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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
Turnaround
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

Book Reviews

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Gingrich vs. Paul On The Issues:
Side-by-side stances on the issues

by Jesse Gordon of OnTheIssues.org



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  • Newt Gingrich (2)
  • Ron Paul (2)
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BOOK SUMMARY by OnTheIssues.org:

This book puts OnTheIssues' web content into book form -- a direct comparison of issue stances -- not personal biographies, not political horserace analysis, not scandal histories. Each headline below is backed up with a referenced citation, in context, so you can compare for yourself what each candidate says. The comparisons are made convenient in a side-by-side layout, with book reviews and a VoteMatch issue summary at the end.

  • Domestic Issues
  • Economic Issues
  • Social Issues
  • International Issues
  • Book Reviews
  • VoteMatch questionnaire
  • Other books in this series


    Domestic Issues

    Ron Paul

    Newt Gingrich

    Mandatory Sentencing:Funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons3-strike laws are constitutional; enforce courts compliance
    Death Penalty:Too many capital convictions have been proven errorsVoted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment
    Gun Rights:Opposes the DC Gun Ban; itís not just a ďcollective rightĒDonít redefine Constitution with no individual right to arms
    Drugs in Society:We donít need laws to tell us to not use heroin Drug-free society focuses on both drug supply & demand
    Marijuana Legalization:Legalize industrial hemp Marijuana legalization would tear America apart
    Nuclear Waste:No nuclear waste in Yucca Mt.; itís other statesí garbagePut nuclear waste in deep storage for 10,000 years
    Animal Rights:Scored 14% on Humane Society Scorecard on animal protection Early 1980s: co-sponsored Endangered Species Act
    Environment vs. Economy:Property rights are the foundation of all rightsCombine healthy environment and a healthy economy
    WikiLeaks:WikiLeaks only released true but embarrassing informationTreat WikiLeaks as enemy combatants engaged in terrorism
    Outer Space Policy:Militarizing outer space impoverishes AmericaReplace NASA with incentives to private sector
    Citizen Loyalty: National ID card is part of fear-based governmentLoyalty test for everyone, not just for Muslims
    Health mandate: States CAN mandate insurance, but itís a bad ideaIf you mandate healthcare, you mandate everything in life
    Medicare: Let people opt out of MedicareBlock grant Medicaid; create individual incentives & bonuses
    ObamaCare:ObamaCare is only as socialized as Bushís & Nixonís reformsRepeal ObamaCare; sign tort reform instead


    Economic Issues

    Ron Paul

    Newt Gingrich

    Financial Bailout: Donít bail out banks; bail out homeownersInsure banks rather than pass out checks
    Automaker Bailout: Auto company nationalization is fascismBailout combines bad policy with worst of Detroitís decay
    Wall Street Reform: Go after crony capitalism; defend real capitalismDodd-Frank kills small business & small banks
    Economic Stimulus: Stimulus package means more printing & devaluing the dollarNo sequel to failed stimulus & job-killing policies
    Reaganomics: 1980s had huge deficits, despite Reaganís messageVoted against Reagan tax increases & Bush tax increases
    Federal Reserve secrecy: Fed has ominous power with no oversight & no controlThe Fedís secrecy & power are antithetical to a free society
    Balanced Budget: Supports Balanced Budget & on-budget accountingDemand a Balanced Budget amendment
    Term Limits:I vote for term limits, but they wonít solve anythingLimit punitive damages; term limits on Congress
    Earmarks: Put 65 projects into 2006 bills, worth $4B to his districtDemocrats say they oppose earmarks, but proposed 8,000
    Unions: Right to organize; but no special benefits for unionsDefund National Labor Relations Board; favor right-to-work
    Unemployment Extension: No extending unemployment benefits from 39 to 59 weeksGo to college instead of 99 weeks of unemployment
    Social Security Privatization: System is broke; allow young people to get outTake Social Security off federal budget; give young a choice
    Tax-and-Spend policies:Tax code is the symptom; spending is the problem1995 budget: cut taxes, regulations, & spending
    Marriage Penalty:Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 yearsMarriage penalty costs low-income couples $4,600 per year


