From the Point of View of a Red State American
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Ron Paul Ended His Bid For the White House Tonight
1) Paul actually called the Occupy Wall Street protesters victims. Victims? Really? Did anyone force them to go take out student loans? Did anyone force them to go into massive debt for an education? I don't think so. Doug Schoen in the Wall Street Journal, today (click HERE for the article) wrote an op ed after his polling firm went down and polled the occupy wall street protesters. The only real thing that these people have in common is that they share a hard left, almost Marxist ideology. In the piece, Schoen warns Obama to not support them.
2) Paul said the US should end all foreign aid to Israel. While I understand his libertarian ideology is such that he believes that all foreign aide should be ended, I think this is a huge misstep. Israel is one of our most loyal allies. Israel is the only functioning democracy in the Middle East. Israel is the only sane voice in the middle east. We need to continue to help support Israel.
3) Congressman Paul called the people being held at Gitmo "suspects." These are not common criminals. These are enemy combatants who would detonate a nuclear bomb in the US if they could get their hands on one. They are not really entitled to protections under the Geneva Conventions, since they do not adhere to any of the normal rules of war. To call them "suspects" means that they deserve constitutional protections. These men deserve none of that. They are enemy combatants. Most of them are terrorists, and we know that a majority of those who have been released have gone back to fight against the US in the country that they were captured in.
So long Congressman. It was nice getting to know you.
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