Calvin Freiburger

Rand Paul Caught Lying about Pro-Life Survey

Posted on April 24 2010 9:42 am
Hailing from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Calvin Freiburger is a political science major at Hillsdale College. He also writes for the Hillsdale Forum and his personal website, Calvin Freiburger Online.
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The Kentucky Right to Life Association is sounding the alarm on Rand Paul lying about his pro-life credentials (hat tip to Richard McEnroe):

It has come to our attention that Rand Paul has supplied the Kentucky Enquirer with a “copy” of his Kentucky Right to LIfe PAC Questionnaire “proving” that he did score 100% on the KRLA PAC Survey.  As has been our policy, KRLA PAC will let the evidence speak for itself.

Attached please find a PDF unedited scan of the questionnaire Rand Paul faxed (and also sent original hard copy to us) on February 11th.

Note date stamp , name, and campaign fax number that our fax machine encoded onto the questionnaire as it was received.

Compare fax number at top of page with fax number provided by Paul campaign on page 3 of questionnaire.

Note that each page is date stamped, including page 3 of the questionnaire on which question number 9 was left blank.

The faint line at the top of the page resulted from having to move the original fax down a bit on the scanner to capture the fax date / fax number stamp.

We also have the original copy at the KRLA Home office as well as this fax and any reporter is welcome to come and inspect both the fax questionnaire and the original copy we received through the mail.

Kentucky Right to Life Association prides itself on its integrity for over 40 years of working in KY to advance human life through honest, peaceful means.  We will let the evidence speak for itself.

In fairness to Paul, the one deviation on the list is a question asking for his position on cloning embryos for the purpose of stem-cell harvesting, which he left blank.  He answers “Yes” to the previous question about prohibiting “all human cloning…either for reproduction or research,” and the subsequent question about protecting embryos “from being used for medical experiments,” suggesting that he simply missed the question and his answer would be “Yes” if he hadn’t.

On the other hand, it doesn’t reflect well on the care he puts into his work when, in filling out an opinion survey for an organization he’s trying to win the endorsement of, he misses one of a mere fifteen yes-or-no questions.  And whatever his intentions, the fact is that the survey he filled out simply did not score 100%, meaning that he’s lying whenever he says he did.

It certainly isn’t the first time Rand’s been less than totally honest about his conservative credentials.

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