    Social Issues

    Ron Paul

    Newt Gingrich

    Abortion Funding: No tax funding for organizations that promote abortionImmediately cease public funding for abortion providers
    Abortion Morality: Abortion causes inconsistent moral basis for value of lifeStop forcing pro-choice morality on religious organizations
    Judicial Activism: Nominate only judges who refuse to legislate from the benchImpeach judges who donít abide by Constitution as written
    Welfare State: Welfare state isnít in the ConstitutionWhen free welfare is provided, people choose not to work
    Donít-Ask-Donít-Tell: Donít ask, donít tell is a decent policy for gays in armyArmy & Marines wanted Donít-Ask-Donít-Tell
    Defense of Marriage Act: No need for Marriage Amendment; DOMA is enoughI helped author DOMA; if it fails, amend Constitution
    Churches and Same-Sex Marriage: Let churches marry couples, without government documentStop forcing same-sex marriage on religious organizations
    Affirmative Action: No affirmative action for any groupAffirmative action OK individually, but not by group
    College Loans: Student loan program is a total failure and unconstitutionalCollege students should work and graduate with no debt
    Department of Education:Close Dept. of Education, but donít dismantle public schoolsDramatically shrink the federal Department of Education
    School Prayer: School prayer is not a federal issueVoluntary school prayer creates bond between you and Creator
    Homeschooling: Guarantee parity for home school diplomasLet parents choose public, private, parochial, or homeschool
    School Vouchers: Competition helps, but vouchers invite bureaucratic controlVoucherize inner-city programs from schools to groceries
    The Tea Party: Breaks one-day fundraising record: $6M at ďBoston Tea PartyĒTea Party prevents mistake of electing conservative Democrats
    Principles of Liberty: Liberty promotes peace, and peace promotes prosperityFive habits of liberty sustain American Exceptionalism


    International Issues

    Ron Paul

    Newt Gingrich

    Climate Change: Absurd to let global bureaucrats try to manipulate climateKyoto treaty is bad for the environment and bad for America
    Oil Drilling: Big Oil profits ok; Big Oil subsidies are not 2008 book: Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less
    China Trade: China trade not contingent on human rights & product safetyProtectionism helps China & India challenge US supremacy
    National ID Cards: Tamper-proof I.D. for immigrants is a bad ideaEmployers should use e-verify for all hires
    Illegal Alien Deportation: No amnesty, but impractical to round up 12 million illegalsReview all illegal aliens & if you have no ties, go home
    Guest Workers: Give illegals limbo status: a green card with an asteriskI voted for Reaganís legal guest worker program
    American Exceptionalism: Exceptionalism shouldnít mean using force around the worldAmerican Exceptionalism: uniquely far-reaching individualism
    North Korea: Get out of South Korea and let two Koreas unifyWe have failed for a decade to deal with North Korea & Iran
    Iranian Sanctions: Israel wonít attack Iran, and neither should weSabotage Iranís oil refinery
    International Diplomacy: Right to spread our values, but wrong to spread by forceWe need a dramatically expanded use of statecraft
    Foreign Aid: Foreign aid wastes billions, with unintended consequences1993: $1.6B Russia aid package was ďgreat defining moment"
    The Patriot Act: The Patriot Act is unpatriotic; it undermines our libertyDefend America & allies with information policies
    Defense spending: We can blow up the world 20 times and we canít cut a penny?Defense as percentage of GDP is lowest since WWII
    Sources of Terrorism: We believe Osamaís threats, so why not believe his reasons?The ďIrreconcilable Wing of IslamĒ threatens our way of life
    Iraq War: The Iraq war was not worth the price in blood and treasureGoal was to liberate Iraq from Saddam, not to occupy
     OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Budget & Economy
        Newt Gingrich: Ron Paul's economic stances compared to Gingrich's.
    Education
        Newt Gingrich: Gingrich's education stances compared to Ron Paul's.
    Foreign Policy
        Ron Paul: Newt Gingrich's foreign policy stances compared to Paul's.
    Health Care
        Ron Paul: Newt Gingrich's healthcare stances compared to Paul's.


    The above quotations are from Gingrich vs. Paul On The Issues:
    Side-by-side stances on the issues

    by Jesse Gordon of OnTheIssues.org.



    VoteMatch Social Issues


    Ron Paul

    vs.

    Newt Gingrich
    Abortion is a womanís rightOpposes Strongly Opposes
    Require companies to hire more women & minoritiesStrongly Opposes Strongly Opposes
    Same-sex domestic partnership benefitsFavors Opposes
    Teacher-led prayer in public schoolsFavors Strongly Favors
    Parents choose schools via vouchersFavors Strongly Favors

    VoteMatch Domestic Issues


    Ron Paul

    vs.

    Newt Gingrich
    More federal funding for health coverageOpposes Strongly Opposes
    Death Penalty Strongly Opposes Strongly Favors
    Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing lawsOpposes Favors
    Absolute right to gun ownership Favors Favors
    Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against itStrongly Opposes Strongly Favors

    VoteMatch Economic Issues


    Ron Paul

    vs.

    Newt Gingrich
    Privatize Social SecurityStrongly Favors Strongly Favors
    Make taxes more progressiveStrongly Opposes Opposes
    Stricter limits on political campaign fundsOpposes Strongly Opposes
    Allow churches to provide welfare servicesFavors Favors
    Replace coal & oil with alternativesStrongly Opposes Strongly Opposes

    VoteMatch International Issues


    Ron Paul

    vs.

    Newt Gingrich
    Illegal immigrants earn citizenshipStrongly Opposes Neutral
    Support & expand free trade Opposes Favors
    The Patriot Act harms civil libertiesStrongly Favors Strongly Opposes
    Expand the armed forces Opposes Strongly Favors
    US out of Iraq & AfghanistanStrongly Favors Favors


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