I’ve posted before about my stance on Ron Paul. I agree with just about all of his positions. However, his comment at the South Carolina debate was just off the chart – bad.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a war-monger and don’t believe we need to attack nations for no reason. I also don’t believe we need to be involved in nation-building. However…..
For Ron Paul to think (basically) that we can just leave the Muslims alone and they will leave us alone is just plain wrong. Has Ron forgotten the Barbary Pirates?
He is right – these people don’t hate us because of our freedom and liberty. They hate use because we are non-Muslim – and that is the point Ron Paul misses drastically.
We took the liberty to make some inquiries concerning the Grounds of their pretensions to make war upon a Nation who had done them no Injury, and observed that we considered all mankind as our Friends who had done us no wrong, nor had given us any provocation. The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise. — Thomas Jefferson and John Adams to Continental Congress, March 28, 1786
I’ve decided that while I support most of Ron Paul’s stances I simply cannot stand 100% behind a candidate who would definitely put the security of our country at risk by asserting the “Golden Rule.” This is dangerously close to Barack Obama’s foreign policy stance – at least when he was a candidate – and that rules him out.
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