choice"

I believe the party's choice of Santorum is to coax a few dems to our side for the extra votes in order to get a republican in office.  Never mind that Rick does not have the drive to do the deep dirty work nesessary to right the terrible wrongs the current administration has forced on us.  Newt has that drive, but the Party zonks don't think beyond a "viable compromize" as a possible outcome.


 

As Usual

What a joke. Playing the "Ignore Ron Paul" game like usual. Richard A. Viguerie is a joke.

Christian/Conservative "Leaders" have gone far astray!

Christian/Conservative "Leaders" have gone far astray! This is the most pathetic endorsement I have EVER seen in my life of nearly 60 years!

This week the TOP 3 MOST

This week the TOP 3 MOST CONSERVATIVE lawmakers in South Carolina - Tom Davis,   Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg), Kevin Bryant (R-Anderson) and Danny Verdin (R-Laurens) Endorsed Ron Paul for President.

Gary Bauer and all those other Liars, thieves, Lobbyist-lovers and contributors to our current mess can take their 'endorsement' and, with all due respect, shove it (for all the good it did Huckabee).

Political parties

The Jefferson Republican Party[92]

The Republican Liberty Caucus[93]

 

Press

The Daily Iowan[94]

The Littleton Courier (New Hampshire) [95]

Berlin Reporter (New Hampshire) [95]

Coos County Democrat (New Hampshire) [95]

 

Organizations

Iowa

Dubuque Tea Party of Iowa[96]

New York

Tea Party Coalition of Western New York[97]

Allegany County Tea Party of New York[98]

Buffalo Liberty Tea Party of New York[98]

Monroe County Tea Party of New York[98]

Ontario County Tea Party of New York[98]

Steuben County Tea Party of New York[98]

 

Party officials

Democratic Party officials

Lynn Rudmin Chong, former Democratic chair of Belknap County in New Hampshire[99]

Republican Party officials

Cory Adams, Republican chairman of Story County in Iowa[100]

Josh Davenport, Republican co-chair of Clay County in Iowa[101]

David Fischer, member of the Iowa Republican State Central Committee[102]

Heath Hill, former Republican chairman of Story County in Iowa[103]

Drew Ivers, member of the Iowa Republican State Central Committee[102]

Jeremiah Johnson, member of the Iowa Republican State Central Committee[96]

James Mills, member of the Iowa Republican State Central Committee[102]

A.J. Spiker, member of the Iowa Republican State Central Committee and former Republican chairman of Story County[103]

Kris Thiessen, Republican chair of Clay County in Iowa[101]

 

Current U.S. Senators and Congresspeople

Justin Amash, Representative from Michigan[104]

Walter B. Jones, Representative from North Carolina[105]

Rand Paul, son and Senator from Kentucky[106]

 

Governors

Jesse Ventura, Former Governor of Minnesota, TV show host, Navy SEAL and professional wrestler[107][108]

Gary Johnson, Former Governor of New Mexico. Johnson's endorsement is for the GOP primary only, as Johnson is currently running as a Libertarian.[109]

 

Current state legislators

New Hampshire

Jim Forsythe, New Hampshire State Senator[110]

Andy Sanborn, New Hampshire State Senator[111]

Ray White, New Hampshire State Senator[112]

Anne Cartwright, New Hampshire State Representative (Cheshire, District 2)[113]

Jenn Coffey, New Hampshire State Representative (Merrimack, District 6)[114]

Seth Cohn, New Hampshire State Representative (Merrimack, District 6)

Tim Comerford, New Hampshire State Representative[114]

Guy Comtois, New Hampshire State Representative (Belknap, District 5)

Cameron DeJong, New Hampshire State Representative (Hillsborough, District 9)[110]

Phil Greazzo, New Hampshire State Representative (Hillsborough, District 17) and Manchester Ward 10 Alderman[115]

J.R. Hoell, New Hampshire State Representative (Merrimack, District 13)[116]

Paul Ingbretson, New Hampshire State Representative (Grafton, District 5)[117]

Kyle Jones, New Hampshire State Representative (Rochester)[118]

Laura Jones, New Hampshire State Representative (Rochester)[114]

Robert Kingsbury, New Hampshire State Representative (Belknap, District 4)[119]

George Lambert, New Hampshire State Representative (Hillsborough, District 27)[120]

Robert Malone, New Hampshire State Representative (Belknap, District 5.)[121]

Jonathan S. Maltz, New Hampshire State Representative (Hillsborough, District 27)[122]

Donna Mauro, New Hampshire State Representative[114]

Andrew Manuse, New Hampshire State Representative[123]

