Skip to comments.Vanity: Is Ron Paul anti-Semitic?
Posted on 10/19/2011 4:48:20 PM PDT by goodwithagun
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He took and kept money from Stormfront. That tells you something right there.
My impression is that he hates equally. He’s been pushing for the US to stop foreign aid to all countries, defund the UN, etc. for 30+ years.
Just plain nuts IMO
No more so than Pat Buchanan . . . OOPS! LOL
I don’t know if he is anti-Semitic, but he is definitely NOT pro-Israel.
He just proposed last night pulling the rug out from under Israel our greatest ally.... claiming our foreign aid is making them dependent.
He also parroted radical Islamic arguments in a previous debate that got his ass booed real good. (claimed that it is our involvement overseas and support of Israel that brought us 9/11.)
Does he use derogatory labels like Hymie or Jew pig like other anti-semites? no... but he doesn’t sound like he is any friend of Jews or Israel.
I think that’s right: he is mainly just INDIFFERENT about Jews, Israel, and foreign policy in general.
Typical Big Media Ploy to insert into the record stupid irrelevant accusations against conservatives:
Sir, experts have said [insert stupid irrelevant accusation] How do you respond.
His antisemitism is a little bit bizarre, too. While contemporary antisemites play switcheroo and say the Jews and the new Nazis, Rep. Paul has a variation on that where sympathizers of Jews; i.e., those that wanted to build another holocaust memorial are Nazis, also.
He also doesn't want Israel to bomb Iran (as if it is any of his business) because if Israel does, Red China will dump our dollars. Not to mention his sympathy for Iran itself.
While Howard Dean returned a donation from an antisemitic group; Ron Paul intead took it and their views on the Middle East may be similiar.
6 million of the world's 13 million Jews live in Israel. Hard to separate the two.
Ron Paul is absolutely not anti-semitic and it’s unfair to even make such an accusation. He is intellectually honest and there is not a hint of hate or dis-ingenuousness in him.
Go, Herman, go.
Given that his wife is Jewish if he's anti-semitic he might have some personal reasons ~ but otherwise, he's enjoys a good baby killing every now and then.
The suspicion has been that his wife is an abortionist and he's into that for personal reasons as well.
In short, Dean is as weird as they come. But you knew that.
Ron has a personal toleration for anti-semites that’s over the horizon. The man is not to be trusted on any issue involving Jews.
I hope no one gets the illusion that I am a Dean supporter. I did vote for Bush (43) twice and I thought him friendly to Israel.
I still personally like him though Bush (43) comes for some nasty criticism even on the cyberpages of the Free Republic.
So if you don’t support Israel you’re anti-Semitic?
I don’t care about France either, am I anti-Gallic?
Ron Paul is pro-Constitution, not anti-Semitic.
For a historical perspective, when John Quincy Adams served as U. S. Secretary of State, he delivered this speech to the U.S. House of Representatives on July 4, 1821, in celebration of American Independence Day.
“And now, friends and countrymen, if the wise and learned philosophers of the elder world, the first observers of nutation and aberration, the discoverers of maddening ether and invisible planets, the inventors of Congreve rockets and Shrapnel shells, should find their hearts disposed to enquire what has America done for the benefit of mankind?
Let our answer be this: America, with the same voice which spoke herself into existence as a nation, proclaimed to mankind the inextinguishable rights of human nature, and the only lawful foundations of government. America, in the assembly of nations, since her admission among them, has invariably, though often fruitlessly, held forth to them the hand of honest friendship, of equal freedom, of generous reciprocity.
She has uniformly spoken among them, though often to heedless and often to disdainful ears, the language of equal liberty, of equal justice, and of equal rights.
She has, in the lapse of nearly half a century, without a single exception, respected the independence of other nations while asserting and maintaining her own.
She has abstained from interference in the concerns of others, even when conflict has been for principles to which she clings, as to the last vital drop that visits the heart.
She has seen that probably for centuries to come, all the contests of that Aceldama the European world, will be contests of inveterate power, and emerging right.
Wherever the standard of freedom and Independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions and her prayers be.
But she goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy.
She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all.
She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.
She will commend the general cause by the countenance of her voice, and the benignant sympathy of her example.
She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy, and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standard of freedom.
The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force....
She might become the dictatress of the world. She would be no longer the ruler of her own spirit....
[America’s] glory is not dominion, but liberty. Her march is the march of the mind. She has a spear and a shield: but the motto upon her shield is, Freedom, Independence, Peace. This has been her Declaration: this has been, as far as her necessary intercourse with the rest of mankind would permit, her practice.”
Oh, how far we have come from our fathers principles.
He said it was better for him to spend it than to give it back to skinheads.
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