Virgil Goode: Constitution Party Nominee - Not Good NewsSubmitted by ForAmerica on Fri, 04/27/2012 - 21:39
According to the following article, Virgil Goode secured the Constitution Party's nomination last Saturday. Sadly, his voting record while in congress left much to be desired.
Here's the article mentioning his nomination:
The New American regularly compiles a Freedom Index, which grades our congressman on how closely they vote to the Constitution (0% is the worst, and 100% is the best). In case you're wondering how legitimate their scoring is, Ron Paul is the only person to consistently get 100%. I looked up Mr. Goode's voting and was quite disappointed.
You can find their freedom index compilation here: http://www.jbs.org/index.php?option=com_rokdownloads&view=fo...
He served in the House from 1997 to 2009. Though the website only goes back to 2006, you can get an idea of how he voted.
2006 - 64%
2007 - 63%
2008 - 72%
I did this to inform those considering voting for the Constitution Party candidate, if Dr. Paul doesn't get the GOP nomination. As you can see, you'll be better off writing Paul in or staying home than wasting your vote on Mr. Goode. Though he scored about twice as high as the average congressman, that's a low bar to compare against. My bars are the Constitution and the Scriptures, and only Dr. Paul comes close.
I've been reading on this site for a long time, and I've been a member for a couple of months (I think), but this is my first post. I was a delegate at my district conventions in Georgia, will be an alternate delegate (maybe move up to delegate) at the state convention, and have donated hundreds of dollars to the campaign. I've been a constitutionalist since about 2005, supported Ron Paul in 2008, and successfully persuaded several of my Fundamental Independent Baptist friends (including my pastor) to be Ron Paul supporters. I only say this to minimize troll accusations because I'm a first-poster.