Paul Mirski, New Hampshire State Representative (Grafton, District 10)[124]

Keith Murphy, New Hampshire State Representative (Bedford)[125]

Laurence Rappaport, New Hampshire State Representative[126]

Kevin Reichard, New Hampshire State Representative[127]

Lisa Scontsas, New Hampshire State Representative (Hillsborough, District 22)[128]

Tammy Simmons, New Hampshire State Representative (Hillsborough, District 17)[114]

Kathy Souza, New Hampshire State Representative[129]

Norman Tregenza, New Hampshire State Representative[110]

Lucien Vita, New Hampshire State Representative (Middleton)[118]

Carol Vita, New Hampshire State Representative (Middleton)[118]

Mark Warden, New Hampshire State Representative (Hillsborough, District 7)[114]

According to Forsythe, Paul has received support from twenty New Hampshire state representatives as of early July 2011.[130]

North Carolina

Glen Bradley, North Carolina State Representative[131]

Idaho

Phil Hart, Idaho State Representative[132]

Vito Barbieri, Idaho State Representative[133]

Pete Nielsen, Idaho State Representative[133]

Shirley McKague, Idaho State Senator[133]

Iowa

Kent Sorenson, Iowa State Senator, former Michelle Bachmann Iowa campaign chairman[134]

Glen Massie, Iowa State Representative[135]

Kim Pearson, Iowa State Representative[136]

Jason Schultz, Iowa State Representative[100][137]

New Jersey

Mike Doherty, New Jersey State Senator[138]

Oklahoma

Charles Key, Oklahoma State Representative[139]

Rhode Island

Nicholas D. Kettle, Rhode Island State Senator[140]

South Carolina

Lee Bright, South Carolina Senate [141]

Kevin Bryant, South Carolina Senate[141]

Tom Davis, South Carolina Senate[142]

Thomas Ravenel, former state treasurer [143]

Danny Verdin, South Carolina Senate[141]

Texas

David Simpson, Texas House of Representatives[144]

Washington

Cary Condotta, Washington State Representative[145]

Matt Shea, Washington State Representative[146]

Wyoming

Kendell Kroeker, Wyoming State Representative (House District 35)[147]

 

Former Cabinet members, diplomats, and other officials

Paul Craig Roberts Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy [148]

 

Political activists

Richard Mack, former sheriff from Arizona and gun rights activist[149]

Debra Medina, political activist and candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2010 Texas gubernatorial election[150]

Ken Hach, Iowa Tea-party co-founder[151]

Jim Treat, Iowa Tea-party co-founder[151]

Adam Kokesh, political activist, talk show host[152]

Karen Kwiatkowski, political activist, retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, 2012 candidate for Congress from Virginia's 6th district[153]

Tim Pugh, founder of the Cedar Rapids Tea Party[154]

Calvin Dufraisne, political activist, conservative opinion writer and contributing political commentator for the Revered Review[155]

Chuck Baldwin, political activist, 2008 presidential Candidate and member of the Constitution Party[156]

George Galloway, British political activist, former Member of Parliament [157]

David Ryon, political activist, 2008 GOP Candidate for Congress in Ohio's 12th CD & 2010 Constitution Party Nominee for Congress in Ohio's 15th CD[158]

 

Former Judges

Andrew Napolitano, a former New Jersey Superior Court Judge[159]

 

Former CIA Officers

Michael Scheuer, a former CIA intelligence officer who served as the Chief of the Bin Laden Issue Station from 1996 to 1999, and Special Advisor to the CIA's bin Laden unit from September 2001 to November 2004.[160]

 

Businesspeople

Scott Banister, entrepreneur, angel investor[161]

Alex Beltramo, cofounder of game website pogo.com[162]

Patrick M. Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com[163]

Gerald Celente, author and business consultant[164]

Jim Rogers, investor[165]

Joel Salatin, farmer[166]

Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital[167]

 

Academia

Walter Block, Professor of economics at Loyola University New Orleans and a senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute[168]

Bruce Fein, lawyer and Constitutional law expert (senior campaign adviser)[169]

Kevin Gutzman, Professor of history and non-western cultures at Western Connecticut State University[170]

Murray Sabrin, professor of finance at Ramapo College[170]

Thomas Woods, American historian, economist and author[171]

 

This was taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Paul_presidential_campaign,_2012#Endorsements

Confused?

How could Conservative HQ endorse this McCain clone?  Will Richard vote for Obama next election, he's endorsing a globalist establishment type....


A constitutional candidate is one who puts America/Americans first.  All the constitutionalists except Ron Paul have all been eliminated, so what is left besides him are our choice of globalists (like we have been saddled with for decades).


