Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Denver Talk Show Host Slanders Ron Paul

Bob Enyart is a Denver talk show host. He urges his Christian listeners not to vote for Ron Paul.


robbie said...

Hey Kevin I listened to your debate with Enyart, it was very telling of you and Paul. I have a question if the states declared that all Ron Paul supporters should be Put to death and the Feds stepped in to stop the executions would you and Paul declare what the feds are doing as unconstitutional? After all according to you states rights trump God's law!!!!!!

Kevin Craig said...

Thanks for the comment, Robbie.

It reminds me of the scenario advanced by Martin Niemöller, a victim of the Nazis:

First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me -- and there was no one left to speak out for me.

If the Chinese government decided it was grateful to people like Ron Paul for making capitalism popular and making China the fastest-growing economy in the world, and the Chinese government decided to invade the states that were killing Ron Paul supporters, there can be no doubt that the rescued Ron Paul supporters would describe the Chinese invasion as (a) a violation of state sovereignty, and (b) fortuitous.

Just as "might does not make right," so "personal benefit does not make constitutional."

Politicians who take an oath to suport the Constitution are taking an oath to honor state sovereignty. Have you read the Tenth Amendment?

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Are you familiar with the constitutional doctrine of "enumerated powers?"

You describe Ron Paul followers as believing that "states rights trump God's law." Where in God's Law is the Chinese government commanded to invade any of the states that are killing people? Where in God's Law is the federal government commanded to invade states that are killing people?

When Ron Paul followers are being killed, and you know about it, why is it that you and Bob Enyart are not rallying Christians together to rescue those who are being killed, rather than waiting for a politician in Washington D.C. to violate his oath of office and act unconstitutionally, overturning state sovereignty and setting malicious legal precedents in the process?

Kevin Craig said...

By the way, Robbie, have you noticed that Bob Enyart does not post a link to the webpage with my side of the debate -- the side his "hold" button conveniently censored?