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Bob Kincaid, “America’s only born and bred Southern liberal talk show host,” said the following on his December 29, 2011 Head On broadcast (starting at 46:48):

Just to go back to crazy old Ron Paul for a minute, Jim. I saw a story earlier today where — now they’ve scrubbed it from the Ron Paul website — but he was very proud to receive the endorsement of a fundamentalist preacher, who wants to, um, there’s no other way to say it, who wants to bring in capital punishment for anyone found to be gay. Ron Paul got his endorsement. That thinking is out there. And he says, well you know, it’ll take us a while to do it, but I believe we can; Gotta start somewhere.

Ron Paul has said since the 2008 campaign, he no longer supports the death penalty in federal cases, so that preacher wasted his endorsement if he expects a supporter in the White House.

If the preacher expects Ron Paul to extend the federal government into state issues, he needs to read my articleDr. Stan Monteith explains the limited role of the federal government that few Christian evangelicals seem to get.

As for the constitutionality of the death penalty, see my article, The death penalty is explicitly constitutional in the United States. Whether the death penalty is a potential penalty for certain federal crimes is separate from whether they will be sought in particular cases, and whether Ron Paul will use the constitutional authority of the President to grant clemency in such cases.

For more on Ron Paul, see my articles:
1) FreedomWorks front-man says he thinks Ron Paul’s role isn’t to win the 2012 presidential race
2) Ron Paul right on health care: it’s not a right and it’s not a privilege. It’s a good.
3) Will Ron Paul throw 9/11 Truth under the bus again, like he did in 2008?

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