Tonight, Tea Party leader and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul brings his extreme agenda to New Hampshire to raise money for the NHGOP. In addition to headlining their dinner, Rand Paul is bringing a $10,000 check to the NHGOP to support his friends, Kelly Ayotte, Bill O’Brien, and Jeb Bradley.
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NHGOP Doubles Down on Tea Party Extremism Rejected in 2012 with Paul's Backward Agenda for Granite State Women
Concord - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement on Republican Senator Rand Paul's fundraiser in Concord this evening.
"If any Republicans are still wondering tonight what went wrong in 2012, they need look no further than their keynote speaker. Rand Paul has compared equal pay for equal work laws to the Soviet Politburo, co-sponsored the Blunt amendment allowing employers to deny women preventive health care and contraception, wants to defund Planned Parenthood, and defended Republican Todd Akin after his offensive rape comments.
"There can no longer be any doubt that the New Hampshire Republican Party has turned its back on traditional Granite State values, in a desperate attempt to become the face and voice of the irresponsible Tea Party and radical social conservatives. There is no other explanation for honoring Rand Paul, someone so extreme even fellow Republican Senator John McCain called him a 'wacko bird.'"
RAND PAUL OPPOSES EQUAL PAY
Rand Paul Voted To Block The Paycheck Fairness Act Saying It Be Harmful. "Kentucky's two Republican senators yesterday helped their party block the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have given women new tools to combat pay discrimination in the workforce. Kentucky women make just seventy seven cents to every dollar a man makes. The same holds true nationally. To shrink that gap Democrats offered the Paycheck Fairness Act, which is intended to protect women who want to compare their salaries with the men they work with in order to see if there's a disparity. And it forces employers to prove any salary differences are job-related - not gender based. But Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul says the legislation would do more harm than good." [WKMS, 6/6/12]
Headline: "Rand Paul Compares Paycheck Fairness To Soviet Politburo" [Huffington Post, 6/5/12]
PAUL WAS A SUPPORTER AND CO-SPONSOR THE OF BLUNT AMENDMENT
Rand Paul Co-Sponsored The Blunt Amendment. On 9/14/11 Rand Paul co-sponsored the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act of 2011. [S.1467, 112th Congress, 9/14/11]
Rand Paul Said He Would Vote For The Blunt Amendment Saying "You Should Not Be Forced To Buy Insurance That Goes Against Your Religious Principles." Rand Paul said of the Blunt amendment: "I think many Democrats are going to also vote with Republicans. I will vote to say that, yeah, this is a freedom of religion issue. You should not be forced to buy insurance that goes against your religious principles." [America's Newsroom, Fox News, 2/15/12]
Rand Paul: "If You Have A Moral Objection To Either Birth Control Or Abortion That You Shouldn't Be Forced To Buy Insurance That Has And Pays For Things." Rand Paul said of the Blunt amendment: "Yeah, I see it as a religious freedom issue and that if you have a moral objection to either birth control or abortion that you shouldn't be forced to buy insurance that has and pays for things." [America's Newsroom, Fox News, 2/15/12]
PAUL WOULD DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Rand Paul Would Defund Planned Parenthood. "It is unconscionable that government would facilitate the taking of innocent life. I strongly oppose any federal funding for abortion and will stop the flow of tax dollars to groups like Planned Parenthood, who perform or advocate abortions." [Issues: Sanctity Of Life, Rand Paul's Official Senate Office Website, accessed 5/20/13]
Rand Paul Signed A Fundraising Letter For Americans For Life Calling For The Defunding Of "The Corrupt Planned Parenthood." "Americans for Life is leading a rapidly growing number of pro-life Americans like you who are fed up with their dollars funding the corrupt Planned Parenthood! And momentum is building quickly. Unfortunately, this is going to be a tough fight. You see, a stubborn Congress stands in the way. It will take every ounce of strength you have to break through the barriers in place designed to eradicate any legislation aimed at saving babies. You see, many of my colleagues in the Senate and House are beholden to Planned Parenthood and cowed by the pro-abortion propaganda hurled by the mainstream media. But that's not going to stop me. I hope it won't stop you. Will you take a stand now against the taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood?" [Rand Paul, Americans For Life Fundraising Letter, accessed 5/20/13]
PAUL STEPPED IN TO SUPPORT REPUBLICANS WHO MADE OUTRAGEOUS COMMENTS ABOUT RAPE
Rand Paul Stepped In To Defend Indiana Republican Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock Who Said Pregnancies Caused By Rape Were Something "God Intended To Happen." "Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is stepping in to the Indiana Senate race to defend Republican Richard Mourdock, who ignited a firestorm Tuesday when he said that pregnancies caused by rape are 'something God intended to happen.' A top Paul advisor told Business Insider that the Senator's political action committee, RAND PAC, is making a 'six-figure' media buy in Indiana and plans to go on air Friday with an ad attacking Mourdock's Democratic opponent Joe Donnelly for voting against a bill that would have blocked foreign aid to Pakistan." [Business Insider, 10/24/12]
Rand Paul Supported Missouri Republican Senate Candidate Todd Akin With An Ad Buy After His Infamous "Legitimate Rape" Comments. "According to the advisor, the ad will be similar to one that RAND PAC ran in Missouri earlier this month to support Republican Todd Akin, another embattled Senate candidate who was ostracized by the party for his now-infamous 'legitimate rape' comments." [Business Insider, 10/24/12]
Planned Parenthood Approves Boston College Honor to Irish PM Kenny
Planned Parenthood - the USA's BIGGEST abortionists - destroyed a record 333,964 Unborn Babies in 2011. Now, Marty (Martha) Walz, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, is calling the Pro-Abortion Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny an “appropriate commencement speaker” at Boston College (BC) (Boston Globe, 10/May/13). BC named Kenny as Commencement Speaker to graduates at Alumni Stadium at 10 a.m. on 20/May/2013, when he is to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from BC President Rev. William Leahy, S.J.
