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Is Ron Paul Disqualified to be President of the USA?

Posted in Government & Politics by sosipater on June 18, 2007

According to Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily, this is the case.  Why you may ask?  Well, you can read his article here, but apparently he believes that invading and occupying Iraq is equivalent to protecting the USA against Muslim terrorists, and that giving the government more and more power over immigration is the answer to our problems in that area.  So, more government in Iraq and more government here is our answer.  Did I fail to mention he is for small government?  Really???

Well, Anthony Wile disagrees with Mr. Farah.  If you read the Farah’s article then read Wile’s response here.  From his article:

We don’t find or reinforce freedom by longing for simpler times, or even passing laws to “reinforce” traditional “values.” Such values cannot, in fact, be legislated because it is the government passing the legislation that is the problem.

It is true that the bulwarks of republican, “free,” societies are strong families and religion, among other things. But it is government itself, especially modern government, that is perpetually at war with the family unit and non-government initiated spirituality.

Thus, when Joseph Farah says Ron Paul is “disqualified” for him as a presidential candidate, I wonder why – and how – Mr. Farah has come to this conclusion. It seems to me to be a conclusion rooted in modern and even facile – as opposed to historical – assumptions.

This quote comes after Mr. Wile tries to delve a little bit into the philosophical and historical roots of this debate.  Great stuff.  Hope you enjoy it.

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  1. daxw said,

    Disclaimer:I appreciate Joseph Farah and WorldnetDaily, but here goes my $0.02
    1) Farah is just being consistent with his dispensational,pro Zionist(Israel) stance-he wants us to remain in the Middle East to defend “God’s People”
    2) We are not at war with Iraq-we removed their dictator from power,now they are at war with each other and our military is trying to police them, it would not be a defeat for us-we never declared war on Iraq so how can we lose a war that was never defined?
    3) Farah may have studied Islamofascism for thirty years-did he ever read any of the CIA material Paul has quoted from?
    4)Farah(like the rest of the neocons) want us to have a permanent presence in the Middle East-now they are spinning the propaganda machine to go to war with Iran(don’t believe everything the media says about Iran)
    5)Food for thought: Nineteen hijackers(with at best novice pilots who had NEVER flown jumbo jets before) armed with BOXCUTTERS take over commercial aircraft and fly two of the planes with the upmost precision through Manhattan in New York City between 400-600 mph and hit the World Trade Center buildings-now THAT my friend sounds like a conspiracy theory

  2. sosipater said,

    Dax,

    #1-4. Agreed.
    #5..ummm…not so much, but I’m open.

    RJ

  3. Nick said,

    Dax: Wow dude, I was with you until #5. As one who can speak with a lot more knowledge regarding military/national intelligence than most citizens of our country, I will tell you that 9/11 was not a conspiracy… I like Ron Paul and I don’t support our actions in Iraq (after being there and Afghanistan, 3 times each for a total of 6), but knowing what I know, there is not even one iota of information that would suggest conspiracy.

  4. daxw said,

    Nick,
    Ron Paul has been interviewed by some people affiliated with the 9/11 truth movement. The news media tried to discredit him for doing so. To my knowledge he has not aligned himself with any of these groups only granted brief interviews regarding his run for president. I don’t see how taking a second look at the events of 9/11 would discredit anyone, but that seems to be what happens when people start asking questions. I appreciate your response and the next time I get to see you maybe we can talk about these things. I just can’t use Russ’ blog to start a long thread on the subject and I’m not going to start my own blog.
    Later,
    Dax

  5. sosipater said,

    Dax,
    Yea, Michelle Malkin slams Dr. Paul because he is open to futher investigations on things like 911 and is overall skeptical of government and wants to hold it accountable. To the neo’s (thats a loving term, I am trying to keep my missional focus here) this equates to him being a conspiracy theorist of the highest degree. I’m personally in the middle. I am definitely not a conspiricy theorist, but I also believe our government should not be given carte blanche to do whatever they want just because it is our government.
    As a former Military Intelligence guy though, Nick would probably just covertly have us expire if we aren’t too careful. 🙂

  6. Nick said,

    I’m all about further investigation/re-looks, etc. I think we always need to check things out several times from every angle. That’s not what I take issue with. I take issue with calling 9/11 a conspiracy — something concocted by the United States government or the Bush administration. I’m not someone who goes around making excuses for them and as I said before, I do not support our war effort in Iraq, but we cannot just assume that there is no such thing as a terrorist that has plots to attack our country on a large scale and sometimes succeeds. We need always to reevaluate the information and make sure the facts are facts, but the cover-up that would be involved in this attack would be similar to that of people’s claims that the Bible was fabricated and re-written to meet the church’s desires, etc… Someone within the government would have talked — there would have been a MILLION TONS of intelligence reports, insider deals with foreign governments, deals with known terrorists, etc. to pull off a stunt like that.

    Let’s call for accountability always, but I think we need to be very careful to cry conspiracy.

  7. sosipater said,

    Guys,

    Check out this post.

    http://electronpaul2008.wordpress.com/2007/06/22/us-armed-forces-should-protectthe-us/

    RJ


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