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We Cannot Let Ryan Become Another Palin


Mitt Romney and VP Running Mate, Paul Ryan (R-WI)

Mitt Romney and VP Running Mate, Paul Ryan (R-WI)

Kayla Adanalian

Last week, there was a boom that echoed across the nation; Mitt Romney had finally announced that he had chosen his running mate for the 2012 presidential election. “Today!” said Romney, as he addressed the crown in Virginia, “We take another step forward in helping restore the promise of America as we move forward in this campaign and on to help lead the nation to better days. It’s an honor to announce my running mate and the next Vice President of the United States, Paul Ryan!” Romney closes his speech by telling us, “Today’s a good day for America and there are better days ahead.”

I’m going to be honest, until I picked up the newspaper Sunday morning, I knew next to nothing about the 42 year old U.S. representative from Janesville, Wisconsin. The last thing I’d heard were the rumors President Obama believed that Romney was sure to make the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Gen. David Petraeus, the next Vice President of the United States. Others who were potentially in the running were Governor Chris Christie, Senator Marco Rubio, Governor Tim Pawlenty, and Senator Rob Portman. Although I didn’t know too much about Ryan or his policies, I held out faith that he will make a better Vice President than the one we are stuck with now and, upon reviewing their track records, I was right. So, I did a little bit of research, read a few articles and came up with a lot of very positive information on the young politician. But what Ryan did to get my support was answer one simple question. In an interview with CNN Chief Political Analyst, Gloria Borger, she asked him “Why didn’t you run for President in 2008 when you were given the opportunity?” to which he responded, “I think there are other good people who can do this job, but there are not other good people who can raise my kids.” If that isn’t a true testament to his character and the kind of man that he is, then I certainly don’t know what is.

When I saw Ryan’s picture on the front of the paper, I immediately flashed back to when McCain chose Sarah Palin to run with him in 2008. Paul Ryan a young, attractive, family-oriented father of three from a small town with big goals; what I see as much in common with the Governor of Alaska. Sarah Palin is a leader who puts the country’s needs before her own and who would have made a phenomenal VP of the United States, but the liberal media made a mockery out of her. They turned her into an absolute joke and if the media had focused on her policies rather than her wardrobe and portrayed her for what she truly was, we may be living in a different America than we are today. So let’s not be distracted by Ryan’s physique and good looks, let’s take a look at Ryan’s track record, see where he stands on the issues, and bear in mind that the proof is in the pudding.

Abortion

  • Believes that life should be protected beginning at fertilization. (January 2011)
  • Prohibits federal funding to groups such as Planned Parenthood. (January 2011)
  • Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions. (April 2000)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)

Economy

  • Wants to freeze spending NOW to reduce repercussions LATER. (January 2010)
  • Wants to cut entitlement spending to help PRESERVE America’s future. (July 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid foreclosures. (March 2009)

Civil Rights

  • Voted YES on constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (July 2006)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. (September 2004)
  • Voted YES on making PATRIOT Act permanent. (December 2005)
  • Rated a 0% by the Human Rights Campaign, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (December 2006)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (September 2004)

Corporations

  • Rated 93% by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce which indicates a pro-business stance. (December 2003)
  • Repeal Obamacare reporting requirement for small business. (January 2011)
  • Rated 14% by the UFCW which indicates a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
 

Drugs

  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (June 2008)
  • Rated -10 by NORML which gives him a “hard on drugs” stance. (December 2006)

Education

  • Voted NO on allowing courts to decide on “God” in Pledge of Allegiance. (July 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing prayer in school. (November 2001)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)

Energy & Oil

  • Voted YES to authorize construction of new oil refineries. (October 2005)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)

Family

  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith based organizations. (November 2009)
  • Rated 91% by the Christian Coalition which gives him a pro-family voting record. (December 2003)

Foreign Policy

  • Commitment to unbreakable US-Israel bond. (May 2011)
  • Acknowledge Armenian Genocide of early-1900s. (March 2007)
  • Acknowledge Armenian Genocide, as official U.S. policy. (March 2009)
  • Rated -3 by AAI, indicating an anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • America is the most pro-human idea ever conceived. (September 2010)

