- After the Republican debate on Tuesday evening in Dearborn,
Mich., a reporter from the Arab-American News asked Ron Paul what he thought
of the term "Islamic fascism."
- "It's a false term to make people think we're fighting
Hitler," Paul responded. "It's war propaganda designed to generate
fear so that the war has to be spread."
- The call has gone out to all the Muslim Americans to
hurry up and register to vote Republican so that they can vote in the Republican
Primary to support Ron Paul, the anti-interventionist, non-isolationist
candidate for President of the United States. Muslims are opening their
wallets and joining teaparty07.com as well.
- An anonymous Ron Paul supporter posted the following
message on the internet: "Muslims and Americans have an unique window
of opportunity for the 2008 election. There is a candidate running as a
Republican that would work to completely cut off the funding to Israel,
remove ALL US troops from Arab lands, and repeal the Patriot Act. He's
a Republican with Libertarian views named Ron Paul. Ron Paul's policies
ranging from monetary to foreign are top notch. Till now Muslims and Americans
have not had an American Presidential candidate that really suited their
best interests. This election is unique in that we have a man running as
a Republican that speaks the truthWe know the current policies in the Middle
East are failing, not only making it less safe in the world but hurting
and killing innocent Muslims, which our media callously calls collateral
damage. It is our duty as Muslims to follow the truth regardless of how
futile it may seem. Ron Paul is the only candidate that does not seem to
be swayed by the influential lobbies that the other candidates are catering
- Ron Paul stood up in Congress in 2006 and opposed a resolution
that sided with Israel in the Lebanon-Israel conflict. He stated the following.
- Ron Paul: "Mr. Speaker, I follow a policy in foreign
affairs called non-interventionism. I do not believe we are making the
United States more secure when we involve ourselves in conflicts overseas.
The Constitution really doesn't authorize us to be the policemen of the
world, much less to favor one side over another in foreign conflicts. It
is very clear, reading this resolution objectively, that all the terrorists
are on one side and all the victims and the innocents are on the other
side. I find this unfair, particularly considering the significantly higher
number of civilian casualties among Lebanese civilians. I would rather
advocate neutrality rather than picking sides, which is what this resolution
- Ron Paul has also sponsored a bill to overturn the Patriot
Act. He is one of the few members of Congress from either of the major
houses that is speaking rationally about these issues. How can we get everyone,
and I mean everyone, to join the Ron Paul Republican voter sign-up campaign?
- There is general frustration with politicians these days,
and the unwillingness to believe that supporting a particular candidate
will make a difference. But whether Ron Paul wins or loses, ronpaul.meetup.com
is a great way to meet your neighbors who are against the war and organize
the community on a grassroots level. If something like Katrina ever happened
to us, knowing our neighbors could mean the difference between life and
death to our families.
- The common thread I've been reading lately about leftists
and Jews is that they are having trouble getting more than a dozen people
to come to their stuff (whether anti-Zionist or Zionist). The anti-Israel
movement is not moving forward, because "protest Zionist imperialism"
is just not a catchy slogan. By contrast, there are over 400 RP activists
against war taxes in Boston alone. Every day the list of passionate anti-war
activists grows. Very few of them agree with every single RP position,
they just want to get the Lobby out of the way and pull the troops out
- One reason it's working is because of the software. They
made the ronpaul.meetup.com site almost like a dating site, where you can
make friends with people in or near your zip code. They made it very easy
to get together with new people to join the activism. You can't beat technology,
may as well use it.
- In the event that RP actually won the election and got
the Hamas treatment, his supporters are fully in support of the Right to
Bear Arms. It would be interesting to see what followed.
- If anti-war protesters want to continue to focus on the
genocidal machinations of the global zionist-imperialist military, industrial,
financial, political, neoliberal, media complex, they have to be willing
to meet with anyone any time to hear what ideas people have to address
this, which is our primary responsibility - even if they are Republicans.
- If you ever saw Ron Paul in an interview it cannot be
said that he avoids discussing vital issues. He is someone who is willing
to make a statement and stick by it even when no one agrees with him. I
don't "believe" in electoral politics but it's not that much
sweat off my brow to go and vote to end war.
- I think the fact that NO pro-Israel group will let Ron
Paul speak at their convention, not even peace Zionists, is evidence enough
that he is the only person to put in charge as commander-in-chief. And,
even if he loses, making all these contacts with local anti-interventionists
is priceless. If you want to expand the peace movement so that it overlaps
with the freedom movement like ripples in a pond, you just have to respect
the fact that people might agree with you, but for different reasons.