uman Rights Supersede States' Rights
: At the museum beneath the St.Louis Arch a plaque presents a quote from Stephen A. Douglas. This Democraticpolitician championed states' rights.9No state though has sufficient authority tonullify the God-given inalienable rights to life and liberty. His states' rights viewled Douglas to claim that the people of a territory should decide the slaveryquestion by themselves. Those who don't learn from history are destined torepeat it's errors. Like Ron Paul today and abortion, Stephen Douglas believedhis Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 would thereby "remove the contentious slaveryissue from national politics, lest it threaten to rip the nation apart, but it hadexactly the opposite effect."10The extent of destruction from doing wrong isdifficult to fathom. Ron Paul and Douglas reject the truth that human rightstrump states rights. And in 1858 the latter said, "I look forward to a time wheneach state shall be allowed to do as it pleases. If it chooses to keep slaveryforever, it is not my business, but its own; if it chooses to abolish slavery, it is itsown business, not mine. I care more for the great principle of self-government,than I do for all the Negroes in Christendom."11This parallels Paul's claim that,"a federal law banning abortion across all 50 states would be equally invalid" ascompared to Roe.12Ron Paul puts his supporters in the awkward position of siding with Douglas, and wrongly claiming that states' rights supersede the God-given inalienable rights of life and liberty. If states have the right to permit thesystematic killing of children, as in Paul's view, then they would also have theright to deprive any other class of citizen of life and liberty. But as a University of Denver law student argued with a professor during a 2008 American Right ToLife event, "If a state has the authority to nullify rights, then rights aren't rights,are they?" Thus states' have no such right, neither to define one class of livinghuman being as nonpersons, nor to decriminalize murder, for human rightssupersede states' rights.
levates States' Rights
: From the text of Ron Paul's bill, "...the Supreme Court shall not have jurisdiction to review... any case arising out of any statute... on the grounds that such statute... regulates... the performance of abortions..."13 14Ron Paul's
legislation would violate a fundamental principle of governance by removing theprotection of inalienable human rights from the jurisdiction of the courts. By histheory, a state like California has the right from the Constitution to allow theintentional killing of unborn children, but actually those children have a right tolife from their Creator. Because the Creator trumps California and theConstitution, and the right to life is inalienable. It is wrong to give aid andcomfort to any jurisdiction of government suggesting that they would be freefrom interference if they permit genocide within their borders. Ron Paul's so-called Sanctity of Life legislation is illegitimate because abortion cannot be aright: neither a woman's, nor parents, nor a states' rights issue.
.4 Million Children Aborted by Ron Paul's Policy
: In 1997 Ron Paulassumed his current seat as U.S. Representative from Texas' 14th District.15TheExceptions Calculator documents that during his seven terms through the end of 2011, pharmaceutical and surgical abortionists will have killed 7,413,084 childrenby the actual policies, and therefore the approval, of Ron Paul.16