Obama is a globalist, both Bush's were globalists, Clinton was a globalist.  Romney a globalist, Gingrich a globalist, and Santorum a globalist.  The only difference is between Marxist and Industrial Socialistic....but a commie is a commie.  Globalists are loyal to the world government bunch, a constitutionalist puts America/Americans first.


 

globalist vs constitutionalist

You have made the point correctly.  The electorate is once again being duped by the left, the media and the neo-cons.

That's the funniest thing I've heard all day/all week!

Dr. (OB/GYN) Ron Paul is MOST CONSERVATIVE, MOST CONSTITUTIONAL, MOST PRO-LIFE CONSERVATIVE Republican Elephant in the Middle of the Room. The Evidence and references are below:

You wrote, "In recognition of Rick Santorum’s character, judgment, and especially his commitment to institute an administration that will govern according to conservative principles, we the undersigned endorse former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum for President of the United States and pledge to advance his candidacy."
You all are consciously ignoring not only a more conservative, more constitutional republican elephant in the middle of the room, but you are ignoring the MOST CONSERVATIVE, MOST CONSTITUTIONAL republican elephant in the middle of the room. You are ignoring the candidate who has received non-stop 100% ratings Freedom Index, which measures voting records by the yardstick of the Constitution, year after year after year from The New American magazine: www.thenewamerican.com. Here's the latest freedom index: http://www.jbs.org/index.php?option=com_rokdownloads&view=file&Itemid=259&id=355%3Afreedom-index-january-2012 in which he once again received a 100% score.

From 1937 - 2002 Ron Paul ranked the #1 most conservative member of Congress in a study by the American Journal of Political Science.

As cited by TheStreet.com:

"A list put together at voteview.com found that out of the 3,320 individuals (1 being the most liberal and 3,320 being the most conservative) who had served in the House or Senate from 1937 to 2002, Santorum ranked 2,674, while Paul ranked 3,320.

"Four or five times he voted to raise the national debt, so that tells you how conservative he is," Paul said Saturday about Santorum. Based on the survey, Paul could question pretty much any politician's conservative record against his own.

The scores were based on all roll calls cast in the period. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich slotted in at 2,893."Here's the link to the study:

From 1937 - 2002 Ron Paul ranked the #1 most conservative member of Congress in a study by the American Journal of Political Science.

"A list put together at voteview.com found that out of the 3,320 individuals (1 being the most liberal and 3,320 being the most conservative) who had served in the House or Senate from 1937 to 2002, Santorum ranked 2,674, while Paul ranked 3,320.

"Four or five times he voted to raise the national debt, so that tells you how conservative he is," Paul said Saturday about Santorum. Based on the survey, Paul could question pretty much any politician's conservative record against his own.

The scores were based on all roll calls cast in the period. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich slotted in at 2,893."

Here's a link to the actual study: http://voteview.com/is_john_kerry_a_liberal.htm

For Pete's sake, not only did Ron Paul dwarf Santorum in terms of being a conservative, he even edged out Larry McDonald to get the top conservative spot for the 65 year time period of the study.

You guys really make me laugh while you totally discredit yourselves!

Jim Fox, Virginia

 

ORLY?

Just how is Santorum representative of constitutional or economic conservatism? He has NOTHING...and let me repeat myself...NOTHING in his voting record EXCEPT big government votes. How are we to trust him as President? It's like letting a serial burglar watch the bank's vault because he says his days of stealing are over.

GIMME A BREAK, CHQ.

And, just last night in the debate, he talked about regulating the Internet. The man is a Democrat with a Bible. How can any conservative pledge their support to him? 

Actually...

...I don't think of him as a Democrat with a bible so much as a Taliban with one instead of the Koran. Like Romney, like Gingrich, like Obama, he thinks he knows how to run our lives. I'd rather have divided government with Obama than an empowered Santorum. Here's how I'll vote in the general, based upon the GOP nominee:


Nominee                                                     Vote


Paul                                                            Paul


Romney                                                       Gary Johnson


Gingrich                                                       Gary Johnson


Santorum                                                     Obama

Phony Conservative

Santorum supports the illegal Patriot Act and Romney supports the NDAA as passed.  Does anyone recall what Republicans stood for? Hint -m It's in the name.

