Skip to comments.Neo-Nazis Say: Ron Paul is One of Us
Posted on 12/19/2007 6:39:16 PM PST by SJackson
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Some supporters of Ron Paul.
If we are endowed by our creator with inalienable rights, the government doesn't get to make the call of who deserves them or who doesn't. Yes, it is true that proponents of those toxic ideologies would, if they could, deny those rights to others. But I have yet to see a case where the best way to defeat evil is to emulate it.
“Who stoops lower that a critic of Ron Paul?”
Good question. I would venture to say, “No one.”
Ron Paul is the major-party candidate closest to the neo-Nazis' beliefs -- he's the least supportive of the War on Terror and the most critical of Israel. Note that I am not saying he's close to their beliefs -- just closest. Perhaps least-distant would be a better phrase.
I do not believe Paul is a bigot, and he can't control who endorses him on their own time and their own dime. It's not like he's inviting Don Black up to the podium. But there is one thing that is within Ron's control, something he could do and has not -- he has not strongly, publicly, and repeatedly if necessary, condemned them and returned their campaign donations.
As others have noted, that is what Reagan did in 1980 when he learned that he had been endorsed by some Klan leaders in the South. He rejected their endorsements and returned their donations, all loudly and in public view. That is what Paul has failed to do -- with the Nazis, with the Truthers, and with all kinds of other crazies who have thrown their negligible weight behind him.
Repeating for emphasis, I do not believe Paul is a bigot or a Truther. But the fact that he does not make more of an effort to denounce them and reject their support -- and the fact that he keep appearing on a Truther radio show -- reflects badly on his judgment. The fact that he is blind to the awful impression that leaves convinces me that he is unfit to be president, a job that requires, among other things, attention to diplomacy and the impressions left by one's actions.
If S. 1955 passes the Senate, that may finally happen and not a moment too soon.
I’m just going to ask you what your point is, because I’m not willing to pore over hundreds of pages of documents to try to suss it out.
I'd say we're in full panic & desperation mode. What do you think old chap?
Save the link, niki. These hyenas smell carcass.
My point is that our Government has done it before, in western Europe. Granted, tough remedies were needed there at the time.
Medved is a self-promoting semi-rational/semi-hysterical opinion factory.
Careful there, buddy. You may just accidentally defend "hate crime" laws against religious speech. (You know "religion has caused so much strife and sparked so many wars over the years...") I'm not defending such laws, but they spring from the same rationale you give (look North and the rhetoric that Christianity promotes hatred of homosexuals).
Best to leave discourse to govern discourse (the give and take of argument).
Got my bonus check yesterday. Pretty nice sum before taxes. Taxes took 25-30%. It was literally like a kick in the guts. I was darned mad at whoever took it.
That’s my reality check to this apparent smear campaign. I am tired of big government and hysteria when someone actually threatens to change it. The lies will become more shrill and, in this case, almost comically transparent.
Last week I was 9/10 sure I would resign myself and become a Fred-Head. Fred’s okay and better than most. He’s an adult and judicial and thoughtful. But this nasty inter-nicene sh!t that goes on towards Paul makes me want to throw as many bums out as I can and change the status quo as much as I can.
It’s pathetic and a sign of how badly power wants to stay in power, and how hateful “Compassionate Conservatism” become towards you if you dare entertain the idea of leaving the plantation.
Maybe they like their chili peppers and just want to avoid the Mexican restaurants.
This is the definition of fascism.
I hate Illinois Nazis.
I am reminded of a phrase that my CIA friend used to describe an agent who had ended his career with some grand mistake, “That guy sleeps with dead women and live men”.
Michael Medved is a moderate GOP-lackey douche.
Do you realize how bigoted that sounds?
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