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What Romney owes to Rand (and Ron) Paul - Posted by Judge Nap to Facebook

Article posted by Judge Napolitano to his Facebook page

NY Daily News: If Mitt Romney wins the presidency this November, Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky ought to be one of the first people he thanks.

The essence of Romney’s debt to Paul — a favorite of Tea Party tax cutters — lies not in his pledging to be a tireless surrogate for the GOP nominee on the campaign trail this fall, though he has and he will.

Rather, Romney’s sense of gratitude will owe to nothing other than Paul’s mere being: Romney should be thankful that Rand — an ophthalmologist who won election to the Senate in 2010 — followed his father, Texas Congressman and erstwhile Republican presidential contender Ron Paul, into politics. For Rand’s very existence as a senator, and one with a rising national profile and presidential ambitions, is the only thing preventing Paul père from endorsing a third-party candidate or mounting his own independent run.

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Please Don't Read This

It's just another hack-journalist trying to get page views by writing about Dr. Paul. The writing is at about an 8th grade level, totally nonsensical, and incredibly insulting to all of us.

You are so right

I read it. Very poor article not worth reading. Some of the comments are pretty good though.

I've read enough liberty hit

I've read enough liberty hit pieces to last me a lifetime.

I about gagged

When the op said the RNC Bent over backwards to help Ron Paul by showing a video and putting Audit the Fed in the Platform. No body reads the Platform after they crown the Nominee. Fortunately He will go down in defeat. That means we only have to wait 4 more years for a liberty candidate to be president instead of 8. If the world does not end on Dec 21st.

facade of an article (see page 2)

What a ridiculous way to write an article. It's doesn't even make intelligent points, just random insults. Of course, this is the Neo-Con James Kirchick. I'd love him to write a review of the NYTimes bestseller, The Closing of the American Mind, so perhaps he'd understand why he doesn't understand Dr. Paul.

Kirchick calls himself a "gay recovering liberal" and he has written for the Weekly Standard, which is owned by a billionaire who has two anti-gay non-profits. I guess Kirchick likes war so much he doesn't care that his friends and employers think he should burn in hell.

#1 thing he owes Ron & Rand

is an apology for all the cheating.

i luv judge nap

That is all

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Posted here so you wil go there and comment

The author is the guy who a few days before the Iowa primary in 2008 came out with the racist newsletter story. He can not accept or will not acknowledge the authorship by anyone else as has been now proven and is offering an alternative universe of beliefs in the article. He libels us and there is not a word of truth in what he writes.

Please go and comment over there, needs some sane refutation.

Some say this is a bad thing (to attack an article)

... it used to be one of the things 'we' did. Then, somewhere along the way (near the beginning of the 2012 campaign) this 'tactic' began to be attacked as a waste of time and counter-productive. (Posts like 'Hit Piece of the NY Times!' were heavily down-voted and people attacked the idea of taking on the article as doing exactly what the author wanted.)

I'm not sure if it is ultimately a good or bad idea to attack such articles. I certainly used to... and I kinda miss the call to arms 'Hit piece in the Washington Post! Get to work'

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Yes, it's a bad thing because it MAKES MONEY FOR THEM.

When you visit a website, you create traffic to the site, which makes them money. So when you go on the attack, you PAY YOUR ENEMIES TO ATTACK YOU.

It's basically shooting the Liberty Movement in the head, and the author of this article laughs all the way to the bank.

"Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid." - Ronald Reagan

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If all they get is 2 pennies

If all they get is 2 pennies for us putting a comment on their website, then we have won.

The striking thing about Ron Paul's supporters is that we are everywhere on the web, and we are vocal.

If you shut up, then they have won.

Those two pennies you mean?

They might make $ .60 for 1,000 page views or something from ads. Other than that, you have to click an ad. Yeah - he laughs when he cashes in that $ .60!

Anyway, I disagree with the argument. I would agree that an article might be designed to rile us up - get us off-focus or something. But the advertising money is not an issue.

Page 2 hides the author's contempt and ignorance.

This dribble is a waste of time.

The headline of this post is

The headline of this post is misleading.

It should be noted that Judge Napolitano DID NOT write this article.

Only the acceptance of the truth can defeat systemic evil.

I Agree...

I read the first page hearing Judge's voice in my head - wondering how could he be writing this? It was so unlike the judge, my only conclusion was that he didn't write it...

Of course, he didn't!

It is not wise...

To publish this scurrilous nonsense here.

Proverbs 18:8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down into the person’s innermost being.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

What Jesus said...

"You have heard that it was said, you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say love your enemies and pray for the ones persecuting you, so that you may become sons of your father in the heavens, for he makes the sun to rise upon evil and good and rain upon just and unjust. For if you love the ones loving you, what reward do you have? Not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brothers only, what extraordinary thing are you doing? Not even the Gentiles the same do? Therefore will be you perfect as your heavenly father is perfect."

