Rand Paul was looking pretty good to a Libertarian hoping for a predominately Libertarian mainstream candidate with a presidential chance. But with his recent heated religious foray into the issue of abortion, he is losing his allure.
The Christian radical left believes that every fetus is a child, that every abortion is murder and every doctor that performs abortion services is a mass murderer. They would make every woman’s body property of the state and force every woman to carry every fetus to term and set us back decades where women seeking abortion services would have to do so in an illegal setting. This radical religious activism is similar to the Islamic state in its repressive religious demands and is in direct conflict with the basic elements that make us all free. For if we as human beings do not own our bodies and do not have independent control and decision making over that body, what else are we but slaves to others’ beliefs and definition of what constitutes a human being.
I have followed this anti-planned parenthood movement and am frightened that the ignorance, fear and rhetoric is overcoming all reason, while drowning out any opposing debate. They will use any argument regardless of its merit: race, sex, murder and, my favorite, violating “god’s law.” Is there something fundamentally wrong with selling human body parts? Clearly the answer is no; the current law allows human fetuses to be sold at cost. Third parties can then use those parts for research and development and then make a profit on that work. This chain provides us all with valuable products and information about our own biology that saves lives and betters the lives of millions of actual living human beings.
Rand Paul like most Republicans is pro-life, a stand which would enslave American women to their own biology and force them to carry every pregnancy to full term. Oddly enough the radical right is not concerned nor supportive of those born unwillingly (forced) and the type of life that they would live. As a supporter of freedom, personal responsibility and minimal government I cannot support such repressive radical religious beliefs. So in all good conscience I cannot and will not support Rand Paul.