Ron Paul has the right to speak his views, but that doesn’t obligate any private organization to pay for his microphone.
I support Ron Paul....but I agree with your statement 100%.
“...Ron Paul has the right to speak his views, but that doesnt obligate any private organization to pay for his microphone....”
Yes of course and I think Ron Paul himself would be the first to agree with you. But “legal” doesn’t mean “right” or smart or wise.
Precisely because that Jewish Republican group is worried about Ron Paul’s policies and Ron Paul has such a big following, they need to hear for themselves and then - if needs be - refute.
The guy is number two / number three in the REPUBLICAN primary polls. They should want to hear him, welcome the clash.
Let’s hear boos and hurrays. Let’s get hard questions and piercing comebacks. Especially on such important issues as Israel, war on terror, foreign entanglements, unintended consequences (i.e diaspora of Christians from Irak and now Egypt, the unintended consequence of Islamists taking over Libya. etc. etc.
Allowing a REPUBLICAN top runner to speak is not an endorsement. What are they afraid of? I can’t understand the big deal.
If I were a Jewish Republican I’d feel cheated by the exclusion of N°2 / N°3 in the polls. I wouldn’t like the idea of organizers making up my mind for me. I would say: “Hey, Jews have all sorts of opinions (as proven by fist fights in the Knesset).
There I see the man’s volunteers, his posters, his TV commercials... there I see him on Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS (the whole alphabet soup) then I’m supposed to go to your REPUBLICAN forum... and he’s not there?!
So sure, it’s a private organization and even though they call themselves “REPUBLICANS” they could have invited all Democrats to discuss weather conditions in Burundi - that’s a given - no argument whatsoever... but Republicans who silence a top-running Republican makes no sense.