July 30, 2011
A Fresh, NEW PAUL for President anyone?
by Scott Ryan
Rand Paul has done an outstanding job as a freshman US Senator. He has stood his ground; he has not waivered and in every interview I have thus far seen, he has done an OUTSTANDING job articulating his remonstrance of why he could not support –any- of the bills put forward in the House or Senate.
We have a few historical precedents in this nation of sons of previous Presidents succeeding their former Presidential fathers and many such examples in the House and Senate.
I think that Rand Paul has clearly demonstrated himself worthy of a NEW precedent, one in which the son of a distinguished congressional father becomes the US President after his father had on multiple attempts failed to win on multiple attempts.
I believe that Ron Paul has done an outstanding job as a congressman and was right on the money in his past warnings on the debt. He has earned the credence afforded him by his prescience on those issues. However his accuracy is not known or understood by more than a small fraction of Americans and he is simply not very marketable to enough Americans to win a presidential primary.
I always agreed with Ron Paul on his economic and pro-life positions but never supported Ron Paul in a primary because he seemed to underestimate the true threat of Islam while articulating his position on the Iraq war.
I don’t necessarily believe that we should be at war in the middle-east either but if I were comfortable to know that his agenda would include assurances that he would have a cohesive policy to protect us domestically from the Islamic invasion, I would have much more likely supported him in the past. But to say that we are just going to unilaterally “pull out” of Iraq and Afghanistan without demonstrating an alternative makes him appears as just another pacifist. I do not currently nor have I ever trusted the professed motivations for our being in Iraq and Afghanistan. I am incapable of suspending my disbelief that people of western values which are diametrically opposed to those of the Islamic middle-east can project their constitutional principles on a region of people whose religious values prevent a separation between their tyrannical religion and state and continue to do so today. Look at Africa for example. Their central “prophet” Muhammad grew the Islamic empire by subjugation and forced conversion. The fruits of Islam have always been tyranny. So I have no faith whatsoever that Democracy can flourish to any degree in those nations in which we are spending trillions of our tax dollars. I believe that about as much as I believe that there can EVER be a victorious ending to a “war on terror” as long as Islam is the dominant religion in those nations.
I have long suspected that regardless of which President is waging the purported “war on terror”, while the pretense for it has been to make democracy “take hold” in those nation, it has been more about a globalist agenda. This agenda has proven to take MORE American liberties away for our “security” than to provide freedom in those Islamic nations.
I was at Dulles Airport just outside our nation’s capital yesterday and was outraged as I heard over the intercom throughout the entire airport – that “there will be an Islamic prayer service held today at…. at …o’clock”. I was waiting for my flight for two hours and during that time, this “Islamic prayer service” was announced over the intercom TWO TIMES. During those hours, those were the ONLY announcements that were made over that airport intercom! This was in our nation’s CAPITAL. It’s time to wake up. Muslims are infiltrating our own military bases and killing our soldiers on our own soil. They are killing Americans, Africans, Europeans and Israelis all over the globe. Yet we don’t just give Islam deference in this nation, we give Islam PREFERENCE. We give preference to the very religion responsible for the fact that I stood in line at the gate for 30 minutes, being forced to take my shoes and belt off, enter an x-ray booth and have my Pepsodent tooth paste confiscated! Who is winning the war on terror when these same people get accomodated to the extent that they announce they are having a prayer service in that airport?
What are the odds that such solicitude would be given to CHRISTIANS if they were holding a “Christian prayer service" or bible study somewhere in Dulles airport? It is nothing less than perversion the way the left like to coddle the very people who want us – and them – dead. It is unexplainable the way they like to stroke these people other than to say that they must get some sick form of arousal by it akin to auto-erotic affixation. It is evil. Their hatred toward Christ and the principles upon which this great nation was founded clearly exceeds any devotion of freedom they might have.
Based upon the preference now given to this barbarianism even after September 11, 2001 and all of the terror attacks across the globe against westerners, tell me WHO is actually WINNING this “war on terror”.
All this being expatiated, it is not enough for Ron Paul to say that we are going to high tail it out of the middle-east and act like it never happened. The hornets are nesting. They attacked US first. They are in our midst as we saw at Fort Hood, as I heard yesterday at Dulles airport and as mosques continue to permeate this nation. It is not enough to declare victory - or defeat. I need to hear a clearly elucidated strategy on how we are going to DEFEND our nation against this scourge. That is where Ron Paul lost me.
I don’t mean this to criticize the Congressman. I give him accolades for his devotion to this country and for his economic prowess. He’s a true American patriot and has done exceptionally well for his country - but I think his time may have passed. Many conservatives were, like me, not quite comfortable with his foreign policy and could not support him in the primaries for that reason. Many others said he just didn’t seem to have that presidential quality or ability to win. Senator Rand Paul on the other hand seems to exude leadership characteristics that I have no problem declaring presidential. Senator Paul’s relative youth, vigor and demonstrated devotion to the constitutional principles he was elected to advance – make him a STRONG potential candidate for the presidency.
After seeing his frequent interviews during the past few weeks of this debt limit debate,Senator Paul's exceptional defense against the establishment in the Republican party as they along with the so-called conservative pundits urged him to capitulate – there can be absolutely no question about his loyalty and ability to defend this nation against the underhanded ambushes of the leftist and pseudo-right media.
We have a group of candidates who CLAIM they have those faculties – while many like Romney hide from taking a position –but Senator Rand Paul has been DEMONSTRATING his talents on the world state and has done so flawlessly as far as I can determine. I also think his experience as an MD should give him exceptional credentials in the war against Obamacare, not to mention the nobility that comes with his prior career when compared to the typical elected ambulance chaser.
This is not intended to be an endorsement of Senator Rand Paul. I have not committed my vote at this point but I certainly have not been impressed by the declared candidates as of yet. I also think Jim DeMint would be an exceptional candidate who has earned my immense admiration.
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