Paul’s presidential campaign bid hit the equivalent of a grand slam
home run last week. With the help of former New York Mayor Rudy
Giuliani and Fox News commentator Sean Hannity, the American people
were finally exposed to the ideas and perspective of Congressman Ron
Paul, one of ten republican candidates for president including
At last week’s republican presidential debate held on the campus of the
, Ron Paul finished second
behind Mitt Romney in the post-debate poll conducted by debate sponsor
Fox News. Ron Paul had already finished first in the MSNBC poll after
the first republican presidential debate held at the Ronald R
library a couple of weeks earlier.
Paul correctly identified the American government’s foreign policy as
the root cause of the hatred toward the American government that has
been instilled in the
resulting in the September 11
attacks. Dr. Paul went on to cite that if the Chinese government or
any other government were to do the same to the United States as the
United States government has done to other countries around the world,
there would be equally as loud an uproar in the United States as there
has been in the countries the American government continues to bomb and
As a result of Paul’s statement the former
mayor stated that he had
never heard of such an argument and was incensed that Dr. Paul would
even suggest that such an idea were possible. He demanded a retraction
from Dr. Paul. However, Dr. Paul refused to back down and provided
even further proof by stating that even the CIA has cited the
“blowback” that American foreign policy has provoked.
American government continues to build up ruthless dictators like
Saddam Hussein and Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, then does a 180 and
begins attacking and accusing them of accumulating weapons of mass
destruction when it was the American government in the first place that
allows them the opportunity to obtain such weapons.
Giuliani, by taking Dr. Paul to task on foreign policy, has taken Ron
Paul’s campaign for the presidency to a higher level by allowing the
American people to hear and understand the real reasons people around
the world hate the American government.
Hannity, and many others cite the mantra, which continued to be stated
in the debate last week, that people of the Middle East hate Americans
for their freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and their many other
precious freedoms they possess. Nothing could be further from the
truth as Ron Paul’s voice was finally heard loud and clear with the
tremendous help of Mr. Giuliani and Mr. Hannity.
The American government and the country of
are not the
same. There is a vast difference between the two and is the reason why
the Constitution was created in the first place, to protect the
American people as well as the people of the world from the awesome
power of the
Paul’s message on foreign policy is embraced by many. He also appears
to be the only candidate that takes his oath of office seriously of
preserving, protecting, and defending the Constitution of the
. Even Giuliani
got it wrong last week when he said that the president is suppose to
preserve, protect, and defend the United States. He left off the key
the post debate show Fox News commentator Sean Hannity continued the
discussion with Dr. Paul on how Dr. Paul could possibly blame the
American people for the September 11 attacks. Again, Dr. Paul never
placed blame on the American people. The blame he stated lies squarely
with American government officials’ foreign policy that has been
followed over the decades.
Now, hopefully in future debates Ron Paul will receive the respect he deserves.
Likewise, the American people deserve the opportunity to hear the truth about the American government’s foreign policy.
real question is whether the media will allow the American people to be
able to listen to and see that truth. Thanks to Rudy Giuliani and Sean
Hannity, last week, Americans were given that chance.
the delegates to the Republican national convention next summer in St.
Paul-Minneapolis will hear the message and nominate the gentleman from
to be their nominee for President of the
giving the American people the opportunity to restore the constitutional republic
use to be and not the empire it has become.