Saturday, June 23, 2007

2. Ron Paul speaks the truth

(Originally distributed via e-mail on May 22, 2007)

"It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry."
- Thomas Paine

In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act."
- George Orwell

Patriotism lies not in blind obedience to authority, but in the desire to search for the truth."
- Ramman Kenoun

Letter to the Editor of by Michael Scheuer
Former chief of the CIA's Osama bin Laden unit, Mr. Scheuer is author of Imperial Hubris and Through Our Enemies' Eyes.
"Of the eighteen presidential candidates now in the field from both parties, only Mr. Paul has had the courage to square with the average American voter."

"These holy cows of U.S. politics have long been off limits to debate, but Mr. Paul has now accurately identified them as the source of motivation for our Islamist enemies ..."

"The war we are engaged in with the Islamists is a long way from over, but it need end in America’s defeat only if Mr. Paul’s frank statements are ignored."
Ron Paul Said It by Llewellyn Rockwell
Mr. Rockwell is the founder and president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama.
"Plenty of reasonable people can disagree about foreign policy. What's really strange is when one reasonable position is completely and forcibly excluded from the public debate. Such was the case after 9-11. Every close observer of the events of those days knows full well that these crimes were acts of revenge for US policy in the Muslim world. The CIA and the 911 Commission said as much, the terrorists themselves proclaimed it, and Osama underscored the point by naming three issues in particular: US troops in Saudi Arabia, US sanctions against Iraq, and US funding of Israeli expansionism.

So far as I know, Ron Paul is the only prominent public figure in the six years since who has given an honest telling of this truth."
Ron Paul Rocks! by Karen Kwiatkowski, Ph.D.
A retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, Kwiatkowski is reknowned for her courage in exposing the corrupt military-intelligence campaign prior to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
"Seeing Ron Paul educate Wolf Blitzer earlier this week, after his astoundingly fantastic performance in the second Republican debate, makes me sorry I had lost my faith in the power of truth, the power of courage. I’m sorry that I didn’t believe in the possibility that a serious person in the American political arena would commit that most radical act of speaking truth to power."

"Ron Paul is speaking truth to the whole world, with patience and patriotism flowing in equally generous portions."

"But far more than that, I am pleased to be humbled by each new day of the Ron Paul campaign – to witness the raw power of ideas and debate – after such a long hiatus of ideas and debate from the American political game."
Mr. Horton is the host of Antiwar Radio.
"This is Giuliani's shining 'Reagan debate moment'? When he is completely wrong and the statement he's denouncing and the man making it are 100% right?"

"So you see, foreign occupation – American foreign policy – is a 'major contributing factor' in creating terrorism today, just as it was in the years before September 11th."
Giuliani's Attack on Ron Paul Falls Flat by Jacob Hornberger, B.A., J.D.
Mr. Hornberger is the founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation.
"As Ron Paul emphasized in last night’s debate, imagine if some foreign power — such as China — had done these types of things to the United States. Wouldn’t Americans experience anger and rage?"

"What Ron Paul’s participation in the 2008 presidential race is accomplishing is this: It is making people such as Rudy Giuliani think about things they’ve never thought about before and causing them to view the U.S. government and its long-time paradigm of empire and interventionism in an entirely different way. It’s also why he is engendering considerable discomfort among people who have long believed that the federal government is a deity whose foreign policies are beyond reproach."
On the Lighter Side (cartoon clip from 'The Family Guy')