I find it patently offensive that some people try to paint Ron Paul as anti-Semitic. Herewith an excerpt from a post from Spanish lawyer Jose Cohen, writing on LewRockwell.com:

Here are some more “anti-Semitic” statements from Paul: in an article on LewRockwell.com he wrote: “Most other Middle East countries get money too, some of which ends up in the hands of Palestinian terrorists (…) Yet while we call ourselves a strong ally of the Israeli people, we send billions in foreign aid every year to some Muslim states that many Israelis regard as enemies. From the Israeli point of view, many of the same Islamic nations we fund with our tax dollars want to destroy the Jewish state.(…)”

After voting “No” to a House of Representatives resolution that, during the last Lebanon war, condemned Hezbollá and supported Israel, Paul explained his decision as follows: “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.”

Can anyone deduce anti-Semitism or anti-Zionism from these statements? Not at all in any rational world. What Paul is defending for his country is a legitimate non-interventionist position. His attitude is entirely incompatible with anti-Semitism. He does not oppose the aid to Israel because he considers Jews outrageous genocidal maniacs who massacre Palestinians. Nor is it because he is a die-hard anti-Zionist opposing Israel’s right to exist. And much less so is it because he is sympathetic to Palestinian terrorism. No, he votes in this manner for profound ideological reasons that are based on the U.S. Constitution and his libertarian philosophy.

The entire article is at http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig9/cohen1.html


The end of the US economy?

25 December 2007

In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action. —Justice Louis Brandeis

Trevor Lyman

22 December 2007

The man behind the massive online fundraising effort.


Money man

Cavuto gets PWNED

22 December 2007

Found this great blog by William Grigg:

Cavuto attempted to put Ron Paul on the defensive regarding a $500 donation to the Paul presidential campaign by white supremacist Don Black, who operates the Stormfront neo-Nazi website.

By focusing on this one aberrant contribution, Cavuto – or, most likely, those who sign his paycheck and determine the specific length of his leash – wanted to convey the impression that the significance of that donation eclipses the Paul campaign’s accomplishment of collecting roughly $18 million, most of it in very small individual amounts, in a fund-raising drive that is being carried out almost entirely by volunteers.


The mortgage fiasco of 2007

18 December 2007

Lew Rockwell:

“The sea of inflationary credit is the core problem behind the falling dollar, the subprime crisis, the housing meltdown, not to mention the rise in the national debt and a thousand other problems.

And how do they deal with it? More credit and more calls for controls. No one in Washington seems to understand the reason for the crisis, much less how to fix it.”


* He has never voted to raise taxes.
* He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
* He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
* He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
* He has never taken a government-paid junket.
* He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.
* He voted against the Patriot Act.
* He voted against regulating the Internet.
* He voted against the Iraq war.

* He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.

* He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.

Congressman Paul introduces numerous pieces of substantive legislation each year, probably more than any single member of Congress.

 That’s right folks, he voted against THE PATRIOT ACT! This man is my new hero.

A video a day

4 December 2007

This video is very powerful, and explains in clear terms the “inflation tax” that will eventually destroy the US economy if we don’t stop reckless spending and money creation by the Federal Reserve Bank.

Vote Ron Paul in 2008, and restore the Republic.

Ron Paul will win

2 December 2007

By HOPE YEN, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – Republican Ron Paul said Sunday his upstart presidential campaign is on track to raise more than $12 million this quarter, boldly predicting the Iowa polls “are going to continue to shift” once he’s finished spending it all.

Read the entire article.


Liber-Tea Party ’07

2 December 2007

Few and far between

31 August 2007

I found a great post about supporting Ron Paul for pres; not very many people in Maryland are doing that.


 Funny excerpt: Just as an aside, I was walking past the Jews for Jesus booth a couple of booths down from GOP booth. One of the Jews for Jesus calls out to me, “Oh, Ron Paul, give me 5 good reasons”, which I promptly rattled off. He agreed with me, surprisingly, but unsurprisingly opined that we didn’t have a chance. I said, well, you don’t know unless you try, and anyhow, we are on an unsustainable path as a nation, so change is either going to come from ourselves or from external agency. He agreed, but asked if it were possible to make the RP changes without marching on DC in an armed revolt. I said, don’t know until you try, and we can’t just stand by and do nothing. A nice exchange, but left me shaking my head at the irony of a Jew for Jesus admonishing me about long-shot campaigns.