Open Letter to the Republican Jewish Coalition on Ron Paul
by Walter Block
The Republican Jewish Coalition bars Ron Paul from their Presidential Debate, saying he is too “misguided and extreme.”
According to the website of the RJC, “seven of the top Republican presidential candidates (will) gather next week at a forum hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition.” They do not condescend to name Ron Paul as the one top candidate who will be shunned by this group, but their spokesman elsewhere makes this clear: “He’s just so far outside of the mainstream of the Republican party and this organization,” Brooks said. Inviting Paul to attend would be “like inviting Barack Obama to speak.”
Outside of the Republican party mainstream? No, not at all. Rather, Congressman Paul’s seven competitors, all invited by the RJC, are the ones outside of the Republican mainstream, at least if this includes people like Robert Taft and Howard Buffett; see on this here, here, and here. States Taft: “It follows that except as such policies may ultimately protect our own security, we have no primary interest as a national policy to improve conditions or material welfare in other parts of the world or to change other forms of government. Certainly we should not engage in war to achieve such purposes.” No, it is not Ron Paul who is out of step with (at least this kind of) Republicanism. It is, rather, the seven dwarfs (Romney, Gingrich, Cain, Bachmann, Perry, Huntsman and Santorum) who are marching to a non Republican drummer (actually, a neo-con drummer, comprised mainly of ex-commies, Trotskyites and Democrats).