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Retraction Concerning Ron Paul

By John S. Torell

 

I wrote an article in the last newsletter about the rigging of the American election process. My focus was to point out how far the World Government has come in controlling our nation. All the major candidates who started out in the primary elections were approved by the World Government (Corporation) with the exception of Ron Paul. My intent was to mention this but not necessarily go into detail where Ron Paul stood on the issues. Here is what I wrote about Paul:

“All the major candidates this year have the approval of the Corporation except Congressman Ron Paul. With his grass root successes, the Corporation is using the media to slander and ignore Paul so that the masses of Americans will reject him. As a Christian, I cannot support Paul because of his Libertarian views on abortion and homosexuality which he thinks should be left up to each person, doing whatever they think is best.”

A number or readers responded to this article and pointed out that I had attributed the wrong views on abortion and homosexuality to Ron Paul. I have to confess that when I wrote this, my research and knowledge of Ron Paul was minimal, with the result that my conclusions were far from the truth. The only thing that I can do is to ask Ron Paul and all our readers to forgive me for this great blunder. I have no excuse, even if I was in a hurry to write this article. In order for my articles to be credible, research must be done and verified. I can assure you, that to the best of my ability it shall never happen again in the future.

Mary, one of our readers kindly pointed out my terrible error and I want to share her letter with you because she accurately lays out Ron Paul’s stand on these vital issues:

Dear Pastor Torell,

I have been receiving The Flaming Sword newsletter for several years now and have enjoyed it immensely. I believe you have an awesome grasp of the gospel and teach the truth of it exceedingly well. The few times I might have disagreed with you on teachings of scripture I could count on one hand. I thank you for your extensive research on the so-called evangelical preachers of the past and present.

However, with your research of truth in both scripture and evangelical preachers, comes nearly to a screeching halt in your last newsletter when you examined the present American Elections for the Presidency. You were right on spot up until you explained why you could not support Ron Paul.

It confused me, that a man of your caliber and desire to seek the truth of things would be tricked into spewing a false understanding of Ron Paul regarding his stand on abortion and homosexuality. This false misunderstanding can only leave me to believe you have not followed through with complete research of these issues.

You have come as close to a lie as the Corporations have in slandering him. First, you have ignored his personal beliefs regarding these issues. He is totally against abortion. Ron Paul writes the following on his website:

The right of an innocent, unborn child to life is at the heart of the American ideals of liberty. My professional and legislative record demonstrates my strong commitment to this pro-life principle.

In 40 years of medical practice, I never once considered performing an abortion, nor did I ever find abortion necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman.

In Congress, I have authored legislation that seeks to define life as beginning at conception, HR 1094.

I am also the prime sponsor of HR 300, which would negate the effect of Roe v Wade by removing the ability of federal courts to interfere with state legislation to protect life. This is a practical, direct approach to ending federal court tyranny which threatens our constitutional republic and has caused the deaths of 45 million of the unborn.

I have also authored HR 1095, which prevents federal funds to be used for so-called “population control.”

Many talk about being pro-life. I have taken direct action to restore protection for the unborn.

As an OB/GYN doctor, I’ve delivered over 4,000 babies. That experience has made me an unshakable foe of abortion. Many of you may have read my book, Challenge To Liberty, which champions the idea that there cannot be liberty in a society unless the rights of all innocents are protected. Much can be understood about the civility of a society in observing its regard for the dignity of human life.

www.ronpaul2008.com/issues/life-and-liberty

Though "personally" against homosexuality, he cannot, as a president, take individual rights away from anyone, including homosexuals.  That is for the states, people and churches to deal with the issue.  It is not the job of the Federal government to rule against a homosexual life style and try to take away an individuals freedoms or liberties.

On a local level, we the people have the responsibility to deal with the moral issues we abhor... the Federal government has no right to legislate morals. This is what Ron Paul is trying to explain to people regarding freedom.

As President, he doesn't want to run our lives, doesn't know how to, and doesn't have the Constitutional authority to do it.

As President, he has to protect our lives, freedoms, contracts, and liberties. He has command over our military and to protect our boarders from invaders, so that we can live free as we choose not how the government chooses.

Ron Paul is a humble man of principled integrity. Just look at his congressional voting record. The stupid corporations can't even find any dirt on the man! They tried but failed.

As with all men, no one is perfect. Ron Paul knows this and that is why he says "It’s not about me, but about my message."  As President, he said it will be his responsibility to resist the temptations to ignore the laws of the Constitution.

I ask that you do further research regarding Ron Paul's stance on the Constitution. I believe you have "missed the boat" regarding Ron Paul.

Thank you.

Mary

I want to thank Mary and all others who wrote and told me of my error. I have asked God to forgive me for slandering a good man and stealing his reputation. I firmly believe the Bible when it tells us that if we confess our sins and repent, God will forgive us. I would ask you to forgive me for this terrible mistake. I want to close my retraction by quoting the Bible:

“He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.” (Proverbs 9:7-9)


Volume 3, 2008