Government Reform

  • Believes individual liberty requires limited government. (January 2011)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (March 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring ID in voting for federal elections. (September 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits on obesity against food providers. (October 2005)

Gun Control

  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (June 1999)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gun makers & sellers for gun misuse. (April 2003)
  • Rated A by the NRA, giving him a pro-gun rights voting record. (December 2003)

Health Care

  • Questioned why Obamacare was passed with no GOP support and split democratic support. (September 2010)
  • Wants to repeal the Job-Killing Healthcare Law. (January 2011)
  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (April 2009)

Homeland Security

  • Voted YES on federalizing rules on driver’s licenses to hinder terrorists. (February 2005)
  • Voted YES on allowing commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (July 2002)
  • Voted YES on extending PATRIOT Act’s wiretaps. (February 2011)
  • Rated 22% by SANE, giving him a pro-military voting record. (December 2003)

Immigration

  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (September 2006)
  • Rated 83% by USBC, indicating a sealed border stance.  (December 2006)

Values

  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (November 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indication opposition to church-state separation. (December 2006)

War & Peace

  • Supports sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (April 2009)
  • No contact and enforce sanctions on Iran until nuclear threat is gone. (May 2011)

Well, there you go. You all already have background on Romney and his policies, you’re living through the Obama Administration’s and now you can see what Paul Ryan can and will bring to the table. I hope you read most, if not all, of those. If not, I bolded the ones I find most important so try and just skim through those, if you don’t have time, to help you make an informed decision this November on just what you’ll be voting for. Remember, YOU have the power to find out just WHAT and WHO you are voting for. Don’t let the media bias influence your thinking. Don’t let them turn Ryan into another Palin.

I think I know who I’m voting for, but if you’re still on the fence, be sure to tune in to the Vice Presidential debate on Thursday, Oct. 11 2012 at 9pm/et.

 

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About Kayla Adanalian

Born and raised in California and currently a junior at DeSales University in Pennsylvania. Dedicated to exposing and sharing the truth.

Discussion

5 thoughts on “We Cannot Let Ryan Become Another Palin

  1. The Democrats condemn Ryan because he wants to solve our entitlement crisis with the least pain for aging Americans. Democrats want to blithely and blindly move forward, ignoring the entitlement crisis until the entitlement programs go bankrupt and aging Americans suffer the unthinkable consequences.

    Posted by Linus | August 14, 2012, 6:51 pm
  2. Great, informative article. Thanks! Ud

    Posted by D | August 14, 2012, 8:54 pm
  3. Everyone can slice & dice any and all issues like this one until the cows come home. None of it matters. At all. If Obama wins, you can kiss America “as we know it” good-bye. I don’t know exactly how we got here (other than by electing a man simply because he was black & cool), but many have become consumed with greed and hatred. And racism. Thats black on white, which is the acceptable brand. And It’s fomented by our very own “leader”. Actions speak louder than words.

    Posted by Albert | August 15, 2012, 12:13 am
  4. Basically all of these reasons are why we should NOT support Ryan. Republicans boast that they want a smaller government and that they want to protect individual liberties, but a huge number of their policies directly attack individual and personal liberties. As a Catholic, he believes that “freedom of religion” means freedom of Catholics to impose their beliefs on others. The removal of God from the Pledge of Allegiance is not attacking Catholicism, it is attacking the idea that Christianity is the only religion in America worth mentioning in the Pledge. The Pledge should include all American religions represented, or none at all. His opposition to green schools is also frightening, since it shows that he is blinded by his support for the success of a small number of large, wealthy businesses in America than the Earth itself. His goals are short-sighted and will destroy everything that America stands for.

    Posted by Eric | August 18, 2012, 11:58 am
  5. If he believes that, “America is the most pro-human idea ever conceived,” why does he wish to build a fence around it?

    Posted by M | August 21, 2012, 11:23 am

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