Ron Paul has long been the object of much admiration and much scorn. Yet, I am one of the folks who support Dr. Paul due to his strict constitutionalist leanings and his Jeffersonian worldview of small government. I bought his most recent book, The Revolution: A Manifesto. It is the #1 book on Amazon.com and will be the #1 book on the New York Times Bestseller list that will come out on May 18.
In his Chapter Three dealing with “The Constitution,” he addresses a number of different areas. One of which is abortion. He is against abortion because he feels the Supreme Court overstepped its authority in Roe v. Wade in that horrendous decision in 1973. Instead, Congress should come along and strip the court of their power over this decision and bring this issue exclusively to the states.
But let us listen to what he says on p. 61:
Let us remember, though, that the law can do only so much. The law isn’t what allowed abortion; abortions were already being done in the 1960s against the law. The courts came along and conformed to the social and moral changes that were taking place in society. Law reflects the morality of the people. Ultimately, law or now law, it is going to be up to us as parents, as clergy, and as citizens — in the way we raise our children, how we interact and talk with our friends and neighbors, and the good example we give — to bring about changes to our culture toward greater respect for life.
We cannot trust in the government to fix everything — and some politicians run on just that platform. For us to fix the ills of our society, we must turn our people back to the Word of God. Only Christ can change and transform. Yes, we must still stand up and defend those who cannot defend themselves. Let’s just not rely on the government to do only what the Spirit of God can do (Ezekiel 36:25-26).