Conservative leaders are doing anything but leading

Whom are they leading?   Real conservatives know that Santorum is anythng BUT conservative.   Check his record:

Santorum voted to double the size of the Department of Education… He voted to expand Medicare and add free drugs for senior citizens and he has voted for foreign aid. Those are not conservative principles. Seventy-seven percent of the American people are opposed to foreign aid and Rick Santorum has voted for it every time it’s come down.
Rick Santorum voted with Barbara Boxer with this: S Amdt 3230 – Gun Lock Requirement Amendment 

Rick Santorum voted for H J Res 47 – Debt Limit Increase Resolution – Key Vote

Rick Santorum voted for taxes in the Internet Access Tax Bill

Rick Santorum voted for HR 1 – No Child Left Behind Act

Rick Santorum voted to confirm President William J. Clinton’s nomination of Alan Greenspan to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a fourth four-year term.

Rick Santorum voted for HR 3448 – Minimum Wage Increase bill which allows punitive damages for injury or illness to be taxed.

- Allows damages for emotional distress to be taxed.

- Repeals the diesel fuel tax rebate to purchasers of diesel-powered automobiles and light trucks.

Rick Santorum Voted to confirm President William J. Clinton’s nomination of Alan Greenspan to be the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the third four year term.

Rick Santorum voted for the protection of Abortion Clinics

I would add that this list just scratches the surface of Santorum’s career-long liberal voting record. A few more things big-government Santorum has done:

NEA
Voted for taxpayer funding of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Voted against a 10% cut in the budget for National Endowment for the Arts.

Bankruptcy
Voted for a Schumer amendment to make the debts of pro-life demonstrators not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

Defense and Foreign Policy
Voted for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
Voted against requiring the President to certify that the CWC is effectively verifiable.
Voted against requiring the President to certify that that
Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, North Korea, China, and all other countries determined to be state sponsors of terror have joined CWC prior to submitting the instrument of ratification.
Voted for the START II Treaty
Voted to allow the sale of supercomputers to
China.
Voted to ban antipersonnel landmines
Voted against increasing defense spending offset by equivalent cuts in non-defense spending.
Voted to require that Federal bureaucrats get the same payraises as uniformed military.
Voted to allow food and medicine sales to state sponsors of terror and tyranical regimes such as
Libya and Cuba.
Voted to limit the President’s authority to impose sanctions on nations for reasons of national security unless the sanctions were approved by a multilateral regime.
Voted against requiring Congressional authorization for military action in
Bosnia.
Voted to give $25 million in foreign aid to
North Korea
Voted to weaken alien terrorist deportation provisions.   If the Court determines that the evidence must be withheld for national security reasons, the Justice Department must still provide a summary of the evidence sufficient for the alien terrorist to mount a defense against deportation.
Voted against delaying the India Nuclear until the President certified that
India had agreed to suspend military-to-military exchanges with Iran.
Voted against the Conventional Trident Missile Program

Nominations
Voted for Richard Paez to the 9th Curcuit (cloture)
Voted for Sonia Sotomayor, Circuit Judge
Voted for Richard Holbrooke to be Ambassador to the UN
Voted for Margaret Morrow to be District Judge
Voted twice for Marsha Berzon to the 9th Circuit
Voted for Mary McLaughlin to be District Judge
Voted for Tim Dyk to be District Judge
Voted for James Brady to be District Judge

Labor
Voted against National Right to Work Act
Voted against Real of Davis-Bacon Prevailing union wages
Voted for Alexis Herman to be Secretary of Labor
Voted for mandatory Federal child care funding
Voted for Trade Adjustment Assistance.
Voted for Job Corps funding
Voted twice in support of Fedex Unionization
Voted against allowing a waiver of Davis-Bacon in emergency situations.
Voted for minimum wage increases six times
Voted to require a union representative on an
IRS oversight board.
Voted to exempt
IRS union representative from criminal ethics laws.
Voted against creating independent Board of Governors to investigate
IRS abuses.

Guns
Voted to require pawn shops to do background checks on people who pawn a gun.
Voted twice to make it illegal to sell a gun without a secure storage or safety device
Voted for a Federal ban on possession of “assault weapons” by those under 18.
Voted for Federal funding for anti-gun education programs in schools.
Voted for anti-gun juvenile justice bill.

Reform
Voted for funding for the legal services corporation.
Voted twice for a Congressional payraise.
Voted to impose a uniform Federal mandate on states to force them to allow convicted rapits, arsonists, drug kingpins, and all other ex-convicts to vote in Federal elections.
Voted for the Specter “backup plan” to allow campaign finance reform to survive if portions of the bill were found unconstitutional.
Voted to mandate discounted broadcast times for politicians.
Voted for a McCain amendment to require State and local campaign committees to report all campaign contributions to the FEC and to require all campaign contributions to be reported to the FEC within 24 hours within 90 days of an election.

