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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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The most powerful branch of government

It’s no wonder the U.S. government isn’t functioning the way its founders intended it to, when the White House falsely claims it’s co-equal with the other two branches of government:

To ensure that no person or group would amass too much power, the founders established a government in which the powers to create, implement, and adjudicate laws were separated. Each branch of government is balanced by powers in the other two coequal branches

The three branches of the United States government (legislative, executive, judicial) are not co-equal, and that is because the more numerous and greater powers were delegated to the legislative branch of government, which are vested in Congress.

Among Congress’ sole powers, found in Article I of the Constitution, which show its primacy over the other two branches, are to:

  • Impeach and remove from office, every officer of the judicial branch and executive branch, including the President, for high crimes and misdemeanors.
  • Raise revenue and pay for all expenditures of government from the Treasury (known as “the power of the purse.”)
  • Declare war, and provide for the calling forth of the militia into the service of the United States, at which point the President then becomes its Commander-In-Chief.
  • Override the veto of the President with a two-thirds majority of both Houses.
  • Confirm all executive and judicial officers of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
  • Ratify all treaties with the advice and consent of a two-thirds majority of Senators.
  • Create all inferior courts to the Supreme Court, including abolishing them entirely.
  • Pass legislation with the stipulation that the Supreme Court can’t review it, so long as it doesn’t have original jurisdiction.
  • Choose the President and Vice-President in exceptional circumstances.
  • Propose amendments to the Constitution with a two-thirds majority of both Houses, without the consent of the President or the courts.

Above all three branches of government are the people — the source of the powers granted to the three branches of government by the Constitution.

The legislative branch is supposed to be closest to the people, and that is why it was made the most powerful branch of government, and to the extent the American people recognize that, and insist it be returned to its proper place, the sooner America will be poised to return to its founding principles that made it a shining beacon for the rest of the world.

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