BC Law School had Pro-Abortion Vicki Kennedy (Ted's widow) as Commencement Speaker in '12. Dean John Garvey (now at CUA) had Pro-Abortion Commencement Speakers: Sen. Scott Brown in '10, Rep. Ed Markey in '07, Fmr. Gov. Paul Cellucci in '02, and SJC Chief Justice Margaret Marshall in '01.
Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, the Archbishop of Boston, issued a statement on 10/May/2013: "...we consider abortion a crime against humanity...Prime Minister of Ireland, the Hon. Mr. Enda Kenny was slated to receive an honorary degree at Boston College's graduation...Mr. Kenny is aggressively promoting abortion legislation...Since the university has not withdrawn the invitation and because the Taoiseach has not seen fit to decline, I shall not attend the graduation." (Bold added) http://www.TheBostonPilot.com/article.asp?ID=16007
Cardinal O'Malley is showing leadership as Archbishop of Boston and as Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities. He must keep the heat on Jesuit-run BC and its sister college, BC Law School, Planned Parenthood and all abortionists.
Kenny said: "My book is the Constitution,". He should read the Preamble to the Irish Constitution on his own website, page 17 of 252: "In the Name of the Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as our final end, all actions both of men and States must be referred,..." http://www.Taoiseach.Gov.ie/eng/Historical_Information/About_the_Constitution,_Flag,_Anthem_Harp/Constitution_of_Ireland_August_2012.pdf Ireland's laws are subject to God's law. The USA's Pledge of Allegiance delivers the same key message: "under God".
Enda Kenny is NOT a fit person to be Commencement Speaker and Awardee at Boston College. Please contact the following to DEMAND that Pro-Abortion Enda Kenny be DISINVITED.
Boston College President Rev. William Leahy, S.J. at 617-552-3250, 617-552-8000, e-mail William.Leahy.firstname.lastname@example.org Cdl. Timothy Dolan, Pres. of USCCB Archbishop.Dolan@ArchNY.org
Pope Francis (a Jesuit himself) through the official channel, the Vatican Press Office: Info@MediaProjects.VA (new e-mail address).
(John O'Gorman writes from Winthrop, Massachusetts. He was active in Ireland in the Pro-Life Amendment Campaign of 1982-83, the Pro-Life Campaign of 1992, and many other campaigns.)
Jesuit-run Boston College (BC), named Enda Kenny, the Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), as the Commencement speaker to graduates. BC President Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J. is to present an honorary Doctor of Laws degree to him at the ceremony at Alumni Stadium at 10 a.m. on May 20, 2013. BC spokesman Jack Dunn said that Enda Kenny is "promoting human rights". http://www.BCheights.com/Irish-PM-Enda-Kenny-to-be-2013-Commencement-Speaker-1.3035440#.UXlEq7vcZLK
BC's sister college - BC Law - had Pro-Abortion Commencement speakers: Vicki Kennedy (Ted's widow) in '12, and 4 when John Garvey was Dean (1999-2010).
Kenny is introducing legislation to legalize Abortion in Ireland, NOT "promoting human rights". A "Heads of the Bill" draft - perversely titled Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013 - was published April 30 by the Government (Kenny's Fine Gael party in coalition with Labour). http://static.rasset.ie/documents/2fm/ProtectionofLifeDuringPregnancyBill.pdf
The Pro Life Campaign in Ireland issued a statement: PLC says Taoiseach’s reassurances on abortion are “empty and misleading” “Two-panel six-doctor proposal for signing off on abortions is utter nonsense” says Caroline Simons...Following the Government’s publication tonight of the Heads of the Bill on abortion, the Pro Life Campaign has dismissed the Taoiseach’s reassurances that the law will be restrictive. http://ProLifeCampaign.ie/?page_id=2954 ProLifeCampaign.ie needs your help!
Enda Kenny is NOT a fit person to be the Commencement Speaker and an Awardee at BC. Please contact the following to DEMAND that Pro-Abortion Enda Kenny be DISINVITED.
Boston College President Rev. William Leahy, S.J. at 617-552-3250, 617-552-8000, e-mail William.Leahy.email@example.com
Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston at 617-782-2544 or 617-254-0100, e-mail ArchbishopSean@RCAB.org
Pope Francis (a Jesuit himself) through the official channel, the Vatican Press Office: AV@pccs.VA