I would be interested to know...

How you apply this scripture to the case at hand.

Do you mean that one should pray for the author of the article in the OP? If so, that is for Dr. Paul to do since it is against him the article is written and I am sure he does just that. My concern is different since I am not being persecuted and have no desire to take up an offence which is always ill advised since one cannot then forgive the persecutor not being the one persecuted.

My concern is that these talebearers are not given any airspace to spread their calumnies here. There is no contradiction between the words of God and scripture cannot be broken. Is is very sound advice to those who are willing to receive it.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

Yes, pray. Another Scripture

Yes, pray. Another Scripture in mind was the idea that doing good to your enemy is like heaping burning coals on their heads. So whether he changes heart or not, it is wise to do no harm to Mr. Kirchick. Since this was posted by the Judge and on the front page here I thought people might be provoked to do harm in return and I want to get an appropriate Scripture out. It is good to publish truth and in the above context I think this truth was relevant here. I would have ignored it if it wasn't already on the front page b/c comments draw attention where attention may not be appropriate.

I was surprised that it was posted by Judge Napolitano.

It was in the NY Daily News and directed at their audience which is unlikely to be Judge Napolitano's audience. By publishing it all that accomplishes is to encourage others to do the same therefore spreading the calumny further than it would have gone on its own. This is proven by the fact that it appeared on the front page here at the DP.

The scripture I posted is very relevant since we all have the bottomless pit within ourselves in our carnal heart. "Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?"

When gossip enters into our heart it corrupts our thinking and our lives. Better to stop it before it does. James Kirchik is not my personal enemy but he is an agent of darkness since it is the devil who is the calumniator and the accuser. Do you believe that the Lord Jesus was commanding us to love the devil and his agents? This is not a trick question.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

The Lord is commanding us to

The Lord is commanding us to love our enemies. I do not have a precise definition of enemy, but I imagine those who use force against you would apply. Persecution is an example. I do not know about loving the devil or evil spirits, but I think Mr. Kirchick is a person and is persecuting Ron Paul and his supporters. This was hurtful to me and so I think what Jesus has commanded of me is to pray for him and love him. I do not think God gives up on people even if they have hardened hearts that constantly turn away. However, if he is dead then we can stop praying for him I suppose. I am thinking of a parable where the gardener waters a tree that does not produce fruit. The master says to cut it down, but the gardener says to provide more fertilizer and water and after 3 years then cut it down if it still does not produce fruit. So God is patient with us and I do not think Mr. Kirchick is beyond help, nor am I a judge to make that decision. I figure if he is still alive perhaps God is still being patient with him.

I love the scripture you first posted.

It is from the Sermon on the Mount Matthew 5:43-48. What it speaks to me is the nature of God Himself and how He loves His enemies. All carnal humanity are His enemies of course so that is how He loves us even while we are still living after the flesh.

Romans 8:7 "For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot."

How does He love us? Romans 5:8 "but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

Therefore when we surrender to Christ, who is our enemy while we are still sinners, we change sides in the war that is going on and we become members of His Body. We are recruited into His army to carry out His orders and that is to fulfil the ministry of reconciliation and to become perfect as He is perfect by following on to know Him in the fellowship of His sufferings that we might also know Him in the power of His resurrection.

Romans 5:17 "So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away – look, what is new has come! 5:18 And all these things are from God who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and who has given us the ministry of reconciliation. 5:19 In other words, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting people’s trespasses against them, and he has given us the message of reconciliation. 5:20 Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His plea through us."

Luke 14:31 "Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 14:32 Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace."

We are this delegation just as Jesus was the first representative sent by God to sue for peace with mankind. This is also written in the Law of God relating to the way in which to prosecute a campaign against an enemy.

In this way we can understand that all of mankind who have not yet surrendered to Christ are our enemies if we are members of the Body of Christ. We then demonstrate our love towards them by having fellowship with Christ in His sufferings, bearing our cross and showing them that God has already provided a sin offering, a peace offering, a fellowship offering and a burnt whole offering in the person of the Crucified Son of God the Lord Jesus Christ. They should know from our behaviour towards them that our Father has forgiven them of all their sins and transgressions that He seeks their forgiveness also and commands them to turn away from their hostility towards Him and receive the promise of the new birth into the Kingdom of God and sonship to God for all eternity.

This offer applies to all mankind everywhere for all times and places, whether alive or dead. This is the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

that author has his head so

that author has his head so far up his own butt he has to look out his mouth to see where he is going. Another Romney hack.

Holy Smokes SIERRAHPBT Relax!!

You're going to have a heart attack..

nope gonna live forever..

nope gonna live forever..