Originally posted by captaintyinknots
Honestly, it scares me how freaked out the RP supporters get when there is negative campaigning against him.
Its out. there about every candidate, but when its about Paul its 'repulsive' or a 'witch hunt'.
No politician is a messiah. Don't make that mistake.
I do not think anyone is making that mistake.
Speaking only for myself I have yet to see a negative Ron Paul video that was not outright lies or a gross misrepresentation of facts. If anything in
these negative ads were true, I would not have a problem with it. As an example, you will never find me on the Romney hating bandwagon screaming that
Romney likes to fire people. Why? Because it is a gross misrepresentation of what he actually said and I will speak up and inform others any time I
see someone say something so ignorant. Even though I can not stand Romney, I do not support Romney. If he dropped dead tomorrow, I would not lose any
I am not sure if you actually watched the video or not, but it is very deceptive and many things in it are outright lies. Let's take a look shall
Point #1. Ron Paul's conservatism is isolationism and conspiratorial.
Fact: Ron Paul is not an isolationist, he is a non interventionist.
Isolationist is defined as
the policy or doctrine of isolating one's country from the affairs of other nations by declining to enter into alliances, foreign economic
commitments, international agreements, etc., seeking to devote the entire efforts of one's country to its own advancement and remain at peace by
avoiding foreign entanglements and responsibilities.
An "Isolationist" would refuse to trade with other Nations. Ron Paul has stated a million times over and over, "Lets be friends with everyone, lets
trade with everyone". So by definition he can not be an "isolationist". So what is a non interventionist?
1. abstention by a nation from interference in the affairs of other nations or in those of its own political subdivisions.
2. failure or refusal to intervene.
As you can see, these words mean very different things. However, are they "conspiratorial"? I think not. Ron Paul has claimed that these policies of
sticking our nose in the affairs of other nations is costing us trillions of dollars. There is nothing conspiratorial about it, this is a fact. So we
can clearly say point #1 of this video is a lie.
Point #2. Ron Paul is hostile to our Military.
Well that is another lie. Ron Paul is a military man himself. He served. Not once I have heard him say anything negative about our Military, He has
however attacked our Policy and the way our Government has used our Military. If Ron Paul was hostile to our Military, he would be happy to put them
in harms way. Instead, he wants to bring our troops home and take them out of harms way. There is nothing "hostile" about that. So clearly we can
say point #2 is a lie.
Point #3. Ron Paul is hostile to Israel.
Again, another lie which is easily debunked. Back when Israel bombed suspected nuclear sites in Iraq Congress condemned the attacks, except for Ron
Paul. He stood alone and defended Israel's right to defend itself. Not the actions of someone who is hostile to Israel. Taking us to present day, he
feels we should not be involved with Israel's regional disputes. He believes Israel should be able to as it wishes without having to ask US
permission, much like the US does. This country does as it wishes and does not ask permission from anyone. Why can't Israel?
Point #4. Ron Paul was hostile to "great conservatives like Ronald Regan"
So Paul, who supported Regan, is now hostile to him? Are we talking about the same Ron Paul who has voiced support for many of Regan's policies and
ideas? This is just a laughable claim that is so easily debunked, it is not even worth the effort for me to post piece after piece of evidence to the
contrary. Anyone with fingers and google can debunk this claim.
Point #5. Ron Paul denies Iran is building Nuclear Weapons. [
No he does not. Ron Paul simply cites report after report that suggest Iran has not enriched uranium enough to make a weapon. In order to build a
Nuke, you need 85% enrichment, the latest report cites Iran is up to 20% enrichment. 20% is classified as "weapons grade" but that is still a long
way from having a nuclear weapon.
Point #6. Ron Paul says it was a crime to kill Osama Bin Laden.
Well we can probably debate this all night long, but I would agree that killing Osama Bin Laden was a crime. He could have been arrested, brought back
to the States and forced to stand trial. We skipped due process and carried out his execution. No judge, no jury, no due process of law. That is a
Point #7. Ron Paul blames America for Terrorism.
Wrong again. Ron Paul blames US Foreign Policy and argues that some acts of terrorism are a direct result of failed policy. The CIA termed it
"blowback". So is the CIA wrong and blame America too?