Immigration
Voted against increasing the number of immigration investigators
Voted to allow illegal immigrants to receive the earned income credit before becoming citizens
Voted to give SSI benefits to legal aliens.
Voted to give welfare benefits to naturalized citizens without regard to to the earnings of their sponsors.
Voted against hiring an additional 1,000 border partrol agents, paid for by reductions in state grants.

Taxes
Voted against a flat tax.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for Medicare prescription drugs
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to fund health insurance subsidies for small businesses.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an $8 billion increase in child healh insurance.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an increase in NIH funding.
Voted twice for internet taxes.
Voted to allow gas tax revenues to be used to subsidize Amtrak.
Voted to strike marriage penalty tax relief and instead provide fines on tobacco companies.
Voted against repealing the
Clinton 4.3 cent gas tax increase.
Voted to increase taxes by $2.3 billion to pay for an Amtrak trust fund.
Voted to allow welfare to a minor who had a child out of wedlock and who resided with an adult who was on welfare within the previous two years.
Voted to increase taxes by $9.4 billion to pay for a $9.4 billion increase in student loans.
Voted to say that
AMT patch is more important than capital gains and dividend relief.

Welfare
Voted against food stamp reform
Voted against Medicaid reform
Voted against TANF reform
Voted to increase the Social Services Block Grant from $1 billion to $2 billion
Voted to increase the FHA loan from $170,000 to $197,000.  Also opposed increasing GNMA guaranty from 6 basis points to 12.
Voted for $2 billion for low income heating assistance.

Waste
Sponsored An amendment to increase Amtrak funds by $550 million
Voted to use HUD funds for the Joslyn Art Museum (NE), the Stand Up for Animals project (RI) and the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Project (WA)
Voted to increase spending on social programs by $7 billion
Voted to increase NIH funding by $1.6 billion.
Voted to increase NIHnding by $700 million
Voted to for a $2 million earmark to renovate the Vulcan Monument (AL)
Voted for a $1 billion bailout for the steel industry
Voted against requiring that highway earmarks would come out of a state’s highway allocation
Voted to allow Market Access Program funds to go to foreign companies.
Voted to allow OPIC to increase its administrative costs by 50%
Voted against transferring $20 million from Americorps to veterans.
Voted for the $140 billion asbestos compensation bill.
Voted against requiring a uniform medical criteria to ensure asbestos claims were legitimate.
Voted to increase community development programs by $2 billion.

Spending and Entitlements
Voted to make Medicare part B premium subsidies an new entitlement.
Voted against paying off the debt ($5.6 trillion at the time) within 30 years.
Voted to give $18 billion to the IMF.
Voted to raid Social Security instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt.

Health Care
Voted to allow states to impose health care mandates that are stricter than proposed new Federal mandates, but not weaker.
Voted twice for Federal mental health parity mandates in health insurance.
Voted against a allow consumers the option to purchase a plan outside the parity mandate.

Education
Voted to increase Federal funding for teacher testing
Voted to increase spending for the Department of Education by $3.1 billion.
Voted against requiring courts to consider the impact of IDEA awards on a local school district.

Energy
Voted to allow the President to designate certain sites as interim nuclear waste storage sites in the event that he determines that
Yucca Mountain is not a suitable site for a permanent waste repository. Those sites are as follows: the nuclear waste site in Hanford, Washington; the Savannah River Site in South Carolina; Barnwell County, South Carolina; and the Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee.
Voted to make fuel price gouging a Federal crime.

Now tell me again abou t these "leaders".

So who really is running the world?

Mr. Santorum reminds me of a child who was spoiled and never taught to respect his elders. In the debates he criticizes to many things Rep. Paul says through his "head actions". I wonder if he would allow any of his children to disrespect him when he is trying to make a point????? If so, we don't need an other child to lead us, we need a true adult, right?

 Mr. Paul definitely honors the other candidates, but he points out to us just how their past policies have harmed our country. It's really time for us to listen very closely to what is being brought out. Most of us now know how to research for right information.

Dr. Paul is one of the few real Christians running for this great office. He lives his Christianity and doesn't have to try to show off by his words. He repeats the Bible scriptures in ways that (some) not all understand. "Like do unto others the way you want them to treat you"!!!!! That's his foreign policy. Not go ahead and treat the evil one's the way they treat you. LOVE is the great commandment, not hate like SOME religions practice. Mr. Santorum may want to apologize in public, to the great Dr. Paul and all of us who support him whole heartedly. I, for one, know a true FAKE when is see and hear one. He will not get my vote, no matter what!!?? I support a true Patriot Ron Paul for President.